• Scott Retires from Daily Press

  • Councilors debate Mayor’s appointment

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer The Artesia City Council gained a new member at Tuesday night’s regularly-scheduled meeting. Bill Rogers, general manager of Pecos Valley Equipment, was recommended by Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch to fill a district four seat left vacant when Mayor Pro Tem George Holmes resigned in June. Before a vote…

  • Rain forces change of plans for Independence Day celebration

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Due to recent torrential downpours, Mike Deans and the Sons of Thunder Pyrotechnic Crew have been forced to reschedule their Fourth of July fireworks display. The show will now take place Monday at 9 p.m. in Jaycee Park. Hayley Klein, director of the Artesia Chamber of Commerce, said…

  • Let it rain

    A Dodge Ram plows its way through approximately four inches of water collected at the intersection of Fifth and Main streets this morning. The New Mexico State University Agricultural Center located just south of Artesia reported .68 inches of rain had fallen since 7 a.m. at press time. Rain is forcasted throughout the weekend and…

  • Independence Day will be observed Saturday

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” wrote Thomas Jefferson in the second line of the Declaration of Independence. On…

  • Elks and Masons support dyslexia training

    (Right) Mark Crook, a former exhaulted ruler and trustee of the Artesia Elks Lodge 1717, and (left) Andy Davis of the Artesia Masonic Lodge No. 28 present (left center) Christi Champion, a reading and language arts teacher at Artesia Intermediate School, with a joint-sponsored check to cover tuition and expenses associated with her participation in…

  • Holmes steps down from pro tem position

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Artesia Mayor Pro Tem George Holmes tendered his resignation Tuesday night during an executive session of the Artesia City Council. In a letter Holmes read to the council during a closed session, he cited a desire to retire as the reason behind his decision. “(My wife and I)…

  • Local communications company receives stimulus funds

    By TYLER GREEN Daily Press Staff Writer Peñasco Valley Telecommun- ications (PVT) recently received $9.5 million in federal funds to expand their broadband services to customers living in rural areas. The funds are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP). On Feb.…

  • Electronic waste collection event

    Mariah Villegas (front) and Jessie Stevens of the Artesia Clean and Beautiful (AC&B) Task Force unload computers, printers and other electronic devices from an industrial-sized waste bin this morning in the southeast parking lot at the intersection of Fifth Street and Texas Avenue. Linda Stevens, director of AC&B, said the electronic devices were dredged up…

  • Flag Day observed

     In honor of Flag Day, American flags were placed in and around downtown Artesia Monday. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. The flag of the United States is one of the nation’s most widely recognized symbols. The current 50-star flag was created by 17-year…