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04/27/2015Should MGM Branch Out Into Real Estate?

April 27--As big casino operators go, MGM Resorts International is performing relatively well right now. The company boosted revenue while narrowing losses last year, and it is building major projects on the Strip, around the country and abroad. Still, an investment firm thinks MGM can do better. Land and Buildings is pushing the company to adopt a proposal the investors say could skyrocket ...
04/27/2015What Nevada Has Done To Conserve Water May Serve As Example For California

April 27--In the face of a severe ongoing drought, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions to cut water use in his state by 25 percent. A month after the proclamation, local water agencies already have scaled back water deliveries, and stiff fines are being imposed on those who use more than their allotment. Restaurants aren't allowed to serve water to customers ...
04/27/2015New Tucson Road Plan Pleases People, Doubles Demolitions

April 27--After nearly two years of meetings, a citizen task force has finalized a proposed alignment for the planned widening of Broadway between Country Club Road and Euclid Avenue. "I think it's a really good move in the right direction," said Colby Henley, a resident of Rincon Heights Neighborhood and a task force member. The latest proposal from the task force will be discussed at a ...
04/27/2015Keeping Willmar New Mexico's Lights On Comes At A Hefty Cost

April 27--WILLMAR -- Members of the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission said they appreciated a recent tour of the utility's southwest water treatment plant, service garage and other facilities where major projects are proposed. All seven commissioners, who are nominated for appointment by the mayor and approved by the City Council, participated in the tour, including the two most recent ...
04/26/2015Chandler Arizona Representatives Host Economic Development Update

April 26--The Chandler Chamber of Commerce invited local representatives to the Crowne Plaza San Marcos on April 22, where they spoke about economic development happening throughout Arizona. Micah Miranda, economic development director for the city of Chandler, addressed the audience and spoke about businesses in Chandler. Businesses such as AvAir and Arizona Nutritional Supplements (ANS) are ...
04/26/2015Groundbreaking Set For New Las Cruces, New Mexico Fire, Police Stations

April 26--LAS CRUCES -- The first dirt will be turned soon on a $13.9 million fire and police station for the East Mesa. City officials will launch the project with a ceremony 1:30 p.m. Friday at the site, just north of the intersection of East Lohman Avenue and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard. "We're ready to break ground," said Soo Gyu Lee, design and construction services manager for the city of Las ...
04/26/2015Doña Ana County Commission To Vote On Revised Tax-spending Plan; Pet Crematorium Appeal To Be Decided

April 26--LAS CRUCES -- After tensions flared last week over how to budget dollars for a recently approved sales tax, Doña Ana County commissioners will vote Tuesday on a revised proposal directing spending of the money. How to allocate the dollars within the county's 2015-16 budget became a major point of contention in an April 21 county commission work session. County Sheriff Enrique "Kiki" ...
04/26/2015Remote Control Track and Airfield, Archery Range To Open Soon In Las Cruces, New Mexico

April 26--LAS CRUCES -- "Zoom" and "zip" are the verbs that best describe new recreational amenities the city of Las Cruces is building. The city is spending $150,000 in park impact fees to build a remote control off-road race track, a remote control airfield and an archery range. It is anticipated the remote control race track could open in a few weeks. It will be adjacent to the city's skate ...
04/26/2015Tucson Animal Shelter Could Go Unused Due To Lack Of Funds

April 26--Less than six months after voters agreed to spend $22 million on a new animal shelter, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry says we may not have enough money to pick up homeless and injured dogs and cats to put in it. Negotiations between the city and county on an annual contract for animal-care services have turned into a battle of threats and misinformation. "I think that the ...
04/25/2015Mission possible: Restore Mission San Xavier del Bac

April 25--Standing on the east tower of Mission San Xavier del Bac, Bob Vint's fingers graze the cracking plaster. If Vint, the architect for the mission's restoration, has anything to say about it, this tower will finally get its due after being an unintentional afterthought for so many years. "We are gearing up to tackle the last, structural refinishing of the east tower," Vint says. This ...
04/25/2015Project To Beautify Campbell Avenue Shopping District In Tucson

April 25--A stretch of Campbell Avenue on Tucson's north side will be prettier and more walkable after a quick summertime upgrade project. The most noticeable feature will be lush, green container gardens in large, red planters on several corners between East Grant and Fort Lowell roads, said city engineering manager Sam Credio. The gardens will include rosemary, Mexican grass trees, lantana, ...
04/23/2015It's official: HomeGoods Bringing Up To 900 Jobs To Tucson

April 23--National home furnishings retailer HomeGoods has purchased 100 acres of undeveloped property near Tucson International Airport, and confirmed it plans to open a distribution center on the site. Massachusetts-based TJX Companies, which owns HomeGoods, paid $9,531,270 to buy five parcels on the 3600 block of East Corona Road near South Alvernon Way, according to documents filed with ...
04/22/2015$815 Million Bond Plan Goes To Pima County, Arizona Voters

April 22--It's now up to voters to decide whether the county should borrow $815 million for road repairs, tourism promotion, open space purchases and other purposes. The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved putting a series of seven bond questions on the Nov. 3 ballot, at the same time as the city election. Supervisor Ally Miller cast the only dissenting vote. "We need to be ...
04/22/2015Pima County, Ariz., Puts Millions Of Construction Projects On November Ballot

April 22--The bond package the Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to put before voters in November will contain seven individual questions for voters to choose from. If voters approve all the questions that comprise the total bond package the county would be authorized to borrow $815.76 million to fund the nearly 100 projects. The county has created a web page that provides ...
04/22/2015Pima County's $815 Million Bond Plan Is Big On Construction

April 22--It's now up to voters to decide whether the county should borrow $815 million for road repairs, tourism promotion, open space purchases and other purposes. The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved putting a series of seven bond questions on the Nov. 3 ballot, at the same time as the city election. Supervisor Ally Miller cast the only dissenting vote. "We need to be ...
04/20/2015Projects Pave Way For New Businesses In New Mexico

April 20--A mega project that could change the face of southwest Santa Fe in the decade ahead is taking shape, but it will be drivers along N.M. 599 who first notice the transformation as a new overpass and interchange are built in the coming months. The Village Plaza at Tierra Contenta and the Santa Fe Commercial Center is envisioned as a magnet for restaurants, a grocery store, retail ...
04/20/2015Albuquerque To Unveil Design For Transfer Station

April 20--Neighbors can get a first look at the preliminary design concepts for a proposed North Valley garbage transfer station during a city-sponsored meeting Tuesday evening. The meeting will be held at the North Valley Senior Center, 3825 Fourth NW. It starts at 5:30 p.m. with an hourlong open house followed by a presentation and question-and-answer period. Open house and public meeting ...
04/19/2015New Student Housing Project Planned For NAU In Flagstaff

April 19--Another big student-oriented housing project has targeted the Milton Road corridor near NAU's Mountain Campus, this time on Mike's Pike in Southside. At two meetings with neighbors last week, developers Core Campus unveiled a project of up to five stories and 240 apartments, plus stores and a parking garage. The project would cover about 2.5 acres and border Milton Road and Phoenix ...
04/19/2015Road Construction A Campaign Issue For Navajo Presidential Candidate Shirley

April 19--WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- Navajo Nation presidential candidate Joe Shirley Jr. is ready to pick up where he left off. "We're going to hit the ground running," Shirley said during an interview this week at his campaign headquarters in Window Rock, Ariz. When his second term ended in January 2011, the number of delegates on the Navajo Nation Council was reduced from 88 to 24. That ...
04/19/2015Las Cruces Ponders Sound-stage Construction To Lure Film Industry

April 19--Editor's note: This story is the first in an occasional series about the film industry in Las Cruces and southern New Mexico. LAS CRUCES -- With new tax incentives for filmmakers passed by the New Mexico Legislature this year and money being gathered to build a soundstage in the Las Cruces area to attract more big-name productions, local film advocates are searching for a way to get ...
04/18/2015The Many Ways To Build Green

April 18--Late afternoon sun filtered into Alan Francis' spacious kitchen on Thursday afternoon as the Northern Arizona University engineering professor tapped an iPad screen filled with bar graphs. The graphs showed up-to-the-minute water, natural gas and electricity usage in Francis' home perched on the south side of Mars Hill. The graphs also show that this is a home unlike most others. ...
04/18/2015Morales: Highway 180 Project Approved But Not Funded

April 18--SILVER CITY -- Sen. Howie Morales, D-Silver City, asked the state Transportation Commission members on Thursday to not forget about Grant County when they make plans for road improvements in 2016. The state commissioners were in Silver City holding their April meeting, and Morales asked the panel to look into completing the four-lane expansion of Highway 180 from Deming to Bayard -- ...
04/17/2015BRIEF: Construction To Start On $11M East Mesa Safety Complex In Las Cruces

April 17--LAS CRUCES -- The city has authorized a contract for the construction of a $11 million East Mesa Public Safety Complex and has issued a notice to begin construction to the contractor. The approximately 35,000-square-foot, two-story building will house Fire Station 8 and the city police department's East Area Command, according to a news release. The project architect is Williams ...
04/16/2015Conservation Group Opposes Tahoe-area Ski Resort Gondola Plan

April 16--A conservation group has vowed to stop a gondola lift planned to connect two Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts, complaining that it would cut through a federally preserved wilderness. Sierra Watch, a nonprofit group based in Nevada City, Calif., said a gondola lift connecting the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts would slice through the federally protected Granite Chief ...
04/14/2015Projected Construction Start Date Set For Renovations

April 14--July 13 is the projected construction start date for substantial renovations to convert 417 Gidding St. into new county offices, according to Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. During a special Curry County Commission meeting Monday, Pyle said the anticipated completion date is April 15, 2016. Commissioners approved a contract extension with SDV Construction during their meeting last ...

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