• APD seeking suspect in Thursday’s shooting

      The Artesia Police Department and other area agencies are investigating a shooting that took place Thursday afternoon. Pictured above is law enforcement presence in…

  • Artesia Public Schools to dismiss at 11:45 a.m. today due to winds

    Due to extreme high winds, the Artesia Public Schools will be dismissing at 11:45 a.m. today. As parents were informed earlier today, buses will not…

  • Edna Jenks Hedin

    Services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at Denton-Wood Funeral Home in Carlsbad for Edna Jenks Hedin. Hedin, 94, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.…

  • They’re back…

    U.S. Navy pilots are once again utilizing the “perfect” weather conditions in Artesia to conduct their primary flight-training exercises. The planes in the sky over…

  • N.M. considers lighter punishment for drug possession

    The New Mexico Legislature will consider reducing drug possession offenses from felonies to misdemeanors to decrease incarceration costs and more effectively treat addiction, under a…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Jan. 31 SHOTS FIRED 12:51 a.m. – Officer dispatched to South 20th Street and West Mann Avenue in reference to shots fired…

  • Celestina Heredia

    Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Woodbine Cemetery for Celestina Heredia of Artesia. Heredia, 85, passed away Friday, Jan. 25,…

  • AHS Student Council sponsors blood drive

    As of noon today, Artesia High School students had donated 30 of the more than 50 pints of blood they pledged to Vitalant during a…

  • Artesia schools inform staff of flu, strep precautions, urge parents to keep sick kids home

    The Artesia Public Schools are urging staff and parents to take precautions regarding a recent influx of influenza and strep throat, particularly within the district’s…

  • N.M. proposal calls for hike in oil, gas royalties

    Royalty rates for the most productive oil and natural gas wells on state trust land would increase under a measure introduced in the New Mexico…