Friday, October 22, 2010

'Photo' Radar Scam

Ignite Phoenix #6 - "Welcome to Arizona, the surveillance state"

Presenter - Ross Trumble:

Photo Radar was forced on the people of Arizona, promising safer roads. Instead it made roads less safe, conflicts existing law, clogs up courts & frustrates citizens with a flawed state wide VIDEO RECORDING system. Lobbyists, missteps & broken promises from AZ Government have allowed it to continue, but a citizens initiative aims to eliminate it.

More info:

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. They will consider removing the traffic lights at Cedar and Broad Streets and at Oak and Broad Streets. The Council will also consider awarding a contract to Right Away Disposal for privatization of solid waste collection and curbside recycling.

Gas Prices Continue Atypical Climb


Gasoline prices usually drop this time of year, but for the third straight week, prices are going up slightly. AAA Arizona says the statewide average for a gallon of unleaded regular is a little over $2.75 a gallon. That’s an increase of 3.3 cents from last week. The nationwide average is around $2.83, an increase of just over a penny. Here in Globe-Miami, prices are around $2.70 a gallon.


Sheriff Armer Announces Supervisor and Officer of the Quarter

Gila County Sheriff John Armer announces that Sergeant Cindy Salas has been selected as Detention Supervisor of the Quarter and Cathy Wickwire has been selected as Detention Officer of the quarter for their outstanding job performance and work ethic in the Gila County Globe Detention Center.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 24 year old Tanya Horta yesterday at Walmart on a charge of theft.

A juvenile was arrested for shoplifting yesterday evening at the Claypool Safeway.

Officers are investigating a theft at a residence on South East Street and a burglary at a business on North Broad Street.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

$100,000 to Go to Innovative Teachers

The Qwest Foundation and the Arizona Technology in Education Association are giving a total of $100,000 to Arizona teachers who have developed creative ways to use technology to improve student learning.

The application deadline is December 3. For more information go to

Republican Club Meets Saturday

The Cobre Valley Republiocan Club meets Saturday at 9:am at Republican headquarters in downtown Globe. They will discuss the upcoming November election and ballot propositions, and the annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The public is invited.

Landfill Event Will Recycle Latex Paint

The Russell Gulch Landfill will coordinate a latex paint recycle day on Saturday, November 6 from 8:am until 2:pm.

On that day you may bring in left over latex paint for disposal or recycling. All unusable paint will be properly disposed of. The good paint will be bulked and distributed.

This event is only for latex paint so please read the label on your paint can carefully.

Police Log

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year old Jason Tabor on a contempt of court warrant on a charge of DUI.

22 year old Vincent Doss was arrested at a traffic stop yesterday for DUI.

Miami Police arrested 22 year old Peter Porch for driving with a suspended license.

Sheriff's deputies are investigating a burglary at a residence on Ice House Canyon Road and a burglary at Holiday Hills Mobile Home Park.


Ruby J. Coatney passed away Tuesday at Copper Mountain Inn. She was 89.
A graveside service for Ruby Coatney will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 2:pm at Globe Cemetery.

William B. Kidde of San Carlos passed away Sunday at Copper Mountain Inn. He was 90. He is survived by 3 nieces and 3 nephews.
The wake for William Kidde will be Sunday at 4:pm at Ramona Noline’s residence. The funeral is Monday at 1:pm at World Evangelism Revival Church.

Craig Patten of San Carlos passed away last week. He was 28. He is survived by his father Gregory Patten; his mother Barbara Herman; 2 sons; 2 daughters; 6 sisters and 2 brothers.
The wake for Craig Patten will be tomorrow (Friday) at 4:pm at Marlene Stevens residence. The funeral is Saturday at 9:am in the Rice School Gym.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Museums Add Second Wednesday to First Friday Programs

The Bullion Plaza Museum and Cultural Center is adding a second series of monthly events to the First Friday programs. The additional series will be held on the Second Wednesday of each month, giving more people who are interested in the history of this area more opportunity to learn and enjoy. Both of these series will continue each month through June of 2011.

The First Friday and Second Wednesday series of programs are sponsored jointly by the Bullion Plaza Museum, Gila County Historical Museum and the Arizona Humanities Council. They are provided free of charge.

AAA Says Teens Lack Complete Training


This is National Teen Driver Safety Week. A AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study says that teenagers do not get enough diverse driving experiences before they get their licenses. The study looked at the behaviors and outlooks of families as they taught their pre-licensed teens how to drive.

Nearly half of the parents in the study say that after the year-long supervised permit stage there was at least one condition in which they did not feel comfortable letting their teen drive. However, more than a third of these families allowed their teen to obtain a license within a month of becoming eligible.

AAA has launched a new teen driver safety website. Go to


Friday Deadline to Apply for Nomination to Service Academies

Friday (October 22) is the deadline for high school seniors to apply for a congressional nomination to one of the military service academies. Nomination packets are available from high school guidance counselors.

Representative Ann Kirkpatrick will nominate up to ten applicants for each service academy. More information is available on her congressional website. Or you can call her Prescott office at 928-445-3434

Oz Music Review

The Copper Cities Community Players will perform a special Oz Music Review tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday night at 7:00. The performance of music from the Wizard of Oz will be on the third floor of the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts building. The cost is $10.

Habitat Looking for Volunteers


Globe-Miami Habitat for Humanity is calling for volunteers to help erect the walls of the current house being built at 1487 Upper Pinal Creek Road. That’s near Jesse Hayes Road and Beer Creek Crossing. They’ll be there Saturday between 8:am and 3:pm.


E-Mail Scam


The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about an email scam. The scam involves sending an email asking the victim to become a mystery shopper for local businesses. The victim then receives a check for $2700. A letter with the check says to cash the check, keep $200 and send the rest to an overseas location through Western Union. The Sheriff’s Office reminds you to be suspicious of any request to cash checks and send money.

Learn more:
Consumer Fraud Reporting: Check Cashing


Globe Police Chief Retires


Globe Police Chief Dan Melvin has submitted his letter of intent to retire and move on to other endeavors. Chief Melvin has been with the Globe Police Department for 27 years.


Police Log

Miami Police are investigating a fire that occurred at the religious shrine west of Miami. Witnesses say they believe the damage was caused accidentally by a motorist visiting the shrine. The flames were put out by another motorist.

Miami PD arrested 46 year old Tracy Rodriguez for criminal trespass.

Two Mesa men were arrested yesterday afternoon after a Gila County Task Force unit conducted a traffic stop on US 60. A records check showed that the vehicle was stolen. 40 year old Terrie Puryear was charged with theft, unlawful use of means of transportation, possession of a dangerous drug and driving with a suspended license. 41 year old Johnny Reay was arrested for possession of a dangerous drug and unlawful use of means of transportation.


Hanson Duane of San Carlos passed away last night at San Carlos Indian Hospital. Arrangements are pending.

Charlie B. Foxworth passed away last night at his home in Wheatfields. A Memorial Service will be announced.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Prescription Drug Town Hall


The Youth Advisory Council and the Copper Basin Coalition are sponsoring a Prescription Drug Town Hall Wednesday at the Globe City Council Chambers. It’s from 6 until 7:pm. They’ll talk about how to properly dispose of prescription drugs and how to keep them out of the hands of teens who might abuse them.


Kirkpatrick at GCC Forum

Gila Community College Forums for the Future is hosting First District Representative Ann Kirkpatrick Wednesday at 5:30pm. Rep. Kirkpatrick will be at the Gila Pueblo Campus in Globe. People from other campuses will be able to participate by interactive television. A mixer will follow the forum.

No Produce Truck Wednesday

Audrey at the Gila Community Food Bank wants everyone to know that there will be no produce truck on Wednesday, October 20.

Palace Pharmacy Giving Flu Shots

Palace Pharmacy on North Broad Street in Globe is giving flu shots on Wednesday from 10:am until 4:pm.
Most insurance will be accepted, including Medicare Part B. If you don't have insurance, the cost is $25.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 24 year old Jarvis Cosay for shoplifting at the downtown Safeway and for false reporting to law enforcement.

25 year old Sylvia Hooke was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Gila County Sheriff's Office arrested 40 year old Shelia Pollard on a DUI warrant.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft of items belonging to El Paso Natural Gas; an attempt to remove cable from Freeport McMoRan property; and a report of threats taken at a residence on Copper Street.


Opal F. Simpson of Miami passed away Friday at Banner Gardens Hospice House in Mesa. She was 83.
Visitation for Opal Simpson will be Thursday at 10:am at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The funeral is at 11:00.

Isabelle Antonio of San Carlos passed away last week at Trillium Hospital in Mesa. She was 69. She is survived by her husband Chester Antonio, Sr.; her daughter; 2 sons; 5 brothers; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
The wake for Isabelle Antonio will be Friday at 4:pm at the Antonio residence. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm at Freedom Holiness Church.

Ned Casey of San Carlos passed away Friday at Banner Gardens Hospice House in Mesa. He was 79. He is survived by his daughters Darlene Jordan and Mary Casey; and his sons Ned Casey, Jr. and Pascal Casey.
The wake for Ned Casey is Wednesday at 4:pm at the Casey residence. The funeral is Thursday at 2:pm.

Josephine A Madrid of Miami passed away Friday at Heritage Healthcare Center. She was 96. She is survived by her daughters Nellie Olvera, Betty Pearson, Aurora Duran, and Rosemary, Helen and Mary Lou Madrid; her sons Hilario and Mike Madrid; and her sister.
Visitation for Josephine Madrid will be next Friday (October 29) at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and the funeral is at 10:00.

A Memorial Mass for Johnny Griego will be held Friday at 9:30am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Police Log

Last night the Gila County Sheriff's Office arrested 22 year old Katie Shaffer and 24 year old Justin Shaffer at Four Star Mobile Home Park for domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

31 year old Waylon Cobb was arrested on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

26 year old September Swinney was arrested on a Pinal County warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Globe Police arrested 36 year old James Gillum on a child support warrant.

The Gila County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary from a residence in Country Club Manor.


Ethaniel Ernesto Cunningham Franco passed away September 30 at University Medical Center in Tucson. He was 2 years old. He is survived by his mother Crystal Cunningham Lopez; his father Albert G. Franco III; his grandparents; 6 brothers and 4 sisters.
Visitation for Ethaniel Franco will be Thursday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and the funeral is at 10:00.