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Today's Features

  • Springtime automatically brings up thoughts of new life and babies in particular. On this old ranch it is calving time and that is a favorite time for me.

    My father doctor always said, “Put on the catcher’s mitt, but never interfere with Mother Nature unless there is obvious trouble with the birthing process.” How right he was, and he caught lots of babies in his 60 years of his private practice at Valmora.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “Ollie’s Easter Eggs” by Olivier Dunrea. Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAY VIERNES

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  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “Ollie’s Easter Eggs” by Olivier Dunrea. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • The 19th Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad will take place on Saturday, March 23 in Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of NMHU. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. Sponsors are Community 1st Bank, NMHU President Jim Fries, and the NMHU Foundation Office. Admission is $5 with ticket availability starting March 18 across the street from Ilfeld from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Donna Martinez at 454-3238 for ticket information or Sara at 454-0438.

  • Mora County goes from high mountains to rolling plains.

    Every season brings scenes of beauty and thrills.

    A sunrise and sunset that show beautiful colorful clouds is seen often. When the snow covers the ground and clings to the trees it brings people out with their cameras to share with friend in photo albums, Facebook and just to share from the modern cameras.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    Mora high school baseball tournament at Monte del Sol, away
    Saturday
    Mora high school baseball tournament continues at Monte Del Sol
    9 a.m. — Seed Exchange, seedlings for sale, other displays, entertainment, potluck, movie showing “Genetic Seed Roulette,” Tapetes de Lana meeting room
    10 a.m. — Mora track and field, Laguna Acoma, away
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball game vs. West Las Vegas, home
    Sunday

  • When scanning the skies, following the resident red tail hawk, I always have to pull out the binoculars and check out Gascon Point. The snow pack will provide some much needed runoff. But there should be deep drifts everywhere and sadly, I don’t see many.  But ... we still have time for a big snow storm or two.

    Speaking of our wilderness, I discovered an old pamphlet put out by the southwest region of our U.S. Forest Service. The 10 “Wilderness use Hints” are timely, even if the publication is aged.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 20 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “It’s Spring” by Linda Glaser. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES