Thursday morning briefing: Measuring power, a music fest and breaking the sound barrier

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

Power measured

Clovis-Carver Public Library has portable power meters that allow you to determine energy consumption and the costs of using individual appliances and electronic devices.

Xcel is providing the power meters as part of the Power Check program.

The meters come with instructions and can be used with most home appliances and electronics.

Question of the day

What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?

Join the discussion in our comment section below.

Music, music, music

Eastern New Mexico University’s Wind Symphony Concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday in Buchanan Hall.

A work of art by alumnus Charlayne Heselton will be featured.

The work was created following the wind symphony’s first performance several years ago.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Today in history

On this day in 1947, U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.

Yeager, born in Myra, W.V. 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:

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yeager-breaks-sound-barrier

Weather

Today — Very nice…sunny…warmer. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.

Tonight — Light jacket needed…mostly clear. Lows in the 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.