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Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey said the search eventually could resume for Clancy Nichols, 51, who also worked as a county road and bridge employee; his son Danny Nichols, 24; and Wes Hawkins, 46.
The three men had gone out to check instability issues.
Ironically the landslide area contains the only nearby FRACKING INJECTION WELL OPERATION.
But three people thought to be in the area have been missing since the slide hit. They went to check on their irrigation water because it had been cut off after an initial slide, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. While they were there, a second slide occurred.
The three have been identified by Mesa County as Danny Nichols, 24; his father, Clancy Nichols, 51; and Wes Hawkins, 46.
A giant sinkhole is threatening to swallow up a big chunk of town.
But engineers may be close to a solution.
The Albuquerque engineering firm, AMEC, has come up with five scenarios to deal with the 190-foot deep, man-made, salt-well cavern.
The firm tells the Carlsbad Current-Argus, options include filling in the cavern or keeping an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t take over the town, which could take years.
Right now, the sinkhole measures 670 feet long by 450 feet wide.