• APD, other agencies to be enforcing rules of the road

    As summer winds down and temperatures start to cool off, more people will be out and about enjoying the weather. The Artesia Police Department, along…

  • Lift the ban on U.S. crude-oil exports

    Since oil was first discovered in southeastern New Mexico, well-paying jobs and the contagious entrepreneurial spirit of the oilfield have created opportunities for thousands of…

  • MainStreet director says goodbye

    As Ernie Harwell says, “It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new…

  • Collision with parked vehicle

    A 2001 Ford Mustang sits with heavy damage after colliding Thursday evening with a parked 2012 GMC Sierra pickup truck at North Roselawn and West…

  • ‘Dogs host Eagles in home opener

    An Artesia Bulldog gets a handle on a Hobbs Eagle in this drawing by Artesia High School sophomore Michelle Flores. The ‘Dogs will host Hobbs…

  • OPAC ready to shape next generation of artists

    Lauren Austin, education and outreach coordinator with the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, stands ready to shape Artesia’s next generation of artists as registration continues for…

  • Court strips prairie chicken of federal protection

    A federal court in Texas has stripped the lesser prairie chicken of Endangered Species Act protections, a victory for oil and gas companies that argued…

  • Students learn safety in the kitchen

    Artesia Fire Department Fire Marshal James Abner instructs students in Becky Torrez’s fourth-period nutrition class at Artesia High School on how to put out a…

  • Site work begins for McAlister’s

    Artesians anxiously awaiting signs of activity at the future site of McAlister’s Deli were rewarded Monday by the sight of construction equipment and piles of…

  • DOE names field office manager at WIPP

    The U.S. Department of Energy has appointed a new director to the field office that oversees the federal government’s troubled nuclear waste repository. Todd Shrader…