During a reception for retiring New Mexican Editor Rob Dean, the lights went out at the newspaper. Actually, it was a power outage that affected a large portion of Santa Fe. But to many at the reception, the lights going out seemed like a metaphor. For the past 21 years, his employees past and present have considered Dean as the major light of the newspaper.
Today, Wednesday, July 3, is Dean’s last day at The New Mexican. In May, he announced he would be stepping down after more than 21 years on the job.
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