De Profundis, an a capella men's choir, at their annual performance at Quarai Ruins. The performance was hosted by the Manzano Mountain Arts Council and the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, and saw nearly 300 people attend the event, according to organizers. Photo by Leota Harriman.

De Profundis, an a capella men’s choir, at their annual performance at Quarai Ruins. The performance was hosted by the Manzano Mountain Arts Council and the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, and saw nearly 300 people attend the event, according to organizers. 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.