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Update 12-18-23

While most school activities are out for the semester, athletic competitions will continue throughout the week.

The Carlsbad Cavemen have won two basketball games in a row. The Cavemen beat Menaul, 69-37, and Del Norte, 53-30. They lost to Volcano Vista, 59-40. The Cavemen now have a 5-5 record and will play Mayfield on Tuesday.

On Saturday, the Cavegirl varsity basketball team beat Santa Teresa by a score of 65-25. The Cavegirls are now 5-1. The Cavegirls lost to El Paso Riverside in the first round of the City of Champions tournament in Artesia, but they went on to win the consolation title. The Cavegirls play at Alamogordo on Monday and host Goddard on Tuesday. In fact, Tuesday is a great night to come out and support our local boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. The girls play at 5:30 p.m. and the boys play at 7 p.m.

The Carlsbad High School Swim and Dive team hosted the “Carlsbad Holiday Invitational” on Saturday. Carlsbad’s wrestling team also competed in the Rio Hondo Invitational at Roswell over the weekend. Life never slows down when you are a Caveman or Cavegirl.

We also have some great news concerning the Carlsbad High School Band, as we understand the school district has agreed to provide funding for a number of new instruments. This is a great program, and its participants certainly deserve additional support. Thank you to the CHS Principal, Mr. Schapekahm, and the school district’s central office, for their support. The CHS Band and Color Guard Boosters recently completed a gift-wrapping fundraiser to help support the program as well.

We’ve communicated a lot about some of the transitions taking place with various elected positions, but one thing that hasn’t come up as much is that we’ll have two new school board members. Robbie Chacon and David Lewis will both complete their terms at the end of December. Emily Wirth will take Chacon’s spot on District II while Kevin Miller will take over at District IV. They’ll be joined by Tiffany Shirley, Clancey McMillan and Trent Cornum.

This is a great school board and we have high hopes for the future. Additionally, Dr. Ned Elkins will remain on the board of Southeast New Mexico College, but Tiffany Frintz will take over as chairman. Dr. Elkins did a fantastic job as the school’s first chair. Congratulations to all of the volunteers who work with our education system.




Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway

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