Friday, September 23, 2011

Miami Council Meets Monday

Miami Town Council meets Monday at 6:30pm. They’ll consider directing the Town Attorney and Staff to prepare an amendment to the Town Code to allow the Town to impose a reinspection fee for reinspections required to determine compliance with blight and property maintenance provisions. The fee would be $100 for each reinspection.

The Council will consider a Resolution urging the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commision to adopt a proposed redistricting map that would keep rural Arizona together.

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. The Council will consider a Resolution urging the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission to keep rural Arizona together by adopting certain proposed district maps.

There’s a Public Hearing on a request for a liquor license for Zen’s CafĂ©.

The Council will proclaim October to be National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the City of Globe,

Arizona Food Insecurity Rising

The United States Department of Agriculture says that more than 15% of Arizona households do not have consistent, dependable access to enough food for active, healthy living. That’s a 5% increase from the last report.

Public News Service says that Arizona food banks are seeing a lot of families who have lost their jobs and exhausted their savings as the recession continues.

Fortunately, donations to the state’s food banks are holding up well, in spite of the record demand for emergency food boxes.

More than 1600 Arizona households were polled for the annual USDA survey.

Tanner Fire Visible From Globe

Pleasant Valley Ranger District fire specialists are managing the lightning-caused Tanner wildfire. The fire began August 20 near the peak of Armer Mountain. It has burned about 800 acres.

Fire activity may be visible to vistors and residents in the Tonto Basin, Globe and Young areas and also when looking south from State Route 260.

Due to current weather conditions, including monsoon humidity, the lightning-caused fire can be allowed to play its natural role in the ecosystem. Assistant Fire Management Officer Johnny Whatley says managing fires now can help prevent catastrophic wildfires in the future when weather conditions are much less favorable.


Visitation for Matthew Uhl will be Monday (September 26) from 5 to 8:pm at Lakeshore Mortuary in Mesa. The funeral is Tuesday at 10:am at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Mesa.
A reception will be held at St. Timothy’s Church following Internment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Gila County Fair Salsa and Beef Winners

J.C. Castaneda was the First Place winner for Salsa and Tammy Dover took First Place for Hot Sauce yesterday at the Gila County Fair. Second and 3rd place winners for salsa were Pat Rocha and Mike Tarango. Hot sauce 2nd and 3rd place winners were Diane Shipman and Tamara Perry.

First Place All Other Cuts went to D.C. Cattle Company. Second Place went to Canyon Starte Wireless. Western Reprographics was the Third Place winner.

First Place Business Ground Beef went to Cecil Trucking. Second Place went to the Gila County Attorney’s Office.

The First Place Individual All Other Cuts winner was the Shipman Family.

The top score winner of the Traveling Trophy is D.C. Cattle Company.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident late yesterday morning on North Broad Street.

Globe Police arrested 44 year old Theresa Redondo on a failure to appear warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers are investigating a theft at a business on Ash Street and shoplifting at Dave’s Fast Stop.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of theft at a residence on Basham.


Ramsey S. Early of Peridot passed away Tuesday at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa. He was 78. He is survived by his daughter; 2 brothers; his sister; and his granddaughter.
The wake for Ramsey Early is Sunday at 4:pm at his residence in Peridot. The funeral is Monday at 1:pm at World Evangelism Revival Center.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

US 60 Gonzales Pass Project Receives Award


The environmental advocacy group Valley Forward has given the “President’s Award” to the Arizona Department of Transportation for the US 60 Gonzales Pass project.

The 10-mile scenic stretch of highway is the gateway from the Phoenix metro area to the communities of Superior, Globe, Miami, and the Tonto National Forest.

The $40 million project opened in October 2008, eight months ahead of schedule. The project between Florence Junction and Superior improved the safety and capacity of the two lane roadway by widening it to a four lane divided highway.

The project was also recognized as one of the top ten roads in America by Roads and Bridges Magazine in 2009.


Gila County Fair This Weekend

The Gila County Fair continues this weekend through Sunday. The fair opens to the public today (Thursday) at noon and Friday at 9:am with a Cattle Show. The Carnival opens at noon on Friday and the Rodeo Dance follows Bull Riding and the Go-Kart Races at 7:pm.

The Fair opens again Saturday at 9:am and Sunday at 10:am. The Ranch Rodeo is from 9:30 until 3 on Saturday.

The Gila County Fair closes Sunday at 4:pm following the Livestock Auction that begins at 1:00.

ADOT Accepting Grant Applications

The Arizona Department of Transportaion is accepting applications for the latest cycle of federal grants for Safe Routes to School programs in schools and communities around Arizona.

Safe Routes to School is a federally funded program that encourages elementary and middle school students to walk or bike to school, to encourage healthy habits and lower the risk of childhood obesity and diabetes.

Grants up to $400,000 are available for improvements such as sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, signage and striping. Grants up to $45,000 can go to programs and activities like providing bike helmets and safety education.

Grant applications are available at They must be submitted by December 30. Schools, school districts, tribal communities, cities, counties and non-profit organizartions are eligible.

After School Scholarships for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

After school program scholarships are available for children of grandparaents or older adults who are raising a child. If you are 55 or older you may be eligible for scholarships for tuition to after school programs, weekend programs or sports programs.

This may include funds for materials and supplies or for travel and other expenses. The deadline is September 30.

For more information contact Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens at 1-800-293-9393.

There will be a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference on Friday, September 30 at the Hiliday Inn in Casa Grande. This conference is for grandoparents or older adult relatives 55 years of age or older who are raising children 1 to18.

To register or for more information call toll free 1-888-723-7321.

Upcoming Activities at Globe Active Adult Center

Tomorrow (Friday) is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Globe Active Adult Center will have a special presentation about how to make yourself and your surroundings safer. Call the Globe Active Adult Center for more information.

The Center offers pro bono legal assistance for seniors tomorrow and every Friday at 10:am on a first come, first served basis.

Today and every Thursday from 9 to 1, Bess Bennett is at the Center to answer Medicare and Social Security questions.

A Flu Clinic will be at the Center on Monday (September 26) at 10:am.

On Wednesday, September 28, Bess Bennett will provide “Women’s Health Tips” at 11:30am on National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. They’ll have pedometers to give away to the first people who arrive.

Police Log

Six people were treated by Globe and Tri-City medical personnel at the scene of a two vehicle accident yesterday evening at Pinal Creek and Escudillo. Two people were flown to Valley hospitals and 2 were taken to a local hospital. Both vehicles were damaged and had to be towed.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Saturday is 'Fee Free Day' on Tonto National Forest

Tonto National Forest recreational specialists have annouced that they are joining with other agencies included in the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act in hosting a “fee free” event this Saturday on National Public Lands Day.

Day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites operated by the forest.

Police Log

Globe Fire Department put out a structure fire yesterday just before noon at a residence on High Street.

Last night Globe Police responded to a report of a truck hanging off the side of a hill on Chaparral Loop. 30 year old Michal Stotts of Show Low was arrested for extreme DUI.

Officers responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle on Pasquale Street. 42 year old Ignacio Renteria was arrested for an outstanding warrant and for driving with a suspended license.

26 year old Steven Earven was arrested on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Gila County Sherif’s Deputy was dispatched to the Central Heights area for a report of dogs attacking a juvenile. The juvenile was taken to the hospital and Animal Control was contacted.

Yesterday morning a vehicle was reported stolen from a residence on Copper Street. Later in the day there was a single vehicle accident on Ice House Canyon Road. No one was around when the deputy arrived. The vehicle turned out to be the truck that was stolen from the residence on Copper Street.

Deputies are investigating a report of animal cruelty taken at the Spring Creek Store and and a theft report taken at a residence on Randall Road.


James Cummings of Globe passed away August 29 in Mesa. He was 74. He is survived by his wife Eleanor; 3 sons; 3 daughters; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Jim Cummings will be held Saturday (September 24) at 11:am at the Globe Elks Lodge.
A luncheon will follow the eceremony.

Mary L. Salas passed away last week at her home in Globe. She was 79. She is survived by her 3 daughters and her son.
Rosary for “Jessie” Salas will be Saturday, October 1 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacramant Church. A Memorial Mass is at 10:00.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Visit Parks Free on National Public Lands Day


Saturday is National Public Lands Day. Visitors to the Grand Canyon and other national parks will get in free on that day.

National Public Lands Day began in 1994 as a way to encourage outdoor activity. In addition to recreational opportunities, volunteers across the country will help conserve and restore the natural resources on public lands.

Click here for a list of projects going on this Saturday in Arizona.


Humane Society at Gila County Fair

The High Desert Humane Society will be showing adoptable cats, kittens, dogs and puppies at the Gila County Fair. They will also have prizes, T-shirts, and drawings all day long.

Carnival Wrist Bands Available

Wrist bands for carnival rides at the Gila County Fair are available for $20 from now until Thursday at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Learn About Resources for Visually Impaired

The Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library will be at the Globe Active Adult Center today (Tuesday) at 11:30am. This is an opportunity to learn about the books, newspapers and magazines available to the visually impaired. Sun Sounds provides audio access to Arizona residents by radio, telephone and the Internet. These two resources are available to any visually impaired person.

County Recorder 'Open Office' Today

The Gila County Recorder’s Office is having an “Open Office” today (Tuesday) from 10:am until noon.

The public is invited to visit and learn about e-recordings.

Supervisors Meet Today

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets today (Tuesday) at 10:am. Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores will present the Officer of the Quarter award to Gila County Sheriff’s Detective Jamie Garrett.

The Supervisors will proclaim October “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.”

The Supervisors will also discuss proposed alternative plans for redistricting the Supervisor and Community College Districts.


Former Globe resident James Malott passed away September 9 in Santa Barbara, California. He was 94.
A Celebration of Life for “Bud” Malott will be held Saturday (September 24) at noon at the Globe Elks Lodge.

Monday, September 19, 2011

AZ Centennial Stamp Unveiled


The US Postal Service has unveiled a first class stamp commemorating next year’s Arizona centennial.

The Arizona Republic reports that native Arizona artist Ed Mell designed the stamp which features Cathedral Rock in Sedona.

The new stamp will be available across the country on February 14.

A 10- by 15-foot replica was displayed outside the Prescott Courthouse on Friday afternoon.


Fall Brings Fall Prevention Day

The first day of fall this week also brings the observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

Public News Service reports that falls have now replaced car crashes, shootings and stabbings as the top cause of traumatic injury, especially for those over 65.
More than 700 Arizonans died from falls last year, and more than 115,000 people went to emergency rooms.

Strategies to prevent falls include modifying your home to make it safer, keeping physically active and managing medications.

Tips on ways to make your home safer and more information is available on the Arizona Fall Prevention Coalition website at

PMFHE Oktoberfest October 8

Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education will host their fourth annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 8 at Veteran’s Memorial Park in front of the Globe Municipal Building. Festivities will begin at 11:am and continue until 8:pm.

Refreshments will include German bratwurst, hot dogs, sodas, and a beer garden. There will be entertainment throughout the day.

All of the proceeds will go to provide scholarships for students attending Gila Community College at the Gila Pueblo or San Carlos campuses.

Globe Council Meeting Cancelled

The Globe City Council meeting scheduled for tonight (Monday) has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on September 26.

Police Log

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office followed up on a case from last week and arrested 42 year old Pablo Salas for domestic violence/assault and aggravated assault on a minor.

On Friday night a deputy attempted to stop the driver of a dirt bike on Roberts Drive. The pursuit ended north of Bixby Road when the driver lost control of the motorcycle. Tri City medical personnel responded. The driver was later booked into the Gila County Jail for multiple warrants, evading a police officer in pursuit, resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license, aggravated driving, no insurance and no registration.

25 year old inmate Rafael Villela was served a warrant on a charge of criminal trespass.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a gate at the Cemex Plant on Hoopes Road.

Last night a Globe Police officer took a report of shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway. A couple of hours later officers contacted two men who were walking on South Broad Street. 30 year old Kenneth Irving was arrested for public consumption. 29 year old Lyndon Thompson of Phoenix was charged with shoplifting.

Saturday night officers arrested 25 year old Edwin Patterson in connection with criminal damage to a vehicle at a business on Highway 60.

Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25 year old Lawrence Dillon of San Carlos on a failure to comply warrant for shoplifting.