Monday morning briefing: Growth issues, special meeting and no more Route 66

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

Growing issues

The Local Growth Management Committee meets 2 p.m. Wednesday at Portales City Hall.

The agenda includes a closeout report on goals achieved from an initial planning grant.

The committee meets periodically to consider any growth issues associated with the mission at Cannon Air Force Base.

Website of the day

The City of Portales website has links to safety tips for fireworks and grilling as well as tips for homeowners. To see them, visit and scroll down on the home page.

Special meeting

The Clovis City Commission meets in special session 5:15 p.m. Monday at City Commission Chambers.

The agenda includes approval of election workers for the Aug. 2 referendum and a street closings for the annual July 4 Smoke on the Water fireworks display.

Quirky quote of the day

“Do not speak — unless it improves on silence.” — Buddhist saying

Today in history

After 59 years, the iconic Route 66 enters the realm of history on this day in 1985, when the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials decertifies the road and votes to remove all its highway signs.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Tonight — A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east.