Thursday morning briefing: We’re talking water and a boy king

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

Projects due

Science Fair Projects at Zia Elementary School are due Tuesday and judging will take place Nov. 11.

A science fair assembly will be held 8 a.m. Nov. 17.

Question of the day

If you could only access just one website for your entire life, what would it be?

Please feel free to link up to this discussion on our comment section below.

News conference

State Engineer John D’Antonio will join a 2 p.m. press conference in Portales today to talk about the need to fund the Ute Water pipeline, a project diverting water from Ute Lake to communities across eastern New Mexico.

He’ll be joined by community leaders and state legislators.

It’s at the Yam Theater, 121 S. Main Ave., and is open to the public.

Today in history

On this day in 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discover a step leading to the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.

Thus began a monumental excavation process in which Carter carefully explored the four-room tomb over several years, uncovering an incredible collection of several thousand objects.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/entrance-to-king-tuts-tomb-discovered

Weather

Today — Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid 60s.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the 30s.