Friday, March 18, 2011

Globe Receives 'We Hear You America' Check Saturday

The Reader’s Digest custom RV will be in Globe tomorrow (Saturday) to deliver a stimulus funds check as part of the “We Hear You America” tour. The check will be presented to the mayor at noon at the Old Historic Jail in downtown Globe.

Citizens of each city where the RV stops can sign up to win the RV.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday evening at Maple and Parker. One driver was cited for failure to yield.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 33 year old Bernadine Encizo for domestic violence and domestic assault.

26 year old Jimmy Moltz was arrested for domeestic violence/disorderly conduct.

34 year old Rebekah Mathews was arrested on warrants for disorderly conduct and issuing a bad check.

Globe Police arrested 26 year old Eddie Benavidez on a child support warrant.

Officers are investigating criminal damage to an apartment complex on East Ash Street and criminal damage to the Central Heights Laundromat.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Apache Leap Mining Festival this Weekend in Superior

The 23rd Annual Apache Leap Mining Festival takes place this weekend in Superior.

Saturday’s events start at 10:am with a parade and opening ceremonies followed by a carnival and food booths, along with entertainment and the mining competition.

Sunday’s festivities start at 10:am and include a Junior Mining Competition for youth 10 to 17.

For more information call the Superior Chamber of Commerce at 520-689-0200.

Child Restraint Law Passes AZ House

A proposed child restraint law has made it through the Arizona House. It now goes to the state Senate.

Arizona’s current law allows children to be moved from a car seat to an adult seat belt at the age of 5. But studies show that children using an adult seat belt without a booster seat can suffer serious head, spine and abdominal injuries. They may slip out of the belt or even be ejected from the vehicle in a crash.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says proper use of a safety seat can reduce child fatality risk up to 71%. It can reduce injury risk by up to 59%.

Arizona Senate Approves Ban on Texting While Driving

The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would ban texting while driving. The bill would make it a non-moving civil traffic violation to manually enter information into a handheld wireless device to write, send or read written messages while driving.

The Arizona Republic reports that drivers would still be allowed to make telephone calls. And texting would be allowed if your vehicle is stopped in traffic but not at a red light or stop sign.

A violation would be punishable by a $50 fine. That increases to $200 if you are involved in an accident.

The bill now goes to the state House.

ADOT 5 Year Program Available Online

The Arizona Department of Transportation’s Tentative 5-Year Program is now available online for the public to review and comment. It shows how ADOT plans to spend its allocated budget over the next five years.

Click here to review and comment on ADOT's 5 year Plan.

Police Log

Globe Police were dispatched to the Hill Street Safeway yesterday afternoon after a call about an intoxicated man causing a disturbance. 45 year old Joeseph Root was charged with disorderly conduct and false reporting to law enforcement.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22 year old Joshua Anderson on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies are investigating a harassment report taken at a residence on Wilson.

Globe Police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred at Walmart on Tuesday; a theft report; and criminal damage to a vehicle at a business on South Broad Street.


Chesley Allen passed away Tuesday. He was 83.
Visitation for Chesley Allen will be Saturday at 9:am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Claypool. The funeral is at 10:00.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Study Shows Unemployment Better for Mental Health Than Bad Job

Slate Magazine reports that researchers at Australian National University followed 7,000 people over a period of seven years. Not surprisingly, those who went from no employment to high quality jobs showed improved mental health. But those who went from jobless to thankless, unstable positions became more depressed and anxious than those who were never hired at all.

Not only that but the mental health of workers in what they called “low psychosocial quality jobs” declined over time. And the worse the job, the more it damaged workers’ sense of well-being.

The researchers concluded that employement strategies for unemployed people need to take into account job design and workplace policy.

Beware of Japan Disaster Scams

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is warning Arizonans to beware of relief scams following the Japan disaster. Attorney General Tom Horne says consumers should only make contributions to reputable, established charitable organizations.

Be skeptical of anyone who asks for a donation by requesting your credit card number or bank account number over the phone.

When in doubt about an organization, call the Secretary of State’s Office or visit their website to make sure the charity is registered with the Secretary of State.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 19 year old Ramon Gonzales yesterday at a residence on Manzanita for sexual misconduct with a minor.

An officer followed up on a case from last week and arrested 21 year old Robert Salcido for domestic violence/aggravated assault.

43 year old Glen Edwards was arrested for domestic violence last night after a domestic dispute at a residence on Euclid.

Last night officers responded to a call about an intruder at a vacant residence on South Street. 26 year old Malinda Harrison and 23 year old Sterling Hunter were charged with criminal trespass and criminal damage.

30 year old Jesse Contreras was arrested for criminal trespass shortly after midnight at a residence on Haskins Road.

Apache Junction Police arrested 35 year old Cory Cook of Miami on warrants for unlawful flight from law enforcement and attempted stalking.

Phoenix Police arrested 27 year old Jessica Cosen of San Carlos on a warrant for criminal simulation.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating criminal damage to a vehicle on Ice House Canyon Road.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Public Invited to Saturday Roosevelt Dam Centennial Event

The public is invited to celebrate the 100th birthday of Theodore Roosevelt Dam by taking a walk across the crest of the dam as part of a free centennial event this Saturday (March 19).

The event starts at 9:am at the Roosevelt Lake Visitor’s Center. There will be informational videos and presentations throughout the day. Complimentary shuttle buses will take visitors to the crest of the dam on a first come, first served basis.

Temporary Closures Friday Near Roosevelt Dam

Several areas near Roosevlt Dam will be clossed to the public for 15 hours on Friday (March 18) during the Centennial Celebration.

The Amphitheater in Windy Hill Campground and the Vineyard Picnic area will be closed. This includes all parking areas, buildings and beach areas.

The closures will be in effect from midnight until 3:pm on Friday.

SRP Donates $24,000 to Local and Regional Non-Profits

Salt River Project has donated $24,000 to 12 local and regional community organizations to share in the centennial celebration of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. SRP says the money will support programs that serve communities who have ties with the dam. In many cases, the local residents had family members who were involved in the dam’s construction.

Some of the local organizations that will each receive $2,000 are: Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum, Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, Friends of the Globe Library, Gila County Historical Museum, Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce, Miami Sports Hall of Fame and Pinal Mountain Little League.

Globe to Plant Tree Friday for Arbor Day

The City of Globe will celebrate Arbor Day this Friday with the planting of a pistachio tree at the Historic Train Depot on South Broad Street. The event starts at 11:am and everyone is welcome to attend.

Gila County Redistricting Committee Meets March 22

Gila County Redistricting Committee will have a public meeting on Tuesday, March 22. It’s at 5:30pm at the Star Valley Public Works facility and by interactive televison in the Supervisors Hearing Room at the Gila County Courthouse.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday morning on Electric Drive. One car was towed.

There were no injuries in an accident yesterday afternoon at Cedar and Hill Streets. One driver was cited for unsafe backing.

There was a two vehicle non-injury accident yesterday afternoon on Rail Road near Miami High School. One driver was cited.

Miami Police arrested 47 year old Ambrosio Angeles for disorderly conduct.

23 year old Sarah Miller was arrested for assault/domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

Two people were arrested on outstanding warrants after a disturbance yesterday afternoon at West Side Mobile Home Park. 20 year old Kyle Chavez had a warrant for disorderly conduct with a weapon. 30 year old Pamela Bloodworth had a failure to comply warrant on a charge of theft.

Globe Police arrested 38 year old Michael Lopez and 25 year old Ignacio Arroyos—both of Superior—for felony shoplifting.

25 year old Arron Stanley was arrested late last night for theft after he refused to pay for food he had ordered and eaten at a business on East Ash Street.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year old Zachary Granato for domestic violence/disorderly conduct after a disturbance last night on Hopi Avenue.

Globe Police are investigating criminal damage to a vehicle at a business on Ash Street.


Longtime Miami teacher Elaine Ledbetter passed away last week. She is survived by 3 children; her brother; 4 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Elaine Ledbetter will be Friday from 6 to 8:pm at Lamont Mortuary. A Memorial Service will be held at Noon on Saturday at Pinal Mountan Elks Lodge.
Memorial donations may be made to the Miami School District.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Portion of Icehouse Canyon Road Closed Tuesday

Icehouse Canyon Road will be closed Tuesday from 6:am until 4:pm between South Six Shooter Canyon Road and El Paso Road. Globe Water Department is installing a new 6 inch water line.

Residents needing access to Icehouse Canyon Road will be diverted along South Hagen Road and past the Globe baseball fields and Public Works Maintenance Yard. Traffic will be diverted along Liberty High School.

Beginning Computer Classes for Adults Start Tuesday

Globe Public Library’s beginning computer classes for adults start Tuesday. Classes will be held for the next six weeks from 11:am until Noon on Tuesdays and from 2:30 until 3:30 on Thursdays.

Sign up at the library. For more information call 425-6111.

Gila County Teacher of the Year Competition

The Gila County School Superintendent’s Office is sponsoring the first annual Gila County Teacher of the Year competition. Applications are available from the Superintendent’s Office or online at Applications are due Friday, April 1.

The Teacher of the Year Program will recognize excellence in teaching by honoring K-12 professional educators from public and charter schools. Colleagues, administrators, parents and community members are invited to nominate an educator for consideration.

One winner will be selected from each of five categories. The Teacher of the Year will be chosen from the five category winners and will be Gila County’s nominee for the Arizona Rural Schools Association’s Teacher of the Year.

For more information call 928-472-5374.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday at 10:am. The Supervisors will consider awarding a $15,000 Gila County Economic Development Grant for reopening the Globe Boys and Girls Club.

They will meet as the Gila County Library District Board of Directors to approve a $30,000 grant application to the Arizona State Library for a Centennial Experience Grant.

GCC Spring Break Next Week

Gila Community College will be closed for spring break from March 21 through March 25. Classes will resume on Monday, March 28.

Students should check with their individual instructors about classes on Saturday, March 19 and Saturday, March 26.

Miami Council Meets Tonight at 6:30

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30. They’ll discuss the Gila County Attorney’s Office Consent Agreement relating to violations of the Open Meeting Law. This will include public comments about Open Meeting Law concerns and the Council’s remedial measures enacted to ensure compliance.

Globe Council Meets Tonight at 6:00

Globe City Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:00. The agenda includes a Resolution of the Council and Globe School Board asking the Arizona Department of Transportation to install a signalized pedestrian crosswalk on Highway 60 near Globe High School.

The Council will also consider an Intergovernmental Agreement with Gila County accepting an Economic Development Grant for the Old Dominion Historic Mine Park. And they’ll consider authorizing a purchase order for an ADEQ grant for environmental cleanup of three city-owned buildings.

Police Log

There was an acid spill on Highway 60 in Miami from Reppy Avenue to the Bullion Plaza. The truck was driven by a contract driver with one of the local mines. Miami Police, Miami Fire Department, the Department of Public Safety and a mine representative were called to the scene. A field operations manager with a local trucking company also helped with the cleanup that took about 2 hours.

An accident occurred yesterday afternoon at Ash and High Streets involving a car and a motorcycle. The case is pending further investigation.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident Friday at Ash and East Streets. One driver was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

Miami Police arrested 37 year old Clinton Thomas for disorderly conduct/domestic violence after a disturbance on Altarest Street.

Globe Police arrested 40 year old Betty Galson Saturday on a warrant for failure to appear for probation violation on a charge of DUI.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31 year old Henry Clinton on a failure to appear warrant for shoplifting.

26 year old Delford Bendle was arrested on a contempt of court warrant.

On Friday 29 year old Jeffrey Werner was contacted at the Gila County Jail. He was charged with domestic violence/assault in connection with an incident that occurred on January 3.

Friday night Globe Police received an Attempt to Locate on a stolen vehicle from Gilbert. The vehicle was located in the area of Euclid Loop. 20 year old Eva Angal of Gilbert was arrested for theft of means of transportation.

Officers are investigating an assault at a residence on Quartz Loop.


Albert Harris of San Carlos passed away last week at Copper Mountain Inn. He was 92. He is survived by his son George and his daughter Lorraine Gonnie.
The wake for Albert Harris is Friday at 4:pm at Loraine Gonnie’s residence. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm at Burdette Hall.