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Lovington High School Student Dies After Accident in Parking Lot

 

Council Votes Unanimously to Approve Hiring of Polasek: 7-1 to Approve Contract

By Richard Morris

The Roswell Police Department is asking for your help in locating a Roswell man wanted for armed robbery and felon in possession of a firearm.

Albert Vallejos, 36, is 6’0” tall and weighs about 140 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos. He was last seen driving a 2006 maroon Acura 4-door car. He is considered armed and dangerous.

The armed robbery occurred the afternoon of Sept. 12 in the 100 block of West First Street. Investigators obtained sufficient evidence to secure an arrest warrant for Vallejos.

Anyone with potential information regarding the whereabouts of Vallejos is asked to call the Roswell Police Department at 624-6770 or Chaves County Crimestoppers at 1-888-594-TIPS(8477).

 

 

LovingtonSchool Board Names Administration BuildingAfter Long-Time Coach and Educator

By Richard Morris

KBIM Radio News

 

The Lovington School Board has voted to name the administration building after  long-time educator and coach   Ross Black.  Black began his teaching career at Lovington in 1955 and retired 46 years later, having worked as coach, educator, principal and superintendent.   He died at the age of 83 last year.  The Hobbs Daily Sun quotes his wife Cherill as calling the renaming pretty awesome.  She says he has done a lot for the school systems.

 

 

 

Scientists Concerned About Carlsbad I and W Brine Well

By Richard Morris

KBIM Radio News

 

Area scientists are predicting the Carlsbad I and W Brine well will collapse in 10 to 25 years.  These findings were presented at a recent meeting of the New Mexico Legislature Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee meeting in Carlsbad.   John Lommler says this is good news and bad news.  He is a principal geotechnical engineer for AMEC Environment and Infrastructure.  He tells the Carlsbad Argus that the good news is they have some time to get in there and do something. The bad news is that they do not have forever.  The well sits underneath a feed store, church, trailer park, the Carlsbad Irrigation District Canal and Highway 285.

  

 

 

 

 

 

NM Poverty Rates Climb In 2013

(Albuquerque, NM)  --  Poverty rates in New Mexico are on the rise.  In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau released a new report and found only one other state is poorer than New Mexico.  Last year there were more than 20-thousand-people who slipped below the poverty level compared to 2012.  Mississippi leads the list for most impoverished state.

>>Former ABQ Attorney Facing Embezzlement Charges

(Albuquerque, NM)  --  A Duke City attorney is facing embezzlement charges.  Cody Kelley was arrested yesterday after being on the run for nearly three weeks.  He is accused of pocketing a 130-thousand-dollar settlement meant for a client.  Investigators discovered Kelley had deposited the check into his own account.  

The Roswell Police Department is asking for your help in locating a Roswell man wanted for armed robbery and felon in possession of a firearm.

Albert Vallejos, 36, is 6’0” tall and weighs about 140 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos. He was last seen driving a 2006 maroon Acura 4-door car. He is considered armed and dangerous.

The armed robbery occurred the afternoon of Sept. 12 in the 100 block of West First Street. Investigators obtained sufficient evidence to secure an arrest warrant for Vallejos.

Anyone with potential information regarding the whereabouts of Vallejos is asked to call the Roswell Police Department at 624-6770 or Chaves County Crimestoppers at 1-888-594-TIPS(8477).

 

 

LovingtonSchool Board Names Administration BuildingAfter Long-Time Coach and Educator

By Richard Morris

KBIM Radio News

 

The Lovington School Board has voted to name the administration building after  long-time educator and coach   Ross Black.  Black began his teaching career at Lovington in 1955 and retired 46 years later, having worked as coach, educator, principal and superintendent.   He died at the age of 83 last year.  The Hobbs Daily Sun quotes his wife Cherill as calling the renaming pretty awesome.  She says he has done a lot for the school systems.

 

 

 

Scientists Concerned About Carlsbad I and W Brine Well

By Richard Morris

KBIM Radio News

 

Area scientists are predicting the Carlsbad I and W Brine well will collapse in 10 to 25 years.  These findings were presented at a recent meeting of the New Mexico Legislature Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee meeting in Carlsbad.   John Lommler says this is good news and bad news.  He is a principal geotechnical engineer for AMEC Environment and Infrastructure.  He tells the Carlsbad Argus that the good news is they have some time to get in there and do something. The bad news is that they do not have forever.  The well sits underneath a feed store, church, trailer park, the Carlsbad Irrigation District Canal and Highway 285.

  

 

 

 

 

 

NM Poverty Rates Climb In 2013

(Albuquerque, NM)  --  Poverty rates in New Mexico are on the rise.  In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau released a new report and found only one other state is poorer than New Mexico.  Last year there were more than 20-thousand-people who slipped below the poverty level compared to 2012.  Mississippi leads the list for most impoverished state.

>>Former ABQ Attorney Facing Embezzlement Charges

(Albuquerque, NM)  --  A Duke City attorney is facing embezzlement charges.  Cody Kelley was arrested yesterday after being on the run for nearly three weeks.  He is accused of pocketing a 130-thousand-dollar settlement meant for a client.  Investigators discovered Kelley had deposited the check into his own account.  

KBIM Radio News

The Roswell Police Department is asking for your help in locating a Roswell man wanted for armed robbery and felon in possession of a firearm.

Albert Vallejos, 36, is 6’0” tall and weighs about 140 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos. He was last seen driving a 2006 maroon Acura 4-door car. He is considered armed and dangerous.

The armed robbery occurred the afternoon of Sept. 12 in the 100 block of West First Street. Investigators obtained sufficient evidence to secure an arrest warrant for Vallejos.

Anyone with potential information regarding the whereabouts of Vallejos is asked to call the Roswell Police Department at 624-6770 or Chaves County Crimestoppers at 1-888-594-TIPS(8477).

 

 

LovingtonSchool Board Names Administration BuildingAfter Long-Time Coach and Educator

By Richard Morris

KBIM Radio News

 

The Lovington School Board has voted to name the administration building after  long-time educator and coach   Ross Black.  Black began his teaching career at Lovington in 1955 and retired 46 years later, having worked as coach, educator, principal and superintendent.   He died at the age of 83 last year.  The Hobbs Daily Sun quotes his wife Cherill as calling the renaming pretty awesome.  She says he has done a lot for the school systems.

 

 

 

Scientists Concerned About Carlsbad I and W Brine Well

By Richard Morris

KBIM Radio News

 

Area scientists are predicting the Carlsbad I and W Brine well will collapse in 10 to 25 years.  These findings were presented at a recent meeting of the New Mexico Legislature Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee meeting in Carlsbad.   John Lommler says this is good news and bad news.  He is a principal geotechnical engineer for AMEC Environment and Infrastructure.  He tells the Carlsbad Argus that the good news is they have some time to get in there and do something. The bad news is that they do not have forever.  The well sits underneath a feed store, church, trailer park, the Carlsbad Irrigation District Canal and Highway 285.

  

 

 

 

 

 

NM Poverty Rates Climb In 2013

(Albuquerque, NM)  --  Poverty rates in New Mexico are on the rise.  In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau released a new report and found only one other state is poorer than New Mexico.  Last year there were more than 20-thousand-people who slipped below the poverty level compared to 2012.  Mississippi leads the list for most impoverished state.

>>Former ABQ Attorney Facing Embezzlement Charges

(Albuquerque, NM)  --  A Duke City attorney is facing embezzlement charges.  Cody Kelley was arrested yesterday after being on the run for nearly three weeks.  He is accused of pocketing a 130-thousand-dollar settlement meant for a client.  Investigators discovered Kelley had deposited the check into his own account.  

 

Roswell City Councilors present at last night’s special city council meeting voted unanimously to hire Keller, Texas City Manager Steven Polasek as the next Roswell City Manager.  The only absent city councilor from the meeting  was Natasha Mackey.

 

What was not unanimous was final approval of the contract with Polasek in which Councilor Juan Oropesa cast the one dissenting vote.  Oropesa questioned the offered salary to Polasek, which was $155,000 , exceeding the salary range offered in the advertisement for the position which was no more than $130,000.  “It’s a little bit too much for an individual., when you find individuals who are making $8.00 an hour,” he said.

 

Councilor Caleb Grant reminded councilors  that Polasek would be accepting a cut in pay from the Keller position and would be making a salary that was slightly below the average for a city Roswell’s size.  Councilor Tabitha Denney said comparing the eight-dollar-an hour employees to the city manager was like comparing apples to oranges. “Yes, we have people who are being paid $8.00 an hour, but they also don’t hold bachelor’s degrees or master’s degrees,” she commented.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Jason Perry had left the meeting by the time the vote on the contract was taken.

 

Oropesa also cast the one dissenting vote later in the meeting when it came time to amend the budget to for additional funding for the new City Manager’s contract in the amount of $31,382.

 

Photo: Roswell City Councilors Just Before Approving Hiring of Steve Polasek as City Manager.

 

Eunice  Youth in Critical Condition After Shooting

By Richard Morris

KBIM Radio News

 

The Hobbs Daily Sun reports that Eunice police are investigating the shooting of a 14-year-old which has left him in critical condition.  The incident occurred yesterday in the 900 block of 17th Street around 2 in the afternoon.  The victim was found inside a residence at that location.  He was treated by emergency personnel and airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock.

 

Dexter Man Arrested on Multiple Charges After Leading Officers on High-Speed Chase

By Richard Morris

KBIM Radio News

 

Chaves County Sheriff’s officials have confirmed the arrest of a 37-year-old Dexter man on charges of Reckless Driving, Possession of Marijuana , Consumption or Possession of Alcohol from an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Yield to An Emergency Vehicle after that subject led deputies and police on a high speed chase Saturday afternoon . 

Deputy James Seely says he was sitting in the old base gate Allsup’s Parking lot at 6111 South Main when he  observed the individual traveling north at a high rate of speed .  He says he was over 100 miles per hour and barely catching up to the vehicle during the chase.  He says Luis V. Rios did not yield until he was near Glen Road when he finally pulled over. 

Deputies found 6.1 grams of marijuana in his vehicle.

 

 

Martinez Kicks Off Southeastern New Mexico Campaign In Carlsbad

By Richard Morris

KBIM Radio News

 

Governor Susanna Martinez has officially kicked off her campaign in Southeast New Mexico by opening her campaign headquarters in Carlsbad.  The Argus reports that the headquarters will be located 213 South Mesa Street.

 

 

Investigators Find Plane Got Wrong Fuel Before Crashing

(Las Cruces, NM)  --  Investigators say a small plane crash in Las Cruces was likely triggered after pumping the wrong fuel.  Four people aboard the air ambulance were killed after filling up with jet fuel instead of aviation gas at the Las Cruces airport last month.  An initial report was released earlier this week, but city officials aren't commenting on the findings.  Three crew members and one patient died on the plane which was headed to Arizona.

 

 

Dona Ana County Restricts Immigration Laws

(Dona Ana Co., NM)  --  Authorities in Dona Ana County are no longer questioning people's immigration status.  County commissioners voted yesterday to make the area a "safe county" and restrict authorities from enforcing immigration laws.  The move comes after a petition with thousands of signatures made its way to commissioners earlier this year demanding the change.

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