November 11, 2019

Archives for November 2017

Summer 2017 Recap For The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Spirit of Angel Fire

We have had a great fall in Angel Fire but are now looking for some snow to get the ski season started. The transition of the Memorial from New Mexico State Parks to the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services management has gone smoothly. The transfer ceremony was held July 3, 2017. We welcome Debra Herbst as the new Memorial manager. She is a retired USMC, CWO3. She can be reached at 575-377-2293.

On May 16th, the Huey helicopter 13670, located at the Memorial was returned from the former Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, New Mexico where it had been completely refurbished and repainted. It was transported each way by the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Aer Sale handled all of the mechanical work and Dean Baldwin Painting did the repainting. All of this work was accomplished pro bono. A big shout out to the NM Dept. of Transportation and the two companies in Roswell for this effort. A video of this effort will be placed on the David Westphall Veterans Foundation website in the new future.

The Memorial Day ceremony this year featured Ken Cordier, Col. USAF, Ret. as the keynote speaker. Col. Cordier was a POW in Hanoi for over six years.

The annual bricklaying conducted September 2 by Run For The Wall riders went off especially well. Hershel “Woody” Williams, last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from Iwo Jima was present and laid his own brick. 413 memorial bricks and nine Medal of Honor bricks were laid.

On Veterans Day, our keynote speaker was Bill Martin, a retired Naval Aviator who flew over 300 combat missions in helicopter gunships in the Mekong Delta during 1967 and 1968.

The Department of Veterans Services and the David Westphall Veterans Foundation will be engaged in planning sessions this winter to develop long range plans for the continued care of the current Memorial infrastructure and the addition of new infrastructure. The state rural veterans cemetery located adjacent to the Memorial is on track for completion in the not too distant future.

Remember the Foundation Gift shop as you are preparing your Christmas list for veteran friends. You can reach Gayle and Leanne in the gift shop at 575-377-6900 or on the website at to order bricks or other items.

Calendar of Events 2018

  • May 18-19, 2018 – Run For The Wall
  • May 26-28, 2018 – Memorial Day Weekend
  • September 1, 2018 – Memorial Brick Laying and Run For The Riders Reunion

Whether we are having an event or not, you are always welcome to stop by the Memorial and see the changes in our exhibits and how we are remembering and teaching about this time in our history.

Chuck Howe, DWVF Board President

Angel Fire Community Foundation

Join Us To Make A Difference

As the traditional season of giving approaches, with Thanksgiving and tax-deductible donation opportunities, many Angel Fire / Moreno Valley residents and property owners are starting to review annual contribution plans.

With that in mind, the Angel Fire Community Foundation has compiled a summary of grants awarded to non-profit entities primarily in the Angel Fire / Moreno Valley community in 2016-17.

The Foundation mission is to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors in the Moreno Valley. That is accomplished by connecting donors’ charitable giving goals with vital community needs while taking advantage of optimal tax benefits.

If you have funds, large or small, and would like to make a vital difference in a local need, why not make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation. The Foundation is proud of the difference its donors have made in our community, and knows that… with more… it can do more.

To learn about the Foundation, its history, structure or goals, or to make a donation, please go to:


Angel Fire Community Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors in the Moreno Valley. The Foundation helps connect doctors’ charitable giving goals with 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.

2016/2017 As of 10/20/17

AFCF General Fund
Music from Angel Fire (School program) $2,000.00
Big Brothers/Big Sisters $2,500.00
Always Loving Mankind (ALM) Food Pantry $4,950.00
Music from Angel Fire (School program) $3,000.00
Always Loving Mankind (ALM) Food Pantry $6,000.00
TOTAL $18,450.00

Loving Family Memorial Fund
National Veterans Winterfest $5,519.00
Ronald McDonald House $1,500.00
Moreno Valley High School
(Landscaping) $30,000.00
Village of Eagle Nest
(Community Center Remodel) $30,000.00
Casting for Recovery $6,000.00
Elliot Barker Camp/Girl Scouts $30,000.00
(shower house)
National Veterans Winterfest $6,000.00
Ronald McDonald House $1,500.00
2017 AFCF Wellness Fair $2,415.80
Casting for Recovery $5,000.00
Village of Angel Fire Fire Dept. (Cardiac Monitors) $26,294.81
TOTAL $144,229.61

Trott Fund
Taos Coalition for Homeless $2,000.00
Big Brothers/Big Sisters $ 250.00
ALM – Food 4 Kids $1,550.00
ALM – Food 4 Kids $2,000.00
Taos Coalition for Homeless $2,000.00
Veterans Wellness and
Healing Center $500.00
TOTAL $8,300.00

Rebecca McCracken Memorial Fund
Moreno Valley High School $77,750.00
(First semester 2017-18)
Team Angel Fire Ski and Snow Board $5,340.50
TOTAL $83,090.50

TOTAL $254,070.11

Fall 2017 Restaurant Hours

Guide to Fall Restaurant Hours

This will be updated weekly as dates and times change during November, 2017 and we are notified by the member.

Angel Fired Pizza
3375 Mountain View Blvd. (upstairs)
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Chianti’s Pizzaria
In the Lodge at the Angel Fire Resort
Will open in December, 2017

Elements Fine Dining
Angel Fire Country Club
Will be open for Thanksgiving Buffet & reopen December 4, 2017

Elements Bar & Lounge
Angel Fire Resort Country Club
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

H2 Uptown
48 N. Angel Fire Rd.
Re-open in December
Available for Catering in November

Hail’s Holy Smoked Barbecue
3400 Mountain View Blvd.
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm

Jeanette’s Food Cart
3463 Mountain View Blvd.
Open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am for breakfast and 11:00 am to 1:30 pm for lunch

Legend’s Grill
On the second floor of the Lodge at Angel Fire Resort
Closed until November 20, 2017 for remodeling

Par & Grill
Closed until next summer
Golf Season 2018

Pizza Stop
52 N. Angel Fire Rd.
Open Monday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Subway Sandwich Shop
Located inside Lowe’s Valley Market
Open daily from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm

Sunset Grille
10 Five Springs Rd.
Reopen early December 2017

The Lift Coffee House
10 Miller Lane
Located in the lobby of the Lodge at Angel Fire Resort

The Summit Haus
Opens December 8, 2017

The Village Haus
Opens December 8, 2017

Zebs Restaurant & Bar
3431 Mountain View Blvd.
Open daily from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Angel Fire Chamber Board Of Directors 2018-2020

Help us welcome the four new board members you elected as they take the Oath Office to serve on the Angel Fire Chamber Board of Directors 2018-2020.


Dr. Jennifer Fitch – Angel Fire Chiropractic
(Re-elected 2nd term)

Dr. Jen Fitch is a chiropractor and owner of Angel Fire Chiropractic. She practices in Angel Fire and Red River. She has been a business owner for almost 3 years, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce for about as long. She’s currently served on the board for 3 years.

Dr. Jen is an Army Veteran who served for 6 years in the United States Army. She attended chiropractic school at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO. She added post doctorate work by completing her Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician degree in 2015. She’s an active member of the United Church of Angel Fire, Eagle Nest PTA, and volunteers time to the Garden Club.

In her personal life, Dr. Jen is married to Officer Mark Fitch, who serves on our Angel Fire Police Department. They have two children Kaelyn, who’s 12 years old, and Jackson, who’s 7 years old. As a family, they love being a part of this community!


Wende Woolley – Wende Woolley Photography
(Re-elected 3rd term)

Wende is the sole proprietor of Wende Woolley Photography, a multi-faceted photo business she has owned since 1981. Wende specializes in portraits for families and individuals. With a great love for the scenic beauty of the mountains, she creates and sells images of the area. She also enjoys architectural photography and is able to do simple layout and designs for ads, brochures and books in Photoshop. And she spends her winter seasons as a ski instructor at the Angel Fire Resort Ski & Snowboard School.

She has been a pro-active member of the Chamber of Commerce serving two prior terms. Having sat out the mandatory one year time limit, she decided to run again. Wende also serves the community as a Director on the Board of Art Up Northern New Mexico and is a part of the worship team at Faith Mountain Church.

She and her husband Mike have lived in the Moreno Valley for sixteen years.


Cindy Ward – FNB New Mexico
(1st term)

Cindy Ward was born and raised in Northwest Oklahoma. She has lived in Angel Fire for the past 7 years. Her first 6 years in the Valley, she worked at Sunset Grille and now she is the head teller at FNB New Mexico.

Cindy has two children, Bailey and Emily. She is engaged to Benjamin Gulley, who works for the Village of Angel Fire.

She loves spending her free time outdoors hiking and camping!


Joe Kendall – Angel Fire Resort
(1st term)

Joe began his travel and hospitality career with American Express, over 20 years ago. He moved to New Mexico in the summer of 2005 to enjoy the Land of Enchantment. In May 2010, he joined the Angel Fire Resort team where he has overseen various hospitality departments and is now a member of the Property Management & Real Estate team as the Owner/Member Relationship Manger.

Joe is a Nebraska native and now enjoys the mountains of New Mexico. During his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with family & friends and being out in his yard, where he has learned a lot about northern New Mexico landscapes.

Continuing members of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:

All three are term 2017-2019:

  • Daniel Serna
  • Catherine Moon
  • Johnese Turri

John Hail, Jr. – Past Chairman 2018
Chuck Howe – Director Ex-Officio

Angel Fire Tree & Community Lighting Ceremony

Caroling, a visit from Santa Claus, children’s crafts, performers, hot chocolate and much more!

When: Friday, December 8, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Frontier Park and Angel Fire Visitors Center

3365 Mountain View Boulevard
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Shall We Dance?

Give your sweetheart the gift of dance for Christmas. Every Sunday in January, 2018 from January 7 to 28 at Flo Wellness Studio from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The cost is $80 per couple for 4 weeks.

When: Every Sunday in January, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Where: Flo Wellness Studio

Call Diane at 575-377-2443 to signup and save your spot!

Michael Martin Murphy Cowboy Christmas Concert

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75 covering early admission, pre-show meet and greet with Michael Martin Murphy and front row seating

Advance tickets available at Angel Fire Visitor Center and Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

When: Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Where: Holy Angels Mission Church

42 Westridge Road
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Ticket Advance Purchase

  • Adult – $55
  • Youth (16 & Under) – $40
  • Kids (6 & Under) – Free

Part of revenues go toward Holy Angels Building Fund. Call 575-377-3332 for additional information.

Elements Fine Dining Thanksgiving

Buffet Dinner

When: Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Elements Fine Dining @ Angel Fire Resort

Thanksgiving Buffet Menu


  • Soft Dinner Rolls with Whipped Butter
  • Caesar Salad
  • Green Salad

Main Course & Sides

  • Roasted Turkey Breast with Turkey Gravy
  • Honey Glazed Ham
  • Roast Beef with Jus
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Cauliflower Gratin
  • Smoked Corn Pudding
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Sausage & Cornbread Stuffing


  • Apple Cobbler
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Chocolate Cake

$46 per person – half price for kids 12 and under

Coats For Kids

We are collecting coats for kids this November!

Girl Scout Troop 3222 and the Angel Fire Fire Department have teamed up to keep families warm this winter by collecting gently used coats.

We will take winter coats of any size and color or style for boys, girls, men and women!

We will have collection boxes for coat donations at the following locations:

  • Angel Fire Fire Department
  • FNB New Mexico Bank
  • Angel Fire Visitor’s Center
  • Lowe’s Valley Market
  • Angel Fire Lock & Key
  • Family Dollar
  • Eagle Nest Elementary / Middle School

Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting

Enjoy a cup of coffee and a free breakfast burrito from Hail’s Holy Smoked Barbecue. Help us welcome the four new board members you elected as they take the Oath Office to serve on the Angel Fire Chamber Board of Directors 2018-2020.

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

3407 Mountain View Boulevard
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Attention Chamber Membership

Thank you to the 75%+ of you who have already cast your vote for the Board of Directors candidates you would like to seat on the Chamber board and have returned your ballots! For those of you who have not yet done so, you have until November 9, 2017 to return your ballot in the self addressed stamped envelope provided when the ballot was mailed to you. It is your privilege as a member to vote!

Thank you!