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Oil & Gas Squeezes Hotels In Carlsbad, But Offers Financial Support For Arts


November 2, 2018 – The oil and gas boom in southern New Mexico and West Texas has driven up hotel rates in Carlsbad. At the same time, a housing shortage means more people are turning to hotels for housing and there are fewer rooms available at affordable rates.

But more nights booked up in hotels also means the city is collecting record-high revenues from lodgers taxes.  Some of those dollars are going to support arts and culture activities around town and the revitalization of an old theater. Sarah Gustavus reports on these new developments in part three of our series on housing in Carlsbad.

This series was produced in partnership with the Carlsbad Current Argus. Read their coverage here

Watch part 1 :  The Cost Of Housing Is Rising In Carlsbad Amid Oil Boom

Watch part 2 :  Oil Boom In Carlsbad Squeezes Local Housing Market

Festival Flamenco Internacíonal de Alburquerque

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June 1, 2018 – The annual Festival Flamenco Internacíonal de Alburquerque kicks off on June 9. This annual event brings flamenco artists from abroad to New Mexico for performances, workshops and other celebrations of flamenco.

Host Gene Grant sits down this week with directors Eva Encinias and Marisol Encinias to talk about the history and impact of the festival, both here at home and abroad.