Monday, November 7, 2011

More Research Shows Links Between Media Violence and Aggression

Studies are continuing to show that children exposed to television and video game violence tend to show aggressive behavior. reports that a recent study of more than 200 middle school students showed that even the use of profanity in media can cause them to become more physically aggressive. Brigham Young University researchers found that exposure to foul language had the same effect as exposure to physical violence.

The researchers suggest that open communication with children about this and anything else helps them become healthy and well-adjusted.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council is having a Special Meeting tonight. It starts at 6:30.

Lane Restrictions This Week on US 60 Near Superior

The Arizona Department of Transportation is making improvements to the Queen Creek bridge on US 60 just east of Superior. Lane restrictions will take place between 6:30am until 4:30pm today (Monday) through Thursday and until Midnight on Wednesday. Expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

Globe Parks and Recreation Committee Meets Tonight

The Globe Parks and Recreation Committee meets tonight (Monday) at 6:00. They’ll discuss possible wildlife and eco-tourism promotions and discuss fall recreation plans.

Police Log

Yeserday Globe Police arrested 23 year old Vanessa Bullis for child abuse.

Veronica Williams was arrested for disorderly conduct Saturday after an incident on Kline Street.

47 year old Edgar Naeter was arrested on Friday for criminal damage.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence on Kline Street; a burglary at a residence on Silver Street; criminal damage at a residence on Devereaux; criminal damage at a residence on 1st Avenuea; and a broken window at a business on South Broad Street.

A Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy cited and released 19 year old Jesse Miller for driving with a suspended license.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a domestic incident in the area of Scott Avenue and a theft of a bike in the area of Locomotive Drive.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Cenpatico Awards $14,010 to Two Globe Programs

Cenpatico of Arizona is awarding $14,010 to the City of Globe. A little more than $13,000 will be used for rent by the Latino Community Arts Program serving students in grades 4 through 12. An additional $850 will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Globe for a Girls Health and Life Skills program.

As part of its new contracts with the Arizona Health Services Department, Cenpatico committed to giving a percentage of its after-tax profits for community reinvestment. Cenpatico sought proposals from community organizations earlier this year.

Cenpatico is the Regional Behavioral Health Authority for Gila, Cochise, Graham, Greenleee, La Paz, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma counties.

Tri City Fire District Conducting Food Drive

The Tri City Fire District is conducting a food drive to help the Community Food Bank that was recently vandalized.

Bring non-perishable food items to the Tri City Fire station beginning Monday. They’re located on E. Broadway in Claypool.

Globe Candidate Packets Available November 14

City of Globe candidate packets will be available at Globe City Hall beginning Monday, November 14. Packets will be available until December 14. The Primary Election is on March 13, 2012.

For more information contact Globe City Clerk Gina Paul at 425-7146, ext. 21.

Pump Price Lull May Be Ending

AAA Arizona says that the lull in pump price movement may be coming to an end. Even though this week’s average is almost a cent less than last week, it has gained a little more than a penny since Monday. The Arizona statewide average for a gallon of unleaded regular is a little over $3.34. The national average is a little more than $3.43.

Here in Globe-Miami prices are around $3.38 a gallon.

Police Log

Yesterday morning Canyon Fire Department and Tri City Ambulance responded to a residence on Deer Farm Road in Dripping Springs. A truck ran through a fence. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Globe Police are investigating criminal damage at a residence on Jesse Hayes Road; shoplifting at Walmart; and a burglary at a residence on Prickly Pear.


Francisco Ramirez of Miami passed away Tuesday at Banner Baywood Medical Center. He was 64. He is survived by his wife Betty; his daughter Denise Lopez of Globe; his brother; and 5 grandchildren.
Visitation for Francisco Ramirez will be Thursday, November 10 at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

'Mining Rocks' Saturday at Bullion Plaza

"Mining Rocks 2011" will be held Saturday from 1 to 5:pm at the Bullion Plaza. There will be mining displays and equipment, exhibits, food and crafts booths, and entertainment.

'Our Ladies Fiesta' Sunday from 9 to 2

Our Lady’s Fiesta 2011 will be held Sunday from 9:am until 2:pm at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church.

There will be home made food, games for the kids, crafts and sweet booths, raffles and the Gift Basket Auction.

Everyone is invited.

'History of Arizona Eastern Railway' at First Friday Program

Donna Anderson will talk about the “History of Arizona Eastern Railway” at tomorrow’s First Friday program at the Miami Library. The program starts at 6:30pm. It covers the period from the late 1880’s until today.

There is no charge for the program and light refreshments will be served.

Latex Paint Recycle Day Saturday at Landfill

The Russell Gulch Landfill will coordinate a latex paint recycle day Saturday from 8:am until 1:pm.

You may bring your leftover latex paint for disposal or recycling. All unusable paint will be disposed of properly. The good paint will be bulked and redistributed.

For more information call the Landfill at 425-7470.

Gila County Submits Redistricting Plans to Justice Department

The Gila County Electiions Department has submitted the Gila County Supervisorial Redistricting Plan, the Community College Redistricting Plan and the Precinct Boundary and Polling Place Change Plan to the US Justice Department for preclearance under the Voting Rights Act.

Submission materials are available for public review at the Gila County Elections Department on Apache Avenue. Spanish and Apache translators are available to interpret the materials.

Questions or comments may be directed to the Gila County Elections Department at 402-8709.

'Math Wizardry' November 8 at Bejarano School

Bejarano Elementary School will have a family night of Math Wizardry on Tuesday at 6:pm. There will be math games for families to make and take. The PTO will have snacks available for purchase.

Police Log

A car hit a pedestrian last night on Highway 60 in front of Fry’s. The case is pending further investigation.

Globe Police arrested 72 year old Paul Chambers for domestic violence after a disturbance on 3rd Avenue.

30 year old Anson Kinney was arrested at a traffic stop yesterday morning for driving with a suspended license. Kinney also had an outstanding warrant.

Officers were dispatched to an alarm about 1:45 this morning at a business on North US 60. They found a damaged window. The case is pending further investigation.
Officers are also investigating a report of a stolen vehicle taken at a business on Highway 60, and criminal damage and theft at the Globe Municipal Building.

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies booked a juvenile into the Detention Center after a domestic disturbance at Mountain Shadows Mobile Home Park.

Early Tuesday morning a deputy arrested 42 year old Maureen Dalton for DUI after an accident involving a vehicle and a mobile home at Mt. Shadows Mobile Home Park.

Gila County Task Force cited and released 37 year old David Tautimez on Tuesday for driving with a suspnded license.

Deputies are investigating a report of threats taken at the Triple Nichol and a burglary at a residence on Upper Pinal Creek Road.


Lorraine Lee Rose of Globe passed away Sunday. She was 54. She is survived by 2 brothers and 2 aunts.
A Memorial Service for Lorraine Rose will be held tomorrow (Friday) at Noon at Miles Funeral Services Globe.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

CVRMC Art and Wine Auction

The Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Foundation presents an Art and Wine Auction on Thursday. It starts at 6:pm at the Gila County Fairgrounds.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

For more information call 402- 1230.

Successful Cleanup in Miami

Last Saturday Globe Clean and Beautiful and the Miami Genesis group sponsored a clean up event in Miami. About 90 volunteers met in Miami and hauled away about 85 tons of trash and debris. An additional 20 tons of metal and brush were also removed.

The groups say this is one of the most successful community cleanups to date. They thank Freeport McMoRan for their help in making the event possible by sponsoring the landfill fees. In the past Gila County has sponsored the cleanups and provided equipmnt and waived the landfill fees. But the county was not able to do that this time due to the current state of the economy.

The cleanup was also made possible by local companies who provided the necessary heavy equipment and other local businesses who provided food for the volunteers.

Thanks to:

Tetra Tech for a dump truck and backhoe with operators
5D mining for 2 backhoes and operators
DalMolin for 2 dump trucks with operators
Oddonetto Construction for a dump and backhoe with operators
Town of Miami for a dump truck and backhoe with operators

And Fry's, Safeway, Walmart, Southwest Gas, Guayo's on the Trail, El Rey in Miami, Libby's El Rey, Chalos in Miami and La Casita in downtown Globe for providing food for the volunteers.

Arizona Figures Show Decrease in Registered Voters

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has released the latest voter registration figures. There are now 3,165,558 registered voters in Arizona. That’s a decrease of more than 46,000 since the last report in July. The decrease is believed to be due to Arizona counties’ routine maintenance of voter lists to purge inactive voters from the rolls.

Of the state’s 3.1 million voters, 1,124,173 are Republicans, 974,892 are Democrats and 1,037,450 have either registered with independent parties or have not designated a party preference.

Libertarians make up a little less than 1% of the state’s total registration. They total 23,913. The Green Party has 5,061 registered voters. And the Americans Elect Party has enrolled 69 voters since joining Arizona’s other recognized political parties earlier this year.

Bennett reminds voters that only those who have registered with a political party will be able to participate in the Presidential primary.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 39 year old Douglas Porter at a traffic stop yesterday for two outstanding warrants. Porter was also charged with false reporting to a police officer.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence on Escalara Street.


Soyla Rivera passed away Monday at her home in Globe. She was 98. She is survived by her daughter Helen Ybarra; her sister; 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 19 great great grandchildren.
Rosary for Soyla Rivera will be Friday at 9:30am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10:00.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Social Security Payments Make Up 12% of All Gila County Income

A study by the Center for Rural Strategies shows that 12% of all Gila County income comes from Social Security. In 2009, this was a total of more than $201 million.

Gila County depends more on Social Security than the rest of the country. In 2009, 5.5% of total personal income in the US came from Social Security payments. The Arizona percentage was 6.1%.

More than 15,000 people in Gila County receive some form of Social Security payment That’s 29% of the county population.

Economists say Social Security payments are especially important to rural counties and small cities because most of the money is spent in the local community.

The US Congress is currently looking for ways to balance the federal budget and changes to Social security are being discussed. If benefits are cut—or if the eligibility age is increased—rural counties and small cities would be hurt the most.

Report Says Traffic Cameras Create Conflict Between Profits and Safety

A new report by the Arizona Public Interest Research Group says that the use of red light and speed traffic cameras produces a conflict between profits and safety.

The group says that payments to such companies such as Redflex and American Traffic Solutions are often based on a percentage of fines collected or the number of tickets written. This can create an incentive to write more tickets. Sometimes traffic camera contracts are written so that cities are prevented from retaining control over traffic policy decisions that might actually improve public safety. For example, PIRG says intersections can be made safer by longer yellow lights. But some contracts specifically forbid such actions.

Public News Service reports that companies spend a lot of money on lobbyists and political committees that work to defeat laws and ballot measures that would restrict or ban the cameras. PIRG says Redflex Camera Systems has bragged about their ability to to keep a ballot measure to ban the cameras off the Arizona ballot in 2010.

The jury is still out on the claim that traffic cameras make the roads safer. Some cities report a reduction in accidents while others report an increase. Still others report a decrease in accidents at first and then an increase.

Peoria, Avondale and Tempe have canceled their traffic camera contracts.

Globe has been using Redflex cameras since April. Last week the Miami Town Council voted unanimously to reject the use of Reflex cameras.

Read the complete report at

Four New Special Arizona License Plates

The Arizona Department of Transportation has released four new special license plates.

The new plates are the Arizona Centennial, which benefits the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission; a Boy Scout plate, benefiting the Boy Scouts of America; the PBS plate which benefits public broadcast television in Arizona; and the Hunger Relief plate to benefit Arizona food banks.

The plates cost an extra $25 a year, with $17 going to the foundation that the plate benefits. They can be ordered at any MVD office or through the ADOT website.

'Fee-Free' Day at Tonto Forest November 11

Tonto National Forest recreation specialists have announced that they are joining with other agencies included under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act in hosting a final “fee-free” event for the year on Veteran’s Day, November 11.

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

The Tonto Pass is required at all other times at more than 50 recreation sites. Information about the Tonto Pass fee program is available at the Tonto National Forest website, or by calling 602-225-5200.


Wayne Antonio of Peridot passed away October 24. He was 44. He is survived by 4 children; 4 sisters; 2 brothers; and 6 grandchildren.
The wake for Wayne Antonio will be Friday at 4:pm at the Antonio residence. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Haak Resigns as Museum Director

Gila County Historical Museum Director Bill Haak announced his resignation yesterday at the museum’s Board of Directors meeting. Haak says it is time for him to enjoy traveling and devote more time to other interests. Haak has been the director of the museum for 13 years.

Author and historian Donna Anderson was appointed the new director, effective immediately.

Haak says he will remain a docent and work on other projects at the museum to help make the transition easier.

Burglars Steal Office Items and Destroy Food Donations at Food Bank

The Globe branch of the Gila Community Food Bank was burglarized on Sunday. An unknown person or persons broke in, destroyed an undetrminable amount of donated food items, and stole essential office items. The burglar or burglars also stole the Food Bank van and maliciously wrecked it near the Globe Cemetery. Volunteers now have to use their personal vehicles to collect food for the hungry.

In a press release yesterday the Gila Community Food Bank said these destructive actions will not stop them from serving more than 500 hungry families in the Globe-Miami area.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a one vehicle accident late yesterday morning near the El Rey Motel.

There were no injuries in an accident yesterday afternoon near Fry’s. One person was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

Globe Police are investigating a burglary at a business on Pine Street; a vehicle burglary at a residence on Surmont Street; and criminal damage at a residence on Apache Street.


Soyla Rivera passed away Monday morning at her home in Globe. She was 98.
Services for Soyla Rivera are pending with Lamont Mortuary.