Tuesday morning briefing: Video game, elections and big fat diamonds

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing.

Video game of the week

When Jenna Zamie isn’t correcting our errors on the copy desk, she’s online looking for interesting video games. Here’s one she thinks is worth a try:

Game: LittleBigPlanet 2

Genre: 3D platformer

System: PS3

What is it? Powerful creation tools and great online features make sequel a giant leap forward.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Web site: http://www.littlebigplanet.com/en-gb/2

Question of the day

Breezy, gusty or hurricane force…how would you characterize the winds that swept across eastern New Mexico Monday?

Feel free to tell us what you think in the comment section below.

Election info

School board and Public School Capital Improvements Tax elections are scheduled for Feb. 1.

For a list of candidates, visit http://www.pntonline.com/news/board-23736-school-clerk.html, and keep an eye out for candidate profiles coming Sunday in the Portales News-Tribune and Clovis News Journal.

For voting information, call the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office at 356-8562.

Today in history

On this day in 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent.

Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened the “Cullinan,” it was the largest diamond ever found.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/worlds-largest-diamond-found

Weather

Today — Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 25. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening.