• Judge Shane Meier of Stonewall, Texas, holds the Grand Champion ribbon for Cooper Hall of the Artesia FFA, right, after announcing Hall as the winner of Thursday’s Market Steer Show. The steer competition closed out four days of youth livestock shows at the Eddy County Fair. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

    Best beef closes out youth livestock shows

  • A young girl in the under-5 division expertly guides her pig around the show ring this morning during the Booster Swine Show at the Eddy County Fair. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

    Booster Swine Show

  • Jake Craft, left, of Zackary Pinson, right, both of Cottonwood 4-H, display their Grand and Reserve Champion broiler poultry respectively alongside judge Steven Beaty of Portales during the final day of livestock shows Thursday at the Eddy County Fair. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

    Champion chickens

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT July 29 LOUD SOUND 12:44 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 900 block of West Clayton Avenue in reference to a loud…

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    WIPP begins preliminary work on PVS

    Preliminary work has begun to determine the feasibility of constructing a new Permanent Ventilation System (PVS) that will include a new filter building and a…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT July 28 ALARM 12:05 a.m. – Officer dispatched to 816 S. First St. in reference to a burglary alarm. 7:12 a.m. –…

  • Marcia Childress

    No local services are scheduled for Marcia Childress of Artesia. Childress, 63, passed away July 26, 2016, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Cremation…

  • Buck McGee

    Buck McGee

    No services are scheduled for Buck McGee of Artesia. McGee, 70, passed away July 22, 2016, at his home. Cremation has taken place under the…

  • Devon Torres-Trujillo of the Artesia FFA displays his Grand Champion meat goat alongside judge Jimmy Davis of Walter, Okla., Wednesday evening at the Eddy County Fair. A total of nine classes of goats were presented for Davis’ inspection. (Teresa Lemon - Daily Press)

    Grand goats

  • Gracelyn Casey, left, of the Artesia FFA and Braden Fuentes, right, of Cottonwood 4-H show off their Grand Champion and Reserve Champion market lambs respectively Wednesday afternoon at the Eddy County Fair as judge Jimmy Davis of Walter, Okla., looks on. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

    Lamb champions earn their baa-nners