Friday, February 18, 2011

Boys and Girls Club Golf Tournament

The Boys and Girls Club of Globe is hosting a 3 person scramble golf tournament on Saturday, March 19 at the Cobre Valley Country Club. It’s $45 a person for early registration, $50 the day of the tournament.

There will be prizes for the top three golf teams. Prizes will be awarded for longest putt, longest drive and closest to the pin.

In order to make this a successful event, the Boys and Girls Club is looking for 3-person golf teams and prize donations. To donate or for more information call 402-8841.

Community Blood Drive on March 10

A Community Blood Drive will be held on Thurday, March 10 at the LDS Church in Claypool. The hours are 1 to 6:pm.

You can schedule an appointment online at using the sponsor code “miami.” Childcare will be available. Donors will receive a coupon for $2 off at Shining Times Car wash.

For more information call 928-225-1947.

Job Corps Information Meeting on Tuesday

A public meeting about the possibility of a Job Corps in Gila County will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 at the Gila County Courthouse. The Supwervisors will meet on Thursday this week (February 24).
The Job Corps meeting will feature LaVera Leonard of the LRG firm in Washington, DC, who has been helping the County and Economic Development Corporation with this effort.

Mrs. Leonard will also be at Supervisor Dawson’s Roundtable meeting Tuesday evening at 6:30.

County Book Fair March 7-11

The County Book Fair will be held at Copper Rim Elementary School during the week of March 7-11. The hours will be from 7:30 until 4:00 with extended hours on Thursday during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

There will be all levels of books from pre-K to Young Adult. Wish Book coupons will be available for parents to select books for their students’ classroom libraries.

For more information call the Copper Rim Library at 402-5816.

Photo Enforcement Ban in Legislative Committee

A bill to ban photo enforcement cameras is making its way through a legislative committee. The cameras have been controversial ever since Arizona became the first state to put them on its freeways. Many of the cameras were vandalized.

Last year Gov. Brewer did not renew a contract with Redflex, the company that ran the network of cameras along several Valley freeways. The state program was scrapped but several cities still use the cameras. Redflex is also the company that provides cameras for the City of Globe.

Opponents of the bill and supporters of photo enforcement cameras say the cameras reduce the number of crashes and fatalities.

Supporters of the bill who oppose the use of the cameras say the cameras are really only about money, and they even increase accidents. reports that the bill still has a long way to go before becoming law. But lawmakers say they do have enough votes to move the bill along to the next step.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 41 year old Anthony Tarango on a child support warrant.

A 17 year old juvenile was arrested on a warrant for criminal trespass in the first degree.

Miami Police arrested 26 year old Daniel Licano on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

27 year old Noemi Garcia was arrested for violation of a court order and disorderly conduct.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Magazine and Parks Form Partnership


Arizona Highways magazine and Arizona State Parks—both state-owned institutions—have formed a partnership to survice funding cuts.

Throughout the next year, for every $24 subscription to Arizona Highways, $5 will go to the State Parks Foundation. When you subscribe you can choose which park your $5 will support.

An important benefit of this program is that the funds cannot be cut or redirected by the state Legislature. The $5 contributions go directly to the Parks Foundation—a separate non-profit organization.


Lincoln Dinner

This year’s Lincoln Dinner is Saturday at the Dream Manor Inn. The reception is at 6:pm and the dinner begins at 7:00.

Tickets are $30. For information and tickets call 425-9683.

Miami Library Closed Today

Miami Memorial Library is closed today. The staff is attending a Gila County Librarians meeting in Tonto Basin. The library will reopen tomorrow (Friday) at 10:am.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police arrested 18 year old Allen Weimer at a traffic stop for DUI. A passenger—18 year old Nayeli Diaz -- was arrested for possession of marijuana. Diaz also had outstanding warrants for criminal nuissance, providing liquor to a minor, and criminal damage.

49 year old Larry Rhodes was arrested last night for failure to pay warrants on charges of theft and disorderly conduct/fighting.

Officers are investigating a report of identity theft taken at a residence on Mesquite and a burglary report taken at Copper Country Mobile Home Park.

Obituary Changes

Visitation for Edosilda Ballesteros is Friday at 6:pm at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 7:00. Mass is Saturday at 11;am..

The wake for Thomas Harvey will be Saturday at 4:pm at the Leome Harvey residence. The funeral time has been changed to Sunday at 2:pm at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cable TV Pioneer Dies, Built State's First System in Globe

The Cable TV pioneer who built Arizona’s first cable system here in Globe has died. Bruce Merrill started Antennavision Corp. in 1951, bringing channel 5 in Phoenix to Globe.

By 1989, Antennavision had 10 systems in Arizona with 9,000 subscribers. He later built or bought systems in several other states.

Phoenix Business Journal reports that Bruce Merrill died Sunday at the age of 92.

Police Log

There was a two vehicle accident about 11:am yesterday morning at the intersection of Ash and Broad Streets. Both vehicles were gone when Globe PD arrived.
A short while later there was a single vehicle motorcycle accident at Ash and Third Streets.

Officers are investigating criminal damage to an employee’s vehicle at Taco Bell on the east side and a report of threats taken at Globe Education Center.


Edosilda Ballesteros of Superior passed away Tuesday at Banner Baywood Heart Hospital at the age of 90.
Visitation for Edosilda Ballesteros is Saturday at 9:am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Rosary is at 10:00 and Mass at 10:30.

Thomas K. Harvey of Peridot passed away February 7 at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. He was 56. He is survived by 3 sons; 5 daughters; 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
The wake for Thomas Harvey is Friday at 4:pm at the Leome Harvey residence. The funeral is Sunday at 1:pm at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Globe School Board Meets Wednesday

Globe School Board meets tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 6:00 at Mofford Activity Center. The agenda includes approval of emergency funds to repair two backflow pressure valves at Globe High School that were damaged during the recent freeze. The Board will also consider a preschool schedule and refund policy.

GCC Weatherization Class in San Carlos

Gila Community College is offering a Weatherization Procedures class in San Carlos. This is a one credit, two day class that will be held on Saturday, February 26 and Saturday, March 5 from 8:am until 5:pm. The class is an introduction to weatherization as applied to residential energy conservation, maintenance, safety issues, and projected savings for existing buildings.

For more information or to register call the Gila Community College San Carlos campus at 475-5981.

Cable One Maintenance Early Thursday AM

Cable One will be performing network maintenance early Thursday morning between Midnight and 5:am. During this time there may be intermittent connection problems with your Cable One Internet and phone services. Cable One says this maintenance is part of a planned network upgrade.

Miami Council Special Meeting Tonight

Miami Town Council has a Special Meeting tonight (Tuesday) at 6:30. Jay Spehar will give a presentation for Freeport McMoRan about the wastewater treatment plant operation and the status of the project. The paper work for the plant will also be turned over to the Town for review.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police arrested 19 year old Jeremy Shores and 20 year old Jacob Conrad for underage consumption.

19 year old Ramon Gonzales was arrested yesterday morning for violation of a court order and an outstanding warrant.

A garbage truck hit a fire hydrant yesterday afternoon on Thornwood. The case is pending further investigation.

Officers are investigating a domestic incident in the area of Maple and South Streets and a report of stolen property at Globe Mobile Home Park.

Gila County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating theft reports taken on Locomotive and on Pinal View Road.


John L. Boyd of Globe passed away Sunday. He was 65. He is survived by his wife Glenda; his sister; 3 children; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
The funeral for John Boyd is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:am at Miles Funeral Services Miami.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Copper Communities Hospice in Globe.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday at 10:am. The agenda includes approval of two Forest Service grant applications. The money would be used to double chip seal Forest Road 423 in Tonto Basin and double chip seal Forest Service Road 55 from the end of private land along Russell Road to the beginning of Kellner Canyon in Globe.

GCC Offers 'Job Seeking Strategies' in San Carlos

Gila Community College is offering a Job Seeking Strategies class in San Carlos. The class is designed to help students develop the necessary paperwork to apply for jobs. This includes applications, cover letters, resumes, references, letters of recommendation and thank you notes. Communication and interviewing skills will also be developed.

The class will be held on Thursday and Friday February 24 and 25, and March 3 and 4, from 1 to 4:50pm at the San Carlos campus.

For more information or to register call the Gila Community College San Carlos campus at 475-5981.


Ralph Guadiana of San Manuel passed away Friday. He was 78. He is survived by his wife Lencha; his daughters Patsy Damar and Theresa Guadiana; his sons Ralph and Kenny Guadiana; his brother Mike; his sister Jeannie Herrera; 9 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Ralph Guadiana will be Saturday at 9:am at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in San Manuel. Rosary is at 9:30 and the funeral is at 10:00.

Gila County to Relocate Some Services

Starting next Tuesday (February 22), all Gila County services currently in the Guerrero Building next to the Courthouse will begin relocating to the new Administration Building near Cobre Valley Hospital at 745 N. Rose Mofford Way. This includes the Deputy County Manager, Community Development, and Public Works Administration.

There may be some disruption in availability of services next week, but you are encouraged to use departmental voice mail during this time. You can expect a return call within 24 hours.

Business should be back to normal by Monday, February 28.

Police Log

Local agencies responded to a structure fire Friday afternoon on Six Shooter Canyon Road. Richard Marin was arrested for felony criminal damage and reckless burning. The case is pending further investigation.

Nobody was hurt in a one vehicle accident yesterday afternoon at the Fairgrounds Road. The driver was cited for failure to control her vehicle to avoid an accident.

There were no injuries in a two vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Higheay 60. One driver was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

Two people were arrested last night in connection with a shoplifting report taken earlier in the day. 29 year old Michael Woods was charged with organized retail theft. Further investigation led to the arrest of 35 year old Raymond Hayes of Superior who was booked on the same charges.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18 year old Carlin Dyer for possession of marijuana and driving under the influence of drugs.

Saturday night Globe Police arrested 32 year old Shaun Brooks for assault after an incident at a business on Baseline Spur. Brooks also had a faulure to appear warrant.

41 year old Daniel Hileman of Roosevelt was arrested for DUI and disorderly conduct Saturday night outside the Copper Parrot.

Friday afternoon Globe Police received a call about a woman obstructing traffic near Gila Valley Auto and throwing rocks at cars. 27 year old Noemi Garcia was arrested for disorderly conduct.

32 year old Steven Talgo was arrested Friday night for DUI.

41 year old Randy Mikulesky was arrested for driving with a revoked license.

29 year old Desiree Valenzuela was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

On Friday the Gila County Sheriff’s office arrested 24 year old Enrique Lopez for criminal damage/domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

34 year old Jaime Tabor was arrested on two failure to comply warrants for issuing bad checks.

44 year old Robert Ramos was cited and released for trespassing.

Florence Police arrested 39 year old Waylon Rogers of Peridot for failure to comply on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office in Bellingham, Washington arrested 29 year old Coral Koepf of Globe on a failure to appear warrant on nine counts of forgery and fraudulent schemes.

Gila County Sheriff’s Offce is investigating a theft that occurred at a county construction site and an attempted theft of a vehicle in the area of Bixby Road.

Globe Police are investigating a report of threats made by a customer to an employee at a business on South Broad Street; criminal damage at the Community Center skate park; a burglary at a residence on Pinal Street; and shoplifting at Walmart.

Miami Council Meeting Canceled

The Miami Town Council meeting that was scheduled for tonight (Monday) has been canceled.