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Mora County

  • 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.

  • Mora County Notebook: Coach James Branch comes full circle

    James Branch, the new basketball coach at Mora High School, has gone full circle. He now leads the team that he once played for during his days as a student at Mora High School in the 1970s. During his high school days, Branch was a star basketball player for the Rangers, coached by Arthur Romero and Douglas Velarde. He was fast and his athletic ability helped earn the Rangers a trip to the state tournament. Branch was given honorable mention in All State basketball in 1977 — the year he graduated from Mora High School.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Sept. 9, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    7 p.m. - Mora Ranger football vs. Magdalena, home NMHU

    Saturday
    9 a.m. - Mora cross country at Taos, junior varsity and varsity teams

    Sunday
    2:30 p.m. - VFW Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. - VFW regular meeting, VFW Hall

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The surprise concoction

    My life is full of surprises, and just this week I had yet another one. Daughter Sherry asked me for my recipe for that seven- layer casserole I used to make when our guest ranch was in full swing here.

    Oh, yes, our kids had to eat it often and there was a bit of grumbling (perhaps sharing their plate with the dog) so I never expected to hear any of them actually wanting the recipe.

  • Mora County Notebook: Persistence pays off for Dakota Alcon

    Dakota Alcon has many ribbons and honors in marksmanship with a rifle shooting and bow archery contests because he would not give up.