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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

Letter from the Editor – July 2022

Former Resident of Uvalde, Texas Speaks Out Questa business owner Stephanie Gallegos moved back to New Mexico from Uvalde, Texas, and has been in Questa for about eight months. She

Community News

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

Business

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

Volunteer of the Month

Ellen Wood

“I wish I was doing more,” says Ellen Wood—and a surprising number of volunteers we interview say this same thing. Spoken recently, like a true believer in the spirit of

Business

Village Stop & Go Tewa Lounge

This month’s featured business, Village Stop & Go/Tewa Lounge, is located in the heart of Questa right there at “The Light.” It is also at the heart of Questa in

Community News

Locks of Love Benefit Event Held at Village Stop & Go

In early October, Questa residents Roger Chavez Jr. and Berna Trujillo co-sponsored an event to benefit Locks of Love, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that gives custom-made wigs to disadvantaged youth

Volunteer of the Month

Veteran Larry Sanchez

Questeño Larry Sanchez is a man on a mission. He has a long history of helping individuals and serving his community in any way he can, especially veterans. His service

Volunteer of the Month

October 2021: Benita Muniz

When Benita Muñiz retired to Questa in October 2020, she jumped headfirst into becoming an active community member. She generously shares her considerable talents, abilities, and experience across different venues.