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Thursday morning briefing: Bingaman video, back to school and The Golden Bear

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

Video of the day

Check out our own political reporter Kevin Wilson in a one-on-one with Sen. Jeff Bingaman on the Ute water project and other important local issues.

Opening day

Just in case you’s opening day for Clovis Municipal and Clovis Christian schools.

Drive carefully and watch for kids.

Season tickets

If you’re a Wildcat football season ticket holder, you have only a week to buy reserved seat tickets.

Tickets went on sale July 27 and past ticket holders have until Aug. 19 to purchase their same tickets.

Seats are $48 each.

More info: 769-4350 ext. 1023 and ask for Sandy Brownlow.

Question of the day

With the weather so hot, what cold-weather destination sounds good to you right about now?

Chill out by joining the debate in our comment section below.

Today in history

On this day in 1973, American golfer Jack Nicklaus wins the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) championship for his 14th major title, surpassing Bobby Jones' record of 13 major championships.

Nicklaus shot a seven-under-par 277 at Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio, to win $45,000 and his third PGA National championship.

The "Golden Bear" went on to win a total of 20 major tournaments, a record that still stands today.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the 90s.

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