Thursday morning briefing: Grazing extended, Guns and Hoses and cruising Hollywood style

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

Website of the day

The Curry County Events Center has a new website complete with schedules and details of upcoming events.

Here’s a link: http://www.curryeventscenter.com/

Guns and Hoses

Clovis firefighters and police officers battle each other in a game of basketball 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at The Rock.

Ticket prices: Adults $4, seniors $3, ages 6 and under are free.

All proceeds go to the charity of the winner’s choice.

CRP changes

The New Mexico Farm Service Agency has extended emergency grazing of CRP acreage to Oct. 31 for drought-stricken farmers and ranchers in many counties, including Curry, Roosevelt and Quay.

More details: www.fs.usda.gov/nm

Kitchen tips

To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh-if it rises to the surface, throw it away.

Today in history

On this day in 1973, “American Graffiti,” a nostalgic coming-of-age tale set on the streets and steeped in the car-centric culture of suburban California, is released in theaters across the U.S.Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-graffiti-released

Weather

Today — Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind around 10 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Tonight — Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.