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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Saluting Rogers’ book

    The nearest forest fires so near to our watersheds were of great concern to those of us who live in these mountains. The smoke alone caused us to spend a lot of time watching for flying embers that could ignite a fire anywhere there is dry grass. There is lots of that everywhere now. May the rains come now.
    My last column, “Palabras Pintorescas (word pictures) was devoted to a review of the brand new book by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, “Learning Las Vegas,” that just hit our Tome on the Range bookstore.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 21, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, A’s vs. Angels, Little League Field-Holman
    6 p.m. — Rockies vs. A’s, Field #1, Cardinals vs. Dodgers, Field #1, Holman
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Closing Ceremonies Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, Angels vs. Pirates, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — A’s vs. Cardinals, Field #1, Rockies vs. Dodgers, Field #2, Holman
    Friday

  • Mora County Notebook: Summerfest raises money for theater

    The VFW Building and grounds was a busy place on Saturday as people set up their booths for the many people who came to enjoy the day visiting with friends and neighbors and shopping and playing games. Mora Summerfest was truly a family affair.

    There were two food booths where people bought food and many booths with cookies, pies, tortillas and even watermelon. There were  six games with prizes for winners that were popular. They included balloon bust, ring toss and so forth.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Elizabeth Rogers’ book is a good piece of art

    I have an old, intricately designed and sewed patchwork quilt. I have worked many a jigsaw puzzle, and I have admired many beautiful mosaics in many different places. It takes talent to line up all of those pieces into a real work of art.
    Such is the case with a very new book about Las Vegas. “Learning Las Vegas, Portrait of a Northern New Mexico Place” by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers is an unbelievably good piece of journalism.

  • Mora County Notebook: Strategic planning session held

    On Saturday, a large group of Mora County citizens gathered at the Mora School Board Room to hold their first strategic planning session with professional facilitators guiding the work.
    Over the last few decades Mora County has been in the process of planning for the future of the county.

    The Mora Comprehensive Land Use Plan  developed in the early ‘90s is the result of many Mora citizens and officials creating a complete overview of the future needs of the county.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 14, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mora Summerfest, VFW Hall,  arts and crafts games, carnival and more. Sponsored by Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce and VFW-Proceeds go to Mora Valley Theater
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, Angels vs. Pirates, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Cardinals vs. A’s, Little League Field #1, Dodgers vs. Rockies, Field #2, Holman
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, Pirates vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The old days of fires, ginger ale and La Fonda

    Smoke from the Tres Lagunas fire billows up in huge clouds as I write this. Yes, it is a long way across the mountain from the Pecos Canyon to Rociada, but fire knows no limits when such high winds blow night and day.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 7, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ­— First of Mora County Strategic Planning Sessions, Mora High School Library and Lecture Hall
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary Meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW Regular Meeting, VFW Hall
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, Pirates vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — A’s vs. Dodgers, Little League Field #1, Rockies vs. Cardinals Field # 2, Holman
    Thursday

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora native wins prestigious award

    Simon R. Fresquez, of the United States Navy CMI/EXW/SW has been awarded the Marvin G. Shields Award for the calendar year 2012.

    This award is presented to recognize the one Sea- bee that has made extraordinary contributions to the naval construction force and has upheld the highest traditions and legacy of U.S. Navy Seabees over the course of the past year.   

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Slim notebooks and Eddie

    Memorial Day is always memorable for me, here in our big mountains. Friends, neighbors, actually … and I try to “tour the ranch” as such on our ATVs. Tinta Negra, my old dog decided she would guard this house this time. She’s 12 now and thinks it is best to hold down the back step.

    We start off by going past our ranch cemetery, and we all silently wish those aren’t with us well. May they rest in peace, and this includes our many dear dogs and cats.