It has been a tough year for many of our local nonprofits, many of whom have had to cancel or postpone their fundraising efforts.
The Carlsbad Transitional Housing and Homeless Shelter is holding an online auction through Oct. 25. Local crafter Larry Krueger has donated several pieces from his private collection, including pens and walking sticks. You can check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/CTHHS88220
The auction ends at noon on Oct. 25. All proceeds from the auction will stay with CTHHS and assist with their mission of providing safe, clean and affordable housing to those in need. Thank you for finding ways to support this and other local nonprofits who have played an especially important role this year in helping out residents in need.
The upswing of positive COVID-19 cases continued in Eddy County and across the state throughout the weekend. There were 36 new positive cases announced on both Saturday and Friday, and an additional 13 announced on Sunday.
Sadly, there was also a COVID-19 related death of an Eddy County resident announced on Friday, making it the 17th so far. This death was a teenager and reported to be the youngest COVID-19 death to have taken place in New Mexico. This was a terrible tragedy, and we offer our condolences and prayers to family and friends of this young woman. Please continue to treat the threat presented by COVID-19 seriously by avoiding large gatherings and wearing a face covering when the situation demands it.
According to Bloomberg, ConocoPhillips agreed to buy Concho Resources Inc. for about $9.7 billion in stock. The combined company will certainly be one of the dominant operators of the area. It is the third major Permian purchase of the year. Chevron completed its acquisition of Noble Energy in October and Devon Energy Announced its purchase of WPX Energy Inc. in September. Bloomberg notes that the addition of Concho will significantly increase ConocoPhillips’ presence in our area. Both of these companies have been highly-dedicated community partners. We will work closely with the merged company to ensure the best possible future for our residents.
Trevor Rogers is not the only former Carlsbad High School athlete who is making it big right now. Offensive lineman Taylor Miterko is a redshirt freshman for Oklahoma State who was named the top college football prospect in New Mexico when he graduated from Carlsbad High School in 2018. Taylor picked up some Division 1 playing time in a 47-7 win over Kansas on Oct. 3. The Cowboys are now ranked sixth in the nation and will play Iowa State on Oct. 24.
It is great seeing our local graduates do so well, and we expect big things from Taylor in the future.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway