By Jo Mixon
Over the course of the years, we get LOTS of calls at the Chamber, asking us various questions that honestly, we have no ability to answer. It is nice to know that people believe we are such a plethora of knowledge (and we try to be) but there are some things beyond our sphere of control. I like to share some of these with you from time to time.
Below are a few things the Chamber does not know or do in response to actual phone calls we have received.
I am sorry Sir, but the Chamber does not know if, that house up yonder, you know on that steep mountain dirt road, that circle street, with the great views…..is for rent this summer, nor do we know who the owner is.
I am sorry but the Chamber cannot override the Resort’s system to place your 2 children into ski school classes, because you know there is room for just 2 more, even though that lady at the Ski School says they are full.
I am so sorry, but the Chamber cannot get your parking ticket expunged even if you did not know you were parking in a No Parking zone.
I am sorry but the Chamber does not remove snow or cows from your driveway, nor can we tell the Village to bring you chains for your tires, but we can refer you to someone who might be able to help.
I am sorry the Chamber does not know if your relative is buried out on private land in Black Lake, nor could we go scout around to find an unmarked grave.
(This was one of our most bizarre requests and we have shared it before) No Ma’am, the Chamber cannot make sure the naked photos you sent us get to Johnny Depp, because he is your soul mate and you have been trying to get these photos to him for years, (he was filming Lone Ranger here at the time) but we will be happy to turn them over to the authorities with your return address and phone number. By the way the photo of your dog is quite cute.
I am sorry sir but I do not think you will like the answer to the question you just asked me….”Is there a way off of this mountain without having to go back down a mountain pass? My wife really didn’t like that.” We are sort of up in the mountains Sir, and the only way out is back down a mountain pass.
No there isn’t a hospital in Angel Fire, the nearest one is in Taos. No, the Chamber cannot tell you if the canyon pass to Taos will be open during a heavy snow storm if you happen to go into labor while you are here this week on a family vacation. But yes we can assure you that you will need a 4WD vehicle if you are staying in Black Lake.
And finally, I am sorry but the Chamber is not the weather office, we cannot predict exactly when the snow will fall or how much we will receive, when the mud will be dried up so you can get into your vacation home without a 4 wheel drive or the exact day the leaves will be in peak season next fall, so you can plan your trip around that date.
Questions? Give us a call, we will do our best to give you direction! Have a great day!