Regional advocate, protector, and entrepreneur — there is no doubt that Art Swenka made the Estancia Valley a better place. He was an enthusiastic Chamber member and always eager to share business news on local public radio KXNM, the station he founded 15 years ago. A quiet but memorable man, Art was genuine, easy to like, and incredibly hard-working. His presence will be missed at Chamber meetings, and at meetings and community gatherings throughout the region. Our heart-felt condolences to his wife and biggest fan, Dixie. Read more about Art’s legacy at The Independent.