“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
Ride the bus routes or call 397-9290 to schedule a demand response ride.
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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.
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
Single-handedly or in combination, these projects can be a catalyst for significant, positive change.
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
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.