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Cedar Crest balloon pilot Tim Evans setting up his balloon during Sunday night’s balloon glow at the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival. Photo by Thelma Bowles.

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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 [email protected]