• Needed renovation

    A city worker tears up the east driveway at Artesia Fire Department today. The project is in its third day and AFD Chief J.D. Hummingbird said it is expected to take anywhere from four to six more days before concrete is poured and the endeavor completed. Hummingbird said the project was undertaken because the 30-year-old…

  • Medical pioneer

    Lauer brings an all new medical specialty to Artesia By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer For the first time in the town’s history, Artesia General Hospital has a full-time cardiologist on staff.

  • AHS alumn joins staff at Central Elementary

    By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Central school has welcomed a new teacher for the 2010-11 school year. Kaci Whitmire joined Artesia Public Schools as a second grade educator.

  • City moves to foreclose on former Court building

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer In a unanimous vote, the Artesia City Council moved to foreclose on their lien against the old Artesia Municipal Court building located at 611 W. Mahone Dr.

  • Wastewater plant expansion nears completion

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer The $12 million wastewater treatment plant expansion project is quickly nearing completion — “ahead of schedule and under budget.”

  • Alcohol, drug and tobacco use down among students

    By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer According to one survey, New Mexico youth is slowly stepping away from drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

  • Newtons help fund programs through recycling

    BY EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer There are few options in Artesia for citizens attempting to recycle paper, but Jo and Ken Newton, along with their daughter, Belinda Puckett, have provided a recycling solution which is easy, convenient and benefits not only the environment, but also autistic children, their families and impounded dogs nationwide.

  • Bulldogs take sixth straight ECW

    Artesia tops Carlsbad at packed Bulldog Bowl, 42-24 By BRIENNE GREEN Sports Editor In what seems to be as big a tradition as the annual meeting itself, Friday night’s Eddy County War between Artesia and Carlsbad came down to a series of moments.

  • Teague, Pearce finger-pointing over debate cancellations

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Less than two months before the November mid-term elections, the mudslinging between former Congressman Steve Pearce and current New Mexico District Two U.S. Representative Harry Teague is escalating.

  • Artesia man will go to trial on sex charge

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer A 21-year-old Artesia man charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor was bound over to district court this morning in Magistrate Court.