News Briefs: Developer to renovate east Nob Hill

Nob Hill street painting
Nob Hill street painting (Carey Olson KRQE)

Developer to renovate east Nob Hill

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – In five years, a local developer is hoping to give east Nob Hill a total makeover. His current project called “The Carlisle” will feature 34 condos and a parking garage. Hinkes believes his project will bring investors to the area. He says “The Carlisle” will primarily target baby boomers.

Roswell officer takes back accusation of Sonic employee

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Roswell Police are investigating one of their own officers after he claimed a Sonic employee spit in his drink. However, he later recanted the claim. The officer originally said it happened Tuesday at the Sonic on West Second Street. A search warrant was executed at the restaurant, but the officer changed his story shortly after. A criminal investigation is now underway.

Tree-cycling reaching a whole new level in New Mexico

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – The management at the Ponderosa Pines Apartments in Los Alamos had two dead ponderosa trees sitting outside the complex. They came up with the idea to cut the trees down and donate them to the Bathtub Brewing Co-op. The Brewery just opened up in May and will turn the trees into benches for their customers to sit on.

County commissioners delay Santa Fe recycling decision

SANTA FE (KRQE) – The Santa Fe County Commission delayed a decision for months that would have changed trash and recycling services for thousands of people. The proposal creates collection districts in which contractors selected by the county make curbside pick-ups. Residents are worried rates will rise under the new plan and lead to illegal dumping but supporters say it’ll increase recycling. The county will consider the proposal in November.

Proposed MDC courtroom stirs debate

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Some lawyers don’t like the county’s idea of building a courtroom at MDC. Court and county officials say the courtroom will help them save money by eliminating the 18-mile commute to take inmates downtown for court appearances. But state prosecutors say they’re worried about victims and witnesses getting to MDC since it’s not accessible by public transportation. The county has set aside $650,000 for the design and construction.

Durango mulls pot tax increase

DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – Taxes on recreational marijuana have helped fill Colorado’s pockets and now the city of Durango is looking to cash in a bit more. Councilors are considering an additional 5-percent sales tax on recreational marijuana that could raise about $900,000 a year. They told the Durango Herald they might use the money to update the building housing the Durango Police Department. The question about the tax bump could go before voters in November.

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