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Snow returns to Artesia

Following a few days of unseasonal warmth, winter made its way back to the Artesia area today in the form of a snowstorm that hit in the early morning hours following an evening of rain. As of press time, .19 inches of precipitation had been reported with 2 to 3 inches of accumulation possible by tonight. Above, Mack the Bulldog sits under a blanket of snow at Seventh and Main streets.  Teresa Lemon - Daily Press

Following a few days of unseasonal warmth, winter made its way back to the Artesia area today in the form of a snowstorm that hit in the early morning hours following an evening of rain. As of press time, .19 inches of precipitation had been reported with 2 to 3 inches of accumulation possible by tonight. Above, Mack the Bulldog sits under a blanket of snow at Seventh and Main streets. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

Park wins $35,000 science grant from Devon

Artesia Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Crit Caton, far right, members of the Park Junior High science staff, Park Principal Cody Skinner, eighth from right, Devon Energy Senior Production Superintendent Jerry Matthews, fourth from left, Devon Community Relations Specialist Shannon Johnson, far left, and Devon Energy staff stand midcourt this morning at Park Junior High at a special assembly during which Devon announced to the students the school would be receiving a $35,000 award for excellence in science education, the first-place prize in a grant competition. Eighth-grade science teacher Ashley Mason, sixth from right, completed the grant and says the funds will be put toward LearnPad tablets for all science classes that will give students hands-on access to virtual labs.  Teresa Lemon - Daily Press

Artesia Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Crit Caton, far right, members of the Park Junior High science staff, Park Principal Cody Skinner, eighth from right, Devon Energy Senior Production Superintendent Jerry Matthews, fourth from left, Devon Community Relations Specialist Shannon Johnson, far left, and Devon Energy staff stand midcourt this morning at Park Junior High at a special assembly during which Devon announced to the students the school would be receiving a $35,000 award for excellence in science education, the first-place prize in a grant competition. Eighth-grade science teacher Ashley Mason, sixth from right, completed the grant and says the funds will be put toward LearnPad tablets for all science classes that will give students hands-on access to virtual labs. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

Paddock Café to end full-service dining, close doors soon after

Paddock Cafe Closing
By GRACE MILLER
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Paddock Café, Riverside’s lone restaurant, will be closing its doors to full-service dining Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating Dr. King’s legacy

At left, members of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church choir of Carlsbad perform during the Keeping the Dream Alive Organization’s 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Monday at the Artesia Center. Below left, keynote speaker Natasha Mackey speaks on King’s legacy. Mackey, published author of two books, is the first black female to be elected to the Roswell City Council. Below, Zia Intermediate School students give an anti-bullying presentation, citing King’s urging that “society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our souls when we look the other way.”  Grace Miller - Daily Press

Below, members of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church choir of Carlsbad perform during the Keeping the Dream Alive Organization’s 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Monday at the Artesia Center. Bottom, keynote speaker Natasha Mackey speaks on King’s legacy. Mackey, published author of two books, is the first black female to be elected to the Roswell City Council. Top, Zia Intermediate School students give an anti-bullying presentation, citing King’s urging that “society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our souls when we look the other way.” Grace Miller – Daily Press

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USDA Rural Development to hold events in Artesia, surrounding area

ALBUQUERQUE — USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner will participate in several events in southeastern New Mexico Thursday and Friday to celebrate the funding of various projects made possible by his agency and to let the public know about the various programs offered by the agency. Read the rest of this entry »