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    Two Artesians arrested after altercation escalated to shooting

    Two Artesia residents were arrested Wednesday evening following a shooting incident that resulted when an altercation between acquaintances dangerously escalated. Eddy County Sheriff’s Office deputies…

  • (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

    Trying not to lose their marbles

    A group of teens plays a life-size version of the game KerPlunk Tuesday afternoon at the Artesia Public Library as part of a string of…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT July 14 ALARM 3:38 a.m. – Officer dispatched to Plains Welding in reference to a burglary alarm. 3:42 a.m. – Officer dispatched…

  • Roswell tax preparer sentenced for filing fraudulent returns

    A Roswell tax preparer has been sentenced for fraudulently preparing tax returns for 28 individuals from 2011-14. Sylvia Franco, 46, received a suspended 18-year prison…

  • Local man arrested on multiple battery charges

    An Artesia man was arrested Friday on multiple charges of battery after an alleged brutal attack on his girlfriend in June. Artesia Police Department officers…

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    Exploding propane tanks hindering Timberon fire fight

    Authorities say exploding propane tanks are keeping firefighters from confirming how many structures have been destroyed by a wildfire burning in and near the southern…

  • Memorial slated for teen killed in rollover

    A memorial service has been scheduled for the Artesia teenager killed Monday in a tragic traffic accident north of Roswell. Romeo King, 15, was pronounced…

  • Public Forum: Class of 1966 seeking classmates

    TO THE EDITOR: The Artesia High School Class of 1966 is planning a reunion and hasn’t been able to find addresses for the following classmates:…

  • Fire Marshal James Abner, left, receives his Master Code Professional designation from the International Code Council, presented by Fire Chief J.D. Hummingbird during Tuesday’s city council meeting. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

    Fire marshal earns Master Code Professional designation

    As of June, Fire Marshal James Abner completed a three-year journey to obtain his Master Code Professional (MCP) designation from the International Code Council (ICC).…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT July 13 LOUD SOUND 12:25 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 900 block of West Clayton Avenue in reference to an unknown…