Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Pump Prices

As the end of 2011 draws near, gasoline prices remain at a multi-month low, but still higher than they were at this time last year.

AAA Arizona says that today’s statewide average price is a little more than $3.17 a gallon. That’s an increase of 2 cents from last week. The nationwide average increased 3.8 cents to a little more than $3.25 a gallon. Here in Globe-Miami the average price is around $3.16.

Arizona’s average fuel price for the year is a lttle more than $3.38. This is nearly 63 cents more than the 2010 statewide average.

The highest fuel price of the year was around $3.76, which occurred on May 11. This is 84 cents more than the state’s 2010 high fuel price.

Arizona’s lowest avaerage fuel price of the year was $2.905, which occurred on January 3. This is 30 cents more than the state’s 2010 low fuel price.

Upcoming Events at Globe Active Adult Center

Globe Active Adult Center has free Gila Community College classes like quilting, exercise, ceramics and crafts. Sign up at the college. Call 425-8481 for information.

Pinal-Gila Council Benefits Counselor Bess Bennett is at the Globe Active Adult Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:am until noon to help with Medicare and Social Security questions.

On Friday, January 6, Globe Active Adult Center will show the movie “Secondhand Lions” with Robert Duval and Michael Caine. It starts at 12:30.

And on Tuesday, January 10 at 10:30, a representative from Heritage HealthCare will be there to check blood pressures.

Globe Active Adult Center will be closed Monday, January 2 for New Year’s Day.

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 51 year old Raymond LaRue for aggravated assault/domestic violence.

Deputies are investigating a report of a domestic incident on Morrow Avenue; an assault report taken at the Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Emergency Room; and a theft of an automobile in the area of Wheatfields Road.

Globe Police are investigating a burglary at a residence on Bancroft.


Greta Small of Cutter passed away December 24 in Mesa. She was 73. She is survived by her sister Gloria Dillon; 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
The wake is today (Friday) at the Greta Small residence. The funeral is tomorrow (Saturday) at 1st Miracle Church.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

High Desert Humane Society and Central Arizona Animal Rescue will have another low cost spay and neuter clinic on January 12.

You can register at Past Times Antiques on Tuesday through Thursday from noon until 5:pm.

A $20 deposit is required and you must be registered to take advantage of this clinic.

January Arts Shows at CVCA

Oil painting artist Barbara Kishbaugh will have a One Woman Show during the month of January in the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts Gallery.

An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, January 7 from 11:am until 3:pm. Refreshments will be served.

Artist Frank Balaam will present his newest exhibition of oil on canvas paintings at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts from January 2 through January 29. The exhibit is called “Ocean Light through the Trees.”

An informal reception will be held on January 21 from 10:am until 4:pm.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon at Hill and Ash Streets. One driver was issued a citation.

Two people were arrested at the El Rey Motel after Globe Police responded to a 9-1-1 hang up call. 46 year old William Harden of San Manuel and 39 year old Kathleen Fildes of Nevada were arrested for disorderly conduct and booked into the Gila County Jail.

21 year old Jesse Leetham was arrested last night for DUI.

Officers are investigating a burglary at the bus barn on Fairview; a burglary at the old Globe Junior High School; and criminal damage at a residence on Blake Street.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft from a vehicle on Railroad Avenue.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


A Memorial Service for “Jack” Thomas will be held Thursday at 2:pm at the Pinal Mountain Elks Lodge.

Arizona Minimum Wage Goes Up 30 cents

Arizonans who earn minimum wage will get a raise starting January 1.

The Industrial Commission of Arizona has raised the state’s hourly minimum wage by 30 cents to $7.65. The decision was based on a 3.8% increase in the federal Consumer Price Index.

A state minimum wage was established in 2006 that provided for an annual cost of living increase. The commission raised the minimum wage for 2011 by ten cents. There was no raise in 2010 because the cost of living fell in 2009.

New DUI Law Goes Into Effect January 1

A new law goes into effect on January 1 that eases Arizona’s tough DUI law for first time offenders.

Currently, DUI offenders must use a breathalyzer/ignition interlock device to start their cars for a full year. The new law cuts the first time penalty to six months. This does not apply to extreme DUI offenders or those who get into accidents or other trouble because of their drunk driving.

BTA Director to Speak at First Friday Program

Boyce Thompson Arboretum Director Mark Siegwarth will be the guest speaker at the January 6 First Friday program.

The presentation begins at 6:30pm at the Miami Memorial Library. Siegwarth will talk about the life and history of Colonel Boyce Thompson and the Arborertum he founded.

The First Friday series is sponsored by the Gila County Historical Museum and the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum. Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36 year old Jessica Lopez on a child support warrant.

Deputies are investigating a theft of a food stamp card in the Upper Pinal Creek area and a harassment report taken in the area of Four Star Mobile Home Park.

Globe Police are investigating a domestic violence report taken at the Gila County Courthouse; a burglary at a residence on Euclid; a theft report taken at Copper Country Mobile Home Park; and a theft report taken at a residence on East Mesquite.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 3 people in connection with the theft of 2 work trucks, an ATV and other items at the Blue Bird mine. Deputies located one of the trucks driving down Russell Road. A deputy followed the truck to the Madera Peak area. 23 year old Jacob Napolitano was arrested for hit and run, driving with a suspended license, burglary, felony criminal damage, possession of stolen property, unlawful flight and theft of means of transportation. 29 year old Erlinda Ramirez was charged with theft of means of transportation, burglary and and possession of stolen property. The deputies then located 25 year old Enrique Gomez and charged him with burglary and possession of stolen property.

24 year old Jennifer Herrera was arrested yesterday on a failure to comply warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies arrested 22 year old Jason Tabor on a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct.

26 year old Steven Phillips was arrested on warrants for assault and shoplifting.

53 year old David Miller was arrested on a failure to appear warrant for aggravated DUI.

Two people were arrested late Friday night after a non-injury, single vehicle accident in the area of Arbor Avenue. 28 year old Noemi Garcia was charged with false reporting to law enforcement. 30 year old Candace Gibbs was arrested for false reporting and driving with a suspended license.

Deputies are investigating shoplifting at the Claypool Circle K; criminal damage in the area of Golden Hill; a hit and run accident in the area of Avenida de Ed Pastor; and a report of telephone harassment taken in the area of Old Oak.

On Sunday Globe Police arrested 2 people in connection with a hit and run accident that occurred on December 19. 31 year old Violet Shannon was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident. 33 year old Luv Estevane was charged with possesion of marijuana.

28 year old Tiffany Gates was arrested on Saturday for shoplifting at a business on Jesse Hayes Road.

24 year old Angel Bead was arrested on warrants for fraudulent schemes, theft of a credit card, fruadulent use of a credit card and driving with a suspended license.

Officers are investigating a burglary at Copper Country Mobile Home Park; a burglary at a residence on Bankers; a burglary from a vehicle on Broad Street; criminal damage to a vehicle on East Street; criminal damage to vehicles in the area of Euclid Avenue; and a report of vandalism at a residence on West Ord Mountain Road.

Weekend Bank Robber Gets $10,000

A bank robber got away with more than $10,000 Saturday morning at Bank of the West on Highway 60.

Around 10:00, a man walked into the bank, left a package on the counter with blinking lights, and said it was a bomb. The man also displayed a handgun and demanded money.

After obtaining the money, the suspect left the bank, got on a bicycle and rode behind the bank to a location where he is believed to have been picked up in a vehicle.

The suspect is described as tall and thin, about 5’10’ to 6’ tall, with dark complexion. He was wearing a dark colored wig, sunglsses and a ball cap.

The bomb squad was called and determined that the device left behind was not a bomb. The man also left an air gun on the counter top.

The suspect is still at large and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Steve Shaw at the Globe Police Department at 425-5751. You may remain anonymous.


Marion T. Campbell has passed away at the age of 82. She is survived by her husband Vernon; 2 sisters; 3 children; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Marian Campbell is today (Tuesday) from 12 until 1 at East Lawn Palms Mortuary in Tucson. The funeral is at 1:00.
A Memorial Service will be held in Globe on Saturday, January 14 at 1:00 at First Presbyterian Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the U of A Medical Center Foundation, designated to the Diamond Children’s Hospital Cancer Unit.

Send donations in Marian Campbell's name to:
U of A Medical Center
Diamond Children
655 East River Road
Tucson, Arizona 85704
(Make checks payable to UMC Foundation. Then put note on Memo Line to designate Child Life Cancer Patients)