Welcome to Lea County
Lea County has welcomed and fostered the energy industries - petroleum, natural gas, and more recently nuclear and renewables - for more than eight decades, and for those reasons Lea County has become known as the EnergyPlex - the nation's epicenter of energy commerce.
Lea County also has a long history in farming and ranching, and residents take great pride in showcasing this rich agricultural heritage through the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame.
SEPTEMBER 2001 – SEPTEMBER 2011
Lea County Salutes Firefighters, Police Officers, and Military Personnel
On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 New York tragedy, please join Lea County’s salute to all of the firefighters, police officers, medical and military personnel who protect our lives, families, homes and communities. Lea County Government thanks the men and women who keep us safe throughout the county communities.
The Lea County firefighters and police officers often rush toward danger to protect the citizens of our county. Over 154,000 acres in Lea County have burned in 2011 with over 208 calls for fires year to date. During our recent drought, all Lea County residents became even more aware of the men and women who worked incessantly to save our land, properties, and businesses.
THANK YOU to the following for their dedication: Lea County Communication Authority;, Lea County Emergency Management; Lea County Sheriff’s Department; Knowles, Maljamar, and Monument Volunteer Fire/EMS Departments; Eunice Police and Fire Departments; Hobbs Police and Fire Departments; Jal Police and Fire Departments; Lovington Police and Fire Departments; Tatum Volunteer Fire and Police Department and Ambulance Service.