Friday morning briefing: A new building, herding dogs and remembering Route 66

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

Groundbreaking

They’re breaking ground today at Eastern New Mexico University for a new $15.6 million residence hall.

It’s at 1:30 p.m. at 17th and K streets in Portales, the former site of the now-demolished Lincoln Hall.

It’s open to the public.

Thunder road

The Cannon Thunder Car Show is 10 a.m. Saturday at Doc Stewart Park.

Move ‘em out

The Tumbleweed Classic Dog Trial, featuring the best of the best herding dogs, is all day Saturday and Sunday at the Roosevelt County Fairground Arena.

Information: 302-9007.

Quirky quote of the day

“I’ve never been married, but I tell people I’m divorced so they won’t think something’s wrong with me.” — Elayne Boosler

Kitchen tip

Store spices in a cool, dark place, not above your stove. Humidity, light and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavor.

Today in history

On this day in 1960, the first episode of the one-hour television drama “Route 66″ airs on CBS.

The program had a simple premise: It followed two young men, Buz Murdock and Tod Stiles, as they drove across the country in an inherited Corvette, doing odd jobs and looking for adventure.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cbs-broadcasts-the-premiere-episode-of-route-66

Weather

Today — Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind between 10 and 20 mph.

Tonight — Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind between 10 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.