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Mora County

  • Miranda Serna Basketball Camp a great success

    By Jeannie Abeyta
    For the Optic

    The Coach Miranda Serna Basketball Camp held July 16-18, was a success! A total of 60 participants enjoyed instruction on basketball skills, motivational talks, games and prizes.

    Guest speakers were Fidel Trujillo and coaches Mark Cassidy and Andres Valdez. Camp staff who volunteered their time and knowledge came from several states and cities, but all have roots in Mora. Camp coaches had close ties to Serna, either as family or a friend and love her and the sport of basketball.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - My passion for reading both the old and new

    You, my readers, know my passion for reading and books — books of all sorts and kinds. I recently spent a couple of hours deep into my father’s dog-eared copy of his 1982 edition of the Merck Manual, considered the bible of medical information by many in the health seeking/curing field. Yes, that 30-year-old book is still timely in many ways, and Doc’s notes make it even better.

  • It’s fiesta time for Mora County

    Las Vegas Optic Staff

    The schedule may have changed from one weekend to another but the fun and excitement won’t, as the 2012 Mora Fiesta promises to again be its usual good time for all who attend.

    This year’s lineup includes a rodeo on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the crowning of this year’s queen, a Saturday morning parade and more than a dozen performers and bands carrying the sounds of the fiesta through the weekend.

  • Mora Senior Center lunch menu - 7/23-27

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

    Monday, July  23 — Chili dog, baked potato wedges, mixed vegetables with butter, and orange

    Tuesday, July 24 — Ham with noodles, California vegetables, salad with dressing, cottage cheese, and peaches

    Wednesday, July 25 — Taco salad, mexicorn, saltine crackers, and mixed fruit

    Thursday, July 26 — Santa Fe chicken with rice, broccoli with cheese, buttered carrots, and pineapple upside-down cake

  • Mora County Notebook - A celebration of the Mora Valley

    Recently, Theaterwork of Santa Fe presented the production “Where Angels Come to Sing: A Celebration of Mora Valley.”

    This production was presented by Mora High School students who worked with David Olson and his staff for a year, gathering stories from the past and present. These are stories of people of the Mora Valley who have walked in this beautiful place for centuries and who walk here today and will walk in the years to come.

  • Mora Community Calendar - July 13, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    6 p.m. — Girls North South All Stars State Basketball game New Mexico Highlands University
    8 p.m. Boys North south All Stars Basketball game –New Mexico Highlands University
    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Fort Union annual tours of the First Fort Union focus on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - ‘If the shoe fits, wear it’

    Old saying says: “if the shoe fits, wear it.” I just discovered a column that I wrote for the June 4, 1971 Las Vegas Livestock Journal. This was written for its “This Woman’s World” page and this is editor Brumbelow’s introduction for it:

    “There’s at least one place in New Mexico where there’s been some moisture. Editha Bartley of the Gascon Ranch near Rociada tells you about it.”:

    “Just about the time things are regular around here, and a fellow gets used to something, things have to change.

  • Call for Artists
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  • Looking through old Optics

    Only a hermit living in a dark cave wouldn’t be aware of the current political environment we seem to be completely surrounded by, and by all available media outlets. Yes, it seems like the “old” is new again.