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Two Hobbs men killed in wreck on SR 31

There, they found a 1999 Dodge pickup that had been travelling south on SR 31 had, for reasons that remain under investigation, left the roadway, overcorrected, and rolled.


Deborah Burian Named Organ Mountains - Desert Peaks National Monument Artist in Residence for September 2018

The Artist in Residence program educates and promotes the appreciation, protection and preservation of natural and cultural resources on public lands(Photo: FILE)Story HighlightsAs part of the residency requirements, artists conduct a community workshop during their stay to engage local residents on


Hobbs seniors medal at state Senior Olympics - Hobbs News Sun

McBroom, 90, and Bryant, 76, bowled their way to silver medals at the most recent Senior Olympics Games held in Albuquerque last month. There’s no telling what they might have won if McBroom hadn’t been suffering from an abdominal aneurism that landed her in the hospital a few days after the pair re


New Mexico local districts to see election cost jump

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Lea County school districts, hospital districts and the New Mexico Junior College all will likely see jumps in local election costs next year thanks to the state's new local election law.


Ex-Democratic governor backs GOP’s Pearce - Hobbs News Sun

Democrats say the endorsement of Republican gubernatorial hopeful Steve Pearce by a former Democratic governor is connected to the former governor’s son losing the Democratic nomination for governor.However, in a news release issued Sunday by the Pearce campaign, Pearce said former New Mexico Gov. J


Hicks Named New Seminole JHS Principal

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No oil bust in sight for booming Permian Basin - Hobbs News Sun

At least for the foreseeable future, the series of oilfield boom/bust cycles is over, according to an industry expert speaking in Hobbs to the New Mexico Association of Counties board of directors last week.


Texas Lawmaker Seliger to Visit Seminole Monday AM

Senator Seliger is Chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee and also serves on the Senate Finance, Education, and Natural Resources and Economic Development Committees.


Prosecutor: Man at compound trained kids for school shooting - Hobbs News Sun

Taos County Planning Department officials Rachel Romero, left, and Eric Montoya survey property conditions at a disheveled living compound at Amalia, N.M., on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. A New Mexico sheriff said searchers have found the remains of a boy at the makeshift compound that was raided in searc


Seminole HS Choir Boosters Selling Ads for '18 Football Program

Advertising opportunities for individuals and businesses for the 2018 Seminole Indian football program, are being solicited by the Seminole HS Choir Boosters.Opportunities range from $40 to $175. Proceeds for the advertisements and the sale of the programs at each of the Indians' five 2018 home gam


Game and Fish reminds public poaching mule deer is a crime

Earlier this month, both men received probation and were ordered to pay $2,400 in fines, $330 in court fees and forfeit their rifle.


Female inmate break out from Clovis detention center - Hobbs News Sun

Waller says she has a tattoo that reads “Fearless” on her left wrist, a heart on her left arm and a skull on her right arm.___Information from: The Eastern New Mexico News, http://www.easternnewmexiconews.com


Poacher hotline tip results in guilty pleas from two men hunting illegally

The investigation stemmed from a tip received on December 28, 2017, from theOperation Game Thiefhotline when someone reported that a deer had been killed illegally on Christmas Day.


Carlsbad sinkhole will take two years to fix - Hobbs News Sun

Work to fill in a massive sinkhole on the southern edge of Carlsbad is set to begin next year and will take at least two years to complete, local roadway officials learned this week.Traffic at the junction of U.S. 285 and Highway 62/180 where the sinkhole exists will have to be detoured to allow the


City misinformed in stand against nuclear storage

I know the mayor’s job is a very busy one, and he can’t be an expert on everything, but it was shocking when he said this project provides nothing for Las Cruces and he is opposing it. He probably doesn’t know that Eddy and Lea counties provide one-third of the state’s general fund, and any addition


Columnist: Remember chronic pain patients when ramping up anti-opioid campaigns - Hobbs News Sun

We can all agree that we have an opioid problem in the state and the nation, but can we be sensible about solutions?Recently Dr. Richard Larson, executive vice chancellor of the UNM Health Sciences Center, recommended government-regulated restrictions on prescribing. In an opinion piece for The Wall


That Lovington feeling embraces Brian Urlacher

And Saturday, even 1,500 miles from central Ohio, the people who populate this southeastern New Mexico city almost felt as though they were walking together into the Pro Football Hall of Fame hand in hand with Brian Urlacher.


New Mexico city celebrates Urlacher's Hall of Fame induction

LOVINGTON, N.M. — Residents of the southeastern New Mexico city of Lovington are celebrating the induction of Brian Urlacher into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Urlacher starred at Lovington High School and the University of New Mexico before embarking on a 13-year NFL career with the Chicago Bears.a


Path of the Secular Humanist: Hucksters, hoaxes, hogwash and hullabaloo in Hobbs

"If it is supernatural then is it not God? Or is it an evil spirit? We do believe in fallen angels because we believe from the scriptures that they're frustrated — and sometimes they use things, they can be rather cunning. So that would be other piece: what are the fruits? If it's from God, it's goi


Lovington Wellness Center targeted for September opening - Hobbs News Sun

The wellness center is two stories and features an array of amenities, such as a competitive swimming pool, warm therapy pool, basketball court, pickleball, indoor field hockey, volleyball, rock-climbing wall, conference rooms, weight rooms, fitness equipment, fitness classes and an indoor walking/j