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05/22/2015Magnitude-5.4 Earthquake Felt in Las Vegas

May 22--A shallow magnitude 5.4 earthquake was reported Friday morning 24 miles from Caliente, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake hit more than 100 miles north of Las Vegas, but multiple people reported feeling the ground shake along the city's famed Strip. The temblor occurred at 11:47 a.m. at a depth of 3.7 miles, the USGS said, and quakes of magnitude 3.8 and 3.0 were ...
05/20/2015Report: New Mexico's Rural Roads Among Nation's Worst

May 20--One project would replace aging bridges and crumbling pavement near Galisteo. Another would straighten a hazardous curve on a road to Ruidoso. A third would widen U.S. 82 through Eddy and Lea counties, where traffic fatalities have doubled in the last four years, to accommodate an influx of heavy trucks in the oil patch. The list of repairs grows even as a new report ranks New Mexico's ...
05/20/2015Nevada Assembly Ponders Changes To Rooftop Solar

May 20--CARSON CITY -- For the rooftop solar industry, today is one of the few high marks in the legislative session. Lawmakers in the Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee will debate a bill addressing the controversial solar cap limiting how many consumers can participate in a program called net metering. The policy allows homeowners to power their homes and provide energy to the grid with ...
05/20/2015Pima County Nixes Some Construction Projects

May 20--A tentative budget Pima County supervisors approved on Tuesday includes a 20-cent increase to the county's total property tax rate. Despite the tax increase, the tentative budget of more than $1.166 billion is $22.4 million less than the county is spending this year, largely as a result of reduced spending on construction. The budget scraps -- at least for the time being -- plans to ...
05/20/2015Newspaper: What To Do About NM's Lagging Construction Jobs?

May 20--Here's one last lament for the failure of the Legislature and the governor to agree on a capital outlay bill that would authorize $264 million in construction projects across the state. The deadline to act was last Friday; that's about the latest a bill could be passed and bonds issued for work to begin when the new fiscal year starts in July. Failure to compromise will lead to a ...
05/18/2015Las Vegas Company Plans St. Thomas Alt-Concrete Factory

May 18--ST. THOMAS -- GigaCrete Caribbean LLC, a new subsidiary of the Las Vegas-based alternative concrete manufacturer, announced last week that it will set up its operations in St. Thomas, anchored by a factory and a model house. The move will add a new construction wholesaler to an island that has only a small number of building materials suppliers. The venture is led by Roger Minkoff, who ...
05/18/2015NMSU Professor Says Las Cruces Is In Recession

May 18--LAS CRUCES -- Las Cruces is in a recession, according to Chris Erickson, economics professor at New Mexico State University. Erickson and Jim Peach, another NMSU economy professor, sat down Monday to provide an economic update in partnership with the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. Overall, Peach gave the national economy a grade of "C-". Peach noted the median household income ...
05/15/2015NM Lawmakers Can't Agree On $264 Million In Construction Spending

May 15--Both Republicans and Democrats say there will be no special legislative session to consider funding $264 million in capital construction projects in New Mexico unless they can reach an agreement before the weekend begins. Rancor continued Thursday after three phone conversations between Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and the chief negotiator for Senate Democrats failed to produce a ...
05/14/2015Wrong-way Driver Seriously Injures Two Construction Workers

May 14--Two construction workers were seriously injured this morning when a drunk, wrong-way driver in a stolen car failed to stop at an intersection and hit them, according to Metro Police. A 2000 Honda Civic was driving south in the northbound lanes of Eastern Avenue about 3:40 a.m. when a Metro officer tried to pull the car over near Valley Street, police said. The driver of the Civic ...
05/12/2015Navajo Nation Breaks Ground On Rail Port, Industrial Park

May 12--FARMINGTON -- Navajo Nation officials have broken ground on the Thoreau Railhead and Industrial Park in Thoreau. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly joined officials from the Thoreau Chapter and from the Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development on Friday to mark the beginning of the project's first phase, according to a press release from the tribe's Office of the President and ...
05/12/2015UNLV Unveils Plans For Baseball Facility

May 12--A relationship going back more than 25 years helped lead to the development that UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers has been talking about adding since he took the job five seasons ago. Standing outside of Earl E. Wilson Stadium on Monday morning, a group including Chambers, UNLV President Len Jessup, Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy and donor Anthony Marnell III, announced ...
05/11/2015Hooters Casino Hotel Sold For $70 million

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A real estate broker representing the owners of the Hooters Casino Hotel said the property near the Las Vegas Strip has sold for about $70 million to a New York-based hotel investment company. Michael Parks with CBRE Group in Las Vegas confirmed Monday the 696-room casino-hotel off Tropicana Avenue was sold May 1 to Trinity Hotel Investors LLC. The sale follows Penn National ...
05/11/2015Las Cruces Seeks Commercial Real Estate Developers

May 11--LAS CRUCES -- It's a matter of space, and Las Cruces needs more. Local commercial realtors last week provided a snapshot of the city's available space. The need for available, ready-to-occupy commercial space continues to increase, but is problematic until the city sees more population growth. During a Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance meeting, Davin Lopez, president and ...
05/10/2015Tucson Contractor Accused Of Using Old Sewer Pipe On Water-Line Fix

May 10--After a whistleblower reported a contractor patched an east-side city drinking water line with used sewer pipe last summer, none of the three governments that were notified investigated. City, county and state officials all agree an investigation should have been done. But each said it was the responsibility of one of the others. Charles Boise, a former employee of contractor Rain for ...
05/08/2015Report: House-Flipping In Tucson Becoming Profitable Again

May 08--Tucson is one of the most lucrative markets for flipping houses with the average flipper seeing profits of more than 50 percent, a new report shows. But as the housing sector stabilizes and reality TV-inspired flippers flood the market, the opportunities are not expected to last. The RealtyTrac U.S. Home Flipping Report says Tucson ranks 7th in the country for profitable flips, along ...
05/07/2015Construction Of Battery Factory Widens Tesla's First-Quarter Loss

May 07--Tesla Motors Inc. reported a dramatically wider loss in the first quarter as it spent heavily to launch a new sport utility vehicle, rebuild its paint shop and construct a giant battery plant near Reno. The Palo Alto electric car company said it lost $154 million in the first quarter, compared with a loss of $49.8 million a year earlier. First-quarter revenue rose 51% to nearly $940 ...
05/05/2015Investors Buy Almost 360 Acres In Las Vegas Valley at BLM Auction

May 05--Southern Nevada investors picked up nearly 360 acres of low-priced government land at auction today but left a lot on the table. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said it sold 357.6 acres for $19.2 million, or about $53,700 per acre, as part of a 597.6-acre offering. The portfolio was offered at no less than $29.7 million total, or $49,700 per acre. The auction was held at North Las ...
05/05/2015Groundbreaking Held For First New Vegas Resort-Casino In Nearly A Decade

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The developer of a sprawling Chinese-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip said Tuesday that the long-awaited hotel-casino on the former site of the Stardust Hotel is expected to open by mid-2018. K.T. Lim, chairman and CEO of Malaysia-based Genting Group, said the $4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas would showcase China's people and regions, both past and present. After ...
05/04/2015Implosions Continue In Las Vegas

May 04--First the Clarion, then the Gramercy, soon the Riviera. Las Vegas is back in the implosion business, picking up where it left off after a string of iconic resorts were brought down with explosives from 1993 to 2007. A quiet post-recessionary period followed in which implosions were limited to such structures as the O'Shea's parking garage, but the spectacles began again in February ...
05/01/2015NAU Budget Cuts Impact Construction Projects

May 01--"There is no way around it. Class sizes are likely to go up. They've already gone up. Academic workloads are going to increase." Rita Cheng, president, NAU Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng is asking all departments to tighten their belts in an effort to close a $17.3 million budget hole caused by a dramatic reduction in state funding. At a campus forum on NAU's fiscal ...
05/01/2015Nevada Construction Employment Headed Toward Pre-Recession Levels

May 01--Nevada's jobs outlook continues to point up, with employment expected to return to pre-recession levels by mid-2016, Nevada's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today. Job growth is expected to climb by 45,000 jobs in 2015, 52,000 jobs in 2016 and approach 60,000 jobs in 2017, surpassing peak levels last seen in 2007. The quarterly projections were presented ...
05/01/2015Pima County Blames Legislature For Construction-Inspired Property Tax Hike

May 01--Pima County's already high property tax bills could go up another $27 for the average homeowner if supervisors approve County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry's recommended budget, unveiled Thursday. Package that with a proposed $20 hike in city of Tucson property taxes and yet-to-be-determined increases by the different school districts, and homeowners could be looking at a ...
04/30/2015Southern Road From Doña Ana County To Spaceport A Year Away

April 30--LAS CRUCES -- Completion of the southern road to Spaceport America is "a ways down the road," Christine Anderson, executive director of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority, said at a Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday. The rough dirt road leading from Las Cruces to the spaceport in Sierra County has proven inadequate to getting visitors, workers and crew to the ...
04/29/2015Brief: Nevada Committee OKs More Lawyers For Project Neon

April 29--CARSON CITY -- An Assembly committee agreed today to a request by Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt to spend more than $900,000 to hire additional lawyers to handle legal cases involving Project Neon, the widening of Interstate 15 in Las Vegas. The state Department of Transportation already has contracts worth more than $9 million with private lawyers to pursue such things as ...
04/29/2015USBR: 33% Risk Of CAP Shortages In 2016

April 29--The federal government ratcheted up its risk estimates for Central Arizona Project shortages on Wednesday. The odds of a shortage in water deliveries to Arizona and other Lower Colorado River Basin states in 2016 are now 33 percent, up from 21 percent as predicted in January, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said. By 2017, the odds rise to 75 percent, compared to a January prediction ...

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