• Roswell PD looking for woman in connection with car theft, shooting

    The Roswell Police Department has identified the man who shot and killed himself following a confrontation with officers over a stolen car and is actively…

  • Phyliss Ann Lee

    Services are scheduled for noon Friday, Feb. 16, at Fresh Anointing Ministries Church of God in Waterflow, N.M., for Phyliss Ann Lee (Yerkey) of Artesia.…

  • Thomas Ortega Roblez

    Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Kirby-Smith-Rogers Chapel in Lovington for Thomas Ortega Roblez of Lovington. Roblez, 47, passed away…

  • ACT to present ‘Drinking Habits’ Feb. 16-19 at winery

    Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances will run wild in the Artesia Community Theatre’s upcoming performance of the traditional, laugh-out-loud farce “Drinking Habits.” “Drinking Habits,” by…

  • Fire chief candidate not approved by city council

    The Artesia City Council met Tuesday with the intention of replacing recently-retired fire chief J.D. Hummingbird, but by meeting’s end, the Artesia Fire Department was…

  • Roswell man killed after driving off embankment

    A Roswell man is dead after driving off an embankment Tuesday evening in Roswell. New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched just before 7 p.m.…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Feb. 14 ARREST 1:58 p.m. – Ginger Acosta, 35, of Artesia, arrested and charged with shoplifting. ALARM 9 a.m. – Officer dispatched…

  • Recent burglaries related to unlocked cars, package left on doorstep

    Artesia police say a string of auto burglaries reported Friday all seem to have been committed on cars with unlocked doors. Artesia Police Department officers…

  • Public Forum: Reader shocked by music at Bulldog Pit

    TO THE EDITOR: I was reading the article on the opinion page by Tom Purcell on Sunday when some of the awful lyrics he was…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Feb. 14 DOMESTIC 3:57 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 1300 block of South First Street in reference to a domestic dispute.…