Around Town: Carlsbad

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National Nurse's Week Celebration


Double Eagle Public Meeting

A public meeting has been called to discuss the plans for the third and final phase of the City of Carlsbad’s Double Eagle Water System enhancement. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Room 5 of the Pecos River Village Conference Center.

Completion of the Double Eagle Water System project will create a second water source for Carlsbad and surrounding communities, allowing for growth and security in the future. The completion will also aid the development of a groundwater source in a basin not connected to river flow subject to interstate deliveries and aid in the preservation of the Capitan Reef Aquifer.

“Completion of the Double Eagle project puts us in the absolute best shape, in terms of long-term access to water, of any city in the state,” said Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway.

In 2012, the City of Carlsbad initiated the process to bring up to 6 Million Gallons per Day of Ogallala Aquifer water to town from the City-owned Double Eagle Water System, located near Maljamar, NM.

The City has already completed phases one and two of the project, these two phases resulted in the installation of approximately 39 miles of 12-inch, 16-inch and 24-inch diameter waterline. These lines connected the Double Eagle 3 Million Gallon (MG) Tank and the Double Eagle 2 MG Tank located North and East of Maljamar respectively, to the Double Eagle 1.0 MG Tank located approximately 2.5 miles north and east of Carlsbad.

The third and final phase of the project will install one new Double Eagle 5 MG Tank and disinfection facility just west of the existing Double Eagle 1 MG Tank, and add approximately 5.6 miles of new 16-inch to 24-inch diameter waterline, to connect the new Double Eagle 5.0 MG Tank to the end of the High Pressure Loop Waterline at North Canal Street and Grassburr Lane. This connection to the High Pressure Loop Waterline will allow the distribution of potable Double Eagle (Ogallala Aquifer) water to the entire City and adequately provide for the City’s low and medium water demands without the use of any Capitan Reef Aquifer water.

Molzen Corbin, the engineer for the project, is in the process of completing the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) for the Double Eagle Waterline Extension Phase 3, which includes the April 19 public meeting. The meeting will include a presentation and opportunity for questions.


Schools Closed

Carlsbad Municipal Schools will be closed on Friday, April 14, in observance of Good Friday.  School will resume on Monday, April 17, at regular times.


Republican Women's Club

The Republican Women’s Club of Carlsbad, cordially, invites every one
to our monthly meeting.  We will be hosting a presentation by the Sheriff's Department on Personal and Internet Safety. Please join us on Thursday April 20th at 12:00 noon, at the Pizza Inn on Pierce Street.   The general public is encouraged to come. For information call (575)887-7871




Spring Break Schedule

Carlsbad Municipal Schools will be closed Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24, for Spring Break. School will resume on Monday, March 27, at regular times.


On Saturday Feb. 25th from 9:00am till 4pm ,  car enthusiasts will be doing a "Show & Shine" showing our custom cars at Lowe's parking lot, to try and get as much of the community as we can to participate in donating to the "Muscular dystrophy association.  For more info. Call Mark Lujan(575)312-099


Docent Training at the Living Desert 

Imagine watching the face of a child as he or she experiences their first visit to the Zoo. You can be a part of this rewarding interaction as a volunteer educator at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park – a Docent! The only prerequisites are that you love animals, enjoy talking to people, and are 16 years of age or older.


Docents lead small groups of students or adults on tours, or are stationed by various exhibits when larger groups visit us. Docents plan and conduct two weeks of Zoo Camp in July every year. Some Docents take outreach programs into schools, libraries, and to Scout Troops. We also have Storytime for pre-school children at 9:30 a.m. on Friday mornings during the school year.


This year’s Docent Training at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park will be held on eight consecutive Wednesdays beginning on February 1 and continuing through March 22. Each session begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m., so bring a sack lunch. You will learn about every aspect of the Chihuahuan Desert and the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, including geology, plants, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, birds, and mammals.


The fee for the training is $35.00, which includes the Docent Manual and polo shirt. Scholarships are available for those with financial needs who are willing to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours annually. Bilingual Docents are especially needed.


To register, please call the Park at (575) 887-5516.


Early Dismissal


Carlsbad Municipal Schools will dismiss early on Wednesday, January 25, as noted below.  School will resume on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at regular times.


Emmitt Smith preschool: 11:15am, Sped Bus-11:10am (no afternoon session)

ECEC (Kindergarten): 11:25am, Sped Bus-11:15am

Elementary Schools (Grades 1-5): Bus-12:00pm, Walkers-12:05pm

Carlsbad Sixth Grade Academy: 12:30pm

Carlsbad Intermediate School (Grades 7-8): 12:57pm

Carlsbad High School (Grades 9-12 & Freshman Academy): 1:10pm

Early College High School: 1:00pm

Eddy Alternative School: Elementary-12:30pm, 2nd Chance (middle school)-12:45pm, Phoenix (high school) 1:00pm


Guadalupe Mountains National Park Annual Youth Poster Contest

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Annual Youth Poster Contest

Salt Flat, Texas – What is your favorite nature memory? Did you go hiking with friends and family in a national park?  Maybe you climbed a mountain peak, had a wildlife encounter or camped out under the stars for the first time. Guadalupe Mountains National Park is sponsoring a youth poster contest and this year’s theme is “Your favorite nature memory”.  From January 1 – April 30, 2017, youth ages 6-18 years can submit artwork to share their favorite nature memory. The contest is free to enter.  

Participants can draw or paint their favorite memory outdoors. The memory does not have to take place at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, although we encourage you to come for a visit!  To help plan your visit go to our website at . All poster submissions must be on at least an 8 1/2" x 11" poster board or paper. Suggested media can be crayons, pastels, acrylic, color pencils, markers, pen and ink or tempera paint.


Entries can be dropped off at the Pine Springs Visitor Center in the park, Carlsbad National Park Headquarters in Carlsbad, New Mexico or mailed to: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Attn: Poster Contest - 400 Pine Canyon Drive, Salt Flat, Texas 79847.  The winning entry will receive a gift certificate from Western National Parks Association and a certificate of achievement. The winning art will also be featured on the 2018 Guadalupe Mountains Annual Park Pass.  Honorable mentions, prizes and recognition will also be awarded in three age categories. Check the website for information about prizes and contest rules at


For updates on status of the contest and current entries follow Guadalupe Mountains National Park on Facebook , Twitter at  and Instagram at .