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Update 6-30-22

  Congratulations to Ekta Bhakta, who is the new president of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad. Ekta’s family came in for the special ceremony on Wednesday. She’s certainly one of Carlsbad’s busiest individuals, as she also serves as the executive director of the Boys...

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Sunday Update

While we are all excited about this weekend’s activities, we haven’t lost sight of the true focus of Independence Day, which marks the historic date in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress. The Second Continental Congress,...

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6-29-22

  The Carlsbad Water Park will be open on the Fourth of July, weather permitting. While the water park is normally closed on Mondays, we do make an exception on holidays. Park hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission will be $5. As a reminder, guests who are...

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Update 6-28-22

    While we’re all excited about the fireworks show and parade on the Fourth of July, we do want to call your attention to a few of the activities happening on July 3 this year. That will be the part of our two-day celebration. Our musical entertainment...

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6-27-22

  Sunday night’s rainstorm was a wonderful relief for many of us, with the airport reporting 1.3 inches of rain. Up to the north, near Roswell, as many as four inches of rain was reported. Unfortunately, we do believe a microburst occurred near the city’s...

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Update 6-26-22

  It’s hard to believe that Independence Day is just around the corner again, but we’re extremely excited about this year’s planned celebration. We’re calling it “Liberty and Legacy” because we’re hoping to include some of Carlsbad’s many “legacies” while...

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June 24, 2022

  This is the fourth and final portion of our Development Report, which is compiled by our Planning and Regulation Department. This portion of the report addresses recently completed developments. Building permits in Carlsbad are also up, when compared to 2021....

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June 24, 2022

  This is the fourth and final portion of our Development Report, which is compiled by our Planning and Regulation Department. This portion of the report addresses recently completed developments. Building permits in Carlsbad are also up, when compared to 2021....

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June 23, 2022

  This is the third portion of our Development Report, which is compiled by our Planning and Regulation Department. This portion of the report addresses residential developments.   RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS Carlsbad Apartments: located at 301 W. Chapman Rd....

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 Update 6-22-22

  This is the second of four parts of our Development Report, which is put together with information from our Planning and Regulation Department. This portion covers commercial developments. COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS P2 La Cumbre Partners Subdivision: located at...

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 Update 6-21-22

  There’s so much development coming into Carlsbad right now. This is the first of four parts of our Development Report, which is put together with information from our Planning and Regulation Department. This portion covers commercial developments. COMMERCIAL...

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6-17-22

Eddy County is first in the nation in in drilling activity, according to data provided by the Carlsbad Department of Development. The report indicates that Eddy County currently has 53 active drilling rigs- the most for any county in the database. Lea County is second...

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Update 6-19-22

  One of Carlsbad’s biggest and best events is coming up this weekend.  The annual Ducky Affair will take place at 6 p.m., June 25 at the Carlsbad Water Park. The Assistance League of Carlsbad’s annual fundraiser provides $5 tickets for rubber ducks, which...

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Update 6-14-22

  Carlsbad received some of the best news ever on Monday. As many of you have already learned over social media, Carlsbad Dr. Kim Lark’s dogs have been returned safely to her, and the individual accused of taking them has been arrested. According to media...

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Update 6-7-22

  After a two-year hiatus, this year’s CavernFest featured a Saturday night performance by the Randy Rogers Band and two days of great music. The annual downtown event draws tens of thousands of visitors and local residents. Carlsbad MainStreet had not been able...

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Sunday Update 6-12-22

    Cavegirl Faith Aragon was announced as the 2021-22 Gatorade New Mexico Softball Player of the Year. Aragon is the third Gatorade New Mexico Softball Player of the year from Carlsbad High School. Last week, Caveman Nolan Perry received the award for...

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Update 6-9-22

  Congratulations to Jefferson Montessori Academy, who received a $20,000 grant through the American Library Association. Even through 77 libraries across the country were recognized, the ALA COVID Library Relief Fund’s only recipient in New Mexico was Carlsbad’s...

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6-8-22

  Congratulations to Kelly Calicoat and Megan Bowen, who both won contested elections for Magistrate Judge following Tuesday’s primary election. Both Republicans won with 69 percent of the vote, according to the Secretary of State. Results are still considered...

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Update 6-8-22

    Several Carlsbad residents are representing New Mexico at the Special Olympics USA Games going on this week in Orlando. Some competitions are being broadcast on ABC and ESPN, while others are available over LiveStream. More than 5,000 athletes and...

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6-6-22

  As reported in media, Carlsbad High School’s Nolan Perry has been announced as the 2021-22 Gatorade New Mexico Baseball Player of the Year. Perry is the sixth Gatorade New Mexico Player of the Year to be chosen from Carlsbad High School. The award recognizes...

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Update- 6-5-22

  The successful remediation of the South Y Brine Well was a significant effort that took a great deal of hard work and quite a bit of ingenuity. We would like to take a moment to thank many of the local residents who played an integral role in that process. When...

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Update 6-2-22

  A Carlsbad native is going to be one of this year’s recipients of the Academy of Country Music’s exclusive “Poet’s Award,” according to a press release by the ACM. Sonny Throckmorton will be inducted into the exclusive group on Aug. 24 in Nashville. He’ll be...

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6-1-22

  As many residents have experienced, we had an error on our utility billing to some customers. Utility customers who are on automatic draft received a delinquent notice for May and can disregard that notice. Due to an error in the billing process, late notices...

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Update 5-31-22

    Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony special. A very special thanks to Joanna Sieberg, who was the parade marshal and keynote speaker this year. Sieberg, whose father was a Bataan survivor, talked about the...

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Update 5-28-22

  Tragedies such as the shooting that happened in Uvalde this week are unfathomable to all of us.  Uvalde is a close-knit community very much like our own. Everyone in town knew someone who worked at or attended the elementary school where these terrible...

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Update 5-26-22

  Thank you to Superintendent Gerry Washburn, Trey Gonsalez,  the Carlsbad High School Athletic Office, and everyone else who helped organize the “Parade of Champions” on Wednesday evening. A couple months ago, we celebrated the end of COVID-19 restrictions for...

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Update 5-24-22

  Thank you to everyone who assisted with the dedication of the Law Enforcement Memorial in front of the Janell Whitlock Municipal Complex on Monday. There are currently five names on the memorial, ranging back in time to 1897: Sheriff James Leslie Dow, Sheriff...

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5-23-22

  The Eddy County Patriotic Association will be hosting a Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Monday, May 30. The parade lineup will begin at 8 a.m. at the Carlsbad Municipal Schools Administration Building (408 N. Canyon). The parade will head down Canyon toward...

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5-22-22 (Sunday)

Congratulations to Intrepid Potash. Intrepid’s East Mine has been chosen as the recipient of the Rocky Mountain Mining Institute’s 2022 Safety Award for Large Underground Mines. This award is based around production and meeting MSHA safety standards and is based on...

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Update 5-19-22

  Riley Antiporda is the Carlsbad High School valedictorian for the Class of 2022. Kate Chester is the school’s salutatorian.   Riley is the son of Mike and Deena Antiporda. He was extremely involved in the Carlsbad High School band, and he won numerous band...

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