Feliz Aniversário Mariachi Unido!

Feliz Aniversário Mariachi Unido!

Lovingly stitched together, both literally and figuratively, Mariachi Unido celebrates its 15th anniversary this year! Band member and vocalist Vivana Ornelas creates uniforms for the entire band, complete with ties and elegant silver decoration along their traje de...
Listening to People & Music with Ron Haugen

Listening to People & Music with Ron Haugen

Ron Haugen, a psychiatric nurse practitioner with Artesia General Hospital’s Behavioral Health Team, remembers his beginnings as a New Mexico musician, at 65 pounds, dragging a drum kit through an arroyo to school. He praises his parents for their patience as they...
Stained Glass Chalk Art in the Community

Stained Glass Chalk Art in the Community

Walking the neighborhoods of Artesia, it’s hard to miss the colorful chalked designs on driveways, fences, and doors. The colors absolutely POP from the neutral backgrounds. The stained glass effect, created with sidewalk chalk and masking tape, makes anyone out and...
Community LeadHerShip with Rita London

Community LeadHerShip with Rita London

Sitting on the front porch of Blue House Bakery and Cafe on Canyon Street, Rita London, retired long-time principal of Eddy and Sunset Elementary Schools, looks right at home. Her blue and white top blends seamlessly with the royal blue building and matched cushions...