County hopes for project funding from Legislature

January 21, 2014 • Local News

As the 30-day legislative session begins today, Chaves County will wait to hear whether a wish list of projects it submitted will be approved for funding.

The county submitted 10 funding requests to its state legislators for road construction, a walking trail, public dumpsites, a new fire engine and other projects.

In total, $2.66 million in Chaves County projects were put into a “book” that will be handed to local representatives, said Hubert Quintana, executive director of Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District.

The projects are prioritized, according to need.

“We just wait to find out whether we were successful in any of our funding requests,” said Chaves County Development Director Charlotte Andrade.

The county’s first priority is a $500,000 request to fix Hobson Road. The road has deteriorated and needs to be rebuilt from Login to read more

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