• Chase breaks new ground

    Mack Chase sits behind the controls this morning during a ground-breaking ceremony for Mack Energy’s new and improved corporate office building at Riverside.

  • Mack Energy constructs new headquarters

    Robert, Mack and Richard Chase (from left holding shovels) along with Mack Energy employees observe a ground-breaking ceremony this morning for the company’s new corporate building in Riverside. The building will be approximately 55,000 square feet and house Mack Energy’s accounting, production, land and geology departments, among others. The bid for the project was granted…

  • Knights of Columbus deliver scholarships

    Two high school seniors are awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Knights of Columbus Frank Aguilar Memorial Scholarship. Pictured from left are Grand Knight David Boneau, scholarship recipients Cynthia Lopez and Noemi Padilla and scholarship chairman Felipe Guerrero. According to Boneau, funding for scholarships comes from fundraising events held throughout the year. Lopez will be…

  • Long-time educators bid farewell to teaching

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer When the final bell of the 2009-2010 school year rings on May 28, five teachers from Yeso Elementary School will walk out of the building and into a brand new phase in their lives — retirement. Whether the soundtrack to the event is Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” or…

  • Teams registering for Relay event

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer The 2010 Artesia Relay for Life will be held June 11 through 12 at Jaycee Park. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Friday and the event will end at 10 a.m. the following morning. “Cancer doesn’t sleep, so we walk through the night to show how the fight…

  • Local brewpub in business 10 years

    The Wellhead goes from vision in garage to reality By JESSICA CARNER Daily Press Editor The Wellhead Restaurant and Brewpub in downtown Artesia is celebrating 10 years in business this year. Owner Frank Yates sat down with the Daily Press last week during an anniversary celebration held on the patio of the Wellhead to talk…

  • Teen struck by vehicle listed in critical condition

    By TYLER GREEN Daily Press Staff Writer An accident involving local teens that occurred Thursday afternoon has left a 16-year-old female critically injured after being struck by a vehicle. According to a press release from the Artesia Police Department, two vehicles (referred to as vehicle one and vehicle two, respectively) were stopped for a red…

  • Art show

    Pictured is original artwork of Juli Thurman currently on display at the Artesia museum’s art annex building. Original paintings, drawings and photographs from local artists Juli Thurman, JR Thurman, Mathew Sherman and Tyler Green will be on display at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center through June. An opening reception featuring an acoustic rock…

  • Now that’s irony

    Apparently, when it comes to wind, mother nature pays no mind to “reduced speed ahead” signs. In a photo taken this morning west of Artesia on U.S. 82, a sign warning motorists to slow down bends toward the ground as winds blow into town at a high rate of speed. The high winds, with gusts…

  • Seminar held on health care reform

    Kenneth Randall, CEO of Artesia General Hospital, speaks to a gathering of Artesians Tuesday at a lunch meeting held at the First Baptist Total Life Center on how the recent federal reformation of the U.S. health care system will affect their lives. The Chamber of Commerce partnered with AGH to present several speakers at Tuesday’s…