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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - August 9, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico Valencia county Valencia Corr. To fix Bec Xmas volume i no. To los Lunas . 8703 16 pages August 9, 1973animal control ordinance studied circles of solder sheets of Silver and raw Turquoise become jewels like those below in the hands of craftsmen like Bud Servis. His Story begins on Page 4. The proposed animal control ordinance presented to the Valencia county commission monday for review would impose a sex Fine on any person abandoning any animal in the confines of the county. Mrs. Joanni Artiaga member of the East Valencia animal welfare Assn., which has been pushing for an ordinance to provide not Only control but also Protection of animals said she hoped the Fine would be included in the ordinance As a Means of discouraging Bernalillo county residents from dumping their unwanted animals in Valencia county. Mrs. Artiaga noted that she and other members of the association had had More than alarm funds approved with county commission approval of $3,770 for equipment the East Valencia Assn. Of firefighters will install a Central alarm system believed to be the first of its kind in the state. The system will include a single phone number with a dispatch system a base station with Antenna and Tower a scanner radio Monitor and tape recorder. The system will allow anyone reporting a fire to Call one number and the location of the lire will be relayed to the proper station through the use of an encoder. Upon receiving a Call the radio operator pushes a Button on the encoder which sets off simultaneous tone alarms in receivers at the needed fire District and the location of the fire is relayed. As the Call comes in it is also recorded to insure there Are no errors in the report of the location of the fire. De Chacon president of the association. Who presented the proposal at mondays county commission meeting said the system will enable firemen to respond to Calls More quickly thus reducing losses. He said in the past delays were caused when a person reporting a lire might Call the wrong District. Chacon noted that fire losses in the Valley have totalled More than a Quarter of a million dollars. Funds also will be used for remodelling a four room House on land purchased by the Tome Adelino i ire dept for use As offices for the association for the newly appointed civil defense director Ernest Salcido and for the alarm room. Chacon said the location is practical since it is Central to All fire districts. The association also asked for an additional $1,230 for Cost overruns. Commission chairman John Berman Sanchez recommended approval of the $3,770 and asked the association to bring the other costs before the commission at a later Date. The associations proposal also includes plans for arson investigation and a fire prevention program. For the present volunteers from various fire districts will Man the alarm system on a 24-hour basis. Eventually the association Hopes to be Able to hire handicapped persons for that Job. Too Calls Abou stray animals since the association was organized. C commissioner John Berman Sanchez said he would like some time to study the ordinance. If the commission approves it a Public hearing Wail be held before it becomes effective. Commissioner Paul Gabaldon pointed out that until the ordinance is adopted by the county the state statutes provide that the sheriff has authority to provide for disposal of dogs and cats not vaccinated for tabbies. The ordinance would provide for an animal control officer and deputies who would be authorized to enter any premise after having received a complaint for the purpose of inspecting to determine if provisions of the ordinance have been violated. The officers would not be Parolino looking for violations. They would be acting Only on complaints received. The officers who would be appointed by the commission would have the Power to impound an Anima and if the animal is not picked up or claimed within four Days it would be disposed of humanely. The ordinance prohibits the keeping of vicious animals and the keeping of nuisance animals and prohibits cruelty to animals. It says a any animals or animal that habitually or continuously barks howls or otherwise disturbs the peace and quiet of the inhabitants of the county or Are kept or maintained in such a manner or in such numbers As to disturb by noxious or offensive doors or otherwise endanger the health and welfare of the inhabitants of the county Are declared to be an animal nuisance. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep Harbor or maintain an animal nuisance As herein defined within the county. All complaints filed pursuant to this Section shall be in writing giving name and address of person s permitting the nuisance to occur and to the Fine of $ too or 90 Days in jail or both applies to persons violating the ordinance As Well As to those abandoning dogs in the county. Bulletin the search continues in the Valley wednesday morning for a Young boy believed to be in a wrecked pickup in which his father May have been killed. A California citizens band radio operator said she had heard a faint signal from the boy tuesday night and reported the incident to new Mexico authorities. Police aircraft joined the search Early wednesday flying Over the Valley As cd ers tried to Monitor a signal from the boy. Valley cd ers had searched by car through the night. An Albuquerque a by or reported wednesday that the signal seemed to be coming from the direction of the Ladron mountains. As cd ers monitored the police aircraft tried to pick up the signal. About 9 . Voice Contact was made with the boy and radio tried to keep him talking until police aircraft could determine his location. Last reports before press time indicated the boy might be in the Vicinity of Mountainair

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