A man’s great ideas live on after he’s gone

We are saddened at the loss of economist Jude Wanniski, who on Aug. 29 died suddenly of a heart attack at age 69 in New Jersey. A journalist, he started out in the 1960s with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the now-defunct National Observer. In 1972, he became an editorial writer at The Wall Street […]

Over-caution can be bad as recklessness

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist We’re not omniscient. That means making errors is unavoidable. Understanding the nature of errors is vital to our well-being. Let’s look at it. There are two types of errors, nicely named the type I error and the type II error. The type I error is when we reject a true […]

Sometimes we all need a little perspective

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local religious columnist My two-years-younger brother Jim wrote an interesting column for his church newsletter the other day. He had some great things to say, but what really made the article interesting is where he was when he wrote it. The boy has always marched to a bit of a different […]

Special events center goes west

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A chapter characterized by contingency and deliberation ended Tuesday when Curry County commissioners voted 4-1 to construct a special events center on the west side of the county fairgrounds. The vote reverses an early June decision, which laid plans for east-side construction. Tuesday’s vote erased the east-side plans. Construction […]

County OKs events center plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When Paul Barnes imagines a special events center on the east side of the Curry County Fairgrounds, he envisions a sea of problems. “The east side is too congested,” said Barnes, who traced the inception of the project to the 1970s, recalling a time when he served as a […]

Events center plan up for vote

By Marlena Hartz An impassioned two-page letter arrived in the hands of the Curry County Commissioner Kathryn Tate in March 2004. The letter, written by director for Miss Rodeo New Mexico Wilma Fulgham, outlined concerns over the construction of the Curry County Fairground Special Events Center. Issues presented in the letter are likely to resurface […]

Coyotes reminder that West still wild

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist I’m not going to choose sides when it comes to ranchers and coyotes. That’s another one of those political hot potatoes. Let’s just say I admire the coyote for expanding its range despite being shot, trapped, poisoned and dodging the growth of civilization across the North American continent. The first […]

Risk-takers like Disney great part of American story

Freedom Newspapers As Disneyland launches its 50th birthday celebration, it seems appropriate to consider the founding father who turned his last name into an enduring brand and created a media giant that bestrides the planet. Walt Disney, as many have noted with varying degrees of accuracy, was not always the kindly, genial Uncle Walt who […]

ENMU seeking fall feel for spring game

By Dave Wagner The 2005 opener is four months off, but the Eastern New Mexico University football squad gets its first taste of “game” competition in today’s 4 p.m. Silver & Green Game at Greyhound Stadium. Rosters were selected on Wednesday for the contest, which will be conducted under as close to game-like circumstances as […]

Experience on Pojoaque’s side

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Experience will be on the side on Pojoaque in today’s Class 3A boys semifinal against Portales. The Elks are making their fourth trip to the state semifinals in five years while Portales is making its first state appearance since winning it all in 2001. Pojoaque (20-7) knocked out […]