• Artesia man ran over by car in field

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Artesia Police say a man was run over Saturday by someone driving what was believed to be a red Dodge Neon. The incident occurred in a field behind a day care center just before 8 p.m. in the area of 17th Street and Grand Avenue. When officers arrived…

  • Mack Energy tournament under way

    Roy Crouch hits a tee shot down the fairway during today’s six-man, select drive tournament at Artesia Country Club. The Mack Energy Select Drive tournament got under way today with the optional six-man format, while tomorrow will see the start of the two-day, three-man, select drive tournament.

  • Artesia woman shot and killed

    ECSO identifies shooter; no arrests yet made By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer An Artesia woman was shot and killed Saturday afternoon at a mobile home located just north of Artesia on North 13th Street. At 3:56 p.m., an Eddy County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) deputy was dispatched to 221 N 13th Rural Street, in…

  • County residents fight against city annexation

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer A subtle rumble of dissent is crescendoing just outside the Artesia city limits. County residents are organizing on the outskirts of town in an effort to thwart an involuntary annexation proposed by the city. The city has recently acted on the proposal, petitioning the governor to convene a…

  • Local companies want truck bypass repaired

    By TYLER GREEN Daily Press Staff Writer Local trucking companies are seeking the support of county officials to improve NM 229, the designated truck route that connects the industrial park north of Artesia to US 82 east of town. While the drivers who travel down the road for their daily business believe it is in…

  • Three men injured in oil well fire near Loco Hills

    Two of the victims transported to a Lubbock burn center By JASON WATKINS Daily Press Editor ARTESIA — Three men were injured and two had to be airlifted to Lubbock on Friday after suffering burns from an oil well fire that ignited two miles North of U.S. Highway 82 on County Road 220, six miles…

  • Marbob sold for $1.65 billion

    By JASON WATKINS Daily Press Editor ARTESIA — Midland, Texas-based oil company Concho Resources Inc. continued its conquest of the Pecos Valley oil patch on Tuesday, acquiring Artesia’s Marbob Energy Corporation in a $1.65 billion deal. “We are pleased to announce the largest and most strategic acquisition in our company’s history,” Concho’s chairman, CEO and…

  • Taylor honored for his commitment to health of Artesians

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Today was ordained Dr. Owen Taylor Day in Artesia in honor of the man’s lifelong commitment to the health and well-being of Artesians. Family, friends, patients and colleagues agree Taylor is an extraordinary man who defied the general trend of impersonality in the world of medicine by fusing…

  • Couples compete at Jack and Jill golf scramble

    Tootie McNeil attempts a 25-foot putt on Artesia Country Club’s first hole Saturday as (from left) Rene Madrid, Jennifer McNeil and Lou Madrid look on. The golfers were among the 132 players participating in the Jack and Jill golf scramble, which will be completed today. Larry and Marion Barker took the lead in the championship…

  • Hagerman teen claims world shooting title

    By BRIAN CLAYTON News-Sun Staff Writer Sixteen-year old Hagerman student, Kathy Hollmann has been participating in Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) events since the age of seven. She’s been competing in Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) events since the age of 10. All that work has clearly paid off, as Hollmann is now a world…