Friday, January 20, 2012

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. They’ll consider approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with the State of Arizona relating to manufactured housing installation standards.

The Council will also consider passing a Resolution of Support for the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act.

Gas Prices Remain at Multi-Week High

AAA Arizona says that Arizona drivers are currently paying a little more than $3.32 a gallon. That’s an increase of about 3 cents from last week. The nationwide average is just under $3.38 a gallon, a drop of less than a penny.

Here in Globe-Miami, the average fuel price is around $3.35 a gallon.

Globe School District Forums

The Globe Unified School District is searching for a new Superintendent. They invite the community to one of two forums on Tuesday, January 24.

A Business Leaders’ Forum will take place from 5:30 until 6:30pm on Tuesday. A Community Forum is scheduled for 7 to 8:pm.

Both forums will be in the High Desert Middle School Auditorium.

Republicans Meet Saturday at 9:30am

Cobre Valley Republicans meet tomorrow (Saturday) at 9:30am at Joe’s Broad Street Grill.

The guest speaker is US Senate candidate Wil Cardon.

'Australia Day' at BTA

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior presents Australia Day tomorrow (Saturday). Included in the events is the opportunity to build and learn to play your own musical Didgeridoo.

A presentation at 10:am presents “Insider’s Tips for Touring Australia.” At 11:00 there will be an Australian plants tour. Then from 1 to 3:pm there’s a “Didgeridoo Jam” along with Australian stories.

For more information call the Boyce Thompson Arboretum at 520-689-2723.

Price Errors Favor Arizona Customers

The latest test of the scanners used in Arizona stores shows that customers are more likely to benefit from mispriced items than pay too much for them.

The Arizona Republic reports that the annual test by the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures found that retailers undercharged customers more than $21,000, compared with overcharges of around $6,000.

A random test of more than 46,000 items in 2,600 stores showed nearly 1,400 undercharges in favor of the customer.

Police Log

Globe Police are investigating an injury accident that occurred yesterday afternoon on US 60.

Officers arrested 31 year old Violet Shanahan after she was released from the hospital. Shanahan was charged with assault in connection with a fight at a residence on Cuprite.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36 year old Joseph Spottedtail on failure to comply warrants for disorderly conduct/fighting and criminal trespass.

The Gila County Task Force arrested Terry Gonzales for arson and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Holly Renteria was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a Southwest Gas site in Six Shooter Canyon.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gila County Gem and Mineral Show

The 54th Annual Gila County Gem and Mineral Show opens tomorrow (Friday) at 9:am and continues through Sunday. There will be displays and demonstrations, a snack bar, plus hourly door prizes.

An all new hands-on learning area for kids includes gold panning and fossil digging.

The cost is $3 for adults, $5 for couples. Students and children get in free.

Low Cost Rabies Clinic January 21

A Low Cost Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30pm at the animal shelter (700 West Hackney).

The cost of the rabies shot is $10.00 plus the cost of a license for an unaltered animal and $7.00 for a spayed or neutered animal.

Freeport McMoRan 4Q Profits Drop

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold said today (Thursday) that its fourth-quarter profit dropped 59% as gold and copper production both declined.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that the company posted a profit of $640 million, or 67 cents per share. That’s down from $1.55 billion, or $1.63 per share for the same quarter last year.

Revenue dropped 26% to $4.16 billion from $5.6 billion.

Freeport-McMoRan says the drop is mainly due to labor disruptions and the temporary suspension of operations in Indonesia because of pipeline damage.

Deadline Extended for CSP Applications

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the deadline for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program. The deadline is now January 27.

The Conservation Stewardship Program is a voluntary incentives program that rewards farmers, ranchers and forestry producers for conservation efforts that provide environmental benefits beyond their farm or ranch. The program pays producers for clean water, better soil management, improved habitat, energy efficiency and other natural resource benefits.

For information call the Center for Rural Affairs Farm Bill Helpline at 402-687-2100.

Police Log

Yesterday morning a car hit a pedestrian in the crosswalk on Highway 60 at Globe High School. The pedestrian was taken to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. The driver was cited for failure to use due caution with a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

68 year old John Bracco (Brah-koh) was arrested at a traffic stop yesterday for DUI.

A car that had been left running outside the Drift Inn was stolen early this morning. It was entered into the national computer system.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence on Jess Hayes Road.

Miami Police arrested 19 year old Kevin Swedick for criminal damage.

Officers are investigating a report of two counterfeit $20 bills taken at a Miami business.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37 year old Traci Wright for fraudulent use of a credit card.

20 year old Ashley Owens was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Deputies are investigating a report of criminal damage at a residence on Midland Court.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pinal Mountain Little League Meeting Thursday

Pinal Mountain Little League is having a meeting Thursday at 6:pm in the Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Board Room. They will discuss Board positions, registration dates and schedules.

Registration for Coach Pitch and T-Ball begins at the Claypool Safeway on Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29; and Saturday and Sunday, February 4 and 5. Registration forms must be turned in by February 17. Registration forms may be picked up at the Safeway Customer Service Center but only turned in at registration times.

Pinal Mountain Little League needs volunteers for coaching, umpires, team parents and concession workers. Necessary forms may be picked up at the registration site or downloaded from the website at

Proposed Bill Would Allow Public Schools to End Free Lunches

A state Senate panel has approved a bill that would let schools opt out of the federal program that offers free and reduced price lunches for needy students.

The East Valley Tribune reports that Sen. Rich Crandall of Mesa believes that the decision of whether or not to participate should be left to local school officials. Crandall says some districts may decide to continue to offer the meals, but on their own terms. Other schools may drop the program entirely.

Arizona Education Association lobbyist Jennifer Loredo says that for a lot of Arizona students, the lunches are the only quality meals they get.

The Senate Education Committee approved the bill by a 6 to 1 vote. It now goes to the full Senate.

Globe School Board Meets Tonight

Globe School Board meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6:00 in the High Desert Middle School auditorium.

The Board will consider a contract with Elite Community Services to provide tutoring on Fridays for High Desert Middle School students.

They will also consider an Intergovernmental Agreement with Eastern Arizona College for the Pathway to College Gear Up program.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 29 year old Broderick Secody for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 47 year old Todd Hamlet after a domestic disturbance at Sunrise Mobile Home Park. Hamlet was charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct and assault. He was also arrested on warrants for aggravated assault, domestic violence and fighting.

18 year old Cody Curbey was arrested yesterday for reckless driving.

33 year old Jeffrey Kramer of Globe was arrested on a Pinal County warrant for probation violation on a charge of theft.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage at the Juvenile Detention Center; a theft at a residence in Six Shooter Canyon; and a burglary at a residence on Main Street.

Globe Police arrested three people after a field interview on Crestwood. 19 year old Al Brown was arrested for public consumption. 29 year old Tiffany Gates was arrested for shoplifting. And 35 year old Cecil Cook was arrested for trespassing.

58 year old James Zufelt was arrested yesterday for DUI.

Officers are investigating an attempted burglary at a residence on Cactus Drive; criminal damage at a residence on South Tenth Street; and criminal damage at a residence on Skyline Drive.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hearing Checks at Globe Active Adult Center

Representatives from Crystal Clear Hearing will be at the Globe Active Adult Center on Wednesday from 9:am until Noon. This is an opportunity to have your hearing checked and to bring in your hearing aids for cleaning.

Wikipedia and Other Websites Plan 'Blackout' on Wednesday

Wikipedia has announced that it will black out the English language version of its website on Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation in Congress. It will shut down access from midnight Eastern Standard Time (10:pm MST) Tuesday night until midnight Wednesday.

Critics of the proposed legislation say it goes way beyond cracking down on the sale of pirated US products. They say the language of the two similar bills in the House and Senate restricts freedom of speech, creativity and innovation. They also say that eventually only those with the financial resources to fight legal challenges would be able to speak.

The Reddit and Boing Boing websites are also planning to blackout their services on Wednesday. Many other tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter are also strongly opposed to the legislation, but they are not participating in the blackout.

The White House has also expressed opposition to parts of the proposed legislation.

Deadline Approaches for Citizen of the Year Nominations

This is the last week to submit nomination letters for the 2011 Citizen of the Year.

The nomination letters should include the accomplishments of the nominee and show a record of strong community service in a variety of areas. Submit the letters in person to the Globe-Miami Chamber office or by email at

The winner will be recognized at a dinner at the Dream Manor Inn on Friday, January 27. Tickets for the dinner are $25 a person and include a choice of roast beef or chicken. To make a reservation, call the Chamber at 425-4495.

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 33 year old Encarnacion Padilla after a domestic disturbance at a residence on Golden Hill. Padilla was charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence and assault.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a vehicle at Action Towing and a burglary at Apache Trail Mobile Home Park.

Last night 32 year old Charles Berry turned himself in to Globe Police on a charge of felony flight.

Two juveniles were arrested for assault after a fight in the parking lot of a business on Highway 60.

49 year old Lyle Pahe was arrested for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct at the Hill Street Safeway.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence on Escalera Drive.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Meeting Tuesday for HDMS Parents and Staff

The Globe Unified School District Governing Board is having a School Board Retreat on Tuesday for High Desert Middle School parents and staff. It starts at 5:30pm in the High Desert Middle School auditorium.

The purpose of the meeting is to hear your opinions about the 4-day week.

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

Rick Powers to Speak at Miami Hardscrable Lecture

Rick Powers will be the guest speaker at the Miami Hardscrabble lecture series on Wednesday, February 8. He will talk about “Scenic Drives in Arizona.” The presentation will begin at 7:pm at the Miami Library.

ADEQ Releases Draft for Public Review

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has released a draft version of a report that examines water surface quality in Arizona. The draft is available for public review and comment at the ADEQ website.

The Clean Water Act requires states to assess water quality data every two years and publish a list of surface waters that are not meeting quality standards.

Comments must be received by Friday, February 17. They may be submitted online, by email at or by mail at:

Surface Water Assessment
1110 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Globe Library Needs Volunteers

The Globe Public Library needs a volunteer to lead Baby and Toddler Time and a volunteer to lead Story Hour.

For information about the programs or to volunteer an hour a week to lead one of these programs, call the library at 425-6111.

Police Log

About 2:30 this morning a motor home hit a guardrail on Highway 60 near the Wild West Center and spun out into the middle of the road. 28 year old Jarod Spencer was arrested for DUI.

A car struck a vehicle that was stopped at a red light at highway 60 and Miami Avenue over the weekend. One driver was cited.

Miami Police arrested the owner of a pit bull in the Glass Canyon area. The dog bit two people.

Officers are investigating a report of BB gun damage to several windows at a Miami business.

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 23 year old Justine Robertson for shoplifting at the Claypool Safeway.

42 year old Kyle Cook was arrested yesterday for public nuisance.

Two juveniles were arrested late Saturday night for damaging mailboxes in the Skyline area.

Saturday night officers stopped 19 year old Eduardo Armenta, who fled the scene after shoplifting at Walmart.

20 year old Anthony Gonzales was arrested for shoplifting at a business on North US 60.

49 year old John Imhoff was arrested Saturday afternoon for reckless driving.

44 year old Glen Edwards was arrested for DUI.

Officers arrested 48 year old Clifford Martin on a failure to comply warrant for assault and disorderly conduct.

On Friday an officer conducted a followup investigation and arrested 27 year old Joseph Montgomery for animal cruelty.

59 year old Franklin Reede was arrested on a failure to comply warrant for attempted shoplifting.

The Department of Public Safety in Flagstaff arrested 45 year old Freeman Skidmore of San Carlos on a failure to comply warrant for false information.

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 29 year old Loren Philpot at a traffic stop Friday night. Philpot left the scene of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Roberts Drive. He was charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence, assault and extreme DUI.

19 year old Carlin Dyer was cited and released for driving with a suspended license.

Deputies are investigating an assault that occurred Friday night at a residence on Alcott; a burglary at a home on Sharps Road; a burglary on Burnham Street; and a theft at a residence on Wheatfields Road.

Library and Globe Active Adult Center Closed Today

Globe Public Library and the Globe Active Adult Center are closed today to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.