Mora County

  • Mora County Notebook - Groundbreaking held for senior center

    Recently, a great event took place in Wagon Mound as a group of people gathered on the outskirts of Wagon Mound for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new senior citizens center.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - July 4, 2014


    9 am. to 11 a.m. – Vacation Bible School, Mora Presbyterian Church, for children and youth
    5:30 p.m. — Advisory board meeting, Mora Valley Community Health Services, MVCHS administration Building
    Junior Ranger Camp for ages 7 and 8, Fort Union National Monument. For reservations, call 425-8025.
    Junior Ranger Camp for ages 9 and 10, Fort Union National Monument. For reservations, call 425-8025.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: We aren’t just the other Las Vegas any more

    As I continue to marvel at the huge newspaper story in my old, ragged copy of the Denver Post (May 30, 1954) The July issue of New Mexico Magazine lands in my mailbox. “Las Vegas Historic Revival” is headlined on the cover, no less!
    Turn to page 36, and you will discover seven (yes, 7) pages of fabulous photographs and text about “our town,” no less.

  • Mora County Notebook - Pacheco, Olivas attend law camp

    Editor’s Note: A version of this law camp article was published last week. We are running an updated version of it because last week’s article contained several errors.

    Amiree Olivas and Krystah Pacheco will return to school in the fall with a remarkable experience to talk about. Earlier this month the two Lazaro Garcia (Mora) Middle School students attended a five-day law camp at the University of New Mexico. The two have since returned to their respective homes full of excitement and thrilled to have experienced the camp.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 27, 2014


    4 p.m to 6 p.m. — Fourth Annual Customer Appreciation Day, La Jicarita Rural Telephone Cooperative
    9 a.m. — Annual meeting Mora San Miguel Electrical Cooperative, Joseph Montoya Gym, Mora            


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

  • Palabras Pintorescas: What is next with our crazy weather?

    The middle of June did not come and go quietly here in our mountains. The rains, even brief showers have left this area brilliant green, with our mountain grasses high and already starting to head out. I continue to wonder: what is next with our crazy weather?

  • Mora County Notebook - Middle school students attend law camp

    Two Lazaro Garcia Middle School students recently returned from a week at University of New Mexico Law Camp. They were thrilled and excited with the experiences they had during the week. They stayed on campus all week. The program and expenses was funded by the Hispanic Bar Association.  

    Krystah Pacheco, daughter of Jessyka Sanchez, and Amiree Olivas, daughter of John and Pam Olivas, qualified to attend the camp. They both had to have high grades and write an essay, in addition to having to be recommended by various people.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 20, 2014


    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Little League Orioles vs. Cubs, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Little League Rockies vs. A’s, Field #1; Yankees vs. Cubs, Field #2, Holman
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball A’s vs. Orioles, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Tee-ball Cubs vs. Angels, Little League Field, Holman

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Surprises of all sorts here at the ranch

    Surprises show up in all sorts of different ways around here. I am the happy recipient of “Death Comes Quickly,” Susan Witting Albert’s newest “who-dunnit” book in her China Bayles mystery series. This book is number 23 in the series, and I have read all of them. Susan and Bill Albert are our part-time neighbors who have a home in Pendaries.

  • Mora County Notebook - Chacon man, Estevan Sanchez, honored

    At the annual meeting of the Agua Pura Water Association at Chacon the long time operator and board member, Estevan Sanchez, who has recently retired, was honored by the board and the community members of Chacon. Sanchez went through training and had to upgrade his certificate throughout the years to be able to do the job as operator of the water system. He has worked and kept the water system in good shape for 40 years - a record for anyone who has worked the system.