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Summer Fun In The Enchanted Circle

Lou McCall, Editor
And 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 Circle, that means enjoying the great outdoors in many ways.

Check out the winners of the 2021 Questa Fishing Derby at Eagle Rock Lake on page 15. We are blessed with wonderful fishing and Eagle Rock Lake is a beautiful place to spend a summer day or an hour. Soon the lake will be a pitstop on the trail running along the Red River that connects the Village of Questa to the Town of Red River. That will be a nice walk. Thank you to all the individuals and groups who are helping to make this beautiful dream come true.
Our July issue celebrates the community of Lama—now there is a place that knows about summer fun! Check out what the locals are doing with their Lama Community Garden. We also highlight Nat Wilson and the La Lama Acequia—such great work of water stewardship. Nat’s Father, Bud Wilson, also of Lama, had the vision to create a summer camp for youth, and many decades later, our young people are still enjoying the great outdoors.

We are excited that our food section is no longer called Quarantine Quisine! We have gone back to the original name, Enchanted Eats, and what better way to celebrate the end of quarantining than by featuring favorite potluck recipes from some great cooks in Lama. July is National Culinary Arts Month, National Grilling Month, and also National Picnic Month, so let’s have a good time with good food and good people, eat outside, have a picnic, and enjoy ourselves.
How can we cover Lama without talking about the Lama Foundation, an internationally celebrated destination, right here at home! See page 16 to learn about their 50 years of service and a list of their summer events. Some events are still virtual, but, hey, it IS summer and it IS fun

Please remember to visit the Questa Farmers Market on Sundays to support the local food movement. And there is the new Saturday Market: The Questa Collectibles & Crafts Market is at the Farmers Market site, near the Questa Visitor Center. Please support your local newspaper by stopping by the booth on Saturdays, sign up for subscriptions, buy products donated to the Questa Del Rio News and just tell us how we can improve to serve you better. If you want to clear out some stuff, please donate it and we will sell it as part of our fundraising efforts. Don’t be shy about paying for news! Please think about setting up a booth at the market with your collectibles, and raising some funds of your own.
Last month our cover story was the Questa History Trail official opening. July is a great time to take a stroll through historic Questa and explore local history.
Next month we’ll bring you our annual back-to-school issue. So much is happening in education and lots of good stuff is going on with our youth. Stay tuned and have a wonderful July!