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Traffic fatalities: 3 dead on Eddy County roads
New Mexico State Police said that a head-on collision led to the death of David Lewis, 50, of Artesia.
Artesia felon arrested on federal firearms charges
An Artesia man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to charges of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.Martin A. Madrid, 29, of Artesia entered the plea during a court appearance in Las Cruces and did so without reaching a plea agreement.
3 men killed in 2 car crashes in New Mexico's Eddy County
EDDY COUNTY, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say three people have been killed in two separate car crashes in Eddy County.They say 23-year-old Mario Pinion Medrano and 25-year-old Marcos Acosta were passengers in a pickup truck that rolled over about 8 a.m. Tuesday on State Road 31 east of Carls
Wreck on U.S. 82 claims life of Artesia man
An Artesia man was killed today in an accident on U.S. 82 east of Artesia.The wreck occurred this morning at mile marker 122 between Riverside and Loco Hills. No details were provided by the New Mexico State Police, who say their investigation is currently ongoing.One man was killed and another airl
Artesia Public Schools to test new text messaging system
Push notifications to the previous apps were utilized to make parents and staff aware of various happenings in the district. Due to the unavailability of the apps, the district is transitioning to a text messaging service through School Messenger. This is the same company that facilitates automated
3 arrested in Carlsbad heroin investigation
The substance resembles tar, and is typically injected, and can run for as much as $1,000 per ounce.
Effort planned to eradicate pecan weevil locally
Joe Gomez, left, hearing officer, and Brad Lewis, a New Mexico Department of Agriculture official, preside over a meeting Tuesday in Artesia about a proposed rule to restrict movement of pecans from the area for five years. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)As public hearings regarding a five-year pecan quarantine
Looking Back: Shopping center housing Kmart planned in 1978
Looking back 40, 30 and 20 years ago, the following are excerpts from the Artesia Daily Press from Aug. 13-19.
Roswell offers free trash dumping for residents
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - The City of Roswell is offering a free and convenient way to get rid of waste from summer projects.A roll-of container will be placed in different spots around town each month where residents can drop off trash that normally they'd have to pay to dump at the landfill.Through t
Two arrested on multiple burglary charges
Brandon James Sevier, 18, of Artesia, was taken into custody last week in connection with four incidents around town.
Man bound over to district court on shooting charges
The victim told police he had purchased a stereo that turned out to be stolen, and when the owner came to his home to retrieve it, a fight ensued, during which the victim was struck repeatedly in his head with the barrel of a gun, which subsequently discharged, grazing the back of his head.
Band raises awareness about deadly New Mexico highway through music
"They were calling it the 'Highway of Death' there for a while, I'm like, we don't want to be known as the 'Highway of Death,'” said guitarist Mike Ybarra.
Multiple thefts, burglaries reported
An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of East 23rd Street July 29 at 7:20 a.m. in reference to a vehicle burglary. A Springfield Saint 556, a Vortex Spitfire Scope and a Magpul Magazine with a combined value of $1,230 were reported stolen.
Downtown History: Landsun theater has kept its charm
Passed from one company to another, each one made “the LandSun” just a little better while keeping its charm. It is very different today from the theater of 1947, but it retains quite a bit of its retro feel with the old-fashioned neon lights, red velvet curtains, and very accurate replica marquee.
US Border Patrol struggles to meet demand for new agents
ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) - A massive push is underway to hire Border Patrol agents, but officials at a New Mexico training facility aren't sure they can meet the demand.
Stolen chalices returned to church
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 506 South Lincoln Avenue. Two chalices that were stolen in a recent burglary of the church were returned by an anonymous person last week. Police said they cannot offer any new information on the case, but the investigation into the incident is ongoing. (File
Training to be a Border Patrol agent in the age of Trump
Artesia, New Mexico (CNN)On his first day of training to become a Border Patrol agent, Isidro Urbina was given a card with a photo of a fallen agent on it.It's a tradition on the first day of class here at the Border Patrol Academy. All new recruits get a different card -- a "silent partner," they'r
For the love of tractors
Artesia Firefighter Rick Burks checks out an antique tractor at the Eddy County Fair. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)Antique tractor collector Jerry Frazier said that old tractors were the “rocket science of their time.”Jerry Frazier, right, with a 1951 Ford tractor. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)A good exam
Apartment project ebbs over water issues
Several siblings of the Williams family have developed plans for two four-unit apartment buildings in Hagerman, Eric Williams told the Chaves County Planning and Zoning Commission this week. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)A Hagerman housing project that the Chaves County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to c
Altrusa donates 100 filled backpacks
Above: Altrusa members donated 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to area schools. The schools included Dexter Elementary, Lake Arthur Elementary, Hagerman Elementary and Altrusa’s partner school, Missouri Avenue Elementary. Pictured, members of the Altrusa Club fill 100 backpacks with school