Winter crashed into spring when the East Mountains got about a foot of snow this week. This black-chinned hummingbird was captured at an icy feeder in Edgewood by photographer Gordon Vanus. See more photos on his Facebook page.
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.