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Proclamation honors championship achievement

Brandon Messick – Daily Press From left, Mike Phipps, Dr. Crit Caton, Cooper Henderson, Mayor Phillip Burch, Vernon Asbill and Raye Miller stand at Bulldog Bowl as Burch delivers a mayoral proclamation celebrating a 50-year tradition of decennial championships.

Brandon Messick – Daily Press
From left, Mike Phipps, Dr. Crit Caton, Cooper Henderson, Mayor Phillip Burch, Vernon Asbill and Raye Miller stand at Bulldog Bowl as Burch delivers a mayoral proclamation celebrating a 50-year tradition of decennial championships.

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch delivered a proclamation Thursday afternoon in celebration of an achievement by the Artesia High School Bulldog football team that spans 50 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Community attends third Town Hall

Brandon Messick - Daily Press From left, Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch, FLETC Director Connie Patrick, ICE Director of Operations Phillip Miller, and ICE medical official Dr. John Kramer answer questions from the public Thursday evening during a town hall meeting in Artesia.

Brandon Messick – Daily Press
From left, Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch, FLETC Director Connie Patrick, ICE Director of Operations Phillip Miller, and ICE medical official Dr. John Kramer answer questions from the public Thursday evening during a town hall meeting in Artesia.

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Artesia representatives held a third town hall meeting Thursday to discuss the detention of undocumented women with children at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). This was the city’s third town hall meeting to discuss the facility, operated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), following meetings in July and August. Read the rest of this entry »

Flooding forces evacuation at camp

Brandon Messick - Daily Press Governor Susana Martinez, right, embraces SKP Park Co-Op President Debra Simmons-Amare this morning at the Eddy County Fairgrounds.

Brandon Messick – Daily Press
Governor Susana Martinez, right, embraces SKP Park Co-Op President Debra Simmons-Amare this morning at the Eddy County Fairgrounds.

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Local emergency agencies reported widespread flooding early this morning, which led to the second evacuation of Lakewood’s SKP Ranch RV Park in as many years. Read the rest of this entry »

City, ICE to host town hall meeting today

ARTESIA — The City of Artesia will host a town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. today at the Artesia Center, 612 N. Eighth St. Read the rest of this entry »

Former Artesian to compete in low rider show

Above, Chris Florez and daughter Nathalia pose with his first-place and Best of Show trophies at the 2014 Dub Tour Show in Phoenix, Ariz. At left, detail of the custom low rider Harley Davidson created by Florez is shown. Courtesy Photos

Above, Chris Florez and daughter Nathalia pose with his first-place and Best of Show trophies at the 2014 Dub Tour Show in Phoenix, Ariz. Below, detail of the custom low rider Harley Davidson created by Florez is shown.
Courtesy Photos

Motorcycle2By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Chris Florez was 9 years old when he started to build low rider bikes in Artesia, using his earnings from a job as a paperboy at the Artesia Daily Press to fund his hobby. When he saw his father and his friends on Harley Davidsons, however, Florez decided he wanted to try those, too. Read the rest of this entry »