Friday, December 2, 2011

Free Workshops at Globe Library

Globe Public Library is having free workshops for parents, parents-to-be, grandparents and all care givers of children up to 5 years of age.

On Monday from 10 until 11:am there will be a workshop focusing on five simple practices to help children develop early literacy skills.

At another workshop the following Monday (December 12) families in the Globe-Miami area will have the opportunity to sign up for First Things First Imagination Library. Each child will receive a free book every month in the mail.

These workshops are provided by the Gila County Library District and your local public library.

Ratio of Arizona Women's to Men's Earnings 4th Highest in Nation

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released information about women’s earnings in Arizona. In 2010, Arizona women who were fulltime wage and salary workers had median weekly earnings of $667 or 87% of the $767 median weekly earnings of men.

The ratio of women’s to men’s earnings in Arizona increased 11% from the previous year. This is the 4th highest in the nation.

Nationwide, women earned $669 or 81.2% of the $824 median income for men.

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Police Log

A two vehicle injury accident occurred yesterday morning at the Highway 60/188 junction. One car was towed from the scene. A driver was cited for failure to yield.

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday afternoon on Highway 60 near De Marcos.

Globe Police arrested 21 year old Delbert Martin yesterday for disorderly conduct/criminal damage and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Officers responded to a call about a man running down the street near Copper Country Mobile Home Park yelling for help. 20 year old Anthony Gonzales was contacted and arrested for use of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

41 year old Chauntelle Nelson was arrested for disorderly conduct after causing a disturbance at Irene’s restaurant.

18 year old Betsy Gates was arrested for underage consumption after causing a disturbance at the USA Inn.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Concert at CVCA

The Copper Cities Community Players present two performances of the annual Christmas Concert on Saturday at 2 and 7:pm. The 7:pm performance will be followed by a holiday reception in the Governor’s Room.

For tickets call the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts at 425-8111.

St. Johns Episcopal Bazaar and Book Sale

St. Johns Episcopal Women’s Annual Bazaar and Book Sale will be held Saturday beginning at 9:am.

Loner's Motorcycle Club Toy Run

The Loner’s Motorcycle Club 31st Annual Toy Run starts Saturday at noon at the Bullion Plaza Museum. To participate, donate $10 a person or a toy of equal value.

The day also includes an auction, food and drink, and live music.

Museum Open House on Friday

The Gila County Historical Museum and the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum are joining together for a Christmas Open House on Friday. The event will be at the museum on N. Broad Street next to the Chamber of Commerce from 4 until 7:pm.

The museum has a new display on Globe’s two Arizona governors, Gov. George W. P. Hunt, the first governor of the state, and Rose Mofford, the first woman governor. They are being honored with a display on their early years as Globe residents.

Miami Library Holiday Events

Miami Memorial Library is having a book signing reception for Dr. Santos Vega, author of “Around Miami.” The book signing is Saturday from 11 until 1. There will be refreshments and copies of the book are available.

The Friends of the Miami Library month long Holiday Book Sale begins Saturday, December 10 from 9 to 1. They will have a "bag of books for a buck" plus a large selection of like-new hardcovers for a dollar each and paperbacks for 50 cents.

You can take care of overdue fines with a can of food for each dollar owed, to go to the Miami Food Bank.

Police Log

There was a two vehicle injury accident yesterday morning on Highway 60 at McDonalds. Both cars were towed from the scene. One driver was cited for failuire to yield and no proof of insurance.

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday afternoon at Cottonwood and Devereaux. A juvenile was cited and released and the vehicle was towed.

Globe Police arrested 41 year old Shannon Phillips for disorderly conduct after a disturbance at a business on Ash Street.

51 year old Bernice Mata was arrested for burglary and a child support warrant.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at a residence on Globe Avenue and a burglary at a residence on Highway 188.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Study: Arizona One of the Worst Run States in America

The website 24/7 Wall Street has ranked Arizona 47th on its list of America’s best run states. That places Arizona near the bottom. The rankings are based on issues like state debt per capita, poverty and unemployment rates, and the percentage of citizens without health insurance.

Arizona’s state debt per capita is the 9th lowest in the country. But the percent of Arizonans without health insurance is 16.9%, the nation’s 16th highest. The percent living below the poverty line is 16.3%, or the 13th highest.

Arizona’s 9.1% unemployment is the 18th highest in the nation.

The study found Wyoming to be the nation’s best run state. California is the worst.

Holiday DUI Enforcement

The Goveernor’s Office of Highway Safety has announced the start of the annual Holiday DUI Enforcement and Sober Designated Driver campaigns.

Law enfrcement officers will be out in force looking for impaired drivers. You can expect to see DUI checkpoints and more police presence throughout December and into the New Year.

Last year these types of holiday enforcement campaigns resulted in more than 3,300 arrests.

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year old inmate Antonia Ramos on a failure to comply warrant for possession and use of drug paraphernalia.

25 year old Vanessa Long was cited and released for driving with a suspended license.

A theft report was taken in the Central Heights area.

Globe Police are investigating an aggravated assault report taken at the El Rey Motel.


Neasa Garcia of San Carlos passed away November 26 at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. She was 66. She is survived by her son Alantino Garcia; her daughter Michelle Enos; 3 brothers; her sister; and 7 grandchildren.
The wake for Neasa Garcia will be Saturday at 4:pm at the Garcia residence. The funeral is Sunday at 1:pm in the Rice School gym.

Helen Sandoval Lira of Mesa passed away November 25 at Hospice of the Southwest. She was 91. She is survived by her daughter Helen Denney; her son John Sandoval; her brother; 6 sisters; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation for Helen Lira will be Saturday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CVCA 'Student Showcase'

Cobre Valley Center for the Arts is hosting a “Student Showcase” that consists of works by Gila Community College students. The art work will be on display throughout the month of December. It includes paintings, drawings, jewelry, lapidary, ceramics, sculpture, stained and fused glass, and photography.

A reception will be held on Saturday (December 3) from 11:30am until 3:pm.

PMFHE Accepting Scholarship Applications

Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education is accepting scholarship applications for the Spring 2012 semester. Students who plan to enroll full time at Gila Community College Gila Pueblo or San Carlos campuses and who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher may apply.

Applications may be picked up at the Gila Pueblo Campus Admisnitration Office. The completed applications must be received by 5:pm on December 6.

Police Log

There was a two vehicle accident yesterday evening at Beer Tree Crossing. No further information is available.

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies and medical personnel responded to a suicide threat at a residence on Broadway. The person was taken to the hospital. A crisis team was called and weapons were taken from the residence for safe keeping.

Globe Police received a call about a woman who was passed out in her car at Shining Times Car Wash. 19 year old Rachel Green was arrested and jailed for possession and sale of narcotics.

23 year old Kelly McClain was arrested for theft yesterday afternoon at Walmart.

22 year old Amanda Statham was arrested last night for shoplifting at Walmart.

Officers located a vehicle that was reported stolen yesterday morning at a business on Russell Road. The case is pending further investigation.

Tucson Police arrested 30 year old Kirk Butler of San Carlos on failure to appear warrants for issuing a bad check.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft report taken at a residence in Pueblo Heights Mobile Home Park.

A citizen in Globe reported a telephone scam in which a caller tells you that you’ve won a new car. To receive the car you have to purchase Walmart gift cards. The Gila County Sheriff’s Office reminds you to be cautious when receiving calls requiring you to make a purchase in order to receive a prize.


Donald L. Tomerlin passed away November 21 at his home in Superior. He was 65. He is survived by his wife Sherry; 2 daughters; his son; 3 sisters; and 1 grandchild.
A Memorial Service for Donald Tomerlin will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11:am at First Baptist Church in Superior.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will be back in Globe on Thursday, December 8 in the gymnasium at the LDS Church. The hours are 1 to 6:pm. They are in urgent need of blood donors because the holidays are one of the most critical times of the year.

To make an appointment go to and enter the Sponsor Code: Miami.

Radio History Featured at Miami Hardscrabble Series

The next free program in the Miami Hardscrabble series will feature Ron Hughes talking about “Antique Radios.” The presentation will include highlights of the history of the mainstay of pre-television family entertainment.

Light refreshments will be served following the program.

Community Centennial Band Concerts

The first two Community Centennial Band concerts have been scheduled for Sunday, December 11 and Saturday, Decmber 17. The December 11 concert will be at 3:pm at the Miami High School Auditorium. The December 17 concert will be at 6:30pm at High Desert Middle School.

Musicians of all ages from both Globe and Miami will perfom at the free concerts.

Salvation Army Food Drive

The Globe Fire Department is conducting a Food Drive from December 1 through December 12. Food is needed for the Christmas Boxes including stuffing mix, canned sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, fruit and vegetables.

Bring your food items to the Globe Fire Station or the Salvation Army Office.

The Salvation Army needs volunteers for the Christmas Kettles. Call Audrey Opitz at 200-9919 for more information.

Police Log

Globe Police and EMS were dispatched to the area of Omega Street early Saturday morning where a man was lying in the road with a head injury. The man was taken to the hospital and the case is under investigation.

Saturday night two unarmed men entered a residence on Murphy Street and took some electronic equipment. They left without harming anyone. The case is under investigation by Globe PD.

26 year old Charles Fee was arrested Saturday for violation of a court order and domestic violence.

28 year old Alexander Baylish was arrested at a traffic stop for driving with a suspended license.

53 year old Phyillsa Dosela was arrested on a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

On Friday, 19 year old Eduardo Armenta was contacted at the Gila County Jail and booked in connection with criminal damage at a business on Broad Street.

Officers are investigating criminal damage to two vehicles at a residence on 2nd Street; criminal damage at a residence on East Skyline; and a theft at an address on Joshua Tree Lane.

On Saturday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39 year old Arthur Gonzales for aggravated assault/domestic violence after a disturbance on Main Street.

Two people were arrested Friday after a disturbance in Six Shooter Canyon. 31 year old Erick Greenwall and 27 year old Olivia Greenwall were both charged with domestic assault and disorderly conduct.

Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers arrested two Tempe residents at a traffic stop at School House Recreation Area. 53 year old Lisa Felix and 54 year old Issac Weaver were charged with possession/sale/manufacture of dangerous drugs.

Deputies ara are investigating a theft at the Gila County Animal Shelter; a stolen bike on Lincoln Way; and an assault at the jail involving two inmates.