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    If you or your business would like to partipate in the Light Parade scheduled this Saturday the 10th please contact Valerie Vigil at vvigil@villageofquesta.org or

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    In an interview with the #QuestaDelRioNews, Questa Independent School District Principal Elaine Romero speaks on how students across the country have fallen significantly behind in

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    "The Village of Questa, NM - Government Council held a special meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15, to discuss a possible water rate increase in the Village.

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    "A large area of rain is expected to move slowly east to northeast across southern portions of NM today through Sunday. Rainfall amounts of 0.50

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    "News deserts are not a new phenomenon. Throughout the country’s history, there have been places so small or isolated that the community could not support

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    Our letter from our editor for December. questanews.com/editors-letter-december/ #QuestaDelRioNews #NewMexico

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    Weather Alert Wind Advisory issued December 01 at 10:05PM MST until December 02 at 5:00PM MST by US National Weather Service Albuquerque New Mexico .

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    "A fire in the evening of Oct. 27 in a mobile home in Questa took the lives of two Questeñas. Anytime there are deaths related

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    Mayor John A. Ortega, Councilor Louise Gallegos, Village of Questa Project Manager Jake LaFore, and representatives from the state of New Mexico, Chevron, River Bend

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    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

    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.

    The Questa Del Rio News is hiring an Editor to manage and oversee the turnkey production of this local nonprofit monthly newspaper. The ideal candidate has experience as an Editor; a degree in Journalism or a Communications related field; is a multitasker with an entrepreneurial spirit who enjoys working collaboratively while meeting hard deadlines. For a complete job description, more information, or to apply, send resume and cover letter to Lynn Skall at lynn@questaedf.com.


    Salvation Army Food Assistance distribution at the Cerro Community Center on December 15, 12:30-2 pm. Every other month on the 3rd Thursday Applications are available during distributions. For more info contact Korey and Lita Mead (575) 586-2352.

    “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give”—Winston Churchill

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

    Questa Del Rio News December 2022 FUNraiser, kicks off on Giving Tuesday, November 29; celebrate by supporting local journalism! Your donation will be tripled by our sponsoring partners. Please join us for our end of year, tax deductible fundraiser. Make an online contribution at questanews.com and choose donate or subscribe. Pay with PayPal or credit card to make a one-time donation, or a recurring payment every month. Give a gift subscription to a family member or friend who lives away from home, help them stay connected! Pay online or mail a check to Questa Del Rio News to: PO Box 1072, Questa, NM 87556. Contact us at (575) 586-2149 or news@questaedf.com. Thank you for your support!

    Alumbra de Questa Christmas Market is Saturday, December 10, from 10am to 4pm, inside at the Questa VFW Building, at the corner of Sagebrush Road and NM-522. Artisan gift booths, seasonal foods and hot beverages, live holiday music, and a visit from Santa. Stop by to receive your free reusable “Shop Questa” logo tote, compliments of the LOR Foundation. For more information, or to be a vendor, call Dina at (575) 586-2258.
    Village of Questa Holiday Light Parade begins at 6:30pm on Saturday December 10, starting north on Hwy 522 at Herrera Road and traveling south to Supermarket Road. It’s free to participate in the parade, contact Val for more information at (575) 586-0694 or

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

    North Central New Mexico Food Pantry: Please note change of schedule for the Holidays: distribution days are 12/9, and 12/16 from 9 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). Happy Holidays from all of us at the North Central New Mexico Food Pantry.

    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, from 1pm-4pm, this month on December 15 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 from 2pm-3pm: 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.

    DECEMBER QUOTE FROM LISA FOX “Never change things by fighting the existing reality to change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
    — Buckminister Fuller


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