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Mora County

  • 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.

  • Mora County Notebook: 26 high school seniors graduate

    Twenty-six people received their diplomas from Mora High School last Friday evening, and they are ready to begin a new chapter in their lives.

    Many will be continuing their education at Luna Community College, New Mexico Highlands University and the University of New Mexico. Some will be entering the service to serve their country in the armed forces. They have all done well to graduate from Mora High School and are wished well in their future endeavors.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 29, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board meeting, administration building
    Tuesday
    Deadline for signing up for Miranda Serna Memorial Basketball Camp after this date cost will be $55
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball A’s vs. Angels, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Dodgers vs. Cardinals Field #1, Rockies vs. A’s, Field #2, Holman
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. Pirates, Little League Field, Holman

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Road building and the little taxi

    Surprises come in different ways, I’ve learned. I sometimes remember to watch Antiques Roadshow on Channel  5. About the time I start to think that old piece of junk hiding on the shelf is just that: junk, I see something very similar appraised on that show, and it is usually worth a lot of money.