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Mora County

  • Wagon Mound students heading to conference

    Submitted to the Optic

    The school publications staff at Wagon Mound High School will be attending the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association’s spring convention.

    This year Wagon Mound’s school publications staff members are Corey Muniz, Amber Maestas, Charlene Trujillo and Darlene Trujillo.

    Muniz, Maestas and Darlene Trujillo are all in the 11th grade. Charlene Trujillo is a 10th-grader. Their advisor is Eddie Lujan.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The Christmas gift that got a warm Valmora welcome

    We’ve heard of guns and roses, and in my family it actually is guns and a Christmas tree. Yet another box of very old files from my father’s collection brings back another memory from long ago.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora native recipient of prestigious award

    Carmela Romo Alcon was the recipient of the highest award a social worker can receive. She was awarded the 2011 Rose Hubbard Praisner Memorial award for outstanding work in the field of social work and community service at the 31st annual gathering of the New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers at their February meeting taken place at Sandia Resort in Albuquerque.  

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    Mora Rangers Baseball Tournament Mora Baseball Field
    Mora Track Team in Clayton

    Saturday
    TBA - Mora Baseball tournament championship games
                                    
    Monday
    1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Open house, Mora Independent Schools

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Moisture, rain, where art thou?

    Oh, happy day! As I write this snowflakes blow by. And, what I’d give to have to drag out the snow shovel once again, believe it or not. However, the springtime weather/moisture forecast is grim this year.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora Little League registration under way

    Saturday the Mora Little League had its first registration day at Russell’s parking lot.

    It was a busy day for the Little League representatives. They were thankful for the beautiful day (excepting for the wind).

    There were many parents and young players enthusiastically looking forward to a new season.

    Young people from ages 4 through 16 came to signup for the 2011 Little league season. There were 35 players who signed up on Saturday.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    TBA - Mora Rangers Baseball-last game of NRG tournament
     

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Butter chips and the railroad track walker

    I’ll bet 90 percent of today’s young people have no idea, not even an inkling of,  what a butter chip is. Butter chips went out of style when I was small, but I do remember our proper British mother demanding they be placed at the correct spot on our very formal holiday tables when set, at Valmora. These very small, sometimes fancy plates held one’s pat of butter, of course.

  • Mora County Notebook: Many things have changed in the Mora Valley

    Mora Valley has held onto the old but still has had changes. Strangers may not realize that there have been changes as this beautiful valley still holds onto the historic past but change have had to take place in the last 60 years. Those who were here at that time and before can see the changes that have taken place.

    The beautiful mountains are never changing and the beautiful people are the same as always. They have a love of their home and family and love for their neighbor as in the old days. New people come and find this is a good place to be.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Another Aunt Elvira adventure

    Oh, no! Here I go again —  yet another story about my Aunt Elvira. I must admit it has taken me quite a while (decades to those who might count) to appreciate her and her interest in my welfare.

    My father’s youngest sister was prodded, pushed to get an education. I was just a teenager when she was awarded her Ph.D. in education, with a degree in Greek, no less. She began a teaching job at Wisconsin University, with a branch in Superior.