Lea County Airport Eyed For Expansion

Officials in southeastern New Mexico’s booming oil and gas region want to expand their regional airport. The Hobbs News-Sun reports Lea County commissioners voted last week to seek a construction contractor to start expansion at the Lea County Regional Airport. Commissioners were told that the Federal Aviation Administration and the New Mexico Department of Transportation likely will cover the estimated $4.1 million, 7,800-square-foot expansion.