Wednesday morning briefing: Going green, first car in Clovis and the red scare

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

Website of the day

The Dora Consolidated Schools Business Professionals of America website design team has a website about the team and the 2012 BPA National Leadership Conference in Chicago.

To see it:

Fast facts

The first automobile in Clovis was a 1901 Oldsmobile with a curved dash owned by J.S. Fitzhugh. It first appeared in the city in 1907.

Scout camp

Cub Scout Camp is 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today through Friday at Oasis State Park.

Cost is $45. If you are not a Cub Scout you must register and the enrollment fee is $15.

Information: 799-8111.

Going green

Elida Municipal Schools operates a 50.60 Kilowatt-peak solar energy system commissioned Dec. 31.

As of Saturday, the system had produced 25,787.04 kilowatt hours and avoided the production of 39,795.49 pounds of carbon dioxide, according to the site.

Information: visit and click on “Solar Power at Elida” on the left side of the home page.

Today in history

On this day in 1949, Hollywood figures, including film stars Frederic March, John Garfield, Paul Muni, and Edward G. Robinson, are named in a FBI report as Communist Party members.

Such reports helped to fuel the anticommunist hysteria in the United States during the late-1940s and 1950s.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to between 20 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to between 10 and 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.