The City of Carlsbad is proud to be working with members of the Eddy County Patriotic Association in planning our upcoming Memorial Day parade and ceremony on May 31. The parade lineup will start at 8 a.m. at the school administration building (408 N. Canyon) and begin at 9 a.m. The parade will head down Canyon St. to Greene St. then go east on Greene to James Street and finally head south on James St. to the Carlsbad Memorial Veteran’s Park. We encourage everyone to participate. Please always keep in mind that Memorial Day is the day we honor those men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military.
The Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at the Veteran’s Park, following the conclusion of the parade. Alberto Villegas and Sam Plumlee will begin with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. Liza Carrasco will sing the National Anthem. Following a moment of silence for all veterans, guest speakers Sheriff Mark Cage and Magistrate Judge D’Ann Read will each speak about the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. The ceremony will also include the placement of a wreath and the firing of three volleys. This will also be broadcast over our Facebook page for those of you who are unable to make it.
The Carlsbad Automotive Restoration Society (CARS) is holding a Show and Shine on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Vehicles will go on display at the shaded park along the Pecos River, near the pavilion, and there will be options to cruise throughout the day. You can visit CARS on the Internet at www.carsclubofcarlsbad.com or check them out on Facebook under Carlsbad Automotive Restoration Society. Their program says they will have vendors as well. For more information, please contact Dave Kump at (575) 200-5534 or Steve Angell (575) 706-0697.
The news came out Friday afternoon that the state has made another major change to its public health order, following new guidelines from the CDC. In most circumstances, effective immediately, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors.
Individuals who are unvaccinated, or who are not yet fully vaccinated, are still supposed to wear a mask in public settings, according to the state. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
Exceptions to this change include health care facilities, homeless shelters, public transportation and correctional facilities, where masks are still required. The state is also still requiring that masks be required in schools for all students and staff. Finally, individual workplaces may still have policies requiring that all employees and customers wear masks. For more information, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health or the Governor’s webpage.
In the meantime, we’re very excited to be moving forward with numerous events and activities.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway