Friday, November 18, 2011

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. They will discuss an amendment to the City Code reflecting new council district boundaries.

The Council will consider an amendment to the City Code relating to off street parking.

Globe Library Will Be Closed for Thanksgiving

The Globe Public Library will close at 5:30pm on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will reopen at 9:am on Monday, November 28.

The library will also be closed on Wednesday, November 30 so that the staff can attend training at the Arizona State Library Conference.

Globe Library 'Like New' Book Sale

The Globe Public Library is having a “Like New” Book Sale from now through December 17. The books are in excellent condition and cost $2 for paperbacks and $3 for hardcover.

The library is also accepting cans of food or nonperishable items in exchange for fines until Decmber 17. One item donated will equal $1 in fines.

Christmas Concert at Center for the Arts

The Copper Cities Community Players will presnt their annual Christmas Concert to benefit the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 3.

The 2:pm matinee is $15 and the 7:pm evening performance is $20, which will be followed by a lavish holiday reception in the Governor’s Room, included in the price.

Tickets for the annual production go quickly so call 425-0884 to purchase tickets.

A limited number of season tickets for the Copper Cities Community Players are also available.

Local Firefighters Will 'Ring the Bells' for the Salvation Army

The fire fighters of Globe-Miami will be “ringing the bells” for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Program next Friday, November 25, from 10 until 6. They will be at Walmart, Fry’s and both Safeway stores.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle collision yesterday in the Miami Post Office.parking lot. One of the drivers drove away but was quickly located.

No injuries were reported in an accident yesterday afternoon at Kaiser Crossing.

Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested 29 year old Daniel Webster of Globe on a failure to appear warrant for theft of means of transportation.

Globe Police arrested 36 year old Myron Cly for disorderly conduct after a disturbance last night in the area of Holly Street.

33 year old Katie Shaffer was booked and released for shoplifting at the Smoke ‘Em shop on Wednesday.

18 year old Alex Rodriguez and 20 year old Joshua Ordorica were booked, cited and released for underage consumption.

37 year old Robert Rodriguez was arrested yesterday on an outstanding child support warrant.

Officers are investigating a report of harassment taken at Church’s Chicken.

Miami Police are investigating a report of a man taking batteries from parked cars at a local car dealership.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of criminal damage at a business near Live Oak.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Burro and Bake Sale

Globe Tops AZ #40 club is having a burro and bake sale Friday from 8:am until 2:pm at the Gila County Courthouse.

Free Medicare Seminar

Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center is having a free Medicare Educational Seminar on Friday at 9:30am in Conference Room B. Learn about changes in Medicare for 2012.

Miami Schools Closed Next Week for Thanksgibving

The Miami Unified School District will be closed Monday, November 21 through Friday, November 25 for their Thanksgiving Break. School will resume on Monday, November 28.

Only 38% of Arizonans Born Here

The Phoenix Business Journal reports that only 38% of Arizona’s population was born here. That puts Arizona second on the list of states with the lowest number of residents living in the state in which they were born.

New US Census data shows that on average, 59% of Americans live in the state of their birth. The state with the highest percentage of natives in the population is Louisiana at 78.8%. The lowest is Alaska—the only state below Arizona.

Arizona is the number two state with people moving from California. Texas was number one.

Fuel Prices Down From Last Week.

AAA Arizona says that fuel prices declined slightly during the past week. The statewide average for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline is a little more than $3.31 a gallon. That’s 3.1 cents less than last week. The national average is a little more than $3.40 a gallon, a drop of 2.8 cents.

Here in Globe-Miami prices are around $3.35.

Today Is the 'Great American Smokeout'

Today is the 36th annual Great American Smokeout. The American Cancer Society has several ways to help people kick the habit, including new features on social media.

Free phone coaching is available at 1-800-227-2345. Help is also available at 1-800-55-66-222. Tips and tools are online at and You’ll find these phone numbers and links on the KIKO News weblog.

The American Cancer Society is also on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

For information about Gila County’s Tobacco Free Environment Program call Christine Rocha at 402-8789.

Miami Wastewater Advisory Board Meets Today

The Town of Miami Wastewater Advisory Board meets today (Thursday) at 4:00 at Miami Town Hall.

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year old Jacob Stowe on a probation violation warrant for attempted forgery.

Gila County Constables Office arrested 37 year old Heather Gilmore on a failure to pay warrant for issuing a bad check.

A hit and run report was taken at a residence on Glendale Avenue.

Globe Police arrested 46 year old Debra Whittaker for threats and intimidation.

44 year old Richard Owens was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Officers are investigating an assault that took place at High Desert Middle School; a hit and run accident on Saguaro Drive; a shoplifting report taken at a business on Highway 60; a theft from a business on North Broad Street; and a burglary at a residence on Devereaux.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Blood Drive on Thursday

A Community Blood Drive will take place on Thursday 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--827-4376 or visit

AFB Says Thanksgiving Dinner Will Cost 13% More Than Last Year

The Arizona Farm Bureau says that the cost of your Thanksgiving meal will be 13% higher than it was last year.

This year’s turkey dinner with all the trimmings will cost $50.06 for an Arizona family of 10. Without factoring in store coupons or specials, the cost of a 16 pound turkey purchased in Arizona this year is $21.28, or $1.33 a pound. That’s an increase of 28 cents a pound. But this year’s meal is still $2.75 cheaper than it was three years ago when the total was $52.81.

The 2011 Thanksgiving meal cost estimate is the result of the Arizona Farm Bureau’s annual informal survey of the prices of basic food items found on the Thanksgiving dinner table.

This year the Farm Bureau also has an Organic Price Survey on the same food items. An Organic Thanksgiving dinner will cost more than twice the amount of the non-organic purchase of the same items.

For more information visit

AARP Members Send Millions of Petitions to Congress

AARP has announced that it has collected more than 6.5 million petitions urging Congress not to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits. Members and volunteers are delivering the petitions directly to members of Congress. Nearly 25,000 petitions will be delivered to the offices of Senators Jon Kyl and John McCain. Petions will also be delivered to Arizona’s Congressional Representatives including 3,600 petitions to 1st District Representative Paul Gosar.

For more information visit .

Police Log

A 14 year old juvenile was referred to juvenile probation after causing a disturbance at High Desert Middle School.

20 year old Anthony Gonzales was arrested for disorderly conduct and an outstanding warrant at Copper Country Mobile Home Park.

19 year old Nickolas Van Cleave was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart.

28 year old Joel Amezcua was arrested last night for DUI.

38 year old John Dalton was arreeted on a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25 year old Michael Tarango on warrants for disorderly conduct/fighting and driving with a suspended license.

A Gila County School Resource Deputy took a report of threats that occurred Monday at Charles Bejarano School.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

San Carlos Thanksgiving Dinner November 22

The annual San Carlos Community Thanksgiving Dinner is at 11:am on Tuesday, November 22 in front of the Tribal Administration building.

Everyone is invited to help serve food and to clean up. Individuals or groups are invited to provide entertainment.

For information contact San Carlos Apache Tribal Social Services

Candidate Packets Available at Miami Town Hall

Candidate packets are now available at Miami Town Hall. There are three council seats open in this election cycle.

Packets are due back to Miami Town Hall by 5:pm on December 14. Candidates must submit no less than 15 signatures and no more than 30 to complete the process..

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday afternoon at Ash and Hill Streets.

Miami Police responded to a disturbance on Merritt Street and found damage to an apartment. Officers were told that the person who caused the damage had left the area but they had reason to believe that he was still in the apartment. After a search they found him hiding under a bed. 24 year old Robert Lintner was arrested for the criminal damage. Lintner was also a suspect in a stolen vehicle report. He was charged with theft of means of transportation.

Officers responded to a fight on Adonis Avenue. 22 year old Lorenzo Puebla was arrested for DUI. Officers are also trying to locate another suspect.

Globe Police arrested 34 year old Adam Contreras for shoplifting.

Officers are invstigating a theft at a residence on Manzanita; a report of criminal trespass on S. Broad Street; and shoplifting at the downtown Safeway.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Memory Screenings at Globe Active Adult Center

Tuesday is National Memory Screening Day. Free, confidential memory screenings will be available at the Globe Active Adult Center at 10:30am. Carol Wilson from the Pinal-Gila Council for Seniors will discuss “normal memory loss” at 11:am.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday at 10:am. The agenda includes the annual property tax sale of real property deeded to the state of Arizona by Treasurer’s Deed in the year 2011.

Police Log

Two people received minor injuries in a two vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Highway 60 in front of Cobre Valley Motors. Both cars were towed from the scene.

Miami Police arrested 22 year old Joseph Wilson for criminal trespass, false information to a police officer and violation of a court order.

19 year old Breelyn Cano was arrested for criminal trespass.

Globe Police arrested 50 year old Danny Dalton last night after a domestic incident at a residence on Yucca.

Officers are investigating a vehicle breakin on East Mesquite; criminal damage to a vehicle on 2nd Street; criminal damage at a residence on Euclid; a broken window at a residence on Broad Street; criminal damage at a business on South Street; and a hit and run accident in the Walmart parking lot.

Tucson Police arrested. 34 year old Jerad Crockett of Globe on a failure to appear warrant for burglary and aggravated assault.


Fred Lee Botkin of Miami passed away November 11 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. He was 70. He is survived by his wife Karen; 7 children, including Sheila Hibdon of Claypool; his brother; 2 sisters; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Visitation for Fred Botkin will be Saturday from 1 to 3:pm at Miles Funeral Services Globe. The funeral is at 3:00.