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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The changing times of the ranching business

    In the “something old is something new again” I have a Jan. 25, 1990 copy of “Livestock Weekly,” the newspaper any in-the-know rancher needed to read back then. Son John discovered it stashed away in our shop. And about the same time a friend and neighbor gave me a copy of an article written about the fate of the current cattle rancher in Texas Monthly.

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora native serving in Africa

    A young woman who was born and grew up in Mora is now serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique, Africa.

    Andrea Martinez, 24, has been assigned to the Catholic mission in Dombe. She is working as a librarian and teacher.

    Martinez will be serving there for two years. She had brushed up on her French, thinking that she would be assigned to a French-speaking country.

    But when she was assigned to Mozambique, where the native language is Portuguese, she had to switch gears.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 1, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    Noon to 6 p.m. — Benefit dinner for Kayla Romero, Hatcha’s Express Café, $7 for adults and $5 for children
    10 a.m. — Mora Rangers middle school basketball vs. Santa Rosa, away
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Monte del Sol, junior varsity and varsity, home
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Monte del Sol, varsity, home
    Monday
    1 p.m. — The Crochete Ole class begins, Mora Senior Citizens’ Center
    Tuesday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Sweet Bill isn’t a figment of my imagination

    I’ve discovered a few of my readers think my sweet brother Bill is a figment of my imagination. And some of my friends want to see a picture of Bill. My editor, Mercy, asked me a while ago if I had any photographs to go along with a story. Well, the indoor jobs when it is so cold caused me to dig out an old box of pictures, and there it was! A Kodak moment with sweet brother Bill, no less.

  • Mora County Notebook - New sanctuary under construction

    The Mount Calvary Assembly of God Church in Mora is building a new sanctuary. It is located beside their old sanctuary and community rooms.

    The congregation saw the need for a larger sanctuary to accommodate their growing congregation and for their use when they have special occasions such as funerals and weddings.

    The church’s pastor Daniel Enriquez stated that the sanctuary will be 76 feet long and 38 feet wide.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 25, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Clayton, junior varsity and varsity, home
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Clayton,  junior varsity and varsity, home
    Saturday
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Questa, junior varsity and varsity, home
    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers middle school vs. Pecos, home
    Tuesday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. McCurdy, varsity, away
    Thursday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Three friends who no longer have to worry

    The calendar says it’s January 15th, and that translates into a very cold start to our new year. It was 12 degrees below zero last night, and it is 15 degrees above zero as I write this. Mark Twain noted that he never knew water could make a river so beautiful. I could paraphrase that with “ I never knew below zero temperatures for a long period of time could make ice so hard.” Yes our creeks are almost frozen solid and running water is hard to find.

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora VFW and Ladies have a busy weekend

    The Mora VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary had a busy weekend.

    On Saturday, the Mora VFW was host to the Dist. 5  meeting at the VFW Center in Mora.

    The ladies assisted them by decorating the tables with flags and flowers and serving lunch prepared by Commander Melvin Vigil’s family.

    More than 30 people attended. They came from Raton, Clayton and Mora. Cerro and Las Vegas were not represented. After the meal,  the comrades held their meeting, which included reports and plans for the future.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 18, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Robertson, home

    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers Middle School basketball vs. Dulce, away
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Mesa Vista, junior varsity and varsity, home
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Mesa Vista, junior varsity and varsity, home

    Tuesday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Robertson, junior varsity and varsity, away

    Friday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The dieting regimen back at the ranch

    Yes, winter has arrived in our mountains. The days are short, The temperature rarely gets to 40 degrees in the warmest part of the day, and it is cold to colder at night, often below zero. The folks who predicted a warm winter missed their mark I’d say. Global warming hasn’t hit here yet.

    I gave up on making New Year resolutions a long time ago.