New Mexico

Construction resumes on controversial Mora County courthouse

MORA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - Mora County's controversial courthouse will finally see some life. 

KRQE News 13's Larry Barker has revealed the project's troubles since 2011. 

The shell of the building was complete in 2010, but structural inaccuracies drove up the cost to finish it, causing the county to abandon the project. 

Now after eight years, officials say work has finally begun inside the building on offices. 

Construction should be complete by September, making way for a long awaited magistrate court. 

Officials say legislative funding, a tax increase and a county bank loan are funding the work to the tune of $6.4 million. 


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