Posts Categorized: General

La Fonda Staff Give Back

One of my favorite things about the family atmosphere at La Fonda is seeing how the spirit of cooperation reaches far beyond the job, to helping people throughout the community. I was reminded of this by a meeting of the Red Cross here recently. Our Director of Guest Services, Adrian Montoya, is a board advisor… Read more »

What is Your Call to Public Service?

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending a dinner where my older brother received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service from the SMU Dedman School of Law.  My brother and I, along with our sister, Amy, were raised by parents who showed us by their actions, of the import of giving back to… Read more »

Happy Valentine’s Day to All

My sweetie and I decided to head up to the ski basin yesterday to enjoy the crystal clear blue sunny day. The snow is gorgeous, still powdery, with just a few rocky glitches to watch for and there were no lift lines at all. Anyone thinking about getting out and carving some turns should head… Read more »

Which Team will be La Fonda’s Biggest Winner?

Our staff is amazing. They, on their own initiative, have implemented a “biggest loser” contest among our staff here at La Fonda. Fifty employees signed up for the challenge. We divided them into 3 teams and the initial weigh-in was the first week in January. There will be weigh-ins each month with the final weigh-in… Read more »

Mostar Bridge

Every Wednesday the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper chooses a reader submitted photograph to publish in its travel section.  On pure whim, I submitted a photograph from my recent family trip to Croatia.  Much to my surprise, my photo was chosen for publication. If you didn’t catch Wednesday’s edition, here is the photo that was… Read more »

A River Runs Through Val Kilmer’s Ranch

And it was flowing Thursday when he graciously opened his house for a luncheon fundraiser for The Wildlife Center. The Wildlife Center owns 20 acres of land south of Espanola, containing a wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center. Their mission is to conserve and restore native wildlife and their habitats through action-oriented education, promotion of public… Read more »