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Mora County

  • 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.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 24, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    6:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball District Tournament vs. TBA, home

    Saturday
    6:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball District Tournament vs. TBA, home

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Grateful for the Mayo Clinic and good health

    Anything medical catches my eye, and I discovered some small handouts that my doctor father kept in his office. These were brochures with a permit for immunization form on the back.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora native gets recognized at legislature

    Manuel Montoya, a Mora native and graduate of Mora High School has received yet another honor. He had graduated with a double doctorate from Emory University and has come back to New Mexico to be a professor at UNM and serve the people here.

    Recently at the state legislature’s UNM Day Manuel along with a few other faculty were recognized on the floor of the house and senate for their distinctive work at UNM.

    UNM President David Schmidly praised Montoya at the event.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 17, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangers and Rangerettes basketball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    10 a.m. — La Jicarita Rural Telephone Cooperative board meeting, board room
    4 p.m. — Middle School Rangers basketball vs. West Las Vegas, 7th & 8th

    Senior Lunch Menu

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

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Discovering treasures and people

    We all have a chapter or two in our lives that could be titled “People I have known,” more specifically, people who we remember for some specific reasons. My list is a long and fun one in this category, and a recent event brought back many long ago memories.

    I discovered a treasure of sorts way back in a closet, a full rather strange treasure for most people. I have a half-full bottle of Guisano Rajo Mezcal — complete with the traditional worm in the bottle — that was given us here at the guest ranch by Peter Hurd in the late 1960’s.

  • Mora County Notebook: Tapetes de Lana still a growing venture

    When a person walks in the door of Tapetes de Lana’s gallery something new meets the eye. The looms for weaving are still there and the beautiful finished products from those looms  line the walls as usual.

    But you are now greeted by Rebekah Albert asking you if you would like some coffee, tea, cocoa or cappuccino from the newly added Espresso bar. Tapetes also serves pastries that have been bought locally. When the commercial kitchen has electricity it will be baking its own pastries — which will mean the hiring of yet another local person.