Friday, June 24, 2011

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:00pm. There will be a presentation about the Freeport McMoran donation of an Accelerant Detection K-9 for the Globe Fire Department’s Arson K-9 Program.

The Council will discuss and consider adopting a new name for the Globe Senior Center. They will choose one of the top three names submitted to the Name the Senior Center contest.

The Council will also consider approving the annual renewal of the Library Services Intergovernmental Agreement with the Gila County Library District.

And they will consider signing the annual contract with Pinal Gila Council for Senior Citisens and authorizing the commitment of the $109,000 cash match.

Police Log

An injury accident occurred yesterday around 3:45pm at Broad and Ash Streets. No further details are avaliable.

There was a non-injury hit and run accident later in the afternoon at Main and Highway 60.

Globe Police arrested 60 year old Darrel Whipple last night for DUI.

Miami Police arrested 35 year old Robert Cano for driving with a suspended license and for 3 warrants for failure to appear and contempt of court on charges of driving with a suspended license.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

'True Grit' at Globe Library

Globe Public Library is presenting a free showing of the movie True Grit Friday at 2:pm.

Free Greenwaste Drop Off at Landfill

The Russell Gulch Landfill is waiving landfill fees for greenwaste this Saturday and again on July 2. This will allow residents to clear their property of weeds and brush to protect their homes from fire danger.

Greenwaste will be accepted from residents at no charge, excluding commercial haulers. Greenwaste includes tree limbs, pine needles, brush, grass clippings, weeds and leaves. All other trash will be charged the regular price.

Monthly Hamburger Fry

The monthly hamburger fry at the Gila County Historical Museum begins Friday at 5:30. It’s $5 a person for hamburgers, chips, salads, beans and desserts.

Farmers' Market Opens This Weekend

The grand opening of the Globe-Miami Farmers’ Market is Saturday from 8:am until Noon at Veterans Memorial Park at Globe City Hall. Vendors will be selling all kinds of produce, prepared foods, baked goods and more. The produce sold at the market is all home grown and picked from the vendors’ own gardens.

Fun activites are also planned throughout the market season which runs through October 1.

Miami Summer Concerts Return

The Miami summer concert season kicks off tomorrow (Friday) at 6:30pm at Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Miami Big Band Sound, formerly known as Sippy and His Big Band Sound.

Salvation Army Water Drive

Globe Salvation Army will be collecting bottled water at the Globe train depot on Monday (June 27) from 9:am until 5:pm. This is to benefit firefighters, seniors and the homeless in the Globe area.


A Memorial Service for Carol Jean Bradford will be held Saturday at 2:pm at Trinity Baptist Church.

Initiative Petitions Filed

Globe City Clerk Gina Paul says that yesterday (Wednesday) the City received 93 sheets containing 1016 signatures for the initiative petition that would require voter approval for any prison within the Globe City Limits.

The City Clerk and the County Recorder will determine if the documents are in compliance with the legal requirements for placing a measure on the ballot.

Police Log

Yesterday morning 25 year old Victor Flores turned himself in at the Gila County Jail. Flores was arrested on Tuesday for DUI and escaped from the Globe Police Department. He was charged with misconduct involving weapons, escape and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Two people were arrested yesterday evening at the downtown Safeway. 27 year old Terrill Brown was arrested for shoplifting and failuire to comply warrants for DUI and driving with a suspended license. 26 year old Katheryn Benally was arrested for false reporting and failure to comply warrants for theft, criminal trespass and shoplifting.

47 year old Sandra Hill was arrested yesterday for DUI.

Officers are investigating a report of a lost purse and fraudulent use of credit cards.

Gila County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of illegal dumping in the Silver Hills area. There were some items with names and adresses in the trash. It was determined that the items had been stolen two days earlier.

Deputies are investigating a report of gas siphoned from a truck at a residence in Six Shooter Canyon and criminal damage at the Carlotta Main Gate.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Arizona Food Prices Continue to Rise

The latest Arizona Farm Bureau Market Basket survey shows that Arizona retail food prices are up again. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $51.31 cents. That’s $3.46 more than the first quarter, about 7% higher. It’s up 5% compared to a year ago at this time.

Of the 16 items surveyed in Arizona, 11 increased in price, 4 decreased and one item remained the same compared to the first quarter survey.

Ground chuck showed the greatest decrease in price. It was down 24 cents. Shredded cheese showed the largest increase in price. It was up 62 cents to $4.99 a pound.

Rural AZ Needs More Broadband Access


A new report by the Federal Communications Commission says that people in rural Arizona lack access to high speed internet at a rate 50% higher than the national average. The report says that the lack of access will lead to loss of job opportunities.

The FCC’s annual broadband study shows that about 760,000 Arizonans don’t have high speed access. One in eight Arizonans lives in an area without broadband availability.

Public News Service reports that the agency is looking to more public and private partnerships to increase access, much like what was done with telephone service.

The FCC's Broadband Progress Report is online at


BBB Warns Consumers About Potential for Fire-Related Charity Scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about bogus charities that could be set up pretending to help fire victims. Many scam artists will try to contact consumers and businesses by phone, mail, or door to door and use high pressure sales tactics to get donations.

The Better Business Bureau suggests that you make sure that the charity you are contributing to is the one you think it is. Scam artists often use names that sound very similar to mainstream relief organizations.

Make sure the organization is experienced in disaster relief. There are many logistics involved with getting relief to victims, and you’ll want to select charities that have proven track records handling those situations.

Don’t write a check to an individual unless you know the person well. Make checks out to the actual relief organization.

If donating online, search the Website to make sure that the charity has a physical address on the site and that you’re using a secure site when entering account information. A Website is secure if an “s” is located at the end of the “http” in the URL.

Globe School Board Meets Tonight

Globe School Board meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6:00 in the High Desert Middle School Auditorium. They’ll approve the Proposed Budget for the 2011-2012 school year. They will also hear a presentation about the District’s continued involvement with Teen Court

Police Log

One person was airlifted to a Phoenix hospital after a one vehicle rollover accident late last night in the area of Cobre Valley Motors.

Last night Globe Police arrested 25 year old Victor Flores for DUI. He was taken to the Globe Police Department where he later escaped. The case is pending contact with Flores. A juvenile in the car was arrested for misconduct involving weapons.

40 year old Samuel Meade was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence at the Drift Inn.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic incident between a mother and daughter at a residence on Manzanita Drive. The juvenile was arrested for domestic assault.

Globe Police recovered a vehicle that was reported stolen on Monday. 19 year old Jesse Miller was arrested for theft of means of transportation.

Officers are investigating a shoplifting incident that occurred yesterday afternoon at the Claypool Safeway.

ADOT Reopens SR 373 Near Greer

News release from ADOT:
The Arizona Department of Transportation reopened State Route 373, allowing traffic back into the town of Greer (mileposts 386-391). The Wallow Fire in eastern Arizona forced the closure of the nearly five-mile long highway, which is located south of SR 260, on June 6.

Although the highway is now open, ADOT urges drivers to be cautious as efforts continue to bring the fire under control. ADOT is working with fire officials and state emergency managers to ensure the safety of the traveling public and is assisting with traffic control.

In all, approximately 140 miles of state highways are still closed due to several major wildfires burning across Arizona or due to the threat of wildfires. ADOT reminds motorists that the following closures on state highways remain in effect:

US 191 is closed over a 77-mile stretch between Alpine and north of Clifton (milepost 176-253).
SR 261 is closed between the SR 260 junction and SR 273 junction (mileposts 395-413).
SR 273 is closed south of the Sunrise Ski area to the SR 261 junction (mileposts 383-394).
US 180 is closed east of Alpine to the New Mexico state line (mileposts 430-433). The closure extends another 20 miles in New Mexico, to the junction with New Mexico Route 12. For more information:
In southern Arizona, SR 92 is closed between Ramsey Canyon Road and Coronado Memorial Road (mileposts 327-335) due to the Monument Fire south of Sierra Vista.
SR 366 is closed at milepost 118 leading up to Mount Graham (milepost 143) 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 and Monument Fire can be obtained through the Arizona Division of Emergency Management.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Supervisors Work Session at 10:00

Gila County Board of Supervisors meets in a Work Session today (Tuesday) at 10:am. They’ll discuss a Courthouse security proposal from the Gila County Courthouse Security Committee. They will also discuss the Boards, Commissions and Committees Report.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police arrested 43 year old Bryan Ledbetter at a traffic stop. He was charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

24 year old Taryn Peel was arrested on a failure to comply warrant for drug paraphernalia.

Officers are investigating criminal damage at a residence on Cecil Circle and a theft at a business on North Broad Street.

Miami Police arrested 20 year old Allen Gale for minor consumption after a disturbance at a residence on Reppy Avenue.

Miami officers are investigating two burglary reports.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office recovered an ATV that was reported stolen from a residence on Cobb. The case is under investigation.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage at a residence on Globe Avenue; a burglary at a residence on South Pinal View Drive; and a theft at a residence in Ice House Canyon.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Writers Workshop at Globe Library

A free Writers Workshop is being offered at the Globe Public Library on Tuesdays starting tomorrow (June 21) and continuing through August 23. The workshop is from 10 until 11:30am.

If you’ve wanted to create a chap book, memoir or even an eBook, you’re invited to participate. Register at the library front desk.

Donations Needed for Wallow Fire Evacuees and Firefighters

Donations are needed for the evacuees and firefighters of the Wallow Fire in the White Mountains.

Items needed include: diapers, baby formula, baby wipes, antibacterial wipes, 33 gallon garbage bags, packaged snack foods, female hygiene products and toiletry items.

The drop off location is Magoon Insurance Group, 218 W. Hackney Avenue in Globe. Items will be delivered to the Show Low Department of Economic Security for distribution by June 25.

For more information contact Christine Lopez at 200-1612 or Monica Magoon at 812-8031.

Globe Council Meets Tonight

Globe City Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:00. They will discuss and possibly adopt a new name for the Globe Senior Center based on the results of the “Name the Senior Center” contest.

They will also consider a Resolution through the League of Arizona Cities and Towns asking the state Legislature to not further reduce the Highway User Revenue Fund allocations.

The City will honor Officer Mike Boyd for Excellence in the Line of Duty and Reverend Dale Lawrence of Central Christian Church for Outstanding Citizen Involvement.

Arizona Public Service will give a presentation about the Final Closure of the Globe Manufactured Gas Plant Site.

Police Log

Miami Police responded to an ATV accident with injuries on Indian Circle. This call resulted in an investigation into an aggravated assault with weapons. No arrests have been made at this time.

Miami Police took a report of a burglary on Smith Street.

Yesterday morning Globe Police arrested two people for taking items out of the Salvation Army donation box. 45 year old Vonda Waldron and 56 year old Ivan Wilson were charged with theft. Wilson also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia involving methamphetamine.

24 year old Scott Powell was arrested last night for reckless driving.

Saturday afternoon Globe Police were dispatched to Dairy Queen about an intoxicated man harassing and grabbing customers. 47 year old Paul Pahe was arrested for assault.

24 year old Irving Stanley was arrested for shoplifting at a business on East Ash.

Three accidents on Friday resulted in citations: a two vehicle accident at Ash and Hackney, an injury accident on East Ash, and a non injury accident at Third and Cottonwood.

43 year old Sam Hinton and 34 year old Jerry Hinton were arrested Friday night in the area of Cedar and Hill Streets. Sam Hinton was arrested for outstanding warrants and Jerry Hinton was charged with trafficking in stolen property.

Globe Police arrested 23 year old Joseph Martinez for trespassing and disorderly conduct.

Officers are investigating criminal damage to a vehicle on North Broad Street and an assault at a business on East Ash.

On Saturday a vehicle went through a fence and struck another vehicle in the area of Scott Avenue. 30 year old Christopher Howell and 37 year old James Howell were arrested for DUI.

27 year old James Thompson was arrested Saturday for domestic violence and disorderly conduct after a disturbance at a residence on Hopi Drive.

On Friday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22 year old Patrick Taraba on warrants for probation violation, and disorderly conduct and assault.

38 year old inmate Donald Tuttle was served warrants for failure to appear on charges of identity theft, and for failure to comply and contempt of court for DUI.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage at a residence in Six Shooter Canyon.