• Vehicle wrecks into business after pursuit

    A pickup truck wrecked into the corner of Zia Lact & Controls late Wednesday following a pursuit with Eddy County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Deputies had…

  • Chaves County prepares for effects of possible lizard conservation

    A little lizard is the center of controversy again, with a Chaves County administrator vowing to work if need be to keep lands in the…

  • City slates public meeting on Hermosa Drive project

    The Artesia City Council is urging residents to take their questions and concerns regarding the impending Hermosa Drive Reconstruction Project to the city’s first public…

  • Survey shows lesser prairie chicken numbers are up

    A grouse that has been the focus of an ongoing legal battle over whether it warrants federal protection has seen its numbers increase by nearly…

  • Johnny B. ‘Grasshopper’ Huerta

    Services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Johnny B. “Grasshopper” Huerta of Artesia. Huerta, 69,…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT July 12 ARREST 2:09 a.m. – Erick Gomez, 20, of Carlsbad, arrested on a Carlsbad Magistrate Court warrant for failure to appear.…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT July 11 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY 1:40 a.m. – Officer dispatched to 20th and Main streets in reference to suspicious activity. ALARM 2:59 a.m.…

  • Two Artesia men arrested on DWI-related charges

    A pair of Artesia man were arrested over the weekend on multiple charges relating to DWI. In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 7,…

  • Youth enjoy OPAC Summer Arts Workshops

            Above, a young girl receives some help tying decorations to her wind mobile this morning at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center…

  • HollyFrontier to acquire Red Giant

    HollyFrontier Corporation has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Red Giant Oil Company. Red Giant Oil, a private, family-owned lubricants company…