September 20, 2018

Movies Under the Stars – Coco

Join us at dusk, at Frontier Park, 3367 Mountain View Blvd for the featured film Coco. Pack your snacks, sit back and enjoy the show!

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: Frontier Park, 3367 Mountain View Blvd, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Coco (PG) Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Star Party Rescheduled

As a result of unfavorable sky/weather conditions on July 7, the Star Party has been rescheduled for July 10 following the Summer Potluck by Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks.

When: July 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Where: Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center, 42 Marina Way, Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Main dishes and eating utensils provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Following the potluck, view the sun through a solar scope provided by Goose Jarigese.

Then at dark, view the moon and stars through a night scope provided by Gary Zientara.

Come learn interesting facts about our solar system and the stars and planets visible on that day.

Hope to see you there!

My thoughts On The Extreme Conditions Curtailing Activities

By Jo Mixon

I almost hesitate to write this but the calls we are receiving from people who are coming to spend their vacation over the 4th, have really saddened me. For the most part, the callers have been gracious about the Carson National Forest being closed and northern New Mexico being under a strict Burn Ban, but more than a few have been very upset and what I deem as selfish.

First I want to assure all of our visitors, none of this is being done to ruin your vacation. It is to preserve our forest and our villages (this includes our homes and businesses), so you might get to continue spending your vacations with us in the future.

The Forest Service issued a statement: “To say it’s “dry” is an understatement. The latest US Drought Monitor shows New Mexico remains in severe to exceptional drought across much of the state. Recent, spotty storms have only produced lightning and more wildfires. What we do not need are fireworks sparking more dangerous fires. Please be cautious and play it safe this long holiday weekend leading up to the 4th of July.”
There will be times until the fires are out, when smoke and ash float over to Angel Fire and the air quality is not as fresh as we are used to, during those times take precaution.

And remember just because you cannot take your ATV’s and jeeps into the forest or hike to Wheeler Peak or camp in your favorite place in the canyon, have campfires, smoke outside or light your fireworks this year, there are still so many fun things to do, it is hard to count them all.

Ellen Goins published a list of things to do in the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle:

Angel Fire Resort is on private land and so will continue to offer a host of activities that include:

  • Monte Verde Lake –Fishing, standup paddleboarding or pedalboating on the water and Eurobungy & Climbing Wall on the shore. Picnicing and an easy walking path around the Lake
  • Angel Fire Bike Park -Downhill Mountain Biking at the largest Bike Park in the Rocky Mountains. If you have never ridden a Bike Park or are a beginner to downhill riding, this is the perfect time to take a lesson or a guided ride. Riders will be introduced to elements of bike control through body positioning, braking and cornering on a gentle slope under the guidance of an instructor.
  • Angel Fire Resort Mountain Area -Scenic chairlift rides take you to the summit of our mountain at 10,677 feet. Explore one of the hiking trails, play disc golf or pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the valley views. When you are ready to head back, you have the option of either hiking down or riding the chairlift back to the base area.
  • Zipline Adventure Tours. You must weigh at least 90 pounds to enjoy the full Adventure Tour, but this summer the resort is offering the Family Flyer – two shorter ziplines for those who weigh 50 pounds or more.
  • Angel Fire Greenbelt Trails: Hiking or biking on one of the Greenbelt trail system in the Village of Angel Fire is a free-access system of trails that can be used for cross-country mountain biking, running or even hiking and there are several bike rental shops.
  • Angel Fire Tennis Center has six hard courts, including two Pickle Ball courts for use by Resort members, guests and visitors to the Moreno Valley.
  • Angel Fire Resort Golf Course -call 575-377-4488 for tee times
  • Free Friday Night Concerts in the Park, Fridays 5:00 pm to 7:30 p.m
  • Angel Fire Art + Farmers’ Market -Sundays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Eagle Nest options:

Eagle Nest Lake State Park is open for shore and boat fishing. Additionally, the Eagle Nest community is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Eagle Nest Dam June 30 to July 7 with events that include dam tours, music, kite flying, a canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard races, family activities, and more.

  • Ongoing and Seasonal Activities/Events in Eagle Nest

– June thru September include:

  • Dam Tours on Land by Gateway Museum. 505-603-9985
  • Dam Tours by Boat by Eagle Nest Adventures. 575-252-3252
  • Self-guided flora and fauna trail walks around Eagle Nest Lake. 575-377-1594
  • Farmer’s Market – Fridays thru the 1st Friday in September. 575-377-6188

Red River Ski & Summer Area received a special exemption for activities that include:

  • Scenic Summer Chairlift Rides – Hidden Treasures Aerial Park -Summer Mountain Tubing -Pioneer Flyer Zipline
    Additionally, the “Walk with a Ranger” is now a “Talk with a Ranger” at the Tip Restaurant Deck every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11 a.m. and the Tip Restaurant will serve food and beer along with the “Music on Top” concert series very Saturday at 11 a.m. on the deck.

Red River Visitor Center also gathered the following list:

  • Rent a bike or ride a surrey at Sitzmark Sports, Red River Community House events that include Hobbies in the House, Nature Hikes, Volleyball, Games on the Lawn, Story Time, Bingo, workouts, Line Dancing Lessons,Line Dancing, Kid’s Nature Crafts, S’mores & Stories, Senior Games, Movies in the Mountains, Jammin’ on the Porch, Red River History Hikes, and more. A schedule is available at the Red River Visitor’s Center or here. Fly fishing with local guides – Fagan’s Guided Fly Fishing, Red River Angler & Sport, Star Trading Post & Angler Fly Shop. Red River Angler and Sport also offers 4×4 tours at ETown, Rio grande rafting, horseback riding and guided rock climbing.
  • Fishing the Red River (within town limits and on the side that is not part of the Carson National Forest_ Town Pond, Eagle Rock Lake in Questa, Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument (Wild Rivers) and the Red River Fish Hatchery. Horseback riding tour through town and at Elizabethtown – Red River Stables & New Mexico Adventure Co.
  • Horseback riding on Bobcat Pass (private ranch tour) – Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures. Gunfights every Saturday at 4 p.m. and Wild West music Thursday’s at 4 p.m. – Frye’s Old Town. Bobcat Pass Cowboy Evenings on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s & Saturday’s, Live music – Motherlode Saloon, Bull O’ the Woods Saloon, The Lost Love Saloon, Red River Brewing Company. Ride the Go-Karts at The Pit Stop
  • E-Town 4×4 Tours on a private ranch – Red River Mountain Adventures, New Mexico Adventure Company. Weezie’s Wild Rides will trailer UTVs to the BLM grounds near Cerro (west of Red River and just north of Questa) as well as west of the John Dunn Bridge and trails west of there. Michael Martin Murphey concert at Bitter Creek Ranch (begins July 30) Disc Golf, volleyball and skate park at Mallette Park.
  • Plus BLM land remains under Stage II restrictions, which means the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is open for camping and recreational use. The Wild Rivers Recreation Area offers several hiking trails. Take State Road 378, three miles north of Questa off Highway 522. Pay a day-use or camping fee at self-serve stations near trail heads. Info, 575-758-8851.

We love our visitors and we truly want you to have a wonderful vacation experience. Please obey the rules during this dangerous, dry time and help us to preserve the natural beauty that brings you back year after year to share it with us!

Chamber Business After Hours

Business After Hours include hors d’oeuvres and drinks, networking and door prizes.

Everyone is welcome, both members and non-members of the Chamber of Commerce!

July 17, 2018
Angel Fire Family Dentistry
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
27479 Highway 64
Angel Fire, NM 87710

July 31, 2018
Land & Homes Services / Northeastern Construction
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
52 N Angel Fire Rd
Angel Fire, NM 87710

August 15, 2018
Goodnight Electronics / Moore Home Care
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
3453 Mountain View Blvd
Angel Fire, NM 87710

International Bank
Date TBA

The Summer Adventures Of The Traveling Chamber Chair

Enter to win $250.00 Cash Prize

It’s Easy! First Find the Chair!

Live Drawing August 31, 2018

Where was the chair last week? At the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce in the foyer. These people found the Traveling Chamber Chair during Week 1. They are now entered to win $250.00 cash prize!

How to Enter to Win the Summer Adventures of the Traveling Chamber Chair Grand Prize of $250.00

Here is all you have to do:

1. From the photo posted, find the member business where the Traveling Chamber Chair is visiting each week and go take a selfie, or have someone take a photo for you, sitting in, with or around the Traveling Chamber Chair. While you are there, take the time to visit the business (maybe make a purchase) and tell them how much you appreciate them!

2. Next, upload and post your photo on the Traveling Chamber Chair’s Face Book Page, the link is below, along with at least one positive sentence about the business who is hosting that week. Tell us what you like! Do not include the name of the business in your post! (Without the positive statement, your photo will be removed and disqualified)

3. You may enter one time per business location, once a week.

4. All photos and positive comments will go into the drawing.

5. Drawing will be held live, on Facebook, on August 31, 2018.

Who is eligible to enter? Everyone over the age of 18 years old. Residents and visitors!

You do not have to be a Chamber member to participate. Group photos are welcome. Be sure to designate the person or group the photo belongs to for an entry into the drawing that week. There may be children under the age of 18 in your photos, but they are not eligible for the grand prize. Questions? Call 575-377-6353.

Angel Fire & Enchanted Circle Traveling Updates

As of 8:00 am this morning (June 11, 2018), NM 64, between Cimarron and Eagle Nest is open. Crews have been and are working day & night to ensure safety in the Cimarron Canyon. Please use caution and patience and be prepared for delays. NM 204 remains closed at this time. Evacuations of Cimarron, Philmont Scout Ranch and Ute Park have been lifted and all of their residents have been able to return to their homes. The fire has burned 36,740 acres and is 77% contained. Angel Fire and Eagle Nest are in no danger from this fire, events planned are still happening, so there is no need to change your vacation/travel plans. However, at least this week, you may still want to take alternative routes to get up here. Be patient and expect heavy slower traffic and to add a little extra time to your travels which ever route you decide… it is well worth it!

Optional driving routes due to NM 64 closure:

NM 120: From Interstate 25, take the Wagon Mound Exit and head WEST on state road 120 to Ocate which is approximately 23 miles and takes about 26 minutes. From Ocate you can continue on 120 all the way to state road NM 434 and then into Angel Fire. There is a 12 mile stretch once you are up in the mountains that is rough and rocky and very narrow. You do not need a 4WD but if your tires are in poor shape, this route is not advised. Nor would we advise RV’s or vehicles pulling trailors to take this route. On it says: NM120 from mile marker 4 to mile marker 12, unpaved road, may be impassable in inclement weather- proceed at your own risk.

NM 434: If you have followed the direction from above to Ocate, as you get into Ocate, take a LEFT onto state road 442 to La Cueva which is 23 miles/takes 26 minutes. At La Cueva, take a RIGHT onto state road 518 to Mora which takes 7 minutes. In Mora, take a RIGHT onto state road 434 to Angel Fire which is 34 miles, takes about 48 minutes. At mile marker 19 there is a very short stretch of unpaved road that should pose no problem. Once past that, the road does become narrower with no shoulder until after mile marker 23. If you are driving a very large RV and feel you would not be comfortable on this narrower section of NM434, your alternative would be to continue on through Mora on state road 518 to Taos which is about 48 miles/ 1 hr. 10 min. In Ranchos de Taos turn RIGHT onto NM 68-N, then follow directions below. From this point it is 26 miles, 45 minutes to Angel Fire.

From Taos: On NM 68-N turn RIGHT at the Taos Visitor Center onto NM585. At the dead end turn RIGHT on NM 434. Once you are on NM 434, it is a paved, winding 2-lane mountain pass. This route is 37 miles, takes about 35 minutes depending on traffic flow.

I ran this ad in the eBlast on ironically, the Monday before the Ute Fire started, I was asked to re-run it. As we now know, it can happen again in an instant… one tiny spark of flame.

Please be aware and please take this very seriously. Angel Fire, Colfax County, Taos County and Carson National Forest are all under a BURN BAN.

Inform your family, guests, renters and neighbors. Thank you!

Festival Eclectica 2018

Join us for a day of fun and music!

When: June 16, 2018 from 4:00 pm to ???

Where: Colfax County Airport, Angel Fire, NM

Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, Max Gomez, Barracutunga, Rob Martinez & Friends, Banda Atomica

Tickets: $40, Kids 12 & Under: $15, Under 5 Free

For more information please call 575-377-6755 or visit

All net proceeds benefit The Shuter Library.

Open House & Ice Cream Social

Join us to celebrate our new office and meet our growing team. Our new office is located at 6 First National Place, just off of North Angel Fire Road. Look for our big red sign and we hope to see you there!

When: June 16, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Chisum Realty Group, Keller Williams
6 First National Place
Angel Fire, NM 87710


Chisum Realty Group, a Keller Williams Company, have chosen to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED Day, the company’s annual day of service, dedicated to renewing, energizing, and donating to their local communities.

When: June 7, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Garden Club

As part of the RED Day effort, Chisum Realty Group has chosen to spend the day with the Angel Fire Garden Club on N. Angel Fire Road on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Join our team, or at least give us a wave, as we work in the medians to pull weeds and plant flowers for the summer.

Village of Angel Fire Mass Notification System

Village of Angel Fire Mass Notification System through Colfax County Emergency Management

To sign up and create an account to be notified (emailed or texted) by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.

Examples include:

  • Evacuation notices
  • Bio-terrorism alerts
  • Boil water notices
  • Missing child reports

Please click link below:

Always Remember, In Case Of Emergency Please Dial 911