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Viernes case continues, State closes

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
The trial of Osmond O. Viernes, 37, of Artesia continued today with witness testimony for the State of New Mexico. Viernes has been charged with second-degree murder after a 2012 fistfight that ended in the shooting death of one participant. Read the rest of this entry »

APS Announces Pick-up and drop off during 13th Street construction

 Due to 13th Street Construction, students and parents are asked to observe the following procedures:  Yucca Elementary- Buses will load and unload students on the south side of the school on Lolita Street. Parents will pick-up and drop-off students on the north side of the school on Champ Clark.  Artesia Junior High "Park"- Buses will continue to load and unload students on the north side of the school on Gilchrist. Staff and parents are asked NOT to park along Gilchrist; parents will continue to pick-up and drop-off students on the south side of the school on Cannon.   Students will not be allowed to enter or cross the 13th Street construction area."  Grace Miller- Daily Press Photo


Due to 13th Street Construction, students and parents are asked to observe the following procedures:
Yucca Elementary- Buses will load and unload students on the south side of the school on Lolita Street. Parents will pick-up and drop-off students on the north side of the school on Champ Clark.
Artesia Junior High “Park”- Buses will continue to load and unload students on the north side of the school on Gilchrist. Staff and parents are asked NOT to park along Gilchrist; parents will continue to pick-up and drop-off students on the south side of the school on Cannon.
Students will not be allowed to enter or cross the 13th Street construction area.”
Grace Miller- Daily Press Photo

Artesia Public Schools introduces 43 new certified teachers

New teachers  Liana Swarengin- Daily Press

New teachers
Liana Swarengin- Daily Press

By Liana Swarengin
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Artesia Chamber of Commerce and the Artesia Trail-Blazers were proud to host this year’s New Teacher Breakfast, in the TLC Building of First Baptist Church Thursday morning, while staff from the Adobe Rose restaurant served the meal. As of today, there are 43 newly hired, certified teachers being sent out into their designated positions throughout the district. Superintendent Dr. Crit Caton issued a warm welcome to all the new staff and praised their willingness to serve in the education industry as so many are currently leaving the profession or choosing not to go into it at all. Hayley Klein, the executive director of the Artesia Chamber of commerce, along with her staff, Read the rest of this entry »

Testimonies begin in Viernes murder trial

By  BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
The trial of Osmond Viernes, 37, of Artesia, began yesterday after jury selection took place on Monday. The defendant faces charges of second-degree murder in reference to a 2012 incident in which he allegedly shot and killed Juan Sifuentes, and wounded the victim’s brother, Alfonso Sifuentes, at an Artesia residence. Read the rest of this entry »

National Night Out Dance Off Winners

Dance off Winner Drake Giacco poses with the age group winners holding with their trophies and gift cards won for exhibiting the Best Dance Moves. Pictured (kneeling) Sonny Bernal, (standing) Nancy Husselman and Iris Aguilar, (center) Alex Madrid, AFD Fire Fighter Drake Giacco, Jared Ornelas Jr., Jared Ornelas Sr., Bianca Bernal, and 7024U Director - Sara Mitchell holding Kamryn Berdoza,a 2 years old winner, (in front) Zachary Brown, winner for his age group. Judges were Kelcey McCaleb, Pat Kunkel, Quintin Navarrette and Cristina LoSoya.  Grace Miller – Daily Press

Dance off Winner Drake Giacco poses with the age group winners holding with their trophies and gift cards won for exhibiting the Best Dance Moves. Pictured (kneeling) Sonny Bernal, (standing) Nancy Husselman and Iris Aguilar, (center) Alex Madrid, AFD Fire Fighter Drake Giacco, Jared Ornelas Jr., Jared Ornelas Sr., Bianca Bernal, and 7024U Director – Sara Mitchell holding Kamryn Berdoza,a 2 years old winner, (in front) Zachary Brown, winner for his age group. Judges were Kelcey McCaleb, Pat Kunkel, Quintin Navarrette and Cristina LoSoya.
Grace Miller – Daily Press