Friday, August 10, 2012

Arizona Gas Prices Increase for the First Time in 18 Weeks

Arizona gasoline prices went up last week for the first time in 18 weeks. 

AAA Arizona says the statewide average increased 3.9 cents to a little less than $3.32 a gallon. Nationally, pump prices continued their upward trend, increasing 12.8 cents to a little more than $3.66 a gallon.

Here in Globe-Miami, prices went down slightly to around $3.30 a gallon.

'August Moon Over Miami'

 “August Moon Over Miami” is the theme of this week’s Music in the Park. It’s from 6:30 to 10:pm tomorrow (Saturday) at Miami Memorial Park.

A burger fry plate is available while you enjoy the local country rock band Sunset Highway.

The Miami Library has developed a star gazing map to add to the pleasure of the evening.

Small Fires Burning in Tonto National Forest

Lightning started several small fires Wednesday in the Tonto National Forest.

The Picket Fire in the Globe Ranger District burned .8 of an acre.

The Mesa Fire in the Salt River Canyon Wilderness burned 2 acres.

The Woodbury Fire burned 200 acres in the Superstition Wilderness.

The Granite Fire burned .10 of an acre in the Mesa Ranger District.

The Houston Fire in the southwest section of Hellsgate Wilderness burned 3 acres.

The McFadden Fire burned 12 acres in the Pleasant Valley Ranger District.

And the Mistake Fire has burned 10 acres in the Tonto Basin Ranger District.

Police Log

Globe Police were dispatched to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center early this morning after a call about a highly intoxicated 19 year old woman who was trying to leave against medical advice. Carissa Richards was arrested for disorderly conduct and underage consumption.

A juvenile at Globe High School was referred to juvenile probation for assault.

Officers are investigating an assault report taken at a business on Highway 60 and a burglary report taken at a buisiness on North Main Street.

The Gila County Task Force arrested 26 year old Pamela Zufelt on a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct.

40 year old Glenn Hart of Globe was arrested on a child support warrant from Kansas.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft report taken on Old Oak.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

August is Child Support Awareness Month

The Gila County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed August “Child Support Awareness Month.” The Gila County Attorney’s Child Support Enforcement Office has been rated the top performer in the nation.

Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores reminds all Gila County citizens that child support services are available to any parent, guardian or caretaker for whom child support is needed.

If you need child support services or have any questions, call the Child Support Office or stop by  157 South Broad Street.

Tonto National Forest Camping Restrictions Reduced

Tonto National Forest officials have modified the temporary area closure enacted last month because of three bear attacks.

The Ponderosa, Upper Tonto Creek, Lower Tonto Walk-In, Christopher Creek and Sharp Creek Campgrounds were closed last month. Now increased live fuel moisture has improved vegetation production for the bears.

Some of the campgrounds have been reopened with restrictions. A few are open for day use only. The Ponderosa Campground remains closed for the season.

Visitors are prohibited from leaving bear attractants in their camping areas.

For more information visit the Tonto National Forest website or call 928-474-7900.

Lightning Starts Small Fires in Tonto National Forest

Lightning started at least 8 fires yesterday in the Tonto National Forest. The fires range in size from .10 to 10 acres.

Fire specialists are on the scene. Resources have been ordered and are en route.

Gila General Hospital Reunion Picnic

The annual Gila General Hospital reunion picnic will be held on Saturday, August 25 at the Miami Senior Center. The picnic begins at 5:pm.

Everyone who worked or volunteered at the hospital and their spouse is invited.

Hot dogs, hamburgers and table service will be provided. Bring a dish and your own beverage.

If you have any questions, call 473-3489.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 25 year old Amber Hayes for domestic assault and disordertly conduct after a disturbance yesterday morning at Copper Country Mobile Home Park.

Officers are investigating a report of threats and intimidation taken at a business on Highway 60.


Cheryl Jean Astor passed away August 5 at her home in Chandler. She was 45. She is survived by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
The wake for Cheryl Astor is Saturday at 4:pm at the Gilbert residence in San Carlos. The funeral is Sunday at 1:pm at Burdette Hall.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Miami Fiesta Sub Committee Meets Thursday

The Town of Miami Fiesta Sub Committee meets Thursday at 6:pm in the Miami Town Council Chambers.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday at Regus Road and Highway 60. One driver was cited for failure to control his vehicle to avoid an accident.

Early this morning Globe Police arrested 23 year old Jon-Fitzgerald Kenton at a residence on East Saguaro for kidnapping and other charges that will be sent to the County Attorney for  prosecuion.

A call about a man trying to fight customers at a business on Highway 60 resulted in the arrest of 42 year old Martin Cassdore for disorderly conduct.

23 year old Roxanna Moon was arrested for fraudulent schemes in connection with an incident that occurred in June.

19 year old Robert Dalgarn was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Officers are investigating a burglary report taken at a residence on Hackney.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested  37 year old Summer Ojeda for disorderly conduct/domestic violence and driving with a suspended license. 


Gloria Rose Lee of Globe passed away July 29 at Heritage Healthcare Center. She was 84.
A Memorial Service for Gloria Lee will be held Saturday at 9:am at Miles Funeral Services Miami

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Free 'How to Start Your Own Business' Workshop

A free workshop on how to start your own business will be held Wednesday at 6:pm at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce.

For more information and to RSVP call 520-490-8433.

Free Blood Pressure Checks

Arizona Senior Home Care will be at the Globe Active Adult Center today (Wednesday) at 11:15 to give free blood pressure checks.

Bixby Road Closed Saturday for Construction

The Gila County Public Works Department announces that Mountain States Contracting will finish upgrading the railroad crossing on Bixby Road this Saturday.

A concrete crossing will be installed and Bixby Road will be closed to all traffic between 5:am and 6:pm on Saturday. Residents are urged to use Pinal Creek Road during this time.


Altagracia Amezcua of Miami passed away August 2 in Apache Junction. She was 94. She is survived by 6 children; 32 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Andreena M. Billy of Peridot passed away August 4 at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her companion Jade Miller; 2 children; her parents; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters.
The wake for “Dreena” Billy is Friday at 4:Pm at the Billy residence. The funeral is Saturday at 9:am at St. Charles Catholic Church.

Afterschool Programs Directory Available Online

Arizona parents can now use an online directory to help them find programs to help their children after school. There are programs for recreation, tutoring and mentoring.

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence directory is available in both English and Spanish. You can search the directory by location to find programs across the state.

Visit the directory at

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 49 year old Anthony Mirro for shoplifting.

Globe Police are investigating a burglary on Fourth Avenue and an assault report taken at a residence at Globe Mobile Home Park.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday at 10:am.

They will adopt a Proclamation naming August to be Child Support Awareness Month in Gila County.

The Supervisors will consider authorizing the advertisement of an Invitation for Bids for the Russell Road Reconstruction Project.

They will also authorize the quarterly posting of a public notice of online auction of surplus materials.

The Supervisors will meet as the Gila County Library District Board of Directors to approve Library Service Agreements for funding with the Hayden, Isabelle Hunt, Miami, Payson, Young and Tonto Basin libraries.

Crime Prevention Tips at Globe Active Adult Center

Tuesday, August 7 is National Night Out. This event encourages communities and police to work together to reduce crime.

A Globe Police Officer will give some crime prevention tips Tuesday at 11:am at the Globe Active Adult center.

Pavement Improvement on US 60

A pavement improvement project to resurface four miles of US 60 from the 60/70 junction to the Gila County Fairgrounds begins today (Monday).

The $431,000 project is scheduled for completion by the end of August. It involves the placement of a microseal surface on the roadway.

Work hours are 6:am to 7:pm Monday thrugh Friday. Drivers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes.


John Stanley Backues passed away July 26.
A Memorial Service  will be held Saturday at 9:am at Miles Funeral Services Globe.

Police Log

Miami Police responded to the Christina Apartments after a woman reported being beaten up by her boyfriend and left at the top of Cherry Flats Road. She was taken to the hospital with several injuries including a broken arm. An Attempt to Locate has been issued for 23 year old Joseph Wilson.

Miami Police received several 911 calls about two brothers fighting on Apache Street. One brother bit the other several times before officers arrived. They arrested 22 year old Nathan Harper for aggravated assault.

Officers were dispatched to a car fire at the Miami Car Wash, along with Globe and Miami Fire Departments. While investigating the fire, officers learned that 49 year old Miami resident Douglas Price was wanted on a felony warrant  in Texas for attempted murder and aggravated assault. Price was arrested and booked into the Gila County Jail.

27 year old Christopher Harper was arrested on a Miami warrant for theft and a Department of Corrections warrant for parole violation.

Miami Police arrested 46 year old Robert Ramos on a theft warrant.

There was a single vehicle accident late Friday night in the Pinal Mountains near Sulphide Del Rey campgrounds. Two people were medically transported for treatment.

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 26 year old Clint Wright for domestic violence disorderly conduct and misconduct with a weapon.

69 year old Mabelline Kayso was arrested on Saturday for aggravated assault.

On Friday, 42 year old Holly Pitman was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart.

Officers are investigating an assault in the area of Jess Hayes Road and Ruiz Canyon; two incidents of shoplifting at Walmart;  a shoplifting report at a business on East Ash Street;  a theft at a residence on Hackney Hill; and an attempted burglary at a residence on North Third Street.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating criminal damage at a residence on Main Street.