Angel Fire has seen its share of growing pains in the last few years and, at the same time, felt the pinch of the recession. The village council has grappled with both.
A slate of experienced public servants and new candidates are vying for three seats on the village council.
On the ballot, voters will select two councilors for four-year terms and one councilor for a two-year term. The two-year term came about because one seat was vacated soon after the previous election; Bill Humbert was appointed to fill that vacancy and is now running to keep it.
Humbert is joined in the race for the two-year term by John Ervin Hail, Jr. and Dafydd "Dave" Pritchard. Three people are running for the two four-year terms: sitting councilors, Chuck Howe and Rogers Lanon and political newcomer, Jo Mixon.
Visit the New Mexico Secretary of State website at bit.ly/1YTIo5B to register online to vote.
Vote March 6 at the Angel Fire Community Center, 15 CS Ranch Road, Angel Fire.
A candidate forum is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday (Feb. 26) at the Moreno Valley High School. The forum is hosted by Wheeler Peak Progressives, Moreno Valley High School, Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, Angel Fire Resort, Angel Fire Rotary, Colfax County Republican Party and Shuter Library. The forum will be moderated by award-winning journalist Guy Wood, former publisher of the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle.