September 20, 2019

Archives for April 2019

Free Catered Monthly Veteran’s Luncheon

National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center of Angel Fire Free Catered Monthly Veteran’s Luncheon

Open to any and all veterans. At our office next to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

When: May 4, 2019 at 12:30 pm (1st Saturday of the month)

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

Please RSVP @ 575-377-5236.

Angel Fire Pop-Up Venue

The Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce will be renting the space next door to the Chamber this summer as a pop-up venue. We have named it Angel Fire Pop-Up Venue.

Do you have Arts, Crafts, or other merchandise you want to sell? Do you want a space to Teach a Workshop, teach a Painting Class or have a Wine Tasting? Maybe you’d like to have a Tea Party or Training on Essentials Oils. Whatever it is you need space for a short time, we can work with you.

Beginning in May the space will be available for 4-day rentals. You may rent it Thursday thru Sunday or Friday thru Monday. Your cost is only $50.00. We will have a calendar, so just come signup. It will be on a first come first serve basis.

What you provide:

1. The product or expertise
2. All of the appropriate certifications and licenses to do business in Angel Fire
3. The manpower
4. Your own advertising

What the Chamber provides:

1. The pop-up secured space for your sale, class, etc.
2. Electricity and internet
3. A calendar of who and what is in the POP Up space in the weekly eBlast, on our Facebook page and on the Calendar of Events page of our website.

Stop by the Chamber to signup!

Cool Summer Night Concert Series

Current artist schedule includes:

June 14 – Ry Taylor
June 21 – Max Gomez
June 28 – Higher Ground Blue Grass
July 5 – Katy P & The Business
July 12 – Donnie Lee Strickland
July 19 – Felix Y Los Gatos
July 26 – Sim Balkey
August 2 – Jake Flint
August 9 – Slopeside
August 16 – Donohoe & Grimes
August 23 – The Rudy Boy Experiment
August 30 – Jimmy Stadler

Are You Ready For The Summer?

By Jo Mixon

Activities slow down a little in the Moreno Valley during April and early May. Tourists are not as visible, many locals head for the beach to get a little rest from the seasonal pace we keep, some businesses close to take a breather, do heavy cleaning and regroup for the next season. Now is the time behind the scenes when all of the preparation for what is to come in late spring and summer is at full speed. The weather either cooperates or doesn’t, we don’t mind at all. And although we know there is always a chance of spring snow to come, today the sun is shining.

To kick off the 2019 season, the Angel Fire Golf Course will open on May 15th. Two days later the mountain will resume full service with the opening of the Angel Fire Bike Park, the Chile Express scenic chairlift rides, Zipline Tours, 18-hole Disc Golf on the summit of the mountain, Monte Verde Lake activities and the Olympic Park Tennis and Pickleball Courts. For more information and a complete calendar of activities and chairlift calendar, visit this link, Angel Fire Resort, and then click the Summer tab at the top.

May 4, the National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center begins their monthly Veterans lunches. They are held on the first Saturday of the month welcoming all Veterans to enjoy a free catered lunch.

The Summer Adventures of the Traveling Chamber Chair will take place June 3 to August 23. Someone will win a cash prize of over $250.00. Each week the chair will find it’s way to a different business. It is like a scavenger hunt. To be eligible to win you must find the chair, sit in it, take a selfie and upload it to the Chair’s Facebook page. Then without giving away its location, say something positive about the business.

Balloons Over Angel Fire will take flight on Father’s Day Weekend, June 14 to 17, at the Angel Fire Airport. This year over 40 hot air balloons will take part in the mass ascensions at 7:00 am each morning. Be there early to walk among the balloons as they prepare for take off, visit the vendors on site for coffee, food and merchandise or sign up to crew on a balloon.

Missoula Children’s Theater is back and auditions will be on June 10, followed by a week of rehearsals. Their performance of the Snow Queen will be held on June 15, at Moreno Valley High School. All children are welcome to participate in this annual event, whether a resident or visitor!

Local favorite, Ry Taylor is the opening act for Cool Summer Concerts in the Park on June 14th. Located in Frontier Park, the heart of Angel Fire, the series will be every Friday night from June 14 thru Aug 30. Enjoy live music, Enchanted Circle Brewing Company beer, food vendors and children’s area. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to this free family event. (Scroll down for full entertainment line-up.)

The Sunday morning Art + Farmers Market resumes on June 16 and will take place every Sunday morning thru September 1st. (If you would like to participate as a vendor, scroll down for information.)

This year the Annual AAFPO Weekend has moved from the first part of June to June 28 & 29. If you are an Angel Fire homeowner, plan to attend. The AAFPO annual meeting will be on Saturday 29th at the Angel Fire Resort.

Plus, there are so many reasons other than the above events to plan a trip to Angel Fire this summer. Horseback riding with Nancy Burch and Roadrunner Tours is a year-round favorite, attend the interactive Cowboy Evenings Chuckwagon dinners or go on an ATV tour at Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures, ride the rapids of the Rio Grande with Far Flung Adventures and New Mexico River Adventures, purchase or rent bikes from the Trailhead Ski & Bike Shop, get all your summer hiking and fishing gear from Mountain Sports of Angel Fire. In July don’t miss Nashville to New Mexico in Eagle Nest, and many more events. In August, Festival Eclectica and Music From Angel Fire Concerts as well as Wine & Wagyu Weekend. All the way into September with the Angel Fire Homebuilders Association Parade of Homes and the Angel Fire Studio Art Tour.

There is something for everyone with plenty of other activities and events filling the summer roster, check it out at Calendar of Events (Events are updated as soon as we are notified) so do not hesitate to make your reservations now. We invite you to come on up for fresh air and fun!

Is It Spring? Is It Winter? Does Anyone Know For Sure?

This time of the year in the mountains, it is always fun trying to guess the weather and plan how to dress accordingly. So this morning we checked three different weather websites. It only confounded our confusion and we still do not know what to wear!

We could get rain and/or snow. Both are in the forecast. We could get an inch of snow, we could get 4 to 8 inches of snow, or get your skis back out…we could get 8 to 12 inches of snow. I kid you not! I am sharing all of the forecasts below. Each are reputable weather stations and all disagree greatly about what will happen in Angel Fire tonight. So your guess is as good as mine. And all three could change their mind by the time this is published!

Weather Channel Forecast – For Angel Fire NM April 22, 2019
100% chance of rain/snow: Rain and snow this evening turning to all snow overnight. Low 33.
Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation. 100% Snow accumulating 8 to 12 inches.

National Weather Service – For Angel Fire NM April 22, 2019
Rain showers before midnight, then rain and snow showers likely between midnight and 3:00 am then snow showers likely after 3:00 am. Low around 30.
NE winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80%.
New snow accumulation of around an inch.

AccuWeather – For Angel Fire, NM April 22, 2019
Tonight: Intermittent snow accumulating 4 to 8 inches with a Flash Flood Watch in effect until Tuesday April 23, at 6:00 am

I just put my hummingbird feeders out yesterday. But I don’t think I will put my snow boots away until June! Springtime in the Rockies, got a love it!

Matching Charitable Giving With Your Goals

A+ for Progress at Moreno Valley High School

When things were looking bleak at Moreno Valley High School in 2017, new interim director Tammy Dunn appealed to the Angel Fire Community Foundation for help. Dunn had recently joined the school that February and enrollment was at its lowest point – 53 students. State school funding was down because enrollment was down. Dunn was facing cuts in classes offered to students and the possibility of teacher cuts.

Fortunately, the Angel Fire Community Foundation and the Rebecca McCracken Memorial Donor Fund were able to come to the rescue. The foundation approved a grant request by director Dunn for $311,000. The grant was funded by the Rebecca McCracken Memorial Donor Fund.

The grant was to be dispersed in four equal installments of $77,750 over four semesters.

This February 2019 Director Dunn wrote the foundation board of directors that “we have 63 students enrolled and we expect to increase our number again. ‘We have been very frugal with the grant money we were awarded and our enrollment has also grown, increasing our budget. Therefore, we request that the last disbursement of the grant awarded for fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19 be deferred until the fall semester of the 2019-2020 school year.”

Community Foundation board vice president Stan Harrell wrote director Dunn that her request had been approved. He added, “The Angel Fire Community Foundation would like to commend you and the staff of Moreno Valley High School on your continuing commitment to quality education and increased enrollment of students.”

In her February letter to the foundation board, Dunn wrote that the foundation grants had also provided funding for student travel, theatre, and the Beyond the Valley trip. Additional monies for marketing “gave us the edge we needed to grow enrollment.” Dunn explained that the next step in a World Class Education at MVHS is creating a Computer Science/ Technology Department.

The final disbursement will be used to develop a STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics lab, plus a salary for the teacher of the new STEAM department, and equipment needs for the new classes. Our students will be competitive and knowledgeable as they make their way to college in a field not offered at Moreno Valley High School.”

The final grant disbursement from the Rebecca McCracken Memorial Donor Fund “will be used specifically for the startup of the new department and the unique needs for the lab so our students continue to enjoy a rich high school experience. Dunn told the Community Foundation, “…this new program will give us an edge in recruiting new students and families.”

A once bleak future for Moreno Valley High School has been reversed. MVHS is now flourishing and our community can be proud. For more information on the Angel Fire Community Foundation and its services to the community, please go to

Angel Fire Road Runners

Ok running / walking peeps, it’s time to wake from your winter slumber. We are going to start Angel Fire Roadrunners on Monday April 22, 2019 at Mountain Sports.

We will start at 7:30 am and we are open to everyone free of charge.

See you there… don’t say no when that alarm goes off.

Easter 2019 Services

Please visit one of the following churches for Easter!

United Church of Angel Fire
Eagle Nest Lake Visitor Center

Holy Thursday – April 18 at 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday – April 21 at 6:00 am

Holy Angels Catholic Church Triduum Services
34 Westridge Rd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Holy Thursday – April 18 at 6:00 pm
Good Friday – April 19 at 2:15 pm Stations of the Cross followed by Good Friday Service
Easter Vigil – Saturday April 20 at 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday – April 21 at 8:00 am

Moreno Valley Community Church, Cove Arts Building
12 Crestview Suite 6 West
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Please come and join us for a contemporary service full of life and fun. We are a network church that streams our messages from Craig Groeshcel in Oklahoma.

Easter Sunday, April 21 at 6:00 pm

Village Church, Cove Arts Building
12 Crestview Suite 2 & 3 West
Angel Fire, NM 87710

We are a Free Methodist Congregation with modern Worship Services

Good Friday – Friday April 19 at 6:30 pm

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
13 Elliott Barker Rd
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Easter Sunday, April 21 at 11:00 am

Spring 2019 Meeting Schedule

Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting
April 16, 2019 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am
3407 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Angel Fire Village Council Work Session
April 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Village Hall
3388 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710
(Discussion on proposed changes to Lodgers Tax Ordinance)

Angel Fire Village Council Meeting
April 16, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Village Hall
3388 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Cimarron Municipal Schools Board of Education Meeting
April 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Moreno Valley High School
56 Camino Grande Rd
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Colfax County Assessor’s Outreach
April 22, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Village Hall
3388 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Art Up Northern New Mexico Membership Potluck Meeting
April 23, 2019 from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm
3407 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710
Foyer of the Chamber of Commerce

Eagle Nest Elementary/Middle School PTA Meeting
May 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
3407 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710
Centro Plaza

Angel Fire Village Planning & Zoning Committee Meeting
May 2, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Village Hall
3388 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Angel Fire Village Council Meeting
May 14, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Village Hall
3388 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Carson National Forest Offers More Forest Plan Revision Open Houses

The Carson National Forest is restarting monthly forest plan revision open houses. The next open house will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Carson NF Supervisor’s Office (208 Cruz Alta Rd.) in Taos. Additional open houses are scheduled for May 15, 2019 and June 12, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Supervisor’s Office.

These are informal opportunities for the public to interact with the forest plan revision team, learn about the revision process and new documents we are producing, and hear about upcoming opportunities to get involved. There is no set agenda or presentation. You don’t need to arrive at 12:00 or stay for the full 2 hours.

The Carson National Forest is revising its current forest plan to address needed management changes so that the forest can provide healthy forest resources and benefits for present day use and future generations. We will be releasing an official draft forest plan and draft environmental impact statement in the next few months, with more formal opportunities to be involved and provide comments this summer. In the meantime, please read about the process and look for updates on our forest plan revision website.

For more information or to provide input about Forest Plan Revision, visit, call 575-758-6221, or email

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