Tuesday, December 7, 2010

No New Posts Today (Except This One)

KIKO is having Internet connection problems with its computer network. Therefore, I have been unable to post anything new to this website today. (I'm writing this from home.)

Hopefully the problems will be resolved by tomorrow.

Monday, December 6, 2010

GCC and ADOT Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Gila Community College and the Arizona Department of Transportation have formed a partnership to offer a Pre-Apprenticeship Program at the Gila Pueblo campus. Applications are now being accepted for 15 slots that are available. If more than 15 applications are received, interviews will be conducted for student selection. The program is for those who wish to pursue a career in highway construction.

The spring semester starts on January 12. Class schedules are available throughout the community, at all the campuses, and online at www.gilaccc.org.

Prescribed Fire Near Roosevelt Lake

A prescribed fire operation is planned by Tonto National Forest fire specialists for December 13-17 near Roosevelt Lake. It will be seven miles northeast of Punkin Center.

The purpose of the prescribed fire is to reduce the potential for large, catstrophic wildfires by targetting decadent stands of brush throughout the 17,000 acre project area. The goal is to treat 3,500 acres a year over the next several years.

For more information call the Tonto Basin Ranger District at 928-467-3200.


Eva Marie Hollis passed away Thursday at Copper Mountain Inn. She was 85. She is survived by her son Robert Hollis of Globe; 2 daughters, including Diana Jones of Globe; and 2 grandchildren.
The funeral for Eva Hollis will be Wednesday at 10:am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

The wake for Henry May will be Friday at 4:pm at the Eva May residence. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm at World Evangelist Church.

Police Log

Local fire agencies responded to a chimney fire on Bird Street last night. Damages are reported to be extensive but no injuries were reported.

Nobody was hurt in a single vehicle accident yesterday morning in the area of Kellner Canyon. The car was towed and 20 year old Vance Mata was cited and released for DUI.

A driver was cited after a vehicle-pedestrian accident Friday afternoon on Highway 60.

There were no injuries in an accident Friday afternoon in front of the Claypool Post Office.

Nobody was hurt when a truck hit a deer Friday night in the area of Highway 70/77.

There was a hit and run accident yesterday afternoon on Highway 60. 49 year old Rodney Doney later turned himself in for a Gila County warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. Globe PD charged him for the hit and run.

Globe Police arrested 35 year old Jessica Lopez yesterday on warrants for failure to comply on charges of drug paraphernalia and child support.

27 year old Charles Moore was arrested for domestic violence/assault after he left the scene of a disturbance Saturday morning on South Hill Street.

A call Friday night about two people throwing objects at vehicles in the area of Beer Tree crossing resulted in the arrest of 20 year old Delbert Martin for underage consumption, and a 17 year old juvenile for underage consumption and disorderly conduct.

51 year old Jody Herrera was arrested Friday on a child support warrant.

Gila County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a followup investigation in the area of Hershey Highway. Five stolen guns were located. The case is pending further investigation.

35 year old Joseph Hammer was arrested Saturday for driving with a suspended license.

Deputies are investigating a hit and run Saturday afternoon on Morrow Avenue; a vehicle theft in the area of Cherokee; a theft from a vehicle on San Carlos Drive; and a burglary report taken at Four Star Mobile Home Park.

Globe Police are investigating an assault at an address on Euclid; a report of harassment at a business on North Broad Street; a burglary at a business on North Broad Street; a burglary at a business on South Broad Street; and a theft at a residence on Rose Lane.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Miami Library Book Sale


The Friends of the Miami Memorial Library will hold their annual Fall Book Sale tomorrow (Saturday) from 9:am until 1:pm. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Room and programs.



David Roy North pased away November 24. He was 68.
The funeral for David North is tomorrow (Saturday) at 11:am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Claypool.

Candlelight Service for Lost Loved Ones

The Crossing Hospice will hold a candlelight memorial service for everyone who has experienced a loss. Christmas and the holidays can be a very difficult time, especially the first Christmas without your loved one. The community is invited to attend the non-denominational service. Bring a photo of your loved one for the remembrance table.

The Memorial Service will be Thursday, December 9 from 5:30 until 6:30pm at Calvary Shadows Assembly of God Church.

Gas Prices Inching Up

AAA Arizona says the price of fuel is inching higher. The statewide average for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline is just under $2.79. The national average is just under $2.88 a gallon.
Here in Globe-Miami prices are around $2.77.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday morning on Second Avenue. One driver was cited.

There were no injuries in an accident yesterday around noon on Highway 60 at Manor Drive. One driver was cited for making an improper lane change.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 30 year old Mark Stidham on a DPS warrant for possession of dangerous drugs.

Miami Police arrested 18 year old Jayden Hocker for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Globe Police are investigating a domestic incident on Blake Street and criminal damage at a business on Broad Street.

Funeral Date and Time Change

The funeral for Bessie Spaich has been changed to 10:am Monday (December 6) at Miles Funeral Services Miami.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tip Your Firefighter and Police Officer Night

Globe Police and Fire Departments will take the place of waiters and waitresses Saturday at Judy’s Cookhouse and Irene’s Mexican Food from 5 to 9:pm.

The tips earned by fire and police officers will go to buy food and gifts for the K-9 Christmas Program to help needy families during the holiday season.

Copper Cities Community Players Christmas Concert

The Copper Cities Community Players will present their annual Christmas Concert Saturday at 3 and 7:pm.

Performances will be in the historic Courtroom Theater at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts.

The 3:pm matinee is $15. The evening performance has sold out.

For tickets to the matinee call 425-0884.

Copper Basin Coalition Meeting

The Copper Basin Coalition is holding a meeting on Dec. 9th, at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will start at 12 pm.

Museum Holiday Open House

The December First Friday program is the annual holiday open house for the Gila County Historical Museum and the Bullion Plaza Museum and Cultural Center. Everyone is invited to gather at the Globe museum from 4 to 7:pm Friday (December 3) to enjoy visiting and a light holiday buffet.

Case Management Conference Set for Johns

A Case Management Conference has been set for Monday in Gila County Superior Court for 69 year old Ronald Hughes Johns. Johns is charged with the attempted murder of his neighbor Loren Eaton in Tonto Basin. The two men have been feuding for years about disputed property lines.

Police say that on May 5, Johns fired two shots at Eaton, hitting Eaton once in the back of the head. The other bullet struck one of Eaton’s horses. The horse was put down and Eaton was taken to a Valley hospital with serious injuries to his face and jaw.

Johns was charged with attempted murder, aggratvated assault, recklessly killing a horse and several counts of misconduct involving weapons. Johns says he fired in self defense. A trial date has not yet been set.

Police Log

Mesa Police arrested 34 year old Jason Cook of Globe on a Superior Court warrant for aggravated harassment/domestic violence and interfering with judicial proceedings.

A Gila County Sheriff’s deputy arrested 36 year old Traci Wright on a failure to comply warant for fraudulent use of a credit caerd. Wright also had Maricopa County warrants for possession of dangerous drugs and possession of forgery tools.

A deputy took an animal cruelty report on Old Highway 60. A cow was shot and its throat cut. The case is under investigation.

A DPS officer in Tucson arrested 32 year old Daniel Hosteenez of San Carlos on a child support warrant.

Globe Police were dispatched to Judy’s Cookhouse after a call about a disorderly person. 21 year old Joseph Martinez was charged with disorderly conduct. Martinez was also arrested on a Maricopa County warrant for aggravated assault, a dangerous drug offense and criminal damage.

46 year old Sam Hinton and and 33 year old Jerry Hinton were arrested for disorderly conduct at Connie’s Store.

Officers were dispatched to an injury accident yesterday morning on Highway 60 at Radanovich Blvd. 31 year old Mark Stidham was arrested for aggravated DUI and aggravated assault.


Udell McSpadden of Gold Canyon passed away Tuesday at Hospice of the Valley in Mesa. He was 78.
Visitation for Udell McSpadden will be Friday from 4:30 until 6:30 at Church of the Nazarene in Globe. The funeral is Saturday at 11:am at Foothills Southern Baptist Church in Gold Canyon.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Prisoner at Private Prison Beaten Into a Coma


A prisoner at a private prison in Idaho was beaten into a coma while prison guards watched. A surveillance video leaked to the Associated Press shows the man pleading for help and banging on a prison guard station window, but no one steps out to help him.

Shortly after the beating stops, the cellblock door opens and the prisoner is checked for signs of life. He spent three days in a coma.

Idaho Correctional Center is owned by Corrections Corporation of America. Lawsuits from inmates claim that the company denies medical treatment as a way to cover up such assaults.

Click here to watch the video.

(Are there STILL local politicians who think a private prison in Globe--or anywhere else-- is a good idea?)


AZ Panel to Recommend More


KPHO in Phoenix reports that members of a state commission say they expect to recommend that Arizona privatize at least some state parks and increase the number of private prisons.

Gov. Jan Brewer formed the Commission of Privatization and Efficiency earlier this year. It submitted a preliminary report a few months ago but is preparing a larger report that is due December 31.


Arizona Graduation Rates Decline

Arizona is one of only three states where graduation rates fell during the past decade. A report by America’s Promise Alliance shows that Arizona graduation rates fell from 75% to 71% between 2000 and 2010.

Nationwide, high school graduation rates went up 3%. The alliance didn’t find specific reasons for the decline in Arizona, but its chief executive officer says this should be a wake up call for the state’s leadership. She says better government leadership and community involvement are keys to improving education and graduation rates.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday afternoon at Pine and Oak Streets. One driver was cited for unsafe backing.

Gila County Task Force arrested 36 year old Adrian Gomez of Phoenix at a traffic stop for possession of marijuana for sale, possession of stolen property, misconduct involving a weapon with a drug offense, as well as a DPS warrant for obstructing justice. A juvenile was placed in the Gila County Detention Center under the same charges and then released to a family member.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31 year old Nathan Peek for domestic violence/ assault and criminal damage after a disturbance on Maple Leaf.

26 year old Jason Cutter was arrested on two assault warrants.

Globe Police arrested 22 year old Anthony Vanmeter on a warrant for disorderly conduct/fighting, assault, threats and intimidation, and criminal damage.

27 year old Tee Jay Francisco was arrested for shoplifting at a business on Highway 60.

60 year old Darryl Whipple was arrested at McDonalds for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.

46 year old Robert Holy was arrested for criminal trespass at Dave’s Fast Stop.

Globe School Board Meets Tonight

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


Bessie K. Spaich of Miami has passed away at the age of 92.
The funeral for Bessie Spaich is Friday at 10:am at Miles Funeral Services Miami.
Memorial donations may be made to the Globe-Miami Serbian Cemetery Association.