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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Where’s a genie when I need her?

    Oh, what I’d give to find that bottle that supposedly has a genie trapped inside. I’d free her, and ask her to take me back in time. Yes, way back because there are folks I’d like to meet and things I’d like to see.

    Case in point: I found a very old newspaper clipping in an aged family book not long ago. I don’t know which newspaper printed this story but I do know it is in Wisconsin. The headline says “Brown Indian relics given to state society.”

  • Mora County Notebook: Students participate in spelling bees

    Lazaro Garcia Middle School students recently entered two spelling bees.

    After much study and practice the Mora County Spelling Bee was held in Wagon Mound on Jan. 15. There was a total of 19 participants from Mora and Wagon Mound.

    The first place winner was Dennis Escovedo of Guadalupita. Second place went to JetLeah Gallegos of Mora. Third place went to Shantelle Romero of Wagon Mound.

  • Mora SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday — Sour cream enchilada, Spanish rice, green beans with green chili, salsa, oatmeal cookies and fruit cocktail

    Tuesday — Steak, spinach, Parmesan potatoes rounds, wheat roll with margarine and lemon bar

    Wednesday — Italian pork chops, broccoli with cheese, wheat roll with margarine, mixed vegetables, cottage cheese and peaches

    Thursday — Baked chicken, corn, asparagus, wheat roll with margarine and pumpkin spice cookies

  • Mora COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball-vs.Penasco-Home

    Saturday
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Little League Registration, Allsups, last chance for registration

    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangersttes softball vs. McCurdy, home

    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, board room
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Pecos, home

    Wednesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. East Mountain, away

  • Book brings back old rodeo memories

    Ranching and rodeos (they go together) are in my blood. My Oklahoma-born uncle was a bronco rider and quite a calf roper in his day. Pat Romero’s new book,  “Cowboy Reunions in Las Vegas New Mexico,” is timely and brings back so many memories for me. It has also led to some dreams, ideas about rodeos in Las Vegas.

  • Mora County Notebook - Seed exchange welcomes spring

    Spring is really here now; at least the Mora Growers are planning on it, as they held their first annual seed exchange and workshop on Saturday at the meeting room at Tapetes de Lana in Mora.

    An enthusiastic crowd gathered to exchange ideas, seeds and friendship.

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

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Cimarron, home
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services board meeting, administration building
    Tuesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Walatowa, away
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Walatowa, away
    Thursday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs.Pecos, home
    1 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Mora Schools Open House

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Spring: My favorite time of the year

    Springtime automatically brings up thoughts of new life and babies in particular. On this old ranch it is calving time and that is a favorite time for me.

    My father doctor always said, “Put on the catcher’s mitt, but never interfere with Mother Nature unless there is obvious trouble with the birthing process.” How right he was, and he caught lots of babies in his 60 years of his private practice at Valmora.

  • Mora County Notebook - The beauty of the valley

    Mora County goes from high mountains to rolling plains.

    Every season brings scenes of beauty and thrills.

    A sunrise and sunset that show beautiful colorful clouds is seen often. When the snow covers the ground and clings to the trees it brings people out with their cameras to share with friend in photo albums, Facebook and just to share from the modern cameras.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 22, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    Mora high school baseball tournament at Monte del Sol, away
    Saturday
    Mora high school baseball tournament continues at Monte Del Sol
    9 a.m. — Seed Exchange, seedlings for sale, other displays, entertainment, potluck, movie showing “Genetic Seed Roulette,” Tapetes de Lana meeting room
    10 a.m. — Mora track and field, Laguna Acoma, away
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball game vs. West Las Vegas, home
    Sunday