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Update 12-28-22


Welcome back, and we hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas celebration. Everyone has their own plan for taking down their Christmas tree- ranging from Dec. 26 through the end of January. Once you are ready to dispose of your tree, please consider using the City’s Solid Waste Convenience Drop-Off Center at 301 E. Plaza Street. In the winter, the center is open from 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be closed on New Year’s Day.

The station is for residential use only. For more information, please call (575) 885-0042. The City also has an excellent grappler service, allowing you to have your Christmas tree picked up at your front curb. You can turn in your grappler request by visiting or by calling our 311 line.

As a reminder, the City’s solid waste routes will be unchanged for New Year’s Day, due the holiday taking place on a Sunday. Please ensure that your 96 gallon roll-out is placed outside of your residence by 6 a.m. on your pickup days. Thanks again to our hard working solid waste department.


We had several members of our law enforcement community who have recently received special recognition.

Carlsbad police officers Mario Rocha and Edgar Jaramillo were both honored by the Eddy County DWI Program for being Excellent and Outstanding officers. Representing the Eddy County Sheriff’s Department were Trevor Rankin and Armando Valenzuela. These officers were recognized at the Eddy County DWI Program’s Law Enforcement Tribute held before Christmas.

Additionally, Richard Cage, also with the Carlsbad Police Department, was recognized by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve force. Congratulations to all of these officers.


If you are looking for an activity for junior high aged kids over the break, please consider directing them to the Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest. This is a contest for grades 6-8 with some excellent prizes. Students are being asked to either write an essay explaining how they see their role in making Dr. King’s dream a reality or preparing artwork that tells the same story. Entries are due by Jan. 4 and may be submitted to For more information on this contest, please visit and click on the “Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations” tab.




Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway



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