Around Town: Artesia

The Around Town - Artesia section of is designed to keep our readers informed about events of interest to the general public in Artesia and the surrounding area. Events typically include those for non-profit organizations, civic organizations, schools, all forms of government and churches.

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Fourth of July Activities 


9 AM – DOES Parade downtown 10th Street to Roselawn
People wanting to sign up for 4th of July Celebration Events:

  • 6 AM 5K – Changing Lives Coalition - Brissa Padilla – 575.736.7024
  •  8 AM & 1 PM Firecracker Golf Scramble – register at the Artesia Country Club Pro Shop - 575.746.6732
  •  8 AM Registration begins at Jaycee Park for:
  •  4on4 Volleyball – Becky Argo – – 575.308.8019
  •  Kickball Tournament – Pregnancy Help Center – Amanda Ramsey 575.513.1826
  •  4on4 Football – Changing Lives Coalition - Brissa Padilla – 575.736.7024
  • Pregnancy Help Center will be serving hamburgers near the baseball concessions on South side

 Fireworks Display:
9:15 PM Jaycee Park


Yeso PTO Summer Activities Fair

YESO PTO is hosting the First Annual Summer Activities Fair.  Come learn about all the different activities happening in Artesia for kids this summer and get them signed up early! 

For more information or to secure a booth for your organization, please text or call Vanessa at 575-308-6238. 

When:  May 6th                                     
Time:     3pm – 7pm
Where: YESO Elementary Gym


ARTesia Art Walk

Bring the whole family to MainStreet this Saturday, May 7! Shop for mom in our downtown shops while enjoying beautiful art from local and regional artists.  We’ll also have sidewalk crafts for the kids so everyone can enjoy the ARTesia Art Walk!

Mother’s Day Weekend - Saturday, May 7 from 11 AM- 4 PM

For more information, please contact Artesia MainStreet at 575.746.1117 or visit


Support Group


Liberty Mutual to Honor Artesia Fire Dept.


WHAT:  On Wednesday January 27, Liberty Mutual Insurance will host a ceremony honoring the Artesia Fire Department for multiple programs including “Home Safety Inspections:

"AFD will visit homes & do safety inspections and check the smoke detectors.  AFD will check for slip, trip, and fall hazards & make minor changes to combat these common injuries. We inspect the smoke detectors & replace the batteries or replace them entirely with brand new detectors, which have a 10 year battery life.” 

WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday January 27, 2016 from 11AM to 1PM, at the Artesia Fire Station, located at 3300 W. Main St Artesia NM 88210.

DETAILS: AFD leads more than 30 community events and fire prevention education opportunities each year. AFD’s Fire Prevention Education Group is committed to safety and education that is fun and interactive with various parts of Artesia. AFD has a very active role in the schools with quarterly fire drills and Fire Prevention Month education in which AFD taught 213 teenagers how to properly use fire extinguishers. AFD bought a Sparky puppet and robot which are used with the younger aged schools and daycares. Last year we fundraised and donated 100 books that feature fire department & rescue vehicles and with a fire safety theme to them to the public library. The AFD also conducted 1st Aid Training for the local Girl Scouts for their Merit Badges. The AFD is also concerned for Senior Citizen's health and safety. They started a Vial of Life program which allows families to list very specific and detailed information which AFD can locate easily when they respond to an emergency. The family fills out the form & places a sticker in the window of the home so that when we respond, we know to find the detailed form on the refrigerator. The list includes, meds & allergies, how many household members, languages spoken, religious exemptions, and if there are any members who have a hearing or physical disability. For 2015, AFD raised $22,000 for The Infinite Hero Foundation which funds research & medical innovations for Veteran’s with physical & mental health issues. The AFD continues to be committed to giving back to the community of Artesia.

For their dedication to educating the local community about fire safety, Artesia Fire Department will receive the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Community Service and Public Education, as presented by Liberty Mutual’s Personal Lines Rep Jason Ellis from the company’s New Mexico office.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance


Balloons & Tunes Festival

Join the Artesia Chamber this weekend for the annual Balloons & Tunes Festival! 

Friday, November 6
7:15 a.m. - Fun Flight Balloon Inflation at Elementary Schools

Saturday, November 7
7 a.m. - Balloon Launch from Eagle Draw (weather permitting)

12:30-6 p.m. 

Live Music at Baish Veterans’ Park

Vinnie Baggatone & the Baggavaughns (Oldies & Goodies)

Train Wreck (Southern Rock)

The Joel Gothard Band (Contemporary Classics)

Chris Long (70s-80s Pop with some Blues interspersed – Eric Clapton to James Taylor to Simon &
Garfunkel songs)

7 p.m. - Fire Concert featuring AHS Band & Balloon Pilots (Eagle Draw)

Sunday, November 8

7 a.m. -  Balloon Launch from Eagle Draw (weather permitting)


Donated Items Needed

The Community Outreach Center, an outreach ministry of Hermosa Church of Christ, is in need of general household items, furniture and appliances. Donations benefit local families in need. Items needed include couches, chairs, bed sheets, and bedroom furniture. No clothes please. Donations can be dropped off at the Outreach Center, 515 W. Centre Ave., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information call 736-2727. 


APS School Menu 

Week of Oct. 5-9

**Breakfast is offered free of charge for K-5 as part of the breakfast in the classroom program. Breakfast is served with 100 percent fruit juice and choice of milk. Lunch served with choice of milk only. 


Breakfast: Biscuit and sausage

Lunch: Beef tacos, lettuce and tomato, ranch style beans, pineapple chunks



Breakfast: Cereal and muffin

Lunch: Chicken nuggets, baked fries, green beans, orange wedges



Breakfast: Morning sausage roll

Lunch: Beef spaghetti, California blend, bread stick, sliced pears



Breakfast: Chicken and waffle

Lunch: Cheeseburger, double baked potato, lettuce and pickles, red apple slices



Breakfast: Breakfast burrito

Lunch: Hot dog and mustard, pork and beans, tossed salad, banana


APS School Menu

Week of Sept. 14-18

**Breakfast is served free of charge from K-5th only. Breakfast is served with 100 percent fruit juice and choice of milk. Lunch is served with choice of milk only. 



Breakfast: PB&J sandwich 

Lunch: Meat lasagna in sauce, garlic bread, Italian blend veggies, spliced cantaloupe



Breakfast: Pancake-on-a-stick

Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a bun, sliced pickles, sidewinder potatoes, mixed fruit cocktail



Breakfast: Cereal and muffin

Lunch: Corndog and mustard, tater tots, pork and beans, grapes



Breakfast: Ham and cheese croissant

Lunch: Cheeseburger, lettuce and pickles, sidewinder potatoes, sliced peaches



Breakfast: Breakfast pizza

Lunch: Bean and cheese burrito, Calabacitas, celery, PB cup spread, green apple slices