Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Have you read any good books lately?

    It is never easy to say goodbye to an old friend, and this time it is a very old friend. That huge, beloved Ponderosa Pine tree next to the road and just down from our yard died this spring.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 12, 2014


    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot
    7:30 p.m. — Mora Community Theatre production of “Little Red and the Riding Hoods,” by Jen McVetty, Mora Gym

    5 p.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. West Las Vegas, home
    TBA — Mora cross country at Taos
    7:30 p.m. — Mora Community Theatre production of “Little Red and the Riding Hoods,” by Jen McVetty, Mora Gym


  • Another adventure: Finding a cutting knife in hay

    “It is like trying to find a needle in a haystack” now has a new meaning for me.

    Son John is cutting almost waist-high hay in a 10-acre patch, a field just below my house. Suddenly he has a job for me.

    He has lost a cutting knife of the mower, and it has to be found before it punctures a tractor tire. All I need to find it is a magnet and possibly a pitchfork.

  • Little Red and the Riding Hoods

    Mora residents are up for a special treat this weekend. The Mora Community Theatre group will present “Little Red and the Riding Hoods” for three shows starting tonight (Friday).

    The show contains Mora area residents of all ages. The production is a spin on the classic story; just think wilder.

    The show is under the direction of Connie Krusemark and Sandi Robles. Peggy Meeks is serving as stage manager.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Ttom’s treasure hunt brings out sweet memories

    My nephew, and sweet brother Bill’s son Ttom (yes, that is spelled correct) and his family were just here for the annual summertime ranch visit. Ttom and John were sorting through that huge “old-stuff,” big pile of both photographs and old family papers. They found some interesting old family memorabilia.

  • Mora County Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 5, 2014

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday — Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit with margarine, and mandarin oranges
    Tuesday — Pepper steak, rice, tangy carrot coins, buttered broccoli, cottage cheese, and peaches
    Wednesday — Pizza, mandarin oranges, brussels sprouts, and orange
    Thursday — Pork lion, black-eye peas, cooked cabbage, cornbread with margarine, and peach cobbler

  • Mora County Notebook - Farmers Market also meeting, greeting place

    For the 10th year in a row, the Mora Valley Farmers Market is open for business. Due to the weather, the market had a late start, but it is now expected to remain open through the end of September.

    One will find a huge variety of vegetables, fruits, fresh eggs, local honeys and beeswax, jams and jellies and several baked goods. The market open from 3 to 6 p.m. every Friday in the parking lot of the Southwest Capital Bank.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Aug. 29, 2014


    6 p.m. — Bean cleaning party, Wagon Mound Fire House
    7 p.m. — Street dance, Wagon Mound Fire House
    7 a.m. to 9 p.m. - 104th Bean Day Celebration, Wagon Mound
    7 a.m. - Softball tournament, Wagon Mound High School
    9 a.m. - Veterans memorial service, Veterans Memorial Park
    9 a.m. - Car show
    11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Music in the Wagon Mound park
    2 p.m. - Rodeo, rodeo grounds
    9 p.m. - Dance, Wagon Mound School old gymnasium

  • Famed pianist once taught lessons at Gascon ranch

    Long-time residents of this area are often the best weather watchers around. I just learned from a neighbor that we probably  will have a good snow-pack on our mountains this winter, because the now-blooming (in profusion, I might add) sunflowers are very tall this year.

    The sunflower plants along the roads here are taller than I am. We welcome every flake when it comes!

  • Watrous Day full of fun for the whole family

    Watrous was booming on Saturday for Watrous Day at the village park. Several  hundred attended the celebration which included a free barbecue of beans, meat, and bread served around noon, along with music by Quemoso, and a horseshoe tournament.

    The event was started several years ago by a group of people including Johnny Duran, Richard Garcia, Nappy Duran. On Saturday, the attendees ranged from 88-year-old Jose Lopez to Kendan Coca, 10 months.