• Fair’s first livestock champs

    The Eddy County Fair Youth Livestock Show kicked off Monday evening with dairy heifers, under the eye of judge Christy Jennings of Crescent, Okla. Coming…

    Updated: 3:24 pm

  • 72nd Annual Eddy County Fair underway

    Eddy County Fair officials, along with representatives of Artesia and Eddy County, pause for a photo before cutting the ribbon officially signifying the opening of…

    Updated: 3:20 pm

  • Roberts settling into chief position at APD

    Kirk Roberts and Don Raley worked together for years in law enforcement, starting in 1989 in Bernalillo County. Raley recruited Roberts for that department, and…

    Updated: 3:15 pm

  • So you think you can sing/dance/dazzle? Prove it!

    Think you’ve got talent? That you’re destined for superstardom? Try conquering Artesia before you move on to world domination. The Artesia Arts Council will give…

    Updated: 3:13 pm

  • 7024U holding school supply drive

    It’s hard to believe, but the Artesia Public Schools 2017-18 school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 14. It can be an expensive time of…

    Updated: 3:12 pm

  • Calvary Baptist to celebrate 67th anniversary

    Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 711 W. Washington Ave., will celebrate its 67th anniversary Sunday, July 30. The church originated from a tent revival in 1950…

    Updated: 3:10 pm

  • A new experience at Blackwater Draw Museum

    New Mexico is great for many reasons, and I learned a few more the other night at the Artesia Public Library. Blackwater Draw Museum curator…

    Updated: 3:05 pm

  • Eddy County Fair underway

    The 2017 Eddy County Fair is officially open to the public. This afternoon’s fair parade kicked off the event, as trailers, trucks and tractors, such…

  • Boil Water Order Officially Lifted: State gives Artesia water the all clear

    As of 3 p.m. today (Monday, July 24), the City of Artesia was notified by the Drinking Water Bureau, Environment Department, State of New Mexico,…

  • Artesians Rejoice: Second consecutive day of test results clear; boil order to be lifted Monday

    July 23, 2017 6:30 P For the second consecutive day, test results of 10 water samples were clear (negative) of any bacteria.  However, since State…