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Carlsbad Current-Argus offices moving to Canyon St.

A photo dated to 1972 shows the Current-Argus logo across a brick building at 103 W. Mermod St. in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Sometime in the 1970s, the newspaper moved to 620 S. Main St. – a 2,000 square foot building with plenty of room to run the Goss Community Press which printed both a morning and evening editions in its early days.

The press saw its last run in 2014 after press operations were consolidated by parent company Gannett Inc., and in July 2021 was removed from the location it occupied for more than 50 years as the Carlsbad Current-Argus prepared to move its offices from Main Street back to downtown Carlsbad.

Pressmen at the Current-Argus. Circa 1946.

In August the Current-Argus will open its more modest offices to the public at 102 S. Canyon St. Staff of the Current-Argus will share the offices with Carlsbad MainStreet which has occupied the location for several years.

The move was the result of shrinking staff and an increasingly digital work space (partly because of the pandemic but mostly because of the nature of journalism these days), and the desire of our corporate owners to dispose of real property (the cost of maintaining the aging building was cumbersome) and to focus on the journalism.

The building at 620 S. Main St. was sold to Oasis Church.

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What you need to know about the move

As the Current-Argus works to make its new home on Canyon Street comfortable, please bear with us.