November 21, 2018

2018 General Election

From the office of Colfax County Clerk Rayetta M. Trujillo

The 2018 General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Please check your local precinct locations for exact times.

Get out and make your voice heard!

Google Mapping Issues

By Jo Mixon

Is it Mountain View Boulevard or is it Highway 434?

Why are we told by places we order online, that so many of our addresses do not exist in the system?

First we will look at only one issue, is it Mountain View Boulevard or is it Highway 434?

One of the main issues we are face in Angel Fire, in the age of GPS, is not being properly mapped through the Google system. I have been told by the Google Map representatives that the people of Angel Fire are partially to blame. Google mapping feels misled because many businesses located on this road use Highway 434 in their addresses instead of the legal name of Mountain View Boulevard. Before anything can change, we should work together to figure a way to get all of our businesses correctly registered, listed, and mapped. We have been trying for 2 years to make this happen, but it will only happen, when we are all on the same page.

In 2016 the Angel Fire Chamber, working with the Angel Fire Resort, started conducting free workshops in partnership with Google Mapping. Businesses that have complete and correct business information online are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. We found that businesses within the Village of Angel Fire were shown in the wrong locations on the Google map system. Some are as far off as being listed in Black Lake or Cimarron or Taos or even Raton. When this remains uncorrected, businesses are losing sales. When people can find correct information about local businesses, our community becomes even stronger. And when we get this one major issue resolved, Google will be more likely to work with us on correcting our residential mapping. We know our addresses exist, getting Google Mapping to agree is what matters.

So to date, as per Google, one of the main existing problems is that Mountain View Boulevard and Highway 434 are the same road. Google gets confused when half of our businesses use Highway 434 as their address and the other half use Mountain View Boulevard, especially when these businesses are right next door to one another. I spoke with a few of our businesses and they believe it is easier for people to find them and when they have deliveries, to simply use Highway 434 as their address. I also spoke with both our UPS driver and our Fed Ex driver about the problem on this particular road. They told me 75% of the Mountain View Boulevard businesses have their items delivered using their address as Highway 434 instead of Mountain View Boulevard. They also said, at first it really confused them too, not to mention what a nightmare it is for a relief driver.

So what is the solution? I spoke with Mayor Cottam and we both agree it is very frustrating to be told our addresses do not exist. We also agree that on the main street issue, it doesn’t matter which address our businesses prefer to use, whether it be Highway 434 or Mountain View Boulevard, it only matters that EVERYONE uses the same name. So we decided the first step we will take is to send out a survey to all of the businesses on Highway 434/Mountain View Boulevard and ask your opinion. Years ago, the road was legally changed to Mountain View Boulevard within the boundaries of the Village, but we did not determine in our conversation when that happened or why. It is also legally still State Highway 434. In our survey we will ask which name you prefer to use. We will also ask, would you be willing to use one or the other depending on the majority? If everyone would agree to use Mountain View Boulevard, from this day forward, there would not be any changes necessary. If using Highway 434 is the majority, it would take a little time to have that legally changed back, but as Mayor Cottam stated in our conversation, it can be done. She sited that it has recently been approved to change the name of North Angel Fire Rd. to Bill Burgess Boulevard. And even the the Village of Angel Fire is using both addresses, I think we all do. Our water bill at the Angel Fire Chamber is listed not as 3407 Mountain View Boulevard, it is listed as 3407 Highway 434. All it will take to get proper mapping, is for us to agree (and use) the same name on all of our correspondence, deliveries and online sites.

Proper mapping will benefit every business and individual in the village. The surveys will be emailed on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Please fill out your survey and send it back. If we do not have your email address at the Chamber and you are located on Mountain View Boulevard / Highway 434, please send it to manager@angelfirechamber.org or come into the Chamber to pick up a survey on Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

Let’s work together to get properly mapped!

November 2018 Meeting Schedule

Angel Fire Village Council Meeting
When: November 13, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Village Hall, 3407 Mountain View Boulevard, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks
When: November 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Where: Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center, 42 Marina Way, Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting
When: November 27, 2018 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: Village Hall, 3407 Mountain View Boulevard, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Village Council Meeting
When: November 27, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Village Hall, 3407 Mountain View Boulevard, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting

Mark your calendars! Join us as we welcome and seat the new 2019 Executive Board of Directors.

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, 3407 Mountain View Boulevard, Angel Fire, NM 87710

50/50 Raffle

Tickets are on sale now for the largest 50/50 raffle in Angel Fire Chamber history!

Tickets are 1 for $1.00, 6 for $5.00 or 25 for $20.00.

This raffle will run until December 2, 2018.

The winning ticket will be drawn at the Holiday Market.

You may purchase your tickets at the Angel Fire Chamber office or from any Chamber Board member.

12 Days Of Christmas Chamber Raffle

Get in the holiday spirit!

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Cost: 1 for $10.00 / 3 for $20.00

Purchase them at the Angel Fire Chamber, 3407 Mountain View Boulevard or online at www.angelfirechamber.org.

This is how it works: We will give away 78 prizes, each with a value of at least $50.00! To begin the first day of the raffle drawings, which is called Day Twelve of the Twelve Days of Christmas Raffle, 12 winning tickets will be drawn and 12 prizes will be given away. On Day Eleven…11 prizes will be given away. Day Ten…10 prizes given away…etc. etc…until the last day (called Day One) when there will be a drawing for one Grand Prize, which is $500.00 cash, generously donated by Mike Woolley at Remax Mountain Realty!

Twelve Days of Christmas Chamber Raffle will be daily live drawings on Facebook at 11:00 am. beginning December 10, 2018. The Grand Prize will be drawn on Dec. 21, 2018. We will then post the names of the winners, as well as the names of those who made the donations on Facebook, the email blast, on our website and in any other form of advertising we use.

Any questions? Please do not hesitate to ask. Call 575-377-6353 or email manager@angelfirechamber.org.

Only a sample of what you can win:

12 Days of Christmas Chamber Raffle Prizes and Sponsors

One Hour Massage
Value = $65.00
donated by
Creating My Choices/Denise Janelle

Original Artwork
and handmade necklace
Value = $120.00
donated by
Jacqui Binford-Bell (Artist)

1 exam & 3 adjustments
Value = $150.00
donated by
Angel Fire Chiropractic/Dr. Jennifer Fitch

$50.00 gift card
Value = $50.00 each
donated by
FNB New Mexico Bank

Propane Gas Card
Value = $50.00
donated by
Monte Verde RV Park & Campground

Gift Basket
Value = $50.00+
donated by
Shuter Library

2 Full Ski or Snowboard tunes
Value = $75.00
donated by
Ski Tech/Mary Harms

Oil Change & Tire Rotation
Value = $75.00
donated by
Affordable Auto/Phil Brooks

(2) Gift Certificates for Large Pizza
(1) Gift Certificate for Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner
Total Value = $53.17
donated by
Pizza Stop/Larry & Trini Bradley

(2) Oil Change, Labor & Inspection
Value = $50.00 each
donated by
24/7 Automotive Performance
Chris Chase

Basket of Gardening
Value = $50.00+
donated by
Angel Fire Garden Club

$100.00 Gift Card
donated by
Catherine Moon Real Estate

1st Visit Consult & Treatment
Value = $80.00
donated by
Tripoints Acupunture/
Susan Tripodi

Jewelry
Value = $50.00+
donated by
Golden Eagle RV Park and Store/
Bruce & Bridget Manakas

Original Painting
Value = 50.00+
donated by
Mind Body Spirit Yoga

Handmade Origami Jewelry
Value = $50.00+
donated by
Beads, Birds, Bourbon/ Melody Costa artist

One hour Massage
Value = $80.00
donated by
Kathy Dunbar’s Body Mechanics

Gift Certificate
Value = $50.00
to Blue Dawg Furniture Gift Shop
donate by
Jeanette Sanchez

New Mexico Themed Gift Basket
Value = $50.00+
donated by
Angel Fire Sweet Shirt Shop

Studio 434 Gift Certificate
for a Pedicure
Value = $50.00
donated by
Kristin Trowbridge

Smell of Christmas Gift Bag
Value = $30.00
donated by
Alpine Gifts
and
1 bottle of Talmage Cellars California Chardonnay
Value = $35.00
donated by
Wine Shop at Home/Janice Brooks
Total Value $65.00

Gift Basket
Value = $50.00+
donated by
The Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe/ Pat Sorey

One Hour Massge
Value = $65.00
donated by
Crystal Light Massage Therapy/ Shasta McDaniel

Doterra Essential Oils
Value = $50.00+
donated by
Melissa Grassmich

Gift Basket
that includes a $25.00 gift card to Sam’s
Champagne, wine glasses and more
in an Inn of the Mountain God’s Picnic Tote
Value = $75.00+
Donated by Chuck & Consuelo Howe

Gift Certificate to
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Value = $50.00
donated by
Kevin & Jo DeKeuster (artists)

and many more!!!

Voters Guide General Election 2018

We have been asked by many in the community to provide resources that explain where candidates stand on issues and what a Yes or No vote supports on the Bonds that are on the Ballot.

You may want to visit the websites listed below that have good information for you to become a better educated voter. Hope this helps!

Sample Ballot for Colfax County Voters

We are in New Mexico Congressional District 3, New Mexico State Senate (upper legislative) District 8 (not up for election this year), and New Mexico House of Representatives (lower legislative) District 40. Plus we have the privilege of voting for several state-wide positions, as seen on the ballot.

For a list of candidates for each position on the ballot click below:

Once on the website below you will be able to view the candidates party affiliation, political viewpoints, who endorses them and how they have voted. In the boxes provided at the top of the page, click the following:

State: New Mexico
Stage: General
Party: Leave Blank if you want to see all of the candidates
Office: Choose from the click down which candidates you wish to view
Election Status: Running

Then you may click on each candidate to visit their page.

Who are the candidates and where do they stand?

Another very informative website to visit is https://ballotpedia.org/New_Mexico_Sample_Ballot.

You will be prompted to put in your address. Once on the page, the ballot measures are listed as well as the candidates. If you scroll to the bottom of this page, it has a listing of your districts and locations complete with maps and details.

Below are the Ballot Measures/ Bond Issues explained. A yes vote supports the amendment described, while a no vote opposes it.

New Mexico Bond Question A: Senior Citizen Facilities

A “yes” vote supports authorizing the sale and issuance of $10.77 million in bonds for senior citizen facilities, including to address code compliance issues and purchasing new equipment and vehicles.

A “no” vote opposes authorizing the sale and issuance of $10.77 million in bonds for senior citizen facilities, including to address code compliance issues and purchasing new equipment and vehicles.

New Mexico Bond Question B: Public Libraries

A “yes” vote supports authorizing the sale and issuance of $12.876 million in bonds for academic, public school, tribal, and public libraries.

A “no” vote opposes authorizing the sale and issuance of $12.876 million in bonds for academic, public school, tribal, and public libraries.

New Mexico Bond Question C: School Buses

A “yes” vote supports authorizing the sale and issuance of $6.137 million in bonds to purchase school buses and equip school buses with air conditioning.

A “no” vote opposes authorizing the sale and issuance of $6.137 million in bonds to purchase school buses and equip school buses with air conditioning.

New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1: Judicial Appeal Process Provided by Law

A “yes” vote supports this amendment to empower the legislature to pass laws (1) setting the appeals process from probate courts and other inferior courts to higher courts and (2) determining which cases originating in inferior courts and tribunals fall under the appellate jurisdiction of district courts.

A “no” vote opposes this amendment, meaning district courts would continue to have appellate jurisdiction over all cases originating in and appealed from inferior courts.

New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 2: Independent Ethics Commission

A “yes” vote supports this amendment to create a seven-member state ethics commission tasked with investigating alleged violations of ethical conduct by state officials, executive and legislative employees, candidates, lobbyists, government contractors, and others as provided by law.

A “no” vote opposes this amendment to create a seven-member state ethics commission tasked with investigating alleged violations of ethical conduct by state officials, executive and legislative employees, candidates, lobbyists, government contractors, and others as provided by law.

New Mexico Higher Bond Question D: Education, Special Schools, and Tribal Schools

A “yes” vote supports authorizing the sale and issuance of $136.230 million in bonds for institutions of higher education, special schools, and tribal schools.

A “no” vote opposes authorizing the sale and issuance of $136.230 million in bonds for institutions of higher education, special schools, and tribal schools.

What is the purpose of voting and why is it important?

With a government elected by its citizens and that effects every aspect of our lives from schools to health care to homeland security, voting is an important right in our society. By voting, you are making your voice heard and registering your opinion on how you think the government should operate.

People have fought long and hard for the opportunity to vote, even losing their lives. … In 13 percent of the world’s countries, voting is deemed so important a civic responsibility that it has been made compulsory. Every citizen should exercise their right to cast a vote in an election.

Please exercise your right and vote.

Angel Fired Pizza Is Hiring!

Now hiring for winter!

Looking for fun, energetic and self-motivated individuals to join our team. Servers, cooks, dough rollers and dishwashers.

Previous restaurant experience preferred. Come be a part of our family.

Apply in person from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

3375 Mountain View Boulevard
Suite H
Angel Fire, NM 87710
575-377-2774

Member Appreciation Continued!

We appreciate and say thank you to our Members!
List continued from last week.

Angel Fire Chamber Members for 21 years – since 1997:

  • Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 17 years – since 2001:

  • Red Cloud Ranch
  • Rotary Club of Angel Fire
  • Title Services, Inc

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 16 years – since 2002:

  • Moreno Valley High School
  • Shuter Library
  • Wende Woolley Photography

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 15 years – since 2003:

  • AF Snowpushers & Home Care
  • Above the Rest Mountain High Retreat
  • FNB New Mexico
  • Small Business Development Center/Luna Community College

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 14 years – since 2004:

  • Enchanted Circle Pottery

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 13 years – since 2005:

  • Apok Technology, Inc
  • Flamingo Road Shops & Storage
  • John LeVeque

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 12 years – since 2006:

  • Almost Home Condo
  • Los Rios River Runners

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 11 years – since 2007:

  • Cove Development
  • Kathy Dunbar Body Mechanics
  • Mammoth Mill Company
  • Pachecos High Country Landscaping & Nursery
  • Pizza Stop

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 10 years – since 2008:

  • Angel Fired Pizza
  • Association of Angel Fire Property Owners
  • Cottams of Angel Fire
  • Holy Angels Catholic Church
  • Jeanette Sanchez ReMax Mountain Realty
  • Pioneer Title/Law Offices of Richard Norris

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 8 years – since 2010:

  • Angel Fire Homes Property Management

Angel Fire Chamber Member since for 7 years – 2011:

  • 24/7 Automotive Performance
  • Angel Fire Appraisers
  • Angel Fire Community Foundation
  • Angel Fire Garden Club
  • Blue Dawg Furniture
  • Catherine Moon ReMax Mountain Realty
  • Chisum Realty Group, a Keller Williams Company
  • Girl Scouts of New Mexico trails
  • Jacqui Binford-Bell Studio
  • Mammoth Construction Company
  • Sangre de Cristo Homebuilders Association

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 6 years – since 2012:

  • Accounting Associates of Indianola
  • Angel Fire Family Dentistry
  • Chases’ Extreme Builders, Inc
  • Eagle Nest PTA
  • Kit Carson Energy
  • Lisa Sutton Real Estate Coldwell Banker
  • Monte Verde RV Park & Campground
  • Mountain Home Services
  • Shall We Dance
  • Taos Lifestyle

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 5 years – since 2013:

  • Angel Fire Computer Guy
  • Brenda’s Property Management
  • Canyon City Landscaping
  • Energy Worldnet, Inc
  • Golden Eagle RV Park, Store & Chuckwagon
  • Hail’s Holy Smoked Barbecue & More
  • Mountain Sports of Angel Fire
  • Rogers Lanon ReMax Mountain Realty

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 4 years – since 2014:

  • BMWS Investors LTD
  • Cabin Comforts of Angel
  • Moreno Valley Pest Control
  • National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center
  • The Retreat at Angel Fire
  • Wildflower Bed & Breakfast

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 3 years – since 2015:

  • Alpine Gardens & Gifts
  • Angel Fire Airport
  • Angel Fire Chiropractic
  • Angel Fire Sweet Shirt Shop
  • Bailey’s Chimney Cleaning & Repair
  • Moreno Valley Community Church
  • The Bakery & Cafe @ Angel Fire

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 2 years – since 2016:

  • AAA Anytime Towing
  • Best Care Pharmacy
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region
  • Friends of Eagle Nest Lake & Cimarron Canyon State Park
  • Jeanette’s Food Cart
  • Land & Home Services
  • Lost Eagle RV Park
  • Piedre Lumbre Excavations
  • Red River Ski and Summer Area
  • Sound Marketing / Its All About Satellites

Angel Fire Chamber Member for 1 year – since 2017:

  • Aspen Mountain Woodworks
  • El Monte Sagrado Taos
  • FNB New Mexico Raton
  • Goodnight Electronics
  • KWK Events
  • LMNOC Broadcasting
  • Moore Homecare
  • New Mexico Riveer Adventures
  • St James Hotel Cimarron
  • The Bump Coffee
  • Village Church
  • Wheeler Peak Lodge

Angel Fire Chamber Members that have joined this year 2018 and we hope will also be 30 year members!

  • CFT Decor & Gifts
  • ETown Tours
  • Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe
  • Kite Construction
  • Lindsey Custom Builders
  • Lindsey Land & Home
  • McKuna Grill
  • Moore Evacuation
  • Moreno Valley Ministerial Alliance
  • Mountain Supply True Value
  • North Eastern Construction
  • Phil Long Ford Raton
  • Red River Stables
  • This Moment in Time Photography
  • Always Loving Mankind (ALMS) Food Pantry

50/50 Raffle to begin October 17, 2018 on Support your Local Chamber Day!

Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting

Join us! We will be seating our new Executive Board of Directors, going over committee updates and discussing a delegation from Angel Fire to legislation in 2019. Help us make the Angel Fire Chamber the best that it can be.

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, 3407 Mountain View Boulevard, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Please note: There will not be Board of Director elections this year as per three year term limits, this is the by-year.

Thank you!