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Mora County

  • 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.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora high school senior wins design contest

  • High Achievers
  • 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.