Friday, May 6, 2011

Police Log

Globe Police arrested two people last night at a residence on Blake Street. 24 year old Adrianne Kitcheyan and 46 year old Vincent Winston were charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, vulnerable adult abuse, and sexual abuse. Winston was also charged with attempted sexual assault.

During a traffic stop last night on Halby Court, an officer arrested a passenger in the vehicle, 19 year old Jesse Miller. Miller had two outstanding warrants and was also charged with false reporting to law enforcement.

Officers are investigating and a shoplifting report taken at a business on East Ash and a harassment complaint

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people last night at a residence on Woodward. 29 year old Loren Philpot was charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct. 60 year old Gerald Philpot was charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct and assault.

Deputies are investigating a theft at a residence on Block Avenue and criminal damage to a residence on Kellner Canyon.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Free Storm Spotter Training

A free training will be held in Globe on Saturday to teach people how to properly identify and report significant weather phenomena to the National Weather Service.

The Workshop is from 10:am until Noon at Gila County Emergency Services on Apache Avenue in Central Heights.

If you’d like to learn to be a Storm Spotter call 928-402-8805.

'Old West Days' Kick Off Dance Saturday Night

The City of Globe’s “Old West Days” Kick Off Dance will be held Staurday night from 6 until 10 at the Drift Inn Saloon.

The Tequilla Highway Band will perform along with the Southwest Legends Gunfighters.

Admission is $5.

For more information about Old West Days visit

First Friday Program Highlights 1951 Court Case

The May First Friday program will highlight an interesting court case in a presentation at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum.

Arizona passed a statute in 1951 giving school boards the option to desegregate. The Globe and Miami school boards decided to do so. They closed two African American schools, firing the teachers there.

Two teachers filed a lawsuit against the school boards. Dr. Christine Marin will discuss the background and results of the case in her presentation Friday night at 6:00.

Miami Library Book Sale This Saturday

The Friends of the Miami Memorial Library are holding their annual Spring Book Sale on Saturday.

They will have a large selection of like-new hard cover books for a dollar each and paperbacks for fifty cents each. The sale rooms will also have “bag of books for a buck.”

The book sale is Saturday from 9:am until 1:pm.

Blue Planet Film Fest Arizona

The First Annual Blue Planet Film Fest Arizona will be held next week in the Mill Avenue District in Tempe. The film lineup includes more than a dozen world and US premieres of environmental and animal welfare films.

The event includes fest-themed vendor booths and vegan gourmet snacks. And the admission price includes lunch and dinner gourmet vegan buffets, and post-screening audience interactive events.

Blue Planet Film Fest runs Thursday, May 12 through Sunday, May 15.

Police Log

Canyon Fire Department put out a brush fire yesterday afternoon at Beer Tree and Walliman Road. No injuries were reported.

Department of Public Safety in Tucson arrested 36 year old Keith Morrison of Tucson on three Globe Regional Justice Court warrants for bad checks.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating illegal dumping of furniture and trash on Abiquiu Way.

Globe Police are investigating a theft at Walmart.


Olen Ray Clark of Globe passed away Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. He was 65.
A Memorial Service for Olen Clark will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 3:pm at Miles Funeral Services Globe.

Irene Bush of San Carlos passed away last week at Trillium Specialty Hospital in Mesa. She was 87. She is survived by 7 children; 18 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Visitation for Irene Bush is tomorrow (Friday) at 11:am at the Assembly of God Church in San Carlos. The funeral is at 1:00.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

'Fee Free Friday' at BTA

Boyce Thompson Arboretum is having a “fee free Friday” this week (May 7) to celebrate National Public Gardens Day.

There will be no admission charge all day Friday at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior.

Lane Restrictions Next Week Between Globe and White Mountains

The Arizona Department of Transportation will close lanes on US 60, State Route 73, and State Route 260 next week. Maintenance crews will be applying rejuvenating oil to protect and preserve the pavement. You can expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

Lane restrictions will be in effect from 6:am to 6:pm on Monday (May 9) through the Salt River Canyon.

On Tuesday through Thursday they will be working on State Route 73 between US 60 and Fort Apache.

Friday (May 13) there will be lane restrictions on State Route 260 just west of Heber and at Indian Pine.

Globe Library Needs Donated Items for Crafts

The Globe Public Library is preparing for the annual Summer Reading Program. They will be providing special guests, stories and crafts.

The library needs donations of:
Shoe boxes (with lids attached)
Brown paper bags
2 liter plastic soda bottle
Large paper plates
Bamboo barbecue skewers
Feathers of all colors
Empty frozen juice cans
10" or larger wooden embroidery hoops
Toilet paper rolls
Water balloons
Posters/decorations having to do with traveling or other states, countries,etc.

If you are traveling this summer, please send the library a post card from the place you are visiting.

For information about how you can help with the Summer Reading Program, call the library at 425-6111.

Public Hearing About Four Day Week for Globe Schools

Globe School Board is holding a Public Hearing tonight (Wednesday) at 5:30 about the four day academic week.

A Regular Meeting follows the Public Hearing. The Board will consider approving the four day week and a Budget Committee recommendation to increase retiree work days from 15 to 20 days.

The meetings are in the High Desert Middle School Auditorium.

Police Log

Local fire agencies responded to a brush fire yesterday morning in the area of Four Star Mobile Home Park. The fire was extinguished and a report was taken.

Someone tried to register a stolen vehicle yesterday at the Motor Vehicle Department. The car was returned to the original owner and a report was taken.

Globe Police arrested 48 year old Charles Henson for criminal damage at Globe Mobile Home Park.

54 year old Susan Koepf was arrested yesterday for extreme DUI.

Officers are investigating criminal damage to a business on East Highway 60 and criminal damage to a residence on East Ash.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Letter Carrier Food Drive May 14

The National Association of Letter Carriers is conducting their 19th annual National Food Drive on Saturday, May 14. Food collected will be distributed to local food banks.

Just place a food donation next to your mailbox. Your Letter Carrier will pick up your donation and deliver it to the food bank.

Mining and Mineral Museum Closes

The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum in Phoenix was shut down over the weekend. The closure came about a month earlier than expected in order to convert into the Arizona Experience Museum which will be part of the Arizona Centennial celebration. It will reopen in the fall of 2012.

The Arizona Geology blog says the Flagg Foundation and others who have minerals on loan to the museum began removing them last week to prepare for the remodeling.

For more information check out Dick Zimmerman's Mineral Museum Madness blog.


Sharon Ann Arrona of Mesa passed away Friday. She was 61.
Visitation for “Sheri” Arrona is today (Tuesday) at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Maurico Chavez of Miami passed away Friday. He was 84.
Visitation for “Mauro” Chavez will be Saturday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Gladys Lorena Pistol of Roosevelt passed away Friday. She was 80. She is survived by her daughter; 3 sons; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Gladys Pistol will be Tuesday, May 10 at 10:am at Roosevelt Baptist Church. The funeral is at 11:00.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Relay for Life Meetings

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is holding a committee and Team Captain meeting Tuesday in the Supervisor’s Hearing Room at the Gila County Courthouse.

The committee meeting starts at 5:00 and the Team Captain meeting begins at 6.

Financial Advice at Globe Senior Center

Tom Anderson from Consumer Credit Services will be at the Globe Senior Center Tuesday at 10:30 to discuss “Managing Income and Expenses.”

If you attend the workshop, lunch is free. But you need to sign up in advance. Call 425-9030.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday morning at 10:00. They’ll consider an agreement with the Arizona Department of Housing for funds to help qualified residents with housing rehabilitation.

There will be a Public Hearing on a Planning and Zoning Ordinance allowing the establishing of dispensaries and cultivation sites for medical marijuana.

Police Log

On Friday afternoon local fire agencies responded to a structure fire at an abandoned house on Mackey’s Hill. There were no injuries and the fire was restricted to the structrure and nearby brush.

One person was flown to the hospital after a one vehicle accident Saturday night on Highway 60.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident Friday evening on Hopi Lane.

Early this morning a Gila County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol noticed a burglary in progress at a residence on Highway 188. Globe and Miami PD assisted. 23 year old Joseph Duarte was arrested for burglary, criminal trespass and warrants for drug paraphernalia, child support and obstructing justice. 24 year old Malani Rivera was charged with burglary and criminal trespass.

21 year old Malorie Tucker was arrested for domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

29 year old Lariena Alvarado was arrested yesterday for domestic violence/assaault.

On Friday 21 year old Jason Tabor was arrested for domestic violence/assault and possession of marijuana.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage and a stolen trailer in the area of Russell Road.

27 year old Francisco Gonzales turned himself in at the Globe Police Department on Saturday night. He was charged with auto theft.

Globe Police arrested 27 year old KC Randall for DUI.

Officers are investigating a burglary at Globe Mobile Home Park.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:00. The agenda includes discussion and possible action to provide Miami Volunteer Fire Department members a nominal $7.50 for travel to and from service calls.

They’ll consider authorizing the Town Staff to proceed with the use of ADOT/FTA funds to develop the parking lot at the Transit Facility.

The Council will go into Executive Session to consider settlement discssions to resolve IRS tax litigation.

Lane Closures on SR 70 Near Globe

The Arizona Department of Transportation is applying rejuvenating oil to the roadway surfaces on State Route 70 from Globe to San Carlos today (Monday) through Thursday. Work crews will direct motorists through the lane closures in the work zone. Drivers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

Lane closures will be in effect from 7:am to 5:pm.


Velda Fern Rice of Globe passed away last week at Copper Mountain Inn. She was 97. She is survived by her daughter Martha Slaughter.
Funeral services for Velda Rice were private.