• United States' Sue Bird sits on the bench after a fall during a women's quarterfinal round basketball game against Japan at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    US women’s basketball captain Sue Bird has knee sprain

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sue Bird has a knee capsule sprain and the U.S. women’s basketball team’s point guard and captain is day-to-day.

  • Grizzlies hire Bender assistant coach, Thate shooting coach

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Bob Bender as an assistant coach and Bob Thate as a shooting coach on David Fizdale’s staff.

  • Pelicans to open preseason with game against Mavericks

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans says the team will open the preseason on Oct. 1 with a game against the Dallas Mavericks at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana.

  • Carl “Harry” Nelson

    Carl “Harry” Nelson

    Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, August 12, at the First Baptist Church of Artesia for Carl “Harry” Nelson, formerly of Lake Arthur,…

  • Roger Staubach

    NMMI grad Staubach receives Dick Enberg Award

    New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) graduate Roger Staubach was honored June 13 during the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Hall of…

  • Documents released in Espanola Valley basketball coach firing

    State education officials have released documents related to the firing of a northern New Mexico high school basketball coach that generated upheaval. The Santa Fe…

  • Public Forum: Mary Brown Memorial a success

    TO THE EDITOR: My heartfelt thanks go out again this year to the following people and businesses for donating their time and/or money to the…

  • School board announces numerous resignations, hirings, new app

    Dr. Crit Caton, superintendent of the Artesia Public Schools, announced the hiring of Larry Combs as principal of Zia Intermediate School at the APS Board…

  • Cynthia Orona

    Cynthia Orona

    Cynthia Orona, 50, of Roswell, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 9, 2016, after a hard-fought, 15-year battle with brain cancer. Her strong spirit and beautiful…

  • FLOATING ALONG - Ben Hernandez, left, and his son, Elton, took advantage of Wednesday afternoon’s downpour to put an inflatable rubber raft to work on the water accumulated in Eagle Draw. The elder Hernandez estimated the water was six or seven inches deep beneath his raft. Then he and his son floated merrily away toward the east. The NMSU Agricultural Science Center south of Artesia only recorded .02 of an inch of precipitation during the past 24 hours. (Daily Press 1986 File Photo)

    Looking Back: La Cueva golfer wins but must forfeit prize in 1996

    Looking back 40, 30 and 20 years ago, the following are excerpts from the Artesia Daily Press from June 5-11. 40 years ago June 5‐11,…