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Carlsbad police continue to investigate 2 deaths this month

Carlsbad Police Department officials said that though two men who were found dead a week apart in the same area, they do not believe the cases are related. Police said a man was found dead in a home on Mesa Street the weekend of March 2. The Current-Argus is working to confirm the identity of the de


New motors installed in Carlsbad Caverns' main elevators

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Officials at Carlsbad Caverns National Park say the park's primary elevators now have new motors. The primary elevator system was installed in 1955 and went out of service in November 2015 when a 6-inch motor shaft sheared off. Work to repair and modernize the system began last

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-21 17:51:15

Police: One person injured in alleged road rage incident

Carlsbad Police Department officials said road rage led to an altercation near Buffalo Wild Wings in Carlsbad on March 3. No one has been arrested in the incident, but police said they have identified those persons involved. Lt. Jesse Rodriguez said at least one person may be charged with aggravate

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-03-19 21:38:59

Sheriff's Office arrests murder suspect; Gunman previously pleaded guilty to negligent use of deadly weapon in 2017

A Roswell man was charged with murder in the second degree and tampering with evidence after a shooting left a man dead northwest of Hagerman Sunday. According to a news release from Chaves County Sheriff Britt Snyder, 39-year-old Jose L. Dominguez was arrested Sunday evening and later taken into cu

RDRNEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 20:33:51

Improvements to begin on roads leading to WIPP

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) - The roads and highways around WIPP are about to get some much needed attention. The state received $27 million as part of the settlement with the Department of Energy following the radiation leak at WIPP. That money will be used to make improvements to state roads 176 and 1

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-20 21:21:13

Construction for elementary school on schedule

A timeline for construction and opening of an elementary school to replace Craft and Joe Stanley Smith is unchanged, said Larry Mitchell with Mitchell & Cruse Architecture LLC. "We're on schedule right now and we look forward to beginning construction October of this year," Mitchell said. Mitchell s


River's resistance: Conservationists team up to fight invasive plants in Eddy County

Southeast New Mexico once boasted sprawling grasslands teeming with green vegetation, and acres of native grasses. But during the last century, the seeds of invaders were sown by foreign livestock traders in the arid ground of the Chihuahuan Desert, choking local water supplies and leaving the regio


March is national colorectal cancer month

In February 2000 President Clinton declared March as National Colorectal Cancer Month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. There are 140,000 diagnosed cases resulting in 50,000 deaths each year. Greater than 90 percent of these cases are in people 50


Lovington schools to be more secure after spring break

LOVINGTON - A new security system will be in place when Lovington Municipal School students come back from spring break. Superintendent LeAnne Gandy reported to the school board last Tuesday that visitors at each of the schools will soon be subject to a background check before they are permitted to


USSYP in Washington, DC an unforgettable experience for Carlsbad native

For the past week, March 3-10, I had the honor to represent both Carlsbad and the State of New Mexico at the United States Senate Youth Program, and I can say that this experience was unequivocally the best week of my life. Washington Week had a jam-packed schedule which consisted of meeting with Pr


Carlsbad woman adds charges after attempting to flee hospital

A Carlsbad woman who swallowed a pen while in police custody tacked on additional charges last week when she attempted to escape from the hospital. Artesia Police Department officers were in the process of transporting Miriam McClane, 36, of Carlsbad, to the Artesia General Hospital emergency room a


Letters: Hope column on draft was a joke

One can only hope that the seemingly asinine tome in today's paper (March 8 - We should bring back the draft) was written tongue-in-cheek. The very idea that our country should bring back the draft so that men could work out their protective instincts stopped me dead in my tracks. What is it about f


Let the games begin: Students participate in first Carlsbad Games

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Fourth and fifth grade Carlsbad students competed in their version of the Olympics in the first Carlsbad Games at Ralph Bowyer Cavemen Stadium Friday. All six elementary schools - Craft, Joe Stanley Smith, Desert Willow, Ocotillo, Sunset and Monterrey - participat


Rodriguez selected as Mayor Pro Tem

Ward 1 city councilman Edward Rodriguez was selected Tuesday to serve as Mayor Pro Tem. Rodriguez was nominated by Ward 4 Councilor Wes Carter. "This community has been great to my family," Rodriguez said. "I appreciate Carlsbad City Council's show of support, and I will continue to work hard to kee


NMDOT creates safety corridor on dangerous stretch of 285

New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced the designation of a new safety corridor on U.S. 285 from mile marker 2 near the Texas State Line to mile marker 20 in Loving. Motorists will notice increased law enforcement presence from the New Mexico State Police, Loving Police Department, an


Oil production flourishes in Delaware Basin, supports city projects

The oil business is booming throughout New Mexico, and local communities are eager to reap the benefits. The industry generated about 172 million barrels of oil in 2017, surpassing its previous record of about 147 million barrels set in 2015, per records from the U.S. Energy Information Administrati


New Mexico nuke repository studied for plutonium storage

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Energy has commissioned a national group of scientists to study the viability of diluting surplus weapons-grade plutonium and storing it permanently at the federal government's underground repository in New Mexico. The panel of about 15 scientists from un


Carlsbad extends sign, billboard moratorium

The Carlsbad City Council accepted a recommendation by the city Planning Department to extend a moratorium on billboards and signs Tuesday. Jeff Patterson, director of the city Planning, Engineering and Regulation Department said city staff were still working to amend the city's sign ordinance. The


New signs along deadly southeastern New Mexico highway

LOVING, N.M. (KRQE) - A dangerous stretch of southeastern New Mexico highway has been designated as a safety corridor. Drivers along Highway 285 from Loving down to the Texas state line, may notice new signs warning them to take extra caution. The Department of Transportation says there will be inc


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do