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County Commission approves $138K deal for portion of U.S. 285 in Artesia

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Eddy County Commission approved an agreement with the New Mexico Highway Department today that will repair and rehabilitate U.S. Highway 285 between Mill Road and Main Street in Artesia. Read the rest of this entry »

Immigrant rights march sees strong support

Brandon Messick - Daily Press Three-hundred activists for immigrant rights march north Sunday along 10th Street from the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex toward the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Brandon Messick – Daily Press
Three-hundred activists for immigrant rights march north Sunday along 10th Street from the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex toward the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

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Brandon Messick - Daily Press Above left, children and other participants in the march organized by immigrant rights group Somos un Pueblo Unido carry signs down 13th Street alongside the FLETC. Above right, Teresa Edwards of “Standing for Americans” chants into a portable microphone as counter-demonstrators protested against undocumented immigration.

Brandon Messick – Daily Press
Bottom, children and other participants in the march organized by immigrant rights group Somos un Pueblo Unido carry signs down 13th Street alongside the FLETC. Above, Teresa Edwards of “Standing for Americans” chants into a portable microphone as counter-demonstrators protested against undocumented immigration.

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Approximately 300 Artesia residents and members of immigrant-activist groups from throughout New Mexico marched Sunday in support of the undocumented detainees who have been housed at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) since June. Read the rest of this entry »

Artesia Fire Department’s new academy grads ready for duty

Grace Miller - Daily Press Lt. Erik Nunez, left, and firefighter Darcee Knight pose for a photo as the Artesia Fire Department’s latest academy graduates.

Grace Miller – Daily Press
Lt. Erik Nunez, left, and firefighter Darcee Knight pose for a photo as the Artesia Fire Department’s latest academy graduates.

By GRACE MILLER
Daily Press Staff Writer
Artesia Fire Department Chief J.D. Hummingbird and Chief Kevin Hope are pleased to announce the latest graduates of the Fire Training Academy, including one of the few female firefighters to successfully complete the academy’s course. Read the rest of this entry »

Still time to sign up for, donate to Relay for Life

By GRACE MILLER
Daily Press Staff Writer
Artesia’s Relay for Life is fast approaching, but there is still time for those wishing to help “Stand Up to Cancer” to register a team. Read the rest of this entry »

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH

Grace Miller - Daily Press Artesia Public Schools students and their families turned out in droves Friday evening for the Back to School Bash at Faith Baptist Church. More than 1,500 children were seen with smiles on their faces and goodie bags in tow. The event, designed to usher in the new school year in Artesia, featured activities, games, prizes and food.

Grace Miller – Daily Press
Artesia Public Schools students and their families turned out in droves Friday evening for the Back to School Bash at Faith Baptist Church. More than 1,500 children were seen with smiles on their faces and goodie bags in tow. The event, designed to usher in the new school year in Artesia, featured activities, games, prizes and food.

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