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Thursday, Sept. 10

1:37 p.m. A man reported that an ex-girlfriend violated a restraining order. An investigation revealed the woman was waiting for the man to drop their child off at the Pinon Project. No charges were filed.

1:50 p.m. A woman on the 18000 block of County Road 23.5, owner of West Fork Lumber Co., reported a possible fraud. The woman claimed the bank refused a near $9,000 lumber purchase via check due to insufficient funds. The buyer reported that he stopped payment on the check after noticing a discrepancy in the bill. The case remains under...

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Powers to train as Navy pilot

Jack Powers, 22, a 2011 graduate of Montezuma-Cortez High School, has received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of New Mexico. As a Naval ROTC student, he has also earned a commission as a Navy officer. In March, he will report to Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., and will commence training as a student Naval aviator.

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