Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 22 year old Alexander Juvera on a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct.

43 year old Maria Dodson was arrested on a child support warrant.

Pinetop-Lakeside Police arrested 39 year old Keith Nuanez of Miami on a failure to comply warrant for driving with a suspended license and a failure to appear warrant for aggravated DUI.

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy cited and released 47 year old Todd Hamlet for disorderly conduct.

38 year old Derrick Johnson was cited and released for disorderly conduct.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Liberty High School Will Have Classes This Friday

Liberty High School will hold regular classes on Friday, starting at 9:am to make up for Monday’s snow day.

Federal 'Safe Indian Communities' Initiative Expands to San Carlos Apache Reservation

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced last week that the Safe Indian Communities initiative is being expanded to two more reservations, including the San Carlos Apache Reservation.

Salazar says that the inititive has helped reduce violent crime by 35% on four its first two years. The initial goal was to reduce violent crime by at least 5%.

The initiative increases law enforcement presence and training on tribal lands to combat the production and distribution of methamphetamine by organized crime and drug cartels. Government funding is also provided to increase staffing and training for detention centers that are facing an increase in the incarceration of violent offenders.

The violent crime rate on the San Carlos Apache Reservation is ten times the national average.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle hit and run accident yesterday morning at US 60 and Main Street. The case is pending further investigation.

There were no injuries in a minor two vehicle accident at Ash and Hill Streets. No citations were issued due to weather conditions.

Three people were arrested at a traffic stop yesterday evening at Santee and Broad Streets. 40 year old Corrina Orozco was charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell. 27 year old Robert Herrera was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs. 52 year old Jody Herrera was arrested on a child support warrant. All three were booked into the Gila County Jail.

Officers are investigating a violation of a court order, and threats and intimidation at a residence on Escudilla.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 55 year old John Krause for DUI.

Miami Police arrested 47 year old John Falquez on a warrant for disorderly conduct.


Former Globe resident Rudy Luera, Jr. passed away Friday in Tucson. He is survived by his wife Velia and 2 daughters.
Visitation for Rudy Luera, Jr. will be Thursday from 5 to 10:pm at Carillo Mortuary in Tucson. Mass will be at 10:30 am at St. Margaret’s Parish in Tucson.

Irve Reynolds Johnson passed away December 1 at his home in Globe. He was 82. He is survived by his wife Ursula; 5 children, including Jennifer Culpepper and Lynette Fuller of Globe; his sister; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation for Irve Johnson will be Saturday at 9:am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Crush to Perform Saturday

The Barbershop Quartet, The Crush, will perform Saturday at 4:pm in the Miami High School Auditorium.Their music consists of barbershop, swing, and vocal jazz arrangements.

For more information about this performance and the Globe-Miami Community Concert Association call 425-6466.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday morning at 10:00 at the Gila County Courthouse.

Cuts Will Slow First Class Mail Delivery

The US Postal Service has announced drastic cuts that will slow first class mail delivery next spring. This will eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day for the first time in 40 years.

The $3 billion in cuts are part of an effort by the Postal Service to avoid bankruptcy. About half of the nearly 500 mail processing centers could be closed as early as next March. This would lengthen the distance mail travels from post office to procesing center and lower delivery standards that have been in place since 1971.

First class mail currently is supposed to be delivered in one to three days. That will be lengthened to two to three days. About 42% of first class mail is now delivered the next day. After the change next spring, about 51% of all first class mail is expected to arrive in two days, with most of the rest delivered in three days.

Police Log

Local fire agencies put out a structure fire on Kinnemur Ave. Saturday night. Damage was contained to the kitchen and roof areas.

Nobody was hurt in a hit and run accident yesterday morning on South Street.

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies located a hit and run suspect shortly after an accident early Saturday morning in the Globe Canyon area. The driver was taken to the hospital and the case is pending further investigation.

A deputy took a report of threats made with a knife at a residence on Calle De Loma. The suspect was located and arrested on multiple charges. 27 year old Eddie Benavidez was charged with domestic violence/threats and intimidation, aggravated assault, criminal damage, false reporting, violation of an order of protection, and preventing the use of a telephone for an emergency. Benevides was also arrested on warrants for child support, contempt of court on a charge of criminal damage, and probation violation on a charge of assault from Apache County.

47 year old Todd Hamlet was arrested for domestic violence/disorderly conduct after a disturbance at Sunrise Mobil Home Park.

Depuites are investigating a burglary at a residence on Russell Road; criminal damage at a residence on Main Street; criminal damage to a trailer at Golden Hill Nursery; and a theft of fire wood from a residence on Albany Drive.

Globe Police arrested 27 year old Paul Botkin on a failure to appear warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Officers are investigating an armed robbery that took place on Saturday night and an assault at an address on South Devereaux;

Update: Globe and Miami Schools Closed Today

Schools are closed today in both the Globe and Miami School Districts.

Globe City Hall will be closed today until 1:pm due to weather conditions.

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.