Congratulations to the Carlsbad Cavegirl Varsity soccer team! The Cavegirls beat Rio Rancho, 3-2, in the semifinals on Thursday to earn a trip to the state championship. They will play Albuquerque High, who beat Centennial, 5-2, to reach the finals. This year’s state championship will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the UNM Soccer/Track Complex.
Members of the Cavegirl team are Taylor McCrory, Korrine Bradford, Analicia Hernandez, Morgan Bradley, Alisa Bernal, Dominique Chacon, Madison Loera, Rosalia Rubio, Jessica Munro, Alexa Dugan, Allie Meyers, Aisleen Whitzel, Abbey Dugan, Briley Brantley, Brayle Mullins, Emily Hervol, Kiara Warton, Rylee Whitaker, Savannah Sonora, Rylie Ryan and Marley Suggs. They are coached by Misty Long. Best of luck on Saturday. We will be providing a special escort to the Cavegirls as they leave Carlsbad at 8 a.m. on Saturday for Albuquerque and we hope you’ll join us. The escort will begin in the parking lot on the northwest side of Ralph Bowyer Cavemen Stadium.
Carlsbad’s two McDonald’s restaurants are hosting a Drive-Up hiring Day on April 13 between at a.m. and 5 p.m. This is part of a statewide hiring drive, in which the company is looking to hire 350 new employees. Interested candidates can simply drive up and receive an interview opportunity within minutes. You can also text “worksforme” to 36453 or visit www.McDonalds.com/careers to apply.
“As small business owners, we’re proud to be able to provide jobs in our local communities,” said local owner/operator Patricia Aragon. “McDonald’s is a people-first business and our restaurants are a great place to gain life skills and grow both as an individual and professionally.” Carlsbad’s McDonald’s has always been highly involved in our community and has done a lot for its employees.
Earlier this week, we celebrated the great news that our college is going independent. There’s a lot of excitement about this development, but we know that some current students and parents have questions. The main thing we want everyone to know is that students are NMSU-C will continue to receive an excellent education throughout this process. The plan is for the formal transition to take place after the spring of 2022. That means those graduating in the spring of 2022 will do so as NMSU-C students. While there is a lot of work going behind the scenes, day to day operations will remain unchanged. We have a great faculty and staff at the college, and we’re certain they will be happy to answer any questions you have as well.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway