Lea & Eddy County’s Rig Count Benefits Economy But Increases Dangerous & Deadly Trucking Traffic

The Hobbs News Sun reported this week that Lea County, New Mexico’s active drilling rig count totals 71 rigs. This amount places it as the leading active rig county in the entire country and only surpassed by the entire state counts of New Mexico and Texas. Lea County’s total active rig count is around...
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Increase in Pedestrian Traffic Deaths Causes Texas DOT to Warn Drivers About Daylight Savings

Posted on October 5, 2022
This week, the Texas Department of Transportation warned drivers about the risks associated with shorter days and longer nights that come with daylight savings. The department noted that Texas saw a 15% increase in pedestrian traffic fatalities in 2021 and those numbers increased even more in the fall and winter months after the time...
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Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico Begins Construction Project of Bridge on Main Roadway for Oil and Gas Industry

Yesterday, the New Mexico Department of Transportation announced a several months long repair job of a bridge on Greene Street in Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico. Deterioration of cement on the bridge’s pier cab reached the point to render the bridge a major hazard to drivers. The bridge has been closed since early August...
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City of Carlsbad Honors Dick Blenden for 60 Years of Service

On September 15, 2022, the City of Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico honored Dick Blenden as the outstanding citizen of Carlsbad for his 60 years of trial practice and service to the community. Mayor Dale Janway presented Dick Blenden with a plaque, proclamation from the City of Carlsbad, and designated September 15, 2022 as...
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Fatigued Drivers Present Dangers Not Only to Other Cars on the Road but Also Passengers in the Same Vehicle

This week, a passenger of a vehicle was killed when the driver of the vehicle fell asleep at the wheel and overcorrected causing the vehicle to roll multiple times. The single vehicle crash occurred in Martin County, Texas in between Andrews and Big Spring Texas. Fatigued drivers represent a dangerous risk to all vehicles...
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Multiple Lane Closures in Pecos, Texas Due to Year Long Traffic Signal Project

This week, the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) announced an infrastructure improvement and traffic signal project in Pecos, Texas in Reeves County. The year-long construction project will require multiple lane closures near Interstate 20, Texas State Highway 17, and Country Club Drive. While the overall project and the improvements to an area desperately in...
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