Friday, August 5, 2011

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday night at 6:00. They’ll consider raising the property tax and authorizing a grant application to the US Justice Department for bullet proof vests for the Globe Police Department.


Larry LaVerne Copeland, Sr. of Queen Creek passed away Tuesday. He was 61. He is survived by 7 children, including Danielle Gardner of Globe and Larry Copeland, Jr. of Roosevelt.
A Memorial Service for Larry Copeland, Sr. will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 4:pm at Lamont Mortuary.

Lane Restrictions Continue on US 60

Intermittent lane closures on US 60 will continue through next week. Crews will be doing electrical work on traffic signals at Kings Ranch Road, Mountainbrook Drive and Superstition Mountain Drive. Work will be from 5:30am until 3:30pm next week, Monday through Thursday.

Paving on US 60 is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 15.

Arizona Still Has Lowest Gas Prices

Gasoline prices in Arizona are pretty much the same as they were last week. And for the fourth week in a row, Arizona’s gas prices are the lowest in the country.

AAA Arizona says the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular is $3.385, an increase of a tenth of one percent. The nationwide average is a little over $3.70, a decrease of less than a cent from last week.

Globe-Miami prices are around $3.44.

Correction to Globe PD Press Release

Globe Police Department has issued a correction to this morning’s press release. 32 year old Tony Cruz, Jr. was incorrectly listed as as arrested for burglary. Actually it was 51 year old Tony Cruz, Sr. who was arrested.

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year old David Taylor for threats and intimidation, failure to stop for a police officer, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to control a vehicle to avoid a collision, and criminal damage.

22 year old Kyle Hamlet was arrested yesterday for domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

19 year old Maria Robles was arrested for domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

A deputy took a report of an assault to a juvenile at the Gila County detention center.

Globe Police arrested 23 year old Christy Sign for shoplifting at a business on Highway 60.

51 year old Tony Cruz was arrested for burglary. (Correction)

Officers are investigating criminal damage at a business on N. Broad Street; criminal damage at a business on S. Broad Street; theft of services at a business on East Ash; and theft from a vehicle at a residence on Kofa Pass.

Pima County Sheriff’s Office arrested 30 year old David Taylor of Globe on a child support warrant.


Ellen Marie Lyman passed away Monday at her home in Claypool. She was 61.
A graveside service for Ellen Lyman will be held Tuesday at 10:30am at Globe Cemetery.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cargill Recalls 36M Pounds of Turkey

The Cargill meat company is recalling 36 million pounds of turkey as a result of the salmonella outbreak reported this week. The US Agriculture Department and Cargill announced Wednesday evening that the company is recalling fresh and frozen ground turkey products produced at the Springdale, Ark. Plant between February 20 and August 2. reports that all of the packages recalled include the code “Est P-963.” But the packages were labeled under many different brands, including Honeysuckle White, Safeway and Kroger.

Cargill officials say all ground turkey production has been suspended at the Springdale plant until the exact source of the contamination is determined.

One death and 76 illnesses have been connected to the salmonella outbreak, including two illnesses in Arizona.

Free Movies

You can see a couple of free movies Friday afternoon in Globe.

Globe Active Adult Center presents “My Fellow Americans” starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner starting at 12:30.

Globe Public Library is showing the movie “Beastly.” It starts at 2:pm.

Head Start Registration Going On Now

Local Head Start programs are now enrolling children for classes that begin this month. The program is free for low income families, and for children with special needs regardless of family income. Foster chidlren qualify, and children from families receiving SSI Disability or TANF also qualify. The programs also provide nutritious meals and snacks.

To enroll, families need to bring the child’s immunization record, birth certificate and proof of income to any Head Start Center.

Head Start programs are located in Globe, Miami, Payson, Superior and Winkelman.

For more information call 425-9610 in Globe or 473-3640 in Miami.

Copper Valley Academy of Music Registering Students

Copper Valley Academy of Music, in association with the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, is now registering students for fall music classes. The fall semester begins the week of August 15.

The Academy is located in the Old Courthouse building in downtown Globe. There is a variety of classes and private instruction for all ages and musical abilities. Private piano lessons are available as well as lessons for guitar and band instruments.
Private voice lessons and group choral classes are also available.

For information call the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts at 425-0884.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident about 3:30 yesterday afternoon on US 60. One driver was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

Yesterday morning a Gila County Sheriff’s deputy took a report of a theft at a residenece on Hackney Hill. 57 year old Russell Powell was contacted and arrested for burglary.

47 year old William Laborine was arrested yesterday on a child support warrant.

Deputies are investigating a burglary report taken at a residence on Braley.

Globe Police arrested 19 year old Jesse Miller at a traffic stop for driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia. Miller also had an outstanding warrant from Nye County in Nevada.

Officers are investigating a report of counterfeit currency taken at a business on East Ash; criminal damage at a business on S. Broad Street; criminal damage at a business on Santee; a theft that occurred on East Ash; a report of fraudulent schemes taken at Walmart; and a report of harassing phone calls taken at an address on Picacho Drive.

Miami Genesis Committee Meets Tonight

The Town of Miami Genesis Committee meets tonight (Thursday) at 6:00 at the Miami Senior Center.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Las Lomas Open House

Las Lomas Elementary School’s Open House is on Thursday. Parents of children in Kindergarten can meet with teachers at 5:30pm. Meetings with teachers of children in first grade begin at 6:15, and at 7:00 for second graders.

Classes at Las Lomas begin on Monday, August 8 at 7:55am.

'Blue Dog Democrats'

Here is a link to an interesting column in the Tucson Citizen (which is now a blog with a variety of "citizen journalists.") It is about "progressive" vs. "Blue Dog" Democrats, but includes some interesting information about the proposed Resolution Copper Mine and Arizona's Congressional District 1:

Blue Dogs: The Democrats TEA Party?

New White House Council Will Focus on Rural Areas

President Obama has established a White House Rural Council to examine issues outside America’s big cities. While the majority of Arizonans live in metropolitan areas, there are a half million people living in rural Arizona.

Public News Service says the council will look for ways to maximize the impact of federal investments, and promote both economic prosperity and quality of life for rural residents.

The new White House Rural Council will be made up of two dozen cabinet leasders, including some from the departments of Labor, Commerce and Transportation.

The executive order is online at

Friday Deadline for Teacher of the Year Nominations

This Friday (August 5) is the deadline for submitting nominations for Arizona Teacher of the Year.

Nominees should have gained the admiration and respect of students, parents and colleagues, and be active in their community. Teachers may nominate themselves or be nominated by a student, co-worker, principal, school or district committee, friend or family member.

The Arizona Teacher of the Year will be announced in November and will receive $20,000, a laptop computer, meet the President of the United States, and receive a full scholarship to earn a masters or doctorate degree in education at Argosy University. The winner will also compete for the honor of National Teacher of the Year.

Nomination forms are available at

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday at Highway 60 and Evens Street. One driver was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

No injuries were reported in an accident at Highway 60 and Main Street.

Globe Police arrested 27 year old Jeremy Yazzie for assault after a fight yesterday morning at Broad and Sycamore.

Officers are investigating criminal damage at a business on N. Broad Street and a burglary from a vehicle at a residence on Kitt Peak.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 51 year old Tony Cruz on a warrant for aggravated assault, misconduct involving weapons, criminal damage and cruelty to animals.

31 year old Angelina Thompson was charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence after a disturbance on Old Oak.

18 year old inmate Michael Jimenez was served a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of theft.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a vehicle at Four Star Mobile Home Park and a report of threats taken in the Central Heights area.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

OTC Open House Wednesday

Gila Community College is hosting an open house at its Occupational Training Center on Wednesday 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.

GHS Freshman Orientation Wednesday 6:PM

Globe High School Freshman Orientation is Wednesday at 6:pm in the Globe High School Gym.

Classes begin Wednesday, August 10 at 7:10am.

Police Log

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 year old Katie Oddonetto for two failure to appear warrants on a charge of extreme DUI.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a mailbox on Winchester Road.

Globe Police are investigating criminal damage to a vehicle at a business on Broad Street; a burglary at a business on Highway 60; a harassment report taken at a business on Highway 60; a harassment report taken at a residence on Escudilla Drive; and a report of stolen property taken at Copper Country Mobile Home Park.

Toastmasters Club Forming in Globe-Miami

Everyone interested in forming a Toastmasters Club in Globe-Miami is invited to attend a meeting tonight (Tuesday) at 7:pm at the Miami Memorial Library.

Since 1924, more than 4 million people around the world have become confident speakers and leaders by participating in Toastmasters.

For more information email .

Salmonella in Ground Turkey Linked to 1 Death, 77 Illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta says that one person has died from salmonella found in ground turkey.

Earlier this week the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert after 77 illnesses were reported in 26 states from consumption of ground turkey products. reports that two cases have been reported in Arizona. The CDC is partnering with state health departments to keep track of the outbreak while looking for the source of the contamination.

The government has not yet issued a recall but is advising consumers to follow package cooking instructions and general food safety guidelines when handling and preparing any raw meat or poultry.


Margaret Dalmolin passed away Sunday at her home in Globe. She was 88. She is survived by 3 daughters, including Shirley Ellsworth and Virginia Rist of Globe; her son; 11 grandchildren and 17 geat grandchildren.
Visitation for “Marge” Dalmolin will be Saturday at 9:am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Barbara J. Brewer of Claypool passed away July 24 at Heritage Health Care Center. She was 75. She is survived by her sisters Joyce Medrano of Claypool and Christine Formanek of Globe.
A Memorial Service for Barbara Brewer will be held Saturday at 11:am at Miami Church of Christ.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Small Business Communication Skills Workshop

The Copper Corridor Business Success Center is hosting a Small Business Communication Skills Workshop Tuesday from 11:30am until 1:pm at the Chamber of Commerce.

To register call 812-3056.

'National Night Out' Event at Bullion Plaza

A “National Night Out” event will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8:pm at the Bullion Plaza.

You’ll learn about crime prevention with booths from the Miami Police Department, Miami Fire Department, Arizona Youth Partnership, Copper Basin Coalition, Gila County Health Department, First Things First, Victim Services and many more.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday at 10:am. The agenda includes a Public Hearing on an application for $120,000 in Community Devleopment Block Grant funds to be used for a housing rehabilitation project in Gila County.

CVRMC Health Fair September 17

The Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Annual Health Fair will be held Saturday, September 17 from 9:am until 1:pm. It will kick off with a 5K “Get Fit Run.”

Other activities include a Craft Fair, Car Show, Salsa Contest, Pie Baking Contest, free health screenings, children’s activities, contests, raffles and give-aways.

For information or to register for the Craft Fair call 402-1205. For information or to register for the Car Show call 402-1242. To participate in the Health Fair call 402-1230.

Benefit Art Auction August 18

Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education is hosting a Benefit Art Auction to raise scholarship funds for deserving students at Gila Community College Gila Pueblo and San Carlos campuses.

The dinner and auction is Thursday, August 18 at 5:30 at the Dream Manor Inn. Tickets are $25 a person. Call 812-1010.

Police Log

Sewer water backed up into the lower apartments at the Christina Apartments in Miami over the weekend. Miami Police and Fire Departments along with Miami Town employees assisted the complex manager with the problem. At least three tenants with their families had to be placed in hotels.

Tables, benches and walls at the Miami Park were vandalized over the weekend. Miami Police detained five juveniles. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected.

A car was stolen Saturday morning from a residence on Banker Ave. An Attempt to Locate was issued to surrounding agencies. The car was located by a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy traveling westbound on Highway 60 near Gold Canyon. The driver fled from the deputy but stopped at Idaho Road and fled on foot. The driver was located and arrested and now faces charges in both Pinal and Gila Counties.

Two people were arrested after a domestic disturbance Saturday morning in the area of Hunter Drive and Prospect. 21 year old Jose Dorame and 18 year old Rachel Green were arrested for domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

35 year old Richard Wheeler was arrested Saturday for fraudulent schemes.

19 year old Brittany Velasquez was arrested for shoplifting at a business on Highway 60.

Officers are investigating a domestic disorderly conduct complaint on Chaparral Loop; a hit and run accident at Walmart; a theft from a vehicle at a business on Highway 60; criminal damage to a business on West Highway 60; a theft of property from a residence on Glance Street; criminal damage to a vehicle at a residence on Skyline; and a car hitting mailboxes on Skyline Drive.

A pedestrian was hit by a car Saturday evening in Kellner Canyon. The pedestrian was treated on the scene for minor injuries.

A Gila County Sheriff’s deputy issued a criminal citation for animal cruelty Friday morning at a residence on Dominion.

Deputies are investigating a report of custodial interference at a residence on Pineway and vandalism to headstones at the Central Heights cemetery.

Valley Resident Comments on Globe Photo Radar

On Friday the following comment was posted to the March 30 blog entry Photo Enforcement in Globe Starts April 1:
I live in the valley and travel to Show Low several times a month by way of Globe/Miami. I usually stop in Globe/Miami to have breakfast and/or lunch depending on the time of day. Also trips to Roosevelt lake and the National Monument. Recently I received a photo ticket for allegedly driving 14 miles over the speed limit which is simply not true. I have been driving for more than 50 years and have never had a speeding ticket!

From now on I will simply avoid these two towns and use the route by way of Prescott. I have many friends that also use this route but made it a point to let them ALL know that Globe/Miami has become nothing but a speed trap for outsiders/tourist because the locals know where the cameras are and they are not the ones that will be paying these outrageous fines! All my friends agree and they will no longer take this route and will spread the word. I would have agreed to a $70 or $80 dollars fine to just make it go away, but $210.00 is nothing but highway robbery to say the least. BTW, if they think that they can extort this money from me, they will have to serve me, that is, if they can fine me. A letter in the mail will not due and I have filed it with my junk mail. Miami has become a ghost town and Globe is soon to follow.