• Zia students say no to drugs, alcohol

    Winners of Zia Intermediate School’s Red Ribbon Week poster contest were announced Thursday morning at the school. Students spent the last few months creating posters…

  • Former Border Patrol agent competes at Police and Fire Games

    Swimming enthusiast Jim Vaughan, 69, has been swimming since he was 4 years old and can’t fathom stopping any time soon. The Artesia resident of…

  • Inaugural Trick-or-Treat Main Street event set for Halloween

    Ghosts and goblins will be haunting downtown Artesia this Halloween as Artesia MainStreet and merchants in the downtown district host the inaugural Trick-or-Treat Main Street.…

  • Altrusa, AFD food drive to benefit local organizations

    Members of Altrusa International of Artesia, Artesia MainStreet and the Boy Scouts of America stand with a trailer housing food for those in need Saturday…

  • Eager Beavers learn fire safety

    Fire Chief Tom Navarrette of the Riverside Fire Department addresses students in the Hippo and Kangaroo classes at Grand Heights Early Childhood Center last Tuesday…

  • County staff receive service awards

    Eddy County staff members were recognized at the Oct. 20 meeting of the Eddy County Commission for their years of service to the county. Pictured…

  • Agave Energy to renovate former businesses

    Construction workers take down the Rapid Temps sign from the former location of the business on the corner of Fourth Street and Quay Avenue Thursday…

  • New Mexico secretary of state pleads guilty to embezzlement

    New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran pleaded guilty to embezzlement and other charges Friday after abruptly resigning amid a fraud investigation that alleges she…

  • Storm drops heavy rain, hail on Artesia area

    A heavy thunderstorm that struck the Artesia area Wednesday evening left behind more than 4 inches of rain and piles of hail in some areas.…

  • Eddy County ninth on state’s economic growth chart

    Eddy County ranks ninth in the state in terms of economic growth according to a list released by New York financial technology company SmartAsset. New…