Friday, June 29, 2012

New Women's Jail Completed

Gila County Sheriff John Armer announces that the new 40 bed Women’s Jail Dormitory in Globe will be completed and turned over to the Sheriff’s Office on July 1. 

A “Spend the Night in Jail” fundraiser will be held on Friday, July 13. For $100 a person, participants will be shown the arrest and booking procedures along with touring the facility. You will then have the option of spending the night in the new jail, which includes being served the same food that is given to the inmates.

For more information or to make a reservation contact Administrative Sergeant Christine Duarte at 402-4258.

All funds will be donated to the Gila County Safe Home in Globe and the Time Out Shelter in Payson.

Questions Remain After Bear DNA Tests

DNA test results on two of the three black bears recently removed from the Tonto National Forest have confirmed that they were not involved in the June 24 attack on a man at the Ponderosa Campground.

Officials say a lack of DNA material keeps them from determining if any of the bears were involved in similar attacks on May 31 and June 21.

Since the end of last month, two campers have been attacked by bears while staying at the Ponderosa Campground, 10 miles east of Payson.

Another person was attcked by a bear in Tonto Village, which is about a mile north of the Ponderosa Campground.

DUI Checkpoint

The Gila County DUI Task Force will be conducting a DUI enforcement checkpoint on Saturday from 8:pm until 2:am. The location will be US 70 at the intersection of  High Desert Middle School.

The Gila County DUI Task Force is made up  of officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, and the Globe, Miami and San Carlos Police Departments.

The purpose of the checkpoint is tio identify and remove intoxicated drivers from the highway.

Roving patrols will also be working throughout the county over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Police Log

Globe Police and Fire Department responded to a brush fire at a business on Ash Street. 41 year old Ruben Vega of Clifton was cited for reckless burning.

One driver was cited after a two vehicle accident on Highway 60 near Bernard’s Coffee Shop. Some debris fell out of a vehicle and hit another vehicle.

Globe Police located and arrested 19 year old Eduarto Armenta on an outstanding warrant and charges of theft, resisting arrest and escape..

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gila County Historical Museum Monthly Hamburger Fry

The Gila County Historical Museum’s monthly hamburger fry starts Friday at 5:30pm. 

They’ll have burgers and all the trimmings, salads, beans and dessert for $7 a person.

Music will be provided by Paul Machula.

Globe Active Adult Center Rummage Sale

The Globe Active Adult Center’s Big Rummage Sale begins Friday at 9:am. They have cloth, household items, computer printers, gardening items, books and more.

Summer Safety Splash on Saturday

Gila County Injury Prevention hosts their second annual Summer Safety Splash on Saturday from 5 to 8:pm at the Globe Community Center. 

Activities include a visit with animals from the Humane Society, a 911 dispatch simulator, fire truck, food, prizes and free swimming.

San Carlos Summer Jam

The San Carlos Summer Jam takes place Saturday from 8 to Midnight at the Apache Gold Pavilion.

The event will showcase several local and out of town DJs, plus freestyle and dance contests. All ages are welcome.

Tickets are $5, buy one ticket and a guest gets in free. Tickets can be purchased at the Gift Shop or at the door.

All proceeds will go to San Carlos Youth Home.

Copper Basin Coalition Monthly Meeting

The Copper Basin Coalition is having their monthly meeting today (Thursday) from Noon until 1:pm at Calvary Shadows Church.

Refreshments will be served.

An Rx Toolkit Training follows the meeting and everyone is welcome to stay.

Globe Active Adult Center Volunteer Meeting

The Globe Active Adult Center Volunteer Meeting is today (Thursday) at 10:30. They are always looking for volunteers and you can find out ways to share your time.

Police Log

Miami Police are investigating a report of criminal damage. A former Miami resident returned to find that someone had broken into her unoccupied home. There is evidence of illegal drug activity

Several bottles of prescription drugs were stolen from a Miami residence. The case is under investigation by Miami PD.

Globe Police arrested a 52 year old Minnesota man for shoplifting at the AM/PM.

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a report of threats taken at a residence in Sunrise Mobile Home Park.

Snowflake-Taylor Police arrested 24 year old Jesi Pyle of Globe on a failure to comply warrant for possession and use of drug paraphernalia.

Mesa Police arrested 29 year old Aaron Edwards of San Carlos on a failure to comply warrant for false reporting to law enforcement.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Health and Science Day Camp

Eastern Arizona Area Health Education Center is holding a health and science day camp for students who are going into the seventh grade.

The camp will be held for one week from July 16-20. It will be from 9:am to 1:pm each day. The cost is $25 a student.

The camp will be held at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. If you have a child interested in attending the camp, call 402-8054.

Globe Public Hearing to Discuss Redflex Cameras

The City of Globe has scheduled a Public Hearing to discuss the Redflex photo enforcement cameras in Globe. 

The Public Hearing will be held on Monday, July 16 at 6:pm at Globe City Hall.

Police Log

Globe Fire Department put out a structure fire yesterday afternoon at a residence on Central Avenue.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday morning at the Walmart intersection.

Globe Police arrested 38 year old Kimberly Ramirez at a traffic stop late last night for displaying fictitious plates.

Officers are investigating a theft that occurred on Globe Street and  shoplifting at a business on North Highway 60.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sycamore Creek Area Closure Due to Possible Flooding

Tonto National Forest officials have announced an area closure due to impending monsoon activity.

Tonto officials say that in the next few weeks it is possible that several areas in the forest will suffer the extreme effects of summer flooding. One of those areas is the Sunflower burn area.

There is little ground vegetation left in the burn area to absorb and hold back rainwater. When heavy rain falls over burnt steep terrain, the water quickly rushes downhill, carrying loose soils, ash and debris.

The area being immediately closed is the Sycamore Creek area, an extension of the already established Sunflower fire closure area which includes the upper section of Sycamote Creek.

The restricted area includes all National Forest System lands, roads and trails within the exterior boundaries as follows:

West of Highway 87: From the junction of State Highway 87 and FR 1847 west following FR 1847 to the forest boundary, north along the forest boundary to the Mesa Ranger District boundary, northeast along the Mesa Ranger District boundary to FR 3456, then east following FR 3456 to Highway 87, and Highway 87 south to the junction of Highway 87 and FR 1847.

East of Highway 87:  Forest Road 1704 is closed.

Patrols Continue on Poco Fire

110 fire personnel remain stationed around the perimeter of the Poco Fire, northeast of Young. They are checking for hot spots and positioned for possible lightning strikes.

The Poco Fire has not exceeded  11,950 acres. It remains 65% contained.

The human  caused fire started on June 14. Five firefighters have been injured. No structures were burned.


Robert G. Boice passed away June 21 at his home in Globe. He was 84. He is survived by his wife Miriam; 4 children; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
At Bob’s request there will be no services. The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the Arizona National Livestock Show Scholarship Fund or Gila County 4-H Livestock.

Police Log

Miami Police received a call about a gas leak on Smith Street. Southwest Gas was contacted and shut the gas off.

Miami Police are investigating a burglary at a local power plant. About 50 feet of ground cable was taken from the yard. The cable is valued at more than $400.

Yesterday afternoon Globe Police arrested 23 year old Faustino Castillo for domestic violence assault at a reidence on East Vista Circle.

23 year old Danny Spurgeon was arrested for sexual conduct with a minor in connection with an ongoing investigation from earlier in the week.

Officers are investigating a report of child abuse taken at a residence on  East Mesquite; a theft at a residence on Courtney Lane; and a harassment report taken at a residence on North Fourth Street.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a criminal damage report taken in the area of Railroad Avenue.


Panfila M. Holguin of Globe passed away June 22. She was 81. She is survived by 2 sons; her daughter; her brother; 2 sisters; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
A Memorial Graveside Service for “Panfy” Holguin will be held Thursday, July 5 at 9:am at Globe Cemetery.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Bullion Plaza Closed Until July 5

The Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum will be closed until after the July 4th holiday. The central entrance portion of the building is being painted.

The painting of the historic building is part of a $112,000 grant from the Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Foundation.

The museum and cultural center will re-open on Thursday, July 5. Hours are Thursday through Saturday from 11:am to 3:pm and Sunday from Noon until 3.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday morning at 10:00. U.S. Forest Service Incident Commander Matt Reidy and Incident Management Team Liaison Gordon Wigman will give a presentation about the Poco Fire. This will include a report on Gila County's bladder/tank system and its role in the Poco Fire.

The Supervisors will discuss and possibly adopt the 2012-2013 Tentative Budget and the Library District Tentative Budget.

Learn About Downwinder's Syndrome at Globe Active Adult Center

Representatives from the Radiation Screening and Education Program will be at the Globe Active Adult Center on Tuesday to talk about Downwinder’s syndrome. They’ll give an overview of the Nevada Test Site, its health effects, uranium mining and compensation programs. The program starts at 10:30am. 

The Center is having a Rummage Sale on Friday. If you have gently used items to donate, take them to the Globe Active Adult Center.

Poco Fire is 65% Contained

The Poco Fire, 6 miles northeast of Young, is now 65% contained.

Forest Road 512 to Young remains closed as crews patrol and mop up around the fire’s perimeter.

Local residents and visitors are advised to keep out of the fire zone because there are still hazards, such as falling trees, rolling rocks and burning stumps.

Two More Bear Attacks Near Payson

An unidentified Tempe man is at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn after a bear attacked him in his tent at Ponderosa Campground near Payson. The man received severe but not life-threatening injuries.

The bear went to a neighboring campsite where a camper shot the animal several times with a handgun.

The Arizona Republic reports that Game and Fish officers tracked the bear but did not find a blood trail. The bear was also tracked by two packs of dogs and a DPs helicopter.

On Friday, a bear attacked a Glendale resident who was sleeping in a cabin under construction near Payson.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the rash of recent attacks has occurred because the animals are hungry. This is the 19th year of a drought, and low moisture this winter has resulted in the growth of very little food for the bears to eat.

This is the second time in recent weeks that the Ponderosa Campground has been closed due to a bear attack. Last month a bear attacked a woman about a mile south of Friday’s incident. It is not known if all three attacks were by the same bear.

The Sharp Creek and Christopher Creek campgrounds are also closed temporarily to protect the public.

Globe Council Meeting Tonight at 6

Globe City Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:00. They’ll discuss and possibly act on the 2012-2013 Final Budget.

The Council will also discuss the Redflex Photo Enforcement Agreement.

Also on the agenda is the approval of a Bingo License  for the Globe Active Adult Center and renewal of the Department of Corrections Inmate Worker Contract.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30. They’ll discuss and consider action related to Council member Black’s behavior at the June 11 meeting. Mike Black walked out of that meeting after a heated discussion about the budget.

The Council will consider using $95 from the Genesis account to partner with the Miami Police Department in sponsoring the 2nd Annual National Night Out on August 7 at the Bullion Plaza.

The Council will also consider scheduling the Miami Fiesta for September 15 and approving the use of the Bullion Plaza for that event.

Police Log

A driver was air lifted to a Valley hospital after an accident Saturday around noon at Saguaro and Walliman Road.

A two vehicle accident occurred yesterday afternoon in the area of North Main Street and Highway 60.

There was a hit and run accident about 2:00 yesteday morning at Live Oak and Latham Blvd. in Miami.

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 year old Demetria Tarango for aggravated assault and endangerment after a domestic incident in the area of McKinney.

40 year old Peter Commins was arrested for domestic violence/disorderly conduct and assault after a disturbance on Gordon.

23 year old Alexander Juvera was arrested Friday on a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct fighting.

Deputies are investigating a theft at a residence on Yuma Trail and a theft at the Claypool Circle K.

On Saturday Globe Police arrested 49 year old Edward Mayorga on a failure to appear warrant for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Officers are investigating an assault at a residence on Banker; a burglary at a residence on Sutherland; criminal damage at a residence on Cuprite; and a harassment report taken at a residence on South Fifth Street.


Joseph Ramos of Globe passed away June 13 at Arizona Burn Center in Phoenix. He was 58. He is survived by 4 brothers and 5 sisters.
Rosary for Joe Ramos will be Saturday at 9:am followed by Mass at holy Angels catholic Church.