Friday, May 18, 2012

Youth Theater Workshops This Summer at CVCA

The Summer Youth Musical Theater Program is offering seven weeks of Theater Arts workshops at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts.

The workshops will be held Monday through Friday mornings in the third floor theater facilities.

In addition to several one-week workshops, a five-week musical theater workshop begins on June 18 and concludes with the final performance on July 21. This year the participants will perform “Pied Piper the Musical.”

Registration begins Monday (May 21) at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. For more information call 425-0884.

Police Log

Miami Police and citizens were able to control a brush fire near a residential area in Miami. Miami Fire Department put out the fire before it caused any damage.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident last night at a residence on Mesquite.

There was a one vehicle accident last night at the Highway 70 and 77 junction. The case is pending further investigation.

Globe Police arrested 19 year old Max Rogers late last night  for underage consumption and possession of marijuana. A juvenile was also referred for possession of drug paraphernalia and use of marijuana.

The Gila County Narcotics Task Force arrested 34 year old Cheri Clark on warrants for possesion of dangerous drugs, fraud and illegal use of a credit card.


Matthew Jayden Descheny passed away Tuesday at Ryan’s House in Phoenix. He was 5 years old. He is survived by his mother and father Shirlene and Matthew, and 2 brothers.
The wake for “JJ” Descheny is at 4:pm today (Friday) at the Descheny residence in Peridot. The funeral is tomorrow (Saturday) at 2:pm at San Carlos Grace Lutheran Church.
A burial service at Upper Peridot Cemetery will be followed by a reception at the Descheney residence.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Relay for Life Car Wash

A Relay for Life benefit car wash will be held Saturday from 9:am until 3:pm in the Fry’s parking lot.

The car wash is dedicated to Fry’s bakery clerk Linda Garrett who lost her battle with cancer a few month ago.

Burros and baked goods will also be sold.

Victims Services Yard Sale

Gila County Victims Services will hold a yard sale from 7:am until 1:pm on Friday at 11th Street and Maple.

Proceeds will go to help purchase items to participate in the CARE Fair and other community events.

American Legion Hamburger Fry

The American Legion in Globe will have a hamburger fry on Saturday starting at 4:pm.

The cost is $8 a person. Proceeds will go to cemetery flags for Memorial Day.

Miami Library Book Sale on Saturday

The Friends of the Miami Library Spring Book Sale is this Saturday from 9:am to 1:pm.

Like new hardbacks are $1. Paperbacks are 50 cents. They will also have “A Bag of Books for a Buck.”

All proceeds support the programs of the Miami Memorial Library.

Old Dominion Park Opens Saturday

The Old Dominion Historic Mine Park opens to the public on Saturday at 10:am.

Walking trails will lead walkers past foundations and remaining structures, with interpretive signage describing the function and history of the site. The site is family-friendly with wide trails, shaded benches and a large picnic ramada.

A “boneyard” has old mining equipmnt on display with signs to explain how the equipment was used.

The park is open through the cooperative efforts of BHP Copper and the City of Globe. The amenities were built with their generosity, along with several donors who are recognized at the park.

MHS Travel Club Car Wash on Saturday

The Miami High School Travel Club  will have a car wash on Saturday at Auto Zone. The club will be there from 10 until 2, washing cars for donations of $5 or more.

Copper Rim 30th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday

Copper Rim Elementary School will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday. The event will be from 10:am until 2:pm.

There will be a basketball challenge, jumpy castle, bungee run, football blitz, gladiator arena, obstacle course, power ball, slide, rock climbing wall and a petting zoo, with food by Libby’s El Rey and drinks by the  Globe Lions Club.

Bring the whole family.

SEABHS Open House on Friday

Southeastern Arizona Behavioral Health Services will have an open house Friday from 10 until 2. 

They are located in the Old Town Plaza.

GAAC Concert in the Park Friday Night

Everyone is invited to the Globe Active Adult Center’s concert in the Park Friday from 5 to 7:pm.The Miami Big Band Sound will perform.

There will be games for the kids. Hot dogs, chips and soda will be served for $3.

Fire Restrictions On Tonto National Forest and in Gila County

Fire restrictions began yesterday on the Tonto National Forest. Most types of fire or fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire forest.

Gila County has an ordinance that says that whenever the Tonto National Forest issues fire restrictions, similar restrictions apply to all unincorporated areas in Gila County.

Campfires are still allowed in fire grills and grates provided by the Forest Service in some developed recreation sites.

Sunflower Fire Update

The Sunflower Fire has burned 12,500 acres, 21 miles south of Payson. It is 10% contained.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Gila County Health Department Closed May 17-18

The Gila County Health Department is closed today (Thursday) and tomorrow, while new flooring is installed.

The office will reopen on Monday.

Fifth Graders Host 'Star Party' Tonight

The Gila County Schools Office is hosting a “Star Party” tonight (Thursday), in association with the Arizona Science Foundation  and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson. The Star Party will be at the upper fields of the Globe Community Center from 6:30 until 9:pm.

Local fifth grade students will be guiding the star gazing. Their teachers have been preparing them with a “Teaching With Telescopes” project. The fields will be covered with “Gallileoscopes” constructed by student teams, along with larger professional telescopes provided by the NOAO astronomers.

You are invited to join the students, families and teachers at the First Gila County Star Party.


Lowder Scott Early of San Carlos passed away May 12 at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. He was 77. He is survived by his wife Sarah and his sister Mecilene Haan. The wake for Lowder Early is Saturday from 7 to 10:am at San Carlos Miracle Church. The funeral follows at 10:00.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Globe School Board to Approve New Superintendent

The Globe School Board meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6:pm  in the High Desert Middle School auditorium.

The agenda includes approval of the new superintendent for employment beginning July 1.

Sunflower Fire Update

The Sunflower Fire has burned 12,000 acres, 21 miles south of Payson. It is 7% contained.

Police Log

Late last night Globe Police defused a brawl at a business on North Broad Street. 21 year old Joseph Gonzales was arrested on two outstanding warrants and taken to the Gila County Jail.

25 year old Michael McGaughey was arrested for theft at a business on Highway 60.

Officers are investigating a report of threats taken at a residence on East Street; a theft at Pinal Mountain Apartments; and criminal damage at the Coomunity Center, a business on Broad Street and a business on Highway 60.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office served 50 year old Charles Ortiz a failure to appear warrant on a charge of criminal damage.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sunflower Fire 5 Percent Contained

The Sunflower Fire, 21 miles south of Payson, has burned 4,600 acres and is 5% contained. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Police Log

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25 year old Mark Mitchell for child abuse.

41 year old Justine Reyes was cited and released for disorderly conduct after a disturbance on Glendale Avenue.

25 year old Iroquois Sullivan was served warrants for probation violation, child support and disorderly conduct.

Deputies are investigating a domestic incident at a residence on Woodward; a report of theft of electricity on West Ridge Drive; and a theft at a residence on Grover Canyon.

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 23 year old Joseph Gonzales for sholifting and 50 year old Larry Rhodes for shoplifting at Walmart.


Sally L. Ruiz passed away Friday at her home in Globe. She was 72. She is survived by her husband Fred and her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation for Sally Ruiz will be Thursday at 10:am at Miles Funeral Services Globe. The funeral is at 11:00.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Nelly Furtado Video Features San Carlos Apache Hoop Dancers

The video for Nelly Furtado’s single “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)” features San Carlos Apache hoop dancers Tony and Kevin Duncan.


Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30.

The Council will consider an Intergovernmental Agreement with Gila County to purchase the Cobre Valley Community Transit building and property on Sullivan Street.

They will consider ratifying a letter to Governor Brewer requesting that she veto HB 2826 regarding consolidated election dates and political subdivisions.

Councilmembers will consider approving the revised Transit Budget and discuss a 5 year plan on Town Transportation.

Police Log

No injuries were reported in an accident yesterday afternoon in the area of High Street and East Ash.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident Friday around noon at Sycamore and Sutherland

There were no injuries in a two vehicle accident Friday night  at the Circle K on Santee Street.

On Saturday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office cited and released  45 year old Sandra Matta for disorderly conduct and fighting.

Three people were charged with disorderly conduct and domestic violence on Saturday. They were: 46 year old Jose Mendivil, 45 year old Dominic Pedro and 32 year old Billy Sanchez.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office cited and released 52 year old Eloy Olivaz for driving with a suspended license.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage at the BHP-Pinto Valley mine; criminal damage to a residence in Four Star Mobile Home Park; a burglary at a residence on Snell; a burglary at  a residence on Grover Canyon; a theft at a residence on Walliman Road; and a theft at a residence on Pinal Canyon Road.

Florence Police arrested 32 year old Alfred Valtierra of Globe on a failure to comply warrant for criminal damage.

On Saturday Globe Police referred a juvenile for shoplifting at Walmart.

A runaway juvenile was reported late Saturday afternoon. The juvenile was later located at the park on Collins Street.  He was also charged with possession of dangerous drugs and booked into the Gila County Detention Center.

Officers are investigating a hit and run at a business on US 60; shoplifting at a business on US 60; a report of theft by fraud taken at a residence on Adriatic Avenue; and a burglary at a residence on Sycamore Street.


Nolan Blake of Miami passed away Thursday. He was 74.
Visitation for Nolan Blake is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30. Mass is at 10:00.

Vera Miranda Gonzales of Globe passed away May 7 at Gateway Ranch in Gilbert. She was 89. She is survived by 2 daughters; 2 sons; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Vera Gonzales is today (Monday) at Noon at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Rosary is at 12:30 and Mass is at 1:00.