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Update: Oct. 24, 2020

With the holiday season coming up, the need for many of Carlsbad’s most vulnerable residents is only increasing. This week, we spoke with Wayne and Carol Worley about their wonderful Packs for Hunger program. They are currently preparing 301 packs every single week,...

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Bringing Shade Structures to Carlsbad: Update: Oct. 23, 2020

  If you have not done so lately, drive by the Beach area to check out all of the new developments taking place. In addition to the volleyball court going in and the new gazebo, there’s a row of large shade structures in the upper beach area in front of the water...

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Honoring “Red Ribbon Week” Update: Oct. 22, 2020

There has been a lot of concern expressed recently about the numerous mental health and addiction problems that have magnified throughout the COVID-19 shutdown. “Red Ribbon Week” begins on Oct. 23 and is the nation’s oldest and longest drug awareness program. Citizens...

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New Rules Add Steps for Small Businesses

As many of you have probably already heard, citing a fall surge in positive COVID-19 cases, the state is adding several amendments to its emergency health order, effective Friday. Restaurants are now required to complete a safe certification-training program by Oct....

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Update: Oct. 20, 2020

We received several reports about a massive amount of littering in the beach parking and across nearby park areas over the weekend.  This is as appalling as it is frustrating – hundreds of volunteers have gone out every weekend for the past month to pick up trash. The...

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Transitional Housing Fundraiser Worth Checking Out

It has been a tough year for many of our local nonprofits, many of whom have had to cancel or postpone their fundraising efforts. The Carlsbad Transitional Housing and Homeless Shelter is holding an online auction through Oct. 25. Local crafter Larry Krueger has...

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Application Deadline Extended: Update 10-17-20

Many local businesses have already submitted applications for CARES Act Relief funds, but small businesses who have not may now want to consider doing so, due to changes in the eligibility requirements. The City of Carlsbad has been allocated federal funds by the...

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Update: Oct. 16, 2020

We had another sad death in Eddy County on Thursday. Gene Dow, owner of Pecos Valley Broadcasting, called us to let us know that popular DJ Pete Subia has passed away. Subia played classic hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s on his “Cruzin the Oldies with Pete” program....

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Update: October 15, 2020

Some unique local Halloween and fall festival plans are starting to come together. Carlsbad MainStreet has released its plans for an upcoming virtual Halloween costume contest. Nuclear Waste Partnership is serving as the title sponsor.  There will be four age ranges...

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Welcome Alex to the Community: Update 10-14-20

We received a couple very positive updates at the beginning of Tuesday’s Council meeting. Linda Dodd, director of the United Way of Eddy County, updated City Council on all of the United Way’s recent accomplishments. The nonprofit organization receives hundreds of...

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Downtown Flags Are Uplifting: Update: Oct. 13, 2020

  We hope you have enjoyed seeing all of the American flags up around town, especially near the courthouse and downtown. This idea was first proposed by B&B Welding owner Allan Burkeen, who said everyone seemed so down lately and felt the line of flags would...

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Thanking Bob Scholl: Update 10-9-20

Bob Scholl, 93, has hosted Community Forum on KCCC Radio twice a week for the past three decades. He has had numerous co-hosts, including his current co-host, Stella Davis. One of Bob’s beloved features on the show involved him reading through the names of all his...

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Update 10-11-20

Update 10-11-20 Previous development reports covered all of the residential and commercial projects going up around Carlsbad. Here is the final piece of our development report, and the best one of all. The list below covers recently-completed projects. Congratulations...

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Update: October 8, 2020

If local teenagers are in trouble, where can they go for help? We had a great meeting with two of the organizers of a project called the Foundry Home during a visit this week.  The Foundry Home is going to be an extension of the Cavern City Child Advocacy Center. We...

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Senior Center Remains a Priority: October 7, 2020

We want everyone to know that we are committed to our senior centers. Due to state shutdowns, the North Mesa and San Jose Senior Centers have been closed for several months now. We have been able to utilize the San Jose Senior Center as a site for drive-thru meal...

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Foundation Grants Available: Update: 10-6-20

The Carlsbad Community Foundation has opened up the online application for the 2012 Chevron Catalyst grant. This competitive grant program was first established in a partnership with Chevron in 2016 and allows the Foundation to award grants to charitable...

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Early Voting Begins Oct. 6

  Update: October 5, 2020 It sure is great to drive around town and see so many people who feel so strongly about the election process. Our community is covered with signs showing support for candidates at the local, state and national level. This is a great...

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Update 10-3-20

Here’s the second part of our development report – this one focuses on residential and residential/commercial development. We will wrap up next week with a look at recently completed projects. Trey Hughes Subdivision – Derrick Rd.: located east of 1200 Derrick Rd. The...

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United Way Program Serving Thousands: 10-2-20

United Way Program Serving Thousands: 10-2-20   The United Way of Eddy County has released an update on its donations over the past six months. New programs include the Emergency Relief for Families program, the Emergency Relief for Non Profits program and the...

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Update 10-1-20

  The Carlsbad Veterans Memorial Park is a wonderful facility that delivers a powerful, ongoing message of this community’s debt to our veterans. One of the individuals who made this park possible is Mario Salinas, who served on the park’s board since its...

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Update: 9-30-20

  The United Way of Eddy County has received a $10,000 grant from Concho Resources Inc. to assist with the Project Feeding Families monthly Roadrunner Food Distribution. Thank you to Concho for this very generous donation, and we know that Roadrunner and other...

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September 29, 2020

We had 181 volunteers donate 1,029 hours of their time to work on the 6-Mile Dam cleanup this past weekend. It was a great step forward toward making this local treasure even better.   Much of the work took place on Saturday, but there were hundreds of hours...

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Update: September 28, 2020

There have been a couple major developments in the oil and gas industry over the weekend.  Two large players in our area, Devon Energy and WPX Energy, have announced a merger. The new company, which will retain the name Devon Energy, will certainly be one of the...

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September 26, 2020

  September 26: 2020 Our City of Carlsbad development report has been updated, and there’s some very exciting news on the horizon. Today’s portion of the report focuses on commercial development. We’ll soon include updates on residential developments and...

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New Sports Superintendent Selected

Steve Garza, a recently-retired Carlsbad High School coach and physical education instructor with several decades of experience in local athletics, has accepted a position as the Superintendent of the City of Carlsbad’s Bob Forrest Youth Sports Complex, Carlsbad Mayor...

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September 25, 2020 Update

“We sure could use a little good news today,” speculated former Governor Garrey Carruthers during Thursday’s Carlsbad Energy Summit, who then gave us some. “There is no foreseeable substitute for oil and gas products for this economy or for the world economy for...

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Spirit of the Oilfield Winners Announced 9-24-20

We learned a lot during the 2020 Energy Summit, and thank you to everyone who helped us put it together. We’re proud to announce our three Spirit of the Oilfield selections as well as our two outstanding Community Partner awards. Our Spirit of the Oilfield Awards went...

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Update: 9-22-20 Just a reminder that the Carlsbad Mayor’s Energy Summit 2020 will be take place from 9-11:30 a.m. (MST) Thursday and will be viable from the Carlsbad Community Foundation’s web page at https://carlsbadfoundation.org/summit/. We’ve put together a great...

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Update: 9-22-20

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce made a very positive announcement this week. Marketing director Shontrelle Suzann Combs posted a short video declaring that this year’s Christmas on the Pecos was back on the table. The Chamber has submitted a plan outlining COVID-safe...

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Memorializing Some Remarkable Citizens- 9-21-20

  Sadly, we lost a few of Carlsbad’s most wonderful citizens over this past week. Funeral services for Jim Wilcox, who had been living in Lubbock, took place on Monday. Jim was the safety manager for IMC/Mosaic for many years and then came back as a consultant....

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