Local bird watchers unite for bird count

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Amateur bird watcher Don Hicks peers through his binoculars at Goodwin Lake Trail on Wednesday in search of birds. Hicks hopes to connect with other area birdwatchers during the Great Backyard Bird Count taking place Friday through Monday. Benna Sayyed Don Hicks hopes to connect with other area birdwatchers when […]

Ticket feature: Enter the Haggis to perform in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The latest installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series, Enter the Haggis, is expected to bring “jolting spirit and energy” to the audience, according to a press release from CCC. Freedom New Mexico Blending Celtic, rock, Latin and bluegrass, Canada’s Enter The Haggis will be performing Tuesday in Clovis. The latest installment […]

God cares for all creations, down to smallest

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist My sister who lives in Rochester, Minnesota, tells me about an amazing sight every year about now. Thousands upon thousands of Canada geese migrate from the north to stay in Rochester for the winter. While many geese stay there, some head even further south into southern states. Any visitor to […]

Canada health system endless wait for some

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Canada trade deal needs to be protected

Freedom New Mexico President Obama’s visit to Canada was notable for the ever-so-slight undercurrents of uneasiness between two countries that have enjoyed generally amicable relations over the sometimes touchy issue of trade. Obama made foolish comments during the presidential campaign (in the heart of a Rust Belt filled with people and union leaders eager to […]

New Canadian border rules take time to implement

By Freedom New Mexico The Department of Homeland Security has announced it plans to tighten the identification requirements along the U.S.-Canadian border as of Thursday when it will no longer simply allow either Americans or Canadians to come into the country by presenting a driver’s license and declaring their citizenship. Not only would this new […]

Race brakes for breakfast in Portales

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Amid cheers and whistles from bystanders, participants in the 25th annual Great American Race rolled in for a breakfast pit stop Tuesday in Portales at the Roosevelt County Courthouse square. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce volunteers were on hand to serve the Great Race participants and staff a hearty breakfast […]

Henry, James

James A. Henry, 92, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 5, 1914, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Edward and Jennie Pratt Wright, he served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and retired from the Air Force in 1962. He was a member of […]

Olympics take mind off state politics

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist I know. I know. There is just a lot of stuff going on in New Mexico about which I should be passionate. What could possibly distract from writing reams of copy about the recently concluded 2006 New Mexico Legislature? The 2006 Winter Olympics, that’s what. Who cares about a $6 […]

Universal healthcare not perfect solution

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist America’s socialists advocate that we adopt a universal healthcare system like our northern neighbor Canada. Before we buy into complete socialization of our healthcare system, we might check out the Canadian Supreme Court’s June 9th ruling in Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General). It turns out that in order to prop […]

Passport requirement lacks rationale

What is the rationale for a program announced Tuesday to require U.S. citizens and residents who visit Mexico and Canada, beginning in 2008, to acquire U.S. passports and show them to border guards when they return? Quite frankly, we don’t think there is one. It resembles all too many of the vaunted airport “security” measures, […]

Rancher backs beef ban

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Correspondent Mary Nordtome said she can look out her kitchen window and see for miles. She and her husband single handily operate a 22,000-acre ranch in Fort Sumner and have been in the ranching industry for more than 50 years. When she talks about the industry she has built her life […]

Canada’s health care not miracle cure

By Walter E. Williams “The Dog and His Bone” is one of Aesop’s many instructive fables. It’s about a dog carrying a bone in his mouth. As he was crossing a footbridge over a stream and happened to glance into the water, he saw his own reflection. Thinking it was another dog with a bigger […]

Wilkerson, Carla

Carla Wilkerson Services: Have been held. Carla Lynn Wilkerson, 50 of Lubbock, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004. She was born on Nov. 11, 1953, in Dublin, Texas, to James R. and Mary Alice Wilkerson. She graduated from Phoenix Christian High School in Arizona in 1972 where she was homecoming queen. She worked for several years […]

Socialized health care not the answer

By Walter Williams Let’s start out by not quibbling with America’s socialists’ false claim that health-care service is a human right that people should have regardless of whether they can pay for it or not and that it should be free. Before we buy into this socialist agenda, we might check out just what happens […]

Congress’ miracles tend to hurt industry

In Marcus Cook Connelly’s spiritual play, “Green Pastures,” God lamented to the Angel Gabriel, “Every time Ah passes a miracle, Ah has to pass fo’ or five mo’ to ketch up wid it,” and adding, “Even bein God ain’t no bed of roses.” That’s something our congressmen should think about when they set out to […]

Reimportation of drugs counterproductive

Steve Chapman Americans have often wondered what possible use there is for Canada. If not for ice hockey, Pamela Anderson and Moosehead beer, they could forget it even exists. In the old cartoon map depicting life after the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico was labeled “manufacturing.” The United States was “retail.” And Canada? “Parking.” […]

Republicans overdosing with drug bill

By Mona Charen When it comes to foreign policy, I sleep better at night knowing that Republicans control the White House and the Congress. But on health care, it has lately become difficult to imagine how things could be much worse with the Democrats in charge. When the Clinton administration attempted to move us down […]

Why all the fuss about gay marriages?

Tibor Machan Canada is now recognizing gay marriages, and many in America think it is embarrassing that our country is lagging behind. Well, just wait a minute. When gay marriages are not being recognized it isn’t just that one is opposed to them. There can be full acceptance of such marriages while still resisting them, […]