Public Safety

Udall, Nelson Urge FTC To Investigate Concussion Prevention Claims Used To Sell Soccer Headgear

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Bill Nelson, D-Fla. called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate potentially misleading safety claims used to sell soccer headgear.

The FTC enforces federal consumer protection laws that prevent fraud, deception and unfair business practices.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson

The senators asked that the FTC take action if the investigation findings reveal that makers of soccer headgear or other children’s sports safety equipment are engaged in false or deceptive advertising practices.


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NMED Announces Opportunity To Comment Or Request Public Hearing

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) announces an opportunity to comment on and/or request a public hearing on a proposed certification that New Mexico has an adequate, federally-approved State Implementation Plan (SIP) that addresses all elements of a Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 110(a)(2) infrastructure plan, as applicable to the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) revised NAAQS.

The purpose of the proposed certification is to confirm to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the State of New Mexico has the required infrastructure in place under the


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FBI: Arizona Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Wire Fraud Charges In New Mexico

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Joseph Lawler, 54, of Peoria, Ariz., entered a guilty plea in federal court in Albuquerque to a 12-count superseding indictment charging him with wire fraud offenses.

The guilty plea, which was entered without the benefit of a plea agreement, was announced by U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez and Special Agent in Charge Carol K.O. Lee of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division.

Lawler pled guilty to all 12 counts of a superseding indictment that was filed on June 9, 2015, and alleged that between Aug. 2010 and July 2014, Lawler engaged in an illegal scheme to defraud investors of hundreds


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YMCA Camp ‘Travels’ To Africa And Australia

Campers show off their didgeridoo skills in Drama. Courtesy/YMCA

Campers participate in a parachute team-building activity. Courtesy/YMCA

The camp Leaders in Training designed their own T-shirts. Courtesy/YMCA

Continuing their explorations around the world, these last two weeks the Y Summer Camp kids and staff participated in activities geared towards understanding the different cultures and traditions in both Africa and Australia.

In Art, campers made their very own Maasai Necklaces, a type of beadwork jewelry that the Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania have been handcrafting


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NMED Issues ‘Boil Water Advisory’ For Sugarite Canyon State Park, Lake Alice Campground

NMED News:

  • Customers are urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau has issued a “boil water advisory” for the Sugarite Canyon State Park, Lake Alice Campground.

NMED issued the advisory Friday after bacteriological contamination (E. coli) was detected in routine and repeat drinking water samples from the water system’s source. NMED requires Sugarite Canyon State Park, Lake Alice Campground to notify water system consumers of this finding. Sugarite Canyon State Park, Lake Alice Campground is a transient non-community


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