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AHS graduation to take place Thursday at Bulldog Bowl

ARTESIA — The Artesia High School Graduating Class of 2015, the Artesia Public Schools Board of Education, and the AHS faculty would like to invite the community to the 2015 AHS graduation ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Bulldog Bowl. Read the rest of this entry »

Kitchen treks from Texas to Montana to raise awareness for veterans benefits

Charles Kitchen rode through Artesia Thursday afternoon on his horse, Palomo, along with his mule, Pancho. Kitchen is traveling to Livingston, Montana on horseback to spread his father’s ashes in the Yellowstone River to both honor his father and raise awareness for veterans who served, but didn’t receive their deserved benefits, according to Kitchen.  Ben Theobald

Charles Kitchen rode through Artesia Thursday afternoon on his horse, Palomo, along with his mule, Pancho. Kitchen is traveling to Livingston, Montana on horseback to spread his father’s ashes in the Yellowstone River to both honor his father and raise awareness for veterans who served, but didn’t receive their deserved benefits, according to Kitchen. Ben Theobald

Zia tracksters end season on high note

From left, Lusiano Ibanez, Jordan Molina, Mauriso Marrufo and Mathew Davis burn up the track during the Zia Intermediate School track and field teams’ final meet of the year May 7 at Bulldog Bowl. Zia conducts three meets each year in which students compete against one another in 12 events. A pair of athletes also broke school records this season. Elliot Harrison broke a trio of records in the girls’ high jump (5’11”), bettering the previous record of 4’10” set by Joslyn Frausto in 2006, the girls’ 55-meter hurdles (8.6), breaking the 2006 record of 10.16 held by Lacee Evans, and the 200-meter dash (29.2), bettering a school record of 29.52 held since 1980 by Shellye Joy, and Erik Cueto set a new school record in the boys’ 55-meter hurdles (8.8), breaking the record of 9.32 set by Rolando Chavarria in 2005.  Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

From left, Lusiano Ibanez, Jordan Molina, Mauriso Marrufo and Mathew Davis burn up the track during the Zia Intermediate School track and field teams’ final meet of the year May 7 at Bulldog Bowl. Zia conducts three meets each year in which students compete against one another in 12 events. A pair of athletes also broke school records this season. Elliot Harrison broke a trio of records in the girls’ high jump (5’11”), bettering the previous record of 4’10” set by Joslyn Frausto in 2006, the girls’ 55-meter hurdles (8.6), breaking the 2006 record of 10.16 held by Lacee Evans, and the 200-meter dash (29.2), bettering a school record of 29.52 held since 1980 by Shellye Joy, and Erik Cueto set a new school record in the boys’ 55-meter hurdles (8.8), breaking the record of 9.32 set by Rolando Chavarria in 2005. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

Road reconstruction to be primary focus in proposed GRT ordinance

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Eddy County Commission held a public hearing Thursday evening to discuss a proposed ordinance that would impose three-eighths of a percent gross receipts tax increase. Read the rest of this entry »

The Eddy County Regional Tactical Team Training

The Eddy County Regional Tactical Team that includes members of both the Eddy County Sheriff Department and Carlsbad Police Department did their routine tactical SWAT training session at the old Artesia Hospital on Roselawn Street. According to Detective Sergeant Matthew T. Hutchinson of the Eddy County Sheriff Department, the standard national average for a tactical team their size to train is twice a month. The Eddy County Regional  Tactical Team uses buildings like the old hospital because they are abandoned which makes training more functional. Hutchinson said that they usually train between eight to 10 hours a day.  Courtesy Photo

The Eddy County Regional Tactical Team that includes members of both the Eddy County Sheriff Department and Carlsbad Police Department did their routine tactical SWAT training session at the old Artesia Hospital on Roselawn Street. According to Detective Sergeant Matthew T. Hutchinson of the Eddy County Sheriff Department, the standard national average for a tactical team their size to train is twice a month. The Eddy County Regional Tactical Team uses buildings like the old hospital because they are abandoned which makes training more functional. Hutchinson said that they usually train between eight to 10 hours a day. Courtesy Photo