The Carlsbad Cavegirl varsity soccer team avenged an earlier loss to Clovis on Tuesday night with a 1-0 double overtime win against their district rival. The Cavegirls, who won last year’s state championship, now have a 16-1 record. They’ll play at Roswell on Saturday. Allie Myers scored the winning goal on an assist from Alexa Dugan during Tuesday’s close match.
The Cavegirls have recently dropped to fourth in the state rankings, according to NM Prep, despite only having the single loss. Cibola, St. Pius and La Cueva are all ranked higher. That probably really just shows you how unimportant ranking systems really are, but it will hopefully give Carlsbad’s team a little bit of extra motivation.
The Cavegirl volleyball team also won, 3-1, Congratulations to Coach Niemeier and his team. Carlsbad’s boys soccer team lost to Clovis, 2-0, on Tuesday.
COVID-19 update: Eddy County has crossed the 50% vaccination threshold. According to the DOH’s dashboard, Eddy County now reports a vaccination completion rate of 50.2% for residents 18 and over. The next vaccination clinic will be this Friday (Oct. 15) at the civic center from 8:30-11 a.m.
Moderna and Pfizer shots will both be available, through Moderna supplies are somewhat limited at this time. Pfizer boosters are available for a wider variety of individuals, but a six-month period is recommended between a second dose and a booster. Moderna third doses are recommended in a more specific set of circumstances. If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor or individuals at the clinic. Another civic center vaccine clinic will be held on Oct. 18. NMSU-C is also holding a vaccine clinic on Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 101 of the college.
On Tuesday, Carlsbad City Council passed an important resolution expressing concern over the ongoing state redistricting process, specifically as related to our United States Congressional District. We believe that some of the proposed maps are an attempt to dilute the rural vote from the southern portion of the state by proposing maps that divide the communities of Southeastern New Mexico into all three Congressional districts.
The City of Carlsbad’s resolution called upon the state to adopt a map for the Second Congressional district that fairly considers our current area’s cultural, economic and social identity. There have also even been concerns raised in media reports of people being offered money to support certain proposals. We encourage residents of Southeast New Mexico to comment by visiting https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/
There will also be a redistricting meeting on Friday beginning at 1 p.m. You can watch the meeting here: https://www.nmredistricting.org/event/crc-meeting-adoption-of-maps-to-be-recommended-to-legislature/ and there will also be an opportunity for verbal comment. At this meeting, the committee is expected to make its initial recommendations.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway