Thursday morning briefing: Emergency tips, basketball camp and UFOs


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

Emergency tips

Are you interested in the preparation for emergencies in Portales and Roosevelt County?

The Roosevelt County Local Emergency Planning Committee meets 4-5 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Memorial Building in Portales.

Call Emergency Management Director Keith Thomas Wattenbarger at 760-4350 or 356-4404, extension 2005, or visit

Question of the day

It's summer blockbuster season, and many are sequels or remakes.

What movie would you like to see get a sequel or remake that hasn't received one before?

Join the discussion in the comment section below.

Basketball camp

Eastern New Mexico University Zia's Skill Camp start’s 8 a.m. Monday at Greyhound Arena.

Basketball camp for Grades 3 - 12 and registration is 8 - 9 am in Greyhound Arena and camp runs three days.

Cost is $60 per camper.

More information, contact Coach Linden Weese, [email protected]; (575) 562-2233 or (575) 309-8679.

Today in history

On this day in 1997, U.S. Air Force officials released a 231-page report dismissing long-standing claims of an alien spacecraft crash in Roswell almost exactly 50 years earlier.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.

Tonight — Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 60s.


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