Friday, July 17, 2009

Biggest Gas Price Drop Since December


AAA says that Arizona motorists have experienced the largest drop in gasoline prices since just before the Christmas holiday.

Average statewide prices are just under $2.53 for a gallon of unleaded regular. That’s a drop of more than six cents from the week before. The nationwide average is just over $2.49.

Globe-Miami prices are around $2.49.


Submit Photos for Globe Web Page

Anyone interested in submitting pictures for the City of Globe web page is encouraged to do so by July 29. The City requires any person submitting a photo to sign a release of copyright for any photo submitted.

You may submit pictures by email to Angel Thompson at For information call 425-7146, ext.10.

Supervisors Meet Monday Morning

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Monday at 10:am. The agenda includes authorization of a $22,000 grant application to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety by the Sheriff’s Office.

The Supervisiors will also consider authorizing a Request for Sealed Bids for the construction of a new building for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm.

The Consent Agenda includes a Resolution authorizing a grant application for funds to provide facilities for pedestrians along Main Street from Highway 60 to Golden Hill Road.

The Council will consider adopting a revised general fee schedule.

They will also consider an ordinace adding a new section to the City Code for “Sexually Oriented Businesses.”


Dorothy Louise Shultz Mott passed away Wednesday. She was 91. She is survived by her son Philip; 3 daughters; her sister and 2 brothers.
Services for Dorothy Mott will be private.

Destiny School Registration Starts Monday

Destiny School is registering new students for Kindergarten through 8th grade from Monday (July 20) through Friday, August 7. Office hours are 8:am to 2:pm Monday through Thursday.

Please bring an immunization record and birth certificate if you are registering for the first time. All students who are returning to Destiny School must re-register in the office.

If you have any questions call the office at 425-0925.

Copper Rim Kindergarten Registration Starts Monday

Testing for Kindergarten students at Copper Rim Elementary School has been scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The hours are 8:am until noon and 2 until 7:pm.

Kindergarten enrollment is from 5 to 7:pm on Wednesday (July 22) in the Copper Rim parking lot.

Copper Rim’s Meet the Teacher Night will be Tuesday, July 30 from 5 to 7:pm.

Classes begin on August 3.

SCHS Registration Begins Monday

San Carlos High School Registration begins on Monday. Seniors register Monday, Juniors will register on Tuesday, Sophomres on Wednesday, and Freshmen on Thursday.

Registration is from 9:am until 4:30pm. Parent meetings have been scheduled for each evening at 5:pm in the cafeteria.

Classes begin on August 3.

Police Log

A car crashed into a house and into the living room early this morning on Roberts Drive in Little Acres. Nobody was hurt. A 17 year old juvenile was arrested for underage consumption, aggravated assault, endangerment and criminal damage.

A motorcyclist received minor injuries yesterday morning when her motorcycle slipped on some dirt at Ash and 7th Street.

Globe Police responded to a burglary in progress last night at a residence on Sotol Loop. The homeowners returned to find a man in their house. The man fled on foot. 49 year old Jack Stokes of Payson was apprehended a short time later and booked on charges of burglary and possession of stolen property.

Gila County Task Force arrested 31 year old Renea Haddick on warrants for failure to appear on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia involving methamphetamine and burglary.

Globe Police are investigating a burglary at a residence on Escalera and a burglary at the Community Center.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a buglary at a residence on Golden Hill Road.


McKay Miller, Jr. of San Carlos passed away last Friday at Arizona Heart Hospital in Phoenix. He was 63. He is survived by his wife Julianna; 3 sons; 3 daughters; and 2 brothers.
The wake for “Gup” Miller is today (Friday) at 4:pm at the Corrine Miller residence. The funeral is tomorrow (Saturday) at 10:am at World Evangelism Revival Center.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Help Send All Stars to State Playoffs

An evening of family fun is planned for Saturday at the Little League Fields in Claypool to raise money to send the local Little League All Stars to the state playoffs in Peoria.

Hot dog and hamburger plates, sodas and water will be sold. There will also be music, raffles and silent auctions. Any and all donations are welcome.

For information call Jeremiah Dowd at 928-701-1797.

Blood Drive on Friday

A Blood drive is being held tomorrow (Friday) from 8:30 until 1:00 at the Pinal Mountain Elks.

All donors in July are eligible to win a 2009 Saturn Aura.

Be sure to drink plenty of water and eat a hearty, low fat meal before donating. Bring your ID and a list of medications.

Arizona Could Receive $6.2 Million for Rebate Program

Arizona could receive $6.2 million for its state run rebate program for consumer purchases of new Energy Star qualified home applianaces. US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced this week that a total of $300 million will be available nationwide from stimulus funds.

To get the funds, states must file an initial application by August 15 and a full one by October 15. States will receive 10% of the money after the initial application.

The program covers all appliances, heating and cooling equipment and water heaters.

FHWA Approves Additional Funds for Highway 60

Miami Mayor Chuy Canizales says that the Federal Highway Administration has approved adding the funds needed to replace the collector system lines under highway 60 through Miami during the upcoming repaving project. State highway officials submitted the request to the federal agency on Monday.

Canizales says this adds $1.85 million to the repaving project, but it is necessary in order to assure the health and safety of residents and highway users.

Police Log

Two people suffered smoke inhalation in a fire last night in the Holiday Hills Mobile Home Park. Tri City Fire firefighters found a minor fire and light smoke coming from the kitchen area. The home suffered minimal damage.
Tri City EMS personnel treated Gerald and Joyce McNeely for smoke inhalation and then took them to Cobre Valley Community Hospital for further evaluation.
A Gila County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence in Alhambra Mobile Home Park after a report of a woman attempting suicide. The woman was taken to Cobre Valley Hospital and then turned over to Horizon Human Services for a mental evaluation.

Two people were arrested after a report of harassment yesterday evening at a local business. 36 year old Renea Baca and 20 year old Amber Baca were charged with disorderly conduct.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26 year old Keegan Ornelas for theft of means of transportation and possession of narcotics.

Mesa Police arrested 20 year old Raymond Steele of Globe on warrants for unlawful use of transportation, criminal damage and criminal trespass.

Renton County authorities in Washington arrested 34 year old Jaime Martinez on warrants for failure to appear on charges of possession of a dangerous drug, posession of a dangerous drug for sale and possession of marijuana.

Globe Police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred yesterday morning on Blake Street and a theft at a residence on Escudilla.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating criminal damage to a residence on Central Avenue

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

78% of Arizonans Support Updating
1872 Mining Act


A recent survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies shows that 78% of Arizonans support updating the 1872 Mining Act.

A press release from the Arizona Wildlife Federation and Trout Unlimited says that provisions being considered in Congress include protection for environmentally sensitive areas and fair royalty fees to reimburse taxpayers for minerals extracted from their land.

The people surveyed support several changes to the 1872 law, including requirements for mining companies to pay royalty fees similar to thiose paid by oil, coal and gas companies. They also support the idea of allowing mining companies to lease the land they are mining instead of selling federal land to mining companies. And those surveyed support holding mining companies responsible for any damage they cause to the land and water by strengtheneing air and water pollution standards.

Local leaders are also concerned that current federal poicy allows the mining industry to operate next to Arizona icons like the Grand Canyon.

Free Suicide Prevention Training

The Bylas STEPP Coalition is hosting two free QPR suicide prevention training sessions on August 10. "QPR" stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, three steps to help prevent suicide.

The sessions are co-sponsored by Southeastern Arziona Behavioral Health Services and
Community Partnership of Southeastern Arizona.

QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States. More than 700,000 adults have been trained in classroom settings in 48 states.

The first training will be held in the morning on August 10 at the Fort Thomas Unified School District for all school personnel. The afternoon session will be held for all interested Bylas community members at the Bylas Learning Center.

For information or to sign up call Louis Lorenzo at 475-7335.

Bejarano 'Back to School Festival' August 4

Bejarano Elementary School will host a Back to School Festival on Tuesday, August 4, beginning at 5:pm. Activities include parent workshops, classroom visits, community services and a hamburger/hot dog fry. There will also be drawings for door prizes.

Rep. Kirkpatrick Co-Sponors Bill to Audit Federal Reserve

Representative Ann Kirkpatrick says she has signed on as a co-sponsor to the nonpartisan Federal Reserve Transparency Act. The bill calls for an audit of the Federal Reserve to shed light on its operations and check the government’s power. Kirkpatrick says the Federal Reserve has been allowed to operate with little oversight for decades and we are paying the price for it.

The bill has more than 260 co-sponsors from across the political spectrum, including the entire Arizona delegation.


Police Log

Tri City Fire Department with assistance from Canyon and Globe Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire in Claypool shortly before 5:am yesterday. Southwest Gas and APS also responded.

Tri City Fire Department put out a small chimney fire yesterday morning at a residence on Old Oak

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Main and Highway 60.

Globe Police arrested 24 year old Scott Myers last night for sexual misconduct with a minor under the age of 15.

27 year old Charles Minchew was arrested yesterday on warrants for theft and criminal trespass.

45 year old Sandra Burdette was arrested at a traffic stop for DUI.

Globe Police took a theft report at Jerry’s and later arrested 54 year old Deborah Short for theft.

Officers are investigating a report of criminal damage to a vehicle at a residence on East Cedar.

Gila County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a theft of two mountain bikes at a residence in August Hills Mobile Home Park.


John Wilbert Keenon of Miami passed away Monday at Heritage Health Care Center. He was 92. He is survived by his wife Mary and 4 daughters.
The funeral for John Keenon is Friday at 10:am at First Baptist Church in Miami.
Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Transportation Board to Consider 17
More Contracts


The State Transportation Board will consider approval of 17 more Recovery Act projects at its meeting this week in Payson. The meeting is Friday at 9:am in the Payson Town Council Chambers.

The list of projects includes pavement sealing of SR 177 and SR 288 in Pinal and Gila Counties. The other Gila County project is the replacement of the safety fence on SR 87 between Payson and Pine.

One of two additional projects to be considered is also in Gila County. It is the construction of 4.5 miles of divided highway on SR 260 at Little Green Valley.

Globe School Board Meets Wednesday

Globe School Board meets tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 6:00 for a Public Hearing on the proposed 2009-2010 budget.

Approval of the budget is on the Regular Meeting agenda following the Public Hearing.

After the Regular Meeting, the Board will go into Executive Session to conduct a hearing on a recommendation for expulsion of a student.

San Carlos Health Career Scholarships


The San Carlos Hospital Health Careers committee announces that two scholarships are available for the 2009-2010 year.

The committee wants to help San Carlos Apache college students pursue careers throughout the health care professions. Jobs will be available when the new San Carlos Apache Medical Center opens in the near future.

Applications may be picked up at the I.H.S. Health Education Office, Tribal Health Careers Program, Tribal Education Program, and the Clarence Wesley Health Center in Bylas. The application deadline is July 31. For information call Bob Cassa at 475-7134.

Former ADOT Director Confirmed as Federal Highway Administrator

Former Arizona Transportation Department Director Victor Mendez has been confirmed by the US Senate as Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. He will begin on July 20.

FHWA says Mendez’s accomplishments in Arizona include the construction of the Regional Freeway System in the Phoenix area that was built six years ahead of schedule. He delivered statewide construction programs on time, including major infrastructure improvements throughout the state. And he worked to improve the agency’s customer service within motor vehicle and highway division offices.

Rep. Kirkpatrick Opens 'Virtual Office'


Representative Ann Kirkpatrick has launched a new official website to serve as her “virtual office.” Kirkpatrick says the purpose of the new website is to make sure that citizens in this large rural district have access to services and have the opportunity to share their thoughts on key issues.

The website is at

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday afternoon at Hill and Sycamore Street.

Globe Police arrested 20 year old Brittney Bowan for possession of marijuana.

22 year old Iroquois Sullivan was arrested early this morning for criminal trespass after trying to enter a residence at Globe Mobile Home Park.


Fred Peterson passed away last week in Waverly, New York. He was 73. He is survived by his son Guy Peterson; his daughters Debbie Spitler, Julie Mercer and Lois Carter; and his brother.
A Memorial Service for Fred Peterson will be held Friday at 1:pm at Lamont Mortuary.

Lee Kornegay Open House July 29 (Change)

The Lee Kornegay School Open House will be Wednesday, July 29 in the Miami High School cafeteria. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, July 13, 2009

San Carlos Apache Tribe Will Receive $1.1 Million to Improve Water Services


The San Carlos Apache Tribe is one of eight tribes in Arizona that will benefit from stimulus funds to improve water services. The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Indian Health Service have announced that $90 million will go to projects to increase access to drinking water and sanitation services.

More than $1.1 million goes to the San Carlos Apache Tribe for drinking water system improvements serving 1,055 homes.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets tomorrow morning (Tuesday) at 10:00. They will discuss and possibly adopt the 2009-2010 tentative budget. They will also meet as the Library District Board of Directors to adopt the Library District tentative budget.

Las Lomas Registration This Week

Registration for new Kindergarten, first grade and second grade students at Las Lomas Elementary School takes place through Thursday from 8:am to 3:pm. Call 425-3271, extension 2503 for information.

Children who attended Las Lomas last year do not need to re-register.

Governor Signs Solar Legislation


Governor Jan Brewer has signed legislation that will help Arizona attract solar and renewable energy companies.

The Quality Jobs Through Renewable Industries Program extends tax credits and other incentives to manufacturers of renewable energy equipment if they locate in Arizona and meet other criteria.

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council says several businesses have been waiting for the incentives package to become law before announcing plans to relocate to Arizona. GPEC says they will meet this week with officials fom 25 major solar companies at the Intersolar North American conference in San Franciso.

Arizona Department of Commerce Director Don Cardon says the legislation will help Arizona secure the lead it should have for solar and renewable technologies.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 45 year old Robert Holy last night for disorderly conduct at the downtown Safeway.

26 year old Daniel Lopez was arrested Saturday night on a warrant from Pinal County, false reporting to law enforcement and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers are investigating a report of a runaway juvenile and a theft report at Sonic Drive In; theft from a vehicle at Country Club Annex, and theft from a vehicle on Escudilla Drive.


Georgia Ann Victor of Peridot passed away last week at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa. She was 60. She is survived by her daughters Melanie and Veronica Victor; her sister; and 3 brothers.

The wake for Georgia Victor is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4:pm at the Victor residence. The funeral is Wednesday at 8:am at Peridot Baptist Church.