Friday, November 12, 2010

Movie Auditions

Auditions for the film “Catfish Dinner” will be held Monday and Tuesday at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. Actresses are needed from ages 60 to 8 years old, as well as male and female extras. The auditions will be from 10:am until 4:30pm.

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. They’ll consider approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Tri City Fire District concerning the regional fire training center.

There will be a presentation about the new library design. Also the introduction to new dispatcher Judy Gregorich and Animal Control Officer Nick Campagna.

Longtime Globe-Miami Radio Personality Gene Pearsall Dies

KIKO is sad to learn that longtime local radio personality and station operator Gene Pearsall has passed away.

Gene was the owner and operator of KJAA for many years and more recently a host on KRDE. Gene also worked for KIKO.

Gene left this area for awhile and I had the opportunity to work with him at KCKY in Coolidge when it was a popular country station. This was around 1979-80. Gene was the morning DJ and I was the midday host. I remember him as being fun to work with and very professional. He got on my case a couple of times for coming in at the last minute. That's OK, I deserved it.

I almost went to work for Gene at KJ in 1995 but I ended up at KRXS briefly and then KIKO.

Funeral arrangements for Gene Pearsall are pending.

Elks Hoop Shoot is Saturday

The Pinal Mountain Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot will be held tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 until noon in the Lee Kornegay gym.

E-Waste Event Coming to Kearny


The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled a free electronics waste recycling event in Kearny tomorrow (Saturday. It will be in the Ray School District parking lot from 8:am until 1:pm.

The event is co-sponsored with the towns of Kearny and Hayden, ASARCO and the Ray School District. They expect to collect tons of unwanted televisions, computer equipment, monitors, batteries, chargers, cell phones, VCR’s, CD and DVD players, printers, small appliances, fax machines, stereos, cables and cords during the event.

ADEQ has sponsored 24 events since August 2009 and collected more than 500,000 pounds from nearly 3,800 vehicles attending the e-waste events.


AZ Gas Prices Remain Stable

Gasoline prices are slowly rising across the country but are remaining stable in Arizona. The latest statewide average for a gallon of unleaded regular is a little less than $2.76 a gallon. The nationwide average is about $2.865, an increase of nearly six cents. Here in Globe-Miami, prices are around $2.73 a gallon.

Globe Senior Center: Rummage Sale and Free Legal Assistance

The Globe Senior Center is having a Rummage Sale this morning (Friday) at 9:00.

Starting today, the Globe Senior Center will offer free legal assistance for seniors every Friday at 10:am.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 28 year old Broderick Secody yesterday for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

Globe Police and EMS were dispatched to the Seventh Street Circle K late last night after a call about a man having chest pains. 46 year old Robert Holy was taken to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. A records check showed that Holy had an outstanding warrant. He was arrested and booked after he left the hospital.

Globe Police are investigating a report of credit card theft and an ongoing criminal damage problem at an address on Hunter Drive.


Sandra Kay Bray passed away Saturday in Bullhwead City. She was 62. She is survived by 2 children; 6 step children; her brother; 2 sisters; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The funeral for Sandra Kay Bray will be Saturday, November 20 at LaMont Mortuary.

Edwin Wallace Powell passed away Tuesday at his home in Globe. He was 64. He is survived by his wife Judith and his sister Izora Van Der Voort.
A Memorial Service for Edwin Powell will be announced later.
The family suggests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Local Transit Faces Funding


Local transportation services—like just about everything else that actually helps people—are facing possible funding cuts. You can help by telling the Arizona Transit Association about your experiences using public transportation services such as Cobre Valley Community Transit.

Go to the “Tell Your Transit Story” survey at They will put some of the stories on the website to help elected officials and the public understand the critical role that transit plays in the lives of Arizonans.


Portion of SR 88 Will Close for Repairs

The Arizona Department of Transportation will close a four-mile segment of State Route 88—the Apache Trail—for two months beginning Monday (November 15). The closure is near Fish Creek Hill. It will provide a safe work zone for repairs to retaining walls and sections of the roadway.

Roosevelt Lake and Apache Lake are accessible by State Route 188. Canyon Lake and recreation facilities are still accessible by State Route 88 and so is Lost Dutchman State Park.

Stay up to date with the latest highway conditions by dialing 5-1-1, or go to

Information about the Arzche Trail repairs project is available at

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign


The local Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign begins on November 20 and continues until Christmas Eve. The hours are 10:am until 6:pm. The program helps the Salvation Army provide Christmas food and toys to families in the Globe-Miami-Claypool and San Carlos area.

Salvation Army Christmas kettles will be at both Safeways, Walmart, Fry’s and Basha’s.

As of today (November 11), 130 families have applied for assistance, with more to come. If you’d like to Adopt-a-Family through the Salvation Army, call 425-4011.


Miami Garbage Pickup Holiday Changes

Miami has made some holiday changes to its garbage pickup schedule. The pickup scheduled for today (Thursday) has been moved to tomorrow.

The pickup scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, November 25, has been moved up to Wednesday, November 24.

Police Log

There were a couple of injury accidents yesterday afternoon in Globe. The first occurred on Highway 60 at Hilltop. One driver was cited for failure to control her vehicle to avoid an accident. One patient was taken to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.

A pedestrian was struck by a car at East and Ash Streets. The driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Globe Police are investigating a report of credit card fraud at the Country Kitchen.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37 year old Dianna Cluster for theft at the Claypool Circle K.

32 year old Teresa Glover was arrested for animal cruelty.

Miami Veterans Day Events

The Town of Miami Veterans Day Parade starts this morning (Thursday) at 10:15. The parade will go from the Bullion Plaza Museum to Miami Memorial Park. The Veterans Day ceremony starts at 11:00. It will be followed by a concert and cookout in the park.


Edwin W. Powell passed away Tuesday evening at his home in Little Acres. He was 64. A Memorial Service will be announced.

Rosaria M. Martin of San Carlos passed away last week at Heritage Healthcare Center. She was 79. She is survived by 8 children.
The wake for Rosaria Martin is today (Thursday) at 4:pm at the Martin residence. The funeral is tomrrow (Friday) at 1:pm at World Evangelism Revival Church.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

GCC Board Member Resigns from Legislative Task Force

A Gila Community College Governing Board member has resigned from the legislative task force that was formed to look for ways to make the college independent. Tom Loeffler told the Payson Roundup that “pettiness and politics” prompted him to resign.

The college Governing Board recently decided not to approve a resolution supporting the task force’s goal of seeking independence from Eastern Arizona College. All three of the board members from southern Gila County said they didn’t have enough information about proposed legislation to change the financial thresholds keeping Gila County from operating an independent college. Loeffler and the other board member from northern Gila County voted in favor of the resolution.

State Senator Sylvia Allen says she will appoint a new task force member from the Payson area. She says she is still committed to pursuing Gila Community College independence.

Police Log

One person was flown out for medical evaluation after an accident yesterday afternoon at Second and Cedar Streets. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

A Globe Police officer was dispatched to Highway 60 near J & S Towing after a call about a man lying on the side of the roadway. 41 year old Elvis Kinney was contacted. After a records check, Kinney was arrested on two outstanding warrants.

About 11:00 last night an officer contacted 3 people in the area behind Globe High school. A 16 year old juvenile was refferred to juvenile probation. 18 year old Ernest Victor was arrested for underage consumption. 18 year old Jonathan Ramirez was charged with underage consumption and false reporting to law enforcemnent.

Graham County Sheriff’s Office arrested 46 year old Katherine Riggan of Globe on a warrant for disorderly conduct and fighting.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating criminal damage to a vehicle and to the lawn at a residence on Broadway, and animal cruelty that occurred in the creek on Railroad Avenue.

Globe Police are investigating burglary from an auto on North Fourth Street and criminal damage at a residence on Crestwood Drive.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Food and Plant Demonstrations

The Tonto Ranger District will present a demonstration of “Foods of the Superstitions” and “Plants of the Sonoran Desert” on Saturday and Sunday, November 20 and 21. The presentations will be from 10:am until 4:pm at the Roosevelt Lake Visitor Center, hosted by authors Don Wells and Jean Groen.

'Finding Your Ancestors'

Tomorrow’s Second Wednesday event is a program on how to use the Internet to find information about your relatives and ancestors. The program is free. It starts at 7:00 at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum.

Watchdog Group Wants State to Void Prison Contract


The Arizona office of the American Friends Service Committee is asking state leaders to cancel a contract for 5,000 private prison beds. They also want the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and Secretary of State’s Office to investigate the private prison industry’s campaign contributions to push legislation that increases incarceration rates.

The group says it is simply asking for basic transparency for an industry that makes money from putting people in jail.


ACJC Publishes 2010 Arizona Youth

The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission has just published its 2010 Arizona Youth Survey. Their findings show that bullying and dating violence have reached levels of concern. There were decreases in drug use in more than half of the substances measured. But there were increases in the reported use of marijuana, heroin, ecstacy, sedatives, over the counter drugs and chewing tobacco.

Overall results indicate a slight increase in some substance use and a slight decrease in other areas of substance use since the last Arizona Youth Survey in 2006.

GCC Offers Sign Language Course


Gila Community College is offering Beginning American Sign Language 1 this spring at the Gila Pueblo Campus. The class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7:20pm with lab time from 4 to 4:50. The class begins on January 12.

Current students can enroll online at Others can enroll at the Gila Pueblo Campus in Globe from 8:am until 5:pm.


Miami Still Accepting Parade Entries

The Town of Miami is still accepting enteries for the Veterans Day Parade on Thursday. As of Monday there were 15 entries and they hope to double that by Wednesday at 5:pm.

Check in time for the parade is 9:30am Thursday and the parade starts at 10:15. The ceremony begins at 11:00, followed by a cookout and music in the park.

Entry forms are available at Miami Town Hall.

ADOT Patching Potholes on Gila River Bridge

The Arizona Department of Transportation is patching potholes on the SR 79 Gila River bridge today starting at 9:00. The road work is expected to take four to six hours. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times.

Police Log

Yesterday Globe Police conducted a followup investigation on a burglary report taken on November 1. 19 year old Aubrey Moran was charged with burglary and trafficking in stolen property. 19 year old Steven Gerardo was charged with burglary.

Shortly before midnight an officer conducted a traffic stop. It was determined that a woman in the car had been assaulted by her husband. 30 year old Joseph Duperron was arrested for domestic violence/assault.

Officers are investigating a theft from an auto at an address on East Bailey Street.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 64 year old Luis Mendivil for disorderly conduct and domestic violence.

Gila Probation arrested 38 year old Augustine Calvillo on a child support warrant.

A deputy responded to a report of a speeding vehicle that pulled into the Claypool Circle K. A check on the vehicle showed that it was reported stolen in Mesa. The suspect fled on foot.

Deputies are investigating a report of criminal damage to a residence on Wheatfield Road.


Former Globe-Miami resident Manuel R. Lopez passed away October 29 at Banner Gardens Hospice House. He was 88.
Visitation for Manuel Lopez will be Saturday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Monday, November 8, 2010

New and Redesigned Specialty License Plates

The Arizona Department of Transportation announces that there are several new and redesigned specialty license plates available. These include the redesigned Arizona State University collegiate plate introduced by the ASU Allumni Association during homecoming weekend.

Other recently redesigned specialty plates include Northern Arizona University, Families For Fallen Police Officers and Arizona Sportsman for Wildlife Conservation.

New specialty plates include those for Arizona Agriculture, Masonic Fraternity, Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns and Arizona Highways Magazine.

In addition to regular vehicle registration fees, specialty plates cost an additional $25-with $17 of that going to the sponsoring organization.

To view available specialty plates or to place an order, go to any ADOT Motor Vehicle Division office or visit

Globe-Miami Times: Local EDC Board
Hears from Citizens Opposed

From Globe-Miami Times News 'n' Views by Linda Gross:

Jim Moss, who heads up Globe Citizens Opposed to a Private Prison, gave a ten minute presentation on Thursday to the Southern Gila County Economic Development Board who were instrumental in bringing the project to Globe. Although the State has temporarily pulled the RFP (Request for Proposal) on building more prisons by partnering with the private prison industry, the move is simply to allow them to re-write the RFP to include greater security standards. It is expected the project will be back on the table – soon.

Jim Moss, with Citizens Opposed to a Private Prison, addressed the EDC at this month's Board meeting.

The talk was meant to be informational and provide the EDC Board with a greater understanding of the the group's efforts which have included a 3 month petition drive which has gathered over 2000 signatures and a more targeted post card mailing which reaches registered voters and allows them to write a brief comment on why they oppose this issue.

Read the entire article with excerpts from the presentation here.



Globe Senior Center Events

On Wednesday, November 10, Globe Senior Center will honor veterans, featuring the Globe High School Jr. ROTC.

Globe Senior Center is having a Rummage Sale Friday starting at 9:am.

Beginning this Friday (November 12), Legal Assistance for seniors will be available every Friday at 10:am at the Globe Senior Senter.

Police Log

Saturday morning Tri City Fire Department responded to a gas leak on Snedden Street. The leak was contained and Southwest Gas was notified.

Miami Police arrested 25 year old Gery Taylor for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

29 year old Timothy Fish was also arrested over the weekend for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

29 year old Bryan Harris was arrested for theft.

Miami officers also arrested 36 year old Jennifer Curtis for theft.

Globe Police arrested 33 year old Raynell Pizano yesterday for shoplifting at Walmart.

27 year old Edward Gonzales was arrested Friday on a child support warrant.

On Saturday Gila County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 46 year old Kenneth Helsel of Phoenix for disorderly conduct at the Gila County Fairgrounds.

34 year old Ruben Morales of New Mexico was arrested Friday for aggravated assault and criminal damage.

Mesa Police arrested 22 year old Ambra Ruvalacaba of Miami on warrants for probation violation on charges of attempted escape and posesession of drug paraphernalia.

Page Police arrested 35 year old Terry Gonzales of Globe on burglary and theft warrants.

Globe Police are investigating a stolen vehicle from a business on Highway 60; criminal damage at Globe High School; and threats made by a student at Globe High School.

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary on Russell Road and a burglary on Broadway.


Josephine Padilla Vasquez passed away Thursday at Copper Mountain Inn. She was 96.
Rosary for Josephine Vasquez will be Thursday at 7:pm at Holy Angels Catholic Church. The funeral is Friday morning at 10:00.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30. They’ll consider authorizing the formation of the Town of Miami Municipal Property Corporation. They will also discuss and possibly approve salary and benefits for Town Manager Jerry Barnes. And the Council will be introduced to the new Central Arizona Association of Governments Executive Director Brian Tapp.
Councilman Black will present proposals to change the Town of Miami Seal; to require multi-unit rentals to pay separate garbage fees for each unit; and to require all businesses to use the Town of Miami’s garbage service.

Globe Council Meets Tonight

Globe City Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:00. They’ll consider removing the traffic lights at Cedar and Broad and at Oak and Broad Streets. They’ll also hear a presentation on the Governors Rural Business Advisory Council and a presentation about the Salvation Army Christmas program.