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Update 10-23-21

  One Carlsbad family will be celebrating a very important double anniversary in just a few weeks. Pac and Bobbie Nance will be celebrating their 70th anniversary on Nov. 17. Their daughter, Leta Wright, and her husband, Rickie, will be celebrating their 50th...

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Update 10-22-21

  In addition to being an informative event, our annual energy summit is a great opportunity for Carlsbad to host some of the industry’s biggest names. We had visitors here from Wyoming, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as from across New Mexico. We were honored by...

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Update 10-20-21

Our “Spirit of the Oilfield” awards, now in its third year, has become an important part of our annual energy summit. We know there are so many unsung heroes working in the energy industry who commit themselves daily to safety. Many of these outstanding men and women...

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Update:  10-19-21

  Voters are being asked to consider the HB 33 Mill Levy during the Nov. 2 election. This is a vote to provide the School District with funds to maintain and improve buildings and purchase equipment. This is not a new tax – the property tax rates on this mill...

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Update 10-15-21

  We’re just a few days away from the 2021 Carlsbad Mayor’s Energy Summit, and we wanted to go over a few more details of what to expect. We hope you’ll attend in person, because we’ll be serving our world-famous steaks for lunch. The summit is going to be taking...

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Update 10-14-21

  The Carlsbad Cavegirl varsity soccer team avenged an earlier loss to Clovis on Tuesday night with a 1-0 double overtime win against their district rival. The Cavegirls, who won last year’s state championship, now have a 16-1 record. They’ll play at Roswell on...

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Update 10-12-21

  Several of Carlsbad’s most outstanding nonprofits are holding their fundraisers around this time – organizations who waited for the worst part of the pandemic to subside who may have also wanted to avoid the heat of summer. On Friday, Epsilon Sigma Alpha and...

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Update 10-11-21

  There’s a very important Cavegirl soccer game this Tuesday. The Carlsbad Cavegirls (16-1) will host Clovis (12-2-1). Clovis is the only team to have beaten the Cavegirls in the past year- they won a 2-1 overtime match on Sept. 28. The varsity game is at 6 p.m....

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Update 10-9-21

  Several weeks ago, we promised to keep you updated on the ongoing congressional redistricting effort. One ongoing concern has been over a likely attempt to dilute the Second Congressional District (where we live) in proposals of new maps. It’s still early in...

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10-7-21 Update

The third portion of our development report addresses recently completed projects, projects on hold and one more long-term proposal. There were 362 building permits issued between July and August 2021 with a valuation of $6.87 million dollars. Carlsbad continues to...

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Update 10-6-21

  The second part of our development report addresses residential developments. Updates are provided through our Planning and Zoning Department. Ridgecrest Subdivision: located on E. Greene St., 11 undeveloped lots are being built on or marketed currently. The owner...

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Update 10-2-21

    Our most recent development report, compiled by our Planning and Engineering Department, includes a number of important new projects. Part one of the report covers commercial developments. Metal Shop Building for HB Waters: located at 5216 Corrales Dr....

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Update 10-4-21

There was a great attendance this year at the Firefighter Combat Challenge, held this year in downtown Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Fire Department’s “C-Bad Rooks” team placed third in the relay competition this year with a time of 1:36. Team members are Brandon Lee,...

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Update 10-2-21

On Monday, we will deliver a presentation on several ongoing road projects to the state legislation’s transportation committee. While a number of other projects are taking place, these represent several large-scale efforts. The ongoing Cherry Lane project will include...

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Update 10-1-21  

  Blogger Joe Monahan is predicting significant surpluses in the New Mexico treasury, thanks to oil prices going back up again, and the hard work of Lea and Eddy County residents who are working in the industry.  Monahan cites reports predicting crude to hit...

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Sept. 30, 2021

  Our entire community is both horrified and overwhelmed by grief over the news Wednesday that a 12-year-old resident has died after allegedly ingesting the drug fentanyl. According to police reports, members of the child’s family have been arrested on charges of...

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Update 9-28-21

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there will be around 30 vendors at the Riverwalk Recreation Center on Friday to kick-off this event. The ceremony will run from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., but vendors will be present until 4 p.m. You will also be able to donate...

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Update 9-27-21

We’ve had many people ask us about what is going in near the South Y, between Financial Security Credit Union and Pizza Inn. This is going to be the new large U-Haul Moving & Storage facility, which will consist of a three-story building and more than 100,000...

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Update 9-26-21

  We had a great discussion on Saturday about some of the mental health and psychological side effects of the COVID-19 shutdown. You can view the video on the City of Carlsbad and Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook pages. Gary Williams, Associate State Director with...

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Update Sept. 24, 2021

  This has been a very important week for the future of our college. Throughout the week, members of the Higher Learning Commission have been in Carlsbad on a fact-finding visit related to the change of control from New Mexico State University-Carlsbad to...

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Update 9-22-21

  Unemployment numbers sent out by the New Mexico Department of Workforce show a healthy improvement for Eddy County. According to estimates, Eddy County’s unemployment (as of August) now stands at 5.3%, down from 6.8% in July and much lower than the 8.8 percent...

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Update 9-20-21

  The ongoing redistricting process remains extremely important for Carlsbad residents. Some proposed redistricting maps are being released. You can view these maps here: https://www.nmredistricting.org/mapconcepts/ Redistricting is a very long, heavily debated...

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Update 9-18-21

  The week of Sept. 17-23 is Constitution Week, and it was an honor to sign a proclamation reminding everyone in Carlsbad that this is the case. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), a patriotic organization that encourages education and historic...

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Update 9-17-21

  You have another good list of events if you are looking for something to do this weekend. Our summer concert series is back on – we have Charlie Ingraham playing from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the water park gazebo. Charlie was originally scheduled to play earlier...

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Update 9-16-21

  While COVID-19 vaccine outreach efforts seem to be working well, we have become aware of the fact that many Carlsbad residents have recently had trouble getting COVID-19 tests when they need one. Some local pharmacies are not doing testing due to staffing...

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Update 9-15-21

  The effort to develop our independent college has been going on continually, thanks to hard work by everyone at the college, as well as our Higher Education Task Force Chair Craig Stephens and co-chair John Heaton. A very special thank you to Rep. Cathrynn...

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Update 9-14-21

    There were 142 COVID-19 vaccinations given out at the civic center on Friday, which was our highest daily total over the past few months.  Vaccinations are being offered from 8-11 a.m. again this Friday at the civic center, 4012 National Parks Highway....

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Sports Update 9-13-21

  It was another good weekend for the undefeated Cavegirl soccer team, who won two very tough matches. The Cavegirls beat La Cueva on Friday in overtime, 2-1, and then edged Rio Rancho, 1-0. Rio Rancho was ranked first in the state going into Saturday’s game,...

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Update 9-11-21

  This past weekend’s busy list of events included the Potash Open, an annual golf charity tournament co-hosted by Mosaic and Intrepid. Thank you to both mines for the invitation to say a few words at the evening dinner Saturday. While Carlsbad gets a lot of...

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Update: 9-10-21

  “Where were you when the world stopped turning?” is how Alan Jackson’s song about the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy begins. For many emergency workers in New York City on that fateful day in 2001, the answer to Alan Jackson’s question is that they were rushing back to...

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