• AHS alum happy to return home

    Johnston back in Artesia as Zia teacher, coach By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Artesia Intermediate School has welcomed a new teacher and coach, recent college graduate Stephen Johnston, to its staff.

  • Man escapes police during hospital visit

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer A 21-year-old Artesia man with a criminal history escaped from the custody of Artesia Police Department officers on Tuesday night.

  • Trilogy breaks ground on ‘master-planned’ housing community

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer The Trilogy Housing Development, “Artesia’s first and only master-planned community,” broke ground on Friday afternoon to cheers from city administrators and members of Artesia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Explosives reported stolen

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer CARLSBAD — On Wednesday, a Carlsbad man filled out paperwork reporting the theft of 60 to 100 sticks of nitroglycerin-based dynamite, 80 blasting caps and 1,200 feet of detonator cord at the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office, sending authorities scrambling to locate the explosive cache.

  • Bulldogs nab Division 1 rating at district contest

    From release ARTESIA — The Artesia High School Marching Band and Color Guard were recognized with a superior rating at the 47th Southeast District Marching Festival on Tuesday at Bulldog Bowl.

  • AHS students learn business skills through DECA

    By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer The week is National DECA Week and Artesia High School members are spending time promoting the organization throughout their school and community.

  • Council approves hiring officer

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Tuesday night, during a city council meeting, councilors voted to accept a federal Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant, hire a full-time patrol officer (to fulfill the grant) and hire a part-time patrolman to fill a vacant position opened through the previous actions.

  • APS offers free flu shots to students

    By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Flu season is upon us, and the Artesia Public School system has a way to keep its students healthy in the coming months.

  • Pair of Monday breaches leave residents without service

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Several streets were blocked and some residents forced to go without water Monday as a result of two water main breaches on the same water line. The breaches occurred just 11 days after a water main ruptured on 10th Street between Richardson and Grand avenues.

  • APD receives Federal grant

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer The Artesia Police Department (APD) has been awarded a $189,000 grant from the federal government through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).