Friday, March 30, 2012

'Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier'

On Saturday, April 21, the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts will present Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier, The Story Holywood Didn’t Tell. During the performance an elderly Wyatt earp tells of his adventures during the final days of the American frontier.

Wyatt Earp is best known for his participation in the “Gunfight at the OK Corral” which took place in Tombstone, Arizona on October 26, 1881.

The performance begins at 1:pm on Saturday, April 21 at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts.

At 4:pm on that date storyteller Martin Rivera will give a performance at the Globe Public Library.

These programs are supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Archives and Public Records Agency and the Friends of the Globe Public Library.

Some Rural Areas Reach $4 a Gallon Gas

AAA Arizona says the average statewide fuel price rose 0.6% over the past week to just under $3.90 a gallon. The nationwide average increased 4 cents to an average of just over $3.92 a gallon.

Even though gas prices in the major metropolitan areas and the statewide average are still under the $4.00 mark, 25 rural areas across Arizona have reached or surpassed that amount. This is in large part due to added transporattion costs to deliver fuel to those areas.

Here in Globe-Miami the average price is around $3.90 a gallon.

Police Log

Globe Fire Department responded to a fire alarm shortly after midnight at a business on Monroe Street. A report of arson was taken and the case is under investigation.

Globe Police arrested 35 year old Keine Church of Mesa in connection with criminal damage at a business on East Ash Street.

25 year old Morgan Breen of Payson was arrested yesterday afternoon for shoplifting at Walmart.

A juvenile was arrested for possession of marijuana at Globe High School.

Last night a juvenile was taken to the juvenile detention center after Globe Police responded to a report of an out of control juvenile at a residence on South Fifth Street.

Officers are investigating a hit and run, non-injury accident that occurred yesterday morning at Walmart.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22 year old Keenan Goree for disorderly conduct after a disturbance at Four Star Mobile Home Park.

50 year old Rodney Doney was cited and released for criminal speed, no mandatory insurance and no current registration.

20 year old inmate Ramon Gonzales was arrested on a failure to comply warrant for interfering with judicial proceedings.

The Department of Public Safety in Phoenix arrested 30 year old Angel Spurgeon of Globe on a failure to comply warrant for assault.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

E-Waste Recycling Event

A free E-Waste Recycling Event is being held in Globe on Saturday from 8:am to 1:pm on Highway 60 next to the Dollar Tree.

You can get rid of unwanted TV’s, computers, batteries, cell phones, VCR’s, CD and DVD players, and other small appliances. They will also shred sensitive paper documents.

'Copper Coffee' Event on Saturday

The 29th annual Copper Coffee takes place Saturday at the Cobre Valley Country Club from 10:am until Noon.

The Pinal Mountain chapter of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Association of Mining Engineers invites the community to attend. There is no charge but donations will be accepted to support an annual scholarship and activities for local students.

Miami Loco Art Walk

The 3rd annual Miami Loco Art Walk begins tomorrow (Friday) night at 7 at Copper Mine Picture Café. There will be a raffle for a work of art and an open mike featuring poets and artists.

The Art Walk around Miami from 10 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday includes more than 20 participating venues and more than 30 artists. New this year is a “crafts walk” with a variety of craft objects and a wine bar Saturday night at Copper Mine Picture Café. All profits go to the Miami Arts Commission.

Other activities include street performers at twilight and a huge lineup of musicians and performers at Veterans Memorial Park from 7 to 10 Saturday night. Also a dance and DJ party at Miami Art Works and a pizza and band party at Old Mine Shaft Pizza.

BHP and Freeport Among 10 'Most Controversial' Mining Companies

An analysis of news media and other public criticism of mining companies lists BHP Billiton as the 4th most “controversial” mining company in the world. Freeport McMoRan is number 5 and Rio Tinto is number 6.

Alpha Natural Resources ranked number one.

The Arizona Geology blog reports that the Swiss-based RepRisk Index “monitors the level of criticism to which a company is exposed.” The Index is used by the world’s leading financial institutions to manage financial, enterprise reputation and compliance risk.

RepRisk says Freeport McMoRan faced allegations of human rights abuses, particularly in Papua New Guinea where its subsidiary was accused of perpetuating the abuse of workers by paying police to guard its mine. The company was also accused of contaminating water bodies with heavy metals from mine tailings. RepRisk also noted that Freeport got a lot of bad press during the 3-month strike of miners in Indonesia.

BHP has been criticized for the forced relocation of communities, the destruction of traditional livelihoods and human rights abuses. The company has also been associated with occupational health and safety issues.

Bloomburg reports that Rio Tinto was one of two companies that were so heavily criticized last year that activists disrupted their Annual General Meetings. Activists called on Rio Tinto and the British mining group Vedanta to stop alleged human rights abuses and to improve environmental impacts. Those companies and several others—including BHP Billiton—were all impacted by alleged links with corruption, bribery, extortion and money laundering during 2011.

For more information click here and here.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a motorcycle accident yesterday evening on Russell Road. 22 year old Dustin Hodge was cited for no motorcycle endorsement, no registration and no insurance.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a stolen ATV from Freeport McMoRan.

Globe Police are investigating criminal damage at a residence in Globe Mobile Home Park; a theft at a business on Ash Street; and a stolen license plate from a residence on Highland Drive.


Laura Jane True passed away Tuesday in Salem, Indiana. She is survived by three sons; 2 sisters, including Donna Anderson of Globe; and numerouis grandchildren.
Laura True was buried in Martinsburg, Indiana.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kearny Pioneer Days This Weekend

Kearny’s Pioneer Days run tomorrow (Thursday) through Sunday. Activities start at 4:pm tomorrow and Friday at Pioneer Park.

A parade begins Saturday morning at 9:00 in downtown Kearny with family fun all day at Pioneer Park

Activities continue on Sunday from Noon until 4:pm.

There will be carnival rides and games, vendors, arts and crafts, a softball tournament, team roping, entertainment and lots of food.

CVRMC Purse Sale

The Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is sponsoring a Purse Sale tomorrow (Thursday) from 7:am until 4:pm.

The fundrasing event is in the Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Conference Room. Proceeds will benefit the hospital and the Auxiliary Scholarship Program.

Ice Cream Float Party

Tomorrow (Thursday) is Coca Cola's birthday. On March 29, 1886, Dr. John Pemberton brewed the first batch of Coca Cola in a back yard in Atlanta, Georgia.

Globe Active Adult Center is celebrating with an Ice Cream Float party tomorrow at 11:am

Globe Moose Lodge Easter Egg Hunt This Sunday

The Globe Moose Lodge annual Easter Egg Hunt is this Sunday (April 1) from 12 until 2:pm. All ages are welcome. Activities, food and refreshments will be provided for 2 non-perishable food donations.

Bring your own basket if you like or baskets will be provided.

The Globe Moose Lodge is next to the ADOT building on Highway 60.


Kimora Trinity Dosela of Peridot passed away March 22 at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She was 3 years old. She is survived by her parents Larry Dosela, Jr. and Kaylani Thompson; and her sisters LyDale Dosela and Koda Johnson.
The wake for Kimora Dosela is Friday at 4:pm at the Grace Dosela residence. The funeral will be Saturday at World Evangelism Revival Center.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

The Gila County Board of Supervisors Work Session begins tomorrow morning (Tuesday) at 10:am.

The Public Works Department will give an update on Gila County Transportation.

The Supervisors will also discuss the Election Security draft policy.

Globe Council Meets Monday at 6:00

Tonights Globe City Council meeting agenda begins with a presentation from the Senior Project Development Manager of Solar City Corporation Larry Marchmen, Mr. Marchmen will present an overview of Solar Power Facilities of Wastewater treatment plants. The council will then move on to the preliminary worshop matters of finances of the Globe Fire Department and Globe Police Department.

A review of accounts payable and the council will consider the authorization of a purchase order to Green Tree Construction in the amount of $40,356.59 for a Community Development Block Grant for housing rehabilitation.


Police Log

Gila County Sheriffs department reported a theft at a residence in Pinal Canyon where a residence was completely ransacked in the middle of the night a report taken and that incident is still under investigation.

Deputies also respnding to a call on Calle De Loma in Claypool involving a pit bull that was chasing children and other pets in the area, the pit bull was caught and taken to the animal shelter. Deputies arrested 29 year old Eric Fuentes of New Mexico was on a charge of theft of means of transportation and extreme DUI.

Globe Department reporting the following arrests: 36 y o Jill Bomar for use of dangerous drugs, 37 yo Justin Harmon of Globe on a warrant, 53 yo Darvin Kozie for 2 warrants, 40 yo Sam Stauffer of Globe on a warrant, 31 yo Desiree Werner of Globe on aggrevated Domestic Assault, 29 yo Wendal Smith of San Carlos, Possesion of Drug Para, 22 yo Raymond Ashburn for burglury, trafficking stolen property, Jeffrey Canoles 41 of San Carlos for Trafficking Stolen property, 18 yo Christian Logan of Globe DV Assault, underage consumption, and 41yo Danny Cutter of Illinois for disorderly conduct and harrasement.


Miami Council Meets Monday at 6:30

Miami Town Council has numerous resolutions to review and consider, consideration of the intergovernmental agreement between Gila County and the town to purchase the Cobre Valley Community Transit building at 506 Sullivan Street in Miami, approval of the $700 cost of flowers for the special events Genesis Project, adoption of the primary election results, consideration to adopt a fair housing policy, renewal of the Town of Miami’s membership to Rural Arizona Group, The consideration of a letter of support ratification to the Secretary of the US Deptartment of Transportation regarding TIGER IV Southeast Arizona Rail Freight Corrider Improvement Project.

The council will consider an improvement plan for Bullion Plaza as per a recent grant award, renewal of the Head Start lease and to set a date for an open public form regarding the Home Rule, appoint a moderator and set a venue. The meeting beings at 6:30 in the Miami Town Council chamber.