• APD says missing local woman has been found safe

    The Artesia Police Department is reporting that a local woman recently reported as missing has been confirmed safe.

  • Clayton succeeds Dampeer as CEO of Western Bank

    ARTESIA — The Board of Directors of Western Bank of Artesia have announced the election of Kenneth W. Clayton as chairman/chief executive officer (CEO), effective…

  • Artesians shocked as naked man spotted jogging along Main

    Artesians driving and working along Main Street Thursday afternoon learned a little more about one local man than they ever wanted to know.

  • Artesia man arrested on criminal sexual contact charges

    ARTESIA — An Artesia man was arrested last week on charges relating to criminal sexual contact. Artesia Police Department officers were dispatched Dec. 23, 2019,…

  • Municipal judge sworn in to fulfill term

    City Clerk Aubrey Hobson issues the Oath of Office to Sarah Gallegos Dec. 31, 2019, following her appointment to the position of Artesia Municipal Court…

  • SANTA’S ON HIS WAY

    Youngsters were all smiles last week at the Artesia Public Library’s Oh! What Fun Holiday Shindig. Whether it was posing for photos with Kris Kringle…

  • ‘Robin Hood and His Merry Men’

    Cast members of Artesia High School Drama’s production of “Robin Hood and His Merry Men” discuss the fate of Maid Marian during the final presentation…

  • APS approves improvements for Yucca Elementary

    By TERESA LEMON Community Living Editor The Artesia Public Schools Board of Education approved the purchase of the former Warren Brothers U.S. Army Reserve Center…

  • Oh! What Fun Holiday Shindig

    A pair of young attendees of the Artesia Public Library’s Oh! What Fun Holiday Shindig concentrate as they go fishing for candy canes during Tuesday’s…

  • Artesia teens charged with shooting at or from vehicle

    ARTESIA — A pair of Artesia teens are awaiting preliminary examination in connection with instances of shooting at or from a motor vehicle. On Nov.…