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Update: 9-14-20


We’re making final preparations for this year’s energy summit, which will be held virtually from 9-11 a.m. on Sept. 24 through the Foundation’s page at

We’re looking forward to listening to remarks from former Gov. Garrey Carruthers, Mack Energy Corporation Director of Investments Billy Munn, XTO Delaware Basin Production Manager Rick Cannon, Occidental Petroleum President and General Manager Babatunde Cole (with an introduction by Occidental CEO Vicki Hollub), NMDOT District 2 Engineer Tim Parker and Eddy County Manager Allen Davis. You can view the bios of our speakers on the Foundation’s web page as well.

This year’s summit isn’t the event we’d hoped for this year, but we do promise that it will be informative and interesting. We appreciate all of our sponsors from 2019 who made this year’s event possible. Our selection committee has also done a great job of picking the recipients for this year’s “Spirit of the Oilfield” awards, which will be announced at the summit. They picked individuals who really lead by example and who always look for ways to help the community out behind the scenes. Thanks to Aaron Emmert, Janell Whitlock and Desiree Kicker for this difficult selection process.

While this year’s energy summit will be different in many ways- one thing hasn’t changed- we’re very pleased to say that the extremely-talented Voncile King has agreed to sing the Star-Spangled Banner for us this year. We hope you’ll watch the entire summit, but please make extra sure to tune in at 9 a.m. Sept. 24 to listen to Voncile.

Landmark Baptist Church is hosting a First Responders Day at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at the church at 509 N. 8th Street. Every first responder will receive a free gift and lunch, and there are two grand prize drawings scheduled. Carlsbad’s Nuclear Waste Partnership is also planning a major event for all of our community’s first responders. It sure is nice to have a community that values its heroes.

There were five positive COVID-19 cases announced for Eddy County on Sunday and six announced on Saturday, putting us at a total of 624. The New Mexico Department of Health also reports 624 total positives for Eddy County, 248 total recovered and 12,957 total tested.

Some great news from Carlsbad Medical Center this weekend. CMC reported no new positives over the weekend in terms of their COVID-19 testing. Additionally, one of the hospital’s inpatients has been able to go home, meaning there is only one current COVID inpatient at CMC as of Monday morning. Carlsbad Medical Center has also announced expanded visitation hours and guidelines making things easier for families with a loved one being hospitalized.  This is some great news and a positive way to start the week.





Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway



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