Friday, May 20, 2011

ADOT Says Allow Extra Time for Holiday Travel


The Arizona Department of Transporation advises everyone who plans to travel over the Memorial Day weekend to keep existing highway work zones in mind. Even when projects are shut down for the holiday, there are work zones with lane closures that will affect traffic. Be sure to allow extra travel time and consider traveling in non-peak hours—especially earlier in the day before traffic builds up.

Before heading out on the road, call 5-1-1 for travel conditions or visit

One of the work zone locations to be aware of is State Route 260 east of Payson where there are widening projects. If you’re traveling to the Rim Country over the Memorial day weekend be prepared for slower traffic at times.


Police Log

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body found in the burning vehicle on Forest Service Road 177 on April 28. It is 58 year old Tempe resident Nicholas Golovin. The Sheriff’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office are working together to determine the cause of death. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Globe PD says the mobile photo enforcement unit will be in the area of Highway 60 and the overpass again today.

Last night Globe Police followed up on a shoplifting case and arrested 19 year old Renee Bookout for shoplifting.

Officers are investigating a burglary from a vehicle at a residence on Banker; a stolen property report taken at Fry’s; and shoplifting at the Claypool Safeway.

A Gila County Sheriff’s deputy cited an inmate at the Juvenile Detention Center for criminal damage to his cell.


John L. Jones of Top of the World passed away Wednesday. He was 71.
A Memorial Service for John Jones will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 11:am at Word of Life Assembly of God in Miami.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

'Cruisin' Main Street Car Show'

The fourth annual Cruisin’ Main Street Car Show will be held in Superior on Saturday, June 4. They'll have an Auto Parts Swap Meet, food and entertainment, and Best Car Contest.

Entry fee is $15. For more information call the Superior Chamber of Commerce at 520-689-0200.

Habitat Dedication and Open House

A Dedication and Open House for the latest Habitat for Humanity house starts at 3:pm Sunday (May 22).

The house is at 1487 Upper Pinal Creek Road in Globe.

Mansion Tours and 'The Usual Suspects' at BTA

Boyce Thompson Arboretum is giving tours of the Picket Post Mansion tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday from 8:am until3:pm.

Also on Saturday and Sunday, they’ll have grilled bratwursts for a donation of $5 a plate, including chips and a drink. Live music on Sunday will be provided by the Americana group, the Usual Suspects.

National Safe Boating Week Begins Saturday

National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday (May 21). Arizona ranks 5th in the nation for boating accidents. About 84% of drowning victims in recreational boating accidents did not wear a life jacket.

The National Safe Boating Council says accidents happen too fast to reach for stowed life jackets. But new styles are comfortable and lightweight. So don’t just carry a life jacket—wear it.


Baby Marcus Morales Thompson of Globe passed away May 13 at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. Marcos is suvived by his parents Morgan and Jennifer Thompson; his grandparents and his great grandparents
The funeral for Marcos Thompson will be Saturday at 10:am at Stanley Hall in Bylas.

'Name the Senior Center' Contest

Globe Senior Center is having a contest to choose a new name. Numerous studies indicate that “younger” seniors and others won’t go to a place called “Senior” Center. So, they’re having a “Name the Senior Center” contest.

First prize is $25. The deadline is Tuesday, May 31. Send in or drop off your ideas to the Globe Senior Center.

Police Log

Globe PD says that the mobile photo enforcement unit will be in the area of Highway 60 and the overpass today.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 2 people last night after a disturbance at Pueblo Heights Mobile Home Park. 39 year old Minnie Lucero and 40 year old Wanda Talkalai were charged with disorderly conduct and domestic violence.

Gila County Task Force arrested 21 year old Malorie Tucker on a failure to appear warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Globe Police arrested 26 year old Francisco Martinez for domestic violence and disorderly conduct after a domestic dispute at Copper Country Mobile Home Park.

25 year old Erica Statham was arrested at a traffic stop for two outstanding warrants and possession of drug paraphernalia.

47 year old Robert Armstrong of Payson was arrested for shoplifting yesterday at the Hill Street Safeway.

Officers are investigating fraudulent use of a credit card and criminal damage at a residence on Banker Avenue.


Flo Blair passed away Saturday at Heritage Health Care Center. She was 102.
The funeral for Flo Blair will be Saturday at 1:pm at the LDS Church in Pima.

Mat Stauffer, Jr. of San Carlos passed away last week. He was 31. He is survived by his parents Mat Stauffer, Sr. and Donna Sue Dawahoya; 6 children; his sister; and 9 brothers.
The wake for Mat Stauffer, Jr. will be Friday at 4:pm at the Johnson residence in San Carlos. The funeral is Saturday at 1:00.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday morning on Hill Street. One driver was cited for failure to control his vehicle to avoid a collision.

Globe Police arrested 28 year old Cory Riley for criminal trespassing.

A juvenile was arrested at an address on East Crestwood for trespassing and false reporting to a law enforcement officer.

37 year old Denton Tanner was arrested yesterday for shoplifting.

Officers are investigating a theft report taken at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.

Globe PD says the mobile photo enforcement unit will be in the area of Escudilla Drive.

Tempe Police arrested 28 year old Robert Anderson of Globe on two warrants for child support.

Department of Public Safety arrested 44 year old Monica Garcia of Globe on a failure to comply warrant for driving with a suspended license.

28 year old Destinie Garcia of Globe was arrested by DPS on failure to comply warrants for false reporting and driving with a suspended license.


Former Globe-Miami resident James H. Williams passed away Saturday. He is survived by his wife Cindy; 3 sons, including Steve Williams of Globe; and 7 grandchildren.
Visitation for James Williams will be Saturday from 11 until 1 at Miles Funeral Services Globe. The funeral is at 1:00.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Riley Mawson Named AIA Male Student of the Year

Miami High School’s Riley Mawson was named the Male Student of the Year at the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Champions Award Luncheon in Surprise. Mawson was a multisport star at Miami while carrying a 4.02 grade point average.

The Arizona Republic reports that Cave Creek Cactus Shadows soccer player Lauren Lazo is the Female Student of the Year. Lazo will play for Princeton next season.

The athletic programs of Laakeside Blue Ridge and Nogales High received the Directors’ Cup award.

Anthem Boulder Creek baseball coach Joe McDonald was named Coach of the Year.

Hearing Device Info at Globe Senior Center

Michelle Michael from the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be at the Globe Senior Center Wednesday at 11:am. She’ll give the latest information about hearing device technology.

Picket Post Mansion Tours This Weekend

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum is giving tours of the Picket Post Mansion this Saturday and Sunday (May 21 and 22) to make up for the tour that was cancelled on May 8 because of the Picket fire.

Tours will be from 8:am to 3:pm each day and are $20 a person.

Gosar Introduces Land Exchange Bill

The Arizona Geology blog reports that 1st District Congressman Paul Gosar has introduced legislation in the US House to effect the land exchange needed by Resolution Copper to develop its underground mine near Superior. Gosar’s two predecessors—Ann Kirkpatrick and Rick Renzi—also pushed for similar legislation.

Renzi was indicted for his involvement in related land deals and the bill was tainted by association.

The Hill newspaper says that one of the main differneces between Gosar’s bill and Kirkpatrick’s bill is that Gosar’s bill requires an environmental impact study after the land is given to Resolution Copper rather than before.

Police Log

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office took a theft report in the Ice House Canyon area.

Globe Police are investigating a sexual assault report.

Globe PD says the mobile photo enforcement unit will be in the area of Escudilla Drive today.

'Destination Arizona'

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Copper Valley Relay for Life

This year’s Copper Valley Relay for Life will take place on Friday and Saturday June 10 and 11 at Harbison Field. It starts Friday night at 5:30 and continues until 6:am. Teams of people will be camping out and taking turns running around the track.

Relay for Life brings together millions of people nationwide to raise money to help prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from the disease.

For more information contact Mickie Nye at 701-1111 or Gail Lenox at 200-9777. Visit the website at

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday at 10:am. The Supervisors will consider authorizing two letters to the US Department of Agriculture in support of the Pinal Sanitary District and Cobre Valley Sanitary District’s grant application to the Rural Utilities Wastewater Program.

Financial Advice at Globe Senior Center

Tom Anderson from Consumer Credit Services will discuss how to understand your finances and improve them Tuesda) at 10:30am at the Globe Senior Center. If you attend the workshop, lunch is free, but you must sign up in advance. Call 425-9030.

Local Arizona Centennial Event Planning Meetings on Tuesdays

The Gila Historical Museum Board of Directors has taken on the assignment of coordinating the Globe-Miami area events for the Arizona Centennisal Celebration.

A committee of those interested in this project meets on Tuesdays at Noon at the Gila County Historuical Museum. Any group planning an event is invited to attend these meetings.

For more information contact Vernon Perry at 425-3666.

Diamondbacks Free Military Ticket Offer Extended Through This Week's Homestand

The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended their free ticket offer to military personnel to any of the seven games during this week’s homestand against the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins in honor of Military Appreciation Month.

All active, reserve and retired military personnel with a valid military identification card may receive two Baseline Reserve tickets when showing identification at any Chase Field ticket office this week.

Miami Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30

The Town of Miami will have a Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park on Monday, May 30 at 9:am. There will be a guest speaker and the Mayor will read the Presidential Proclamation.

Light refeshments will be served after the ceremony.

Police Log

Globe Police, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety were involved in a vehicle pursuit yesterday afternoon. The vehicle was located at Prospect and Blazer where the suspects fled on foot. Two people were located and charged with possession of a narcotic drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. 53 year old James Martinez and 27 year old Brenda Robinson were booked into the Gila County Jail. Globe PD also charged Martinez with aggravated assault on a police officer.

Miami Police arrested 31 year old Albert Reyes for assault/domestic violence.

41 year old Henry Moreno was arrested for harassment.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 38 year old Loretta Zamora for domestic violence/disorderly conduct and reckless driving.

On Friday the Sheriff’s Office arrested 23 year old Carl Teague on a failure to comply warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Apache Junction Police arrested 21 year old Harlan Hughes of Globe on a child support warrant.

Globe Police arrested 57 year old Randy Shank on a child support warrant.

Officers are investigating an attempted burglary on North Bancroft Street; a theft at Globe Mobile Home Park; and a burglary at a residence on Thrd Street.

US 60 and SR 77 Road Work Begins Wednesday

The Arizona Department of Transportation will be sealing pavement cracks on a 11 mile stretch of US 60 from May 18 through June 8. Crews will work Monday through Friday from 5:am to 7:pm.Drivers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes. Wide loads more than 12 feet will not be permitted during working hours.ADOT says motorists from Globe-Miami, Superior and Kearny should allow extra time for travel to and from the Phoenix metropolitan area.

ADOT will also be applying a coat of rejuvenating oil to a three mile stretch of State Route 77 between Globe and Winkelman. The work begins on Wednesday, May 18 and will continue through Thursda, May 19. Lane closures will be in effect from 7:am to 5:pm, five miles south of Globe. Drivers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes.


Margaret Aurora Cordero Frias passed away last week at her home in Miami. She was 89. She is survived by 2 sisters; her brother; her children Carmen Tucker, Lupe Ochoa; and David, Sylvester, and Roman Cordero; and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Visitation for Margaret Frias is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Gordon B. Norton passed away last week at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix. He was 87.
He is survived by 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Gordon Norton will be held Friday (May 20) at 11:am at Trinity Baptist Church.