• Coloring contest winners receive bikes, helmets

    Kathy Kolt of Team Turkey Bowmasters, the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, smiles Friday afternoon as, from left, Clay Houghtaling of Yeso Elementary School, Jimena Martinez of Yeso and Sadie Ramirez of Hermosa Elementary School select new bicycles and helmets at Wal-Mart. The students were selected as bike winners out of nearly…

  • National Police Week Observed

    From left, Artesia Police Department Officer Pete Quinones, APD Sgt. Ricardo Huerta, APD Commander Milo Olivas, NMSP Officer Dustin Lockridge, APD Cpl. Angela Phillips, APD Sgt. Scott London, APD Commander Richard Martinez, APD Records Clerk Jamie Johnson, APD Animal Control Officer Richard Schulz, APD Cpl. Esteban Sepulveda, Eddy County Detention Center (ECDC) Sgt. Amy Russell,…

  • On the campaign trail

    Former U.S. Representative Steve Pearce (pictured) is hitting the campaign trail with full force as he vies for re-election in New Mexico’s District 2. The Republican from Hobbs is hoping to regain the seat currently held by Democrat Harry Teague. A fundraiser and reception was held at Hotel Artesia Thursday, where Pearce spoke to attendees…

  • Distinguished alumni

    Long-time Artesia pharmacist and businessman Lowell M. Irby (right) was inducted into Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame May 8 as part of SWOSU’s commencement on the Weatherford campus. Pictured, SWOSU President Randy Beutler presents Irby with a plaque. Irby was guest speaker at the SWOSU ceremony. For the best in local…

  • Deadline extended for contest

    Children have chance to win bikes, helmets Pictured, Daily Press Editor Jessica Carner hangs coloring contest entries on the wall in the Daily Press office on Thursday. The deadline has been extended until Tuesday, May 11, for all first- and second-grade students who wish to enter a coloring contest sponsored by the local chapter of…

  • Bowshoot held

    Campbell Waller shoots a bow Saturday at the Eddy County Shooting Range. Approximately 20 people, including pairs of “bigs” and “littles” from the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, attended the bowshoot organized by Kathy Kolt of the Artesia Bowmasters club. “Give me your kid for 15 minutes and I’ll get him or her hooked on…

  • Eyes, ears, mouth and nose …

    Artesia Head Start students were treated to a P.A.L.S. (Puppets Are Life Savers) show this morning, which was presented by Celina Bryant and Tita deLeon of Grammy’s House. The show focused on personal space. In order to help students understand the concept, deLeon had students stand up and sing a couple of songs while dancing…

  • Mack Energy constructs new headquarters

    Robert, Mack and Richard Chase (from left holding shovels) along with Mack Energy employees observe a ground-breaking ceremony this morning for the company’s new corporate building in Riverside. The building will be approximately 55,000 square feet and house Mack Energy’s accounting, production, land and geology departments, among others. The bid for the project was granted…

  • Chase breaks new ground

    Mack Chase sits behind the controls this morning during a ground-breaking ceremony for Mack Energy’s new and improved corporate office building at Riverside.

  • Knights of Columbus deliver scholarships

    Two high school seniors are awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Knights of Columbus Frank Aguilar Memorial Scholarship. Pictured from left are Grand Knight David Boneau, scholarship recipients Cynthia Lopez and Noemi Padilla and scholarship chairman Felipe Guerrero. According to Boneau, funding for scholarships comes from fundraising events held throughout the year. Lopez will be…