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Got Solar? Bernalillo County is Leading the Charge for Clean Energy and Cost Savings

MDCALBUQUERQUE, NM (December 1, 2014) – Bernalillo County has recently become the first county in the state to install a solar powered system at an existing facility. This system is generating renewable energy for the County’s largest consumer of electricity, the Metropolitan Detention Center. As a direct result, the County expects to save more than $300,000 over the next 20 years. The purchase agreement also enabled the County to invest in renewable energy without going into debt. Construction created about 50 jobs and generated $240,000 in gross receipts taxes.  And last but not least, the project will reduce the County’s use of fossil fuels and CO2 emissions. 

Molzen Corbin is honored to have designed this project, which will not only reduce energy costs for the County, but provide a clean, pure energy source that helps combat greenhouse gas emissions, global warming and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.  Clean energy and cost savings - now that’s something we can all cherish!

Check out the full story in the November-December 2014 issue of Public Works written by Kerry Bassore and Mary Murnane, Bernalillo County Public Works Division.

Photo credit: Blaise Koller

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First Of Its Kind Public Participation Meeting on Valley Drive 7:00pm Tuesday, November 18

The New Mexico Department of Transportation officials along with staff members from the City of Las Cruces and Molzen Corbin are inviting the public to participate in the first-of-its-kind project development meeting for New Mexico. The meeting will provide input on an upcoming improvement project for a portion of Valley Drive from US 70/Picacho Avenue to Avenida de Mesilla, and Avenida de Mesilla to Hickory Loop. This project is just in the study phase so public input will help shape the improvements to the roadway.  The project goals are to improve safety, improve access and address drainage issues. 

The meeting is scheduled in two parts in order to cover all aspects of discussion which will begin at 7:00 p.m. November 18th. What make this meeting extraordinary is that residents will have the option to watch the meeting live from home on a local TV channel 98, or on the internet www.ValleyDrive.net, where they can also participate in the meeting by placing a call to (575) 312-3589. The public will able to ask questions or give input via Facebook, Twitter and email – making this a true multi-media event.

These are the multiple ways to participate in the meeting, starting 7 p.m. on Nov. 18:

-          Tune in to Comcast Channel 98 (The Las Cruces Channel)

-          Call in your questions and comments to (575) 312-3589

-          Tweet at us @LCvalleydrive

-          Post a message on our “Valley Drive Project” Facebook page

-          Attend a broadcast location site at MacArthur Elementary School

“We really encourage businesses, residents who live in the area, parents who use nearby schools and anyone with an interest in the project to tune in November 18th and express their concerns,” said Wyatt Kartchner, PE, of the Molzen Corbin design team. “We’re doing everything we can to make this the easiest possible way to attend a public meeting. We hope the people will support this with their participation.

For information regarding this project visit www.valleydrive.net, or questions regarding the meeting can be submitted via email to contact@valleydrive.net .

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Albuquerque International Sunport Celebrates 75 Years

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (September 27, 2014) - The Aviation Department hosted a celebration honoring 75 years of aviation excellence at the Albuquerque International Sunport. Members from Molzen Corbin participated in the Sunport Tug and Run which included an airplane pull competition. The excited participants pulled a Boeing 747 twenty-five feet in record time and won first place honors. The family-friendly event is one of several events held this year to commemorate the long-standing history of aviation in New Mexico. Proceeds from the event went to Kennel Kompadres, Inc., a local animal shelter.

Congratulations to the Albuquerque International Sunport for 75 years of aviation excellence!

 

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