Friday, June 10, 2011

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. They’ll discuss and possibly adopt the 2011-2012 Tentative Budget. They will also consider authorizing a $35,000 purchase order for the demolition of the building behind the Tee-Pee.

The Council will appoint John Perlman as the Prsiding Magistrate for the City of Globe.

Fire Chief Alfred Gameros will give a presentation about fire safety related educational materials for local students, paid for by donations from local merchants.

Miami School Board Meets Monday

Miami School Board meets Monday at 6;pm in the Miami High School Library.

Fuel Prices Drop for Fourth Consecutive Week

AAA Arizona says fuel prices in Arizona dropped again for the fourth week in a row. The average statewide price is a little over $3.61 a gallon, down nearly four cents. The nationwide average is a little over $3.73. That’s about five cents since last week.
Here in Globe-Miami prices are around $3.68.

Water Will Be Turned Off in Parts of Globe on Tuesday Morning

The City of Globe will turn off the water in parts of Globe Tuesday morning (June 14) at 4:00 to replace a 6 inch water valve. The water will be off for about 6 hours in the area of Santee Street, Gillette Street, Side Street and Blake Street, between Broad and Gleason Street.

If you have any questions call 425-7146 ext. 14 or 15.

Police Log

Canyon and Tri City Fire Departments assisted Globe Fire Department with a brush fire yesterday morning on Prickley Pear. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office cited and released 33 year old Sarah Hodge of Mesa and 50 year old Antonio Arciniega of Miami for criminal trespassing at Freeport Macmoran. 61 year old Ralph Gaona of Mesa was also arrested for drug possession and misconduct involving weapons.

39 year old Pamela Tucker was arrested yesterday on a child support warrant.

Globe Police arrested 21 year old Troy Miller last night for DUI.

Officers are investigating criminal damage at the Economy Inn and an attempted burglary at a local school.

Mesa Police arrested 43 year old Deborah Aragon of Globe on a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct fighting.


Martin Armendarez, Jr. passed away May 26 at University Medical Center in Tucson. He was 58. He is survived by his wife Donna; his daughter; 2 sisters; his brother Joe; and 3 grandchildren.
Visitation for “Junie” Armendarez will be Wednesday (June 15) at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Relay for Life This Weekend

This year’s Copper Valley Relay for Life will take place this 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.

Free Fishing Day This Saturday

Arizona is holding a free fishing day Saturday as part of National Fishing and Boating Week. No fishing licenses will be required for fishing at any Arizona public waters. But be sure to check on fire and weather conditions before you head out.

Bag limits and other fishing regulations will still be in effect.

Arizona Game and Fish Department is sponsoring a number of Free Fishing Day events. Loaner fishing rods, bait and instruction will be provided free at many venues.

For more information visit .

'Fee-Free Day' on National Forests

In addition to free fishing in Arizona, Saturday is also the first of three “fee-free” days at the National Forests. Day use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites tomorrow and again on National Public Lands Day, September 25, and on Veterans’ Day, November 11.

Free Showing of 'Gnomeo and Juliet'

Globe Public Library is having a free showing of the movie Gnomeo and Juliet Friday at 2:pm. Bring your pillow and a snack and enjoy this family film.

Police Log

A car hit a pedestrian yesterday morning on Broad Street. The pedestrian was taken to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.

A single vehicle accident resulted in minor injuries at Hicks Road and Wheatfields yesterday evening.

One person received a foot injury from an accident last night at First and Mesquite Streets.

There was a minor injury accident this morning shortly after 5:00 at the highway 70/77 junction.

Kearny Police arrested 29 year old Beau Gerardo of Globe yesterday on a child support warrant.

Globe Police are investigating a theft on South East Street.

Gila County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary at Freeport McMoran.


Rhonda L. Randall passed away last week at her home in San Carlos. She was 39. She is survived by her husband Ernest; her sons Maurice Lee and Ryan Randall; her mother; her sister; and her brother.
The wake for Rhonda Randall is Saturday at 4:pm at the Neasa Garcia residence. The funeral is Sunday at 1:pm in the Rice School Gym.

U.S. 60 Closed Near Springerville Due to the Wallow Fire

From AzEIN:
Nearly 20 miles of U.S. 60 has been closed from Springerville to the New Mexico state line due to the Wallow Fire in eastern Arizona. This closure stretches from milepost 384 to 401.

In all, more than 200 miles of state highways are closed due several major wildfires burning in Arizona.

The Arizona Department of Transportation reminds motorists traveling that the following closures on state highways remain in effect:

-- State Route 260 is closed in both directions east of the Hawley Lake turnoff (State Route 473 junction) and Eagar. SR 260 is closed between mileposts 372-398 near Eagar.

-- State Route 373, a 4.5 mile-long highway that connects the town of Greer in eastern Arizona with SR 260 west of Eagar, is closed.

-- U.S. 191 is closed between Alpine and north of Clifton (mileposts 176-253).

-- State Routes 261 and 273, the main access roads to Big Lake and Crescent Lake in the White Mountains, are closed. SR 261 is closed starting approximately seven miles south of SR 260 to Crescent Lake (mileposts 395-413) and SR 273 is closed between the SR 260 junction and to the SR 261 junction (mileposts 378-394).

-- U.S. 180 is closed between the SR 260 junction near Eagar and the New Mexico state line (mileposts 403-433).

-- In southern Arizona, SR 289 is closed along mileposts 2-10, approximately two miles north of the Interstate 19 junction.

-- SR 366 is closed at milepost 118 leading up to Mount Graham (milepost 336) near Safford after the U.S. Forest Service determined the risk of wildfire is too extreme to allow access.

Additional information on the Wallow Fire, Horseshoe Two Fire and Murphy Fire and evacuation orders can be obtained through the the Arizona Division of Emergency Management at Information on road closures is available from ADOT by calling 5-1-1 or visiting

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Avoid Fire Areas, Help Through Organized Agencies


The Arizona Division of Emergency Management is asking the public to avoid areas where fires are actively burning to keep the area clear for firefighting operations.

Many of the people who show up at fire scenes offer to help or bring unrequested donations. While the generosity is very much appreciated, this can create an added burden and may even endanger those who are fighting the fire.

The Arizona Emergency Information Network says people can help by donating cash, services or products to non-governmental agencies that are providing assistance through an organized network. Go to


Arizona HS Graduation Rates Rise But Still
Trail Nation

The latest annual report from Education Week says that Arizona high school graduation rates rose sharply over a ten year period but Arizona is still below the national average.

The report says Arizona graduated 67% of its students in 2008. That’s a 7.6 percent increase since 1998. Cronkite News Service reports that this was the 11th biggest increase in the country during that period but Arizona still ranks 38th among the states.

During that time the national graduation rate rose from 65.6% to 71.8%, the highest level since the 1980s.

Arizona education officials admit there is room for improvement but say they choose to focus on gains in student achievement and a reduction in dropouts.

Summer Youth Musical Theater Presents Six Performances in July

The Summer Youth Musical Theater program will present six performances of “Alice in Wonderland” in July. The shows usually sell out by early June so contact the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts to see if seats are still available. Call 425-0884.

Police Log

There was a hit and run accident last night around 8:30 on La Mesa Terrace. The suspect vehicle was a tanker truck and was located a short time later.

Globe Police are investigating criminal damage to the radio towers and a report of domestic disorderly conduct


William Billy Salter of San Carlos passed away Friday at San Carlos Indian Hospital. He was 64. He is survived by his son Wayne and 2 sisters.
The wake for William Salter is Friday at 4:pm at the Vena Palmer residence. The funeral is Saturday at 10:am.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

GCC Governing Board Meets Wednesday

Gila County Community College Governing Board will have three public meetings tomorrow (Wednesday) starting at 2:pm. The meetings will be held by ITV at both the Payson Campus and in Gila Pueblo Campus Room 522.

At 2:pm a Truth in Taxation Hearing and a Public Budget Hearing will be held and the proposed 2011-2012 budget will be presented. Immediately following that meeting a Special Meeting will be called to order to adopt the budget. Then a third meeting will be held to conduct normal Governing Board business.

Senior Center Site Council Meets Wednesday

The Globe Senior Center Site Council meets tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12:45pm. They will discuss the recommendation for the new Senior Center name and will review the 1st Annual Golf Tournament.

Public Meetings for Citizen Input on Redistricting

Two public meetings tomorrow (Wednesday) will give the public the chance to participate in the Redistricting of the Gila County Supervisorial and Community College districts.

The first meeting is at 1:30pm in the Tribal Council Chamber in San Carlos. The second is in the Supervisors’ Hearing Room at the Gila County Courthouse at 6:00.

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

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

Police Log

One person was cited for unsafe backing after a minor accident yesterday afternoon on Mesquite Street.

Globe Police arrested 23 year old Scott Miller yesterday for disorderly conduct/ domestic violence and threats and intimidation in connection with a disturbance on Saguaro Drive.

Two people were arrested last night after a disturbance in front of the Globe Police Department. 50 year old Beverly Key and 46 year old Anthony Duane were both charged with domestic disorderly conduct. Duane also had an outstanding warrant.

24 year old Sarah Miller was arrested last night on shoplifting charges stemming from a case that was reported on May 29.

Miami Police arrested 31 year old Albert Reyes for criminal tespass and driving with a suspended license.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office cited and released 19 year old Justina Morgan for driving with a suspended license.


Thelma Mary Snelgrove of Globe passed away Saturday at Copper Mountain Inn. She was 83.
Visitation for Thelma Snelgrove will be Thursday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Felicitas Coolelay passed away last week at her home in San Carlos. She was 76. She is survived by 4 sons; 4 daughters; her sister; 3 brothers; 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
The wake for Felicitas Coolelay is today (Tuesday) at 4:pm at the Coolelay residence. The funeral is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:am at the Full Gospel Church in San Carlos.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Initiatives Would Require Voter Approval for New Prisons

A Globe citizens group has launched two initiatives for the March 2012 ballot. The first initiative requires voter approval for any new prison constructed within Globe’s City Limits. The other initiative requires voter approval for any municipal resource to be spent or used for any new prison construction project.

The Citizens of Globe group says they have launched the two ballot initiatives because local elected officials have refused to pass a Resolution that would prohibit a 1,000 to 2,000 bed proposed private prison from being constructed in the Globe community.

More than 2,500 area residents have signed a Declaration of Opposition to such a prison.

The group must gather 582 signatures to place the initiatives on the ballot for the next regular election.

Miami Council Special Meeting

Miami Town Council holds a Special Meeting tonight (Monday) at 6:30. They’ll consider a License Agreement with Freeport McMoRan authorizing Miami to operate the wastewater treatment plant and to conduct testing to verify that the plant will produce A+ quality effluent.

Police Log

Tri City Fire Department—with the help of Canyon and Globe Fire Departments—put out a brush fre yesterday afternoon in the area of Upper Glendale.

Tonto Basin, Canyon and Tri City Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at Roosevelt Resort. The fire was put out before it spread to other properties.

Last night Gila County Sheriff’s deputies and DPS stopped a vehicle pulling a trailer on Highway 70 at milepost 252. The K-9 unit found 229 pounds of marijuana in the trailer. 64 year old James Morett of North Carolina was arrested for possession and transportation of marijuana for sale.

On Friday Drug Task Force Agents arrested 48 year old Richard Taylor for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and tampering with physical evidence.

49 year old Larry Rhodes was arrested on failure to comply warants for drug paraphernalia violations.

44 year old Jeffrey Spivey was arreeted on a Pinal County warrant for probation violation on a charge of theft of means of transportation.

20 year old Andres Perez was arrested on a Graham County warrant for possesion of dangerous drugs.

Deputies are investigating a theft from a residence on Jess Hayes Road.

Yesterday morning Globe Police arrested 61 year old Rito Orrantia of Winkelman for taking items from the Salvation Army’s donation box.

47 year old Robert Holy was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of aggravated assault/domestic violence and promoting prison contraband.

22 year old Brandon Wright was arrested Saturday night for driving with a suspended license.

Friday night Globe Police arrested 30 year old Nathaniel Henry for aggravated DUI.

51 year old Michael Becker was arrested late Friday night for DUI.

18 year old Taegan Nosie was arrested on a failure to comply warrant for criminal damage.

Officers are investigating criminal damage to a business on Highway 188; a burglary on West Hackney; and criminal damage on East Mesquite Street.

Casa Grande Police arrested 48 year old Debra Falquez of Globe on a child support warrant.