Friday, February 24, 2012

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday morning at Hill and Ash Streets. One driver was cited for failure to control speed to avoid an accident and for expired registration.

There was a hit and run accident yesterday afternoon near Action Pawn. The case is under investigation.

Globe Police are investigating a breakin at a residence on South Buena Vista.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a telephone harassment report taken at a residence on Saguaro Drive.


Steven Polk, Sr. passed away February 18 at his home in San Carlos. He was 57. He is survived by 6 children; 3 sisters; 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
The wake for Steven Polk, Sr. is tomorrow (Saturday) at 4:pm at the Claudette Dan residence. The funeral is Sunday at 1:pm at Burdette Hall.

Keshawn J. Logan of San Carlos passed away February 18. He was 7 years old.
James A. Logan passed away February 18. He was 5 years old.
They are survived by their parents Keenan Albert and Joanna Logan and their sister Desiree Cassadore.
The wake for Keshawn and James Logan is Sunday at 4:pm at the Myra Belvado residence. The funeral is Monday at 1:00 at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Elvis W. Gilbert of San Carlos passed away February 20 at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa. He was 51. He is survived by 5 sisters and 2 brothers.
The wake for Elvis W. Gilbert is Monday at 4:pm at the Gilbert residence. The funeral is Tuesday at 1:pm at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Free Family Movie at Globe Library

The Globe Public Library’s free Friday movie tomorrow is “Puss in Boots.” It starts at 2:pm.

Free Community Breakfast

The First Christian Church Men’s group is having a free breakfast on Saturday that is open to the community. It’s from 8:am until Noon.

Spring Gardening Workshop

The Gila County Master Gardeners are having a “Spring Gardening Workshop” Saturday morning from 8:45 until 12:15 at Matlock Gas on Jesse Hayes Road. It’s free and food and drinks will be available.

To register call 402-8589.

Miami Neighborhood Cleanup on Saturday

The Town of Miami is having a neighborhood cleanup this Saturday (February 25). The areas to be cleaned are Reppy, Arthur, Ellwood, Water, Granite, Canyon Ave., and Apache.

Drag your trash and debris out to the curb by Saturday morning. Please separate your refuse into metal, wood, trash and brush piles. If you can help load your refuse onto the truck, that will be appreciated. No hazardous materials will be picked up.

On this day only, there will be no charge for the pickup.

Sign up for volunteers begins at 7:30am Saturday morning at Bullion Plaza. Lunch will be provided to volunteers. Bring your own shovels, rakes and gloves.

For more information call Miami Town Hall at 473-4403.

More Kids in Poor Neighborhoods

A new “Kids Count” report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that the number of children living in high poverty communities has increased by 25% over the last ten years.

Public News Service reports that the study shows that even if a family is not officially “in poverty” according to federal standards, it still harms children when a lot of other people in the neighborhood are.

Casey Foundation associate director of policy reform Laura Speer says that living in a poverty area limits the opportunities families have to get a better job and make sure their children are healthy and cared for.

Gannett to Charge for Online Content

If you read the Arizona Republic and AZCentral online, you will soon have to pay for it.

The Phoenix Business Journal reports that the Gannett Co. has announced that it will make users pay for their online content by the end of the year.

Gannett says the fees will bring in an additional $100 million a year.

Gannett may choose to use the New York Times model of allowing a certain amount of free articles a month before users are asked to pay.

Once this happens, will have the company’s only free online content.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a one vehicle accident yesterday morning on Jess Hayes Road near the Canyon Fire Department. A report was taken and the case is under investigation.

Globe Police are investigating a two vehicle hit and run accident at Globe High School and a burglary on East Cedar Street.

A Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of a theft of jewelry at a residence on Russell Road. Several of the items were recovered later at a local jewelry store. The case is under investigation.

Globe School Board Meets Tonight

Globe School Board meets today (Thursday)at 5:30pm in the High Desert Middle School auditorium.

Dr. Sharon Hill with the Arizoan School Boards Association will be there. The Board will discuss and approve the Superintendent Search brochure contents and the Superintendent Search profile.


Melvin W. Antoniio, Sr. of Peridot passed away Feebruary 15. He was 55. He is survived by his wife Rena; 5 children; his brother; 4 sisters; and 7 grandchildren.
The wake for Melvin Antonio will be tomorrow (Friday) at 4:pm at the Antonio residence. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Hearing Checks at Globe Active Adult Center

Crystal Clear Hearing is providing free hearing screenings and hearing aid cleanings today (Thursday) at the Globe Active Adult Center. They’ll be there today from 10 until 1.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Globe Active Adult Center Celebrates Mardis Gras

Globe Active Adult Center celebrated Mardi Gras with New Orleans music, lots of beads, Mardi Gras word search, delicious King Cake, votes for King and Queen and $20 for Best Costume.

The $20 Best Costume winner was Dutch Greenwalt. Dutch and Dot Greenwalt were crowned King and Queen 2012. Their Prince and Princess were Charles Ayers and Martha Skamel.

Budget Plan Would Drop Prison Study

A budget proposal by Republican legislators would do away with the requirement that the Department of Corrections conduct a cost and quality comparison of publicly and privately operated state prisons.

The requirement was a state law but ignored until about a year ago. Corrections Director Charles Ryan ordered a study, and the first and only one was released in December.

But KGUN 9 in Tucson reports that the requirement would be scrapped under the Republican budget proposal.

Democrats say dropping the requirement would be fiscally irresponsible. Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs says there’s no indication that the requirement has provided any useful and reliable information.

It was only about a week ago that the American Friends Service Committee Arizona Chapter released a detailed report showing a significant difference in the cost and quality of private and state-run prisons.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a one vehicle accident yesterday morning at Broad and Yuma Streets. The driver was cited for a child restraint and an equipmenmt violation.

No injuries were reported in a two vehicle accident on North Broad Street. One driver was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.

59 year old Mark Reno was arrested last night for leaving the scene of an accident at a business on Highway 60.

22 year old Sierra Flores was arrested yesterday afternoon for shoplifting at Walmart.

42 year old Ralph Francisco was arrested for trespassing at the downtown Safeway.

Officers are investigating a domestic disturbance at a residence on Mesquite Street and criminal damage at a business on North Broad Street.

Miami Police arrested 26 year old Michael Dillon for disorderly conduct/domestic violence, assault, and threats and intimidation.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gila County Leads Nation in Child Support Collections

Once again Gila County leads the nation in child support collection and enforcement.

The Payson Roundup reports that the county attorney’s Child Support Division collected $5.3 million in child support during the last fiscal year.

This is the second time in recent years that the division ranked No.1 in the nation based on five federal standards. It is also the third time in a row that the county’s Child Supprt Division received a perfect score on an internal assessment audit.

Only four counties in Arizona manage their own child support enforcement programs. The other counties leave child support collection to the state attorney general’s office.

More than 100 child support hearings are held in an average week in Gila County.

Arizona Hospitals With Lowest Death Rates

A consumer information group has released a list of hospitals with the lowest death rates among emergency room patients. About a dozen Arizona hospitals are among the best in the country.

The report lists 263 of the country’s top performing hospitals. These hospitals had a 41% lower risk-adjusted mortality than all other hospitals.

The Arizona hospitals on the list include Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, Tucson Medical Center, the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

The consumer group says that if all hospitals performed at the level of these hospitals, an additional 170,000 people could have potentially survived their emergency hospitalization.

Click here for the full list.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday afternoon at Haskins Road. One driver was cited for unsafe backing.

There were no injuries in a two vehicle collision at the US 60/70 junction.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28 year old Gerald Philpot for domestic violence and disorderly conduct after a disturbance at Holiday Hills Mobile Home Park.

40 year old Carlos Aguirre of Payson was arrested for criminal trespass in the area of Old Oak.

48 year old Victor Salazar was arrested on a contempt of court warrant for DUI.

Deputies are investigating a theft of scrap metal in the area of Hospital Drive.

Globe Police are investigating a stolen ATV at Copper Country Mobile Home Park and criminal damage to a vehicle at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.

Supervisors Meet Today at 10:am

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets this morning (Tuesday) at 10:00 They’ll consider allocating $50,000 of Gila County’s Secure Rural Schools and Communities Funds to Roads, and distribute the rest of the $1.5 million to School Districts.

The Supervisors will proclaim March 17 to be “March for Babies Day” in Gila County.

Monday, February 20, 2012

GHS Open House Includes Local Agencies

Globe High School and 25 local agencies are holding an open house introducing services that will be available to all students. Some of the agencies attending are the Doemstic Violence Safe Home, the Gila County Injury Prevention and Women’s Health programs; Arizona Youth Partnership, the Gila County Meth Coalition and many more.

The event starts at 6:pm in the Globe High School gym.

Globe Home and Building Tour March 10-11

The 28th annual Historic Home and Building Tour is planned for March 10-11 in Globe. The event is sponsored by the Globe-Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce and features stops at several territorial-day homes and historic buildings in Globe.

This year the tour includes a special visit tio the historic Globe Cemetery, along with stops for an antique show and quilt show. The tour has been named an official Centennial Event by the state.

For more information call 425-4495 and visit the Chamber website at

Celebrate Dr. Suess's Birthday at Globe Library

The Globe Public Library invites you to celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday with them on March 2 from Noon until 5:pm. The event includes a free showing of the movie “The Lorax” at 2:pm, along with cake and crafts.

'Bath Salts' Synthetic Drugs Now Illegal

Last week Governor Brewer signed a bill that criminalizes the sale, possession and use of synthetic chemicals known as “Bath Salts.” Until now the “Bath salts” have been sold under various brand names at many local stores.

Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores says creative manufacturers develop alternative components to substances that are not yet illegal and the current system is slow to respond. She says the state is now working to assure that new dangerous synthetic drugs can be addressed as soon as they hit the market.

The effects of “Bath Salts” are similar to amphetamines like ecstacy and cocaine. The new law permanently removes these drugs from retail outlets in Arizona and criminalizes possession and use. An emergency clause allows law enforcement to take immediate steps agianst these substances, even if they are marked “not for human consumption.”

Police Log

An accident involving a car and a child on a bicycle occurred yesterday morning in the area of Russell and Lancaster. The child was air tansported to a Valley hospital.

A woman was air transported to a Valley hospital yesterday afternoon after an ATV accident in the Pinal Creek area.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon on East Street.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23 year old Ruben Mageno for domestic violence and disorderly conduct after a disturbance in the area of Hammond.

19 year old Joshua Badilla was cited for DUI.

31 year old Jeremy Rau was arrested on Friday for aggravated assault, child abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.

28 year old Esequiel Flores was arrested on a child support warrant.

Deputies are investigating a report of threats with a gun made at Tonto Basin Market Place; a domestic disturbance on Calle de Loma; criminal damage to a truck on Monterey Drive; and a theft of services report at the Rock House Mobile Home Park.

Globe Police arrested 51 year old Rihard Mancicio on an outstanding warrant. He was located after a domestic disturbance at a residence on Hackney Hill.

52 year old Phillip Gonzales was arrested for disorderly conduct.

48 year old Frank Hawthorn was arrested after disturbing one of the guests at the El Rey Motel.

32 year old Leonard Sanchez was arrested Friday night for DUI.

Officers are investigating a hit and run that occurred Saturday night at the Walmart intersection; a theft at a business on North Broad Street; and a dispute over a vhicle at a residence on Hackney.