Wednesday morning briefing: Free fishing and blood needed

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing.

Free fishing

Saturday is not only National Fishing Day, it’s free fishing day across New Mexico.

The state game commission is granting all anglers, residents and non-residents a day of free fishing on public waters.

On this special day, no one needs a license or stamp, although bag limits and all other fishing rules apply.

Blood drive

United Blood Services is holding a blood drive in conjunction with an event to raise money for medical expenses of Portales native Jerad LaRue.

The blood drive is set for 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the donor coach at Creighton’s Town and Country, 1621 S. Ave. D.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Appointments: 806-797-6804.

LaRue has aplastic anemia, which is bone marrow failure.

Video game of the week

A little late but finally our own game master Jenna Zamie has come up with her favorite game of the week.

Game: Alpha Protocol

Genre: RPG

System: PC, 360, PS3

What is it? An espionage-based RPG that gives players plenty of ways to approach missions.

ESRB Rating: Mature

Web site: http://www.alphaprotocol.com/us/index.php

Weather

Today — Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.