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May 2022

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Martha Shepp

Martha Shepp

Questa Creative Council Board member and artist: I paint the Southwest because I love the land! Being raised in the country, I have a strong tie to it. It’s a sense of deep emotions, of memory, and of history. While I am painting, I try to capture the feeling of the place, what is all around me: the smells, what I hear, and what I see – a complete picture. My abstracts represent “My Other Side.” I play with emotions through color, shapes, and energy to make playful compositions.
Local History

Questa and the Questa Mine: Part 3

By Martha Shepp and many others This community paper is endeavoring to offer a Questa mine history series over the next few issues, to bring you stories from the earliest

Deep History: Resurrection into New Life

There are many ancient stories from ancient cultures that echo down the ages, right into our currently practiced rituals and religion. The legacy around the spring equinox and Eastertide is

Local History

Questa and the Questa Mine: Part 2

By Martha Shepp and many others This community paper is endeavoring to offer a Questa mine history series over the next few issues, to bring you stories from the earliest

Book Review

Death Under The Perseids, By Teresa Dovalpage

Book review After reading the latest novel, Death Under The Perseids from our own Teresa Dovalpage, I so want to visit Cuba! I don’t yet speak Spanish (Duo Lingo lessons

Local History

Questa and the Questa Mine: Part 1

By Martha Shepp and many others This community paper is endeavoring to offer a Questa mine history series over the next few issues, to bring you stories from mining’s earliest

Business

J&L POWERSPORTS

Two happy people doing what they love, two dogs, and a snake named Stew. What a cool thing, Questa’s previous pizza restaurant transformed into a specialized powersports repair shop with

Food & Drink

Wildcat,s Den, Iconic Questa Restaurant

When we locals were driving down the gently sloping hill into Questa center and saw, tacked up on the front of Wildcat’s Den, a red vinyl “Retiring, thanks for the

Health & Wellness

Unrecognized Health Hazard: Toxic Wildfire Smoke

It’s been stunning to see the sun almost turn blood red during the daytime, something we in northern Taos County have experienced this past summer. Our beautiful views of our

Arts & Culture

Rio Costilla Successful Studio Art Tour

The Rio Costilla mini-Studio Tour on Saturday, September 18, prevailed, with six exhibiting artists who opened their studios to the public. The day was lovely, the weather perfect, and a

Arts & Culture

Questa Creative Council Update

The Questa Creative Council is dedicated to strengthening community through arts, culture, history, and education. Northern New Mexico Music: Past & Present Concert By MARTHA SHEPP The virtual Facebook Live

Community News

First Questa Community Cleanup Day of 2021

By Martha Shepp Tammie Arvila and Larry Sanchez were tired of seeing trash and untrimmed weeds in our village. One day they decided together, “Let’s do something about it!” And

Questa

Questa Creative Council Update: May 2021

Here we are in May, a time in previous years we’d normally be gearing up for outdoor summer events. In 2020, we were unable to hold them in person, but