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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 ...
11/13/2014Texas Firm Pitches 160-foot Cell Tower In Clovis, N.M.

Nov. 13--Wednesday's question to Clovis' planning and zoning commission: Is a stronger cell phone network worth the sight of a 160-foot tower? The answer: Wait until December. An hour-long meeting of the commission included a presentation from a Texas-based tower construction company and a national cell phone provider that serves Clovis. Both called customer data demands central in a request ...
11/13/2014Marana Recommends Redeveloping Historic Ranch As Gated Community

Nov. 13--The Marana Planning Commission has again recommended approval of a controversial plan to convert a historic guest ranch into a 178-unit gated community. The Town Council will consider the proposal for the second time in December. All six of the commissioners present at Wednesday night's meeting recommended approval, despite neighbors' concerns about ceaseless development draining the ...
11/08/2014Curry County Begins Renovation Process On Gidding Building

Nov. 08--Demolition could start in three to four weeks at Curry County's Gidding Street building. County commissioners approved a request Friday to start the process of obtaining permits, despite objections from Commissioner-elect Chet Spear the commission was "getting the cart before the horse." Spear pointed out commissioners haven't yet approved a $15 million bond issue that would pay for ...
11/06/2014Median Las Vegas Area Home Prices Dip Below $200,000

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Southern Nevada real estate agents say the area's median home price dipped below $200,000 in October. The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported Thursday that median home prices were down 1.3 percent from September, but up 8.1 percent from the same time a year ago. Association chief Heidi Kasama says it's no surprise that home prices are declining and sales are ...
11/06/2014Stalled Projects In Las Vegas Begin To Re-Emerge

Nov. 06--Buying an abandoned real estate project -- and there were plenty to choose from in Las Vegas -- can seem like a steal, since owners usually sell cheap to get back any money they can from the failed venture. The trade-off for buyers? It can be a years-long, hair-pulling process to untangle a property's legal woes, close the sale and prepare to finish construction. Investors Benjy ...
11/06/2014Loews acquires Tucson's Ventana Canyon Resort, Plans Remodel

Nov. 06--Hospitality giant Loews Hotels & Resorts says it has completed the purchase of majority ownership in the 398-room Loews Ventana Canyon resort, with plans for a major renovation next year. The Tucson landmark has been managed by Loews Hotels since its opening in December 1984. Tucson's Estes family, which built the property, will retain a minority ownership position in the resort, New ...
11/06/2014Appeal Filed In New Mexico's Green-Building Code Case

Nov. 06--Energy-efficiency advocates are asking the state's high court to review a New Mexico Court of Appeals decision in September that allowed a rollback of New Mexico's green building code. The Court of Appeals upheld a repeal by the New Mexico Construction Industries Commission of a new energy-efficiency requirement for residential and commercial buildings. The New Mexico Environmental ...
11/05/2014Flagstaff Delays Vote On 39 Acre Student Housing Development

Nov. 05--The developer of Aspen Heights, a proposed student housing complex on Woody Mountain Road, asked for a continuance Tuesday and Flagstaff City Council gladly gave it. The continuance came after nearly three hours of comments from numerous residents with concerns about the project bringing in additional traffic, noise, parties and the effect of lighting on the U.S. Naval Observatory. ...
11/04/2014Ruidoso Sewer-Line Relocation Price Tag Grows

Nov. 04--The construction cost estimate for a project slated to relocate sewer lines out of the Rio Ruidoso riverbed and eliminate infiltration that boosts wastewater treatment costs swelled to $56 million in the latest report to Ruidoso village councilors. The only good news is that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay 75 cents of every dollar, the state will pick up 18 cents and ...
11/04/2014N.M. Climate Action Task Force Discusses Solar Energy, Electric Cars

Nov. 04--Correction appended Community solar power, electric vehicle charging stations and a Santa Fe-owned power company were all among the actions proposed by the city's Climate Action Task Force and Mayor Javier Gonzales at a "climate summit" Monday at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. About 100 people attended the gathering to hear proposals that the task force, the mayor and city ...
11/03/2014Jury Selection Begins On Harmon Tower Trial

The Harmon Hotel tower was designed to soar 48 stories over MGM Resorts International's massive CityCenter complex, offering hotel guests and condominium owners unparalleled views at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Instead, work stopped halfway in 2008, after inspectors found that steel used on the first 26 stories wouldn't support the remaining 22 floors. While general contractor Tutor ...
11/02/2014Construction Bids Begin for Alamogordo Plaza Renovation

Nov. 02--Let the bidding war begin for the right to renovate one of Alamogordo's most historic buildings. A preliminary bid meeting was held Thursday morning at the Plaza Pub building for contractors interested in refurbishing the old edifice. The plan is to restore the 76-year-old Plaza Pub building and turn it into a museum. Tularosa Basin Historical Society Vice President Joel Lewandowski ...
10/30/2014Las Vegas Airport Closes Longest Runway for Construction

LAS VEGAS (AP) — McCarran International Airport officials say a $67 million construction project to swap out asphalt for more durable concrete is closing the airport's longest runway until May next year. Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said Wednesday that officials don't expect flight delays or disruptions because of the work. Crews says it is the last of the airport's four runways to be ...

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