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Mora County

  • Palabras Pinturescas: The art of making sauerkraut from scratch

    I’ll bet I’m the only columnist around who is writing a story, a column about sauerkraut at the moment. Yes, I know since I learned how to make it at an early age and because I still enjoy it, there is a story there.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Ranch life demands plenty of skill in fixing up broken ‘what’s-its’

    When one lives in the country, particularly this big Mora County country, and when one’s father is the nearest doctor for many a bumpy road mile, one gets to know one’s neighbors in quite a different and fun way.

    Such was the case when I lived at Valmora, the tuberculosis hospital where a huge x-ray machine, an operating room and an emergency room were right next to our home. I’m always surprised and saddened when I read yet another obituary in the Optic about yet another acquaintance.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 18, 2015

    THURSDAY
    5 p.m.
    Mora High School volleyball teams will face off with Questa High School for district competition in the Joseph Montoya gym in Mora. Both the junior varsity and varsity will compete.

    FRIDAY
    TBA
    Mora High School cross country teams will compete in the Desert Academy meet in Santa Fe.

    SATURDAY
    1 p.m.
    Mora High School volleyball teams will face off with Escalante High School for district competition in the Joseph Montoya gym in Mora. Both the junior varsity and varsity will compete.

  • YHEC does well in competition

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Mora Youth Hunter Education Club members attended the Northern New Mexico Clay Target Challenge recently.

    The tournament was jointly sponsored by the hosting Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club, New Mexico Game and Fish and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

    Competitions were held in trap, bunker trap, five stand and Annie Oakley (an elimination contest) with first place medals awarded for boys and girls in three age categories.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: My unexpected visit with Dr. Tice

    The old boxes of books stored here keep me busy — busy going back in time with my vast family history. Most of the medical library is now housed at our University of New Mexico medical school, and I’m confident scholars there find these old books and their often dog- eared pages interesting.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 13, 2015

    THURSDAY
    Noon to 6 p.m.
    Mora Valley Community Health Services will be hosting its 40th Anniversary Open House from noon to 6 p.m. to meet the new providers. Free health screenings will be available. Barbecue, refreshments, music and door prizes. The clinic is located at 3 Mora Valley Clinic Road in Mora.

    5 p.m.
    Mora  High School volleyball teams will face off with the Lady Panthers of Pecos High School. Both the junior varsity and varsity will be competing. Games take place at Pecos High School.

    FRIDAY
    TBA

  • Almost time for some fun
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Aug. 28, 2015

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    3 to 6 p.m. —  Mora Valley Farmers Market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Southwest Capital Bank in Mora. For more information, call Betsy at 505-220-1845.

    Upcoming
    Sept. 4 to Sept. 7 — 105th Annual Wagon Mound Bean Day Celebration will feature a car show, street vendors, softball tournaments, a parade, rodeos, amateur horseshoe tournament, mud bog racing, and a free barbecue.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: We had much in common with airline seatmate

    I learned long ago that travel  brings up all sorts of fun encounters with complete strangers. I have always enjoyed starting up a conversation with a complete stranger, and of course this was no different a couple of weeks ago when flying home from Seattle with son Carl.

    He (he has long legs so he sits on the aisle seat in an airplane) and I were joined by a classy lady who sat in the window seat. She and Carl both had work to do with their computers and I read the daily Seattle Times until snacks were served.

  • Giving back to the community