News Briefs: Rio Rancho to get new jobs

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Rio Rancho to get new jobs

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – 250 new jobs are on their way to Rio Rancho. Convergys Corporation, a customer service company, is expanding and adding more employees. The workers will handle incoming customer services calls dealing with communications, financial services, and technology and consumer products. In April, the company added 200 jobs in Las Cruces.

Forest service eyeing geo-thermal power sites

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The U.S. Forest Service is determining where companies can build geo-thermal power plants in the Jemez Mountains. Some of the most promising areas in the state for geo-thermal power are in the Santa Fe National Forest near the Valles Caldera National Preserve. But the agency says they will ban certain zones to protect endangered wildlife and hot springs. They’re hosting a public meeting at their Santa Fe office at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Council approves drop-off facility for Zia Road station

SANTA FE (KRQE) – It’s been years since the state of New Mexico spent $1 million to build the Zia Road passenger train station. Now the city of Santa Fe has taken its first steps to getting it open. The city council’s finance committee has endorsed an agreement to build a drop-off facility next to the station. Four years ago, the council approved the station as a “kiss-and-ride” train stop, but the station has sat unused since.

Boutique Air makes first flight from Carlsbad to DFW

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – People in Carlsbad now have the option of flying to and from Albuquerque and Dallas-Fort Worth. The airline was awarded the two-year contract previously held by New Mexico Airlines. Boutique Air is offering six round-trip flights to DFW per week.

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