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Update 10-31-23


Guadalupe Mountains National Park is currently in the middle of its busiest season of the year. Every year, thousands of visitors trek to the park during the fall to observe the leaves change color. Color changes are taking place at Devil’s Hall, McKittrick Canyon and across the park. However, the cold weather may have an impact on the viewing. Fall colors will remain after a few cold days, but winds will cause some trees to lose their leaves.

Due to the popularity of the area, Guadalupe Mountains National Park recommends trying to visit on a weekday, if possible, or arriving early if not. The park also suggests checking the weather before visiting at

While McKittrick Canyon is usually the most popular spot, there are a number of other hikes at the park that allow visitors to view the trees as well. The good news is that it should be getting a lot warmer as the week progresses.

The park did ask to remind anyone visiting during a cold front to bundle up and be aware of the signs of hypothermia. Please also remember that it gets colder at higher elevations.


Congratulations to the owners of the Anomaly Deli House, who opened recently at 3113 National Parks Highway. Advertised houses are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Sunday. You can get more information by calling (575) 200-5265 or by visiting the deli’s Facebook page. The deli offers an extensive list of sandwiches and salads, as well as pastas and sides. The gorditas also appear to be very popular.  It’s great seeing so many locally owned businesses open up in Carlsbad, and we know this will be a very popular spot on the south side of town.


Thank you to Assign Advertising, KCCC and Southeast New Mexico College for hosting a candidate forum on Oct. 30. The event had a lot of very good information, and a high level of participation from candidates. KCCC’s Johnny Chandler is an excellent moderator. The Carlsbad Board of Realtors hosted another forum on Oct. 12, and we appreciate all of their hard work as well.

Election Day is Nov. 7, and residents are being asked to vote on a variety of city elections, including mayor and city council. We appreciate all of the individuals who have been working hard to get information out about this year’s candidates. Eddy County residents are eligible to vote at any one of a variety of posted locations.


Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway



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