November 13, 2019

Village Of Angel Fire News

Clean tin cans are now accepted for recycling at the Angel Fire Recycle locations. Please make sure the cans are clean inside before placing in recycle. For more information, call the recycle center at 575-377-6967.

The Angel Fire Police Department has a new home since January 16, 2019. We are now located at 27 Halo Pines Terrace.

The Angel Fire Municipal Court is also now at this address as well as the Motor Vehicle Department. All phone numbers will remain the same.

The Angel Fire MVD office will be open Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in it’s new location. Hours: 8:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

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

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

Angel Fire Recycling Program Update

Message from the Village Manager:
An update on important issues to Village Residents
Angel Fire Recycling Program

Over the past several years the recycling program offered by the Village of Angel Fire has seen many iterations. This is due to a number of factors, most of which have to do with the wider recycling industry and the availability of buyers for recyclable materials. Since the term, “Think global, act local” was coined, it has continued to develop as part of our collective consciousness. The present timely application of this ideology is brought to light through China’s recent embargo in receiving U.S. recyclable waste. The way that local entities handle their recycling in real and responsible ways has a true quantifiable global impact. Over the years China has received the world’s trash, primarily American, without question or much inspection. Now that China is trying to clean up their act, they are requiring that the recyclables coming into their country are in fact clean enough to use. This embargo highlights the fact that most of the items that we put into the recycle bin do not qualify; therefore, The National Recycling Coalition published a press release this week stating, “that it is important to remind your residential customers now that they should ONLY recycle the items on their LOCAL recyclables list… When in Doubt – throw it in the trash! (For reference to the entire article, go to:

Even though that is not what most of us want to hear, it is the current reality of the situation throughout the United States, items are either being stockpiled until another processing facility is found or items are diverted back into landfills. Ultimately, recyclables are an industry and when there is not a market for receiving those materials, there is nowhere for them to go except for the landfill. Unfortunately, The Village of Angel Fire is not in any different situation than the rest of the country. Although this is a sobering reality, we have to deal with it realistically and not continue to “wishfully recycle”.

The single most impactful action available to all of us is that of, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” keeping in mind that recycling is at the bottom of that list because it requires more energy and materials to turn waste back into a usable product. The Village of Angel Fire is continually evaluating and seeking recycling options; however, when there is not a buyer for the material or when the expense of preparing the material heavily outweighs the revenue it creates an unsustainable system. Presently, cardboard, iron and aluminum have proven to be sustainable commodities; whereas glass, paper and plastic prove more problematic.

Daily, we continue to evaluate better options for our community than what are currently available because we do believe that recycling is an important aspect to waste management; however, we need to ensure that whatever we endeavor is ultimately sustainable.

As an update, we would like residents to look out for the new signage that will be going up along Highway 434. Because these signs will be posted along state highway, it is the domain of the NMDOT. Currently, the signs are still in the approval phase within the State DOT.

If you have any further questions on the issue, please contact Brian Bredthauer, Solid Waste/recycling Superintendent or myself, Rick Tafoya, Village Manger by calling Village Hall at 575-377-3232.

Public Hearing Notice

The purpose of this public hearing is to receive resident input on the 2018 / 2019 budget.

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Where: Village Hall Meeting Room

Terry Cordova, Village Clerk
Barbara Cottam, Mayor

Village of Angel Fire
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Post: 04/23/2018


Angel Fire Community Spring Cleanup Day

Roll up your sleeves for Angel Fire’s village-wide clean up. The Village of Angel Fire & Angel Fire Proud’s organizers are hosting their Annual Spring Clean Up, Saturday, May 5, 8:30 am to 11:30 am, rain or shine.

Angel Fire residents with proof of residency (current water billing) can dump appliances (no refrigerators), slash and more for free at the Angel Fire Collection Center, 55 Camino Grande, east of Highway 434 near the Moreno Valley High School. But no tires, mattresses, paint or commercial and demolition waste. The collection center will be open Saturday 8:00 am to Noon.

Cleanup Day Details

  • Meet at the Village Hall, 3388 Mountain View Blvd., Saturday, May 5 beginning at 8:30 a.m. for supplies, including gloves, bags and T-shirts.
  • Coffee & donuts: While signing in and picking up supplies volunteers are welcome to enjoy a morning snack.
  • Lunch: After the clean up, volunteers are invited to enjoy a free Cinco de Mayo themed lunch at the Village Hall starting after 11 a.m.
  • Contest: A prize will be given to the volunteer who collects the “weirdest, most unusual” piece of trash.

New Mexico Clean & Beautiful & local businesses are among the key partners in this annual program.

New Mass Notification System In Place

The Village of Angel Fire has implemented the Mass Notification System through Colfax County Emergency Management. This is an enhanced emergency notification system.

The system allows us to CALL YOU to alert you to an emergency in your area. The system uses phone numbers in the 911 database. These numbers are traditional or hard-wire phone lines. Our new system allows you to enter additional information into our emergency notification system to be called if there is an emergency in your area.

* There is no cost to you for this service and the information you enter is protected. *

With our new system you can enter your cell phones, a text device, email address, fax number, or work phone number. If you would like to sign up for alerts at your home address but also at your work address, our system will allow you to do that. You pick where, you pick how.

The Emergency Notification system will be utilized in emergency situations. Emergencies are defined as imminent or potential threats to life and / or property. Emergencies may include but is not limited to:

  • Missing endangered child (amber alert)
  • Missing endangered adult
  • Flooding
  • Wild fire
  • Police activity that would require you to evacuate or to take shelter
  • Natural gas leaks
  • Severe threatening weather (rotation in clouds, large hail with cloud rotation, tornado warnings)

The Emergency Notification system will also be utilized for non-emergency (yet potentially hazardous) situations. Examples of Non-emergencies are:

  • School delays and closures
  • Local Government delays and closures
  • Utility issues (broken water line, power outages, etc.)
  • Road closures

There will be no political messages or sales messages. It is our goal to keep the citizens of this community informed of dangers and hazards within the area, while minimizing any intrusion into your everyday lives. We do not intend to flood you with calls everyday. Please click on the following link to sign up for the Colfax Emergency Notification System.


Always Remember, In Case of Emergency Please Dial 911

Village Of Angel Fire Burn Ban

Please remember we are still under a BURN BAN. See the letter from Fire Chief John Murtagh below that outlines what is included in this ban. Be mindful of your own actions and also remember we are a tourist town. If you see someone with an outdoor bonfire or anything listed in the guidelines below, who resides or is vacationing in a nearby home and does not know the burn ban is in effect, please be neighborly (that means tactful and friendly) and explain to them or call the authorities.

It takes the entire village to help prevent forest fires!

January 9, 2018

Beginning January 10, 2018 at 7:00 am, outside fires and open burning will be prohibited.

This prohibition is due to the lack of precipitation, high winds, and the continued drying out of fuels throughout the Village of Angel Fire. (Although low temperatures and reasonable humidity minimize the risk of fire danger, the remaining factors have greatly influenced this ban.)

Included in the ban are: Above ground detonation; agriculture burning; bonfires; burning of explosives; campfires; ceremonial fires; controlled burning; outdoor cooking fires; disease control; outdoor heating fires; outdoor welding and hot torch burning; ignition of rocket motors; open burning; open flames; timber and forest management; research and development; slash piles; outdoor smoking; and weed burning.

Charcoal broilers, barbecue grills and coal-burning stoves used outside of private dwellings are classified as campfires and are prohibited.

Exceptions are: Cooking and heating devices that use kerosene; white gas or propane as fuel if used with adequate fire protection and defensible space; commercial grade smokers with adequate fire protection and defensible space; commercially constructed personal smokers with adequate fire protection and defensible space; smoking that is restricted to designated areas, within structures, or inside vehicles equipped with ashtrays.

The ban will stay in effect until climactic conditions improve and the threat of fire danger is reduced.

John Murtagh
Chief of Fire / EMS

John Murtagh
Fire Chief

575-377-3347 (Station)
575-377-6098 (Fax)

PO Box 610
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Village Of Angel Fire Public Notice

Angel Fire NM 87710
(575) 377-3232
Council Meeting
Tuesday January 9th, 2018 at 5:30 pm at Village Hall

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Consent Agenda

Approval of the December 12th Regular Council Meeting Minute

Requests and Responses from the Audience (Limited to 3 minutes)
Announcements and Proclamation Reports

1. Governing Body Report
2. Manager’s Report
3. Staff Report
4. Committee Reports

Old Business


New Business

A. Presentation by Kit Carson on the Enchanted Circle Economic Development Proposal
B. Discussion / Approval of Resolution 2018-01 a Resolution Establishing the Open Meeting
C. Discussion/Approval of Resolution 2018-02 a Resolution Authorizing and Approving Submission of a Completed Application for Financial Assistance and Project Approval to NMFA
D. Discussion/ Approval of an Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of General Obligation Bonds Series 2018 (1st Reading) (Public Hearing )
E. Discussion/ Approval of a Preventative Maintenance Agreement with Wagner /CAT for the New 140M3 Motor Grader .
F. Discussion/Approval to Impose a Burn Ban Within the Village of Angel Fire
G. Discussion/Approval to Consider to Bid Project AF 2018-001 , Services Building Construction Project

Terry Cordova, Village Clerk Barbara Cottam, Mayor

Post: 01/4/2018

Next Regular Council meeting will be: January 23rd, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Subject to Change Until: Friday January 5th, 2018 at 5:30 pm


Village Of Angel Fire Online Billing

Great news! The Village of Angel Fire Utility billing office has set up online billing for customer use. You can set up your payment account here: