• 19th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service

  • Bowshoot held

    Campbell Waller shoots a bow Saturday at the Eddy County Shooting Range. Approximately 20 people, including pairs of “bigs” and “littles” from the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, attended the bowshoot organized by Kathy Kolt of the Artesia Bowmasters club. “Give me your kid for 15 minutes and I’ll get him or her hooked on…

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  • Deadline extended for contest

    Children have chance to win bikes, helmets Pictured, Daily Press Editor Jessica Carner hangs coloring contest entries on the wall in the Daily Press office on Thursday. The deadline has been extended until Tuesday, May 11, for all first- and second-grade students who wish to enter a coloring contest sponsored by the local chapter of…

  • 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…