Friday, August 19, 2011

Round Mountain Park Closed Next Week

The City of Globe announces that Round Mountain Hiking Park will be closed next week from Monday (August 22) through Wednesday (August 25). The City will be doing safety remediation work near the established trail system.. No public access will be allowed for any reason.

The park is tentatively scheduled to reopen Thursday morning unless otherwise posted at the park entrance.

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. The meeting includes a presentation about the state redistricting process and a Public Hearing about Globe City Council redistricting.

Tri-City Sanitary District Boards Meet Monady

The Tri-City Regional Sanitary District Boards of Directors meet Monday at 5:15 at the Cobre Valley Country Club.

The public is invited to attend.

Free GCC Classes at Globe Active Adult Center

Gila Community College classes at Globe Active Adult Center begin on Monday. Classes include Quilting, Beginning Strength and Flexibility, Ceramics I, Ceramics II and Crafts.

Classes at Globe Active Adult Center are free. Sign up at the Gila Pueblo campus.

Supervisors Redistricting Work Session

The Gila County Board of Supervisors will have a Redistricting Work Session on Tuesday at 10:am. The Board will discuss mapping alternatives from the Redistricting Advisory Committee and other public input.

The public is encouraged to attend the upcoming Redistricting meetings and to make comments. You can also make comments at the Gila County Website at You may also send a letter to the Gila County Elections Department or contact a member of the Board of Supervisors.

Police Log

Gila County Task Force arrested 68 year old Frank Toscano yesterday for possession of a dangerous drug and drug paraphernalia.

45 year old Manuel Flores was arrested on warrants for probation violation for possession of drug paraphernalia and child support.

54 year old Michael Lopez was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39 year old Kenneth Brown on a failure to comply warrant for driving with a suspended license.

22 year old Vincent Doss was arrested on a failure to comply warrant for DUI.

Globe Police arrested 63 year old John Dale for DUI.


Felipe Garcia of Globe passed away Monday at Banner Gardens Hospice in Mesa. He was 67. He is survived by his son Felipe; 2 daughters; 2 brothers; his sister; and 13 grandchildren.
Rosary for Felipe Garcia will be next Saturday (August 27) at 9:30am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Mass is at 10:00.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bring Old Arizona Photos to Gila County Historical Museum on Saturday

If you have some great old pictures that you think other people might enjoy, bring them to the Gila County Historical Museum in Globe on Saturday.

A representative of the Arizona Historical Society Museum will be there to scan your photos and take information about them. Your pictures may be included in the 4th annual Arizona Historical Photographs Fair at Papago Park in Tempe on October 15.

Globe Active Adult Center Has Eye Care Information

August is Eye Care Month. Globe Active Adult Center will have information about macular degeneration and glaucoma today (Friday) starting at 11:am.

EyeCare America will provide medical eye care at no out-of-pocket cost for seniors 65 or older.

Free Movie Friday at Globe Library

Friday’s free movie at the Globe Public Library is Soul Surfer. It starts at 2:pm.

Art Show

An art show Friday at Madera Peak Vista Apartments will feature drawings, paintings and crafts by Gila Community College art instructor Larry Brown and other artists. It’s from 11:am until 2:pm in the Apartments’ Clubhouse.

The goal of the art show is to encourage senior citizens to go back to college and challenge themselves.

Arizona Shows Improvement in Kids' Well Being

The latest Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that Arizona has moved up two spots in the state rankings. But the state is still in the bottom half in 9 of the study’s 10 indicators of children’s well-being.

Public News Service reports that one of Arizona's worst indicators is children in families who are hit by foreclosure, twice the national rate. Arizona also did poorly in terms of children living in poverty.

Children's Action Alliance president Dana Naimark says Arizona’s ratings are likely to get worse next year. She says the data just released is really from 2007 through 2009, which was before the major impacts of the recession and the recent budget cuts.

Construction to Begin at Canyon Intersection

Construction will begin on Monday (August 22) at the intersection of Six Shooter Canyon and Ice House Canyon. There may be slight traffic delays.

Benefit Art Auction Tonight

A benefit art auction will be held tonight (Thursday) for the Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education. They are raising scholarship funds for deserving students at Gila Cmmunity College’s Gila Pueblo and San Carlos Campuses.

The dinner starts at 5:30 at Dream Manor Inn. Tickets are $25 a person. Call 812-1010.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday mornng at the intersection of Ice House Canyon Road and Six Shooter Canyon.

There were no injuries in a hit and run accident yesterday afternoon at a busines on Highway 60.

Two people were arrested at a traffic stop late last night. 43 year old Teresa Redondo was charged with hindering prosecution. 19 year old Shaydee Perez was arrested on a warrant for trafficking in stolen property.

Globe Police received a call about an intoxicated man at Judy’s Cookhouse. 34 year old Shawn Tohannie was arrested for theft.

Officers were dispatched to Globe Mobile Home Park where two girls were fighting. The two juveniles were referred to juvenile probation for disorderly conduct and assault and released to their parents. 30 year old Dacquari Clark was also arrested for disorderly conduct.

22 year old Teresa Payton was arrested yesterday for shoplifting at Dave’s Fast Stop.

Officers are investigating a theft at a residence on Palo Verde Lane.

Gila County Task Force arrested 37 year old James Chavez for possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Gila County Task Force cited and released 22 year old Tawni Stewart for driving with a suspended license.

Miami Police arrested 37 year old Sandy Brewer for disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rep. Gosar in Globe-Miami Thursday

First District Representative Paul Gosar will be at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce tomorrow (Thursday) from 3 until 4:30pm. The Congressman will have a few remarks and then will take questions.

This is an opportunity to visit with Rep. Gosar and discuss issues and concerns within the district and nationally. The event is open to the public.

Horne and FBI Warn of Car Sales Scam

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has joined with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center to issue a warning about a car sales scam. In this scam, criminals list cars for sale online at very low prices. When a buyer shows interest, the supposed seller says the price is low because he needs cash immediately to pay for medical expenses or for some other urgent need.

The buyer is then told that the transaction will be handled by a legtimate online auction site, such as eBay. But the scammers actually create a fake look-alike site and send invoices that appear legitimate. They instruct the buyer to wire payment through a wire service or a bank transfer. The buyer is then left with no vehicle and loses all of the money to the scam artist.

For more information about this scam click here or here.

Huge Anode Reaches Its Destination

The truck and trailer rig that was carrying a 285 ton anode used for mining arrived at its destination at the Miami Freeport McMoRan mine yesterday (Tuesday) morning.

The rig with the oversized load began its slow journey in Salt Lake City and entered Arizona on August 9.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in the area of Broad Street and Ash. One driver was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

Gila County Constables Office arrested 48 year old Victor Salazar on a failure to comply warrant for DUI.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old Teresa Armendariz after a disturbance at a residence on Calle De Loma. She was charged with assault, domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

Deputies are investigating an assault report taken at the Community Services building and a report of criminal damage at the Juvenile Detention Facility.

Globe Police are investigating a burglary at a business on Highway 60 and criminal damage at a business on Ash Street.

Kellner Fire Allowed to Burn

The Kellner Fire on the north slope of the Pinal Mountains has burned 2.5 acres. The fire was started by lightning on Friday night.

The fire is being managed to allow it to continue its natural ecological role within the Pinal Mountain ecosystem. Fire specialists will continue to monitor the fire throughout its progression.


Former Globe resident Melanie Wright Greene passed away Sunday in Phoenix. She was 32.
Visitation for Melanie Greene will be Friday at 11:am at Trinity Baptist Church. The funeral is at 12:00.

Virgie Dawahoya of San Carlos passed away Friday at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. She was 65. She is survived by her daughter Debbie; her sons Joey and Frank; and 4 grandchildren.
The wake for Virgie Dawahoya will be Saturday at 9:am at San Carlos Miracle Church. The funeral is at 11:00.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Arizona Among Worst States for Family Food Hardship

A new report from the Food Research and Action Center says that Arizona is among the lowest ranking states when it comes to families’ ability to put food on the table.

Public News Service reports that Arizona tied with Louisiana for seventh worst. 29% of Arizona families with children say they ran out of money to buy food at least once in the past year.

Arizona Communty Action Association program manager Katie Kahle says the number of Arizonans receiving SNAP benefits—formerly known as food stamps—is still rising, now at 1.1 million people.

Click here for the report.

Globe School Board Meets Wednesday

Globe School Board meets Wednesday at 6:pm in the High Desert Middle School auditorium.

Two Globe Abandoned Mines to be Closed

Abandoned Mine Safety, Inc. announces that two abandoned mines at Round Mountain Park in Globe will be permanently closed on August 24. The mines will be closed using a combination of blasting and backfilling.

Abandoned Mine Safety is a non-profit organization dedicated to the closing and securing of abandoned mines in Arizona. They also provide abandoned mine safety education programs.

Students at Copper Rim Elementary School will receive the abandoned mine safety education on September 7.

Arizona Receives $12 Million for Emergency Preparedness

Governor Jan Brewer has announced that a multimillion dollar federal grant will help ensure the safety of Arizona citizens in the event of a public health emergency.

A Prevention Health Emergency Preparedness Grant of nearly $12 million has been issued through the Centers for Disease Control. The funding will flow through the Arizona Department of Health Services. 83% will be passed to local governments and tribes for training and supplies.

Brewer says Arizona is already well prepared for a public health emergenecy but this funding will add an additional layer of protection to ensure a rapid response.

US 60 Construction Hours Extended

The construction hours on US 60 announced earlier have been extended. Crews will now work 2:am to 6:pm Monday through Friday rather than 5:30am to 3:30pm as originally announced.

The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin paving early tomorrow (Wednesday) morning east of Kings Ranch Road between mileposts 204 and 210. Both eastbound and westbound lanes will close intermittently during work hours. One lane in both directions will be open at all times.

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22 year old William Stanley on a failure to appear warrant for shoplifting, false reporting to law enforcement and criminal damage.

Deputies are investigating a theft at a residence on 4th Avenue in Country Club Manor.

Globe Police took a report of an incorrigible/runaway juvenile at a residence on Banker Avenue. The juvenile was entered into the National Criminal Information Center.

Last night officers responded to a burglar alarm at Liberty High School. They discovered that entry had been made into the building. The case is pending further investigation.

Officers are investigating a theft; a burglary in the area of Deveraux; a non-injury hit and run accident; and a theft from a business on Cedar.


Lyle Mark Aneas passed away Friday in Escondido, California. He was 22. He is survived by his mother Bonnie; his brother; 2 sisters; his partner John Hicks; and his grandparents.
Visitation for Lyle Aneas will be Saturday at 11:30am at Lamont Mortuary. This will be followed by a graveside service at 1:pm at Globe Cemetery.
The family requests that contributions be sent to Lyle Aneas Fundraiser at Bank of America (account number 457022512954).

Monday, August 15, 2011

Some Schools Try 'Move On When Ready'

Fourteen Arizona schools are offerring a new program that will allow some students to graduate two years sooner.

Last year the Arizona Legislature approved the “Move On When Ready” initiative. After two years, students can take examinations to prove that they’ve mastered core subjects.

The Arizona Republic reports that students who pass the internationally recognized board exams can graduate as sophomores and move on to community college.

Supporters say that the program will give students who might otherwise drop out an incentive to stay in school and graduate early.

(More information:

Small Fire Burning in Pinal Mountains

A fire started by lightning yesterday in the Pinal Mountains has burned three tenths of an acre. Tonto National Forest officials are calling it the “Kellner Fire.” They are keeping an eye on it and are currently letting it burn excessive underbrush.

Veterans Benefits Counselors in Globe Tomorrow

Veterans Benefits Counselors will be at the DES office in Central Heights tomorrow (Tuesday) from 10:am until 1:pm

To make an apointment call the Chandler office at 480-558-2052 or 1-800-252-8387 for assistance.

Paving on US 60 to Require Lane Closures

Arizona Department of Transportation will be paving US 60 this week. This will require intermittent lane closures for both eastbound and westbound traffic. The first segment of paving is scheduled to begin on Wednesday. It will be east of Kings Ranch Road between mileposts 204 and 210. Crews will work Monday through Friday from 5:30am to 3:30pm.

Sanitary District Directors Meet Today

Tri City Regional Sanitary District Board of Directors meets today (Monday) at 5:15 at the Cobre Valley Country Club.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 21 year old Nathan Harper on a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct/fighting.

40 year old George Snelling was arrested on a failure to comply warrant for domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

On Saturday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 year old Freeman Kartchner of Eager at a residence in Six Shooter Canyon for domestic violence/criminal damage and disorderly conduct.

23 year old Johnny Guerrero was arrested on a failure to comply warrant for assault/domestic violence.

On Friday two people were arrested in the Gila County Courthouse parking lot. 46 year old Julie Gates was charged with domestic violence/assault and possession of marijuana. 47 year old Clifford Martin was arrested for domestic violence/assault and disorderly conduct.

37 year old Traci Wright was arrested for possesion of marijuana, possession of meth, and a child support warrant.

22 year old inmate Joseph Martinez was served a failure to comply warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Deputies are investigating an assault that occurred in the area of Hammond and Old Oak; criminal damage at a residence on Gold Canyon; and a fraud report taken on Mill Drive.

On Friday Mesa Police arrested 21 year old Matthew Miller of Globe for assault, disorderly conduct and false reporting to law enforcement.

Globe Police arrested 34 year old Troy Goodman on Friday for phone harassment.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence on Bancroft.


William W. McGaughey passed away Thursday at Heritage Health Care Center. He was 84.
A Memorial Service for “Bill” McGaughey will be held Thursday at 10:am at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church.