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Mora County

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 4, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    TBA — Mora Track Team at Santa Fe Indian School Invitational, away
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Tucumcari, doubleheader, home
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Peñasco, home
    Sunday
    1 p.m. — Seed Exchange, pot luck picnic, Tapetes de Lana and St. Gertrude’s Community Room bring seeds to exchange
    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs McCurdy, away
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Pecos, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The impacts of Dr. Alan Thal, Ralph Hanks

    Yes, there are times when I pick up the Optic and suddenly get my chain jerked, as they say.  Mora County has just lost two incredible individuals, Dr. Alan Thal and Ralph Hanks.

  • Mora County Notebook - Durán heading to state Spanish Spelling Bee

    Kaitlyn Duran, daughter of Amy and Mario Duran, will be traveling on April 12 to Albuquerque to compete in the State Spelling Bee. She will be representing the Mora Schools as the No. 1 Spanish language speller of the county.

    The students who participated in the spelling bee this year were enthusiastic and worked hard to learn to spell the Spanish words. Rita Sanchez, their teacher, said that they were very motivated and spent extra time practicing.

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

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    TBA — Mora Rangers baseball at Clayton Baseball Tournament, away
    Saturday
    TBA — Mora Track at West Las Vegas, away
    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Taos, away
    Wednesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. East Mountain, home
    Thursday
    1 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Open House, Mora Independent Schools

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

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Fire season is around the corner

    Once in a while (not often anymore) an old time truck will backfire as it meanders down our road here in the mountains. The  modern vehicle engine obviously is more efficient.

    Another backfire definition has to do with actual fires. Backfires are used to stop both prairie and forest fires, and that practice has been around at least 150 years or more.

  • Mora County Notebook - Credit Union holds annual meeting

    The Rincones Presbyterian Credit Union held its 53rd annual meeting on Sunday at the Tilford Memorial Building in Chacon. The meeting was well attended with 60 members present. The meeting was opened with a prayer by CLP Shirley Sandoval. Vice Chair Lebao Martinez introduced Frank Mulholland of the New Mexico Securities Division.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 21, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Saturday
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. West Las Vegas, junior varsity, doubleheader
    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Questa, home
    Tuesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Raton, junior varsity, doubleheader, home
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO food distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. McCurdy, away

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU
    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Bullfighting compared to ballet

    There is a new kid in the corral, a different kid to some. To us who live on a ranch, he is a welcome addition. He is a shiny black yearling black Angus bull. He has a fancy background, and a fairly light birth weight, very important when one has a working ranch, as in a cow/calf operation.

    He jumped out of the trailer, ready to take on that old bull that has served this ranch so well for a long time. The old bull probably outweighs him by a thousand pounds, so it didn’t take long for him to realize he’d just be friends, fighting is for another day and time.

  • Mora County Notebook - Watershed Alliance conducts study

    The Mora Watershed Alliance began the three-part study of the Mora Watershed Threats and Opportunities earlier this month. Edward A. Martinez, an associate professor at New Mexico Highlands University in the Department of Natural Resources, Watershed Management class were present. They will study the data collected and report their findings at the last class in May.
    About 40 people participated in the study held at the Buena Vista Fire Department.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 14, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Wednesday
    6:30 p.m. — Mora 4-H Meeting-Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    7 p.m. — Glimpses of the Past, “Conflict on the Prairie:” The Red River War of 1874,” 116 Bridge St., Las Vegas

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU
    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.
    Monday — Closed, Presidents’ Day
    Tuesday — Tamale, vegetable salad, pinto beans, whole wheat tortilla, mandarin oranges