Friday, December 10, 2010

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:00. They’ll consider approving the sixth amended Interim Emergency Fire Intergovernmental Agreement with the Town of Miami. They’ll also consider an amended Intergovernmenmtal Agreement with the State of Arizona concerning the Globe Gateway Phase II project at US 60 and Oak Street and at US 60 and Hill Street.

Globe Library Holiday Open House

Globe Public Library is hosting its annual holiday Open House all next week from 10:am until 2:pm. Hot drinks and goodies will be served. A special book sale features "like new" books suitable for gifts. An amnesty on overdue fines will forgive one dollar for each non-perishable food item donated to benefit the food bank.

Miami HS Drama Production

Miami High School Drama Club presents “Dr. Frankincense and the Christmas Monster” tonight (Friday) at 6:pm. It’s in the Miami High School auditorium. Admission is $3.00

Miami 'Small Town Christmas'

The Town of Miami is holding its annual “Small Town Christmas” tomorrow (Saturday). Santa will arrive at 9:30am. Kids can have their picture taken with Santa and will receive a bag of goodies. Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served to children at no cost.

Most Arizona High School Grads Don't Finish College

Four out of five Arizona high school graduates do not have a college degree six years after graduating from high school. Just over half haven’t gone to college at all.

The Arizona Republic reports that a study by the Arizona Board of Regents suggests that the state needs to increase efforts to get more students into college and that colleges need to increase graduation rates.

Studies show that college degrees are increasingly required in the workforce and that workers with degrees make more money over their lifetime.

Arizona Drops to No. 31 Among Healthy States

Arizona has dropped to No. 31 among the states in the latest America’s Health Rankings.

Arizona showed a low prevalence of smoking, a low rate of preventable hospitalizations, and low rates of cancer deaths and cardiovascular deaths.

But the state showed a high rate of children in poverty, a high rate of people uninsured and low per capita public heralth funding.

Arizona Fuel Prices Jump 8 Cents

The price of fuel in Arizona jumped 8 cents this week to a statewide average of about $2.865 for a gallon of unleaded regular. The national average increased 9.6 cents to $2.975. Here in Globe-Miami prices are around $2.85 a gallon.

Elks Children's Christmas Party

The Pinal Mountain Elks Lodge annual community Children’s Christmas Party is tomorrow (Saturday) from 1:30 until 3:30 at the Lodge on Maple Street across from the Comfort Inn. They’ll have gifts games, prizes, punch and cookies. Santa will arrive on a fire engine at 2:pm.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday morning on Highway 60 at Ragus Road.

There were no injuries in an accident yesterday evening at Hill and Ash Streets. One driver was cited for making an unsafe lane change.

Last night Globe Police stopped a vehicle from an Ateempt to Locate issued on Wednesday. 30 year old Justin Alaniz was charged with misconduct involving weapons and possession of marijuana.

DPS in Phoenix arrested 26 year old Vincente Gallegos on warrants for endangerment and child support.

Globe Police are investigating an assault that took place on Lawrence Street; a theft from a vehicle on Picacho Drive; a burglary from a vehicle on Haskins Road; a theft at an address on Bailey; shoplifting at a busines on South Broad Street; and criminal damage at Oak and Broad.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Walking Blogger Passes Through Globe-Miami, Writes About It


Blogger Peter Teeuwissen is walking across the US and just passed through San Carlos, Globe and Miami. A nice, long article about it includes photos and a bit of history about mining and the wild west.
I then wend my way back to Broad street to follow it back out to 60. On the way I pass a marble slab with an inscription. It says that near here was the Hanging Tree, a sycamore where L.B. Grime and C.D. Hawley were lynched in 1882 for the holdup murder of two men. It says the culprits had a 'fair hearing' before someone on Tuesday evening, and at 2 a.m. Wednesday morning they were taken out and hanged. 'Saloons were closed and it was an orderly lynching.' And--get this--the monument is dedicated to the law enforcement officers of Gila County. 'Protect and serve.' Behind it stands a young sycamore, perhaps twenty years old, which might be a descendant of the Hanging Tree.

That’s a pretty interesting commentary on local law enforcement. I don't know about you, but I get a little nervous in a place that brags, in the name of the law no less, about an orderly lynching.'

There's even a rant about "right wing radio." I love it.

Read the entire article here.


Globe Library Craft Sale

The Friends of the Globe Public Library are hosting a Holiday Craft store Saturday in the library from 4:pm until after the light parade ends. They will be serving hot cocoa, coffee and goodies, and there will be a raffle drawing.

Globe Christmas Light Parade

The Globe Christmas Light parade will be Saturday at 6:pm in downtown Globe. This year’s theme is “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Habitat Surplus Building Supply Sale

Habitat for Humanity is having a Surplus Building Supply Sale Saturday from 8:am until 2:pm. The sale will be at 354 Hill Street. Proceeds will go back into the building fund for future homes in the Globe-Miami community.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday morning at Highway 60 and Main Street.

Globe Police are investigating a theft that also involved fraud at a business on Broad Street.

A Gila County Sheriff’s deputy arrested 55 year old William Escobedo on a warrant for parole violation on a charge of aggravated assault.

Deputies are investigating a theft from a vehicle in the Gila Community College parking lot.


Ronny Kowalzyk of Globe passed away Wednesday morning at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. He was 68.
A Memorial Service for Ronny Kowalzyk will be held Sunday at 2:pm at the Pinal Mountain Elks Lodge.

Ida Weatherford Chapman of Globe passed away Monday.
The funeral for Ida Chapman will be Saturday at 11:am at the Southern Baptist Church in Miami.

Rose Stemm of Globe passed away Monday. She was 85.
Visitation for Rose Stemm will be Saturday at 10:am in the Relief Society Room of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Globe Stake Center. The funeral is at 11:00.

Longtime Globe-Miami resident Lionel G. Blair passed away Sunday at Copper Mountain Inn. He was 86. He is survived by his wife Josephine; his daughter Rosemary Castaneda of Miami; his son; his sister; 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Visitation for Lionel Blair will be Friday at 9:am at Miles Funeral Services Miami. The funeral is at 10:00.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

San Carlos Transit Information


The Arizona Department of Transportation is holding two public information meetings on Thursday. ADOT and San Carlos Apache Transit Services are currently conducting a transit study for the San Carlos Apache Tribe. The study will determine specific transit needs and develop a plan for expansion of services to better serve the community.

Residents and tribal representatives are encouraged to attend one of the meetings and provide input about current transit issues and future needs. Representatives of the project team will be there to answer questions and give information.

The meetings will be Thursday at 1:30pm at Goseyun Exhibit Hall in Bylas and at 5:30pm at Burdette Hall in San Carlos.


Copper Basin Coalition Meeting

The Copper Basin Coalition meets Thursday at noon at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Miami School Board Meets Thursday

Miami School Board meets Thursday at 6:30pm in the Miami High School Library. It includes a public hearing on the structured recess policy.

Tips for Holiday Charity Giving

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard offers some tips on how to avoid holiday consumer scams:

Make sure you know how your donation will be distributed and how much actually goes to the charity itself, rather than to administrative costs.

Except for the well known traditional bell ringers, don’t give cash and make sure your check is payable to the charity, not an individual.

Never give out personal information to a solicitor either by phone, mail or at your door.

And never give a donation to a charity that offers to take your donation directly from your account, or asks you to send a donation by courier/overnight express mail, or asks you to wire your donation. Donate directly to the organization, either in person—at an event sponsored by the charity—or through the US Postal Service.

Second Wednesday Program Presents Bob Zache

Tonight’s Second Wednesday event at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum features Bob Zache who will talk about some of the best places to hike in Southern Gila County.

The program is free and starts at 7:00. Light refreshments will be served.

Globe School Board Meets Tonight

Globe School Board meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6:00 at Mofford Activity Center. There will be a Public Hearing to discuss the revised 2011 fiscal year budget. During the Regular Meeting the Board will consider adopting the proposed budget.

Globe Senior Center Holiday Meal Campaign

Globe Senior Center has launched a Holiday Meal Campaign to make the season a little brighter for seniors who live alone and will be unable to spend the holidays with loved ones. They will receive a personal gift and a holiday meal.

The Senior Center has received a matching grant of $2,000 to double the contributions. Send your donation to the City of Globe Senior Center, 579 S. Broad Street. Print your name, complete address with zip code, and a phone number. A recceipt will be mailed to you.

San Carlos and Bylas Light Parades

Families, businesses, churches and school groups are invited to participate in the San Carlos and Bylas Christmas Light Parades.

The San Carlos Community parade will be Wednesday, December 15, starting at 6:30 pm at Burdette Hall. The Bylas Community Parade is Thursday, December 16 starting at 6:30 at Clarence Wesley Health Center.

$1150 in prize money will be awarded. Entry forms must be turned in by noon on Wednesday, December 15 at San Carlos administration or Bylas administration.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday afternoon at Broad and Mesquite Streets. One driver was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

There were no injuries in an accident yesterday around noon at Maple and Devereaux.

Globe Police arrested 38 year old Tanner Denton yesterday for domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26 year old Jaime Pena for trafficking in stolen property.

Gila County Task Force arrested 40 year old Michael Norris for possession of dangerous drugs. Norris also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on charges of possession of dangerous drugs.

Mesa Police arrested 47 year old Nicholas Pazzi of Globe on a warrant for possession of marijuana and theft.

A Sheriff’s deputy took a missing person report at a residence on Cherokee Drive.

Deputies are investigating thefts from vehicles at residences on Wesson and on Springfield.

Globe Police are investigating burglary to a vehicle at a residence on Desert Drive.


Charles Pollar Astor passed away Friday in San Carlos. He was 56. He is survived by his children David, Feather, Ace and Sequoia Astor; and 5 grandchildren.
The wake for Charles Astor will be Friday at 4:pm at St. Charles Catholic Church. The funeral is Saturday at 9:am.

Lionel G. Blair passed away Sunday at Copper Mountain Inn. He was 86.
Visitation for Lionel Blair will be Friday from 9 to 10:am at Miles Funeral Services Miami. The funeral is at 10:00.

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

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.