Friday, April 24, 2009

Brewer Supports Land Swap


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says she supports the Resolution Copper Mining project. Brewer toured the site in Superior on Thursday. She says federal lawmakers should approve the land swap legislation that would pave the way for the project.

The Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2009 includes a transfer of land from the federal government to Resolution Copper. In return, Resolution Copper would give the government more than 5,500 acres of conservation lands.

Native Americans{pdf}—including the San Carlos Apache Tribe—are protesting the deal, and so are some environmental groups{pdf}. The deal has also been tainted by a corruption scandal involving former Representative Rick Renzi.

But supporters say the project will generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in taxes.

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. The Council will consider authorizing a $39,000 grant application for funds to purchase much needed electronic dispatching equipment for the Police Department.

Miami Will Honor Local Veterans at Memorial Day Ceremony

The Town of Miami is planning a Memorial Day ceremony for Monday, May 25. The time will be announced later. The Town will recognize veterans living in Miami during the ceremony.

If you are a veteran or if you know a veteran who will be attending the ceremony, there is a sign up sheet at Miami Town Hall.

The Town is also looking for a bugler.

Bashas' Announces More Store Closures

Bashas’ says it plans to close more of its supermarkets because of increased competition and the recession. Five stores were closed in February. The Arizona Republic reports that Bashas’ is still evaluating its stores and won’t specify how many will be closing. The company says it will make every effort to find jobs at other stores for affected employees.

So far Bashas’ is the only supermarket chain to announce multiple closures, but experts say other grocers could close as the recession continues.


GCC Art Show and Arbor Day Celebration

Gila Community College’s Art Show and Arbor Day Celebration is tomorrow (Saturday) from 1 to 4:30pm at the Gila Pueblo campus. In honor of Arbor Day and Earth Day, GCC staff members have planted several saguaro cacti along the Marietta Trail.

The art show features a variety of art work by students and instructors.

Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education will be selling food, with proceeds going to the scholarship fund.


Police Log

A juvenile driver was cited for striking a road fixture and failing to report it after a hit and run, one vehicle accident late yesterday morning in the area of Escalera and Tremont Streets.

Globe Police arrested 25 year old Maxwell Turney at a traffic stop early this morning for agravated DUI and driving with a suspended license.

41 year old Renee Curtis was arrested yesterday on a warrant for failure to appear on charges of possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia involving methamphetamine.

A 45 year old Scottsdale man was arrested for threatening another man with a knife yesterday at the Claypool Circle K.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of threatening phone calls taken at a business on Highway 60, and criminal damage at Pueblo Heights Mobile Home Park.

Globe Police are investigating a theft at a local school and a hit and run accident in the Walmart parking lot.


Dorothy Mae Brewer of Globe passed away Wednesday at Cobre Valley Community Hospital. She was 87. She is survived by 2 daughters, including Barbara Ann LeCompte of Globe; her sisters Shirley Bevzetti and Mary Scott; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Visitation for Dorothy Brewer will be Monday at 1:pm at Trinity Baptist Church. The funeral is at 2:00.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Globe Library Book Sale May 1-2


The Friends of the Globe Public Library Spring Book Sale is coming up May 1 and 2. The hours are 10:am until 5:pm on Friday and 10 to 4 on Saturday.

Volunteers are still needed to help with the sale, especially on Saturday. A sign up sheet is at the circulation desk.

Donations of items for the sale may be brought to the library at 339 S. Broad Street.

Gas Prices Remain Stable

Gasoline prices in Arizona continue to remain stable. AAA Arizona says the statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded is a little more than $1.91. Prices in Globe-Miami are around $1.94. The nationwide average increased by one cent to $2.062.


First Hamburger Fry of the Season

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The Gila County Historical Museum will have the first hamburger fry of the season tomorrow (Friday) at the museum on Broad Street. The fundraiser takes place on the last Friday of each month through September. It starts at 5:30, and it’s $5 a person for hamburgers, chips, salads, cowboy beans, desserts and drinks.

Veterans Benefits Counselor Rescheduled

The Veterans Benefits Counselor’s visit to Globe has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, April 28. Valerie Williams will be at the Department of Economic Security office on Tuesday from 9:am until 3:pm. Call 425-3101 ext. 1008 for an appointment.



Helen Marie Lambert of Miami passed away yesterday (Wednesday). She was 87. She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth Kinney and Janet Mayer; 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Visitation for Helen Lambert will be Monday at 10:am at Miles Funeral Services Miami. The funeral is Monday at 11:00.

Arizona Parks to Get $20M from Stimulus Funds

The US Interior Department has released information about more than $750 million going to National Park Service projects. Arizona will receive more than $20 million of the stimulus funding. Half of it goes to Grand Canyon National Park, the rest to 18 other parks, monuments and historic sites.

The Tonto National Forest will receive $125,000 to rehabilitate the Park Administration Building to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. $55,000 will correct drainage deficiencies on trails to protect the Casa Grande Ruins.

Additional funding through the Federal Highway Administration will improve park roads.


Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Walliman Road and the Stockyards where a man and a woman were blocking the road. The man was taken to Cobre Valley Community Hospital for a possible alcohol overdose. 25 year old Gail Pope of Whiteriver was arrested on a warrant for forgery and identity theft.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a church on Black Warrior and Globe Canyon.

Globe Police are investigating a report of harassment taken at a residence on Manzanita Drive; a shoplifting at Fry’s; and threats made at Hill Street and Ash.


Maria Guadalupe Carrillo of Miami passed away Monday at Odyssey Hospice in Mesa. She was 86. She is survived by 2 sons, including James Carrillo of Miami; 2 daughters, including Kathy Ballesteros of Miami; 3 brothers; 2 sisters; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Maria Carrillo will be tomorrow (Friday) from 2 to 4:pm at Lamont Morrtuary and Saturday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. The funeral is Saturday at 9:30.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Beware of 'Free Trial' Scams

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning consumers to be cautious when signing up for trial offers of nutrition supplements online. The Attorney General’s Office has received an increase in complaints from consumers who have signed up online to receive free or nearly free trials of nutritional products, such as Acai berry supplements. These consumers report being charged for additional monthly shipments of the product at full price or for other products or services they never agreed to purchase.

Goddard says people who purchase products online should look for fine print and other purchase agreements before agreeing to pay for a product. Also read through any information or agreements before providing an online company with billing or personal information.


Deadline Extended for Nursing Scholarships

The University of Phoenix and the March of Dimes Arizona Chapter have extended the deadline for two nursing scholarships. The deadline has been extended to April 30. Applications are avaiilble at

March of Dimes Seeks Nurses of the
Year Nomination

The March of Dimes invites nominations for the Arizona Nurses of the Year Awards. The Awards Gala will be held in Scottsdale on August 29. The event highlights the efforts and dedication of Arizona’s nurses. Selected nurses will be honored for their service in 13 categories. Nominations will be accepted through May 15 at 5:pm. Applications and nomination forms are available at


Chamber Luncheon Includes School Consolidation Discussion

The Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce April luncheon includes a discussion of the Globe and Miami school district consolidation study. The luncheon is tomorrow (Thursday) at Guayo’s El Rey in Miami.

Nightime Construction Continues Near Hospital

Construction work consisting of heavy truck traffic continues tomorrow night (Thursday) in the area of Hospital Drive and Hope Lane near Cobre Valley Community Hospital. Work hours are from 6:pm until 4:am. Gila County Public Works says please be careful and obey all posted traffic signs.

Freeport-McMoran Profit Falls 96%

Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold says its first quarter net income fell 96%. Prices for metals and other commodities have plunged from the year ago period and the company took several charges for restructuring and other items.

Freeport says earnings dropped to $43 million—or 11 cents a share—from $1.1 billion, or $2.94 a share, in the year ago period. Revenue declined 54% to $2.6 billion.


Weather Spotter Training


The National Weather Service is offering free training classes that teach people how to identify and report sighnificant weather conditions and contribute to public safety. The classes are free and open to anyone who has an interest in severe weather or public service. The next class in Gila County will be Saturday, May 30 at the Gila County Division of Emergency Management on Apache Avenue. Space is limited, so RSVP by calling 402-8805.

Safe Home Yard Sale

The Domestic Violence Safe Home is having a yard sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Grace Presbyterian Church. All proceeds benefit the women and children of domestic violence in the community. The hours are 8 to 3 on Thursday and Friday, and 8 to 1 on Saturday.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 23 year old Vincent Garcia on charges of theft of services.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of criminal damage at the Globe Canyon Church.

Globe Police assisted a local exterminator yesterday evening in the area of Euclid who was trying to capture a swarm of bees.The road was closed to foot traffic until the situation was eliminated.


Vera Renteria passed away at her home early this morning. She was 94. Services at Holy Angels Catholic Church are pending.

Johnny Cosen, Jr. of San Carlos passed away Thursday at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. He was 18. He is survived by his parents Lori and Johnny Cosen, Sr.; his brother Jamison; and his sisters Janell, Joleen and Monica Cosen.
The wake for Johnny Cosen, Jr. will be Friday at 4:pm at the Chester Martin, Sr. residence. The funeral is Saturday at 2:pm at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Copper Prices Stabilizing


The Arizona Daily Star reports that copper prices appear to be stabilizing. Even though they are nowhere near the record prices of more than $4 a pound reached last summer, they have been steadily rising since the beginning of the year. In the past 60 days, copper prices have risen from around $1.40 a pound to $2.18. Arizona Department of Mines chief mining engineer Nyal Niemuth says the infrastructure spending expected from the stimulus packages in the United States and China could benefit the copper industry.

Globe School Board Meets Wednesday

The Globe School Board holds a public Study Session tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6:pm at the Mofford Activity Center. They’ll discuss the 2009-2010 budget, including the possible cutting of programs and positions.

Latest Restrictions on SR 77

The Arizona Department of Transportation announces more travel restrictions on State Route 77 between Globe and Winkelman. Starting May 4, construction crews will be hauling materials Monday through Thursday from 8:pm to 6:am. During these hauling operations, cars will be piloted through the work zone. During all other nightime hours, SR 77 will have one lane open, with traffic signals at each end of the work zone to control one way traffic.

Construction crews are also hauling materials on weekends from 6:am to 6:pm.

SR 77 will continue to be closed weekdays until mid-May. ADOT is widening the roadway shoulders and creating a rockfall ditch.

You can always get information about road restrictions in Arizona by dialing 5-1-1, or by visting

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 19 year old Silvester Martinez yesterday for threats and intimidation.

Officers are investigating a burglary reported at Cobre Valley Community Hospital.

A homeless man had his backpack, radio and other items taken from him behind the Claypool Safeway. The Sheriff’s Office attempted to locate three men who were the suspects.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bed Race Results


Here are the Miami Boomtown Spree Red Springs Express Bed Race results:

1st Place—“The Replacements” from the Town of Miami
2nd Place—Tri City Firefighters “Bed Hogs”
3rd Place--Boy Scout Troop 101’s “Racing for the Future”

The People’s Choice award goes to Miami Art Works for "Zombie Slaves of the Alien Empire.”

Tonto Forest Seeks Camp Hosts

The Tonto National Forest’s Pleasant Valley Ranger District needs reliable camp hosts from May through September. The Pleasant Valley District is between Globe and Payson north of Roosevelt Lake. Duties include public contact, camp checks, answering questions, assisting with camp cleanup, and keeping rangers informed if problems occur. A self contained unit is needed. There are no hook-ups but the Ranger District provides propane and water. To apply call Dave Frew at 928-462-4330.

Earth Day Posters on Display

The Gila County Board of Supervisors sent out invitations for students to submit entries about the environment, in honor of Earth Day and National Government Week. 170 students sent in posters and two students wrote essays. The posters will be on display at the Gila County Courthouse today through May 8.


Nightime Construction Near the Hospital

Gila County Public Works is doing construction work today through Wednesday from 6:pm to 4:am in the area of Hospital Drive and Hope Lane. They ask that you please be careful and obey all posted traffic signs when traveling near the construction zone.

Copper Rim Music Program

Copper Rim third grade classes present a program of Disney songs tonight (Monday)at 6:30. The public is invited and there is no admission charge.

Globe Council Meets Tonight

Globe City Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:00. The Council will consider 11 proposals received by the City to develop the “Northeast Globe Area Plan.” The proposals have to do with future growth along the highway to Show Low.
The Council will also consider Globe’s Identity Theft Prevention Program, required by the US Federal Trade Commission.
There will be a staff presentation and discussion about the special needs and priorities to be considered for the Globe Fire Department’s portion of next year’s budget.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30 at Miami Town Hall.

Police Log

One person was flown to a Valley Hospital after an accident late Saturday night at Mesquite and Broad Streets. Two cars were towed from the scene. The accident is being investigated.

A driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries after a one vehicle rollover yesterday afternoon in Ice House Canyon.

There were no injuries when a car hit a sign yesterday at Cedar and Broad Street.

Nobody was hurt when a car went off the road Saturday afternoon at the end of Russell Road.

Globe Police followed up on an assault report taken Saturday and arrested 25 year old Edward Redfeather yesterday at Pueblo Heights Mobile Home Park. Redfeather also had an outstanding warrant from Miami Police Department.

Four juveniles were arrested yesterday around Noon after a citizen reported their car driving erratically on Highway 70. The juveniles were charged with possession of marijuana and released to their parents.

Mesa Police arrested 39 year old Leoniel Anderson of Globe on a warrant for failure to appear on charges of aggravated assault.

Globe Police are investigating a report of an assault at Motel 6 and a theft at Chalo’s restaurant

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft report taken at Holiday Hills Mobile Home Park.

Globe Man Arrested After Home Invasion

A 20 year old Globe man was arrested after a home invasion around 3:00 this morning at a residence on North Street. Jacob Hickman was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and burglary.


Margarita Esquivel Salazar of Globe passed away Thursday at Cobre Valley Community Hospital. She was 66. She is survived by her husband Arnold; 2 daughters, including Crystal Reynolds of Globe; 11 sisters and brothers; 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
A Memorial for Margarita Salazar will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4:pm at Lamont Mortuary.

Lester Dallas Schmidt of Globe passed away Thursday at Cobre Valley Community Hospital. He was 84. He is survived by his son Allen; his daughter "Gussie" Crawford; his long time companion Liz Zache; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Lester Schmidt will be held next Monday (April 27) at 10:am at the VFW Hall in Globe.