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Thu August 2, 2012
Spaceport Welcome Center In TorC Approved
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Spaceport Authority has approved the site for a visitor center off Interstate 25 in Truth or Consequences. But the board rejected the proposed location of a second welcome center in Hatch.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/QxKrha ) the board Wednesday voted to purchase a 6-and-a-quarter acre parcel about half a mile off of Interstate 25, at Exit 75, for the welcome center in Truth or Consequences.
But the board rejected a proposed site in Hatch, saying it lacked key infrastructure, was in a flood plain and was not well visible from I-25 going north.
NMSA executive director Christine Anderson said the board will continue working with Hatch to identify a suitable site for its visitor center.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.