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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Bullfighting compared to ballet

    There is a new kid in the corral, a different kid to some. To us who live on a ranch, he is a welcome addition. He is a shiny black yearling black Angus bull. He has a fancy background, and a fairly light birth weight, very important when one has a working ranch, as in a cow/calf operation.

    He jumped out of the trailer, ready to take on that old bull that has served this ranch so well for a long time. The old bull probably outweighs him by a thousand pounds, so it didn’t take long for him to realize he’d just be friends, fighting is for another day and time.

  • Mora County Notebook - Watershed Alliance conducts study

    The Mora Watershed Alliance began the three-part study of the Mora Watershed Threats and Opportunities earlier this month. Edward A. Martinez, an associate professor at New Mexico Highlands University in the Department of Natural Resources, Watershed Management class were present. They will study the data collected and report their findings at the last class in May.
    About 40 people participated in the study held at the Buena Vista Fire Department.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 14, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Wednesday
    6:30 p.m. — Mora 4-H Meeting-Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    7 p.m. — Glimpses of the Past, “Conflict on the Prairie:” The Red River War of 1874,” 116 Bridge St., Las Vegas

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU
    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.
    Monday — Closed, Presidents’ Day
    Tuesday — Tamale, vegetable salad, pinto beans, whole wheat tortilla, mandarin oranges

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Childhood memories of the Castañeda

    Newsworthy items pop up daily around here. With a good radio, two or three newspapers and a television, not much gets past us way up here in the mountains. Some of the news is exciting,  to say the least.

    Our beloved, sleeping Castañeda is about to awaken once again! I have so many fond memories of long-ago times spent at that grand hotel. A trip to town from our Valmora home was always an event, particularly for sweet brother bill and I in the 1940’s.

  • Mora County Notebook - As the winds blow in Chacon

    The strong winds recently blew a barn down and scattered the parts all over. It is now just a pile of rubble as all of the pieces have been gathered up and put in a pile by some of the family.

    They did not want the boards to destroy other property as they blew around in the strong winds.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 7, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    State Basketball Tournaments continue
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Growers meeting, Mora School Board Room
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Building
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Building
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commissioners meeting, Mora School Board Room
    Wednesday
    6 p.m. — Monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting,  CHET Fire Department, Cleveland

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Magnetic fields affecting weather patterns

    My 1910 Webster’s Dictionary defines weather as “a state of the atmosphere.” I’d have to say that at the moment, we are in  a heck of a state in this present atmosphere. We have experienced two of the driest months on record here at the Gascon reporting weather station, with no relief in sight.

  • Students return home with honors
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 28, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Saturday
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes vs. winner of district, Mora
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board, Administration Building

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU
    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday — Pepper steak, rice, buttered carrots, pineapple celery salad, and apple cobbler
    Tuesday — Baked chicken, wild rice, creamy coleslaw, mixed vegetables, whole wheat bread, and chocolate pudding

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The role of the Rancheros Visitadores

    Those horrible winds continue to howl a I write this in mid February. I just discovered a news item in an old Albuquerque Journal. Los Alamos was the snowiest spot in the state in January 2001. We recorded 50 inches of snow, with a moisture content of 2.13 here at our Gascon station. Oh, for those good old days!