• Local companies want truck bypass repaired

    By TYLER GREEN Daily Press Staff Writer Local trucking companies are seeking the support of county officials to improve NM 229, the designated truck route that connects the industrial park north of Artesia to US 82 east of town. While the drivers who travel down the road for their daily business believe it is in…

  • Three men injured in oil well fire near Loco Hills

    Two of the victims transported to a Lubbock burn center By JASON WATKINS Daily Press Editor ARTESIA — Three men were injured and two had to be airlifted to Lubbock on Friday after suffering burns from an oil well fire that ignited two miles North of U.S. Highway 82 on County Road 220, six miles…

  • Marbob sold for $1.65 billion

    By JASON WATKINS Daily Press Editor ARTESIA — Midland, Texas-based oil company Concho Resources Inc. continued its conquest of the Pecos Valley oil patch on Tuesday, acquiring Artesia’s Marbob Energy Corporation in a $1.65 billion deal. “We are pleased to announce the largest and most strategic acquisition in our company’s history,” Concho’s chairman, CEO and…

  • Taylor honored for his commitment to health of Artesians

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Today was ordained Dr. Owen Taylor Day in Artesia in honor of the man’s lifelong commitment to the health and well-being of Artesians. Family, friends, patients and colleagues agree Taylor is an extraordinary man who defied the general trend of impersonality in the world of medicine by fusing…

  • Couples compete at Jack and Jill golf scramble

    Tootie McNeil attempts a 25-foot putt on Artesia Country Club’s first hole Saturday as (from left) Rene Madrid, Jennifer McNeil and Lou Madrid look on. The golfers were among the 132 players participating in the Jack and Jill golf scramble, which will be completed today. Larry and Marion Barker took the lead in the championship…

  • Hagerman teen claims world shooting title

    By BRIAN CLAYTON News-Sun Staff Writer Sixteen-year old Hagerman student, Kathy Hollmann has been participating in Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) events since the age of seven. She’s been competing in Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) events since the age of 10. All that work has clearly paid off, as Hollmann is now a world…

  • 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…