• 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…

  • Grand Heights holds registration

    Joe DeHoyos registers his daughter Angelina for kindergarten with assistance from Ida Pérez today at Grand Heights Early Childhood Center. Registration will be held again tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Heights cafeteria. For more information, contact the school at 746-6282.

  • Artesia artists to share their work at museum

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Indigenous Artesia artists J.R. Thurman, Juli Thurman, Tyler Green and Matthew Sherman will present a combined collection of their work this week at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center. An opening reception, which is open to the public, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. April…

  • AHS holds prom

    The 2010 Artesia High School prom was held Saturday evening at the school. Around 9 p.m., family members and friends of prom-goers gathered to see the young men and women dressed in their best. Above, students Micah Hammond and Alyssa Rivera arrive at prom. For the best in local news, subscribe in print and on…

  • Environmental education event takes place at Sitting Bull Falls

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Thursday morning, school buses navigated narrow rally-race style roads, ushering Artesia students to Sitting Bull Falls in the Lincoln National Forest. The sun was shining brightly over fifth grade students from Yeso, Yucca and Roselawn elementary schools as they found themselves surrounded by canyon walls and waterfalls in…

  • Hermosa observes Environmental Week

    Rick Richardson, owner of Planter Box Tree Nursery, assists third grade Super Kids at Hermosa Elementary School as they plant a cedar elm tree Thursday on the playground.  “If you plant just one tree it will absorb the amount of carbon dioxide one person emits during his or her lifetime,” said Richardson.  He said during…

  • Chase Foundation donates to Kairos Prison Ministries

    Pictured are members of the Kairos Prison Ministries (back from left) Larry Wood, Kaylan Wood, Rob Goodloe, Dustin Stock, Luis Valdez, Royce Pearson, (front) Lynette Wood, Bobbie Goodloe, Wandean Stock, Jerlisah DeLaRosa, Aluena Peña, Robbie Pearson and Ginny Bush of the Chase Foundation. The Chase Foundation donated $2,500 to the organization in January. The donation…

  • Headstart cleans up Guadalupe Park

    Headstart student Jeremiah Martinez and his teacher Ashley Langston pick up trash today at Guadalupe Park. Approximately 20 students from Headstart’s classroom five, along with teachers, parents and Linda Stevens of Artesia Clean and Beautiful, took part in the clean up.  As a reward for their hard work, Stevens gave each child a hybrid cottonwood…