Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Globe Boys and Girls Club Raffle

The East Valley Boys and Girls Club is currently having a raffle for a 2014 Chevy Cruze LS.

Tickets are $10. All of the proceeds go to the Globe branch of the Boys and Giorls Club.

Raffle tickets are available at the Boys and Girls Club, State Farm Insurance and Dairy Queen. Board members and friends are also selling tickets.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Colorama 5K on June 7

The Eastern Arizona Health Education Center is hosting the Girls on the Run “Colorama 5k.”  This new running event will be held at the Globe Community Center at Besh Ba Gowah on Saturday, June 7.

The 5k is for anyone who wants to get fit and have fun doing it. Families are encouraged to participate.
The festivities start at 8:am and the run begins at 9.

Register online at Click the “Globe/Miami 5K” button and follow the instructions. 

You can also register the morning of the race between 7 and 8:am at the Community Center Race Registration Desk.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police arrested 23 year old Ruby Roberts at a residence on North Third Street for domestic violence assault.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28 year old inmate Sammi Jo Stepp of Star Valley on a warrant for possession of dangerous drugs, use of a narcotic drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and use of wire communication in a drug related transaction.

26 year old Destry Phillips was arrested for misconduct involving weapons and possession of prescription drugs.


Evelyn E. Hilliard passed away May 24 at her home in Globe. She was 78.
Funeral services for Evelyn Hilliard will be private.

Investigation Finds Neglect and Inadequate Health Care in Arizona Prisons

Last night Al Jazzera America aired a special report about privatized health care in Arizona prisons.

An investigation by the program America Tonight found dozens of cases of medical neglect.

Arizona’s system is currently run by Corizon Health, Inc., the largest private prison health care provider in the country. Now one of its former employees is blowing the whistle about its failures.

Former Corizon patient care technician Teresa Short’s claims are backed up by other studies. The American Friends Service Committee reported last October that medical spending in Arizona prisons dropped by $30 million after Arizona privatized prison health care. They also found that there was a sharp rise in inmate deaths.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in 2012 claiming that health care in Arizona’s prisons now amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. The suit cites examples of officials telling prisoners to pray to be cured and to drink energy shakes to alleviate cancer symptoms.

You can watch the videos of the Al Jazeera report in the post below.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Gila County Cinderella Spaghetti Dinner

The Gila County Cinderella Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser is on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:pm at the Globe Knights of Columbus. Tickets are available at the door.

There will be a door prize, silent auction and a raffle.

Tonto National Forest 'Community Forums'

Tonto National Forest officials are presenting a series of Community Forums to discuss revisions to the Land and Resource Management Plan.

The meetings are being held in Globe, Roosevelt, Young, Payson, Mesa and Cave Creek.

A meeting will be held in Roosevelt on Wednesday, June 4, from 6 to 8:30pm at the Tonto Basin Ranger District Office.

The meeting in Globe is on Thursday, June 19, from 6 to 8:30pm at the Gila Pueblo Campus.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Live Music at the Next First Friday Program

The next First Friday program is on June 6, outside the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum. It features music by Joe Sanchez and Friends.

There is no admission charge.

Miami Town Council Meets Today at 6:30

Miami Town Council meets today at 6:30pm.

They will approve several payment applications recommended by the Wastewater Advisory Board.

They will also consider proposing a Permanent Adjustment to the Base Expenditure Limitation and referring it to Miami voters.

Globe City Council Meets Today at 5:PM

Globe City Council meets today (Tuesday) at 5:pm.

The council will consider authorizing an agreement with Cobre Valley Community Transit for an additional route to provide transportation for Globe citizens to the Miami pool.

They will also consider joining the City of Sedona as co-sponsor to support the restoration of the State Parks Heritage Fund.

The agenda includes an agreement with the Arizona Commerce Authority for a Rural Economic Grant.

Supervisors Meet Today

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets today (Tuesday) at 10:am.

There will be a presentation of the Gila County Spelling Bee winner Kendra Martinez of High Desert Middle School.

Miami Town Manager Jerry Barnes will present a Certificate of Appreciation for the Supervisors’ support for Cobre Valley Community Transit.

The agenda includes approval of the distribution of Gila County’s Secure Rural Schools and Communities Funds. $50,000 will go to roads and $1.4 million to Gila County School Districts.

The Supervisors will also review and provide comments about the ½ Cent Transportation Excise Tax.

Gila County WIC at Miami Senior Center Today

The Gila County WIC Department will be at the Miami Senior Center today (Tuesday) from 9 until 2 to certify income eligible seniors for free monthly food boxes.

For more information call 402-8818.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Round Mountain Sunrise Challenge

The 14th Annual Round Mountain Sunrise Challenge starts at 6:am on Saturday, June 7.

There will be a 5K run and a 1.7 mile walk. The entry fee is $25 if postmarked by June 3. If you register on the day of the run, the cost is $30.

You can get an entry form at  the Globe-Maimi Chamber of Commerce, the Gila County Health Department or online at