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Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the City of Hobbs on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the City Commission Chamber at City Hall, 200 East Broadway, Hobbs, New Mexico, for public comment on the City's public transportation system known as "Hobbs Express"

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Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan FY 2017-2021

Citizen Police Academy

The Fall session of the 2016 Hobbs Police Department Citizen Academy will begin on Tuesday September 13. If you or someone you know is interested in attending this 10 week program, please contact Officer Mike Stone at (575) 397-9381. Applications can be obtained at The Citizen Police Academy is tailored especially for the citizens of the City of Hobbs and there are no costs for the attendees. It is a fun, interactive and very informative experience that is designed to forge relationships with every part of the community we proudly serve. Class size is limited to twenty-five students, so please return your application as soon as possible in order to be considered for this session. The Hobbs Police Department wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable summer.

Hobbs Express Hot Summer Celebration!

Hobbs Express is offering FREE bus route fares during the month of July. Take advantage of this special promotion and ride the bus routes free all month long!

Call 397-9290 for more information!

Water Regulations

The City of Hobbs has established a designated period of city wide water conservation that begins May 15th and continues through September 15th of each year. No domestic or commer-cial water shall be used for garden, lawn, or other exterior watering or sprinkling application, except from the water mains of and upon the premises having an even street address on even calendar dates and having an odd street address on odd calendar dates. In case of corner buildings having both odd and even address numbers, the address listed on the consumer’s account with the City’s Utilities Department shall control. On the thirty-first day of months that have thirty-one days, no watering shall be allowed.

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Consumer Confidence Report 2015

We are pleased to present this year's Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report is designed to provide details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. This report is a snapshot of last year's water quality. We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies.

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Lea County Regional Water Planning Steering Committee Meeting

The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) is currently working with all of New Mexico’s 16 water planning regions to finalize regional water plan updates by the fall of 2016. This process includes having three ISC-facilitated regional steering committee meetings in each region. All of the meetings are open to the public.

Each region’s steering committee is comprised of a representative group of various water users who work together to identify and determine strategies to address the region’s unique future water needs, support effective local water resource management and reconcile gaps between supply and demand. The steering committees also compile information about projects, programs and policies to be implemented in each region.

Regional steering committee meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. Opportunities for the public to make comments on the draft regional water plan updates will be coordinated through local steering committees. The Lea County draft regional water plan update is available at The regional water planning steering committee will be accepting public comments until June 10, 2016. Please address your comments to Monica Russell, Lea County, 100 N. Main Ave, Suite 4 Lovington, NM 88260,

The next Lea County Regional Water Planning Steering Committee meeting is June 21 and will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the City of Hobbs Annex Building. Locations, dates and times of all regional steering committee meetings are posted on the Interstate Stream Commission’s website, and are subject to change:

For more information, please contact Dominique Cartron, ( DBS&A or Monica Russell. (

USGA Filming Crew Visits Rockwind

On April 6th and 7th, a filming crew from the United States Golf Association (USGA) traveled to Hobbs, New Mexico to catch the beauty and success thus far of Rockwind Community Links. Since inception, the staffs of the facility, as well as the City of Hobbs, have worked diligently to accomplish the concept of "community links," and the USGA has embraced this concept and believes it may be the catalyst for growing the game of golf.

Rockwind has received numerous awards and accolades in the months leading up to the USGA visit, with one magazine calling Rockwind "the future of golf." With golf’s popularity rapidly decreasing in the past few decades, the USGA seems to agree with that statement. The project of filming a piece on Rockwind came about after a presentation about Rockwind Community Links given by Hobbs City Manager, J.J. Murphy, and course architect, Andy Staples, at a USGA Symposium in January. The idea of still keeping golf as the center of such a facility but bringing in activities that either haven’t been incorporated at a course before or not in the same way contributes to the concept. That has made such a positive impact on our community, as well as to the success of Rockwind. This was the theme of J.J.’s presentation which caught USGA leaders’ attention.

The Community Links concept is helping to shine a light on the value that a well-conceived, well-run golf facility can provide to the community," said Hunki Yun, the USGA’s director of partnerships, outreach and education. "Thanks to the vision of the city of Hobbs, Rockwind can serve as a model for other municipalities that are looking to use golf to offer numerous benefits to their residents."

Rockwind has an open atmosphere and numerous activities made available for golfers and non-golfers of all ages, making it a gathering place for groups and individuals of all types and interests to come to. Now, others around the nation will learn about the 9-Hole Par 3 Course and 18-hole Championship Course, the jogging trail, the numerous types of golf classes and clinics for golfers at all stages, the reservation types made available for weddings and other special events, and the relaxing patio as well as indoor dining experiences at Rockwind Grill.

The filming crew’s visit, made by Rob Cowen and Rob Rabena, consisted of numerous on-camera interviews given by various supporters of Rockwind. The Mayor, City Manager, participants in the Couples Program on Wednesday nights, children and their parents of the First Tee Program of Southeastern New Mexico at Rockwind, and of course Rockwind Golf Pros Linda Howell and Camren Bergman all delivered positive comments. With beautiful weather and an active schedule, Rockwind shone in all its glory both days, giving the crew the perfect opportunity to catch the well-known sunsets and sunrises that Southeastern New Mexico manifests. The crew also took many shots of both courses, but also of some of the local surrounding attractions, such as Harry McAdams Park, the 9/11 Memorial, and the jogging trail along Lovington Highway.

After seeing how this concept has not only sustained itself but thrived, the USGA is now presenting Rockwind Community Links to golf courses and industry insiders across the nation as a model for how golf courses should now be developed and managed. The success and honor that Rockwind has attained is something unforeseeable but well-received, with J.J. Murphy stating, "It is a major privilege for the USGA to acknowledge and highlight Rockwind Community Links in such a way. To be showcased as a model for how golf possibly could be developed and managed is sure to bring many more accolades for Rockwind, and we were happy to accommodate the filming crew and thank them for all of their hard work in getting our message out."

2016 Parks & Rec Flip Book

We now have the tools to help you plan your activities. Click to go 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.

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Citizens Self Service

Introducing Citizen Self Service for the City of Hobbs, New Mexico. We are excited to offer our citizens, businesses, and visitors online access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to a wide array of city services!

Construction Updates

Ramirez and Sons of Hobbs NM will be performing work on College Lane starting July the 12th, 2016. Motorists are asked to please observe all traffic control in the area.

College Lane will be closed to traffic from Grimes St. to Jarob St. The intersection of Jarob and College will remain open. Construction is expected to last 4-6 weeks, weather permitting.

If any questions about project please feel free to contact Ramirez and Sons Inc. at 575-492-0480

We thank you for your patience and should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact: Ramirez & Sons, Inc. 575-492-0480

Phase 3 of the Jefferson Street project is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 and will last approximately six (6) weeks. This phase of the Jefferson Street project will consist of removing and repaving existing asphalt between Michigan Drive and Cimarron Road on Jefferson Street.

Motorists are asked to observe all traffic controls. Detour routes will be available throughout the construction site.

We thank you for your patience and should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact: Ramirez & Sons, Inc. 575-492-0480

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