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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

The Line: Airbnb In New Mexico (Web Extra)

July 29, 2016 – The Albuquerque Journal reported this week that an industry group is seeking a new local ordinance to charge lodgers tax on Airbnb rentals. Taos and Albuquerque already charge lodgers tax for rooms and homes booked on the online site.

Line Panelists:
Eddy Aragon, CEO, “The Rock of Talk,” Fox News ABQ 95.9 FM
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Eric Griego, former New Mexico state senator