Meth lab discovered in empty Melrose house

CNJ staff Area law enforcement discovered a methamphetamine lab in the late stages of construction Thursday while serving a search warrant at a Melrose house, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said the house, located at 623 Third Street, was not occupied at the time the warrant was served. Arrest warrants are anticipated […]

Family defends bomb scare suspect

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The sister of an Eastern New Mexico University student charged in connection with a Nov. 2 campus bomb scare says authorities have an innocent man in custody. Joshua Gilpin, 28, was arrested hours after school officials evacuated an ENMU science building and recovered chemicals that — if combined — […]

ENMU science building evacuated due to bomb scare

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Military and university police carry evidence out of Roosevelt Hall on Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University after a search for explosive materials. The military unit used robotics to aid in the investigation. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — An Eastern New Mexico University chemistry student was arrested by […]

Hazardous materials discussed: Q and A

Editors note: Don Shainin, HAZMAT (hazardous materials) coordinator for the New Mexico Office of Emergency Management, was in Clovis on Wednesday to speak with local emergency officials about hazardous chemical reporting, chemical dispersion threats in New Mexico and Clovis and emergency response plans. Shainin served the Albuquerque community as a firefighter for many years and […]

Hazardous materials information essential

By Bob Baker, vice chairman of the Clovis-Curry County LEPC I’m not sure the businesses and facilities within Curry County are fully aware of the reasons for submitting Tier II information, which is information related to hazardous chemicals and substances. The Curry County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the local fire departments use this […]