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The City of Tucumcari announced it would impose a crackdown on stray dogs for a two-week period starting Sept. 15 after several children were bitten by the roaming animals. |

Any dog without the required tags will be confiscated by city police officers and “disposed in a humane manner and bury the same.” Tagged dogs will be impounded, and the owner can take possession after paying a fine of $2 a day. Otherwise, the animal will be destroyed.

All dog owners are asked to tie up or pen their dogs during the enforcement period.

— Ray Rumbaugh, chairman of the Pinata Festival Committee, said the annual festival would begin Sept. 6 with the Pinata Queen contest and the torch parade down Tucumcari Mountain.

— The Tucumcari Rattlers football team will open their season Friday with a road game at Las Vegas-Robertson. Tucumcari defeated Robertson 19-15 last year. The Rattlers hosted a scrimmage the previous week against West Las Vegas. Among the Rattlers’ top players are quarterback Mark McCausland, fullback Jeff Nunn, tailback Scott Laird, split end Gino Montano and tight end Jim Peabody.

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