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October 2022

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September 2022: In this Issue

What are you grateful for? September 2022

BACK TO SCHOOL Back to school time with routines and schedules, friends, and sports, cutting firewood and harvesting gardens and herbs, weekend camping and fishing, family barbecues soon-to-be holiday gatherings

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Entact

I am proud to thank and acknowledge the ongoing restoration work our business partner ENTACT (Environmental Tactics) is performing on Molycorp Miner Memorial Field. Their work will enable the Village

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Village Voice: September 2022

Wild Dogs And Feral Felines Mayor John A. Ortega and many other area residents are concerned about packs of runaway or wild dogs and stray cats throughout the Questa area.

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Questa Hires New Police Chief

During its Aug. 9 meeting, the Village of Questa Council approved the appointment of Ronald Montez, Jr. as the village’s new police chief. Montez is currently a member of the

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Sports Roundup: August

FOOTBALL: With the first taste of fall in the air and the sun out after a rainy day, the evening of Saturday, Aug. 20, was perfect football weather. The state-champion

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Labor Day

LABOR DAYA day of relaxing and restFor all the people who work their best.The First Monday in SeptemberA long weekend to remember.Most business close for the dayThank goodness for Labor

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Back To School At Roots & Wings

Roots and Wings Community School (a free, public, state-authorized charter school) started its 23rd year Aug. 15 and welcomed back 57 students in K-8 grade. RWCS’s mission is to inspire

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Snippet: NYC comes to RR Youth

Artists with the Tobias String Quartet from The Juilliard School in New York City perform for students of Red River Valley Charter School on Monday, Aug. 22, at the Red

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QCC UPDATE: September 2022

It’s a Wrap! 2022 Questa Studio Art Tour After some apprehension, it was a strong year for the Questa Studio Art Tour. With personal income tight, the tour still brought

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September 2022

This Senior Lunch menu applies to all Senior Centers in Taos County. Meals are cooked fresh at each location. Lunch costs $1.50 to anyone over age 60. Those under 60

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LIVE LAUGH LOVE: September 2022

KALL 911! It’s not always obvious that someone has suffered a stroke but knowing how to detect a stroke and getting help immediately can prevent death or disabling damage. Earlier

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My Bucket List

When I ran a fly shop long ago, I’d look at fishing magazines and see myself in all the pictures. I hadn’t heard the term “bucket list” yet, and if

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Fall Migration Begins in the Summer!

Yep, despite summer being far from over, several species have already begun their journey to Central America. During this migration season, there are opportunities to see a rainbow of different

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Monarch Butterflies Now On Endangered List

The migratory monarch butterfly is the newest member of the endangered species list. Dwindling numbers accelerated by climate change, overdevelopment and pesticide use bring the iconic insect closer to extinction.

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Plastic Pick-Up Solar Barges

Every year, two million tons of plastic flow into the ocean from polluted rivers, damaging the environment and threatening marine life and economies around the world. But what if you

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The Old Spanish Trail

From Taos County Historical Society Over thousands of years, First Nations in the Southwest traveled extensively throughout the region, stitching far-flung communities together with their vast, inter-coastal trade routes. These

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Cuba And Machu Picchu In Peru

Questa Del Rio News’ official Spanish translator is Dr. Teresa Dovalpage, PhD. A native of Cuba, La Te, as we call her, is a professor of Spanish studies and Language

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Electric Vehicle Charging in Questa

As gas prices increase and continue to fluctuate erratically, more people are swapping out their gas guzzlers for electric vehicles. Thanks to Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC), residents and visitors

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OBITUARY: Conrad Garcia

Conrad Garcia 85, a resident of Questa, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife Emilia Garcia; parents Eloy and Emelina Garcia; siblings,

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OBITUARY: Jake Pierce

Jake Pierce was born on July 10, 1943 in Elk City Okla. He passed away Aug. 5, 2022 at the age of 79. His only dream as a kid was

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OBITUARY: Olivia E. Cortez

Our loving mother Olivia E. Cortez of Questa was 89 years old, born on June 12, 1933, passed away at her home on July 25, 2022. She was born in

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OBITUARY: Utilia Salazar

Utilia Salazar, 94, a resident of Cerro, passed away July 21, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband Adonias Salazar; son Teddy Salazar; parents Amado and Beatrice Quintana;

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OBITUARY: Louie Robert Gonzales

Louie Robert Gonzales, 63, of Costilla, NM passed away unexpectedly on August 19, 2022, in Albuquerque, NM. Louie was born in Denver, CO to Jose “Luz” and Esther Gonzales on

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