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12/16/2014Deal Reached Before Trial Over Flawed Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A last-minute settlement avoided trial Tuesday in a massive civil breach-of-contract lawsuit involving casino giant MGM Resorts International and six of seven contractors on a never-opened Las Vegas Strip tower called the Harmon. Several jurors gasped when Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez announced the parties reached an agreement that avoided a trial that ...
12/07/2014Mishaps at Nuke Repository Lead to $54M in Penalties

Dec. 07--New Mexico officials issued fines Saturday of $54 million against two contractors for errors in handling nuclear waste that led to a shutdown earlier this year of the nation's only operating dump for nuclear weapons waste. The fines come amid a growing frustration among state environmental regulators with errors and sloppy practices by U.S. Energy Department contractors that handle ...
12/03/2014Marana OKs Sales Tax Hike For New Police Station

Dec. 03--Marana will take steps to temporarily increase its sales tax by a half-cent to raise money for a new police station. The Town Council voted 6-1 to proceed with the tax hike after a heated 90-minute discussion Tuesday. Council member Roxanne Ziegler voted no and tried to stall the tax talks. "I just don't want to have to raise taxes in the town of Marana," she said. Council member Herb ...
12/03/2014Some Recession Scars Are Healing In Las Vegas

Dec. 03--Empty office buildings. Foreclosed homes. Underwater borrowers. Pay cuts. Las Vegas was almost wiped off the map by these and other financial hurricanes during the recession. But years later, as things improve nationally and in America's gambling mecca, some problems here just won't go away. The valley has made strides, but it's bogged down by economic woes that are showing little ...
12/03/2014Navajo Nation OKs Land Purchase Deal Near Farmington

Dec. 03--FARMINGTON -- Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly on Monday approved the tribe's purchase of land near Farmington. The 67.39 acres, which is owned by Rolling Mesa LLC, is located at the junction of N.M. Highway 371 and Navajo Route 36. It is less than one mile east of the Northern Edge Navajo Casino. In January, the owner accepted and agreed to a purchase price of $980,000, plus ...
12/02/2014Buyers Spend More Than $49 Million At Las Vegas BLM Land Auction

Dec. 02--Homebuilders and other investors purchased 415 acres of land at a government auction today. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management sold the parcels, all in the southwest valley, for $49.75 million, the agency said. The auction was held at North Las Vegas City Hall. The BLM had offered 516 acres for sale, at a starting price of $63 million combined. Parcels ranged from 2.5 to 160 acres ...
12/02/2014New Mexico Agency Seeks Details on Water Pipeline Proposal

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A revamped application by a commercial venture to pipe billions of gallons of drinking water from rural western New Mexico to more populated areas of the drought-stricken state lacks key information, state officials said Tuesday. The state engineer's office has given Augustin Plains Ranch until the end of the year to provide more specifics on what type of water rights ...
12/01/2014Las Vegas City Council Delays Decision On Soccer Stadium

Dec. 01--The Las Vegas City Council voted today to extend the deadline until Dec. 17 to decide on a financing plan for a proposed downtown soccer stadium. Without the extension, the council would have had to make a decision on the $200 million stadium today. The extension was passed on a 4-3 vote, with council members Bob Beers, Stavros Anthony and Lois Tarkanian in opposition. City staff will ...
12/01/2014Tucson's Cash-Strapped Broadway Widening Project Rolls On

Dec. 01--The city continues with the design of the controversial Broadway expansion project between Euclid Avenue and Country Club Road, despite some critics saying there might not be enough money to actually expand the road. "We are going to cram this project into the $71 million budget and have a substandard project," Councilman Steve Kozachik said. "Or we are going to blow the budget, and ...
12/01/2014BLM Releases Environmental Report On Proposed SunZia Transmission Line

The federal government is one step closer to approving a proposed $2 billion electric transmission line between Arizona and New Mexico that has become a priority for the Obama administration. The Bureau of Land Management this week released its environmental assessment of a compromise reached with the U.S. Defense Department over the 515-mile-long line's location. The review found there would ...
12/01/2014Property Owner's Appeal Rejected In Albuquerque Arena Case

Dec. 01--The city of Albuquerque didn't damage a company's rights when it debated whether to build a Downtown arena on land owned by the company, according to a recent court ruling. The arena was never built. In a decision published last week, the state Court of Appeals sided with the city and affirmed a lower court's ruling. The case centered on talk at City Hall over whether to pursue ...
12/01/2014Cost Of New Farmington High School Increases To $73 million

Dec. 01--FARMINGTON -- The design and development of a $73 million new Farmington High School project is taking shape, as the state will contribute an additional $2 million, and dates for demolition and new construction are set. During a meeting with the New Mexico Public School Capital Outlay Council on Nov. 6 in Santa Fe, the members of the committee approved increasing the state's ...
11/30/2014Stakeholders Consider Deal To Realign University Avenue In Flagstaff

Nov. 30--A proposed three-way land swap between the City of Flagstaff, the Arizona Department of Transportation and Vintage Partners could reduce traffic congestion on Milton Road. Flagstaff City Council will consider a pre-development agreement with ADOT and Vintage Tuesday evening that will allow the city to realign University Avenue and complete Buelah Boulevard. University will be ...
11/19/2014Despite Stalled Stadium, MLS to hear expansion pitch from Las Vegas

Nov. 19--Sacramento officials are heading back to New York on Thursday to pitch the city's effort for a Major League Soccer expansion franchise, along with rival groups from Minneapolis and Las Vegas. The meetings at MLS' headquarters, announced Wednesday, come as the league intensifies its scrutiny of the cities competing to join the league. Although MLS officials haven't designated the ...
11/19/2014Williamson Building On EMU Campus Nears Completion

Nov. 19--Updated looks and modern classrooms are a few of the things Eastern New Mexico University students and faculty can expect to find in the newly renovated Jack Williamson Liberal Arts building. According to Bradbury Stamm Superintendent David Burks, the building is less than two weeks from completion after receiving a nearly $13 million facelift thanks to the general obligation Bond C ...
11/19/2014Nevada-Based Company Plans To Buy 273 MW Of Mexican Renewable Projects

Nevada-based Blue Earth Inc. has signed a letter of agreement for the exclusive rights to acquire six renewable energy projects totaling 273 MW in Mexico. The company did not disclose the seller's name and has provided few details. However, Blue Earth notes that the portfolio includes two utility-scale wind projects totaling 168 MW and four utility-scale solar projects totaling 105 MW. The ...
11/18/2014Lincoln County, N.M., Commissioners Oppose New EPA Water Rule

Nov. 18--For the second year, Lincoln County commissioners went on record opposing a proposed rule change related to jurisdiction by the federal government over the nation's waterways. For several years, staff of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been working to clarify the definition of navigable waters, but critics contend the result would ...
11/18/2014Encroaching Development Threatens U.S. Naval Observatory In Flagstaff

Nov. 18--Would the U.S. Naval Observatory in Flagstaff close up shop if too much ambient light from encroaching development impedes its mission? Christian Luginbuhl, who has worked for the Naval Observatory in the past, raised just those concerns in a a letter to the Arizona Daily Sun. "Though I do not speak for the Navy, the clear message to me is this: The Navy will perform its mission. If ...
11/18/2014With Tesla Gone To Nevada, Albuquerque Allocates Earmaked Funds To Development

The Albuquerque City Council voted 8-1 Monday evening to put the intent to spend $36 million in receipts tax revenue bonds previously held for Tesla Motors on the city's record. The City Council will have to independently approve each measure at a future meeting in order to fully allocate the funds. The councilors want $13 million of the gross receipts tax bonds for a sports complex at 118th ...
11/17/2014Construction Is Ramping Up At Tesla's Nevada Factory Site

Construction is revving up this month at the Storey County site of Tesla Motors' future gigafactory, where thousands of workers are expected to find employment by next year. Considered to be one of the biggest wins in economic development, Tesla is already paying dividends for the industrial park its gigafactory will call home, said Lance Gilman, principal for the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center. ...
11/17/2014Input sought on I-25 and Rio Bravo Interchange In Albuquerque

Nov. 17--Transportation officials are asking for public input about a planned interchange reconstruction at Interstate 25 and Rio Bravo intended to accommodate growth in southeast Albuquerque. The expected $35 million state and federally funded project is intended to allow the interchange to handle both the expected growth at Mesa del Sol and heavy commuter traffic crossing the Rio Grande. The ...
11/16/2014Las Vegas Real Estate Market Remains Unpredictable

Nov. 16--As most people know, Las Vegas' housing market was among the most volatile in the country the past decade, with wild prices and construction during the bubble and a near wipeout in the bust. What most people don't realize is how unpredictable it still is. Since hitting bottom a few years ago, the market has changed directions several times, with soaring and slowing prices; investors ...
11/15/2014Big D To Acquire Assets of Martin-Harris Construction

Martin-Harris Construction announced Thursday it's selling the assets of the Las Vegas commercial and residential construction company with revenue of more than $200 million a year. The company name will remain and founder and President Frank Martin, 67, will remain in his role through 2016 before serving as a consultant for five years after that. His son Frank "Guy" Martin was promoted to ...
11/14/2014Tahoe's $25M Highway Improvement Plan Gets Boost From Feds

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Transportation officials at Lake Tahoe are moving forward with a $25 million plan to improve the Nevada state highway along the longest stretch of the mountain lake's undeveloped shoreline. Construction is expected to begin next summer on everything from new bike paths and transit stops, to safer guard rails and better storm-water collection filters along the 11-mile stretch ...
11/13/2014Alamogordo Commissioners Commit $1.8M For Runway Extension

Nov. 13--Alamogordo commissioners approved just over $1.8 million for the construction project to extend the runway at White Sands Regional Airport on Monday. The runway extension project is not to exceed $1,817,585.81 that commissioners approved for the project. The ground breaking ceremony will be held on Dec. 15 and construction is to be done by Mesa Verde Enterprises, Inc. Airport Manager ...

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