Michelle Williams and Linda Ashley of Albuquerque lending a hand at a fundraiser for those who lost their homes in the Dog Head Fire. Hosted by 10 Points General Store. The event raised $3,800, which will be donated to those six families, said Ernest Gonzales, who owns the store. Gonzales said he hoping the families will use the money to file lawsuits against the Forest Service. Gonzales thanked Pat Garrett's Sound Violations, Tamne Robinson from One Stop Office, and “all the volunteers and donations and everything that came through. I want to give everyone a perk and say thank you so much, it means a lot,” he said. 10 Points will continue to take donations for those fire victims, he said. Photo by Leota Harriman.

Michelle Williams and Linda Ashley of Albuquerque lending a hand at a fundraiser for those who lost their homes in the Dog Head Fire. Hosted by 10 Points General Store. The event raised $3,800, which will be donated to those six families, said Ernest Gonzales, who owns the store. Gonzales said he hoping the families will use the money to file lawsuits against the Forest Service. Gonzales thanked Pat Garrett’s Sound Violations, Tamne Robinson from One Stop Office, and “all the volunteers and donations and everything that came through. I want to give everyone a perk and say thank you so much, it means a lot,” he said. 10 Points will continue to take donations for those fire victims, he said. Photo by Leota Harriman.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at news.ind.editor@gmail.com.