Friday morning briefing: Ethnic Fair, Cannon open house and The Kid’s first crime

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

Ethnic Fair

The annual Clovis Ethnic Fair is all day Saturday in the 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street. Food, fun and lots more.

Information: 749-6570.

See Cannon

The second annual Cannon Air Force Base open house is a free public event featuring Cannon’s specialized airpower capabilities on the Cannon flightline from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday.

This year’s event includes an aerial review of the 27 SOW’s aircraft, demonstrations by military working dogs and explosive ordnance disposal teams and a performance from the Air Force country music ensemble Wild Blue Country.

Information: 784-4131 or

Quirky quote of the day

“I think they should have a Barbie with a buzz cut.” — Ellen DeGeneres

Kitchen tip

Store tomatoes with stems pointed down and they will stay fresher longer.

Today in history

On this day in 1875, Billy the Kid is arrested for the first time after stealing a basket of laundry.

He later broke out of jail and roamed the American West, eventually earning a reputation as an outlaw and a rap sheet that allegedly included 21 murders.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny, with a high near 84. North wind around 5 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 52. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.