Arrest sidetracks ex-ENMU student’s work

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Joshua Gilpin holds up a jar of sodium chloride at his Portales apartment. Gilpin studied chemistry at Eastern New Mexico University. (Freedom Newspapers: William Thompson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Joshua Gilpin turned his Portales kitchen into a makeshift laboratory last November. The Eastern New Mexico University graduate student took three chemical solvents from […]

Grand jury indicts former student in bomb scare

Staff reports A Roosevelt County grand jury indicted a former Eastern New Mexico University student Wednesday on charges related to a recent bomb scare, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Joshua Gilpin, 28, was indicted on charges of possession of an explosive incendiary device, possession of marijuana, larceny and tampering with evidence. Gilpin’s […]

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 […]

Lady Cats fall to Mayfield in 5A finals

By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — They came at Clovis in waves, bringing the Lady Wildcats’ record-breaking season to a crashing halt. Senior Ashley Gilpin fueled a decisive third-quarter run, leading Mayfield to a 57-49 win over the Lady Wildcats in the Class 5A girls state title game Friday at The Pit. Gilpen finished with a […]