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Archives for July 2017

The New Mexico Film Office Announcement

The New Mexico Film Office Announces “Icebox” to Film in New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the independent feature “Icebox” produced by Icebox Productions, LLC will begin principal photography July through early August in Albuquerque and Española.

“We welcome ‘Icebox’ to New Mexico. In addition to the economic impact for crew and vendors, ‘Icebox’ will employ 40 New Mexicans in principal roles. That is testament to the deep talent pool of actors we have here in our state,” said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis.

The production will employ 80 New Mexico crew members, 40 New Mexico principal actors and approximately 500 New Mexico background talent.

“Albuquerque is pleased to be the home base for yet another film that employs many New Mexicans,” said Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry. “Our economy is benefiting from the film industry which is continuing to do well in our city and state.”

The independent feature is directed by Daniel Sawka and produced by James L. Brooks (“The Simpsons,” “Jerry Maguire”), Diego Luna (“Rogue One”), Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”), Richard Sakai (“The Simpsons Movie,” “Jerry Maguire”), Julie Ansell, (“Edge of Seventeen,” “Spanglish”), David S. Greathouse (“Hacksaw Ridge,” “The Night Manager”) and co-produced by New Mexican Brent Morris (“Frank,” “Monster,” “Smoke Signals”).

Starring Anthony Gonzales, Genesis Rodriguez, Matthew Moreno, Omar Leyva, “Icebox,” is the story of Oscar, a young boy from Honduras, who is forced to leave his home country and attempt to reach his uncle in the United States.

Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at

Contact: Ben Cloutier, 505-670-7024,

Taos Mainline Re-Route Project

A Message From New Mexico Gas Company and the New Mexico Department of Transportation

From August through November 2017, New Mexico Gas Company will realign a 6-mile stretch of natural gas pipeline in the Rio Grande Gorge. A new pipeline will be installed in the right-of-way along New Mexico 68.

The existing pipeline is at risk because of shifting soils. Three landslide areas are impacting the pipeline on the west side of the Rio Grande between Rinconada and Pilar. The existing pipeline must be readjusted periodically to ensure that natural gas is safely delivered to homes and businesses in Taos County. Relocating the pipeline will improve the reliability of service for about 16,000 customers in Taos, Questa and Red River. No service interruptions are anticipated during construction.

New Mexico Gas Company has worked with the New Mexico Department of Transportation on a traffic control plan. Pilot cars will lead motorists through a restricted one-way construction work zone.

Existing above ground pipeline

Northbound traffic will be stopped while a pilot car leads southbound motorists through the work zone. After that, southbound traffic will be stopped and a pilot car will escort northbound motorists. The pilot cars will operate 24 hours a day and seven days a week from August 1 until the project is completed.

Traffic updates will be posted on our social media sites. Please check @NMGasCo on Twitter and Facebook.

Together #6 Newsletter, Angel Fire Community Foundation

Hello Moreno Valley… time again to mark your calendars for the Angel Fire Community Center Health and Wellness Fair, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at the Angel Fire Community Center. Fair hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Year-round and part-time residents and visitors – All are welcome and encouraged to attend this valuable, favorite and FREE health event.

The fair will again provide popular complimentary breakfast burritos, juice, fruit and coffee.

Angel Fire Community Foundation, the Loving Family Memorial Fund and Moreno Valley Healthcare Clinic sponsor the event coordinated by the clinic’s Family Nurse Practitioner, Margaret VanAntwerp, also the Community Foundation secretary. While the fair offers many usual health checkups, the hope is to promote early detection.

Services will include cholesterol tests and other blood tests at reduced prices, blood pressure, pulse and body mass index calculations, blood sugar testing and oxygen saturation plus screenings for hearing problems and pediatric development.

“What we really want is to encourage people to find problems early,” VanAntwerp said.

United Blood Services of Albuquerque will be back for anyone wishing to donate blood from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment may do so at

There will also be information on aging and long-term services as well as information on our closest hospital, Holy Cross in Taos.

Angel Fire clinic’s new doctor in residence, Dr. Zachary Engelbert, D.O., will be on hand. He is eager to meet more of the community and share information and his background in osteopathic medicine.

Other services include physical therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture demonstrations, dental health, essential oils health benefits and Angel Flights transportation.

Angel Fire Fire Department will demonstrate fire extinguisher and fire safety. Fair attendees may also meet staff of a new mobile clinic coming to Angel Fire, Inside Mobile Wellness Center.

So, for your continued good health don’t forget Saturday, August 5, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We’ll see you there.

Photos courtesy of the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle


Angel Fire Community Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors in the Moreno Valley. The Foundation helps connect donors’ charitable giving goals and vital community needs while taking advantage of optimal tax benefits.

Ways to Give

There are a variety of methods and forms of charitable giving. In all cases, the donor can direct gifts to general areas of interest or to specific charitable organizations.

Ways to Receive

The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit community based organizations for projects in the Moreno Valley communities.

For more information about the Angel Fire Community Foundation, please go to

The Bump Coffee Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

Barista – Haliegh Campbell, Jo Mixon – Angel Fire Chamber President & CEO and The Bump Coffee owner Lisa Sutton

What goes better together than coffee and ice-cream? Coffee and ice-cream and free wi-fi!

You will find all three of these plus much more in Angel Fire’s local lovin’ coffee shop, The Bump Coffee, 3375 Mountain View Blvd. Ste D. Adjacent to Coldwell Banker, Headin’ Home Realty in Angel Fire, NM.

The Bump Coffee has just added a new ice-cream machine they purchased from New Zealand, Trendy Blends. (Betcha’ can guess whose idea it was… hint is New Zealand!)

It is similar to a blizzard and not much different than a stone-cold soft serve. The fun part is that you get to pick whatever you want to go in it. You may choose from several options of fruits, sweets and flavorings with multiple toppings. Today I chose vanilla ice-cream and fresh strawberries… YUM! It was delicious. You must go try one for yourself!

Lisa Sutton decided to open The Bump Coffee last December when Hatchas Cafe, next door, decided they did not want to be a coffee shop. Lisa knew Angel Fire locals and guests really love (and need) all things coffee, so she purchased Hatchas’ espresso machine and remodeled a portion of her business, turning it into The Bump Coffee. It is a full range coffee shop, serving local coffees from Black Lake Coffee Roasters. They also serve fresh pastries, handmade by Jeanette Sanchez, waffles, lox and bagels and other items to satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, manager Corrina Hodge, is stocking shelves with locally made arts and crafts from some of the artists she worked with in her store Hodge Podge Box.

The Bump Coffee is open daily from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. During the Cool Summer Night Concert Series, they remain open on Friday’s until 6:00 pm, and they set up a booth from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Art & Farmer’s Market in Frontier Park on Sundays. The plan is to schedule a few more “Dessert Nights with Live Music on the Patio”, staying open until 8:00 pm, weather permitting, throughout the summer. And watch for more fun “Loving the Locals” discounts during the slower months of the year. Like and follow their Facebook page to keep up with local discounts. Drop by today or everyday for your coffee and ice-cream cravings or just to sit and enjoy a book and/or surf the internet utilizing their free wi-fi.

Want to be a part of this fun local loving team? The Bump Coffee is now hiring. See Corrina Hodge for more information.

Lowe’s Valley Market Job Openings

Facers are needed at Lowe’s Valley Market!

Facers make the store look full and neat pushing the first layer of the groceries forward on the shelf. After the store closes Facers also clean up.

Must be 16 years of age, stop by and pick up an application.

3373 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Moreno Valley High School Job Openings

Moreno Valley High School – Angel Fire, New Mexico

The Moreno Valley High School Community is seeking passionate, qualified professionals for the 2017-2018 school year in the following positions:

Administrative Assistant (full time)
Spanish Teacher (part time)
Special Education Teacher (part time)
Physical Education/Health Teacher (part time)
Music Teacher (part time)

Engaging educators are needed to guide young adults in the beautiful setting of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico. Interested and qualified applicants may send a cover letter, resume, and references to the Director, Tammy Dunn, via email at Salary will be dependent on qualifications/experience and the MVHS salary schedule. TESOL certification is a plus!


We are starting a fun new project for the summer at the Angel Fire Chamber. It is called #AngelFireChamberRocks.

We would like ALL of our members to participate in this fun nonsensical program.

The concept is simple. Email or call me back to let us know you will be participating, find a rock(s), paint it/them, (or we will paint for you) put your business name on the back, apply clear coat to protect it, take a photo and post it on the Angel Fire Chamber Rocks Facebook Page with #AngelFireChamberRocks and #YourBusinessNameRocks, then place your rock(s) where someone else will find it/them safely and fairly easily somewhere in and around the Village.

When someone finds your rock they are to return it to your place of business (or to the Chamber) to redeem it for a free service, money off of a service or an item. It could be something as simple as a free cup of coffee, a bottle of water or a soft drink. It could be a promotional item with your logo on it, i.e: golf tee, ink pen, lip gloss, candy bar, etc. etc. etc. You could plan to photograph the person/people who find and bring your rocks to you and put it on the Angel Fire Chamber Rocks Facebook Page and/or your business Facebook Page. The idea is to gain maximum exposure for our businesses and Angel Fire, with very little investment but a whole lot of fun!

We will be holding a series of come and go Rock Painting parties at the Chamber. The first dates are: Tuesday July 25, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and Wednesday, July 26 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. We will have painting supplies available and a book of “Painted Rock” ideas. Bring your rocks to paint or we will paint them for you. Will also have a print out for you to put up in your office and on your Facebook page to let people know you are participating in #AngelFireChamberRocks. We will kick off the program on August 1st. This is a fun activity for any age and any group – much like coloring books. Acrylic paints, oil based sharpies or even regular sharpies work well (just cover them with Mod Podge or clear spray sealant before sealing).

This is your chance to make someone smile or brighten a day and to get them into your place of business. GO FOR IT! You rock too!


Jo Mixon, CEO & President
Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

Angel Fire ArtsFest 2017 Results

Angel Fire ArtsFest began last Friday night with “Dress Up for Art Up” Premier Night at the Angel Fire Community Center. The evening included a dinner buffet, cash bar, live entertainment and the opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists. Winners of the juried show were also announced. The winners are:

Best of Show
Rod Daniel, Placitas, NM

Photo courtesy of Sangre de Christo Chronicle, Ellen Miller-Goins

Fine Art Category
1st Place – Michael McCullough, Placitas, NM
2nd Place – Melody Perez, Angel Fire, NM

Artisan Artist/Fine Craft Category
1st Place – Sue Orchant, Albuquerque, NM
2nd Place – Gail Tate & Nadine Williams, Albuquerque, NM

Jewelry Category
1st Place – Ginny Wolf, Silver City, New Mexico
2nd Place – Lyra Fiset, Taos, NM

Photography Category
1st Place – Matt Huntley, Durango, Colorado
2nd Place – Jessica Duke, Angel Fire NM

Most Creative (Sponsored by Access Media, Janet Sailor)
Roger Calhoun, Mesa, AZ

People’s Booth Choice
Chris Love, Black Lake, NM

The show continued Saturday and Sunday with over 900 people coming through the doors to enjoy and purchase quality artworks, from 36 highly talented artists. ArtsFest, in it’s 36th year, is sponsored by Art Up Northern New Mexico. it is free to the public. many of the artists donated to a Mystery Auction. Proceeds from the auction will go to help fund Missoula Children’s Theater 2018.

Art Up Northern New Mexico wants to say THANK YOU to all of the volunteer hours that went into making this event a success! Thank you Jo Mixon, Johnese & Michael Turri, Jacqui Binford-Bell, Bob Bear, Julia Margaret Brigham, Mary Harms, Diane Peterson, Wende Woolley, Chris Love, Dominic Serna and his crew from H2, Daniel Serna, Whitney Brewer, Sam Macias and his crew from Zebs, Connie Hill, Paul Figuero and Helen, Janet Sailor, Jimmy Linton, the Breakfast and Lunch crew from Holy Angels Catholic Church, the artists, and the staff at the Community Center.

Special thanks to the youth from Christ our Savior Lutheran Church (who came in from Humboldt, Kansas and Wichita Falls, Texas) sent to help all of the artists load up after the show on Sunday. These kids went above and beyond their duties for Art Up NNM and even mopped the bathrooms and kitchen, moved the foosball tables, swept and vacuumed the community center and put every table, chair, and panel in its place!

4th Annual Lowe’s Road Runner Charity 5K/10K

Come join us for a great trail run, benefiting MVHS.

When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am

DON’T FORGET RUNNING CLUB at Mountain Sports Thursday 7:30 am.

Summer Membership Potluck & Meeting

Friends of Eagle Nest Lake & Cimarron Canyon State Parks

When: July 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

Where: Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center, 42 Marina Lane, Eagle Nest, NM

All members and those interested in learning more about FRIENDS are invited to participate in this Summer Membership Potluck & Meeting.

FRIENDS is a volunteer membership organization that supports activities to enhance visitor experience at Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks.

FRIENDS is an opportunity to contribute to activities at Eagle Nest Lake and/or Cimarron Canyon State Parks as approved by said Park(s) and network with community members at meetings and events.

An annual membership fee for individual or family is $30. Active members receive a day-use pass for Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks.

For more information call President Bruce Manakas at 575-377-6188 or visit