• Construction on East Hermosa to last two months

    The Eddy County Public Works Department has closed the portion of Hermosa Drive from First Street to Haldeman road for a construction project that is…

  • Drug take-back set for Oct. 27

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), along with the Artesia Police Department, has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event in Artesia. The event will…

  • ‘Walking with Herb’ author holding book signings

    Former Artesia resident Joe Bullock, author of “Walking with Herb,” signs a copy of his book this morning at the Artesia Country Club. Bullock is…

  • Artesia drying out after night of rain

    The rock pit on the north edge of the Faith Baptist Church parking lot along Grand Avenue near 20th Street was filled to the brim…

  • Eagle Ford shale in South Texas sees drilling comeback

    Three years ago, Allen Startz found himself in an unwanted kinship with thousands of other oilfield workers in South Texas’ Eagle Ford shale — laid…

  • No debates in key House race as GOP candidate declines invites

    Voters in a closely watched U.S. House race in southern New Mexico likely won’t get a chance to hear a debate after the GOP hopeful…

  • Get on the Halloween train

    Halloween is now only aweek away, and residents are getting on the train, gearing up for parties and to welcome local trick-or-treaters. Artesia’s downtown district…

  • Roswell man killed in wreck Monday on 285

    A Roswell man was killed Monday after rear-ended a commercial motor vehicle on U.S. 285. New Mexico State Police were dispatched around 6:30 a.m. Monday…

  • Chase first woman elected chairman of NMOGA board

    The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) has announced the election of Claire Chase, government relations director with Mack Energy Corporation, as the organization’s…

  • Looking Back: Portales declares ‘Beat Artesia Day’ in 1978 (doesn’t)

    Looking back 40, 30 and 20 years ago, the following are excerpts from the Artesia Daily Press from Oct. 22-28. 40 years ago Oct. 22-28,…