Archive for October, 2010

Spooky Hat Contest

Alfredo Gonzales is ready for Halloween, wearing his homemade pumpkin topper at the Artesia senior meal site today. Seniors decorated hats and wore them to lunch for the meal site’s Spooky Hat Contest. (Ashley Trujillo photo)

Teen arrested on explosives charges

By EMIL WHITIS
Daily Press Staff Writer

A 17-year-old Artesia teen was arrested Wednesday when members of the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force and New Mexico Probation and Parole discovered items consistent with the production of explosive devices at a residence located on Funk Road. Read the rest of this entry »

AHS alum happy to return home

Stephen Johnston teaches social studies to his sixth-graders on Thursday. Johnston, who also coaches basketball, football and track is Artesia Intermediate School’s newest addition. (Ashley Trujillo photo)

Johnston back in Artesia as Zia teacher, coach


By ASHLEY TRUJILLO
Daily Press Staff Writer

Artesia Intermediate School has welcomed a new teacher and coach, recent college graduate Stephen Johnston, to its staff. Read the rest of this entry »

Awareness is the key

School Resource Officers, from left to right, Corporal Humberto Flores, Seargent John Beasley and Captain Larry Horrell speak at a violence in the workplace seminar at the Penasco Valley Telecommunications Auditorium Wednesday. The officers talked about police procedures in the event of an active shooter in a school. (Ashley Trujillo photo)

By BEVERLY KODESH
Special to The Daily Press

Violence in the workplace. It can happen in Artesia, too. Read the rest of this entry »

Man escapes police during hospital visit

By EMIL WHITIS
Daily Press Staff Writer

A 21-year-old Artesia man with a criminal history escaped from the custody of Artesia Police Department officers on Tuesday night. Read the rest of this entry »