Friday, August 26, 2011

Survey Available Soon on Elder Issues

The Elder Quality of Life Healthcare Committee is looking for feedback on local issues that affect the older population in our community.

A 10 question survey will be available at several events in September. The first part of the survey is about the possibility of an adult day care center. The other questions will address other important issues.

More information will be released soon on how to participate in this survey.

The Elder Quality of Life Committee meets every other Wednesday at noon at Joe’s Broad Street Grill.

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:00. The agenda includes ratification of an application for a grant for the Globe Passenger Train Study.

There will be a Public Hearing on a Council redistricting plan.

Gas Prices Drop Slightly

Arizona gas prices dropped slightly this week. AAA Arizona says drivers are paying an average of $3.34 a gallon. That’s a decrease of 1.3 cents from last week. The nationwide average is a little more than $3.58.

Here in Globe-Miami, prices are around $3.33.

Globe Library Closed August 31

Globe Public Library presents another free movie today (Friday). “Mars Needs Moms” starts at 2:pm.

Globe Library will be closed on Wednesday, August 31 so that the staff can attend a workshop. The library will reopen Thursday at 9:am.

Police Log

Globe Police booked 22 year old inmate Patrick Taraba for organized retail theft in connection with a report taken in October of 2010.

23 year old Kyle Hamlet was arrested for disorderly conduct after a disturbance last night at a businsss on Highway 60.

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

34 year old Raynell Pizano was arrested on warrants for child support and shoplifting.

Officers are investigating a theft at a husiness on Highway 60.

Fiesta Committee Meets Sunday

The Town of Miami Fiesta Subcommittee will have a public meeting on Sunday at 4:pm in the Miami Town Council Chambers.


Joel Michael Wheat of Globe passed away Wednesday at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. He was 74.
The funeral for Joel Wheat will be tomorrow (Saturday) at 2:pm at Lamont Mortuary.

What Will Arizona Do Next?

AZ Capitol Times 8-25-11:
Attorney General Tom Horne filed a federal lawsuit aimed at overturning a provision in the Voting Rights Act requiring Arizona and several other states to get all election changes approved by the U.S. Department of Justice before they can be implemented.

US Department of Justice:
Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement regarding a lawsuit filed today by the State of Arizona challenging the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965:

“The Voting Rights Act plays a vital role in our society by ensuring that every American has the right to vote and to have that vote counted. The Department of Justice will vigorously defend the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act in this case, as it has done successfully in the past. The provisions challenged in this case, including the preclearance requirement, were reauthorized by Congress in 2006 with overwhelming and bipartisan support. The Justice Department will continue to enforce the Voting Rights Act, including each of the provisions challenged today.”

(via Three Sonorans)

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pinal Mountain Fires Allowed to Burn

Tonto National Forest officials say the current monsoon humidity makes fast spreading of wildfires less likely. Therefore, they are able to allow lightning-caused fires to play their natural role in forest ecosystems.

You can expect to see light to moderate smoke throughout the day, with very little smoke impact to the Globe-Miami area.

Globe Ranger District is currently monitoring two lightning caused wildfires in the Pinal Mountain range.

For more information call the Globe Ranger District at 402-6200.

Tortilla Fire on Tonto National Forest

The Tortilla Fire in the Superstition Wilderness, east of Apache Junction and south of Highway 88, has burned 1700 acres.

Tonto National Forest officials say the fire is being monitored and managed for resource benefits to meet wilderness management objectives. Smoke may be visible in surrounding areas.

Forest Road 213 is currently closed, at the Tortilla Trail Head.

Two Charged in Wallow Fire

Two Arizona men are facing federal charges for causing the Wallow Fire. The fire burned more than 530,000 acres in Arizona and part of western New Mexico. 26 year old Caleb Malboeuf of Benson and 24 year old David Malboeuf of Tucson will make an initial appearance in federal court in Flagstaff on September 19.

The Wallow Fire destroyed 32 residential structures, four commercial structures and 36 outbuildings. It cost more than $79 million to fight.

An investigation indicates that the fire started when an unattended and unextinguished campfire in the Bear Wallow area spread in high winds after the two cousins left to go on a hike.

Both men were charged with five counts related to causing the fire. A conviction for each of the offenses carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison, a $5,000 fine or both.

Round Mountain Park Still Closed

Round Mountain Hiking Park will stay closed a few more days due to safety concerns. The City of Globe says the park is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, August 31.

Miami Meetings Cancelled

Both the Town of Miami Municipal Property Corporation and Wastewater Advisory Board meetings scheduled for today (Thursday) have been cancelled.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday morning on Hackney Avenue. One person was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

Miami Police arrested 45 year old Frank Araujo for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

25 year old Theresa Wood was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Gila County Task Force arrested 45 year old William Curtis for possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Two people were arrested yesterday in connection with a theft report taken on Monday at Freeport McMoRan. 44 year old Christopher Brice was charged with possession of stolen property and trafficking in stolen property. 50 year old Michael Forland was also charged with possession of stolen property.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23 year old Steven Vallejos on a warrant for probation violation on a charge of possession of marijuana for sale.

Deputies are investigating a report of a bad check taken at Action Pawn.

Globe Police arrested 23 year old Mario Sanchez for shoplifting at a business in Claypool.

An officer took a report of a man who had been shot in the face by a BB gun. The case is pending further investigation.

Officers are investigating a theft report taken at a business on Ash Street.


Reed Halverson passed away Wednesday at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. He was 79.
Funeral arangements are pending with Lamont Mortuary.

Joel Wheat passed away Wednesday evening at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. He was 74.
Arrangements are pending with Lamont Mortuary.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Copper Basin Coalition Meeting

The monthly Copper Basin Coalition meeting is tomorrow (Thursday) from 12 to 1:pm at Calvary Shadows Assembly of God church. Everyone who is concerned about drug use in our community, underage drinking, teen pregnancy and domestic violence due to substance abuse is invited to attend.

Gila General Hospital Reunion

The old Gila General Hospital Reunion is Saturday from 5 to 7:pm at the Senior Center Park on Broad Street.

Everyone who was associated with Gila General Hospital is invited, along with their families. Bring a dish. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Bring your own non-alcoholic drinks.

Business Workshops

Copper Corridor Business Success Center has three upcoming workshops. The first is on Tuesday, August 30, with strategies for running an effective meeting.

A workshop on effective Project Management is scheduled for Thursday, September 1. And a workshop on Value Added Mapping will take place on September 6.

The workshops are from 11:30 until 1:pm at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Comnmerce. RSVP by calling 812-3056.

Police Log

Someone backed into a gas main yesterday afternoon at a business on Ash Street. Globe Police contacted Southwest Gas and the area was cleared without incident.

Globe Police arrested 42 year old Rodney Griego for domestic violence/assault, criminal damage and disorderly conduct after a disturbance at a residence on Mesquite.

25 year old Christopher Mercer was arrested for shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

24 year old Sarah Miller was arrested on a contempt of court warrant for disorderly conduct-fighting.

Officers arrested 23 year old Sterling Hunter on a failure to appear warrant for criminal damage and criminal trespass.

37 year old Mario Guerrero was arrested on a failure to comply warrant for driving 21-25 miles per hour over the speed limit.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft from a storage unit at Freeport McMoRan and a theft at an address on Mapleleaf.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Supervisors Work Session Today

Gila County Board of Supervisors has a Work Session today (Tuesday) at 10:am. There will be a presentation and discussion about the redistricting of Gila County supervisorial and college districts and alternative redistricting maps.

The Supervisors will also review and discusss 4 new proposed County wide policies.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 30 year old Calvert Rope for shoplifting at a business on Hill Street.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 30 year old Samantha Kovak on failure to appear warrants for burglary and forgery.

Deputies are investigating a theft of prescription drugs at a residence on Golden Way.


Oweita Young of Central Heights passed away last week. She was 86.
The funeral for Oweita Young will be Saturday at 10:am at First Baptist Church of Lower Miami.
A potluck will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Arizona's Mentally Ill Suffering From Budget Cuts

After state lawmakers made budget cuts last year, 13,000 seriously mentally ill Arizonans lost most of their health benefits. Now a report from the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers shows that the cuts actually increased costs for taxpayers.

Council president Emily Jenkins says that without regular case management and medication, people with serious mental illnesses are showing up in emergency rooms, hospitals and jails.

Jenkins gave Public News Service an example of one woman who had been stable for years but who became highly unstable when she lost access to her public health provider last year. Taxpayers have spent more than $100,000 from her repeated hospitalizations and involvement with the police. Jenkins says before the budget cuts, the average cost for treating a mentally ill person was $7,000 a year.

Click here for the report.

Globe Adult Softball League

The City of Globe announces the start of the Fall Co-ed Adult Softball League. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Trujillo Softball Field at the Globe Community Center. The league will run for 7 weeks beginning September 13.

The fee is $300 a team. Registration will be accepted until Friday, September 9 at 3:pm. For more information call Globe City Hall at 425-7146 ext 20.

Police Log

Yesterday afternoon medical personnel responded to an accidental shooting at a residence on Grandview. A man accidentally shot himself in the thigh. He was airlifted to a Valley hospital.

Medical personnel also responded to an accidental medication overdose at Alcott and Golden Hill.

Deputies are investigating a theft from a storage facility in Claypool and criminal damage to a mailbox in the area of Calle de Loma.

About 2:00 Sunday morning a Globe Police officer contacted a vehicle that was stuck on the railrod tracks at Murphy Street. 29 year old Eric Madrid of New Mexico was arrested for DUI. While he was being booked at the Globe Police Department, a woman came in to report that her truck had been stolen. That was the truck that Madrid had been driving. Madrid was also booked on a charge of auto theft.

36 year old Kimberly Harrell was arrested Saturday night after a domestic dispute at Globe Mobile Home Park.

21 year old Lacey Gonzales was arrested Saturday on a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct.

26 year old Herbert Edwards was arrested for false reporting to a law enforcement officer.

27 yearold Feather Nosie was arrested Friday for shoplifting at Beall’s Outlet.

Officers are investigating a domestic violence report; a report of threats; a report of elder abuse; and a report of credit card fraud.