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Zia tracksters end season on high note

From left, Lusiano Ibanez, Jordan Molina, Mauriso Marrufo and Mathew Davis burn up the track during the Zia Intermediate School track and field teams’ final meet of the year May 7 at Bulldog Bowl. Zia conducts three meets each year in which students compete against one another in 12 events. A pair of athletes also broke school records this season. Elliot Harrison broke a trio of records in the girls’ high jump (5’11”), bettering the previous record of 4’10” set by Joslyn Frausto in 2006, the girls’ 55-meter hurdles (8.6), breaking the 2006 record of 10.16 held by Lacee Evans, and the 200-meter dash (29.2), bettering a school record of 29.52 held since 1980 by Shellye Joy, and Erik Cueto set a new school record in the boys’ 55-meter hurdles (8.8), breaking the record of 9.32 set by Rolando Chavarria in 2005.  Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

From left, Lusiano Ibanez, Jordan Molina, Mauriso Marrufo and Mathew Davis burn up the track during the Zia Intermediate School track and field teams’ final meet of the year May 7 at Bulldog Bowl. Zia conducts three meets each year in which students compete against one another in 12 events. A pair of athletes also broke school records this season. Elliot Harrison broke a trio of records in the girls’ high jump (5’11”), bettering the previous record of 4’10” set by Joslyn Frausto in 2006, the girls’ 55-meter hurdles (8.6), breaking the 2006 record of 10.16 held by Lacee Evans, and the 200-meter dash (29.2), bettering a school record of 29.52 held since 1980 by Shellye Joy, and Erik Cueto set a new school record in the boys’ 55-meter hurdles (8.8), breaking the record of 9.32 set by Rolando Chavarria in 2005. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

Road reconstruction to be primary focus in proposed GRT ordinance

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Eddy County Commission held a public hearing Thursday evening to discuss a proposed ordinance that would impose three-eighths of a percent gross receipts tax increase. Read the rest of this entry »

The Eddy County Regional Tactical Team Training

The Eddy County Regional Tactical Team that includes members of both the Eddy County Sheriff Department and Carlsbad Police Department did their routine tactical SWAT training session at the old Artesia Hospital on Roselawn Street. According to Detective Sergeant Matthew T. Hutchinson of the Eddy County Sheriff Department, the standard national average for a tactical team their size to train is twice a month. The Eddy County Regional  Tactical Team uses buildings like the old hospital because they are abandoned which makes training more functional. Hutchinson said that they usually train between eight to 10 hours a day.  Courtesy Photo

The Eddy County Regional Tactical Team that includes members of both the Eddy County Sheriff Department and Carlsbad Police Department did their routine tactical SWAT training session at the old Artesia Hospital on Roselawn Street. According to Detective Sergeant Matthew T. Hutchinson of the Eddy County Sheriff Department, the standard national average for a tactical team their size to train is twice a month. The Eddy County Regional Tactical Team uses buildings like the old hospital because they are abandoned which makes training more functional. Hutchinson said that they usually train between eight to 10 hours a day. Courtesy Photo

Artesia High School senior Keenan Flynn receives the 2015 Excellence for Student Achievement Award

Artesia High School senior Keenan Flynn displays a plaque denoting his selection as a 2015 Excellence for Student Achievement Award recipient by the New Mexico School Boards Association. Also pictured are, from left, Artesia Public Schools Board of Education members Jeff Bowman, Superintendent Dr. Crit Caton and Carolyn Shearman, Dr. Robert Flynn, and board members Margaret Aguilar, Becky Harwell and Lowell Irby, president. Flynn was selected for the prestigious honor for his efforts to improve student achievement within the APS. An Eagle Scout, he has been a member of the Student Council since eighth grade, served as president of the National Junior Honor Society, completed the Super Computing Challenge, participated in the Teenz Talk anti-bullying program at Park Junior High, is a member of the AHS swim team, band, National Honor Society, and MESA program, and was responsible for writing the school’s sample synthesis essay for the PARCC exam. Flynn is the son of Drs. Robert and Elizabeth Flynn and plans to continue his education at the University of Dallas.  Courtesy Photo

Artesia High School senior Keenan Flynn displays a plaque denoting his selection as a 2015 Excellence for Student Achievement Award recipient by the New Mexico School Boards Association. Also pictured are, from left, Artesia Public Schools Board of Education members Jeff Bowman, Superintendent Dr. Crit Caton and Carolyn Shearman, Dr. Robert Flynn, and board members Margaret Aguilar, Becky Harwell and Lowell Irby, president. Flynn was selected for the prestigious honor for his efforts to improve student achievement within the APS. An Eagle Scout, he has been a member of the Student Council since eighth grade, served as president of the National Junior Honor Society, completed the Super Computing Challenge, participated in the Teenz Talk anti-bullying program at Park Junior High, is a member of the AHS swim team, band, National Honor Society, and MESA program, and was responsible for writing the school’s sample synthesis essay for the PARCC exam. Flynn is the son of Drs. Robert and Elizabeth Flynn and plans to continue his education at the University of Dallas. Courtesy Photo

Tables turn for Bulldog baseball team

The tables unfortunately turned for the Bulldog baseball team in this morning’s state semifinal round. Read the rest of this entry »