Escaping notice, the Artesia Ice Service is probably the same as it was 40 years ago. Making ice cream or filling up coolers? Drive down the side street and around back and buy your ice from a vending machine or a person if the office is open. A 7 lb. bag costs $1.00, a 25 lb. bag costs $3.75. Homemade ice cream just tastes better made surrounded by Artesia Ice. Since the city pumps some of it's water from underground wells, you're probably getting ice made from the same source.