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Two sides to water ordinance debate • Councilor wants voluntary, not mandatory, plan

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
Artesia City Councilor Jeff Youtsey was one of the “no” votes in the 4-3 vote Tuesday that halted an ordinance that would have served as the basis of a potential water conservation plan for the city of Artesia. But though he voted against the ordinance, Youtsey doesn’t feel the issue should be dead. Read the rest of this entry »

Clayton appointed to ABA Council

Ken Clayton

Ken Clayton

ARTESIA — The American Bankers Association has selected Ken Clayton, president of Western Bank, to serve on the ABA’s Community Bankers Council. Read the rest of this entry »

APD performs vehicle safety test

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
Every certified officer in the Artesia Police Department has to take an emergency vehicle operation course test. Read the rest of this entry »

A fresh start for many • Habitat for Humanity offers inmates opportunity to give back to society

Inmates from the Roswell Correctional Center work on a new Habitat for Humanity home site in Artesia. The men are learning skills that can aid them in obtaining jobs upon their release while contributing to a good cause.  Liana Swarengin - Daily Press

Inmates from the Roswell Correctional Center work on a new Habitat for Humanity home site in Artesia. The men are learning skills that can aid them in obtaining jobs upon their release while contributing to a good cause. Liana Swarengin – Daily Press

By LIANA SWARENGIN
Daily Press Staff Writer
Many have likely heard of the nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity (HFH), but the full scope of what they do may at times go unrecognized. Read the rest of this entry »

HollyFrontier breaks ground on new training facility

From left, Greg Krause, executive vice president of Jaynes Construction, Travis Massege, Jaynes safety coordinator, Teryn Lamoreux, Jaynes project manager, Dennis Hembd, Jaynes superintendent, Trampas Spence, Navajo maintenance manager, Jon Harden, maintenance SME, Mark McCaleb, FCC SME, Eddie Loya, oil movement SME, Michael McKee, Navajo vice president, Ken Hackman, Navajo project manager, Jeff Schmidlen, HollyFrontier vice president, and John Willmore, senior training specialist, break ground at the site of HollyFrontier’s new training facility.  Grace Miller - Daily Press

From left, Greg Krause, executive vice president of Jaynes Construction, Travis Massege, Jaynes safety coordinator, Teryn Lamoreux, Jaynes project manager, Dennis Hembd, Jaynes superintendent, Trampas Spence, Navajo maintenance manager, Jon Harden, maintenance SME, Mark McCaleb, FCC SME, Eddie Loya, oil movement SME, Michael McKee, Navajo vice president, Ken Hackman, Navajo project manager, Jeff Schmidlen, HollyFrontier vice president, and John Willmore, senior training specialist, break ground at the site of HollyFrontier’s new training facility. Grace Miller – Daily Press

By GRACE MILLER
Daily Press Staff Writer
On Wednesday morning, a new HollyFrontier training facility was initiated as the newest project for Navajo Refining. The training center is being constructed at the northeast end of the refinery facility on U.S. 82, just past the current HollyFrontier Pipeline Field Services Center. Read the rest of this entry »