Friday morning briefing: A major award, a major musical and a break in the weather

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.

High-five for Harden

State Senator Clinton D. Harden, Jr. of Clovis is the winner of the Ben D. Altamirano Award for Legislative Excellence.

He was presented the award Tuesday at the 2011 Annual New Mexico Mining Association’s (NMMA) Annual Legislative Reception and Dinner in Santa Fe.