Good morning, and welcome to Tuesday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.
Singing sons: The Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series will present Sons of the Pioneers 7 p.m. Monday at Marshall Auditorium.
The group consists Luther Nallie, Gary LeMaster, Ken Lattimore, Randy Rudd, Mark Abbott and Ricky Boen.
Tickets are $22, $17 for students, military and senior citizens and can be purchased at the CCC Cashier Window, Chamber of Commerce, the Cannon Air Force Base ITT Office or at the door the evening of the performance, pending availability.
Title town? The Clovis Christian Eagles are hosting the Lake Arthur Panthers 2 p.m. Saturday at Yucca Middle School in defense of their six-man state title.
The title game is the first time Clovis has hosted a state title football game since the Class 5A triple overtime classic between Clovis and Mayfield in 2007.
Today in history: At dusk 46 years ago, the biggest power failure in U.S. history occurs as all of New York state, portions of seven neighboring states, and parts of eastern Canada are plunged into darknes. The Great Northeast Blackout was caused by the tripping of a 230-kilovolt transmission line near Ontario, Canada, at 5:16 p.m., which caused several other heavily loaded lines also to fail. The blackout delayed millions of commuters, trapped 800,000 people in New York's subways, and stranded thousands more in office buildings, elevators, and trains. Ten thousand National Guardsmen and 5,000 off-duty policemen were called into service to prevent looting.
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Weather: High of 53 degrees, with no chance of rain and northeast winds around 11 mph. The night will be clear as well, but bundle up for a low of 27.