September 18, 2019

Archives for March 2018

Winter Season 2017/2018 Photos

Here are a few fun photos from the 2017/2018 Winter Season.

Photos above courtesy of Angel Fire Resort, Moreno Valley Trekkers, Melody Costa, Michael Gilcrease, Shuter Library, Military Winterfest 2018, Melissa Grassmick and Village Church.

Wheeler Peak Progressives Re-Cycle Event

In celebration of the 48th Anniversary of Earth Day, join the Wheeler Peak Progressives Re-Cycle Event!

The Wheeler Peak Progressives will be collecting type 1 & 2 plastics in Angel Fire at the parking lot of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, 3407 Mountain View Boulevard, Centro Plaza. Also we’ll clean up the stream along the Sendero del Sol trail (trail system which goes from just above & south of the Visitor’s Center to across the road and over behind the Fire Station). Nice graveled walk most of the way through meandering stream & cat tails, etc. Great photographic opportunities. Bring a friend. Bring your dogs! Long poles or walking sticks might be necessary to get some of the trash out.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

Where: Centro Plaza Parking Lot, 3407 Mountain View Boulevard, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Please start collecting your plastics to be recycled; tell your neighbors to collect theirs; share information about recycling & its importance. We’ll have an information table there!

This day marks the 48th Anniversary of Earth Day. See

Organized by the Wheeler Peak Progressives, in partnership with the Angel Fire Garden Club & Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

Art Up NNM Membership Meeting

Art Up NNM pot luck membership meeting. Thursday, April 5, 5:45 pm in the foyer of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce. Bring an appetizer or an entree. We will provide the water, coffee, tea and wine. Everyone is welcome to come and join to support the arts in northern New Mexico. Join now!

We will be discussing this year’s events, fundraising to be able to continue the Angel Fire Studio Art Tour, and more.

When: Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: 3407 Mountain View Boulevard, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Attention artists and art patrons: Support the Arts!

Moving Locations Garage Sale

Come see the great stuff and join us in celebrating our move to a new location! Deck chair, grill, guitar clothes, shoes, pictures, deck table, ipod,
cd player, knick knacks and bake sale. Green couch, artificial large plants, sheets etc. Multiple people giving to sale to benefit Flo Wellness Studio.

Shall We Dance/Flo Wellness Studio
3453 Mountain View Boulevard
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Friday, March 30, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

New Location

3382 Mountain View Boulevard
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Chuck Hasford Building behind Washington Federal Bank


The Angel Fire Fire Department will be hosting its second in a series of community meetings to discuss the wildfire danger in and around the Village of Angel Fire. This meeting will concentrate on prevention, preparation, planning and evacuation.

Topics for discussion will include our community needs, the current ordinances, and how we will respond to a wildfire in the Moreno Valley.

The meetings are scheduled for March 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Village Hall, 3388 Mountain View Boulevard.

Prescribed Burn Notice

Taos, NM (March 19, 2018) – For Immediate Release.

Fire managers on the Carson National Forest plan to burn up to 6,000 acres on the east side of the Valle Vidal Unit on the Questa Ranger District sometime between March 26 and April 30, 2018. If conditions are favorable, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, the burn may likely begin the week of March 26th.

The Loop Road prescribed burn unit is located in Colfax County approximately 14 miles northeast of Questa, New Mexico. Crews will be burning off of Forest Roads 1950, 1910, and 1914. While the burn is being conducted, these roads will be closed for public safety but will reopen after burning has concluded for the day and the roads are deemed safe to travel on.

Firefighters will use a combination of aerial ignition as well as hand ignition techniques to ignite the unit. If conditions are favorable, the burn should take 2-3 days to complete. Some resources will stay on site to monitor conditions during the night.

One of the most important features of the 101,794 acre Valle Vidal unit is wildlife, which includes a trophy elk herd of up to 2,000 head. This project is intended to enhancewildlifehabitand improve timberstandhealthby creating a mosaic burn pattern throughout the landscape.

Smoke may be visible from the following areas: State Highway 522, Costilla, Amalia, Cimarron, Raton and most communities in the Northeast portion of the state. The following communities could be impacted by smoke: Questa, Cimarron, Red River, and possibly Angel Fire depending on the wind.

Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at

For additional information about the Loop Road prescribed fire, contact the Questa Ranger District at 575-586-0520.

Restaurant Dining Guide Spring 2018

Open Restaurants

Angel Fired Pizza
3375 Mountain View Blvd. Suite H
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-8:00pm
Pizza, pastas, salads and more!

Hail’s Holy Smoked BBQ & More
3400 Mountain View Blvd
Tuesday-Saturday 7:00am-2:00pm
Grab n’ go breakfast & Texas style BBQ

Jeanette’s Food Cart
3463B Mountain View Blvd
Monday-Saturday 8am-10am/Breakfast (occasional)
11:00-1:30/Lunch (hours extended upon demand)
Grab & go breakfast, hamburgers, Mexican food

Legends Grill
10 Miller Lane
Open Daily 4:00pm to 9:00pm
(may close 2 weeks in April)
Appetizers, American & Southwest classics, full bar

Mikuna Grill
48 N. Angel Fire Rd
Open Thursday-Monday 4:00pm to 9:00pm
15% discount for locals!
One-of-a-kind Peruvian/Southwestern Restaurant

Pizza Stop
52 N. Angel Fire Rd./Village Center
March 26-April 1 (to be determined, may close)
Thur, Fri, & Sat
Pizza, salads, pasta, garlic rolls, beer & wine

3373 Mountain View Boulevard
Open Daily 7:30am to 10:00pm
Serving fresh salads and sandwiches

The Bump Coffee
3375 Mountain View Blvd. Suite D
Open Daily 7:00am-2:00pm
Coffee, pastries, ice cream, gifts, etc.

The Bakery & Cafe @ Angel Fire
3420 Mountain View Blvd A
Open Daily 7:00am-2:30pm
Breakfast, lunch, & pastries

The Lift Cafe
Lobby of the Lodge at Angel Fire Resort
Open Daily 7:00am-4:00pm
Starbucks coffee, fresh baked goods, breakfast & lunch

Zebs Restaurant and Bar
3431 Mountain View Boulevard
Open daily 11:00am-9:00pm
Family restaurant, daily specials, kids menu,
full bar with game room

These Restaurants will re-open May 2018

  • Elements Lounge (May 15)
  • Elements Fine Dining (May 15)
  • Par & Grill (May 15)
  • Summitt Haus (Open when the Chairlift is open)

These Restaurants will re-open December 2018

  • Chianti’s
  • Summit Smoke House
  • The Buzz
  • The Dog House
  • Village Haus
  • Zia Burrito Bar

We have brochures with this information at the Chamber office. Come by and pick one up at 3407 Mountain View Boulevard, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. We also have them in the foyer which is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Upcoming Important Village Meetings

Please plan to attend these upcoming important village meetings.

Friday, March 23, 2018
Lodger’s Tax Committe Meeting
10:00 am at Village Hall
Angel Fire, NM

If you want to see events such as Cool Summer Nights Concerts, Habla Tamale Cookoff and Festival, The Angel Fire Studio Art Tour, Military Winterfest, RoughRiders Double Century Bike Race, and many other events that depend upon lodgers tax grant money to be able to put on and advertise their events, to continue this year in Angel Fire, please voice your opinion to the Lodgers Tax Committee. We were told the village has decided not to give lodgers tax grant money to any non-profits/events this year, but hopefully that is still up for discussion. Ballons Over Angel Fire is safe because it is run by the Village, but every other event is in jeopardy.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Village Council Meeting
Time TBD at Village Hall
Angel Fire, NM

Article courtesy of the WPP

UPDATE ON TIME — TBD! (Terry Cordova, the Village Clerk was contacted March 19 at 8:50 am and she said they are setting the time and agenda this week. So, stand by!)

Angel Fire Village Council will be discussing the Village Hall needed repairs, police department space requirements, and the status & future use of the old Alpine building. This will be outlined in the upcoming agenda that will be published on March 22. (So far it has not been published. They have until 72 hours prior to the meeting to publish.)

It’s expected councilors will be pressed for an expenditure on a new location for Village Hall. But, Angel Fire residents, I ask you to please consider: Village Hall is paid for; and the Alpine building is paid for. Though Alpine is partially occupied, it will need a build out for the remainder of the space, as those who attended the Feb. 26 Candidate Forum discovered.

Village Hall is in need of repairs and the staff would like to operate elsewhere while these repairs are being done. Some, though, would like move to a new building permanently and then find a new purpose for the current Village Hall. In this commercial real estate market, I wonder how long it would sit empty!

At this meeting, the Council will be presented with some options that they asked for at their last work session in 2017. These will be important to help form a rationale direction for our village! At the beginning of the regular council meeting, ANYONE can fill out a request to speak. This must be a statement no longer than 3 minutes long. There is usually no response from council members. (Please note this is an important time to convey your concerns, your wish for a solid vision and plan, etc)

A work session following the Regular Council meeting is also open to the public. Council members will more openly discuss the matters at hand. Audience participation is encouraged during this type of meeting!!

Let’s give our council & mayor our feedback from the community, as to how we wish OUR money be spent! Let’s get as many concerned citizens there as we can!

Added footnote:

(Consider we have been told it is cost prohibitive for the village to re-cycle, hooking onto the NM public transportation system costs too much, the Village saves x-amount of money by not rehiring a building inspector, etc. but we are being asked to support purchasing another building to house Village Hall?)

Angel Fire Chamber Of Commerce Mission Statement

Our mission is to strengthen the local economy through the promotion, support, and encouragement of positive business growth and to represent and advocate for our membership in community and state affairs.

In keeping with our mission statement there will be a new section in the eBlast discussing more openly our willingness to represent and advocate for our membership in community and state affairs. When things are happening within the Village that could adversely or positively affect our business community, we will do our best to keep you informed. We encourage everyone to get involved. Attend the Council and committee meetings. Also attend the Chamber membership meetings. The decisions made in all of these meetings have direct influence on your businesses and the quality of life for our community.

We encourage our members to email concerns and/or positions on the matters we will cover and/or matters you would like for us to cover in this section.
Plus we are planning to bring back an Angel Fire legislative delegation. More information will follow as we roll this out, prior to the 2019 Legislation Session.

Thank you,

Jo Mixon, President & CEO and the Board of Directors of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

Summer Employment Opportunities

Live your mountain life dream! Create priceless memories! Rewarding and fun jobs!

Often referred to as “The Mountain Playground of the Southern Rockies,” Red River features plenty of things to do so that makes it a great place to work and live. Red River offers a variety of activities sure to appeal to any outdoor enthusiast.

Summer Seasonal Jobs Include

  • Pioneer Flyer Seated Zip Line Operator
  • Hidden Treasure Aerial Park Guide
  • Summer Tubing Attendants
  • Life Operators
  • Food Services
  • Retail & Ticket Sales

Benefits Include

  • Food & Retail Discounts
  • Affordable Employee Housing
  • Summer Activity Discounts

Apply online at

Red River Ski & Summer Area
400 Pioneer Road
Red River, NM 87558