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Minor structure fire at local business

Artesia Fire Department firefighters extinguish a fire at Artesia Car Parts, 118 W. Quay Ave., just after 3 p.m. Thursday. According to Division Chief of Operations Kevin Hope of the AFD, there were no injuries. Hope said there was minor damage inside the store, and the source of the fire was electrical.  Ben Theobald – Daily Press

Artesia Fire Department firefighters extinguish a fire at Artesia Car Parts, 118 W. Quay Ave., just after 3 p.m. Thursday. According to Division Chief of Operations Kevin Hope of the AFD, there were no injuries. Hope said there was minor damage inside the store, and the source of the fire was electrical. Ben Theobald – Daily Press

FFA team takes state • Parli-pro group earns spot at nationals

The Artesia FFA Greenhand Parliamentary Procedure team took first place Monday at the State Parliamentary Procedure competition in Portales. With the win, the group qualifies to compete at the FFA National Convention in October in Louisville, Ky. Pictured from left are Michaela Phipps, Chase Smith, Kyler Bowerman, Gracelyn Casey, Maegan Lemon, Trent Taylor, Emily McGuire and Sage Morris.  Courtesy Photo

The Artesia FFA Greenhand Parliamentary Procedure team took first place Monday at the State Parliamentary Procedure competition in Portales. With the win, the group qualifies to compete at the FFA National Convention in October in Louisville, Ky. Pictured from left are Michaela Phipps, Chase Smith, Kyler Bowerman, Gracelyn Casey, Maegan Lemon, Trent Taylor, Emily McGuire and Sage Morris. Courtesy Photo

Weather creating potential safety hazards

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
Today’s bad weather has become the source of some potential hazards in Artesia. Read the rest of this entry »

Snow returns to Artesia

Following a few days of unseasonal warmth, winter made its way back to the Artesia area today in the form of a snowstorm that hit in the early morning hours following an evening of rain. As of press time, .19 inches of precipitation had been reported with 2 to 3 inches of accumulation possible by tonight. Above, Mack the Bulldog sits under a blanket of snow at Seventh and Main streets.  Teresa Lemon - Daily Press

Following a few days of unseasonal warmth, winter made its way back to the Artesia area today in the form of a snowstorm that hit in the early morning hours following an evening of rain. As of press time, .19 inches of precipitation had been reported with 2 to 3 inches of accumulation possible by tonight. Above, Mack the Bulldog sits under a blanket of snow at Seventh and Main streets. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

Park wins $35,000 science grant from Devon

Artesia Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Crit Caton, far right, members of the Park Junior High science staff, Park Principal Cody Skinner, eighth from right, Devon Energy Senior Production Superintendent Jerry Matthews, fourth from left, Devon Community Relations Specialist Shannon Johnson, far left, and Devon Energy staff stand midcourt this morning at Park Junior High at a special assembly during which Devon announced to the students the school would be receiving a $35,000 award for excellence in science education, the first-place prize in a grant competition. Eighth-grade science teacher Ashley Mason, sixth from right, completed the grant and says the funds will be put toward LearnPad tablets for all science classes that will give students hands-on access to virtual labs.  Teresa Lemon - Daily Press

Artesia Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Crit Caton, far right, members of the Park Junior High science staff, Park Principal Cody Skinner, eighth from right, Devon Energy Senior Production Superintendent Jerry Matthews, fourth from left, Devon Community Relations Specialist Shannon Johnson, far left, and Devon Energy staff stand midcourt this morning at Park Junior High at a special assembly during which Devon announced to the students the school would be receiving a $35,000 award for excellence in science education, the first-place prize in a grant competition. Eighth-grade science teacher Ashley Mason, sixth from right, completed the grant and says the funds will be put toward LearnPad tablets for all science classes that will give students hands-on access to virtual labs. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press