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Update 2-1-23

  Almost everything is coming together for the arrival of Carlsbad Miniature Golf, which will be located at the Lake Carlsbad Golf Course, 901 Muscatel. The weather has been a little uncooperative, which has slowed progress just a little bit, as setting the...

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Update 1-31-23

  Thank you to everyone who participated in the Carlsbad Museum’s Hall of Fame induction for Gary Niblett and Dwight Pitcaithley over the weekend. Attendance was great, and there was a lot of great things to say about these two outstanding Carlsbad natives. If...

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Update 1-29-23

  Here’s a quick business update on a few spots: There’s a new soda store coming to Carlsbad. “Sips Sodas and Snacks” is going to be located at 1095 N. Canal Street, and you can get more information from their web page at https://sipsodas.com/menu/ According to...

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Update 1-27-23

  The Hall of Fame displays for our two newest inductees, Dwight Pitcaithley and Gary Niblett, have been installed at the Carlsbad Museum and will be available for viewing beginning on Saturday, Jan. 28. These displays, which include artifacts celebrating the...

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Update 1-26-23

    Many Carlsbad residents have been braving the weather to travel back and forth to Santa Fe this week to participate in the legislative session.   We have especially enjoyed visiting with members of our Southeast New Mexico Delegation this past week,...

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Update 1-25-23

    Carlsbad residents woke up to snow on Tuesday morning.   According to Carlsbad Fire Chief Ken Ahrens, weather reports now indicate that some portions of Carlsbad and the surrounding area are expected to get up to four inches of snow. There are...

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Update 1-24-23

    There will be a very important WIPP hearing on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the Pecos River Village Carousel House. This is related to the NNSA’s plan to dilute and dispose of the nation’s surplus plutonium at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad....

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Update 1-20-23

  There are a few key position changes taking place in Eddy County Right now. Reinhard Knerr, who had been serving as the Manager of Carlsbad’s Department of Energy Field Office, will now be the Deputy Manager of the Portsmouth Paducah Project Office in...

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Update 1-19-23

  There are some wonderful new works of art going into the Halagueno Arts Park. On Jan. 10, a colorful work called “Spiral, Spirals” was installed in the Imaginarium, which is the portion of the park with the pedestals facing Mermod Street. This beautiful work of...

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Update 1-18-23

  Carlsbad had a great participation throughout the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations over the weekend. Nicole Nelson-Jean, who is with the Department of Energy, spoke about waiting in line to attend the funeral of Rosa Parks for 14 hours. Nicole was the...

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How many uses of Oil & Gas?

  Last year, we put out a column listing the many different uses of fossil fuels, beyond just for driving a vehicle. The hope was to convince that those calling for the end to fossil fuels that they may need to rethink the issue. Or, we at least hope they might...

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Update 1-12-23

  Many Carlsbad residents today are mourning the loss of devoted community member Wanda Welch, who passed away on Wednesday. Wanda had been an extremely active Carlsbad resident for many decades. She and her great friend, Deanna Taylor, led Carlsbad’s...

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Update 1-12-23

  The Mayor of our nearest neighboring city, Loving, has resigned. Loving Mayor Pete Estrada announced his resignation on Jan. 9, following 16 years as Mayor and another four on the village’s council. Mayor Estrada was great to work with and was always interested...

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Update 1-11-23

  We have some additional information about the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Carlsbad, which is coming up this week. This annual event has been going on for decades, and serves as a fundraiser and outreach campaign for Carlsbad’s Martin Luther...

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Update 1-10-23

  The City of Carlsbad’s Safe Ride Program was a huge success this year. Carlsbad Municipal Transit safely provided transportation to 44 people (160 miles) during New Year’s Eve.  This is a free service designed to promote a safe New Year’s Eve for everyone....

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Update 1-6-23

  We wanted to explain the veterans cemetery setup in Carlsbad a little more. There are actually two different processes going on right now. First, the City has completed building a section of the cemetery off of Boyd Drive that has been dedicated to the burial...

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Update 1-4-23

  We would like to congratulate Ken Ahrens as being selected as the new chief of the Carlsbad Fire Department.  Ahrens had been serving as Assistant Fire Chief since 2021. He was first hired here in 2010 as a Firefighter/EMT and later served as a Staff...

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Update 1-4-23

  Happy New Year! Now that the new year is in place, there are a number of changes in elected officials that have taken place at the state and county level. You may have a new state representative, depending on where you live. Following the redistricting process,...

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Update 12-30-22

  Happy New Year Carlsbad! This is a good to look back at some of the biggest developments around the City of Carlsbad in 2022. One of the accomplishments the City is most proud of this year has been all of the enhancements to the Carlsbad Beach area, which are...

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Update 12-30-22

  We’re very thrilled to announce that Carlsbad’s Cavern Theatre has received a major grant through the State of New Mexico that should allow the community to reach the finish line on this important project. Last week, we received a letter from the New Mexico...

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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...

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Update 12-21-22

  If you are looking for a couple last minute Christmas gift ideas, consider buying someone tickets for one or more of the upcoming concerts in Carlsbad. The Country band Lonestar will be performing at the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibition Center on...

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Update 12-20-22

  Here’s a quick rundown of what city services may be modified due to the upcoming holiday. The City of Carlsbad will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday Dec. 26 for the Christmas Holiday. The City will also be closed on Monday, Jan. 2 for the New Year’s...

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Update 12-18-22

Update 12-18-22 Cheyenne Methola, who is the executive assistant for the Mayor’s Office at city hall, will be retiring at the end of this month. We just want to thank Cheyenne for all of her hard work and dedication for the City of Carlsbad and the entire community....

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Update 12-16-22

  As Carlsbad has continued to grow in population, how has the housing market adjusted?  The Carlsbad Department of Development took a good look at this issue in a very thorough report that recently came out. You can view the report yourself by visiting...

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Update 12-15-22

    Last week, Crestwood Midstream, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, and the Faith, Hope and Love Foundation teamed up to make Christmas extra special. The group developed what they called Christmas Blessings, which took place at the Pecos River Village....

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Update 12-14-22

We’ve had great discussions lately with both the current and future companies who will handle the management and operations contract at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.  SIMCO is in the process of taking over the contract, while NWP is assisting with the transition....

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Update 12-13-22

  Visitations at the emergency room and at local urgent care clinics have certainly been at peak over the past few weeks, as Carlsbad and other locations work through flu season. In fact, last week was national flu vaccination week and handwashing awareness week....

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Update 12-9-22

    On Thursday evening, we participated in Ricky and Bellzora Garcia’s annual Cavemen Strong awards, in which multiple local residents were honored through Cavemen Strong, through the Ricky Garcia Foundation and through the “Spirit of Carlsbad” awards. This...

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Update 12-9-22

  On Thursday evening, we participated in Ricky and Bellzora Garcia’s annual Cavemen Strong awards, in which multiple local residents were honored through Cavemen Strong, through the Ricky Garcia Foundation and through the “Spirit of Carlsbad” awards. This annual...

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