Friday morning briefing: Take a walk, Cops & Kids and the last train in Clovis

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

Get in step

Feeling like you need a little exercise?

There is Open Walking from 10 a.m. until noon today at the Portales Recreation Center.

Information: 356-8598.

Cops & Kids

Registration is under way for a Cops & Kids basketball tournament featuring…well…cops and kids.

Kids ages 6 to 13 get a shot at competing in a series of 10-minute games against Clovis police June 4 at the Clovis High School gym.

Kids who participate get a trophy, T-shirt, a bag of goodies and a free photo.
Registration limited to the first 100 kids.

Pre-registration online at, or in person at Clovis Police Department by asking for Daron Roach or Amy Sellers.

Fast fact

The last passenger train ran through Clovis on May 1, 1971.

Quirky quote of the day

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors.” — Jim Morrison

Today in history

On this day in 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nev., tailor Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world’s most famous garments: blue jeans.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. West wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.