Moriarty High School’s rodeo team joined the parade for the Pinto Bean Fiesta, for the second year held in conjunction with the school’s homecoming. Photo by Angelina Rose Lane.
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@example.com.