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Mora County

  • 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.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 28, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Saturday
    Noon —  Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, home
    2 p.m. —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball vs. Taos, home
    Monday
    4 p.m. —  Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Santa Rosa, home

    Tuesday
    4 p.m. —   Mora High School Rangerettes basketball vs. Pecos, away
    4 p.m. —   Mora High School Rangers basketball vs. Pecos, away

    Wednesday

  • Mora County Notebook - Organizations working to improve park

    Morphy Lake State Park is usually booming during the summer months, but in the winter it is quiet, as ducks can be seen gently floating across the calm chilly water.

    For numerous Mora County farmers the park means a way to store water that will be used to irrigate their fields during the growing season. The winter months are crucial to the farmers as the moisture is needed in the spring and summer.

    But there is a slight problem.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Moberg garage could fix just about anything

    I have an audience of one as I write this column on Nov. 17. It is 10:30 in the morning and it has warmed up to 32 degrees. It was 1 degree at 8 this morning and there are 7 to 8 inches of snow on the ground. The snow has finally melted off the deck railing and because it is iron it is obviously the only warm perch around here at the moment.

    My visitor is a very cold mourning dove. Her feathers are fluffed out to the maximum, and she is watching the houseflies that have suddenly come alive and are crawling up the picture windows here.

  • 4-H club hosts annual banquet

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Mora Rough Riders 4-H club gathered last Saturday at the Mora VFW to end their year with an annual banquet. As a youth development program, the 4-H organization can be found in almost every school community. By supporting youth from elementary school through high school with programs and hands-on activities, the 4-H club is designed to engage them in science, citizenship and healthy living.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 17, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Raton, junior varsity and varsity, home

    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. West Las Vegas, seventh and eighth, home

    Tuesday
    TBA —  CASSM meeting at Mora Elementary School, Chompers the Mastadon with Dr. Kate Zeigler, a paleontologist at Highlands University, and Sarah Brown of the forestry department.

    Wednesday
    12:30 p.m. — Mora Schools early release

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Praises for old ‘Victorian Gazette’

    It is fun to have new folks move into our area. I know from having guests here at the ranch for so many years, that all who come seem to be curious about this big area of New Mexico.

    It is no secret. When both individuals and tour groups come our way, they ask questions, walk our streets, read our signs and want more information. One good source of local and regional information is our Citizen’s Committee for Historic Preservation.

  • Mora County Notebook - Moberg’s garage and towing celebrates 50th anniversary

    Submitted to the Optic

    Ernie Moberg celebrated 50 years in business earlier this month with friends and family at his shop in Watrous. His brother and sister were able to come all the way from Minnesota to celebrate with him. 

    The celebration include barbecued elk and a huge triple flavored cake. A hilarious roast reminisced about the many injuries Moberg has survived and his friend, Randy Huston, sang a special song for him titled “Lucky.” 

  • MORA COMMUNITY CALENDAR/Lunch menu - Nov. 14, 14

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot
    Saturday
    TBA. —  Mora cross country at the state meet, Rio Rancho
    Tuesday
    5 p.m. —  Mora County Commission meeting, Mora Schools
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball, seventh and eighth, home
    Thursday
    TBA —  Mora volleyball at state tournament, varsity, continues through Saturday, Nov. 15

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