Friday, April 13, 2012

Miami School Board Meets Monday

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

Police Log

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 22 year old Candace Robinson for aggravated assault after a domestic disturbance at a residence on Skyline Drive.

30 year old Chad Splane was arrested at a traffic stop for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Gas Prices Drop Slightly

AAA Arizona says gas prices dropped slightly for the second straight week, after 16 weeks of rising prices.

Arizona’s statewide average dropped 1.4 cents to just under $3.88 a gallon. Prices dropped nearly 3 cents nationwide to an average of a little less than $3.91.

The average price in Globe-Miami is around $3.89.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

BHP Job Fair This Saturday

BHP Billiton is holding a job fair on Saturday from 9:am to 3:pm at the Miami High School gym.

BHP is in the process of hiring personnel to restart its Pinto Valley copper mine.

BHP says applications are now being accepted for certain positions online. If you are interested, check those announcements at

Representatives will be on hand at the job fair to answer any questions about these job opportunities.

The Pinto Valley project will create about 650 new jobs. Mining is expected to resume at the end of this year.

Low Cost Rabies Clinic on Saturday

A Low Cost Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday from 1:30 to 3:pm at the animal shelter.

The cost of the rabies shot is $10 plus the cost of a license. Licenses are $15 for an unaltered animal and $7 for a spayed or neutered animal.

CVCA Presents 'The Odd Couple'

The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts presents Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” Friday and Saturday at 7:pm at the Historic Court House Theater. There will also be performances on Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28.

Reserved tickets are $20. General admission is $15. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 425-0884 for more information.

Globe Active Adult Center Offers Free Legal Assistance on Fridays

The Globe Active Adult Center offers free legal assistance every Friday at 10:am. Help with your questions and issues is on a first come-first served basis.

April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week. To salute their volunteers, the Globe Active Adult Center is hosting a special Volunteer Breakfast on Monday (April 16) at 8:30am.

Miami Wastewater Advisory Board Meets Today

The Miami Wastewater Advisory Board meets today (Thursday) at 4:pm. The meeting includes updates about the Wastewater Collection System Project.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 51 year old Barney Absher for indecent exposure.

Globe Police arrested 31 year old Jesse Amado on a child support warrant.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a delayed report of a domestic disturbance in the area of Pineway; a theft from a utility location at Huie Street and Russell Road; and a burglary at a residence on McKinney.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

State's Registered Voters Now at 3.1 Million

The number of Arizona’s registered voters has increased by more than 17,000 since the last report in February.

The numbers released by Secretary of State Ken Bennett show a total of more than 3.1 million voters. Of those, 1.1 million are Repubicans, some 952,000 are Democrats and more than 1 million have either registered as independents or not designated a party preference.

Libertarians make up a little less than 1% of voters with about 22,500. About 5,000 voters are registered with the Green Party. The Americans Elect Party has enrolled 148 voters since joining the state’s other recognized political parties last year.

GCC Nursing Students Raising Money for Kids' Cancer

Gila Community College nursing students are having a bake sale and a raffle for gift baskets on Friday from 10 to 4 at Fry’s.

The gift baskets are donated by local businesses and the money goes to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. That’s a non-profit organization that raises money to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancers.

Public Forum About Home Rule is on April 17

The Town of Miami is having a public forum to discuss the Home Rule issue which is on the May 15 ballot.

The forum is Tuesday, April 17, at 6:pm at Bullion Plaza.

Previous announcements incorrectly said that the forum would be on April 16.

Dr. Santos Vega to Discuss His Book About Miami

Dr.Santos Vega is the speaker tonight (Wednesday) at the Miami Hardcrabble program at Bullion Plaza.

The free presentation begins at 6:30. Dr. Vega will discuss his book on early Miami.

Light refreshments will be served after the program.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 42 year old Martin Cassadore for threats and intimidation.

36 year old inmate Bernard Dan was charged with false reporting to law enforcement in connection with an incident that occurred on April 4.

Officers are investigating a burglary at Globe High School and shoplifting at Dave’s Fast Stop.

The Gila County Highway Interdiction Unit arrested 19 year old Thomas Woods for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies are investigating a theft at a residence on Russell Road.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Big Increase in Arizona Seismic Activity in 2011

The Arizona Geology blog reports that there were 131 earthquakes in Arizona during 2011. The largest events of the year were 3.7 and 3.6 magnitude earthquakes near Clarkdale in central Arizona.

There were 53 earthquakes recorded in 2010. Overall, seismic activity in 2011 represents a 160% increase from 2010 and a 100% increase from 2009.

About 36% of the quakes in 2011 were associated with swarms of small events that occurred over the space of a few days.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday morning at Broad Street and La Mesa Terrace. One driver was cited for failure to control her vehicle to avoid a collision.

Globe Police arrested 28 year old Mitchell Early at a traffic stop for aggravated DUI, possession of dangerous drugs and an outstanding warrant.

47 year old Robert Holy was arrested yesterday evening for obstructing the roadway at the intersection of Highwy 60 and Main Street.

42 year old Terence Gutierrez was arrested for domestic violence/assault.

Monday, April 9, 2012

ADOT to Reopen Roads to White Mountains Lakes

Next Monday (April 16) the Arizona Department of Transportation will reopen several highways that are closed each winter after the first snowfall.

This includes State Route 261 between Eager and Big Lake; State Route 273 between Sunrise Park and Big Lake; and State Route 473 between State Route 260 and Hawley Lake.

Landowners Affected By Drought Can Apply for Federal Assistance

Governor Jan Brewer has announced that the US Department of Agriculture has granted her request for a Secretarial disaster designation. This designation will allow landowners in Gila, Pinal, Coconino, Maricopa, Pima and Yavapai counties affected by ongoing drought to apply for federal financial assistance.

Eligible farmers have eight months to apply for low interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency and Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon on North Broad Street. One car was towed from the scene.

There was a one-vehicle non-injury accident Saturday night in the area of Petty Coat Junction. The car was towed.

Miami Police arrested 63 year old Richard Falquez for disorderly conduct.

37 year old Eric Holiday was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 46 year old Norin Moore for domestic assault after a disturbance last night on Conquest Lane.

44 year old Glen Edwards was arrested yesterday morning for trespassing at a residence on Jesse Hayes Road. He was also charged with burglary and criminal damage.

Deputies are investigating a theft at a residence on Black Warrior.

Globe Police are investigating criminal damage at a business on Broad Street.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrested 46 year old William Harden of Tonto Basin on a failure to appear warrant for aggravated domestic violence.