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Mora County

  • Mora County Notebook - A bit of the valley in the Duke City

    A little bit of Mora and San Miguel counties is in the metro area of Albuquerque this holiday season. For numerous years,

    Ted Roybal and his family have been selling freshly cut white fir and piñon trees from the Mora and Pecos mountains to residents of the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area.

    “I have been doing it for years,” Roybal, a resident of Rainsville, said in a telephone interview Thursday. “I was born into the business and have been doing it all my life.”

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Dec. 19, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    Final exams for Mora Middle and High School students
    Last day of school for winter break until Jan. 5
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangers basketball at Ben Lujan Tournament, varsity, away
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball at Ben Lujan Tournament, varsity, away

    Saturday
    10 a.m. —  Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball at Valley, away
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangers basketball at Ben Lujan Tournament, varsity, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas: A spring-like day in the middle of December?

    What is wrong with this picture? Here I sit at my typewriter; it is almost the middle of December and it is 55 degrees at noon here at 8,250 feet elevation. I just came inside and it feels like a spring day outside.

    I have one of my “ugly” Christmas sweaters on (I have never thought they were ugly!) and daughter Sherry just told me there was a shop near her in Phoenix that advertises and sells dozens of ugly sweater cookies, no less.

    The ugly sweater shop also is doing well, she says, even in  the warm and hot Arizona.

  • Mora Valley bursting with holiday cheer
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Dec. 12, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    TBA —  Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball at Taos Invitational, away

    Saturday
    TBA —  Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball at Taos Invitational, away
    Noon —  Mora High School Rangers basketball vs. Dulce, away
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Forever Free Christmas Fair, CHET Volunteer Fire Department

    Monday
    4 p.m. —  Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Memorial, away

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Timely tips from 1917 Christmas magazine

    I was all set to write a column about our areas “Rails and Trails events” around here (mostly in Las Vegas in the 1980s and ‘90s). That will be postponed because I just discovered a 1917 American Cookery magazine, the December issue and there are some nifty hints and ideas published so long ago.

  • Plenty of events for the weekend

    Mora County residents get ready, this weekend is going to be full of fun this weekend in Mora as the Christmas invasion has begun.

    Tonight (Friday) starting at 6 p.m. at Tapetas de Lana in Mora will host “Noche de Familia.” The evening will consist of a movie, food and other fun activities.  

    This event is sponsored by the Mora County DWI program. Everyone is welcome to this free event that promotes sobriety and family.

  • Basketball time
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Dec. 3, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    6 p.m. —  Mora County DWI Program’s Noche de Familia, movie, food and activities, Tapetas de Lana
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball at Santa Rosa Invite, away

    Saturday
    9 a.m.  to 3 p.m.—  Mora WinterFest, featuring arts and crafts by area artisans, Mora Elementary Gym
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball at Santa Rosa Invite, away
    Noon —  Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Thankfully, ‘tis time to try Tamera’s tasty tamales

    My buddy and fellow columnist, Art Trujillo, thinks that flying fruitcake will land on his day of retirement. Be careful what you wish for, Art. You might get several fruitcakes before then. My readers are always thoughtful and generous, I’ve learned. No further fruitcake columns are in the works here at the ranch, but I just discovered, in a treasure trove of very old letters sent to my mother in 1944, no less, a recipe for onion cake.