Friday, November 19, 2010

Globe Council Meets Monday


Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. The Council will consider an ordinance concerning medical marijuana dispensaries. They will also discuss whether to publish a Request For Proposals for a medical marijuana dispensary or to authorize the City to apply for a medical marijunana dispensary to be operated under police supervision.


4-H Canned Food Drive

The Southern Gila County 4-H Community Club is holding a canned food drive through December 10. All donated items will stay in the local area. Help 4-H help those in need by dropping off canned food at Central Arizona Wireless, Hicks Chiropractic and Heritage Healthcare Center.

Globe Senior Center Holiday Meal Campaign

The Globe Senior Center has launched a Holiday Meal Campaign to raise finds for homebound and disabled seniors as well as others in the community. The Center has received a matching grant of $2000 to double the donations. For more information contact the Globe Senior Center at 425-9030.

AZ Gas Prices Up Again This Week

Gas prices rose in Arizona for the second straight week. AAA Arizona says the statewide average price for a gallon of unleaded regular is a little over $2.78 a gallon. That’s an increase of nearly 3 cents from last week. The nationwide average is a little less than $2.89 a gallon, an increase of 2.4 cents.

Here in Globe-Miami, prices are around $2.74 a gallon.

Police Log

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

No injuries were reported in an accident yesterday on Highway 60 at Radonovich Drive.

Tri City and Canyon Fire Departements responded to a report of a fire at Madera Peak Apartments. There wasn’t a fire but one person was taken to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.

A Gila County Sheriff’s deputy arrested 24 year old Jonathon Magana yesterday. He was held by Apache Gold Casino security for possession of marijuana. Magana also had a Graham County warrant for dangerous drugs.

Globe Police arrested 18 year old Dominique Gilmore for shoplifting.

24 year old Kylie Smith was arrested for violation of a court order.

Officers are investigating a report of indecent exposure at Globe High School; a break in at a residence in Pioneer Hills; a theft at a business on Willow Street; a theft at a business on South East Street; and a report of shoplifting at Walmart.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating thefts from vehicles on Navajo and Daybreak.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Alcohol Energy Drinks Banned

The US Food and Drug Administration has effectively banned the sale of alcoholic energy drinks by declaring that that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to alcohol drinks. There have been an increasing number of reports of teens and college students being hospitalized after drinking the beverages.

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard says he applauds the move. For several years his office has warned about the potential danger of alcohol energy drinks. He says some of them are packaged to look like non-alcoholic energy drinks. And some contain the alcoholic equivalent of four to five beers, and the caffeine equivalent of four to five colas, or one or two cups of coffee, in just one can.

The federal Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau says it will require distributors and retailers to stop selling the alcohol energy drinks identified as unsafe by the FDA.

Idea House Saturday from 11 to 4

The Friends of the Globe Library’s Idea House is Saturday from 11 until 4. It is hosted by Karen and Greg Gotto. Parking will be at the Elks Lodge with a shuttle to the Idea House.

There will be crafts for sale, entertainment, food and baked goods. Entry is $2 for adults or 2 canned food items; $1 for kids or 1 can of food.

Raffle tickets for a ring donated by United Jewelry, a fall basket valued at $200, and a free stay at Dream Manor Inn, are available at the Globe Public Library.

Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library Building Fund and the Gila Community Food Bank.

Independent Riders Toy Run

The Independent Riders Toy Run takes place on Saturday. It starts at 9:30 at the Community Center in Globe. The run will go to the VFW and Porter’s in Superior, head back to the Copper Parrot in Globe, then to the Huddle and finally to the Shamrock in Claypool.

Food will be served for the riders at Shamrock. Entertainment will be provided by the 74th Street Band. Everyone is welcome.

Proceeds go to sponsor local families in Globe-Miami and Superior for Christmas.

Foods and Plants Demonstration

The Tonto Basin Ranger District presents a demonstration this weekend featuring “Foods of the Superstitions” and “Plants of the Sonoran Desert.”

Author Don Wells will talk about the specimens, where they are found, what they look like and the medicinal use of the plant, seed or fruit. Author Jean Groen will talk about old Native American recipes and the modern recipes she has developed using the products.

The event is from 10 to 4 on Saturday and Sunday at the Rossevelt Lake Visitor Center.

New Miami Postmaster to be Sworn In on Friday

The swearing in ceremony for new Miami Postmaster Marie Zenczak takes place Friday at 11:am at the Miami Post Office. The public is invited.

Police Log

A brush fire was quickly put out early this morning on Birch Street.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 60 year old Dora Padilla for domestic violence and disorderly conduct after a disturbance on Golden Hill.

Depuites are investigating burglaries at Roosevelt Estates, on Central Drive and at the Schultz Ranch.

Globe Police are investigating a burglary on East Bailey.


Minnie Tonto Thinka of San Carlos passed away Monday at San Carlos Indian Hospital. She was 82. She is survived by her daughter Nadine Thinka; her son Moran Thinka, Sr.; her brother; 15 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
The wake for Minnie Thinka will be Saturday at 4:pm at the Thinka residence. The funeral is Sunday at 10:am at Burdette Hall.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Up 9 Percent


The Arizona Farm Bureau says the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner has risen 9% over last year. But it’s cheaper than it was two years ago. The average feast will cost about $44.

Without factoring in store coupons or specials, the cost of a 16 pound turkey will cost Arizonans around $16.80 this year, or $1.05 a pound. That’s a 7% increase in the cost of a turkey.


Miami School Board Meets Thursday

Miami School Board meets Thursday at 6:30pm in the Miami High School Library. Among other things, they’ll consider Intergovernmental Agreements with Gila Community College and and Cobre Valley Institute of Technology.

Miami Wastewater Advisory Board Meets Thursday

The Town of Miami Wastewater Advisory Board meets Thursday at 4:pm in the Miami Town Council Chambers.

Boys & Girls Club Christmas Yard Sale

The Boys and Girls Club is holding a Yard sale from 8:am until 5:pm Monday through Friday until Christmas. You can get good deals on Christmas ornaments, tree stands, wrapping paper, bows and more.

The Yard sale is being held at the Arizona Youth Partnership office at 143 S. Broad Street.

Toy Run December 4

The Loner’s Motorcycle Club will have their 30th annual Toy Run on Saturday, December 4. They will meet across from the Bullion Plaza and leave at noon, ending up at the American Legion in Globe. The fee is $10 a person or a toy of equal value, plus 2 cans of food for the community food bank.

There will be food and drinks at the American Legion, live entertainment, an auction and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit the children of Globe, Miami and Claypool.

Globe School Board Meets Tonight

Globe School Board meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6:00 at the Mofford Activity Center. The Board will adopt a resolution authorizing an application for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. They will also consider an Intergovernmental Agreement with Cobre Valley Institute of Technology.

Police Log

Local Fire Departments responded to a vehicle fire at Highway 60 and Pinto Valley. The fire was contained with no injuries.

Nobody was hurt in a minor two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon at Broad and Cedar Streets.

Gila County Narcotic Task Force Criminal Interdiction Unit arrested 36 year old Eric Cooper of Nashville, Tennessee after a traffic stop. He was charged with possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana for sale. 62 pounds of marijuana was found in the vehicle with a street value of $46,000.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 64 year old Luis Mendival for disorderly conduct and domestic violence after a disturbance at a residence on Locomotive Drive.

39 year old Juan Moreno was arrested yesterday for driving with a suspended license.

The Sheriff’s Office School Resource Sergeant took an aggravated assault report at Charles Bejarano School.

A theft report was taken at a residence in Ice House Canyon.

A Globe Police officer cited and released 36 year old Dana Page for driving under the influence of drugs.

36 year old Shellie Ortiz was arrested in connection with a theft of services report taken on Monday.

39 year old Andrew Martin was arrested for shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.


Beth Craft passed away Saturday at Copper Mountain Inn. She was 98.She is survived by her daughters Betty Rose and Gayle Owensby; her sons Richard and Edward Eisele; 2 step children, including Karen Noppenberg of Claypool; her brother; 13 grand children and 33 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Beth Craft will be Friday at 9:30am at Central Heights Baptist Church. The funeral is at 10:00.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

AAA Predicts Record Thanksgiving Travel

AAA predicts a record number of travelers over the Thanksgiving weekend. The auto club says more than 850,000 Arizonans will travel 50 or more miles from home, an increase of 11% over last year.

Nationwide, more than 42 million Americans will travel during the holiday weekend.

Even though gasoline prices have risen, 92.5% of Arizona travelers will drive rather than fly.

Medicare Enrollment Event at Globe Senior Center

Globe Senior Center is hosting a Medicare Enrollmnt event tomorrow (Thursday) starting at 9:am. It will help you with your Medicare coverage choices, including prescriptions.

Then at 11:00 the Crossing Hospice will present information about hypertension and take your blood pressure.

If you attend the workshops, lunch is free. Please make a reservation in advance by calling 425-9030.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police received a report of a man assaulting two teenage girls in the area of Mesquite and Broad Streets. 33 year old Adam Contreras was contacted in the area of Broad and Oak and arrested for aggravated assault.

Yesterday morning an officer took a theft of services report in the area of Globe Street. A motor home was hooked directly to an APS pole. APS was notified and the owner will be cited. Later in the day, Globe Police received reports of two other addresses receiving power illegally. Those residents will also be cited.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of money and medication missing from a residence on Main Street; a theft at a residence on Morrow Avenue; and a burglary at a residence on Remington Drive.


Former Globe resident Josephine R. Rowe passed away Friday. She was 82. She is survived by 2 sons and 2 grandchildren.
The funeral for Jsephine Rowe will be Saturday at 1:pm at Holy Angels Catholic Church.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins Today

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is encouraging all Medicare beneficiaries to take advantage of the annual Open Enrollment Period to make sure you have the best coverage available to meet your needs in 2011.

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period begins today (November 15) and continues through December 31. Duing this period, current or newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries can compare health and drug plan options available in your area and choose the best coverage that meets your needs.

To find out more about coverage options call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday morning at 10:00. New Central Arizona Association of Governments Executive Director Brian Tapp will present an overview of CAAG activities.

The Supervisors will canvass the November 2 election results and declare the results official.

They’ll consider an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to provide law enforcement and boating safety on Roosevelt Lake.

The Supervisors will also consider an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Arizona Department of Economic Security to provide child support service in Gila County for federal fiscal years 2011-2015.

Blood Drive November 27

Pinal Mountain Elks Lodge will sponsor a community blood drive one week from Saturday on November 27. It will be at the Elks Lodge starting at 8:30am. Walk ins are welcome.

United Blood Services reminds all donors to get hydrated the day before the drive.

Please bring a photo ID. There will be free cholesterol testing with each donation.

You can schedule an appointment by calling Kevin Kenney at 928-793-4832. Or visit The sponsor code is elks2809.

Police Log

Two people were flown to Valley hospitals yesterday morning after a one vehicle rollover on Highway 60.

One person was taken to the hospital Saturday night after a two vehicle accident on Broad Street at Bailey.

One car was towed after a two vehicle accident at Kaiser Crossing.

Nobody was hurt in an accident Saturday morning on East Skyline. One driver was arrested and released for driving with a suspended license.

There was an accident Friday morning involving a vehicle and a motorcycle. The motorcycle driver was flown to a Phoenix hospital for treatment.

Globe Police arrested 32 year old Daniel Reyes yesterday on an outstanding warrant after a domestic dispute on Rose Lane.

27 year old Jacqueline Patten of Whiteriver was arrested for domestic violence/assault Saturday night after a domestic dispute at the El Rancho Motel.

27 year old Timothy Bead was arrested for domestic violence/disorderly conduct after a disturbance at Globe Mobile Home Park.

40 year old Albert Anzaldua was arrested Saturtday night for disorderly conduct at a business on East Ash Street.

Globe Police arrested 37 year old Sasha Stroud early Saturday morning for DUI.

Three Globe High School students were arrested Friday morning on one or more of the charges of possession of prescription drugs, use of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

21 year old Patrick Taraba was arrested Friday night at a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A juvenile was arrested for shoplifting Saturday at Beall’s Outlet.

One person was taken to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Saturday afternoon after a domestic disturbance in the area of Sunrise Mobile Home Park. The Gila County Sheriff’s Office cited and released 23 year old Erin Sanders for domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

20 year old Grace White was issued three citations in connection with a hit and run accident that occurred Friday morning.

Three separate convenience store clerks were cited and released Saturday for selling tobacco to minors. They were 19 year old Ashley Roberts, 48 year old Joe Cruz and 21 year old Paula Jackson.

21 year old Jeremy Castillo was arrested at a traffic stop for failure to appear on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

49 year old Phillip Chambers of Globe was arrested at Holiday Hills Mobile Home Park on a Texas warrant.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run accident that occurred on Old Oak; a report of a theft at Pinal Mountain Apartments; and a report of criminal damage on McKinney Street.

Globe Police are investigating a burglary at Cecil Trucking and damage to several mailboxes in the area of Country Club Annex.


Longtime Globe-Miami radio personality and station operator Eugene Arthur Pearsall passed away Thursday at Canyon Assisted Living Home. He was 80. He is survived by his wife Patricia; his sons Edward and William Pearsall; his brother; 6 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Visitation for “Gene” Pearsall will be Thursday at 1:pm at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Rosary is at 1:30 and Mass is at 2:00.