Friday morning briefing: Clovis’ top chef, a celebration and maybe some rain

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

Steaking it out

Check out Doug McGregor of Clovis, now a prize winning steak chef.

Seems Doug, 66, who has never competed in a cooking contest before, decided to try his hand at the Cowboy Culture Celebration steak contest last weekend in Dublin, Texas.
He entered with his son, Brad, who lives in Dublin.

When the smoke cleared, the McGregor team were declared the winners, competing against several professional teams.

Where’d he learn to cook a prize winning steak?

McGregor’s a retired railroader who used to chef at employee events sometimes cooking up to 1,200 steaks in one shot.

Now, he’s thinking he might have a new career.

A reminder

Don’t forget the Clovis Civic Center fifth anniversary celebration today.

There will be an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 4 p.m.-6 p.m. reception and a 4:45 p.m. program.

Open to the public.

Quirky quote

“The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.” — H. G. Wells

School’s out

Portales schools and Clovis schools are closed today for spring.

Today in history

On this day in 1970, Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the world’s environmental problems, is celebrated in the U.S. for the first time.

Millions of Americans, including students from thousands of colleges and universities, participated in rallies, marches, and educational programs.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-earth-day

Weather

Today — Sunny…windy. Highs in the lower to mid 80s. West winds 15 to 25 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.

Tonight