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Dig Pink/Cancer Awareness

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December 2021

Christmas Evening of Lights The Village of Questa and Vida del Norte will host a Christmas Evening of Lights

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

Update from Repurposing Plastic Project

Hello, volunteers! The Repurpos- ing Plastic Project team bales plastic in Questa at RPP headquarters most Friday mornings 10 am – noon. Come see

Village Stop & Go Tewa Lounge

This month’s featured business, Village Stop & Go/Tewa Lounge, is located in the heart of Questa right there at “The

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

Questa Ladycats Volleyball

The Questa Ladycats wrapped up a successful season with a 14-6 record and third place at the Cimarron Tournament. Even though we were ranked in the top 12 most of

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Today is Friday
December 3, 2021
Happening this Saturday! Dec. 4

IN QUESTA: Start your evening (4pm) by popping into local businesses and checking out the lovely trees decorated buy your local children, then head over to the Tree Lighting Event at the intersection, where there will be food , music and Santa to entertain you. We will be giving out glow in the dark goodies to all the kiddos. And finish the night with an awesome light parade!

Parade line up 5:30 on Herrera Road- parade will start at 6:00

QUESTA WEATHER

HELP WANTED

The Questa Del Rio News is looking for a local reporter Spanish bilingual preferred. 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 news@questaedf.com or
(575) 586-2149.

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

Welding instructor needed to teach hands-on classes at the new Questa High School Welding Lab. For more information and to apply contact Lynn Skall: lynn@questaedf.com or leave a message at
(575) 586-2149.

WANTED

Back Issues of Questa Del Rio News for our archive: Do you have copies of May and November of 2019 or June of 2018? We need them to complete our full sets of archives. Let us know!
(575) 586-2149.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Questa Fire/EMS Support Group is seeking membership and donations of healthy drinks and snacks to keep on hand when there is a major incident. Depending on the severity of the crisis we will also need members on standby to assist in preparing food. Please consider joining this very important group, we need you! If you have any questions or wish to volunteer your time and/or donate supplies, please contact Councilor Louise Gallegos (575) 613-5490 or the Questa Fire/EMS Department:
(575) 586-0250.

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 wrmesquire2@gmail.com. Your help is very much appreciated.

NOTICES

Calling all Local Artists and Quilters! Display Opportunities at Questa Public Library. Would you like your artwork to be on display at the library? We are always looking for work for the “Local Questa Artists” shows or quilts and textiles in the textile displays. If you are interested, please leave your name and contact information with the librarian and we will contact you when the next show comes around! 6-1/2 Municipal Park Rd, Questa, NM.

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 are 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 https://www.ncfpquesta.com/
or mail to: North Central Food Pantry, PO Box 1076, Questa, NM 87556. For more information, please email wrmesquire2@gmail.com.
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, November 18 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. https://zoom.us/j/5757376219 Join by phone: +1 346 248 7799. For appointments call
(575) 737-6219.

Sage advice from Jane Goodall for young people today:
“What upsets me is that if you don’t get a degree of some sort in some university you’re useless—that’s rubbish! It really depends on what a young person wants to do, to be really determined in what they want to do. My mother used to say to me when I had this crazy dream: “If you really want this you have to work extremely hard, and take advantage of all opportunities but DON’T GIVE UP !!!!” If you want to feel hopeful this holiday season and beyond, please visit https://www.rootsandshoots.org/ – empowering young people to be the change in their communities. Many blessings for this holiday season!

 

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