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Update 8-21-21


Congratulations to the Carlsbad Cavemen varsity football team for making history last night by winning the Eddy County War twice in one year. The Cavemen beat Artesia, 31-6, in a home game and season opener. Carlsbad defeated Artesia last March in a game that was relocated to Hobbs.

This Friday’s game also included a very nice tribute to Current-Argus sports editor Matthew Asher, who passed away earlier year.  Don’t forget that many in all fall sports are being broadcast on the NFHS network, also on Facebook through Red Rocket and, of course, on local radio stations. It was nice to hear broadcaster Bobby St. John back on 96.3 and 1240 AM calling the games again. The Cavemen play Goddard next week in Roswell.

Congratulations to organizer Emily Cash and everyone with the Assistance League of Carlsbad on another successful Ducky Affair, which was held for the first time ever at the Carlsbad Water Park. The Assistance League sold 2,000 tickets in their fundraiser for Operation School Bell and other charities. City Administrator John Lowe represented the City of Carlsbad in the water slide race. Susan McGary’s duck was drawn for the grand prize, and numerous other prizes went out as well. We hope the Assistance League will join us at the water park again next year for an even bigger event.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is in the project development stages for the NM 31-128 Roadway Project along NM 31 from US 285 to US 62 and along NM 128 from NM 31 to the NM/TX state line in Eddy and Lea counties.

The meeting will take place Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More information and registration at:  or you can call into the meeting at the scheduled meeting time at: (346)-248-7799; WEBINER ID: 815 5112 8865.


Everyone will soon need to use ten digits when dialing any phone number. The FCC has adopted an order approving 988 as the 3-digit abbreviated dialing code to reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. For 988 to work in New Mexico, 10-digit local dialing must first be implemented.


Beginning October 24, 2021, you must dial 10 digits (area code + telephone number) for all local calls. On and after this date, local calls dialed with only 7 digits may not be completed, and a recording will inform you that your call cannot be completed as dialed. It’s going to take everyone some time to make this adjustment, so we will help provide reminders in the future.




Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway


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