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  • City of Lovington population: 9693 (2006 American Fact Finder)
  • Lea County population: 56,719 (2006 American Fact Finder)
  • Elevation: 3,600 feet
  • Summer Average Temperature: 79.3 degrees
  • Winter Average Temperature: 41.2 degrees
  • Annual Average Precipitation: 14.9"
  • Sunshine Days per Year: 320
  • Economic Base: Ranching, state/county and city government, oil field and dairy industries.
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Lovington Chamber of Commerce
The Lovington Chamber of Development and Commerce, Inc. (the Corporation) is organized to promote and coordinate the civic, commercial, residential, agricultural and industrial development of the City of Lovington, State of New Mexico. This Corporation is organized to enhance the economic development of the City of Lovington, State of New Mexico and its trade territory by promoting and assisting the growth and development of existing...

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Tatum Chamber of Commerce
Town of Tatum-James G. Tatum arrived in the Tatum area sometime in August 1909. He and a friend from Ranger Lake built a combination house and store located at the intersection of present-day Hwy 380 and Hwy 206. He applied for a post office in December 1909. Tatum's population is approximately 683.

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Carlsbad Caverns
High ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cactus and desert wildlife - treasures above the ground in the Chihuahuan Desert. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 known caves - all formed when sulfuric acid dissolved the surrounding limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes.

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Eunice Chamber of Commerce
Eunice is a hotbed of traditional Cajun and Creole culture and Cajun and Zydeco music, and the community pays enormous tribute to it. The Liberty Theatre constructed in 1924 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, hosts "Rendez-Vous des Cajuns", an internationally known performance that features Cajun and Zydeco music and humorists.

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Lea County Museum
The Lea County Museum was created by the Lovington Women's Club in 1969 when the club purchased the Commercial Hotel, which was about to be razed. The Lea County Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operated by a volunteer board of directors.

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Western Heritage Center & Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame
The home of "Hobbspitality," located on the Campus of New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, NM, the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame strives to be the regional leader in the preservation and exhibition of artifacts and materials documenting the Cowboy and Ranching Heritage of Southeast New Mexico and West Texas.

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Roswell Airport
The Roswell International Air Center (RIAC) is located five miles south of the central business district of the City and is the core of southeastern New Mexico's industrial activity. Prior to 1967, these 4,600 acres was the home of Walker Air Force Base, one of the largest installations operated by the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command.

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Living Desert Zoo and Garden State Park
This native wildlife zoo, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, exhibits more than 40 species of animals and hundreds of species of plants native to the Chihuahuan Desert. The park provides an up-close experience for visitors, with a variety of fun interpretive programs for every season geared for the entire family. Living Desert also has beautiful hiking trails, picnic areas and group facilities....

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Lea County Regional Airport
FlyHobbs is the marketing and awareness campaign for the air services at Lea County Regional Airport (HOB). Currently, commercial air service is provided by United ExpressJet Airlines. This initiative, started by Lea County, the City of Hobbs and the Economic Development Corporation of Lea County, promotes commercial air service to the region through community activities, advertising campaigns, and public awareness activities.

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Lovington Senior Citizens Program
The Lovington Senior Citizen Center is a municipal facility located at 18 West Avenue F, Lovington, NM, that provides service to patrons of age 60 and over.  We offer a variety of programs and activities in a social environment aimed for you.  We strive to provide support and the tools necessary to assist our aging community with maintaining independent living. We promote healthy living and...

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Hobbs Chamber of Commerce
Hobbs is the gateway to New Mexico - the Land of Enchantment. Hobbs is the largest municipality in Lea County, the southeastern-most county of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and situated on the far western edge of the Llano Estacado. Like much of southern New Mexico, the Hobbs area represents the best of the “high desert,” with its blue skies and warm sunshine. The Hobbs area exhibits a...

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Lovington Aquatic Facility
The Recreation Department is responsible for maintaining, providing, and managing the various sports complexes located in Lovington.  This department is hard at work year-round to ensure that citizens have a venue to participate in softball, baseball, soccer, and football.  This department also manages and operates the aquatic center, located on Industrial behind Chaparral Park.

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Lovington Public Library
The Lovington Public Library, through its collections, programs and outreach activities, supports and encourages reading and learning, intellectual curioustity, personal growth and development.

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Lovington Youth Center
The Lovington Youth and Activity Center provides the youth of Lovington a safe place to gather and have fun.  The facility has numerous programs throughout the year, including multiple summer sessions that have activities to keep our youth engaged.  In addition, the facility offers a large ballroom that hosts Friday night dances for youth and a full size gym that can accommodate basketball and volleyball...

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Lovington City Hall
Located in southeastern New Mexico, the people of Lovington invite you to participate in a growing economic development opportunity. Lovington is uncrowded, friendly, and progressive. Lovington enjoys a dry temperate climate, has clean water and air, low taxes and low crime rate. Land and real estate prices are low and opportunity is here! It is a good place to live, work, and raise a family....

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Lovington Animal Shelter
The City of Lovington's animal control and code enforcement officers are happy to serve the citizens of Lovington.  The employees of this department protect our community by enforcing our animal and nuisance ordinances, while at the same time keeping the safety, health, and welfare of people and animals a priority.  They provide these actions through enhancing public awareness and enforcement action, with the ultimate goal...

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New Mexico State Police
Chief Pete Kassetas joined the New Mexico State Police in 1992. His first duty station was Grants, New Mexico as a patrol officer. In 1995, he was transferred into the NMSP Criminal Investigations Section whose primary focus is to investigate, prevent, disrupt, and detect violent criminals and felonious criminal activity that undermine the safety and security of the citizens of the State of New Mexico.

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Lovington Police Department
  The Lovington Police Department dedicates itself to the delivery of modern, professional law enforcement services. Our citizens are to be treated with respect, dignity, compassion, courtesy and fairness. We are committed to the protection of rights as we strive to enforce the law impartially and effectively through training, technology and diligence. Members of the Lovington Police Department recognize our special relationship with the community we...

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Lovington Fire Department
The Lovington Fire Department was officially established on April 7th, 1931 as a volunteer department. On July 1st, 1972, the City of Lovington Fire Department assumed ambulance responsibilities. In 1985, the fire department made the transition to a full time paid department and absorbed the volunteers as part time employees in 1992. Today, the Lovington Fire Department employs twenty-one full time personnel.

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Lea County Humane Society
Lea County Humane Society is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States.  Established in 1950, the Lea County Humane Society is a group of volunteers working for the wellness of all animals in Lea County, New Mexico.  A board of directors sets its policies and oversees its daily operations.  In January 2010, LCHS entered into a contractual partnership with the...

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Midland International Airport
The Midland International Air & Space Port (MAF) is located half way between Midland and Odessa and ranked eight in Texas for primary commercial service airports. MAF serves 43 counties in Western Texas and Eastern New Mexico, and is the closest airport to Big Bend National Park. The airport is approximately 330 miles from Dallas, Texas and 300 miles from El Paso, Texas.

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Lea County Event Center
The Lea County Event Center (LCEC) is a 167,000 square foot facility that provides premier meeting space for over 75,000 residents in Lea County.  Conveniently located in Hobbs, New Mexico, the LCEC is an excellent choice for conventions, meetings, concerts, special events and more!  This versatile facility offers the community an opportunity to convene for the purpose of learning, interacting, exhibiting, entertaining and more.

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Lubbock International Airport
Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport is dedicated to providing a safe and pleasant traveling experience. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at (806) 775-2044.

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