• 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!

  • In honor of Memorial Day

    A yellow ribbon hangs on a tree limb outside Artesia City Hall, where a memorial service was held Monday in recognition of Memorial Day. Flags were placed around Baish Park in front of City Hall honoring Artesia’s members of the American Legion.

  • School’s Out Summer Splash

    A young child cools off at the Splash Pad during MainStreet’s annual School’s Out Summer Splash at Martin Luther King Park Friday afternoon. The summer splash hosted a variety of activities to kick off the summer, including cooling down at the splash pad, getting soaked by water from a fire truck, playing in the mud,…

  • Headstart transition

    The  Artesia Headstart Transition Ceremony was held at the school inside the multi-purpose room on Wednesday. During the ceremony, students performed songs and danced to music. Pictured from left, Diego Zamarron, Janette Villarreal, Benjamin Reza, Alexis Perez and Dylan Fisher sit on a ‘log’ while wearing frog hats and pretending to eat bugs during the…

  • Splash Pad scheduled to open Friday

    City Recreation Director Louie Reyes speaks to a group of students from Yucca Elementary (who were anxious to try out the Splash Pad) on the importance of water safety and conservation Tuesday at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex Splash Pad. “Water is very important — we can’t live without it — that’s why we’ve…