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December 2023: Cover Story

Santa Claus is Coming to Questa!

The Santas Helpers del Norte group consists of approximately 12 families from northern New Mexico who have been joining together to bring Christmas joy to

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  • Questa del Rio News

    12 hours 12 minutes ago

    NEW: the Questa Credit Union is experiencing a system outage on their cloud-based software, which is impacting staff’s ability to view accounts and deposit money

    Questa del Rio News

    14 hours 55 minutes ago

    #Breaking: Shooting near Questa. Read the thread below for the latest info: ⬇️ 9:38AM POST: Mayor John Ortega says this shooting was an isolated incident

    Questa del Rio News

    15 hours 13 minutes ago

    The SDC Valley Market is will be serving baked goods as well as hot Frito pies on its opening day. For the future, the owners

    Questa del Rio News

    15 hours 19 minutes ago

    The SDC Valley Market is now open! #food #politics #business #NewMexico #TaosCounty #Questa

    Questa del Rio News

    1 day 7 hours ago

    The 11/28 meeting of the Questa, New Mexico Village Council has been cancelled. questa-nm.com/village-council-meeting-agenda/ #politics #government #municipalities #NewMexico #Questa

    Questa del Rio News

    1 day 16 hours ago

    It’s #GivingTuesday! Did you know that nationwide, two newspaper publications die each week? The Questa del Rio News is fighting against those odds, because we

    Questa del Rio News

    2 days 6 hours ago

    We are running a calendar fundraiser for December! Choose a date on the calendar and that will be the amount to donate. Donations can be

    Questa del Rio News

    3 days 5 hours ago

    Be sure to follow the Sangre de Cristo Valley Market’s Facebook page for updates including this weeks opening day on Wednesday, November 29 at 8

    Questa del Rio News

    4 days 3 hours ago

    10:45 PM UPDATE: The Amber Alert has been cancelled. Lilith has been located unharmed. ORIGINAL POST: #AmberAlert out of Artesia, NM. If you know of

    Questa del Rio News

    6 days 3 hours ago

    Great news! 🎈

  • Classifieds


    Charles A. Martinez Bus Service LLC (formally Martinez Buses) now hiring Route & Activity Drivers Drivers must have a Class B CDL with PS endorsement. Positions available now. For more information contact Charlie at (575) 779-5665

    Taos Mountain Casino: General Manager of Hail Creek Travel Center: The General Manager is responsible for providing oversight of the operations conducted at Taos Pueblo Hail Creek Travel Center and specifically to provide overall planning and management of profit centers and various support functions to maximize productivity and profitability and to meet the growth objectives of Taos Pueblo via the Hail Creek Travel Center. To apply, visit https://taosmountaincasino.com/job/gm-hail-creek-travel-center/

    Taos Mountain Casino: Maintenance Technician II: Repairs and maintains the facility equipment such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) units, ice machines, refrigerators, grills, burners, and other mechanical and electrical equipment. https://taosmountaincasino.com/job/maitenance-tech/

    Taos Mountain Casino: IT Director: The IT Director is responsible for administering the overall daily operations of all IT departments and complete control and responsibility for design, development, testing, installation, and maintenance of IT operations. The incumbent determines the information services requirements of Taos Mountain Casino, establishing priorities for systems development and data processing requirements, evaluating and projecting hardware and software needs, and developing budget work programs to provide staffing and equipment necessary to implement required computer operating systems and information services. Responsible for overseeing the project management of the casino in cooperation with the direction of the General Manager. https://taosmountaincasino.com/job/IT-Director/

    Taos Mountain Casino: Accounting Specialist, Hail Creek Travel Center: The Accounting Specialist is responsible for working with the Finance Clerk to maintain financial operations for Hail Creek Travel Center. To apply, visit https://taosmountaincasino.com/job/accounting-specialist/

    Taos Mountain Casino: Guest Services Host/ Hostess: The Guest Services Host duties include guest services involving, player club enrollment, guest services information, problem and complaint resolution, promotions and game implementation. https://taosmountaincasino.com/job/guest-services-host-hostess/

    Taos Mountain Casino: Cage Cashier: Distribute moneys to casino guests and employees via checks cashing, conversion of coins, and gaming chips into currency. Protects company assets while dealing with the public in an efficient and courteous manner. https://taosmountaincasino.com/job/cage-cashier/

    Taos Mountain Casino: Housekeeper: Primary responsibility is to clean and maintain appearance of the casino, administrative offices, public areas, restrooms and other assigned areas. https://taosmountaincasino.com/job/housekeeper/


    Questa Senior Center lunches. Lunches are no longer served to-go. Lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m. and the recommended donation is upward of $1.50 each. 148 Embargo Rd, Questa. Call (575) 586-0508 for more information.

    Red River Trivia Nights: The Red River Brewing Company will be hosting Trivia Nights on Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. It is free to play and the Brewery will be giving away prizes for the top teams at the end of the night, and for answering bonus questions. Gather your smartest friends and come on down. Teams are limited to 6 players.

    Free Cat Spay/Neuter Vouchers for lower income households at Zimmer Feline Foundation, (505) 466-1676 or email TheLoveofCats@comcast.net

    San Luis Valley Spay and Neuter Alliance offers low cost spay and neuter services in Monte Vista, CO. Surgeries include rabies and distemper vaccines. Microchips, Bordetella vaccines, de-worming, nail trims, and matt removal are available at additional cost. Book appointment at slvspayneuter.org or call us at (719) 657-7076. slvspayneuter@gmail.com

    Free Transportation for Qualified Seniors Monday through Thursday. Donations are encouraged. Questa Senior Center, 148 Embargo Rd, Questa. Call (575) 586-0508 for more information.

    Repurposing Plastic Project: Wednesdays & Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come smash plastic and make wire walls! Meet the team, work your body, lift your spirit, and help the planet! At the RPP World Headquarters, the old “Movies at Home” building opposite Questa Supermarket on Hwy 522. For more info, call or text (575) 224-7386.

    North Central New Mexico Food Pantry: Second and fourth Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon: 140 Embargo Rd. in Questa. If you need an emergency food box or other information, 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 In-Person Business Counseling with Director of the Small Business Development Center Anwar Kaelin, at UNM-Taos. FREE and CONFIDENTIAL offered on the third Thursday of every month, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Questa Visitor Center. Business owners, independent contractors, and entrepreneurs in the Questa area can receive free one-on-one business consulting and support in planning, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, accessing capital, international trade, and more. Also offered via Zoom on the same day 2 to 3 p.m.: https://zoom.us/j/5757376219. Join by phone: (346) 248-7799 with ID (575) 737-6219. For an appointment or more information, contact Anwar at anwar@unm.edu.

    Grief Counseling: Weekly Grief Support Group is offered Wednesdays at Living Word Ministries through September 13. Group runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and is free. For more information, email griefshareLWM@gmail.com. “We know it hurts, and we want to help.”

    Teen Grief Counseling: Together we heal! Beginning on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., October 25 through November, Vida Del Norte will be hosting teen Grief Workshops that will be geared to teach our youth the coping techniques they need to begin healing, understanding, and voicing their feelings. Dinner will be provided. Hosted at Vida del Norte Building.


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    In November and December food distribution will be the second and THIRD Fridays.

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    Taos County GRT Reduced for 2023

    Taos County is the only county in New Mexico to see a decrease in  Gross Receipts Taxes (GRT). New rates effective as of January 1, 2023.

    Questa 7.9375%
    Questa Airport 6.875%
    Red River 8.800%
    Unincorporated County 6.875%


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