Friday morning briefing: Recreation, red shirts and summer vacation

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing.

Video of the day
Roy Walker Recreation Center is a local jewel that’s “In your backyard.”

Check out our video.

Grand Club
Barry Elementary student Sterling Barth, 6, is getting a Grand Club Relay For Life T-shirt 6 p.m. today at opening ceremonies in Ned Houk Park.

Sterling was watching a home makeover program earlier this year featuring a cancer survivor and Relay For Life.

He noticed someone wearing a red shirt for volunteers who raised more than $1,000 and decided he would earn one.

Sterling did yard work and got some help from the City of Clovis Parks Department, who hired him for a day.

Sterling earned more than $1,000 by last week.

Question of the day

If money wasn’t an issue, where would you go for summer vacation?

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Did you know?

Portales national rankings:

Top 17 percent of U.S. communities in racial diversity

Top 17 percent of U.S. communities in the number of college-educated adults per capita

Top 13 percent of U.S. communities in rent affordability

Ninth-highest quality of life in the West, and 15th-highest in the entire U.S.

Top 8 percent of U.S. communities with a short commute to work

Top 3 percent of U.S. communities in property tax affordability

Weather

Today — Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph shifting to the east 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.