• Escaped prisoner says ex-con helped him flee to Albuquerque

    New Mexico Corrections Department officials are investigating claims that a former convict helped the two criminals who escaped from a prison transport van in Artesia…

  • AHS band preps for Disney World trip

    Members of the Artesia High School marching band practice marching up and down Quay Avenue this morning in preparation for their impending trip to Walt…

  • St. Patrick’s Day treats from 1939 extension agent

    In 1939, Eddy County Home Extension Agent Vernita Conley shared some recipes with local women, including these St. Patrick’s Day treats. Vernita’s other recipes can…

  • Two women accused of aiding, harboring escaped convicts

    Two women have been arrested for allegedly aiding and harboring two escaped convicts last week, New Mexico State Police said. Michelle Abeyta, 40, of Albuquerque…

  • Carlsbad Caverns to award elevator contract soon

    Officials at Carlsbad Caverns National Park say they expect to award the contract for repairing elevators at the tourist hot spot by the end of…

  • Parent/teacher conference day set for Friday

        The Artesia Public Schools will not be in session Friday, March 18, due to a parent/teacher conference day. Parents should contact their children’s…

  • Wreck between semis near Orla leaves one dead

    One person was killed around 5 a.m. today in a collision between two semis on FM 652 three miles west of Orla, Texas. An eyewitness…

  • School board approves 2016-17 calendar

    Head football coach interviews to begin Thursday The Artesia Public Schools Board of Education approved the APS calendar for 2016-17 Monday, as presented by Assistant…

  • First Baptist to host free lunch Thursday in oil patch

    First Baptist Church of Artesia will host a free lunch for all area oilfield workers Thursday. Don Plotner, a member of the church, says First…

  • Commission discusses road, bridgework, foreign national licenses

    The Eddy County Commission discussed traffic control devices, updates on various roads and bridges in the county, and foreign national driver’s licenses and identification cards…