Over the weekend, the Carlsbad Cavegirl varsity soccer team won their away conference game against Roswell, 2-1. The Cavegirls host Hobbs on Thursday in a district final. Aislenn Whitzel and Alexa Dugan each scored goals in the win over Roswell. Carlsbad’s boys dropped a 1-0 soccer match to Roswell on Saturday and are finishing their regular season against Hobbs on Thursday as well. Soccer seedings will take place over the weekend. Carlsbad’s volleyball team fell to Roswell, 3-0, on Oct. 14 and will play Hobbs on Friday.
The Cavemen are coming off a bye week on the football front. They will play Organ Mountain (Las Cruces), at 7 p.m. on Friday. It’s the last home game of the year, so please go show your support. With the Dallas Cowboys having such a good season this year, we’ll probably be seeing more and more interest in football. We hope everyone will join us this Thursday at the civic center to listen to former Dallas Cowboy and NFL legend Tony Dorsett.
We had a record setting attendance at our summer concert series this past Saturday, thanks to a performance by Groupo Maldad. It was a great family night and the group even let kids attending dance to the “Baby Shark” song. We’ll wrap up our concert series this Saturday with a performance by the Las Cruces Band, Stoney Blue Fish, from 7-9 p.m. at the Water Park Gazebo. Thanks again to Brandon Chandler for funding this series – Brandon sadly passed away several weeks ago, and his contribution is greatly appreciated. The summer concert series was well received overall and we look forward to the future.
On Friday, a state-appointed advisory board on redistricting recommended three proposed Congressional district maps go on to the Legislature, who will convene in December. The Legislature is not bound to use these maps, but they will be used as a reference point. The board also made recommendations on maps for state Senate and Congressional districts. Of greatest concern is the fact that the board did recommend a map proposal that essentially divided Southeastern New Mexico into three parts as one of its options. This is a classic example of gerrymandering (splitting apart a fairly-distinct area in order to weaken it politically) which we certainly hope would not hold up in court, were it to later be selected by the Legislature. There is still a lengthy process ahead in redistricting and hopefully time for cooler heads to prevail.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway