Monday morning briefing: Video game of the week, rodeo days and Ruby Ridge relived

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

Rodeo days

La Nina Classic Ranch Rodeo is set for 6:30 p.m. today and Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds.

Fifteen teams compete each night in events including branding, stray gathering, doctoring, trailer loading and bronc riding. Bull riding is Tuesday night only.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and younger. The cost is in addition to fair entrance fees.

Video game of the week

Our own game master Jenna Zamie’s pick of the week from tirelessly surfing the web for the best:

Game: Toy Soldiers: Cold War

Genre: Strategy

System: 360

What is it? An action-packed tower defense game that improves upon its predecessor at almost every opportunity.

ESRB Rating: Teen

Web site:

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Kitchen tip

While cooking smelly foods, soak a cloth towel and let it dry in the cooking area. It will absorb the smell of cooking and keep the room fresh.

Today in history

On this day in 1992, in the second day of a standoff at Randy Weaver’s remote northern Idaho cabin, FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi wounds Randy Weaver, Kevin Harrison, and kills Weaver’s wife, Vicki.

The controversial standoff spawned a nationwide debate on the use of force by federal law enforcement agencies, and a U.S. Senate panel accused the federal agencies involved of “substantial failures” in their handling of the Ruby Ridge operation.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 10 mph.