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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Rains have turned the brown fields green again

    What a treat it is to have our climate change back to what is was like in the old days. Rains in just the nick of time have turned the brown fields green again, and wildflowers have begun to bloom once again. The hummingbirds finally have something other than our sugar water to enjoy.

  • Mora County Notebook - Graduations galore in Mora County

    After our college students graduated the celebrations turned to the younger graduates. On Friday, May 16, the kindergarten held its ceremony as the children leave the Holman site and graduate to first grade in Mora. There were many proud parents’ grand- parents cheering them on as they received their diploma/certificate. The next week the Head Start held its graduation ceremony on May 22 with 45 students graduating and again a full gym of parents and well-wishers.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 30, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Monday
    5:30 p.m. ­— Mora Valley Community Health Services board meeting, Administration Building
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Orioles vs. Cubs, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Tee-ball A’s vs. Angels, Little League Field
    6 p.m. — Little League 1-Cubs vs. Yankees, Field #1,
    A’s vs. Rockies, Field # 2 Holman
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. Cubs, Little League Field, Holman

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Old brochure touts beauties of El Porvenir

    Summer is almost here. Our mountain folk welcome the warmer weather, and for many of us that translates  into vacation. Because I grew up on a dude ranch here at Gascon,   I know what summer and vacations mean.

    The rush would be on as reservations came in, mostly by letter. The log cabins had to be cleaned, with nine months of dirt and dust swept out. Horses had to be shod, saddles and tack repaired, and our storerooms filled with groceries.

  • Mora County Notebook - Locals participate in national conference

    The New Mexico Rural Independent Telephone Company representatives were in Washington, D.C. recently to participate in the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association’s Legislative & Policy Conference. The annual event hosts more than 600 telecom representatives from through out the country for educational briefings about the emerging rules and regulations and other pressing industry issues. Those from La Jicarita Telephone Cooperative were, Terri Mares and  Michael J. Leyba.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 23, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    6 p.m. — Mora High School graduation, Joseph Montoya Gym
    Saturday
    3 p.m. — Wagon Mound High School graduation, Alfred Romero Gym
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — T-Ball, A’s vs. Orioles, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — T-Ball, Angels vs. Cubs. Little League Field
    6 p.m. — Little League A’s vs. Yankees, Field # 1, Cubs vs. Rockies, Field # 2, Holman
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Never run out of stories

    My fellow columnist, Art Trujillo, recently asked me if I ever ran out of ideas, stories I can write about. Obviously, the answer is “no” because things just pop up in my life and that reminds me of yet another tall tale or story.

  • Graduations, health fair keep valley busy

    Spring is here and all of the great activities that go with it are in full swing. It is a happy, exciting time especially at the Mora Schools.

    Last Tuesday, there was the Annual Health and Transitional Fair at the Joseph Montoya Gym. Many people from the community and the school attended the fair. The Mora/Colfax Head Start Program, Mora Valley Community Health Services, Mora Valley Health Council and School Based Health Centers sponsored the event.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 16, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    9:30 a.m. — Kindergarten graduation, Elementary Gym
    Saturday
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Customer Appreciation Day at Mora Valley Ranch Supply, hot dogs and refreshments
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Auxiliary meeting, VFW Building
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — T-Ball Cubs vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — T-Ball Angels vs. Orioles, Little League Field

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Barker’s ‘Cowboy’s Christmas Prayer’ a favorite

    A recent letter to the editor in the New Mexican (the Santa Fe daily paper) by Georgia Snead caught my eye. I have known Georgia and her family for a very long time and yes, she is closely related to our famed writers, S. Omar and Elliot Barker. She wonders why Omar Barker was left out of a collection written by Walter Skold, titled “Reviving Dead Poets.”