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Behind the Scenes At The Questa Election

The 2022 midterm election at the Questa Municipal Village Hall went off without a hitch, thanks to the many individuals and agencies who work behind the scenes to manage elections.


Editor’s Letter December

‘Tis the Season for Giving It’s that time again, the season of giving. My hope for the world and for our community is that we remember the true meaning of


Editor’s Letter

Keep it Free Happy November, everyone! We hope you enjoy our Fifth Annual Veterans Issue. This year our celebration includes service of all kinds, not just military service. In these


Our Ukraine, Part 3

We began this conversation in May with two American friends, Chris and Luz, who met in Ukraine while serving in the Peace Corps. They bonded when they learned that they


August 2022 Senior Lunch Meals on Wheels

Starting this month, the Questa Del Rio News will publish the Senior Center Lunch Menu. This menu applies to all Senior Centers in Taos County and the meals are cooked


Good News for Local Journalism

Questa Del Rio News Welcomes Ellen Miller-Goins as Assistant Editor We are happy to welcome Ellen Miller-Goins to our staff as assistant editor. Ellen is a veteran journalist and former


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

Former Resident of Uvalde, Texas Speaks Out

Stephanie Gallegos is owner of the Questa salon, Eternal Cuts, located by Best Care Pharmacy. She moved back to New Mexico from Uvalde, Texas, and has been in Questa for


Our Ukraine

American friends Chris and Luz met in Ukraine while serving in the Peace Corps and both remained after their service to work in Ukraine. They have remained friends and kept

Letter from the Editor – MAY 2022

It’s Election Season We should always endeavor to look at people in a positive light. But when it becomes difficult, it is an opportunity to look inwards. — Rabbi Yisrael

Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, It was one of those rare days in February; a warm, beautiful day between storms, an early spring fever kind of sunny day. I found an excuse to

Volunteer of the Month

Frank Rael: Frank’s Eats and Treats: February 2022

Frank Rael’s name comes up frequently in Questa, often because of his generosity and support for the community; for this reason, Frank was nominated for Volunteer of the Month. Since

February: The Love Month

The Questa Del Rio News loves February because it’s Love Month. Love is what makes the world go ’round, despite what scientists say about the Earth’s rotation… We love what

Community News

Local Area Still Reeling From Storm Damages

Parts of Taos County and Colorado are still reeling from damage caused by strong winds on December 15. Winds clocked at over 100 mph toppled countless trees, some pulled up

Volunteer of the Month

YOLI ACOSTA: January 2022

Our Volunteer of the Month for January is Yoli Acosta, the third of Las Tres Hermanas to be featured for their contributions to our community. Her sisters, Benita Muñiz and

Faith Related

Gayle Martinez: Full-Time Pastor!

Gayle Martinez is best known around Questa as co-pastor of Living Word Ministries, with her husband, Peter. Gayle is so active in the community that many people may be surprised


George Weiss, Five Star Cabinets

George Weiss, of Five Star Cabinets, has been making fine wooden cabinets and furniture in Questa for decades. He first came to Taos in 1970 from New York, and moved

May Dreams Come True In 2022!

Thank you to everyone who joined our fabulous December Fun-Raiser! One thing we learned about staying afloat in the local news business is that money is the secret sauce. Our