• There IS a problem, Artesia

    Gang seminar highlights growing issue in city BY EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer On Monday night approximately 100 Artesians gathered at the Artesia Recreation Center to learn about gangs.

  • Class sizes grow at APS

    By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Artesia Public School Board members addressed overloaded classes at APS’ regularly-scheduled monthly board meeting Monday night.

  • Bond amended for local man charged with sex crimes

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer Bond has been amended for an Artesia man being detained at the Eddy County Detention Center on charges of incest, criminal sexual penetration of a child and 42 counts of criminal sexual contact.

  • Go-to guy

    New NMOGA president takes aim at EIB, Pit Rule By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer As part of an endeavor to meet his constituents, newly-hired president of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) Steve Henke visited with Artesians Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Artesia Country Club.

  • Lea Co. deputy arrested on child sex charges

    HOBBS (AP) — A Lea County sheriff’s deputy has resigned after being arrested in an investigation involving sex crimes against two children.

  • First case of pseudorabies reported in county

    Feral hog tests positive for virus, which can be deadly to livestock By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Justin Stevenson, wildlife biologist for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services in New Mexico, confirmed the first case of pseudorabies in Eddy County in a feral hog on Tuesday.

  • Artesians band together to protest NMEIB proposal

    By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Concerned Artesia citizens, oil and gas industry employees and area farmers poured into the Artesia Center Tuesday morning, voicing a nearly-unanimous opposition to a pair of proposals for a statewide cap on greenhouse gas emissions (GGHs).

  • Navajo headed for slow death?

    Holly president says gas cap proposal would force closure of Artesia refinery From Press Release ARTESIA — A proposal to cap greenhouse gases in New Mexico would cause “devastating harm” to the Navajo Refinery in Artesia, but would have little effect on global greenhouse gas emissions, Dave Lamp, the president of Holly Corporation, the refinery’s…

  • ‘Lunch Buddies’

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eddy County pairing  children with mentors By ASHLEY TRUJILLO Daily Press Staff Writer Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eddy County will launch its “Lunch Buddies” program at Zia Intermediate School on Tuesday after finding success at two other elementary schools in Artesia in the past few years.

  • Revised version of pet ordinance passes council

    By EMIL WHITIS Daily Press Staff Writer A revised version of the Artesia Municipal Pet Ordinance passed almost unanimously at a meeting of Artesia City Council Tuesday night.