The Carlsbad Current-Argus is a newspaper in Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA.[2][3][4] It has been published after 1889.[3] The newspaper, printed in a broadsheet format, is published daily except Mondays.


The Current-Argus is the result of a merger of the now-defunct Carlsbad Current and Carlsbad Argus.[5] It was described in 1953 as conservative.[6] The paper was owned by MediaNews and part of the Digital First Media company. The Current-Argus was a part of the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership, a 2003 joint venture between Gannett and MediaNews Group.[7] In 2015, Gannett acquired full ownership of the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership.[8]



The newspaper publishes two sections:

  • A: local news, the Little-Argus (listing of community events), regional and state news, opinions and letters to the editor, wire service articles, and weather.
  • B: local sports, national sports, classified ads, legal notices, comics, and puzzles.

Additionally, special sections appear throughout the week:

  • Sunday: "Sunday Living" features storeys spotlighting a resident's hobby, history, or the like.
  • Saturday: "Vamonos" is a regional entertainment section that's additionally inserted into the Ruidoso News and Alamogordo Daily News.

Web Site

A subscription-based web site contains all the main articles that are published in the print edition. When local breaking news occurs, a brief storey about the event is usually posted. Historical and additional photos from storeys are present in an online gallery.[9] Local blogs written by residents have additionally been hosted, with topics ranging from caving to politics to books. The Current-Argus additionally produces online web video features highlighting special events and sports around town.