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Mora County

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - June 17, 2011

    Community Calendar
    Friday
    1 p.m. - Mora Fiesta Volunteers meeting, Mora Courthouse
    Tuesday
    6 p.m - T-Ball - Yankees vs.Rangers Little League Field, Holman. Little League – Braves vs. Rockies-Field #1 and Rangers vs. Angels Field #2
    6:45 p.m. - T-Ball - Mariners vs. Pirates Little League Field, Holman
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. - ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Betsy also known as the the green-grass guzzler

    One would say it is a dog’s life on this old ranch, but it is also a horse’s life, to be sure. Our horses are mostly retired, are fat and sassy, and roam around a small pasture at ranch headquarters. Quite a picture of happiness, I’d say.

  • Dr. Mario Leyba is another Mora native

    Surgeon Mario Leyba is another Mora native who has done great things with his life.

    Mora can be proud of yet another young man who grew up in the Mora Valley, went to school here and recently served as the commencement speaker at his alma mater.

    Leyba was the oldest of three children. He has a brother and a sister who both work at the Las Vegas Behavioral Health Institute.

    Leyba gets his versatility from his mother, Bernice Leyba.

    “She taught me everything I know,” he says.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - June 10, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Stock Holders meeting, Mora School Administration Building
     

    Sunday
    2:30 p m — VFW Auxiliary meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p m — VFW meeting, VFW Hall
     

    Monday
    9 a m — Summer breakfast and lunch for children begins, Mora School Cafeteria
     

  • Mora Youth Hunter Education Club competes

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Mora Youth Hunter Education Club competed in the New Mexico championship last weekend.  

    Eight events were contested, marksmanship competition in small-bore, archery, shot gun and muzzleloader, and responsibility competitions in orienteering with map and compass, wildlife identification, safety trail and a written exam on game laws and related information.  

    Even with the exam finished Friday evening, it took from 7 a.m. until nearly 6 p.m. Saturday to complete the courses.  

  • Mora County Notebook: VFW pays tribute to fallen soldiers

    In a flag raising ceremonial the VFW Post 1131 in Mora showed its respect in honoring those who have gone before them and gave the supreme sacrifice for our country.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - June 3, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Monday
    5:30 p.m. - Mora Valley Community Health Services Advisory    Board meeting,  administration building

    Tuesday
    10 a.m. - Mora County Board of Commissioner meeting, Wagon Mound City Hall
    6 p.m. - T-Ball, Yankees vs.Mariners, Holman Little League Field, Little League-Field #1, Angels vs. Braves Field #2, Rockies vs. Rangers
    6:45 p.m. - T-Ball-Rangers vs. Pirates, Holman Little League Field

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Not missing a beat in global events

    Apparently I didn't miss anything in the way of global events recently. Our mountains are still here, dry as they are. If the end of the world happened, nobody noticed it around here.

    Sadly, it is so dry very few flowers are blooming, so the resident hummingbirds have hit the feeders hard. There is almost no water running in our creeks, and the blue herons quickly cleaned out any trout that still had a small pool to swim in.

  • Mora County Notebook: Joshua Garcia receives prestigious scholarship

    Joshua Garcia and six other northern New Mexico recipients were honored at a luncheon this month where they received the Pete Domenici Scholarship funded by Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Garcia, son of John and Ann Garcia, is a 2011 graduate of Mora High School. At the luncheon recipients had a chance to sit and visit with Domenici.

    The students selected for the scholarship were chosen because of their outstanding academic achievement as well as outstanding leadership skills and community service.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - May 27, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    6 p.m.  - Senior class graduation, Mora High School Gym                                           

    Saturday
    7 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Huge yard sale and bake sale, Mora Senior Center
    10 a.m. - Senior class graduation, Wagon Mound School