Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!


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Miami Council Meets Monday

Miami Town Council meets Monday at 6:30pm. They’ll consider establishing sewer service disconnection and reconnection fees. If the fees are approved, a Public Hearing will be held on February 7.

The Council will also consider the Sixth Amended Interim Emergency Fire Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Globe. This would extend the IGA for another 90 days.

HUD Announces $73 Million in Housing Counseling Grants

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development announces that nearly $73 million in housing counseling grants will go to more than 500 national, regional and local organizations. This is an increase of 22% over last year’s funding.

HUD says this will give hundreds of thousands of households a greater opportunity to find housing or keep the homes they have because of the housing counseling and counseling training grants.

HUD approved counseling agenicies also offer financial literacy training to renters and to homeless individuals and families.

Dance Fundraiser at Lady's Center

A New Year’s Eve dance will be held from 9:pm until 1:am at the Lady’s Center in Miami. The price is $30 a couple and $20 for a single. Proceeds will go to renovations at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. RSVP by calling 425-7946.

Blood Drive on December 30

A Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, December 30 at the LDS Church Gymnasium in Claypool. The hours are 1 to 6:pm. Donors will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt from the American Red Cross.

To schedule an appointment visit Use the sponsor code “Miami.” For more information call 928-225-1947.

Quick Found Guilty of Aggravated DUI

Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores announces that last week a Gila County jury found 25 year old Andrew Quick guilty of two counts of aggravated DUI. Both counts are class four felonies.

Quick is scheduled to be sentenced in Payson on January 24. The presumptive term for a class four felony in Arizona is 2.5 years. If Quick is granted probation, he still must serve at least four months. Fines and fees for aggravated DUI are no less than $4,000 as well as possible seizure of the vehicle involved.

Police Log

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s office arrested 48 year old John Pearce for animal cruelty and discharging a firearm in the city limits.

Globe Police cited and released 19 year old Yolanda Bahlan for shoplifting at Walmart.

San Carlos Police arrested 23 year old Casey Stanley for failure to appear on a charge of use of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

20 year old Johnny Casey was arrested on a warrant for providing liquor to a minor.

28 year old Van Chatlin was arrested for an open container.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft report taken in the area of Kinnemur.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

AAA Provides 'Tipsy Tow' Christmas Eve

AAA Arizona says the auto club is offering its “Tipsy Tow” service again from 6:pm Friday—Christmas Eve—until 6:am Saturday. Drivers, passengers, party hosts, bartenders and restaurant managers may call 1-800-AAA-HELP. Tipsy Tow provides a one way ride for the driver, one passenger and their vehicle at no cost for up to 10 miles.


William O. Hughes of Globe passed away Tuesday. He was 87. He is survived by his daughter Sherrill Wilhoit; his son Dugger Hughes; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
A graveside service for William Hughes will be held Tuesday (December 28) at 10:am at Mountain Breeze Memorial Gardens.

Teen Meth Use Drops 65 Percent

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard announces a major achievement in Arizona’s fight against methamphetamine. The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission’s 2010 Youth Survey shows that youth methamphetamine use across the state declined by more than 65% between 2006 and 2010.

Goddard says the development of a coordinated effort that includes law enforcement, treatment and prevention is a key reason for the decline.

Knights of Columbus New Year's Eve Dance

The Knights of Columbus are hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance on December 31 from 9:pm until 1:am at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The cost is $20 a couple and $10 for singles. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

If you’d like to buy your tickets in advance, call 425-3692, or contact any member of the Globe Knights of Columbus.

Nominations Being Accepted for Citizen of the Year

The Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce is accepting letters of nomination for the 2010 Citizen of the Year. The award will be given at a special dinner at the Dream Manor Inn on February 3. Nominees should have a record of strong community service in a variety of areas.

Letters of nomination are being accepted at the Chamber office. The deadline is 5:pm on January 18.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident shortly after midnight on Highway 60 in front of Sonic restaurant. One driver was cited for making an unsafe lane change.

Yesterday afternoon a car hit a stop sign at Cedar and Hill Streets and then left the scene. The case is pending further investigation.

Globe Police are investigating an assault report and a vehicle break in at Cedar and Broad.


Luke Paul Burnham of San Carlos passed away Sunday at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He was 2 years old. He is survived by his parents Kristin and Paul Burnham; his sister Kimora; his brothers Xavier and PJ; his grandparents and great grandparents.
The wake for Luke Burnham will be Sunday at 3:pm at the Dora Cosen residence. Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10:am at St. Charles Catholic Church.

Charlyne Myree Harris passed away Sunday at the age of 57. She is survived by her husband Joseph; her daughter; 3 sons; and 8 grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Charlyne Harris will be held today (Thursday) at 1:pm at the Joseph Harris residence in Dripping Springs.

Herbert G. Nash passed away Tuesday at his home in Peridot. He was 56. He is survived by his brother Wilkie and his sisters Willetta Stevens and Willene Claire Halkini.
The wake for Herbert Nash will be Monday at 4:pm at the Nash residence. The funeral is Tuesday at 10:am at Burdette Hall.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rancher & Wrangler of the Year

The Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce announces that David Cook has been named Gila County Rancher of the Year. Cook is the owner of DC Cattle Co. He was honored at the annual Salute to Ranching on Dec. 16 at the Apache Gold Casino. Cook has been working with the US Forest Service to return cattle to public lands. He also works with several national cattle and ranching boards.

Cindy Tidwell Shelton was honored as Wrangler of the Year. Shelton grew up with ranching and continues her work through the University of Arizona agriculture and alumni program, and in the business arena.

State Seeks Applications for Clean Elections Commission

Applications are being taken for the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission. The Commission oversees the public financing system for political campaigns approved by voters in 1998.

To apply for appointment, you must live outside Maricopa County. You may not be registered as a Republican or a Democrat. And you may not have held or run for a public office or served as an officer of a political party for the last five years.

The application deadline is January 31. To apply, click here

Kettle Drive Concludes Christmas Eve

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive is down to its last three days. Your pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters will still make a difference.

As of Tuesday the Salvation Army has given Christmas food boxes and toys to 151 local families.

Police Log

Globe Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to an address on Hackney Hill Road about 5:pm yesterday where juveniles had started a fire. The fire was put out and the juveniles were referred to juvenile probation for reckless burning.

Earlier in the day an officer on patrol contacted two juveniles at the Community Center. Both were issued referrals for prohibited use of fireworks, reckless burning and criminal damage.

Last night an officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop near the Gila County Courthouse. The officer pursued the vehicle onto South Street where it stopped and one person fled on foot. The driver was 22 year old Billy Lopez of Tempe. He was arrested for felony flight.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Arizona Joins Agreement with Visa, MasterCard

Arizona has joined 17 other states and the US Departnment of Justice in an antitrust settlement with Visa and MasterCard. The two credit card companies have agreed to change their rules to allow merchants to offer discounts, incentives, and information to consumers to encourage them to use less costly methods of payment, such as cash, check, debit or lower cost credit cards.

Merchants pay an acceptance fee every time they accept payment with a credit card. They pay higher acceptance fees for accepting reward cards which reward users with airline miles or cash rebates, among other things. The credit card companies’ current rules prohibit merchants from refusing to accept these cards or from encouraging consumers to use cards with lower acceptance fees. This will now change with the new agreement.

Most State Offices Closed on Thursday

Most state government offices will be closed on Thursday. It’s one of six furlough days during the current fiscal year. The Department of Administration says an estimated 29,000 state employees will take Thursday off without pay as a state budget balancing step.

Certain state agencies providing essential public services will remain open

No Globe Trash Pickup December 24 & 31

The City of Globe will not be picking up trash on Friday, December 24 or Friday, December 31.

Police Log

A water main broke last night at Cedar and Hill Streets. The Globe Water Department turned off the water between Oak and Mesquite and between Broad and Hill Streets to make repairs.

There was a non-injury hit and run accident last night in the Fry’s parking lot. The case is under investigation.

A citizen found more than $6,000 worth of savings bonds at the Gila County Landfill. The bonds were taken to the Gila County Sheriff’s Office. They had been stolen in a burglary reported in September of 2009. The bonds were returned to the owner.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40 year old Reena Steele of San Sarlos on failure to comply warrants for issuing bad checks, a probation violation warrant for possession of a synthetic narcotic, a DUI warrant, and a failure to comply warrant for driving with a suspended license.

20 year old Anastacia Henderson was arrested on a warrant for underage consumption.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrested 42 year old Lupe Renteria on a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Mesa Police arrested 19 year old Jacob Johnson on a failure to comply warrant on an assault charge.

Globe Police are investigating a report of credit card fraud; a burglary report taken at a residence on Escudilla; a burglary at a residence on Ruiz Canyon; a theft at the Besh Ba Gowah Museum; criminal damage to a residence on East Street; criminal damage to a business on South Broad Street; criminal damage at the Globe district office; and a theft at a business on East Ash.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating criminal damage to a vehicle at a residence on Golden Hill.

Globe PD Requests Info

The Globe Police Department is requesting that if you or your business has been contacted by anyone asking for help to provide a quality Christmas for a newly adopted family, please contact Globe PD at 425-5752.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Globe Lions Collecting Winter Items for the Needy

Globe Lions are collecting blankets, sweaters, gloves, and new and used coats until the end of January to help those in need keep warm this winter.

Collection boxes are at area grocery stores and at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Miami Council Workshop to Discuss Copper Beneath the Town

Miami Town Council will have a Workshop Tuesday at 6:30pm. The Council will discuss copper mining beneath the Town of Miami with a representative of Bell Copper Corporation.

Police Log

On Saturday local fire agencies responded to a fire in the area of Scott Avenue.The fire was determined to be started by juveniles who were not located. The fire was put out and the case is under investigation.

Globe Police arrested 19 year old Edward Avalos yesterday for domestic violence/assault after a disturbance in the area of Kline and Devereaux.

28 year old Alicia Nosie was arrested for domestic violence/disorderly conduct at a residence on South Devereaux.

A juvenile was referred to juvenile probation for domestic violence/disrderly conduct after a domestic dispute on Hackney.

35 year old Juan Hernandez was arrested for DUI.

On Saturday officers arrested 32 year old Shaun Brooks of Phoenix for assault at Horizon Human Services.

25 year old Christopher Harper was arrested on a warrant for probation violation on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

One person was arrested after a minor injury accident Friday on Main Street. 18 year old Jacob Reynoso was charged with aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and suspicion of DUI.

42 year old Chester Martin, Jr. was arrested Friday for shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

27 year old Leon King of Mesa was arrested for shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

57 year old Margaret Green was also arrested Friday for shoplifting.

Apache County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23 year old Anthony Martin of San Carlos on a warrant for failure to comply on a charge of assault.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 46 year old John Farris for domestic violence after a disturbance on Glendale Avenue.

Deputies are investigating shoplifting at the Claypool Circle K; theft from a vehicle at a residence on Wilbanks; an attempted break in on Braley; criminal damage to a vehicle on Scott Avenue; and criminal damage at the Freeport mine.

Globe Police are investigating a report of harassment; a burglary at a residence on North High Street; and a report of identity theft taken at a residence on Desert Drive.