Lea County is leading New Mexico’s oil patch in historic proportions. Wednesday the New Mexico State Land Office announced its July oil and gas lease sales surpassed $30 million, a record high. Lea County led that sale with two 320-acres leases selling for $7.36 million and $6 million respectively. “The July lease sale revenues far […]
Hobbs August Nites is coming back on a reduced scale for the first time since 2011. Set for Saturday, Aug. 19, the event held annually from 1997-2011 will include an antique car show and cruise, a concert and vendors in the downtown area of Hobbs. Sponsored by the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce and the Center […]
LOVINGTON — For the first time in five years, patrons of the Lea County Fair and Rodeo will buy cotton candy and carnival rides with cash. The tokens are gone, having served their purpose. County officials plan to schedule a buyback method for any tokens still out. “We discussed a one-time buyback program which would […]
Hobbs residents will not be able to bring their pets to certain city facilities and city-sponsored events. During Monday’s City Commission meeting, Mayor Sam Cobb and commissioners unanimously approved two new ordinances that will prohibit animals within properly posted City of Hobbs facilities and prohibit animals within areas of certain city sponsored special events. Signage will be […]
“The little town that could” just announced it will soon be adding some 25 new jobs and three new businesses. It’s the kind of news City Manager Bob Gallagher said would include a press conference complete with the governor in attendance, if it were in Albuquerque or Santa Fe. “There is no other city in […]
Before Madison Coe died in an accidental electrocution in a bathtub, one of the last text messages she sent was to a friend of a photo of an extension cord with a message that said, “When you use (an) extension cord so you can plug in while you’re in the bath.” Lovington Police Department officials […]
United Way of Lea County is hosting its annual Stuff-A-Bus event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Walgreens on Turner. The goal is to fill 2,000 backpacks that will be distributed to school children throughout Lea County.
It’s that time of year again when United Way challenges the local community to help the nonprofit organization stuff a bus with thousands of backpacks. This is the 13th year United Way hosts the Stuff-A-Bus event, which is planned from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday at Walgreens, 1401 N. Turner Street. “We’d like to fill […]