Friday morning briefing: Ute Lake fun and the Civil Rights Act

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

If your headed north

Ute Lake State Park is scheduled to host its traditional all-day July 4 celebration again this year.

The day begins with a parade at 10 a.m. in Logan, followed by a horseshoe contest at the park.

The fireworks display is over Ute Lake starting at 9 p.m.

Information: 575-487-2284.

No breakfast as usual

The American Legion Auxiliary in Clovis will not host its breakfast on Saturday due to the holiday weekend.

Question of the day

Do you buy your own fireworks, or just get entertainment from watching other people’s explosions?

Please join the discussion in our comment section below.

Website of the day

Visit the official site for the New Mexico State Film Office.

http://www.nmfilm.com/index.php

Today in history

On this day in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/7/2

Weather

Today — Look out…showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Tonight — Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 60s.