One of Carlsbad’s busiest citizens, Stella Davis, is in the process of moving to West Texas with her husband, Tony.
Throughout her time in Carlsbad, Stella devoted herself to this community. Her service included many years as a reporter with the Carlsbad Current-Argus and a term as an Eddy County Commissioner. She served as chair of the Chamber of Commerce’s Age Friendly Council and was on the board of the Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation, among many other organizations. Stella and Bob Scholl also hosted the Community Forum radio show on KCCC. We wish her and Tony the very best and hope they will remain involved in this community when they are able.
Stella, Wanda Durham, Janell Whitlock and other members of the Age Friendly Communities Council did a remarkable job with their efforts to make Carlsbad an “Age Friendly” community. They supported the Friendship Park effort, a grassroots effort to develop a playground accommodating children with disabilities organized by Deanna Taylor and Wanda Welch, with assistance from former Mayor Gary Perkowski. The Age Friendly Council also organized job fairs focusing on seniors and community forums to discuss behavioral health issues. Thanks to their effort, Carlsbad became the first “Age Friendly” community in New Mexico.
COVID update. The New Mexico Department of health reported 43 new positive COVID-19 cases for Eddy County on Sunday and one additional COVID-related death. The DOH also reported 30 new positive COVID-19 cases on Saturday. The county-by-county gating criteria will be updated this Wednesday. While we do not expert to move into the “Yellow” this week, we have seen a significant decline in number of positive daily cases over this period. Please help us continue this trend by avoiding large gatherings and wearing a mask when you are able.
Carlsbad resident Bill Garwood has been waging a one-man war against illegal dumping. Garwood devotes his time to hauling tires and other items that are abandoned in the desert across southern Eddy County. It seems like not a weekend goes by where Garwood isn’t hauling a pickup full of trash to the convenience station. Garwood is the father to our own Beautification Coordinator Mary Garwood, so it seems wanting to help clean up our community is a family vision. Thank you again to Bill Garwood and the other residents of our community who spend so much time on this issue. Carlsbad and Eddy County both have great convenience stations with flexible hours. Let’s all commit to helping Bill Garwood out by avoiding illegal dumping and cleaning up whenever possible.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway