Friday, July 29, 2011

Miami Jr./Sr. HS Classes Begin August 8

Classes at Miami Junior and Senior High School begin August 8. High School students will need to be in their 1st hour class by 7:25, Junior high students by 7:30.

Open House for Junior High will be Wednesday, August 3 beginning in the auditorium. High School Open House will be Wednesday, August 10 at 6:pm beginning in the auditorium then moving to the cafeteria for a barbecue.

Arizona Average Fuel Price Goes Up a Cent

The price of fuel in Arizona has increased for the first time in 11 weeks. AAA Arizona says the statewide average for a gallon of unleaded regular is up one cent to a little over $3.38 a gallon. The nationwide average is up 1.7 cents to around $3.70 and a half.

Here in Globe-Miami the average price is around $3.48.

Police Log

Yesterday afternoon Canyon Fire Department put out a brush fire at Highway 77 MP 155.

Globe Police arrested 25 year old Christopher Mercer yesterday morning for possesion of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

23 year old Roseanna Tenijieth was arrested for shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

37 year old Shannon Champney was arrested on several contempt of court warrants for driving with a suspended license.

Officers are investigating an assault that occurred on S. Broad Street and criminal damage at a residence on S. East Street.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 41 year old Gary Corn on a child support warrant.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

CVIT Classes Begin August 10

Cobre Valley Institute of Technology central programs classes begin on August 10.

CVIT is offering Career and Technical classes in Certified Nursing Assistant, Fire Service and Electrical/Instrumentation. CVIT has agreements with all local school districts and Gila Community College. This allows students to receive both high school and college credit at no cost.

Any qualified student in the Hayden/Winkelman, Globe, Miami, San Carlos and Superior school districts may register for CVIT central programs. Contact your high school counselor or CVIT’s Career Counselor at 425-8481.

Booth Applications Available for Apache Jii

Booth applications for the 28th annual Apache Jii festival on October 15 are available at various locactions on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. Native American vendors are invited to sign up to sell their artwork, jewelry, crafts and food at this annual street fair.

The all-day event will also include Native American dance troupes, flute players and more throughout the day.

Booths are $35 for San Carlos tribal members if paid by October 3. Applications are available at Bashas, the San Carlos campus of Gila Community College, the Social Services office, SCATUI and Noline’s.

For more information call the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce at 425- 4495.

Miami Public Meeting About Wastewater Project

The Town of Miami is holding a Public Meeting tonight (Thursday) to discuss the Wastewater Collection System Replacement Project. The meeting starts at 6:00.

Police Log

A bear was spotted around 6:30 last night in the area of Montecito and Highway 60. Globe Police officers kept a watch on the bear until Arizona Game and Fish officers arrived. The bear was eventually tranquilized in the area of Alhambra Drive and then relocated by the Game and Fish Department.

Nobody was hurt in a single vehicle accident about 2:00 yesterday morning in the Six Shooter Canyon area. The accident is under investigation.

Globe Police arrested 20 year old Braken Pina early this morning at a residence on Blazer Drive. Pina was charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence and criminal damage.

27 year old Terry Vinsant was arrested yesterday on a child support warrant.

Officers are investigating criminal damage at a business on S. Pine Street.

Department of Public Safety in Flagstaff arrested 43 year old Kenneth McInturff of Globe on a child support warrant.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating criminal damage on Upper Pinal Creek Road.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

San Carlos Low Income Clothing Assistance

San Carlos Apache Tribal Social Services will be distributing low income clothing assistance applications Thursday morning at Stanley Hall and Friday morning at Burdette Hall. You must first attend a workshop at 8:am. Applications will be distributed at 9:am.

Monthly Coalition Meeting Thursday at Noon

Everyone who is concerned about drugs, underage drinking, teen pregnancy and domestic violence due to substance abuse is invited to the monthly Copper Basin Coalition meeting Thursday at Noon.

The meeting will be at the Arizona Youth Partnership Office at 143 S. Broad Street.

Number of Arizona Independent Voters Continues to Increase

The latest voter registration figures are out and the number of independent voters continues to rise. Figures released by the Arizona Secretary of State’s office show that the number of voters without a party preference is once again higher than the number of registered Democrats.

Since voter registration figures were last released in April, more than 13,000 voters have registered without a party preference or designated an unrecognized party. During the same period, Republican registration dropped by a little more than 3,000 voters and the number of Democrats fell by nearly 8,000 voters.

In local and state elections, independent voters can generally vote in party primaries, except for the Libertarian Party’s closed primary. But independednts will not be allowed to vote in the presidential primaries on February 28.

The last day to change party prefernece to vote in the presidential primaries is January 30. But Gov. Jan Brewer has said she plans to move the election up a month.

Gila County Redistricting Advisory Committee Meets Friday

The Gila County Redistricting Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Friday at 5:30pm in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at the Gila County Court House.

Only Three Local Schools Make 'AYP'

A record 42% of Arizona schools failed to make “adequate yearly progress” during the 2010-2011 school year.

Only three schools in Globe, Miami and San Carlos met the standards: Destiny School, Copper Rim Elementary School and Miami Junior High School.

One of the main reasons for the increase in the number of failing schools was a higher passing requirement set by the state.

About six out of 10 Arizona students passed the AIMS math test. About 75% passed the reading test.

Globe PD Accepting Applications for Reserve Program

The City of Globe Police Department announmces the re-opening of its Police Officer Reserve Program. The Globe Police Department is accepting applications from those who are certified and those who want to be sponsored through a police reserve academy.

A reserve academy begins September 10 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

For more information contact Chief Lee Kinnard or Lt. Rosann Moya at 425-5751.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 21 year old Arlene Absher for disorderly conduct and 52 year old Barney Absher for domestic violence/assault and disorderly conduct. Both were booked into the Gila County Jail.

Globe Police arrested 47 year old Patrick Pahe at Mesquite and Broad Street last night for disorderly conduct

28 year old Tiffany Gates and 52 year old Roberta Hoffman were arrested yesterday for shoplifting at a business on Highway 60.

23 year old Anthony Martin was arrested for false reporting to law enforcement.

Officers are investigating an attempted burglary at a business on North Broad Street; criminal damage at a business on Ash Street; and criminal damage at a business on North Highway 60.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23 year old Anthony Martin on a failure to comply warrant for assault.

Department of Public Safety arrested 21 year old Erik Figaro of Tonto Basin for DUI and unlawful flight from law enforcement.

Tempe Police arrested 40 year old J.D. Stevens of San Carlos on a failure to comply warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Globe Moose Lodge Issues Apology

Globe Moose Lodge sent this Public Notice to the local media:
This message of apology to the public is intended to set the record straight on several issues concerning the not so favorable behavior of certain members of Loyal Order of Moose, Globe Lodge 2014 located on highway 60 in Claypool Arizona. Our lodge which is registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission, is a local business and is independent of Moose International, is operated and directed by the officers of our local lodge. We try hard to follow the guidelines of Moose International.

In the past this lodge developed a reputation of being a low class organization attracting undesirables that drank too much and offended local residents with their foul mouth sexist jokes and innuendos.

Unfortunately most fraternal organization receive a bad rep when it come to the drinking issue, but and it should also be known that fraternal organizations generally have by-laws that forbid this type of irresponsible behavior but unfortunately a few bad apples get past our good intentions.

As far as a foul mouthed sexist jokes and innuendos’ go, I as administrator for Globe Lodge 2014 would ask the public to please except our apology for the behavior of some of our members in the past. The seriousness of this issue has been discussed with the membership and their attention was directed to the particular Article in our By-laws that addresses such behavior.

In the not too distant past an event similar to the ones I just described happened and much discussion and debate occurred because of this issue both in and outside the lodge. During this period in time I was not involved with the Loyal Order of Moose and had no idea of lodge procedures but I was concerned about the incident. Some time afterward I was asked to help Globe Lodge 2014 by filling the administrator’s position. After some training, time and experience I found it necessary to write this letter of apology to the public and help the Lodge Governor realign our local lodge with the goals and reason of being of this family fraternity. The Loyal Order of Moose is dedicated to the support and care of the children and the elderly at Moose Heart, and Moose Haven, and Globe Moose Lodge 2014 helps these residents through donations of funds and needed articles.

I hope that this apology be accepted by the public and especially those most offended who asked that no names be attached to this letter.

Jose Angel Medina Sr.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Have Your Historical Photograph Scanned for Exhibit

If you have some great old pictures that you think other people might enjoy, you will have the opportunity to show them in the 4th Annual Arizona Historical Photographs Fair on October 15 at the Arizona Historical Society Museum.

A representative of the museum will be at the Gila County Historical Museum in Globe on Saturday, August 20 to scan your photographs and accept information about them for the exhibit.

The Photographs Fair will be held at the Arizona Historical Socity Museum at Papago Park in Tempe on Saturday, October 15 from 11:am until 3:pm.

OTC Open House on August 3

Gila Community College is hosting an open house at its Occupational Training Center on Wednesday, August 3 from 2 to 6:pm. You’ll learn about courses available at the OTC and light refreshments will be available.

The GCC Occupational Training Center is located in one of the old National Guard Armory buildings on the highway in Lower Miami.

For more information call the Gila Pueblo Campus at 425-8481.

Free GED and Adult Education Classes

The Gila County Superintendent of Schools is offering free GED and adult education classes beginning August 2.

Classes are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 6:30pm at Globe Education Center.

For information call 961-4134 between 8:am and 3:pm.

Police Log

There were no injuries in an accident yesterday on US 60 near Big O Tires. No citations were issued.

Nobody was hurt when an 11 year old juvenile ran into a car with his bicycle on North Broad Street.

Two people were arrested after a domestic disturbance early this morning on East Yucca Drive. 50 year old Danny Dalton and 42 year old Maureen Dalton were charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

23 year old Roseanna Tenijieth was arrested yesterday morning on Hill Street for criminal trespass.

Officers are investigating a theft on High Street; criminal damage to a business on North Broad Street; and a burglary from a vehicle at a residence on Hunter Drive.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23 year old Angel Gonzales for domestic violence/disorderly conduct and criminal damage after a disturbance yesterday morning on Morrow Ave.

Deputies are investigating thefts at Freeport McMoRan and a theft at a residence in Sunrise Mobile Home Park.


William R. Pearson passed away last week at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife Doris; 3 sons; 3 stepchildren; his brother; his sister; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Visitation for William Pearson is today (Tuesday) from 5 to 7:pm at Lamont Mortuary. The funeral is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:am.

Monday, July 25, 2011

'Starting Your Own Business' Workshop

Copper Corridor Business Success Center is offering a free workshop Tuesday on starting your own business. It takes place from 11:30am until 1:pm at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Delays Continue on US 60 Near Gold Canyon

Delays will continue for at least another week on US 60 near Gold Canyon. For the past two weeks a 24 hour lane closure has been in effect as crews have been resurfacing the bridge decks. Crews will now also begin working on the approaches to the bridges.

Right and left lanes on eastbound and westbound US 60 will be closing intermittenly from 5:30am until 3:30pm Monday through Friday between mileposts 208 and 211.

The segment of US 60 between mileposts 205 and 207 will continue to be reduced to one lane 24 hours a day until the end of July. The lane closure will remain in place after work hours and during weekends.

The bridge work is part of a 12 mile repaving project on US 60 from the end of the Superstition Freeway to State Route 79 at Florence Junction.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council has a Special Meeting tonight (Monday) at 6:30. Sammy Gonzales will be sworn in as a new member of the Council. The Council will consider appointing Robert Zache to the Wastewater Advisory Board. And they’ll discuss and possibly approve the design of the decals for police cars.

Councilmembers will consider authorizing the acquisition of property for the septage dump station and easements for roadways and sewer lines.

Police Log

Last night Globe Fire Department put out a fire at a barn near Globe Cemetery.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident Saturday night in the Six Shooter Canyon area.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stephen Gerardo at Four Star Mobile Home Park for possesion of narcotics and a failure to pay warrant on a charge of false reporting.

34 year ol;d Paul Montolla was arrested for disorderly conduct, assault and a child support warrant.

32 year old Lola Rambler was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal damage.

A deputy responded to an animal cruelty report at a residence on Dominion. The animal was removed from the property and a report was taken.

Two people were arrested after a domestic disturbance Saturday at Apache Trail Mobile Home Park. 26 year old Bryan Ellis of Chino Valley was charged with assault/domestic violence and disorderly conduct. 22 year old Echo Thon of Paulden was charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

38 year old Diana Morrow was arrested Saturday on warrants for criminal trespass, disoredrly conduct, driving with a suspended license, failure to comply on a notice to obtain a rabies license and a dog at large, and a compulsory school attendence violation.

33 year old Robert Hartman was arrested on warrants for child support and failure to comply on a charge of obstruction of justice

Deputies are investigating a theft report taken at a residence on Butterfly Lane; a theft of guns from a residence on Palm Lane; and criminal damage to a vehicle in the Little Acres area.

Miami Police arrested 38 year old Jody Robitson for driving with a cancelled license.

Last night Globe Police arrested 27 year old Jeremy Yazzie for public consumption at the Globe Theater.

Three people were arrested Saturday afternoon for shoplifting at a business on E. Highway 60. 20 year old Macy Alonzo, 25 year old Gilbert Rivera and 31 year old Erica Robles were booked into the Gila County Jail.

41 year old Clint Pettigrew was arrested early Saturday morning for domestic violence/criminal damage after a disturbance on Ninth Street.

There was an injury accident late Friday afternoon on Highway 60 but everyone involved refused medical treatment. 21 year old Dennis Gooday was charged with driving with a suspended license. 19 year old Manessa Williams was arrested on a warrant for assault, liquor to a minor by a licensee, and false reporting to law enforcement.

Friday afternoon an officer took a report of a stolen vehicle at a residence on N. Devereaux. During the investigation it was determined that the vehicle was involved in a burglary. The vehicle was recovered a short time later on Santee Street. The case is pending further investigation.

Officers are investigating a domestic violence report taken at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center; criminal damage at a residence on Yucca Drive; a burglary at a residence on Maurel; a burglary at a residence on Kline Street; a burglary at a residence on Sutherland; and a burglary to a vehicle on Ash Street.
Hayden Police arersted 31 year old Wilfredo Lopez of Globe on a child support wararnt.