Debra Trujillo stares at the destruction to her ex-husband's home where emergency responders found Gene Garcia asleep on his couch while the home was still in flames. A chimney fire spread to the roof and neighboring rooms causing the roof to collapse moments before he was rescued. 

Debra Trujillo stares at the destruction to her ex-husband's home where emergency responders found Gene Garcia asleep on his couch while the home was still in flames. A chimney fire spread to the roof and neighboring rooms causing the roof to collapse moments before he was rescued. 

 An inmate enters his pod where the Archbishop of Santa Fe, Michael Sheehan, blessed prisoners on Ash Wednesday at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "You couldn't come to me today in the cathedral, so I came to you," said Sheehan.  

An inmate enters his pod where the Archbishop of Santa Fe, Michael Sheehan, blessed prisoners on Ash Wednesday at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "You couldn't come to me today in the cathedral, so I came to you," said Sheehan.  

  Flames rise high in the air as a pile of non-native tree species burns near the Pecos River in efforts to clear the thicket in the area on July 26, 2016.

Flames rise high in the air as a pile of non-native tree species burns near the Pecos River in efforts to clear the thicket in the area on July 26, 2016.

 Deborah Holden was stabbed in her abdomen by a drunken and mentally ill neighbor, Benjamin Vigil, on the night of July 25, 2005. Holden's small intestine was pierced causing fecal mater to flow into her blood stream sending her to nearly fatal sepsis. Holden was not expected to live. Seventeen surgeries and eight years later, Holden looks at her stomach in the mirror admiring the work of the surgeons  who she refers to as her "angels." In November 2006, Vigil was committed to the New Mexico Behavioral Institute in Las Vegas, New Mexico after being declared as incompetent and a danger to society.

Deborah Holden was stabbed in her abdomen by a drunken and mentally ill neighbor, Benjamin Vigil, on the night of July 25, 2005. Holden's small intestine was pierced causing fecal mater to flow into her blood stream sending her to nearly fatal sepsis. Holden was not expected to live. Seventeen surgeries and eight years later, Holden looks at her stomach in the mirror admiring the work of the surgeons  who she refers to as her "angels." In November 2006, Vigil was committed to the New Mexico Behavioral Institute in Las Vegas, New Mexico after being declared as incompetent and a danger to society.

 Guadalupe County Sherif Michael Lucero stands with his gun drawn during an "active shooter" drill that tested the emergency responders communication and protocols in the instance a shooter were at large at the elementary school in Vaughn, New Mexico. 

Guadalupe County Sherif Michael Lucero stands with his gun drawn during an "active shooter" drill that tested the emergency responders communication and protocols in the instance a shooter were at large at the elementary school in Vaughn, New Mexico. 

 A man paints the firehouse in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. 

A man paints the firehouse in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. 

 Truck driver Marlin Terry answers questions from Santa Rosa Police Officer Joseph Martinez as a power pole dangles from his big rig after he ripped down power lines with his trailer.

Truck driver Marlin Terry answers questions from Santa Rosa Police Officer Joseph Martinez as a power pole dangles from his big rig after he ripped down power lines with his trailer.

 Bartender Tara Nieto works one of her last nights at the Pecos Bar in Santa Rosa, New Mexico after the owner Diane Lueras decided to sell the bar's liquor license. The Pecos Bar was a heavily frequented bar in years passed along the popular Route 66 highway, but is one of many local business to close due to a poor economy in the town.

Bartender Tara Nieto works one of her last nights at the Pecos Bar in Santa Rosa, New Mexico after the owner Diane Lueras decided to sell the bar's liquor license. The Pecos Bar was a heavily frequented bar in years passed along the popular Route 66 highway, but is one of many local business to close due to a poor economy in the town.

 Dillon Perez and Holly Perez sit with their lambs after a disappointing run at the New Mexico State Fair's livestock show.

Dillon Perez and Holly Perez sit with their lambs after a disappointing run at the New Mexico State Fair's livestock show.

 A bloodied cigarette hangs from his mouth of Will Hern as his skins a pig in preparation for a matanza, a community celebration revolving around the shared killing, preparation and cooking of the meat,  in Anton Chico, New Mexico on December 17, 2016.

A bloodied cigarette hangs from his mouth of Will Hern as his skins a pig in preparation for a matanza, a community celebration revolving around the shared killing, preparation and cooking of the meat,  in Anton Chico, New Mexico on December 17, 2016.

 Wedding guests cover their eyes as they pass a bride on her way into the ceremony on July 3, 2016.

Wedding guests cover their eyes as they pass a bride on her way into the ceremony on July 3, 2016.

 Roberto Doming stands at the top of Tomè Hill where thousands of pilgrims hike to observe Good Friday in Tomè, New Mexico.

Roberto Doming stands at the top of Tomè Hill where thousands of pilgrims hike to observe Good Friday in Tomè, New Mexico.

 An inmate stares out of his cell while on lockdown as judges evaluate the inmates' pod decorations for an annual Christmas decorating contest at the Guadalupe County Corrections Facility. 

An inmate stares out of his cell while on lockdown as judges evaluate the inmates' pod decorations for an annual Christmas decorating contest at the Guadalupe County Corrections Facility. 

  President Barack Obama’s speech from 2014 on immigration reform projects on a whiteboard in the class of teacher Breezy Gutierrez at Santa Rosa High School on April 19, 2016.

President Barack Obama’s speech from 2014 on immigration reform projects on a whiteboard in the class of teacher Breezy Gutierrez at Santa Rosa High School on April 19, 2016.

  A Donald Trump supporter dressed in a transgender costume taunts protesters outside a rally in downtown Albuquerque on May 25, 2016.

A Donald Trump supporter dressed in a transgender costume taunts protesters outside a rally in downtown Albuquerque on May 25, 2016.

 First grader Jenna Romero-Decker peruses books as a beam of light shines on her at the Moise Memorial Library the day of its reopening after being closed for six months due to severe flood damage from a hail storm the struck Santa Rosa, NM in the summer of 2013. 

First grader Jenna Romero-Decker peruses books as a beam of light shines on her at the Moise Memorial Library the day of its reopening after being closed for six months due to severe flood damage from a hail storm the struck Santa Rosa, NM in the summer of 2013. 

 Arnold Ullibarri and Ally Jo Romero collect wood for barrel fires in preparation for a matanza in Anton Chico, New Mexico on December 17, 2016.

Arnold Ullibarri and Ally Jo Romero collect wood for barrel fires in preparation for a matanza in Anton Chico, New Mexico on December 17, 2016.