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Mora County

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Oct. 14, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora cross country at Rio Rancho, junior varsity and varsity, boys and girls                                       
    Sunday

  • Powell moving ahead with tire pile lawsuit

    By Karin Stangl
    State Land Office

    WAGON MOUND – State Land Commissioner Ray Powell will press ahead with a lawsuit against state land lessees who dumped a massive pile of tires outside the village of Wagon Mound on state trust land.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: A very hard lesson for brother Bill

    I found the new Ken Burns TV special programs on prohibition interesting, mainly because I had no idea what an impact (good or bad) drinking the various spirits had on our society. My sweet brother Bill, a reformed alcoholic, always said that if we could channel the brilliant minds who spent their lifetimes hiding that bottle of booze into progressive thinking, this world would tilt on its axis, all for the good.

  • Congressman Lujan visits Mora

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján visited the Mora Valley late last week, and he got an earful from residents on controversial issues like the closing of rural post offices and drilling. The event, which included heated discussions on controversial issues, took place at the David Cargo Library in Mora last Thursday.    

    The main problems that concerned the citizens present were the closing of the rural post offices, drilling in Mora County, health insurance issues, unemployment problems in the rural area and gun control.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Oct. 7, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    9 a.m. — NRG cross country at Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity, boys and girls
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Livestock Growers Association meeting, Mora School Board Room
    1 p.m. — Mora Ranger football at McCurdy, varsity
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, senior night, junior varsity, varsity, 7th and 8th
    Sunday
    8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Benefit breakfast at VFW Hall
    Monday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Climate change as told through photos

    The twists and turns of living in one place for a very long time make for interesting searches and research.

    Daughter Sherry is making photo journals for my granddaughters — we all should do this — and therefore, I needed to dig through those proverbial boxes of very old photographs. What a fun time that always is!
    So many of the family photos were taken by our busy mothers. They decided to record some event for history, thankfully, and the sometimes poorly lit, posed picture records so much more than they probably realized at the time.

  • Opening of the remodeled transfer station

    Officials from Mora County and the state of New Mexico officially opened Mora’s remodeled transfer station on Wednesday. The first truck to dump trash in the new bins was the Mora Independent School’s trash truck. Officials and workers took part in the opening.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Sept. 30 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    7 p.m. - Mora Ranger football vs. Escalante, district game), home (NMHU)
    Saturday
    10 a.m. - Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Springer, 7th and 8th
    9 a.m. - Mora cross country at Santa Fe Indian School, jv, varsity
    Sunday
    8 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Pancake Breakfast, VFW hall building benefit fund
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. - Mora Valley Community Health Services Board Meeting, administration building of MVCHS

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The cowgirl and the Way of the West

    A long time ago, when I was much  younger, I was hanging around the edges of a conversation between two of our famous area cowboys. We were at a cattle sale, and I vividly remember Dee Bibb and Ike Wiggins talking about someone they both knew. One of them said to the other: “if you want to know a fella, handle money with him.” Those two highly respected cowboys had handled lots of money with lots of fellers, and they knew whereof they spoke.

  • McHugh, 88-year-old priest, still serving

    At the age of 88, the Rev. John McHugh continues to serve as a priest at St.Gertrude’s Church in Mora and the outlying mission churches. He served as a priest at different places for a combined 58 years.

    Born in Tulsa, Okla., on Aug. 9, 1923, McHugh moved to Oklahoma City with his family when he was 5. He had one sister, Mary Lee. They attended school at Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City. He attended St.Gregory’s High School in Shawnee, Okla., and then spent a year studying at Oklahoma University.