$41K grant to help fund CISM training for Carlsbad Fire Department

The Carlsbad Fire Department received a $41,135 grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, an application inspired by the efforts of a local grassroots organization. The funds will allow personnel at the department to undertake Critical Incident Stress Management training to address behavioral, mental, emotional trauma from repeated exposure to tragic and stressful situations.

Permian Counts makes final push

The U.S. Census Bureau recently announced it would be adjusting the response deadline for the 2020 Census to September 30, 2020. In response to this change in deadline, the Permian Strategic Partnership is making a final push to maximize participation across the Permian Basin through its educational campaign, The Permian Counts.

Infrastructure investment needed to fulfill Permian’s promise

Although the Permian Basin region that spans both Texas and New Mexico is home to only a small portion of those states’ population, it contributes significant portions of gross domestic product of both states. “It’s important for us to get out there and tell this story,” Don Evans, chairman of the Permian Strategic Partnership, told […]

Gov. Abbott, TxDOT Announce Federal Funding For Major Project In Permian Basin

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) today announced that TxDOT has won a federal grant to help transform an intersection on I-20 to ease congestion and save lives. Through its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded TxDOT $25 million for the I-20 […]

Improvement project on U.S. 285 south of Carlsbad begins next month

A four-phase project to rebuild portions of United States Highway 285 in Eddy County is set to start Aug. 3, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT, City of Carlsbad, Eddy County, Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP), Permian Road Safety Coalition and others identified a need to expand for road safety improvements.

Food banks and the census

To help meet this demand, the Food Bank has relied on community members and corporate leaders to step up financially. Even if you don’t have the financial ability to contribute, there’s another simple way you can help the Food Bank: Fill out the 2020 Census.