Friday, October 29, 2010

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Police Log

There was a two vehicle accident late yesterday morning on Highway 60 near McDonalds. One driver was transported for medical treatment and one vehicle was towed from the scene.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 32 year old Wyatt Button for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of narcotics, felony flight, prohibited possessor, and a warrant for violation of a court order.

Globe Police arrested 33 year old Roy Reyes on warrants for failure to appear for possession of dangerous drugs and child support.

28 year old Beau Gerardo was arrested on a child support warrant.

Globe Police are investigating a burglary from a residence on South Verde Lane.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an assault at Charles Bejarano School.

Yet Another Halloween Event

Heritage Health Care is holding a Fall Festival today (Friday) from 3 until 5:pm.

Goddard in Globe Today

Arizona Attorney General and Democratic candidate for governor Terry Goddard will be in Globe today (Friday) at the Copper Spike Train Depot. He will be there at 5:15 for a Meet and Greet. Goddard will also be at the Copper Rim Fall Festival in downtown Globe at 6:00 and at tonight’s Globe High School football game.

More Halloween Events

Rice Elementary School in San Carlos is holding its Halloween Carnival today (Friday) from 4 to 8:pm.There will be games, prizes, food, candy and even a ferris wheel.

The Globe VFW Halloween party and banquet will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at 6:pm. There will be a costume contest, live music and raffles throughout the evening.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Events This Weekend

Lots of Halloween events are taking place this weekend in Globe-Miami.

The annual events in downtown Globe begin Friday night next to the Center for the Arts building. There’ll be a pumpkin carving contest from 5 to 8, along with food and coffee vendors. Also a Chili, Cornbread and Fall Treats Cookoff.
The Copper Rim School Fall Festival will be part of the downtown Globe event Friday night. It starts at 4:pm and includes games, prizes, and food. Lots of baskets will be raffled off, with tickets 50 cents each. All proceeds from the Fall Festival will go to Copper Rim students, teachers and classrooms.

The Prison of Terror Spook House at the Old Historic Jail on Oak Street will be open every night through Sunday from 7 to 11:pm. Admission is $5.

The Ghosts of Globe Tours on Saturday night will start every 15 minutes between 7:30 and 8:30 at the Old Historic Jail.

The Halloween weekend in downtown Globe concludes on Sunday night with trick or treat booths set up by local merchants. This is from 5:30 until 7:pm.

Copper Mountain Inn invites trick or treaters to their Friday Fright Night from 6 to 8:pm. It includes spooky hayrides, a haunted house, games, trick or treating with the residents, a scary movie on the wall, and hot dogs.

The Globe Moose Lodge will have a Halloween Party Friday night from 5 to 9:pm.

The 8th annual Trunk-O-Treats at St. Paul’s Church will be set up in the parking lot Sunday from 5:30 until 7:pm. This is a safe, fun place for trick or treaters. Church members and neighbors will distribute treats from their car trunks.

The Miami Fire Department presents “Halloween in the Park" Sunday night at Bullion Plaza from 6 to 10:pm.

Icehouse Trail: 'The Most Botanically Varied Hike in Arizona'?

The Arizona Republic published an article on Wednesday about hiking the Icehouse Trail near Globe. The article calls it possibly "the most botanically varied hike in Arizona."

Read the article here.

Post Secondary Education Fair Scheduled For Tuesday

The Second Annual Southern Gila County Post Secondary Education Fair will take place on Tuesday (November 2) from 9:am until 2:pm. It will be open to the public starting at 12:30.

The Fair is hosted by Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold and sponsored by Gila County School Superintendent Linda O’Dell, the Southern Gila County College Preparatory Academy and Signal Peak Community Foundation. Forty post secondary agencies and community organizations will be there.

Miami Council Special Meeting Friday Morning

Miami Town Council will hold a Special Meeting tomorrow (Friday) at 8:30am. They will go into Executive Session to possibly appoint a Town Manager.

Help Clean the Lions' Mile

The Globe Lions invite everyone to help clean the Lions' Mile this Saturday. The Mile begins at the corner of highways 60 and 77 and continues to the drive-in theater.

Everyone will meet at the LDS Church parking lot at 8:am Saturday. Volunteers will be given a quick briefing, a trash bag, and then put on an ADOT safety vest. Bring your own gloves. If you have a paper-stabber or picker-upper, bring that too.

ABC 15 Visits Fire Training Facility
Near Globe-Miami

Yesterday ABC 15 in Phoenix broadcast a report on the new state of the art fire training center that opened recently near Globe-Miami. The TV station video recorded a training exercise and talked to Tri City Fire Chief Marco Olsen and firefighter Greg Zupancic.

Read the ABC 15 story here.

Thanksgiving Amnesty at Globe Library

Starting Tuesday (November 2), the Globe Public Library will have a Thanksgiving amnesty on overdue fines. Fines will be forgiven for one non-perishable food item for each dollar owed. The food will go to the local Food Bank. This is a good time to return overdue books or clear up old fines.

Police Log

Globe Police and Gila County Sheriff’s deputies contacted two juveniles at a residence on First Avenue last night. The juveniles were referred to probation for possession and use of marijuana.

Globe Police arrested 33 year old Daryl Amonette for driving with a suspended license.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested Heather Arrellin on a bad check warrant and a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

69 year old Janice Quinton was cited and released for disorderly conduct.

Deputies are investigating a report of criminal damage from Globe Canyon Church; a theft on Railroad Avenue; and a vehicle theft on Railroad Avenue.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

AZ Game & Fish Recives Grant to Improve Outdoor Access

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the US Department of Agriculture. The purpose of the grant is to improve outdoor recreational access to public lands.

The Department says it will use the money to help ensure that private land owners allow recreational access to their private land holdings or allow the public access through their private landholdings to otherwise inaccessible public lands.

The Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program provides incentives to landowners to give access to hunters, fishermen, hikers, campers, bird watchers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

New Globe Police Chief

Globe has a new Police Chief. Lee Kinnard replaces Dan Melvin who recently retired after 27 years of service. Kinnard has been acting Chief and was the second choice during last year’s Police Chief interviews.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 23 year old Shirrell Fairfield on charges of criminal damage and domestic violence.

A Globe Police officer was contacted by a woman in front of Church’s Chicken about an assault. 45 year old Frank Araujo was charged with assault/domestic violence. The woman—48 year old Shirley Hinton—was found to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant issued by Miami PD. Both of them were booked into the Gila County Jail.

28 year old Marlon Bullis was arrested for shoplifting at the Seventh Street Circle K and the Super Stop.

Officers are investigating a hit and run accident at Walmart and a burglary at Gila Muffler.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Report Says 95% of 'Green' Products Aren't


A new survey suggests that more than 95% of consumer products marketed as “green” make misleading or inaccurate claims. In its “Sins of Greenwashing” report, the TerraChoice marketing firm says only 4.5% of the products it studied made accurate claims. (But that’s up from 2% last year.)

A spokesman says the biggest problems are making claims without any proof and “vagueness.” To find out more about the survey go to


Salvation Army Making Appointments for Christmas Assistance

The Salvation Army of Globe will start making appointments for Christmas assistance on Monday, November 1. Appointments can be made by calling 425-4011.
The application appointments will be held from November 8 through 12.

Prescribed Burn on San Carlos Reservation

A prescribed burn on the San Carlos Apache Reservation is scheduled to begin tomorrow (Wednesday) and continue through November 5. The plan is to burn 6200 acres in Arrowhead and Phillips Park Tank located 12 miles east of Hilltop Ranch.
The smoke may cause poor visibility and temporary road closures near the burn. It’s deer season so hunters need to be aware of fire personnel.

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 56 year old Russell Powell yesterday on a child support warrant.

Globe Police are investigating a burglary at a residence on East Maple and a theft at Pizza Hut.


Sylvan Ridenhour passed away Saturday at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife Cappy; his son Monty; his sister; and 5 grandchildren.
Services for “Ike” Ridenhour will be private.

Charlie B. Foxworth, Jr. has passed away at the age of 66. He is survived by his wife Jacquie; his brother; 3 sisters, including Virginia Williamson of Central Heights; 8 children, including Mary Hundley of Wheatfields, and Jill Fuller and Charlie Foxworth III of Globe; 28 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
The funeral for Charlie Foxworth, Jr. will be Saturday at 10:30am at St. Paul’s Methodist Church.

Mariana Enriquez Pacheco Acosta of Miami passed away last week. She was 98. She is survived by 4 daughters; 16 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 28 great great grandchildren.
Visitation for Mariana Acosta is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Raffle Tickets Available for Idea House


The Globe Public Library Idea House will be held on November 20 from 11 until 4 at the Gotto residence.

Tickets for the Idea House Raffle are available at the library. The First Place prize is a $350 ring donated by United Jewelry. Second Place is a Fall Basket valued at $200. And Third Place is a free stay at the Dream Manor Inn. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5 and 12 for $10.


Public Forum About Adult Foster Care


Pinal/Gila Long Term Care presents a public forum tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1:pm. The goal is to increase the types of community-based settings in the area by providing alternatives to institutionalized health care. A panel of experts will be there to give information and answer questions about adult foster care homes.


Supervisiors Meet Tuesday

Gila County Board of Supervisors meets tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10:00. They’ll be introduced to Legislative District 5 senate candidate Elaine Bohlmeyer. They’ll hold a Public Hearing on the revised Floodplain Management Ordinance. The Supervisors will consider a Resolution to set up a Public Hearing to discuss a merger of the Cobre Valley Sanitary District and the Pinal Sanitary District. And they’ll proclaim October 30 “Weatherization Day’ in Gila County.

Sign Up for Miami Veterans Day Parade

The Town of Miami is having a Veterans Day Parade, ceremony, concert in the park and cookout on Thursday, November 11.
The Town invites all local businesses, government offices, high school groups, motorcycle groups and individual families to sign up to be in the parade. There is no charge. You can pick up an application at Miami Town Hall.


Leon Frank Poe passed away last week at his home in Globe. He was 90. He is survived by his sons Gerald, Claude, and Russell; his step daughter Donna; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A graveside service for Leon Poe will be held Saturday at 11:am at Fairview Cemetery in Superior.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30. The Council will discuss a status report on the Brownsfield Site Assessment Grant; the revised Community Development Block Grant application; and the USDA application for the Miami Memorial Library, the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum, and the Barcon/Fitzpatrick Building.

They’ll also discuss changing the Town of Miami Substance Abuse Policy from second chance to a zero tolerance policy.

GCC Nursing Assistant Certificate Recipients

Gila Community College congratulates their October 2010 Nursing Assistant Certificate of Completion recipients and instructor. The next CNA class will be Spring 2011 starting on January 12th. The class fills quickly so register now.

Pictured from left to right, back row: Hilary Hall, Kerlanda Ailak, Jephthah Bender, Kimberly Gutierrez, Rocio Lopez, Anna Lewis, Linda McLennen, GCC CNA Instructor. Front Row: Joanna Spurgeon, Angela Ybarra, Mary King, Jaylene Victor, Pebbles Perez, and Kimberly Bylas.

Police Log

There was an injury accident late Friday morning on Highway 60 at Manor Drive. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident Friday morning on North Broad Street.

Globe Police arrested 33 year old Dorothea Steele yesterday for domestic violence/criminal damage at an address on Euclid.

19 year old Macy Alonzo was arrested Friday afternoon for domestic violence/assault at an address on Hunter Drive.

20 year old Nicco Balesteros was arrested for misconduct involving a weapon.

23 year old Shirrell Fairfield was arrested late Friday night for DUI.

51 year old Robertson Chatlin was arrested late Saturday night on warrants for driving with a suspneded license and suspended registration.

Globe Police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred yesterday morning at the Globe Community Center; a report of a theft from a vehicle at Jerry’s restaurant; a burglary at a residence on Globe Street; and a theft of property from Pinal Mountain Apartments.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft at Alhambra Mobile Hme Park; a burglary at a residence on Golden Hill; a burglary at a residence on Cypress; and criminal damage to a residence in Pueblo Heights Mobile Home Park.


Hanson Duane of Peridot passed away last week at San Carlos Hospital. He was 75. He is survived by his children Berlinda Gilbert, Sandra Kindelay, Shirlyn Duane and Anthony Duane.
The wake for Hanson Duane is today (Monday) at 4:pm at the Duane residence. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11:am at Peridot Lutheran Church.

Arthur Clayton of Miami passed away Saturday at Heritage Healthcare Center. He was 92. A graveside service will be held in Riverside, California.

Sylvan “Ike” Ridenhour of Globe passed away Saturday at Heritage Healthcare Center. He was 80. A Memorial Service will be announced.