Thursday morning briefing: Sign-ups, rain and epic battles

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

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Safety riding

Time for summer ATV fun and the state Department of Game and Fish is reminding riders about laws and safety rules.

• Wear a helmet and eye protection.

• For off-roading on public land, register all off-highway vehicles with the state or have a

non-resident permit.

• Stay on designated trails and never harass wildlife or livestock.

• Leave the area better than you found it.

More information:

www.B4uRide.com or call the New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Program at 505-476-8171.

Website of day

Find out what’s on tap at the ENMU Runnels Gallery.

http://www.enmu.edu/services/museums/runnels/index.shtml

Question of the day

It’s obvious that nobody likes the hail that’s fallen recently. But what do you think of the rain?

Please join in on the fun and share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Today in history

The largest military conflict in North American history began this day in 1863 when Union and Confederate forces collided at Gettysburg.

The epic battle lasted three days and resulted in a retreat to Virginia by Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-gettysburg-begins

Weather

Today — Starting to read the same each day…partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to mid 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight — Yep, more of the same…partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.