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Suspicious subject call near post office results in arrest
Several Artesians reported spotting a heavy police presence late Saturday evening in the area of the Artesia Post Office, and the Artesia Police Department reports the activity led to an arrest.
Shop with a Hero a success
Local children and representatives of a wide variety of area law enforcement and public safety agencies line up at a register inside Wal-Mart Saturday evening during the Artesia Police Department’s annual Shop with a Hero event. Participating kids were escorted amidst wailing sirens and flashing lig
Wintry weather leads to accident
Saturday’s brief blast of winter weather thwarted a local teen, whose vehicle skidded off the road and flipped into Eagle Draw along Mahone Drive. Artesia Police Department officers were dispatched just before 9 a.m. Saturday to the area of Mahone and Centennial Drive in reference to the wreck. Acco
A house fit for a gingerbread queen…
Mollie Guy puts the finishing touches on her gingerbread masterpiece Saturday morning during the Artesia Arts Council’s 14th Annual Gingerbread House Workshop at First Presbyterian Church. Children and adults alike took the opportunity to create sweet and tasty structures with the provided gingerbre
Cavegirls go cold in final quarter vs. Seminole
ARTESIA – For the second time in a week the Carlsbad Cavegirls found themselves trailing a team from Texas in the second half of a game. Unlike the previous time, the Cavegirls couldn’t mount a comeback and fell to Seminole in the second round, 63-58, in the City of Champions Tournament Friday, in A
Carlsbad woman convicted of armed robbery sentenced to 5 years
Smith one of three convicted in Artesia kidnapping. A Carlsbad woman was sentenced to five years in prison for second-degree armed robbery, according to court records. Katherine Smith, 21, was found guilty on Dec. 4 and was originally sentenced to nine years in prison. Five years were suspended and
Artesia man sentenced in shooting death over stolen dog
Criminal complaint stated victim stepped in when his girlfriend felt threatened. Ruben Lopez, accused of fatally shooting an Artesia man over an argument about a stolen dog, was sentenced to nearly 19 years in prison, according to court records.
Cavegirls regroup with big win over Artesia
ARTESIA – Unable to pull off an upset against Seminole, the Carlsbad Cavegirls got back to their winning ways by dominating the Artesia Lady Bulldogs in Saturday's third-place game in the Artesia City of Champions Tournament, 70-23. Both Carlsbad (4-1) and Artesia (2-2) had close losses during Frida
Artesia woman bound over on escape charges
An Artesia woman has been bound over to district court on charges of attempting to escape from jail during work release. At around 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8, Artesia Police Department officers heard a call from an animal control officer regarding a woman in an orange Artesia Detention Center jumpsuit who was
Rough day for Artesia hoops in City of Champions Tournament
ARTESIA – The Artesia Lady Bulldogs were sitting pretty after one half of basketball against Deming with a comfortable 28-13 lead. Then came the second half and everything changed. Artesia missed shot after shot allowing Deming to fight back in the third quarter and take the game, 48-39. Artesia (2-
Ride for Bikes continues until Saturday
Artesia, Dexter, Carlsbad, Hagerman, Lovington and Roswell. The public charity, Ride for Bikes announced that this year it will be awarding 600 bikes to the children of southeastern New Mexico. That is the most bikes they have done to date.
Fatal Rollover in Eddy County Kills Fourteen-Year-Old
Eddy County, NM - On December 4, 2018 at around 1:30 p.m. the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal rollover on Howard Road near Gonzalez Road southeast of Carlsbad, that claimed the life of Sierra Corrales (14) of Carlsbad.
Eddy County seeking Sen. Leavell's replacement
Residents of Eddy County have an opportunity to represent their community on the state level as the Eddy County Commission is accepting letters of interest for those who think they can replace former Sen. Carroll Leavell (R-41).
Donate a Toy Month declared in Artesia
Mayor Raye Miller is joined by, from left, Alicia Carrera, Isabel Duran, Sally Carrera, Ava Carrera, Alicia Bustamante, Rosa Carrera, Ariana Carrera and Elsie Bustamante as he signs a proclamation last week declaring December “Donate A Toy Month” in Artesia. “Toy drives supply not only toys to child
Artesians ring in holidays with parade, festival
Children dressed as shepherds and angels wave at the crowds lining Main Street Thursday in the downtown district during the Xcel Energy Parade of Lights. A variety of brightly-lit floats and vehicles made their way past the multitudes that turned out to enjoy holiday shopping and mild weather during
New Mexico 3rd Grader wins National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program state winner
ARTESIA, N.M. (KVII) — Kids across America are growing, and some are earning, a lot of “green” participating in the National Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program. Chloe Aguilar, of Artesia, New Mexico, was named the state winner from New Mexico for her 30 pound cabbage. Aguilar, who attends Yes
Deming High basketball split at Artesia City of Champions Tournament
ARTESIA, N.M. – Deming High basketball saw the good and the bad at the City of Champions Tournament Thursday in Artesia. The Lady Wildcats defeated the Lovington Wildcats 53-49 in first-round action of the eight-team bracket and improved to 6-0 on the season.
Kenney Rayroux steps down as Assistant County Manager
Kenney Rayroux plans to spend more time with family and the Happy Valley Volunteer Fire Department. Assistant Eddy County Manager Kenney Rayroux sums up his impending retirement in two words: "It’s time.”
Carlsbad Police searching for suspect in multiple shootings
CARLSBAD, NM (KWES) - Officers of the Carlsbad Police Department are searching for Indie Cervantes, wanted in connection two shootings. According to police, they were called to a hospital in regards to an adult with a gunshot wound Nov. 14 and again Dec. 5.
Teenager killed in rollover southeast of Carlsbad
A teenager died Wednesday in a rollover southeast of Carlsbad, according to a press release from the New Mexico State Police. Sierra Corrales, 14, of Carlsbad was pronounced dead by the Office of the Medical Investigator at an area hospital. State Police investigated the accident at about 1:30 p.m.