Thursday morning briefing: Art treasure, a free film and a million behind bars

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

Be amazed

Or, at least a little surprised by taking a walking tour of art treasures at Eastern New Mexico University.

It’s from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and includes stops in the Administration Building, the Roosevelt County Museum and end sin Golden Library at the closing reception for Runnel Gallery’s featured artist, Jessie Dodington.

Information: 575-562-2778.

A movie and more

United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s Health and Wellness Day at Clovis Community College Saturday includes a special showing of the documentary film “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.”

Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the festivities include seminars on a variety of health issues as well as speakers, prizes and a healthy lunch.

Information: 575-935-0211 or online at

Quirky quote of the day

“A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.” — Mark Twain

Today in history

On this day in 1994, the Justice Department announces the U.S. prison population has topped 1 million for the first time in American history.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a east wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to between 10 and 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 34. East wind around 5 mph becoming west.