Monday morning briefing: Local snow records, a voice for teens and the British invasion

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing

Remembering Jay

Jay the newest giraffe addition to Hillcrest Zoo, sadly, passed on Saturday.

Click on the video of the day if you want to remember his arrival.

Local weather facts

The heaviest snowfall recorded in Clovis’ history was November 1911 when 22.5 inches fell.

For the season, Clovis recorded 43.3 inches of snow, also a record.

Teen voices

The Some Teens Are Reading committee meets 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Portales library.

Youngsters and teens, ages 9-18, get a chance to tell librarians what they want from the library.

Possible topics include activities, times of programs and books available.

Question of the day

If your house were on fire, what would you try to save?

Feel free to fan the flames and join the conversation in our comment section below.

School projects

Curious about building plans for Marshall Middle School and La Casita?

Here’s a link that takes you to a complete breakdown of each project:

Today in history

On this day in 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow lands at New York’s Kennedy Airport — and “Beatlemania” hits American soil.

It was the first visit to the U.S. by the Beatles, a British rock-and-roll quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit six days before with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Not as cool. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.