Local Fire Departments Share In State Fire Marshal Funding

The New Mexico State Fire Marshall is announcing 75 million dollars from the state’s fire marshal fund will be distributed to departyment’s statewide, including Artesia. AFD will get about 263-thousand dollars. Along with the Artesia funding, Eddy County volunteer deparrtments, including Atoka, Cottonwood, Happy Valley, Joel, La Huerta, Loco Hills, Malaga, Otis, Queen, Riverside and Sun Country — received a combined total of $2,115,260. Carlsbad was awarded $698,429, Loving $200,552, and Hope $95,124.