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August 2022

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JULY 2022: In this Issue

Letters to the Editor: July 2022

Dear editor and readers, It has been an honor to be this paper’s assistant editor for one year and eight months, and before that, a volunteer, helping with copy editing,

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Village Voice: July 2022

On Tuesday, June 14, Questa’s Village Council gathered in the village chambers to officially fill three positions, as well as renew services with law firm Robles, Rael & Anaya. The

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New Staff Sworn in at Village of Questa

Dominic Martinez, Valerie Vigil and Karen Quintana Shannon were sworn into their respective positions of Village Administrator, Village Clerk and Finance Director by Judge Michael Rael. of Questa Village Clerk

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LIVE LAUGH LOVE: July 2022

At 85,I vividly remember that day It’s a Saturday afternoon in July 1986. I’m at home in High Bridge, New Jersey and it’s hot. Hot and sticky—and the lazy fan

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What If?

On May 23, the last Monday of the school year, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders from Alta Vista Elementary and Intermediate School made the pilgrimage to Urban Air in Albuquerque.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Congratulations to Ruby “Rae” Sofrae and Jeff Allred. They are happy to announce the birth of their baby, Meade Aspen Allred, on May 21 at 11:00 am, at their home

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QCC UPDATE

Art for All! Workshops are for everyone! Part Two of the introductory weaving class is now happening, where interested people of all ages (12 or under must be accompanied by

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Poems of the Month

MY FIRST GARDEN by Lisa Fox A sense of PlaceOf coming home to the Heart of the matterThis is where it all starts; to mend… to restore… to redressand… Observe…How

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Mindful Birding

In case you didn’t notice, we’re in some hard times right now. This month’s article is about a way I’ve found to cope with increasing stress through combining mindful meditation

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Casting Outward: Book Review

In the world of today—200,000 years into human evolution and a couple centuries into the Industrial Age—few living beings can embody the concept of pristine Nature like native fish. We

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Forest Farming

Conventional agriculture, intended to feed the world, can also create soil erosion, poison the ecosystem, and deplete soils at an alarming rate: ultimately threatening our ability to produce food for

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Our Ukraine: Part 2

As told to Lou McCall Last month we began this conversation with two American friends, Chris and Luz, who met in Ukraine while serving in the Peace Corps. They bonded

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May Movie Review: CODA

CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) won all three Oscars for which it was nominated, including this year’s best picture race. A simple story, simply told; but one so appropriate for

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OBITUARY: Gary Coggins

Gary Coggins age 77 passed away on June 22, in his home with his beloved wife Evelyn by his side. Gary was born and raised in Arkansas City, Kansas. After

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OBITUARY: Dennis Lionel Robbins

Born March 7, 1941, Dennis Lionel Robbins passed into the universe June 7, 2022 at 7:54 pm in the home of his loving daughter and son-in-law. “When You Finally Realize

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OBITUARY: Sylvia Marie Maes

Age 80, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, went home to be with the Lord on May 31, 2022. She passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side.

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OBITUARY: Ricardo Medina

Ricardo Medina, age 96, of San Cristobal, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2022. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Refugio C. Medina, and infant

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OBITUARY: Joan DeHart Blaz

Joan DeHart Blaz, age 78, a resident of Lama, passed away peacefully on June 14. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mary DeHart, and brother Raymond

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ASTROLOGY: July 2022

THE COSMIC DANCE Jupiter, our largest, most benevolent, and lucky planet began a new cycle in May, but this month it’s thinking twice about it. Typically, Jupiter sits in a

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July 2022 Mid-Summer Recipes

(Recipes are also listed online below the PDF version for your convenience.) Printable Version (1 page 8.5″ x 11″ letter size ) I am a mid-summer girl. Born on July

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