Friday, October 8, 2010

Resolution Mine: Ordinary Article, Better Comment


On Thursday the Tucson Sentinel published an article from the Cronkite News Service about the proposed Resolution Copper mine. The article is pretty much like every other newspaper article that has been written about it.

But here is one reader's comment:
Land protected and set aside never to be touched by two Presidents to be given away for some temp jobs. While they destroy everything, and take the ore to sell, and the profits. Oak Flats and Apache Leap gone for nothing. How about bring in jobs that will stay and grow with the area without destroying like Industry, Manufacturing, Science and Medical fields. Or don’t they give kickbacks to those that would give away our land and water?

Read the entire Tucson Sentinel article here.


Pump Prices Rising Again


Arizona pump prices are going up again. AAA Arizona says the statewide average for a gallon of unleaded regular is $2.675. That’s an increase of 1.4 cents. The national average went up nearly 8 cents to a lttle less than $2.77 a gallon.

Globe-Miami prices are around $2.63.


Police Log

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted abduction that occurred Wednesday evening in the area of Pineway. Two children described a small turquoise truck with a white stripe, tinted windows, and a black pipe rack by the back window. The children said the driver was a man with short hair who drove beside them while they were walking home and attempted to grab them. The case is pending furher investigation.

There was a two vehicle injury accident yesterday evening at Mesquite and Sutherland Streets.

There was a minor two vehicle accident yesterday evening at Ash and Third Streets.

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday morning on Jesse Hayes Road and Ruiz Canyon. One driver was cited for unsafe backing.

A motorcycle accident occurred about 8:00 last night on Highway 60 at MP 246.5.

The Sheriff’s Office arrested 45 year old Bennie Mason on warrants for criminal trespass and child support.

57 year old Michael Harder was arrested on a child support warrant.

A 9 year old child was bitten by a dog at large yesterday evening in the area of Maple Leaf. The dog was turned over to animal control and the case is under investigation.

A Gila County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer took a report of an assault that occurred Wednesday at Miami Jr. High School. A 12 year old girl assaulted another 12 year old girl.

Another report was taken for an assault that occurred last Friday at the Miami High School football field. The victim from the Phoenix area was assaulted by two 12 year old girls.

Globe Police arrested 29 year old Jeffrey Harris for aggravated DUI at a traffic stop early this morning at Ash and Fourth Street.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted break-in in the Miami Gardens area and a burglary at another residence in Miami Gardens.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

'Purrs in the Park' Cat Festival

The “Purrs in the Park” annual cat festival takes place Saturday in the Miami town park. Over 100 cats have been hand painted on the buildings and streets. There will be a guided cat tour and an art show. Also children’s games and vendors from around the state.

Oktoberfest in Downtown Globe


Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education is hosting their third annual Oktoberfest Saturday at Veteran’s Memorial Park in front of Globe City Hall. Festivities begin at 11:am and go until 9:pm. Admission is free.

Refreshments include German brats, hot dogs, sodas and a beer garden.

Assorted entertainment will be going on throughout the event. Featured entertainer is Nashville recording artist Beau Renfro and the Clear Country Band.

Money raised will go to scholarships for students attending Gila Community College.


Police Log

Globe Police responded to a domestic disturbance yesterday morning on Prickley Pear. 28 year old Harold Swift left the scene but was located at Connie’s Store. He was charged with DUI, domestic violence/assault, preventing the use of a telephone during an emergency, and no Arizona license.

Two juveniles were referred to juvenile probation after a fight yessterday morning at the Globe Education Center.

59 year old Patricia Ward was arrested last night for DUI.

Gila County Task Force arrested 48 year old Robert Heath for a child support warrant.

38 year old Pamela Tucker was also arrested yesterday on a child support warrant.

Globe Police are investigating a burglary at Leonard Paul’s Pizza; shoplifting at Fry’s; an attempted burglary at a residence on Holder Drive; an attempted burglary at a business on Devereaux; and a theft from a vehicle parked at El Ranchito.


Ronald Scarberry passed away last Friday.
A Memorial Service for Ronald Scarberry will be held Saturday at 10:am at River of Life Church.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Free Early Literacy Training October 13

Next Wednesday (October 13) a free early literacy training session will be held at the Mofford Activity Center.

Parents, caregivers, pre-school teachers, children’s programming personnel and library staff will learn how to make the connections between play activities and early literacy skills. You will also get the latest research, practice and hands-on activities that support Arizona’s Early Learning Standards and Head Start Child Outcomes. Lunch will be provided.

This workshop is sponsored by the Gila County Library District and supported by a grant from First Things First.

To register contact Mary Stemm at 402-8768 or email her at

First Things First Delivers Check to Gila Region for Kids 5 and Younger

First Things First delivered a $631,000 check to the Gila region on Monday at the Miami Head Start Center. The check will fund early childhood services to the local area from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.

(Photo L to R: Globe Mayor Fernando Shipley; Gila Regional Council members Sherri Moody, Ann Tolman and Paula Horn; First Things First Executive Director Rhian Evans Allvin; Audrey Opitz, Gila Regional Council member; Mike Pastor, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors; Hazel Chandler, Gila Regional Council Coordinator; Alexis Rivera, Gila Regional Council Vice-Chair; and Sue Yale, Gila Regional Council Chair.)

Flu Shots Thursday at Miami Senior Center

The Miami Senior Center is sponsoring seasonal flu shots for seniors tomorrow (Thursday) from 12:30 until 1:30pm. Please bring your Medicare card and any other insurance cards that may be needed.

Miami School Board Meets Thursday

Miami School Board meets tomorrow night (Thursday) at 6:30 in the Miami High School Library.

HDMS Conferences on Thursday

High Desert Middle School will have Parent-Teacher Conferences tomorrow (Thursday). That means that students will be dismissed at 1:30.

The Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held between 1:45 and 7:pm, with a dinner break from 4 to 5. Conferences for 6th through 8th graders will be on a first come, first served basis. Conferences for 5th graders will be by appointment only. Call 402-5900 to make an appointment.

Miani Jr./Sr. High School Conferences October 14

The Miami Junior/Senior High School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held next Thursday, October 14, from 5 to 7:pm. The cafeteria will be used for the High School students and the library will be used for the Junior High’s conferences.


Susan M. Walker of San Tan Valley passed away Friday at Phoenix Indian Medical Center. She was 79. She is survived by her son Timothy Walker of San Carlos; and her daughter;
The wake for Susan Walker will be Saturday at 4:pm at Tim Walker’s residence. The funeral is Sunday at 2:pm at Burdette Hall.

Globe School Board Meets Tonight

Globe School Board meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6:00 at Mofford Activity Center.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a minor accident late yesterday morning on Main Street at Highway 60. One driver was cited for failure to control his vehicle.

Gila County Narcotic Task Force arrested 30 year old Albert Reyes on a child support warrant and a warrant for failure to appear for driving with a suspended license.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft at a residence on Marrow.


James Earl Smith passed away September 24 at hs home in Claypool. He was 83. He is survived by his children Thomas Smith and Debra Carrizosa; his brother; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Graveside services for Jim Smith will be held Saturday at 10:am at Pinal Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the local VFW.

Kathryn June Acton passed away Friday at her home in Globe. She was 82. She is suvived by 3 daughters, including Vicki Sue Aguilar and Donna Jo Acton of Globe; her son; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
A Memorial Service for Kathryn Acton will be held Saturday at 1:pm at Central Heights Baptist Church.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Globe Library Adds Mango Languages


The Globe Public Library announces that it has added Mango Languages to its free online databases. Mango Languages is available through the Gila County Library’s Card Catalog online or through the card catalog at the library. It's a fast and convenient way to learn a new language. Contact the Globe Public Library for more information.


Butterfly Expert to Speak at Garden Club

The Manzanita Garden Club is having a special meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2:pm in the Globe Library conference room. Paul Wolterbeek and Gail Morris from Boyce Thompson Arboretum will give a presentation about Monarch Butterflies. The program is free.

Miami Public Meeting to Discuss Brownfields Grant Application

The Town of Miami is holding a public meeting tomorrow night (Wednesday) to discuss the Community-Wide Brownfields Assessment Grant application. The meeting is from 6:30 until 7:30pm at Miami Town Hall.

Forum in Globe About Adult Foster
Care Homes


Pinal/Gila Long Term Care has scheduled a series of public forums throughout Pinal and Gila counties. The goal is to increase the types of community-based settings in the area by providing alternatives to institutionalized health care.

There will be a meeting at the Globe Senior Center on Tuesday, October 26 at 1:pm.

The forums provide information about how community members can become a manager of an adult foster care home. Adult foster homes are residential settings that provide room, board and adult foster care services for up to four adults. Some of the benefits of creating an adult foster care home include: caring for a family member in a comfortable, safe environment, and being able to generate income in a tough economy.

Forums will also be held in Payson, Apache Junction, Oracle and Maricopa.


Police Log

Yesterday morning Globe Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at Jerry’s restaurant. 34 year old Schylure Heydorn of Coolidge was found to have four outstanding warrants in Pinal County. He was booked into the Gila County Jail to await extradition.

Two people were arrested last night after Globe Police received a call about threats being made to a cab driver and his passenger. 29 year old James Andrade of Glendale was charged with threats and intimidation and for driving with a suspended license. 28 year old Broderick Secody was arrested for threats and intimidation and disorderly conduct.

Two juveniles at Globe High School were referred to juvenile probation yesterday for underage consumption.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34 year old Frankie Tidwell on a bad check warrant.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a residence on Eddy Street; a report of jewlery theft at a residence on Orient; and a theft report taken at the Claypool Circle K.

Globe Police are investigating a burglary at a residence on Holder Drive.


Kathryn June Acton passed away Friday at her home in Central Heights. She was 82.
A Memorial Service for Kathryn Acton will be held Saturday at 1:pm at Central Heights Baptist Church.

LeRoy Joseph Polk, Sr. of San Carlos passed away last week at San Carlos Indian Hospital. He was 67. He is survived by his wife Madeline; 3 sons; 3 daughters and his sister.
The wake for LeRoy Polk, Sr. will be Friday at 4:pm at Stefanie Dillon’s residence. The funeral is Saturday at 2:pm at Burdette Hall in San Carlos.

GCC Hosts CD1 Candidate Forum (Update)


Gila Community College Forums for the Future is hosting US Representative candidate and First District incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick on Wednesday, October 20. Kirkpatrick will speak at 5:30pm, followed by a question and answer session and then a mixer at 6:30.

The Forum will be at the Gila Pueblo Campus in Globe. The public will also be able to participate by interactive television at the Payson and San Carlos campuses.

Candidate Paul Gosar was to have taken part in a similar forum at GCC on October 27. However, his staff notified the college yesterday (Monday) that he will not be able to participate.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets tomorrow morning (Tuesday) at 10:00. They’ll consider action to correct the tax rates for the Globe Unified School District. In addition, they will direct the County Treasurer to make corresponding changes to affected tax bills. The Globe School District has agreed to reimburse the County for the expense of calculating, printing and sending revised tax notices.

The Supervisors will also proclaim October to be Disability Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness month in Gila County.

Help Pinal Mountain Little League By Purchasing State Fair Tickets Online


You can help raise money for Pinal Moutain Little League by purchasing Arizona State Fair tickets online. Go to between now and October 14.

Type in promo code: pmll2010. Pinal Mountain Little League will receive 15% of your total purchase. You will also get a 50% discount on regular priced admission.


Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday evening on Highway 60 near Fry’s.

There were no injuries in an accident Friday on US 60 at Reppy Avenue.

Miami Police arrested 28 year old Steven Smith for assault Saturday at a residence on Reppy Avenue. Sherri Songer was also cited for disorderly conduct.

On Friday Miami Police assisted Gila County Probation officers at a house on New Street. 45 year old Maria Delgado was booked on warrants for driving with a suspended license and dog at large charges.

On Saturday Gila County Sheriff’s deputies received a report of a wanted person at a residence on Glendale Ave. 29 year old Bryan Hernandez was arrested on warrants for vulnerable adult abuse and child support.

A juvenile was charged with domestic violence/assault after a disturbance Saturday night at a residence on Bryant Street.

A woman reported that she was assaulted Saturday night at the Shamrock Bar. The case is under investigation.

40 year old John Hayton was arrested for disorderly conduct and domestic violence Friday night at a residence on Golden Hill.

38 year old Lloyd Holiday was arrested on a Maricopa County warrant on a charge of assault.

Friday night a man reported that he had been assaulted on Calle De Loma. He said his money and his shoes were taken. The case is under investigation.

Globe Police officers were dispatched to Monroe Street Saturday after a report of an intoxicated woman walking in the roadway. 20 year old Shannon Draper was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and underage consumption.

70 year old Tony Perez was arrested Saturday night for DUI.

29 year old Tracey Casoose was arrested Friday for driving with a suspended license and false reporting to law enforcement.

Officers are investigating a report of domestic assault and theft on Monroe Street; a theft at Pretty Patty Lou’s; a burglary at a residence in Copper Country Mobile Home Park; an attempted burglary at a residence on Lane Street; and criminal damage to a vehicle at the Globe Senior Center.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary and a theft in Miami Gardens.

Mimai PD took a report of slashed tires after a musical concert Friday night at a Miami bar.


Angelita Lang of San Carlos passed away last weeek at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa. She was 84. She is survived by her husband Paul; 3 daughters; 3 sons; and her sister.
The funeral for Angelita Lang is at 11:00 this morning (Monday) at St. Charles Catholic Church.