Friday morning briefing: Lake opens, camp starts and O.J.’s ride

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

Hoop camp

The Portales Rams Girls Basketball Camp is set for Monday through Wednesday at the Portales High School gym.

The camp is open for girls entering first through eighth grade, and the cost is $35.
Information: Traci Sievers at 749-2701.

Registration forms and information:

Lake fun

Sumner Lake State Park reopens today with a number of new procedures in place to ensure there is no spread of Quagga mussel larva.

All watercraft will have to go through a mandatory inspection before launch and a decontamination process after using the lake.

New boating hours are 7a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

Video game of the week

From our own Jenna Zamie, who scours the web relentlessly for the best.

Game: inFamous 2

Genre: Action adventure

System: PS3

What is it? An immersive open-world action adventure that offers a realistic look at being a superhero.

ESRB Rating: Teen

Web site:

Compiled from

Quirky quote of the day

“There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.” — Will Rogers

Today in history

On this day in 1994, viewers across the nation are glued to their television screens, watching as a fleet of black-and-white police cars pursues a white Ford Bronco along Interstate-405 in Los Angeles.

Inside the Bronco is Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson, a former professional football player, actor and sports commentator whom police suspected of involvement in the recent murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to between 20 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 64. West wind between 10 and 20 mph.