Tuesday morning briefing: Traffic alert, a question of age and civil rights

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

Bridge closing

Construction from South First Street to Brady Street will close the Prince Street overpass to all traffic.

Work is expected to take four weeks. The road’s asphalt surface will be removed and replaced.

Businesses will be open, but accessible only through Brady Street.

Bracket time
Log-on to fnm.bracketbreakdown.com or cnjonline.com and get involved. Create a league for you and your friends, compete locally for a $300 gift certificate and nationally for a $1 million cash prize and a trip for two to Jamaica. Visit here to play.

Video game of the week

The latest video game for your consideration from our own Jenna Zamie.

Game: Dragon Age II

Genre: Role-playing game

System: PC, 360, PS3

What is it? A quality role-playing game that focuses on the element of choice to great effect.

ESRB Rating: Mature

Web site: http://dragonage.bioware.com/da2

Compiled from Gamespot.com

Question of the day

If you could be any age again for one week, what age would you be?

Join the conversation our comment section below.

Open meetings

Three Roosevelt County government agencies have important meetings this week. All are open to the public:

• Roosevelt County Commission, 9 a.m. today, Roosevelt County Courthouse.

• Portales City Council, 7 p.m. today, Portales City Hall

• Elida Board of Education, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Elida High School library

Today in history

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress to urge the passage of legislation guaranteeing voting rights for all.

Using the phrase “we shall overcome,” borrowed from African-American leaders struggling for equal rights, Johnson declared that “every American citizen must have an equal right to vote.”

Here’s the rest of the story:



Today — Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.

Tonight — Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s.