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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

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


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.

Community News

Snippet: Dollar Store Progress

Earth is getting moved and steel is being delivered at the new Dollar Store construction site, in the lot south of J&L Powersports in town on NM-522.

Literary Locals

The Poetry of Linn Bayne’s Life

Being old is a wonderful liberation, if you are lucky. -Linn Bayne At 91, Linn Bayne is just getting started. She published her first volume of poetry in 2016. She


Snippet: Repurposing Plastic

Friday work party in Questa, with the Repurposing Plastic Project. Volunteers bale up the plastic in black plastic bags for use in construction projects. A new baler makes the compacting

Enchanted Eats

Three-for-One Applesauce

IngredientsEnough apples to fill a large crockpot, cored, peeled, and cut. Experiment with these ingredients and increase as desired. 1 t cinnamon1 t nutmeg1 t salt1 t vanilla1 t lemon

Community News

Snippet: Welcome to Questa Sign is Up!

The Questa Welcome Sign, hand-painted by Peggy Trigg and hand-carved by Armando Vigil, was installed on July 23 on NM 522 near the Village Offices welcoming visitors arriving from the


Welcome John Maldonado, QISD Superintendent

By Lou McCall The Questa Independent School District welcomes their new superintendent: Mr. John Maldonado. QISD Board President Jose Lovato says this is good news: “The school board and staff


The Lama Foundation: Then and Now

By LOU McCALL My perspective on the Lama Foundation is personal. In high school, my sister worked at a bookstore and came home with the book, Be Here Now. It

Summer Fun In The Enchanted Circle

Lou McCall, EditorAnd all the folks at the Questa Del Rio News Leaving the COVID-19 era behind us (we hope!), everyone is jumping headfirst into summer fun. In the Enchanted