• Jess Carpenter

    Appeals court upholds Artesia man’s manslaughter conviction

    Attorney General Hector Balderas announced last week the upholding of an Artesia man’s 2014 conviction on charges of involuntary manslaughter. Jess Carpenter, 31, was arrested…

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    Roaring into her 90s

    Agnes “GG” Beiker beams from her seat behind Gary “Pooter” Heath of Artesia’s Los Perdonados LPMC Bike Club. Heath granted Beiker’s 90th birthday wish April…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT April 22 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY 3:35 a.m. – Officer dispatched to South First Street and West Hermosa Drive in reference to a suspicious…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT April 21 SHOTS FIRED 12:51 a.m. – Officer dispatched to South Second Street and West Grand Avenue in reference to shots fired…

  • APD to host Child Safety Fair, drug take-back day Saturday

    The Artesia Police Department will be presenting its 2016 Child Safety Fair Saturday, April 23, at Guadalupe Park, 401 W. Logan Ave. The event is…

  • 4-22-OUT-Happy

    First Earth Day gave voice to emerging consciousness

    Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The height of counterculture…

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    Defensive lineman, pitcher… and he can sing!

    Jharyss Granger, a junior at Artesia High School and member of the Bulldog football and baseball teams, performs “Over and Over Again” by Nathan Sykes…

  • ECSO solves 14-year-old cold case

    The Eddy County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the 14-year-old homicide of a Carlsbad woman. The ECSO called a press conference this afternoon…

  • Eugene Wessman

    No services are scheduled for Eugene Wessman of Artesia. Wessman, 80, was called to his eternal resting place April 19, 2016. He was born March…

  • Public Forum: Girl Scouts thank community for cookie season

    TO THE EDITOR: I would like to thank the community of Artesia and the deeply caring Girl Scout volunteers for a wonderful and supportive Girl…