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Sandoval County firefighter Andrew Chavez throws a rope to use in rescuing a dog trapped on a ledge near the Sandia Man Cave on Monday. (Courtesy of Sandoval County Fire Department)

Firefighters save trapped dog

Firefighters saved a dog’s day — and its owner’s day — when they rescued it from a high ledge near Placitas on Monday.

Aria the cat was returned to her owners after a long absence, thanks to a microchip and Rio Rancho Animal Control. (Courtesy photo)

Cat home after 10 months

A cat that disappeared almost a year ago is back home, thanks to a microchip and children with sharp hearing.

Manfredi plans to appeal ruling blocking judgeship campaign

Recently appointed District Judge Gina Manfredi said she will appeal a court ruling Tuesday that lets stand the Democratic Party of New Mexico’s nomination of Chris Pérez for the new Sandoval County district judge post in the November election.