Friday, January 13, 2012

United Fund Annual Meeting on Monday

The annual corporate meeting of the United Fund of Globe-Miami will be held Monday (January 16) at 12:Noon at DeMarco’s Italian Restaurant in Globe.

The public is invited to attend.

Gas Prices Continue New Year Climb

For the second week in 2012, drivers are continuing to experience pump price hikes. AAA Arizona says the statewide average is a little more than $3.29 a gallon. That’s an increase of 4 cents from last week. The national average is a little more than $3.38, an increase of 6 cents from last week.

Here in Globe-Miami the average price is around $3.36.

Arizona Schools Near Bottom in National Report Card

The Quality Counts national education report issued this week ranks Arizona in the bottom 10 states. The report gave the state a below average grade in student achievement, teacher requirements and state spending.

The state scored above average only on academic standards and assessments. It fell short on the other five categories.

Arizona received an overall grade of C-. It ranked 44th among the states, a slight drop from last year.

Police Log

Yesterday Miami Police answered a call about a dog bite. A pit bull broke loose from his leash, jumped into another yard and attacked another dog. The pit bull bit both of the owners of the two dogs when they tried to separate them. Tri City paramedics treated the victims. The owner of the pit bull was charged with the violations.

Globe Police arrested 19 year old David Nieto at Globe Education Cneter for use of marijuana and possesion of marijuana in a school zone. He was booked into the Gila County Jail.


Patsy Fay Billingsley passed away Wednesday. She was 76. She is survived by her husband Neal; her son; her daughter; her brother; 3 sisters; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
The funeral for Patsy Billingsley is tomorrow (Saturday) at 11:am at the LDS Church in Claypool.

Gladys Wallace passed away Wednesday at her home in Miami. She was 80. She is survived by her husband Wade; her daughter Carla Alexander; her brother; 7 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
At her request there will be no services for Gladys Wallace.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

APS Bills May Decrease 1 Percent

Arizona Public Service Company customers could see a 1% drop in their average bill this year. If the Arizona Corporation Commission approves it, there will also be no base-rate increases until 2016.

Last June, APS requested a 6.6% rate increase. But low natural gas prices and pressure from consumer groups brought about a better deal for ratepayers.

The Arizona Republic reports that APS has signed an agreement with 20 large customers, consumer groups and other stakeholders. APS agreed to the changes in return for financial incentives for the company to promote energy efficiency. The agreement still must be approved by the Corporation Commission.

Several components of your bill would increase starting next year, but not in the one large increase that APS requested.

Police Log

Miami Police say they have been investigating several reports of scrap metal thefts. Most of the suspects have been caught while removing metal from homes and businesses. You are urged to call your local police department if you suspect any suspicious activity.

Globe Police arrested two people last night after a domestic disturbance at Copper Country Mobile Home Park. 23 year old Eric Barrientos and 27 year old Tessa Figueroa were charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

20 year old Zachariah Cole was arrested last night for possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant.

19 year old Thomas Woods was arrested yesterday for shoplifting.

Officers are investigating a domestic complaint at Pinal Mountain Apartments; criminal damage and stolen gas at a business on Murphy Street; and theft at a business on Highway 60.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 38 year old Sean Alexander after a domestic disturbance at a residence on Upper Pinal Creek Road. Alexander was charged with criminal damage/domestic violence, disorderly conduct, endangerment, assault, and for a Maricopa County DUI warrant.

A deputy served 25 year old inmate Tanya Horta with a failure to comply warrant for theft.

Deputies are investigating a theft of money from the soda machine at Pueblo Heights Mobile Home Park and a theft at the Santee Circle K.


Mahlon R. Thiele passed away Friday, January 6 at Banner Boswell hospital. He was 77. He is survived by his wife Jeannine; his son; his brother; 2 sisters; and 2 grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass for Mahlon Thiele will be held Saturday at 11:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Lunch will follow the Mass at Roosevelt Resort.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Therese’s Ramp 844 in Miami.

Gladys Wallace passed away yesterday morning at her home in Country Club Manor. She was 80.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Lamont Mortuary.

Patsy Billingsley passed away yesterday morning at her home in Central Heights. She was 76.
Services at the Claypool LDS Church will be announced.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pianist Sally Harmon Performs Thursday Night

Pianist Sally Harmon will perform on Thursday at 7:pm in the Miami High School auditorium. Her music ranges from classical to pop to show tunes.

The performance is part of the Globe-Miami Community Concert series.

For ticket information call 425-7385

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 24 year old Korwin Smith yesterday for theft.

Globe Police arrested three people yesterday afternoon after a shoplifting incident at Walmart. 27 year old Coran Pewo was charged with shoplifting. 22 year old Mary Tewawina was arrested for an outstanding warrant from Montana. 24 year old Wilfred Tewawina was arrested for hindering law enforcement.

Two juveniles were referred to juvenile probation yesterday for shoplifting at Walmart.

Officers are investigating criminal damage at a residence on Blake Street.

The Department of Public Safety arrested 36 year old Michael Perkins on a child support warrant.

A Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy took an identity theft report from a resident on Third Street.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Miami Hardscrabble Presentation Wednesday Night

The Miami Hardscrabble history lecture Wednesday night will feature author Jack San Felice. His topic is “Stage Coach Robbery Trail, Silver King to Globe.” The program starts at 6:30pm at the Miami Library.

San Felice has written several books about this area. His latest is “Around Miami,” one of the Arcadia Publishing series on places around the country.

Tutoring Info at HDMS

A meeting will be held Wednesday night for High Desert Middle School parents who would like to arrange tutoring for their students. The meeting begins at 5:30pm in the High Desert Middle School auditorium.

You will be able to talk to representatives of the companies that provide the tutoring.

Tutoring will be available on Fridays from 8:am until noon.

If you have any questions, call the school at 402-5900.

Miami School Board Meets Wednesday

The Miami School Board meets Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Miami High School Library.

The board will elect officers and designate authorized representatives for the 2012 calendar year.

Local Candidate Forum February 2

A candidate forum for local city council candidates will take place on Thursday, February 2 at the Gila County Courthouse.

Miami candidates will start, followed by the Globe candidates. Each candidate will give a brief opening statement and then take questions from the audience.

The forum is sponsored by the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce as a public service. For more information call the chamber at 425-4495.

Researchers Link Low Vitamin D Levels to Depression

Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have linked low levels of vitamin D to depression. Science Daily reports that the findings suggest that it might be useful to screen for vitamin D levels in depressed patients—and perhaps to screen for depression in people with low vitamin D levels. But the study did not determine if increasing vitamin D levels reduces depression.

Low vitamin D levels are already considered risk factors for other medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, certain cancers; and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Blood Pressure Checks at Globe Active Adult Center

If you haven’t had your blood pressure checked lately, representatives from Heritage Healthcare will be at Globe Active Adult Center this morning to do blood pressures starting at 10:30.

Police Log

Last night Tri City, Canyon and Globe Fire Departments responded to a structure fire on Railroad Avenue. It was determined to be an accident. No injuries were reported.

Globe Police arrested two people after a disturbance last night on Hackney Avenue. 47 year old Angela Flores was charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct. 57 year old Russell Powell was arrested on warrants for child support and burglary.

Officers are investigating a shoplifting report taken at the downtown Safeway.


Judith Jean Hayward passed away Thursday, January 5 at her home in Miami. She was 73. She is survived by her daughters Kim Farley-Johnson and Jamey Farley-Harting; her son Dan Nierdieck of Globe; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for “Cracker” Hayward will be held Thursday at 10:am at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the High Desert Humane Society.

Gary Allen Davis of Miami passed away Friday, January 6. He was 57. He is survived by his wife Linda; 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Gary Davis will be held Saturday at 2:pm at Living Waters Community Church.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tonto National Forest Travel Management Environmental Assessment

Tonto National Forest officials are seeking comments on the Travel Management Environmental Assessment.

In 2005, the Department of Agriculture enacted a planning rule to manage motorized vehicle use on national forests and grasslands. This rule requires the Tonto National Forest to designate those roads, trails, and areas that are open to motor vehicle use.

Based on previous public input, several alternatives are proposed in the draft Environmental Assessment. The final product will be a Motor Vehicle Use Map that shows which roads and trails will be open to motor vehicle use. The decision will also amend the Tonto National Forest Plan.

A copy of the travel management environmental assessment can be found at the forest web page.

The 30-day comment period began January 6. Comments may be submitted by phone, on the Internet, by email and by postal mail.

For the Internet comment form click here.

Postal mail:
Travel Management Team Leader
Tonto National Forest
2324 E McDowell Rd.
Phoenix AZ, 85006

Phone: 602-225-5213

Holiday Meal Campaign Exceeds Its Goal

Globe Active Adult Center announces that thanks to your donations - large and small - the 2nd Annual Holiday Meal Campaign exceeded its goal of $8,000. So far they have collected $8853 to support the homebound and disabled in our community.

Each day, Monday through Friday, the Globe Active Adult Center delivers meals to seniors, and the disabled struggling with hunger, through Meals on Wheels. Included with every meal is a wellness check and a friendly chat.

Meal delivery will continue throughout the year, thanks to your help.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday at 10:am. There will be a couple of Public Hearings about Planning and Zoning Department cases.

The Supervisors will consider a Resolution supporting the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30. They’ll authorize the Genesis Committee to conduct a Building Tour on March 10 and to use the trolley or Town bus for the tour.

Plaques will be presented to the winners of the Holiday Home Decorating Contest. The first monthly Residential Home Award will also be presented.

The Council may go into Executive Session to consider appointing a Town Clerk or to re-advertise the position. They will also consult with the Town Attorney about litigation with the Barcon Corporation and the Tri City Fire District.

Globe Council Meets Tonight

Globe City Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:00. There will be a presentation by Resolution Copper and a request for a Resolution of Support; a Headstart update; and a presentation by the Public Works Director/City Engineer and the Wastewater Maintenance Supervisor.

The Council will consider an Intergovernmental Agreement with the State of Arizona related to manufactured housing installation standards.

And they will consider a Resolution of Support for the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 30 year old Joshua Ruff on a Maricopa County child support warrant.

A stolen metal fire place was found at a local recycling shop. The case is under investigation.

Officers are investigating a burglary at the Miami Pepsi plant.

Globe Police arrested 35 year old David Hilker on a failure to comply warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Saturday a juvenile was referred to juvenile probation for assault after a disturbance at Copper Country Mobile Home Park.

35 year old Nikkie Barber was booked and released on a charge of theft.

18 year old Robert Dalgarn was arrested at a traffic stop on a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

46 year old William Salter was arrested for trespassing and an outstanding warrant at a business on Highway 60.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence on North High Street.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 55 year old Robert Trostel of Winkelman for disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and aggravated assault.

On Friday a deputy arrested 21 year old Anthony Osborne for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

30 year old Desiree Valenzuela was arrested on a failure to appear warrant for interfering with judicial proceedings.

Deputies are investigating a theft of a bicycle from a residence on McKinney; a burglary at a residence on Woodward Street; a theft from a vehicle at the Claypool Circle K; and a harassment report.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old Justin English of Tonto Basin on a failure to appear warrant for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and misconduct involving weapons.


Visitation for Jackie J. Stanncart, Sr. is today (Monday) at 10:am at Miles Funeral Services Globe. The funeral is at 11:00.