• APD continuing to investigate shots fired incident

    The Artesia Police Department is continuing to investigate an incident of shots fired that occurred Wednesday in the area of Fourth Street and Dallas Avenue.…

  • State auditor warns of counterfeit money in southern N.M.

    The Office of the State Auditor has issued a risk advisory alerting the public, business owners, and governmental agencies to counterfeit money potentially entering circulation.…

  • Bulldog bowling teams dominate home invite

    When the Artesia High School bowling team and Coach Ken Clayton sit down at the beginning of October to discuss the goals of the upcoming…

  • Public Forum: Residents concerned about sanctuary state possibility

    TO THE EDITOR: After many years in a newsroom my vocabulary is probably average, maybe better. But I cannot find words to express the ache…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Jan. 25 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY 1:26 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 900 block of West Cleveland Avenue in reference to suspicious activity.…

  • Roosevelt J. Spillman

    Services were held at 11 a.m. today at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church for Roosevelt J. Spillman. Spillman, 83, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in…

  • Fenn’s employee robbed this morning outside store; suspect remains at large

    An employee of Fenn’s Country Market was robbed this morning (Friday, Jan. 25) while leaving the store with a deposit, and police are still searching…

  • Artesia man arrested for possession with intent to distribute

    An Artesia man was arrested last week for possession with intent to distribute after being found in possession of marijuana, a scale, and cash. Artesia…

  • Devon Energy awards $10K STEM grant to Zia

    Devon Energy has awarded a $10,000 Ingenuity STEM Grant to Zia Intermediate School. Devon’s signature Ingenuity STEM Grant program recognizes schools for helping students excel…

  • Mitchell Joe Bagwell

    Mitchell Joe Bagwell left his earthly home to go to his heavenly home Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Artesia. He was born Oct. 28, 1965,…