Around Town: Carlsbad

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Republican Women's Club 

The Republican Women’s Club of Carlsbad, cordially, invites every one
to our monthly meeting.   Our featured speaker will be Representative Cathrynn Brown. Please join us on Thursday July 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



Literacy Program Annual Board Meeting


2.  The general public is invited to attend the Carlsbad Literacy Program’s Annual Board Meeting.  Wednesday June 21st from 10am-11am. 

        We are located at 511 N. 12th St  Carlsbad, NM  For more info call  (575)885-1752 or email:


Literacy Program hosting free training 


Operations Captain Jonathan Moyers has graduated from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.

The Carlsbad Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Operations Captain Jonathan Moyers from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Operations Captain Jonathan Moyers has successfully completed the (22) week Staff and Command program held in Evanston, Illinois from September 12, 2016 - February 27, 2017. This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 20,000 students both nationally and internationally. Operations Captain Jonathan Moyers was a student in SPSC Class #406 which accommodated a total of 26 students for the twenty two week period.


The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of twenty-seven core blocks of instruction and additional optional blocks during each session. The major topics of study include: Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Organizational Behavior, Applied Statistics, Planning and Policy Development, Budgeting and Resource Allocation.


Each student is academically challenged through written examinations, projects, presentations and quizzes in addition to a staff study paper that are all required parts of the curriculum. Upon successful completion, students may be awarded a total of 6 units of undergraduate credit from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.


The Center of Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 with the specific goal of expanding university-based education and training for the Law Enforcement Community. Since its inception, the Center has broadened its original objective and now provides a variety of courses and programs in the area of Police Training, Management Training, and Executive Development.


The Carlsbad Police Department anticipates a variety of benefits from Operations Captain Jonathan Moyers’s attendance at this program. Many of the program’s graduates do go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within the respective agencies.


Living Desert Summer Hours 

Carlsbad, NM – The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park will be changing to summer hours beginning Saturday, May 27, 2017.  The Visitor Center will be open from 8 a.m .to 5 p.m. with the last entrance into the zoo at 3:30 p.m.  The gift shop will open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.  These hours will be in effect until Sunday, September 3rd.

During the hot days of summer, visitors are encouraged to plan zoo visits during cooler morning hours when the animals are more active.  In the heat of midday, animals seek shelter and may not be visible.  It is recommended that visitors bring sunscreen and hats and take water on the trail.  For additional information about Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, please call (575) 887-5516.



Early Dismissal

Carlsbad Municipal Schools will dismiss early on Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25, as noted below.  Last day of school is Thursday, May 25.  Have a great summer!


Emmitt Smith preschool: 11:25am (no afternoon session)

ECEC (Kindergarten): 11:45am, Sped Bus-11:30am

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

Carlsbad Sixth Grade Academy: 12:30pm

Carlsbad Intermediate School (Grades 7-8): 12:50pm

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

Early College High School: 8:50am - 12:05pm

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


CARS show approaching

Carlsbad Automotive Restoration Society (CARS) is hosting its annual car show at the Carlsbad beach area June 3, 2017. Over 200 vehicles are expected. Pre-registration will be Friday, June 2 at the Cruisin' Thru Time Car Museum downtown (corner of Fox and Canal) from 6-7pm. Hot dog roast, cruise through town, and a movie under the stars at the Fiesta Drive-In. All makes, models, and years of vehicles are welcome. This year, with the 1957 Chevy turning 60, a special award will be given for the Tri-5's. The Dirt Dobbers Auto Club will be selling raffle tickets for a 1977 Corvette. There will also be a Girl Scout Powder Puff Pinewood Derby to watch in the morning, food vendors, and other activities for the kids to participate in. We encourage you to check out Main Street Cavernfest going on that Saturday afternoon in the downtown area. For a car show registration form, see our FB page under Photos or our web page at: Print it, fill it out, and mail it in with your registration fee. Copies also available at the car museum. Make your hotel reservations far in advance! Host Hotel is the La Quinta Inn & Suites Carlsbad with the rate of $129.00.

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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 Dr. Lewis Land from Cave & Karst who will be speaking about our Sink Hole. Please join us onThursday May 18th at 12:00 noon, at the Pizza Inn on Pierce Street.   The general public is encouraged to come. For information call (575)887-7871



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.