Public Safety

NFL Endorses Udall-Rockefeller Youth Sports Safety Effort

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U.S. SENATE News:

Bill Will Curb False “Anti-Concussion” Marketing Claims

 
WASHINGTON – Ahead of this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVII, U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., and John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, welcomed the NFL’s endorsement of their forthcoming legislation aimed at protecting youth athletes from the dangers of sports-related traumatic brain injuries.
 
The Youth Sports Concussion Act will ensure that safety standards for sports equipment are up to date and informed by the latest science. The bill
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Thompson Ridge Piles Rx Begins Feb. 5

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest plans to begin the 188-acre Thompson Ridge piles prescribed burn Tuesday, Feb. 5 through Friday, Feb. 8, weather dependent.

Piles that don’t get treated in that time frame are expected to be in the following week, also weather dependent. Location description: The Medlin and Shields private property is adjacent to the north of the burn area.

Thompson Ridge Estates is one mile to the north, La Cueva 1/2 mile to the south, and Rancho De La Cueva one mile to the east.

The pile burns will be ignited by hand. Smoke will be visible from La Cueva, Sierra Los Pinos, Read More

UPDATE: Workers Inadvertently Excavate Manhattan Era Ordnance – Military Arrive on Scene

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities contract workers excavating dirt in the Los Alamos Canyon Resevoir Thursday afternoon picked up a military ordnance in their front loader. They didn’t realize they had the volatile device until they were unloading the dirt in Bayo Canyon near the old sewer plant. Members of the Los Alamos Bomb Squad, police and firefighters responded to the scene. Police secured the area until military explosive experts from Kirtland AFB arrived this morning to render the device safe. Visit the Los Alamos Daily Post later today for more details on this developing Read More

Udall & Heinrich: COOL Rules Must Put Americans First

U.S. SENATE News:
  • Senators tell USDA to ensure consumers know meat origin

 

Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative to work with consumers, ranchers and meatpackers to make sure that American families know where their meat comes from.
 
The World Trade Organization (WTO) recently required the USDA to adjust its rules requiring American retailers to clearly label where meat was raised and processed.
 
The WTO said that while the U.S. can require meat
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Federal Jury Finds Consultants to Former New Mexico Secretary of State Guilty of Theft, Obstruction of Justice, Money Laundering

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Thursday, Jan. 31, a federal jury sitting in Albuquerque found Armando C. Gutierrez, 65, of Corpus Christi, Texas and Joseph C. Kupfer, 49, of Rio Rancho guilty of conspiracy and theft of government property charges after an eight-day trial.

The jury also convicted Gutierrez on obstruction of justice and money laundering charges. The jury’s guilty verdict was announced by U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales, Acting Special Agent in Charge Gabriel L. Grchan of the Phoenix Division of the IRS-Criminal Investigation, and Special Agent in Charge Carol K.O. Lee of the Albuquerque Read More

‘Seeker’ Donated to New Mexico State Police

The Seeker – a special mission surveillance aircraft. Courtesy/CSI Aviation

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE – CSI Aviation, Inc., a New Mexico-based aviation support and logistics company, is giving New Mexico State Police a special mission surveillance aircraft, that is excess to the company’s needs – a SB7L-360A Seeker.

“On behalf of CSI Aviation, we congratulate the New Mexico State Police on their outstanding response to our RFP, which was sent to several law enforcement agencies in New Mexico.” said Allen Weh, Chief Executive Officer of CSI Aviation, Inc. “As a citizen of New Mexico, Read More

Whole Foods Expands Salmon Recall

NMED News:

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling some 4-ounce Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, cold-smoked and sliced, after a sample tested positive for listeria.

The lot code for the recalled smoked salmon is 7425A2298B. The UPC code is 0 99482 40880 0.

Whole Foods says the recalled items were sold in stores in New Mexico, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Utah.

The recalled salmon is sold in black-and-gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed packages. The lot code is ink-jet printed on the back of the Read More

Local Woman Reports Man Tied Her Up Near College

Staff report

Los Alamos police charged a Los Alamos woman overnight with making false claims and they have issued her a summons to appear in court.

Genevieve M. Salas, 20, told police that a tall Hispanic man in a dark hoodie jumped out of nowhere and threw her over his shoulder as she approached her car in the UNM-LA parking lot around 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Salas stated that the man told her to be quiet as he carried her over his shoulder to the Western Area Park near the north side of the tennis courts, dropped her on the ground, bound her hands and legs with black electrical tape and began to drag Read More

School Board Approves $1,000 Reward for Information on Vandals

School Board President Kevin Honnell and Board Member Judy Bjarke-McKenzie discuss vandalism at Piňon Elementary. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By Kirsten Laskey

On Saturday evening, Jan. 25, Piňon Elementary School was “tagged” by vandals. The graffiti consisted of a number of vulgar and inappropriate words and phrases.

The Los Alamos Public School Board is working to make sure the Piňon Elementary School vandals are caught.

During a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 30, the board unanimously approved a $1,000 reward for anyone who will provide information that

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