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By Betty Williamson
Local columnist 

Former fire chief smitten with poultry


Last updated 9/21/2021 at 4:02pm

Courtesy photo

Steve Beaty demonstrates the "eye level" poultry judging position on one of his Crested ducks.

In almost 23 years as a firefighter - including three as chief of the Portales Fire Department - Steve Beaty never saved the life of a chicken.

"I saved a dog, some cats ... a few people," he said.

But chickens? Nope. Not from fires anyway.


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