Friday, November 25, 2011

Miami Council Meets Monday

Miami Town Council meets Monday at 6:30pm. They will approve the use of $500 from the Special Events Fund for the Genesis “Pride of Miami Project.” They will also approve hiring a firm to perform the audit of the Miami Magistrate Court.

The Council will go into Executive Session for legal consultation concerning the Town’s Brownfields Grant for the Barcon/Fitzpatrick Building. They will also discuss pending litigation with the Barcon Corporation and possible settlement discussions for Fritz v. Town of Miami.

Local Firefighters Will 'Ring the Bells' Today

The firefighters of our community will be “ringing the bells” for the Salvation Army today (Friday) from 10 until 6 at Walmart, Fry’s and both Safeway Stores.

Globe Candidate Update

Eric Mariscal has taken out nomination papers to run against Carmen Casillas in Globe District 5. Casillas has already returned her nomination petitions to the Globe City Clerk.

As of Wednesday, Thea Wilshire and C.M. Humphrey have picked up nomination packets for District 2 and James Haley is running for District 1.

So far it looks like three people are running for Globe Mayor: Fernando Shipley, Terence Wheeler and James Gillette.

Police Log

Last night Canyon and Globe Fire Departments responded to a brush fire at Adobe and Six Shooter Canyon. The fire was quickly put out.

On Wednesday Miami Police responded to a report of a structure fire. They found that the homeowner was able to contain the fire to a pile of wood and other items being stored in front of the home. No damage was reported.

Nobody was hurt in an accident last night at Besich and Russell Road.

Wednesday afternoon there was a non-injury accident on Highway 60 at Dave’s Fast Stop.

Three people were arrested after a fight last night near the downtown Safeway. 19 year old Al Brown was charged with disorderly conduct and underage consumption. 27 year old Terrill Brown and 28 year old Tiffany Gates were arrested on outstanding warrants.

25 year old Laurie Gates was arrested last night on a failure to appear warrant for shoplifting.

On Wednesday around midnight 19 year old Eduardo Armenta was arrested for underage consumption.

Officers are investigating a theft report taken at a residence on Euclid and a counterfeit bill at a business on Highway 60.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating criminal damage at a residence on Kellner Canyon Road; criminal damage at a residence on Ice House Canyon Road; criminal damage at Apache Trail Mobile Home Park; and a theft on Morrow Avenue.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Group Releases 'Trouble in Toyland' Report

The Public Interest Research Group has released its annual Trouble in Toyland report. The report alerts consumers to the dangers and toxins in children’s toys.

Lead is still being found in some toys. Lead has been linked to chronic health problems like lowered IQ and behavioral issues. PIRG has singled out the Family Dollar peace sign bracelet and the Disney Fairies Tinkerbell watch.

Choke hazards continue to send kids to the emergency room. The group advises parents to avoid anything with parts that will fit inside an empty toilet paper roll.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has a product safety database that can be found at

Police Log

One person was taken to the hospital with head injuries after a two vehicle accident yesterday at the Miami Avenue intersection. A driver was cited for failure to yield.

Globe Police arrested 22 year old Joseph Gomez for domestic/assault and criminal damage.

Several people were arrested yesterday morning at the Hill Street Safeway. 32 year old Tio Whitehead had outstanding misdemeanor warrants from Globe PD. 29 year old Erwin Patterson of Tempe had an outstanding felony warrant from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. 31 year old Jay Antonio had outstanding warrants from Globe PD and a felony warrant from the US Marshall’s Office.

23 year old Michael Falquez was arrested yesterday for driving with a suspended license.

18 year old Albre Altaha was arrested for underage consumption and possession of alcohol at Globe High School.

Officers are investigating a burglary from a vehicle at a business on Broad Street.

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies took reports of a a single vehicle accident involving cattle in the Pinto Valley area and a burglary at a residence on Sharps Road.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Travel Expected to Hit Four-Year High

More than 800,000 Arizonans will be traveling out of state over the holiday weekend. AAA Arizona says that’s a 4.6% increase over last year. AAA expects a 4% increase in travel nationwide.

Travelers will experience higher prices than last year. Gas is about 20 cents highher per gallon and hotel rooms are nearly $10 more expensive per night. Air fares are up about 20%.

AAA Offers 'Tipsy Tow' Wednesday Night

AAA Arizona and the Beverage Alcohol Community Information Council are offering the Tipsy Tow service again Wednesday night.

Thanksgiving Eve is becoming a popular celebration night. Drivers, passengers, bartenders and restaurant managers can call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) for a free ride home. The one way ride will be provided for the driver, one passenger and their vehicle, up to 10 miles.

DPS Out in Force Over Thanksgiving Holiday

The Arizona Department of Public Safety will be out in force on Wednesday as part of Operation Safe Passage.

The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year and Operation Safe Passage is designed to get drivers to their destinations safely.

DPS officers will be stationed every 10 miles on Interstates 8, 10, 17 and 40 in rural areas and about every two miles in metropolitan areas.

DPS says the goal is to be able to respond to traffic incidents quickly and execute a “zero tolerance” approach to traffic infractions such as speeding, unsafe lane changes and following other cars too closely.

Miami Public Hearings

The Town of Miami will hold two public hearings in December to consider a Resolution proposing an alternative expenditure limitation—the home rule option—and submitting it to Miami voters.

The public hearings will be held on Monday, December 12 and Monday, December 26 at 6:30pm at Miami Town Hall.

The Council may vote to approve the resolution following the second public hearing.

Miami Elections

The Town of Miami will hold a Primary Election on March 13, 2012. The General Election will be on May 15.

Three Council seats are open. The Home Rule Option will be on the General Election ballot on May 15.

Information and candidate packets are available at Miami Town Hall. Candidate packets must be turned in by 5:pm December 14.

The deadline to register for the Primary Election is February 12. April 16 is the deadline to register for the General Election.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday morning on Hackney Avenue. One car was towed from the scene. A driver was cited for failure to control speed to avoid a collision.

Two people were arrested after a fight last night at a residence on East Oak. 18 year old Terisa Lupe was charged with threats and intimidation, diorderly conduct and aggravated assault. 40 year old Jacqueline Mull was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

36 year old Victor Morales was arrested at a traffic stop for DUI.

37 year old Shannon Champney was arrested on two warrants for driving with a suspended license.

Officers are investigating a domestic disturbance on Hackney Hill; a report of harassing phone calls at a business on Hagen Road; and a theft at a residence on Broad Street.

Gila Ciounty Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two people after a domestic disturbance on Lancaster Street. 23 year old Emiliano Brewer and 21 year old Brina Brewer were both charged with domestic violenece/assault.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage at Apache Trail Mobile Home Park; criminal damage in the area of Copper Street; and a burglary at Holiday Hills Mobile Home Park.


Julia J. Grinder of Globe passed away Sunday at Copper Mountain Inn. She was 82. She is survived by her children Julia Faye Grinder, Sharon Taylor, Lela Ortiz and Shirley Hammer; her brother; 2 sisters; 7 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchidlren.
Visitation for Julia J. Grinder will be Friday at 9:am at Miles Funeral Services Globe. The funeral is at 10:00.

Glen Alan Vickers passed away November 18 at his home in Globe. He was 68. He is survived by his children Alan and Darrin Vickers, and Dana Deatherage; his brothers Hugh and Zed Vickers; his sisters Tennie Davis, Sue Bilson and Betty Tucker; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Glen Vickers will be held Saturday at 11:am at Globe Christian center.

Vera J. Williams of Peridot passed away November 17 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson. She was 55. She is survived by her son; her daughter; 8 sisters; 3 brothers; and 5 grandchildren.
The wake for Vera Williams will be Saturday at 6:am at San Carlos LDS Church. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm.

Monday, November 21, 2011

San Carlos Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday

The San Carlos Community Thanksgiving Dinner is Tuesday at 11:am in front of the Tribal Administration Building.

Salt River Canyon Wilderness Rafting Permit Applications Available Online

Rafting permit applications for the Salt River Canyon Wilderness are now available for the 2012 season. Applications are submitted online at

A drawing will be conducted after the application period. Select applicants will have the opportunity to buy a permit for $125.

A Forest Service permit is required from March 1 through May 15 to raft the portion of the river which flows through the Salt River Canyon Wilderness.

ADOT Says Allow Extra Time for Holiday Travel

The Arizona Department of Transportation says that no construction closures are scheduled over the holiday weekend beginning Wednesday afternoon.

ADOT still encourages drivers to allow extra travel time during peak holiday travel periods and to use extra caution in existing work zones.

You can find highway condition updates at,, or by dialing 5-1-1 on your telephone.

Candidates for Globe Mayor and Council

Candidate packets for Mayor and City Council are available until December 14 at Globe City Hall.

So far three candidates are running for Mayor: Fernando Shipley, Terence Wheeler and James Gillette. James Haley has filed for District 1; Thea Wilshire and C.M. Humphrey for District 2; and Carmen Casillas for District 5.

Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner

The Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be served Thursday from noon until 2:pm at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. The annual dinner is sponsored by the Ministerial Association and the Salvation Army with contributions from the Dream Manor Inn and Joe’s Broad Street Grill. It is free to the public.

If you would like to volunteer or if you have questions about the event call 425-2340.

Volunteers will deliver meals to the home bound between 10:am and noon. If you know soemeone who needs to have a meal delivered, call St. Paul’s Methodist Church.

Our Lady's St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Dinner

Our Lady’s St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be served from 3 to 7:pm. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.

For information call 473-3568.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 24 year old Albert Pacheco for disorderly conduct.

Globe Police arrested 23 year old Whitney Antonio for false reporting to law enforcement.

32 year old Waylon Cobb was arrested on failure to pay warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia, assault, driving with a suspended license and criminal damage.

45 year old James Sutton was arrested Saturday night for aggravated DUI and open container.

Officers are investigating a missing person report and shoplifting at the Super Stop.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 48 year old Richard Marin and 35 year old David Hilker in connection with a stolen cement mixer. Marin also had a warrant for reckless burning and criminal damage.

31 year old Kevin Fraze was arrested for driving with a suspended license and a contempt of court warrant for DUI.

Deputies are investigating the theft of a red and grey Yamaha Raptor from a residence on Russell Road; a theft of a bicycle from a residence on El Camino; a burglary at a residence on Highway 188; and a report of threats that were made at a residence on Malachite Lane.