Friday morning briefing: Jokes, cold beer and a cowboy

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

Video of the day

Did you here the one about…hey, we’re just “Joking Around.”

Question of the day

The obvious one for a hot day — who has the coldest beer in your town?

Join the chatter in the comment section below.

You’re opinion please

Mark your calendars for this one.

The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to drop by the RooseveltCounty Electric Cooperative at noon June 15 for an informal chat with the mayor, city council members and the city manager about important issues in the city.

Topics include the Ute Water Project, Cannon Air Force Base expansion, street renovations, Yam theater remodeling and anything else that’s on your mind.

Tribute

Oliver Carl Neie, 88, of Corrales, a soil conservationist, cowboy and artist died at his home May 21.

Lots of cowpokes in eastern New Mexico and across the state knew Neie because they learned roping at his ranch.

Here, in part, is an unusual tribute to man shared by his family:

“Oliver won his last (rodeo) buckle at the age of 75…and had his last horse wreck at 84.”

Happy trails, Oliver.

Weather

Today — Stay close to an air conditioner… Highs 97 to 102. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Phew…Lows in the lower to mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.