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Caza Oil & Gas Announces Excellent Well Result and Provides Operational Update

West Copperline Property: The West Copperline 29 Fed #4H horizontal Bone Spring development well reached the intended total measured depth of approximately 16,015 feet in the 3rd Bone Spring Sand interval and was subsequently fracture stimulated beginning on July 1, 2014.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Business Journal

Oil and gas auction fetches more than $83 million

New Mexico will receive about $39,878,443 as the result of an oil and gas lease auction held Wednesday.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Most deaths in the oil and gas industry occur once workers leave the oilfield

Photo by Zack Ponce - Current-Argus Warren Hubler discusses oilfield safety during the Southeast New Mexico Oil and Gas Safety Summit in Hobbs.

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Related Topix: Oil & Gas, Hobbs, NM

Business Journal

Albuquerque's business activity off a bit in May

Albuquerque's GRT distribution for May's business activity was $27,060,226 compared to $28,130,414 for April, according to figures released Wednesday by the New Mexico Department of Taxation.

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Related Topix: Rio Rancho, NM

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Carlsbad Current-Argus

BLM hosting oil and gas lease sale

Santa Fe >> The Bureau of Land Management is offering 31 parcels for oil and gas leasing mineral rights on Federal mineral estate for Chavez, Eddy, Guadalupe, and Lea Counties.

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Related Topix: Eddy County, NM, Guadalupe County, NM, Santa Fe, NM

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Some counties considering suing Gov. Martinez

At least eight counties are considering filing a lawsuit against Gov. Susana Martinez to challenge one of her line-item vetoes in Senate Bill 268.

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Related Topix: Susana Martinez, US Governors, San Juan County, NM

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Trucker killed in rollover on State Road 128

CARLSBAD >> State police say a semi-truck driver who failed to navigate a left hand curve died after his vehicle rolled over.

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Related Topix: Truckers, Carlsbad, NM

Tue Jul 01, 2014

KOB-TV New Mexico

Trial set for Hobbs man in beating death

A trial date has been set for a New Mexico man charged with beating a woman to death in front of a child and forcing someone to record the beating with a cell phone.

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Related Topix: Hobbs, NM

Fri Jun 27, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

New Mexico county in prairie chicken lawsuit

Commissioners in a southeastern New Mexico county voted unanimously Thursday to join a lawsuit against listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.

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Related Topix: New Mexico

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Hobbs men facing capital murder charges in Texas

TEXAS >> The two Hobbs men arrested in the murder of 24-year-old Anna Villegas, whose body was found north of Loving November of last year will face capital murder charges in Texas for her death.

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Related Topix: Hobbs, NM, Loving, NM

Wed Jun 25, 2014

The Grant County Beat

GRMC celebrates new linear accelerator

"This new linear accelerator enhances our effort to deliver key quality services to our community," Dan Otero, GRMC chief operations officer, said to the about 50 people gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the hospital's new Varian Trilogy linear accelerator in the cancer center.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Silver City, NM

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Eddy County unemployment rate among the state's lowest

But when it comes to the unemployment rate, Eddy County is proud to say that its numbers - presently at 3.5 percent - are among the lowest in the state and have been for several years.

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Related Topix: Eddy County, NM, Carlsbad, NM, Chaves County, NM

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