Friday, September 16, 2011

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 31 year old Erica Robles on warrants for aggravated assault/domestic violence and child abuse, forgery and theft, and disorderly conduct-fighting.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year old Gabryel Moreno on a warrant for sexual conduct with a minor, molestation and sexual abuse.

Gila County Narcotics Task Force arrested 31 year old Joseph Vance for driving with a suspended license.

Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance on Copper Street. An attempt to locate was issued for Francisco Martinez.


Angela Tewksbury of Globe passed away Sunday at Carmona Care Home in Phoenix. She was 85. She is survived by 4 children; her brother; her sister; and 4 grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Angela Tewksbury will be held Saturday, October 1 at Divine Grace Presbyterian Church.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Miami Fiesta on Saturday at Bullion Plaza

The annual Miami Fiesta begins with an Opening Ceremony Saturday at 9:am. This is followed by a Horse Show at 9:30, a performance by Lynn’s School of Dancing, music performances, pinata breaks at noon, and the famous chihuahua races at 3:30. There will also be a food court and vendor booths.

The event will be on the green in front of the Bullion Plaza Museum.

'Around Miami' Author to be at Miami Fiesta

Author Santos Vega will be at the Miami Fiesta from 10:am until 4:pm Saturday for a book signing. Dr. Vega is the author of the new book Around Miami which presents a pictorial history of the Miami area.

Vega is a Miami native and graduate of Miami High School. He is professor emeritus of the Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University.

Free Film at Globe Library

Globe Public Library will have a free showing of the family film “Marley and Me: The Puppy Years” Friday at 2:pm.

CVRMC Health Fair

The Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Health Fair starts at 9:am Saturday and continues until 1:pm.

The event includes free health screenings, children’s activities, contests, displays, raffles, give-a-ways, a Book Fair, Craft Fair, Car Show, and Salsa Contest.

Globe Active Adult Center Celebrates Mexican Independence Day

Globe Active Adult Center celebrates Mexican Independence Day on Friday. They’ll have Mexican music and authentic food starting at 10:30, plus green chili for lunch.

To reserve a meal call 425-9030.

GHS Tailgate Party

Globe Site Council and Booster Club are having another Tailgate Party on Friday from 3:30 until 5:30. They’ll have frybread, hot dogs and drinks.

Proceeds go to support Globe High School Athletic Programs.

'GrandRally' for Kids Cared for by Grandparents

A “GrandRally” is being held today (Thursday) in Washington, DC to call for better policies to support the 2.5 million grandparents who are raising their children’s kids.

The National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights says that as of 2010, nearly 8 million children nationwide were living with relatives. This includes 147,000 children in Arizona.

Public News Service reports that about 10 times as many children are being cared for by grandparents as are in foster care. The group is urging that programs like Social Security be strengthened, and benefits be extended to reach more children in care of “grand-families.”

Arizona Ranks Near Top for Teen Suicides

Teen suicide rates in Arizona are among the highest in the nation.

Arizona Teen Life Line says that 26,000 teens in Arizona attempt suicide each year. Arizona ranks tenth in the nation for teen suicides. reports that Arizona has consistently been in the top ten since 1985.

Supervisors to Discuss Redistricting Plans

At the next Gila County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Supervisors will discuss proposed alternative plans for redistricting the Board of Supervisors Districts and the Community College Districts. The meeting starts at 10:am on Tuesday (September 20).

Mapping alternatives are available for public review at the Gila County website at

The Board will adopt a final plan at their meeting on Monday, October 3.

These meetings are open to the public and will be held in the Supervisors Hearing Room at the Gila County Courthouse.

If you have any questions, call the Gila County Department of Elections at 402-8709.

Habitat Planning House Number 8

Globe-Miami Habitat For Humanity House number 8 is now in the planning stage and building is expected to start in Miami in late October. This non-profit local group is always looking for families to build a home for, and volunteers and donations to help. For more information call (928) 425-6464.

Baked Potato Dinner

First Christian Church invites the community to a Baked Potato Dinner on Friday (September 16) from 5 to 7:pm.

The meal includes a baked potato, salad bar and dessert bar. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children. Entertainment will be provided by Velvet Hammer Gospel Sound.

First Christian church is at 401 South Broad Street.

Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation

Globe Active Adult Center will have a presentation this morning (Thursday) about Medicare Open Enrollment. It starts at 11:30.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident early yesterday afternoon on Ash Street near Taco Bell. A juvenile was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident.

No injuries were reported in an accident at a residence on Bailey.

Globe Police arrested 19 year old Joshua Gutierrez for criminal damage in connection with an incident that occurred on August 21.

Officers are investigating a theft that happened at North Broad Street and Evans.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office served warrants to 46 year old inmate Bennie Mason for contempt of court for trespassing and a liquor violation.

Deputies are investigating a theft at a residence on Railroad Avenue.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Arizona Among Nation's Poorest States

US Census figures show that Arizona is among the poorest states in the nation.

Mississippi has the highest share of poor people with 22.7%. It is followed by Louisiana, the District of Columbia, Georgia, New Mexico and Arizona. reports that Arizona has 1.2 million people living in poverty. 1 in 5 Arizonans are poor and 1 in 4 Arizona children go hungry.

The least impoverished state in the nation is New Hampshire.

Kids Sleep Less Due to Electronic Media

A new report shows that today’s children don’t get enough sleep because of overstimulation by electronic media.

Report author Kevin Coyle says that a generation ago children spent hours outdoors playing and interacting with others. Public News Service reports that today the average Arizona child or teenager spends 7 to 8 hours a day on a computer or cell phone, playing video games or watching television.

Coyle says that children between 8 and 18 lose an average of 10 to 14 hours of sleep a week because they are overstimulated by electronic use. He says parents can help restore some balance by making sure children get outdoor exercise. Natural light helps promote sleep. Coyle also suggests that kids “unplug” from computers, cell phones and TV’s at least an hour before bedtime.

The report is online at

Police Log

46 year old Bennie Mason was arrested for interfering with judicial proceedings and child support warrants.

29 year old Dominic Ontiveros was arrested for DUI and reckless driving.

Globe Police arrested 43 year old Maria Dodson on a child support warrant.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating criminal damage at a residence on Upper Glendale and a report of a dog shot with a pellet gun at Pueblo Heights Mobile Home Park.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lawsuit Filed to Block Arizona Private Prison Plans

The American Friends Service Committee Tucson office has filed a lawsuit to block state plans for 5,000 new prison beds.

The group says the state should not be allowed to spend any more taxpayer’s money until the Department of Corrections can prove that the prisons are safe, that the corporations are doing the job they’re being paid to do, and that the state can hold the corporations accountable.

The Arizona Republic reports that the suit accuses the Arizona Department of Corrections of failing to follow two state statutes. State law requires that any private prison contract must either save money or provide better service for the same cost as state-run prisons. The suit also says that the Corrections Department has failed to carry out biannual studies required by law to compare the performance of private and state prisons.

A ruling on the temporary restraining order is expected sometime this week.

Miami Hardscrable Series Returns Wednesday Night

The Miami Hardscrabble series of historic presentations continues Wednesday night at the Miami Library. Tomorrow’s program features Donna Anderson talking about “Infamous Characters of Early Globe-Miami.” This is an opportunity to learn about some of the early residents of this area who made a name for themselves, but not necessarily a good one.

Everyone is invited. There is no admission charge and light refreshments will be served following the presentation. The program starts at 6:30.

Globe Active Adult Center Site Council

The Globe Active Adult Center Site Council meets Wednesday at 12:45pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and help develop ideas for activities and services.

CVRMC Auxiliary Book Fair

The Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is sponsoring a Book Fair in conjunction with the Health Fair this Saturday (September 17) from 9:am until 1:pm. It features more than 250 titles in many different categories.

There will be something for everyone at the Health Fair including health screenings, children’s activities, a craft fair, car show, and vendors with information to help you become healthier.

All these events will take place on the Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center campus.

Volunteers Needed for Salt River Clean-Up

The Mesa Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest is hosting the 32nd Annual Salt River Cleanup on Saturday, September 24 from 8:am until 2:pm.

The Lower Salt River Recreation Area is one of the busiest recreation spots on Tonto National Forest hosting thousands of visitors every summer weekend. Unfortunately, many of these visitors leave their trash behind. On National Public Lands Day volunteers will help bring this stretch of water back to its natural beauty.

Trash bags and parking for volunteers are free for the day’s events. Lunch and beverages will also be provided.

Register online or from 8 to 9:am Saturday, September 24 at the Pebble Beach Recreation Site.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested a 14 year old juvenile yesterday at the Hill Street Safeway for shoplifting and possession of marijuana.

Officers are investigating a shoplifting last night at a business on Highway 60.


Gregorio Ybarra of Miami passed away last week at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. He was 84.
Rosary for Gregorio Ybarra is Wednesday at 9:30am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Mass is at 10:00.

Sheila M. Richer of Globe passed away Sunday at Banner Baywood Medical Center. She was 74.
Rosary for Sheila Richter will be Thursday at 9:30am at Miles Funeral Services Miami. The funeral is at 10:00.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Community Centennial Band Forming

The Community Centennial Band is being formed to play some concerts during the Arizona Centennial year. The first practice session will be Thursday, September 29 from 7 to 9:pm in the Globe High School Band Room.

This is a volunteer band led by co-directors from Globe and Miami High Schools. Practice sessions will alternate between the Globe and Miami Band Rooms.

To sign up, contact either of the co-directors, Nolan Frost at 793-4620 or Richie Franco at 200-1603. Players must have performance experience.

The Community Centennial Band is open to players of any age from all over the Globe-Miami area. It is sponsored by the City of Globe and the Miami Genesis Group. Concerts will be presented in both communities.

Phone Service for Hard of Hearing and Others

Globe Active Adult Center has a presentation tomorrow (Tuesday) about a phone service to help people who have difficulty hearimg on the telephone. It’s a free, state-funded program. Learn about it starting at 10:30am.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

The Gila County Board of Supervisors has a Work Session Tuesday at 10:am. They will discuss the County Supervisors Association compilation of legislative issues and proposals to be adopted at the CSA Legislative Summit in October.

Reconstruction of San Carlos River Bridge Begins Today

The Arizona Department of Transportation begins reconstruction today of the San Carlos River Bridge on US 70 near Peridot and San Carlos. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be directed through one open lane across the bridge at milepost 271, about 21 miles east of Globe.

Today through Wednesday crews will close the westbound lane from 6:am to 6:pm to work on a sewer bypass.

Beginning Thursday and continuing through next summer, the eastbound lane will be closed for demolition and reconstruction of the south half of the bridge. Crews will work daily from sunrise to sunset. A temporary traffic signal will direct eastbound and westbound traffic through one open lane 24 hours a day.

Once the south side of the bridge has been reconstructed, crews will begin working on the north side of the bridge and the westbound lane will be closed.

Motorists should expect delays of up to 10 minutes during peak traffic times.

Lane Restrictions on US 60

Pavement improvement work on US 60 will require lane restrictions this week along an 11-mile stretch between Superior and Top of the World. Crews will apply a chip seal surface to the highway from 6:pm until 6:am today through Friday. Motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

Since lane restrictions also continue on US 60 near Gold Canyon, drivers from Globe-Miami should allow extra time for travel to and from the Phoenix area.

Globe Council Meets Today

Globe City Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:00. They’ll consider awarding a $37,000 bid to Rodriguez Construction, Inc. for remodeling the Rogue’s Gallery.

Sanitary District Boards Meet Today

Tri-City Regional Sanitary District Boards of Directors meet today (Monday) at 5:15 at the Cobre Valley Country Club. The public is invited to attend.

Police Log

A car hit a cow last night in Kellner Canyon. The driver was not injured but the car had to be towed. The cow did not survive.

Saturday night a pickup truck ran into the Arizona Republic building on West Ash Street. A power pole was also knocked down on top of the car. 38 year old Carlos Contreras was arrested for DUI and criminal damage.

Nobody was hurt in an accident Friday night at Ash and Broad Streets involving a car and a bus. One driver was cited for failure to stop at a red light. 59 year old Angel Martinez was arrested for driving with a revoked license.

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies and medical personnel responded to a residence on Remington Drive early Sunday morning for a report of a person in distress, possibly unconscious. When deputies arrived they determined that this was a domestic incident and the victim was fine. But 39 year old Angel Rosalez was charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct and false reporting

Last night deputies responded to a fight on Locomotive Drive. 18 year old Karen Arguero was charged with domestic assault. 19 year old Toni Gonzales was cited and released for assault.

31 year old Joseph Vance was cited and released for driving with a suspended license.

20 year old James Tower was cited and released yesterday for driving with a suspended license.

Deputies are investigating a criminal damage report taken at a residence on Saguaro Drive and criminal damage at a residence on El Camino.

Globe Police arrested 33 year old Joe Cruz for DUI.

Officers are investigating a complaint of domestic/harassment at a residence in Copper Country Mobile Home Park and criminal damage at a business on Broad Street.

Miami Police arrested 22 year old Seth Busby on a failure to appear warrant on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.


Longtime Globe resident Angie Ruiz Tewksbury passed away Sunday evening at Carmona Care Home in Phoenix. She was 85.
Arrangements for Angie Tewksbury are pending with Lamont Mortuary.