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Major accident leaves man severely injured

New Mexico State Police officers respond this morning to the scene of an accident at U.S. 285 and Four Dinkus Road. The wreck occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. when the driver of a United Drilling semi truck collided with a small, white Chevrolet Lumina driven by an unidentified 28-year-old male on his way to work at Halliburton. “The Chevy Lumina vehicle was traveling northbound on Highway 285 when the semi driver, headed east at Four Dinkus, admittedly felt he could beat the oncoming vehicle across the highway,” said N.M. Mode of Transportation Police Officer J. Gonzales. The rate of speed on that portion of U.S. 285 is 70 mph. The semi crossed into the path of the Lumina, which unavoidably skidded into the semi’s trailer. The Lumina was mangled and its driver pinned under the trailer, then dragged approximately 10 feet. The driver of the Lumina sustained severe injuries, including leg and head injuries, and was airlifted by TriState CareFlight to Lubbock, Texas. No names were released, and no further information on the driver’s condition was available at press time.  Grace Miller – Daily Press

New Mexico State Police officers respond this morning to the scene of an accident at U.S. 285 and Four Dinkus Road. The wreck occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. when the driver of a United Drilling semi truck collided with a small, white Chevrolet Lumina driven by an unidentified 28-year-old male on his way to work at Halliburton. “The Chevy Lumina vehicle was traveling northbound on Highway 285 when the semi driver, headed east at Four Dinkus, admittedly felt he could beat the oncoming vehicle across the highway,” said N.M. Mode of Transportation Police Officer J. Gonzales. The rate of speed on that portion of U.S. 285 is 70 mph. The semi crossed into the path of the Lumina, which unavoidably skidded into the semi’s trailer. The Lumina was mangled and its driver pinned under the trailer, then dragged approximately 10 feet. The driver of the Lumina sustained severe injuries, including leg and head injuries, and was airlifted by TriState CareFlight to Lubbock, Texas. No names were released, and no further information on the driver’s condition was available at press time. Grace Miller – Daily Press

Vehicle loses wheel in traffic

A white Ford Expedition sits incapacitated in the area of 13th and Main streets Wednesday after losing its wheel. According to an Artesia Police Department Community Service Officer on scene, the driver was proceeding toward the intersection when the lug nuts on the back right tire sheared off. The tire rolled off of the car and into the parking lot of Terry’s Electronics and Home Center. No injuries were reported.  Ben Theobald – Daily Press

A white Ford Expedition sits incapacitated in the area of 13th and Main streets Wednesday after losing its wheel. According to an Artesia Police Department Community Service Officer on scene, the driver was proceeding toward the intersection when the lug nuts on the back right tire sheared off. The tire rolled off of the car and into the parking lot of Terry’s Electronics and Home Center. No injuries were reported. Ben Theobald – Daily Press

Council acts on possible housing project • Qualification of funding for limited partnership approved

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Artesia City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that authorized the qualification of funding for a limited partnership with Chelsea Investment Corporation and the Eastern Regional Housing Authority for the Roselawn Manor Affordable Housing Project. Read the rest of this entry »

Daily Press facade undergoing construction • Pardon the mess at the Press

Workers with Double C Construction continue to remove stucco this afternoon from the awning on the front of the Artesia Daily Press offices at 503 W. Main St. The construction became necessary last year when a portion of the awning became compromised and began to sag over the sidewalk below. The current awning is being removed, and further renovation to the front of the building will be conducted in the future.  Teresa Lemon - Daily Press

Workers with Double C Construction continue to remove stucco this afternoon from the awning on the front of the Artesia Daily Press offices at 503 W. Main St. The construction became necessary last year when a portion of the awning became compromised and began to sag over the sidewalk below. The current awning is being removed, and further renovation to the front of the building will be conducted in the future. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

Changing lives one family at a time • Habitat for Humanity of Artesia celebrates completion of 10th home

From left, Maria Martinez Lara holding granddaughter Lyndah, daughter Laura, and two sons Jesus and Abraham, pose for a photo Sunday during the dedication of their new home.  Grace Miller – Daily Press

From left, Maria Martinez Lara holding granddaughter Lyndah, daughter Laura, and two sons Jesus and Abraham, pose for a photo Sunday during the dedication of their new home. Grace Miller – Daily Press

By GRACE MILLER
Daily Press Staff Writer
Habitat for Humanity of Artesia celebrated the completion of its 10th home Sunday, a milestone made even more special by the help of the organization’s volunteers. Read the rest of this entry »