Monday morning briefing: Rain facts, road priorities and a deadly standoff

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.

Fast weather facts

Clovis recorded three years — 1917, 1943 and 1945 — with less than 10 inches of moisture.

The city also saw 5.26 inches of rain in a 24-hour period in 1957.

Road priorities

The Roosevelt County Commission is holding a workshop to prioritize road projects with members of the Road Department at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the county courthouse.

The workshop is open to the public.

Question of the day

Are you changing your driving habits because of gas price increases?

Feel free to take the driver’s seat and join the conversation in our comment section below.

Today in history

On this day in 1993, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raid the Branch Davidian cult compound in Waco, Texas, prompting a gun battle in which four agents and six cult members are killed.

The federal agents were attempting to arrest the leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, on information that the religious sect was stockpiling weapons.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s.