Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Tower Owner Seeks Lawsuit Dismissal.

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

AROUND NORTHERN N.M.

The owner of a 150-foot tall telecommunications tower on La Bajada has sought to dismiss a lawsuit filed against it by Santa Fe County.

The county claims Milagro Wireless LLC must obtain county permits for the tower it erected on the state-owned right-of-way of Interstate 25 about 15 miles south of Santa Fe.

But Milagro argues in a motion to dismiss the case filed Sept. 14 in state district court that the county has no jurisdiction on state lands.

On Sept. 22, the county responded to Milagro's request to dismiss the case, saying the county code allows the county to review projects on state land. …

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