Portales' Wendel Sloan, who works for Eastern New Mexico University, responding to a question about four-day work weeks for those employed by public entities:
"A resounding yes! Most employees would actually be more productive by working four 10-hour days per week instead of five eight-hour days because it takes a certain amount of time to read the Clovis and Portales papers each morning before getting into a work groove.
"Although many Republicans think that global warming is just a vast left-wing conspiracy, the savings in gas and, consequently, in our environment would make at least a small New Mexico contribution to reversing this trend and leaving a better Earth to future generations (provided an asteroid does not wipe us out in the meantime -- but, of
course, that would be just another left-wing conspiracy).
"The only downside to a 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. four-day work week is that Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett would have to re-record ‘It's Five o'clock Somewhere' for honky tonk jukeboxes in Republican strongholds across the state."
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Did you know John Denver, Perry Como and Jimmie Rodgers are among popular artists who've performed songs that included references to Tucumcari?
.Rodgers' "Tucumcari" song tells the tale of traveling to the Quay County city to marry the true love he left behind 2 ½ years earlier ... only to find her marrying his best friend: