Moriarty’s Amber “The Bully” Brown beat what she called “a tough opponent” from Texas, Tessa Simpson, in Kansas City, Mo.—in 50 seconds. Her record is 7 wins and 4 losses. The victory came after three back-to-back losses. Brown owns Elevation Fitness in Moriarty with her husband, where the pair offers kickboxing and other workouts for all fitness levels. Photo courtesy of Amber Brown.

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.