Myka Char’s “The Sight by Night Flight” won best in show during the HeritageFest Online Art Contest. Judging took place last Friday. Some works were local and some were from out of town. The collection included a mixture of photography, graphic art and paintings.
First place was Catrinka Randall’s “Carlsbad: A great act to Swallow.” There was a tie for second place between Kaitlyn Robertson’s “These boots have seen better days,” and Nicolas Chavez’s “Cardo Nico Trey.”
In the age 3-6 category, Wesley Hicks’ “Friendship Park” received a special mention, while Malachi Char’s “FLUME- Child’s Eye View” was recognized in the 7-10 category. Nate Hillam’s “Exploration” received an honorable mention in the 11-14 age category. Finally, George Munoz’s “Enchanting Pieces of Carlsbad” earned a special recognition in the 18+ Category. A special Mayor’s Choice Honorable Mention wen to Tom Kubiak for is “Life Along the Pecos.”
Congratulations to all of the winners and the participants. Thank you to the judges, the Pearl of the Pecos Arts and Culture District and the Creative Carlsbad Arts Council.
A great crowd turned out at the airport on Monday evening to watch the Goodyear Blimp touch down in Carlsbad. Pilot Brandon Charmin and his crew touched down in the Cavern City right at 6 p.m. as a leg of the blimp’s cross-country journey.
Trevor Rogers didn’t get the win on Monday, but he still had a good outing. Rogers gave up three hits, three walks and two runs in five innings on two strikeouts. He received a no decision, but the Marlins went on to beat the Phillies, 9-6.
The City of Carlsbad Summer Recreation Tennis Lessons will begin on Monday, June 14th at the Lake Carlsbad Municipal Tennis Complex. Classes will be for students 5 and up, and will run Monday through Friday for 4 weeks in the mornings. The cost for the first family member is $50, with other individuals at $30. Players will need their own racquet. Sign-ups at Rio Pecos Tennis Shop (700 Park Drive) will begin on Monday May 31st, and continue until the end of the program. For more information, please contact Charlie Jurva at 575-887-1980 or email@example.com.
COVID-19 Update: There were six total positive COVID-19 cases reported for Eddy County over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This still puts us well within the Turquoise criteria, according to the Department of Health. Additionally, we have received reports that the vaccination clinic at the civic center went very well on Monday. We will continue to help host these clinics for the near future.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway