Friday, June 3, 2011

Globe Summer Softball Leagues

The City of Globe announces the start of Summer Co-ed Adult Softball League and Men’s League. Co-ed games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Trujillo Softball Field at the Globe Community Center. Men’s games will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

All games will be double headers. The Leagues will run for seven weeks beginning June 28. A double elimination tournament will be held at the end of the season to determine a league champion. Teams will play a minimum of 16 games.

The fee for the leagues is $300 a team. Liability waivers and registration forms may be picked up at Globe City Hall and must be returned by Thursday, June 23.

For information call City Hall at 425-7146, ext 20.

Sidewalk Enhancement Project on US 60 Begins Monday

The Arizona Department of Transportation begins a pedestrian enhancement project on US 60 on Monday. The work includes about a half mile of sidewalk, signage, crosswalks, landscaping and other intersection improvements.

The safety improvements will be made on the north side of US 60 between Oak Street and Hill Street. They will provide a safe walkway for pedestrians through this heavily traveled business district. The $280,000 project is expected to be completed by this fall.

Crews will be working Monday through Friday from 5:am to 7:pm. One westbound lane will be closed for the duration of the project. Entrances to Oak and Hill Streets from the north side of US 60 will also be closed for the duration of the project. Signage will direct motorists through the work zone.

Motorists traveling in either direction who wish to access Hill Street on the north side of US 60 can use High Street, just east of Hill Street. Those who wish to access Oak Street from US 60 can use Cedar Street.

Sheriff's Office Releases Investigation Details of Death and Vehicle Fire

Gila County Sheriff’s Office has released information about the investigation into the April 28 death and vehicle fire on Forest Service Road 177 at Gold Creek.

A search warrant was obtained for the victim’s apartment in Tempe. Detectives found a note dated the day before the fire telling how and why the victim was going to end his own life. He was distraught over not being able to sell a computer program he had designed and worked on for a long time.

In the note he said he initially planned to burn his apartment but decided against that for the safety of the other apartment residents and firemen. He then planned to go north on Highway 87 and set fire to his vehicle from the inside.

Detectives found the remains of a flare pistol and evidence of a burnt flare in the debris of the burned vehicle.

Police Log

Yesterday afternoon Canyon, Tri City and Globe Fire Departments responded to a fire that engulfed three structures in the area of Upper Glendale. A few other homes also received damage. Investigation suggests that the fire may have been caused by arson.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office served a warrant on 24 year old inmate Jonathon Magana for failure to comply on a charge of possession ansd use of marijuana.

Deputies are investigating a report of harassment and threats taken at a residence on McKinney.


Deena Yvonne Horta-Adams passed away Wednesday at her home in Central Heights. She was 41. She is survived by her husband David Adams; her children Delana and Dominique Gilmore and David and Danielle Adams; and her parents Juan and Erlynda Horta.
A Memorial Service for Deena Horta-Adams will be held next Saturday, June 11 at 5:pm at the Globe Knights of Columbus.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Playing for Change - 'Gimme Shelter'

This is the latest video from Playing for Change featuring artists around the world performing Gimme Shelter:
'Gimme Shelter' is a track that we have wanted to record for years, and today we can finally share it with you. This song expresses the urgency we all face to unite together as a planet, and offers us wisdom with the words “War, children, it's just a shot away... Love, sister, it's just a kiss away.” It really is that simple.

This track is the latest song from our new album, PFC 2: Songs Around the World.

Catch Juggler James Reid at Miami and Globe Libraries

The Miami Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 2:00 with a free program featuring juggler James Reid.

You can also catch James Reid’s performance at 10:am tomorrow at the Globe Public Library.

11th Annual Sunrise Challenge

Globe Rotary, the City of Globe and the Gila County Division of Health and Emergency Services are holding the 11th Annual Sunrise Challenge at Round Mountain Park on Saturday morning.

The 5K race begins at 6:am. You can register until 5:45. You may also choose to walk the course or take the alternative 1.7 mile hike. Entry fee is $30.

After the race, visitors are invited to a sneak peek of the Old Dominion Historic Mine Park from 9:am until Noon. This sneak peek will make up for the April 9 event that was cancelled because of the weather.

All this is in celebration of National Trails Day.

For more information call 425-4495.

Final First Friday Program of the Season

The final First Friday program of the season starts at 6:00pm tomorrow in front of Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum. A program of good old time music will be provided by Bill Roten and friends starting at 6:pm. Bring your own lawn chair.

The First Friday programs will begin again in September. They are sponsored jointly by the Gila County Historical Museum, Bullion Plaza and the Arizona Humanities Council.

Drug Awareness Walk on Saturday

Copper Basin Coalition presents a Drug Awareness Walk on Saturday at 8:am. A Dump the Drugs event will be at Fry’s from 8:am until Noon. The purpose of the Walk is to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse.

The Drug Awareness Walk in Globe will begin at the empty lot next to the Dollar Tree store. The Miami Walk begins at the RE Monks parking lot. The two groups will meet at the Little League fields at US 60 and Live Oak.

For more information contact the Copper Basin Coalition at 425-9276.

Gila County Redistricting Advisory Committee Meets Monday

Gila County Redistricting Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Monday (June 6) at 6:pm in the Supervisors’ Hearing Room at the Gila County Courthouse.

Globe Library to Show 'Gnomeo and Juliet'

Globe Public Library will have a free showing of the movie Gnomeo and Juliet next Friday, June 10 at 2:pm. The movie is open to all ages. Bring a pillow and a snack and escape the heat while enjoying this family film.

Miami Municipal Property Corporation and Genesis Board Meet Tonight

The Town of Miami Municipal Property Corporation meets today (Thursday) at 5:pm in the Miami Town Council Chambers. They’ll discuss and approve the bylaws, and discuss the function of the corporation and the role of the directors and officers.

The Town of Miami Genesis Board meeting follows at 6:pm. They’ll discuss and possibly agree to recommend to the Town Council a plan of action to raise funds to remodel the Miami Train Depot. They’ll also discuss and possibly recommend to the Town Council a plan to repay the Town General Fund from funds raised by Genesis projects relating to the new trolley.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested two people after a domestic dispute yesterday at a residence on Sanders. 19 year old Jesse Miller and 20 year old Renee Bookout were charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

Officers were dispatched to the creek by Connie’s Store after a report of people in the creek drinking and yelling. 52 year old Alonzo Yazzie was arrested for an outstanding Globe warrant.

Last night officers responded to a burglary on South Broad Street. 42 year old Elvis Kinney was located at a nearby abandoned building and charged with third degree burglary.

Globe Police recovered a vehicle that was reported stolen at the Globe Stockyards.

Officers are investigating an assault that occurred on North Broad Street and a harassment report taken at a residence on Escudilla.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22 year old Jessica Dawson at a residence at Pueblo Heights Mobile Home Park for disorderly conduct, domestic violence and assault.

21 year old James Royse was arrested on a child support warrant.

Deputies are investigating a burglary at a residence at Apache Trail Mobile Home Park.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Miami Library Summer Reading Program Kicks Off Saturday

The Miami Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off this Saturday afternoon at 2:00 with a free program featuring juggler James Reid.

The six week Summer Reading Program is called “One World, Many Stories.”

Globe Senior Center Workshop

Globe Senior Center is presenting a workshop called “Keeping Importatnt Papers” Thursday morning with Tom Anderson from Consumer Credit Services. If you attend the workshop, lunch is free, but you must sign up in advance. Call 425-9030.

New Study Says AZ Budget Easy to Balance

A new study says there is an easy alternative to cutting education and human services in order to balance the state budget. A report by the think tank United for a Fair Economy suggests flipping state tax structures so that the wealthiest pay the rates that low income wage earners are now paying, and vice versa. That would immediately wipe out Arizona’s budget shortfall.

Report co-author Karen Kraut told Public News Service that it’s a misperception that the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes at the state and local level. She says just about every tax except the federal income tax hits the lower and middle class harder than the wealthy.

Kraut says the top 20% of Arizona taxpayers pay 5.5% of their income in state and local taxes while the lowest income taxpayers pay 12.5% of their income. Reversing that would raise $14 billion dollars for the state.

The study is available at

APS Seeks 6.6% Rate Hike

Arizona Public Service Company is asking state regulators for a 6.6% rate increase. This would add about $8 to the average monthly bill if approved.

The company says it needs the extra money to help pay for system improvements and make it possible to use more smart technology.

The head of the Residential Utility Consumer Office says they will look into APS finances to see if the rate hike is warranted.

The Arizona Republic reports that state regulators will probably spend a year reviewing the rate increase request.

Police Log

Tri City, Canyon and Globe Fire Departments responded to a structure fire yesterday afternoon on Third Avenue in Country Club Manor. The residence received water and smoke damage. The occupants were safe and the Red Cross was contacted for family assistance.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of criminal damage to a vehicle on Radium Drive, and a report of a stolen boat and trailer on Highway 188.

Globe Police are investigating a stolen vehicle on North Broad Street and a burglary on South Broad Street.


Lillian Inez Hileman of Wheatfileds passed away Friday at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. She was 85. She is survived by her husband Jim Mitchell; her daughter Judy Smart of Globe; three stepchildren; her brothers Orvel and Richard Matthews of Central Heights, and Jack Matthews of Globe; two sisters; 4 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 13 great great granchildren.
A Memorial Service for Lillian Hileman will be held Thursday, June 9 at 11:am at the VFW Post in Globe.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rose Mofford Collection Moving to Globe and Miami Museums

Former Arizona Governor Rose Mofford published an Opinion piece in Monday’s Arizona Republic announcing her plans to move the Rose Mofford Collection of historical and personal items from the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum to museums in Globe and Miami.

The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum closed a few weeks ago to prepare for its conversion to the Arizona Experience museum for the 2012 centennial.

The Mofford Collection filled one large room in the Mining Museum and included her collection of kachinas, memorabilia, gifts, awards and many other items.

Mofford says details still need to be finalized and new display areas constructed, but she plans to transfer the majority of her collection to the Gila County Historical Museum in Globe and the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum in Miami. The Arizona Historical Society has offered to donate display cases to the two local museums.

(For more information see Dick Zimmerman's blog Mineral Museum Madness.)

Police Log

Globe Police arersted two people yesterday after a domestic disturbance on Hill Street. 29 year old Desiree Valenzuela was charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence. She was also arrested in connection with a shoplifting report taken on May 13. 28 year old Robert Magana was at the residence and was charged with possesssion of drug paraphernalia.

Officers are investigating non-injury hit and run accidents in the Judy’s Cookhouse parking lot and the Walmart parking lot.

Gila County Sheriff’s office arrested 30 year old James Querns at a residence on Ruth Avenuie. He was charged with domestic violence, disorderly conduct, cruelty to animals and domestic assault.

Deputies took a report of illegal dumping in the Pinaleno Pass area. They found items with names and addresses and followed up with citations.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Miami Hostetler Pool Opens Tuesday

Miami Hostetler Pool opens tomorrow. The pool will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:am until 5:pm. General admission is $2. Children under 5 are free.

For information about season passes and pool rental fees contact Miami Town Hall,.

Supervisors Work Session Tuesday

Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday morning at 10:00. During the Work Session the Supervisors will discuss an ordinance relating to the use of permissable consumer fireworks. They will also analyze and evaluate the status of each the Boards, Commissions and Committees.

Public Meetings About Gila County Redistricting

Public meetings have been scheduled to provide the public with another opportunity to participate in the Redistricting of the Gila County Supervisorial and Community College districts.

You can submit ideas and comments at any time but the public meetings will provide additional information about the redistricting process, information about a mapping tool that will be available on June 8, and instructions for submitting plans or ideas online.

Two public meetings will be held on Wednesday, June 8. The first one is at 1:30pm in the Tribal Council Chamber in San Carlos. The second will be in the Supervisors’ Hearing Room at the Gila County Courthouse at 6:pm.

Other meetings will be held in Tonto Basin on June 14, and in Payson and Star Valley on June 16.

Police Log

A juvenile was hit by a car yesterday evening in the area of Prickly Pear Drive. The juvenile was flown out and the driver of the car was cited.

There was a motorcycle accident with injuries Saturday morning on Highway 188. No futher information is available.

One driver was cited after a two vehicle accident Saturday morning at Main Street and Highway 60.

Three people were arrested for DUI in separate incidents Friday night: 23 year old Felicia Molinar, 25 year old Damian Powell and 21 year old Samuel Ailak.

Globe Police arrested 46 year old William Salter on Friday for disorderly conduct and shoplifting at the Claypool Safeway.

Globe Police are investigating an assault report; a report of sexual assault; a stolen vehicle report taken at a residence on Sixth Street; a report of shoplifting at Walmart; a burglary at Copper Country Mobile Home Park; and a harassment report taken at Copper Country Mobile Home Park.

Miami Police arrested 35 year old Richard Bingham for driving with a revoked license and possession of marijuana

56 year old Maria Beltran was arrested by Miami PD for disorderly conduct.

On Saturday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36 year old Robert Hampton for assault and domestic violence.

Depuites are investigating a burglary in the area of Boston Street and a theft in the area of Bixby.


Officer Matthew Wayne Schell of Globe passed away Thursday. He was 29. He is survived by his parents Steven and Linda Schell of Globe; his sister; and his brother.
The funeral for Matthew Schell will be tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11:am at High Desert Middle School Auditorium. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Mesa on Wednesday at 10:am. A procession from Miles Funeral Services in Globe to Mountain View Cemetery in Mesa will begin Wednesday at 8:30am.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the 100 Club of Arizona. They may be given at the Globe Police Department.