Friday, February 3, 2012

Register Now for Preschool Story Time

The Globe Public Library is taking registrations for their Preschool Story Time. The program is for children 3 to 5 years old. You and your child will enjoy stories, crafts and more during the one hour free program.

Sign up at the library. If you have any questions about Preschool Story Time call Emily or Mary Helen at 425-6111.

Miami Arts Commission Meets February 15

The Miami Arts Commission will meet Wednesday, February 15 at 6:pm at Copper Mine Picture Café.

The public is invited to join in discussions about current and future projects.

Call Jim at 200-2743 for more information.

'Dump the Drugs' Event

The Copper Basin Coalition is sponsoring a “Dump the Drugs” event tomorrow (Saturday) in the Fry’s parking lot.

Drop off your unwanted, unused or expired medications from 8:am until Noon.
The event is sponsored in partnership with Fry’s and the Globe Police department.

Reed Found Guilty in Domestic Incident

Yesterday (Thursday) a Gila County jury found 32 year old Wesley Reed guilty of aggravated assault, criminal trespass, threats and intimidation and criminal damage.

Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores presented the case to the jury.

On October 16, 2010 the former Young resident threatened his grandmother with a knife. He also threatened to kill his mother and grandmother separately from his use of the knife. Reed’s grandmother ordered him out of the houise. He left but came back later and banged and kicked at the front door. He then entered the home through a window.

Reed has 5 prior felony convictions and this offense was committed while he was on parole from his most recent conviction.

Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores says it is fortunate that no one was hurt, but a situation like this can easily escalate to where law enforcement is responding to a homicide or a victim with serious injuries. She says no one deserves to be subjected to this behavior. Anyone who is a victim of domestic violence should call local law enforcement immediately.

Because of his extensive criminal history, Reed is facing a minimum of 7.5 years, and a maximum of almost 19 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Wesley Reed is currently at large. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should contact the Gila County Sheriff’s Office at 928-425-4449.

Sheriff Armer Announces Retirement

Gila County Sheriff John Armer has announced that he will retire at the end of his term.

Sheriff Armer has been in law enforcement for 43 years, as Deputy Sheriff in Maricopa County, Globe Police Chief and Gila County Sheriff.

Armer says he appreciates the trust that Gila County voters have placed in him. He thanks his command staff for their support. He says the employees of the Sheriff’s Office are among the best he has ever worked with, and the fact that the office has never been the subject of lawsuits or public criticism is the result of their professionalism.

Sheriff Armer says he plans to remain an active resident of Gila County.

Police Log

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year old Matthew Miller on a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct/fighting.

A Deputy served a probation violation warrant to 23 year old inmate Kyle Hamlet for attempted hindering prosecution.

A deputy took a report of a domestic incident at Apache Trail Mobile Home Park.

Miami Police arrested 33 year old Robertson Chatlin on a warrant for driving with a suspended license.


Mary Ann Stevens of Peridot passed away January 30 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. She was 67. She is survived by her husband “Jay”; 7 children; 14 brothers and sisters; 30 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

The wake for Mary Stevens will be tomorrow (Saturday) at 4:pm at the Stevens residence. The funeral is Sunday at 1:pm at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

First Friday Program About 'Prehistoric Arizona'

Eddie Colyott returns to the First Friday historic lecture series tomorrow night at the Miami Memorial Library. His presentation on “Prehistoric Arizona” begins at 6:30.

The program is free and is followed by light refreshments.

Scouts to Collect Food for Local Food Banks

Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will be collecting food for the local food banks this Saturday in the Annual Scouting for Food Drive.

Scouts will be outside grocery stores and also going door to door for canned and other non-perishable food items.

The goal of the annual food drive is to replenish the shelves of local food banks after the holidays when many might not otherwise remember those in need.

Registration Continues for Pinal Mountain Little League

Registration continues this weekend for Pinal Mountain Little League Coach Pitch and T-Ball. The hours are 9:am until Noon Saturday and Sunday at the Claypool Safeway.

Forms must be turned in by February 17.

More information may be found online at

Free Friday Movies in Globe

The Globe Public Library is showing free movies every Friday afternoon in February. This Friday’s movie is “Cars 2.”
Next Friday, February 10, they’ll be showing “Dolphin Tale”; “Lady and the Tramp” on February 17; and “Puss in Boots” on February 24.

Globe Active Adult Center is showing the movie “Courageous” tomorrow (Friday) at 12:30. They provide popcorn and soda, too.

Globe Tool Lending Library Needs Volunteers

The Globe Tool Lending Library is looking for volunteers to maintain the files of patrons as they “check in” and “check out” tools. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 8:am until Noon and Friday from 8 until 2.

The Tool Lending Library is located behind the Globe Active Adult Center.

Call Mary Stemm for more information at 402-8768.

Candidate Forum Tonight

The Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidate forum of Globe and Miami Council candidates tonight (Thursday) at 6:30. The forum will be in the Supervisors’ Hearing Room at the Gila County Courthouse.

Candidates will give a short opening statement followed by questions from the audience. You will be invited to submit questions in writing. Facilitator Jay Spehar will ask the candidates your questions.

For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 425-4495.

Miami Genesis Board Meets Tonight

The Miami Genesis Board meets tonight (Thursday) at 6:00 at Miami Town Hall. They’ll discuss several ongoing projects, including the upcoming Building Tour, and plan a fundraiser booth for the Boomtown Spree in April.


James Darrell Carlson of Globe passed away January 28. He was 77.
A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held on Saturday at 4:pm at the Globe Elks Lodge, followed by a potluck.

Police Log

Miami Police are investigating the theft of a trailer full of equipment from a Miami residence. The doors and the wheels of the trailer were locked, so it took time and effort to take the trailer. Anyone with information about the trailer is urged to call Miami PD. The 2006 box trailer is white with Arizona license plate S02553.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 63 year old Ignacio Renteria on a failure to comply warrant for issuing a bad check.

50 year old Mark Riggs was arrested on a child support warrant.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to water pipes at a residence on Euclid and the theft of a cord of wood from a residence on Old Oak.

Globe Police are investigating two reports of burglary at Copper Country Mobile Home Park,.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ed Carpenter Named 2011 Citizen of the Year

The Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce has named Ed Carpenter 2011 Citizen of the Year.

Recognized for outstanding community service at Friday’s dinner at Dream Manor were (front l-r) Cheryl Brazell, Pearl Nancarrow, Claudia DalMolin, and (back l-r) Darryl Dalley, 2011 COY Ed Carpenter, and William Herrera. The chamber recognized these people for their volunteer work within the community at the citizen of the Year dinner.

Volunteers Needed to Clean Up Lower Salt River

The Tonto National Forest is looking for volunteers to help clean up the Lower Salt River area. A River Bank Cleanup will take place on Saturday, February 18 from 9:am to 1:pm at the Blue Point Recreation Site.

Lunch and beverages will be provided free to volunteers. Trash bags and parking will also be provided.

For more information visit the Mesa Ranger District website at

Police Log

Miami Police were called to the area near Maquey Mobile Home Park about two men dumping trash into the nearby canyon. The men were caught and taken to the Miami Police Department.

A child was bitten by a dog on Merrit Street and received minor injuries. 36 year old Kari Moya was cited for the violations.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon on North Broad Street. One driver was cited for making an unsafe lane change.

No injuries were reported in a two vehicle accident last night on Highway 60.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26 year old Charles Fee for burglary, trafficking in stolen property and theft.

Two people were arrested during a traffic stop yesterday afternoon on Ice House Canyon Road. 30 year old Syvina Gomez was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. 43 year old Thomas Henson was arrested on a child support warrant.

23 year old Kyle Hamlet was arrested yesterday for driving with a suspended license.

A juvenile was cited in connection with a burglary on Roberts Road.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a vehicle on Grandview Drive.

Globe Police are investigating a report of missing license plates taken at a business on North Broad Street.

Tempe Police arrested 38 year old Melissa Cruz of Globe on a failure to appear warrant for use of a dangerous drug and aggravated harassment.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Globe School Board Meets Wednesday

The Globe School Board meets Wednesday at 6:pm in the High Desert Middle School auditorium.

Public Forum For Globe School Superintendent Search

The Globe Unified School District will have a public forum next Thursday, February 9 about the search for a new superintendent. The steps in the process will be defined and the public will help develop a superintendent’s profile.

A survey has also been created for community input. The survey will be online until February 10 at the Globe District web site at It is anonymous and goes directly to the Arizona School Boards Association for data collection and interpretation.

4-H Deadlines

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the deadline to sign up for 4-H.

The deadlines to purchase animals for livestock projects are March 1 for steers and June 1 for pigs, lambs and goats.

For more information call the Cooperative Extension Office at 425-7179.

Police Log

Globe Police officers took an assault report yesterday morning at Horizon Human Services. The victim was found to have been reported missing from Tucson. Tucson PD was contacted and the victim was held on a 12 hour medical hold.

Globe Police arrested 19 year old Deidra Hickman after a domestic disturbance at a residence on Buena Vista Drive.

23 year old Chandra Porto was arrested for shoplifting at Beall’s Outlet.

Officers are investigating criminal damage at the Besh Ba Gowah Museum, a residence on Buena Vista Drive, a residence on South Tenth Street; and an assault report taken at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year old Dixie Williams in connection with a recent burglary on Green Avenue.

The Gila County Task Force arrested 35 year old Rebekah Mathews on a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct/fighting.

23 year old Jesse Flores was arrested on a parole violation warrant for forgery.

Deputies are investigating threatening notes found in a mailbox on Globe Avenue; a fraud report taken at Action Pawn; a burglary at a residence on Main Street; and a harassment report at Charles Bejerano School.


William M. Mercer passed away January 27. He is survived by his wife Margaret; 10 children, including Pat Englund, Jo Mercer, Mary Hawkins, and "TJ" Tanner; his sister; 2 brothers, including John Mercer of Globe; 29 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
Visitation for "Bill" Mercer will be Friday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

John Edward Stidham of Globe passed away January 28 at Heritage Health Care Center. He was 84. He is survived by his wife Jeanne; 8 children, including Dennis Stidham, Terry Bradford and Brad Stidham of Globe; 4 brothers, including Connie Followill of Globe; 26 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for John Stidham will be held Friday at 2:pm at Living Waters Community Church.

Joe Zapata of Globe passed away January 28 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. He was 59.
Visitation for “Artie” Zapata will be Saturday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

SR 77 Closed Between Globe and Winkelman

The Arizona Department of Transportation says State Route 77 is closed between State Route 177 in Winkelman and US 70 in Globe. Crews are dealing with a hazardous materials incident caused by a leak of sulfuric acid from a tanker truck along a 27-mile stretch of the highway. The highway is expected to remain closed until mid-day.

Drivers can use State Route 177 and US 60 to go between Winkelman and Globe, which will add approximately 30 minutes to the trip.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Upcoming Historic Lecture Events

Eddie Colyott returns to the First Friday historic lecture series this week with a presentation on “Prehistoric Arizona.” It will be held at the Miami Memorial Library at 6:30pm.

There is no charge for the program, which is followed by light refreshments.

The Miami Hardscrabble program returns to the Miami Memorial Library next Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30pm. Rick Powers will have a presentation about “Scenic Drives in Arizona.”

Fraud Workshop at Globe Active Adult Center

Globe Active Adult Center presents a Fraud Workshop today (Monday) at 10:30 featuring Terri Alexon from the Arizona Corporation Commission. The presentation covers fraudster tricks and tactics, how to recognize fraud and tools to protect yourself.

Police Log

One person was cited for failure to control her vehicle after an injury accident on East Highway 60.

Miami Police arrested 40 year old William Self on a Department of Corrections felony warrant for parole violation.

39 year old Patrick Weaver was arrested on a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

On Saturday Globe Police arrested 18 year old Christian Sisto for underage consumption.

On Friday 42 year old Ralph Francisco was arrested at McDonalds for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

19 year old Shaydee Perez was arrested on a probation violation warrant for theft.

52 year old Jody Herrera turned herself in to Globe PD for an outstanding warrant for child support.

Officers are investigating shoplifting at the Hunter Drive Circle K; a criminal damage report at a residence on East Street; a theft at a residence on Monroe Street; and a burglary at a residence on Banker.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at a residence in Wheatfields; a burglary on Wilson Street; a burglary on Mountain View Street; and criminal damage in Kellner Canyon.


Michael Edwin Tabor of Globe passed away January 25. He was 55. He is survived by 3 children; 3 brothers, including Stephen Tabor of Globe; his sister; his mother; his father; and 4 grandchildren.
A Celebratuion of Life for Michael Tabor will be held Saturday at 2:pm at Miles Funeral Services Globe.

John Thomas of Globe passed away January 20. He was 51. He is survived by his wife Terri Lee; 4 children; his mother; his brother; and 7 grandchiodren
A Memorial Service for “JT” Thomas will be held Saturday at 2:pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church.