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‘Itch to Stitch’ showcase begins Friday at library

ARTESIA — Friends of the Artesia Public Library will present “An Itch to Stitch” this weekend, the first Summer Showcase event held at Artesia’s new public library. Read the rest of this entry »

County residents blast zoning decision

La Huerta, Otis, Standpipe citizens term annexation a ‘backroom deal

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Eddy County Commission called a special meeting last week to determine the passage of an ordinance that would allow the City of Carlsbad to annex land within a two-mile radius of its borders as an extraterritorial zone. The ordinance was passed, and today, county residents from the La Huerta, Standpipe and Otis regions of Eddy County filled Commission Chambers to voice their outrage.

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Forty Central American immigrants deported from FLETC facility

ARTESIA (AP) — About 40 Central American immigrants detained briefly at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center were deported Monday, officials confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

APS to revise athletics/activities contracts

Alexis Aguirre, center, a 2014 graduate of Artesia High School, was recognized by the APS Board of Education Monday for her Class 4A State Championship in the javelin, as well as for being an outstanding student. Aguirre broke the AHS record with her throw and was close to beating the state record, as well. Pictured from left are board members Jeff Bowman and Carolyn Shearman, head track coach Rex Henderson, Aguirre, her mother, Rebecca Chavaria, board members Margaret Aguilar and Lowell Irby, and Superintendent Dr. Crit Caton,   Liana Swarengin - Daily Press

Alexis Aguirre, center, a 2014 graduate of Artesia High School, was recognized by the APS Board of Education Monday for her Class 4A State Championship in the javelin, as well as for being an outstanding student. Aguirre broke the AHS record with her throw and was close to beating the state record, as well. Pictured from left are board members Jeff Bowman and Carolyn Shearman, head track coach Rex Henderson, Aguirre, her mother, Rebecca Chavaria, board members Margaret Aguilar and Lowell Irby, and Superintendent Dr. Crit Caton, Liana Swarengin – Daily Press

By LIANA SWARENGIN
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Artesia Public Schools Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting Monday to discuss several major agenda items regarding the upcoming school year. Read the rest of this entry »

Johnson, Heinrich tour FLETC facility

DHS secretary: ‘Our message is clear’

Young girls color on the floor of a room in the temporary detention facility at the FLETC.  Photo Courtesy Department of Homeland Security

Young girls color on the floor of a room in the temporary detention facility at the FLETC. Photo Courtesy Department of Homeland Security

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) toured the temporary detention facility for undocumented immigrants Friday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Read the rest of this entry »