Monday morning briefing: Money to blow and an American icon

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing.

Money to blow

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber is raising the money for the annual Fourth of July Smoke on the Water display solely from private donations again this year.

Ditto the Roosevelt County Chamber and its annual Smokin’ Fourth.

But time is running out and funds are still short for both events.

Less than a week to go.

Here are links on how to donate.

Clovis/Curry:

http://www.clovisnm.org/news/release-detail.php?story_id=270

Portales/Roosevelt:

http://www.portales.com/events/view/2010-Fireworks-Show

Question of the day

If you had to make a cross-country trip, what kind of vehicle would you like to take the trip in? Sports car, SUV, RV, truck, or a comfy sedan?

Video game of the week

Our own Jenna Zamie’s pick for your enjoyment.

Game: Transformers: War for Cybertron

Genre: Action

System: 360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS

What is it? An action shooter based on the popular franchise with a variety of play styles.

ESRB Rating: Teen

Web site: http://www.TransformersGame.com

Today in history

On this day in 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assembled the first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon.

The first completed production car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of just 300 Corvettes made that year.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/6/28

Weather

Today — Breathe easy… scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Tonight — Even cooler…scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening…then isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s.