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June 2022

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In Memory

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

In Memory

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

In Memory

OBITUARY: Aylvia 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.

In Memory

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

In Memory

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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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

QCC Questa Creative Council 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

Literary Locals

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

Birth Announcment


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


The Cat Came Back: Wildcat’s Den Re-Opens

Sometimes, a restaurant is more than just a restaurant. Sometimes a restaurant can transcend the boundaries of mere eatery and become that most hallowed of institutions, a hangout. Not just

Mail Call

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,


Water Donation to Latir Fire Department

Latir Volunteer Fire Department Receives Canned Drinking Water from Anheuser-Busch to Support Wildfire Response Efforts:Water donated through a partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council Latir Volunteer Fire Department recently

In Memory

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

In Memory

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.

In Memory

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

Event NEWS

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

Event NEWS

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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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