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Hobbs, NMHobbs News-Sun

New Nor-Lea clinic to offer 8 new providers with focus on pediatrics, primary care and will add 24 exam rooms

Residents of Hobbs and Lea County will soon have more access to a variety of medical care thanks to a project about a year in the making. Nor-Lea Hospital District of Lovington is in the preliminary stages of a planned expansion of its Hobbs Medical Clinic and Outreach Laboratory on North Dal Paso Street. Dan Hamilton, chief operating officer for the hospital district, said the focus of the new clinic will be multifaceted.
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Hobbs, NMUS News and World Report

New Mexico Rules Could Lead to Big Changes in Oil Industry

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — So how does New Mexico’s new regulations on methane emission reduction affect Lea County?. Energy experts and elected officials tell the Hobbs News-Sun the damage could be drastic. The state Oil Conservation Division issued new rules in May to limit most venting and flaring in the...
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Lea County Museum to hold virtual run/walk event

The Lea County Museum in Lovington is offering everyone a free virtual July 4 run or walk, with the first 100 to register receiving a free t-shirt. The distances are 1-mile, 2-mile, and 4-mile. All you have to do to participate and receive a t-shirt is to register with the museum.
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New boss at Leaco learned by doing

The man who will take internet and telephone company Leaco into the future learned by getting his hands dirty. David Jimenez, appointed to the position of chief executive officer in March, started with the company more than 20 years ago as a switch technician, charged with making sure all of the then-analog telephone connections went through smoothly. But his interest in technology goes back to his childhood in Seminole, Jimenez said.
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Odessa man accused of cashing forged checks

Lea County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested an Odessa man on two counts of forgery. Wyatt Hambrick, 22, of Odessa, was arrested on May 25 and charged with two counts of forgery, both third-degree felonies. He is accused of cashing two checks totaling approximately $6,320.28 from a business located on the 100 block of east Marland.
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Lea County sets record revenue from oil

Lea County set another oil and gas record, this time in actual dollars to the coffers. “In oil and gas production, we’re 260 percent of the budget because, when you go back to July, we were under $1 million, now we’re just under $6 million,” county finance director Chip Low told county commissioners on Thursday.
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10 Lea County hoopsters named All-State, four first team

The New Mexico High School Coaches Association released its All-State players on Friday and Lea County had four players named first team and six more named second team. Of the four first team honorees, two came from the girls’ side and two came from the boys’ with both girls and both boys being teammates.
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Jake McClure Arena to host high school rodeo state finals

The New Mexico High School Rodeo Association and the New Mexico Junior High School Rodeo Association are coming to Lea County. For the NMJHSRA, it is a return after several years in Gallup and Las Cruces. As for the NMHSRA, this will be the first time the finals have been held in Lea County.
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Empire Petroleum Acquires Permian Assets From ExxonMobil

Empire Petroleum Corp. (Empire) has acquired producing oil and gas assets and related gathering assets located in Lea County, New Mexico, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire New Mexico LLC (Empire New Mexico). The assets were acquired from ExxonMobil’s XTO Holdings LLC. The acquired assets include nearly 700 oil, gas,...
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Lea urges N.M. to fight oil lease ban

LOVINGTON — Lea County officials want New Mexico, the nation’s third highest oil production state, to join other states fighting President Joe Biden’s moratorium on federal oil leases. Lea County is the nation’s No. 1 oil producer among counties, with more than 50 percent of oil production coming from federal...
Eunice, NMHobbs News-Sun

Eunice-state tax dispute continues

EUNICE — Email bantering over the weekend left Eunice’s gross receipts tax revenue still in question, with possible legal action in the works. The $158,617.96 withheld from the small Lea County city’s April distribution remains unexplained, with state officials claiming no legal reason to explain it. Eunice’s budget is based...
Lea County, NMMidland Reporter-Telegram

New midstream firm opens to treat sour gas

Two industry veterans are tackling the dual issues of sour gas in the northeastern portion of the Delaware Basin – specifically Lea County, New Mexico – and flaring. Steven Green and Justin Bennett founded Piñon Midstream LLC in partnership with Black Bay Energy Capital to develop the greenfield Dark Horse Sour Gas Treating and Carbon Capture Facility and associated pipeline infrastructure in Lea County. The facility is expected to be fully complete by July. It is being underwritten by a substantial long-term dedication from anchor producer Ameredev II LLC.
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Piñon Midstream Launches Sour Gas, Carbon Capture Plant in Permian

HOUSTON—Piñon Midstream LLC on April 27 announced its greenfield Dark Horse Sour Gas Treating and Carbon Capture Facility and associated pipeline infrastructure are under construction in Lea County, N.M. Piñon was founded in December 2020 by Steven Green and Justin Bennett in partnership with Black Bay Energy Capital, to provide...