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  • City Council approves new mayor pro-tem

    Burch, forced to cast the deciding vote, selects Hill By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer In a tight vote, District 4 Artesia City Councilor Terry Hill gained the title of mayor pro-tem Tuesday night during a regularly-scheduled meeting of the Artesia City Council. When the issue was brought to the table and nominations called…

  • Woman charged after alleged vehicular assault

    Garcia held on third-degree felony charge after reportedly running down Artesia man By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer An Artesia woman who allegedly took her children on an off-road vehicle rampage in an attempt to harm a man was arrested Sunday. Lorena Garcia, 32, has been charged with great bodily harm by vehicle —…

  • Trucker guilty of DWI crash

    Roswell man will spend six days in jail for accident By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer A Roswell man who was implicated in a tanker truck accident in downtown Artesia Sunday was arrested and subsequently found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended or revoked license and careless driving.…

  • Artesia man ran over by car in field

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Artesia Police say a man was run over Saturday by someone driving what was believed to be a red Dodge Neon. The incident occurred in a field behind a day care center just before 8 p.m. in the area of 17th Street and Grand Avenue. When officers arrived…

  • Mack Energy tournament under way

    Roy Crouch hits a tee shot down the fairway during today’s six-man, select drive tournament at Artesia Country Club. The Mack Energy Select Drive tournament got under way today with the optional six-man format, while tomorrow will see the start of the two-day, three-man, select drive tournament.

  • Artesia woman shot and killed

    ECSO identifies shooter; no arrests yet made By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer An Artesia woman was shot and killed Saturday afternoon at a mobile home located just north of Artesia on North 13th Street. At 3:56 p.m., an Eddy County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) deputy was dispatched to 221 N 13th Rural Street, in…

  • County residents fight against city annexation

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer A subtle rumble of dissent is crescendoing just outside the Artesia city limits. County residents are organizing on the outskirts of town in an effort to thwart an involuntary annexation proposed by the city. The city has recently acted on the proposal, petitioning the governor to convene a…

  • 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…