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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The tales of the Chicago window decor

    Oh, my ... the memories come flooding back when I see the little children pressing their noses on to the incredibly fancy Christmas windows at the big stores in Chicago and New York, among many places. Sweet brother Bill and I had that very special treat for many years when we were little.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Dec. 2, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    3 p.m.— Mora Rangers Basketball vs. Dulce, junior varsity and varsity, Home
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes Basketball at the Santa Rosa
    Tournament, away
    6:30 p.m. — Memorias de Mora Production by Mora High School students, Elementary Gym
    Sunday
    4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities, Bank of Mora
    Monday

  • The work of a ranching woman

    What do you know! A very new book just came my way. I knew a lot about it back in 1995 and then I more or less forgot about it. Now it is published and there will be a meet and greet, a book signing at Tome on the Range imminently, as in 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. I will be there, for obvious reasons!

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Nov. 25, 2011

    Senior Lunch Menu

    Menu for the Mora and Wagon Mound senior centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday, Nov. 28 — Chalupa, lettuce, tomato, fiesta salad, salsa and fruit cocktail
    Tuesday, Nov. 29 — Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, buttered peas, yeast roll with butter and peach danish
    Wednesday, Nov. 30 — Spaghetti with sauce, broccoli with cheese sauce, garlic bread and peaches

  • Mora County Notebook: Rocky Raccoon Club formed

    The Rincones Presbyterian Credit Union has started  teaching the kindergarten children in Holman about saving. The director, Teresita Vigil and supervisory committee member, Florence Trujillo are directing the program. Trujillo, a licensed teacher, goes to the classrooms once a month to teach the children about saving and helps them get started on their own.

    Last Friday Trujillo brought banks for each child. They are in the shape of colorful crayons and each child’s name is printed on his bank.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The art of cooking with a pressure cooker

    Well, I always thought every household owned a pressure cooker, and if you live above 8,000 feet, as I do, you automatically cook beans and so much more in a pressure cooker.

    Two different friends and neighbors have asked me about their new found art that they are so afraid of — that dangerous pressure cooker they have never used. Yes, it is still in its box, sadly.

  • St. Gertrude’s holds annual función

    Members of the St. Gertrude’s Parish and missions of Mora Valley held their 155th annual función on Sunday honoring St. Gertrude the Great.

    Many folks enjoyed the food, games and fellowship of the day.

    The day began with a mass at 10 a.m. followed by a procession from the church to the Mora Elementary gymnasium. All of the mission churches followed carrying statues of their patron saints. The saints were then placed in the gym for all to see. After Father James Sanchez offered the prayer and some prayed the rosary dinner was served.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Nov. 18, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    1 p.m. — Valencia’s Jovenes de Amistad entertain seniors at the Senior Citizen Center
    2:30 p.m. — Opening Game for Rangers basketball season against Mesa Valley, Albuquerque, The Pit
    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Robo Rave Workshop at Mora Elementary Cafeteria. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch and water bottle. For more information, call 505-718-9472.
    Thursday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Teaching sweet brother Bill a lesson

    The chill in the air is real. In fact, it is downright cold here in the mountains where I live. In the old days, as the old-timers used to say, it is time to butcher that fat steer that has gorged himself daily on expensive feed, only to end up on the ranch family’s dinner plate.

  • Mora County Notebook: Congratulations in order for Mora Schools

    The students and staff of Mora Independent Schools have been showing how well they can achieve not only in sports, but also in academics and the arts.

    Examples of the skills and hard work that go into the sports program at the Mora Schools, not only in the high school but junior high as well are as follows.