• Chase Foundation donates to Kairos Prison Ministries

    Pictured are members of the Kairos Prison Ministries (back from left) Larry Wood, Kaylan Wood, Rob Goodloe, Dustin Stock, Luis Valdez, Royce Pearson, (front) Lynette Wood, Bobbie Goodloe, Wandean Stock, Jerlisah DeLaRosa, Aluena Peña, Robbie Pearson and Ginny Bush of the Chase Foundation. The Chase Foundation donated $2,500 to the organization in January. The donation…

  • Environmental education event takes place at Sitting Bull Falls

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Thursday morning, school buses navigated narrow rally-race style roads, ushering Artesia students to Sitting Bull Falls in the Lincoln National Forest. The sun was shining brightly over fifth grade students from Yeso, Yucca and Roselawn elementary schools as they found themselves surrounded by canyon walls and waterfalls in…

  • Hermosa observes Environmental Week

    Rick Richardson, owner of Planter Box Tree Nursery, assists third grade Super Kids at Hermosa Elementary School as they plant a cedar elm tree Thursday on the playground.  “If you plant just one tree it will absorb the amount of carbon dioxide one person emits during his or her lifetime,” said Richardson.  He said during…

  • Headstart cleans up Guadalupe Park

    Headstart student Jeremiah Martinez and his teacher Ashley Langston pick up trash today at Guadalupe Park. Approximately 20 students from Headstart’s classroom five, along with teachers, parents and Linda Stevens of Artesia Clean and Beautiful, took part in the clean up.  As a reward for their hard work, Stevens gave each child a hybrid cottonwood…

  • Theater upgrades climate control

    The Land of the Sun movie theater installed five new heating and cooling units on top of the theater today. The installation crew blocked off a portion of Main Street in order to position a large crane and hoist the 500 pound units up three stories and onto the roof. According to theater complex manager…

  • Principal pens book

    Principal of Yeso Elementary School Danny Parker shows off his authorial debut, Hello, T-Bird!, a book which chronicles a day in the life of a Thunderbird Thursday in his office. Parker said he wrote the book in the fall of last year so students, past, present and future, would have a way of remembering their…

  • Chase Foundation will name scholarship winners

    ARTESIA — The Chase Foundation will announce the winners of the 2010 Chase Foundation Scholarships at 6 p.m. tonight in the red brick gym at Artesia High School. According to a press release, the scholarships are available to graduating seniors of Artesia High School, and the 2010 graduating class will be the fourth class to…

  • Scholarships awarded

    Pictured from left are Alex Mendoza, a senior at Artesia High School (AHS); Ken Clayton, president of Western Bank; and Christine Villa, a senior at AHS. Mendoza and Villa each received a $500 scholarship from Western Bank. “Our decision to award scholarships to these young women was based on their grades and also their desire…

  • Radiologist receives award

    , after receiving the 2009/2010 Dan Wilford Award for Compassion and Community Service Tuesday at AGH.  Rhonda Addington, a materials management receiving and distribution clerk at AGH, nominated Collins for the award. “I nominated Jayd because I feel he has made every effort to give 100 percent to his ‘labor of love’ which is his…

  • Pet education, social event Saturday

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer What some may consider the most important pet social of the year, the third annual Who Let the Dogs Out event, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dandy-Time Boarding Kennel. This year, the even is being held in honor of Artesia Police Department’s…