Monday morning briefing: Fair day, meetings watch and three days of peace and love

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

A fair day

Today is opening day for the annual Curry County Fair.

Here’s a link to the complete schedule:

Meetings watch

The following governing bodies in Roosevelt County meet this week:

• Roosevelt County Commission, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Roosevelt County Courthouse. The agenda includes information on a magistrate court project, a public hearing on modifications to the county personnel ordinance and generator installation at Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office.

• Roosevelt General Hospital board, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, RGH conference room.

• Portales City Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Portales City Hall. The agenda includes a public hearing on an ordinance to require xeriscaping for new multi-family, commercial and industrial development. It also involves a contract for planning of the train depot area.

• ENMU Regents, 3 p.m. Thursday, Eastern New Mexico University Administration Building.

Kitchen tips

Don’t throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

Today in history

On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel.

Somewhat improbably, the chaotic gathering of half a million young “hippies” lived up to its billing of “Three Days of Peace and Music.”

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Tonight — A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind between 5 and 15 mph.