Regional
11:02 am
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.