• Lack of affordable housing a problem for Artesia

    By ROB LARSON Daily Press Staff Writer For Mayor Phillip Burch, a lack of affordable housing to accommodate Artesia’s workforce has been a prevalent setback for at least six to eight years.

  • Auto thefts, burglaries on the rise since start of year

    By ROB LARSON Daily Press Staff Writer Since the beginning of the year, Artesia has been subject to a slew of incidents involving either stolen cars or auto burglaries, many of which occurred as the result of having the car doors unlocked.

  • Obama touts ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy

    By ROB LARSON Daily Press Staff Writer Promptly at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, President Barack Obama took to the podium at the ConocoPhillips Operations site in Maljamar to address a crowd of a few hundred people.

  • APD warns citizens against leaving vehicles running unattended

    ARTESIA — The Artesia Police Department is warning citizens against leaving vehicles on and unattended following a recent string of auto thefts.

  • Lara won’t seek reelection to commission

    CARLSBAD — Eddy County Commission Chairman Roxanne Lara announced Tuesday that she will not seek reelection to the commission. “Serving the citizens of Eddy County has been a true honor and privilege, and every day I am thankful for the opportunity,” Lara said.

  • Fireworks, Black Cats and grackles, oh my

  • Artesia, Roswell Chambers organize rally

    ARTESIA — President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit southeastern New Mexico Wednesday to talk about his energy policy.

  • Records system a point of contention for ECSO

    By ROB LARSON Daily Press Staff Writer With the election for Eddy County Sheriff roughly eight months away, the main point of contention between the candidates, Sgt. Scott London of the Artesia Police Department and Eddy County Sheriff Ernest J. Mendoza, is already surfacing.

  • Bird blowout set to begin this week

    By ROB LARSON Daily Press Staff Writer If you hear fireworks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night at sundown, don’t be alarmed. The Fourth of July hasn’t come early this year.

  • ‘50s Night at Brainard Park