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“Public Library Starting New Year With New Training”

The Hobbs Public Library continues to look for additional services to provide to their customers, but in recent years, the need for more services and programs that are not related to opening up an actual book and reading has drastically increased.  As the amount of electronic devices used for reading, listening, and researching have been created, the need for more education and tips on how to utilize and maximize the devices and available programs continues to grow. 

In response to this increase, library users, as well as those in the community that are looking for additional resources and opportunities, can take advantage of a new program the library will be offering called “E-Resource Training”, beginning in January.  This program is designed to walk those who have electronic devices such as a Kindle, Nook or IPad, through the process and give them the opportunity to learn how to operate the device and utilize the many electronic programs that the library now offers.

“We are very excited to offer the E-Resource Training, as we believe this training will give users the opportunity to maximize their ability to use their devices, but more importantly highlight, the products and services that are available to them here at the library,” said Sandy Farrell, Library Director.  “We are always looking for ways to help our customers, and I anticipate this program will be beneficial to many of them.”

[For more information, click here]



Hobbs Animal Adoption Center - Free Adoptions

Throughout the month of December, the Hobbs Animal Adoption will be offering FREE pet adoptions!

If you bring a youth-sized new gift or new coat you will recieve a pet for free! This includes a spayed or neutered cat or dog, with microchip and all vaccinations.

Questions? 397-9323
702. N. Grimes



Unofficial results for 12/9/2014 special municipal election:

For - 1018
Against -  292

For details, [click here]




Light up the Night Decorating Contest

Decorate your house for this wonderful neighborhood holiday contest. Compete in various categories for cash prizes!

Entries may be recieved from Nov. 21 to Dec. 12, 2014 and are open to all homes in the Community of Hobbs.

Judging will take place in mid-December.

For more information and the submission form, please [click here]

Also, for information about the Candy Cane Hunt, please [click here]



Fire Department Issues Holiday Safety Tips

The Hobbs Fire Department is reminding residents of simple, life-saving steps that can be taken to ensure a safe and happy holiday. By following these 12 simple holiday tips, residents can greatly reduce their chances of becoming a casualty of a holiday fire.

  1. If you plan on purchasing a cut Christmas tree, select a freshly cut tree with green needles. The tree trunk should be sticky to the touch. If needles fall off easily, the tree is already dry and a fire hazard.

  2. Do not place a Christmas tree close to a heat source, including a fireplace, heater vent or ash trays. Keep the tree stand filled with water at all times.

  3. No not dispose of a tree in a fireplace or wood-burning stove. Correct disposal of your tree is by taking it to a recycling center or having it hauled away by a community pick-up service.

  4. Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in insulation, broken or cracked sockets and excessive kinking or wear. Only use lights listed by an approved testing laboratory.

To keep reading, [click here]



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!



The Round Table - Wednesday, December 1, 2014


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”


Leadership Training Program


Informational Video


Consumer Confidence Report 2013


[click here for the report]



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



Hobbs Visitors Guide

View the Hobbs Visitor Guide [here.]



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.



Do you have an upcoming event announcement to make? Look no further!

Our electronic community bulletin board service is free of charge!

Click here for the bulletin board application form, contact information, and instructions, or call (575) 397-9335.

Hobbs News-Sun Articles

Community Bulletin Board


Visit our Facebook page by clicking here.

Don't forget to like us!


What's New

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


Public Meetings

Click the link below to download the agenda:

Planning Board Meeting Agenda, December 16, 2014

Planning Board Meeting Agenda, December 16, 2014 [Full Packet]

City Commission Meeting Agenda, December 15, 2014

City Commission Meeting Agenda, December 15, 2014 [Full packet]

Library Board Meeting Agenda, December 2, 2014

City Commission Meeting Agenda, Dec. 1, 2014

City Commission Meeting Agenda, Dec. 1, 2014 [Full Packet]


New Legal Notices

The Legal Notices page has been updated with new information.


Web Page Additions or Updates

Animal Adoption Center

Flood Hazard Awareness

Municipal Code

Documents Online

Business Services

News Articles

Press Releases