Carlsbad Current-Argus
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Website home page of the Carlsbad Current-Argus on September 2, 2021
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorJessica Onsurez[1]
Headquarters620 S. Main St.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
United States

The Carlsbad Current-Argus is a newspaper in Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States.[2][3][4] It has been published since 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:

Additionally, special sections appear throughout the week:

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 story about the event is usually posted. Historical and additional photos from stories are present in an online gallery.[9] Local blogs written by residents have also been hosted, with topics ranging from caving to politics to books. The Current-Argus also produces online web video features highlighting special events and sports around town.


  1. ^ "Contact Us", Carlsbad Current-Argus, retrieved 2021-09-02.
  2. ^ Jeff Sumner, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media: New Jersey - Wyoming- Canada, Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Group, 2001, p. 1210 [1]
  3. ^ a b Pearce S. Grove, Becky J. Barnett, Sandra J. Hansen, New Mexico newspapers: a comprehensive guide to bibliographical entries and locations, Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1975, p. 177 [2]
  4. ^ Milton Moskowitz, The Executive's Almanac: A Diverse Portfolio of Eclectic Business Trivia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Quirk Books, 2006 p. 139 [3]
  5. ^ Lawrence Merchant, The San Simon, Merchant, 1975, p. 59
  6. ^ Frontier, 1953, Volume 5, p. 15
  7. ^ "Gannett, MediaNews Group expand and reorganize Texas-New Mexico Partnership" (Press release). Gannett Co., Inc. 2003-12-01. Archived from the original on 2007-04-02. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
  8. ^ Gannett acquires complete ownership of Texas-New Mexico Newspaper Partnership from Digital First Media
  9. ^ Carlsbad Current-Argus Photo Albums