Monday morning briefing: A new trail, campus compass and the worst disaster

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for some of the most important news of the day.

It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday morning briefing:

New recreation

Clovis is hosting a ribbon cutting for the Goodwin Lake Trails 10 a.m. Tuesday at 3205 N. Prince St.

It’s open to the public…and feel free to take a stroll.

Information: 769-7828

Website of the day

Having trouble finding your way around Eastern New Mexico University as the fall semester starts?

A campus map is available at: www.enmu.edu/map

Input needed

The Portales City Council is set to conduct a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at City Hall so residents can give input on the 2013-2017 Infrastructure Capital Improvements Plan.

The plan sets priorities for improvements of infrastructure such as facilities, roads and utilities, and the legislature reviews the plan when deciding where to send state money.

Information: call 356-6662, extension 1025, or visit City Hall at 100 W. First St. before 4:30 p.m. Sept. 6.

Quirky quote of the day

“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.” — Yogi Berra

Kitchen tip

Placing Potatoes in salt water for 15 minutes before baking make them bake quickly.

Today in history

Hurricane Katrina makes landfall near New Orleans as a Category 4 on this day in 2005.

Despite being only the third most powerful storm of the 2005 hurricane season, Katrina was the worst natural disaster in the history of the U.S.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hurricane-katrina-slams-into-gulf-coast

Weather

Today — 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. North wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Tonight — A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.