Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Events Friday through Sunday in Downtown Globe

Copper Rim Elementary School and the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts present a carnival on Friday from 5 until 8:pm on Oak Street in Globe. There will be games, food and hay rides. This year is the 7th annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. You provide the pumpkin and they will brovide the tools and the tables.

Take a Haunted Historic Jail Tour between 7 and 11:pm Friday. The entry fee is $5 a person.

A Halloween Haunted “Prison of Terror” will be held at the Historic County Jail Friday at 5:pm, and again on Saturday and Monday. The cost is $5 and proceeds will support the Globe Main Street Program.

On Sunday the “All Hallows Eve Feast” begins around 6:pm at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. This family event includes food and a musical performance by the Copper Cites Community Players.

Independent Riders Toy Run

The 10th Annual Independent Riders Toy Run begins with registration on Saturday at 8:am at Bullion Plaza in Miami. The run starts at 9:30. The final stop is the Shamrock in Claypool.

Other activities include a Poker Run, raffles, auctions, and a 50/50 raffle. Bring a toy and an additional $10 donation and enjoy the dinner and dance.

VFW Halloween Party on Saturday

The Globe VFW Post hosts its annual Halloween party on Saturday at 5:pm. Costume prizes will be awarded for most original, scariest, funniest, and best couple.

Bring 5 items of non-perishable food or one toy valued at $5 or more and receive a Halloween specialty drink. Proceeds will be used to help needy people in Globe.

Spaghetti Dinner on Friday

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Globe VFW Post will host a spaghetti dinner on Friday from 5 to 7:pm. The meal includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert, tea and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

'Ghosts of Globe' Walking Tour on Saturday

The 13th Annual Ghosts of Globe Walking Tour begins at 6:30pm Saturday. Tours depart from the Historic 1906 Gila County Courthouse front steps every 15 minutes. The last tour leaves at 8:pm. A $5 donation to the Historic Jail Restoration Fund is requested.

The tour includes a building on the Haunted Registry and the recreated Old Historic Cemetery. An actual “Ghost Hunters” team will answer questions following the tour.

You are also invited to visit the Historic 1910 Sheriff’s Office and Jail which is also on the haunted regstry. It will be set up as the “Prison of Terror” Haunted House.

Transit Study Meeting Thursday Open to the Public

Local citizens are invited to participate in the Pinal Creek Trail Design Workshop tomorrow (Thursday) from 6 to 8:pm at Besh Ba Gowah.

ADOT and the City of Globe are working together on the Cobre Valley Transportation Study that will identify ways to improve vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian and transit mobility.

Police Log

Miami Police took a report of a large amount of stolen alluminum. Some citizens helped officers locate the vehicle involved. 26 year old John Falquez was arrested for theft. A second suspect will also be charged.

33 year old Albert Saenz was charged with disorderly conduct after a disturbance in a Miami bar.

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 26 year old Travis Brown for domestic violence/assault after a disturbance at a residencce on Yuma Trail.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of theft, fraudulent schemes and fraudulent use of a credit card taken at a business on Highway 60; and a burglary at a residence on Morrow.

Mesa Police arrested 31 year old Albert Coleman of Globe on child support warrant.

Globe Police arrested three people after a disturbance on Hagen Road. 29 year old Mickey Mitchell, 23 year old Cody Enfield and 18 year old Brianna Enfield were charged with criminal trespass. Cody Enfield was also arrested for an outstanding Gila County warrant.

32 year old Derrick Gonzales was arrested after a report of a fight at the Santee Circle K. Gonzales was charged with false reporting to law enforcement and arrested on a child support warrant.

Officers are investigating an assault that was reported at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center and a report of identity theft.


Hugh “Butch” Martin of Globe passed away Monday. He was 85.
A Memorial Service for “Butch” Martin will be held Saturday at 11:am at Miles Funeral Services Globe.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Poll Says EPA, Not Congress Should Determine Air Standards

A new poll shows that 75% of voters believe that the US Environmental Protection Agency should determine air pollution standards, not Congress.

Eighty-eight percent of Democrats, 85% of Independents and 58 % of Republicans oppose Congress stopping the EPA from setting new limits to control air pollution from coal plants.

The clean energy advocay group Fresh Energy says pollutants from Arizona’s coal-fired power plants are triggering more asthma attacks and hospital visits, and in some cases premature death for people with respiratory disease.

The group says that when the Clean Air Act was last updated 21 years ago, the US House voted for it 401 to 21. The Senate approved it 89 to 10.

More information on the poll can be found at

Globe Records Show Accidents Decreased in Photo Enforcement Areas

The Globe Police Department has compared accident reports for May through September of this year with the same months for the years 2005 through 2010. The results show that there has been a reduction in accidents in the areas where fixed photo enforcement is in place. The number of violations for both speed and red lights has also decreased.

Total photo enforcement revenue for June through September of this year is almost $235,000 with expenses of about $87,000.

(This information does not say, however, how much of that revenue goes to the Redflex company.)

San Carlos Veterans Parade on November 12

The 45th annual San Carlos Veterans Parade will be held at 10:am on Saturday, November 12 in downtown San Carlos.

Entry forms are available at the Tribal Office, San Carlos Public Library and Bylas Administration.

Blood Pressure Checks Today at Globe Active Adult center

If you’re concerned about your blood pressure, people from Heritage Healthcare will be at Globe Active Adult Center today (Tuesday) at 10:30 to check your blood pressure.

School Flu Clinics This Week

Gila County Health Department Flu Clinics will be at Charles Bejarano School today (Tuesday) at 9:am, tomorrow (Wednesday) at Los Lomas School, Thursday at Destiny School and Monday at Liberty High School.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 23 year old Brittany Bowan for false reporting to law enforcement.

Pinetop-Lakeside Police arrested 22 year old Kevin Kenton of Globe on a shoplifting warrant.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19 year old Nayeli Diaz on a contempt of court warrant for criminal damage.

33 year old inmate Robert Esquivel was arrested on a warant for possession of marijuana.

Globe Police arrested 37 year old Manuel Varela for driving with a suspended license and a child support warrant.

Officers are investigating a burglary at Holy Angels School and criminal damage at a residence on Mesquite Street.


J. LeRoy Sukosky passed away Saturday at his home in Globe. He was 68. He is survived by his wife Sharon; 3 sons; 2 daughters; his sister; and 7 grandchildren.
There will be a private memorial service for John’s family at a later date.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Phishing Scam Claims to Be From Netflix is warning consumers about an email phishing scam that tries to get information by asking you to send in credit card information.

The email claims to be from Netflix and says there is a problem with your credit card. A .zip file is attached to the email and the message asks you to download the file, then enter credit card information into the file.

Remember that no reputable business will ask for personal information in an email.

US 60 Construction Through Gold Canyon Winding Down

The Arizona Department of Transportation’s project to repave US 60 through Gold Canyon is now entering its final weeks.

Over the next three weeks crews will finish applying the second layer of pavement and striping between mileposts 199 and 211. One lane in each diection will be open through the work zone. When paving concludes, there will be intermittent single lane closures while guardrails are repaired or replaced, new traffic signs are installed, traffic signals are timed to current standards, and major clean up of the area takes place.

Crews will work Monday through Thursday from 7:am to 6:pm. Motorists should expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

Miami School Board Vacancy

Gila County School Superintendent Linda O’Dell is accepting applications for the Miami Unified School District Governing Board to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Ernest Miranda.

Potential board members must complete an application along with a letter of interest and three reference letters.

The application deadline is Noon on Monday, October 31. Interviews will be conducted on Thursday, November 3.

Application packets are available at the county schools office, or contact Julie Vasquez at 402-8783.

Police Log

There was a two vehicle injury accident last night on Highway 70 at Hunter Drive. No information is available.

Globe Police arrested 33 year old Veronica Williams for disorderly conduct at an address on Kline Street.

Two people were arrested after a fight at the Drift Inn. 23 year old Rodney Spotted Elk and 38 year old Jason Brown of Mesa were arrested for disorderly conduct.

50 year old Holly Gates was arrested Saturday on a shoplifting warrant.

Officers are investigating a burglary report taken at a residence on Cuprite Street.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a stolen vehicle from Highway 60.