Friday, March 16, 2012

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm.

Rick Powers will give PARA Grant and Railroad Grant updates.

Globe Police Chief Lee Kinnard will present new officers and police dispatcher, and give a presentation about the We Tip Crime Prevention Program.

The Council will canvass the results of the March 13 Primary Election.

Copper Rim Book Fair This Week

The Copper Rim School Book Fair takes place this week in the school library. The hours are 7:00 to 4:00 with extended hours on Thursday until 7:pm during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Wish Book coupons are also available for parents to select books for their students’ classroom libraries.

For more information call the Copper Rim Library at 402-5816.

Miami School Board Meets Monday Night

The Miami School Board meets Monday night at 6:30 in the Miami High School Library.

Virtual Museum Highlights Arizona's Mines

The new Arizona Experience website highlights a different theme each month. March’s feature is on mining. It gives viewers the opportunity to take virtual tours of some of the state’s mining landmarks. Interactive maps bring up current and historical photographs.

An article in the Arizona Republic says that the purpose of the virtual museum is to compensate for the Mining and Mineral Museum in downtown Phoenix that closed last year. But those fond of the museum say the website is a poor substitute for the actual building which was visited by about 25,000 school children each year.

There were plans to reopen the museum as the Arizona Experience, but the state has reportedly raised only a small fraction of the $12 to $15 million needed to open.

Visit the online mining exhibit at or

County Health Department Promises Changes

The Gila County Health Department is promising changes after an ABC15 report revealed a staff member dumped thousands of sensitive documents in a Payson dumpster.

The personal information included copies of birth certificates, social security numbers and drivers licenses found at the bottom of a recycling bin.

A county employee admitted that she failed to check before throwing two boxes of documents in the trash.

Gila County Supervisor Tommie Martin says the matter is being investigated by Arizona County’s Insurance Pool at Gila County’s request, to ensure an independent investigation. Once the investigation is completed, the county has promised to put in place the procedures needed to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Forest Officials Seek Comment on Sunchief Mill Site

Tonto National Forest officials are seeking public comment on the Draft Report of the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis for the Sunchief Mill Site.

The purpose of the report is to present a detailed analysis of cleanup alternatives.

The report concludes that the site has environmental concerns related to arsenic, asbestos, chromium and lead. The recommended alternative for the site is to remove structures, excavate waste sources and dispose at appropriate licensed facilities.

To review the report and the Administrative Record at the Globe Ranger District office, call Brad Johnson at 402-6234.

Public comments are due by Monday, April 16.

CD1 Candidate to Speak at Republican Club Meeting

The Cobre Valley Republican Club meets tomorrow (Saturday) at 9:30am at Joe’s Broad Street Grill.

The guest speaker will be Doug Wade, who is running for Congress in District 1.


Lucy Antonio of Peridot passed away March 11 at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa. She was 85.
The wake for Lucy Antonio is tomorrow (Saturday) at her home in Hallelujah Square. The funeral is Sunday at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ceremony to Honor Three Arizona Territorial Rangers

The Arizona Rangers will have a military style Grave Marking Ceremony tomorrow (Friday) at the Old Globe Cemetery. The Rangers will be honoring three Territorial Rangers who served from 1902 to 1909.

Representatives from all 18 Rangers companies will be there as well as Ranger state officers. The ceremony starts at 12:Noon.

Gila County Historical Society Meets Friday

The annual meeting of the Gila County Historical Society will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 6:30 pm at the Gila County Historical Museum.

A meet and greet with light refreshments starts at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7:15. The public is invited.

Meth Coalition Will Have Burro Sale & Drag Race for the Cure

The Gila County Meth Coalition will have a green chile burro sale and a Drag for the Cure obstacle course race tomorrow (Friday).

The Green Chile Burro sale starts at 11:30am. The Drag Race for the Cure starts at Noon. It will be in the Guerrero Complex parking lot, next to the Gila County Courthouse.

Acoustic Guitar Workshop

An Acoustic Guitar Workshop will be held Saturday from 7 to 9:pm at the Globe Church of the Nazarene fellowship hall.

There will be a discussion and demonstration of different styles of play.

Call 425-5979 for more information.

Piano Concert Friday Night

Pianist and recording artist John Nilsen performs Friday night at 7:00 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

The solo piano concert will feature folk, jazz and classically woven compositions with some traditional hymn arrangements.

A free will offering will be taken.

March for Babies On Saturday

The Globe-Miami March for Babies takes place Saturday beginning at Bullion Plaza Park in Miami.

Registration starts at 7:am and the 3.5 mile walk begins at 8.

Funds raised by March for Babies in Arizona help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, advocacy efforts and family support programs.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 52 year old Mark Ramos for disorderly conduct/domestic violence, and threats and intimidation after a disturbance at a residence on Sunset Avenue.

Miami officers responded to a report of a man yelling and screaming at Sullivan Street Park. They determined that this was a medical problem. The officers took the man to a relative’s residence where further assistance was called.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old Marco Salazar for possession of dangerous drugs for sale and misconduct involving a weapon.

32 year old Danielle King was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale.

38 year old Derek Johnson was arrested on warrants for DUI and fighting.

47 year old William Laborine was arrested on a child support warrant.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a fence at a residence on Mayss, and a report of stolen steel and car parts from a residence on Pinal Creek.

Mesa Police arrested 34 year old Christopher Esparza of Globe on a failure to comply warrant for assault

Mesa Police also arrested 34 year old Dawnya Coy of Globe on a failure to comply warrant for assault and false reporting to law enforcement.


Jonell Bendle passed away Monday at San Carlos Indian Hospital. She was 81. She is survived by 7 children; 2 sisters; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
The funeral for Jonell Bendle will be Saturday at 11:am at Cowboy Ministries Church in San Carlos.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

HDMS Book Fair

High Desert Middle School is having a book fair tomorrow (Thursday) through next Thursday, March 22. You can add to your home library and support the school by purchasing wish book coupons. These coupons are available for $3, $5 and $7. The coupons are given to the designated teacher to select books for their classroom library.

Book fair hours are from 7:am until 4:pm daily, with extended hours next Thursday (March 22) during parent-teacher conferences.

The book fair is being held in Room 208 at High Desert Middle School. If you have any questions call the school at 425-7002.

Lane Closures on S. Broad Street

The City of Globe and APS will be replacing utility poles tomorrow (Thursday) on South Broad Street in the area of the Globe Public Library.

There will be partial lane closures throughout the day. Barricades will be set up and police officers will help direct traffic.

If you have any questions call the City of Globe at 425-7147 ext 22.

Free Help with Resumes

A free Resume Workshop will be held tomorrow (Thursday) from 9:am until Noon at the Community Services Building in Central Heights.

To reserve your seat call Monica Magoon at 402-4322.

Lecture on Genealogy Research Tonight

The Miami Hardscrabble series of lectures continues tonight (Wednesday) with a presentation about how to do genealogy research.It starts at 6:30 at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum.

The program is free and will be followed by light refreshments.

Police Log

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26 year old Paul Martinez for domestic violence after a disturbance at Alhambra Mobile Home Park.

24 year old Rodney Spotted Elk was arrested for extreme DUI, domestic violence/disorderly conduct and assault.

Deputies are investigating a theft at the Gila Pueblo campus.

Globe Police arrested 38 year old Nora Peru on a child support warrant.


Terrell Victor passed away March 10 at his home in San Carlos. He was 93. He is survived by 13 chidlren; 63 grandchildren, 114 great grandchildren and 53 great great grandchildren.
The wake for Terrell Victor will be Friday at 4:pm at the Victor residence. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm at Burdette Hall.

Globe Voters Elect New Mayor and Two Council Members

Globe voters have elected a new mayor and two council members by a margin of 2 to 1. This was one of the most controversial elections in years and many people predicted it would be very close. But public opposition to a private prison and photo radar seemed to dominate the election.

Unofficial results show that current mayor Fernando Shipley received a little more than 28% of the votes. Terry Wheeler received nearly 65%. The third candidate, James Gillette, had 6.67%.of the total votes.

Mike Humphrey defeated Thea Wilshire in District 2 with nearly 67% of the votes.

Eric Mariscal came out ahead of Carmen Casillas with a little more than 68% of the votes.

James Haley ran unopposed in District 1.

Voter participation was just under 46%.

Shipley and the two defeated council members had the support of several local businesses, the Southern Gila County Economic Development Corporation, and two Gila County Supervisors. They began to exert their influence two councils ago by firing the City Manager and hiring a new one. They approved Redlex photo radar in 2009 and the cameras began operation last April.

The proposal for a private prison in Globe prompted most of the city’s registered voters to sign a petition last year seeking voter approval before any private prison could be built within the City Limits.

Somewhat less controversial was the privatization of Globe’s trash collection, but that move was not universally popular either.

The new council takes office in July. Mayor-elect Terry Wheeler has promised to get rid of the Redflex cameras. He also opposed the private prison proposal as a member of the Globe City Council

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Prescribed Fire Near Roosevelt Lake

Tonto Basin Ranger District fire specialists plan to conduct a 250 acre prescribed fire in the Del Shay area this week.

The Del Shay treatment area is located 8 miles northeast of Punkin Center near Picture Mountain.

Smoke may be visble from Tonto Basin, State Highway 87 and the Payson area.

Police Log

No serious injuries were reported after a four vehicle collision yesterday on Highway 60 at Calle De Loma. The accident occurred while the cars were stopped for a train. The Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident.

Globe Police arrested 47 year old Dean West of Gilbert for fraud after a report of fraudulent prescriptions at Walmart.

40 year old Riley French of Superior was arrested on a warrnt for promoting prison contraband.

Officers are investigating a hit and run accident yesterday evening at Sycamore and Sutherland and a burglary in the area of South Sixth Street.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37 year old Jennifer Curtis on a failure to comply warrant for possesion of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting and false reporting to law enforcement.

A deputy took a report of threats from a student at Gila Community College.

Miami Police are investigating a report of a 6 year old juvenile being assaulted by an older juvenile.


William Lyons of Globe passed away Sunday. He was 93.
A graveside service for William Lyons will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11:am at Globe Cemetery.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Voting Deadline is Tuesday at 7:PM

Globe City Hall and the Gila County Recorder’s Office will be open tomorrow (Tuesday) from 6:am until 7:pm.

All ballots must be turned in to Globe City Hall, the Globe Public Library or the Gila County Recorder by 7:pm tomorrow.

A drive-up drop box is located in front of the Gila County Courthouse. You can also drop your ballot into the white box for water bills in the Globe Municipal Parking Lot