Mora County

  • In Brief - Mora - April 17, 2015

    Las Vegas Optic
    Archery winners announced
    On Saturday, the Mora Youth Hunter Education Club hosted a youth archery tourney at the baseball field at Mora High School. Despite the low turnout at the event, organizer Jack Rains said attendees had a great time learning the art and skills of archery.
    Participants were divided by age group and gender into compound bow or traditional bow competitions.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 17, 2015


    4 p.m. — Mora High School baseball vs. Cimarron, away
    3 p.m. — Mora High School softball vs. Tucumcari, double header, home
    3:30 p.m. — Mora School Board meeting

    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Community-wide clean-up, meet at Southwest Capital Bank or area fire departments. For more information, call Duane at 575-387-2800.

    4 p.m. — Mora High School softball vs. Jemez, away


  • Palabras Pintorescas: Doc: ‘I’ve been dying since 1924’

    The three-part series on the history of cancer caught my eye and I watched the whole six hours of the program with interest, to say the least. I remember my doctor father talking about the early days of his long medical profession, so I dug up an article written about him in 1985. His story almost parallels the story, the devastation of cancer a century ago.

  • Students design posters for community cleanup

    Get ready to roll up your sleeves and beautify Mora County.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 a community-wide cleanup will take place along Highway 518 and other county roads.

    Event organizer Duane Freeman said many entities have partnered to make this year’s cleanup a success, including the Mora Mountain Mamas and the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 10, 2015


    3 p.m.  —  Mora High School baseball vs. Mesa Vista, double header, home
    TBA — DWI Prevention Specialist Visit, Mora Schools
    11 a.m. — Mora High School softball vs. Walatowa, double header, home
    TBA — Mora track at Questa
    8:30 a.m. — Registration for the Youth Hunter Education Club Youth Archery Tournament, Mora High School baseball field

  • Archery tourney Sun. at high school

    The Mora Youth Hunter Education Club is hosting a Youth Archery Tournament on Sunday at the Mora High School baseball field. The event will start with registration at 8:30 a.m. with the first end starting at 9 a.m.

    Organizer of the event Jack Rains said age groups will be divided by gender and into either a compound bow or a traditional bow classes. Age groups are seniors from 16 to 18 years old; juniors from 13 to 15; and sub-juniors for children 12 and younger.

    Adults may shoot during the parents’ and coaches’ competition the day of the event.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Sweet Brother Bill’s 10 rules

    This column could be called a hodge-podge of somewhat newsworthy items, or just what’s left in the Easter basket after yet another rite and celebration of spring.

    I start with a weather report...no surprise there. Our mountain winter started in November with the first measurable snows here at our weather bureau reporting station, unless we get a big storm here in April, we will have recorded 86 inches of snow with a melt down in moisture content of 7-1/2 inches.

  • Business up and running
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 3, 2015


    No school - Mora Schools on Spring Break

    11 a.m. —  Mora High School baseball vs. Questa, away, doubleheader
    11 a.m. —  Mora High School softball vs. Tucumcari, away, doubleheader
    No school - Mora Schools on Spring Break
    4 p.m. —  Mora High School baseball vs. McCurdy, home
    TBA —  NMHU and LCC college visit with AVID students, high school and middle school

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Highlands students in ‘50s lacked those fancy gadgets

    A recent Western Horsemen magazine’s cover features a very good looking horse’s head and the feature story (obviously) is: “Look Him in the Eye.” The gist of the story is — by looking him or her in the eye one can gauge the expression. This not-so-new idea pertains to almost all of our animal kingdom.

    My question is: How do I know what you are thinking? How are you aware of your immediate surroundings? and When do you ever look up, kid (and many adults) as you bury your face, look into that electronic instrument you are communicating with?