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Watch Lea’s urban population grow over 60 years
Watch Lea’s urban population grow over 60 years
BuildZoom's new study looks into Urban Expansion across the country on a city by city bases. The urbanized metro area of Hobbs has expanded 19.65 square miles since 1940. Below is a breakdown of the decade by decade expansion of Hobbs and a map depicting this change:  In the 1940s Hobbs expanded 0.51 square miles.  5.59 square miles in the 1950s.  2.82 square miles...

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The CORE breaks ground
The CORE breaks ground
Collaboration served as the core of the CORE, according to Hobbs Mayor Sam Cobb. Ceremonial groundbreaking for the Center of Recreational Excellence, formerly called the Health, Wellness and Learning Center, drew more than 300 people Monday afternoon.   Cobb told the attendants he hopes the successful construction of this...

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Dave Sexton with URENCO USA talks about the 18 portable buildings his company donated to 12 local organizations at a luncheon on Wednesday. The company used the buildings during its early construction years but decided to donate them to area organizations —such as Hearts Desire, CASA and Monument Fire Department — now that URENCO has moved into is permanent office buildings. ... See MoreSee Less

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The mother has been found. An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the situation is currently underway. We would like to thank everyone who shared this information.

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LOVINGTON SHOOTING UPDATE

The following is Lovington Police Department press release:

A warrant has been issued for a 15-year-old male regarding the shooting incident which occurred on West Monroe Avenue in Lovington on Sunday.

In the incident, a 32-year-old Lovington man was shot twice, after an altercation with two individuals. It is the policy of the Lovington Police Department not to release the names or identifying information of juveniles to the public. However, the warrant has been entered into NCIC (the National Crime Information Center) and is available to all law enforcement agencies and officers and is fully extraditable from other states.

The charges against the individual are: attempt to commit a felony, to wit: murder in the first-degree (a second-degree felony); aggravated battery with a deadly weapon (a third-degree felony); child abuse (a third-degree felony) and false imprisonment (a fourth-degree felony). The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Lovington Police Department at 575-396-2811. ... See MoreSee Less

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LOVINGTON SHOOTING

The following is a Lovington Police Department press release:

On Sunday, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Lovington police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1000 block of West Monroe in the city.

Investigation revealed that an altercation had taken place, and a male subject had been shot. Monroe Avenue was closed off to vehicular traffic for several hours as the crime scene was processed. The victim was initially transported to Nor-Lea Hospital and then to Lubbock for further care.

Lovington police are currently seeking two persons of interest as the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call detectives at the Lovington Police Department at 575-396-2811 or Crime Stoppers at 575-393-8005. Callers can remain anonymous. ... See MoreSee Less

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MISSING CHILD LOCATED CLOSE TO HOME

The following is a Lea County Sheriff's Office press release:

On Sunday around 7 p.m., the Lea County Communication Authority was notified of a missing two-year-old boy from the 600 block of East 11th Street in Tatum. Deputies from the Lea County Sheriff’s Office were immediately dispatched. After deputies arrived and verified the child was missing, a search was organized for the missing child. Deputies were assisted by the New Mexico State Police, the Tatum Fire Department and Emergency Services personnel in the search. The boy was located approximately 150 yards from his residence unharmed. The child was re-united with his family. It was later discovered the boy left the yard chasing the family dog and became lost.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind all citizens if a small child or special needs family member is discovered missing to please contact law enforcement immediately especially with the winter months approaching.

To contact the Lea County Sheriff’s Office please call (575) 396-3611 or in the case of an emergency dial 911. ... See MoreSee Less

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