Our entertainment for this weekend’s summer concert series could include you. We’re proud to announce that DJ Malory Anaya will be hosting outdoor karaoke from 7-9 p.m. June 19 at the new gazebo by the Carlsbad Water Park. Malory came very well recommended and this is going to be a lot of fun. We’ve already got a few singers lined up to join Malory this Saturday, and we hope you will join us. The country band Red Sky will be performing the following weekend.
It’s going to be a busy Saturday in Carlsbad. The City of Carlsbad and Carlsbad Police Department are hosting a sand beach volleyball tournament that begins at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. This is a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. There will also be vendors and a dunk tank set up. The NAACP will be hosting a Juneteenth celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on the Carlsbad Public Library Lawn. They will also be showing a movie. Finally, radio station W105 is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the civic center. We were told yesterday that a large number of businesses have signed up to get word out about their employment opportunities.
Some good news for the oil and gas industry – the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land was blocked this week by a federal judge. The Louisiana judge ordered that plans are to continue for lease sales – it effectively grants a preliminary injunction, which halts the suspension pending later arguments. The President’s moratorium was first issued as an executive order on Jan. 27.
A number of states then filed a lawsuit, stating that this executive order could cost them billions of dollars. While some components of the moratorium were later lifted, opponents remained very concerned that it still unfairly harmed states with a great deal of public land, such as New Mexico. This debate is certainly not over, but the judge’s decision was a great victory against an executive order that could cost thousands of jobs and destroy state economies.
Attorneys also called Judge Terry Doughty’s decision a victory for rule of law.
Trevor watch: Trevor Rogers received a no decision in a 2-1 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday. Rogers pitched six innings and gave up one run on three hits with six strikeouts. He left with the game tied at 1 and lowered his ERA to 1.98.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway