Tuesday morning briefing: Raising the flag and a high-scoring former Wildcat

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing.

Video of the day

Local folks taking their shot at being a comedian. Joking around.

The show goes on

The Yucca Middle School choir performs a 50s show 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium.

Also, the Barry Elementary School third and fourth graders program is at 5:30 p.m. at the school.

Question of the day

What’s your favorite event of the winter Olympics?

Please share your thoughts int he comment section below.

Former Wildcat helping Texas State

Aimee Hilburn of Clovis is averaging 7.8 points and a team-best 5.5 rebounds in her senior season at Texas State.

A 6-foot-1 forward, Hilburn is second on team with 50 assists.

The Division I Bobcats are 5-17 this season.

Hilburn helped Clovis finish a perfect 30-0 in 2005 en route to a Class 5A state title.

Web site of the day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIp70OJDdew&feature=channel

View video from the recent Chinese New Year’s celebration at ENMU.

This day in history

During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines take the crest of the island’s highest peak and raise the U.S. flag.

The first of three shots taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal showing five Marines and a Navy corpsman struggling to hoist the heavy flag pole became the most reproduced photograph in history and won him a Pulitzer Prize.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.do?action=VideoArticle&id=6816

Weather

Today — Start digging out. Slight chance of snow in the morning. Highs in the lower to mid 30s.

Tonight — Sit back and relax. Mostly clear. Lows 15 to 20.