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04/16/2014Report: Dearth Of Large Industrial Space Hurts Las Vegas

April 16--Las Vegas was blanketed last decade with warehouses and other industrial properties, as speculators tried to cash in on the valley's building boom. Many of the properties now sit vacant and probably will for years -- but as a local booster group sees it, what Las Vegas needs now is even more industrial space. The key this time around, they say, is to build big. The Las Vegas Global ...
04/16/2014Latest Interstate Stream Commission Meeting On Gila River Stirs Less Outrage

April 16--SILVER CITY -- The second Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) meeting for 2014 on the future of the Gila River was far less contentious than the first meeting of the year in January. Monday's meeting at Cliff High School in Cliff ended early and, except for one outburst from an audience member, it ran fairly smoothly. Jeff Riley, civil engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation, seemed to ...
04/15/2014Pima County, Ariz., Unveils New Regional Communications Center

April 15--With a simple turn of a knob on their radio devices, more than 30 public-safety agencies -- including the Tucson Police and Fire departments, the Pima County Sheriff's Department and seven county hospitals -- have the ability to communicate with one another during emergencies now that the county's regional communication system and center have been completed. The Pima County Wireless ...
04/15/2014Infrastructure Crisis Building Along U.S.-Mexico Border

April 15--Editor's note: This is the last in a four-part series on the economic explosion along New Mexico's southern border. SANTA TERESA -- The Santa Teresa industrial zone in southern New Mexico may be the victim of its own success as infrastructure there reaches a choke point. Commercial activity at the border industrial parks is booming as trade activity with Mexico's "maquila" assembly ...
04/16/2014Construction Continuing On Peace Palace In Las Vegas

April 16--They're running behind schedule, but a South Korean religious group is still bringing a "Peace Palace" to America's gambling mecca. The Unification Church, known for its mass weddings, extensive business holdings and cult-like founder, plans to finish construction of its three-story, 93,000-square-foot convention and training center on Bermuda Road at Sunset Road by year's end, ...
04/15/2014Expert: Santa Fe Residential Market Remains Robust

April 15--First-quarter residential real estate sales in Santa Fe County remained strong -- ending March with 382 residential sales, an increase of 15 percent from a year earlier and the highest sales volume to start the year since 2007. Once again, most of the activity was in the under-$300,000 market, which saw 48 percent of the total sales volume, according to data compiled by Alan Ball of ...
04/15/2014N.M. Town Removes Medians Months After Construction

April 15--Last week, a team of city workers removed concrete medians on Paseo de Peralta east of the Drury Plaza Hotel -- just months after the medians had been installed on instructions from the city's traffic engineering division. Turns out the medians made traffic lanes on Paseo de Peralta too narrow to accommodate snow plows. City Public Works Director Isaac Pino said Monday it cost ...
04/13/2014Harmon Tower Drama Set To End As DIsmantling Start Nears

April 13--LAS VEGAS -- One by one, the grand old dames of the Strip outlived their charms -- the Dunes, Stardust and Aladdin -- and down they came, thanks to some well-rigged dynamite, in a booming flash of bravado and showmanship that became this city's staple -- the implosion. But not the Harmon. The troubled hotel and condominium tower once envisioned as an anchor to the gleaming CityCenter ...
04/12/2014Vail, Ariz., Seeks To Restore Historic Rail Station

April 12--A former railroad station foreman house once slated for demolition is being given new life through a partnership between the Vail Unified School District and the Vail Preservation Society. The house, built in 1915 at the site of the Marsh Station, now sits on the campus of Vail's newest school, the railroad-themed Esmond Station K-8, a nod to the town's railroad history. "When Esmond ...
04/13/2014After Losing Ground to California Tribes, Reno Casinos Regroup

April 13--RENO -- The signs of decay linger on Virginia Street, the main casino corridor in "The Biggest Little City in the World." Pawn shops and cut-rate motels line up alongside the high-end hotel towers. The strip is still pocked with shuttered casinos, victims of the recession and burgeoning competition from Northern California's Indian tribes. But signs of comeback -- slow and steady -- ...
04/12/2014Arizona Town Delays Vote On $20 Million BMX project

April 12--Concerns voiced by Gilbert residents over a proposed BMX complex at a recent open house has led the Town Council to put off making a decision on the multi-million-dollar project. Even with the delay, the organization involved in the project is willing to wait for a decision from council members. The project in question is the construction of a new home for locally-based USA BMX that ...
04/10/2014Testing Continues On Las Vegas' Slotzilla Zip-Line Attraction

April 10--Slotzilla's downtown invasion is nigh. No one is saying exactly when it will open, but project managers and engineers are this week testing 175-pound dummies on each of the four lower lines of Slotzilla, the Disney-esque zipline attraction at the Fremont Street Experience. Lonnie Reed, principal of Themed Development Management LLC, out of Simi Valley, Calif., categorized the ride's ...
04/10/2014Pima County, Ariz., Allocates $605 Million To Expand And Upgrade Water Reclamation Operations

April 10--CITY RESIDENTS -- especially those in Flowing Wells -- and drivers on Interstate 10 will likely breathe a sigh of relief after years of holding their noses because of the odors from a nearby wastewater treatment plant. Pima County has finished a $605 million series of projects to replace and upgrade its wastewater treatment plants, improve technology at the facilities and make other ...
04/09/2014Tucson Considers Borrowing Money To Pay Off Old Loans, Fund Streetcar

April 09--The city could borrow $45 million next year to cover streetcar costs, adjust this year's debt payment and refinance older debt to save on interest rates. City finance officials presented their requests on Tuesday to the Tucson City Council, which delayed any decision. A breakdown of the request shows $18 million would go toward streetcar construction and other costs associated with ...
04/10/2014Marana, Ariz., Housing Market Called 'Healthy'

April 10--You could say Marana is a town under construction. It seems you can't drive more than a few miles in any direction without spotting a new housing development or apartment complex sprouting up. The town has emerged from a construction standstill to become a hot spot for residential building. Since issuing 189 residential permits in 2009, demand has surged almost every year, reaching ...
04/09/2014Lease Agreement Approved For New $15 Million Automobile Raceway Near Tucson

April 09--Pima County has reached a lease agreement with a group that wants to build a multimillion-dollar auto racecourse next to the Pima County Fairgrounds. The Board of Supervisors approved an agreement Tuesday with Southern Arizona Raceway LLC to build the course on 400 acres south of the fairgrounds. The developer will be required to spend at least $15 million to build a racetrack, ...
04/08/2014$30 Million UFO Hotel at Calif.-Nevada Border Set To Begin Construction This Summer

April 08--BAKER -- In this Mojave Desert stopover halfway between Barstow and Las Vegas, Luis Ramallo has carved out a niche in the bustling billion-dollar-a-year beef jerky industry with his Alien Fresh Jerky market. In the last decade, he has grown his extraterrestrial-themed business from an 800-square-foot store selling beef jerky, pistachios and candy to a 5,000-square-foot concrete and ...
04/08/2014Pima County May Seek $12 For Environmental Damages For Kinder Morgan To Build Pipeline

April 08--Pima County wants Kinder Morgan to pay for potential long-term damage to the environment caused by the 60-mile natural gas pipeline it wants to build from Tucson to Sasabe. County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry will ask the Board of Supervisors at today's meeting to approve a resolution to ask Kinder Morgan for about $12 million for the Sierrita pipeline. The costs would include $7 ...
04/08/2014Las Vegas Residential Inventory Climbs Along With Prices

April 08--Las Vegas housing prices are approaching $200,000 again, after yet another month of gains. The median sales price of previously owned single-family homes in Southern Nevada last month was $195,000, up 2.6 percent from February and 21.1 percent from March 2013, according to a new report from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. Prices have been climbing at one of the fastest ...
04/01/2014Former Arizona Development Heavyweight Charles Keating Dies

PHOENIX (AP) — Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90. A person with direct knowledge of the death confirmed on Tuesday that Keating had died but didn't provide further details. The person wasn't authorized to release the information and spoke on condition ...
04/02/2014Arizona's Pima County Delays Rosemont Mine Mitigation Fee Proposal

April 02--The Pima County Board of Supervisors delayed a decision to accept money from Rosemont Copper to compensate for what the company says is the impossibility of mitigating damage from putting water and electric lines through a sensitive riparian area. Rosemont proposed paying a $145,230 mitigation fee in lieu of developing a mitigation plan for the area flanking Santa Rita Road, which ...
03/30/2014Sunbelt Home-builder Expands Into New Mexico

March 30--Coming off a successful initial public offering of stock and riding a wave of growth, LGI Homes recently expanded into its fifth state with a development in far western Rio Rancho. The company began in Texas before moving into Arizona, Florida and Georgia, said Chris Kelly, president of the company's Southwest division. And the Albuquerque metro area seemed like a good fit for its ...
03/28/2014Consultant Reveal Details Of New UNLV Stadium Proposal

March 28--Outside consultants studying UNLV's proposed new football stadium are recommending a "multi-purpose stadium" with 50,000 to 60,000 seats, including three tiers of of premium seating. After conducting community surveys and market research, Conventions, Sports and Leisure International is starting to recommend parameters for a new UNLV stadium, to be located on 60 acres northeast of ...
03/30/2014Ongoing Drought In West Could Impact Future Development

March 30--Higher food prices, water bills and utility rates. Greater wildfire risk. Shrinking communities, fewer jobs and weakening economies. Amid growing concern that the drought gripping the West isn't history repeating itself but instead is a new normal brought about by climate change, the effects of the dwindling water supply in the region are beginning to become all too clear. As a ...
03/28/2014Albuquerque Construction Employment Dips Slightly in February

March 28--Albuquerque area businesses report they employed 4,100 fewer people in January 2014 than they employed a year earlier, according to the Department of Workforce Solutions monthly Labor Market Review. The department reported earlier this month that a survey of households found that the metropolitan statistical area added 1,100 jobs. The MSA includes Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia and ...

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