Tuesday morning briefing: First Clovis train, open meetings and the law of the land

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

Fast facts

The first Santa Fe Railway cars arrived in Clovis from Albuquerque on Dec. 18, 1907.

Engineer Jeff Roberts brought the train in at night and initially failed to see the townsite. He had to back his train into the station.

Meetings watch

The following Roosevelt County governing bodies meet this week:

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

• Roosevelt General Hospital board, 5:30 p.m. today at the