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Nieces of Carlos R. Cisneros: Naomi Grant (left) and Lita Cisneros (right) standing with the new commemorative sign in Questa.

Senator Carlos R. Cisneros Memorial Highway

The Senator Carlos R. Cisneros Memorial Highway was dedicated on Sept. 1 with the unveiling of four road signs that commemorate the late Senator from Questa. During his 34 years of serving in the legislature, Senator Cisneros made many contributions to our community, including securing millions of dollars for capital projects. Senator Bobby Gonzales, who was appointed to take the late senator’s place in the New Mexico Senate, sponsored the legislation that passed to rename NM Hwy 522 in honor of Carlos Cisneros from the Colorado border south to the intersection of Hwy 64 north of Taos.

Photo by Lynn Skall: Family of the late senator during the dedication of the Senator Carlos R. Cisneros Memorial Highway. From left to right: Analisa Rogelio (daughter), Carol Ortiz Wolanin (niece), Albert Ortiz (Carlos’s uncle), Carmen Cisneros-Martinez (niece), Cathy Cisneros-Valencia (niece) with Nevaeh Wilson – holding sign (great-great niece), Lita Cisneros (niece), and Naomi Grant (niece).