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Mora County

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  • The memories of Cherryville and Cherry Valley

    So, where is Cherryville or Cherry Valley? And, what do I remember about that community, now a long-lost ghost town? Imagine my surprise when a reader calls from Phoenix,  no less, with those very questions.

  • Mora County Notebook: Family is the foundation of Mora County

    Life is happy when there is a loving family. Family is so important in our lives. As one observes life here in the northern part of New Mexico the words “La Familia” bring a happy and joyous feeling to the people. La Familia is imbedded in a person’s heart from early life in this place as grandparents aunts uncles and cousins and the more extended family surrounds them with love and care. It is sad for those who do not have these feelings.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The joys of bed-making

    I find some of the darndest things as I browse through the stack of magazines I never seem to read — cover to cover. Being snowbound actually is good for reading and putting yet another log on the fire.

  • Mora County Notebook: Annie Vigil celebrates her 80th birthday

    The children of Annie Vigil honored her on her 80th birthday with a lovely family gathering at the St.Gertrude’s Parish Hall in Mora on Saturday, Feb. 5. The large family gathered, bringing much love, gifts, food and music and poems honoring their mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Kathy, her daughter. representing the children, presented her with a dozen red roses, one for each child she bore, and a white rose to honor her late husband, Gabino, who passed away on June 27, 2010.

  • Aunt Elvira’s and my great Egyptian adventure

    It is not one world out there. So many of us who live and work in these more-or-less remote areas of New Mexico tend to forget how fortunate we are to live in such a safe and secure area.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora County is filled with winners

    The students of Mora Middle School recently participated in the annual spelling bee.

    They were coached by Middle School English teacher Roberta Garcia. At the Mora meet Jack Rains took the first place. Ten of the students went to the regional meet in Wagon Mound. Mora student, Alexis Armijo was the first place winner at the regional meet. She will represent Mora County at the State Spelling Bee in Albuquerque in March.

    Andrew Martinez from Wagon Mound was in second place at the regional meet.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Cookbooks and recipes bring delightful memories

    My friends can come up with some strange things at times. I was just given a sour dough starter. It rests in a gallon Ziplock bag, must be mushed around every morning and more sugar, milk and flour added so it can multiply. This wonderful old yeast like dough continues to bubble and form gas as it works on my kitchen counter. One day soon some of it will become bread, hopefully.

  • Mora County Notebook: Chamber of Commerce holds annual meeting

    The Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce its their annual meeting Monday, Jan. 24 at the CHET Fire Department in Cleveland. The meeting was well attended with more than  20 people present.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Proud member of the lost and found club

    Us old farmers and ranchers never slow down, particularly when the “do you remember” topic comes up. Yes, this causes some of us to remember and record just one more story as we put pencil to paper.

    My down-the- road neighbors invited me in for a cup of hot mint tea (refreshing) and of course old time stories came up. Their horses were probably listening to us as they grazed just outside their picture windows.