• Senior Center craft fair

    Above, Mollie Simmons shows off her selection of quilts made throughout the year during a craft fair held Saturday at the Senior Center. At right,…

  • Central Elementary thanks anonymous book donors

    Central Elementary School students, from left, Eliseo Aguilar, Jed Coats and Aubri Aguilar hold up books donated to the school by community members who wished…

  • United Way aiming to paint the town red

    Local organization begins 2016 campaign From left, North Eddy County United Way members Toni Cano, Leah Boone and David Taylor stand with the United Way…

  • Car vs. fence

    A Chevy Impala sits in an empty field near 26th Street and Richey Avenue Wednesday. According to Artesia Police Department Cmdr. Lindell Smith, a male…

  • 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…