A Second Chance

A Second Chance

The two men laugh and exchange jokes as they fling horseshoes in the direction of a pit on the far side of the yard at a seven-bedroom home in central Carlsbad. Behind horseshoe pit, sunflowers tower over a fence line protecting a small garden. Joe Palomarez and Chris...
Caregivers Help Every Day

Caregivers Help Every Day

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Depends on if that pin has room for all of the angels who are busy cooking, cleaning, shopping and the occasional trip to Lubbock. Sometimes you just need a helping hand, and professional caregivers are there to help. ...
Classes Make Rec Center a Hit

Classes Make Rec Center a Hit

The Riverwalk Recreation Center is your one-stop shop to youth yoga, martial arts, breakdancing, Zumba, fitness, language classes and military recruitment. Nearly every evening, both floors of the facility, and even a small balcony area between the two floors, are...
Nature Trail Worth a Second Look

Nature Trail Worth a Second Look

Artesia recently paved a parking lot and put in a paradise. The Navajo Nature Trail, stretching parallel to J.J. Clarke Drive, has been a labor of love since it was first conceived in 2013. Volunteers from HollyFrontier Navajo Refining Co., local schools and members...
Carlsbad’s Urban Legend Investigation

Carlsbad’s Urban Legend Investigation

These days, with allegations being shouted back and forth about “fake news,” it can be difficult to decide what is fact and what is fiction. Websites such as Snopes have their work cut out for them, especially since the human condition of confirmation bias makes it...