Please buckle in as we prepare for the strong possibility of a major snowstorm between now and Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Carlsbad and most of New Mexico running until 7 a.m. Wednesday. Snow totals of 4 to 10 inches are possible for our area. Normally we’d all be checking right now to see if school will be cancelled due to a snow day, but 2020 had other plans.
We will work to keep you posted about any road closures that might take place this week through the City’s Facebook page and web page. The Eddy County Office of Emergency Management page is also an excellent resource for updated information. Even light amount of ice and sleet will cause road conditions to be more hazardous. There’s also a chance of power outages or tree damage due to ice. Finally, please be especially careful when driving through the Guadalupe Mountains, as strong winds may make travel there especially difficult.
Personally, don’t forget to do a winter inspection of all vehicles and equipment, and please be especially careful while walking on sidewalks.
On June 7, 2019, a resolution formally declaring Oct. 28 to be “Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day” passed the U.S. Senate. This effort was set aside in response to the Boston Marathon Bombing, and it recognizes men and women who make it their business to take immediate action when disaster strikes.
Carlsbad residents rightfully regard out first responders as heroes in the community. Several local groups, including Nuclear Waste Partnership, the Carlsbad Board of Realtors and Bad Bass BBQ, have set aside time to honor first responders this week. Thank you to everyone who is helping make “Honoring Our First Responders Week” special.
On Tuesday, the New Mexico Tourism Department is partnering with SBDC and Law 4 Small Business to host a free workshop designed to assist New Mexico’s tourism business. These business owners will learn projected short-term and long-term economic scenarios, engage in open discussions, and schedule one on one consultations. For more information, please visit https://www.newmexico.org/industry/upcoming-events/
Stay on the lookout – we will soon have a helicopter installed at the Carlsbad Veterans Memorial Park, in time for Veteran’s Day. Thanks again to the members of the Carlsbad Veterans Memorial Board – Dagmar Youngberg, Charlie Daniell, Paul Hill, Mark Cage, Steve Angell and Kay Hill, for their hard work. Dagmar is the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services representative in Carlsbad and does an excellent job. We’re very fortunate to have her.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway