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Mora County

  • 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.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Sept. 23, 2011

    Community Calendar
    Friday
    7 p.m. — Mora Ranger football at Capitan, varsity
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora cross country at Robertson. jv and v
    10 a.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball at Santa Rosa, 7th and 8th
    10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. — First Fort and Arsenal Tours at Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday
    8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Pancake/egg breakfast at VFW Hall to benefit building fund, $6

  • The bear that isn’t soft and cuddly

    Well, what can I say? Bear with me, because this is a story almost out of ranch-style science fiction, or something like that. This is yet another vent that “just what do you do on a ranch” list — I sometimes keep.

  • Mora County Notebook: Tony Pacheco celebrates his 89th birthday

    Juan Antonio “Tony” Pacheco recently celebrated his 89th birthday with his brothers, their wives and their families, nephews, nieces and grand nephews and nieces at the Tilford Memorial building in Chacon. The memorial building was a fitting place for his celebration as he and his family were born and raised in Chacon and spent their early years at the Mission School.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Sept. 16, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    4 p.m. - Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Questa - 7th and 8th
    5 p.m. - Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Questa, varsity and junior varsity
    7 p.m. - Mora Ranger football vs. Laguna Acoma at NMHU Perkins Stadium

    Saturday
    9 a.m. - Mora cross country at Pecos, away, boys and girls varsity and junior varsity
    10 a.m. - Mora Rangerette volleyball at Santa Fe Prep, 7th and 8th

    Monday
    4 p.m. - Mora Rangerette volleyball at Memorial Middle School, 7th and 8th

    Wednesday
    5 p.m. - Mora Rangerette volleyball at Springer, 7th and 8th

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Good things really do come in small packages

    Our kids often heard that old expression: “Good things often come in small packages.” Yes, good things do come in small packages, and in this instance it is a book by a local author, and it is hot off the press, as they say.