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Pecos River Village Conference Center gears up for post-pandemic events

The first decorations for the annual Christmas on the Pecos event are put on display outside the Pecos River Village Conference Center in Carlsbad, NM on Nov. 14, 2020.

An extended agreement for management of the Pecos River Village Conference Center between the City of Carlsbad and Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce had both entities looking ahead after COVID-19 impacted most functions for more than a year.

The City and Chamber were in the final year of a four-year agreement to operate the Pecos River Village Conference Center when the State of New Mexico enacted public health restrictions in March 2020 that shuttered in-person conferences and meetings across the state.

“People couldn’t rent it out for weddings or for trainings or anything like that,” said Chad Ingram, chief executive officer, of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.

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As restrictions slowly lifted, he said the Pecos River Village Conference Center reopened for trainings.