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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Moisture, rain, where art thou?

    Oh, happy day! As I write this snowflakes blow by. And, what I’d give to have to drag out the snow shovel once again, believe it or not. However, the springtime weather/moisture forecast is grim this year.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora Little League registration under way

    Saturday the Mora Little League had its first registration day at Russell’s parking lot.

    It was a busy day for the Little League representatives. They were thankful for the beautiful day (excepting for the wind).

    There were many parents and young players enthusiastically looking forward to a new season.

    Young people from ages 4 through 16 came to signup for the 2011 Little league season. There were 35 players who signed up on Saturday.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    TBA - Mora Rangers Baseball-last game of NRG tournament
     

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Butter chips and the railroad track walker

    I’ll bet 90 percent of today’s young people have no idea, not even an inkling of,  what a butter chip is. Butter chips went out of style when I was small, but I do remember our proper British mother demanding they be placed at the correct spot on our very formal holiday tables when set, at Valmora. These very small, sometimes fancy plates held one’s pat of butter, of course.

  • Mora County Notebook: Many things have changed in the Mora Valley

    Mora Valley has held onto the old but still has had changes. Strangers may not realize that there have been changes as this beautiful valley still holds onto the historic past but change have had to take place in the last 60 years. Those who were here at that time and before can see the changes that have taken place.

    The beautiful mountains are never changing and the beautiful people are the same as always. They have a love of their home and family and love for their neighbor as in the old days. New people come and find this is a good place to be.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Another Aunt Elvira adventure

    Oh, no! Here I go again —  yet another story about my Aunt Elvira. I must admit it has taken me quite a while (decades to those who might count) to appreciate her and her interest in my welfare.

    My father’s youngest sister was prodded, pushed to get an education. I was just a teenager when she was awarded her Ph.D. in education, with a degree in Greek, no less. She began a teaching job at Wisconsin University, with a branch in Superior.

  • Mora County Notebook: Students compete in Spanish Spelling Bee

    Mora  Middle School recently held the district Spanish spelling bee with 35 students taking part. There were more who signed up but because of illness were not able to take part in the activity.

    The young people had been given a list to study and worked to do their best in the spelling bee.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: My late brother, Bill, the jokester attorney

    I know sweet brother Bill’s ghost is prowling around, prompting his new-fangled ideas to anyone who will listen. I suspect he has been visiting with “J.T” who recently wrote to the “Speak Up” column in the Albuquerque Journal.

    The gist of this letter rang a bell with me and I quote, “If the governor ends ‘social promotion’ in New Mexico schools, where will we find replacements for politicians, attorney’s and judges?” Food for thought for some of us I’d say!

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora Valley’s first ambulance service

    This is a history that was sent by Billy G. Rogers when he found it as he was going through the family papers. The rest of the story is the update of the Mora ambulance since that time in our history.

    Not many people know this but the first ambulance service to Mora Valley was created in March 1973. The Rogers Brothers, Leroy C. and Alfred E. Jr. and Billy G. Rogers, owners of the Gonzales Funeral Home in Las Vegas, donated the ambulance service to the citizens of Mora Valley.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Happy endings to goofy ranch stories

    The network of friends and family that know this old ranch so well keep in contact with us, and more particularly when the weather is record breaking across this big country. Several of those who contact us remember the big snows, the real cold and the ongoing snow shovel time spent just to keep the ranch animals dry and fed.

    I can report that not much has changed in the past 50 years. When the snowflakes fly and the temperatures really drop and the barometric pressure drops as well, a cow will decide it is time to deliver her calf, whether she is in term or not.