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06/17/2015New Nevada Taxes Impact Residential Construction

June 17--CARSON CITY -- Gov. Brian Sandoval's record $1.1 billion tax increase takes effect July 1, but there are many other fees and taxes that will hit Nevadans on that date or later. They range from levies on taxi rides to divorce actions. And local governments are authorized to ask voters to approve tax increases for a variety of reasons. --There's a 3 percent tax on taxicab and ...
06/17/2015Gov. Martinez Signs Construction-Heavy, $294M Capital Outlay Bill In Las Cruces

June 17--LAS CRUCES -- Gov. Susana Martinez on Wednesday signed a $294 million capital spending bill at St. Luke's Health Care Clinic in Las Cruces. Martinez called the measure, which passed by the GOP-controlled House and the Democratic-led Senate last week during a nearly five-hour special session, a "job-creation bill." The bill includes about $45 million for highway infrastructure ...
06/17/2015Emergency Repairs Made On Cross-Border Sewer Pipe In Nogales

June 17--Construction crews completed repairs on a pipe in Nogales that carries millions of gallons of sewage across the international border. A September storm dislodged concrete panels that protect the pipe, known as the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI), raising concerns among local officials that storm waters and debris could rupture the pipe and spill the nearly 10 million gallons ...
06/16/2015Las Vegas Mogul Kerkorian Dies At 98

Billionaire investor, casino mogul and real estate titan Kirk Kerkorian, 98, who played an influential role in the rise of Las Vegas and once tried unsuccessfully to take over automaker Chrysler, died Monday. The cause was not immediately known."MGM Resorts and our family of 62,000 employees are honoring the memory of a great man, a great business leader, a great community leader, an ...
06/16/2015Las Cruces City Council OKs Sale Of Old City Hall

June 16--LAS CRUCES -- Sold! The Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved the sale Monday of the former City Hall building, 200 N. Church St., for $1.14 million. The council voted 7-0 Monday to sell the building to High Range Development, a limited liability company in Scottsdale, Ariz. The building will be renovated and used as professional office space for the U.S. District Court, ...
06/16/2015Bernalillo County Set To Decide Fate Of 22-Mile Development

June 16--Supporters of the Santolina Master Plan aren't just pitching another bedroom community on the outskirts of town. They say they envision a thriving, self-contained community with its own jobs -- 75,000 of them, in fact -- on the West Side, an area desperate for employers. Opponents aren't convinced. They see a development that would lead to more residential rooftops and an expansion of ...
06/16/2015Santa Fe Considers Constructing New Performing Arts Centers

June 16--The Santa Fe school board will consider looking into the possibility of building a performing arts center -- or maybe two. A resolution supporting a feasibility study to plan and fund a performing arts center is on the agenda for the school board's meeting on Tuesday (June 16). However, the language of the resolution allows for consideration to include "improving or constructing two ...
06/16/2015Pima County Budget Sacrifices Construction Projects

June 16--The Pima County Board of Supervisors are scheduled to vote on a $1.116 billion fiscal 2016 budget plan on Tuesday. In anticipation of approving the plan, supervisors set a budget ceiling this month that would allow for an increase to the county's property tax rate to $5.96 per $100 assessed value. That would equal a 20-cent increase over this year. The increase consists of an 11-cent ...
06/14/2015Albuquerque Journal Questions Gila Water Project Cost

June 14--Now that the Interstate Stream Commission and a regional water commission have ironed out a joint powers agreement over the multimillion dollar Gila River diversion project in southwest New Mexico, it's time to find out if the project is economically feasible before committing to anything. The deal authorizes parties represented by the Gila San Francisco Water Commission to sign on to ...
06/12/2015Clark County School District Breakup Muddies Construction Financing

June 12--Financing for new schools is on shaky ground after Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law Thursday to break up the Clark County School District. The district has started site preparation work for 14 new schools it plans to build in the next two years. But Sandoval's signature on the controversial bill has sparked uncertainty about who will decide where future bond money is spent ...
06/10/2015Climate Change Influences Arizona Power Providers' Construction Plans

June 10--The massive coal, natural gas and hydroelectric plants that power air conditioners and drive water pumps during the hottest days of summer are likely to see their capacity diminished as climate change brings hotter temperatures and more drought events to the West. That's according to a paper published last month by Arizona State University researchers, who found 46 percent of existing ...
06/04/2015Construction Begins in Chile on $500M Giant Magellan Telescope Project

June 04--The Giant Magellan Telescope Corporation announced Wednesday that it has entered its construction phase, having collected guarantees of more than $500 million in contributions from its 11 international partners. The GMT, whose seven large mirrors are being cast and polished at the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab, will operate from a site in the Andean foothills of ...
06/02/2015Third Straw At Plunging Lake Mead Nearly Complete

June 02--Six hundred feet down an elevator shaft near the shore of Lake Mead, the weight of Las Vegas' future rests on a 19,000-pound plug at the mouth of a three-mile tunnel. The plug sits atop a domed cavern beneath the lake, holding back the pressure of millions of acre-feet of water. Later this summer, the tunnel will be flooded and a crane will pull out the plug, connecting the lake's ...
06/02/2015Carlsbad Volunteer Initiative Assists City Construction Projects

June 02--CARLSBAD -- Armed with love for their neighbors and a trailer full of tools, 250 volunteers are lent a helping hand on Monday. "We have exceptional volunteers and great leadership," said Christopher Jones, who helped organize the 2015 Mission Carlsbad week-long volunteer effort. Jones said that the 180 youth, and 70 adult volunteers would be completing 20 projects this week, from ...
06/02/2015Elon Musk Defends Tesla's Government Subsidies

June 02--Elon Musk says his companies don't need the estimated $4.9 billion they enjoy in government support, but the money will help them move faster to transform the dirty business of energy. "If I cared about subsidies, I would have entered the oil and gas industry," said Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Motors and SpaceX and the chairman of SolarCity. Musk's remarks came in response to a ...
06/02/2015Nevada Legislature OKs Casino-Backed Emergency Bill On Energy Policy

June 02--Using an emergency bill in the final hours of the session, the casino industry won a hearing to debate the number of large-scale solar facilities NV Energy will build in the coming years. The bill, introduced publicly on Monday morning, unanimously passed both chambers and did so in less than nine hours. It was an eleventh-hour clash between clean energy advocates and the casino ...
06/02/2015Albuquerque Debates How To Raise Funds For BioPark Improvements

June 02--The Albuquerque BioPark is among the state's top tourist draws, attracting 1.2 million visitors every year. A recent poll of registered voters found it and its components -- zoo, aquarium and botanic gardens -- are four of the 11 reasons people "enjoy visiting in the city of Albuquerque." And there's no question the BioPark needs a serious investment in infrastructure. There's only ...
06/01/2015Las Cruces Home Sales Growing Slowly

June 01--LAS CRUCES -- Home sales in Las Cruces continue to grow, steadily but slowly, according to industry reports. For the first four months of 2015, 443 homes were sold locally compared to 421 in the same period in 2014, according to statistics provided by the Las Cruces Association of Realtors. Homes are up slightly in price and staying on the market for shorter periods of time, said ...
06/01/2015Phoenix Plans Hub For Waste Innovation

June 01--As City Manager Ed Zuercher tells it, trash "is in Phoenix's DNA." From two guys throwing cans of garbage into the back of a truck to automated side-loading trucks to single-stream recycling, Phoenix, says Zuercher, has always been innovative in solid waste. Now the desert city has plans to take its long-running relationship with waste innovation a step further: It wants to turn trash ...
06/01/2015Hoover Dam's Hydropower Ignites, Nevada, Arizona

June 01--Hydropower, derived from falling or running water, is the oldest renewable energy technology in existence and the United States' largest source of renewable electricity. Last year, hydropower accounted for about 6 percent of total U.S. electricity generation and 52 percent of generation from all renewables. But it could produce even more. Only 3 percent of the 80,000 dams in the ...
06/01/2015I-40 Improvement Project In Albuquerque Adds To Congestion

June 01--ATRISCO IS ONLY GETTING BUSIER: As the five-month construction project to resurface Interstate 40 through the Coors interchange kicks off today, residents on (and just off) Atrisco Drive are preparing for a serious uptick in cut-through traffic. That's because Coors-Atrisco-Central has long been a standard alternate route for commuters who want to skip the busy freeway interchange. It ...
05/31/2015Tucson's Davis-Monthan Faces Uncertain Future

May 31--If A-10s stop flying from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and no new flying mission takes their place, Tucson would say goodbye to 2,000 or more pilots, maintenance airmen and women and support staff -- and roughly $187 million a year. If the base's fleet of 14 EC-130 electronic-warfare planes is halved next year as the Air Force proposes, that would cost our economy another $62 million. ...
05/31/2015Crumbling Pima County Roads Face Funding Crunch

May 31--Drive around unincorporated Pima County, and it's evident: Roads are falling apart, ranking as the No. 1 complaint people have about county government. County officials know it. "We didn't do the pavement preservation work that needs to be done," Transportation Director Priscilla Cornelio said. As a result, about 60 percent of the county's paved roads are in poor or failed condition, ...
05/28/2015Albuquerque Master-Planned Development Settles Suit For $5 Million

May 28--Eligible individuals and families who owned property in the Mariposa master-planned community have settled their class-action lawsuit against its former developer, High Desert Investment, and Albuquerque Academy for $5 million. Negotiated by lawyers on both sides of the case, the settlement was approved by District Court Judge James L. Sanchez following a hearing Wednesday in Valencia ...
05/28/2015Las Vegas Pushes NHL Arrival At MGM Arena Until 2017

May 28--Bill Foley switched off his internal mute function Wednesday night at Sunset Station. The 70-year-old billionaire head of Hockey Vision Las Vegas had stayed relatively quiet over the last month while his group continued building toward landing an NHL expansion franchise at the Las Vegas Arena. He broke the silence by meeting with media and hosting a question and answer segment with ...

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