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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Callon, Perrigo wrote about early rodeosCallon, Perrigo wrote about early rodeos

    Rodeo, sometimes called ro-DAY-o by old-timers is coming to town, starting Aug. 1. One of my dictionaries describes a rodeo as “an exhibition of cowboy skills.” Another says it is “a public exhibition of cowboy skills, as bronco riding and calf roping.” I bet Ron and Elaine Querry now there is a lot more to producing a rodeo than roping and riding.

  • Martinez attends UNM law camp

    Submitted to the Optic

    Tristan Martinez, a student from Lazaro Garcia Middle School, recently returned from a week at University of New Mexico Law Camp, which was the 13th annual New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association and University of New Mexico Summer Law Camp.  

    He was thrilled and excited with the experience he had during the week. They stayed on campus all week.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Be extra cautious during 100-horse parade

    The word is getting out and in case you have missed it, the centennial celebration of our Cowboys Reunion and Rodeo is just about a month away. Ron and Elaine Querry are ramrodding this event,  and here’s a tip from my 10-gallon hat (a Stetson, of course) to them for taking on such a big project.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - July 3, 2015

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Upcoming
    TBA — Thursday, July 9 to Friday, July 10 — Junior Ranger Camp at Fort Union National Monument. The camp explores the monument’s history. For more information, call 425-8025 or visit www.nps.gov/foun.
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — July 23 to July 24 — The Miranda Serna Basketball Camp will take place at Joseph Montoya Gym in Mora. For more information, contact Jeanie Abeyta at 575-387-2078 or jeanieabeyta@yahoo.com.

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Sharp shooters
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 19, 2015

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    10 a.m. to noon -  Open House and ribbon cutting to celebrate the new ownership of the St. Vrain Mill.

    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Dodgers vs. Yankees, Field 1, and Cubs vs. Rockies, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League T-Ball, Rockies vs. Giants, Field 1, and Angels vs. Padres, Field 2

    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Dodgers vs. Rockies, Field 1, and Yankees vs. Cubs, Field 2

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Lots of people still have and use cedar chests

    Surprises come in all sizes here at my house. You, my readers, have really made my day, my week… I am so surprised so many of you do still have your cedar chest, and you have a story about it as well. Your in person visits, phone calls and notes prove this one column hit home with many of us. Thank you for telling me about yours too.

    A call from Santa Fe from our friend Fernando leads the list of cedar chest owners. His family still has five chests, all in use. And in 1951 he made two that are still in use with his family and will go to his granddaughters.

  • Foundation buys St. Vrain Mill

    Submitted to the Optic

    The  Saint Vrain Mill Preservation and Historical Foundation has achieved its lontime goal of purchacing the mill. Merl Witt, the foundation’s president, said the mill was purchased earlier this month from Michael and Chris Montoya of Mescalero.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Anyone still own a cedar chest?

    Catching up in person with friends from 60 plus years ago is always fun. One of my favorite high school and college friends spent several days with me here at the ranch recently. We do admit we are getting older, but we still have a lot to laugh about and to be thankful for in so many ways.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 12, 2015

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Cubs vs. Yankees, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Dodgers, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League T-Ball, Angels vs. Giants, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Padres, Field 2

    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Dodgers vs. Cubs, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Yankees, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League T-Ball, Padres vs. Giants, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Angels, Field 2

    Upcoming