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Mora County

  • Mora County teams win big

    Mora County high schools have ended their basketball season with a great showing. For the first time, all three teams — Wagon Mound Trojans and the Mora Rangers and Rangerettes — were at the state tournament.

    The Wagon Mound Trojans came home with a state championship trophy.

    Congratulations go to that great team, coach Bobby Clothier, parents and fans. They had a season record of 24-5.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 16, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Sunday
    2:30 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, Community Room Bank of Mora
    5 p.m. — VFW Regular Meeting, VFW Hall
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, CHET Fire Department, Cleveland
    TBA  — American Red Cross meeting-Tapetes de Lana
    5 p.m. — Mora Mutual Water and Sewage Board meeting, MMW&W office
    Saturday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Painting a visual picture using words

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I now continue with a lengthy letter I had written to a dear friend, a doctor who had just undergone surgery in Florida. He and I had a memorable horseback ride into our West Canyon. This letter was written 12 years after our ride, and thus began a writing career of painting pictures through words instead of paint.

    I quote my letter: “Yes! Today, 1977 and it is still exactly like it was. I returned again, now on the aging Bella, and rode for both of us ... come with me!

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora’s talented workers

    We have many talented workers in Mora who help keep the community going. Most of them are graduates of Mora High School.

    We have plumbers, electricians, contractors, linemen and business men, and those who work behind the scenes doing thankless jobs for our community
    One who aspires to be a contractor, plumber or electrician has to work in that area under a licensed contractor for several years before he can go through a rigorous test to qualify as a licensed contractor in building, plumbing and electrical work. Some go to school to learn a trade.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The letter that reminded me of days gone by

    Just the other day (sort of a weary and worn out saying) I was invited to join Sharon Vander Meer behind the microphones on KFUN radio where she hosts a weekly program, “Writer’s Blog.” Sharon asks some great questions about the author/writer’s history, and that got me to thinking, researching and digging out some old files.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 9, 2012

    Community Calendar
     

  • Mora County Notebook: Manuel Alcon — One of Mora’s treasures

    Manuel Alcon, a husband, father, teacher, principal, superintendent writer and community leader, has devoted his life to helping others.   
    He was born in Ocate on Sept. 18, 1926, to Benjamin Alcon De Buck and Rosaura Montoya. The name Buck came from Manuel’s great-grandfather who was a soldier at Fort Union and married his great-grandmother who was an Alcon but his father did not keep the name Alcon De Buck and shortened it to Alcon. Manuel was the sixth born of seven siblings, all girls except for him.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 2, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    6 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball (District Champs) vs. Jemez Spring, first round of state tournament
     

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Chocolate cravings and diet studies

    The happy days, known as holidays, do have a way of catching up with us. Just one more piece of Mom’s special fudge or that last piece of chocolate pie does have a way of ending up as a pound or two of extra weight we all end up carrying around. The ever-present news media don’t let us forget it, either.

  • Mora County Notebook - Local restaurant has new owners

    Last Monday was the first day for the reopening of the Cowboy Kitchen. It turned out to be a very busy day with people anxious to see the newly remodeled facility and meet the new owners. There were a few weeks of remodeling and planning. In the remodeled restaurant there is new pine paneling on the walls and a new coat of colorful paint. There are two new owners who have bought the business from Johnny and Phyllis Martinez and Gary Martinez, their son. Gary and his folks and the new owners were instrumental in remodeling the facility.