Published: 12:05 am, Sun. Nov. 3rd, 2019
At left, Artesians woke early Saturday to watch as dozens of hot-air balloons inflated at Eagle Draw and began to fill the skies. Many other residents were able to see the balloons as they floated through their neighborhoods as part of the Artesia Chamber of Commerce’s annual Balloons & Tunes Festival. Below, one of the balloons drifts higher as it prepares to journey away from Eagle Draw. The balloons will have one final launch, weather permitting, at 6 a.m. today.