• Private donor restores first responder pay

    ARTESIA — As a result of revenue and budget difficulties from the economic downturn in the oil and gas industry, the City of Artesia recently…

  • Roswell man pleads guilty to meth trafficking

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gerald Sentell, 45, of Roswell, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Las Cruces to methamphetamine trafficking charges. Sentell is one of 41…

  • Rita M. Hines

    Rita M. Hines

    Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Rita M. Hines of Artesia. Hines, 64,…

  • Top enchilada ticket sellers

    The top ticket sellers for Yeso Elementary School’s annual enchilada supper pose with their prizes. They are, kneeling from left, Daven Osburn, Beau Byers, Brooklyn…

  • Maintenance scheduled for Caverns elevators

    Scheduled elevator safety maintenance at Carlsbad Caverns National Park will require the elevators be taken out of service Sept. 12-13. Brake linings will be replaced…

  • EPA awards funds to reduce toxic emissions in N.M.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $576,443 to the New Mexico Environmental Department to support the state’s air pollution reduction program. The grant…

  • 9-8-OUT-Dragonfly

    Bitter Lake Dragonfly Festival set for this weekend

    The 2016 Dragonfly Festival at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge will take place Saturday, Sept. 10. Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Sept. 8 LOUD MUSIC 1:13 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 900 block of West Texas Avenue in reference to loud music.…

  • Audubon announces historic water release to middle Rio Grande

    This month marks a milestone for river conservation in the state of New Mexico and for Audubon. In a first-of-its-kind water transfer initiative, Audubon New…

  • County commission calls special meeting to certify tax rates

    The Eddy County Commission has called a special emergency meeting to certify the county’s 2016-17 property tax rates. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m.…