Friday, October 21, 2011

Edgar Cruz Community Concert on Monday

The first Community Concert of the season will feature guitarist Edgar Cruz. The performance begins Monday at 7:pm in the Miami High School Auditorium. Cruz's music ranges from classical to jazz to pop. His YouTube performance of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been viewed nearly 14 million times.

For more information phone 425-6466.

Miami Council Considers Redflex Traffic Cameras at Monday's Meeting

Miami Town Council meets Monday at 6:30pm. There will be a Public Hearing on the possible approval of Redflex traffic cameras in Miami.

The Council will go into Executive Session for performance evaluations of Town Manager Jerry Barnes and Town Clerk Richard Canizales.

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. They’ll consider Intergovernmental Agreements with the State of Arizona relating to bridge inspections and the restoration of the historic train depot.

Traffic Change on South High Street Beginning November 1

The City of Globe announces an upcoming traffic change to the 400 block of South High Street in Globe. This is the street in front of Globe High School and the Globe Schools District Office.

The 400 block of South High Street will become a one way street beginning Monday, November 1. Traffic will flow from Ash Street north to Maple Street. This change is being made to prepare for the pedestrian crosswalk signal that will be installed later this year at the Ash and High Street intersection.

There will be concentrated police patrols in this area to enforce the change and to ensure a smooth transition.

Several Globe Downtown Streets Closed Next Week

The City of Globe Street Department is closing several downtown streets next week during the repainting of crosswalks. The streets will be closed between 6:30 and 11:am Monday through Thursday.

Landfill Fees for Appliances Waived Tomorrow

The Russelll Gulch Landfill is coordinating an old appliance “fee free” day tomorrow (Saturday) from 8:am to 3:pm. The landfill fee for the weight of all appliances and the freon from the refrigerators and freezers will be waived tomorrow.

This includes refrigerators, freezers, washers, dish washers, dryers, portable trash compactors and water heaters. Other metal items will also be accepted.

Police Log

Mesa Police arrested 27 year old Daniel Kubacki of Globe yesterday on warrants for child support and failure to appear on charges of possesion of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A Gila County Sheriff’s deputy took a report of contraband in the Gila County Jail.

Globe Police are investigating criminal damage at a residemce on Bancroft.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Globe Moose Lodge Rummage Sale

The Globe Moose Lodge Rummage Sale takes place Saturday from 8:am until 1:pm at the Lodge on Highway 60 in Claypool. Proceeds will be used to prepare for the annual benefit Christmas party.

Walk and Wag Against Abuse

The Gila County Domestic Violence Safe Home and the High Desert Humane Society have joined together to raise funds for the fight against abuse in Globe-Miami. The 1st Annual Walk and Wag Against Abuse takes place Saturday in downtown Globe.

The event will help show the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Cruelty to animals is often an indicator and predictor of family and community violence. And an alarming number of women report that threats to their animal companions prevent them from leaving abusive relationships. Funds raised from this event will be used to help families and animals that are in abusive situations.

Registration begins at 2:30pm Saturday at the historic train depot. The Walk and Wag starts at 3:00. The fee is $10. Family and friends are encouraged to sponsor you and your pet for the walk.

Other activities include a K9 demonstration, a 50/50 drawing and refreshments.

Haunted House Saturday Night

The Globe Library will have a Halloween Haunted House Saturday at 6:pm. The cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Medicare Open Enrollment Info Friday at Globe Active Adult Center

A Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens representative will be at Globe Active Adult Center on Friday at 10:am to help with Medicare Open Enrollment. You’ll be able to compare what different programs offer and find out which plan is best for you.

Globe Community Center Closed Saturday 6:am to 2:pm

The Globe Community Center will be closed to the public on Saturday from 6:am until 2:pm for a Focus Cycle-Cross Race. The event is open to the public and spectators are welcome.

Access to Hagen Road will be restricted from Oil Circle Road. People needing access to these areas will need to use Ice House Canyon Road as an alternate.

For more information about this event log onto

Make Christmas Assistance Appointments November 1-4

The Salvation Army will begin setting appointments for Christmas assistance on Tuesday, November 1. Appointments may be made by calling 425-4011 from November 1-4. Only 250 applications will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

The Salvation Army is also looking for families, church groups, service clubs and businesses to sign up for the Adopt-a-Family Program. If you’re interested, call 425-4011.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 27 year old Paul Botkin for driving with a suspended license.

Officers are investigating a burglary from a vehicle at Cobre Valley Plaza.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft at the Shamrock Bar.


Irene Cora Speer of Globe passed away Tuesday at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix. She was 86. She is survived by her husband “Ted” Speer; 2 sons; 2 brothers; her sister; and 6 grandchildren.
Visitation for Irene Speer is Saturday at 10:am at Central Christian Church. The funeral is at 11:00.

Edward William Hinderberger, Jr. passed away Tuesday. He was 78. He is survived by his wife Theresa; 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
Rosary for Edward Hinderberger will be Saturday at 9:30am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Copper Community Hospice in Globe or the Alzheimer’s Association in Phoenix.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Miami Veterans Day Activities

The Town of Miami is having a Veterans Day parade, ceremony, cookout and concert on Friday, November 11.

The parade will begin around 10:15am, followed by a ceremony at 11:00. Hot dogs, chips, water and soda will be served at the cookout. There is no charge but donations are welcome. The band Jaded will play for two hours following the ceremony.

Everyone who wants to participate may be in the parade. The only requirement is that the entry must display an American flag. There is no entry fee but you must fill out an entry form and submit it by Wednesday, November 9. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries.

The Town is making a Miami Veterans Wall. Miami residents and former residents are invited to bring pictures of family members who served in the military. Bring them to Miami Town Hall by Tuesday, November 8.

Veterans who would like to set up a display of military items may do so at no cost.

If you would like to donate food or money for the ceremony, there is a donation jar at Miami Town Hall. One will also be at Miami Memorial Park on Veterans Day.

Congressman Gosar in Globe Tonight

Congressman Paul Gosar will be in Globe tonight (Wednesday) with an open discussion at Globe City Hall. It starts at 7:pm.

Tax Volunteers Needed in Gila County

The IRS is looking for community volunteers to provide free tax help to residents in Globe-Miami and Hayden-Winkleman.

Tax volunteers need no prior experience. Materials and tax instructions are provided at no cost.

Training begins in mid-December. For information call 402-8693.

VA Helps Vets Facing Homelessness

The Veterans Administration now has a toll free hotline to help vets who are facing homelessness. Callers receive help with with issues related to health care, houssing, employment and education. All calls are confidential. Call 877-4AID-VET.

San Carlos Apache Women's Conference

The San Carlso Apache Women’s Conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, November 8 and 9 at the Apache Gold Convention Center. It features workshops, speakers, and the Woman of the Year. There will also be a banquet, and a talent show and campdress contest with cash prizes.

Registration for the conference is due by October 30.

Police Log

A driver was taken to the hospital after Miami Police noticed he was traveling very slowly but in an erratic manner. The driver was forced out of his vehicle when he wouldn’t respond to officers’ instructions. The officers then realized he was having a medical problem and called paramedics.

Last night Globe Police contacted 33 year old Carlos Laborin in connection with an investigation involving the theft of a wallet. Laborin was arrested for public consumption and littering. Before officers could take him to the jail, Laborin kicked out the window in the patrol car. He was also charged with criminal damage as well as false reporting because he did not give his correct name. Once officers determined his real name they discovered he also had an outstanding warrant.

Three juveniles were referred to juvenile probation for criminal damage to a vehicle at a residence on Blazer.

Officers are investigating criminal damage at a residence on Hackney.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft at the Gila County Roads Department.


David F. Burke, Jr. of Globe passed away October 15. He was 74. He is survived by his wife Denise; his daughter; his son; 2 sisters; 2 brothers; and 5 grandchildren.
Services for “Stoney” Burke are private.
Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Elk’s Charities and the American Cancer Society.

Caroline Cody of San Carlos passed away October 12. She was 73. She is servived by her husband William; 2 sons; 4 daughters; 3 step-sons; her brother; her sister; and 23 grandchildren.
The wake for Caroline Cody will be Saturday at 4:pm at the Cody residence. The funeral is Sunday at 1:pm at Burdette Hall.

Longtime Globe resident Ed Hinderberger passed away Tuesday morning. He was 78.
Services at Holy Angels Catholic Church will be announced.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Globe Moose Lodge Rummage Sale

The Globe Moose Lodge Rummage Sale is Saturday from 8:am until 1:pm at the Lodge on Highway 60 in Claypool. They are accepting donations of items to be sold at the event to raise money for their annual benefit Christmas party.

You can drop off clothing, books, plants, baked goods or other miscellaneous items after contacting Tony Licano at 701-5044.

Globe Income Survey

Globe residents will be receiving an income survey in the mail from the Central Arizona Association of Governments. The results of the survey will provide the tools needed for Globe to obtain Community Development Block Grant Funds.

The survey is confidential and the Central Arizona Association of Governments will not release personal information to anyone else.

The survey includes a self addressed stamped envelope that must be returned by October 28.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday morning at Ash and Hill Streets. One driver was cited for failure to yield.

No injuries were reported in an accident yesterday afternoon at the Globe Wellness Center.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 48 year old Kenneth Gameros on contempt of court warrants for assault, disorderly conduct-fighting, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal trespass.

Globe Police are investigating a burglary at a residence on Devereaux.


Alfred Sandoval Escobedo of Globe passed away last week. He was 83.
Visitation for “Scobie” Escobedo will be Thursday from 5 to 7:pm at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Rosary is at 7:00. Mass is Friday at 10:am.

Memorial services for Dietrich Denton begin Saturday at 1:30pm at Judy’s Cookhouse and then proceed to the shrine at Mountain Breeze cemetery.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Arizona Minimum Wage Increases in January

Arizonans who earn minimum wage will get a 30 cent raise beginning January 1.

Last week the Arizona Industrial Commission approved an hourly minimum wage of $7.65 in 2012. The decision is based on a 3.8% increase in the federal Consumer Price Index.

A 2006 Arizona law established a state minimum wage separate from the federal wage. It also provided for an annual cost of living increase.

ADOT Working to Prevent Wrong-Way Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission says that 23 people died in wrong-way Arizona crashes in 2009, the latest year with available data. These were accidents in which a driver entered a road against traffic or drove on the wrong side of the road.
The Arizona Republic reports that the state Transportation Department is testing new technologies and road markers to combat the problem.

Most of the time the driver realizes the error quickly and disappears before patrol officers arrive, but when accidents occur they tend to be more severe.

The NHTSA says that drunk drivers are at fault in three fourths of all wrong way crashes. The agency also says that wrong way drivers have more traffic violations, felony convictions and other accidents than the average motorist.

Next First Friday Program on November 4

Donna Anderson will be the guest speaker at the next First Friday program. It starts at 6:30pm on November 4 at the Miami Library. She will have a presentation about “Arizona Eastern Railway History.” The program is free and light refreshmenmts will be served.

Globe Blood Drive on November 17

The next Community Blood Drive is on Thursday, November 17, from 9:am until 5:pm, at the Freeport McMoRan building in the Cobre Valley Shopping Center.

To make a donation appointment call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) or visit

AZ Cyclocross Event

Arizona Cyclocross is partnering with the City of Globe for an event this Saturday (October 22) at the Globe Community center. You can pre-register for $25 per event or $60 for the three race series

For competing categories, ages, to register, or for more information, visit

Disability Awareness Presentation

October is Disability Awareness Month. Gila County Community Services presents a program on Disability Awareness and Assistive Technology on Wednesday at Walmart. You can choose one of two presentations, 9 to Noon and 1 to 4:pm.

The training includes a presentation on disability awareness and assistive technology demonstrations.

For more information or to make a reservation call 402-8664.

Police Log

Canyon Fire Department and Tri City Fire Department put out a brush fire Friday night on Miami Road.

Globe Police arrested 27 year old Mitchell Early of Glendale for disorderly conduct on Sunday morning after threatening a patient at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.

24 year old Mason Dillon was arrested for assault late Saturday night at a business on East Ash.

25 year old Lawrence Dillon was arrested Saturday morning for shoplifting at Safeway.

32 year old Francisco Curiel was arrested on a child support warrant.

Officers are investigating an assault that occurred Saturday near Connie’s Store; a report of possible child abuse taken at a residence on Sunset; criminal damage to a vehicle at the Hill Street Safeway; criminal damage at a business on Hill Street; trespassing at an address on Jones Street; a theft at a residence on Hackney Hill; a burglary at a residence on Radanovich Blvd; and shoplifting at the Family Dollar store.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating criminal damage to a business in Claypool and a theft at Miami High School.