Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing.
The first Santa Fe Railway cars arrived in Clovis from Albuquerque on Dec. 18, 1907.
Engineer Jeff Roberts brought the train in at night and initially failed to see the townsite. He had to back his train into the station.
The following Roosevelt County governing bodies meet this week:
• Roosevelt County Commission, 9 a.m. today at the Roosevelt County Courthouse
• Roosevelt General Hospital board, 5:30 p.m. today at the RGH conference room
• Portales City Council, 7 p.m. today at Portales City Hall
• Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents, 3 p.m. Saturday, ENMU Administration Building Regents Room
All are open to the public.
Dairy Fest is 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center.
Admission is $1 and entertainment includes singer Mark Chesnutt.
Quirky quote of the day
“We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don't know.” — W. H. Auden
Today in history
On this day in 1788, New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land.
Here’s the rest of the story:
Today — Sunny, with a high near 84.
Tonight — A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.