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Mora County

  • Mora County Notebook: Commission Holds Special Meeting

    The Mora County Commissioners, Paula Garcia, John Olivas and Laudente Quintana held a special community meeting at the Senior  Citizen Center last week. The purpose of the meeting was to elect officers and give the citizens of Mora an opportunity to voice their concerns and wishes for the commissioners to consider as they start the new year.   

  • Newly elected officials take oath

    Elected officials of Mora County were sworn into office at 5 p.m. on December 30 at the VFW Post 1131. The Honorable  Abigail Aragon, district judge, administered the oath of office to the officials.

    There were more than120 citizens of Mora County who attended the event and supported the swearing in of the elected officials of Mora County.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Stories from the old ranch

    Somehow one thing just leads to another around this old ranch and the many stories that go with it. I happened to be at the neighbor's ranch just up our road this week, and as I leaned on the corral fence post yet another time I remembered some of the old and fun times we have had with out neighbors.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora native becomes successful business owner

    Paula Griego Pope, a Mora native and graduate of Mora High School  has become a successful entrepreneur in Albuquerque. Paula and her husband started a yogurt shop which has been unique in its service to the public. Paula is the daughter of David and Rita Griego, both retired teachers of Mora High School.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Looking forward to a new year and wrapping up 2010

    Yes, my priorities change as I get older. Christmas and New Year celebrations are fun, but my favorite day is December 21, winter solstice day.  Whew! We have finally celebrated the shortest sunlit day and now every day will be a few more minutes longer.

    This has been a crazy weather year, and nothing has changed. I’ll be back off on creating a skating pond at Montezuma for the moment because we have not had enough really cold nights to make that necessary, deep, hard ice.

  • Our war over Christmas catalogs

    Blowy, snowy, cold winter weather — combined with Christmas catalogs in our mailbox — causes me to wonder where summer went. Ah, yes, time flies when the holidays pile up, one right after another.

  • Mora school to host business group meeting

    On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the Mora High School business department will be hosting the regional Professional Business Association meet.
    Pauline Limbaugh, a teacher, states that there will be five schools coming to  Mora to compete. They are Escalante, Española Raton, West Las Vegas and Taos.


    More than 100 students will be competing. Some of the students will do their competition at their own school and 30 will make the trip to Mora to compete in their category.

  • Seniors distribute prayer shawls

    The Crochet Ole members of the Mora Senior Citizens Center  recently traveled to Vida Encantada in Las Vegas to visit the clients and staff.


    As they visited with the clients, they lovingly placed prayer shawls on their shoulders and gave them a hug and showed love and concern to the grateful folks. As they visited, they read the prayer attached to the shawls for each person.

  • Simple ways to keep healthy

    Sure enough, bring a bunch of my age group together and the talk gets around to healthcare. One of my farfetched theories is that one just feels better when one talks about it.


    Doc Gellenthien, my country doctor father, always had “the cure” for whatever came along, stashed away somewhere. Not all of these cures came out of a medicine bottle. In fact, many of them were a part of our everyday life. I assisted him a time or two when we had medical emergencies with our animals.

  • Simple ways to keep healthy

    Sure enough, bring a bunch of my age group together and the talk gets around to healthcare. One of my farfetched theories is that one just feels better when one talks about it.


    Doc Gellenthien, my country doctor father, always had “the cure” for whatever came along, stashed away somewhere. Not all of these cures came out of a medicine bottle. In fact, many of them were a part of our everyday life. I assisted him a time or two when we had medical emergencies with our animals.