Friday morning briefing: About rain, the price of gas and a pop classic

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

Fast fact

The rainiest year in Clovis’ history was 1941 with 46.91 inches falling.

To date, Clovis has received 1.71 inches this year.

Price of gas

AAA New Mexico reported Thursday the statewide average price for a gallon of gas is 11 cents below the national average.

The statewide average is $3.47 and the national average is $3.58.

The least expensive gasoline is in Albuquerque, where prices are now $3.37.

Car show

The National Collector Car Appreciation Day show is 7 p.m. today at Portales’ Downtown Square.

The event features collector cars on display and food vendors.

Admission is free. Information: Sandy Van Der Veen at 356-8541.