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Members of the Artesia City Council hear reports and requests from city officials and local business representatives Tuesday after power returned to City Hall following an outage. Brandon Messick – Daily Press
Members of the Artesia City Council hear reports and requests from city officials and local business representatives Tuesday after power returned to City Hall following an outage.
Brandon Messick – Daily Press

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Light showers and an errant lightning strike caused power outages throughout Artesia Tuesday evening, including City Hall. Tuesday’s City Council meeting began without projections, slides or operable microphones, but electricity returned within the first 10 minutes.
The City of Artesia entered into an arrangement with Navajo Refining Co. at the meeting to allow the company to drill a monitoring well in Guadalupe Park. The well would allow Navajo to descend into the aquifer and collect samples from the water to monitor possible contaminants in the city’s underground water streams. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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