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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.

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-08-14 23:08:00

98 years and counting: Women's suffrage celebrated in Carlsbad

But on Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, and the following November millions of women across the country stepped into the ballot booth for the first time.

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-08-16 13:00:00

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.

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-08-15 16:27:00

State could block nuclear storage site near Carlsbad even if federally licensed

(Photo: New Mexico Legislature)State lawmakers maintained they will have a say in a proposed facility to store high-level nuclear waste near Carlsbad and Hobbs, despite an opinion issued by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas suggesting New Mexico will have a limited role in licensing the pr

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-08-16 08:00:00

Presbyterian Medical Services hosts women's health fair

That's what makes regular screenings and mammograms so important, said Rick Schafe, CEO of Assured Imaging Women's Wellness.

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-08-15 22:18:00

A joint effort to stand up for free press

Our reporters cover the news; the last thing they want is to be part of the news. At the Current-Argus, we focus on Carlsbad and Eddy County, and let our colleagues at USA Today and The Associated Press handle the daily roar coming from our nation’s capital.

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-08-16 13:00:00

City approves re-zoning ordinances in latest council meeting

A smaller portion of land on the same road, about 1.3 acres, was also rezoned to commercial.

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-08-15 23:21:00

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.


Carlsbad man arrested after kicking in apartment door

No one was located inside the apartment, but a large knife was left in a flowerpot outside and a pistol case containing .22 ammunition on the victim’s bed, none of which belonged to her.


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

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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.

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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.


Single moms now welcome at Carlsbad sober-living house

But it was in her hometown of Carlsbad that Cavezuela, 30, found solace and hope to be able to raise her two-year-old daughter, Aliahna.


Battle Vs. Cancer: Youth tournament draws 300 kids for flag football

More than 30 youth flag football teams, representing Carlsbad, Roswell and Dexter, competed in the Battle vs. Cancer Youth Flag Football Tournament.


Carlsbad kids head back to school

"We are excited that our transitional students made it into the classroom and had a little bit of quiet time with the buildings to themselves," said Natasha Mackey, spokeswoman for the District.


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.


Domestic violence needs to be stamped out

She lived in painful silence and fear. Her life was controlled to the point where she felt as if there was no way out because of the forced isolation, pervasive threats of severe retaliation, and extreme self-doubt.


You learn some interesting things as a country vet

Dr. Jan Pol, a native of the Netherlands, tells readers about his experiences in veterinary practice in his book, “Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet.” Beginning with his own experiences assisting animals on the family dairy farm, Dr. Pol knew he wanted to be a vet when


RMP: Transparency and public access a must

The Current-Argus reached out to the BLM about a month ago, following the missed June deadline for a draft of the Resource Management Plan (RMP). We received no clear response from officials within the Carlsbad Field Office, nor from the federal office in Washington, D.C., about the status of the dr


Eddy County gains OHV ordinance

Commissioner John Henry said that certain provisions in the Eddy County ordinance were duplicative of state statutes, but the ordinance was ultimately passed by a 4-1 vote on Tuesday, with Henry dissenting.