Wednesday morning briefing: Youth hunting, fine arts and American Graffiti

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing.

Youth license

Thousands of licenses for youth-only elk hunts, deer and javelina are available from the state Department of Game and Fish.

More than 2,700 deer licenses and 430 javelina licenses left over from the regular drawing are scheduled to go on sale 10 a.m. today on the department website.

Online sales are on a first-come, first-served basis at www.wildlife.state.nm.us

Question of the day

The recent patchwork on Mabry near Prince…good, bad, don’t care?

Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

Fine arts

Eastern New Mexico University has compiled its fine arts calendar for the coming semester.

The first scheduled event is a performance by acoustic singer and songwriter Travis Erwin at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Music Building’s Buchanan Hall. Admission is free.

Information: Kathi Fraze at 562-2377

For information on more events: http://www.enmu.edu/calendar/calendar.php?m=8&d=26&y=2010

Today in history

On this day in 1973, “American Graffiti,” a nostalgic coming-of-age tale set on the streets and steeped in the car-centric culture of suburban California, was