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Update 1-13-22

    We had a great visit from our local Chevron office during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Chevron announced a generous donation of $40,000 to the Carlsbad Fire Department.   Mark McCulley, Chevron operations superintendent, said the company is...

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Update 1-12-21

  Carlsbad resident and World War II veteran Bill Fuson is turning 97 this year on Jan. 20. We’ve been told that Bill won’t be having a party this year, but please send cards to Bill Fuson, PO Box 1372, Carlsbd NM 88220 wishing Bill a very happy birthday. Bill...

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Update 1-11-22

New Mexico Bass Nation and the New Mexico Game and Fish got off to a good start last week (January 4, 2022) installing about 40 submerged fish habitats in the upper part of Lake Carlsbad.  Earl Conway, the NMBN Conservation Director, a native of Carlsbad,proposed the...

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Update 1-10-22

  Sunday, Jan. 9 was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was created by multiple organizations in 2015 to express gratitude for officers.  There are more than 900,000 law enforcement officers in the United States,...

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Update 1-7-22

  Christmas on the Pecos saw 11,505 guests this past year, according to Chad Ingram, CEO for the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. About 60% of the guests came from outside of Eddy County, with attendance ranging from Buffalo, New York, to Japan. This was all of...

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Update 1-7-22

While Carlsbad is well known for quite a bit, including oil and gas, Trevor Rogers, WIPP, Christmas on the Pecos  and potash – Carlsbad Caverns National Park will probably always be our primary reason for international fame. When you meet someone out of town and...

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Update 1-6-22

We had our regular COVID-19 meeting with local officials on Wednesday, and the struggles our schools and medical community are facing continue to be significant. Both organizations are persistently battling staffing issues during a time when the need is high. Carlsbad...

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Update 1-5-22

  On Tuesday, the members of the new Southeast New Mexico College Board of Trustees took their oath of office at the Eddy County District Courthouse. This was another major step in our college’s independence. We also think it is a great board in terms of...

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Update: 1-3-21

Update: 1-3-21 The New Year’s "Safe Ride" event went smoothly. According to our transit department, we transported 21 people with good attitudes and no problems using two buses and one clerk riding along to help dispatch. Traffic appeared to be fairly light most of...

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Update 1-3-21

  Carlsbad’s Shooting Range is an under the radar gem of this community. Located at 314 N. Happy Valley Road, it’s a very popular location for local residents and visitors. The Carlsbad Police Department has its training range at the Shooting Range as well, and...

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New Year’s Update

Happy New Year to everyone. We hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas holiday with your families and friends. As we near the end of 2021, we’re very optimistic about the upcoming year. We also believe a great deal of good was accomplished locally in 2021,...

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Update 12-30-21

  As many of you have probably heard, the entire country is currently experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, in part due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. This appears to be the case locally, as Carlsbad Medical Center recently saw its positivity...

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Update 12-25-21

  On behalf of everyone at the City of Carlsbad, we wish you a Merry Christmas. We hope you are enjoying a wonderful time with your family and friends, and that you are all taking care to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. So many wonderful Carlsbad...

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Update 12-20-21

  Last week was another important time for Southeast New Mexico College, which is finalizing its transition away from New Mexico State University and will be a fully independent college within the next few months. The State’s Secretary of Higher Education,...

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Update 12-18-21

  A group of 88 local kids received a special Christmas gift on Friday through the local “Shop with a Hero” program, organized by members of the Carlsbad Police Department. Volunteers this year included staff at Walmart and McDonalds, members of the Police...

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Update 12-17-21

    Despite being the fastest growing area in the state, Carlsbad does not seem to be doing well when it comes to the redistricting process.   On Friday, legislation was signed that significantly changed the boundaries of New Mexico’s three...

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Update 12-16-21

  The New Mexico Economic Development Department has released its quarterly summary for the first quarter of the state’s fiscal year. Eddy County’s matched taxable gross receipts (MTGR) was reported at about $1.8 billion for the quarter, which is almost $300...

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Update 12-13-21

  When we opened the Carlsbad Municipal Annex at 114 S. Halagueno St. several years ago, we decided to place three essential city services in that new building – our Municipal Court, our Council Chambers, and our planning and engineering department. Those are...

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Update 12-10-21

  There were so many great moments at the sixth Annual Cavemen Strong event, held Wednesday evening at the college. Special thanks to Robin Irving and the Early College Choir, Robert Galindo and the CHS Jazz Band and pastor Kevin Burns. The event’s hosts, Ricky...

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Update 12-9-21 (FRIDAY)

  Wednesday was an especially busy day at Cottonwood Elementary. That day, a group of Marathon Oil volunteers distributed nearly 3,000 books to students. In 2017, the company collaborated with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation to create the “My Home...

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Update 12-8-21

  Tuesday (Dec. 7, 2021) marked the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor. This surprise attack, which propelled the United States into World War II, killed some 2,400 Americans, wounded 1,700 and resulted in the United States losing nearly 20...

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Update 12-6-21

  Weekend hours have been restored at the Carlsbad Public Library and at the Riverwalk Recreation Center. Hours for our library are now 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Friday/Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours at the Riverwalk Recreation Center...

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Update 12-4-21

  Carlsbad has the best Christmas show in the state- that’s according to the website “Only In Your State”- who recently published a profile on the Land of Enchantment. Christmas on the Pecos landed Carlsbad the No. 1 spot on the “Most Enchanting, Magical...

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12-3-21

  On Thursday, Carlsbad MainStreet’s directory, Ashly Key, formally announced that she would be stepping down due to her family relocating out of state. Ashly thanked the entire Carlsbad community for embracing her with open arms during her time as the program’s...

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Update 12-2-21

  We want to make sure that everyone starts 2022 off on a good note. To help ensure everyone’s safety, our Carlsbad Municipal Transit System will be offering free safe rides from 6 p.m. Dec. 31 through 2 a.m. Jan. 1. We will have two transit vans out that night –...

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COVID-19 Carlsbad Testing Locations

Where Can I Get a COVID-19 Test? Carlsbad Municipal Schools is now offering free drive-thru testing for staff and students  at 406 N. Alameda (the former Edison School) from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Results are rapid. You can register at...

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Update 12-1-21

  There aren’t many careers in the world with as much of an opportunity to make an impact as there are for educators. Good teachers can inspire their students in a way that can last a lifetime. Carlsbad is blessed to have a long history of excellent educators,...

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Update 11-30-21

  Congratulations to United 20, a team of four Carlsbad residents and two Artesia residents who won a national soccer “3 v 3 Live Championship Tour” this past weekend in Palm Beach Florida. The Eddy County residents went undefeated to win the tournament. They’d...

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Update: 11-29-21

    The results are in and the Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad very deservedly won “Best in Show” at this year’s Electric Light Parade. The Club had a huge turnout, and we’re thankful that the weather cooperated Saturday evening. Zia Bike & Board Shop...

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Update 11-20-21

  One of our recent goals has been to add additional outdoor recreational facilities to Carlsbad. The projects are a relatively low cost way of adding some amenities. We have also been very blessed to have a number of local businesses- such as Clint Cone with...

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