• A shining light in dark places

    Local businessman honored by New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence for efforts on behalf of Grammy’s House   When Artesia local Bill Morton was performing…

  • Celebrating the right to read

    Alexis Hernandez uses a handmade screen print to design a t-shirt Tuesday at the Artesia Public Library. This week, the library is celebrating Banned Books…

  • Happy birthday, Berenstain

    Above, cousins Julian Tafoya and Devontae Baraza color in a bear as part of Stan Berenstain’s birthday celebration Tuesday at the Artesia Public Library. Berenstain,…

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Members of Grammy’s House, Artesia’s domestic violence shelter, from left, Pat Wood, Celina Bryant and Valerie Bishop join Mayor Phil Burch as he proclaims the…

  • Looking Back: First sanctioned 700 by an Artesia woman bowled in 1985

    Looking back 40, 30 and 20 years ago, the following are excerpts from the Artesia Daily Press from Sept. 27 – Oct. 3. 40 years…

  • APD celebrates promotions

    The Artesia Police Department held a special ceremony Sept. 25 to celebrate the promotions of six of its officers. Pictured are, from left, Cmdr. Ricardo…

  • Altrusa Golf Scramble set for Oct. 3

    Altrusa Club of Artesia members, from left, Leah Boone, Sue Pemberton, Connie McIntire, Paula Menefee and LuAnn Beardemphl pose with Tate Branch of Tate Branch…

  • North Eddy County United Way begins 2016 campaign

    The North Eddy County United Way is commencing its 2016 campaign and inviting Artesia residents to “be part of the change.” “When we reach out…

  • Agave Energy to construct gas processing facility in Lea County

    The Lea County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution for the issuance of an Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) Sept. 24 that will lead to the…

  • Oil & Soil: Artesia Alfalfa Growers’ Association – Ninety-four years and still going strong

    Around the time the Artesia Alfalfa Growers’ Association (AAGA) was picking up steam, a writer with the Artesia Advocate – the Daily Press’ original incarnation…