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Update 10-5-22


On Wednesday, Carlsbad’s Riverwalk Recreation Center hosted an outstanding Breast Cancer Awareness event. Every year, Renee Madrid, Wanda Aguilar and all of the employees at the Rec Center outdo themselves in putting this event together.

According to statistics, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and about 95% of all breast cancers in the US occur in women 40 and older.  Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. Events such as the one at the Riverwalk Recreation Center encourage early detection and screening. They also serve as a reminder of ongoing research and technological improvements that will aid in the fight against breast cancer.

Thank you to all of the sponsors who assisted with this event this year, including Ambercare, the Southeast New Mexico College Nursing Program, Faith Hope Love and Kymera. These efforts help save lives and improve the quality of life for others.


As a reminder, there’s a TV series being filmed near Carlsbad, and a few additional extras are still needed for Oct. 15 and 16. Those will be the two biggest filming days for a series about Moses and his family.  For more information, please visit

That day will also feature photo ops, and a chance to meet the producers of this project. Filming is taking place on public land around Carlsbad, including on the sand dunes east of town, which will be used to represent the desert of Egypt. Organizers are also reportedly still looking for volunteers to assist with security. Several local churches have been assisting with this project.

We have several other groups also looking at our area for possible movie or television show projects, and we especially appreciate all of Dianne Joop and Michael Harleson’s hard work with bringing film to Carlsbad. Movie producers especially like the area because of the numerous terrain options in the vicinity.


Joop is also involved in Carlsbad’s Creative Carlsbad Arts Council, which is going to be hosting Batfest here on Oct. 29 at the beach bandshell.  This year’s event is going to include a Chili Cook-Off. Cook-Off organizer Jerry Flores has issued a challenge to local industries and retailers to compete in this year’s cook-off during the noon to 6 p.m. event. Carlsbad Radio is assisting with this effort. For more information, please call Jerry Flores at (575) 361-1839.



Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway



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