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Alamogordo Daily News (Newspaper) - August 14, 2015, Alamogordo, New MexicoToday a web Bonus a Check out the five Day forecast. Pmj few serving the Tularosa Basin since 1898 i Alamogordo daily news social Media get the latest updates from twitter and Facebook with our social Media App. Alamogordo news com amp hot m 100 l 72 Page a5 Friday August 14,2015 75 cents Alamo Goi a Gannett com a n y Otero count Mission discusses its size members talked about increasing number of commissioners from 3 to 5 by Jacqueline Devine Jade Vine Alam ago Rdo n Deares Devine on twitter county commissioners discussed increasing the size of the county commission from three to five members at their regular county commission meeting thursday morning. Commissioners sought to task Otero county attorney Dan Bryant to pose the question on the 2016 general election ballot. Commissioner Janet White proposed the notion As Bryant will be stepping Down As the county attorney on August 28. A i would like Dan Bryant to look into the wording of what we need to have. I Don t know the terminology its just a general ques Tion to put on the november 2016 ballot Quot White said �?o1 know that this is an option available to us so i would like to make sure we have in place the proper wording so that we can communicate that to the clerks so it can be on the ballot in november Bryant said the statute is pretty straightforward and the county clerk would have 30 Days to Send the copy of the ballot to the Secretary of state. A the statute is pretty straightforward. It simply says that if you have a question in your county you could put it on the ballot. 30 Days ahead of the election the county clerk has to Send a copy of the ballot to the Secretary of state that shows what the question Bryant said. A fall of that stuff boils Down to simple proposition that the question has to be Clear it has to be mandatory and it has to be easily understood. In this Case the question would be a shall the Board of county commissioners adopt an ordinance increasing the size of the commission from three members to five members a that a the question that needs to be Bryant said printing Wise the county clerk prepares the ballot in september. Size a Page 6 Otero county fair tul Aremia 43 cases of the infectious disease reported in 2015 daily news report Index lottery .a2 i Calendar a3 i opinion a4 i weather a5 i in our skies. A7 i sports b1-3 i faith.b4 i comics.b5 o""409d1n1960il ffl3 Agency confirms cases of Tara Melton daily news Trey Raschel and Azlyn Childress enjoyed the amusement rides on thursday evening at the 76th Otero county fair and Rodeo. The amusement portion of the fair will be open until sunday new Mexico Chile growers want new guest worker program by Russell Contreras the associated press Albuquerque red Ogaz and his family have Farmed for decades in new Mexico a famed Hatch Valley a an area known internationally for its Green Chile. But in recent years Ogaz has watched helplessly As the spice Staple has seen a decline due to drought increased Competition and a Lack of Chile pickers. Ogaz and other new Mexico growers say a new guest worker program is needed to provide temporary immigrant labourers in order for Farmers to survive the decline. A i think we need a new Bracero program. I honestly do a Ogaz said referring to the temporary guest worker program that allowed millions of mexi can immigrants to toil on . Farms from 1942 to 1964. A we just done to have a lot of Young people getting into the business and its hard to find new Mexico Chile commission chairman Rick Ledbetter said the Federal governments limited guest worker program does no to provide enough labor to do the hand picking required to avoid bruising Green Chiles. A i done to even grow Green Chile commercially. I can to said Ledbetter who operates a farm in Portales. Last year new Mexico saw a 10 percent decline in acres of red and Green Chiles harvested. That decline marked a 43-year Low in the state according to Federal numbers. Despite marketing efforts program a Page 6 the new Mexico department of health announced a confirmed Case of tul Aremia a severe infectious bacterial disease of animals transmissible to humans in a 71 year old Man from Bernalillo county. This Case was confirmed at the departments scientific Laboratory division. Two earlier cases of tul Aremia were reported in a 39 year old Man and a 42 year old woman from Bernalillo county both have recovered. The department suspects the three individuals in Bernalillo county contracted tul Aremia through Deer Fly bites. Tul Aremia is a potentially serious illness in people that occurs in Many parts of the United states. It is caused by a bacteria found in animals especially rodents rabbits and hares. Tul Aremia can also make dogs and cats sick and they can give the disease to people. Other possible but much less Likely exposures Are through Contact with infected soil or water or by inhaling the bacteria. Three other cases in the state occurred in a 35 year old woman from Sandoval county a 59 year old woman from san Juan county who was bitten by her infected cat and a 51 year old Man from los Alamos county. These individuals were hospitalized but have recovered. A Stu Aremia can cause serious illness in both people and pets so i would encourage people around the state to follow precautions similar to reducing risk to plague a said department of health Cabinet Secretary Retta Ward mph. A people can get tul Aremia if they handle infected animals such As rabbits or rodents tul Aremia a Page 6 a a fms Zimm Lilii it Iii ii ii Ltd no ii Iii i Irner election 2016 ted Cruz seeks path to presidency ted Cruz sees his Way to the White House through Southern . Asking for their votes. Page a9 Calendar what a happening in your neighbourhood Check out the Community Calendar to find out what events Are taking place in the Tularosa Basin. Pagea3 social Media follow us on twitter Alamogordo news if you prefer your news in 140 characters or less follow us on the Micro blogging site. China blasts death toll rises to 50 dozens missing the death toll from an explosion at a warehouse climbed to 50 on thursday. Dozens reported missing. Pagea2august 14-15 exhibit bldg. Open today 11am-10pm Frontier Village Midway rides 11 am -11 pm Rodeo tonight 8pm Krisy country Street dance tonight 10pm saturday or. Livestock Sale 7 00pm in show ring Gate charge $2.00 per person under 5 amp 65 Over free. I a

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