Friday, January 27, 2012

Police Log

Tri City, Canyon and Globe Fire Departments responded to a structure fire yesterday morning on Orient Drive. The fire was put out with no reported injuries.

Globe Police arrested 37 year old Douglas Wilson for domestic violence/aggravated assault after a disturbance on Eleventh Street.

Officers are investigating burglaries at a residence on Broad Street, a business on South Hagen Street and a residence on Cedar Street. Officers also took reports of a counterfeit bill at a business on Electric Drive, and a hit and run at a business on South Broad Street.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at a residence on Old Oak; theft reports taken on Railroad Avenue, Pinal Canyon Drive and El Camino; and an attempted theft on Calle De Loma.

Programming Changes on KIKO and KIKO-FM

As of yesterday, KIKO-FM 97.3 has switched to an all comedy format, featuring a mixture of established comedians and newcomers. KIKO-FM's signal covers not only Globe-Miami but also a big chunk of Central Arizona, including the East Valley in the Phoenix metro area.

Oldies lovers will notice an improvement in the music featured after 10:am on KIKO-AM 1340. Instead of playing mostly songs from the 1970's, we're bringing back many more songs from the 1960's and even a few from the 50's.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Little League Registration Begins Saturday

Pinal Mountain Little League will have a mandatory Coaches Meeting on Thursday, February 2. The meeting starts at 6:pm in the Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Board Room.

Registration for Coach Pitch and T-Ball begins Saturday and Sunday from 9:am until Noon at the Claypool Safeway. Final registration forms must be turned in by February 17.

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

GCC Governing Board Meets Friday

The Gila County Community College Governing Board will have a Special Meeting on Friday at 2:30pm in Gila Pueblo Campus Room 522.

The Board will review current course fees and discuss the Community College redistricting proposal.

Cobre Valley Democrats Open House and Organizational Meeting

The Democrats of Cobre Valley invite the public to an Open House on Friday from 6 to 7:pm. It’s at 646 North Broad Street.

An Organizational Meeting will follow from 7 to 9:pm. Former Congressional candidate Jeffrey Brown is the guest speaker. Brown is also a Founding Member of Citizens for a Better Arizona.

New Nutrition Standards for School Lunches

The US Department of Agriculture has introduced new nutrition standards that will require schools to add more fruits and vegetables to lunches served through the National School Lunch Program. The rules also set calorie limits and gradually reduce the amount of sodium and trans fat.

The Arizona Republic reports that the changes will be phased in over three years beginning July 1.

The new standards are part of a national focus on childhood obesity and the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.

The USDA also wanted to limit starchy vegetables to one cup a week but backed off after potato growers lobbied against it.

Globe PD Message About Burglaries

The Globe Police Department has a message to the public about the recent rash of burglaries in the community. They are working diligently to complete their investigation and bring the suspects to justice.

Globe PD says the elderly are being targeted, mostly after midnignt. There have been several instances of suspects trying to gain entry to the homes of some of our senior citizens, especially those who live alone. The suspects have tried the doorknob and broken windows to see if there is a response inside the house.

If you live alone or if you have elderly relatives who live alone, Globe PD reminds you to take extra caution during these hours. Feel free to call the police if anyone tries to make contact with you at very odd hours. Make it a priority to check on relatives or senior citizen neighbors.

Globe PD says it has several leads that are being followed up on, but they need your help as well. If you are ever afraid for your safety, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1.

Police Log

There was a three vehicle accident yesterday afternoon on Highway 60. No further information is available. The accident is under investigation.

Globe Police arrested Tiffany Ann Gates for shoplifting at a business on Highway 60.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22 year old William Stanley on failure to comply warrants for criminal damage and shoplifting.

35 year old Christine Riddle was arrested on warrants for forgery and dangerous drugs.

A deputy took a report of a burglary at Shamrock Farms on Highway 60.


Antonia Falquez passed away Monday at the age of 46.
Visitation for Antonia Falquez will be Friday at 1:pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Stake Center in Globe. The funeral is at 2:00.

Mario Spadafore passed away Tuesday at the age of 53.
Visitation for Mario Spadafore will be Monday from 10:am until 1:pm at Lamont Mortuary. The funeral is at 1:00.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Annual Sweetheart Dance on February 11

The Gila County Sheriff’s Reserve Posse Sweetheart Dance will be held on Saturday, February 11 at the Gila County Fairgrounds.

Admission for the dance is $20 a couple and $15 for singles. Tickets are available from any Posse member, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office and several local businesses. Or you can call 425-3372.

The proceeds from this annual fundraiser help pay for uniforms and safety equipment.

Tucson Republican to Run for CD1 Seat

The Tucson Sentinel reports that Tucson Republican Jonathon Paton has announced that he is running for Congress in the re-designed First Congressional District. The district now stretches from Oro Valley—just north of Tucson—to the Utah Border.

Paton is a former state legislator who will possibly face former state Rep. Bill Konopnicki and former Corporation Commissioner Gary Price in the Republican primary.

Payton served in the Arizona Legislature from 2004 to 2010. He ran for Congress in District 8 in 2010, but lost the GOP primary to Jesse Kelly, who lost to Gabrielle Giffords in the general election.

After Paton left the Legislature to run for Congress, he lobbyed for the payday loan industry.

Former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Wenona Benally Baldenegro will run in the Democratic primary for Congressional District 1.

Current District 1 Congressman Paul Gosar has announced that he is moving from Flagstaff to Prescott to run in the newly aligned Congressional District 4.

Arizona Centennial Ride on February 11

Motorcycle riders from all over the country will participate in the Arizona Centennial Ride and parade to the State Capitol on Saturday, February 11.

American Legion Riders invite everyone who would like to ride down from Globe as a group to meet at Judy’s Cookhouse at 8:30am on February 11.

You can register online at .

For more information call Rich at 200-2714.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police arrested 42 year old Ralph Francisco for criminal trespass after a disturbance at a business on Highway 60.

58 year old Rhodella Smith was arrested for shoplifting at a business on North Broad Street.

Officers responded to a burglar alarm at a business on Highway 60. They found that the window to the business was broken. The case is under investigation.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a washer and dryer, water heater and other items from a residence on Morrow Avenue. They are also investigating damage to a door at the Gila County Courthouse.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

'Dump the Drugs' on February 4

The Copper Basin Coalition is having another “Dump the Drugs” event on Saturday, February 4. It’s from 8:am until Noon in the Fry’s parking lot.

You can drop off expired and unused prescription and over the counter pills for proper disposal.

For more information call 425-9276.

Miami Senior Center Will Celebrate Arizona's Birthday on February 14

February 14 is the 100th anniversary of the state of Arizona. Celebrations will be taking place throughout the state.

On that day the Miami Senior Center will have live music by Jose Sanchez and the Blue Diamond Band. Music will start at 11:am, followed by lunch.

The Center is also bringing back an old tradition of crowning the King and Queen.

Everybody who comes into the Center for lunch between now and February 14 can make nominations by placing your ticket in a jar on the table where you sign in to eat.

The Miami Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:am until 2:pm. Anyone who needs a ride to and from the Center can call 473-4190.

Lane Closures on South Broad Street

The City of Globe announces lane and road closures on South Broad Street due to the repairs of a damaged transformer pole.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane today (Tuesday) until 4:pm.

On Wednesday traffic will possibly be restricted to one lane periodically throughout the day.

Both lanes on South Braod Street will be closed beginning Thursday night at 8:pm, continuing until 5:am.

There will be police officers and barricades set up to help direct traffic.

If you have any questions call the City of Globe at 425-7147 x22.

Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' Barred from Arizona Schools

Arizona is once again getting national attention for its politics. and the Wall Street Journal report that William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is among the books that are now barred from Arizona classrooms.

The new law banning ethnic studies has forced the Tucson Unified School District to terminate its 13 year old Mexican-American Studies program rather than lose millions of dollars in state funding. One of the program’s former teachers says she asked if she could start teaching “The Tempest.” She was told no, because of its themes of colonization, enslavement and racism.

Another book that has been removed is “Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years,” which includes an essay by award-winning Tucson author Leslie Silko. The book’s editor Bill Bigelow says the only other time one of his books was banned was when the apartheid government in South Africa banned a book that included a speech by Nelson Mandela.

The Tucson Unified School District has responded by saying that the books that were removed from the classroom are still available in the District’s library system. The statement also says the books will be considered for possible use in the 2012-2013 school year.

Police Log

Yesterday morning a Globe Police Officer conducted a traffic stop and found two undocumented immigrants. They were taken to the Gila County Jail to await pickup by Immigration Services.

43 year old Frank Stanley was arrested for harassment at a business on North Broad Street.

Officers are investigating a burglary from a vehicle on Fourth Street and a counterfeit bill at a business on North Broad Street.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft of scrap metal from a residence on Russell Road and the theft of two vehicle engines from a residence on Highway 77.


Arnold Gutierrez of Globe passed away Sunday at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. He was 60. He is survived by his sister Dolores Avalos of Globe; 2 sons; and his daughter.
Visitation for Arnold Gutierrez will be Thursday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday at 10:am.

They’ll consider authorizing the Health and Emergency Services Department to electronically submit a $5,000 Quality Improvement Award grant application to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

They will also consider issuing official comments to the Tonto National Forest relating to the Environmental Assessment for Motorized Travel Management.

Shirley Dawson Announces Retirement

Gila County Supervisor Shirley Dawson has announced that she will retire at the end of her term.

In her statement, Dawson says she is proud of the works that have been accomplished and takes pride in the fact that Gila County has survived the worst economic crisis in our country’s history.

Dawson says she thanks all of the people who have worked with her and the positive things they have accomplished.

Annual Antique Show on March 10-11

The 27th annual Gila County Historical Museum Antique Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11 at the Globe High School gymnasium.

The show is being held in conjunction with the Historic Home and Building Tour.

If you would like to have a booth at the show, call chairman Donna Anderson at 812-2969 or the Gila County Historical Museum. The cost of a 12x12 booth space is $50.

There will be no admission charge for the show.

Globe Active Adult Center 'Super Sale'

Globe Active Adult Center is having a 2 Day Super Sale tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday to raise money for the Center’s activities and services. They’ll have a variety of household items, quilting, LP records, clothes and more.

If you have “gently used” items to donate, bring them by the Center today

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident Friday morning at Hill and Ash Streets. One driver was cited for failure to yield from a private drive and another driver was cited for having no insurance.

Miami Police arrested 24 year old Korwin Smith for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

39 year old Patrick Hernandez was arrested by Miami PD for disorderly conduct.

27 year old Christopher Harper was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs.

The Department of Public Safety arrested 28 year old Aaron Bates yesterday on a child support warrant.

On Saturday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 20 year old Catherine Heath at a residence in Miami Gardens in connection with an assault that occurred on Friday.

Deputies arrested 36 year old Timothy Fritz on Friday for domestic violence/disorderly conduct and criminal damage.

26 year old Charles Fee was arrested for failure to control speed to avoid a collision. Fee hit a flatbed trailer on Mountain View and then left the area.

Deputies are investigating a stolen motorcycle from a residence on Woodward.

On Friday Mesa Police arrested 50 year old Raymond Dean of Miami on a child support warrant.

On Saturday Globe Police arrested 30 year old Mariette Lewis for domestic violence/disorderly conduct after a disturbance at a residence on Euclid Avenue.

Officers arrested a juvenile Friday afternoon for domestic violence/disorderly conduct and assault after a disturbance at Copper Country Mobile Home Park.

35 year old Matthew Ownsby was cited at a traffic stop for suspended registration.

Globe Police are investigating a forgery report taken at a business on East Highway 60; shoplifting at a business on East Highway 60; a burglary at a residence on Sutherland; a burglary at a residence on North East Street; a burglary at a residence on Manzanita; and a theft from a vehicle at a residence on Sutherland


Paul Sanchez passed away Friday at his home in Globe. He was 55. He is survived by his parents Pat and Frances Sanchez; 4 children; 5 brothers; 5 sisters; his companion Evelyn Berumen; his former spouse Jenny Clause; and 7 grandchildren.
Visitation for Paul Sanchez will be Friday (January 27) at 8:30am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30. They’ll consider an Intergovernmental Agreement with Gila County to purchase the Cobre Valley Community Transit building and property at 506 Sullivan Street.

They will also consider adding Town Council policies related to the use of or banning cell phones, iPods and other ekectronic devices in Executive Sessions.