August 14, 2018

Archives for May 2017

Flag March Ceremony

Starts at the “Blinkin Light” on Hwy 64.

When: May 29, 2017 at 9:00 am

Where: Angel Fire, NM

Memorial Day Ceremonies begin at 11:00 am.

Proceeds to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Moore Excavation Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

Jo on work site with Kyle Moore of Moore Excavation

When a new home, business or any other facility is built, Moore Excavation is the man you want first and last on your job! I was on site while Kyle Moore and his crew were completing a back fill on a new home site. He explained to me, when contracted, the first thing they do is site prep. They clear the land of trees, rocks or any other obstacle and prepare the site for the build. Next, for this particular job, they cut a flat for the building and will dig footers. They can also dig for all the underground utilities and the septic system. After they are finished, the concrete guys come in to fill the footers and lay the foundation. Once more, Moore Excavators arrives to do the back fill on the entire area so that the building contractor can come in for the actual build.

When the build is complete, again Moore Excavators will come back for the final clean-up and to put in the driveway. Most of this, I did not know. I learned that excavation services are much more detailed than just digging holes! Moore Excavation will do residential or commercial work, no job is too small or too large. It includes general excavation, septic systems, driveways, gravel, retaining walls, check for underground leaks, and snow removal. Kyle has 20 years of experience, for all of your excavation needs. He loves serving the Moreno Valley and all of its owners.

In conversation with Kyle, he shared with me that he is a fourth generation Moreno Valley local, meaning he is raising a fifth generation family. His great Grandparents settled in Black Lake, well before Angel Fire was ever on the map. His families homestead, where his mother was born, is still partially standing today.

Deciding not to leave the Moreno Valley after graduating, Kyle worked for other excavation companies and in the winter season, he worked nights at the Angel Fire Resort, grooming the ski runs and blowing snow. After becoming a family man, working nights was hard. He wanted to be able to spend more time with his wife and daughters, ages 4 and 14. So when the opportunity arose in 2013, he and wife Cindy decided to take that leap of faith and go into business for themselves. Cindy is the office manager and Kyle does the hard labor. Cindy said, “He has always loved big equipment and playing in the dirt! So we made it work.” She told me he won first place in a Heavy Equipment Rodeo in Albuquerque. He is in his element. Going into business for yourself can be very scary. But with the support of the community and lot of hard work, it has been a good thing for the Moore’s. Plus Kyle is living every little boys dream, making a living while playing in the dirt!

Give them a call at 575-224-1161 for all of your excavation needs!

And you can follow them on Facebook at

Moore Excavation
We Dig New Mexico!

Face Painters Wanted

The Angel Fire Resort is looking for face painters to staff the Friday evening Cool Summer Night Concerts and Art & Farmers Markets every weekend starting the first weekend of June and ending the first weekend of September.

When: Friday from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Applicants must be able to display an ability to paint and enjoy working with children!

Please contact for more information.

Police Officer Needed

The Village of Angel Fire is currently seeking a full time police officer. The is a commissioned police officer position requiring previous law enforcement certification and experience. Officers perform all police services for the Village of Angel Fire. Officers are required and expected to excel in criminal investigations, report writing, traffic enforcement, accident investigations and all other aspects of law enforcement. Preference will be given to applicants with strong work histories in these areas. Competitive benefits package, including comprehensive health insurance and PERA retirement. Applicants must be currently New Mexico certified or be certified in another state and eligible for New Mexico Certification by waiver. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado applicants, as well as most other states are all qualified for this criteria. If hired the Village of Angel Fire would pay for the Certification by Waiver Class.

Employment applications can be found on the Village of Angel Fire website at To receive an application by mail, or for other questions, please call Chief Brad McCaslin at 575-377-3214 or direct your inquiry via email to Completed applications should be returned to the Village of Angel Fire Police Department at P.O. Box 610, Angel Fire, NM 87710. Position will remain open until filled.

The Village of Angel Fire is an equal opportunity employer. Applications for any Village of Angel Fire position may be printed from the link above or obtained in the Office of the Municipal Clerk located at Village Hall, 3388 Mountain View Boulevard, Angel Fire, NM 87710.

LMNOC Broadcasting Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

Jo & Chris Munoz
LMNOC Broadcasting

In 2015, Chris flew to Taos to look into a broadcasting company that included six radio stations. He was impressed with the innovative technology used and the advances made by the previous owner and was instantly excited. Lori, his wife, flew in the next day. Chris says they simply fell in love with the town and people of Taos and the beauty of the mountains. (They are skiers, so that was really a plus!) The rest is history!

Their goal was to continue to provide quality broadcasting in the Northern New Mexico area. They did make one change. Chris said, being christians, they felt led to move the AM 1340 station to a Christian Music station. It is now the fastest growing station in the community.

Chris has been in the broadcasting field for over 27 years. He had always dreamed of owning a radio station. After spending 15 years in radio and 10 years in television, upon the urging of his wife, he finally acted upon that dream. He said, “Without Lori, none of this would be possible. She is the reason! She is my guiding light and my confidant.” He also wanted me to know how very proud he is of their three children. In fact, LMNOC Broadcasting, is a family name. The L is for Lori, wife and business partner, the C is for Chris, husband and business partner and the three letters in the middle are for their three children Meagan, Nathan and Olivia.

Chris believes in purpose. He looks at the needs of the community and focuses on where he can help. He likes being part of a community that treats you like family. They also own and operate LMNOC Media Group, agency in Houston Texas.

LMNOC Broadcasting LLC, is the largest Media/Radio group serving Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. They deliver a wide array of radio formats from contemporary hits, top 40 hits, country, classic rock, spanish radio and christian music. And you can now download their apps and stream live wherever you go!

The stations are:

KKTC True Country 99.9FM Angel Fire, 100.7FM Taos
Covering Taos and Colfax Counties, KKTC plays your favorite country hit music from the past along with today’s hot new releases. Your only source for great country music all day! Serving the Enchanted Circle in beautiful Northern New Mexico, Angel Fire, Questa, Red River, and Taos! Featuring “Elle in the Morning” weekday mornings from 7am-10am and your local news from the LMNOC Broadcasting newsroom.

KXMT Radio Exitos 99.1FM
Radio Exitos is the most powerful signal radio station in Northern New Mexico/Southern Colorado transmitting 100,000 watts of power. Daniel Cordova Morning show 7:00 am to 10:00 am, Vicente Vega La Tiendita 11:05 am to 11:30 am, Norberto Martinez Evening show 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Javier El Gato Night Show 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

KKIT The Mountain 95.9FM
Taos’ #1 Hit Music Station featuring Jeff Singer in the Morning 6-10am M-F. Winner of the New Mexico Broadcasters Association’s Award for “Station of the Year!” playing Top 40 hits.

KTRZ Thunder 105.5FM
Taos only Classic Rock station

KVOT The Voice of Truth 1340AM
Taos’ only Christian Music station

Launching in July 2017

KNFM 106.5 Springer
100000 watt Country Music station

Thank you for loving and listening to local radio!