East Mountain High’s Addison Rauch, below, flanked by her family and the school’s athletic director Dave Naylor and principal Monique Siedschlag, and Brayden McCall, above, with his family, signing letters of intent last week. Rauch will be continuing her running career at Hillsdale College in Michigan; McCall will continue playing golf at Colorado Christian University.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.