Monday morning briefing: Traffic reports and The Babe’s debut

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

Traffic reports

The New Mexico Department of Transportation weekly traffic report is available online or by telephone.

Notifications are posted as they reported to the NMDOT which can be found on their road advisory or by calling 511.

Meetings watch

The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. today in the district Administration Building.

The agenda includes matters on purchasing and procurement, as well as a speech by Kayla Hight of Portales High School FFA.

Special session

The Curry County Commission meets in special session 9 a.m. today in the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

Among agenda items:

• A report on the timeline and an overview of a road improvement project on Curry roads S and 7.

• A presentation on plans to redistrict state Senate and House districts because of population changes.

Quirky quote of the day

“Make crime pay – become a lawyer.” — Will Rogers

Today in history

On this day in 1914, George Herman “Babe” Ruth makes his major league debut, pitching seven strong innings to lead the Boston Red Sox over the Cleveland Indians, 4-3.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. South wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight — A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind between 10 and 15 mph.