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  1. New Mexico joins race to build storage for nuclear wasteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    Two counties in southeastern New Mexico have joined the race to build an interim storage site to house spent nuclear fuel from the nation's reactors. Officials from Lea and Eddy counties and Holtec International gathered Wednesday at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque to outline their plans.

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  2. Key senator wants answers from mental health care officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    A key Democratic state senator is asking Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's administration for answers as a mental health provider prepares to pull out of southern New Mexico. Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen said she's concerned about the thousands of people who currently receive care from Arizona-based La Frontera.

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  3. Xcel construction plans not hampered by oil pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    Despite a swing in oil prices, a company that provides electricity to customers throughout southeastern New Mexico and West Texas says it's not backing down from plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the region's infrastructure. Xcel Energy plans to spend more than $630 million on new high-voltage transmission and distribution lines and substations.

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  4. DOE answering public questions at LANL over WIPP leak incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | KOB-TV

    A radiation leak shut down America's only below-ground nuclear waste repository the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - more than a year ago. It is still closed and will be for some time, but Thursday, KOB learned more about what that means for Los Alamos and its national laboratory.

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  5. This weekend kicks off National Parks Week; entrance free for weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    This weekend kicks off National Parks Week. For the next week, you can visit any national park site, including the one park and multiple monuments in New Mexico, for free.

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  6. Bottomless Lakes State Park a desert oasis outside RoswellRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | KOB-TV

    Tucked away off the beaten path outside Roswell is a desert oasis Bottomless Lakes State Park is a chain of seven sinkholes. "What happened is the water from the aquifer came up and dissolved the gypsum and caused the lakes to fall in and cave in, creating the sinkholes," said Park Superintendent Joe Kasuboski.

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  7. Potash mine water plan draws scrutiny in southeastern New MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    A potash mine in southeastern New Mexico is drawing scrutiny over possibly needing 3.2 billion gallons of drinkable water for two years. The Hobbs News-Sun reports that Lea County commissioners voted last week to send a letter to federal government to protest the potential use of water to flood the mines. 2 comments

  8. Carlsbad DOE manager leaving for Washington jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    The man who has managed the Carlsbad field office of the Department of Energy and has spent 17 years working with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is leaving for a DOE job in Washington. Joe Franco, who has managed the Carlsbad field office since 2012, will be the DOE's Assistant Manager for Mission Support, according to the Carlsbad Current-Argus.

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  9. US 285 closed between Carlsbad and Loving after crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | KOB-TV

    US 285 is closed at mile marker 24 between Carlsbad and Loving after a semi and car crashed just after 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. The truck lost part of its load in the crash; traffic is being rerouted around the accident onto county roads.

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  10. Carlsbad man drowns in Pecos RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | KOB-TV

    A Carlsbad man drowned April 1 in the Pecos River south of Brantley Lake State Park near Diving Rock after getting swept downriver while swimming. The Eddy County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Jerry Don Kermicle, 33, who was originally from Lubbock, Texas.

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  11. New records detail maintenance concerns at beleaguered New Mexico AirlinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    As the FAA continues to investigate the airline that left passengers stranded at the Sunport before the holidays, the 4 Investigates team uncovered a trail of records that detail a history of compliance issues. Most airplane passengers know flying can be stressful at times.

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  12. Carlsbad business group approves nuke dump resolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | KOB-TV

    A business group has joined the call for negotiations to continue between state and federal officials over $54 million in fines stemming from a radiation leak at a nuclear waste dump in southern New Mexico. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce became the latest group to sign on to a resolution that outlines several recommendations as officials wrangle over the fines.

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  13. Carlsbad school CEO on leave during investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    The CEO of a Carlsbad school has been put on leave while she is investigated for ethical and possibly criminal allegations. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that the Council of Trustees for Jefferson Montessori Academy voted Thursday night to have CEO Cynthia Holguin go on administrative leave.

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  14. Carlsbad moves ahead with plan to ease housing shortageRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    The Carlsbad City Council has approved a zoning change that officials are hoping will help ease a housing shortage caused by the oil boom. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that the zoning change will allow for developers to build an apartment complex on two lots that were previously zoned for commercial use.

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  15. Carlsbad approves resolution addressing nuke dump finesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    Carlsbad officials have approved a resolution that makes several recommendations to state and federal officials as they fight over fines stemming from the radiation leak at the federal government's nuclear waste dump in southern New Mexico. The resolution describes the negotiations between the U.S. Energy Department and the state Environment Department over more than $54 million in fines as "deadlocked."

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  16. A look ahead to the NM boys state basketball tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    We've seen five different state champs over the past five years in the state's largest classification. So who will be lifting the boys' 6A trophy at The Pit on March 14? The state's first-ever 6A basketball championship is up for grabs, and the field looks to be wide open at this point.

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  17. Eddy County Sheriff: Feds broke the law by selling off man's propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | KOB-TV

    A New Mexico sheriff is standing up for the little guy in a big way and jumping into a nasty legal battle between the Internal Revenue Service and a Carlsbad property owner. Eddy County Sheriff Scott London even said the feds broke the law when they sold off the man's property on Thursday.

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  18. Obama budget would reduce funding for New Mexico nuke dumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | KOB-TV

    President Barack Obama's proposed budget would provide less money for the nation's underground nuclear waste repository but relatively stable funding for two major Energy Department weapons labs also located in New Mexico. Funding for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad would be cut $76.3 million.

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  19. Workers discover ceiling damage at WIPPRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    Officials say a small portion of the ceiling at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico has collapsed. The U.S. Energy Department's Carlsbad Field Office says the damage was spotted by geotechnical workers during an inspection last week.

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  20. Workers discover ceiling damage at nuke repositoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | KOB-TV New Mexico

    Officials say a small portion of the ceiling at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico has collapsed. The U.S. Energy Department's Carlsbad Field Office says the damage was spotted by geotechnical workers during an inspection last week.

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