Friday, January 14, 2011

AMBER Alerts Now on Facebook

The Arizona AMBER Alert program announces that alerts are now available on Facebook. Users can sign up to receive state specific AMBER Alert bulletins that will be sent by Facebook’s “News Feed” feature. Facebook users are also able to share the alerts with their friends.

The new AMBER Alert Facebook page for Arizona can be found at

'Cheer' for Globe in $5 Million Online Contest

Globe Public Library has been entered in the Readers Digest “We Hear You America” online contest. The contest is giving away $5 million. To help Globe get to number one, log on to and look for the “We Hear You America” link. Cheer for 85501. You can vote up to 10 times a day, even if you don’t live in Globe. For more information call the Globe Public Library at 425-6111.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 18 year old Harold Hoffman yesterday morning for shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

Officers are investigating a hit and run non-injury accident that occurred Wednesday on Saguaro Drive; criminal damage at an address on North Street; and a fight that occurred last night at a parking lot on Escudilla.


Edward Hicks has passed away at the age of 64. A Memorial Service is pending at Pinal Mountain Elks Lodge.

James “Alan” Howell has passed away at the age of 62. A Celebration of Life is pending at the FOP Lodge in Claypool.

Harry Durham has passed away at the age of 80.
A graveside service for Harry Durham will be held Tuesday at 11:am at Globe Cemetery.

Jim Brockert has passed away at the age of 75.
Rosary for Jim Brockert will be next Friday (January 21) at 10:30am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. The funeral is at 11:00.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Update on Bringing CCC Job Corp Center to Globe

A special meeting at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce this morning presented an update on local efforts to bring a CCC Forest Service Job Corp program to southern Gila County.

The federal government is expected to call for proposals within the next two months. Only two Job Corps centers are expected to be built in the near future in the entire United states. Only one of those will be a rural center.

The Job Corps program offers education and job training to young people between the ages of 16 and 24. The Civilian Conservation program differs from urban Job Corps in that it is a program of the US Forest Service and not a private contractor.

The annual budget for such a Job Corps center would be between $8 and $10 million. The center would employ up to 100 people. Up to 300 students could be in the program at any one time. A location southeast of Globe on Forest Service land has been identified as a possible location for the center.

In addition to the economic impact that a Job Corps center would bring to Globe, there is also the impact on young people who are not succeeding in the current programs that are available to them. Gila County Supervisor Shirley Dawson says that more than half the students who enter high school in southern Gila County do not graduate.

'What's an Arboretum?'

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum presents walking tours on the third Sunday of every month through April. This Sunday the special guest tour guide is Tery Mikel who will explain exactly what an arboretum is. He will conduct a relaxed and leisurely tour through the forested areas of the arboretum starting Sunday at 1:30pm.

Arizona Education System Barely Passes

The Phoenix Business Journal reports that Arizona’s educational system has received a C- grade from the annual Quality Counts report by Education Week.

The state’s 71.5 score is below the national average of 76.3. Twelve states received B grades and three received D’s. No state received an A.

Education Week grades the states on 17 categories. Arizona scored best in standards, assessments and accountability. It did poorly in the areas of spending, achievment and teaching profession.


A Memorial Service for Natalie Cadell will be held Saturday at 1:pm at Living Waters Community Church.

Gila County Gem and Mineral Show This Weekend

The 54th Annual Gila County Gem and Mineral show takes place this weekend at the Gila County Fairgrounds. The hours are 9 to 5 on Friday and Saturday and 9 to 4 on Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults. High school students and children with adults will be admitted free.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday afternoon near McSpadden Ford. One driver was cited for failure to control speed to avoid an accident.

There were no injuries in a single vehicle accident yesterday evening in the Hilltop area. 35 year old Tammariah Cacciatore was arrested for aggravated DUI.

A Gila County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a suicide threat on Calle de Loma. The person was contacted and turned over to Community Bridges.

32 year old Dustin Daniels turned himself in at the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.He was arrested on a warrant for possesssion of drug paraphernalia.

Miami Police arrested 51 year old Barney Absher for disorderly conduct.

Globe Police contacted three juveniles yesterday near the Casa de Monte Trailer Park. One was referred to juvenile authorities for a narcotics violation.

Officers are investigating an attempted burglary on La Mesa Terrace; a burglary at a residence on Sutherland; and a report of trespass and harassment taken at a residence on Tremont.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Work Begins On SR177 Curve Realignment

The Arizona Department of Transportation is starting construction on a project to realign a curve on State Route 177, about five miles south of Superior. The work will decrease the amount of the curve and enhance safety. The project is scheduled for completion in early summer.

Drivers are reminded to slow down, proceed through the work zone with caution, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

Gila County Fair Committee Meets Thursday

The Gila County Fair Committee meets Thursday at 6:pm at the Chamber of Commerce office. Everyone who is interested is invited to bring ideas and suggestions for the 2011 Fair. New officers will be elected for the upcoming year.

For information call 928-812-1561.

Globe Senior Center Hosts Two Workshops Thursday

The Globe Senior Center is hosting two workshops on Thursday. The first one at 10:30am will teach how to recognize scams and how to protect yourself from being a victim. The second workshop starts at 12:30pm. It’s called “Operating on a Shoestring.” It will show how to budget and how to do more with less money.

If you attend either or both of the workshops, your lunch will be free. Make a reservation by calling 425-9030.

The Globe Senior Center will be closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Day.

Group Hopes to Fund Organ Transplants

Community leaders and donor supporters met yesterday (Tuesday) morning in Phoenix to form an organization to raise the money needed to pay for the transplant operations no longer covered by state funds. KPHO reports that the Transplant Assistance Project will be soliciting private and business donations to the New Life Society. That’s a Phoenix based non profit organization that works to raise awareness of organ transplants and offer support to transplant patients.

The goal of $6.4 million represents one dollar for every Arizona resident. This should be enough to cover all transplant costs for one year. All money donated will go directly to the transplant costs.

Former Governor Rose Mofford was one of the people who attended yesterday’s event.

Reyes Apprehended Without Incident

The Gila County Detention Center trustee who walked off the job site yesterday (Tuesday) morning has been apprehended. The Gila County Narcotics/Criminal Task Force and Sheriff’s deputies, with assistance from DPS and Globe PD, apprehended 34 year old Roy Manuel Reyes last night about 11:20pm. Reyes was apprehended at a residence on Pima Street without incident.

Police Log

Local Fire Departments responded to a structure fire yesterday morning around 8:45 on Washington Street off Marion Canyon. There was nobody home at the time of the fire. The pets were removed from the home without injury. The Red Cross is assisting the residents of the home.

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday afternoon in the 700 block of Agave.

A Gila County Sheriff’s deputy and Tri City EMT’s responded to a single vehicle accident yesterday evening at Russell Road and Forest Service Road 55. The vehicle was towed. 18 year old Breelyn Cano was cited and released for underage drinking with further charges pending.

Gila County Task Force arrested 31 year old Albert Reyes for possesion of dangerous drugs for sale and a child support warrant.

22 year old Bridgette Kerlock was arrested yesterday for possession of marijuana.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 46 year old Robert Stimple on a child support warrant.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40 year old Toni Rossi of Globe on a failure to comply warrant for theft.

Globe Police were dispatched to Walmart last night after a call about an intoxicated man yelling at customers. When officers arrived there was also another man involved. 47 year old Sam Hinton and 33 year old Jerry Hinton were both arrested for shoplifting at Safeway. Sam Hinton was also charged with criminal damage after he kicked out a window in a patrol vehicle.

Officers responded to a call about an intoxicated man on East Ash near the Express Stop. The man was advised to leave the area and not to drive his vehicle. An officer saw him driving his vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. 28 year old Lincoln Redhouse of Tempe was charged with aggravated DUI.

Officers are investigating an assault report taken at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center and a report of illegal dumping in the area of Highway 70 and Hunter Drive.


Natalie Ann Cadell passed away early this morning at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. She was 48. Funeral arrangements are pending with Lamont Mortuary.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

San Carlos Police Trying to Identify Body

San Carlos Apache Police are asking the public for help in identifying a body found on the reservation.The woman’s body was discovered Friday in Gilson Wash. The woman is described as being 30 to 40 years old and 5 feet 7 inches tall. The Arizona Republic says the victim’s body showed obvious signs of trauma.

If you have any information please contact the San Carlos Police Department. at 928-475-2233 or the Bureau of Indian Affairs at 928-475-2427.

Rick Powers To Speak at Second Wednesday Program

Tomorrow’s Second Wednesday program sponsored by the Bullion Plaza Museum features Rick Powers speaking about the new high technology research being used now for highway documentation. Powers is a retired Arizona Highway Department engineer who is still involved in transportation research.

The free program will be held at the Miami Library starting at 7:pm.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in the area of Maple Leaf. One driver was cited for failure to control a motor vehicle.

Last night about 11;30 Globe Police were dispatched to an accident at Escudilla and Ord Mountain. When officers arrived there was nobody near the vehicle at fault. However, 22 year old Robert Williams was contacted about an hour and a half later and charged with DUI, false reporting to law enforcement and leaving the scene of an accident.

Early this morning 36 year old James Gillum was arrested for use and possession of dangerous drugs and use of marijuana.

Two juveniles were referred to juvenile probation yesterday for shoplifting at the Hunter Drive Circle K. In connection with the same incident, 18 year old Patrocinio Ortiz was arrested for possesion of marijuana. Other charges may be forthcoming.

22 year old Brandon Wright was arrested for theft from the Santee Circle K.

45 year old Philip Drennan was arrested last night at an address on East Skylinee for public nuisance.

Officers are investigating a burglary on East Ash and an attempted burglary on East Ash.

The Gila County Sheriff’s office is investigating a fraud report taken at Action Pawn.


William Paul Battraw, Jr. passed away Sunday at his home in Roosevelt. He was 68. He is survived by his wife Linda; 3 sons; his daughter; his brother; 2 sisters; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Visitation for William Battraw, Jr. will be Monday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and the funeral is at 10:00.

Joe Amezcua passed away Sunday. He was 58. He is survived by his mother Altagracia; 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
Rosary for Joe Amezcua will be Thursday at 9:30am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00.

Marjorie Mae Cosgrove of Lakeside passed away Sunday. She was 96. She is survived by 2 daughters, including Dorothy Ray of Globe; 5 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 19 great great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life for Marjorie Cosgrove will be held Saturday at 1:pm at Lamont Mortuary.
A special memorial in Marjorie’s name has been established at Hospice Compassus in Lakeside.

Della Murea Ethel Cochran of Globe passed away Thursday at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. She was 90. She is survived by 3 children; 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.
Visitation for Della Cochran will be Saturday at 9:am in the Relief Society Room of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Miami Ward. The funeral is at 10:00.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Globe Boys and Girls Club Closes

The Globe Boys and Girls Club announces that its unit has closed in order to reorganize.

This is happening because of financial problems caused by recent unsuccessful summer and after school programs, and loss of staff. In addition, the Globe unit’s parent organization -- the San Carlos Apache Nation Boys and Girls Club-- has given notice that their operating agreement is no longer valid and must be renegotiated with the Tribal Council.

The Globe unit’s press release says the board will continue to work with the National Organization to try to find another partner. If you would like to volunteer with the club or to help keep the club open, call 928-793-3926 and leave a message.

Classical Music May Relieve Depression

The Utne Reader reports that new research suggests that classical music may relieve depression. Investigators conducted an eight week study of 79 people suffering low to medium levels of depression. Half the group participated in talk therepy seessions. The other half listened to classical music for 50 minutes a day. Each group charted their symptoms weekly on a standard scale for measuring depression.

At the end of the experiment, 29 music listeners showed improvement compared to only 12 in the talk therepy group.

Video: Reaction to Gabrielle Giffords Shooting

UK Guardian:
Tributes are left outside the hospital treating US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after the gun attack at a public meeting that left six people dead.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30. They’ll consider a motion to support Bell Copper Corporation’s exploration and possible mining of the copper deposit beneath the Town of Miami. They’ll discuss and possibly act on a Resolution supporting public transportaion, and Miami’s application for federal transportation funds to continue operating the Cobre Valley Community Transit Program.

The Council will go into Executive Session for legal advice about the possible termination of a lease of the Barcon-Fitzpatrick Building, and possible renegotiation or amendment of the lease.

Police Log

One person was taken to Cobere Valley Regional Medical Center after a medical emergency early Saturday morning at Pueblo Heights Mobile Home Park.

Miami Police say that a juvenile who was reported missing in Scottsdale was located in Miami. Scottsdale authorities were contacted and arrangements were made for the juvenile to be picked up and rejoined with his mother.

Globe Police arrested 25 year old Christopher Orndorf on a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

41 year old Daniel Flores was arrested at a traffic stop for driving with a suspended license.

A juvenile was referred to juvenile probation last night after a domestic dispute on Sycamore.

Friday night Globe Police arrested 32 year old Danya Goseyun for DUI.

The Gila County Sheriff’s office arrested 23 year old Michael Middleton Saturday on a child support warrant.

On Friday Superior Police arrested 19 year old Kasi Evans of Globe on a warrant for possession and use of prescription drugs.

Department of Public Safety arrested 33 year old Rebekah Morain of Globe on a failure to appear warrant for writing a bad check.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of trespassing at Carlotta Copper Company; a burglary at a residence on Central Drive; and a report of harassment taken at the Chamber of Commerce.

Globe Police are investigating an aggravated assault that took place at a residence on Hackney Hill; a burglary to a vehicle at a residence on East Sycamore; criminal damage at a residence on South Third Street; and a theft at a residence on Baker Avenue.