• Council votes to leave racquetball court, mural where they are

    BY EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Controversy surrounding a recently renovated mural on the north and west sides of the Martin Luther King Jr. Park racquetball court was put to bed during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Artesia City Council.

  • Jeff Yalden is your homeboy!

    Motivational speaker Jeff Yalden signs a shirt with the message, “Anger is like pee in your pants; everyone can see it, but only you can feel it!” Yalden met with students and signed shirts following a presentation at Artesia Zia Intermediate School Tuesday morning. Yalden, along with several members of the U.S. Attorneys Office, gave…

  • Council upholds condemnation of Artesia home

    BY EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer A condemnation of the structure at 911 W. Dallas Ave. was upheld during a discussion Tuesday night at Septmember’s first meeting of the Artesia City Council.

  • Stay warm for a good cause

    By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Summer has come to an end, and the Artesia High School GRADS (Graduation Reality and Dual-Role Skills) program has a way to keep warm through the winter months, while helping to fund a good cause.

  • Class sizes grow at APS

    By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Artesia Public School Board members addressed overloaded classes at APS’ regularly-scheduled monthly board meeting Monday night.

  • There IS a problem, Artesia

    Gang seminar highlights growing issue in city BY EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer On Monday night approximately 100 Artesians gathered at the Artesia Recreation Center to learn about gangs.

  • Artesia Community Theatre presents “Something’s Afoot”

  • Go-to guy

    New NMOGA president takes aim at EIB, Pit Rule By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer As part of an endeavor to meet his constituents, newly-hired president of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) Steve Henke visited with Artesians Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Artesia Country Club.

  • Bond amended for local man charged with sex crimes

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Bond has been amended for an Artesia man being detained at the Eddy County Detention Center on charges of incest, criminal sexual penetration of a child and 42 counts of criminal sexual contact.

  • Lea Co. deputy arrested on child sex charges

    HOBBS (AP) — A Lea County sheriff’s deputy has resigned after being arrested in an investigation involving sex crimes against two children.