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10/22/2014Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay Unveils Rooftop Solar Array

Oct. 22--It wasn't the average Las Vegas rooftop party. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was the special guest at a rooftop event to unveil Mandalay Bay's new, first-of-its kind solar installation on the Strip. The solar array, built by NRG Energy, has 21,324 panels and will supply electricity to 20 percent of the resort's operations. Construction started on the solar array in August and finished ...
10/22/2014N.M. Candidate Accepted $5K From Duo Who Embezzled From Construction Co.

Oct. 22--A couple who gave Republican state auditor candidate Robert Aragon nearly a third of his $15,900 in campaign contributions were sentenced last week for embezzling from an Albuquerque construction materials company. Antoinette Greenlee, 37, and her husband, James Greenlee Jr., 48, were each convicted in December of one count of embezzlement and two counts of state tax evasion charges. ...
10/21/2014Flagstaff City Council Ponders More Student Housing

Oct. 21--The next large student housing project is due to come before Flagstaff City Council today. Aspen Heights is asking Council to consider rezoning approximately 33.3 acres on Woody Mountain Road from rural residential to medium density residential and approximately 3.1 acres from rural residential to highway commercial. The company wants to build a 714-bed student housing subdivision ...
10/21/2014Tucson Gem-Show Firm Plans $12 Million Exhibit Hall

Oct. 21--The 22nd Street Co-Op is a planned 150,000-square foot, three-story building with selling rooms that dealers will own. The proposed permanent home for the 22nd Street Mineral, Fossil and Gem Show is near 22nd Street and Interstate 10. The owners of one of Tucson's biggest mineral shows has purchased a plot of land near downtown from the city, with plans to build a $12 million ...
10/21/2014Work On Road For Spaceport May Start In Summer 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- An improved southern New Mexico road to Spaceport America could to be under construction by next summer, county officials told state lawmakers Monday. During a legislative hearing in Las Cruces, Dona Ana County officials said the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is reviewing the environmental impact of the road proposal and a decision on the road could come in April, the ...
10/19/2014N.M. Bond Measures Ask Voters To Fund Construction Of Senior Centers, Libraries

Oct. 19--In addition to Bond C, New Mexico voters are being presented with two other bond questions this year. The proposed projects were approved earlier this year by state lawmakers and Gov. Susana Martinez, but still must be approved by voters statewide in order to be funded. --Bond Question A deals with construction and repairs of senior citizen centers statewide. Its $17 million list of ...
10/18/2014First Solar Eyes New Solar Plants In New Mexico

Oct. 18--First Solar, a large solar panel manufacturer and solar plant developer, has begun the early process of possibly developing two more large solar plants in the El Paso area. The Phoenix area company, which built a large solar plant at Santa Teresa several years ago on private land, and also built New Mexico's largest solar plant near Deming on state-owned land, has initiated the ...
10/18/2014Las Cruces Considers Water, Sewer Improvements

Oct. 18--LAS CRUCES -- More than $4 million in state funding to make improvements to the city's water system and wells, and for remediation of septic systems in high-risk areas could be formally accepted by the Las Cruces City Council when it meets at 1 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. The council will also consider adoptions of resolutions that could allow several brewing companies ...
10/18/2014Obama Administration Seeks New Funds, Controls For Native Schools

WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school's heritage week. "It reminds us of the Native American people a long time ago," says a smiling 9-year-old, Arissa Chee. The cheer comes in the midst of dire surroundings: Little Singer, like so many of the 183 ...
10/16/2014Carlsbad, N.M., Approves New Airport Zoning Rules

Oct. 16--CARLSBAD -- After six iterations, the Carlsbad City Council approved an amendment to the Carlsbad Airport Industrial Park ordinance. The amended ordinance passed unanimously Tuesday night. It included changes to housing and security that had previously caused debate. At the Sept. 9 city council meeting Mayor Dale Janway asked councilmen Nick Salcido, Wes Carter and J.R. Doporto to ...
10/16/2014Judge Questions Apple's Secrecy In GT Technologies Bankruptcy

The judge overseeing the mysterious bankruptcy of an Apple sapphire supplier yesterday voiced scepticism over requests for secrecy. and compared the iPhone maker to a demanding homeowner unhappy with how a construction project turned out. Scant information has emerged since GT Advanced Technologies filed for bankruptcy last week, wiping out most of its market value and triggering speculation ...
10/16/2014Expanded Nogales Port Expected To Expand Border Trade

Oct. 16--NOGALES -- After nearly 10 years of planning and construction, Arizona's largest port of entry is ready to challenge Texas and California as the nation's busiest commercial crossing. The official opening ceremony Wednesday of the Mariposa Port of Entry marked the conclusion of the nearly $250 million expansion project. Construction began in 2009 and the port stayed open throughout. ...
10/15/2014Navajo Nation Weighs Uses For $554 Million Trust Mismanagement Settlement

Oct. 15--CROWNPOINT -- Common themes at a public hearing scheduled to help Navajo Nation leaders determine what to do with a $554 million trust mismanagement settlement included everything from improving reservation roads to building community wellness centers. "We need a new chapter house," said Cecilia Nez during Tuesday's hearing at Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint. Another idea ...
10/08/2014Las Vegas Home Sales Dip, But Prices Inch Upward

Oct. 08--Despite a slowdown in sales, Las Vegas used-home prices inched past the $200,000 mark last month. The median price of single-family homes sold in September through the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors' listing service was $202,500, up 1.3 percent from August and 12.5 percent from a year ago, according to a new report by the group. A total of 2,380 single-family homes sold ...
10/07/2014Panasonic To Invest Heavily in Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory

Oct. 07--Panasonic will invest "tens of billions of yen" -- hundreds of millions of dollars -- in Tesla's Nevada gigafactory, according to a statement made by Panasonic's CEO at a trade show in Japan. The gigafactory will produce lithium-ion batteries for Tesla's electric cars and stationary storage devices. "Our initial investment amount in the factory will be tens of billions of yen," said ...
10/07/2014GT Technologies, Apple's Partner in Mesa Screen Facility, Files For Bankruptcy

Oct. 07--MERRIMACK -- One of the region's highest-profile tech firms, GT Advanced Technologies, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, causing its stock to fall 90 percent, although it says it will "continue to conduct business as usual" while it reorganizes. GTAT, as it is usually known, has about 150 employees at its Daniel Webster research and manufacturing facility, where it was founded in ...
10/07/2014Ruidoso, N.M., Pursues Water System Improvements

Oct. 07--The key piece of equipment that will tie two sources of water supply together for the village of Ruidoso will arrive as a complete unit, pumps and all, contained in a vault to be buried in the south corner easement at Chelsea and Third Street. Once in place and connected, the village will be able to switch between water coming from the Eagle Creek/Alto watershed and water from the Rio ...
10/07/2014Lack Of Inventory Drags Down Lake Tahoe Real Estate Market

Oct. 07--A lack of inventory has dragged down the Lake Tahoe real estate market through the first nine months of 2014, according to the Lake Tahoe, Nevada-based Chase International. Through Sept. 30 this year, the sales volume of single-family homes around the lake was down 15 percent at $727.4 million, compared with $853.7 million in the year-ago period. Likewise, the number of units sold ...
10/07/2014Loving, N.M., To Be Site Of New Gas Plant

Oct. 07--CARLSBAD -- A Houston-based company will build a new cryogenic natural gas processing plant and pipelines south of Loving, a project Carlsbad Department of Development Executive Director John Waters called "a monster transition line." Enterprise Products Partners LP announced Monday it will begin construction on 80 miles of new natural gas gathering lines and a 75-mile, 12-inch ...
10/06/2014DHS Awards $60 Million In Tribal Housing Grants

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal government has awarded nearly $60 million in grants to more than 90 tribal communities across the nation, including 15 in Alaska, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced Monday in Anchorage. "These grants are intended to improve housing conditions and stimulate community development, including construction projects ...
10/04/2014UA Pledges $60 Million For Construction Of Giant Telescope In Chile

Oct. 04--The University of Arizona has committed $60 million toward construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile and aspires to double that investment over the coming years. The UA received approval from the Arizona Board of Regents for a $20 million donation this year, courtesy of an unidentified donor. It continues the UA's involvement in the international consortium that is ...
10/04/2014Developer Proposes New Power Transmission "Superhighways" For Midwest, Southwest

Oct. 04--The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live. Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who envisions building five superhighways -- transmission lines -- to carry vast amounts of wind-generated power across more than 3,000 miles, multiple ...
10/03/2014Reno Industrial Market Growing Thanks To Tesla

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Word that Tesla Motors was interested in locating its giant battery factory near Reno apparently jumpstarted a business migration to the region long before the electric car maker made the decision official. The Reno-Sparks industrial market set a record for square footage leased or sold over the past three months — nearly 2.7 million square feet in the third quarter, compared ...
10/03/2014Tucson, Phoenix Cut Deal With An Eye Towards Water Shortages

Oct. 03--With dire drought predictions looming, Phoenix and Tucson are attempting to create a first-of-its-kind pilot project to see if the two cities can work together to meet the future water needs of both. Part of the plan is for Phoenix to ship its excess Central Arizona Project water for storage in Tucson's aquifers, creating a potential reserve when lean times hit. "It allows Phoenix to ...
10/02/2014Expert: Santa Teresa Road Woes Impact Economic Development

Oct. 02--SANTA TERESA -- Pothole-riddled roads are causing problems for companies in a Santa Teresa industrial park, panelists told a group of lawmakers here Thursday. It's one of several ways infrastructure is lagging in the midst of an economic development boom in Doña Ana County's international border area, panelists said. At issue are two key roads -- Industrial Drive and Airport Road -- ...

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