The Current-Argus is the result of a merger of the now-defunct Carlsbad Current and Carlsbad Argus. It was described in 1953 as conservative. 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. In 2015, Gannett acquired full ownership of the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership.
The newspaper publishes two sections:
- A: local news, the Little-Argus (listing of community events), regional and state news, opinions and letters to the editor, wire service articles, and weather.
- B: local sports, national sports, classified ads, legal notices, comics, and puzzles.
Additionally, special sections appear throughout the week:
- Sunday: "Sunday Living" features storeys spotlighting a resident's hobby, history, or the like.
- Saturday: "Vamonos" is a regional entertainment section that's additionally inserted into the Ruidoso News and Alamogordo Daily News.
A subscription-based web site contains all the main articles that are published in the print edition. When local breaking news occurs, a brief storey about the event is usually posted. Historical and additional photos from storeys are present in an online gallery. Local blogs written by residents have additionally been hosted, with topics ranging from caving to politics to books. The Current-Argus additionally produces online web video features highlighting special events and sports around town.