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the guide 2020 - Summer, Issue 7

Congratulations 2020 Graduates!

Hobbs City Commission The Hobbs City Commission meets regularly on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. Regular meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chamber at City Hall, 200 East Broadway, Hobbs, New Mexico. Dates are subject to change if the regular meeting date falls on a holiday or as otherwise approved by the City Commission.

(Top Left) Marshall Newman, Dist. 1; Christopher Mills, Dist. 2; Larron Fields, Dist. 3; (Bottom Left)Joseph Calderรณn, Dist. 4; Roy Dwayne Penick, Dist. 5; Don Gerth, Dist. 6;

Contact the Mayor or any City Commissioner: 200 E. Broadway St. Hobbs, NM 88240

To the residents of Hobbs and Lea County, Hopefully as you read this our economy and community are starting to recover from the double whammy of low oil prices and the Corona virus. I am confident in the resilience of the people of Lea County, and I think that the investments we have made in the last few years to improve the quality of life and provide recreational opportunities in Hobbs will help to hasten our path to economic growth, diversity and prosperity. City Staff has been anxious to get all of our facilities operating safely at 100 percent and providing numerous recreational activities for all ages of our residents. I encourage you to read The Guide from cover to cover and find several activities and ideas for you, your family and friends to do that will improve your health and provide lasting memories. We are happy to get back to providing you with the things you love the most. As we move forward, I want you to feel confident that our community and economy will recover from the most recent downturn of the oil and gas industry as we always do. Afterward, we will go further and achieve more because of the neighbors we all share. Local and regional leadership have improvements for the people of our community as a priority, and all is being done to improve quality of life, housing, infrastructure, and a brighter future for our youth. The people of Hobbs are our most precious energy, and together we are stronger. Please remember to always reach out to your City Commissioner, City Staff, or myself with any concerns or questions. Sincerely, Sam D. Cobb Mayor of Hobbs, New Mexico 2

On the Cover: Emilio Lucero (left), and Les Velasquez (right), from the Traffic Division of the City of Hobbs Engineering Department install one of the banners honoring Hobbs High School 2020 Graduates.

Hello Citizens of Hobbs, I would like to offer a quick glimpse into just a couple of the projects I have been involved with and am extremely excited about. I am so proud and pleased to announce the City of Hobbs’ new, upcoming, Veterans Memorial. I personally feel this is a long time coming. When I ran for office of City Commissioner, I made a promise to the people of Hobbs to honor our men and women in uniform. This memorial will give our Veterans a place to reflect upon the following: the Military sacrifices they have made, remembrance of their brothers and sisters that have lost their lives while protecting the Constitution of the United States, and freedoms we all share and hold so dear.

Dwayne Penick As a fellow Veteran myself, it was truly an honor to serve with my brothers City Commissioner and sisters in uniform. About a year ago, I started researching Veteran District 5 Memorials looking to put together a design. I then drafted a set of plans for a Veterans Memorial here in Hobbs. I presented this draft to the Mayor and City Commissioners, and I’m very pleased to say they were all on board with the project. We hope to have the construction plans complete that will allow us to begin construction in 2020. We feel this will serve our Veterans well as a tribute to them. I am also pleased to inform you that I have headed up the project for a Veterans Medical clinic here in Hobbs. It’s a pleasure to inform you that after several letters to our President and with the help of his staff and the Veterans Administration, we will be building a new Veterans Medical facility very soon. This will be located in the old Bealls clothing store. This will provide much needed medical care to our Veterans and hopefully minimize some of the travel for them. Construction was to begin in May of this year. However, due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic this project has been pushed back. We will keep fighting for this new medical clinic to begin as soon as possible. I would like to extend a big “Thank You” to the Veterans Committee: Acting City Manager Manny Gomez, Shelia Baker, Angela Courter, Robert Lujan, and fellow City Commissioner Chris Mills. It is an honor to serve with all of you on this project. May God Bless this City and God Bless America.

Vicinity Map - Veterans



Welcome to the City of Hobbs, New Mexico! It is my honor and privilege to extend the warmest of greetings to you as you explore the charm of the place we call home. Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. During this time, I wanted to reach out and update you on how we’re approaching the situation at the City of Hobbs. First and foremost, our hearts go out to anyone who’s been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery. And we’re truly inspired by the selfless essential employees around our city and county who are on the front lines working tirelessly to care for people in need and provide those necessary services. Second, the City of Hobbs is focused on the health and safety of our employees, families and community. Some of our employees have been working from home and remotely during this time. Third, even as we deal with this pandemic, our 600 person team at the City remains focused on your needs. We were built to handle moments like this, and our relentless commitment to your needs are stronger than ever. Our City was founded on CORE values—trust, customer service, innovation, and equality. Our values are unwavering and continue. (Continued in next column) 4

With the reopening of many of our services, including the awardwinning CORE, this guide was established to serve as a directory to all the quality of life initiatives Hobbs has to offer! Come discover why Hobbs is truly a strong community! Sincerely, Manny Gomez Acting City Manager/Fire Chief

how to Set up your Online Account With an online account you can: •

Reserve Seasonal Pools for Private Parties (should these events occur in 2020)

Reserve Park Pavilions

Please visit the Parks &

City of Hobbs 200 E. Broadway Hobbs NM 88240 575-397-9200

Recreation Office at the CORE. Please bring identification and proof of residency.


social media Keep up with the City of Hobbs day-to-day events online!

Acceptable proof of residency: •

City of Hobbs City Government

Driver’s License or State ID Card,

City of Hobbs

Utility Bill (water, gas, electric), or

Table of Contents Hobbs Express





Animal Adoption


Park Pavilion/Special


Event Rentals Park Amenities


Dog Park




Teen Center




Senior Center


Rockwind Community


Links CORE

24 City Contacts & Hours 30

Current Lease Agreement.

the City of Hobbs

Parks & Recreation city of Hobbs -

Senior Center

two Advisory Boards and the

City Manager,

Angela Courter, Seniors Affairs

members of those boards who

Manny Gomez

We would like to thank our


graciously donate their time to Parks & Open Spaces Director

assist us in our efforts:

Bryan Wagner Parks Wade Whitehead, Superintendent Placido Ramirez, Parks


Teen Center Michal Hughes, Teen Center Supervisor

CORE, Center of Recreational Excellence

Maintenance Supervisor

Community Affairs Board Kevin Naegele


Helen Houston


Pat Duran


Yvette Lucero

Facility Director Cemetery Monica Mendoza, Secretary

Aquatics Coordinator Sports Fields Supervisor

Ashley Pratt

Rockwind Community Links Matt Hughes, Superintendent

Cemetery Board Chair

JoAnne Zespy


Bonnie Moran


Clarence Benford Sue Sedillo Cindy Walker

Amanda Byers

Dustin Sharp, Sports Field

Cathy Marshall

Sherry Joe Norman

Lyndsey Henderson

Joe Hill, Rockwind Supervisor Marcos Juarez, Trail Supervisor

Recreation Director Doug McDaniel Rockwind Community Links Ben Kirkes, Acting Golf Professional/General Manager

Recreation Michal Hughes, Superintendent Brenda Taylor, Aquatics/

Facility Maintenance Coordinator Jay Bonilla

Guest Services Coordinators Elena Dominguez Matt Springer Aalysia Trevino

Health & Wellbeing Coordinator Barry Muniz

Marketing Coordinator Lindsay Chism McCarter

Sports Coordinator RC Maxwell

Athletics Coordinator Brittny Huffman, Program Coordinator Cyndi Martinez, Secretary



Ride the Bus!

Veterans Ride Free (with Veterans ID)

Blue Route 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Time Red Route 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Time Green Route 7:00 am - 5:00 pm


Rapid Line 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


1. Hobbs Express *


1. Hobbs Express *


1. Hobbs Express *


1. Hobbs Express *


2. City Hall


2. Guidance Cntr.


2. Broadway/McKinley


2. Broadmoor Mall *


3. Hobbs Police Dept.


3. Library


3. Broadway Apts. *


3. K-Mart *


4. Broadmoor Mall *


4. Triangle Park


4. Hobbs Apts. *




5. Turner Plaza


5. Highrise/Cedars


5. Willow Bend


5. Wal-Mart *


6. K-Mart *


6. K-MART *


6 Navajo Rd/Dal Paso


6. Hobbs Apts. *


7. American Medical


7. Albertsons


7. Wal-Mart *


7. Broadway Apts. *


8. Social Security


8. Lowes


8. MVD (weekdays)


8. Main & McKinley *


9. Bel Aire Shopping


9. Wal-Mart *


9. LRH (hospital)



10. Central


10. NM Junior College


Saturday Route 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


10. Park Place Apts. 11. Nor Lea Clinic


11. Walgreens


11. Zia Park Casino


1. Hobbs Express


12. Playa Escondida


12. Princess Jeanne


12. CORE *


2. Broadmoor Mall


13. Broadway Apts. *


13. San Mateo/Berry


3. Cedars/Highrise


14. Washington Apts.


14. San Mateo/Sanger


4. K-Mart


15. Leaf Apts.




16. Main/McKinley *


6. Wal-Mart


17. La Tienda


7. Bel-Aire Shopping


8. Park Place Apts.


9. Hobbs Apts.


10. Broadway Apts.


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Questions? Call (575) 397-9290 Visit us online at: www.hobbsnm.org

(575)397-9328 509 N. Shipp www.hobbspubliclibrary.org

Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday 10:00am - 8:00pm Thursday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday


Children’s Programming:

Please call the Library at (575) 397-9328 for the latest up-to-date programming information and for questions concerning children’s activities planned for the Fall. You may also “like” our Facebook page or check our website at hobbspubliclibrary.org to stay informed on the changes and happenings in the children’s programming.

Young Adult/Adult Programming:

Programming activities such as contests, scavenger hunts, puzzles, games, and crafts will be created for the virtual environment and announced through social media and email formats.

E-Resource Training

Schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with Library databases such as OverDrive (e-books), America’s GenealogyBank, Cypress Resume, Freegal, BrainFuse, Rosetta Stone and more.

General Information:

The Library is on the Hobbs Express Bus Route (Red Line). Book and audiovisual materials may be returned 24/7 by placing them in the drop boxes located in front of the Library. The Library accepts credit card payments. 7

The City of Hobbs was proud to partner with the Hobbs Municipal Schools in honoring the 2020 Seniors with the #LightTheNight event on Monday, May 18. The lights at City of Hobbs facilities used by Hobbs High School student-athletes were turned on and the 2020 Seniors’ video tribute was played at the Rockwind Community Links Clubhouse and the Competition Pool at the CORE. Additionally, City of Hobbs staff assisted with the installation of the 2020 Seniors’ banners around town. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!


#LightTheNight 2020

Hobbs Animal Adoption Center

(575) 391-9323 710 N. Grimes

The Hobbs Animal Adoption Center strives to provide respectful and humane treatment to the animals in our care while providing the best service to the citizens of Hobbs. We strive to provide programs for the treatment/care of animals to the city residents, so we can accomplish our goal, which is to continue the reduction of unnecessary euthanasia due to pet overpopulation issues.

Did you know? Your pet must be registered with a city license and there are multiple options for registration. Registration is $10 per year or $20 per three years for tags, or you can choose to microchip your pet for $20.00 if not altered (spay or neutered) or $10.00 if altered. The HAAC offers reduced cost spay or neuter for your pets to Hobbs residents that qualify. There are two free shot clinics throughout the year. The City of Hobbs Animal Ordinance and Fee Resolutions can be found online at www.HobbsNM.org/animal_adoption_center

Monday - Thursday:

12:00pm to 6:00pm

Friday - Saturday:

10:00am to 2:00pm




The Parks and Open Spaces Department promotes and maintains all city owned facility grounds, parks, open space, sports fields, trails, campground, cemeteries, beautification areas, vacant lots, rights of ways, and code compliance environmental lots. To name a few: Rockwind Golf Course, McAdams Park/Campground, Health-walk Trail, Del Norte Park, Fire Station 2 Park, Clinton Park/Library, Charlie Brown Park, Jefferson Park, City Park, Washington Park, Everglade Cemetery, Prairie Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, Hobbs Municipal Court, Hobbs Police Complex, City Hall, Turner Landscape, Community Bulletin Board, Senior Center and etc. Daily operations insure the continued safe use of these areas listed above to our residents, businesses, and visitors while maintaining the variety of its assets Bryan Wagner, to current industry standards and best practices that are attractive and inviting Parks and Open Spaces to the public. To list a few operations: Daily maintenance, landscaping, mowing, Director irrigation, custodial services, forestry, horticulture, sports field maintenance synthetic/natural turf, equipment/fleet management, emergency/storm damage response, graffiti removal, capital improvement projects, cemetery interments and disinterment, special events and training/safety. If you need to report an issue or have questions, please email us at posd@hobbsnm.org or you may call 575-397-9291. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a member of our team, please check out our current vacancies at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hobbsnm. 10





4827 N. Lovington Hwy 505-397-9291 w w w. H o b b s N M . o r g


Park Pavilions are currently not available for rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and mass gathering directives in place at deadline for The GUIDE. See below, once pavilions are available for rent. You can now reserve Park Pavilions online! Once you have set up your household account in E-trak Plus, the Parks & Recreation Department’s new software, you can reserve Park Pavilions from your home, your office, or your favorite mobile device. You must come into the Parks & Recreation Office in City Hall, initially, to set up your account. See more information on page 4 about how to set-up your online account. Designated group shelters are available for rental throughout our park system. For a small gathering, the damage/cleanup deposit is $25 and the rental fee is $25 for every 3 hours. Pavilions are available for rental, and renters may reserve for multiple 3 hour periods, as follows: 8:00am - 11:00am 12:00pm -


5:00pm -


Reservations can be made online, or at the Recreation Office at the CORE, 4827 N. Lovington Hwy., on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cut-off date for weekend reservations is Thursday at 12:00 p.m. All other reservations require a 48-hour notice. For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 397-9291. Reservations are required at the following locations: • • • •

Del Norte Performance Area* McAdams Park (large pavilion only) Shipp Street Venue* Covered Basketball Courts at City Park*

* Special Event rates may apply

For special events such as a large company picnic with up to 300 attendees, a Special Event Permit Application is required. Fees for this type of reservation are as follows: 1 - 99 people

$50 deposit

$ 50/day rental

100 - 199 people

$50 deposit

$100/day rental

200 - 299 people

$100 deposit

$200/day rental

300+ people

$150 deposit

$300/day rental


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BBQ Grill


Bensing/McKinney Charlie Brown City Park Clinton Park/Library Clover Park Del Norte Park/Performance Area/Pool Fire Station 2 Green Meadow Park Heizer Park Humble Park Jefferson School Park Little Heizer MLK Soccerplex McAdams Park Mills School Park Peavey Park Sanger School Park Sanger/Green Acres Park Snyder Park Taylor School Park Triangle (Green Acres) Park Veterans Memorial Complex Washington Heights Park Washington Park

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4314 N. Grimes DOG PARK HOTLINE: (575) 397-9323 OR (575) 397-9265

Hobbs Dog Park OPEN DAILY 6:00am - 11:00pm Located on the east side of Del Norte Park, the dog park is designed so that dogs can safely exercise and play offleash in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owners. Off-leash dog areas, or dog parks, provide a community setting in which people can gather and socialize and where they can observe the interaction of groups of dogs at play. Dog parks allow owners and their dogs to spend time together and offer dogs a space for play and companionship with other dogs.

Dog Park Usage Guidelines In order to provide a safe and friendly environment, the City of Hobbs urges all patrons to read and observe the following rules that are in accordance with established City ordinances: 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

The dog park is for dogs, their handlers and those 17. accompanying them. No other use is permitted. All dogs must be legally licensed and vaccinated and shall wear a visible dog license and rabies tag. (Ordinance 6.04.210) 18. Dogs less than 4 months of age and female dogs that are in heat are prohibited. Dogs must be on a leash when entering or exiting the dog park. Dogs must be under the control of their handler and in view of their handler at all times. Spiked collars are prohibited. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Handlers must be at least 16 years of age. Handlers must have possession of the dog leash at all times. Handler is limited to a maximum of two dogs. Handlers must “Scoop the Poop� and fill any holes dug by dogs under their control. Food and drinks in glass containers are prohibited; treats are allowed for training purposes only. Dogs must be removed from the dog park at first sign of aggression. No animals, other than dogs, shall be permitted in the dog park area. Handlers are responsible for any injuries caused by the dog(s) under their control. Users of the facility do so at their own risk. The City of Hobbs shall not be liable for any injury or damage caused by any dog in the dog park area.

Small dog park is limited to dogs weighing 25 pounds, or less; Large dog park is open to dogs over 25 pounds; communal area is open to all dogs. Gates must be closed after entering and exiting the park.


2101 E. Stanolind Rd. 575-397-9296


The City of Hobbs maintains four Cemeteries: Boone, Everglade, Prairie Haven, & Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

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The City of Hobbs operates out of Prairie Haven and Prairie Haven Memorial Park and on occasion, by deed only, Everglade Cemetery. There are four, full-time staff located at Prairie Haven Memorial Park where you will find the office and the maintenance facility. Please feel free to stop by during business hours and any of the staff will assist with any questions or concerns. OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm 1:00pm to 5:00pm

GATES: 7 Days a Week April 1 - October 31 November 1 - March 31

8:00am to 7:00pm 8:00am to 5:00pm

FEES: Adult Lot $575.00 All lots have a one-time perpetual care fee of $30. Cremain Lots $ 90.00 Infant Lots $115.00 Open/Close charges vary during the weekday and Columbarium Niche $500.00 weekends/holidays.


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A t t i m e o f p u b l i c at i o n The Teen Center is CLOSED. T h i s c o u l d c h a n g e b a s e d o n a n y n e w P u b l i c H e a lt h O r d e r s t h at h a v e b e e n re l e a s e d . P l e a s e l o o k f o r t h e l at e s t i n f o r m at i o n o n t h e R e c re at i o n F a c e b o o k p a g e .


I hope this finds you and your family healthy and having been able to find different ways to engage in recreation, play, and fitness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although you are receiving The Guide in late June, the deadline for this issue was Thursday, June 4, and just prior to that deadline the decision was made to proceed with our very popular Summer Recess and Summer Sports programs. For those of you who are now participating in those two programs, you know that these programs are taking place in a much different manner than ever before as we comply with COVID Safe Practices (CSPs), Public Health Orders, CDC Guidelines, and our own City of Hobbs Reopen Plan. Please bear with us as we navigate through these unprecedented and uncertain times, and understand that the staff of the Recreation Department is anxious and excited to once again provide programs, events, and activities.

Doug McDaniel Recreation Director

At our deadline, the very popular Splash Pads and Seasonal Pools (Del Norte, Heizer, Humble) were still closed by Public Health Order. We are hopeful that the Splash Pads and Seasonal Pools will open at some point this summer. Our staff has those facilities prepped and ready for operation once they are inspected and can be operated safely. One thing that has not changed throughout this pandemic is the great job by the staff of the Hobbs Senior Center with continuing their very important mission of feeding the senior citizens in our community. The Meals-on-Wheels program and the newly developed Grab N’ Go drive through system of delivering what used to be the Congregate Meal have continued. During the months of March, April and May, the Senior Center staff distributed 14,215 meals, and 342 meal boxes insuring that our senior citizens continue to have a nutritious and delicious meal each weekday. Unfortunately at the deadline for this issue, no decision had been reached on the 4th of July Community Celebration, but one has most likely been reached during the interim. The Hobbs Downtown Slam and Jam and Gus Macker 3-on3 Basketball Tournament was also on hold at deadline. That event was originally scheduled for April 25 & 26, then rescheduled for August 15 & 16, and postponed once again. We are exploring the possibility of conducting this event sometime in Fall 2020 but that decision will be based on Mass Gathering directives. We also made the very difficult decision to cancel the Hooked on Fishing event, scheduled for July 18, due to Mass Gathering directives. The Summer Recess and Summer Sports programs aren’t the only programs that have had to evolve due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve done the same for our operations at the CORE, which began a partial and phased reopening on June 3. We used a very similar, partial and phased reopening plan at Rockwind Community Links beginning on May 2. At deadline, our staff was working on a plan for our Movies Under the Stars events which will now become a “drive-in movie” type event for the very first time. Follow our Recreation Department Facebook pages for more information on Movies Under the Stars and all of our other programs, events, activities and facilities. The City of Hobbs Reopen Plan states that a phased approach to reopening is the safest and most effective way to proceed during this pandemic. The health and safety of our employees and customers is paramount. You may also find that we may be a bit more reactionary during this time than we’d like to be. As directives are distributed, via Executive Orders and Public Health Orders, it may take some time for us to get up to speed so to speak. Please understand that all of our offerings are subject to change based on these Executive Orders, Public Health Orders, and Mass Gathering directives. We look forward to you returning to our events, activities, programs and facilities and ask that you assist us in our efforts to keep you and everyone in our community safe and healthy while you are joining us for recreation, play, fitness and fun. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer, and that you will spend some of it with us. 16

At the deadline for The Guide, here is the status of Summer 2020 Special Events: Summer Recess & Summer Sports: To begin on Monday, June 22; Will be rebranded and programmed to comply with COVID Safe Practices and CDC Guidelines For Summer Youth Camps; Del Norte, Humble, Heizer Pools: Not operational as directed in the June 1, 2020 Public Health Order. Pending Public Health Order updates/changes, all pools will need to pass a State inspection. Once authorized to operate, the status will be updated. Splash Pads (5): Not operational as directed in the June 1, 2020 Public Health Order. Pending Public Health Order updates/changes, all Splash Pads will need to pass a State inspection. Once authorized to operate, the status will be updated. Hooked On Fishing: This event, which was scheduled for Saturday, July 18, has been cancelled. 4th of July Community Celebration: The fireworks display associated with this event is pending approval from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The status of this event will be updated at a later date. Movies Under the Stars: See page 22 for an update on this event! Dog Daze of Summer: See below!


At deadline for The Guide, the Dog Daze event was still on the calendar. The status of this event will be updated pending Mass Gathering directives in place at that time. Bring your pooch to the pool for a howlin’ good time! Event includes a discount shot clinic, pet information booths, contests and more. We guarantee a good time with man’s best friend. 17

At the deadline for The Guide, the Movies Under the Stars events had been authorized to proceed in a “drive-in movie” type event, with the first event being held on Friday, June 26. Below, are the remaining dates for the Movies Under the Stars events: LOCATION: T.B.A. TIME: ALL MOVIES UNDER THE STARS EVENTS BEGIN AT DUSK SATURDAY, JULY 4

GREASE (Status of this event is pending.)


JUMANJI: The Next Level (PG 13)



This event and all activities associated with it, below, were still pending at the deadline for The Guide. Location: TBA Time: TBA (All Pending)

Diaper Derby Volleyball Tournament Movies Under the Stars Fireworks Show


The Fireworks Show typically begins at 9:30 p.m. Parking for fireworks typically opens at HIAP at 6:30pm. Please call 397-9291 for more information.

Jump into fun with Summer Sports Camps! Choose one morning session and one afternoon session for 5 weeks of specialized Summer Sport instruction. Age groups and activities are set for the grade year your child will be entering for the 2020/2021 school year. Due to camp size limitations, attendance of at least 4 days/week will be required to retain position in the program. If a student misses 2 consecutive days another student will fill that spot from the wait list. Participant drop-off will be limited to 15 minutes prior to the start time of the activity. Students must be picked up once their scheduled activity is complete in a timely manner or risk losing their position in the program. Participants must enter for ALL programs at TASKER ARENA to be checked in. Participants are encouraged to bring their own refillable water bottle. Appropriate clothing and shoes are required. Registration begins Monday, June 15th at 8:00am. Follow our Facebook page for more information on registration. Tennis: For Boys & Girls. There will be one (1) five-week long session that starts on Monday, June 22, and runs Monday through Friday, for five weeks with the last date being Friday, July 24. (Location: Hobbs High School Tennis Courts, limited to 25 students per session) 4 - 7 year old 8, 9 & 10 year old 11 & 12 year old 13 & up

7:30am - 8:00am 8:00am - 9:00am 9:00am - 10:00am 10:00am - 11:30am

Basketball/Volleyball: For Boys and Girls: There will be one (1) five-week long session that starts on Monday, June 22, and runs Monday through Friday, for five weeks with the last date being Friday, July 24. (Location: Hobbs High School Gyms, limited to 80 students per session) 3rd - 5th grade 6th - 8th grade

8:00am - 10:15am 10:30am - 12:15pm

Football: There will be one (1) five-week long session that starts on Monday, June 22, and runs Monday through Friday, for five weeks with the last date being Friday, July 24. (Location: Hobbs High School Indoor Multi-purpose Facility, limited to 25 students per session) 6th grade

1:00pm - 1:45pm

7th grade

2:00pm - 2:45pm

8th grade

3:00pm - 3:45pm *Cheer is taking a hiatus for the 2020 Summer.


A SUPERVISED PLAY PROGRAM Monday through Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm Houston Middle School, 300 N. Houston 5 one-week Sessions To Choose From: June 22 - 26 June 29 - July 2* July 6 - 10 July 13 - 17 July 20 - 24 *Program site will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020. COVID Safe Practices for Summer Youth Camps will be followed. Make connections with new friends at on of our board game themed summer camps! Art’s & Crafts: Make a project each week. The projects are for all ages and can be constructed as basic or elaborate as the participant’s interest and ability. Projects will complement the theme of the week. Sports & Childhood Games: Children will be instructed in the proper technique and rules of classic sports, childhood games and also be introduced to the latest that the industry has to offer! Supervised indoor and outdoor play is provided at no charge for children entering the following grades: Kindergarten - 1st Grade are in the “Barnyard” (Limited to 25 participants) 2nd - 3rd Grade are in the “Cave” (Limited to 25 participants) 4th - 5th Grade are in the “Big Red” (Limited to 25 participants) Age groups are set up for the grade year your child will be entering for the 2020/2021 school year. Due to camp size limitations (25 per age group), attendance of at least 4 days/week will be required to retain position in the program. If a student misses 2 consecutive days, another student will be enrolled from the waiting list. Pick-up and drop-off times will be strictly enforced to ensure maximum camp time, meal counts and equipment are utilized. If a child MUST be picked up early, they may not return until the following scheduled camp day. A 5:1 camper to instructor ratio will be followed at all times. Proof of age is required in order to register kindergarten children. Parents must sign a release form for all children attending Summer Recess Camp. This Program consists of active games, quiet cooldown games, arts & crafts, and on-site special events. The playground site is not open to established daycare facilities for drop off. Registration will be ONLINE and over the phone ONLY beginning Monday, June 15th at 8:00 am. Follow our Facebook page for more information on registration. For your child’s safety, the following items are prohibited: cell phones, any electronic devices, dangling earrings, and open-toed shoes, backless or have a slick sole. Please bring a mask, if available. Free Summer Breakfast & Lunch Site: Children must be checked in at the program by 7:30am for the breakfast head count, and by 9:00am for an accurate lunch head count. DROP-OFF: 7:30am - 9:00am in the SOUTH PARKING LOT PICK-UP: 4:30pm - 5:00pm in the SOUTH PARKING LOT THEME WEEKS: Week 1: Connect Four 20

Week 2: Guess Who

Week 4: Battleship

Week 3: UNO

Week 5: Chutes & Ladders

Senior Center

(575) 397-9301 200 E. Park www.hobbsnm.org The Hobbs Senior Center is a recreational facility that offers a great variety of programs and services for people 60 years of age and older. The center was founded with the primary objective of assisting the City’s elderly citizens in adjusting to personal and social changes brought about by aging.

*Please Note: Due to COVID-19, the New Mexico Aging & Longterm Services Department issued protocols and guidelines, and at the deadline for The Guide the Hobbs Senior Center remains closed to the public at this time. All activities have been cancelled until further notice. The nutrition programs are still being provided to eligible senior citizens. Please call our office for more information. The Home Delivered Meals program delivers lunch, Monday through Friday, and the Grab-n-Go Meals are served in the Center’s North Parking Lot, Monday-Friday 12:00pm - 12:30pm


(575) 397-9297 5001 Jack Gomez Blvd.

The following COVID Safe Practices (CSP’s) are currently in place at Rockwind Community Links as The Guide went to print. These are subject to change based on updated/new Public Health Orders. •

Golfers are encouraged to maintain social distancing at all times.

Tee times may be made both online and via phone at (575) 397-9297.

Players should arrive no sooner than twenty (20) minutes prior to their tee time.

Walk-on players will be accommodated on a first-come/first serve, space available basis on both the Championship and Lil’ Rock Courses.

Payment of greens fees/carts by phone is encouraged.

Golfers who are walking the course and have pre-paid, may call the Golf Shop to check-in, and will not be required to come into Golf Shop.

Groups limited to four (4) players, only golfers will be allowed on course. No fivesomes.

Spectators and non-golfers are not allowed at this time due to the COVID Safe Practices.

Rockwind staff reserves the right to pair groups in foursomes.

Golfers using golf carts will be limited to one (1) adult per cart unless riding with a member of same household/family.

If all golf carts are in use, the course will be walking only. Push carts are available.

Golf cart and push carts will be disinfected/cleaned between uses

Golfers who can walk the course when playing are encouraged to do so.

Restrooms in the Clubhouse and on the course will be open and cleaned throughout the day.

No water coolers will be available on the course. Please bring your own water.

Golfers using golf carts may use the GPS scorecard as scorecards and pencils will only be available outside the Golf Shop and on the #2 Tee Box.

Rakes, tee markers and ball washers have been removed. Please leave the flag in the hole at all times

Players using Golf Carts are asked to remove all personal belongings and trash after completion of their round.


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Meet Acting Golf Professional

Ben Kirkes

Born in Hays, Kansas, Rockwind Community Links’ Acting Golf Professional, Ben Kirkes, grew up playing golf as the son of a golf professional and has been around the game for the last twenty years. In high school, Ben played four years of varsity golf and was first team All-State his junior and senior years for Carlsbad High School. Ben then received a full scholarship to play for the number one ranked New Mexico Junior College (NMJC) Men’s Golf Team where he went on to play in over twenty-five tournaments for the Thunderbirds. Following his time at NMJC, Ben received a scholarship to play golf at West Texas A&M University. At West Texas A&M, Ben played in over twenty tournaments and was a part of the only golf team in school history to advance to the National Championship. Ben majored in Business Management while at West Texas A&M, and turned Professional after his college golf career. Ben joined the Rockwind Community Links team in February 2017. Since then he has assisted in many ventures from outside services, inside sales, First Tee instruction, tournament preparation and creation, teaching lessons, merchandising of the golf shop, and was part of the team when Rockwind was selected as Merchandiser of the Year in 2017. Ben was named the Assistant Golf Professional at Rockwind Community Links in July 2019. In his spare time, Ben enjoys playing golf with family and friends, and playing in golf tournaments with his Dad. When not at the golf course, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife, Bailey, and his Beagle, Penny.








Hours of Operation & Contact Numbers Animal Adoption Center (575) 397-9323 • Monday - Thursday 12:00pm - 6:00pm • Friday - Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm • Sunday Closed City Clerk’s Office (575) 397-9200 • Monday - Friday City Manager’s Office (575) 397-9200 • Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm

8:00am - 5:00pm

Community Services/Code Enforcement (575) 391-8158 8:00am - 5:00pm • Monday - Friday • On-call for all other hours Hobbs Fire Department (575) 397-9308 *Call 9-1-1 for all Emergencies* • 24/7/365 Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm Hobbs Police Department (575) 397-9265 *Call 9-1-1 for all Emergencies* • 24/7/365 Office Hours • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm Hobbs Public Library (575) 397-9328 • Monday - Wednesday • Thursday - Saturday • Sunday

10:00am - 8:00pm 10:00am - 5:00pm Closed

Hobbs Express • Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm • Bus Route Hours Monday - Saturday 7:00am - 5:00pm (subject to change, please refer to hobbsnm.org/hobbs_express for the most recent bus routes available) • Sunday Closed 30

Human Resources Office (575) 397-9230 • Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm • Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm • Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm • Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm • Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm • Saturday and Sunday Closed Mayor’s Office (575) 391-7890 • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm • Saturday and Sunday Closed Motor Vehicle Department (Hobbs location) (575) 397-9213 • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm, Doors close at 3:00pm • Saturday and Sunday Closed Municipal Court (575) 397-9272 • Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm • Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm • Saturday and Sunday Closed Parks & Open Spaces Department (575) 397-9291 posd@hobbsnm.org Recreation Department (575) 397-9291 • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm • Saturday and Sunday Closed Pools • Del Norte • Heizer • Humble Splash Pads: • City Park • Jefferson • Mills • Taylor • Washington

(575) 392-8161 (575) 397-9316 (575) 397-9337

Hours of Operation & Contact Numbers

Rockwind Community Links Golf Course (575) 397-9297 As of deadline for The GUIDE: • Tuesday - Closed • Wednesday - Monday Tee Times: Begin at 7:30am Carts Returned/Course Closes: 8:00pm Golf Shop: 7am - 7pm

The following holidays will be observed by the City of Hobbs All non-essential (non-public safety or emergency) offices are closed on these days. 4th of July Friday, July 3 Labor Day Monday, September 7

Rockwind Grill As of deadline for The GUIDE:

Refer to page 24 for Hours of Operation, etc.

Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday - Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Senior Center (575) 397-9301 Facility closed at deadline for The GUIDE • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm • Saturday and Sunday Closed Teen Center (575) 391-9505 Facility closed at deadline for The GUIDE Summer Hours • Monday - Saturday 2:00pm - 9:00pm Water Office (575) 397-9216 • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm • Saturday and Sunday Closed

CORE (575) 393-CORE (2673)

The CORE will close all aquatic areas 30 minutes prior to facility closure. All other areas will close 10 minutes prior to facility closure times. Announcements will be made to remind guests of closing times. CLOSURES - the CORE reserves the right to close any and all of the facility for special programs, events, or inclement weather. Advance notice will be given when possible. Please check with the Welcome Desk, the website, and Facebook for schedule changes.

LEAGUE CONTACTS USSSA Baseball League (Boys) Julie Rodriguez


Hobbs Girls Softball (Fast/Slow) - All Ages Julie Rodriguez 602-1717

T-Ball/Coach Pitch/U-8, U-10, U-12 Julie Rodriguez

Hobbs Slow Pitch Softball - Adult Julie Rodriguez

Youth Soccer (All Ages) Monty Randolph Marco Cortez Diane Cortez Adult Soccer

Rafael Gutierrez Luis Larios Veronica Gutierrez

602-1717 602-1717

631-1639 441-0649 441-8200 704-0817 605-0283 704-0818


Hobbs Senior Center During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the months of March, April and May, the Senior Center staff distributed 14,215 meals, and 342 meal boxes insuring that our senior citizens continue to have a nutritious and delicious meal each weekday. 32

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An abbreviated version of the City's usual publication, outlining what to expect during the Summer of 2020, which has significant changes to...

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