We wish you all a very happy Memorial Day weekend.
As a reminder, a Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony are both scheduled for Monday. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the School Administration building and head to the Carlsbad Veterans Memorial Park. A ceremony will take place at the park and include remarks from Magistrate Judge D’Ann Read and Sheriff Mark Cage. If you have any questions about these events, please call Alberto at (575) 361-5848. The ceremony will also be broadcast live off of the City of Carlsbad Facebook page, for those of you unable to make it.
Thank you to the Eddy County Patriotic Society for organizing this event. We’re very proud of our community’s events to honor our veterans, and we’re certainly proud of our park, but we also know full well that nothing we can do or say will ever be enough to express our gratitude to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, or to their loved ones. Memorial Day is part of a great three-day weekend for many, but it is also primarily intended to be a day of reflection in memory of U.S. soldiers who died in combat. It is a time for reflection on the ultimate sacrifice made by these men and women.
City Hall and the City Hall Annex will be closed for Memorial Day, as will municipal court. However, City of Carlsbad solid waste services will run regular routes on May 31. Please have your 96-gallon rollout containers placed out by 6 a.m. for regular service.
Many people have been asking what the status is in terms of completely removing New Mexico’s “Red to Green” COVID-19 restrictions. While Eddy County has been Turquoise for some time now, some capacity limitations are still in place. New Mexico’s Municipal League reported that remaining restrictions would be lifted two weeks after New Mexico reaches a 60% “fully vaccinated” rate. Currently, 55.1% of New Mexicans have been fully vaccinated, according to the Department of Health, while 65% have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination. In other words, we’re very close to the “Red to Green” model being a thing of the past. There are also still ongoing efforts to make sure the data is accurate and includes numbers from people who were vaccinated in Texas.
The United Way of Eddy County is holding a charity sport shoot at ATC Shooting Sports, 1530 Morris Road. The top three shooters will win a cash prize. For registration or more information, contact Linda Dodd at (505) 947-8898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway