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09/25/2014Carlsbad Agrees On $190K From Feds For Sept. 2013 Floods

Sept. 25--CARLSBAD -- The Carlsbad city council approved a request for reimbursement of expenses from the 2013 floods Tuesday night. The sub-grant agreement with the New Mexico Homeland Security and Emergency Management would reimburse the city for expenses it undertook with the recovery and clean up of debris after the September 2013 floods. The agreement authorizes total of $189,948.33 in ...
09/24/2014Report: Rising Prices Are A Drag On New-Home Sales

Sept. 24--Las Vegas homebuilders are stuck in the doldrums as buyers continue to shy away from hefty price tags, a new report shows. Local builders sold 530 new homes in August, bringing this year's total to 3,733, down 26 percent from the same period in 2013, according to Las Vegas-based Home Builders Research. Builders also pulled 544 new-home permits, a "disappointing" total, research firm ...
09/24/2014Proposed Connector Route In Santa Fe Draws Criticism

Sept. 24--Every morning, thousands of drivers converge onto a narrow, two-lane strip of Richards Avenue to commute to Santa Fe Community College or a half-dozen other schools around the growing community of Rancho Viejo. Roundabouts built along the avenue over the years were supposed to ease congestion. Instead, they have become part of the problem, slowing cars to a crawl and backing traffic ...
09/23/2014Northern Arizona Planning And Zoning Activity Picks Up

Sept. 23--For the city, it will be a new student apartment complex asking to annex into the city limits. For the county, a Dollar Store outlet is proposing to move into Kachina Village. City and county planning and zoning commissions are having meetings Wednesday. City P&Z Aspen Heights is a 227-unit student apartment complex proposed by Landmarc Capital & Investment Co. The company wants to ...
09/20/2014Roswell Airport Gets $6.6 Million For Repairs

Sept. 20--ROSWELL -- One of Southeast New Mexico's airline hubs is getting additional funding for maintenance and upgrades. The US Department of Transportation awarded $6.6 million in grant money to Roswell International Air center earlier this week. The money is being slotted for use to repair and maintain a runway at the airport. The airport is located five miles south of the city at what ...
09/19/2014Chandler, Ariz., 'Eyesore' To Be Demolished For Mixed-Use Development

Sept. 19--After standing unfinished for roughly a decade, Elevation Chandler is finally going to be torn down. The Chandler City Council approved a development agreement last Monday that allows Houston-based real estate firm Hines to demolish the old Elevation Chandler skeleton in January 2015. "It's pretty exciting to finally have it down and move forward," said Vice Mayor Rick Heumann. "It's ...
09/19/2014Energy Dept. Faces Major Hurdles to Reopen New Mexico Nuclear Dump

Sept. 19--The Energy Department has identified 7,000 steps needed to reopen its badly damaged nuclear waste dump in New Mexico, but cannot say how long it will take or how much it will cost. The agency was expected to release a written recovery plan Thursday, but instead provided a few details about the plan, which awaits formal approval by the department. Outside experts say that the dump ...
09/19/2014Led By Construction, Nevada Jobless Rate Ticks Down To Six-Year Low

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's unemployment rate ticked down last month to its lowest level in six years, helped by rebounds in the construction and business services industries, state officials said. The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday that Nevada's jobless rate hit 7.6 percent in August, down 2.2 percentage points from last August and one-tenth of a ...
09/12/2014Nevada OKs Laws that Open Way for New Tesla Battery Factory

Sept. 12--The Nevada legislature has passed a series of bills designed to lure Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors' $5-billion battery factory to the northwest part of the state. Late Thursday night, after a two-day special session in the state capitol of Carson City, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed them into law. Sandoval, in a high-profile event held last week with Tesla Chairman and founder Elon Musk, ...
09/11/2014Nevada Road Crews Aim to Repair Flood-Damaged Interstate 15

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Road crews hoped to have one lane repaired in each direction Friday on a closed stretch of busy Interstate 15 in southern Nevada that crumbled during intense flash flooding, a state transportation official said. It wasn't immediately clear if the temporary road being built on the vital interstate between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City would be able to immediately bear the weight ...
09/10/2014Nevada Begins Special Session Over Tesla Deal

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers negotiated a complex package of up to $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for Tesla Motors on Wednesday after Gov. Brian Sandoval ordered a special session he says is necessary to seal the deal to bring the electric car-maker's $5 billion battery factory to the state. Sandoval urged legislators to seize an "extraordinary opportunity" to ...
09/09/2014Nev. Lawmakers Poised to Review $1.3B Tesla Package

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval was poised to call state lawmakers into a special session Wednesday to consider an extraordinary package of tax breaks and incentives worth up to $1.3 billion to seal a deal with Tesla Motors Inc. to build a $5 billion factory in Nevada to make batteries for electric cars. Sandoval told legislative leaders and others last week that the plant and its 6,500 ...
09/09/2014The Vegas That Never Happened: A Look Back At Projects That Fizzled

Sept. 09--After waking up in your suite at the Titanic, a giant resort shaped like infamous ocean liner, you take a cab to the space-themed Moon hotel-casino on your way to an afternoon of motocross riding and wakeboarding at Vegas Extreme amusement park. Along the way you pass Parabounce Vegas, where people are playing an airborne version of bumper cars in which they bounce off of each other ...
09/09/2014Las Vegas Home Prices Flatten Out

Sept. 09--Las Vegas housing prices were flat last month as the market slows down from its meteoric recovery from the recession. The median sales price of single-family homes in August was $200,000, same as July but up 9.9 percent from a year ago, according to a new report from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. That marks a drastic contrast to the past year or so, when prices ...
09/08/2014New Mexico Eyes Nuclear Waste Storage Project After NRC Ruling

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The southeastern New Mexico area that houses the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump is renewing its push to also store spent nuclear fuel from power plants. Lea and Eddy County have long advocated for such a facility, and officials say that effort could get a new boost thanks to a recent ruling by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Hobbs News-Sun ...
09/06/2014Santa Fe Announces Reassignment Of Land-Use Director

Sept. 06--One of Santa Fe's longest-serving land-use directors has been moved to a new job at City Hall. Matthew O'Reilly, a licensed civil and structural engineer, will now serve as asset development director, overseeing the revitalization of St. Michael's Drive and other projects. His new job, created by reclassifying a vacant position, is among a series of high-level personnel changes ...
09/06/2014FNF Construction, NMDOT Enter Mediation On I-25 Project

Sept. 06--The long, drawn-out Interstate 25/U.S. 550 interchange project is about to wrap up -- nearly 10 months behind schedule. The state Department of Transportation will now begin a mediation process with contractor FNF Construction to determine the causes of the delay and whether the company must pay a penalty, said Phil Gallegos, district spokesman for the DOT. The Journal was unable to ...
09/05/2014MGM Sells Historic Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino

Sept. 05--MGM Resorts International is washing its hands of the oldest continually operating casino in the country, the company announced today. MGM has entered into an agreement to sell the Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino, an 83-year-old property that was built before the Hoover Dam near Boulder City, to a commercial real estate firm. In a statement announcing the sale Friday afternoon, MGM ...
09/05/2014Work Begins On $1 Billion Solar Plant In Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Construction has begun on a $1 billion solar power generating station in the Mojave Desert that officials say will produce enough electricity to power about 80,000 California homes when it is completed in 2016. The 250-megawatt project, dubbed Silver State South, will capture solar energy with panels spread across almost 4 square miles of federal land south of Las Vegas, ...
09/05/2014Tesla 'Gigafactory' Will 'Change Nevada Forever,' Says Gov. Sandoval

Sept. 05--Tesla Motors' electric car battery plant will be worth $100 billion to the state of Nevada, according to the men who crafted the deal. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Tesla Chairman and Chief Executive Elon Musk said Thursday that the Palo Alto-based company's lithium-ion battery plant will prove a boon for both sides, including billions in investment from Tesla and billions in tax ...
09/05/2014Santa Fe Brewery Announces Albuquerque Expansion

Sept. 05--SANTA FE BREWING CO. -- joined by bevy of state and city officials including the governor Thursday afternoon -- announced it is expanding its manufacturing and production facility and creating 105 new jobs. The award-winning craft brewer, founded in 1988 and currently employing 44 workers, will grow its facility by 55,000 square feet. "We could not be more excited about the support ...
09/05/2014Two Years On, Las Cruces Set To Drink From Superfund Site Well

Sept. 05--LAS CRUCES -- Some of the water Las Crucens now drink comes from the Griggs-Walnut Superfund Groundwater Plume treatment facility on East Griggs Avenue, just south of the Las Cruces Skate Park. City officials said 235 million gallons of water has been decontaminated and purified, and is suitable for drinking. To prove that, people drank water during Thursday's second-anniversary open ...
09/04/2014Construction Begins On 250MW Silver State South Solar Project In Primm, Nevada

The project is strategically located near a major transmission hub and is adjacent to an existing power plant and transmission line corridor. A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources will own and operate the project. All of the power from Silver State South will be provided to Southern California Edison under a long-term contract. "Renewable energy sources such as solar power play an important ...
09/03/2014AP: Tesla Selects Nevada Site for $5B Battery 'Gigafactory'

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Coming to Nevada's high desert: A massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out high-tech batteries for hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles. That's assuming state leaders deliver on the economic incentives they packaged to entice Tesla Motors to Nevada rather than four other states competing for the factory and the economic jolt it promises to bring. Tesla has chosen ...
08/27/2014Tucson Officials Consider Developer's Plans for $100M Mixed-Use Project

Aug. 27--After a controversial scoring process, the Rio Nuevo board decided to open negotiations with the developer of a proposed $100 million project that promises to transform a barren 8ƒ-acre parcel into a western downtown gateway. The board voted, 5-1, to enter into negotiations with Allan Norville, manager of Nor-Generations, for the company to purchase and develop Rio Nuevo land behind ...

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