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October 2022

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October 2022: Cover Story

Acequia Comes to Questa Farmers Market

Over the last few years, the Questa Farmers Market site, adjacent to the Questa Visitor Center, has become a welcoming place for the community to gather. It includes a demonstration

October Highlights:

Ongoing & Up To Date

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Planting Drought-resistant Seedlings in Wildfire-scarred Jemez Mountain Crews led by the Santa Clara Pueblo Forestry Department are planting an estimated 33,000 seedlings in the 2011 Las Conchas Fire scar in ten days. Reforestation will occur across three jurisdictions: Santa Clara Pueblo, Bandelier National Monument, and the Espanola Ranger District of

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A time lapse of the final Questa Farmers Market this year. youtu.be/B-mQ4hFca5E #photography #videography Shoutout to DC-Imaging for the recording.

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From Kit Carson Electric Cooperative : Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Awarded $800,000 for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations across Northern New Mexico Award grant part of New Mexico Department of Transportation electric vehicle charging station grant program funded by American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Taos, New Mexico – Kit

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Please spread the word! Karma was LOST on September 25, 2022 in Questa, NM 87556 near Latir Rd and Windmill Rd Message from Owner: Went missing Sunday, Sept 25. Description: Solid short hair gray pitbull/weimaraner, yellow eyes, 60 lbs chipped, has had 2 knee surgeries. Sweet, 2.5 years old For

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Happening now!
34 th Annual Cambalache event



Certified Police Officers for Questa Police Department. The job description and employment application are uploaded to the website: questa-nm.com. Under the government tab there is a job positions tab. Questions: Valerie Vigil Clerk/HR (575) 586-0694 or vvigil@villageofquesta.org.

LOR Foundation: Questa Community Officer. Need deep community connections, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a passion for problem solving. Fast-paced, full-time, requires caring and curious disposition to understand community needs, strong communication skills to engage people from all backgrounds. View a full job description at lorfoundation.org/careers/questa-community-officer. Applications, including cover letter describing the candidate’s interest and qualifications, resumé, and where the candidate learned of the position, should be sent to jobs@lorfoundation.org. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The LOR Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Experienced kitchen line workers. Pay based on experience. Apply in person at Wildcat’s Den, 2457 NM 522, Questa. For more information
call (575)586-1119.

Interviewing NOW! In-home caregiver for an intellectually feisty elder. Must be personable, patient, articulate with a good sense of humor. Assist with ALL daily living skills and needs: bathing, dressing, transferring from bed to walker or wheelchair, meal prep, companionship. Must communicate clearly with family members, the client and other caregivers. Call Robyn at (575) 779-6802.


Cambalache – Questa’s Annual Harvest Festival, Sunday, Oct. 2, 10 am- 2 pm. Last day of Questa Farmers/Art Market for the season. Music by Michael Rael and more. Vendors, food and fun. To be a vendor or for information contact dina@questaedf.com or (575) 586-2258.

Salvation Army Food Assistance distribution at the Cerro Community Center every other month on the 3rd Thursday, for people already enrolled. Applications are available during distributions. Next one is Thursday, Oct. 20, 12:30-2 pm. For more information contact Korey and Lita Mead (575) 586-2352.

Friendship Circle Annual Meeting. Attendance strongly encouraged, we need you! Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 pm, Questa VFW, 2597 Highway 522. (575) 779-4609.

FOUR-DAY CONFERENCE FOR COMMUNITY UPLIFT– TiLT [Taos Initiative for Life Together] October 27-30: THURS-SUN 10am – 10pm. Check out conference website and register for some or all events! https://www.eventcreate.com/e/tilt-conference For questions, contact (575) 770.8681

Free Senior Exercise Classes, Thursdays, 10-11 am, Questa Senior Center, 148 Embargo Rd, Questa. Call (575) 586-0508 for more information.

Free Transportation for Qualified Seniors Every Tuesdays and Thursday. Questa Senior Center, 148 Embargo Rd, Questa. Call (575) 586-0508 for more information.

FREE COVID PCR TESTS AND VACCINES at the Questa Health Center. For drive-up tests, please call from parking lot and staff will come to you. Please do not enter the building! Vaccines are available on a walk-in basis, or by appointment, including vaccines for children 6 months to four years old. 2573 NM-522, Questa, NM. For an appointment, call Amy at
(575) 586-0315.

FREE COVID AT-HOME TESTS Every home in the US is eligible to order four at-home COVID-19 tests. Sign up at covid.gov/tests.

North Central New Mexico Food Pantry: Distribution days are the second and fourth Fridays of the month 9 am–noon, 140 Embargo Rd. in Questa. For information call (575) 586-0486. If you need an emergency food box please call: Jeannie Masters (575) 586-0486 or (575) 779-9194 or Nancy Parker (575) 586-2096 or (505) 699-7563). To make a donation, go to ncfpquesta.com or mail to: North Central Food Pantry, PO Box 1076, Questa, NM 87556. For more information, please email wrmesquire2@gmail.com. If you would like to volunteer, please call Jeannie (numbers above).

Questa One-on-One Business on the third Thursday of every month, Oct.20, 2–3 pm. Business owners, independent contractors, and entrepreneurs in Questa can drop in for one-on-one business consulting and training in planning, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, international trade, and more. https://zoom.us/j/5757376219 Join by phone: (346) 248-7799 with ID (575) 737-6219. For appointments call (575) 737-6219.

OCTOBER QUOTE FROM LISA FOX “If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound with mine, then let us work together. “ —Lila Watson

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