Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer Youth Musical Theater Events

Tickets for the Summer Youth Musical Theater production of “Alice in Wonderland” are selling fast. Performances are on July 8, 9, 15, 16 at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. Call 425-0884 to reserve your seat.

There will be a Mad Hetter Style tea party after the 7:pm performance on July 8 and 16. For $5 you’ll get a choice of dessert and a choice of beverage.

And on Thursday, July 14 at 7:pm enjoy the Rootbear Float event outside the Center for the Arts. Cast members will perform songs from Alice in Wonderland.

Meanwhile the Summer Youth Musical Theater Program is hosting an art exhibit at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts called “Wonderland.” It is available for viewing between 10:am until 3:pm Monday through Friday from now through August 31.

Brian Hudson is Officer of the Quarter

Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores has announced that her office has recognized Globe Police Officer Brian Hudson as Officer of the Quarter. Officer Hudson received the award at the Board of Supervisors meeeting on Tuesday in appreciation of his service, professional attitude, and assistance to the County Attorney’s Office.

Officer Hudson is the drug dog officer for the City of Globe with his K-9 partner Dewey.

Miami Library Closed Saturday

Miami Memorial Library will be closed Saturday for the Fourth of July holiday. The library will reopen on Tuesday, July 5 at 10:am.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police took a report of an assault at Pinal Mountain Apartments. The case is pending further investigation. 20 year old Nanette Goode was arrested at that time for underage consumption.

Officers are investigating a report of a domestic incident that occurred on Niorth Broad Street and criminal damage at a residence on Hunter Drive.

Miami Police are investigating a burglary at the Miami Senior Center.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft of two bicycles in Six Shooter Canyon.


Augie Rivera passed away Tuesday at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. He was 51. He is survived by his children Regina Wagner, Augie Rivera, Jr., and Gilbert Rivera of Globe, and Avrileen Rivera. of Claypool; his father Conie Rivera of Wheatfields; 3 brothers; 4 sisters; and 3 grandchildren.
Visitation for Augie Rivera will be Friday, July 8 at 6:pm at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 7:pm and Mass is at 10:am Saturday, July 9.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Free Movies


You can relax with a couple of free movies on Friday. Globe Active Adult Center celebrates the Fourth of July with the film 1776 at 12:30.

The Globe Public Library's free Friday movie is Tangled. It starts at 2:pm.

Heritage Hosts Community Barbecue on Friday

Heritage Health Care is kicking off the Fourth of July weekend on Friday with a community barbecue.

They will have hamburgers, chips and snacks for everyone who attends. Activities include a watermelon eating contest, face painting, a cake walk, music and carnival games.

The community event is Friday from 10:30am until 1:30pm.

Globe Library Closed Saturday

Globe Public Library will be closed Saturday, July 2 for the Fourth of July weekend. They will reopen Tuesday, July 5 at 9:am.

Report Says Life Expectancy Varies Widely Among Arizona Counties

A nationwide life expectancy study shows that there are “big extremes” between Arizona counties. Residents of some Arizona counties live more than seven years longer than residents in other counties.

According to the study, Gila County men have a life expectancy of 72.9 years and Gila County women have a life expectancy of 79.6 years.

Cronkite News Service reports that Yuma County has the highest life expectancy in the state with 78 years for men and 83.8 years for women. Lowest life expectancy for men is in Apache County and lowest for women is Mohave County.

Gila and Mohave Counties have the highest smoking rates in the state and both are in the bottom five.

Fire on San Carlos Apache Reservation 10% Contained

The Stanley Fire on the San Carlos Apache Reservation has burned nearly 8,000 acres and is 10% contained. About 450 firefighters are battling the blaze that is burning between Little Stanley Butte and Mt. Turnbull.

The cause of the fire that began on Monday is under investigation.

All tribal forest lands are currently closed to the public except fishing on San Carlos, Talkalai and Seneca lakes.

Globe Senior Center is Now 'Globe Active Adult Center'

Globe Senior Center’s new name was approved Monday by the Globe City Council. It is now called “Globe Active Adult Center." The name “Senior” is sometimes perceived as a barrier to younger seniors and “Active Adult Center” is more appealing.

You are welcome to visit Globe Active Adult Center to attend a class or activity, find social services, eat a meal, to volunteer or just check them out.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a hit and run accident yesterday afternoon at the Shell station on Highway 60. Globe Police located 39 year old Umeshkumar Patel and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident.

Officers are investigating a child abuse report at a residence on Linda Vista Drive; shoplifting at the Dollar General; and a theft report on Hackney Avenue.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people at the Casa De Monti RV Park. 32 year old Rhea Tucker was charged with aggravated harassment and trespassing, and 51 year old Tony Cruz was arrested for hindering prosecution.

Deputies are investigating a theft at a residence on Ice House Canyon Road.


Terry Marvin Patterson of San Carlos passed away June 25. He was 25.He is survived by his parents Marvin and Imogene Patterson; his brother; and 3 sisters.
The wake for Terry Patterson is Saturday at 5:pmat the Case residence. The funeral is Sunday at 2:pm at World Evangelism Revival Church.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mineral Museum Supporters Want to Stop New Museum

Supporters of the former Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum say they want to stop construction of the Arizona Experience Museum. They say they plan legal action and to turn public opinion against it to dry up contributions.

A story in the July issue of Phoenix Magazine says that supporters of the Mining and Mineral Museum want to reestablish the Mineral Museum. It had programs specifically designed to the state’s education curriculum. Thousands of students and parents visited the museum every year.

Gila County’s late state Representative Polly Rosenbaum relocated the museum to its downtown Phoenix location in 1991 with a resolution that it would be the permanent home. Last July Gov. Brewer placed the museum in the hands of the Arizona Historical Society. The museum was closed a couple of months ago.

(via Arizona Geology blog)

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30. They’ll approve the terntative budget for fiscal year 2011-2012. They will also set a date and time for a Public Hearing on the proposed budget.

The Town of Miami Fiesta Committee meets tomorrow (Thursday) at 6:pm. Among other things they will consider recommending to the Town Council a plan to repay the Town General Fund from the funds raised by Genesis projects for the new trolley.

The Wastewater Advisory Board meeting and the Municipal Property Corporation meeting scheduled for tomorrow have been rescheduled for Thursday, July 7.

Two New Wildfires

Two new wildfires started this week in Arizona. One of them is burning near the San Carlos Apache Reservation. It is called the Stanley Fire. A Bureau of Indian Affairs spokeswoman told KGUN9 in Tucson that the Stanley Fire has burned about 4,300 acres. There are a couple of ranch structures in the area that are not immediately threatened.

The Copper Creek Fire started Tuesday about 12 miles east of Mammoth. It has burned about 150 acres.

Police Log

One person received minor injuries in a one vehicle accident early yesterday morning at Calle De Loma and Cleveland Avenue.

Both drivers were cited after a two vehicle accident yesterday just before noon at Hunter and Ash. One was cited for a stop sign violation and the other was cited for speeding.

Globe Police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred yesterday morning on East Boston Street.

A person was taken to the hospital after being injured by a horse yesterday morning on Bixby Road.

Two people were arrested by Globe Police last night after a domestic incident at Globe Mobile Home Park. 26 year old Brandy Clark and 22 year old Tawni Stewart were arrested for domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

30 year old Kimberly Keefee was arrested on a failure to appear warrant for possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Miami Police arrested 19 year old Andrew Ballesteros for possession of a dangerous drug and drug paraphernalia.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36 year old Terry Gonzales and 19 year old Ramon Gonzales for trespassing at the Pinal Creek Water Treatment Plant on Highway 188.

Forest Closures-Black Mesa Ranger District

From Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests:
Continued rising temperatures, extemely dry forests, current wildfires on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, and the forecast of possible dry-lightning in the area this week has prompted officials of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests to impose additional Forest Closures.

Black Mesa District Ranger Dee Hines reported at a community of near 300 people Saturday night in Heber, “We will be closing the rest of the Black Mesa District, but have decided to keep some manageable areas open.” He added, “I need to stress that closures mean closures to all public. If private lands border “closed” national forest land, access is still prohibited.”

Closed to public access: All national forest system lands, roads and trails as they currently exist within the administrative boundaries of the Black Mesa Ranger District.

Areas that will remain open with fire restrictions include:
Black Mesa Ranger District Administrative Site and the Tall Timbers County Park
Camp Shadow Pines Organization Camp Permit Area, The Arizona Department of Public Safety Administrative Site, and the Heber Work Center
Canyon Point Campground
Sinkhole Campground, Willow Springs Lake Day Use Area, Willow Springs Boat Ramp, and Willow Springs Lake
Rim Top Trailhead, Rim Lake Vista Trail (NFST # 622) between the Rim Top Trailhead and mile Post #3.7), including the Military Sinkhole Vista, Rim Vista, and Woods Canyon Vista occurring,
Rim Campground
Woods Canyon Recreation Area including the following Campgrounds: Aspen Campground, Crook Group Site, Rocky Point Day Use (Picnic) Area, Spillway Campground, Spillway Group Site,Woods Canyon Group Site, Woods Canyon Dump Station, Woods Canyon Administrative Site, Woods Canyon Maintenance Area, Woods Canyon Lake, Woods Canyon Store and Marina, and the Meadow Trail (NFST # 505)
Trail (NFST # 505)
Mogollon Rim Visitor Center

Routes EXCLUDED from closure include (depicted within Exhibit B):

National Forest System Road (NFSR) 238 the entire segment of road from its junction with Hwy 260 to the Canyon Point Campground, including NFSR segments 238A and 238B which are campground loop roads.

Visitors to any of the sites that remain open are allowed to be in the developed site only. Walking, hiking, biking or other types of travel outside the boundaries of the “open” developed site is prohibited.

Current fire restrictions prohibit campfires, and coal, wood or charcoal fires, smoking outside of a vehicle or building, and discharging firearms. Fire restrictions and area closures will be rescinded when the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests receives sufficient precipitation to lessen the risk of fire.

Fireworks are always prohibited in national forests.

Forest Service Law Enforcement and other personnel will be patrolling forest roads and trails. “We ask that people be extremely cautious outdoors at this time, be aware of your surroundings and report all illegal activity to proper law enforcement authorities.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wildfire on San Carlos Apache Reservation

Fire crews are battling a wildfire that broke out Monday on the San Carlos Apache Reservation near Stanley Butte. As of 9:00 last night, the fire was estimated to be between 1,000 and 1,200 acres.

A Bureau of Indian Affairs spokeswoman told ABC15 in Phoenix that the fire is primarily spreading north. No evacuations have been ordered yet but several ranch houses may be at risk in the future.

Tonto National Forest Open July 4

Tonto National Forest officials say that even with closures and fire restrictions, the forest will be open for business on July 4. There are still plenty of recreational opportunities, from playing in the water at one of the lakes or rivers to camping in a cool pine forest.

But everyone who plans to visit public lands this weekend needs to know that fireworks are strictly prohibited on national forests. Recreational shooting is also banned throughout the forest under current restrictions. Officials say there have been six fire starts since April related to recreational shooting activities.

Only charcoal cooking fires are allowed in fire grills and grates provided by the Forest Service in developed recreation sites on the Cave Creek, Mesa and Tonto Basin Districts. No wood or charcoal fires are allowed anywhere else on the forest.

There are two closure areas on the Tonto National Forest. One is on the northern boundaries of the forest and includes the towns of Pine and Strawberry. The other closure area is bound by Sunflower, Punkin Center, and Roosevelt and Saguaro lakes. Closure and restriction orders and maps are available on the Tonto National Forest website.

But plenty of campsites are open and tubing, rafting and boating is available at most Arizona lakes.

For more information call 602-225-5200.

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 52 year old Barney Absher and 20 year old Arlene Absher for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

Globe Police are investigating criminal damage at the Community Center; criminal damage at a residence on 4th Street; and a theft at a business on Hagen Road.

Missing Person

27 year old Wheatfields resident Briana Kolinek has been missing since 10:30pm Sunday. Briana was seen leaving the Miami Fast Stop in a red Pontiac Grand Am. She was to have called her sister or cousin to pick her up and has not made that call. She is also not answering her cellphone.

Witnesses reported that the driver of the Pontiac identified himself as “Johnny Martinez.” He is 30 to 35 years old with tatoos on both arms, 5’9” stocky build.

Briana was last seen wearing blue jeans, black shirt with a black belt and white tennis shoes. She is 5’6”, large build, brown hair and hazel eyes.

If anyone has any information please call the Miami Police Department at 473-2466.


Mary Lou Sanchez of Globe passed away Monday in Mesa. She was 92.
Visitation for Mary Lou Sanchez will be Saturday at 8:am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Rosary is at 8:30 and Mass is at 9:00.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Learn About CAAR at Tuesday or Thursday Meeting

Central Arizona Animal Rescue invites the public to a meeting Tuesday from Noon until 1:00. The question and answer session will give you the opportunity to find out what the group is all about.

If you can’t attend Tuesday’s meeting, there will be another one on Thursday from 4 to 5:pm.

Both meetings will be at the Book Bank in Miami.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday at 10:am. They’ll have a Public Hearing for an ordinance relating to the use of fireworks in unincorporated areas of Gila County.

The Supervisors will adopt the tentative 2011-2012 fiscal year budget and meet as the Gila County Library District Board of Directors to adopt the Library District’s tentative budget.

The Supervisors will also consider a Funding Agreement with the Arizona Department of Housing for $330,000 to help residents with housing rehabilitation.

The Consent Agenda includes approval of the Freeport McMoRan fireworks display on July 4.


Sannie Russell of Peridot passed away Friday at San Carlos Indian Hospital. She was 91. She is survived by her son and 2 daughters.
The wake for Sannie Russell will be Friday at 5:am at San Carlos Miracle Church. The funeral is at 7:am.

Fireworks Prohibited on Federal Public and State Trust Lands

Government officials are reminding everyone that fireworks are always prohibited on federal public lands and state trust lands in Arizona. Dry conditions have also prompted fire officials to issue fire restrictions prohibiting the use of any flame—including smoking, wood and charcoal fires, welding and using firearms. Any spark has the potential to ignite a new fire.

For more information on current fire restrictions, visit or call 1-877-864-6985.


Rebecca Marie Martin passed away last week at her home in San Carlos. She was 53. She is survived by her husband Anthony; 4 children; 2 brothers; and 7 grandchildren.
The wake for Rebecca Martin will be Friday at 1:pm at the Martin residence. The funeral is Saturday at 2:pm in the Rice School Gym.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30. There will be a Public Hearing on a Zoning Ordinance that would decrease the minimum separation requiremenmt for Medical Marijuana Facilities from 500 feet to 250 feet from the nearest residential zoning district.

Gila County Elections Director Linda Eastlick will give a presentation about redistricting and how citizens can participate in the process.

The Council will discuss the status of code enforcement efforts related to blight issues.

Councilmembers will consider an amendment to the contract with Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens to increase funding for the current fiscal year. They will also consider an Intergovernmental Agreement with Gila County relating to additional funding of the Senior Center transit program.

And the Council will vote on a Resulution asking the State Legislature to not further reduce the highway user revenue fund allocations to Arizona Cities and Towns.

Police Log

There were no injuries in a one vehicle accident yesterday morning on Highway 60 at Mile Post 278.

Last night Globe Police arrested 22 year old Jonathan McGee for a criminal damage offense that occurred on June 11.

35 year old Rebekah Mathews was arrested Saturday night at a traffic stop for an outstanding warrant and drug paraphernalia.

Officers are investigating a report of someone taking donated items from the Salvation Army; theft and criminal damage at a business on Ash Street; a stolen vehicle from East Sycamore Street; and damage to a mailbox at a residence on Cuprite Street.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a criminal damage report taken at the Shamrock Bar; a burglary in the area of Four Star Mobile Home Park; a burglary in the area of Springfield Road; and a burglary in the area of Spruce Lane.

Miami Police arrested 34 year old Raynell Pizano on a failure to comply warrant for shoplifting.

Phoenix Police arrested 28 year old Whisper Garcia of Globe on a failure to appear warrant for forgery.