• Oil, gas lease sale generates $1.5M

    A boom in New Mexico’s oil and gas sector continues to generate millions for public schools and the University of New Mexico. With only two…

  • Windy weather continues in Artesia

    The windsock at the Artesia Municipal Airport stands suspended, indicating the continuation of high winds in the area Tuesday. Southeast New Mexico was under a…

  • Teen events aplenty at Artesia Public Library

    Sophia Hendrickson and Israel Viernes enjoy a game of Minecraft last month during an After-Hours Game Night at the Artesia Public Library. Teen services librarian…

  • Looking Back: Sonic boom breaks windows, rattles residents in 1998

    Looking back 40, 30 and 20 years ago, the following are excerpts from the Artesia Daily Press from April 16-22. 40 years ago April 16-22,…

  • Time to end PARCC testing of New Mexico students

    This week in classrooms across New Mexico, students from grades 3-11 will begin taking the standardized test known as PARCC. For the sake of our…

  • AHS choir takes state

    The Artesia High School choir brought home the blue this weekend from Albuquerque, taking the state championship at the 2018 Class 5A State Choir Contest.…

  • Coffee with a Cop a success

    The Artesia Police Department’s most recent Coffee with a Cop Friday was a success, and the department wishes to thank Henry’s BBQ and its staff…

  • Senators raise concerns over retaliatory pecan tariffs

    U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich on Friday sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to express concern with the retaliatory tariffs…

  • Prom: A little nostalgia in a world gone mad

    The world is a scary place these days, scarier still for kids and their parents. I’ve found myself more and more often adopting a “disgruntled…

  • Lucid Energy cuts ribbon at new office

    Representatives of Lucid Energy, the Artesia Chamber of Commerce, and the Artesia Trailblazers gather Friday afternoon for a ribbon cutting at Lucid’s new offices in…