• Concerted effort

  • Living in a tinder box

    Not a drop of rain since Sept. 23 By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Land in the Artesia area has been scorched with 28 significant fires in the past 30 days, marking a 600 percent increase in wildfires from this time last year.

  • New Sherriff’s Office discussed at county commission meeting

    By TYLER GREEN Daily Press Staff Writer Sherriff Ernest Mendoza and Chief Deputy Kent Waller approached the county commission on Tuesday for discussion about a new Eddy County Sherriff’s Office building, citing concerns the department has outgrown its home in the basement of the Carlsbad courthouse.

  • Little lizard leaves locals livid

    More than 100 residents show support at rally By TYLER GREEN Daily Press Staff Writer More than 100 community members joined together to oppose listing the Sand Dune Lizard as an endangered species with the United States Fish and Wildlife Services in front of the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening.

  • Lizard regulations could jeopardize local economy

    Congressman to attend rally today in Artesia Special to the Daily Press Congressman Steve Pearce, R-N.M., will be attending a rally opposing the listing of the Sand Dune Lizard as an endangered species with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in Artesia today.

  • Hooray for Earth Day

  • Artesia family still looking for body 120 days after death

    By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer It has been 120 days since Esteban Reza jumped from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington and his family still has not found closure.

  • Montage

  • Vandals can’t kill time in Artesia

    By TYLER GREEN Daily Press Staff Writer The town clock was reinstalled at the corner of Seventh and Main streets on Monday after an act of vandalism that occurred around New Year’s Eve essentially killed the clock.

  • School board approves $500,000 worth of purchases for district

    By Ashley Trujillo Daily Press Staff Writer The Artesia Public School Board met on Monday to approve a half-million dollars worth of purchases for the district.