• ‘It was an honor and a privilege’

    Local man plays ‘Taps’ at ceremony in Normandy When Manuel Florez and his wife planned their trip to Normandy, France, earlier this year, a friend…

  • Students urged to recognize domestic violence

    A student in Becky Torrez’s child development class at Artesia High School asks Celina Bryant, director of Grammy’s House, a question this morning during a…

  • AHS band, color guard receive top ratings

    The Artesia High School marching band and color guard were awarded superior ratings at the 52nd Annual Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association District Marching…

  • New Mexico OKs medical marijuana farm near Roswell

    The New Mexico Department of Health has approved several applications to grow medical marijuana in the state, including a hotly debated proposed farm near Roswell.…

  • Artesia Christian College opens to public in 1975

    Looking back 40, 30 and 20 years ago, the following are excerpts from the Artesia Daily Press from Oct. 4 – 10. 40 years ago…

  • Pride of the Pecos Valley to host marching contest today

    Drum major Michael Hope conducts the Artesia High School marching band this morning during its last practice before tonight’s Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association…

  • Muddling through the puddles

    Drivers along Main Street slowed to avoid drenching moviegoers sloshing their way to the Landsun Theater Saturday as steady rain fell in Artesia. As of…

  • A taste of the past: Museum compiles cookbook from found recipes

    Nancy Dunn, manager of the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, is pleased to announce the arrival of a cookbook titled “Artesia’s Most Wanted! Pioneer…

  • Quilt show christens new Art Center

    Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center manager Nancy Dunn and employee Yvette Duarte stand in front of a quilt titled “Blooming Nine-Patch Quilt” made by…

  • Artesians walk in support of domestic violence awareness

    Above, the Artesia Police Department escorts Domestic Violence Awareness Month walkers across Main Street to Central Park Friday. At right, Joyce Lloyd sings “Greatest Love…