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Multiple auto burglaries on Ray Avenue

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
A string of auto burglaries occurred this morning on Ray Avenue, and the Artesia Police Department believes they are related. Read the rest of this entry »

Chase scholars giving back to community

Chase scholars Romeo Luevano, A.J. Krogman and Richard Renteria take a break from their yard work this morning to pose for a picture with Rachael Gonzales, the recipient of their handiwork. “I feel so privileged, I’ve never had so many young people helping me at once,” said Gonzales, as she offered the teens some of the fruits of her labor in the form of plums she grew in her backyard. “I would like to meet Mr. (Mack) Chase and thank him so much for what he is doing for our community.” Recipients of the 2015 Chase Scholarships are busy in Artesia this week “giving back” to the community as part of their scholarship obligations. A total of 98 scholars comprise 12 teams with 15 students currently attending college on Chase Scholarships as team leaders. According to a Chase Foundation spokesperson, spots are still available for senior citizens in need of yard work and may be requested by calling 746-4610. The scholars would also like to invite any seniors that have had their yards cleaned to join them for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Temple Assembly of God. RSVP to 746-4610. Luevano plans to put his scholarship toward attendance at Swathmore College in Swathmore, Pa., Krogman at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and Renteria at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.   Teresa Lemon — Daily Press

Chase scholars Romeo Luevano, A.J. Krogman and Richard Renteria take a break from their yard work this morning to pose for a picture with Rachael Gonzales, the recipient of their handiwork. “I feel so privileged, I’ve never had so many young people helping me at once,” said Gonzales, as she offered the teens some of the fruits of her labor in the form of plums she grew in her backyard. “I would like to meet Mr. (Mack) Chase and thank him so much for what he is doing for our community.” Recipients of the 2015 Chase Scholarships are busy in Artesia this week “giving back” to the community as part of their scholarship obligations. A total of 98 scholars comprise 12 teams with 15 students currently attending college on Chase Scholarships as team leaders. According to a Chase Foundation spokesperson, spots are still available for senior citizens in need of yard work and may be requested by calling 746-4610. The scholars would also like to invite any seniors that have had their yards cleaned to join them for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Temple Assembly of God. RSVP to 746-4610. Luevano plans to put his scholarship toward attendance at Swathmore College in Swathmore, Pa., Krogman at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and Renteria at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Teresa Lemon — Daily Press

Neither snow nor rain nor PT Cruiser

A U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicle sits half on the sidewalk on 10th Street Tuesday following an accident that took place in the area of 10th and Richey Avenue. According to Artesia Police Department Cmdr. Lindell Smith, the wreck occurred when a Chrysler PT Cruiser struck the mail vehicle. Two people were transported to Artesia General Hospital but sustained no visible injuries. The driver of the PT Cruiser was cited for careless driving and no insurance.  Ben Theobald – Daily Press

A U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicle sits half on the sidewalk on 10th Street Tuesday following an accident that took place in the area of 10th and Richey Avenue. According to Artesia Police Department Cmdr. Lindell Smith, the wreck occurred when a Chrysler PT Cruiser struck the mail vehicle. Two people were transported to Artesia General Hospital but sustained no visible injuries. The driver of the PT Cruiser was cited for careless driving and no insurance. Ben Theobald – Daily Press

Public provided details on water ordinance • City’s goal to decrease water usage by 25 percent

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Artesia Chamber of Commerce hosted a Lunch & Learn event Monday at Central Valley Electric Cooperative to discuss the water conservation ordinance recently adopted by the City of Artesia. Read the rest of this entry »

Council to vote on banning use of fireworks, grills at Jaycee Park

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Artesia City Council will make a decision at its meeting tonight on whether or not to approve a ban on the use of personal fireworks and grills at Jaycee Park on July 4. Read the rest of this entry »