• Abner earns professional Fire Marshal designation

    ARTESIA — Artesia Fire Marshal James Abner has had an eventful last four months.

  • AFD extinguishes blaze at residence

    ARTESIA — The Artesia Fire Department responded Monday morning to a structure fire at 2709 W. Grand Ave. that had advanced into the attic and through the roof of the home.

  • City’s ISO grade could reduce property taxes

    ARTESIA — The Artesia Fire Department has been notified that it has received an ISO grade of 2, the highest grade presently earned by any New Mexico fire department.

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  • Landsun requests extra security for ‘Iron Man’ premiere

    By ROB LARSON Daily Press Staff Writer Due to the shooting that occurred in a movie theater in Colorado during the midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Land of the Sun Theater in Artesia decided to check bags and purses at the door and have an Artesia Police Department officer inside the theater this…

  • One-vehicle rollover victim’s name released

    By ROB LARSON Daily Press Staff Writer Following the investigation of a one-vehicle crash Thursday morning on U.S. 285, the New Mexico State Police have released more information about the victim and the cause of the crash.

  • APS presents SRO information to commission

    By ROB LARSON Daily Press Staff Writer At the request of Commissioner Glenn Collier, Artesia High School Principal Thad Phipps and School Resource Officers Cpl. Larry Horrell and Sgt. Esteban Sepulveda gave a presentation to the Eddy County Commission Tuesday on the Artesia Public Schools’ SRO Program.

  • Adams named Outstanding Soloist

  • Police halt auto burglary in process, arrest suspect

    By ROB LARSON Daily Press Staff Writer On Monday morning, an Artesia Police Department officer stopped a burglary in progress and arrested Jerry D. West, 40, of Artesia. West has been charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of larceny, possession of marijuana (under 1 ounce), and possession, delivery and manufacturing of drug paraphernalia.

  • Central first in state in final KMO competition

    By GRACE MILLER Daily Press Staff Writer Enrichment students from Central Elementary School took first place in the state, fourth in the nation, in the recent Knowledge Masters Open (KMO).