• Chase, arts council present country concert at Ocotillo

    ARTESIA – Today at 8 p.m. David Bradley will be performing at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the box office or at artesiaartscouncil.com. According to a press release, Bradley hails from Northern England and grew up on American country music. He has lived in Siberia and worked…

  • Well service founders honored this Father’s Day

    By BRIAN CLAYTON Daily Press Staff Writer Employees say from the day L&R Well Service was established, the company has always been very family-oriented. L&R was established by Robert “Bobby” Loyd and Victor Rodriguez in 1988. Although Bobby has since passed, employees do not hesitate to explain he still has a very strong presence in…

  • BLM wild horse, burro adoption begins today

    By WHITLEY LEDBETTER Daily Press Staff Writer The United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host a wild horse and burro adoption today through Saturday. This event will be held at the Artesia Horse Council Arena. This year’s horse adoption will feature more than 60 mustangs and 10 burros. According…

  • Bio-refinery produces ‘green gold’

    U.S. Congressman Harry Teague holds up the first batch of what he termed “green gold,” or biofuel extracted from algae, Monday at the “World’s First Fully Integrated Algal Biorefinery” at New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center outside Artesia after a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the facility. Executive director of the refinery Doug…

  • Fallen law enforcement officers honored

    A U.S. Border Patrol Color Guard observes the U.S. Border Patrol’s First Annual Law Enforcement Memorial this morning at Jaycee Park. Pictured from left are Jorge Dominguez, Jude Patterson, Cully Knowlton and Rebecca Barron. City police, county sheriff’s deputies, state police officers and U.S. Border Patrol officers killed in the line of duty were honored…

  • Brothers, charged with 3 felonies each, bound over

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Two brothers from Artesia charged with three felonies each were bound over to district court on May 27 in Artesia Magistrate Court. Bud Littleton, 32, and brother Sonny Littleton, 24, were arrested April 20 and charged with aggravated battery (resulting in great bodily harm), robbery and conspiracy to…

  • Steve Pearce speaks at Lunch and Learn

    Steve Pearce, the GOP contender for U.S. Representative in New Mexico’s District 2, volleys an answer to a question posed by Dave Walker, a financial adviser for Edward Jones, during an Artesia Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn meeting Thursday at the Pecos Inn as to the correctness of newly-imposed federal regulations on the financial…

  • Shooting game at Tate Branch today, Saturday

    Community members who are looking for some good, clean fun may want to consider a new entertainment venue opening in Artesia. B & M Reball, which boasts all the fun of paintball gun play without the mess, has set up shop for the weekend in the Tate Branch Dodge parking lot. Owners Mike and Brenda…

  • City offers recreation programs for summer

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer School is out and Artesia’s youngsters have been set loose. The City of Artesia Recreation Department is offering a smorgasbord of summer activities and programs as solutions for parents looking to funnel their children’s energy in a positive and productive direction. The 2010 City of Artesia Summer Recreation…

  • Primary election held

    From left, Mary Ford, Carolyn Morse, Anita Ortiz, Juanita Salazar and Sandra Aguero work at a polling station at Faith Baptist Church during the primary election Tuesday. Pollworkers volunteered their time and spent 12-14 hours at their stations. For the best in local news, subscribe in print and on the web!