Continuing the ‘Dream’; City officials stand together for ‘Eracism’ at courthouse

Iliana Nevarez-Garcia, 10, holds up a sign at the Eracism rally Monday. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

Former Artesia pastor talks Three L’s of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Keith Wilks the pastor of First United Methodist Church in Portales gives the keynote speech during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. observance in Artesia. (Mike Smith Photo)

ARTESIA — “Artesia, I love you and God bless you.”

Lady Dogs stay home this week

Artesia junior Kyrah Gonzales fires a shot Saturday against Albuquerque Academy. The Lady Dogs have three home games this week, including a 5:30 p.m. contest against Carlsbad. (Greg Brown Photo)

ARTESIA — Last week the Artesia Lady Dogs (9-7) went 3-0 and this week they will be looking to continue that winning streak.

Demons take second place

Pictured here, the Dexter Demons varsity basketball team is shown with their second place plaque from the 51st Annual John Reid Dexter Invitational Basketball Tournament Saturday in Dexter. (Shawn Naranjo Photo)

Lady Coyotes handle NMMI

A Roswell High School c-team player gets her shot blocked by a NMMI player during a basketball game Monday at the Coyote Den. Roswell defeated NMMI 42-24. (David Rocha Photo)

Michael Joiner and Hermosa Church of Christ have long serviced the Artesia community

Michael Joiner

ARTESIA — Michael Joiner has lived in Eddy County for more than three decades. His late wife grew Becky grew up in Carlsbad and they lived in the Cave City for nearly 20 years before moving to Artesia in 2001 to take the job as pastor at Hermosa Church of Christ.

Central Valley Electric offers rebates for members


ARTESIA — Central Valley Electric Cooperative in Artesia offers energy efficient rebates and programs for their members in Eddy and Chaves Counties.

Authority members looking state to fill brine well hole


CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Brine Well has been a topic that people across Eddy County have been talking about for nearly a decade.

Colliers attend city hall

Former District 3 Eddy County Commissioner Glen Collier (left) and his wife Delia Collier (right) were present at Artesia’s City Hall on Thursday for the drawing of ballot positions in the March municipal elections. Delia Collier is looking to unseat current District 1 incumbent Raul Rodriguez. She will have the top spot on the ballot. District 3 incumbent Kent Bratcher has the top spot on the ballot as well in his race against challenger Tommy Bailes and in District 4 Kenneth Hart is no. 1 on the ballot followed by Kevin Baggerly and incumbent Terry Hill. (Mike Smith Photo)

Artesia Mayor moderates Town Hall

Artesia Mayor Phil Burch addresses residents gathered Thursday for a Town Hall meeting dealing with water issues. The meeting addressed full-time chlorination of the water supply, rates and conservation. (Mike Smith Photo)

Roller derby rocks in Roswell

From left, Jessica Torez, aka Manik Mombie; Whitney Bain, aka A Latte Treble; Jeneva Martinez, aka Drama Mama; and Tracy Hutherson, aka Half-Blood Princess. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)

By day they walk among us, working respectable jobs and raising families.

Charlie’s Angels seek perfection; But will settle for excellence

(David Rocha Photo)

For the many fans who are crazy about Roswell boys basketball, the first half is only a warmup to the show itself: halftime. The game is secondary to what happens exactly one minute after both teams have walked off the court and gone to their locker room.

Bench sparks Goddard win


Goddard boys’ basketball fans have to be feeling pretty good about themselves, and their team’s chances in district play. If they play like they did these two games, then they have to like their chances against every team they play including Roswell. A lot of fans hope that teams in 5A will sleep on them.

Alton’s Power Block Athlete of the week

(Left) Goddard’s basketball player Eden Wiggins and (Right) Roswell’s basketball player Isaiah Carmona are the first Alton’s Power Block Athlete of the Week winners in’18. Owner Alton Shields is in the middle. (J.T. Keith Photo)

Artesia boys and girls sweep Saturday foes

Artesia’s Gracie Puentes drives to the basket Saturday against Albuquerque Academy at the Bulldog Pit. Artesia took the charge out of the Duke City school 48-28. (Greg Brown Photo)

ARTESIA — Jeff Houghtaling the head girls basketball coach at Artesia High School said the start of Saturday’s game against Albuquerque Academy was a little slow.

Coyotes dismantle Warriors

Roswell High School sophomore Dominic Nava makes a layup against the Santa Teresa Desert Warriors Saturday at the Coyote Den. The Coyotes defeated the Warriors 91-47. (David Rocha Photo)

Coyote wrestlers take Second at Spartan Duals

“Roswell High Coyotes just took 2nd place in the Bernalillo Duals Tournament. 1st went to Los Lunas. For Coyotes, 182 lb Gabriel Najar and 220 lb Christian Sanchez went 4-0.” (Louis Najar Photo)

BERNALILLO — The Roswell High Coyote wrestling squad took runner-up honors and the annual Spartan Duals wrestling tourney hosted by Bernalillo High School. The Coyotes won their pool defeating Grants, Pojoaque, and host Bernalillo before running into a buzz-saw in Los Lunas in the finals.

Development rep predicts more USDA money; Roper says Administration is likely to focus on growth in rural America

“This Administration is going to put a lot of money into a very specific area, specifically rural America,” says Mark Roper of the New Mexico Economic Development Department. He spoke at a Friday board meeting of the Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District and Council of Governments. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is likely to funnel significantly more money to rural areas this fiscal year, according to a state economic development manager.

First Miss Roswell still beautiful, alert at age 97

Kathleen “Kitty” Johnson Zukowski, now 97, was the first Miss Roswell when she was 17. She went on to win the Miss New Mexico title. She now lives at BeeHive Homes assisted-living facility, where she enjoys friends and the Dallas Cowboys. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)

True beauty is ageless.

Eracism Rally to commemorate King

The annual Eracism Rally at the downtown Main Street courthouse is meant to commemorate Martin Luther King and unify residents, organizers say. (Submitted Photo)

An opportunity to remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s work for equal rights comes Monday on the federal holiday in his honor.


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