Monday, May 7, 2012

New VA Clinic to be Built in Gilbert

The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved a building contract for a new health clinic in Gilbert. The 60,000-foot,  two-story building  near Mercy Gilbert Hospital will house outpatient services for more than 19,000 veterans each year in Maricopa County and parts of Gila and Pinal County.

Globe Active Adult Center Volunteer Meeting

The Globe Active Adult Center will have a Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday at 10:30am. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities if you would like to get involved.

Republicans File Lawsuits Concerning New Legislative Maps

The US Justice Department has approved the legislative maps drawn up by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. But on Friday, conservative Republicans  filed two lawsuits. The Payson Roundup reports that the filings ask for a three-judge federal panel to draw new congressional district lines next year and new state legislative district lines before the August elections.

The lawsuits claim that the Independent Redistricting Commission packed some districts with Republican voters to give Democrats an advantage in adjoining districts.

The Justice Department’s prompt approval of the maps means that this fall’s elections will take place in the new districts since courts probably won’t be able to act in time.

The Commission’s maps split Gila County in two and moved northern Gila County from a Flagstaff-dominated congressional District 1 to a western Arizona-dominated District 4. Incumbent Congressman Paul Gosar has moved from Flagstaff to Prescott to run in the new District 4.

Miami General Election Replacement Ballots

The Town of Miami is holding a General Election on Tuesday, May 15. This is a “Vote by Mail” election, there are no polling places

If you haven’t received your ballot or have damaged, lost or spoiled your ballot, you can obtain a replacement at the Gila County Recorder’s Office in Globe or at Miami Town Hall. All ballots must be received at either of these locations by 7:pm on May 15.

If you have any questions, call the Gila County Recorder’s Office at 402-8734.

Jury Finds Susan Hernandez Guilty

Last week a Gila County jury found 30 year old Susan Irene Hernandez guilty of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

In March of 2010, Hernandez sent explicit text messages to a 15 year old girl. The victim’s family found the phone later that night and turned it over to the Globe Police Department. Globe PD was able to save the text messages which were presented to the jury,

Susan Hernandez is scheduled for sentencing  on May 29 at 4:pm. She is facing a sentence of up to 3.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Police Log

Saturday morning a Gila County Sheriff’s deputy noticed an unattended fire in the Six Shooter Canyon area at Chinatown.  Canyon Fire Department put out the fire.

Nobody was hurt in a single vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in the Oak Realty parking lot. A report was taken and the case is pending further investigation.

Saturday night a car hit a retaining wall on Russell Road. A hit and run report was taken and is under investigation.

No injuries were reported in a two vehicle accident Friday afternoon at a business on Highway 60.

A minor collision occurred on Highway 60 in Miami when a restaurant patron backed onto the highway and hit a car stopped at a red light. There were no injuries and the driver was cited.

A man walked into the Miami Police Department drinking a beer and making threats. Officers took the beer and a knife from 65 year old Glenn Sims and charged him with disorderly conduct and open container.

Miami Police arrested 55 year old Michael Keck for disorderly conduct.

Globe Police arrested 24 year old Anthony Stewart early this morning  at a residence on North Broad Street for kindnapping and aggravated assault.

After investigating a hit and run accident yesterday morning at a residence on Hunter Drive, officers arrested 19 year old Stephen Morales for reckless endangerment, hit and run, criminal damage and underage consumption.

48 year old Robert Holy was arrested for probation violation on a charge of promoting prison contraband.

On Saturday Globe Police arrested 53 year old Robin Wilson for assault at the Cinco De Mayo event in downtown Globe.

41 year old Deborah Walsh was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct at a residence on East Cedar.

On Friday two juveniles were referred for shoplifting at Walmart.

Officers are investigating  a harassment report taken at Copper Country Mobile Home Park; a theft at  residence on Birch Street; a theft at Broad and Cedar Streets; counterfeit money reported at the Santee Circle K; and a counterfeit bill found on Yuma Street.

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old John Falquez for domestic violence assault, disorderly conduct and false reporting to law enforcement.

On Friday 29 year old Ivan Barber of Albany, Oregon was arrested for burglary and trafficking in stolen property.

28 year old Terry Vinsant was arrested on Friday on a child supoort warrant.

Deputies are investigating a domestic incident that occurred on Cardinal Lane.


Francisco Torrez Jimenez, Jr. has passed away at the age of  82. He is survived by 3 daughters, including  Vicki Holguin of Claypool and Tina Town of Globe; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Frank Jimenez, Jr. will be tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary  is at 10:30 and Mass of Christian Burial is at 11:00.

(6:30)  Franklin Dosela Dillon of Peridot passed away May 1 at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa.  He was 68.
He is survived by his wife Lillian; 4 children; 5 sisters; 3 brothers; 16 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
The wake for Frankin Dillon is Thursday at 4:pm at the Dillon residence. The funeral is Friday at 1:pm at Peridot Lutheran Church.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Meet Globe School Superintendent Finalists at Monday Forum

The Globe Unified School District Governing Board has chosen two finalists for the position of School Superintendent. They will tour the school district on Monday and meet informally with students, staff and community members

You will have the opportunity to talk to the finalists at a Community Forum on Monday from 5 to 6:pm in the Globe High School Auditorium.

Scouts Looking for Badge Counselors at Globe Active Adult Center

Biy Scout Grand Canyon Council District Executive Marcus Maxon will be at the Globe Active Adult Center Monday  morning.  at 11:15. He’s looking for Badge Counselors. 

If you have a hobby or past work experience  that you can share -- like photography, wood working or something else that meets the badge requirements—you’re invited to attend.

Telegraph Fire Burning Near Superior

The Telegraph Fire is burning in the Tonto National Forest 2 miles south of Picket Post Mountain near Superior.

The fire was reported Wednesday afternoon and has been held to 208 acres.

Today fire crews will continue work on securing the fire line and conducting mop-up operations.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday morning at Kaiser Crossing. One driver was cited for failure to control his vehicle.

There were no injuries in a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon at Maple and Sixth Street.

Globe Police arrested 23 year old Jon Carter Hill early this morning for domestic violence/disorderly conduct after a disturbance at a residence on North Main Street.

Two people were arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence last night after a disturbance on Eucalyptus. 41 year old John Hayton and 34 year old Ralph Hayton were both booked into the Gila County Jail.

18 year old Ruben Perez was arrested last night for domestic violence/disorderly conduct after a disturbance at a business on Ash Street.

An officer completed a criminal damage investigation and a juvenile was referred to juvenile authorities.18 year old Joey Hooser was charged  with hindering prosecution.

Officers are investigating a hit and run non-injury accident in the Walmart parking lot; an assault report taken at the Express Stop; a report of an employee making threats at a business on Highway 60; and a harssment report taken at a business on Broad Street.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a stolen generator on Copper Street.


Leslie Deeshay Nosie  passed away April 24 at her home in San Carlos. She was 32. She is survived by 4 children; her parents Gibson Nosie and Rhonda Nash Yazzie; 4 sisters; 3 brothers; and her longtime companion and friend John Gibson.
The wake for Leslie Nosie is tomorrow (Saturday) at Rhonda Yazzie’s residence. The funeral is Sunday in the Rice School Gym.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bloody Tanks Creek Clean-Up

A clean-up of the Bloody Tanks Creek in Miami will take place on Saturday morning.

Volunteers will meet at Memorial Park on Sullivan Street at 7:30 and clean until 11:00.

For more information call 473-3848.

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta in Downtown Globe

The City of Globe presents the 28th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta all day Saturday  in historic downtown Globe.

It’s a cultural celebration of music, food, art and community, with live entertainment, vendors, a food court and beer garden.

It starts at 10:am and continues until 10:pm.

Roosevelt Dam Subject of May First Friday Program

Tomorrow's First Friday program is a presentation by Rick Powers about the construction of Roosevelt Dam. The free program is at the Bullion Plaza at 6:30pm.

The First Friday series is sponsored by the Gila County Historical Museum in Globe and the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum in Miami.

Globe Active Adult Center Celebrates Cinco De Mayo on Friday

The Globe Active Adult Cnter is celbrating Cinco de Mayo on Friday with live music and a Salsa Contest. Make your lunch reservation by calling 425-9030.

Following Cinco De Mayo at 12:30,  the Center will show the movie “War Horse.” Popcorn will be provided.

AAA Offers Cinco De Mayo Tipsy Tow

AAA is urging fiesta-goers to make plans to get home safely before heading out to celebrate this Cinco de Mayo. It is providing its first ever Cinco de Mayo Tipsy Tow. Service will start at 6:pm Saturday and run through 6:am Sunday.

Drivers, passengers, party hosts, bartenders and restaurant managers can call 1-800-AAA HELP (1-800-222-4357).

Tipsy Tow provides a one-way ride home for the driver, one passenger and their vehicle at no cost for up to 10 miles

Art and Nature Fest May 12

On Saturday, May 12 the Town of Miami is holding an Art and Nature Fest through the Bloody Tanks Wash. The event begins at Miami Memorial Park at 8:am and continues through 4:pm.

The event celebrates a historic landmark that winds through the Town of Miami. The fest is family and pet friendly.

CVCA Cinco De Mayo Exhibit

The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts is featuring a Cinco de Mayo Art Exhibit during the month of May. The show is open to artists of all ages and all media.

This annual exhibit is part of the Cinco De Mayo festivities in downtown Globe but it continues through the entire month.

Police Log

A driver was cited for leaving the scene of an accident yesterday afternoon after a hit and run in the Walmart parking lot.

Globe Police arrested 32 year old Julian Espinoza of Apache Junction for shoplifting at a business on North Broad Street.

Officers are investigating burglaries on Miami Road, Mesquite Street and Cedar Street.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gila County Attorney's Office Partnering with Building Futures for Families

The Gila County Attorney’s Office has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner with Arizona Youth Partnership and the Building Futures for Families program.

The Building Futures for Familes project targets youth and adults in rural areas of Pima, Pinal and Gila Counties. It offers a broad range of services to address the needs of low income families and individuals in the context of promoting healthy marriage, parenting and relationship education.

For information call Arizona Youth Partnership at 425-9276 or the Gila County Attorney’s Office.

Globe Library Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Globe Public Library Spring Book Sale is on Thursday and Friday, May 24-25 from 9:am to 5:pm and Saturday, May 26 from 9:am until Noon.

Volunteers are still needed for the sale, for setup on Wednesday afternoon and for clean up on Saturday afternoon. A sign-up sheet is available at the circulation desk.

Donations of items for the sale may brought to the library at 339 S. Broad Street.

For more information call 425-6111.

ADOT Updating Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

The Arizona Department of Transportation is updating its Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Between now and the end of May, you can give your feedback on draft goals and objectives for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and identify action items to achieve them.

You’ll find the survey at . Or you can request a copy by calling (602) 712-8141.

For regular study updates go to .

ADOT Road Work Begins Today

The Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled maintenance work on several highways in the Globe area starting today (May 2).

Work crews will apply a coating of rejuvenating oil to the roadway surface to preserve and protect the pavement.

On Wednesday and Thursday, May 2 and 3, crews will work on five miles of State Route 177 between Kearney and Superior.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and 9, they’ll be working on four miles of US 60 west of Miami from the Mountain Breeze Cemetery to the Miami city limits.

Then on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15 and 16, they’ll be working on four miles of State Route 188 just north of the US 60 junction.

Work hours will be 5:am until 3:30pm.

Drivers should expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police arrested 23 year old Brandon Wright for domestic violence/disorderly conduct after a disturbance near Connie’s Store.

30 year old Antanelle Duwyenie was arrested yesterday afternoon for shoplifting at Beall’s Outlet.

Officers are investigating a non-injury hit and run accident in the Little Caesar’s parking lot and a delayed report of a domestic disturbance on Pinaleno Pass.

A Gila County Sheriff’s deputy served warrants to 56 year old inmate Charles Gore for possession of a dangerous drug, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a fence on Central Avenue and a theft of lawn equipment at a residence on Pinal View.

Mesa Police arrested 55 year old Danny Singh of Miami on a child support warrant.

Mesa Police also arrested 36 year old Jessica Lopez of Globe on a child support warrant.


Alva Gene Jonovich passed away April 27 in Scottsdale. She was 84. She is survived by 2 daughters; her sister; 3 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The funeral for Alva Jonovich is tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:am at First Christian Church.
The family requests that memorials be sent to Gila Food Bank or the charity of your choice.

Evangeline Odell Victor of San Carlos passed away April 22. She was 56. She is survived by 5 children; 2 sisters; her brother; and 3 grandchildren.
Ernest Victor of San Carlos passed away April 22. He was 63. He is survived by 5 children; his brother; 4 sisters; and 3 grandchildren.
The wake for Evangeline and Ernest Victor will be Friday at 4:pm at the Victor residence. The funeral is Saturday at 2:pm.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Volunteers Needed for Summer Reading Program

Globe Public Library needs volunteers for the Summer Reading Program. Anyone interested in volunteering by doing crafts, reading stories and more, is invited to attend the May 11 meeting at 3:45pm.

For more information call the library at 425-6111.

Police Log

Tri City Fire Department put out a brush fire yesterday afternoon in the area of Javelina Hill in Little Acres.

Last night Globe Police arrested two people at a traffic stop. 28 year old Erik Gonzales was charged with DUI. 42 year old Ignacio Renteria was arrested for theft of means of transportation in connection with another case. Renteria also had three outstanding warrants.

38 year old Traci Wright was arrested yesterday morning for shoplifting at a business on East Ash.

Officers are investigating an animal attack yesterday evening on Monroe Street; a burglary at a residence on High Street; and a burglary on Hill Street.


Former Globe resident Alva Gene Jonovich passed away April 27 in Scottsdale. He was 84.
The funeral for Alva Jonovich will be Thursday at 11:am at First Christian Church.

Patricia Long-Allen passed away April 24 at Cobre Valley Community Medical Center. She was 75. She is survived by her mother Grace Heyl of Globe; her son; 2 daughters; her brother; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for “Patti” Long-Allen will be held Saturday at 11:am at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

GCC Training Center Ribbon Cutting

The ribbon cutting and open house at the Gila Community College Regional Training Center has been moved to tomorrow (Wednesday). It’s at 10:am Wednesday at 4053 East Highway 60 in Lower Miami.

Call the campus for more information at 425-8481