Welcome back! We hope you and your family had a great Labor Day weekend.
Trevor Rogers allowed three runs on four hits and a walk across six innings during an outing on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays. He struck out ten in the 5-4 loss, which was not attributed to him. The only bad news is that three of those four hits were solo home runs. His earned-run-average is now at 3.00, and he’ll be starting against the Phillies on Friday. Overall, it was another great performance from the former Carlsbad High school standout.
The United Way’s Charity Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Saturday, September 26 at the Riverside Country Club. Tee times for the 3-Man Scramble begin at 7 a.m. The tournament is also seeking sponsorships. For more information, please contact the United Way of Eddy County at firstname.lastname@example.org. The United Way of Eddy County has done an excellent job of helping residents throughout this year.
Reminder, the Carlsbad Community Foundation is matching donations this week up to $100 as part of Community Giving Week. To learn more, please visit www.carlsbadfoundation.org.
The Foundation has also announced the first grant from the Skyler M. Garringer Memorial Fund to Lakeview Christian Home. Skyler passed away in August of 2018, following a lengthy battle with cancer. This $5,000 grant will allow Lakeview to purchase personal protective equipment to protect its residents and employees from COVID-19. Thank you to the Garringer family for their many generous donations.
There were five new positive COVID-19 cases identified for Eddy County on Monday. However, two prior positives were removed from the total, due to one not being one lab confirmed and one being verified as a duplicate. There were four new positive cases identified on Sunday, but one prior positive was removed due to the total due to not being lab confirmed. These were both good days in terms of bringing the case count average down. Please continue to help bring that total down. Carlsbad Medical Center reports that there are currently two patients hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Monday morning. We plan to get an update on recoveries by tomorrow.
Just a reminder that the Riverwalk Recreation Center, the Carlsbad Public Library and, most recently, the Carlsbad Museum & Art Center, are all open for business again, with COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions in place. The museum’s current hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The Riverwalk Recreation Center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The library’s hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, with curbside pickup offered on Saturday. Our employees have been working hard and look forward to you visiting.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway