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Whoever said diamonds were a girl's best friend never had a Dog!

puppy bella and foster momHDHS Board Member Jeanine Jones fosters BellaBy Heidi Ogas

Bella was brought into the High Desert Humane Society on March 26th by a caring Grant County resident who found her abandoned, cold, alone and at best, 3 weeks old. Her eyes were open but still the smokey blue of a baby. Puppies that young have no immune system of their own and must rely on their mother's for protection until they are old enough to be vaccinated. At the HDHS shelter, cages and runs are cleaned and sterilized every day but viruses like Parvo, Distemper and Bordetella are still present. Bella's chances of survival at the shelter were not very good.

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NMAITC visit to Cliff School on March14, 2024

img 8410Traci Curry of NMAITC makes a presentation on agriculture to Cliff School 2nd graders.img 8409Alida Burchett (left) and Patricia Hunt prepare beef stew.With an invitation from Michelle Greeman, Cliff School Kindergarten teacher, the New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom (NMAITC) and the Grant County Copper CowBelles teamed up on March 14th to make a presentation to four classrooms of Cliff School students with a program called "Stew for a Few."

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Was the bright spot a spy balloon? photographer asked.

A tiny item seen and circled in the two photos show something that Don J. Licht Sr. had been watching and taking photos of the item between 10 a.m. and noon today, March 10, 2024, from near the WNMU campus and from North Swan Street. He said it left the area sometime after that.  

[Editor's Note: The photos were manipulated to enhance and circle the far off object.]

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