Wednesday morning briefing: Road rage, hunting rules and another hot one

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

Fair warning

A reminder from the city to avoid trying to travel east today on 21st from Prince Street.

Construction today is causing road closures and, very likely, a big traffic mess.

Rule changes

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is holding public meetings and seeking comments on hunting and licensing rules for bears, cougars, antelope and deer.

Proposed changes are available on the department website http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us./ under the “Issues and Answers” section.

Public meetings:

• Roswell: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Roswell Department of Game and Fish office, 1912 W. Second St.

• Tucumcari: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 17, Convention Center Liberty Room, 1500 W. Route 66 Blvd.

Video game of the week

Straight from our own game specialist Jenna Zamie.

Game: Hydro Thunder Hurricane

Genre: Racing

System: 360

What is it? This aquatic arcade racer is fun, fast-paced, and features fantastically varied courses to compete on.

ESRB Rating: Teen

Web site: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/h/hydrothunderhurricanexbla

Question of the day

What do you plan to buy this tax free weekend?

Feel free to jump into to this lively one in our comment section below.

Weather

Today — Another hot one…mostly sunny in the morning…then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — You’ll need a covered porch…isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid to upper 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening.