Friday, March 25, 2011

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. The agenda includes a Resolution of continued support for public transportation and the Town of Miami’s application for federal funding for Cobre Valley Community Transit.

The Council will also consider approving the Seventh Amended Interim Emergency Fire Intergovernmental Agreement with the Town of Miami.

Globe to Turn Off Water Monday in Canyons

On Monday (March 28) the City of Globe will turn off the water in Ice House Canyon and Six Shooter Canyon.

The water will be off from 8:am until 4:pm while workers install 2 main line valves and connect the new water main to the existing line.

If you have any questions, call the City of Globe at 425-7146, ext. 14 or 15.

Counties Protest State Budget

Elected officials from Gila County and Arizona’s 14 other counties have joined forces to protest the state budget passed by the State Senate. In a series of letters to lawmakers and in committee testimony, officials protested provisions of the budget that would shift state costs and responsibilities to counties.

These include funding the state Motor Vehicle Division; paying incarceration costs for state prisoners sentenced to less than a year; and funding the Department of Public Safety through a diversion of county road building and maintenance money.

The counties say this would have a catastrophic impact on them, including their ability to provide law enforcement and criminal justice services.

Stolen Cattle Guard Grates Create Road Danger

Two cattle guard grates have been stolen from roads in the Globe Ranger District. Forest officials have issued a public safety warning that you could hurt yourself or damage your vehicle if you drive on a road where one of the grates has been removed.

They suggest that you find out where cattle guards are placed on the routes you travel so that you can slow down and make sure the grates are there and have not been tampered with.

An investigation into the thefts continues.

For more information contact the Globe Ranger District at 402-6200.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 23 year old Christopher Castaneda yesterday for possession of drug paraphernalia. The Gila County Sheriff’s Office charged Casteneda with assault and threats.

Globe PD arrested 43 year old Glen Edwards for domestic violence/assault after a fight in the creek in the area of Hackney and Willow Street.

Officers are investigating a report of damage to a vehicle; a fraudulent schemes report; and a theft report taken at a residence on East Maple.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrested 30 year old Richard Hobbs of Miami on a failure to appear warrant for possession of dangerus drugs.

Mesa Police arrested 39 year old Keith Nuanez of Globe on failure to appear warrants for aggravated DUI and driving with a suspended license.

A Gila County Sheriff’s deputy took a harassment report on Russell Road.


Jaime Pena passed away Monday at his home in Globe. He was 50. He is survived by his wife Marlene; 3 daughters, including Juanita Tarango of Globe; his son Jaime Pena II; his mother; 4 sisters; 2 brothers; and 8 grandchildren.
Visitation for Jaime Pena will be Tuesday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00

Alta Gore of Globe passed away Monday. She was 94. She is survived by her daughter Zeva Bradford; her son Erwin; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.
The funeral for Alta Gore will be tomorrow (Saturday) at 10:am at First Baptist Church in Miami.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Skeeter the Clown Coming to Globe Library

Skeeter the Clown from the Culpepper-Merriweather Circus will be at the Globe Public Library at 11:am on Thursday, April 14. All young children are welcome to the short performance. Call the library at 425-6111 for more information.

Miami Loco Art Walk

The second annual Miami Loco Art Walk is going on this weekend. The exhibitions include everything from traditional to contemporary, folk, landscape and multi-media artworks.

Opening night on Friday from 6 to 10 features an art soiree at the Miami Art Works. Bring a potluck dish or beverage. Events continue through Sunday afternoon.

Copper Coffee on Saturday Morning

The 28th annual Copper Coffee event starts Saturday at 10:am at the Cobre Valley Country Club. The community is invited. There is no charge for the brunch but donations are appreciated. Funds support an annual scholarship and various activities for students in local schools.

Lions' Donation Jars Out This Weekend

The Lions Club’s donation jars will be in front of local grocery stores, banks and the post office Friday and Saturday. The money goes to pay for eye exams and new eyeglasses for the less fortunate in our community.

Public Input for ADOT Long Range Plan

The Arizona Department of Transportation Long Range Plan is being finalized soon and they are asking for public input.

Visit Click the yellow box to watch a five minute video. Then complete the questionnaire. You can also request that postage-paid questionnairees be sent to you.

Pena Death Treated as Homicide

Gila County Sheriff’s Office says the death of 50 year old Jaime Pena is being investigated as a homicide. It has been determined that Pena had two small stab wounds at the lower part of his neck. It is not known if that was the cause of death.

An autopsy was conducted yesterday. Details will be released as they become available.

The Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with information contact Detective Johnny Holmes.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yetsrday afternoon at Hill and Cedar Streets. One driver was cited for unsafe backing.

Miami Police arrested 29 year old Adam Garcia for violation of a court order/domestic violence.

Yesterday morning Globe Police received a call about a man being disorderly at the Globe Public Works office. 45 year old Jamy Stobach was arrested for disorderly conduct.

An officer conducted a traffic stop yesterday at Ash and Hill Streets. After a records check on the driver and passengers, 29 year old Juweete Wright was arrested on an outstanding warrant. The driver was cited for having no driver’s license and a passenger was cited for allowing an unauthorized person to drive.

Globe Police are investigating a report of fraudulent schemes from a business on North Broad Street and a criminal damage report taken at Copper Rim School.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of threats taken on Cooley Ranch Road and a burglary in Ice House Canyon.


Barbara E. Freeman passed away Monday at her home in Globe. She was 67. She is survived by her sister and 2 brothers.
A Memorial Service for Barbara Freeman will be held on Thursday, April 7 at First Christian Church.
The family requests that memorial donations be sent to Globe Senior Center.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Miami School Board Meets Thursday

Miami School Board meets Thursday night at 7:00 in the Miami High School Library.

Arizona Redistricting Commission Meets Thursday in Scottsdale

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is holding a public meeting tomorrow (Thursday) in Scottsdale. It starts at 1:pm at the Medical Examiners Meeting Room on Doubletree Ranch Road.

Kindergarten Pre-Registration Moved to March 30

Pre-Registration and Screening for next year’s kindergarteners at Copper Rim School has been changed from today (March 23) to March 30 and April 27. This will take place between 9:am and 2:pm on those days.

Globe School Board Meets Tonight

Globe School Board Meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6:00 at Mofford Activity Center.

Police Log

Yesterday morning Globe Police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance on Manzanita Drive. 18 year old Morgan Gaona was charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct and booked into the Gila County Jail.
A juvenile was also referred to the Gila County Juvenile Detention Center for domestic violence, and for possession of drug paraphernalia and use of marijuana.

An officer recovered a stolen ATV at a residence on Hoopes Drive. 22 year old Robert Williams was arrested for unlawful use of means of transportation and possession of stolen property.

41 year old Vivian Phillips was arrested yesterday for DUI.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40 year old Keith Casoose on warrants for possession of dangerous drugs and failure to comply for driving with a suspended license.

22 year old Steve Lucero was arrested on failure to comply warrants for extreme DUI and driving with a suspended license.

Deputies are investigating a theft on Highway 60 and a theft of a vehicle report taken on Montecito.

Globe Police are investigating a burglary report; an attempted burglary from a vehicle on First Street; and a theft from a vehicle at Copper Country Mobile Home Park.


The funeral for Alta Gore will be Saturday at 10:am at First Baptist Church in Miami.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Food Prices Expected to Rise

While gasoline prices continue to rise, it looks like higher food prices are going to be next.

The US Department of Agriculture predicts that retail food prices will rise 3.5% in the US this year. But the Arizona Republic reports that the recent jump in wholesale food prices could be a preview of much higher retail prices.

Arizona Food Marketing Alliance President Tim McCabe says he thinks Arizona food prices could increase between 5 and 6 percent this year. That could beat the 5.5% jump in 2008, the largest increase in almost 20 years.

Globe Parks and Rec Committee Meets Wednesday

The City of Globe’s Parks and Recreation Committee meets Wednesday from 5:45 until 7:pm in the conference room at the Globe Municipal Building.

The meeting includes plans for Old West Days and Cinco de Mayo, and an update on the creation of a dog park.


As we get ready to celebrate the state Centennial in 2012, Secretary of State Ken Bennett and the Arizona State Library are kicking off the annual ONEBOOKAZ event.This year’s focus is on Arizona history.

ONEBOOKAZ was created to bring communities together through literature. Beginning in April of every year, the program encourages communities across the state to read the same book at the same time and to participate in discussions and programs centered around the book.

This year’s books are Hopi Summer: Letters from Ethel to Maud by Carolyn O’Bagy Davis and Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac.

Both of these books are available at all Gila County libraries.

For more information about ONEBOOKAZ and a list of events around the state, visit

Redistricting Advisory Committee Meets Tonight

The Gila County Redistrticting Advisory Committeee is having a public meeting this evening (Tuesday) at 5:30. It’s at the Star Valley Public Works facility and by interactive television in the Supervisors Hearing Room at the Gila County Courthouse in Globe.

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investifgating the suspicious death of 50 year old Jaime Pena of Globe. No further information is available at this time because this is an ongoing investigation. Further details will be released as they become available.

Miami Police arrested 32 year old Derrick Gonzales for disorderly conduct/domestic violence after a disturbance at the Christina Apartments.

Globe Police arrested 30 year old Jesse Contreras for theft from the 7th Street Circle K.

Graham County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 year old Johnathan Magana of Globe on a failure to comply warrant on a charge of possession of marijuana.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft report taken on Globe Avenue.

Globe Police are investigating a theft from a vehicle report; an attempted burglary at a business on Ash Street; and a stolen ATV from a residence on 6th Street.


Alta Gore of Globe passed away Monday at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center at the age of 94.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Edmund C. Madrid passed away Saturday. He was 87. He is survived by his wife Mary; his son; 2 daughters; 2 sisters; 5 brothers; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
The funeral for “Mundie” Madrid will be held Saturday at Noon at Mariposa Gardens in Mesa.

Ola Mae Milam of Globe passed away last week at Hospice Compassus in Lakeside. She was 89. She is survived by her daughter Alta; her son Ben; her sister Nola Cole; 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.
Visitation for Ola Mae Milam will be Thursday from 11:am until Noon at Miles Funeral Services Globe. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 12:30 at Globe Cemetery.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Volunteers Needed for Meals on Wheels

Globe Senior Center is looking for volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program. The local program delivered more than 360 meals to the homebound in February. That’s more than 4400 meals a year. Along with the meals our seniors receive a wellness check.

The Globe Senior Center is particiupating in the National “March for Meals” campaign. This week Globe Mayor Fernando Shipley will ride along with volunteers in support of Mayors for Meals.

If you’d like to volunteer for Meals on Wheels or to find out more, call the Globe Senior Center or Martha Skamel at 425-3343.

CableOne Performing Network Maintenance

CableOne announces that it is performing network maintenance through early Thursday morning. During this time there may be slow response with your Internet service, especially during the evening hours.

Early morning maintenance Wednesday and Thursday may cause intermittent connection issues with your CableOne Internet and Phone services.

For more information go to

Pinal-Gila Craft and Wellness Fair This Weekend

This Saturday is the 36th annual Pinal-Gila Craft and Wellness Fair at Central Arizona College. The day includes arts and crafts, health information and screenings, food booths and raffle prizes.

A group from the Globe Senior Center is going. If you’d like to go, call the Globe Senior Center at 425-9030.

Police Log

There was a kitchen fire shortly after midnight at Jerry’s Restaurant. Globe Fire Department contained the fire in less than an hour.

An injury accident occurred early this morning at the 70/77 junction. One person was taken to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.

Nobody was hurt in an accident Saturday night on Highway 60 near Checker Auto. The driver was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

Miami Police referred three juveniles to juvenile probation after they were caught running away from a brush fire.

Globe Police arrested 61 year old Simon Benites for sexual assault.

18 year old Devin Saucedo was arrested for criminal damage to a vehicle on Sycamore.

42 year old Franklin Stanley was arrested for trespassing at an address on Linda Vista.

On Saturday Globe Police arrested 43 year old Glenn Edwards for criminal damage.

24 year old Jonthan Ailak was arrested on a failure to comply warrant for extreme DUI.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22 year old Jacob Napolitano of Miami on a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Globe Police arrested 21 year old Matthew Vial on Friday for threats and intimidation.

43 year old Roger Longknife was arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing after causing a disturbance at a residence on Prickley Pear Drive.

Pinetop/Lakeside Police arrested 30 year old Brandy Moore of Miami on a failure to comply warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Globe Police are investigating the egging of a residence on Fairview Street; two vehicles that were broken into on Sycamore; burglary from vehicles on East Skyline, South Agave, and Prickley Pear; and criminal damage to a residence on Euclid.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating theft from a vehicle on Dickison Drive and theft of gas at the Claypool Circle K.


Duane Harley Nosie of San Carlos passed away last week at Vista Medical Center in Mesa. He was 48. He is survived by his daughter Amber Nosie; his sister; 4 brothers and his half brother.
The wake for Duane Nosie is Friday at 4:pm at Isla Victor’s residence. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm at Rice Gym.

Agatha L. Meade of San Carlos passed away last week at San Carlos Indian Hospital. She was 73. She is survived by her husband Arnold; 4 sons; her sister; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
The wake for Agatha Meade is Saturday at 4:pm at the Measde residence. The funeral is Sunday at 1:pm.