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Just two months after the retirement of longtime fire chief J.D. Hummingbird, Artesia will be seeking a new police chief, as well.

The Artesia City Council is set to approve the retirement of chief Don Raley at its regularly-scheduled meeting today, as well as ratify permission to advertise and fill the position.

Raley has helmed the Artesia Police Department since 2007. His retirement is scheduled to take effect June 30.

Raley will be discussing the shooting range with the council, which will also be considering a foreclosure at 1006 W. Washington Ave. and receiving a report on its planned July 28-29 retreat at Hotel Artesia.

The Changing Lives Coalition will be requesting the use of Jaycee Park from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, for a Star-Spangled Dash.

The meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. today in Council Chambers at City Hall.