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Mayor announces reversal of deportation trend at ICE facility

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
According to Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch, 68 undocumented detainees at Artesia’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility have been released to locations within the United States this week, with 13 detainees being deported. Read the rest of this entry »

Pride of the Pecos Valley performs

The Artesia High School marching band performs its western-themed halftime show for the judges and public Tuesday evening at the annual Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association District Marching Festival at Bulldog Bowl. The band’s performance, which includes songs such as “Bonanza” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” earned them a top rating of 1. The AHS color guard also earned a 1 in competition at the band park.  Brienne Green - Daily Press

The Artesia High School marching band performs its western-themed halftime show for the judges and public Tuesday evening at the annual Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association District Marching Festival at Bulldog Bowl. The band’s performance, which includes songs such as “Bonanza” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” earned them a top rating of 1. The AHS color guard also earned a 1 in competition at the band park.
Brienne Green – Daily Press

Commission declares flooding a disaster

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Eddy County Commission approved a resolution Tuesday to declare September’s flooding as an official disaster. The damage from last month’s torrential rain has been assessed by Eddy County’s Emergency Operations Command (EOC), and it is substantial – especially to the county’s roads. Read the rest of this entry »

Crafty seniors

Above, Margie Garcia and Mary Lumpkin of Hobbs display their creative scarf necklaces to attendees of a craft fair held Saturday at the Senior Center. At left from front to back, Jacque Fader, Natividad Luevano, Margie Alaniz and Ruby Lovejoy show off a selection of their crafts. Grace Miller – Daily Press

Above, Margie Garcia and Mary Lumpkin of Hobbs display their creative scarf necklaces to attendees of a craft fair held Saturday at the Senior Center. At left from front to back, Jacque Fader, Natividad Luevano, Margie Alaniz and Ruby Lovejoy show off a selection of their crafts.
Grace Miller – Daily Press

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Artesia detention center draws more criticism

ARTESIA (AP) — Trailers have been set up for a school at a federal immigration detention center in Artesia. A basketball court and a soccer field have been installed. And detainees are pleading their cases over a video link with judges in Denver, Colo. Read the rest of this entry »