• Police defuse bomb call as false alarm

    A bomb call placed Friday morning to the Artesia Police Department turned out to be a false alarm. Officers were dispatched just before 9 a.m.…

  • Law enforcement passes torch for Special Olympics

    Area law enforcement agencies converged in the Airplane Park May 6 for the annual passing of the torch in the New Mexico Special Olympics Torch…

  • Longtime trainer Choat to be honored Thursday

    A reception honoring longtime athletic trainer Paul Choat will be held from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Bulldog Pit. Choat is retiring after 23…

  • Russell Floore Memorial Student Art Show winners announced

    The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center recently hosted the 2017 Russell Floore Memorial Student Art Show. Museum manager Nancy Dunn reported a large turnout…

  • Carol Jean Bowman

    Carol Jean Bowman, our dear sister, passed away April 29, 2017. Her body and spirit were weary, and she was ready to travel home. There…

  • Jake Michael Williams

    A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at West Main Baptist church for Jake Michael Williams A.K.A. “Mikey”, graveside…

  • Bryce Bowerman

    Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Eddy County Fairgrounds for Bryce Bowerman. Bowerman, an incredible son, brother and friend…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT May 9 OPEN DOOR 12:17 a.m. – Officer dispatched to 1004 W. Runyan Ave. in reference to an open door. DOMESTIC 12:57…

  • Public Forum: If you pay a water bill, ‘you need to be at today’s public hearing’

    TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to Artesia Daily Press for Sunday’s front page coverage of Artesia City Council’s water rate increase plan and simplified description of…

  • OPAC to hold 2017-18 Sneak Peek

    Aside from the always-alluring opportunity for a first glimpse of the shows on tap for the new season at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, this…