In case you were, y’know, doing stuff this weekend, we’ve provided an easy-to-use compendium of everything you need to know to make all your work friends (we know they’re not your real friends) feel dumb for not paying attention.
Effect of oil and gas on flow of cash — As you may have heard, natural gas prices are not so hot lately, so Farmington’s budget planning has to take into account the effects that will have on the gross receipts tax. Though if you ask us, all taxes are gross, amirite? #HennyYoungman (Daily Times)
Cheaper than a milk carton — The widow of the owner of a Farmington photography studio has been posting up nostalgic photos from the days of yore, including a couple framed photos of people without names. Well, they have names, it’s just that no one involved knows who it is. Do you? (Daily Times)
All about the Benjamins — As many as tens of faculty members at the University of New Mexico are being recruited by other institutions because UNM just won’t pony up the cash. Because who can scrape by on an average salary of $106,000 for professors? (ABQ Journal)
Mark that calendar —Bloomfield’s annual Bloomfield Days (yeah, the name’s not super original, but it’s definitely descriptive) are coming! It’s like the Bloomfield Days are the British, and I’m Paul Revere. Except Paul Revere didn’t have any rubber ducks winning him 500 large. (Daily Times)
Gettin’ fit — The Shiprock Marathon set records in how fast the people were running as well as how many of them there were. No word on if the number of marathon-runner-taunters were up as well, but we were definitely there in spirit, yelling, “Look out! There are hundreds of people chasing you!” to all the (literal) front-runners. (Daily Times)
Mother’s Day cometh — From down south comes a reminder that Mother’s Day is only a week away, so don’t forget to get her a decent gift. Though really, everyone should’ve known the Smurf gifts don’t play well with Mom — there’s like what, one female Smurf in existence? What mom can compete with Smurfette? (Las Cruces Sun-News)