Mora County

  • Archery tourney Sun. at high school

    The Mora Youth Hunter Education Club is hosting a Youth Archery Tournament on Sunday at the Mora High School baseball field. The event will start with registration at 8:30 a.m. with the first end starting at 9 a.m.

    Organizer of the event Jack Rains said age groups will be divided by gender and into either a compound bow or a traditional bow classes. Age groups are seniors from 16 to 18 years old; juniors from 13 to 15; and sub-juniors for children 12 and younger.

    Adults may shoot during the parents’ and coaches’ competition the day of the event.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Sweet Brother Bill’s 10 rules

    This column could be called a hodge-podge of somewhat newsworthy items, or just what’s left in the Easter basket after yet another rite and celebration of spring.

    I start with a weather report...no surprise there. Our mountain winter started in November with the first measurable snows here at our weather bureau reporting station, unless we get a big storm here in April, we will have recorded 86 inches of snow with a melt down in moisture content of 7-1/2 inches.

  • Business up and running
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 3, 2015


    No school - Mora Schools on Spring Break

    11 a.m. —  Mora High School baseball vs. Questa, away, doubleheader
    11 a.m. —  Mora High School softball vs. Tucumcari, away, doubleheader
    No school - Mora Schools on Spring Break
    4 p.m. —  Mora High School baseball vs. McCurdy, home
    TBA —  NMHU and LCC college visit with AVID students, high school and middle school

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Highlands students in ‘50s lacked those fancy gadgets

    A recent Western Horsemen magazine’s cover features a very good looking horse’s head and the feature story (obviously) is: “Look Him in the Eye.” The gist of the story is — by looking him or her in the eye one can gauge the expression. This not-so-new idea pertains to almost all of our animal kingdom.

    My question is: How do I know what you are thinking? How are you aware of your immediate surroundings? and When do you ever look up, kid (and many adults) as you bury your face, look into that electronic instrument you are communicating with?

  • Romero outlines district goals

    Mora Schools is moving in the right direction, according to Mora School superintendent Dora Romero. Romero was awarded an additional year in her contract during a board meeting a few weeks ago.

  • Mora grad joins scholars organization

    Submitted to the Optic

    Mariah Elizabeth Romero of Holman accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars  recently.
    Romero, a 2015 graduate of Mora High School, is currently a student at New Mexico State University.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 27, 2015


    TBA —  Mora High School baseball at Clayton Tournament, away

    TBA —  Mora High School baseball at Clayton Tournament, away
    TBA —  Mora High School track at West Las Vegas, away

    4 p.m. —  Mora High School baseball vs. Peñasco, away

    12:30 p.m. —  Mora schools early release
    1 to 6 p.m. —  Mora schools parent open house


  • Palabras Pintorescas: CWriter has a compulsive book-buying gene

    Oh, My... what a fun party that was! In case you missed it, Tito and Mary Chavez celebrated 30 busy, fun and full years of being in Las Vegas very recently. Tito’s creative jewelery and Mary’s keen eye when it comes to showing off very good art is so obvious when one walks into their shop on our Bridge Street here. And as I write this, Tito is working on a very special project for me. He has vision far beyond mine when it comes to creativity!

  • Heading to nationals