Saturday, May 14, 2011

'Old West Days' Video: 'Cat Ballou'

One of my favorite movies from the 60's.

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'Old West Days' Video: 'Cowboy Time'

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'Old West Days' Video: 'The Sheriff Tends Bar'

More on Facebook. Technical Problems, Blog Posts Dumped After Wednesday AM

Technical problems at resulted in the "temporary" removal of all blog posts since Wednesday morning and no new posts could be published on Friday. (Details here.)

Unfortunately, this included the removal of all posts on this blog about weekend local events. This is a shame because there are some fun "Old West Days" events going on, including the Street Fair in downtown Globe, a performance about Wyatt Earp at the Center for the Arts, and the Copper Dust Rodeo.

Blogger was restored on Friday night and blog posts were being restored.

But as of 3:15pm Saturday, the missing posts have not been restored to this KIKO News blog. I hope they will be eventually.

In the meantime, I will post some fun Old West-related features here and on my Facebook page, which I have never really used much and am turning into a supplement to this blog.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Letter Carrier Food Drive This Saturday

The National Association of Letter Carriers is conducting their 19th annual National Food Drive this Saturday. 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.

Globe Presents 'Old West Days'

The City of Globe is presenting Old West Days in downtown Globe this weekend, beginning with the Grand Parade starting at 9:am.

The Street Fair begins immediately after the parade by the Old Courthouse and the Historic Railroad Depot. Entertainment inlcudes music, horse drawn wagon rides, storytellers and old west shootouts.There will also be lots of food, crafts and guided tours of the Historic Jail, Old Courthouse and Globe Cemetery.

Fire Restrictions on Tonto National Forest

Fire restrictions went into effect this week on the Tonto National Forest due to drought conditions, hot temperatures and increased fire danger. Most types of fire or fire-causing activities are prohibited.

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or charcoal-burning device is prohibited.

Restrictions also apply to smoking outside of a cleared area, operating internal combustion power tools, using welding equipment or torches with open flames, operating combustion engines without spark-arresting devices, or discharging firearms except in accordance with Arizona hunting laws.

However, the use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, and heating devices are allowed, and some developed campgrounds are also exempted from the restrictions.

Also remember that all fireworks are prohibited on the Tonto National Forest at all times.


Opal E. Spitler of Globe passed away Saturday at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson. She was 86. She is survived by her daughter Verlene Breckenridge; and her sons Curley and Berry Spitler.
Visitation for Opal Spitler is tomorrow (Friday) at Noon at Lamont Mortuary. The funeral is at 1:00.

'Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier'

The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts presents Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier at 1:pm on Saturday. The play is set in the mid 1920’s. An elderly Wyatt Earp tells of his adventures during the final days of the American frontier. The play features The Contemporary Wyatt Earp, a descendent of the historic Wyatt. It has toured throughout the Southwest, as well as Alaska, England, Hungary, Ireland and Scotland.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Center for the Arts Front Desk. For information call 425-0884.

"Bawdy Broad Street Tour' is Back


The Bawdy Broad Street Tour returns Friday as part of this weekend’s Old West Days activities. The history walking tour visits the bars, bordello’s and gambling establishments of Globe’s colorful past.

Tours begin at 6:30pm inside the historic 1910 Sheriff’s Office and Jail. Tickets are $5.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

GCC Offers 'More Kids in the Woods' Camps


Gila Community College is offering “More Kids in the Woods” science camps to local students this summer. The goal of the camps is to connect kids to the forest and the natural world so they can learn and teach others about good stewardship, land ethics and forest health. The program is a partnership with the US Forest Service, NRCS, U of A Cooperative Extension, and EAC Gear-Up.

There will be four camps split by grade level, ncluding kindergarten through 2nd grade; 3rd through 6th grade; 7th through 9th grade; and 10th through 12th grade.

Application forms are available at the Gila Pueblo Campus administration office. For information call Dean Patricia Burke at 425-8481.


Globe Senior Center Golf Tournament

The Globe Senior Center’s 1st Annual Golf Tournament will take place next Saturday, May 21. Teams of three will compete for a $400 first prize and $200 second prize. Other contests include a $500 Hole in One, $50 Straightest Drive, and Double Your Money—Within the Circle.

The entry fee is $40 a golfer. For information call Ron Chesley at 928-961-0519.

Miami Library Book Sale Extended

The Friends of the Miami Memorial Library have extended their Spring Book Sale until Friday. There is still a large collection of like-new hardback and paperbacks, and the “$1 bag of books” rooms.

'Picket Fire' Contained

The Picket Fire near Superior was completely contained Tuesday. The fire started Sunday morning near the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. It burned more than 1300 acres.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Greer Lodge Remains Open After Fire

The popular Greer Lodge in the White Mountains is still open following a fire that destroyed the main lodge early Tuesday morning. Only one of the ten rooms of the main lodge was occupied at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

The Arizona Republic reports that the Greer Fire Department and the Apache County Sheriff’s Office have requested that a fire investigator and a Phoenix unit of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determine the cause of the fire.

Hotel officials say the rest of Greer Lodge remains open. They say they will rebuild the lodge building. And they will replace the lodge’s restaurant quickly by reopening the nearby Neon Moon restaurant that closed in December.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday morning on Broad Street. One driver was cited for unsafe backing.

There were no injuries in an accident yesterday at the Globe Post Office.

Globe Police Department says that today the mobile enforcement unit will be in the area of East Mesquite Street.

Officers were dispatched to a residence on 6th Street about a man who was refusing to leave. 21 year old Joshua Robles was found to have an outstanding warrant. He was arrested on that warrant and booked into the Gila County Jail.

21 year old Adam Shores was arrested yesterday on a failure to comply warrant for criminal damage.

Officers are investigating an assault at Globe High School.

28 year old Frederica Upshaw of Peridot turned herself in at the Gila County Sheriff’s Office. Upshaw had a failure to comply warrant for DUI.

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a theft from a vehicle in the Makey’s Camp area and damage to a residence on Noble Drive.


Patterson David Logan of Globe passed away Friday at Copper Mountain Inn. He was 90.
The funeral for Patterson Logan is Friday at 11:am at Central Heights Baptist Church.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lane Closures on US 70 Near Globe

Lane closures will contuinue through Thursday on US 70 near Globe.

ADOT is applying a coat of rejuvenating oil to the roadway surface on US 70 from mileposts 271 to 287. Lane closures will be in effect from 7:am until 5:pm. Drivers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

View Vintage Photos at Bullion Plaza

Wednesday's Miami Hardscrabble program is about vintage photography. Jeremy Rowe will share his collection of photos and old postcards from the pioneer period of Arizona history.

The program is free and it starts at 7:00 at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum.

Coach Paul Petty Dies in Florida
at 82


Former Globe and Miami High School Coach Paul Petty passed away April 26 in Saint Cloud, Florida at the age of 82.

Coach Petty was a member of the Arizona Coaches Association Hall of Fame, the Miami High School Sports Hall of Fame, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of Fame, and Hardin-Simmons University Athletic Hall of Fame. He received the 1997 Outstanding Coaches Award from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. He was the head coach of multiple All Star football games over six decades.

A memorial service for Coach Paul Petty will be held in Arizona this summer. Details will be released by his family as plans materialize.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday at Sycamore and Sutherland Street. 33 year old Holly Renteria was cited for driving with a suspended license.

18 year old Tonalyn Gregg was arrested last night for underage consumption.

Officers are investigating criminal damage to a school bus and a harassment report.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old Aaron Bates on warrants for failure to comply on charges of criminal damage, domestic violence and disorederly conduct. Bates also had warrants for failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing a court order.

49 year old Larry Rhodes wsa arrested on a disorderly conduct warrant.


Maurice Guerra passed away last week at his home in Globe. He was 73. He is survived by his wife Angela Jean; his son; his daughter; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; 4 grandchildren.
Visitation for Maurice Guerra is Thursday at 10:am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. The funeral is at 11:00.

Trudy Harmon passed away last week at her home in San Manuel. She was 54. She is survived by her husband Ken; her mother; her son; her stepson; 2 stepdaughters; her sister; and 5 brothers.
A Memorial Service for Trudy Harmon will be held Thursday at 6:pm at the Globe VFW.

Linda Diane Nash of San Carlos passed away last week at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa. She was 53. She is survived by her son Samuel Victor, Jr.
The wake for Linda Nash will be Friday at 4:pm at the Nash residence. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Twila Solberg of Globe passed away last week at Copper Mountain Inn. She was 79. She is survived buy her sons Robert and Terry Solberg; her daughter Karen Esparza; 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
A Memorial Service for Twila Solberg will be held next Thursday (May 19) at10:am at Lamont Mortuary.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Fire Restrictions on State Trust Lands

Arizona State Forestry Division announces fire restrictions on State Trust Lands beginning Wednesday at Noon.The restrictions will continue through July 31 or until further notice.

The restrictions have become necessary due to increased fire danger and are being implemented to prevent human caussed wildfires. Contributing factors are high temperature, low humidity and high wind, as well as dry brush and grasses.

Campfires and charcoal burning devices are prohibited. But petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices are permitted.

Smoking is prohibited unless it is within an enclosed vehicle, building or developed campground.

Welding or using an open flame device is also prohibited.

And, as always, fireworks are not allowed on State Trust Lands.

Globe Senior Center Activities This Week

May is Older Americans Month. The Globe Senior Center has a lot of activities planned for May.

Tom Anderson from Consumer Credit Services will talk about “Understanding Money and Credit” tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10:30. If you attend the workshop, lunch is free. But you must sign up in advance by calling 425-9030.

On Thursday the Center is hosting a Holocaust survivor from Hungary. George Kalman will have a talk and discussion at 10:30. The National Days of Remembrance video will be shown just before that at 9:30. The entire community is invited. If you’d like to stay for lunch, make a reservation by calling 425-9030. The cost is $2.50 for those over 60, $5 if you’re under 60.

The Senior Center will celebrate Old West Days and the Copper Dust Rodeo on Friday at 10:30am.

Police Log

One person was air transported to Maricopa Medical Center after a single vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in the area of Hunter Drive.

There were no injuries in an accident last night on Sutherland.

Nobody was hurt Saturday morning in a two vehicle accident near Ash and Sixth Street. A driver was cited for failure to control his vehicle to avoid an accident.

One person was cited after an injury accident Saturday night at Kaiser Crossing.

A one vehicle injury accident occurred late Saturday night on US 60 at Mile Marker 253. The accident is under investigation.

No injuries were reported in an accident Friday afternoon near a business on Hill Street.

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 37 year old Shannon Champney for driving with a suspended license and false reporting to law enforcement.

29 year old Adam Garcia was arrested Saturday night at the Claypool Safeway for domestic violence and use of dangerous drugs. 21 year old Malorie Tucker was also charged with domestic violence.

32 year old James Anderson was arrested Saturday night for domestic violence at a residence on South Hill Street.

31 year old Bradley Donn was arrested Saturday for fraudulent schemes.

A juvenile was referred to juvenile authorities Friday for assault after throwing fireworks at another patron at a business on East Ash.

Globe Police arrested 46 year old Louie Ballesteros Friday night for DUI.

Officers are investigating a shoplifting at the Hunter Drive Circle K and a burglary at a business on Highway 70.

Miami Police arrested 29 year old Desiree Valenzuela on a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

38 year old Polly James was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Phoenix Police arrested 30 year old Justin Nosie of Peridot on an assault warrant.


Antonio V. Chaidez of Miami passed away Friday in Mesa. He was 85.
Visitation for Antonio Chaidez is tomorrow (Tuesday) at Noon at Miles Funeral Services Miami. The funeral is at 1:00.

Manuel P. Zaragoza of Globe passed away last week at Copper Village Assisted Living. He was 91.
Visitation for Manuel Zaragoza 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.

Wildfire Near Superior

A wildfire that started Sunday morning near Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior has burned about 250 acres. US 60 was closed for several hours Sunday but reopened around 7:pm.

A Type 2 crew from the San Carlos Apache Reservation and the Apache Junction and Queen Valley Fire Departmeents have been at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.