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July 2021: In this Issue

Imagine Education

By Dr. Stephanie Owens, Ph. D. Fluorescent lights illuminate the room. The bell rings, a door is opened, and the occupants shuffle out to the next appointed space. The lunchroom…

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Trout Unlimited

By TONER MITCHELL New Mexico is a land of stark contrasts—mountains vaulting up from sagebrush plains, canyons gashed in the earth. In contrast, the Tusas Range in the north central

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Bird Is The Word: JULY 2021

Declining Bird Populations In 1970, the bird population of the United States was around 10 billion. Today there are 7 billion, and each year we lose between 500 million to

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Letters to the Editor

Your June Pride stories were wonderful, thank you! I especially found the ABCs of LGBTQIA helpful, I have one question, though. What category do people fit into when they have

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“Oops. I’m having a senior moment.” I hear it all the time. A friend is telling me something, and before she finishes, there’s a pause. She might clear her throat

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Positive Thoughts: July 2021

Six of us gathered to meditate for a week. Our focus was the direct experience of our essential inner essence. But the first experience we had was hugs made possible

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COMMEN SENSE My memories of the 4th of July while living at my grandparent’s farm are of sitting on the back porch watching the younger children running, shouting and giggling

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Street Vet

By Mandy Stapleford It’s often overlooked that people who become homeless are not likely to be able to care for their pets properly. Disturbed by this issue and the rising

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Summer Events

By Rachel Kuc´ Vida Del Norte Coalition is helping to organize these events in Questa this summer. Put these dates on your calendar today to stay involved, and have some

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Questa School Hires Superintendent

By ERNESTO CISNEROS He’s hired! The Questa Independent School District has hired Mr. John Maldonado as the new superintendent to lead the district for the upcoming school year. Maldonado comes

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QISD Prepares for Elections

By ERNESTO CISNEROS The Questa Independent School District is preparing for an unusual election cycle this coming November. Four seats will be up for grabs, leaving board member Juan Cisneros,

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Quick News: Stay Tuned

STAFF WRITER Dollar General is starting to move dirt! Community members are advised to watch out for heavy traffic and activity in this area, across from CarQuesta, as construction persists

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August COMIC Relief: ZED

Author Duane M. Able “ZED” currently appears in several weekly newspapers and has been collected into Corkey Comics book publications. Duane is a proud member of The National Cartoonists Society

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Lama Potluck Recipes

Middle Eastern Tacos From LINDA FRIEDMAN Wonderfully tasty and satisfying! Of all the recipes that appeared in the 1971 edition of this iconic cookbook, Diet for a Small Planet, by

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Free Business Consulting

By LYNN SKALL After so many changes over the past year, have you thought about making changes to your business? Go virtual? Open a storefront? Would you like to better

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Photo of the Month: JULY 2021

Nat Wilson, Lama artist, musician and mayordomo of La Lama Acequia Association, paints the gorgeous vista with a little help from his friend Bella. Author Photo Editor View all posts

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July Movie Review: Soul

Demographers estimate more than 108 billion human beings have inhabited the earth since we became something recognizable as human. That number (actually the number 108,210,121,415) figures largely in this movie,

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