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Mora County

  • 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.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Nov. 11, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    5 p.m. — Dinner honoring former VFW active commanders, VFW Hall
    9 a.m. — Fort Union National Monument free fee weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday, honoring Veterans Day, Fort Union National Monument
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Stock Growers meeting-Mora School Board Room
    Sunday
    10 a.m. — St. Gertrude’s Church Mass, immediately following mass annual function, Mora High School Gym

  • Author to visit Mora Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas author Edwina Romero will discuss her book, Footlights in the Foothills: Amateur Theatre of Las Vegas and Fort Union, New Mexico, 1871-1899, at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Mora’s Tapetes de Lana Weaving Center.

    The Friends of the City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection, co-sponsor,  will also be promoting their upcoming new book for the State Centennial Year, Las Vegas, New Mexico: Boomtown on the Southwestern Frontier.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Water tour with the Rotarians

    That old adage “water, water everywhere and nary a drop to drink” comes to mind as I review recent events in my busy life. Don’t we wish there was adequate and potable water nearby, as we watch this dry period continue.

    I was fortunate, in the right place at the right time sort of thing, when the Rotary Club toured our Gallinas River, Bradner and Peterson Dam water storage areas. Bernadette and Robert, along with councilman Andrew Feldman gave us a cram course in basically what’s right and what’s wrong with Las Vegas water.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Nov. 4, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Basic Archery class, public invited, Mora National Fish Hatchery
    9 a.m.— Mora cross country at state meet, Rio Rancho, varsity boys and girls
    7 p.m — Mora Rangerette volleyball district meet - Mora hosting
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Advisory Board meeting, Administration Building MVCHS

  • Mora County Notebook: Haunted house and so much more

    Halloween was well celebrated in Mora last weekend.

    There was the haunted house on Sunday. The Little League players, board members and parents went all out to make a spooky haunted house at the elementary gym. The lobby was even spooky with a witch at the popcorn machine and a ticket taker beside her.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The swirling golden curtain of the fall

    No matter how much things may change, some things just seem to stay the same. As I write this at the late date for change of seasons topics, I wonder what comes next in out crazy weather cycles.

  • Mora County Notebook: Youth entertain the seniors of Mora County

    The seniors were happily surprised to have a group of young people come to the center on Friday and give them a free dance. The music was furnished by the Jovenes de Amistad.

    The group is made up of 13-year-old Ferdinand (JR) Valencia, his 11-year- old brother Julius A. Valencia They are the sons of Ferdinand and Alfreda Valencia.

    Another member of the band is a friend 13- year-old Emmerick Martinez — the son of Rachel Roybal -Martinez and Eugenio (Geno) Martinez and the grandson of Mary Lou Roybal and Orlando Roybal and Eugenio and Gloria Martinez.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Oct. 28, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    9 a.m. — Mora cross-country district meet, location to be announced
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball at Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora cross-country district meet, location to be announced
    7 p.m. — Ranger football vs. Española, home (NMHU), varsity
    Sunday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Honoring our late friends and neighbors

    The calendar says Fall in big letters, and this translates into Halloween and, in Mexico, The Day of the Dead — La Dia del Muerto. I have been in Mexico two different years for this very important event, and I enjoyed every visit to the events and the very elaborate altars honoring the dead.