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Update 10-6-22

  There are some things more important than football rivalries. The Carlsbad Cavemen will play district rival Organ Mountain in a rare Thursday evening game (Oct. 6). We wish the Cavemen the absolute best, of course, but our prayers are with every player on the...

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Update 10-9-22

There’s just over a week left before this year’s energy summit, and we hope you’ll make plans to join us at the civic center annex from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20. It’s our tenth anniversary, and we’ve received the highest number of sponsors yet for this important...

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Update 10-5-22

  On Wednesday, Carlsbad’s Riverwalk Recreation Center hosted an outstanding Breast Cancer Awareness event. Every year, Renee Madrid, Wanda Aguilar and all of the employees at the Rec Center outdo themselves in putting this event together. According to...

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Update 10-4-22

  Election Day will be Tuesday, Nov. 8, and several key dates are coming up related to that process. Voter registration ends on Oct. 11, and early in person voting and absentee voting also begin that day. Early voting takes place at the Clerk’s Office at 325 S....

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Update 10-3-22

  The first Cavern City Renaissance Festival was reportedly a huge success, with several thousand residents and guests attending the two-day event at the Carlsbad Beach. The group involved with the event’s organization, including Shay Gregory, should be very...

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Update 10-2-22

This is the third part of our development report, which was compiled by our Planning and Engineering Department. RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS Big Lots: located at 2302 W. Pierce, Suite A, in the Carlsbad Mall within the old Bealls building unit. The general contractor...

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Update 9-29-22  

  This is the second part of our development report, which was compiled by our Planning and Engineering Department. Residential Developments Who Who Drive Subdivision: located at the corner of Who Who Dr. and N. Guadalupe St. north of Cherry Ln. This development...

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Update 9-28-22

  This is the first part of our development report, which was compiled by our Planning and Engineering Department. COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS Hyatt House Convention Center: located 4017 National Parks Hwy. The property owner and contractor is Crestline Building...

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Update 9-27-22

  It’s a very busy week for our college. Southeast New Mexico College is presently in the process of interviewing six finalists for the presidency. These finalists are: Dr. Billy Adams, who is the Vice President of Instruction at Panola College in Carthage, Tx; ...

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Update 9-26-22

    Carlsbad’s beach bandshell area fulfills many different purposes in our community. This past Friday, it was the home to the Relay for Life competition, back after a two-year hiatus.   One of this year’s highlights was that CARC Inc. turned out for...

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Update 9-25-22

  We’re being asked what day the City of Carlsbad plans to “designate” Halloween this year, as Oct. 31 falls on a Monday.  The City of Carlsbad does not plan to reschedule Halloween – families who decide to trick or treat this year are still encouraged to do so...

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Update 9-22-22

  It’s a bye week on football, but there’s plenty going on around Carlsbad. Several Carlsbad locations have musical acts planned this weekend. Milton’s Brewing will be celebrating its “Septembeer Fest” from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. downtown. Musical acts include the...

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Update 9-21-22

  The Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad is expanding. Thanks to a very generous donation by Intrepid Potash and Intrepid President and CEO Bob Jornayvez, the Boys & Girls Club will be providing after school programming for students at Desert Willow...

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Update 9-20-22

  Moses and members of his family may soon be spotted around Carlsbad. The Production Company Studio 523, LLC, plans to shoot footage in the area the week of Oct. 13-17. They are filming a pilot for a show called “The Promised Land,” which seeks to take a...

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Update 9-15-22

  Despite being one of the most prolific songwriters in history, Sonny Throckmorton is a man of few words when it comes to awards ceremonies. Upon receiving the Poet’s Award at the 15th Academy of Country Music Honors, Throckmorton remarked that he wasn’t...

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9-14-22

  Congratulations to the Homecoming Court selections for Carlsbad High School and for the Early College High School. Both courts were announced last week during halftime of Carlsbad’s football win over Clovis. Emelia Goodale and Tylen Gonzalez were crowned...

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Update 9-13-22

  Multiple 16th of September celebrations are planned for the weekend. LULAC is hosting a 16th of September Fiesta at the beach bandshell from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sept. 17. This event will include a 10 a.m. parade from the Carlsbad Prep Academy down to the...

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Update 9-12-22

  Sunday was the 21st anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in our nation’s history. More than 3,000 innocent lives were lost on 9-11-01. First responders, in particular, sustained heavy losses as they were attempting to help those who were in need. This...

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Sept. 11, 2022 (SUNDAY)

  One of Carlsbad’s best treasures is the Carlsbad Museum. There, you can find a world-class exhibit on the Bataan Death March, the McAdoo Collection of “Taos Ten” paintings, an excellent rotation of temporary exhibits and artwork from across the Southwest. The...

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Update 9-7-22

    Our area’s two outstanding national parks will both soon be celebrating major anniversaries. Our neighbors to the south, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, recently announced that the park would be commemorating its 50th anniversary with a series of...

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Update 9-6-22

  Robert and Patricia Jacquez have worked very hard this year to organize the 6th annual Jericho Festival, which will be taking place Sept. 9 and 10. All proceeds from this event will go to the Carlsbad Community of Hope Center. This year’s event will feature an...

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Update 9-1-22

  While the past week’s rain has been more than welcome, many of us know that we have a great deal of yard work on the horizon. Keeping weeds under control isn’t just good for the sake of appearance, it also removes a habitat for mosquitos and pests. The City of...

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Update 8-31-22

Update 8-31-22   As always, the rain we’ve received over the past two days is certainly welcome, but also means we have to be on extra alert. The intersection of Radio Boulevard and Boyd Drive was blocked Tuesday afternoon due to flooding. We are also continuing...

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Update 8-30-22

  On Monday evening, many Carlsbad residents had an unexpected introduction to our early warning siren system. These sirens, places around town, are supposed to go off if a tornado or other form of severe weather is coming to the area.  The idea is to let people...

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Update 8-29-22

    It was a very busy weekend in Carlsbad, while Carlsbad’s sports teams were busy on the road. Carlsbad’s varsity football team moved up to 1-1, following a 35-28 win over Goddard. The Cavemen will host Volcano Vista on Friday at 7 p.m. Carlsbad’s girls...

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Update 8-25-22

  Please join us in welcoming Celia Ruiz and Michael Palomino back to Carlsbad. They are here to participate in our dedication of the Alejandro Ruiz Senior Center off Kircher Street. The ceremony is at 10 a.m. Friday (Aug. 26) and we hope you’ll join us. Ms. Ruiz...

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Update 8-28-22

  Two of Carlsbad’s most dedicated residents will soon be switching their permanent location to Santa Fe. The good news, however, is that John and Julia Heaton have assured us that they will continue to stay involved in their many Carlsbad projects. Julia Heaton...

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August 24, 2022

We’re just a month away from Carlsbad’s annual Relay for Life celebration. The event has typically taken place in the spring, but, as with many events, there has been a recent reshuffling of schedules due to COVID-19. Relay for Life is set for Sept. 23 at the Carlsbad...

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Update 8-24-22

  Here’s an update on the Bataan Memorial Bridge issue: Last week, as reported, the southern portion of the bridge was opened to a single lane for both east and westbound traffic. The northern portion of the bridge has been closed for future construction....

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Update 8-23-22

  Friday night’s Eddy County War was one of the most exciting battles anyone has witnessed in ages, with each team scoring a touchdown in the final seconds of play.  The Bulldogs beat Carlsbad, 30-27, after Artesia’s Matthew Saiz returned a kickoff for a...

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