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Argument leads to shooting death of Artesia man

Artesia police said an argument over a stolen dog resulted in a fatal shooting. Ruben Lopez, 25, was arrested at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and charged with an open count of murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting death of Ronald McLean, 34, of Artesia. Lopez allegedly shot McLean at

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2017-09-20 19:22:12

Unknowns plague Artesia during E. coli outbreak

The source of Artesia's E. coli contamination remains unknown six days into a city-wide boil water advisory. And the city is also unsure of how it will permanently eradicate the recent outbreak, and what that will cost. Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch, during a Wednesday emergency City Council meeting

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2017-09-21 17:02:06

Artesia man charged with murder over stolen dog

Police responded to a home on the 900 block of Bullock Court around 9 p.m. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers say they found 34-year-old Ronald McClean inside one of the homes with a gunshot wound to the head. Detectives say the man allegedly responsible for shooting McClean is this

KOB.COM - 2017-09-22 01:22:00

Artesia city officials begin discussing water treatment options; Meeting set for Oct. 10 to talk about contamination

Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch speaks to local Artesians on how he, along with members of the Artesia City Council, plans to tackle the city's water supply to avoid another E. coli contamination at Artesia City Hall Wednesday evening. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo) Months ago, a clean water test in Artesia w

RDRNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 00:21:41

Artesia boil advisory in place until Thursday

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) - The boil water notice in Artesia will be in place until Thursday afternoon. E.Coli has turned up in Tuesday's test results. City officials were hopeful that they would be able to lift the ban after the water tested on Monday was clear. The water must be completely clear for tw

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2017-09-20 17:55:48

Mayor addresses questions; council to meet at 5:30 p.m. today

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article was published in today's edition of the Daily Press, which was printed prior to the city's receipt of today's test results. Today's results came back positive not for E. coli but total coliforms, meaning the earliest the boil water order can now be lifted is Fri

ARTESIA DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 00:30:00

Council hears from residents on water issue

(Brienne Green - Daily Press) Around 50 residents crowded into Council Chambers at City Hall Wednesday as the Artesia City Council took its first step toward addressing the community water system's future after a second E. coli contamination in as many months. The city learned Wednesday afternoon th

ARTESIA DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:48:00

Park students get Constitution education

(Teresa Lemon - Daily Press) Members of the Eddy County Republican Party speak recently to students at Park Junior High School about the finer points of the U.S. Constitution. The students received games, books and informational cards centered around the document. Sept. 17-23 is Constitution Week in

ARTESIA DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:35:00

Public Forum: 'Perspective from a one and done has been'

In the first part of his letter (ed: Tuesday, Sept. 19, edition), Mr. Kalka mentioned that state government was not allowed to grow, especially in our area. Where have you been sir? State government balanced their budget on the backs of counties and schools. I think the operative word is "sweeping".

ARTESIA DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:29:00

Under another boil advisory, Artesia water tests positive for Total Coliform

But just weeks after that E.coli discovery, residents are boiling their water again. "It's just another duty to add on top of everyone's busy lifestyle," said Jim Nies, an Artesia water user. "It's an inconvenience." In July, city officials told KOB they were working with the state to fix the probl

KOB.COM - 2017-09-20 02:15:00

Artesia schools close after second boil water advisory

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) - Artesia public schools will be closed through Tuesday in response to a second boil water advisory sent out by the state in two months. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2ff3Zuj ) Artesia residents are advised to boil their drinking water after E.coli was detected in the water supply

HOBBS NEWS-SUN - 2017-09-19 15:22:57

Artesia water still tainted, boil alert going on 5 days

Residents of Artesia must continue boiling their drinking water or risk exposure to possibly deadly bacteria. E. coli was found in water samples last week, leading the City of Artesia to enact a boil water advisory on Saturday. Contaminated samples were returned one week ago, on Sept. 13, and again

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2017-09-20 16:06:47

Artesia boil advisory still in place but water samples come back clean

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) - There is some good news for the city of Artesia. City officials are now saying that the test water samples have come back clean. The city issued a boil advisory this weekend for the second time in a month after finding E.Coli in the water. The city says Monday's tests were all

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2017-09-19 18:27:37

More than 5,000 vote on Eddy County GRT increases

Subscribed, but don't have a login? The Eddy County Clerk's Office received more than 5,000 ballots by Sept. 11 in the special election on two gross receipt tax ordinances, said County Clerk Robin Van Natta. The ballots were sent to residents the week of Sept. 5. "The number increases every day," Va

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2017-09-21 16:49:20

APD continuing to investigate robbery in country club area

The Artesia Police Department is continuing to investigate a robbery that occurred early Monday morning in the country club area. Officers were dispatched just before 4 a.m. Monday to the 2400 block of Sierra Vista Road in reference to a robbery. Residents in the area reported one neighbor was conta

ARTESIA DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:23:00

Looking Back: Bicentennial scrapbooks put on display in 1977

As reported in the Pinon News: Two sisters, daughters of Joe Beach, were in Pinon Saturday hunting for Edith Atkins. They visited quite some time with Jane Van Cleve. They lived on Antelope Flat in about 1910 and knew Mrs. Atkins at that time, as well as other old-timers. Meanwhile, Charley Atkins o

ARTESIA DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:19:00

High School Football Stat Leaders

Name Yds Yds/G Yds/Car Att Long TD Fumble GP 1. Gabriel Najar- Roswell 348 116 6.2 56 4 3 2. Casey Perez- Lovington 230 57.5 3.4 68 49 7 1 4 3. Evan Cesareo- Lovington 218 54.5 6.6 33 34 4 0 4 4. Robert Fernandez- Artesia 218 109 5.9 37 25 5 2 5. Ethan Valenzuela- Roswell 138 69 7.7 18 2 6. Isaiah B

RDRNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 23:48:19

Track to retire number of driver killed in plane crash

STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut race track is retiring the number of a NASCAR driver who died in a plane crash. Stafford Speedway announced that Ted Christopher's No. 13 will be retired in a ceremony during Friday's races. The 59-year-old Christopher was a passenger on a plane that cras

RDRNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 19:51:42

RPD asks public for info on Wednesday's shooting

Investigators from the Roswell Police Department are searching for answers - asking for anyone who saw or heard anything potentially related to a shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon. According to the RPD's public information officer, Todd Wildermuth, a 24-year-old man was injured in a shooti

RDRNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 12:15:03

School board member denies role in embezzlement case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A member of the Albuquerque Public Schools education board on Wednesday denied any role in the alleged embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a troubled charter school that she helped to establish. Mark Lowry, an attorney for Analee Maestas, said in a statemen

RDRNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 19:06:54