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(Not listed in any order and this list compiled as of December 30 – morning)

All anonymous cash donations, Paul Mooney, Katherine Brown, Virsylvia Farm LLC, Bobby Fowler, Emily Wilde, Justin Friedman, Adelita Mead, Ellen Wood, Soul Restoration Art, Jennifer Paris,Vicki Duncan, Frances Rollason, Graham & Carol Knight, Marjorie Cosgrove, Richard Grossman, Jeff Endicott, Summer Wood, Cerro Vista Farms, Louise Herrera, Kircher & Associates, Inc., Cathy Phelps , Carole Ann Kaplan, Vanette Harris, Chena M. Mesling, Lezlie Stroh, Juan Abeyta & Hilary Heyl, Ernesto J. Chavez, Judy & Ron Rutledge, Busy Bee Mechanical, Gordon Wesley, Benita Montoya, Reide Wyatt, Janie Corinne, Benita Muñiz, Lynn Skall, Malaquias Rael, Patricia Gallegos, Gayle Martinez, Living Word Ministries, Lou McCall & Peter Crider

May Dreams Come True In 2022!

Thank you to everyone who joined our fabulous December Fun-Raiser! One thing we learned about staying afloat in the local news business is that money is the secret sauce. Our

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VILLAGE VOICE: January 2022

2022 Municipal Officer Election is March 1, 2022 The Village of Questa will hold a Municipal Officer Election on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, for the purpose of electing the following:

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OBITUARY: Clarence G. LaCome

Questa resident Clarence G. LaCome, age 72, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2021. He was preceded in death

OBITUARY: Roberta Campbell

Questa resident Roberta Campbell, age 66, passed away unexpectedly on November 25, 2021. She was preceded in death by


Sang Soon Kwon, age 84, of Questa, passed away on Christmas Day. Mr. Kwon was born in South Korea

Repurposing Plastic Project Update

For Repurposing Plastic to stay alive and thrive during these winter months, we need more help, more funds, and more professional builders who will

Bringing Modular Walls to Market in 2022

A New Breakthrough for the Repurposing Plastic Project: Good news from the Repurposing Plastic Project (RPP): we think we’ve found a way to scale

Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Our celebrations of Christmas and other seasonal holidays are an important part of life. Still, the holidays place extraordinary stress on people and the

A Brand New

Is your business listed? It’s live! Questa has a bright shiny new website! It includes information about activities, attractions, history,

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from your Questa Creative Council! Our mission, to strengthen our community through arts, culture, history,

Bird is the Word: January 2022

Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count The Annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count wrapped up, and I had a wonderful time

Trout Unlimited: January 2022

On the Value of Optimism On a trip to Chama yesterday, I took outsized pleasure in the hazardous driving conditions.

Trout Unlimited: December 2021

Trout Unlimited Senior Producer Honored by OWAAReprinted with permission from Trout Unlimited As editor-in-chief at Trout Unlimited, I am grateful

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January 20, 2022


Part-time reporter (Spanish bilingual preferred) to cover local news. Are you a retired reporter, a recent journalism graduate, or a local writer who wants to expand your professional reach? Let us hear from you! Contact the Questa Del Rio News or (575) 586-2149.

Computer instructor needed, beginning to advanced. Call the Questa Public Library. (575) 586-2023.


House-sitting wanted: Available February 1. Years of experience in property management and upkeep. Excellent references. (917) 699-5272

Housing wanted: ​​looking for a cabin or RV to rent month to month, off grid ok, 4×4 ok. I have well trained dogs and children, 18 and 13. Single mother with employment at Wild Rivers Recreation area. Contact Wendy


The North Central New Mexico Food Pantry in Questa is in dire need of volunteers. “We are old and getting tired!” Please call Jeannie Masters (586-0486 or 779-9194) or email
Your help is very much appreciated.


Thank you everyone who made contributions to The Questa Del Rio News during our December Fun-Raiser! Your support helps keep our newspaper alive and free!

The Questa Health Center is offering COVID-19 testing every Wednesday from 8 to 11:30 am. Testing occurs outside the facility and walk-ins are welcome. All insurance is accepted—no charge for the uninsured. COVID-19 vaccines also available. Call (575) 586-0315 for more information.

North Central New Mexico Food Pantry: Distribution days are the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 9 am – noon, 140 Embargo Rd. in Questa. For more information call (575) 586-0486. If you need an emergency food box please call: Jeannie Masters (586-0486 or 779-9194) or Nancy Parker (586-2096 or 505 699-7563). To make a donation, go to or mail to: North Central Food Pantry, PO Box 1076, Questa, NM 87556. For more information, please email The pantry is in dire need of volunteers. Call Jeannie at the number listed above.

Questa One-on-One Business Counseling Drop-in Hour by the Small Business Development Center at UNM-Taos with Anwar Kaelin. FREE and CONFIDENTIAL, no appointment needed, on the third Thursday of every month, January 20 from 2 – 3 pm. Business owners, independent contractors, 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. Join by phone: +1 346 248 7799. For appointments call (575) 737-6219.

JANUARY QUOTE Here’s a very handy rule to follow for success in the new year, the metaphysical “VACUUM LAW.“ If you want to attract more and different things to come into your world, you have to make room for them! Many Blessings and High Hopes for the New Year, —Lisa Fox

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