Carlsbad – and many visiting guests – had a great time at the Parker McCollum concert Thursday evening. It was great seeing a packed parking lot at the civic center, including people who showed up two hours early to get a good spot. Chauncey Williams did an outstanding job as the opening act. Special thanks to Lupe Ornelas and all of the city crews who did such a great job setting up the event. Shawna Calhoun and everyone at Cal’s Shade Western also did an outstanding job with vending. It takes a lot of work to have a concert of that magnitude, but we know the success of this event will lead to more future concerts. Travis Tritt is coming up next.
Prior to his performance, McCollum played 18 holes at the Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course, so we have another person who was able to enjoy Carlsbad’s beautiful park system.
If you are still looking for some more music, local rock band Lastchild will be performing at the Shade from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday. We are also in the process of developing our schedule for our summer concert series at the Water Park Gazebo. Stay tuned for more information.
Many Carlsbad residents reported feeling an especially strong earthquake on Thursday. According to fire department reports, the 4.4 magnitude earthquake took place about 34 miles south of Whites City at around 9 p.m. There were also a few smaller earthquakes over the past two days.
We are still meeting with hospital, school and county officials occasionally to make sure we’re aware of what’s going on with COVID-19 related issues. All local sources still report extremely low COVID-19 numbers in the area. Carlsbad Medical Center had a single positive test over the weekend after administering dozens of tests. They’ve also only had one COVID-19 patient over the past week or so. Carlsbad Municipal Schools has also had nearly no positives recently, though the school district’s “test to stay” program is still operational. A vaccination clinic will continue to be offered from 9-11 a.m. every other Monday at the civic center, with the next clinic scheduled for April 4.
There are other areas of the world currently experiencing high COVID numbers, and we will continue to keep track of those developments. There are many people in Carlsbad right now experiencing respiratory sickness that isn’t tied in with COVID-19 or the flu, so let’s hope for everyone’s quick recovery.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway