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Update 5-1-22

The City of Carlsbad was notified this week that the community has been awarded a $2 million grant through the Economic Development Administration, according to a press release from our two senators. This grant is for what’s called the Double Eagle North Collector Line Replacement Project- a key phase of our Double Eagle effort. We are currently waiting for the grant agreement to finalize this process.

Thank you to Senator Lujan and Senator Heinrich for their support in this American Rescue Plan’s Economic Adjustment Assistance funding. Angie Barrios-Testa and KC Cass led the effort from the City’s end with preparing the application. They received strong assistance from Tara Gohr and the Grant Plant. Carlsbad City Council approved the application. Thanks to the SE Council of Governments as well, as well as Don Peterson and Souder Miller & Associates. Finally, thank you to Rep. Brown, Sen. Kernan and Sen. Munoz for their letters of support.

The Double Eagle water line is extremely important to our community and its potential for economic and residential growth. The Double Eagle system was first purchased in the early 1970s with a long-term goal of becoming a secondary water source for Carlsbad and the surrounding area. With access to water systems from two separate aquifers, Carlsbad is positioned for long-term success.  Key to this current grant, Double Eagle will also allow for job creation and investment.


Chances are good that your calendar is booked over the next few weeks. Between graduation events, sports championships, dance recitals and many other spring activities, most Carlsbad residents have a full plate. This will also be a very busy time for our local Special Olympics competitors.

This weekend, Area IV Carlsbad will host athletes from Roswell, Ruidoso, Pecos Valley, Clovis and Lea County in both the athletics and bocce competition at the Ralph Bowyer Cavemen Stadium. Police Officers from Eddy, Lea and Curry Counties – all of whom participated in the NM Law Enforcement Torch Run, will award the competitors.

Also coming up will be the graduation for Southeast New Mexico College. A graduation parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. May 5 at the Municipal Beach Parking Lot. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and end at the college.  The college’s graduation ceremony itself will be at 6 p.m. May 6 at the civic center.

Additionally, the Pearl of the Pecos Arts & Culture District will be hosting an Art in the Park “Spring Into Arts” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14 at the Halagueno Arts Park. New sculptures will be unveiled and activities are planned at the nearby Carlsbad Museum and Carlsbad Public Library.




Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway

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