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Go Latinas: Women owned businesses tell their story, inspire other women

Two female go-getters, one goal — teaching up and coming business owners how to run a business from the ground up. Women’s Economic Self Sufficiency Team, (WESST) held the “Go Latinas” event which brought in predominately women owned businesses from across Lea County to network, socialize, and build connections with one another to help push one another’s businesses at the Baymont Inn in Hobbs on June 16.
HOBBS, NM
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$140K of stolen property recovered

Two people from Eunice were arrested, and a warrant was issued for a Serafina woman after more than $140,000 worth of tools, equipment, and motor vehicles from various locations went missing and after investigations by the Eunice Police Department and the Lea County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Corbell, 31, of...
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Shane Lasiter was done with the Lea County Correctional Facility—until he wasn’t. “It’s horrible,” Lassiter tells SFR. “In my mind, I hadn’t done anything wrong, but now I’m sitting here looking at these walls again. I have a daily routine, but nothing concrete. I don’t have any intention of staying. It feels like I’m underwater and I’m holding my breath.”
SANTA FE, NM
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Matador Resources (MTDR) Announces Strategic Acquisition of Midstream Assets in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico

News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your 1-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR) (“Matador” or the “Company”) today announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has entered into a definitive agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Summit Midstream Partners, LP (“Summit”) to acquire Summit’s Lane Gathering and Processing System (the “Lane G&P System”) in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico for $75 million, subject to customary transaction adjustments. In connection with the transaction, the Company will assume certain takeaway capacity on the Double E Pipeline, a FERC-regulated natural gas pipeline operated by Summit. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022. A map of the Lane G&P System is included as Annex A to this press release.
ECONOMY

Drilling is good news for Carlsbad's economy

Eddy County is first in the nation in in drilling activity, according to data provided by the Carlsbad Department of Development. The report indicates that Eddy County currently has 53 active drilling rigs- the most for any county in the database. Lea County is second with 47. In Texas, Midland County is third with 44 rigs and Reeves County is fourth with 33.
CARLSBAD, NM

Cody Johnson Will Headline The Lea County Fair and Rodeo

The events and concert lineup have been released for the Lea County Fair and Rodeo happening July 29th-August 6th in Lovington, New Mexico. The 86th Annual Lea County Fair and Rodeo kicks off July 29th and runs through August 6th. This is an event for the entire family and you can expect the best of both fair and rodeo events. Bring the family out to enjoy the carnival ride and of course, fair food prepared by local vendors. Stroll through the arts and crafts showcase, and experience the Pioneer Iron Chef Contest. Rodeo events will include mutton bustin, PRCA sanctioned events, special rodeo, extreme bull riding, and calf scramble.
LOVINGTON, NM

Matador Resources Announces Strategic Acquisition of Midstream Assets in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 9, 2022-- Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR) (“Matador” or the “Company”) today announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has entered into a definitive agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Summit Midstream Partners, LP (“Summit”) to acquire Summit’s Lane Gathering and Processing System (the “Lane G&P System”) in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico for $75 million, subject to customary transaction adjustments. In connection with the transaction, the Company will assume certain takeaway capacity on the Double E Pipeline, a FERC-regulated natural gas pipeline operated by Summit. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022. A map of the Lane G&P System is included as Annex A to this press release.
LEA COUNTY, NM
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Congressional District 2 chooses Democrat to take on Rep. Herrell

In today's primary elections, Democrats will choose their candidate for Congress to run against Rep. Yvette Herrell in the newly redrawn Congressional District 2 in the southwest of the state. Darshan Patel is a doctor who grew up in Albuquerque, and now practices in rural Lea County. He is a...
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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Environmental Impact of Federal Irradiated Fuel Facility Expected Soon

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expected to release the final environmental impact statement of an independent spent fuel repository in southeast New Mexico, proposed by the parent company of the shuttered Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, next month. Holtec International, an energy technology company based in Camden, is seeking...
LEA COUNTY, NM

Lea County State Bank and FHLB Dallas Provide Down Payment Assistance

HOBBS, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 1, 2022-- Victoria Piñon became a homeowner at the young age of just 26, thanks in part to the Homebuyer Equity Leverage Partnership (HELP), a program of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) in which its financial institution members provide subsidies to help first-time homebuyers with down payment and closing costs.
HOBBS, NM
Hobbs News-Sun

Lea County asked to chip in $1 million for broadband line to Eunice, Jal areas

LOVINGTON — Elusive high-speed internet access garnered the attention of Lea County Commission members at Thursday’s regular commission meeting. Medical communication, police body camera recordings and COVID-19-related school restrictions highlighted lack of broadband in rural areas throughout the nation, including in southern Lea County where Leaco Rural Telephone Cooperative Inc. and City of Jal officials propose a project loosely valued at about $4.5 million.
LEA COUNTY, NM

Lea County honors veterans with new memorial

HOBBS, New Mexico (KMID/KPEJ) – Lea county has more than 8,000 veterans. This Memorial day, the City of Hobbs wanted to show respect and honor those fallen soldiers, and those who continue to serve in the U.S. military. The City unveiled its new Hobbs Veterans Memorial Park. Hundreds of people came out to show their […]
LEA COUNTY, NM