Eddy County

Eddy County is located in Southeastern New Mexico. Around 25,000 BC, the people living in the area of Eddy County were relatives of “Sandia Man.”  Nomadic hunters wondered the area, hunting buffalo and other game, over the next several thousand years.  

In the early 1500’s, Spanish explorers Alvar Nunez, Cabeza de Vaca, Antonio Espejo, and Castano de Sosa traveled through present day Eddy County, following the life giving Pecos River.  In 1866, Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, and John Chisum drove vast herds of cattle along the Pecos and set up “cow camps” in Seven Rivers and in present day Carlsbad.  When the territorial legislature met in 1889, they set the boundaries of Eddy County. 

In 1909, oil was discovered in Eddy County near Artesia.  Another big oil strike happened in 1923 in Artesia and SE New Mexico.  In 1902, Jim White discovered “bat caves” now known as Carlsbad Caverns National Park.  In 1925, geologist Dr. VH McNutt discovered potash near Carlsbad that ushered in a “potash boom.”  In 1979, Congress authorized the US Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, located 26 miles southeast of Carlsbad.  This facility houses transuranic radioactive wastes in containers deep in salt beds, isolated from humans and the environment.

Over the years since, Eddy County has continued to grow and flourish. In 2018, the US Geological Survey announced that the Delaware Basin (includes southern Eddy County), which is part of the larger Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, was the largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever assessed in the country.  Eddy County is one of the top producers of barrels of oil in the nation. Oil and gas revenues from Eddy County contribute a significant amount to the NM State Budget. The oil and gas expansion is estimated to last for the next 25-30 years.

Upcoming Events

Mar
11
Mon
2024
CIT – 40 hour Crisis Intervention Training @ Bernaillo County, Albuquerque, NM
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am – Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm

Description
This 40-hour training provides verbal de-escalation, crisis intervention, and mental health awareness training. This training is intended for Sheriff Deputies, Detention Staff, Firefighter and Emergency Medical First Responders.

Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Pool members.  Non-pool members may inquire about attending (based on availability) for a fee.

CIT Albuquerque -March 2024

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Mar
25
Mon
2024
First Line Supervisor – 40 hour Training @ Grant County Business & Conference Center
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm

Description
During this weeklong block of instruction, we go over several topics to include organizational skills, leadership, supervising pursuits, character development, and dealing with difficult employees. This is a dynamic block of instruction and will immerse you into the world of supervision. Prepare for a lot of interaction and dialog discussing all facets of taking on that new responsibility. Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Insurance Pool Members.  Non-pool members may inquire about attending (pending availability) for a fee.

40 First Line Supervisor Flyer Grant March 2024

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Apr
15
Mon
2024
Instructor Development (Train the Trainer) @ Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, NM
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm

This weeklong class will give you the foundation to become a professional and dynamic instructor.  You will learn the principles of learning and teaching, and the qualities of a good instructor.  In addition, we will go over the importance of visual aids and brush up on your PowerPoint skills.  You will also learn how to develop your own curriculum and how to get accredited.  This is a great class with a high energy instructor.  The week will fly by, and you will be eligible to obtain your state certification.

Important: The class will be limited in space.  Please register as soon as possible due to limited space.

Course is free to NMC Law Enforcement Insurance Pool members.  Non-members may inquire about attending (pending availability) for a fee.

TRAINING FOR TRAINERS – Albuquerque April 2024

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