Former Furniture Store Work To Serve 1 Year In Prison For Stealing $100K Worth of Furniture

A former employee of the Ashley Furniture store in Portales has been ordered to serve one year in state prison for stealing over 100-thousand dollars in furniture. 30 year old Darius Vonschritz pleaded guilty to larceny and receiving stolen property. Poclie said much of the frniture was found inside the home Conschritz shared with former … Read more

Man Arrested For October Fatal Shooting In Roswell

A Roswell man has been arrested for murder in the Oct. 22 shooting death of another local man. Police arrested Carlos Archuleta, 49, shortly before 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 16). Archuleta is accused of shooting Corey Adam Deck, 33. An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday (Nov. 15) for Archuleta, charging him with second-degree murder and … Read more

Lompoc City Council To Review Housing Recommendations

The Lompoc City Council is due to discuss housing recommendations. The planning commission recently made recommendations for the council to consider. Those recommendations will be up for a vote on Tuesday. You can review the recommendations by clicking the housing link on the city’s website. You can also submit your own comments. The proposal calls … Read more

Earthquake Rattles W. Texas/SENM Wednesday Morning

Residents around West Texas and Southeast New Mexico were abruptly woken up Wednesday morning by an earthquake. The shaker registered 5.2 magnitude, according to the US Geological Survey. That would make it one of the strongest earthquakes in the region in more than 100 years. The shaking began just before 3:30 in the morning Wednesday, … Read more

RPD SWAT Team Competes At Annual Competition

— Members of the Roswell Police Department SWAT team competed in October in the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association’s SWAT Competition in Round Rock, Texas. The RPD team had an impressive showing, finishing ninth overall among 36 teams in the Oct. 5-8 competition. The competition consisted of eight events during the four days with most … Read more

Arrest Made In Artesia Public Safety COmplex Shooting

New Mexico State Police have arrested a man in connection to last month’s deadly shooting at the Artesia public safety building. Records show Acadio Alonzo Lucero, of Artesia, was booked for murder for the death of 42 year old Mark Owen Rommel. State poclie say the investigation revealed that both men had been involved at … Read more

Car Seat Clinic Helps Artesia Families

The annual Cy Palmer Memorial Car seat clinic was held recently in Artesia. The Clinic was held in celebration of the life and remembrance of Cy Palmer, a 7-year-old who tragically lost his life as the result of a motor vehicle crash on November 15, 2017. Although Palmer was wearing his seat belt, he was … Read more