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Flurry of complaints in detention center suit

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council and other special interest groups throughout the U.S. filed a complaint Friday for injunctive and declaratory relief on behalf of undocumented detainees housed at the temporary U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center for mothers with children at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Artesia. Read the rest of this entry »

Shrek The Musical • ‘Don’t let me go’

Donkey, played by Kevin Baggerly, pleads with Shrek, played by Joel Gothard, to let him tag along on the ogre’s journey during the Ocotillo Comedy Troupe’s performance of “Shrek The Musical” Saturday at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. The troupe kept the audience laughing with their portrayals of characters from the well-known animated film.  Brienne Green - Daily Press

Donkey, played by Kevin Baggerly, pleads with Shrek, played by Joel Gothard, to let him tag along on the ogre’s journey during the Ocotillo Comedy Troupe’s performance of “Shrek The Musical” Saturday at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. The troupe kept the audience laughing with their portrayals of characters from the well-known animated film. Brienne Green – Daily Press

Armed robbery leaves victim with minor injuries

ARTESIA — Deputies with the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office responded early Thursday morning to a reported armed robbery in progress in Artesia, Sheriff Scott London has stated. Read the rest of this entry »

Relay for Life kicks off today at Roberts Park

Grace Miller – Daily Press Photo Cheryl Bartlett, 2014 Relay for Life committee chair, plans out the placement of blockades this morning for Artesia’s Relay for Life at Roberts Park with City of Artesia Parks and Recreation staff Clarence “Buddy” Sentell and Tino Gonzalez. The annual event designed to raise funds and awareness for cancer research while celebrating survivors and remembering those who were lost will take place this weekend.

Grace Miller – Daily Press Photo
Cheryl Bartlett, 2014 Relay for Life committee chair, plans out the placement of blockades this morning for Artesia’s Relay for Life at Roberts Park with City of Artesia Parks and Recreation staff Clarence “Buddy” Sentell and Tino Gonzalez. The annual event designed to raise funds and awareness for cancer research while celebrating survivors and remembering those who were lost will take place this weekend.

ARTESIA — Artesia’s Relay for Life event will begin this evening at Roberts Park.
Following is a schedule of events: Read the rest of this entry »

Treatment of detainees key issue at town hall

From left, ICE Director of Operations Phillip Miller, ICE medical representative John Kramer, Eddy County Manager Rick Rudometkin, Eddy County Sheriff Scott London, and Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch field questions during Tuesday’s town hall meeting. Brandon Messick - Daily Press

From left, ICE Director of Operations Phillip Miller, ICE medical representative John Kramer, Eddy County Manager Rick Rudometkin, Eddy County Sheriff Scott London, and Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch field questions during Tuesday’s town hall meeting.
Brandon Messick – Daily Press

Officials provide answers, more questions raised

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
The City of Artesia and Eddy County hosted a town hall meeting Thursday at the First Baptist Church Total Life Center, with members of both sides of the immigration debate voicing their questions and thoughts to local officials and representatives of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) on ICE’s temporary detention facility for undocumented women with children at the FLETC. Read the rest of this entry »