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The Carlsbad Current-Argus offers the Little Argus as a complimentary service to nonprofits and community organizations for the purpose of running public service announcements and/or publicizing community activities. Little Argus submissions may be sent to at least 24 hours in advance of the first day the announcement is desired to run. Submissions should be kept to 50 words or less and include crucial information such as time, date, location and contact information. This is a free service and space is limited, therefore submissions will be printed on a rotation, meaning announcements are not guaranteed to run every day.

Announcements with no clear end date will be removed at staff’s discretion. Please call 575-887-5501 for more information.


Early voting open: The Eddy County Bureau of Elections would like to inform the public that Early voting for the June 7, 2022 Primary Election will begin on Saturday May 21, 2022 and end on Saturday June 4, 2022.The Early voting will be located at the Eddy County Clerk’s Office 325 S. Main St. Carlsbad NM and Eddy County Clerk’s Sub Office 602 S. First St. Artesia, N.M. The voting hours will be Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CrimeStoppers rewards: Please submit anonymous tips to Crimestoppers regarding felony crimes and vandalism. Tips may be submitted to Crimestoppers by visiting website, using toll free number 844-786-7227, or using the mobile app "". Tip ending in 16 contact Crimestoppers your reward has been approved. Call today and become a Crimestopper.

Road work notice: The City of Carlsbad will conduct MicroSeal (repaving) at a variety of locations around town beginning May 11. Expect some traffic delays during this process with some temporary cross street closures as well. On May 11 Church Street from Foundation Drive tot he entrance to the high school and Blodgett Street from canal Street to west Parkview Street; May 12 rom Blodgett Street from Lamont to Mesa and Blodgett Street from west of Parkview Street to East Riverside Drive; May 13 Blodgett Street from Sixth Street to Lamont and Blodgett Street from North Mesa to Canal Street; May 16 through May 21 Mermod Street from Cypress to Canal Street; May 22 Mermod Street from Canal Street to the railroad tracks; May 23 North and South Tagwood Lane and Roadrunner Ridge.

Listening session: New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky will hold a listening session from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 25 at the Riverwalk Recreation Complex, 400 Riverwalk Drive in Carlsbad.

Celebrate recovery: Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and 6 p.m. for group session at First Assembly of God 1502 W. Mermod. Celebrate Recovery also meets every Wednesday at 5 p.m. for dinner and 6:00 for group session at First Baptist Church 112 N. Alameda.

Computer Help: The San Jose Center is offering free help for individuals 40 years and older. One-on-One Computer Lessons are based on what you need to learn and the time that you need. Minor computer repair is also available. To make an appointment or for more information call the center at 575-885-1402 Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

Parade of champions: At 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 is Parade of Champions- begins behind CMS Admin building on Main Street, heads to Church and then back down Canyon. A ceremony will take place on the courthouse lawn.

Poll worker training: The Eddy County Bureau of Elections would like to inform the public that the Poll worker Training for the Primary Election June 7, 2022 will be on the following dates: Carlsbad on May 24, 2022 at 10:00 A.M., 2:00 P.M. or 6:00 P.M. at Pecos River Conference Center, located at 711 Muscatel Carlsbad NM; Artesia, N.M. on May 25, 2022 at 3:30 P.M. or 5:00 P.M. at Eddy County Road Dept. located at 2611 S. 13th St. Artesia, NM.


Summer kickoff: From 3 p.m. at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 is Summer Kickoff at the Riverwalk Recreation Center.

American Legion Post open: American Legion Post 7 opened on June 1, 2021 adhering to COVID-19 rules and restrictions apply. We open 5 p.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 12 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Our regular monthly meeting is every 2nd Monday of the month. Call Frank at 575-302-8549 if you have questions.

Line dance: Line Dance classes are held at San Jose Senior Center, 2814 San Jose Blvd. Mondays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information call the San Jose Senior Center at 575-885-1402.


Book Fair: Scholastic Book Fair at Carlsbad Public Library, 101 S. Halagueno Street. May 27 through June 9 during regular library hours. Call 575-885-6776 for information.

Summer reading prograSummer reading program "Oceans of Possibilities" at Carlsbad Public Library. First day to sign up and participate is June 9. Programs continue through July 28. Free activities, prizes, and programs for all ages, from toddlers through adults. Call 575-885-6776 for information.

Public event: A Celebration of New Mexico Culture is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 1at the Carlsbad Halangueno Arts Park. It will feature perofrmance by Flamenco en Nuevo Mexico and Asi se baila Ballet Folklorico as well as food trucks and vendors. The event is free to the public.

Water park opens: At 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 the Carlsbad Water Park opens for the summer of 2022.

Artesia Art Center: The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center will be displaying the Fashionable Founding Fathers exhibit from May 28 to September 30 in the Art Center. This display is open during regular operating hours from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays. This exhibit is a showcase of menswear in 1905, the year Artesia became a town. All special exhibits at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center are free to the public. For more information, contact the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center at (575) 748-2390 or at

SENM College Board meeting: The Board of Trustees of Southeast New Mexico College will hold a regular meeting on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 6 p.m. in room 153 in the Instructional Building or join via Zoom, meeting ID is 443 678 2757 and passcode is SENMC. In compliance with the Open Meetings Act, copies of the agenda will be made available at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and accessible on our website at or . Public comment will be available at this meeting. Please contact Michelle Sapien at 575-234-9211 or for additional information about how to participate in public comment or if you need any other additional information regarding this meeting. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact Michelle Sapien at 575-234-9211 at least one week prior to the meeting, or as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, may also be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact Michelle Sapien at 575-234-9211 if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

Public meeting: A virtual public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 24 to share information about the Alignment Study for New Mexico Highway 31-128 roadway improvement project in Eddy and Lea counties. NMDOT will use Zoom for the meeting and the public is encouraged to pre-register. The project team will be available to answer your questions live. For more information and registration please visit NMDT project webpage or call-in at the scheduled meeting time: +1 346 248 7799 (Webinar ID: 821 5931 6963). To request ADA accommodations or language translation, please contact Jennifer Hyre before May 17, 2022.

Memorial Day parade: The Eddy County Patriotic Association will host a Memorial Day parade and ceremony May 30. The parade lineup will begin at 8 a.m. at the Carlsbad Municipal schools Administration Building, 408 N. Canyon St. with the parade to begin at 9 a.m. The parade will conclude at the Carlsbad Veterans Memorial Park of S. James Street where a short ceremony will take place. Members of the public are invited to participate in the parade and attend the ceremony. Please note that the purpose of Memorial Day is to honor U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. For more information call Alberto at 575-361-5848.

Office closure: The City of Carlsbad Offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal Business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Memorial Day celebrations: The Eddy County Patriotic Association will be hosting a Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Monday, May 30, 2022. The parade lineup will begin at 8 a.m. at the Carlsbad Municipal Schools Administration Building (408 N. Canyon Street) with the parade to begin at 9 a.m. The parade will conclude at the Carlsbad Veterans Memorial Park (off of South James Street) where a short ceremony will take place. Members of the public are invited to participate in the parade and attend the ceremony. Please note that the purpose of Memorial Day is to honor U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. For more information, please contact Alberto at 575-361-5848.

Lodgers Tax meeting: The Eddy County Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers on 2nd floor, located at the Administration Complex, 101 W. Greene Street, Carlsbad, NM.

River open for public use: The Pecos River/Lake Carlsbad remains open for public use. Please follow all usual boating safety regulations and guidelines and always put safety first.

Public Notice: COVID-19 vaccination clinics are no longer being offered at the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibition Center. COVID-19 vaccines are still offered, by appointment only, at the Eddy County Public Health Offices in Carlsbad and Artesia. Carlsbad’s Office: 1306 W. Stevens St., 575-885-4191. Artesia’s Office: 1001 W. Memorial Dr., 575-746-9819.

Tax help: Help is offered to complete NM taxes by appointment only at Carlsbad Museum, 418 W. Fox Street. Please call the San Jose Senior Center at 575-885-1402 to make an appointment. All appointments follow COVID-19 regulations requiring face coverings and social distancing.

Request on site vaccination clinics: The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) announced that businesses, nonprofits, religious congregations, community centers, and other organizations can now request on-site vaccination events through a new DOH webform at Organizations that can bring a minimum of 25 people to a vaccination event - through a combination of employees/members, family, or members of the surrounding community - will qualify, and DOH will work with the organization on scheduling. In some cases, DOH may combine multiple requests and create a single event in a given geographical location. DOH may also redirect requesting organizations to pre-existing events. New Mexicans can also continue to register and self-schedule their vaccine appointments at

REDA Executive Board Meeting schedule: REDA executive board meetings are held every third (3rd) Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Artesia City Hall City Council Chambers, 511 West Texas Street in Artesia.

Hidalgo road construction: Construction on Hidalgo Road will begin Nov. 1. Construction is expected to last 30 days. The City of Carlsbad appreciates motorists attention to signage and patience as the work continues. For questions on this project call Constructors Inc. at 575-885-8838.

Food distribution postponed: Food Distribution in Carlsbad and Artesia have been postponed for September and October. They have provided a flyer listing where food resources are available. If help is still needed, please dial 2-1-1.

Digital time capsule project accepting submissions: Carlsbad Public Library asks for citizens of Eddy County to upload their original work in writing, photos, artwork, and music showing what they did during the pandemic, or how it affected them, as an historical record of our community. Read details and upload your items here: Carlsbad NM Time Capsule. If you need assistance uploading your work, stop by the library or call 885-6776 for information.

Free wifi: Public wifi is now available at the Beach for free. It covers the parking lot, the areas around the bandshell and the Carlsbad water park. Look for the "Water Park" option on your wifi network.

Instruction material adoption: The Carlsbad Municipal School District’s Instructional Department invites parents/community members to participate in the instructional materials adoption process. For more information, please contact your child’s principal/school.

Artesia MVD: The Eddy County MVD located in Artesia, has announced that they are still open and seeing customers by appointment only. If you have already made an appointment, you do not need to make another or reschedule. Your appointment is still good. If you need to schedule an appointment, you can visit or When you go online, choose the city for available appointments and the type of transaction needed. You will also find detailed information on what you need to bring to your appointment. CDC and Governor Grisham’s social distancing guidelines will be adhered to and MVD offices may request that you wear a mask.

Bereavement services: Golden Services Home Health, Hospice and Counseling offers bereavement support services and counseling for individuals and groups. Mon.-Thurs. If interested in participating, please contact the Rev. Jason Shirley or the Rev. Dave Rogers at 575-885-3082 for an appointment.

Community survey available: Carlsbad Public Library is now accepting public comments for the purpose of designing a community makerspace. The library needs input as to what kinds of activities, tools, work areas, and supplies people would like to have available to use or borrow. (Examples: sewing equipment, 3D printers, green screens, sound booth, etc.) Please either pick up a paper questionnaire at the library, or fill out the online survey here: Spanish language version: Call 885-6776 for additional information.

Got wifi: Jefferson Montessori opened its wireless network to the public. To use, drive into the parking lot and select network named 'JMAguest.' Officials ask only that guests remain in their vehicle while using. No password or username is necessary. For questions connect with

Public notice: The Bataan Bridge on Greene Street will be limited to one lane in either direction for repairs by the NMDOT. This project will take several months to complete.

This article originally appeared on Carlsbad Current-Argus: Little Argus

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