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Business Spotlight
Railyard Rebel

Railyard Rebel is a unique shopping experience in the heart of  Chama, New Mexico. The building housing Railyard Rebel is called Sterling & Sage which is situated just outside of the Cumbres & Toltec train station, in downtown Chama. We embrace our New Mexican cultures bringing truly authentic apparel and gifts that our visitors will find unique. The shop carries a variety of products for all ages. Railyard Rebel offers a blend of western style and bohemian design that creates a one-of-a-kind of look. We are proud to feature a gorgeous selection of clothing, jewelry, accessories, hats, t-shirts, and New Mexico inspired gifts. Browse our selection of clothing and gifts that the rebel in us all. Come and visit soon! For more information call 505-980-6791 or email Visit the store today in downtown Chama at 534 Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM, 87520.


November 2022_Newsletter
Board Meeting Agenda

November 14, 2022

  • Call to Order: President, Roseann Talamante
  • Approval of Agenda: President, Roseann Talamante
  • Approval of October 11, 2022, Minutes: President, Roseanne Talamante
  • Financial Report: Treasurer, Anna Pobar 
  • Village of Chama Representative
  • CTSRR Representative: Abigail Martinez
  • Committee Reports

Welcome Center Update: Kim Smith-Casford

Membership Committee: Karlee Phippen

Office Report: Leah Phone 

  • Old Business:

Business After HoursNovember 17, 2022, at Vista del Rio Lodge

Chama Radio Travel Show

NYE Gala & Dance

  • New Business:


Hours of Operation for Welcome Center

Outdoor signage (permanent)

Snowmobile Poker Run

Maternity Leave

  • Motion to Adjourn: Next Meeting, December 13, 2022

Board Meeting Updates

October 2022

The Chama Valley Chamber of Commerce had its October board meeting on Tuesday, October 11th, at 5:30 pm at the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center. Don’t forget we have approved our new Bylaws, which can be found on our website If you haven’t had a chance, we encourage all of our members to read and review the new Bylaws. If you would like a hard copy of the Bylaws, please stop by the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center, and we will be happy to make you a copy. 

The hours of the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center will be changing beginning November 1st. We will only be open Tuesdays thru Saturdays. As of right now, our opening time will remain the same (9:00 am to 5:00 pm), but we may be changing that as well. If changes are made, we will update everyone using our website and our social media pages. If you have any questions, please contact us at 575-756-2306 or email us at

We are excited to announce that the CVCC will be holding a New Year’s Eve Gala in conjunction with the Chama Valley Rotary Club. The event will be held at Down Home Lodge, and we will enjoy a lovely evening of dining and dancing! More detailed information will come soon, including ticket information. Be sure to follow our social media pages or check our website. We will also be posting flyers and sending out emails with the information. 

We also had a presentation from the Director of La Clinica del Pueblo de Rio Arriba, Darren DaYapp. La Clinica is asking for voters to support the formation of the La Clinica del Pueblo de Rio Arriba EMS/Ambulance Special Hospital District on Tuesday, November 8th. Approval of this district would allow La Clinica to continue to focus on providing quality and safe EMS and EMS/Ambulance services. If you would like more information on this district and why it’s important to vote yes, please contact the welcome center at 575-756-2306 or La Clinica at 575-588-7252. You can also find out more information by visiting the Rio Arriba County website at or calling 575-588-7724 or 505-753-1780.

You can now advertise your business, events, etc., in our newsletter. If you want to learn more about advertising with us, call Leah Phone at 575-756-2306 or email Don’t forget the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center has take-home Covid-19 tests for FREE! Stop by during business hours and get the tests you need for you and your family. 

Our next board meeting will be on Tuesday, November 8th, at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be at the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center, but please let us know if you would like to host one of our board meetings at your business. If a Zoom meeting is necessary, we will post the link on our social media pages for those who would like to attend. Everyone is welcome to attend our Chamber meetings, member or not. If there is an item you would like included on the agenda, please get in touch with Leah Phone at 575-756-2306 or by Friday, October 7th. Any changes to the meeting, including the agenda, will be posted on our social media pages. Follow and like the Chama Valley Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center on Facebook and visitchamanm on Instagram!


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