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Local youth bid farewell to summer, hello to 2014-15 year

Above, students at Hermosa Elementary School gather at the end of the first day of the 2014-15 school year Monday to bid farewell to teachers and new friends and greet their parents at the door. Some students, at left, wore their “First Day of School” hats all the way to the car. Monday marked the return to classes for the Artesia Public Schools’ elementaries, as well as Zia Intermediate, Park Junior High, and Artesia High School. Grand Heights Early Childhood Center will begin kindergarten classes Aug. 18.  Liana Swarengin - Daily Press

Above, students at Hermosa Elementary School gather at the end of the first day of the 2014-15 school year Monday to bid farewell to teachers and new friends and greet their parents at the door. Some students, below, wore their “First Day of School” hats all the way to the car. Monday marked the return to classes for the Artesia Public Schools’ elementaries, as well as Zia Intermediate, Park Junior High, and Artesia High School. Grand Heights Early Childhood Center will begin kindergarten classes Aug. 18.
Liana Swarengin – Daily Press

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APD warns of texting scam

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Artesia Police Department is warning the public of a scam targeting victims’ banking account information. Read the rest of this entry »

ICE requests more time to award education contract

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center for undocumented mothers with children has filed a waiver with the State of New Mexico for a short extension of their deadline to begin providing federally-mandated education to detainees, according to Artesia Mayor Phil Burch. Read the rest of this entry »

Heading back to school in style

Sisters Leanna Ashe, 17, left, and Hailey Ashe pop into A Cowgirl’s Closet Friday looking for “cute clothes” and good prices on the first weekend of Artesia’s Shop Local campaign. Leanna was focused on finding clothes that would suit both school and her afternoon job as a DECA student, while Hailey perused a purse and expressed her excitement over starting the school year as a cross country and tennis athlete. Grace Miller- Daily Presschool days are here again, and the first weekend in August marks the beginning of the “Shop Local” campaign in Artesia, which encourages Artesians to spend their dollars locally in order to reap the benefits of a healthy local economy. As students and their parents shop to make sure they enter the new school year in style, the Artesia Chamber of Commerce and Artesia MainStreet are on the ball, reminding everyone to “Think. Buy. Shop Local.” By GRACE MILLER Daily Press Staff Writer

Sisters Leanna Ashe, 17, left, and Hailey Ashe pop into A Cowgirl’s Closet Friday looking for “cute clothes” and good prices on the first weekend of Artesia’s Shop Local campaign. Leanna was focused on finding clothes that would suit both school and her afternoon job as a DECA student, while Hailey perused a purse and expressed her excitement over starting the school year as a cross country and tennis athlete.
Grace Miller- Daily Press

By GRACE MILLER
Daily Press Staff Writer
The school days are here again, and the first weekend in August marks the beginning of the “Shop Local” campaign in Artesia, which encourages Artesians to spend their dollars locally in order to reap the benefits of a healthy local economy. Read the rest of this entry »

Local man acquitted in murder case

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
A jury found Osmond O. Viernes, 37, of Artesia, not guilty on charges of second-degree murder or the lesser-included charge of involuntary manslaughter after three hours of deliberation Friday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »