November 11, 2019

Archives for April 2018

Free Monthly Veteran’s Luncheon

National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center of Angel Fire

Free Monthly Veteran’s Luncheon

When: May 5, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Where: 58 Ash Mountain Loop, Angel Fire, NM 87710

1st Saturday of each month @ 12:30pm

(at our office next to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial)

Open to any & all veterans. Please RSVP @ 575-377-5236

Angel Fire Family Dentistry Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

Does the thought of seeing a dentist invoke those crazy feelings of anxiety, sweaty palms and fear? If so, I have the perfect solution for you! Dr. Strider McCash at Angel Fire Family Dentistry. Your smile is his top priority and his entire staff is dedicated to providing you with personalized, gentle care.
Last week I had the privilege to sit down and speak with Dr. McCash and his charming wife Daniela. (He is helping me to overcome MY fear of the dentist!) I found him to be confident, highly qualified, soft spoken, and personable. I asked him why he chose to be a dentist. He quickly replied that he always wanted to help people smile!

From early on in his life he knew he wanted to be in the medical profession and he wanted to be in a small mountain town, maybe in Colorado. After having come to Angel Fire, he fell in love with this area, bought the property, built his office from scratch then started his practice here in 2001. He shared with me the joy he finds from the business part of his practice as well as the patient side of his practice. He loves the stories and life history he shares with them. He said he has patients who he started seeing when they were children who have grown-up, married, and now have children of their own who are his patients. He cares about his connection with them all.

“A New Mexico native, Dr. McCash grew up in the Albuquerque area. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of New Mexico. Subsequently, he attended Creighton University, in Nebraska, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He graduated in the top third of his class, as well as scoring in the top third of all three, national dental board exams. While he was in Nebraska, Dr. McCash was a resident dentist at two practices, was an instructor of Crown & Bridge at the Creighton Dental School, and was an on-call dentist for Emergency Dental. Dr. McCash has over 13 years of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry. In his commitment to his patients, Dr. McCash remains in the forefront of dentistry through continuing education, skillful techniques, and advanced technology. When Dr. McCash is not practicing dentistry, one can find him spending time with the three lights of his life: his wife Daniela, and his two children, Durin and Bree. His love of the outdoors includes whitewater kayaking, downhill skiing, bicycle touring, mountain biking, mountaineering, backpacking and traveling to exotic places with his family.”

Whether your dental needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full mouth restoration or anything in between, you can trust Dr. McCash and his team of professionals! They are dedicated to providing you with exceptional care as they enhance the natural beauty of your smile! If you go to their website and click on the testimonial page, you will see that their patients agree and give them amazing reviews!

Some of the procedures provided by Angel Fire Family Dentistry are dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, crowns, fillings, extractions and education on proper tooth care: Cosmetic dentistry including, implants, laser, porcelain veneers, bridges and whitening: also dentures, root canal therapy and treatment for periodontal diseases. Plus Botox treatments. They will be happy to provide you with options for your dental care.

Call 575-377-1383 today to make your appointment!

Angel Fire Family Dentistry
27479 Highway 64
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Angel Fire Family Dentistry is now accepting new patients.

Insurances accepted include: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care Credit, Delta Credit, Medicaid, United Concordia and many more!

Do you think if I am extremely quiet, the doctor will forget I am here?

Pictured from left to right (Staff): Cherokee Renfroe- Dental Assistant, Jennifer Maestas- Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Kelina Powell- Dental Assistant, Dr. Strider McCash DDS- Dentist, Meredith Comtois- Dental Hygenist, Kara Castillo- Lead Dental Assistant, Daniela McCash- Chief Financial Officer, Kathy Guerrero- Dental Hygenist, Ashley Castillo- Office Manager, Loki- Office Therapist

7th Annual Salsa Making Contest

Come out and bring your best salsa recipe! Enter for free! Tasters pay $1 to taste all entries. Winner receives all of the money from the tasters.

When: May 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Where: 51 East Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Please call 575-377-6522 to signup.

Going to your favorite restaurant or opening a jar does not count. 🙂

Angel Fire Road Runners 5th Season

It is time again for everyone to put away those sweaters and sweatpants and get out on the trails. We are going to kick-off our 5th season of Angel Fire Road Runners on April 30, 2018 at 7:30 am.

That is a new day of the week for all runners, we are going to start running club on Mondays for 2018 not on Thursdays. Meet at Mountain Sports of Angel Fire.

Remember as always this is a free group/fun run. We have walkers, beginning joggers and runners in the group, so there is always someone for you to have fun with.

Tell everyone you know that it is time to start getting healthy. We are all feeling excited at Mountain Sports of Angel Fire.

Earth Day Re-Cycle Event

By Kelly Orndorff

The Earth Day Re-Cycle Event was a great success!

The Angel Fire Earth Day event yesterday (Sat, April 21) turned out great! We had SO many volunteers helping, everything from trail clean-up, litter pick-up, voter registration and sorting/loading recycling. Thank you to everyone for showing up and helping – Barb Jones, Dave Anderson, Janet Alton, JoAnn Layden, Larry Layden, Kathleen Crissman, Gary Zientara, Jan Zientara, Bill Mason,and Ellen Miller-Goins. Brian and Carolyn Smith made an appearance, even though he just had his heart stent procedure. Linda Hughes, Jo Mixon, Logan Orndorff and Franchesca Zoppe worked on the event behind the scenes. I hope I didn’t forget anybody. Thank you, everyone!

And then, in addition to all the volunteers, there were probably at least 20 or more members from the community who came and brought us their bag loads of items to be recycled. Gary and Jan Zientara volunteered to take the first truck-load of recyclables down to Taos Recycle Center – their SUV was nearly full! And I took a pick-up truck-load down to Taos at the end of the day. All in all, we probably had at least 20 large trash bags full of items to be recycled and litter picked up from the trails and surrounding areas.

The consensus from most everyone who participated in the Earth Day event was that we all wish we still had plastic and glass recycling in Angel Fire. Many of us are willing to pay a little extra for this service. There was a lot of talk of how we as community members can push to get recycling back to Angel Fire.

Thank you Angel Fire community!

Festival Eclectica Vendor Call

Festival Eclectica, a benefit for Shuter Library, is seeking artisanal vendors for June 16, 2018 at the Angel Fire Airport.

Booth fees are only $50, but space is limited to 15 artisans.

The Festival is a 5 band event selling up to 600 tickets, and will be extensively advertised out of town.

For more information please visit

Interested? Contact Scott Jones at 575-377-6223 or

Angel Fire Art + Farmers Market Vendor Call

Join us for the 2018 Angel Fire Art + Farmers Market season!

Vendors of the following categories welcome:

  • Farmers
  • Food
  • Artisan
  • Community

We are always looking for new farmers! Artisan vendors will only be permitted to sell what they create themselves.

There are very few community spaces available.

Follow this link to apply now:

Shall We Dance

Ballroom Dancing With Diane

When: July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cost: $100 Per Couple

For more information please call Diane at 575-377-2443.

Shall We Dance

Ladies Beginner Ballet / Tap Class

When: May 7, 21 & 28, 2018, June 4, 11 & 18 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cost: $68 Per Person

For more information please call Diane at 575-377-2443.

Angel Fire Business Opportunity


Alpine Gifts, an established gift shop with a winning track record is now available for acquistion, an excellent reputation, profitable business,
exclusive lines, net 30 vendors, internet platform and loyal clientele sum up this unique opportunity.

For more information, please call Judith Feffer at 575-377-6181.