Wednesday morning briefing: Roping in the New Year and a raisin in the champagne

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

Lasso the New Year

World Series of Team Roping is bringing in the New Year with two-day event starting with registration at 8 a.m. Saturday in the Curry County Events Center.

Roping starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday .

Information: 505-469-4388

Check it out

Preschool storytime is 10:30 a.m. today at the Portales Public Library.

Odd holiday facts

Something for the New year’s toast —