Friday, August 17, 2012

Free GCC Classes at Globe Active Adult Center

Free Gila Community College classes begin Monday at the Globe Active Adult Center.

If you are interested in Quilting, Exercise, Ceramics or Crafts, sign up by calling Gila Community College at 425-8481.

Globe Head Start

Globe Head Start still has a few openings for 3 and 4 year old children in the free pre-school program which begins on August 27.

Children from low income familes, foster children and children with disabilities may qualify. Children who are raised by their grandparents may also qualify.

Head Start provides Kindergarten readiness activities, as well as socialization experiences, nutritious meals and snacks.

For more information about the Head Start program call 425-9610.

Gov. Brewer Reappoints Flores to ACRAB

Governor Jan Brewer has reappointed Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores to the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board and to the Arizona Oversight Council on Driving or Operating Under the Influence Abatement.

Flores was originally appointed to the Arizona Civil Roghts Advisory Board by former Governor Janet Naopolitano in 2007. She has served for over 5 years and is the former chair of the DUI Abatement Council.

Last Day to Request Ballot By Mail

Today (Friday) is the last day to request a ballot by mail for the August 28 primary. Completed ballots must be received by 7:pm on August 28 at the Gila County Recorder’s Office. You may also cast an early ballot at the Gila Recorder’s Office anytime between now and 5:pm on Friday, August 24.

If you have not received your early ballot, or if you have lost, damaged or spoiled your ballot, contact the Gila County Recorder’s Office at 402-8734.

Benefit Concert for Madison Smith

A benefit concert for three year old Madison Smith will be held tomorrow (Saturday) from 5 to 10:pm at the American Legion in Globe.

Madison is undergoing chemotherepy. For more information go to or

Humane Society Calendar Fundraiser

The High Desert Humane Society Calendar Fundraiser will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at the Globe Elks Club.

A no host cocktail hour starts at 5:pm with a barbecue rib dinner at 6:30.

They will  be auctioning off calendar pages for the upcoming year to showcase your favorite pet or pets. There will also be a Chinese auction, drawings and door prizes.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the Humane Society, Past Times Antiques, and from Humane Society members. Or call 425-2220.

Republican Club Meeting Saturday

The Cobre Valley Republican Club meetings are presenting candidates for you to hear and question.

The next meeting is tomorrow (Saturday) at 9:30am at the Republican headquarters at 424 N. Broad Street.

For more information call 425-3278.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Miami Jr./Sr. High School Open House

Miami Jr./Sr. High School is having an Open House on Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Parents will walk their students’ schedule with them.

All parents and guardians are invited to attend the Open House and meet your child’s teachers.

Las Lomas Collecting Old Electrical Devices for Recycling

Las Lomas Elementary School is collecting empty ink cartridges, old cell phones, mp3 players, cameras and other small electrical devices to recycle so they can provide their students with much needed classroom supplies.

Items can be dropped off at Las Lomas School between 8:am and 3:pm, Monday through Thursday.

Old Dominion Mine Park Closed on Weekdays

The City of Globe announces that the Old Dominion Mine Park will only be open on weekends from now through early December.

BHP Billiton is making repairs to the water system at Old Dominion that provides most of the water for the upcoming reopening of the Pinto Valley Mine.

For the safety of all, the Park will be closed during the week while the construction is going on.

Wildfire Updates

The Queen Fire has burned 1,200 acres, 2 miles northeast of Superior. There is significant smoke in the area. It is highly visible from Highway 60.

The Mistake Peak fire – 11 miles east of Punkin Center -  has now burned 4,000 acres. It is 15% contained.

The Charley Fire has burned 950 acres and is 10% contained. The fire is located 3 miles west of Sunflower in the Tonto National Forest.

Police Log

There was a two vehicle injury accident yesterday morning at Ash and Seventh Street. Both cars were towed from the scene. One driver was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign.

Globe Police arrested 42 year old Sheryl Robles for disorderly conduct in connection with an incident that occurred on Monday.

21 year old Desiree Davis was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart.

Officers are investigating criminal damage at Shining Times Car Wash.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 54 year old Robert Padgett for domestic violence after a disturbance at a residence in Mackey’s Camp. Padgett also had a failure to appear warrant from Superior for driving with a suspended license.

30 year old inmate Dustin Stover was served a failure to appear warrant for possesion of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies are investigating an assault report taken at a residence in August Hills Mobile Home Park.


Ernest Naltazan of San Carlos passed away August 12 at Copper Cottage Hospice in Mesa. He was 67. He is survived by his son Norman; 2 brothers; 4 grandchildren and and 6 great grandchildren.
The wake for Ernest Naltazan is Saturday at 4:am at San Carlos Miracle Church. The funeral is Saturday at 10:am.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

HDMS Site Council Meeting

There’s a Site Council Meeting Wednesday at 5:pm in the High Desert Middle School Library. This is a chance for parents to get involved in what’s happening at High Desert Middle School.

For more information call the school office at 402-5900.

Free Health Screening Fair in San Carlos

A free Health Screening Fair will be held Wednesday  from 9 to 5 at Burdette Hall in San Carlos.

You can get blood pressure screening, diabetes testing, HIV and hepititis testing, and also learn to cook and be healthy the traditional way. There will be food and free prizes.

For more information about the Health Screening Fair, call 475-2798, ext. 1102.

Free 'Marketing Your Business' Workshop on Wednesday

A free workshop on “Marketing Your Business” starts at 6:pm Wednesday at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce.

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

Globe Library Needs Haunted House Volunteers

The Globe Public Library is looking for volunteers to help with the Halloween Haunted House.

If you, your friends or your children are interested, call the library at 425-6111.

CVCA Centennial Ball September 29

The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts announces that the Governor’s Centennial Ball will take place on Saturday, September 29.

The Centenial-themed event will also celebrate the old courthouse in its 105th year, and unveil the newly restored rooms on the theater level not seen in more than 35 years.

Tickets are $35 a person and will benefit the continued restoration of the old courthouse.

For more information call 425-0884.

Police Log

There was a hit and run accident yesterday afternoon at the Fast Stop. The accident is under investigation.

A two vehicle accident occurred yesterday on East Ash and North Broad Street.

Globe Police arrested 49 year old Rubina Romero  at Hackney and Ash for disorderly conduct.

Officers are investigating a threats report taken at  Copper Rim School; a harassment report taken at a local business; a theft report taken at a residence on South Fifth Street; and a theft report taken at a residence on East Saguaro Drive.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22 year old Keenan Goree at Four Star Mobile Home Park for assault/domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

30 year old Desiree Valenzuela was arrested on a failure to pay warrant for hindering prosecution.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage at a residence on Hackney Hill; a theft at a residence on Ice House Canyon Road; and a theft at a residence on Pinal Canyon Road.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Walk Across the Mesa and 10K Challenge September 21

The Walk Across the Mesa and 10K Challenge in San Carlos will take place on Friday, September 21 from 7:am until Noon. It starts at Highway 70 and the Tribal Administration Building.

There will be first, second and third place prizes with T-shirts for all participants.

Refreshments and healthy snacks will be provided, and blood pressure checks will be available before and after the race.

For more information call the San Carlos Fitness Center at 475-5363.

Dementia Workshop

San Carlos Tribal Arizona Long Term Care Services and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute will have a dementia workshop this Friday at the Apache Gold Convention Center.

This is for all tribal members, especially those in tribal departments, health care and social services.
For information call 475-2138.

Animal Shelter Needs Donations

Gila County Rabies Control announces that the animal shelter needs donations of dog and cat food. Other items such as cat litter, pet beds, toys and metal dog dishes are needed as well.

If you’re looking to add a pet to your family, check with your local shelter first to see if there is a pet you can adopt.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to make a donation, call 425-5882, or stop by the shelter on Hackney Avenue behind the Globe Cemetery.

Wildfires in the Tonto National Forest

The Mistake Peak Fire -11 miles east of Punkin Center- has burned 1,700 acres and is 15% contained.

Lightning started four fires yesterday (Sunday) on the Tonto National Forest.

The Hollywood Fire has burned three acres east of Arizona 87, near mile marker 205. Two fire engine crews have been assigned to that fire.

The Ice Man Fire is currently burning north of Maverick Mountain.

The two other fires are minimal and haven’t been named yet.

Police Log

There was a hit and run accident Friday morning near Highway 60 and Ragus Road. Globe Police located and arrested 56 year old Joseph Phininzy of Douglas for leaving the scene of an injury accident.

Globe Police arrested 68 year old Joseph Ramirez of Mesa at a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and possession of dangerous drugs, and an outstanding warrant from the Department of Corrections.

On Saturday two people were arrested for organuized retail theft at Walmart. 27 year old Jessica Morales and 35 year old Raynell Pizano were booked into the Gila County Jail.

Officers are investigating shoplifting at a business on Highway 60; a report of counterfeit money at the Santee Circle K; a forgery report taken at Walmart; a theft at a business on East Ash; a burglary at a residence on Euclid; an auto burglary at a residence on Blake Street; and a harassment report taken on East Bailey;.

Miami Police arrested 44 year old Sean McGill for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old inmate Robert Mcintosh on a warrant for false reporting.

Deputies are investigating a theft of copper piping at Freeport MaMoRan.

Miami Council Meets Tonight at 6:30PM

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

They will adopt the property tax levy for the 2012/2013 fiscal year.

The agenda also includes the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum Quarterly Report.

Globe Council Meets Tonight at 6:00

Globe City Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:00. They will have an Executive Session to discuss interviews for a City Manager and contract for a City Attorney.

The Council may possibly act in an Open Session following the Executive Session.

Miami School Board Meets Tonight

The Miami School Board meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30 in the Miami High School Library.

The Board will consider an Intergovernmental Agreement with Gila Community College for dual credit courses.

They will also consider and possibly act on bus routes for the 2012/2013 school year.