• 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.…

  • Artesia man sentenced for meth trafficking

    Londie Tarango, 23, of Artesia, was sentenced this morning in federal court in Las Cruces to 60 months in prison for a methamphetamine trafficking conviction.…

  • Former Artesia coach facing sex charge with minor

    The Albuquerque Journal reports Los Lunas police arrested 34-year-old Patrick W. Mondragon, this weekend for allegedly having criminal sexual contact with a 17-year-old minor. According to…

  • Residents urged to bring pecans to NMDA inspection events

    The Eddy County Extension Service and New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) have scheduled a series of inspection events this week and next in Artesia…

  • Artesia farm family featured in new exhibit at New Mexico museum

    A family that has been growing a variety of crops in the Artesia area for generations is featured in the “Meet the Producers” exhibit at…

  • ASSE seeking host families for exchange students

    ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with Artesia High School, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages…

  • They’re back… and they’ve got cookies

    One of many Americans’ favorites times of year has returned, and local Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest troops are hard at work with their…