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02/24/2015Lawsuit Filed Over U.S. Corps of Engineers Flood Control Project on Rio Grande

Feb. 24--SANTA FE -- The environment group WildEarth Guardians filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court challenging a federal engineering project that its says threatens the health of the Rio Grande ecosystem from just north of Socorro to Elephant Butte. The project -- already underway -- also will alter hundreds of acres of key habitat of the Rio Grande silvery minnow, Southwestern willow ...
02/24/2015Tucson's Broadway Boulevard Plan Aims To Level 37 Buildings

Feb. 24--In the future, Lerua's Fine Mexican Foods could have three drive-thru lanes. Not for food service. Just three lanes of traffic driving through what is now the dining room. Or picture Madaras Gallery on East Broadway as a future bus stop -- no word on whether it would be one of the "artistic" bus stops like the ones the city touts downtown. And if things go as planned, the nearby El ...
02/23/2015Pima County Explains Road Funding With Brochure

Feb. 23--Faced with continuing complaints about road conditions, Pima County has started a campaign to explain how transportation dollars are spent and what can be done to better maintain the crumbling inventory of streets. "There's just a huge amount of misinformation being made about how the county spends its money on roads," Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said. So county ...
02/22/2015ADOT Pushes Back Projects To Widen Interstate 10

Feb. 22--The dream of six wide-open lanes between Tucson and Phoenix has been deferred again -- this time a victim of too-high construction prices and too-little money flowing into state coffers. Two projects along Interstate 10, one near the town of Picacho and another near the Interstate 8 interchange, are essentially shovel-ready. But they've been pushed off the Arizona Department of ...
02/22/2015Flagstaff Home Values Soar By 13%

Feb. 22--The median value of a home in the Flagstaff area spiked by 13 percent in the last 18 months, according to data from the Coconino County Assessor's Office. The information from the Assessor's Office reflects home values over the last year and a half and includes single-family homes, condos, townhomes and vacation homes. It is the first double-digit increase in assessed home values ...
02/22/2015Las Vegas Remains Finalist For NHL Team Thanks To MGM/AEG Arena

Feb. 22--With an arena under construction and an ownership group in place, Las Vegas appears to be ahead of the competition if the National Hockey League decides to add one or more teams in the coming years. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman emphasized the league hasn't decided whether to expand, but it spoke volumes that he appeared Feb. 10 at the MGM Grand as an ownership group launched a drive ...
02/22/2015Sen. Udall Says Construction At Los Alamos May Exceed $2 Billion

Feb. 22--Even as the birthplace of the atomic bomb continues to reel from its role in a radiation leak last year that stranded nuclear waste indefinitely at labs throughout the country, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall said Los Alamos National Laboratory remains the nation's only option for ramped-up production of nuclear weapon triggers. "As long as we have nuclear weapons, they have to have pits, and Los ...
02/21/2015Santa Fe Rejects Massive Housing Complex

Feb. 21--It was standing-room only at City Hall for a public hearing before the Santa Fe Planning Commission on a proposal by local developers to build a 452-unit apartment complex off Agua Fría Street next to Frenchy's Field Park. Most of those who live in the neighborhood spoke out Thursday evening against El Rio, a project that developers said was designed to appeal to young professionals. ...
02/20/2015Analysis: Is Construction-Defect Law Stunting Nevada's Housing Market?

Feb. 20--Las Vegas' once-battered housing market has improved the past few years but remains riddled with problems, some of which are among the worst in the country: foreclosures, underwater borrowers, flat wages, high unemployment, lousy consumer credit. And yet, Nevada's homebuilding industry, the same group that flooded the valley with quickly built cookie-cutter homes, is blaming one issue ...
02/20/2015Analyst: Las Vegas Home Sales Picking Up, But Market Remains Fragile

Feb. 20--Las Vegas homebuilders started 2015 on a positive note, even though plenty of weak spots remain, an analyst said. Southern Nevada builders sold 355 new homes in January, down 12 percent from a year ago, according to a new report from Las Vegas-based Home Builders Research. The median price of last month's closings was $318,190, up 6 percent year-over-year. Builders also pulled 407 ...
02/20/2015UNLV's Long-Dormant Technology Park Begins To Awaken

Feb. 20--For the first few years of the Harry Reid Research and Technology Park's existence, the only visible sign of development was the tastefully manicured entrance wreathed in agave plants, golden barrel cacti and a stylish welcome sign. Until now, that welcome sign didn't lead to much. Since the recession's credit crunch put a stop to significant portion of investment in the valley, the ...
02/17/2015BLM Set To Hold Construction Gravel And Sand Auction In Nevada

Feb. 17--Federal lands officials are selling raw construction materials to the highest bidders in Southern Nevada again, another sign the building industry is back from the dead. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management next month plans to auction nearly 9.6 million tons of sand and gravel from government-owned pits off Lone Mountain Road, west of the 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas, the agency ...
02/17/2015Vegas Tourism Agency May Buy Riviera For $191 Million

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The aging Riviera hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip won't be long for this world if a plan from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to buy, demolish it and make way for a growing convention center gets the go-ahead Friday morning. The public agency charged with promoting the Las Vegas area wants to spend up to $191 million to buy the 2,075-room casino hotel ...
02/17/2015Nevada Legislature May Approve New School Construction

Feb. 17--Education advocates are one step closer to their first victory of the legislative session. On Monday the state Senate passed SB119 along to the Assembly for final approval. The bill would renew Nevada school districts' ability to raise public money to build new schools and renovate existing facilities. While the Senate legislation was largely overshadowed by a partisan debate about ...
02/11/2015SunZia Electric Transmission Line Hits Snag With Land Commissioner

Feb. 11--A transmission project that could deliver renewable energy from southeastern New Mexico to lucrative Southwest U.S. electricity markets has received approval from the U.S. Department of Interior, but has run into a roadblock from New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn. The bulk-power transmission line would not provide an immediate benefit to wind energy developers in northeast New ...
02/11/2015California Investors Buy 127 Acres In Las Vegas

Feb. 11--Southern California investors have acquired a big swath of land at Lake Las Vegas, the upscale and long-struggling Henderson development. R.Y. Properties and its partners recently bought 127 acres for $12.5 million at the south edge of the once-foreclosed and formerly bankrupt 3,600-acre community. It has plans for residential development, according to a news release. The land, which ...
02/10/2015NHL Commissioner Visits Las Vegas, Tours Under Construction Arena

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spent the better part of the day Tuesday touring an arena under construction on the Las Vegas Strip, shilling for season ticket sales, and posing for pictures with showgirls and the man who wants to bring the first major professional sports franchise to this gambling city. Then he insisted the NHL has barely given the issue of expansion a second ...
02/10/2015Pima County Targets Development Of $600 Million 'Sonoran Corridor'

Feb. 10--Pima County has released a new economic development plan centered largely around boosting the proposed Sonoran Corridor, linking Interstate 19 south of Tucson to Interstate 10 east of the city. The envisioned $600 million parkway-freeway combination would cut through an area south and east of the current Raytheon facility, where significant industrial- and aerospace-related growth is ...
02/10/2015Bridge Passes Massive Shake Test At Engineering Lab In Reno

Feb. 10--Engineers at the University of Nevada, Reno have built a bridge that seems to withstand massive shaking and not only remain standing, but still function. The announcement Monday came after a large-scale experiment that ended on Friday, according to a news release from the college. A bridge built with innovative materials and designs withstood multiple simulated earthquakes and showed ...
02/10/2015Contract Approved For Boulder City Bypass Project in Nev.

Feb. 10--CARSON CITY -- Sen. Joe Hardy has worked on getting a bypass roadway around Boulder City since 2003, and his goal is now being realized. Work on the project is soon to begin. The state Transportation Board awarded an $82.9 million contract Monday to Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. for the first phase of the project. And the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will be ...
02/10/2015Las Vegas Residential Market Endures Sluggish Activity

Feb. 10--Las Vegas' housing market started the year with mixed results, as prices were up from a year ago but sales totals dropped. The median sales price of single-family homes in Southern Nevada last month was $200,000, down 2 percent from December but up 8 percent from a year ago, according to a new report from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. Owners sold 1,794 single-family ...
02/10/2015'Lasso' Method Eventually Topples Tower After Vegas Implosion

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Workers were hoping Tuesday that a crane and cables could finish a job that a 2-ton explosive punch didn't quite do: Reduce an elevator shaft to rubble like the rest of an imploded a Las Vegas casino-hotel around it. With no wrecking balls immediately available, demolition crews are wrapping cables around the tilting structure and hoped to pull it down by the end of the day, ...
02/09/2015N.M. Construction Corruption Saga Ends With Jail Sentence

Feb. 09--The principal players in a yearslong corruption saga involving a paving company hired by Santa Fe County to do millions of dollars worth of work on public roads were sentenced Monday in state District Court. Joe Anthony Montoya, co-owner of Advantage Asphalt and Seal Coating -- a paving firm convicted of billing the county for work it completed using the county's own labor, materials ...
02/07/2015Sahuarita, Ariz., Makes 5,400 Acres Available For Development

Feb. 07--No one is sharpening an ax to cut down thousands of acres of lush, green pecan groves that color the landscape along the Santa Cruz River in Sahuarita. Last Monday night, however, the Sahuarita Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans to transform the pecan farm into a master-planned community with 1,900 acres set aside for homes, 1,100 acres for businesses and another 2,400 ...
02/06/2015US Seeks 'World Heritage' Status For Taliesen West, Other Wright Buildings

US Seeks 'World Heritage' Status for Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Isabela Cocoli (http://www.voanews.com/author/24166.html" target="target) February 6, 2015 6:21 PM The United States has nominated 10 buildings designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright for inclusion on the World Heritage List of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. "Through its World Heritage ...

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