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Update: 9-22-20

Just a reminder that the Carlsbad Mayor’s Energy Summit 2020 will be take place from 9-11:30 a.m. (MST) Thursday and will be viable from the Carlsbad Community Foundation’s web page at We’ve put together a great agenda and are very excited about we’ve got to show you. No registration is required for this event, though we always love to hear from you. If you can’t watch it on Thursday, it will remain up online for later viewing. We’ll also be announcing our ‘Spirit of the Oilfield” awards and honoring several local community partners for their contributions.

One of our energy summit partners, Marathon Oil, is also hosting and sponsoring a Virtual Coalition Build to end human trafficking hosted Truckers Against Trafficking and the NM Attorney General’s Office, and sponsored by Marathon Oil.

This virtual event will take place via Zoom on Oct. 28, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. MST.  The Coalition Build is a 90-minute event designed to bring together members of the SE NM community to find ways that the energy and trucking industries can partner with law enforcement to close loopholes to traffickers. Thanks to Marathon for putting this together.  To register, please visit


The latest Census County report shows that New Mexico has a total Enumeration Rate of 91.5% (a combination of field visits and self reporting) with eight days remaining in the count. Enumerators are working closely to add to the field count, andif you believe you were somehow missed please contact the Census as quickly as possible. Every single positive completion helps.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the members of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church will be unable to hold their annual Pumpkin Patch this year. And, sadly, the church will be unable to use the profits to benefit local charities and their sister congregation, Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey in El Paso. The church is requesting that those of you who came each year and purchased pumpkins please find it in your heart to donate this Halloween season to one of the charities that the Pumpkin Patch supported in the past, which includes Jonah’s House, Packs for Hunger, Battered Families’ Shelter, Carlsbad Transitional Housing and Homeless Shelter and the Carlsbad Community Kitchen. The church said to let you all know they will be back again this year.  Other local pumpkin patches, such as the one at Balzano vineyards, do plan to operate this fall.

Ending on a positive note, local bowling alleys are in the process of re-opening, following the Governor’s announcement that these locations can reopen for league bowling. Please visit the Cal’s Cactus Lane Facebook page for up to date information on their plans.




Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway

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