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January 2023

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January 2023: In this Issue

Guest Editor’s Letter January

New Beginnings: Lou McCall’s Shoes will be big ones to fill. Not many people have the privilege of receiving a free quality newspaper in their mailbox every month with stories

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Letters to the Editor: January 2023

Dear Everybody there, I love yous and your wonderful little (growing fast) newspaper. I remember when it was 2 or 3 pages. Thank you SO much,Annie Degen Author Contributing Writer

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QDRN Welcomes Rachel Kuc’

Questa Del Rio News welcomes Rachel Kuc’ to our team as Community Calendar Coordinator and Subscriptions Manager. She has also lent her services to us for technical support and has

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Red River Ski Area

Red River Ski Area’s Linton Judycki continues his father’s legacy In 2007, 19-year-old Red River native Linton Judycki was hard at work training to make the US Ski Team —

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Notable Locals: Alberta Bouyer

In 2013, the week before Memorial Day, Alberta was recruited by the Village of Questa and given three days to turn an abandoned bank into a visitor center. She did

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QEDF Update: Looking Ahead to 2023

As the new year commences, the Questa Economic Development Fund is working on a variety of projects that will impact the long-term economic viability of the Questa area. Our goal

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Infrastructure Expansions and Upkeep

Questa’s Village Council focused on infrastructure improvements and a proposed water rate increase during its Dec. 13 Regular Council Meeting. The Village received funding from the United States Department of

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January 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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LIVE LAUGH LOVE: January 2023

Are You a Happy Person? If yes, you are a happy person, thank your friends and family members. Research scientists have revealed that there are some qualities happy people have

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Questa Library Has a 3-D Printer

The Questa Library has come a long way from the tiny two-room facility that opened over a decade ago. Your new-and-improved library is more than an expanded building complete with

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QCC UPDATE: January 2023

New Year’s Resolution; add fun and friendship to our community! By QCC Interim Executive Director Do you have a creative skill to share? Join the Questa Creative Council’s growing roster

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New Years Resolutions

My New Year’s Resolutions By Aubrey Cisneros Hello! For me, New Years is scary, going into a new year, you never know what’s going to happen! But in all honesty—

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2023 Wellness Classes at Yoga Sala

Yoga Sala is a moving arts studio in Questa and home to the nonprofit program, Sala Reach. All classes, events and workshops are created with this intention: to support a

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Good News For Birds

To ring in the new year, I thought I’d catalog some of last year’s victories for bird conservation. While birds have been losing their numbers, we should remember that conservation

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Our Digital Conservation Future

Having finished the online New York Times crossword puzzle over morning coffee, retweeting some delicious burns on climate-change deniers, checking Facebook and Instagram, liking a picture of a cutthroat trout,

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Protecting Your Water and Forests

The Rio Grande Water Fund (RGWF) is celebrating eight years of forest restoration, and more. Forest management by the U.S. Forest Service has substantially increased the resilience of the Rio

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Substance Abuse Finding to QISD Board

At the Dec. 7 Board Meeting of Questa Independent School District Maria Gonzalez, Interim Coordinator for the Vida del Norte Coalition presented findings from a “risk and resilience survey” conducted

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Fog Farming

The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is one of the driest places on Earth. Its dwindling reservoirs and falling water tables are forcing local communities to ration water. But the

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OBITUARY: Neil DeHerrera

Neil James DeHerrera, 48, a resident of Española NM, joined our Lord and Savior, on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. He is preceded in death by his maternal Grandfather Fredrick DeHerrera,

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OBITUARY: Bill Donovan Jump

Bill Donovan Jump, 75, of Questa passed away on Nov. 23, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Darlynn K. Jump, son, Donovan Jump, daughters, Stephney Perkins (Greg), Katrina Tanner

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OBITUARY: John and Judy Miller

Longtime Red River residents John and Judy Miller died Thanksgiving week, but not before leaving an indelible mark on their community — and on the sport of skiing in New

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OBITUARY: Valerie Bailon

Valerie Bailon, age 59, a resident of Taos, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy and Loretta Bailon, grandparents Amarante and

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OBITUARY: Rita J. Rael

We are sad to announce the sudden passing of our mother, Rita J. Rael on Dec. 10, 2022. She was a lifelong resident of Questa and in her later years

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OBITUARY: Matthew Sanchez

Matthew Clinton Sanchez, 39 of Questa was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. He was born Nov. 6, 1983 in Questa to Ronnie D.

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Poem of the Month

The Train At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel by our side. As time goes by, other people will board

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OBITUARY: Victoria Segura

Victoria R. Segura, 65, of Cerro passed away on Dec. 13, 2022. She is preceded in death by her parents, Procopio and Maria Segura[ siblings, Emily Chavez, Julian Segura (Grace),

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ASTROLOGY: January 2023

VENUS & SATURN “Dispense knowledge, not relief.” Dr. Douglas Baker The closest, naked-eye planetary conjunction of the entire year occurs on January 22 between Venus and Saturn. Venus is our

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