• Looking Back: Artesia, Roswell residents reel from sonic booms in 1989

    Looking back 40, 30 and 20 years ago, the following are excerpts from the Artesia Daily Press from Jan. 14-20. 40 years ago Jan. 14-20,…

  • AHS Drama grads planning 10-year anniversary reprisal of ‘Harvey’

    A quartet of former Artesia High School thespians is reprising one of their favorite productions next month in celebration of their 10-year reunion. Class of…

  • Cottonwood 4-H gives back to community

    4-H believes that every child has valuable strengths to improve the community and the world around them, and the Cottonwood 4-H Club has been busy…

  • This Means War: Teens, cops square off in NERF battle

    Local teenagers and officers with the Artesia Police Department turned the Artesia Public Library into a battleground Friday evening for a NERF War. It was…

  • N.M. lawmakers to focus on public education overhaul

    An overhaul of New Mexico’s struggling public education system is at the forefront of legislative priorities as an expanded Democratic majority arrives at the state…

  • Artesia BPA students qualify for state

    Artesia High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) members competed Dec. 15 in several different contests in Artesia, with 24 students qualifying to compete in…

  • No news on future fate of old Circle K

    After spotting a backhoe in the parking lot of the former Circle K at 712 W. Main St., several residents contacted the Daily Press to…

  • DWI traffic deaths down in N.M. for 2018

    Less than 30 percent of the deaths on New Mexico’s roadways in 2018 involved alcohol-related crashes, marking a significant decline from the previous two years.…

  • N.M. students to take transition test in the spring

    New Mexico schools will begin their shift away from the current statewide standardized testing system with a transition test that will be administered in just…

  • Burger King on pace for February completion

    The interior of Artesia’s Burger King restaurant is still under heavy construction, but management says the dine-in portion of the eatery is on pace for…