• Primary election held

    From left, Mary Ford, Carolyn Morse, Anita Ortiz, Juanita Salazar and Sandra Aguero work at a polling station at Faith Baptist Church during the primary election Tuesday. Pollworkers volunteered their time and spent 12-14 hours at their stations. For the best in local news, subscribe in print and on the web!

  • AHS 2010 Graduation

  • In honor of Memorial Day

    A yellow ribbon hangs on a tree limb outside Artesia City Hall, where a memorial service was held Monday in recognition of Memorial Day. Flags were placed around Baish Park in front of City Hall honoring Artesia’s members of the American Legion.

  • School’s Out Summer Splash

    A young child cools off at the Splash Pad during MainStreet’s annual School’s Out Summer Splash at Martin Luther King Park Friday afternoon. The summer splash hosted a variety of activities to kick off the summer, including cooling down at the splash pad, getting soaked by water from a fire truck, playing in the mud,…

  • Headstart transition

    The  Artesia Headstart Transition Ceremony was held at the school inside the multi-purpose room on Wednesday. During the ceremony, students performed songs and danced to music. Pictured from left, Diego Zamarron, Janette Villarreal, Benjamin Reza, Alexis Perez and Dylan Fisher sit on a ‘log’ while wearing frog hats and pretending to eat bugs during the…

  • Splash Pad scheduled to open Friday

    City Recreation Director Louie Reyes speaks to a group of students from Yucca Elementary (who were anxious to try out the Splash Pad) on the importance of water safety and conservation Tuesday at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex Splash Pad. “Water is very important — we can’t live without it — that’s why we’ve…

  • Yucca goes to movies

    Yucca Elementary School fourth grade students (from back) Lupe Ortiz, Jordan Cataño, Gracie Puentes and Elisa Cardenas wait in line to get a Sprite as they prepare to watch Shrek 4 this morning outside the Land of the Sun movie theater. Third, fourth and fifth graders from Yucca attended the movie as an end of…

  • Safety seminar held at Grand Heights

    Characters from various public safety agencies attended an assembly Friday at Grand Heights Early Childhood Center to teach students about safety. Pictured, McGruff, members of the New Mexico State Police (NMSP), students, teachers and assistants pose for a photograph at Grand Heights school after the children receive information from NMSP on crime scenes.

  • Grand Heights graduate

    Grand Heights Early Childhood Center held graduation for several hundred kindergarten students Thursday evening at the Artesia High School auditorium. Graduates performed musical numbers and danced for family members and friends in the audience prior to receiving their diplomas. Pictured, Ashlynn Pearson, daughter of Chris and Dee Anne Pearson, shows off her sense of fashion…

  • Heartland Care of Artesia welcomed

    From left, Wanda Sweat, Ruth Bratcher, Barbara Chandler, Ineta Russell, Marsha McArthur, Wanda Johnson, Mary Ellen Blankenship and Shirly Utley of the Heartland Care Helpers Club; resident of the Heartland Care of Artesia (HCA) Ann Katton; official ribbon-cutter William Hoppert Jr.; resident of HCA Margret Carrasco; HCA administrator William Hoppert Sr.; employee of HCA Brenda…