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July 2022: Cover Story

Two Live Spanish Music Events
Come to Questa

Musica en la Montana

Awakening Productions, along with La Llave Music Group, TEX Sound, Freddie Records, Village of Questa and many more sponsors are offering a four-day event, Musica en la Montana, with many talented musical artists from New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas,
Thursday, Aug. 11 – Sunday, Aug 14.


Local Questa area native and event promoter Jamie Archuleta had an idea. He wanted to do something never done before; celebrate our local acequia associations and our acequia culture by organizing a live music concert


August Highlights:


Ongoing & Up To Date



Free Concert: Música en la Montana, Spanish music from New Mexico,Texas and Colorado. August 12 – 13: FRI & SAT, 5-10 pm. For more information on event times and locations, and to register, contact Daniel Cordova at (575)586-0508 or email daniel@djjventurers.com.
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Questa Studio Art Tour! August 13-14. Mark your calendars and look for tour maps at Rael’s Market & Coffee House, ArtQuesta, or Questa Visitor Center. northernnewmexicoartists.com Click Here to Read Article

Salvation Army Food Assistance distribution at the Cerro Community Center on Thursday, Aug 11 from 12:30-2pm. This happens every other month on the 3rd Thursday, for people already enrolled. Applications are available during distributions. Next one after August will be Oct. 20th.For more information contact Korey and Lita Mead (575) 586-2352.

Free Senior Exercise Classes, Mondays, 10-11 am, at the Questa Senior Center, 148 Embargo Rd, Questa. Call (575) 586-0508 for more information.

Free Molina Medicare Class Thursday, Aug. 11, 10 am, at the Questa Senior Center, 148 Embargo Rd, Questa. Call (575) 586-0508 for more information.

Free Local Transportation for Qualified Seniors Every Tuesday and Thursday for appointments, errands. For reservations, contact the Questa Senior Center, 148 Embargo Rd, Questa. Call (575) 586-0508 for more information.

Community Yard Sale at the Cerro VFW on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 10-11, tables for the weekend are just $20 indoors and if people want to set their own tables up outside, it will be $10 for the weekend! Call (575) 586-2352 or litameadphoto@gmail.com to sign up.

FREE COVID AT-HOME TESTS Available at the Questa Visitor Center while supplies last, open Wed-Sun 10am-3pm, 1 NM-Hwy 38, Questa.

North Central New Mexico Food Pantry: Distribution days are the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 9 am – noon, 140 Embargo Rd. in Questa. For more information call
(575) 586-0486. If you need an emergency food box please call: Jeannie Masters (575) 586-0486 or (575) 779-9194 or Nancy Parker (575) 586-2096 or (505) 699-7563. To make a donation, go to https://www.ncfpquesta.com/ or mail to: North Central Food Pantry, PO Box 1076, Questa, NM 87556. For more information, please email wrmesquire2@gmail.com. If you would like to volunteer, please call Jeannie (numbers above)

Questa One-on-One Business Counseling Drop-in Hour by the Small Business Development Center at UNM-Taos with Anwar Kaelin. FREE and CONFIDENTIAL, no appointment needed, on the third Thursday of every month, August 18 from 2 – 3 pm. Business owners, independent contractors, and entrepreneurs in Questa can drop in for one-on-one business consulting and training in planning, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, international trade, and more. https://zoom.us/j/5757376219 Join by phone: (346) 248-7799 with ID 5757376219. For appointments call (575) 737-6219

AUGUST QUOTE FROM LISA FOX “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them” — Ray Bradbury


Advertising Sales Manager: immediate opening at the Questa Del Rio News for a part-time Ad Sales Rep to sell print and digital advertising in the Questa area, Red River, Taos, and beyond. Monthly quotas; compensation commensurate with experience; includes base pay plus unlimited commissions. For more information contact Lynn@questaedf.com or leave a message at
(575) 586-2149

Welding Teacher at Questa High School: Help train our youth for trades jobs they can start right out of HS. The welding teacher will provide classroom/workshop instruction in welding processes (SMAW,GMAW, GTAW and FCAW), fabrication, safety, blueprint reading, more. Welding certifications/experience required. Apply at http://qisd-nm.schoolloop.com, (575) 586-0421. Click to Read Article

Interviewing NOW! In-home caregiver for an intellectually feisty elder. Must be personable, patient, articulate with good sense of humor. Assist with ALL daily living skills and needs: bathing, dressing, transferring from bed to walker or wheelchair, meal prep, companionship. Must communicate clearly with family members, the client and other caregivers. Call Robyn at
(575) 779-6802

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