• Collision with parked vehicle

    A 2001 Ford Mustang sits with heavy damage after colliding Thursday evening with a parked 2012 GMC Sierra pickup truck at North Roselawn and West…

  • ‘Dogs host Eagles in home opener

    An Artesia Bulldog gets a handle on a Hobbs Eagle in this drawing by Artesia High School sophomore Michelle Flores. The ‘Dogs will host Hobbs…

  • OPAC ready to shape next generation of artists

    Lauren Austin, education and outreach coordinator with the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, stands ready to shape Artesia’s next generation of artists as registration continues for…

  • Court strips prairie chicken of federal protection

    A federal court in Texas has stripped the lesser prairie chicken of Endangered Species Act protections, a victory for oil and gas companies that argued…

  • Students learn safety in the kitchen

    Artesia Fire Department Fire Marshal James Abner instructs students in Becky Torrez’s fourth-period nutrition class at Artesia High School on how to put out a…

  • Site work begins for McAlister’s

    Artesians anxiously awaiting signs of activity at the future site of McAlister’s Deli were rewarded Monday by the sight of construction equipment and piles of…

  • DOE names field office manager at WIPP

    The U.S. Department of Energy has appointed a new director to the field office that oversees the federal government’s troubled nuclear waste repository. Todd Shrader…

  • Looking Back: Brantley Dam work ongoing in 1985

    Looking back 40, 30 and 20 years ago, the following are excerpts from the Artesia Daily Press from Aug. 30 – Sept. 5. 40 years…

  • Cheer clinic set for Sept. 2-3

    The Artesia High School cheerleaders invite girls ages 3 years to fifth grade to participate in a Cheer Clinic from 3:45-5 p.m. Sept. 2-3 at…

  • Cross country teams hold bake sale in honor of former teammate

    Above and below, members of the Artesia High School cross country teams work bake sales Friday afternoon at Fenn’s Country Market and Wal-Mart to raise…