homepage home
subscribe to Southwest Contractor magazine subscribe
newsletters free e-newsletter
advertise
careers careers
McgrawHill Construction
Southwest Contractor Logo
Order your RISK FREE Subscription
digital wire
These stories from AP and other major media sources have not been reported, edited or fact-checked by RCP editors.

Showing items 1 - 25
 

08/13/2014US Energy Secretary Moniz Pledges to Reopen WIPP in New Mexico

Aug. 13--CARLSBAD -- U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told the Carlsbad community and workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant that the federal government is committed to reopening the nuclear waste facility and ensuring that it operates for many years to come. Moniz said WIPP was an "absolutely core facility for the country" and that all necessary resources would be deployed ...
08/12/2014New Road Makes Trip to Grand Canyon Skywalk Faster

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Officials from the Hualapai Tribe gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Crews recently paved the final 9-mile stretch of dirt and gravel road that had tour operators complaining of broken windows, flat tires, missing hubcaps and dust. Motorists now have a smooth drive to ...
08/11/2014Ocelot and Jaguar Discovery May Hinder Proposed Arizona Copper Mine

Aug. 11--A lone male ocelot has become a symbol of the conflict between conservationists and federal officials over a proposal to build an open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, just south of Tucson. The discovery of the ocelot in April prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reexamine its 2013 biological opinion that the Rosemont Copper mine would not unduly harm habitat for ...
08/11/2014Energy Secretary Vows to Get New Mexico Nuke Dump Working

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz traveled to southeastern New Mexico on Monday to visit the government's troubled nuclear waste dump and talk with residents about the mysterious radiation leak and truck fire that have shuttered the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant indefinitely. About a dozen community leaders and residents were at the Carlsbad airport to welcome Moniz and show ...
08/07/2014Nevada, Arizona Economies Slow To Recover

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Consumer spending in Nevada rose to its highest level in five years in 2012 but continued to lag far behind the national average, according to a report released Thursday showing a wide discrepancy in economic recovery from the recession across the country. Personal consumption expenditures jumped 28 percent in North Dakota, the largest gain nationwide, from 2010 through 2012, ...
08/06/2014Las Vegas Still Hunting For A MLS Stadium Deal

Aug. 06--For the first time Thursday, Las Vegas officials will ask residents: What do you think about helping pay for a new Major League Soccer stadium? The city's first public hearing on the financial plan for the estimated $201 million stadium is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. The city canceled a briefing with downtown casino executives July 31 and called off a public hearing ...
08/06/2014Navajo Nation Working On Airport Master Plan

Aug. 06--SHIPROCK -- The Navajo Division of Transportation is asking the public to submit their ideas for the future of the tribe's five airports. The transportation division is developing an airport system master plan and intends to identify what improvements are needed at each airport, as well as layout and funding plans. Officials held a public workshop Tuesday at the Shiprock Chapter ...
08/05/2014Western Flagstaff Awash In Development, Transactions

Aug. 05--The real estate market on the west side of Flagstaff is starting to heat up. -- Nearly 200 acres are up for auction west of Woody Mountain Road off Route 66. -- A 227-unit student apartment complex with 815 beds is also slated for six acres across Woody Mountain Road from Woody Mountain Campground. -- The sale of the campground for $2.2 million has been pending since November. -- ...
08/05/2014Historic Casitas Could Hinder Development Of State Office Building

Aug. 05--The state of New Mexico is going ahead with a long-discussed plan to build a multistory $25 million government office building near the state Capitol building -- a plan that would require the demolition of four 80-year-old buildings. The state Facilities Management Division on Monday gave a presentation on the planned 56,000-square-foot building to the state Capitol Buildings Planning ...
07/31/2014Oil Boom Will Continue To Spur New Mexico Development, Economist Says

July 31--CARLSBAD -- Think the oil boom is soon to bust? Experts say think again. "It's not going to go away anytime soon," said Jim Peach, professor of economy at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. The news might be a welcome sign for supporters of this booming industry. However, the boom could continue to cause a strain on local residents who are on a fixed or lower income, even if ...
07/31/2014Bernalillo County, N.M., Is Searching For Office Space

July 31--Bernalillo County wants to hear about it if you've got space for hundreds of its employees. The county intends to issue a formal request for information, as soon as this week, seeking ideas from property owners and developers who think they can provide an office building that meets the county's needs. County Manager Tom Zdunek said the solution could be an empty building that needs ...
07/31/2014Tucson To Tesla Motors: Your Building Permit Is Ready

July 31--Tesla Motors has received a $3 billion building permit for construction of a battery assembly plant in Tucson. The permit is for a one-story building of up to 5 million square feet in size at an address "to be determined." It was issued by the city of Tucson development services department. Tucson is one of several sites that Tesla is considering for a "gigafactory" to make batteries ...
07/31/2014Arizonan Pleads Guilty to Receiving Illegal Kickback On Afghan Construction Project

A former project manager of a U.S. construction company working on U.S. government contracts in Afghanistan who solicited a $60,000 kickback from an Afghan subcontractor pleaded guilty today in federal court in Tucson, Arizona. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department's Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo of the District of Arizona made the ...
07/30/2014Southwest Awaits Gigafactory Location Decision From Tesla

July 30--When Tesla Motors reports earnings for its second quarter Thursday, the electric-car company could shed more light on where it intends to break ground on its $5 billion battery factory. Assuming it hasn't broken ground already. That's because reports emerged last week that Tesla Motors Inc. may be the company behind the early stages of a massive construction project begun weeks ago in ...
07/27/2014Work Continues On I-10 Overpass In Las Cruces

July 27--LAS CRUCES -- One Las Cruces road construction project is nearing completion, but another is still in its early stages. Crews with La Calerita Construction, Inc., of Las Cruces remain busy on the fourth phase of five phases of work to replace the overpass at Interstate 10 and Avenida de Mesilla. Ryan Tafoya, project manager for the New Mexico Department of Transportation, said Friday ...
07/26/2014NMSU Launches Nonprofit To Develop Land, Resources

July 26--LAS CRUCES -- New Mexico State University is launching a nonprofit corporation to manage and develop its land, mineral and water resources across the state. For now, the Aggie Development Corporation will primarily focus on managing NMSU's real estate and forging public-private partnerships to generate revenue for the university, officials said. The NMSU regents own about 83,000 acres ...
07/26/2014Student Housing A Focus For Flagstaff City Council

July 26--Flagstaff residents got to discuss issues face to face with seven candidates for Flagstaff City Council and mayor Thursday evening. More than 100 people attended Friends of Flagstaff's Future's unique candidate forum. Candidates were given two minutes each to introduce themselves and then rotated every 10 minutes among seven tables, where they faced questions from residents. The city ...
07/26/2014Las Vegas Architecture Firm Will Design Northeast Casino

July 26--A Las Vegas-based architectural firm that has worked on some of the largest casinos in the world has been hired to design the proposed Mashpee Wampanoag casino in Taunton. Steelman Partners LLP, which designed the $4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas for Genting Group, was hired by the tribe's gaming authority. Genting is the parent company of Malaysian investors loaning money to the ...
07/26/2014Hudbay Looking To Build Upon Rosemont Mine Acquisition

July 26--The company that just took over the long-delayed Rosemont Mine project hopes to develop more mines in Arizona and possibly near Tucson, its officials say. But Hudbay Minerals Inc. officials aren't ready to say how they'll deal with issues blocking final permitting of Rosemont --seven years after Augusta first issued a mining plan of operations. Toronto-based Hudbay wrapped up a ...
07/25/2014Albuquerque Celebrates Rail Yards Plan

July 25--A freight train roared by Thursday afternoon as Mayor Richard Berry and others stood in the historic Barelas rail yards to announce plans to revitalize the area. It was an apt reminder that the 27-acre site was once an economic powerhouse, driving much of Albuquerque's growth and development in the 1900s. The mayor joined City Councilor Isaac Benton and the private development team, ...
07/25/2014Sinkholes Pose Hazards In Tucson

July 25--Sinkholes -- one of them several feet wide -- pose a hazard along a segment of The Loop recreational trail near Interstate 10 north of Orange Grove Road, Pima County officials warn. The fissures, apparently caused by recent heavy rains, have been marked with barricades and are to be repaired next week. Neither the two larger sinkholes nor some smaller nearby cracks are directly on the ...
07/24/2014Above-Ground Transmission Lines Opposed In Ruidoso

July 24--When Gary Ward noticed a crew with survey equipment in the valley beyond his home, he stopped to ask what they were doing. It was the first time he heard that officials with Otero County Electric Cooperative Inc. planned to bring in a large transmission line to upgrade electric service in the area. The news was distressing, because utilities in his community are buried to preserve an ...
07/24/2014AMERCO Schedules First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results Release and Investor Webcast

RENO, Nev., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AMERCO (Nasdaq: UHAL), the holding company of U-Haul International Inc., Oxford Life Insurance Company, Repwest Insurance Company and Amerco Real Estate Company, plans to report its first quarter fiscal 2015 financial results after the close of market trading on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. The company is scheduled to conduct its first quarter investor ...
07/23/2014Dancing Bear Aspen Sells Out First Phase And Looks Towards Future Construction At New Mountainside Building

ASPEN, Colo., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a highly successful sell-out of the first phase of the acclaimed private residence club in Aspen, Colo., Dancing Bear Aspen – A Timbers Residence Club, is launching its second and final phase with the commencement of construction of its Mountainside building. In May 2012, Timbers Resorts was appointed to launch the initial sales and ...
07/23/2014Tucson's Carondelet Hospitals Likely To Be Sold

July 23--A chain of Southern Arizona Catholic hospitals could soon be sold to two major health companies. Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. and California-based Dignity Health have signed a letter of intent to own and operate the local Carondelet Health Network, network officials announced in a news release Tuesday. Current Carondelet Health Network owners from Missouri-based Ascension would ...

Showing items 1 - 25
 
----- Advertising -----
News From Other Sources
Blog: From multiple ENR Southwest Bloggers
Our new blog delivers the latest project and people news, opinions and insights from the jobsite to the boardroom from the editors.
The Dodge Project Center
FIND LOCAL
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Search by Project Type & State



----- Advertising -----
Source: http://southeast.construction.com/southeast_construction_news/default.asp
© 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved