Wednesday morning briefing: Hot chickens and calling all writers

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing.

Hot chicken

Who knew prairie chickens were such a hot item?

Turns out all 100 spots to watch the birds’ annual courtship dances have already sold out for the April 16-18 High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival.

Heck, they just announced tickets three weeks ago — at $95 a pop.

The state Department of Game and Fish says early birds who want to get in on the fun for 2011 can do so by contacting Tish McDaniel at chickenfestival@yahoo.com or 575-762-6997.

Web site of the day

http://www.nmhousegop.com

The New Mexico House Republican Caucus’ Web site.

Question of the day

What’s the one non-budget thing you’d like the Legislature to do this session?

Feel free to leave your suggestions in our comment section below.

Calling all writers

Panhandle Professional Writers in Amarillo announces the opening of