Thursday briefing: Win a snake, happy Earth Day and big winds coming

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

Stupid pet tricks

Pet Parade video shoot is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 4-Ever Pets in Portales.

The pet store is providing hot dogs, drinks, and chips.

They’re also raffling away a snake.

Website of the day

Follow the progress of Clovis’ Isaac Godwin and offer support.

He was seriously injured in a recent car crash on Sugar Beet Road.

http://isaacgodwin.com/

Opera night in Clovis

Marshall Middle School is performing the all-student produced Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Opera 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Children under 6 are free.

Tickets can be purchased at Marshall or at the door.

Today in history

Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the world’s environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time on April 22, 1970.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/4/22

Weather

Today — Hang onto your hat…windy. Slight chance of showers in the morning…then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. West winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to southwest 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph.

Tonight — More of the same…lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 10 to 20 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 50 mph.