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Update: 11-29-21



The results are in and the Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad very deservedly won “Best in Show” at this year’s Electric Light Parade. The Club had a huge turnout, and we’re thankful that the weather cooperated Saturday evening. Zia Bike & Board Shop took first place in the “Best Carlsbad Christmas” Category, while Winter Wonderland and the Noland Family Float also placed. Judges in front of the county courthouse scored each float as it passed by, and prizes were later awarded by the beach.


TLC Health, meanwhile, won first place in the “Most Griswold Christmas” category, with Carlsbad Head Start and the Albertsons A team also receiving recognition. Thank you again to everyone who made this year’s parade one of the best we’ve ever had in terms of participation and attendance.


One of the next big holiday events in Carlsbad is the Vintage Cactus Christmas taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the civic center on Dec. 4. This event will feature multiple vendors, boutiques and gift shops, and free gift bags will be available for the first 100 shoppers. For more information, please contact

In sports, the Carlsbad Cavegirl varsity basketball team is now 1-2. The Cavegirls are coming off of a commanding 52-28 win over Alamogordo on Saturday. The Cavegirls head to Roswell on Thursday to compete in tournament play. Their first game is against Goddard at 8:30 a.m.

The Cavemen beat Alamogordo, 62-22, over the weekend and now have a 2-0 record. The Cavemen will start their tournament play on Thursday with a 1 p.m. game against Rio Rancho.

Carlsbad’s wrestling team also has two tournaments this week: The Piedra Vista Duals and the Cavern City Tournament are both scheduled to take place in Carlsbad, according to the schedule. The Carlsbad Christmas Invitational swim meet is also scheduled for Dec. 4. It’s going to be a busy weekend at Carlsbad High School.

Dec. 3 Friday Piedra Vista Dual V/JV Carlsbad TBA

*Dec. 4 Saturday Cavern City V/JV Carlsbad TBA

  1. 3 Friday Piedra Vista Dual V/JV Carlsbad TBA

*Dec. 4 Saturday Cavern City V/JV Carlsbad TBA

Carlsbad will also play host this weekend to a doubles jeopardy tournament at our outstanding disc golf course. This is a doubles charity event with three different divisions that has been organized locally.

COVID-19 update- the vaccination clinic will continue to take place every Monday behind the civic center from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Moderna was not available this week, however. According to the Department of Health, Moderna will again be available at the clinic on Dec. 6, 2021.



Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway

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