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June 2022

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June 2022: In this Issue

Guest Editors Letter

Dear fellow citizens of the Village of Questa, I am writing this letter to inform you of the steps the Village of Questa has and will continue to take in

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Taos Democrats Gather

Taos Democrats running for local and state offices gathered at the John Dunn Shops area in Taos on the sunny afternoon of May 13. Among them were Zack Quintero (candidate

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Dear Editor I am an evacuee from the Calf Canyon fire. There is a high probability that the 1825 adobe I lovingly restored as a retirement home in Mora burned

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Questa Community Watch Group Meeting

On the afternoon of April 25, newly elected Village of Questa Councilor Jason Gonzalez led the second meeting for Questa Community Watch, a group dedicated to organizing Questa residents against

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Questa Agricultural Coop Opportunity

The Questa Land and Water Board is entertaining ideas from local farmers and interested residents to establish an Agricultural Cooperative on land presently owned by Chevron Mining Company. This type

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Mora Residents Flee to Taos

As wildfires rage across northern New Mexico (two of which are on Taos’ doorstep), many residents face uncertainty and possible homelessness. The Taos County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has

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Fire Restrictions: Please Read and Follow

Beginning May 3, the Village of Questa and Questa Fire Department imposed temporary fire restrictions within Questa Village limits. With current weather conditions and firefighting personnel and resources now devoted

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BODY MIND SPIRIT: June 2022

Bottle Babies When my husband and I moved here some 30+ years ago, neighbors were few and far between. Now, not only this area (El Rito/Latir) but New Mexico in

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LIVE LAUGH LOVE: June 2022

A Most Unusual Wedding June is wedding month, so in this issue, I’m sharing childhood memories of our family weddings. I really enjoyed those celebrations—and there were many! My mother

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From Orange to Energy

Seville, Spain is the birthplace of flamenco dance, preserver of bullfighting, and home to 50,000 bitter orange trees. Introduced by the Moors over 1,000 years ago, the trees have flourished

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Flu, Fires, and Food

It’s a tough season for birds. Avian flu and wildfires exacerbate already difficult conditions in drought-stricken habitats. At the time of this writing, there are no reported cases of bird

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Deep History at Wild Rivers

By Deborah Archuleta-Moreno There are many places in New Mexico that I have come to admire and appreciate, and one of the most enchanting places New Mexico has to offer

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Wilderness Skills Class

Spring Equinox 2022 Spencer Warnock, 6th grade teacher at Alta Vista Elementary and Intermediate School, led a year-long Wilderness Skills class for his students. The focus of this class was

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Questa DWI Awareness Campaign

Questa High School held its prom on Friday, April 22. It was hosted in Taos, so our students had to travel for their celebration. Did you know that one-third of

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Jai Schmidt: June 2022

Painter, sculptor & writer who uses creative expression to heal trauma Sunshine Valley, a tiny farming community and artistic enclave in northern Taos County, doesn’t look like much, but is

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San Luis Valley Colcha Embroidery Exhibit

From The Range gallery, Saguache, Colorado Colcha embroidery is practiced in the San Luis Valley as a traditional art informed by Spanish Colonial culture with Indigenous and Anglo-American influences. Colcha

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Upcoming Events

Funds from the Questa Creative Council will again support local musicians at the Questa Farmers Market for the 2022 season. Here is the lineup for June. Come out and support

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I Am A Proud Mama!

As I mentioned in this month’s LIVE LOVE LAUGH, my big, prolific family is full of geniuses. I’m so proud of all my kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids for their accomplishments,

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New Mexico Governor Visits Questa

The Questa Public Library was the site of a public meeting with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Saturday, May 15. Having led a meeting earlier in Taos, she was accompanied

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Our Ukraine

American friends Chris and Luz met in Ukraine while serving in the Peace Corps and both remained after their service to work in Ukraine. They have remained friends and kept

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May Movie Review: Don’t Look Up

Don’t Look Up uses the metaphor of an incoming comet that, like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, will have life-ending consequences for most life

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OBITUARY: Aida Herrera Flores

Aida Herrera Flores, 97, a resident of Questa and former resident of San Francisco, California, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 27, 2022. She was

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OBITUARY: Gilbert Archuleta

Gilbert Archuleta passed away peacefully at his home in California on March 29, with his loving family by his side. Gilbert was born in Questa, NM on January 17, 1936.

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OBITUARY: Emilia “Chona” Garcia

Emilia “Chona” Garcia, age 84, a resident of Questa, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2022. She is preceded in death by her parents, Finian and Edumenia Cisneros, siblings, infant

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ASTROLOGY: June 2022

NEPTUNE RETROGRADE “Lift the veil that obscures the heart and there you will find what you arelooking for.” —Kabir As esoteric astrologers we pay more attention to progressions than to

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