• First case of pseudorabies reported in county

    Feral hog tests positive for virus, which can be deadly to livestock By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Justin Stevenson, wildlife biologist for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services in New Mexico, confirmed the first case of pseudorabies in Eddy County in a feral hog on Tuesday.

  • Artesians band together to protest NMEIB proposal

    By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Concerned Artesia citizens, oil and gas industry employees and area farmers poured into the Artesia Center Tuesday morning, voicing a nearly-unanimous opposition to a pair of proposals for a statewide cap on greenhouse gas emissions (GGHs).

  • Navajo headed for slow death?

    Holly president says gas cap proposal would force closure of Artesia refinery From Press Release ARTESIA — A proposal to cap greenhouse gases in New Mexico would cause “devastating harm” to the Navajo Refinery in Artesia, but would have little effect on global greenhouse gas emissions, Dave Lamp, the president of Holly Corporation, the refinery’s…

  • ‘Lunch Buddies’

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eddy County pairing  children with mentors By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eddy County will launch its “Lunch Buddies” program at Zia Intermediate School on Tuesday after finding success at two other elementary schools in Artesia in the past few years.

  • Revised version of pet ordinance passes council

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer A revised version of the Artesia Municipal Pet Ordinance passed almost unanimously at a meeting of Artesia City Council Tuesday night.

  • Environmental Improvement Board to hold greenhouse gas hearing

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer It was announced at Tuesday night’s city council meeting the New Mexico Environmental Improvement board will hold a hearing from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 31. to discuss proposed legislation to severely cut industrial greenhouse emissions in New Mexico.

  • ‘Parkatraz’ no more

    With new techniques and dedication from teachers, Artesia school now among top junior highs in its class By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Artesia Junior High School, once called Park Junior High,   hasn’t always had a stellar reputation.

  • A Big Splash

  • Man arrested in connection with alleged shooting

    Casares reportedly fired shots at home where his child and former girlfriend stayed By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer An Artesia man has been arrested for allegedly shooting toward a residence where his child and the child’s mother were staying.

  • Celebrating 10 years of creativity