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8-3-21

Parents, Guardians, and Members of the Carlsbad Community, On August 10, 2021, students will begin returning to our schools and on August 11, 2021 all of our  students will be back in their schools. This is a cause for celebration. Last year at this time, we were...

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Update 8-2-21

  Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in Janell Whitlock’s funeral service on Monday. We will continue to miss our friend and dedicated community member for a very long time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carlsbad Community Foundation,...

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Update 7-31-21

  The recent COVID-19 resurgence is of great concern to the welfare of the residents of our community. Eddy County is experiencing one of the state’s highest surges in COVID-19 cases. We must all do what we can to get these numbers back down to an acceptable...

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7-30-21

  As a community, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t heartbroken over the passing of Janell Whitlock, who died on Thursday. Janell was an incredibly good person who cared deeply about those around her. The sincerity of her compassion drove those...

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Update 7-29-21

The United Way of Eddy County has announced that it is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer.  The bad news is that means the current Executive Director, Linda Dodd, has moved on to a position outside of that organization. We would like to thank Linda for all her hard...

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Update 7-28-21

  It seems like Carlsbad has had a great deal of very sad news recently. On Wednesday morning, we learned that Dorothy Perkowski has passed away. Dorothy is the wife of former Mayor Gary Perkowski, and we offer our heartfelt condolences to Gary and everyone in...

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Update 7-27-21

It feels like we’ve had some of the craziest weather we’ve ever had this summer. Monday’s very sudden storm only added about ¾ of an inch of rain, but the mixture of hail and strong winds caused a considerable amount of property damage around town. We had to remove a...

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Update 7-24-21

  While 2021 has had its share of new challenges, one incredible positive for the year is that we are seeing the start of significant progress on the loop road effort. As Carlsbad continues to grow, having bypass options around the city in all directions will...

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Update 7-23-21

    There has been an outpouring of community support for Rocky Armendarez, the young Shorthorn player who passed away earlier this week. This includes a car wash planned Saturday at 7 a.m. at 1101 W. Lea St. (Bud Board Smoke Shop) and at 8 a.m. Sunday at...

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July 22, 2021

  On Wednesday, several Carlsbad organizations posted announcements stating the extremely terrible news that a young resident in our community has passed away. Rocky Armendarez was a member of the Carlsbad Shorthorn All Star Team who passed away on Tuesday...

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Update 7-21-21

There’s a new radio station in town – or should we say that a popular former radio station is back on the air. Businessman Johnny Chandler has purchased KCCC 930 AM and is using the station to play country music. KCCC was previously owned by the Jenkins family and...

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Update 7-20-21

    We should to take a look at recent local COVID-19 numbers, which are the highest they’ve been in several months.   Carlsbad Medical Center reports 14 positives over the weekend out of 80 tests. The hospital now has multiple patients with COVID-19...

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Update 7-19-21

  Many of you may have seen a letter in the mail explaining that the City of Carlsbad is moving into a new, more user-friendly online billing system for utilities. This system will go live on August 1 and will be much more customer friendly that the old online...

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Update 7-18-21

  Congratulations to all of the individuals and organizations honored during this week’s Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce banquet, especially outgoing President Clint Cone and incoming President Ekta Bhakta, as well as executive director Chad Ingram and the Chamber...

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Update 7-15-21

This is the third part of our Development Report, which will focus on recently-completed projects. RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS Duplex Apartments: located at 107, 109, 111, and 113 Kircher St. The owner is Jayden Jenkins. The contractor is Trend Builders. There are 8...

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Update 7-13-21

The second part of our Development Report will focus on Residential Developments. Here’s what’s being built around Carlsbad. RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS Ridgecrest Subdivision: located on E. Greene St., 11 undeveloped lots are being built on or marketed currently. The...

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Update 7-12-21

Our development report is an excellent way to see what is going on in Carlsbad. These items are public record and come through our Planning and Regulation Department. Today’s report will focus on Commercial Developments. COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS Advanced Heart &...

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Update 7-9-21

    There’s some great news concerning the oil and gas industry in the state and nation right now. Baker Hughes reports that the count of total rigs in the United States has gone up from 461 to 470. The tally has continued to increase for the past two weeks....

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Update 7-9-21

  A brief update on the Avalon program, which is a residential treatment facility for women with children. The Carlsbad LifeHouse runs the program, and outpatient counseling began there more than a month ago. We were pleased to learn this morning that the...

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Update 7-8-21

As reported by various media outlets, the legalization of marijuana in New Mexico means many K-9 units with police agencies across the state will no longer be able to continue their current duties. This will be the case in Carlsbad. We first want everyone to know that...

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Update 7-7-21

  Safety is always our number one priority, and when waters were coming in on June 29, our first responders acted very quickly to alert those who were at the greatest risk. This included those who lived near Boyd Drive, those who lived in the James Street area,...

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Update 7-6-21

  We hope you enjoyed this weekend’s “Old Fashioned, Patriotic, Fourth of July Celebration,” which included a parade, boat parade, ceremony to honor World War II veterans, Hall of Fame induction, DJ’s, live music by seven bands and an incredible fireworks show....

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Update 7-3-21

    While we’ve spent a great deal talking about our Independence Day celebration this week, we also need to be mindful of the bigger picture related to the holiday. When we built this great nation, we came together to create something amazing.  In the years...

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Update 7-2-21

  Yes, the show will go on! Despite what mother nature threw at us this week, the City of Carlsbad is looking forward to our Independence Day parade (9 am. July 3, Church to Canyon Street), boat parade (2 p.m., July 4), World War II Ceremony (10:30 a.m. July 3 at...

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Update 7-1-21 Our community mourns the loss of two incredible members of our local Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee- Captain James B. Williams and Gary Giddens. Both of these gentlemen passed away earlier this week. Gary Giddens was the President of the...

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Update: June 30, 2021

  On Tuesday, Carlsbad residents were reminded of an important fact- the rain we get here is only half of the picture.  Rain up in the Guadalupe Mountains put us on the receiving end of a massive torrent of water that surged through the Dark Canyon Draw on...

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6-29-21  Update

  The past couple days of rain have certainly been welcome. Our first responders report that there have been no major property flooding or traffic crashes resulting from the rain. Everyone also did a good job respecting barricades that were set up as a safety...

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Update 6-28-21

  The Carlsbad Cavegirls lost to Rio Rancho Cleveland, 3-0, in their softball state championship Saturday at the University of New Mexico Softball Complex.  The Cavegirls fought hard and had multiple scoring opportunities in their bid for a 17th state title....

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Update 6-26-21

Here’s an overview of our “Old Fashioned, Patriotic, Fourth of July Celebration,” planned for July 3 and 4. Our Independence Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 3 at the former St. Edwards School parking lot. Lineup begins at 8 a.m. The parade will head...

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Civic Center and Water Park Update, 6-24-21

It’s great to have the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibition Center back in action. A job fair held there last week was very successful and an upcoming “Trade Days” event is certainly going to draw a large crowd. “The Vintage Cactus: Trade Days” is being set...

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