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Council approves 2014-15 city audit • Information gained at Build A Pool Conference discussed

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Artesia City Council approved the 2014-15 City of Artesia Audit and final payment Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Udall discusses impact DHS shutdown would have on FLETC

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
U.S. Senator Tom Udall held a press conference Tuesday morning to discuss the Saving Our Next Generation (SONG) Act and the possibility of a Department of Homeland Security shutdown if a DHS funding bill is not passed by Congress before Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Pregnancy Help Center open for business

Representatives of the Artesia Chamber of Commerce and Artesia Trailblazers, and Pregnancy Help Center staff, from left, Sue Kizer, Olympia Posey, Perry Troublefield, Sondie Stockton, Jessica Prude, Vickie Grousnick, Amanda Ramsey, center director, Jessie Brownfield, Tejay Zuniga, center volunteer, Debbie Vanderveen, Jamie Heady, center volunteer, Hayley Klein and Susie McCaw gather Tuesday for a ribbon cutting celebrating the center’s grand opening. The Pregnancy Help Center, located at 610 W. Quay Ave., offers pregnancy counseling, free pregnancy testing, and pregnancy options for a variety of circumstances.   Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

Representatives of the Artesia Chamber of Commerce and Artesia Trailblazers, and Pregnancy Help Center staff, from left, Sue Kizer, Olympia Posey, Perry Troublefield, Sondie Stockton, Jessica Prude, Vickie Grousnick, Amanda Ramsey, center director, Jessie Brownfield, Tejay Zuniga, center volunteer, Debbie Vanderveen, Jamie Heady, center volunteer, Hayley Klein and Susie McCaw gather Tuesday for a ribbon cutting celebrating the center’s grand opening. The Pregnancy Help Center, located at 610 W. Quay Ave., offers pregnancy counseling, free pregnancy testing, and pregnancy options for a variety of circumstances. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

Wreck leads to DWI arrest

Artesia Police Department officers work to clear the scene of a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on South First Street that led to a DWI arrest. The wreck occurred at approximately 1:15 p.m. when a blue Ford Ranger pulled out from a stop sign at Bullock Avenue into the path of a black Dodge pickup heading southbound on First Street. Upon arrival on the scene, officers observed a strong odor of alcohol on the driver of the Ford, as well as a beer can lying on the ground near his feet. The driver, identified as Curtis Briscoe, reportedly stated he had consumed several drinks that day. Briscoe consented to both field sobriety and breathalyzer tests on the scene, failing both, the latter with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit. He was subsequently arrested and charged with DUI. Both drivers sustained minor injuries in the wreck.  Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

Artesia Police Department officers work to clear the scene of a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on South First Street that led to a DWI arrest. The wreck occurred at approximately 1:15 p.m. when a blue Ford Ranger pulled out from a stop sign at Bullock Avenue into the path of a black Dodge pickup heading southbound on First Street. Upon arrival on the scene, officers observed a strong odor of alcohol on the driver of the Ford, as well as a beer can lying on the ground near his feet. The driver, identified as Curtis Briscoe, reportedly stated he had consumed several drinks that day. Briscoe consented to both field sobriety and breathalyzer tests on the scene, failing both, the latter with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit. He was subsequently arrested and charged with DUI. Both drivers sustained minor injuries in the wreck. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

Weather creates power outages

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Brienne Green – Daily Press

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
Several areas of Artesia experienced power outages Sunday due to snow and cold weather. Read the rest of this entry »