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Senior Center Dance Cancellation - March 27, 2015

The Hobbs senior center dance has been cancelled for tonight.


News Release - Fire Damages Recreational Vehicle

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on March 25, 2015 the Hobbs Fire Department responded to an R.V. trailer fire located at 809 S. Sixth Street that sent a victim to the hospital for treatment of minor burns.  Upon investigation the victim stated he was preparing toast in the RV and fell asleep only to be awakened by the smoke and fire. Fortunately, he escaped with minor injuries. An extension cord running to the RV for electrical supply was also found during the investigation.

Fire Marshal, Eric Enriquez stated this is an unfortunate incident that took place and stressed the importance of proper placement and code requirements of Recreational Vehicles. This is why we have rules, regulations and city ordinances in place to protect and prevent these types of incidences from occurring.
For more information on fire safety contact the Hobbs Fire Prevention Bureau at 575-391-8158.


Hobbs Downtown Slam & Jam

Welcome to Hoops, N.M. home of the full-court press.

Get ready for a great weekend with the Hobbs Downtown Slam & Jam featuring the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament along with some other great activities for all to enjoy.

The two non-profit groups benefitting from the hoops action are Boys & Girls Club of Hobbs and Teen Court of Lea County.


[For more info, click here]



Housing Study Conducted in Hobbs

Maintaining an affordable housing market with a diversity of housing choices is a challenge that Hobbs has faced for many years and continues to face today.  The City of Hobbs is undertaking a housing study to examine the current workforce housing situation.  The study will provide an update to a 2009 report that was commissioned by the Maddox Foundation.

The 2009 housing needs assessment was conducted in an attempt to understand the gap between available residences and the work force’s need for housing.  An Action Plan was devised to aid Hobbs in planning for future housing development, which has guided the city to make the incentive programs and housing related choices that have resulted in an increase in housing across the board in recent years.  That plan will be updated as a part of the current study.

The 2015 update will largely mirror the prior assessment, including a household survey, a review of available census and other demographic data, and community interviews.  Other types of research will also be conducted, including research on population and household characteristics and changes in the Hobbs economy.  The Action Plan for affordable housing will be updated by combining the results from the various analyses and making appropriate revisions to address current conditions. 

The housing survey is being fielded in the next 10 days.  Initially, the surveys will be distributed to a sampling of local residents, including owners and renters.  It will arrive by mail and is available in English and Spanish.  Additionally, the survey will be available on-line for any resident who would like to participate, but did not receive a copy by mail.  The digital address for the survey will be publicized in early April and all interested community members are invited to respond.

The City of Hobbs has contracted RRC Associates and WSW Associates to conduct the survey.  RRC Associates was the firm that conducted the 2009 study and they will again be involved in and managing the current study. 

Chris Cares, Director of RRC explains, “These types of studies are valuable tools for communities as they consider where additional actions and efforts can be undertaken to best meet local needs.  They are also used by developers and lenders to assess opportunities and to insure that there is need and demand for new homes and community investment.”



Parks & Recreation Flip Book Now Available

We now have the tools to help you plan your summer activities. Below is a link to the electronic version of the activity guide. The paper booklets are also in stock at the Parks & Recreation Office and other offices around City Hall.
Be sure to note the Highlights pages for information on the upcoming New Mexico/Texas Challenge Marathon on April 18 and a bigger, BADDER Gus Macker Tournament and Slam and Jam events on April 24-26.

From the Parks & Recreation Department, here's wishing you a wonderful, safe, and busy summer!!



Lifeguard classes are now available for the following dates:

  • February 27 & 28

  • March 19 & 22

  • April 10 & 11

  • May 8 & 9.

Classes will be held at the Hobbs High School Natatorium. A class syllabus is available upon request. Anyone wanting to take the course or needing more information can call 397-9291 or come by the Parks & Recreation Office at 200 E. Broadway to sign up. Class size is limited.




J&H Services Inc., will begin installing a sewer by-pass line across Sanger St. and Berry St., approximately 300 feet east of Grimes St., in Hobbs, New Mexico, starting on March 24, 2015 and lasting for 1 day.

Traffic control devices will be installed in this area and all traffic will be detoured while work is ongoing. Sanger St. and Berry St. will be CLOSED to through traffic during this time. The general public is asked to remain clear of the construction area and drivers who commute on this portion of the City are asked to please drive slow and follow any detour signs in the area.  Your Cooperation and observance of all construction signs will be greatly appreciated to help ensure the safety of the public and the construction crews.

The City of Hobbs and J&H Services Inc. are committed to the safety of the traveling public and would like to thank you for your patience and assistance.


If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact:

J&H Services Inc.  -- 505-896-9428

City of Hobbs --  575-397-9232



Dal Paso Road
Improvement Project

  • Access to E. Michigan Ave. and to E. Mesa Dr. via N. Dal Paso Street will be
    CLOSED to through traffic until otherwise specified.  
  • Access to alley ways North of E. Llano Dr., North of E. Luna Dr.,
    North of E. Yeso Dr., and North of E. Mesa Dr.,  
    between N. Dal Paso Street and N. Houston Street
    will be CLOSED until otherwise specified.

Access to the alley way North of E. Lincoln Rd. between Dal Paso and
N. Garfield will also be CLOSED until otherwise specified.

Residential waste disposal services will be provided at
curb side in front of residences affected by the alley closure.

For more information, please contact Constructors, Inc.
(575) 392-0524


Teen Center Anniversary Celebration

Come hang out at the City of Hobbs Teen Center on March 28th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm to celebrate their 15th anniversary! The schedule of events includes a skatepark competition at 11:00 am and at 2:00, you can be part of the exciting talent show, or just come cheer them on! It will be a day of fun and excitement for everyone.

You can sign up for the skatepark competition and talen show by completing by the registration forms at the Teen Center. There will be prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for both contests.

The Teen Center is located at 620 W. Alto. For more information, please call 391-9505.



Pre Incident Plan Program

The Hobbs Fire Department has begun updating contact information and detailed site plans of all businesses within the City of Hobbs.  This is an annual process the department conducts in order to have current information available in the event of an emergency.  These updated plans will be scanned into our database and utilized by the staff of the Hobbs Fire Department.  The responding personnel will utilize this information to better assess the needs of the incident and determine the resources needed to mitigate the issue.

The information gathered and the responsibilities of the crew initiating the Pre-Incident plan will vary according to the building occupancy and overall size of the structure.  Fire crews will be visiting area businesses to gather the information for the Pre-Incident plan.   It is important to keep in mind this is not an inspection and is primarily for the response considerations and emergent efforts of our responding personnel.  The pre-incident planning process also plays a vital role in our Insurance Service Office rating which could potentially affect fire department funding and insurance policy rates within the City of Hobbs.

We appreciate the cooperation of all business owners and citizens with respect to this process.  The Hobbs Fire Departments commitment and overall concern for the community will continue to be important as we move forward.  If you have any further questions or need additional information please contact Captain Paul Thompson at 575-397-9308.



Ramirez and Sons of Hobbs, NM will be conducting reconstruction of roadway on Childers Street between Willow Street to Marland Street beginning Monday, March 9, 2015 and will last through Monday, June 9, 2015.

Residents and motorists are asked to observe all traffic control signage while driving through these construction areas. Access to residences within the contruction area will be maintained. >

Also due to street or alley closures, your waste schedule for trash pick up may be altered.  Residents will be notified in the near future of Waste Management schedule changes.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact our office at    (575) 492-0480.


Responsibility of Utility Debt Clarification

The City of Hobbs would like to clarify to the public the laws regarding the responsibilities of payment for a property owner and their tenants for utility service in a rental situation.  In the event a tenant fails to pay the utility service charges for water, sewer and garbage to the city, the debt attaches to the property and the property owner may be responsible.   

Pursuant to state statute 3-26-6, a lien shall be placed on the property until the debt is paid in full.  The same statute also states that there is an exemption, which requires the property owner to notify the utility in writing, prior to the initiation of the debt, that the renters of the property (whose location must be clearly defined in the letter) will incur the utility charges and the property owners will not be responsible.

“In an effort to be transparent to the taxpayers, we wanted to make landlords aware of the state exemptions in a timely fashion,” said J.J. Murphy, City Manager.  “At the end of the day, we want to be good stewards to our residents and taxpayers, which is one of our primary goals as public servants.”

For more information on water regulations and laws related to utility service in Hobbs and the State of New Mexico, visit the City of Hobbs Water Office at 200 E. Broadway, or call them at 397-9216.


City of Hobbs Wastewater Reclamation Facility Wins Top State Honor

On January 25, 2015, The City of Hobbs Wastewater Reclamation Facility received the Max Summerlot Award at the New Mexico Water & Wastewater Association’s (NMWWA) 60th Annual Meeting that was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The Max Summerlot Award is given annually to the New Mexico water or wastewater facility that demonstrates the highest level of professionalism and excellence in the operation, maintenance, management, and safety of the facility and system.  The award is in honor of Mr. Max Summerlot, who was responsible for developing the State of New Mexico’s formal operator training program at New Mexico State University in 1974.

“This award recognizes, and is certainly earned by, the dedicated and hard-working men and women who are responsible for the daily operation of our wastewater reclamation facilities,” explained Tim Woomer, Director of Utilities for the City of Hobbs. “This prestigious award was presented to the City because our team demonstrates and practices the highest level of professionalism, knowledge, and expertise that is required to operate this facility at its’ optimum level and provide an essential and beneficial service to our residents and our community as a whole.”

“Once again, I am proud of the employees, as well as the leadership displayed at the Hobbs Wastewater Reclamation Facility, which ultimately got them recognized as the best facility in the State of New Mexico this year,” said J.J. Murphy, city manager.  “This is another example of what great people we have in our organization and how fortunate we are to have the outstanding services we have in Hobbs.”



J&H Services Inc., will begin replacing a sewer line that will be at the intersection of N Lovington Highway and Joe Harvey Blvd, in Hobbs, New Mexico, starting on January 26, 2015 and lasting for 8 weeks. 

Traffic control devices will be installed in this area and north bound traffic will be diverted to single lane traffic while work is ongoing. The general public is asked to remain clear of the construction area and drivers who commute on this portion of the City are asked to please drive slow and follow any detour signs in the area.  Your Cooperation and observance of all construction signs will be greatly appreciated to help ensure the safety of the public and the construction crews.

The City of Hobbs and J&H Services Inc. are committed to the safety of the traveling public and would like to thank you for your patience and assistance.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact:

J&H Services Inc.          505-896-9428
City of Hobbs                   575-397-9232



Water line improvements across Dal Paso at Michigan and Dal Paso

Dal Paso Road
Improvement Project

East and West bound access to E. Michigan Dr will be temporarily closed to through traffic at the  intersection of N. Dal Paso St. for the ongoing Dal Paso Rehabilitation Project  until otherwise specified.

Outer North and South bound lanes on North Dal Paso Street from E. Bender Blvd. to
E. Llano Dr. will continue to be closed for the ongoing Dal Paso Rehabilitation project
until further notice.

For more information, please contact Constructors, Inc. at 392-0524


Oxy Pipeline Project

[See the flyer here]


2015 Business Registrations

January 31, 2015, is the last day for renewal of calendar year 2015 business registrations without payment of a late penalty.  Beginning February 1, 2015, a $10.00 late penalty will be assessed to all unpaid business registrations.

The Hobbs Municipal Code requires all businesses located within the city limits to obtain a business registration each calendar year.  Renewals may be obtained in person at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 200 East Broadway, Hobbs, New Mexico.   Renewals may be obtained over the telephone with a credit card by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 397-9200.  If your business is no longer in operation, please contact the Clerk's Office at 397-9200 to have your business registration cancelled.

As a reminder, businesses who engage in mobile business activity, temporary vendors, solicitors and secondhand dealers (businesses selling used merchandise) are also required to obtain an appropriate license in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall.

*Penalty* - Any person convicted of a violation of any provision of the above chapters related to business registrations, mobile business activity, temporary vendors’ license and secondhand dealer’s licenses shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Each day that the violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.


Parks & Rec Save the Date!

Check out the Parks & Recreation Schedule of Special Events so you can ‘save the date’! Of course, there will be smaller events and some larger that pop up throughout the year unexpectedly, but these are our tried and true yearly events that the Community has grown to know and love.

It’s tradition!

Be sure to print the attached flyer for your own use either at home or for the office. “It All Happens Here” is easy to prove using this flyer!

[print the "Save the Date" flyer]

Community Easter Egg Hunt - April 4th

Great American Clean Up - April 18th

Swim Lessons & Speciality Classes - Spring 2015 (see flyer for details)

Movies Under the Stars:

  • May 22, Maleficent

  • June 26, When the Game Stands Tall

  • July 24, Big Hero 6

All Pools Open - May 23rd

Dog Daze of Summer - Sept. 12th

Haunted House - Oct. 23, 24, 30, 31

Halloween Carnival, Oct. 31


Recreation Classes

Below are flyers for two Classes: Get Fit in 30 and Be Aqua Fit. Attendance is FREE for the month of January, so come out and join us to kick off the new year!

Get Fit in 30

Be Aqua Fit


Rockwind Golf Course featured in PGA Insider

Check out the article on Rockwind Communty Links found in PGA Insider December 2014 [by clicking here]



2015 Business Registrations

Business registration renewals for calendar year 2015 have now been mailed.  The renewal fee is $25.00 and must be paid by January 31st.    A late penalty fee of $10.00 will be assessed to all unpaid registrations beginning February 1st.   For your convenience, payment can be made over the telephone using a credit card by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 397-9200.  

Renewals may also be obtained by mail or in person at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 200 East Broadway, Hobbs, New Mexico.  If your business is no longer in operation, please contact the Clerk's Office to have your business registration cancelled.   

As a reminder, if your business is required to have a New Mexico gross receipts tax number, the Hobbs City Code requires a business registration for each business location with the Hobbs city limits. 

For more info. visit the [City Clerk's Office page]



Rockwind Community Golf Links

The “Lil’ Rock” (par 3 course) will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays going forward, and the Driving Range and Golf Shop will be open Thursdays – Sundays.  Everyone come out and experience the Rockwind Community Links while construction on the incredible 18 hole course continues through the winter!



Municipal Court Fines payment reminder

Municipal Court Fines – 3 ways to pay!  In person – 301 North Turner, Hobbs, NM, by phone with debit or credit card- 575-397-9272, or on internet at hobbsnm.org “Pay My Fine”


Informational Video


Hobbs, New Mexico Encourages Community Participation to Keep a Safe Community

Making sure a city stays safe may be a more complicated process than you think. A lot goes into making this happen and the officials and citizens of Hobbs, New Mexico, are doing an excellent job at ensuring their town is safe for both residents and visitors.

[click here to see the full article]


Hobbs Express

New Location: 424 West Broadway

Ride the bus routes or call 397-9290 to schedule a demand response ride.


Like us on Facebook

Click this link to visit the Hobbs Express Facebook page. Don't forget to Like us!

Register for CODERED

Lea County has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®.  The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute. CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, live individuals and answering machines.

[more info]


Quality of Life Master plan

The Lea County Recreation Master Plan is a quality of life and economic development initiative. Led by an unprecedented coalition of Lea County organizations, institutions and local governments, this effort is more than a recreation planning effort.

If implemented with vision and a spirit of collaboration and community, these projects can expand the identity of Lea County from an economic force to a business friendly and desirable community where people want to work, raise a family, and live a western lifestyle.

Single-handedly or in combination, these projects can be a catalyst for significant, positive change.

[more info]



Business Services

Whether you're a startup or a returning business renewing your registration, the City of Hobbs wants to help you succeed. Your success enriches the entire community.

Explore the business resources on our website and learn about how your city can help you grow your gusiness.

Visit www.hobbsnm.org/business_services.html




How to report a street light outage

Go to www.xcelenergy.com

Then follow these instruction:
Click on New Mexico
Click on Report a Problem in the middle of the page
Click on Street Light Outages on the left side of the page
Under “Report Online”:  click on Report Streetlight Outage
Fill in required fields on form
Click Submit

Report by Phone:  1-800-895-4999



Wanted! All Recyclables!

[View Recycling Brochure]

Contacts, Hours and Locations:

Hobbs Waste Management Recycling Center
3000 E. Marland., 575-392-6571
Open Tues, Thurs, Fri 8a - 5p; Wed, Noon- 5p; Sun 10a- 3p


Hobbs Waste Management Recycling Bins
2608 Lovinginton Hwy, Mon-Fri 6a - 5p

Lea County Northern Transfer Station
40101 W. Hiap, Behind Halliburton, 575-391-2953
Mon-Sat 8a - 6p, Sun 11a - 6p

Lovington Recycling Center
1002 S. Commercial (Corner of Chaves and K Street)
575-396-4629, Mon-Fri 8a - 5p

Keep Hobbs Beautiful



Utilities Online Bill Viewer

The City of Hobbs Utilities Department is installing a new Online Billing System. We are excited to bring this new product to our citizens and encourage each of you to take advantage of this streamlined billing process. You can currently register and view your bill Online.

View My Utility Bill



Animal Adoption Center Website

We have added an area to the website dedicated to the new Hobbs Animal Adoption Center.

You can visit it here.



City of Hobbs 311

For all non-emergency concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the City of Hobbs by dialing 3-1-1

The 311 phone line is answered 8am -5pm Monday-Friday.



Community Project Map

Check out the Commission Community Project Map.


Parks & Recreation Recware

The new web address for the Parks & Recreation recware website is:




Citizen Observer

Hobbs Police will now send out information/alerts directly to the citizens of Hobbs through the use of the Citizen Observer Website.

Just go to www.hobbspd.com and click on "Sign up For Citizen Observer". You can sign up to receive text messages, emails, or both, anytime Hobbs Police Department sends out information to the public.




Complaint Line

Do you have a complaint? Please let us know by emailing complaints@hobbsnm.org

A complaint line is available from most cell phones and land lines - dial 311.

Or, call 397-4195.


To contact us, please visit the City Directory or call (575) 397-9200.

To report technical errors on the website, please email webmaster@hobbsnm.org

What's New

Public Meetings

Click the link below to download the agenda:

Planning Board Meeting Agenda - March 17, 2015

City Commission Meeting Agenda - March 16, 2015

City Commission Meeting Agenda - March 16, 2015 [Full Packet]

City Commission Work Session Agenda - March 16, 2015

New Legal Notices

The Legal Notices page has been updated with new information.


Ordinance 1079 - Water and Sewer Rates

[Click here] to read the changes


News about Hobbs

Click [here] to visit our News page.


Quality of life master Plan

Click the link below to download the PDF.

Quality of Life Master Plan


Water Conservation Brochure


Hobbs News-Sun Articles

Community Bulletin Board


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