Tag Archives: Culberson County

Freak “Microburst” Knocks Out Power to Sierra Blanca, Van Horn for Days

Power has been restored to residents of Culberson and Hudspeth Counties, after multiple days of outages in the area. El Paso Electric – the service provider for the towns of Van Horn and Sierra Blanca – said a freak windstorm called a “microburst” hit … Continue reading

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After a Few Failed Attempts, A New Pitch for Nuclear Waste in West Texas

West Texas has had a long and often contentious relationship with nuclear waste, stretching back to a years-long battle over a planned permanent waste site in the 1980’s and 90’s. Opponents eventually won that fight, but a different site was later … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Space Company Launches 1st Test Flight from West Texas

Blue Origin, the private space company founded by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, launched the first test flight of its New Shepard space craft on Wednesday from the company’s secretive West Texas test site about 40 miles north of Van Horn. In … Continue reading

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Pecos Residents Bracing for More Flooding on the Pecos River

Some already-flooded parts of West Texas near the New Mexico state line are bracing for more flooding in the coming days. The town of Pecos has been among the areas hardest-hit by recent flooding on the Pecos River. The river has risen … Continue reading

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