Being big boss means earning respect

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist It’s time to say hail to our chiefs! Long live our fearless leaders! Our head honchos! Our top dogs! Our sometimes ruthless dictators! Our jefe de los jefes or boss of all bosses. Monday is National Boss Day, an ancient ritual that dates back to the caveman days. During the […]

Added stress teaches responsibility

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Local Columnist Too blessed to be stressed. That’s a saying I’ve been seeing a lot lately. But I like it better the other way around: “Blessed to be stressed.” Why? Because as I heard a radio commentator say we’re blessed to be stressed because that means God has entrusted us with […]

Lookouts advance in USSSA tourney

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Sharae Kuchta of Clovis Spitfire is tagged out trying to get back to first base by Ruidoso Lady Warriors first baseman Kirstie Trotter during Saturday’s 14-and-under matchup in the USSSA state championships at Guy Leeder Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler On Saturday morning, first-round play of the state USSSA softball championships began […]

School board reinstates Portales teacher

Tony Parra A Portales High School teacher fired on May 6 was reinstated by Portales Schools Superintendent James Holloway on Tuesday morning. The decision came 13 days after Kay Jilek presented her case to the school board at a meeting. She told the board she was not given a reason for her termination by PHS […]