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January 2023

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MARCH 2023: Cover Story

mARCH Highlights:

Ongoing & Up To Date

  • Questa Del Rio News

    14 hours 25 minutes ago

    The #QISD Board has approved a motion to move forward with a contractor to develop their next 5-Year Master Plan. Architectural Research Consultants Inc. www.arcplanning.com/about_us.php

    Questa Del Rio News

    15 hours 13 minutes ago

    Options for the new school calendar. The Board just approved Option A as the new calendar with one dissenting vote from Board Member Juan Cisneros.

    Questa Del Rio News

    15 hours 41 minutes ago

    "Regarding grant money, I think our district has a big selling point because we cover a lot of communities other than the Village of Questa.

    Questa Del Rio News

    16 hours 27 minutes ago

    The Walsh & Gallegos law firm is courting the #QISD for business.

    Questa Del Rio News

    16 hours 58 minutes ago

    Joe Walsh, a teacher at Alta Vista Elementary School making a public comment about how the district should remain on a 4-day school week.

    Questa Del Rio News

    16 hours 59 minutes ago

    It's a full house tonight at the #QISD Administration Building. The Alta Vista Student Council made short presentations about upcoming events in the coming weeks.

    Questa Del Rio News

    17 hours 36 minutes ago

    Questa Del Rio News

    18 hours 41 minutes ago

    The Questa Independent School District Board will be convening tonight for a regular meeting at 6:00 PM. #QISD Administration Building 2556A Wildcat Road #Questa, NM

    Questa Del Rio News

    19 hours 33 minutes ago

    Attention parents with girls interested in playing softball! ⬇️

    Questa Del Rio News

    20 hours 56 seconds ago

    Cerro VFW Post 9516 is hosting the 2nd Annual Spring Crafts Sale! Saturday, April 29th from 10am-4pm & Sunday April 30th from 10am-3pm 108 State

  • Classifieds


    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

    Questa Senior Center is looking for a cook. 6hrs per week. Monday – Friday. Amalia Senior Center is also looking for a cook 4hrs a week. Call (575) 586-0508 for information.


    Mark your calendars! The dates for this year’s Questa Studio Art Tour will be: Aug. 12–13. We are currently working on a new application that will be done very soon. It will be available to download from the website or available to pick up at ArtQuesta. Entry fee will remain $60. If you have any questions/comments feel free to reach out! We are so looking forward to another fun Art Tour! www.QuestaCreative.org

    Free Senior Exercise Classes, Thursdays, 10–11 am, Questa Senior Center, 148 Embargo Rd, Questa. Call (575) 586-0508 for more information.
    Transportation for Qualified Seniors Every Mon, Tue, Wed, and Thur by donation. 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 by appointment only, including vaccines for children 6 months to 4 years old. 2573 NM-522, Questa, NM.
    For an appointment, call Amy at (575) 586-0315.

    North Central New Mexico Food Pantry: Second and Fourth Fridays, NEW WINTER HOURS! 10 am– 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 Anwar Kaelin, Director of the Small Business Development Center at UNM-Taos. FREE and CONFIDENTIAL offered on the third Thursday of every month, 1– 4 pm, 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– 3 pm: 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.

    March Quote from Lisa Fox: “Your best teacher is your last mistake.” — R. Nader



    On behalf of the family of Benjamin Garcia, we would like to sincerely thank all of you for the food, generous donations of money and cards of condolences; for your phone calls and visitsof prayer and concern. To Deacon Marcus Rael, who visited and prayed over our father. To Louis Herrera for praying the Rosary, To the Pall Bearers who honored Benjamin.

    We would like to thank Joey Ortega for digging the grave at the cemetery; DeVargas Funeral Home for the care entrusted to our father.   The Friendship Circle in Questa for the meal and the use of the VFW building.

    Special thanks for Roger Blanco for TAPS and the VFW for the Military Tribute.

    Also, a special thank you to all who traveled from outside New Mexico and Questa.   Thank you to Benjamin’s caregivers:  Nora Gallegos and Marcie Gomez who cared for our father with compassion.  To Mountain Home Health Hospice Team as well.

    ​​​​​​Isabel, Germaine, Louise and Benny”

    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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