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Heritage Walkway: A downtown oasis • Artesia’s pass-through has come a long way since 1976

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By BRIENNE GREEN
Daily Press Editor
It’s hard to believe that just 13 years ago, Heritage Walkway was nothing like the the mid-downtown oasis it is today. Read the rest of this entry »

Smokin’ on the Pecos firing up

BS Grilling, comprised of Bill Taylor, left, of Albuquerque and Steve Wilson of Rio Rancho await meat inspection this morning at the Eddy County Fairgrounds as they prepare to begin cooking in the Fourth Annual Smokin’ on the Pecos New Mexico State BBQ Championship. BS Grilling, whose motto is “A little BS goes a long way,” has been competing in barbecue cook-offs for 15 years and considers pulled pork its specialty. The duo took fourth place in ribs at last year’s SOTP and have won in several categories over the years but never the whole hog, so to speak. Wilson will be returning to Artesia in the fall for the Balloons and Tunes Festival to pilot the SOTP hot air balloon. Judging begins at noon Saturday in the professional barbecue competition.  Teresa Lemon - Daily Press

BS Grilling, comprised of Bill Taylor, left, of Albuquerque and Steve Wilson of Rio Rancho await meat inspection this morning at the Eddy County Fairgrounds as they prepare to begin cooking in the Fourth Annual Smokin’ on the Pecos New Mexico State BBQ Championship. BS Grilling, whose motto is “A little BS goes a long way,” has been competing in barbecue cook-offs for 15 years and considers pulled pork its specialty. The duo took fourth place in ribs at last year’s SOTP and have won in several categories over the years but never the whole hog, so to speak. Wilson will be returning to Artesia in the fall for the Balloons and Tunes Festival to pilot the SOTP hot air balloon. Judging begins at noon Saturday in the professional barbecue competition. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

Van stolen from local furniture store

ARTESIA — The Artesia Police Department is investigating a vehicle theft that took place overnight at a local furniture store. Read the rest of this entry »

Attic fire on Oak Street

Firefighters with the Artesia Fire Department respond Thursday afternoon to an attic fire at a residence in the 1600 block of Oak Street. The AFD was dispatched to the home at 2:47 p.m. and was able to extinguish the fire before it could cause extensive damage. “There was a person in the house during the event who was trying to extinguish the fire,” Chief Kevin Hope said today. “He made it out safely.” No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is still being determined.  Brienne Green – Daily Press

Firefighters with the Artesia Fire Department respond Thursday afternoon to an attic fire at a residence in the 1600 block of Oak Street. The AFD was dispatched to the home at 2:47 p.m. and was able to extinguish the fire before it could cause extensive damage. “There was a person in the house during the event who was trying to extinguish the fire,” Chief Kevin Hope said today. “He made it out safely.” No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is still being determined. Brienne Green – Daily Press

Smokin’ Selfie

From left, Susie McCaw, Sandy Villa, David Grousnick and Vickie Grousnick test out a “Smokin’ Selfie” frame available to attendees of the Smokin’ on the Pecos New Mexico State BBQ Championship, ongoing today and Saturday at the Eddy County Fairgrounds.  Courtesy Photo

From left, Susie McCaw, Sandy Villa, David Grousnick and Vickie Grousnick test out a “Smokin’ Selfie” frame available to attendees of the Smokin’ on the Pecos New Mexico State BBQ Championship, ongoing today and Saturday at the Eddy County Fairgrounds. Courtesy Photo