Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing.
Find another route: K. Barnett and Sons is starting on drainage improvements on North Thornton Street, also known as Curry Road K.
Work begins 7 a.m. Monday and runs through Oct. 24. The road will be closed to thru traffic.
Today in history: U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.
Yeager, born in Myra, West Virginia, in 1923, was a combat fighter during World War II and flew 64 missions over Europe. He shot down 13 German planes and was himself shot down over France, but he escaped capture with the assistance of the French Underground. After the war, he was among several volunteers chosen to test-fly the experimental X-1 rocket plane, built by the Bell Aircraft Company to explore the possibility of supersonic flight.
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Weather: Clear skies day and night. High of 83, low of 48. No chance of rain, winds around 8 mph.