• MVD, commissioners talk surcharge as option at Artesia department

    By TYLER GREEN Daily Press Staff Writer Artesia Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) customers could see an increase in the cost of transactions in order to offset operational costs and improve the overall efficiency of the facility.

  • Central opens with new additions

    Students begin school year with renovated cafeteria, library; more to come By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer After undergoing an extensive remodel over the past year, Central Elementary School welcomed students for the fall semester on Monday with several new additions to the building. Much of the $1.9 million facelift is complete, with the…

  • Restaurant shows its school spirit

    By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer There’s a new Bulldog in town. Greg Atwell, franchisee of the local KFC Taco Bell, purchased the 13 foot carved wooden mascot as a show of his commitment to the community. The Bulldog, which is  dressed black and orange, stands outside of the restaurant on Main Street in…

  • A winning effort

    Artesia Fire Dept. turns in team record time, qualifies for world championship event By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Artesia Firefighters Toby Bratcher, Alfredo Garcia, Kyle Luginbyhl, Jeffry Bishop and Marcus Teets proved themselves worthy of a berth in the 19th Annual World Scott World Firefighter Combat Challenge last weekend in Lubbock, Texas. The…

  • History of Service

    After 55 years, NMSU Ag Science Center still has strong partnership with area farmers By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer The New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center celebrated its 55th anniversary at its biennial field day Tuesday evening. Researchers at the field day continued the tradition of sharing information with the public by…

  • Court, police training center prepare to move

    Foundation problems force city to condemn building By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer An office building at 611 Mahone Ave. was condemned Tuesday night during the first city council meeting in August. The move has sent local officals scrambling to find alternate office spaces for two city departments.

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  • City Council approves new mayor pro-tem

    Burch, forced to cast the deciding vote, selects Hill By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer In a tight vote, District 4 Artesia City Councilor Terry Hill gained the title of mayor pro-tem Tuesday night during a regularly-scheduled meeting of the Artesia City Council. When the issue was brought to the table and nominations called…

  • Woman charged after alleged vehicular assault

    Garcia held on third-degree felony charge after reportedly running down Artesia man By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer An Artesia woman who allegedly took her children on an off-road vehicle rampage in an attempt to harm a man was arrested Sunday. Lorena Garcia, 32, has been charged with great bodily harm by vehicle —…

  • Trucker guilty of DWI crash

    Roswell man will spend six days in jail for accident By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer A Roswell man who was implicated in a tanker truck accident in downtown Artesia Sunday was arrested and subsequently found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended or revoked license and careless driving.…