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May 7th, 2012
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Release Number: 12-912-NAT May 7, 2012 Contact: Adriano Llosa      Jesse Lawder Phone: 202-693-4686      202-693-4659 Email: llosa.adriano@dol.gov      lawder.jesse@dol.gov

US Labor Department kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers Educational materials and mobile application available

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has kicked off a national outreach initiative to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather. The outreach effort builds on last year's successful summer campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of too much sun and heat. "For outdoor workers, 'water, rest and shade' are three words that can make ... Continue Reading

May 1st, 2012
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Army's largest solar array breaks ground By Miriam U. Rodriguez / Missile Ranger Editor Posted:   04/29/2012 08:20:18 PM MDT  

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE — White Sands Missile Range leaders came out to break ground and to commemorate the start of a renewable energy project at the site of the new Solar Photo Voltaic Array Project, the Army's largest solar array, April 19 at WSMR.

A 42-acre tract of land located about 1/4 mile northeast of the Las Cruces Gate next to main post will be the site where 4.115 MW of single-axis, vertical azimuth-tracking, ground-mounted solar Photo Voltaic panels will be installed.

Garrison Commander ... Continue Reading

Apr 27th, 2012
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Two Spaceport America Contracts Awarded to New Mexico Companies April 20th, 2012 | Author: mveda

Release courtesy of Spaceport America

LAS CRUCES, NM – The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) has announced two contract awards to companies located in the State of New Mexico. The contracts are for Spaceport General Services and the Spaceport Operations Center (SOC) Fit Out Design.

Western Building & Development, LLC of Las Cruces was selected as the Spaceport General Services Contractor.  Western will be tasked with the development of policies and procedures for pre-operational and operational support for all general services activities to include: ... Continue Reading

Apr 19th, 2012
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Project Could Bring More Than 3,500 Jobs To Las Cruces Area By ABC-7 Reporter Vanessa de la Viña  

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- An international technology firm has its sights on Las Cruces for a $1 billion project that could create thousands of jobs for the area.

Las Cruces is up against Hobbs, N.M. as a finalist for a proposed first-of-its-kind testing center that would resemble a fully functional American city.

The Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation (CITE) is sponsored by Pegasus Global Holdings. Officials said when it's complete, the facility will be an innovator's playground. The proposed project is a 15,000-acre life-size model ... Continue Reading

Apr 9th, 2012
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  Our View: Spaceport America brings jobs, gives boost to economy Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun News--Posted:   04/05/2012 01:26:28 PM MDT   Spaceport America isn't a futuristic facility magically transported to the middle of the desert, plunked down and ready for business.

It's actually the result of a rather intricate relationship between a lot of people and a number of companies. And while it isn't open for business yet, the target year is 2014 - not that far off, especially in terms of light years.

And "business" is one of the key words attached to to the space center.

Just look at all the ... Continue Reading