Carlsbad Caverns creating digital map of cave system
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The National Park Service is creating a digital map of Carlsbad Caverns National Park to help with repairs and maintenance projects.
Experts to review mine design at US nuclear waste dump
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The contractor that manages the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico has assembled a panel of experts to review the effectiveness of ground...
Environmentalists seek to protect dunes sagebrush lizard
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A small lizard native to southeast New Mexico is the latest animal to spark a debate between environmentalists, the federal government and oil and gas operators.
Historic horizontal well in Permian Basin completed
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Drilling of the longest horizontal oil and gas well in the history of the Permian Basin has been completed as booming oil production in the region continues to center around...
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in New Mexico has received its 12,500th shipment since operations began two decades ago.
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A new wind power generating farm is coming to southeastern New Mexico, bringing turbines and transmission lines.
San Diego-based EDF Renewables recently announced that...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $800,000 from her employer has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.
New Mexico rural airports get $14M in federal grants
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Rural airports in New Mexico have been awarded nearly $14 million to federal grants for needed upgrades.
Sixteen regional airports across the state will receive the...
New Mexico plans meetings for new methane rules
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental regulators say they will be reaching out to communities, environmental groups and industry to develop the state's first methane reduction...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. land managers violated environmental laws and their own regulations when issuing dozens of leases to drill in one of the nation's busiest oilfields, environmentalists...
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The only crude oil refinery in southeast New Mexico serving Permian Basin production is looking to expand.
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports Dallas-based Holly...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A woman who oversees regulatory compliance at a private medical practice in southern New Mexico has been named to the state's fledgling ethics commission.
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they have been asked to investigate a fatal shooting involving Carlsbad police.
They say Carlsbad police officers conducted a welfare check...
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico school districts have become increasingly reliant on substitute teachers as they contend with growing vacant teaching positions in the state.
CARLSBAD, New Mexico (AP) — A New Mexico man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for the shooting death of a security guard.
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reported Monday that 28-year-old...
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A Los Alamos educator has been named the new superintendent of Carlsbad Municipal Schools.
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports Gerry Washburn was appointed to the role...
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A softball pitcher and baseball pitcher from the same New Mexico high school threw a perfect game and no-hitter, respectively, within 90 minutes of each other.
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Officials: Monitors to give ‘warning’ on Carlsbad well
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say updated monitoring devices will be able to provide advanced warning if a defunct brine well on the edge of Carlsbad begins to...
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators are looking to crack down on air quality violations by energy companies operating in one of the nation's most productive oil and gas basins.
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A sheriff's office in southeastern New Mexico has sworn in a new deputy, fulfilling the birthday wish of 18-year-old Roman Leos.
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico became the national leader in pecan production last year after Hurricane Michael struck down large swaths of Georgia's crop, new U.S. Department of Agriculture...
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A deal between oil companies and a Texas firm could move almost a million barrels per day of crude oil capacity to the Delaware Basin in New Mexico and Texas.
Key New Mexico, Texas oil highways getting upgrades
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Key highways in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas are getting much-needed upgrades to accommodate the rise in traffic from the region's oil and gas boom.
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Officials in a southeastern New Mexico city will consider a resolution that declares they won't enforce gun laws that they believe violate gun owners' constitutional...
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Thirty-six miners at a New Mexico nuclear waste repository were trapped underground in an elevator for about three hours due to a power outage.
Energy Department to investigate nuclear waste repository
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department will be looking into the operations of the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico after reports that...
- Business WireGuadalupe County Hospital Adopts RCM Cloud, Broadens Use of CareVue Electronic Health Record PlatformJuly 24, 2019
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- Business WireTarget Lodging Wins New Contracts to Build and Operate New Permian Basin Community in Carlsbad, New MexicoFebruary 26, 2019
- Business WireTarget Lodging Wins New Contracts to Build and Operate New Permian Basin Community in Carlsbad, New MexicoFebruary 26, 2019
- Business WireMatador Resources Company Announces Midstream Transaction Expanding San Mateo’s Operations in the Delaware BasinFebruary 25, 2019
139 barrels of crude oil stolen from a New Mexico oilfield
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Eddy County Sheriff's officials say they're investigating the theft of 139 barrels of crude oil from an oilfield.
They say the barrels were removed from property owned by Concho Resources near U.S. Highway 62/180.
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports Concho's security supervisor contacted sheriff's officials on Jan. 31, but it's believed the theft occurred between last September and December.
Carlsbad continues to fight illegal dumping, seeks state aid
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city known for its breathtaking caverns is struggling with illegal dumping.
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports the city of Carlsbad is seeking state help to purchase of large disposal containers to give potential illegal dumpers options.
2 arrested after trespassing into mine shaft
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people were arrested after trespassing into a New Mexico mine shaft.
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reported Monday that Bryon Williams and Ashlynn Spencer were arrested for trespassing Friday into a 700-foot (213-meter) deep mine shaft.
County approves switching back to 5-day work week
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county has approved switching back to a five-day work week.
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports Eddy County employees, beginning Feb. 24, will once again be in the office five days a week instead of the four-day work week approved by the Eddy County Board of Commissioners in 2017.
Proposed potash mine plan advances amid new agreement
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Plans for a proposed potash mine in southeast New Mexico are advancing amid a new agreement.
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports the Hobbs-based PolyNatura announced that week it has signed a deal with national fertilizer company Nitron Group to purchase 75 percent of PolyNatura's production.
Railroad industry see surges amid New Mexico, Texas oil boom
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Traffic is surging in the railroad industry in southeast New Mexico thanks to the oil boom in the state and West Texas.
The number of rail cars traveling through the Carlsbad area almost tripled during the region's recent oil boom as extraction continued to grow in Permian Basin, the Carlsbad Current-Argus report ed.
Carlsbad struggling to attract chains amid oil boom
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The oil boom in southeastern New Mexico may be attracting business to communities, but some chains say they are struggling to keep employees because of better-paying positions in the oilfield.
New Mexico family stuck in snow, rescued after 2 days
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Searchers rescued a family of four who "stayed hunkered down" in their pickup for two days after getting stuck in snow in mountains in southern New Mexico.
Access to parks in US Southwest a mixed bag during shutdown
PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government's shutdown presents visitors with a mixed bag at national parks and monuments in the US Southwest, home to some of the parks system's crown jewels.
Italian scientist eyes plant growth at nuclear repository
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The unique geology at the United States' only underground nuclear waste repository recently drew a researcher from across the Atlantic Ocean.
Construction work on massive cavity expected to last 2 years
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Construction work on a 600-foot-deep (183-meter-deep) cavity in Carlsbad began this month as crews re-positioned access routes and brought materials to the site ahead of February's predicted remediation start date.
US nuclear repository turns focus to maintenance projects
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Work to dispose of tons of radioactive waste from defense sites around the United States will be put on hold next month so maintenance can be done at the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository.
Officials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant announced during a meeting Thursday that the three-week work stoppage will begin Jan. 7.
New Mexico State Police: 2 walk away from juvenile facility
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities are looking for two juvenile offenders who walked away from a state facility in Albuquerque.
The State Police said Saturday that 20-year-old Zane Fernandez of Carlsbad and 17-year-old Benjamin Galindo of Roswell walked away from the Albuquerque Boys Reintegration Center.
1 of New Mexico’s last drive-in theaters is set to close
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — One of New Mexico's last drive-in theaters is set to close.
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports the owner of the Fiesta Drive-In Theater in Carlsbad, New Mexico, announced this week he was shutting down the decades-old landmark on Sunday after selling the property.
State Police: 14-year-old Carlsbad girl killed in a rollover
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a 14-year-old Carlsbad girl is dead after a car crash in Eddy County.
They say eight people ranging in age from 14 to 17 were in an SUV that rolled southeast of Carlsbad around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
State Police say Sierra Corrales was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Oil and gas boom in Permian Basin boosts local charities
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — With the recent oil and gas boom in the Permian Basin, charities are seeing an increase in donations from some of the oil companies that have come in, but the number of clients being served is also increasing as many workers can't afford rent and are looking for other help.
State Police: Truck slams into stopped vehicles; 2 killed
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two New Mexico women were killed when a tractor-trailer slammed into their SUV and four other vehicles stopped as workers ran power lines across the roadway.
The New Mexico State Police said 60-year-old Maria Marin and 44-year-old Josefina Valles, both from Hobbs, were killed Thursday when their Cadillac Escalade was among the vehicles rear-ended on U.S. 62/180 east of Carlsbad.
Southern New Mexico reservoir being drained for maintenance
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico reservoir is being drained so irrigation managers can do maintenance on the dam.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says the work on the Avalon Reservoir will be done by the Carlsbad Irrigation District. The reservoir also was drained last winter for similar work.
The federal agency and the irrigation district are warning people not to enter the area, as last year there were signs of four-wheeling within the reservoir pool and vehicles stuck in the mud.
Judge: New Mexico counties not at fault in escapee attack
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge says two New Mexico counties did not violate a Roosevelt County employee's civil rights after an escaped inmate beat him with a pickaxe.
Ventilation system contract for nuclear waste site awarded
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A company based in southern New Mexico has been awarded a contract to install a ventilation system at the federal government's only nuclear waste repository.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday that the $135 million contract goes to Critical Applications Alliance of Carlsbad.
The department says the ventilation system is the largest construction project at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in nearly 30 years.
Managers report rock fall at underground nuclear waste dump
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Managers at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico have reported a rock fall in an area of the underground facility that is off-limits to employees.
The U.S. Energy Department says the fall happened Wednesday evening. Workers heard a loud thud while doing inspections underground so they left the area and all work was stopped.
Work underway on massive fans for nuclear waste repository
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department says a New York-based company is building several massive fans to be used in a new multimillion-dollar ventilation system for the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository.
Officials say the six fans being made by the Encorus Group will significantly increase the amount of air in the underground portion of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southern New Mexico.
Each fan will stand 20 feet tall and weigh 44,000 pounds.