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Mora County

  • Mora County Notebook - Lazaro Garcia admired by many

    Lazaro Garcia, a well-respected community leader from Mora county is being remembered as a staunch Democrat who set a good example for his family and his community. The 102-year-old passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Mora home on Oct. 9.

    His passing shook Mora, as he was well-known and highly respected by many — not only from the small valley community and the surrounding area — but also statewide.

  • Ranger pride
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 17, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot
    5 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Questa, junior varsity and varsity, home
    Saturday
    TBA — Mora cross country at Rio Rancho, away
    1 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Mesa Vista, junior varsity and varsity, away
    3 p.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Dulce, home
    Thursday
    5 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Questa, junior varsity and varsity, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Bigger sisters keep smaller brothers wondering

    In keeping with the spirit of seasons in my writing career, I search out ideas and possible sources of information not easily found elsewhere. I don’t have to look far into our amazing collection of “stuff” to find something and I hope the grandchildren will carry on the family reading, researching traditions.

    I discovered a 1916 magazine, the October 1916 Volume XXI, Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics.”

  • Mora County Notebook - Ocaté weaver captures first place at festival

    Roberta Vigil was on the prowl for years trying to learn how to weave until roughly 20 years ago when a group of women from Ocaté decided to take a class in weaving. Since then Vigil has never stopped, and her work has progressed from smooth lines to complex pieces featuring wildlife, cattle brands and unique designs.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 10, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot
    4 p.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, away

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Escalante, home
    1 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Escalante, junior varsity and varsity, home

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Talk about classic beauties

    “There is a story here.” I must have said that a dozen times recently. I discovered an event at nearby (to me) Pendaries called the Autumn Harvest Festival. Center stage in  this event was an exhibit, a lineup of some very special cars.

  • Weather - Oct. 3, 2014

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 68. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 77. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 74. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43.

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 76.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:57 a.m. to 6:42 p.m.

  • Mora County Notebook - HU hoops players deliver dictionaries

    Submitted to the Optic

    Mora Elementary School got a special delivery last Wednesday. New Mexico Highlands University basketball players Matt Logan, Drew Herig, Amal Wilson, and Kaylen Shane, with head coach Craig Snow and assistant coach Brandon Mason, handed out new, hard-cover Webster’s Dictionaries to each child in Deborah Lujan and Joe Gonzales’ classrooms, courtesy of the local Rotary Club. Club members Janet Remenyik and Editha Bartley joined in on the fun event.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 3, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot
    TBA. — Mora volleyball at Santa Fe Indian School Tournament, varsity, away
    4 p.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home

    Saturday
    TBA — Mora cross country at Santa Fe Indian School
    TBA — Mora volleyball at Santa Fe Indian School Tournament continued, varsity, away
    Noon — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Dulce, away

    Monday