2020 Energy Summit will be Virtual: August 8, 2020
We wanted to provide you with an update on our plan for the Carlsbad Mayor’s Energy Summit 2020. After discussing the matter at length, we do believe that it is vital that we continue the discussion, but we realize that an in-person event would not be possible at this time.
Therefore, we have decided that this year’s Carlsbad Mayor’s Energy Summit will be an online broadcast to a virtual audience that remains in compliance with all health orders.
The event is tentatively scheduled for 9-11 a.m. (MST) Sept. 24, with the viewing information to be announced soon. It is our plan to broadcast a small number of expert speakers who will provide important updates on the critical role Carlsbad and Eddy County play to national energy independence and where we will go from this point. This education event will include a presentation from Eddy County about road improvements and other developments.
Even though it won’t be the same as our traditional annual summit, we’re very excited about this opportunity to still provide information from a community that is at the epicenter of one of the biggest oil and gas resources in the world.
We will also be bringing back our “Spirit of the Oilfield” awards this year and honor several of our local hardworking men and women.
Please stay tuned for details, as we look forward to having more information to very soon. Of course, we also look forward to a time soon when we can all meet again in person.
In other news, two Nuclear Waste Partnership employees who work at the WIPP site have recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after becoming ill, according to an announcement by WIPP. All WIPP contact tracing and sanitization protocols have been followed. Since April, nine contractor employees at WIPP have had positive test results, with six of those recovered. We appreciate WIPP for providing these continual updates.
Constructors Inc. will begin a sewer tap on Orchard Lane beginning Aug. 10. This project is expected to take two to three days and occur along Orchard between Doepp and Glassier Drives. There will be detours in place and please follow all posted signs.
Finally, please enjoy the remainder of tax free weekend. The tax holiday concludes at midnight Aug. 9. During that time period, the law provides a deduction from gross receipts – effectively allowing the retailer to sell the items tax free. We don’t know exactly what school will be like this year, but it is a good opportunity no matter what the circumstance.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway