September 18, 2018

Angel Fire Studio Tour

When: September 29 & 30, 2018 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where: Various Moreno Valley Locations

For more information please visit

Presented by Art Up Northern New Mexico

Firefighter / EMT-I or P Job Opportunity

Position Available: Firefighter / EMT-I or P
Department: Fire & EMS Department

PRN Position with no benefits

The Village of Angel Fire Fire Department / Emergency Medical Services is accepting applications for a PRN Firefighter / EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic.

Requirements of the positions: Position entails all aspects of firefighting and emergency medical technician duties to include extinguishing fires, operating firefighting apparatus and equipment, responding to medical emergency calls, and providing patient care commensurate to level of licensure. Applicant must possess a valid Class E New Mexico driver’s license, acceptable driving record, high school diploma / GED, New Mexico EMT License, and applicable certifications.

Any individual offered employment will be required to pass a pre-employment DOT medical exam, drug test, and background check.

This is a PRN position without benefits. Must be able to work weekends.

Qualified applicants apply:

Village of Angel Fire
Terry Cordova
3388 Mountain View Blvd. (Human Resources)
575-377-3232 x122

The Village of Angel Fire is an Equal Opportunity Employer

New Mexico Chamber of Commerce Executive Association

By Jo Mixon, President & CEO Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

Group photo taken at the Freeport-McMoRan Copper Mine in Silver City, NM

I spent all last week in Silver City, New Mexico at the Summer Conference of the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce Executives Association to which I serve as 2018 President. Attended by Chamber leaders from all over the state of New Mexico, the agenda included leadership training with Cathi Hight, a special session with New Mexico State Secretary of Public Education, Christopher Ruszkowski, discussion about New Mexico State Liquor Licensing with State Representative Rebecca Dow, Community-Business Partnerships for Workforce Development by Curtis Clough and a tour of the Freeport-McMoRan Copper Mine. On Thursday night we were hosted to a dinner at the Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House in Pinos Alto by Western New Mexico University President Dr. Joseph Shepard. We learned how to host customer service training in our own areas by Glen Shepard Seminars and on Weds. we were treated to an old fashioned root beer float break! I find in any and all professions, it is good to be continually learning and training. It is also good to spend time with others in your field of expertise as a means of networking and mentoring.

The purpose of the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce Association is to improve members of the organizations management techniques, to promote professionalism of the executives (utilizing scholarships for continuing education), to promote fellowship among the New Mexico chambers, facilitating and encouraging the exchange of information relating to organization management methods, data collected with activities and projects and to inform, stimulate. and encourage our members to study and take positions on problems affecting the State of New Mexico, both as an organization and as individual chambers.

As a small rural chamber, this organization has provided a lifeline for us to be involved with the other chambers of New Mexico and it benefits us in legislative issues. Just as our chamber is an organization to promote the community and unity of the businesses in Angel Fire, the state chamber NMCEA association gives us an even greater voice. Our memberships represent over 10,000 businesses in New Mexico. Together as one voice, we are a strong voice for commerce.

Chambers of Commerce Offer More than Networking

The Angel Fire Chamber Traveling Chair obtained state recognition this month by Finance New Mexico and made it into their monthly newsletter, complete with photo and directions to the chair’s Facebook page!

Finance New Mexico on August 15, 2018 at 4:31 PM wrote:

This is one of the most creative member benefits we’ve seen in a long time. Well done Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce You (and your chair) were mentioned in our recent article

Chambers of Commerce Offer More than Networking

Chambers of commerce are trade associations charged with creating a business-friendly environment for their members in the communities where they’re based. They do this by advocating, educating and providing a variety of publicity tools.

While most chambers have a singular mission to support commercial activity, others advocate on behalf of businesses…

To encourage commerce among members, most New Mexico chambers provide printed or online membership directories and offer networking, advertising and referrals. But because chambers of commerce reflect their communities, other member benefits can vary widely among the state’s towns and cities.

Most chambers let members advertise on their official website, the membership directory or newsletters. The ads let members know the sponsoring businesses support the local business community. Chambers also increase member visibility through occasional contests and awards.

The chamber in Angel Fire, for example, sponsors a contest to build publicity for member businesses as it encourages hometown shopping. Every Monday throughout the summer, the chamber’s brightly painted rocking chair is delivered to a different unidentified member business, where customers, staff and visitors can take “selfie” photographs in the chair and hint at its location.

These photos are posted on it’s own Facebook page, along with a positive sentence about the mystery business, and are entered in an August 31 drawing. The winner gets a cash prize, but all participating businesses win through publicity. Visit the chair’s page to see where it has visited:

More than anything, chambers encourage relationships that are built on trust and shared interests that make our communities better places for everyone.
To find chambers of commerce in New Mexico, use the search engine at or search by location using the Municipal Index tab

Burn Ban Lifted

The burn ban for the Village of Angel Fire has been lifted. Due to widespread precipitation and increased humidity levels our local fire danger has been reduced significantly.

Although the burn ban is being lifted, Fire personnel would like you to continue to practice common sense fire safety. Be cautious with open flames and sparks, continue to smoke in designated smoking areas, do not discard smoking materials carelessly, extinguish all campfires and charcoal fires with plenty of water until they are cool to the touch, and do not leave any fire unattended.

Fireworks continue to be banned per Village Ordinance.

Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

John Murtagh, Fire Chief

Oldies Dinner & Dance

“Happy Days” Are Here Again! Rock Around The Clock With Us!

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

Cost: Adults – $25, Children (Ages 7-17) – $15, Children (Ages 6 & Under) – Free

Featuring Live ABQ Band – U4EA (EUPHORIA)

Purchase tickets at the Chamber of Commerce, Visitor Center or call 575-3779433.

Sponsored by Holy Angels Catholic Church

An Enchanted Evening Gala

Please join us for An Enchanted Evening Gala to support Camp Elliott Barker.

When: Saturday, August, 11, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: Camp Elliott Barker, Angel Fire, NM

Cost: $85.00 Per Guest

Eat Drink & Be Giving, Dinner, Drinks, Auction, Wine Pull

Schedule of Evening Festivities

  • 5:00 pm or 5:30 pm – Special Prelude Top Hat Tour
  • 5:30 pm – Cocktails in our Enchanted Forest, Peruse the Auction & try your luck at the Wine Pull
  • 6:30 pm – Feast on Gourmet Dinner by the Angel Fire Resort
  • 7:30 pm – Inspirational words
  • 8:00 pm – Dance the Night Away with DJ JoJo Valdez

Celestial viewing available. Please RSVP by July 25, 2018. Get fancy in the forest!

Guests are invited to dress for a magical evening in your best denim and jackets, dresses and boots.

Cimarron Days 2018

Featuring Live Music & Entertainment Including Gary Reynolds, Tommy Kear & Dusty McDaniel

Artist, Craftsman, Games, Prizes & 50/50 Raffle, Junior Miss Cimarron Contest Agges 6-13, Watermelon Eating Contest

When: Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where: Cimarron, New Mexico

For more information please call Pat Gruver at 575-613-3476, Diann Carpenter at 505-652-0700 or Jan Reynolds at 575-512-5130.

38th Annual High Country Arts & Crafts Festival

A juried artisan show, live music, beer and wine garden, family fun and much more.

When: July 28-29, 2018

Where: Enchanted Eagle Park, 151 Willow Creek Rd, Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Free Admission

Colfax County Burn Ban

A burn ban is in effect for Colfax County, Angel Fire, and the Carson National Forest.



Fines will be endorsed!

To keep informed on the current fire situation visit

Map of the Carson National Forest Closures