Good morning, and welcome to the first Freedom New Mexico Morning Briefing of 2012. You might be reading this from your office or your home, depending on how your business is marking the New Years holiday. The Freedom New Mexico offices are closed, but the newsrooms are still available throughout the day (depending, of course, on reporter schedules). Call 356-4481, ext. 30, for the Portales newsroom, or 763-3431, ext. 313, for the Clovis newsroom. The circulation offices are taking calls in the morning hours, as well.