The Carlsbad Water Park will soon be back open for business. We’re going to be holding a special opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 22 and 23 and then from 2-8 p.m. May 26, but the park won’t be open the other days for that particular week. We’ll resume regular hours for the summer on May 29, Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets for the water park are $5. Guests under 4 or age 62 and over are free.
We’re extremely excited about having the water park back open. This has been a source of pride for our community and a great way for our residents to cool off over the summer. Please follow all posted signs and obey our lifeguards. If you have any questions about the water park, please visit https://www.cityofcarlsbadnm.com/departments/carlsbad-sports-and-recreation-department/carlsbad-water-park/
We had more good news this week. Carlsbad has zero positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, according to the daily update by the New Mexico Department of Health. However, we have heard that there were a few new positive tests within our school district over the past few days that will likely show up in the report soon. Overall, the number of positive cases in our community have remained consistently low. The state has also announced organizations can request on-site vaccination events through a new Department of Health webform at getvaxnm.com. Organizations that can bring a minimum of 25 people to the event will qualify. This option is open to businesses, nonprofits, religious groups and anyone else interested.
There are some great jobs currently open at the Carlsbad Cave and Karst Research Institute in Carlsbad. The organization has recently announced openings for a Cave and Karst Science Specialist, an Education Program Manager and an Operations Division Director. We’re very proud of our community’s strong ties to the scientific community. There are many great job openings in Carlsbad right now.
All positions will be based at the NCKRI Headquarters in Carlsbad. Application information is available through New Mexico Tech at https://www.nmt.edu/hr/employment.php
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Martha “Louise” Hinds, who passed away on May 9, just two days after celebrating her 100th birthday. She received a proclamation wishing her happy birthday. Martha was a very talented artist and enthusiastic traveler who most recently lived at Lakeview Christian Nursing Home. Many of her works are still on display in Mountainair. She requested donations in her memory be made to any cancer research organization.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway