Friday, February 25, 2011

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. The Council will consider a Resolution of support for a legislative route for Gila Provisional Community College District to become a fully organized and accredited Community College District.

They will consider authorizing the Mayor to send a letter to the ADOT district engineer about safety measures at a school crosswalk.

The Council will also consider accepting an ADEQ grant for environmental cleanup of three city-owned buildings.

And they will consider a two level tax structure on the sale or purchase of “big ticket’ items.

Title I and Site Council Meeting at Copper Rim

A Title I and Site Council meeting will be held Monday night at 6:00 in the Copper Rim Library.

GHS All Alumni Picnic April 2

The Globe High School 4th Annual All Alumni Picnic will be on Saturday, April 2. The picnic will be at Indian School Park in Scottsdale from 11:am to 3:pm.

The cost is $10 a person. The menu will consist of fried chicken, potato and macaroni salads, water and non-alcoholic drinks.

If you plan to attend, RSVP by March 23. Make checks payable to
Cathi Nugent
6701 E. Culver
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Call 473-3070 for more information.

Miami Native Appointed Pima County Presiding Judge

A judge who grew up in Miami has been named presiding judge for Pima County.

The Arizona Supreme Court has appointed Sarah Simmons to replace Jan Kearny when she steps down as presiding judge on May 13.

Simmons graduated from the University of Denver law school in 1973. She worked for several law firms before being appointed a judge in 2006. She is also a former president of the State Bar of Arizona.

Local Weather Alert

A major weather change is expected this wekend. A wet Pacific low pressure system and associated cold front will sweep across Arizona Saturday and Saturday night. This will bring much colder temperatures and widespread showers.

Snow levels are expected to fall below 2,000 feet in eastern Maricopa County and parts of Gila County by Sunday morning. One to three inches of new snow is possible in the Globe-Miami area. Snow levels will be higher across the higher terrain and may lead to difficult driving conditions on Highway 60 as well as Arizona highways 87, 88 and 188.

Temperatures will quickly return to normal or above normal by Tuesday.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in front of Walmart.

Globe Police arrested 28 year old Joseph Ballesteros for domestic violence/disorderly conduct and criminal damage.

A 15 year old juvenile was referred to probarion after a domestic dispute at a residence in Copper Country Mobile Home Park.

An intoxicated Globe High School student was referred to juvenile probation yesterday morning.

27 year old Bigcoat Antonio was arrested early this morning for DUI.

Officers are investigating a report of a runaway juvenile and a stolen vehicle report taken on Tebbs Street.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

'Tastes of Globe' Saturday From 1 to 4:PM


The "Tastes of Globe" event is Saturday from 1 to 4:pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The event is part of the Gila County Historical Museum’s “Foods of America” exhibit.

It’s free and will feature samples of foods from early-day Globe. This includes many of the area’s ethnic foods as well as favorites that were brought to the area by mining families—like pasties and cheese-boats.

Lindy Gravelle To Perform at Copper Spike

Singer/pianist Lindy Gravelle will perform Saturday night at 6:pm at the Copper Spike Train Depot, just before the Dinner Train leaves. For reservations call the Copper Spike office at 202-3316.

Help Clean Up US 60

The annual US 60 highway cleanup takes place on Saturday. It’s sponsored by Globe Clean and Beautiful and the Gila County Public Works Department. The clean up is part of the national Great American Cleanup.

Volunteers are needed to clean US 60 from the outskirts of Miami to the east side of Globe. If you’d like to help, come by the Little League Ballfield Complex in Claypool at 7:30am Saturday morning. Bring gloves, pick-up sticks, rakes, brooms and dust pans. Bags and vests will be provided as well as water, soft drinks and donuts.

At the end of the cleanup, Globe City Councilman Larry Alderman will cook hot dogs at the Little League Field.

For more information call 402- 8531.

Elks Policeman and Fireman Appreciation Night on Saturday

Pinal Mountain Elks Lodge is having a Policeman and Fireman Appreciation Night on Saturday. There will be no host cocktails from 6 to 7:pm followed by a roast beef dinner at 7:00. The evening also includes awards and a guest speaker.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10. Call 928-812-5687 and as for Herb.


Former Globe resident Harold V. Comerford passed away February 12. He was 98. He is survived by 2 sons, including Robert Short of Globe; 2 daughters, including Georgia Humphrey of Globe; 8 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Harold Comerford will be held Saturday at 11:am at First Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow the service in the church reception hall.
Donations in Harold’s name may be made to First Presbyterian Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident late yesterday morning at Broad and Cedar Streets. The driver at fault was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

43 year old David Sutton was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence yesterday morning after a disturbance at a residence on North Main Street.

A Gila County Sheriff’s deputy arrested 18 year old Ryan Courtney and a juvenile at a traffic stop for possession of marijuana.

27 year old Miguel Felix-Aguirre of Payson was arrested on a warrant for domestic violence/assault.

32 year old Wyatt Button of Superior was arrested on warrants for driving with a suspended license and obstructing a court order.

Deputies are investigating a theft report taken on Snedden Street.

Miami Wastewater Advisory Board Meets Today

Miami’s Wastewater Advisory Board meets today (Thursday) at 4:pm in the Miami Town Council Chambers. Members of the Town Council may be present.The public meeting will include information and discussion. No council action will be taken.


Rosary for Sally Moreno will be Saturday at 9:30am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Mass will follow at 10:00.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Supervisors Work Session on Thursday

Gila County Board of Supervisors has a Work Session Thursday at 10:am. They will discuss the Museum of Science and Sustainability’s desire to establish a museum in southern Gila County. They will also discuss and evaluate the Boards, Commissions and Committees Report.

Test Your Hearing and Blood Pressure at Globe Senior Center

Globe Senior Center will have hearing screens by Abbott Hearing Centers Thursday morning from 9 until 11:30. The Crossing Hospice will also test blood pressures starting at 11:am.

AZ Senate Committe Votes to Kill Medicaid

An Arizona Senate Committee has voted to eliminate the state’s Medicaid program. The bill would replace it with a much smaller system for only a fraction of low income people now served.

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 8 to 5 to drop the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. Supporters say it is financially unsustainable.

The program currently serves about 1.3 million people, or about 1 in 5 Arizonans. A proposed replacement would serve less than 10% of that.

KOLD reports that dropping Medicaid would cost the state about $7.5 billion in federal funding.

Opponants say the funding loss would devastate the health care system and close hospitals, especially in rural areas.

Police Log

Globe Police responded to a commercial alarm about 4:30 this morning at a business on Broad Street. A juvenile was referred to juvenile probation.

A 14 year old juvenile was referred to juvenile probation for criminal damage to a fence at the skate park.

Officers are investigating a one vehicle accident at Cedar and Pine and criminal damage to the KQSS radio tower.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office took a theft report on Lancaster. Some of the stolen property was recovered. Deputies are also investigating a domestic incident in the area of Madera Peak Apartments; a burglary report taken at a residence in Six Shooter Canyon; a theft in Apache Hills; and a harassment report taken in Icehouse Canyon;


Sally Moreno passed away Tuesday afternoon at her home in Claypool. She was 83. Funeral services are pending

Dale Irwin Van Buskirk passed away last week at his home in Globe. He was 82. He is survived by his long time companion Claudine Boswell; his brother; his son Ray of Globe; and 4 grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Dale Van Buskirk will be held Saturday at 10:am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Globe.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chapter Offers Grants for Future Teachers

Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is offering a grant-in-aid to high school seniors who plan to become teachers. Delta Kappa Gamma is an honorary organization of women teachers.

Applications are available in the counseling offices of local high schools All submissions must be postmarked by April 7. For more information or to request an application, call 425-5985.

APS to Seek 2012 Rate Increase

Arizona Public Service has filed a preliminary notice indicating it will seek a rate increase beginning in 2012. The utility plans to file a formal request on June 1.

KTVK reports that APS has not said how much they are requesting. An increase in 2010 added $6.32 to the average monthly bill.

March for Babies on March 12

The annual March of Dimes March for Babies event will be held on Saturday, March 12 at Bullion Plaza. Registration begins at 7:am. The 3.5 mile walk starts at 8:am.

Money raised by March for Babies in Arizona helps support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit family support programs, and advocacy programs for healthy babies.

Police Log

Around 6:30 yesterday morning a car hit a pedestrian in the cross walk at Ash and Hackney Avenue. Jesus Hernandez was cited.

A woman tried to break into a residence at Copper Country Mobile Home Park and then attempted to set a fire around the residence. 27 year old Noemi Garcia was arrested for attempted arson.

After responding to a call about possible shoplifting at a business on Hill Street, Globe Police arrested 37 year old Marjorie Curry for driving with a suspended license. Curry was also charged with shoplifting by Miami PD.

Miami Police also arrested 47 year old Robert Heureaux and 38 year old James Martin for shoplifting.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 70 year old Daniel Alonzo for luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

Deputies are investigating a criminal damage report taken on Long Street; a harassment report taken in the area of Calle Pequena; a report of threats at Freeport McMoRan, and a burglary on Lori Lane.

Globe Police are investigating criminal damage to mail boxes on Crestwood, Skyline and Hunter.


Walter Fish, Sr. of San Carlos passed away Sunday. He was 79. Services are pending at Lamont Mortuary.

Beverly Ann Underwood of Globe passed away Friday. She was 73.
Visitation for Beverly Underwood will be this Friday, February 25, from 6 to 8:pm at Lamomt Mortuary. The funeral is Saturday at 2:pm.

Dale Van Buskirk passed away Thursday at his home in Globe. He was 82.
A Memorial Service for Dale Van Buskirk will be held Saturday at 10:am at the LDS Stake Center in Globe.

Barbara Joe Cocreham Pena of Claypool passed away Sunday. She was 48.
Visitation for Barbara Pena will be Thursday from 6 to 8:pm at Lamont Mortuary. The funeral is Friday at 11:am at Calvary Shadows Assembly of God Church.

Roye Edward Colyott, Sr. of Globe passed away Sunday at Heritage Health Care Center. He was 92. He is survived by his daughter Laura Bryant; his sons Danny, Charles, Eddie and Woodrow; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Roye Colyott will be Friday at Noon at Miles Funeral Services Globe. The funeral is at 1:00.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gila County Animal Shelter

Donald Edward Cox of Globe passed away Saturday. He was 56. He is survived by his daughter Kayla Lofgreen; his sisters Linda Cox and Carolyn Hayton; and one grandchild.
Visitation for “Donnie” Cox will be Friday at 9:am at Miles Funeral Services Globe. The funeral is at 10:am.

Nathan Teague of Little Acres passed away Friday in Tucson. He was 79.
Visitation for “Jack” Teague is tomorrow (Wednesday) at Noon at Miles Funeral Services Globe. The funeral is at 1:00.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Job Corps Meeting and Roundtable Discussion

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 Supervisors will meet on Thursday this week.

Another roundtable discussion with Supervisor Shirley Dawson takes place Tuesday night at 6:30 in the Supervisors’ Hearing Room. Come early and enjoy a bowl of soup.

Dr. Suess's Birthday at Globe Library

On Wednesday, March 2, Globe Public Library will celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday. They’ll have cake, crafts, stories and more. The birthday party will be from 3:30 until 5:30pm.

Scouts Food Drive Successful

The recent Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Food Drive collected more than 1600 items for the Gila Community Food Bank.

The scouts went door to door and also set up donation tables outside the Safeway stores. Scouts from troops 101, 003, 883, and Packs 003 and 883 participated in the drive. They thank the community for its support.

Police Log

Gila County Courthouse personnel were evacuated Friday morning after a report of a fire. A small electrical fire was put out and business returned to normal.

Globe Police arrested 23 year old Robert Lintner last night at the Knight’s Inn for fraudulent use of a credit card.

45 year old Darvin Cozie was arrested for trespassing at the Santee Circle K.

On Saturday Globe Police helped Mesa PD locate a runaway juvenile.

A local runaway juvenile was also located and returned to a parent.

Officers arrested 28 year old Joseph Ballesteros for disorderly conduct/domestic volence after a disturbance on Eucalyptus Street.

19 year old Nicole Talkalai was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Two people were arrested Friday evening at Wendy’s Shell. 48 year old Shirley Hinton and 45 year old Frank Araujo were charged with public consumption.

27 year old David Lara was arrested Friday night for DUI.

25 year old Timothy Patterson was arrested for trespassing at a residence on South Devereaux.

Officers are investigating damage to mailboxes on Roja Street, Blazer Street, South Prospect, Hunter Drive and Senita; and a hit and run accident that occurred in the Walmart parking lot. A K-9 unit found drug paraphernalia hidden in a restroom at High Desert Middle School.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary report taken at a residence on Cleveland Street.