ARTESIA — The Artesia City Council, along with several other city officials and department heads, will travel to Cloudcroft July 26-28 for the annual council retreat.

The council began organizing the retreat a few years ago in an effort to lighten the load at regular council meetings, which could at times stretch into the four-hour range. The retreat allows the council to discuss and familiarize themselves with several issues at one time, limiting the general discussion necessary in council meetings. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.