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Eddy County Sheriff's Office responds to industrial accident
Eddy County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an industrial accident on Derrick Road Friday around 2:48 p.m., according to Lt. Matt Hutchinson. Hutchinson said an employee of Constructors Inc. was run over by a piece of construction equipment.
Find a "Cup of Comfort" at the Carlsbad Public Library
As the year draws to a close, people get busier with things like travel, parties, Christmas programs, decorating, and baking. Still, in the midst of the activity, it’s also important to rest and reflect.
No. 2 West Mesa too much for No. 3 Carlsbad
Coach John Zumbrun knew Friday's game between two of the top girls teams in New Mexico was not going to be an easy game for either team. In a back-and-forth contest throughout the game, West Mesa was able to wear down Carlsbad and come away with a 46-37 win that wasn't decided until the final 80 sec
Chester named Arts and Cultural District director
Julie Chester calls herself "an advocate for the arts." Julie Chester was named the new Executive Director of the Carlsbad Arts and Cultural District. “Julie has a magic touch in that every project she works on turns out to be outstanding,” said Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway in a news release.
Carlsbad's Top Headlines of November
Xochitl Torres Small wins Congressional District 2 race; Herrell does not concede. Xochitl Torres Small spoke to her supporters late on Election Day — after it seemed she had lost in her bid to win the 2nd Congressional District — and her message was clear: "Wait."
City Council: Zoning changes denied
One property owner said the City of Carlsbad would rather have an empty lot with broken down cars instead of a business. The Carlsbad City Council denied requests to rezone two properties for commercial use Tuesday, citing the effects on nearby residential neighborhoods.
Sillas' 34 points leads Cavemen over West Mesa Mustangs
The Carlsbad Cavemen made use of junior guard Josh Sillas' shooting ability to the tune of 34 points, allowing Carlsbad to get its first home win of the season on Friday over West Mesa, 62-54.
Turnovers cost New Mexico State in loss to Lobos
Turning the ball over has plagued the New Mexico State women’s basketball team throughout much of the early portion of the season, but the Aggies, for the most part, have been able to overcome that and get results.
Guatemalan girl dies of dehydration after her father drags her through the New Mexico desert. Media immediately blames Trump
U.S. Customs and Border Protection take in a group of illegal immigrants wandering through the New Mexico desert into custody, and a 7-year-old girl whose father hadn't given her food or water for days, begins to have seizures just eight hours after being detained, goes into cardiac arrest, and ulti
City of Carlsbad seeking help on long term plan
The City of Carlsbad is seeking the public’s help to update the city’s Comprehensive Plan. “The comprehensive plan is what we use to help plan for the future,” said Ward 3 City Councilor Jason Shirley.
Have you seen these men? 2 "walk away" from reintegration center
New Mexico State Police are searching for two men who "walked away" from an Albuquerque-based reintegration Center Saturday. Twenty-year-old Zane Fernandez of Carlsbad and Benjamin Galindo, 17, of Roswell have still not been found.
Construction work on massive cavity expected to last 2 years
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Construction work on a 600-foot-deep (183-meter-deep) cavity in Carlsbad began this month as crews re-positioned access routes and brought materials to the site ahead of February's predicted remediation start date.
FBI increases reward for capture of Carlsbad bank robber
The FBI has announced it is increasing its reward offered for information leading to the apprehension of a Carlsbad bank robber. The robbery occurred Nov. 16 at Western Commerce Bank on North Canal Street in Carlsbad. An unidentified person wearing a mask, white, hooded sweatshirt bearing the words
CrimeStoppers seeks help finding shooting suspect
Search warrants, criminal complaints and arrest warrants have been approved. The Carlsbad Police Department and CrimeStoppers of Eddy County are asking the public’s help to locate a woman suspected of shooting two people.
Eddy County Board of Commissioners mull over State Senate replacements
Gregg Fulfer and David Gallegos cite government and private sector experience. A current State Representative and a Lea County businessman are seeking appointment to the New Mexico State Senate.
Carlsbad Brine Well construction project to last two years
Roads are being moved, and filling the well will begin in February. The Wood Group was contracted to design and implement remediation project. Workers begin digging trenches and milling the ground to create access roads.
New Mexico toddler shoots infant in face in motel room; mother, boyfriend face charges, police say
A New Mexico couple is facing charges after an unsupervised 3-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-month-old sister in the face Saturday while the children's mom and her boyfriend were in the shower, police said.
Donation helps restore 27 miles of Guadalupe Ridge Trail
Part of a $3 million donation to improve national park trails will be used to restore 27 miles of the Guadalupe Ridge Trail. The funds are the result of a partnership between the National Park Foundation’s and Nature Valley, a national granola bar retailer, and promotes the Find Your Park movement.
Mayor's progress report: Community update
Merry Christmas to you and your family. It has been a tremendous year for this community. While we face many challenges in 2019, we aim to continue forward with the momentum we have built up throughout the year. We’re certainly going to remain very busy throughout December preparing for Carlsbad’s f
BLM: New Mexico receives $460M for lease sales near Carlsbad
Eddy and Lea counties are the source of almost half a billion dollars in state revenue, coming from lease sales of federal land in southeast New Mexico to the oil and gas industry.