Carlsbad, NM

1 dead in shooting in southern Carlsbad

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – The Carlsbad Police Department says officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Elgin Street after reports of shots fired and found a man who had been shot. They say he was sent to the Carlsbad Medical Center and later died. Anyone with information is asked to call the Carlsbad Police Department […]
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Fireworks restrictions remain in place despite monsoon

Restrictions on the sale and use of certain fireworks within the limits of the City of Carlsbad remained in place despite rainfall in the area recently. Carlsbad’s City Council reaffirmed an ordinance passed nearly 10 years ago prohibiting the use and sale of aerial and ground audible fireworks, said City of Carlsbad Fire Department Chief Richard Lopez.
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Lincoln National Forest Reopened

Just in time for the upcoming holiday weekend, the Lincoln National Forest has reopened to the public as of 8:00 AM on Friday, June 24th. According to the Village of Ruidoso website, “All three national forest districts received substantial rain over the past two weeks, which significantly lowered fire danger. More rain is forecasted over the coming weeks for the forest, which covers areas in southeastern New Mexico around Carrizozo, Capitan, Ruidoso, Cloudcroft, and Carlsbad. Forest lands, roads, trails, recreation sites, and campgrounds will again be open to visitors.”

Carlsbad Caverns tourism brings over $25M to local economy

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – A report from the National Park Service says that over 300,000 visitors to Carlsbad Caverns brought millions into the community of Carlsbad in 2021. The report states that 349,244 visitors to the national park spend $25.1 million in the local area which supported 312 jobs, having a cumulative benefit of $27.4 million […]

OHV crash kills Texas man Sunday night near Carlsbad

A Texas man died Sunday night during an off-highway vehicle (OHV) crash at the Hackberry Lake Recreation Area northeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico State Police said. Angel Vargas, 33, of Dumas, Texas was on the northeast trail when for unknown reasons the OHV left the trail and crashed, according to a New Mexico State Police news release.

Santa Rosa Lake State Park temporarily closes boat ramp

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Santa Rosa Lake State Park is temporarily closing its boat ramp because of a water release by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The USACE announced Tuesday that it would release the water after a request by the Bureau of Reclamation who was acting on behalf of the Carlsbad Irrigation District. The […]

Check out these new commercial developments in Carlsbad

There’s so much development coming into Carlsbad right now. This is the first of four parts of our Development Report, which is put together with information from our Planning and Regulation Department. This portion covers commercial developments. Commercial developments. Advanced Heart & Vascular ASC: located within the Skyline Subdivision...

Santa Rosa Lake to drop 27-feet during large water release

SANTA ROSA, N.M. — The Bureau of Reclamation, on behalf of the Carlsbad Irrigation District, has requested the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release 14,500 acre-feet of water from the lake. New Mexico State Parks says the water release has caused the Santa Rosa Lake State Park to...

Dumas resident dead in 4-wheeler crash near Carlsbad

EDDY COUNTY, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with New Mexico State Police released information regarding a fatal accident that occurred Sunday evening at the Hackberry Lake Recreation Area involving a Dumas resident. According to a news release from New Mexico State Police, officials responded around 9:34 p.m. Sunday to a fatal off-highway vehicle crash at the […]

These are the newest residential developments in Carlsbad

This is the third portion of our Development Report, which is compiled by our Planning and Regulation Department. This portion of the report addresses residential developments. Residential developments. Carlsbad Apartments: located at 301 W. Chapman Rd. Gallardo Construction is the contractor. This will create 120 apartment units. Buildings 1-6 are...