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New border post delayed over power shortfall

November 12, 2012 • State News

ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. (AP) — A new $15 million outpost to house U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents in southern New Mexico is a year behind schedule because federal planners failed to make sure the local power co-op could provide enough electricity.

Customs and Border Patrol agents have been running the port of entry on the New Mexico-Mexico border at Antelope Wells out of trailers.

Because the project grew and grew, it wasn’t until final construction plans were in place that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers realized the facilities would need more Login to read more

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