Two arrested following pursuit in Atoka area

ARTESIA — A wanted subject call turned into a pursuit and led to the arrest of two individuals Sunday in Atoka. Read the rest of this entry »

Town hall set for tonight on water conservation

ARTESIA — City of Artesia Infrastructure Director Byron Landfair will host a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in Council Chambers at City Hall on the city’s proposed Water Conservation Plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy birthday, Kitty

The Friends of the Library will host a 40th Anniversary Celebration of Hello Kitty from 10 a.m. – noon Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Artesia Public Library Community Room. The library received a giveaway kit for the event from Hello Kitty, with items such as those modeled by Elizabeth Stephens in the photo above. “The kit also has bookmarks, several crowns, and tattoo sheets for all who come join in on the fun to be had!” said Sandi Lanning, APL Foundation secretary. The birthday-party theme will also include games, story time, treats, and five short cartoons. Courtesy Photo

The Friends of the Library will host a 40th Anniversary Celebration of Hello Kitty from 10 a.m. – noon Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Artesia Public Library Community Room. The library received a giveaway kit for the event from Hello Kitty, with items such as those modeled by Elizabeth Stephens in the photo above. “The kit also has bookmarks, several crowns, and tattoo sheets for all who come join in on the fun to be had!” said Sandi Lanning, APL Foundation secretary. The birthday-party theme will also include games, story time, treats, and five short cartoons.
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Fire Safety Week educational, fun for students

Students at Roselawn Elementary School gather around Artesia Fire Department mascot Sparky the Firedog during a presentation at the school by the AFD as part of its Fire Safety Week efforts. Each year, the department conducts presentations at local schools designed to teach students fire safety and how to respond in the event of a fire while engaging them with fun activities and visits from their favorite firedog. Courtesy Photo

Students at Roselawn Elementary School gather around Artesia Fire Department mascot Sparky the Firedog during a presentation at the school by the AFD as part of its Fire Safety Week efforts. Each year, the department conducts presentations at local schools designed to teach students fire safety and how to respond in the event of a fire while engaging them with fun activities and visits from their favorite firedog.
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Gruden: Redskins still planning to start McCoy

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) stands with quarterback Robert Griffin III, center, and head coach Jay Gruden during a break in the action in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Colt McCoy remains on pace to start for the Washington Redskins on Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys, although Jay Gruden says he won’t make a decision on Robert Griffin III until shortly before kickoff.

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