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October 2022: In this Issue

Guest Editors Letter

Mid-summer in northern New Mexico can be challenging, packed as it is with visitors escaping sweltering temperatures at home, but those in the know, locals and tourists alike, find October

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October 2022

Senior Menu (Printable) 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.

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BODY MIND SPIRIT: October 2022

The Magic of Water The importance of water to our health and well-being cannot begin to be explained in a few words such as this writing. However, I would like

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LIVE LAUGH LOVE: October 2022

You Can’t Live Without It Without what? Water! You can’t survive for more than three days without water. And when you drink a sufficient amount of pure water every day

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Sports Roundup: October

FOOTBALL: VOLLEYBALL: The Ladycats JV team put on a dynamite performance Sept. 6 against the Cimarron Lady Rams. The Ladycats took the first set handily with a score of 13–25,

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Questa Achievers 4-H Club Go to State

By Feliz OrtegaTaos County Fair was held Aug.19-21, and our Questa Achievers 4-H Club did an outstanding job. Congratulations on their accomplishments at the Taos County Fair. Kingston Trujillo took

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The BLM Junior Ranger Training

On Sept. 8, 2022, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders from Alta Vista Elementary ventured out to Wild Rivers for a day of training to become Junior Rangers. Six staff and

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QCC UPDATE: October 2022

QCC Hires First Executive Director On the heels of Questa’s best studio art tour ever this past August, the Questa Creative Council is becoming better known and appreciated as a

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A Conversation Between Two Poets

One bright spring morning a friend sent me a link to a poetry event sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. My first thought was that this event would probably

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Agua es Vida Para Aves

This year’s monsoons were a welcome reprieve from the dry conditions of previous years to both human and avian kind. New Mexico has been in a drought since 2000, and

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Beavers Do it Better.

You’ve heard about the Slow Food movement, and even Slow Flowers, but what about Slow Water?It could hold the key to combating soil erosion and polluted waterways, as well as

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Rio Costilla Beavers: Friend and Foe

Rio Costilla Beavers: Friend and FoeThe Rio Costilla has certainly had its share of water troubles in the past. Disputes have flared between towns, acequias, and parciantes on both sides

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Weird & Wild Water Facts

Science and History of that Life-giving Liquid There are more molecules in one cup of water (0.237 liters) than there are stars in the Milky Way (≈8.36 x 1024 water

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Aqua Es Vida

Water is used in many ways in everyday life. We use it to shower, for laundry, dishes, etc. There are many other ways water is important to everyday life besides

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The Texan Santa Fe Expedition

The Republic of Texas made big claims about owning eastern New Mexico. Their one attempt to assert authority across the Plains ended in embarrassment. The year is 1841 and The

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Poems of the Month

Perhaps the World Ends Here The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live.The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the

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The Garden At the Library

Let’s talk about the Garden at the Questa Public Library, “What garden?” you ask! “Not that mixture of bare dirt and weeds, sloppy mud, picnic tables, and Russian olive trees

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October 2022: Harvest Fare

HARVEST FARE Some of the best ways to use the abundance of harvest vegetables this season include a tomato tart, a vegetable quiche, and a butternut squash casserole. What’s the

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Governor Lujan-Grisham Facing Two Opponents

Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham is facing two challengers for the Governor’s Office this November: Mark Ronchetti (Republican) and Karen Bedonie (Libertarian). The Questa del Rio News interviewed both challengers. We have

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OBITUARY: Patricia Aragon

Patricia Aragon 55, a resident of Questa, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 29, 2022. She was preceded in death by her mother Helen Aragon; niece Felicity Aragon; paternal grandmother Elodia Bailon;

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OBITUARY: William Floyd Scott

William Floyd Scott passed away from a battle with cancer on Sept.11, he was 69. He leaves behind his children, Meagan Scott, Sin Scott and Amber Scott, grandchildren, Carolann Garcia-Scott

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ASTROLOGY: October 2022

OPPOSITIONS “We are always seeking our opposite whether we know it or not. When we discover what that is we can dissolve our arrogance.” Michio Kushi New Moons and Full

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