Thursday, June 7, 2012

Copper Valley Relay for Life

The 2012 Copper Valley Relay for Life is being held Friday and Saturday at Harbison Field. Opening ceremonies begin Friday at 6:pm and the event continues until 6:am Saturday

Relay for Life events are held across the country to help raise money for the the American Cancer Society and to raise cancer awareness.

Last year’s event raised $60,000 and participants donated more per capita than those at any other event in Arizona.

Miami Neighborhood Cleanup

The Town of Miami is  having its third Neighborhood Cleanup this Saturday. Volunteers sign in starting at 7:am and work begins at 7:30.

The area to be cleaned includes Bird Street, Rice Street, Frederick, Raymond and Towles.

You can also take advantage of this opportunity by cleaning your own property and help your neighbors clean theirs.

This is also an opportunity to avoid being cited for Town Code violations.

Drag your trash and debris out to the curb by Saturday morning. If you can help load your refuse onto the truck, that would be appreciated. Please separate refuse into piles of metal, wood, trash and brush.

On this day only there will be no charge for this pickup.

If you are volunteering, please bring your own shovels, rakes and gloves.

For more information call Miami Town Hall or  Darrell Stubbs at 200-0206.

Benefit Car Wash and Bake Sale

A Beneftit Car Wash and Bake Sale will be held Saturday morning  to help Rita Rocha. Rita was diagnosed with a brain tumor and is unable to continue working. She was a Registered Nurse for more than 35 years.

The event will be held at Auto Zone starting at 9:am.

Donations may also be made at the Wells Fargo in Globe under “Rita Rocha.”

Miami 'Summer Fling' on Saturday

The Friends of Miami  present the “Summer Fling”  all day Saturday at Miami’s Veterans Park.

The day’s events begin with an art show at 10:am. There will be prizes and a 50/50 raffle throughout the day. A barbecue dinner will be served at 6:30pm. Tickets  for the dinner qre $8.

Live music and dancing will continue from 6:30 until 9:30pm.

Free Summer Lunches for Kids

The Miami Senior Center provides free lunches for kids 18 and under Monday through Friday from 11:45 to 12:45. Lunches are limited, so they are served on a first come first served basis.

Free snacks are also served from 3 to 3:30pm at Miami Memorial Park.

Hostetler Pool Open Seven Days a Week

The Miami Hostetler Pool is now open 7 days a week from 11:am to 5:pm.

Sundays are family days. Admission is $1 for all ages on Sundays. Regular admission is $1 for 12 years and under, $2 for 13 years and up.

Miami Genesis Board Meets Tonight

The Town of Miami Genesis Board meets tonight (Thursday) at 6:00 at Miami Town Hall. They will discuss and possibly choose the next Pride in Miami House.

The Genesis Board will consider recommending that the Town Council donate $95 to the 2nd Annual National Night Out on August 7; transfer $700 to the Fiesta Special Account; and recommend the date and location of  Fiesta 2012.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 65 year old Glenn Sims for trespasing at a residence on Rose Road.

Officers are investigating an early morning assault in Miami.

Globe Police arrested 27 year old Rachel Rauch for unlawful use of a vehicle.

Globe officers conducting a follow up investigation arrested 34 year old Jaclyn Gilmore for false reporting to law enforcement.

Another follow up investigation resulted in the arrest of Chelsey Guerra  for false reporting.

Officers are investigating a criminal damage report taken at a residence on Hackney Avenue; a harassment report taken at a business on North Broad and Santee Street; a counterfeit bill at the Santee Circle K; and shoplifting at the Express Stop.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29 year old Brandon Benton for domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

25 year old Michael Tarango was arrested for aggravated assault, domestic violence and an outstanding warrant from Pima County.

22 year old Dixie Williams-Stidham was arrested at the Dollar Tree store for harassment and a violation of a court order.


Cliford Terry Martin, Jr. passed away Sunday in San Carlos. He was 48. He is survived by his parents Clifford and Jennifer Martin, Sr.; his chidlren Teena, Christina and Justine Martin; 3 brothers; 2 sisters; and 1 grandchild.
The wake for “Kiddo” Martin is tomorrow (Friday) at 4:pm at the Clifford Martin, Sr. residence. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm at World Evangelism Revival Center.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

NASA: 2012 Venus Transit

Southern Gila County Network Team Meeting June 13

The Southern Gila County Network Team will meet on Wednesday, June 13 at 9:30am at St. Paul’s Methodist Church.

Amy Dill from the Parent Information Network and Chris Magana from Community Bridges will speak at the meeting.

Police Log

A child fell out of the back of a truck and received minor injuries in an accident yesterday morning near J&S Towing. The driver was cited for an unsafe vehicle on the roadway and no insurance.

22 year old Brianna Barraza was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident at the Claypool Safeway.

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 22 year old Nathan Olvera for forgery.

41 year old Belinda Robles was arrested for shoplifting at Bealls Outlet.

43 year old Adriane Dorame was arrested yesterday for driving with a suspended license
Officers are invstigating a theft that occurred in the Walmart parking lot; a theft at a residence on Side Street; and shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

Miami Police arrested Michael Keck on a warrant for disorderly conduct.

The Gila County Drug Task Force arrested 39 year old Diana Morrow and 34 year old Robert Hartman on child support warrants.

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a domestic incident at Hacienda Estates; a burglary at a residence on Ruth Ann Drive; criminal damage that occurred on May 9 at Miami Jr. High School; and a theft that occurred at Charles Bejarano School on May 22.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Register for Globe Co-ed Softball League

Thursday at 3:pm is the deadline to register for the City of Globe Summer Co-ed Softball League.

Games begin Tuesday, June 12 at Trujillo Softball Field at the Globe Community Center.

For more information call Globe City Hall at 425-7146 extension 20.

Renew the 'G' Team Lunch

The Renew the “G” Team invites the public to a luncheon tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Globe Active Adult Center. The program begins at 11:00 with lunch at Noon. A donation for the lunch is appreciated. Make your reservation by calling 425-9030.

After lunch, the dedication of the Rose Mofford Trail will be held at the “G.”

For more information call 812-3974.

Supervisors Meet Today

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets today (Tuesday) at 10:00.

The Supervisors will hear a presentation about the University of Arizona’s Gila County Cooperative Extension Office Annual Report and 2012-2013 Budget.

Another presentation about the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum’s activities includes a request for a $25,000 economic development grant.

The Supervisors will consider authorizing the Public Works Division to send out Offer Letter packages to property owners for acquisition of Right-of-Way for the Tonto Creek Bridge Project.

Another agenda item includes the distribution of Local Transportation Assistance Funds.

Police Log

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 54 year old William Kimberly of  Payson at a traffic stop. Kimberly was wanted in connection with a report taken on May 19. He was charged with aggravated harassment/domestic violence and stalking.

Last night officers arrested 48 year old Joseph Jayne after a follow up investigation. He was charged with aggravated assault/domestic violence.

Officers are investigating a burglary at Globe High School and a theft at the Besh Ba Gowah Museum.

Miami Police charged two juveniles with assault after the juveniles were reported  to be forcing money from other juveniles.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37 year old Traci Wright on a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct/domestic violence and a failure to appear warrant for criminal trespass.

24 year old inmate Mikole-Lee Westberry  was served a failure to appear warrant for disorderly conduct, assault and false reporting to law enforcement.


Roland Jerrol Clark passed away May 30 at his home in Miami. He was 69. He is survived by his wife Sherry; 3 daughters, including Kim Zamora and Karie Jones of Globe; and his son.
Funeral services for Roland Clark will be held in Chadron, Nebraska.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Video Shows Legacy of Arizona Copper Mining

A new video on the legacy of copper mining and Arizona is on the Arizona Experience You Tube channel.

The Arizona Geological Society staff on the Arizona Experience project produced the video with post-production help and narration by Freeport McMoRan.

US 60 Pedestrian Signal Project Begins June 11

Construction begins next Monday (June 11) on the new pedestrian signal next to Globe High School at the intersection of US 60 and High Street.

The $142,000 Highway Safety Improvement Program project also includes new pedestrian crosswalks, and sidewalk, curb and gutter improvements.

Work hours will be 8:am to 5:pm Monday through Friday. The right lanes of east and westbound US 60 will be closed during work hours. There may be short delays while traffic is directed into one lane through the work zone.

A flier explaining the use of the new signal will be available at Globe City Hall, the Globe Police Department and the Globe Fire Department..

Students attending Globe High School will be given instructions on how to use the signal at the start of the new school year.

Globe Seeking Information About Stolen Street Signs

The City of Globe is experiencing thefts of its street signs. A person who takes these signs or possesses them can be charged with a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and /or a $2,500 fine.

Anyone who has information about these thefts can report them to the Globe Police Deaprtment at 425-5751. Or you can report the information anonymously to the WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME. You could be eligible to receive a reward of up to $1000.

Miami Council Work Session

The Miami Town Council Work Session today (Monday) starts at 6:pm.

The Council will discuss the 2012-2013 Budget.

Swimming Lessons Start Today

Swimming lessons start today (Monday) at the Globe Community Center pool. You can register today from 1 to 2:pm at the Globe Public Library. The cost is $30 for 8 lessons.

If you have any questions call Greg at 200-3445.

Police Log

A driver was cited after a single vehicle accident Saturday morning on Oak Street.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident Saturday evening at a business on Highway 60.

There were no injuries in a hit and run accident Friday night near the Shamrock Bar.

Tri City, Canyon and Globe Fire Departments responded to a structure fire Friday night on Wheatfields Road. The house was unoccupied and no injuries were reported.

Globe Police received a call yesterday evening requesting assistance for a nurse with an out of control woman at a residence on Escudilla Drive. 63 year old Linda Hom was arrested for domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

21 year old Hillary Garcia was arrested for disorderly conduct last night at a residence on South Devereaux.

On Saturday 28 year old Myron Starr was arrested for criminal damage at a business on Jesse Hayes Road.

Globe Police arrested 35 year old Adam Contreras for assault Friday afternoon in the area of Jesse Hayes Road.

45 year old Douglas Bernardin was arrested for disorderly conduct and threats at a residence on East Prickly Pear Drive.

23 year old Leticia  Brown was arrested Friday for shoplifting at the Highway 60 Safeway.

Officers are investigating a theft at the Community Center; a counterfeit bill reported at a business on North Broad Street; a burglary at a residence on East Sycamore; a theft at a business on Jesse Hayes Road; and shoplifting at a business on East Ash.

Miami Police arrested 32 year old Crystal Warren for disorderly conduct.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people yesterday afternoon at a residence on Central Avenue. 31 year old Thomas Muir was arrested for criminal damage.  21 year old Lacey Duensing was charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct, criminal damage and assault.

20 year old Dustin Stover was arrested on a probation violation warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies responded to a call Saturday night about a man attempting suicide with a knife. The man was located near Black Warrior and Roberts Drive. He was taken to the hospital by Tri City Ambulance and the report is under investigation.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a domestic incident at a residence on Yuma Trail and a theft at a residence on Cooley Ranch Road.

Mesa Police arrested 50 year old Raymond Gerardo of Globe on a child support warrant.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pnerosa Campground Closed Due to Bear Attack

Tonto National Forest officials have announced a temporary closure at the Ponderosa Campground because of a bear attack. The closure is effective until August 31 unless rescinded sooner.

A 74 year old woman received non-life-threatening injuries early yesterday morning when a bear  ripped a hole in her tent and clawed at her.

For more information visit the Tonto National Forest website, or call the Payson Ranger District at 928-474-7900.

Police Log

One person was cited after a two vehicle accident yesterday morning near the AM/PM.

Miami Police responded to a fight between two family members on Miami Avenue. 76 year old Joe Fodera was arrested   for domestic violence/disorderly conduct and threats and intimidation. Three weapons were seized in the incident.

Miami Police arrested 50 year old Shirley Hinton on a warrant for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Globe Police arrested 28 year old Alane Reyes yesterday for aggravated DUI.

50 year old Gerald Torrez was arrested yesterday for shoplifting.

An officer took an assault report late last night at a residence on Copper Street. That case is pending futher investigation. But 18 year old Leslie Neilsen was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A woman who heard the report of an officers vehicle being damaged Wednesday night told Globe Police  that her car had been damaged about 45 minutes before that incident. A report  was taken and the case is under investigation. Globe PD advises motorists to use extreme caution when traveling in the area of North Broad and Murphy Street.

Officers are investigating a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Ash Street.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 year old Jessica Peace on a child support warrant.

Deputies are investigating a delayed domestic disturbance call in Central Heights.


Manuel G. Armendariz  of San Carlos passed away Wednesday. He was 57.
Visitation for Manuel Armendariz will be Thursday (June 7) at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.