New Mexico


New Mexico Gov. Signs Bill With $300M for Road Upgrades

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) A coalition of energy companies has thanked government leaders after receiving millions of dollars of road improvements in the southeast New Mexico. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the $7.4 billion state budget for next year, which includes $300 million for roadway infrastructure and improvements, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reported....


California Company Begins to Build 150-Mi. Wind, Transmission Project

California developer Pattern Energy has begun construction on a 1050 MW wind and transmission project in New Mexico, the company announced. The Western Spirit Wind and transmission project, which has been in development with partner New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority (RETA) for a decade, will pair 377 GE wind turbines with a 150-mi....


Sweatt Construction Relies on 4Rivers for Reclamation Project

A contractor is getting a lot of help from above on a challenging project in a remote corner of New Mexico, near the Colorado border. Sweatt Construction, with assistance from 4Rivers Equipment, is using drone technology and GPS machine control to efficiently complete a reclamation project at the abandoned Swastika Mine, a former silver and lead mine, near Raton, N.M....


New Mexico Utility Unveils 50-MW Solar Facility to Power Facebook

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) The largest electric provider in New Mexico has unveiled its latest solar array, a 50-megawatt facility that was built to power Facebook's Los Lunas Data Center with renewable energy....


Federal Grant Will Expand New Mexico Rail in San Juan County

Efforts to expand railroad service in northwestern New Mexico have been bolstered by a $2 million federal grant. San Juan County was among hundreds of entities that applied for funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation....


Contractor to Supply New Pipeline to Permian Basin

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Oil companies in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico need millions of gallons of water to retrieve petroleum. At the same time, the city of Lubbock spends $1 million each year to dispose its treated wastewater at two city farms....


LiuGong North America Adds Easton as Dealer in New Mexico

Easton Sales and Rentals, an earth-moving and heavy equipment rental firm in Albuquerque, N.M., recently was appointed as the LiuGong and Dressta equipment dealer for its market area. Easton Sales and Rental is a third-generation equipment dealer, with experience buying and selling all over the world....


New Mexico Port of Entry Project Earns Design Award

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — The construction of a 30-ft. border wall marches on in the southern New Mexico desert — a real and symbolic barrier to entry. But where the U.S.-Mexico border wall ends, a tiny border crossing has won top architecture awards for its welcoming design....


New Mexico Gas Company Building Pipeline: Bernalillo to Santa Fe

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Construction started this month on a new $60 million gas pipeline that officials say will provide northern New Mexico with more natural gas. The 35-mi. (56.3-km.) pipeline from Bernalillo to Santa Fe is expected to come online in December and increase supply for northern communities, the Albuquerque Journal reports....


New Mexico Gets $100M to Repair Hazardous Dams

The state with the highest percentage of high-hazard dams in the country — New Mexico — was recently awarded $100 million to help fix these troublesome barriers. The plan was approved last month amid an urgent call to upgrade facilities over fears of the loss of life in the event of a dam failure....






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