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MARCH 2022: In this Issue

Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, It was one of those rare days in February; a warm, beautiful day between storms, an early spring fever kind of sunny day. I found an excuse to

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Letters to the Editor: March 2022

To the Editor: I was confused to open the February 3 – 9 Tempo magazine [Taos News] to see a headline “Questa ‘Milagro Beanfield’s Wars’ Mural.” The full-page article featured

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J&L POWERSPORTS

Two happy people doing what they love, two dogs, and a snake named Stew. What a cool thing, Questa’s previous pizza restaurant transformed into a specialized powersports repair shop with

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Notable Locals

Mr. John Walsh Alta Vista Elementary and Intermediate Schools in Questa are lucky to have John Walsh on their faculty. He and his wife retired and moved to San Cristobal

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Don’t Get Caught In The Rope

By Darwin Star One of the first things you’ll be told when you start working around horses happens to be one of the most important: Don’t get caught in the

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BODY MIND SPIRIT: March 2022

MOVING TOWARD SPRING MOVING TOWARD SPRINGWe are no longer heading into winter, but moving toward spring and green things. New life, new beginnings, and perhaps a brighter day.My words are

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Poems of the Month

Steeple Chase by Elizabeth Brunazzi Young Buddha escaping the sleeping castle, your beautiful young wife, your infant son, your horse’s hooves velveted, silent over the pavement stones, the cosmos conspiring

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LIVE LAUGH LOVE: March 2021

Try a Little Tenderness Are you your biggest critic? I sometimes am—I’m always looking for perfection. But I have a trick up my sleeve for changing my perspective: I try

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March 2022

Making connections and making creativity happen are so important to us at the Questa Creative Council. More so since the pandemic, we are wired through words-only means, but wired doesn’t

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A Mural Atop A Hill

The start of this project can be traced back to when I gave a presentation about murals at the Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, back in

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Questa and the Questa Mine: Part 1

By Martha Shepp and many others This community paper is endeavoring to offer a Questa mine history series over the next few issues, to bring you stories from mining’s earliest

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Spring Cleaning Used Book Sale

Thursday, Friday, and SaturdayMarch 3, 4 & 5All events take place from Noon to 5:00 PMCall (575) 586-2023 for information.questalibrary.org 6 1/2 Municipal Park Rd, Questa, NM 87556 Sponsored by

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VILLAGE VOICE: March 2022

Election Day is Tuesday, March 1 Voting will take place at the Village Council Chambers. Hours from 7:00 am – 7:00 pmVillage of Questa Council MeetingsMarch 8, 2022, 6:00 pmMarch

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OBITUARY: Modesto Cisneros

Modesto Cisneros, age 92, a resident of Questa, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his devoted family on February 7, 2022. He was preceded in death by his loving

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OBITUARY: David Flores

David Flores, age 55, a resident of Questa, passed away unexpectedly January 26, 2022.He was preceded in death by his parents David & Barbara Flores; brother Abel Flores; uncle Theodore

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OBITUARY: Stephanie Ann Gilbert

Stephanie Ann Gilbert, age 64, a resident of Questa, passed away unexpectedly February 3, 2022.She was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Orville and Catherine Gilbert; sisters

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OBITUARY: Jimmy Arellano

Jimmy Arellano, age 50, a resident of Albuquerque and formerly of Amalia, passed away unexpectedly February 13, 2022. He was preceded in death by his father Rosendo Arellano; sister Berlinda

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OBITUARY: Judith Underwood Starbuck

Judith Underwood Starbuck, age 96, passed away in Tucson, AZ on February 11, after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband Ward Starbuck, her sister Denise Underwood Martin,

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OBITUARY: Berlinda Arellano Roberts

Berlinda Arellano Roberts, age 55, a resident of Albuquerque and formerly of Amalia, passed away unexpectedly January 31, 2022. She was preceded in death by her father Rosendo Arellano; grandparents

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OBITUARY: Virgil Wayne Gomez

Virgil Wayne Gomez, age 73, of Questa, NM, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2022, at Loveless Heart Hospital in Albuquerque, NM surrounded by his son, daughter, and son-in-law. Virgil

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QISD School Board Reports, 2/8/22

Maintenance: “Everything’s lined out, different schools, different contractors. If you guys have any specific issues or concerns just let me know.” —Facilities Supervisor Robert Martinez Transportation: School bus inspections will

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QISD March Baseball & Track Schedule

Basketball 3/7/2022 Menual Double header Away 3:00pm / 5:00pm3/10/2022 Clayton Double header Home 3:00pm / 5:00pm3/18/2022 Logan Double header Away 3:00pm / 5:00pm3/22/2022 Clayton Double header Away 3:00pm / 5:00pm3/26/2022

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From th 6th grade class.

Spring Equinox 2022 By 6th-grader Sierra O. The Spring Equinox in 2022 occurs on Sunday, March 20. It is the first day of spring in the astronomical northern hemisphere and

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March 2022 Mushroom Recipes

(Recipes are also listed online below the PDF version for your convenience.) Printable Version (1 pages 8.5″ x 11″ letter size ) Mushroom Zoom! Mushrooms have been gathered, cultivated, and

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Snippet: THE QUESTA GAZETTE?

Has anyone heard of it? We ran across clippings in historical society files of this local newspaper, based in Questa! This issue is from 1913. We would love to know

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Working Smarter, Not Harder

“Karoshi” is a Japanese term that means “death by overwork.” And their culture is not alone in pushing its employees too hard in the workplace. Now a shrinking workforce is

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ASTROLOGY: March 2022

MINDFULNESS Thich Nhat Hanh, who recently passed, was the master of mindfulness. If you do not already know, I leave it to you to discover who this Vietnamese Buddhist monk

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March 2022 COMIC Relief: ZED

Author Duane M. Able “ZED” currently appears in several weekly newspapers and has been collected into Corkey Comics book publications. Duane is a proud member of The National Cartoonists Society

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New Mexico FY2023: General Appropriations Act of 2022 

https://nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=2&year=22 The General Appropriations Act of 2022 is a bill to authorize general expenditures by state agencies.  The following list shows how the Act apportions funding to various departments in

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