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January 2023

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  • Questa Del Rio News

    21 hours 38 minutes ago

    ICYMI: Los Bad Boys will be performing at the Monte Carlo for Cinco de Mayo from 8-midnight. There is a $5 cover fee. #QuestaDelRioNews #MusicLineUp

    Questa Del Rio News

    1 day 13 hours ago

    Our Managing Editor is the Quintessential Woman of Questa in the Taos News!

    Questa Del Rio News

    2 days 3 hours ago

    Please share. The Cerro VFW would like to get max participation!

    Questa Del Rio News

    2 days 7 hours ago

    Questa Library 3D Printing Club! Friday March at 24 1–3 pm. The Questa Library was gifted a 3D printer recently. It is time to learn

    Questa Del Rio News

    2 days 12 hours ago

    The Village of Questa is hiring an MVD Clerk. Contact Valerie Vigil at vvigil@villageofquesta.org or 575-586-0694 for questions. Thank you!

    Questa Del Rio News

    3 days 6 hours ago

    Video of #Questa Cheer's motorcade. #NewMexico

    Questa Del Rio News

    3 days 7 hours ago

    #Questa Cheer State Champions! Questa Independent School District #NewMexico #QuestaNews

    Questa Del Rio News

    3 days 7 hours ago

    This is how champions are welcomed home! #WeAreQuesta #QHSCheer #Champions

  • 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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