Friday, April 15, 2011

Early Intervention Program Screenings

The Miami School District and the Arizona Early Intervention Program are looking for children up to 36 months old and educationally at risk 3 and 4 year old children with disabilities or developmental delays. Those who meet the necessary criteria may be eligible for special services.

Screenings will be conducted on Monday (April 18) and on May 2 from 8:30am until 3:pm at Miami High School. Call Student Services at 425-3271 to schedule an appointment.

Gas Prices Continue to Rise

Gas prices continue to rise around the state and across the country. AAA Arizona reports that Arizonans are paying an average of $3.66 a gallon. That’s an increase of 6.2 cents from last week.

The nationwide average jumped nearly nine cents to a little more than $3.81 a gallon. That’s an increase of more than a quarter from last month.

Here in Globe-Miami prices are around $3.73.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday morning at Ash and Hill Streets.

There were no injuries in a two vehicle accident in the 1300 block of North Broad Street. Both cars were towed from the scene. One driver was cited for failure to yield from a private drive.

One car was towed after a two vehicle non-injury accident around noon at the Walmart traffic light. A driver was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

Globe Police arrested two people after a fight last night at the Drift Inn. 22 year old Jared Badilla and 22 year old Jacob Falquez were charged with disorderly conduct.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people after a domestic disturbance last night on Boyles Avenue. 37 year old Joshua Chadburn was arrested for domestic violence/disorderly conduct and 32 year old Jason Vineyard was charged with domestic violence/assault.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a residence on First Avenue; criminal damage to a residence on Globe Canyon; and a theft at a residence on Walliman Road.

Globe Police are investigating a theft at a business on East Ash Street.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Miami Boomtown Spree This Weekend

The Miami Boomtown Spree takes place this weekend at Bullion Plaza Park.

The parade starts at 6:pm Friday and will proceed from Miami Avenue to Bullion Plaza.

The sound stage will feature music starting at 7:00.

Saturday events include a Pancake Breakfast at the Miami Senior Center from 7 until 11:am; the Copper Crawl Hill run; the Keystone Stair Climb; and a Car Show. Mining events continue throughout Saturday afternoon with dancing in the park at 7:pm.

Junior Mining events start Sunday at Noon and the Bed Races begin Sunday at 3:pm.

Firehouse Show and Shine Car Show

The Globe Firefighters Association is hosting the 4th annual Firehouse Show and Shine Car Show on Saturday. Proceeds from this event will support various causes in the Globe community.

The event kicks off Friday night at 6:00 with the annual hamburger fry at the Southwest Gas building on Russell Road.

Registration for the Car Show starts at 7:30am Saturday and the Show begins at 9:am.

Awards will be presented in front of the Globe Fire Station at 3:30pm.

Friends of Globe Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Globe Public Library Spring Book Sale is going on Friday and Saturday at the library. The hours are 10 to 5 Friday and 10 to 4 on Saturday.

Used books of all types are available at bargain prices.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday during the noon hour near the 7th Street Circle K. One driver was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

A hit and run accident with injuries occurred yesterday afternoon at East and Mesquite Streets. The suspect driver was located a short time later. 34 year old Frank Membrila was charged with aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

Globe Police arrested a 71 year old Oklahoma woman at America Best Value Inn for disorderly conduct.

An officer conducted a traffic stop on Ash Street yesterday morning. 39 year old passenger Oscar Fryer, Jr.was arrested for a child support warrant.

Two juveniles were referred to juvenile probation in connection with a burglary on South First Street.

Gila County Sheriff’s office arrested 30 year old Robert Clevenger on two failure to comply warrants on a charge of issuing bad checks.

A Gila County Task Force officer arrested two people at a traffic stop on Highway 60. 27 year old Christine Kohus of Walton, Kentucky and 53 year old Abdou Toure of Cincinatti were charged with transportation and possession of marijuana for sale.

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a theft at Miami High School.


John Michael Gomez of Globe passed away Monday. He was 62. He is survived by Henrietta Gomez; 2 sisters and his brother.
Visitation for John Gomez will be Saturday at 11;30am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Rosary is at 12:30 and Mass is at 1:00.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CVRMC Auxiliary Purse and Jewelry Fundraiser

The Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is sponsoring a Purse and Jewelry Sale on Thursday. The sale continues until 4:00 in the Conference Room. Proceeds will benefit the hospital and the Auxiliary Scholarship Program.

Two San Carlos Transit Study Meetings on Thursday

ADOT and San Carlos Apache Transit Services present two meetings Thursday for public comments about the San Carlos Apache Tribe Transit Study.

The first meeting is in Bylas from 1:30 until 3:pm at Albert Goseyun Exhibit Hall.

The second meeting is from 5:30 until 7:pm in the Tribal Council Chambers.

GCC Parent Night and Student Orientation

Gila Community College is hosting a Parent Night and Student Orientation Thursday night at 6:pm in Gila Pueblo Campus Room 522. The event is for those who have children that are interested in college, or for students who are thinking about going to college but don’t know where to start.

Topics covered include admission, placemenmt tests, financial aid, scholarships, and a discussion of what classes to take to meet your goals.

Staff will be on hand after the presentation to answer individual questions.

Skeeter the Clown at Globe Library

Skeeter the Clown from the Culpepper-Meriweather Circus will be at the Globe Public Library Thursday morning at 11:am for a short performance. All young children are welcome free of charge.

Copper Cities Players Spring Theater

The Copper Cities Community Players will present their Spring Theater production, “The Coarse Acting Show” beginning Friday, April 29. Additional performances will be on Saturday April 30 and Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. Show time is 7:pm.

For information or ticket reservations call the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts at 425-0884.

One-Third of Workers Would Like to Change Jobs

A survey by Metlife Insurance says that more than a third of all workers hope to leave their current jobs within the next year.

KTAR in Phoenix reports that the number of people who want to change jobs appears to increase as the unemployment rate dips.’s Theresa Maher says it’s a misconception that only unemployed people are looking for jobs. She says that less than half of all employees feel loyal to their company and many think it’s time for a change.

Metlife says that as the economy improves, people start thinking about career moves.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police arrested 29 year old Mariette Lewis for domestic violence after a disturbance on Euclid Avenue.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 52 year old Michael Hannon for domestic violence/assault after a disturbance on Carpenter Lane.

Deputies are investigating a report of telephone harassment; criminal damage at a residence on Lancaster; and a burglary at residence on Basham Drive.


Robert A. Burdette, Sr. passed away Saturday at his home in Peridot. He was 86. He is survived by 11 children; 46 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
The wake for Robert Burdette, Sr. will be Friday at 4:pm at the Burdette residence. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm in the San Carlos High School auditorium.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

No Entrance Fees at National Parks April 16-24

April 16 through 24 is National Parks Week. More than 100 National Parks that usually charge fees will be free on those days.

The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping tours and concession fees are not included. But many national park concessioners will also have special offers.

The Parks will have fee free days again on June 21—the first day of summer, Public Lands Day on September 24, and Veterans Day weekend November 11 through 13.

For more information visit

'There's a Light at the End of the Tunnel'

Wednesday's presentation of the Miami Hardscrabble series is called “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” Geologist Wolfgang Mueller will talk about historical lighting landmarks, especially the lighting of the Globe and Miami copper mines.

The Miami Hardscrabble series is presented the second Wednesday of each month at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum. It’s free and it starts at 7:00.

Kindergarten Registration at Las Lomas School

Kindergarten registration is underway at Las Lomas Elementary School. There is limitesd space and students will be placed on a first come, first served basis.

You can register from 8 until 3:30 Monday through Thursday. Be sure to bring your child’s birth certificate, immunizations, and proof of residency.

A Kindergarten Roundup will take place on Wednesday, April 20 from 9:am until Noon at the Miami little League baseball fields.

Free Classes at Local Libraries

The Globe Public Library and Miami Public Library have partnered with the Gila County Library District to offer free classes about available online library resources. Classes include Beginning Internet, Mango Languages, Internet for the Homeschooler and Online Resources.

For more information call the Globe Public Library at 425-6111 or the Miami Library at 473-2621.

Judge Overturns Photo Radar Ticket

Gila County Judge Peter Cahill has overturned a photo radar ticket issued by Star Valley to Michele Power. In a decision on April 5, Judge Cahill agreed with the appeal case that the ticket was issued without anyone identifying the driver. reports that appellate courts have been consistently ruling against the routine practice of photo radar tickets being issued to registered vehicle owners withut proof of who was actually driving.

Police Log

A motorcycle driver was killed yesterday after losing control and crashing into a mountain side on Highway 60 just west of Mile Post 242.

Globe Police arrested 19 year old Jordan Winters at a traffic stop last night for a narcotics violation.

A juvenile was arrested at a traffic stop yesterday for driving with a suspended license, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Another juvenile was referred to juvenile probation for burglary.

Officers are investigating criminal damage at Copper Country Mobile Home Park and a burglary at a residence on Euclid.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fraud report taken at Action Pawn; a burglary on Huie street; and two theft reports taken on Lancaster.


Melvin Shedd passed away at the age of 57. He is survived by his sister and 2 brothers.
A potluck celebration of life for Melvin Shedd will be held Saturday at 2:30 at the American Legion Post in Globe.

Monday, April 11, 2011

'Geek the Library' During National Library Week

This is National Library Week and all Gila County libraries are participating in the public awareness campaign called Geek the Library. It’s an effort to highlight what libraries are all about by pointing out that everybody is passionate about something and libraries support them all. For more information visit your local public library.

SME Meeting April 18

The Pinal Mountain Section of the Society of Mining Engineers meets Monday (April 18) at 5:pm at the Copper Bistro. Freeport McMoRan Director of Underground Planning Tim Casten will talk about mining in Indonesia.

SME members and interested members of the community are invited to attend. Make a reservation by Friday at noon by calling 473-7013.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

The Gila County Board of Supervisors Work Session begins at 10:am Tuesday. It includes a discussion about developing a successful Gila County Economic Development Program.

'Rail Rally II' April 27

The second annual train ride from Globe to Miami and back is coming up Wednesday, April 27. This is a fund raiser sponsored by the Town of Miami and Arizona Eastern Railway to rally for the return of passenger train service to Miami.

Tickets are $35, including lunch on the Copper Spike train. A portion of each ticket sold goes to support economic development projects by the Miami Genesis Group.

Tickets are available at the Book Bank in Miami or by calling 473-4134.

Police Log

On Friday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26 year old Jaime Pena Jr. for first degree murder in connection with the March 21 death of Jaime Pena, Sr. If anyone has additional information about this investigation contact Detective Johnny Holmes.

Last night deputies arrested 24 year old Randolph Pena for domestic violence after a disturbance on Snedden Street.

Globe Police arrested 33 year old Joseph Rudy yesterday afternoon for domestic violence.

Nobody was hurt in an accident Saturday afternoon on North Pine Street.

On Saturday the Department of Public Safety in Tucson arrested 29 year old Tashina Stanley of Peridot on a warrant for failure to appear on charges of DUI and driving with a suspended license.

Globe PD arrested 22 year old Seth Busby for driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Two people were flown to Scottsdale Osborn hospital after an accident Friday in the Pipeline area involving two ATV’s.

There were no injuries Friday morning when a flat bed trailer overturned near Connie’s Store.

Friday afternoon a Sheriff’s deputy arrested 24 year old Iroquois Sullivan for assaulting another inmate at the Gila County Jail.

Globe Police arrested 52 year old Sheila Macias on Friday for assault after a disturbance in the area of Hackney.

21 year old Zachery Noland was arrested for shoplifting at Fry’s. Noland also had two outstanding warrants.

Officers are investigating a report of a juvenile assaulting another juvenile at at Copper Country Mobile Home Park; an attempted burglary at Globe Mobile Home Park; a burglary at a residence on East Sycamore; a theft at a residence on North Broad Street; a broken window at a business on East Ash; and a report of identity theft.


Verlean Sally Boston Olives passed away last week at Faubush Family Home. She was 97. She is survived by her daughter; her step-daughter; her brother; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Verlean Olives will be held today (Monday) at 1:pm at First Southern Baptist Church in Miami.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30. They’ll consider approving the appointment of seven people to the Genesis Committee: Susan Hanson, Rosemary Castaneda, Cyndi Castaneda, Marcia Barnes, Joe Rocha, Marlene Tiede and Tom Foster.

There’s a Public Hearing about the Miami Senior Center’s application for a new van.

The Council will also discuss the re-designation of the Town of Miami as a Colonia.