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08/27/2015Las Vegas' McCarran Airport Plans New Gate Construction

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Airport officials say they're doubling the number of international gates in Las Vegas with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb. McCarran International Airport director Rosemary Vassiliadis told a governor-appointed panel looking at southern Nevada tourism issues Thursday that construction to convert part of an existing link between its D concourse ...
08/26/2015Last Chance For Downtown Tucson Hotel Deal

Aug. 26--The Rio Nuevo board agreed to give one more last chance to a hotel developer in downtown Tucson. Nor-Generations has until the end of September to close on the purchase of 8.5 acres of Rio Nuevo-owned land, or the board will consider the deal dead. The whole thing hinges on the city agreeing to speed up the process of relocating the temporary Greyhound bus depot that's located on the ...
08/26/2015Student Housing High-Rise Getting Smaller Companion Near UA

Aug. 26--The newest student housing complex in Tucson will feature a nod to rural Arizona, with neon cactus in the lobby and a custom-made jeep with a hood that doubles as a gas grill. Construction of the six-story Hub on Campus Tucson 2 high-rise is expected to be complete by fall 2016. It will be on North Tyndall Avenue, near North Park Avenue and East Speedway. Amenities will be similar to ...
08/25/2015Ruidoso Releases Report On Road Realignment Through Midtown

Aug. 25--After about 18 months of study, the consultants looking at a realignment of New Mexico 48 through the historic midtown area of Ruidoso are recommending more review of three alternatives and the eliminations of a three-lane option that included bicycle lanes. Under the "Recommendations and Conclusions" portion of a study that began in 2013 and debuted to the public in January 2014, ...
08/24/2015Albuquerque Debates $80 Million Bus Rapid Transit System

Aug. 24--ET THE FYI ON BRT: As the city of Albuquerque applies for $80 million in federal money to build a bus rapid transit system along Central -- to be called ART for Albuquerque Rapid Transit -- questions and concerns have come up. On one side are supporters who believe mass transit is an integral transportation and economic development tool. On the other are skeptics of the projected ...
08/24/2015ADOT Begins Road Projects On I-10 South Of Tucson

Aug. 24--Travel on Interstate 10 southeast of Tucson will become difficult over the next several months. The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to start work this week to replace a bridge at Davidson Canyon east of the city. It's part of a $15.2 million project that includes the bridge replacement and repaving of more than 17 miles of interstate. "Seventeen miles is a pretty big chunk ...
08/23/2015Las Cruces Construction Projects Part Of Debate For $28 Million In increased Tax Revenue

Aug. 23--LAS CRUCES -- City officials today will hear recommendations hashed out over the past few months by a committee of 12 Las Crucens to determine how to best spend an estimated $28 million. The funds would come from a hoped-for bond market loan using the city's expected income from a three-eighths of 1 percent increase in the gross receipts tax imposed last summer. While no action can be ...
08/21/2015Las Vegas Residents Express Concern About Proposed Medical District

Aug. 21--The residents of McNeil Neighborhood, an enclave of well-manicured, spacious ranch-style homes in central Las Vegas, like to pride themselves on their community spirit. They regularly hold block parties, gather for "coffee on the curb" and maintain a robust Facebook page, where neighbors offer restaurant recommendations, discuss security concerns and give away figs growing on their ...
08/20/2015Mesa Opens New Light Rail Section To Riders

Aug. 20--Mesa Mayor John Giles is optimistic the light rail can help rejuvenate downtown Mesa. Giles grew up in Mesa and said he remembers downtown as a vibrant place and a shopping hub for the Valley. "Slowly that vitality was siphoned away," he said, as malls were built away from the city center and the Valley grew. "I'd love to see this part of Mesa get another chance." Giles and other city ...
08/20/2015Gov. Sandoval Says Construction On Veterans Home Could Be Delayed Until 2017

Aug. 20--CARSON CITY -- Gov. Brian Sandoval said construction of the Northern Nevada Veterans Home could be delayed until 2017 unless Congress approves money for the project in this year's budget bill. The governor issued a statement Thursday saying the state has "taken significant steps" in getting ready for building the home in Reno. The Nevada Legislature allocated $14 million and now wants ...
08/20/2015Entrepreneurs Sought To Fuel Albuquerque's Economy

Aug. 20--The economic policy of the city of Albuquerque is to create an urban environment that attracts and nurtures a population of entrepreneurs whose creative and commercial energies will cause hundreds or thousands of exciting new enterprises to sprout. That's what's behind the grocery store under construction Downtown, the Innovation District built around the Central/Broadway ...
08/19/2015Demolition Of Albuquerque Landmark Begins

Aug. 19--The New Mexico Environmental Department has approved final demolition plans for the Sands Dorsey building and work is scheduled to begin this week. On Thursday, City Manager Jared Langenegger told Tucumcari city commissioners he expected the state environmental department's approval on Friday allowing the demolition to begin within the next week. Langenegger said the city had to ...
08/18/2015One Dead, Seven Hurt in Scaffold Collapse at New Mexico Hospital

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A six-story scaffold collapsed Tuesday outside a New Mexico medical center, injuring eight construction workers, including four critically, authorities said. Officials at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho said 21 feet of scaffolding buckled and collapsed from the top down at about 1 p.m. Four workers suffered life-threatening injuries and were transported ...
08/13/2015Students Praise Las Cruces High Remodel

Aug. 13--LAS CRUCES -- Students at the newly remodeled Las Cruces High School spent their third day back from summer vacation adjusting to their new digs. Inside the skybridge, with the busy traffic of El Paseo Road passing beneath, three juniors worked on their math homework. "I'm enrolled in dual-credit courses, so when classes begin at New Mexico State University, I'll be going to NMSU to ...
08/12/2015Report: Nevada Homes Among Most Overvalued

Aug. 12--Nevada homes not only were the most overvalued in the country at the peak of the housing bubble last decade, but prices are among the most inflated now, new data show. Homes statewide are 15 percent overvalued, tied for highest in the nation with North Dakota and Hawaii, according to analysts with Fitch Ratings. Reno homes are 20 percent overvalued; Las Vegas homes, 14 percent. Rhode ...
08/12/2015Experts See Long-Term Calamity For Southwest From Colo. Mine Spill

DURANGO, Colorado (AP) — Toxic waste that gushed from a Colorado mine and threatened downstream water supplies in at least three states will continue to be dangerous when contaminated sediment gets stirred up from the river bottom, authorities said Wednesday, suggesting there is no easy fix to what could be a long-term public health risk. The immediate impact of the 3 million gallon spill on ...
08/11/2015Las Cruces Wetlands Restoration Nears Development

Aug. 11--LAS CRUCES -- The La Mancha Wetland Project, a habitat restoration project to sustain the life of native fish and vegetation, is an incomplete restoration site today. However, after about four years of waiting, the Southwest Environmental Center, in partnership with the city of Las Cruces, received confirmation from the state engineer for groundwater rights that are crucial to ...
08/11/2015Pima County Approves Economic Plan Including $200 Million In Construction Projects

Aug. 11--An economic development plan that seeks to expend the employment base in defense, aerospace and tourism related industries here was approved Tuesday by the Pima County Board of Supervisors. The plan passed the board on Tuesday with Supervisor Ally Miller casting the only vote in opposition. "It's not an economic development plan, it's going to be economic suicide," Miller said. Miller ...
08/11/2015Reno County Commission Approves 2016 budget Including Construction Projects

Aug. 11--The Reno County Commission adopted a 2016 budget Tuesday that increases the county mill levy from this year by 1.361 mills. That was after two public budget hearings -- including a night meeting last week and Tuesday's commission meeting -- to which no one came. The increase will authorize an extra mill, worth an estimated $550,000 next year, to replace deteriorating timber bridges ...
08/11/2015Summerlin Land Prices Up, But Sales Down

Aug. 11--Summerlin land sales slipped in recent months, a new report shows, but the rising prices remained well above the Las Vegas Valley's average. Howard Hughes Corp., developer of the 22,500-acre community, sold 58.1 acres of land in the quarter ending June 30, down 7 percent from the same period last year, the company said Monday. It sold the land for about $36.2 million, down 4.5 percent ...
08/11/2015Vegas Tourism Agency Votes To Demolish Riviera Casino-Hotel

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It wasn't a matter of if but when the 60-year-old Riviera casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip would come crashing down. Its new owner voted Tuesday to do it sooner rather than later. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority decided to demolish the structure and pave over the land rather than let it sit vacant for years while the agency seeks the money needed to expand ...
08/10/2015Las Vegas Housing Prices Dip 0.9 Percent In July

Aug. 10--Las Vegas housing resale prices dipped in July but remained higher than they were a year ago, while sales volume continued to climb, according to a new report. The median sales price of single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada last month was $218,000, down 0.9 percent from June but up 9 percent from July 2014, according to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. Buyers ...
08/10/2015Big Changes Ahead For MGM Resorts

Aug. 10--From Nevada to the East Coast and beyond, the empire of properties controlled by casino juggernaut MGM Resorts International is in the midst of a major evolution. On the Strip, MGM is building an entertainment promenade and an arena that could one day host a professional hockey team. In Maryland, Massachusetts and Macau, the company is spending billions of dollars to construct new ...
08/09/2015Combo Wind And Solar Farm Starts Producing Electricity For Tucson

Aug. 09--Whenever the wind blows or the sun shines, a first-of-its kind renewable power plant near Willcox will help power thousands of Tucson homes. The project, which will serve Tucson Electric Power Co., was dedicated last week amid cloudy skies and gusty winds in the rolling grasslands about 15 miles west of Willcox, despite lingering concerns over the impact of its massive wind turbines ...
08/09/2015Las Vegas, Known For Implosions, Considers Saving Neighborhood

Aug. 09--In a city famous for imploding its past to make way for its future, Las Vegas is beginning to do something virtually unheard of here -- hanging on to its historic neighborhoods. The city is considering which of six neighborhoods built during the 1940s should be nominated for designation on the National Register of Historic Places. Why preserve the homes? Courtney Mooney, Las Vegas' ...

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