We’ve had many people ask us about what is going on off Skyline Drive at the northernmost part of town. Local developers are putting in what’s called the Skyline Drive Commercial Subdivision, with Phase 1 to include nine new commercial lots near the entrance to Skyline off of Pierce Street. Phase 2 will include up to 40 single-family residential lots as well as additional commercial lots along Pierce Street. We’re very excited about this growth. Congratulations to developers Trey Hughes, Clay Wilson and Scott Branson. The City of Carlsbad is also adding a sidewalk to the area from Lowe’s to Skyline Drive for the safety of the many walkers.
We also have been informed that a “permanent” Papa John’s Pizza store is coming to Carlsbad. The popular pizza place is currently serving out of a truck in Carlsbad, and each visit here generates quite a bit of excitement. The new location will be at 905N. Canal Street, where the current Ace Lock & Key is located. Additionally, welcome as well to Delta Constructors, LLC, especially Regional Manager Cecil Dale and President Austin Cooper, and congratulations on their new office off Ferguson Road. Delta has been offering a wide range of services to the Permian Basin since 2015. It is exciting to be talking about business development once again.
The New Mexico Department of Health has revised its vaccination policy again to state that New Mexicans 60 years and older with a chronic condition that places them at severe risk of COVID-related health complications will be prioritized for vaccination appointments. According to the most recent update, 21% of Eddy County residents have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. We will continue to help host clinics at the civic center every Monday. You can register for the vaccine at https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/
The Carlsbad Cavemen varsity football team plays Roswell at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Roswell. Seating may be limited, but the game will be open to the public. The game will also be broadcast online by Red Rocket Videos/All Sports Best with video broadcasts also being shared at https://www.facebook.com/OnwardCavemen. You can also catch the game over Carlsbad Radio.
The Carlsbad Heights Lions Club will be hosting its annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on April 10 at Carlsbad High School as a drive-thru only. The event will last from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., include green beans, salad, and garlic bread, all for $5. Please help support this always outstanding effort.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway