Wednesday morning briefing: A Smokin Fourth and the Teflon Don

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

Smokin Fourth

This year’s Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce fireworks show is scheduled for 9 p.m.

July 4 at the Eastern New Mexico University Football Practice Field at U.S. 70 and University Drive.

To donate to the fireworks fund:

http://www.portales.com/fireworks

Alternative groundbreaking

There’s a groundbreaking today at the Vert-I-Go Wind Energy site south of Clovis.

It at 2:30 p.m. at the southeast corner of County Road 8 and County Road I.

They plan to build the first wind turbine in Clovis.

It’s open to the public.

Question of the day

What’s your favorite rodeo event?

Please share your thoughts in the in the comment section below.

Today in history

On this day in 1992, Mafia boss John Gotti, who was nicknamed the “Teflon Don” after escaping unscathed from several trials during the 1980s, was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty on 14 accounts of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering.

Moments after his sentence was read in a federal courthouse in Brooklyn, hundreds of Gotti’s supporters stormed the building and overturned and smashed cars before being forced back by police reinforcements.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/6/23

Weather

Today — Hey, a little cooler…isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning…then scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Tonight — Even nicer…partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 60s.