Wednesday morning briefing: Growth management, game of the week and a star dies

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

Meetings watch

The Local Growth Management Committee meeting is 2 p.m. today at Portales City Hall.

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

The committee includes various local public, private and Defense Department individuals to manage the impact of the change of mission at Cannon Air Force Base.

Video game of the week

Fresh from our own Jenna Zamie, who prowls the web each week looking for only the best games.

Game: Trenched

Genre: Action

System: 360

What is it? A humorous tower defense game that incorporates fast-paced action and a rewarding loot system.

ESRB Rating: Teen

Web site:

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Fast facts

Among the first laws adopted soon after Clovis was declared a town in 1908:

Ball playing in the street was forbidden. Punishment was three days in jail and a $5 fine.

Quirky quote of the day

“I haven’t failed, I’ve found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” — Thomas Edison

Today in history

On this day in 1967, blonde bombshell actress Jayne Mansfield is killed instantly when the car in which she is riding strikes the rear of a trailer truck on -90 east of New Orleans, La.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. South wind between 10 and 20 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 66. South wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to between 5 and 10 mph.