Aaron Murphy attempts hang clean lifting 225 pounds during the Moriarty High School Pintos football team’s pre-season weightlifting competition. Above, Garrett Casteneda attempts squat lifting a weight of 435 pounds. Photos by Philip Forrest.Photo by Philip Forrest.
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]