Don’t forget that our performer for our summer concert series this Saturday (Aug. 7) will be Alberto Madrid. Alberto will be playing a wide variety of music from 7-9 p.m. at the water park gazebo. We hope you’ll come join us!
School resumes next week for most Carlsbad students, and one issue well worth a reminder is for drivers to be especially careful while going through school zones. All vehicles passing through a school zone must slow down to 15 miles per how and should yield to pedestrians crossing within designated walkways. Please also remember to be careful when driving near school buses. There are a lot of new changes going on in our schools this year, including switches back at the middle school level. That means a lot of kids are getting used to some very new situations. While there is work going on to complete the west bypass, we know traffic on Lea Street will still be difficult while school was in session. The City of Carlsbad will certainly be assisting the school district to help with the flow of traffic. Please be very careful when driving near any of our schools.
One of the strongest supporters of our school district has been the local Packs for Hunger program, which is run by Carol Worley and Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Each week, Packs for Hunger prepares hundreds of food packages for local children in need. The organization is planning its “Shindig” fundraiser for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the civic center. Tickets will be $600 for a table of 8 or $65 at the door. There will be auctions and a dinner. For more information, please contact Carol at 361-2834.
Speaking of helping our kids, the Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad took a special trip to the Carlsbad Water Park this week thanks to a generous donation from Anthony Foreman. The kids also enjoyed a movie at Allen Theatres. Albertsons A-Team volunteers also helped with the event. Sounds like a great way to finish summer on a positive note.
Employers are still looking for more workers. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Carlsbad Department of Development and Work Force Solutions are hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 12 at the Pecos River Village Conference Center. They’ve already had 21 businesses sign up to participate. For more information, please call 887-6562 or 887-6516. You can also visit www.developcarlsbad.org/work/job-fair.
Thank you to Al Davis, Dr. Gerry Washburn and Nick Arledge for shedding additional insight into the recent COVID-19 uptick and providing some valuable information over the past week. COVID-19 positives have remained high in Carlsbad and across Eddy County, and the City of Carlsbad strongly supports the ongoing effort to get these numbers back under control.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway