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Alamogordo Daily News (Newspaper) - March 14, 2015, Alamogordo, New MexicoToday s web Bonus a Check out the five Day forecast. prep Tennis Alamogordo boys girls sweep Ruidoso sports a b1 daily laugh done to miss your favorite comics puzzles comics a b3 Alamogordo daily news social Media get the latest updates from twitter and Facebook with our social Media App. a i serving the Tularosa Basin since 1898 i b Alamogordo daily news p. Cloudy h 66 l 36 was As saturday March 14,2013 7scents Facebook water facility Plant construction postponed City approves a change order re committing the desalination Plant to be built at its original site provides up to s111k in additional funding by Jacqueline Devine Deares Devine on twitter in the Jan. 29 City commission meeting City commissioners voted 4-3 to approve a change order that recommit the City to build the desalination Plant at the original site on la Velle Road. The cd Smith inc. Engineering firm requested the change order which provides up to $111,622.40 in additional funding in order to address design challenges stemming from the Sites former use As a City Landfill. Since then mayor Susie Galea said a portion of the desalination project has Long been funded by state Severance taxes. Severance taxes Are part of the state permanent funds that generate distributions that currently finance 10.8 percent of state general fund recurring Revenue. She said a Bill that recalls or extends funding was passed to extend and change the purpose of the funding for the desalination Plant. Sen. Bill Burt was on the committee that heard the Bill. Per Senate Bill 291 Section 49, the unexpended balance of the appropriation to the department of environment in subsection 135 of Section 16 of chapter 66 of Laws 2014 to plan design and construct phase one of a brackish water Supply Well storage tank Booster Sta Tion and evaporation Ponds in Alamogordo in Otero county shall not be expended for the original purpose but is changed to plan design and construct a desalination treatment facility and brackish water Supply system for Alamogordo. According to a report from the Alamogordo regional water Supply project final environmental Impact statement Esthe City a Plant pages homicide Man charged in fatal shooting slayings Terrick Thompkins is accused in the killings of Phillip Banka Jessica Thompkins officials four juveniles also located inside the Home turned Over to the states Cynd City commission new family Center gets approval by commission facility to feature 24 Bowling lanes bar by Tara Melton tmelton@alamogordonew8.com @tara_meltonl3 on twitter the City commission voted 7-0 on tuesday to approve a recommendation provided by the steering committee to continue moving Forward with the family entertainment Center project. A steering committee was formed on Jan. 26 to help guide the City commission on key issues in the development of the family entertainment Center. The steering committee recommended the facility have 24 Bowling lanes restaurant and bar areas a Multi purpose room and two amusement areas. A laser tag area and a video game Arcade Are the most Likely amusement types to be provided according to the memorandum from Public works contract coordinator Bob Johnson to City manager Jim Stahle. The memorandum also recommends that these areas be a minimum of 2,500 to 3,500 Square feet each. The steering committee also advised that the City a liquor License be utilized in the restaurant and bar areas. The committee highly recommended that the commission authorize staff to prepare a request for qualifications based proposals req and to seek one contractor to design build finance operate maintain a Boom the family entertainment Center. A with the change in our procurement code to seek out one contractor to a Boom Well find the most Cost effective Way to build and operate the family fun Center a said mayor Susie Galea. Galea said the next big task for the steering committee will be to help define the terms of the contract for a private operator of the facility. A we met with several companies that do this nationwide and finding a suitable operator sounded like the hardest part of this a said Josh Rardin steering committee member during tuesdays City commission meeting. A building it and getting it up and running is easy its finding somebody that can operate it efficiently and in the Black instead of in the red for a number of the steering committees recommendation was approved family Page 6 photos by Duane Barbati daily news Alamogordo police department evidence technicians collected evidence from a Home in the 1500 Block of Florida Avenue on Friday. Two people were fatally shot at the Home thursday night. By Duane Barbati Sbarbati Alamogordo news. Com Duane Barbati on twitter a 33-year-old Alamogordo Man is charged in thursday nights fatal shooting of a Man and a woman in the 1500 Block of North Florida Avenue an Alamogordo police department spokesman said. Detective it. Roger Schoolcraft said Terrick Thompkins is charged with two counts of first degree felony murder first degree felony negligent child abuse resulting in great bodily injury one count each of second degree aggravated burglary shooting at an occupied dwelling and three counts of third degree child abuse. Schoolcraft said Terrick Thompkins is also charged with Felon in Possession of a firearm. He is jailed at the Otero county detention Center on a $240,000 no-10 percent Bond pending his appearance in court. Schoolcraft said and officers responded to a Home in the 1500 Block of Florida Avenue around 10 . In reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival officers found Phillip Banka 33, and Jessica Thompkins 30, deceased inside the Home from what appeared to be gunshot wounds he said. Schoolcraft said officers also found a 13-year-old boy who was suffering from no life threatening ii uries inside the residence. He said the boy was transported to Gerald Champion fatal Page 6 Alamogordo police department evidence technicians collected evidence at a Home in the 1500 Block of North Florida Avenue on Friday. Two people were fatally shot thursday night at the residence. A boy also suffered non life threatening injuries in the incident. Terrick Thompkins is charged in the fatal shooting. Iraq militia Leader hails Iran s unconditional support the . Has failed to live up to its promises to help Iraq fight islamic state extremists unlike Iran s Aid. Paqea2 editorial Richardson snub was not a big Surprise different people have different reasons for wanting to move to new Mexico. Page a4 calendars hat a happening in your neighbourhood Check out the Community Calendar to find out what events Are taking place in the Tularosa Basin Pateas social Media follow us on twitter Alamogordo news if you prefer your news in 140 characters or less follow us on the Micro blogging site. Index lottery. 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