The U.S. Department of Transportation has again selected Boutique Air to provide Essential Air Service in Carlsbad. Carlsbad’s City Council voted to recommend Boutique earlier this year, which was part of the federal government’s consideration. This contract will last through May 31, 2025. Boutique will provide 12 weekly round trips to Albuquerque and six weekly round trips to Dallas/Ft. Worth. Boutique is also now offering flights to El Paso. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Boutique and encourage the company to continue investing in Carlsbad.
We wish to offer our condolences to the family of Judy Lowe, who passed away on March 14. Her funeral services were held on Friday. Judy had an excellent career with the City of Carlsbad, retiring as manager of the North Mesa Senior Recreation Center, where she was greatly loved and respected. Her husband, Gary, passed away in January. They are survived by a large, close family, including their sons, John and Jason.
Charitable contributions may be made to the Carlsbad Community Foundation (Packs for Hunger Fund) at www.carlsbadfoundation.org or 114 S. Canyon St., Carlsbad, NM 88220. Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.
We are entering the second week of being “Yellow” in terms of our COVID-19 gating criteria. We’re very happy for our restaurants who have re-opened and hope we can push forward to being “Green.” Of course, we also need to continue to treat COVID-19 seriously, so that we do not slip back into “Red,” which previously happened in Las Cruces.
There were 10 new positive COVID-19 cases announced for Eddy County on Thursday and 14 on Wednesday. These were higher numbers than we’ve had recently and should remind us to continue to be careful. The good news is that Carlsbad Medical Center continues to report a very low “positivity” rate, which is one of the two criteria being evaluated. Based on the information we currently have, we believe Eddy County will remain “Yellow” when the new evaluation come out next Wednesday. Please help us continue to get COVID-19 numbers down so we can continue to re-open.
Carlsbad standout Trevor Rogers is generating quite a bit of positive hype for the Miami Marlins. Trevor shut down the Washington Nationals for four innings in a 4-3 win Tuesday. Rogers allowed four hits on 60 pitches while walking one and striking out five. The Miami Herald predicts Trevor has made his case for the starting rotation when the official season starts in a couple weeks.
Carlsbad fans, of course, already know the answer.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway