Friday, December 9, 2011

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. They’ll approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation relating to the installation and operation of a pedestrian signal next to Globe High School and Highway 60.

The Council will also consider an ordinance amending the Globe City Code to reflect the changes to Council Districts.

Hearing Checks Monday at Globe Active Adult Center

Crystal Clear Hearing will be at Globe Active Adult Center on Monday from 9:am until 1:pm. Stop by their clinic and have your hearing checked. Bring in your hearing aids and they will clean and service them for you.

Globe Library Holiday Open House

Globe Public Library is hosting its annual holiday Open House next week, Monday through Friday (December 12-17) from 9:am until 2:pm.

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Office located and arrested 27 year old Travis Lane after shoplifting at the Claypool Circle K.

Deputies are investicating criminal damage to a vehicle in the area of Tremont.

Gila County Probation Department arrested 33 year old Angel Martinez on a failure to appear warrant for possesion of drug paraphernalia.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year old Adam Shores on a failure to comply warrant for possession and use of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Globe Police located and arrested 25 year old Justin Shaffer for leaving the scene of an accident on US 60 near Church’s Chicken.

Officers are investigating a report of breaking and entering at a residence on East Mesquite and criminal damage at a residence on East Ash.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Centennial Band Christmas Concert

The new Centennial Band will perform the first of two holiday concerts on Sunday at 3:pm in the Miami High School Auditorium. There is no admission charge.

The band consists of musicians of all ages from both Globe and Miami.

The second concert will be on Saturday, December 17 in the High Desert Middle School Auditorium.

Miami Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Miami Library kick off their month long Holiday Book Sale tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 1. They have a “bag of books for a buck” plus a large selection of like new hardcovers for a dollar each and paperbacks for fifty cents.

Clean up overdue fines with a can of food for each dollar owed. The food goes to the Miami Food Bank.

Globe Library Craft Fair

Globe Public Library is hosting its first craft fair tomorrow (Saturday) from 4 until 8:pm. There’ll be hot cocoa, coffee and baked goods.

Christmas Light Parade Begins Saturday at 6:PM

The annual Christmas Light Parade in downtown Globe begins Saturday evening at 6:00. This year’s theme is “An Arizona Christmas: A Centennial Parade Celebrating the Five C’s of Statehood.”

No Arizona Zip Codes on Richest List

Phoenix Business Journal reports that there are no Arizona zip codes on the recently released list of America’s richest zip codes.

The list is dominated by small, upscale communities like Palm Beach, Florida, with only 5,500 houses.

California had five zip codes in the top 10. Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Illinois and Virginia also had zip codes in the top 10.

Beware of Charity Scams

Public News Service reports that scam artists are out in full force during the holiday season.

American Cancer Society Estate and Assets Services Director Jo Rosen says be sure to check out an unfamiliar charity before donating. Reputable charities are more than happy to give potential donors all of the information they need. Also, organizations such as Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau post information—including the percentage of donation dollars that is actually spent on direct services.

For charity information visit

Holiday Classic Film Showings Benefit CVCA

The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts Classic Film Club and Hollis Cinema are hosting two special holiday screenings. The 1947 classic “Miracle on 34th Street” will be shown tonight (Thursday) at 6:30.

“White Christmas” with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney will be shown next Thursday (December 15), also at 6:30pm. Tickets are available at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts with a limited number available at the theater prior to showtime.

All ticket proceeds will benefit the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts Elevator Fund.

Blood Drive on Thursday 1 to 6:PM

Today’s American Red Cross Blood Drive is taking place at the Globe LDS Ward from 1 to 6:pm.

The holidays are one of the most critical times for the need of blood.

Redistricting Plans Submitted to US Justice Department

The Gila County Elections Department has submitted the 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. Or call 402-8709 with questions or comments.

You may also contact the Elections Department for Apache or Spanish translation assistance.

Police Log

A hit and run accident occurred early this morning in the Cobre Valley Motors parking lot. The case is under investigation.

Two people were arrested yesterday afternoon at Beall’s Outlet. 24 year old Charilyn Anders was booked and released for shoplfting. 24 year old Sarah Miller was booked into the Gila County Jail on a warrant for disorderly conduct.

Officers are investigating a counterfeit bill reported at a business on Broad Street and a theft at Quality Tire.

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.