Friday, August 24, 2012

Last Day for Early Voting

Today is the last day to vote early for the 2012 Primary Election. You may cast your ballot at the Gila County Recorder’s Office  until 5:pm.

If you have any questions, call the Gila County Recorder’s Office at 402-8734.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police arrested 44 year old Donna Hayes at Copper Country Mobile Home Park for domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

27 year old Malinda Harrison was arrested for shoplifting.

A vehicle was reported stolen yesterday at a business on Santee Street. The car was later located and towed to the Gila County impound yard.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence in Globe Mobile Home Park and a theft at a business on Sutherland.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an intoxicated man in the middle of the roadway on Highweay 77 at Mm 165. Deputies contacted 34 year old Chad Mastin and charged him with domestic violence, disorderly conduct, threats and intimidation, and aggravated domestic assault.

Deputies are investigating a theft of a dog at a residence on Calle De Loma; a burglary at the Catholic Church in Claypool; and a theft at a residence on Pineway.

Miami Police arrested 50 year old Raymond Gerardo of Mesa on a Gila County warrant for child support and false reporting to an officer.

Tempe Police arrested 35 year old Chenelle Victor of Peridot on a failure to comply warrant for trespassing.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Miami Music in the Park Has 50's Theme

This week’s Miami Music in the Park has the theme “1955: A Summer Time to Remember.”

The evening includes a barbecue and dance at the park in downtown Miami. It’s   Saturday from 6:30 to 10:30pm.

There will be prizes for Fonzie Look-Alike, Cutest Bee-Bopper Girl, Biggest Hair-Do, Best Dressed 50’s Couple, and a 50/50 raffle.

Truck Driver Convicted of Transporting Marijuana

Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores announces that on Tuesday,  49 year old Clifton Epps of Jackson, Mississippi, was found guilty of transporting marijuana for sale, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Epps was a commercial truck driver and his truck crashed while going through the Salt River Canyon on US 60. Department of Public Safety officers located 83 pounds of marijuana that had been removed from the truck and placed on the other side of the concrete barrier wall.

Epps will be sentenced in Globe on September 17 by Judge Robert Duber. He faces a sentence of three to 12 ½  years for transporting marijuana for sale.

Detective Mike Varga is Officer of the Quarter

The Gila County Attorney’s Office has named Payson Police Detective Mike Varga the Officer of the Quarter. The award was presented to Detective Varga at this week’s Gila County Board of Supervisors meeting, in appreciation of his service, professional attitude and assistance to the County Attorney’s Office.

Globe Council Special Meeting Tonight

The Globe City Council is having a Special Meeting tonight (Thursday) at 6:pm.

The Council will consider an agreement with Interim Public Management, LLC for the services of an Interim City Manager.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 20 year old Christopher Palmer at the Seventh Street Circle K for resisting arrest.

43 year old Earnest  Preston was arrested for shoplifting at a business on Santee Street.

Officers are investigating a hit and run accident yesterday evening at Sycamore and Hill Street; a fraud report taken at a business on Highway 60; criminal damage in the area of Boston Street; shoplifting at a business on South Hill Street; and a burglary at a residence on South Sutherland.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43 year old Michelle Reveles on a failure to appear warrant for operation in violation of a restriction and driving with a suspended license.

Deputies are investigating a report of threats taken at a residence on Lariat Lane  at Highway 77, and a criminal damage report taken at a residence on Noble Drive.


Joseph  Castaneda of Globe passed away Monday. He was 55. He is survived by his wife Brenda Mae; his mother Helen; two daughters; his sons Derrick Kinney, and R.J. and Travis Castaneda; 2 brothers, including Jimmy Castaneda of Miami; and 2 sisters including Connie Erwin of Globe.
A Memorial Service for “Joey” Castaneda will be held Friday at 5:pm at Globe Christian Center.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Audiologist at GAAC

Audiologist Steven Anderson will be at the Globe Active Adult Center Thursday at 11:am to talk about hearing loss. 

He will answer questions about anything ear related.

GHS Class of 72 Reunion October 6

The Globe High School  Class of 1972 will have a 40 year reunion on Saturday, October 6 at the Dream Manor Inn. 

The event starts at 6:pm. The cost for the dinner and music is $45.

Interested classmates many call Janice (Petty) Cook at 928-425-9686.

'Is He Dead?'

The Copper Cities Communmity Players will present Mark Twain’s comedy “Is He Dead?” in the old courtroom theater on September 14 and 15, and September 21 and 22.

Call the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts for performance details and ticket information at 425-0884.

Free Flu Vaccine at HDMS

High Desert Middle School and the Gila County Health Department are offering  free flu vaccine to students on Tuesday, September 5, beginning at 9:am.

Only students with completed and signed permission slips will be vaccinated.

Blood Drive This Saturday

There’s a blood drive this Saturday at First Christian Church in Globe. It’s from 11:am until 4:pm.

To schedule an appointment call 520-230-7295.

First Christian Church is at 401 S. Broad Street in Globe.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police arrested 42 year old Wayne Cooley for an outstanding warrant and providing false information to law enforcement.

24 year old Angel Gonzales was arrested on a failure to appear warrant for aggravated harassment/domestic violence and a failure to comply warrant for criminal damage.

Officers are investigating a criminal damage report taken  at a residence on La Mesa Terrace.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

'Fire House Pancake Breakfast'

The Globe Fire Department is hosting a  “Fire House Pancake Breakfast” this Saturday. The proceeds will go to two local families who each have a three year old undergoing treatment for cancer.

The benefit pancake breakfast is from 7 until 11:am Saturday at the Globe Fire Station.

For a $5 donation, firefighters will serve you pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee.

Police Log

There was a bomb threat yesterday afternoon at the Gila County Courthouse. No bomb was found.

Last night Globe Police arrested  66 year old Liborio Urquidez for aggravated assault.

28 year old Alane Reyes was arrested at a residence on Lane Street for trespassing and domestic disorderly conduct.

27 year old John Falquez was arrested last night for shoplifting at Connie’s store.

20 year old Christopher Palmer was arrested for underage consumption.

Officers and EMS responded to a residence on West Hackney for a report of a possible suicide attempt resulting from a domestic disturbance. The person was taken to the hospital for medical evaluation.

Globe Police are investigating a theft at a residence on Thornwood Drive and criminal damage at the Community Center.

The Gila County Task Force arrested 36 year old Amanda Wallace on a child support warrant.

A deputy located and recovered a stolen trailer at Pinto Creek Trailer Park.

A theft report was taken at a residence on Scott Avenue. 


Charlotte Marie Kindelay of  Peridot passed away August 16 at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa. She was 79. She is survived by her children Arlinda Waterman and Anne, Melvin, Oren, Tammy and Leon Kindelay; her brother; 2 sisters; 19 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
The funeral for Charlotte Kindelay is today (Tuesday) at 10:am at Full Gospel Church in San Carlos.

Supervisors Meet Today

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

The Supervisors will set the primary and secondary  property tax rates for 2012.

Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores will present the Officer of the Quarter Award to Payson Police Detective Mike Varga.

The Supervisors will also consider an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Town of Miami for the County to provide $74,000 to purchase  the Cobre Valley Community Transit Building.

Monday, August 20, 2012

GHS Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

The Globe High School Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will be held on Monday, September 24 at 6:pm in the Globe High School gymnasium.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts or by calling 812-3974.

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry

The American Legion in Globe will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry this Friday from 6 to 8:pm.

The cost is $8 a person.

What a Flashing Red Traffic Light Means

Some drivers are confused by the new pedestrian signal on US 60 and High Street.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says that the flashing red light means the same thing as a stop sign—drivers must stop and make sure the crosswalk is clear before they proceed.

The flashing red signal is slightly different from a regular pedestrian signal at an intersection. A normal red light means traffic must stay stopped until the green signal appears. A flashing red light means the driver must stop and then proceed when it is safe to do so.

Public Meeting to Discuss Youth Sports

A public meeting of the Copper Youth Basketball League will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:30 pm. The public is invited to share ideas at this meeting about starting new sports programs.

The meeting will take place in the Board of Supervisors room at the Gila County Courthouse.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a single vehicle accident yesterday morning on Highway 60 at Mile Marker 249.5.

There was an accident late last night near East Maple Street and South Fifth Street. The case is under investigation.

No injuries were reported in a two vehicle accident Saturday night. Debra Tidwell was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

A car ran into a street pole on Merritt Street. The driver and passenger fled the scene before Miami Police arrived. The driver was found later and charged with failure to control his vehicle to avoid a collision and for leaving the scene of an accident.

Miami Police arrested 22 year old Felina Bell for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

36 year old Mario Galbadon and 34 year old Jaclyn Gilmore were arrested for burglary and criminal trespass at the Miami Town Barn.

Globe Police arrested 22 year old Gregory Phillips and 20 year old Franklin Palmer yesterday for shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

Officers responded to a fight Saturday evening on Blake Street. 22 year old Leonard Allen of California was charged with aggravated assault.

22 year old  Brennan Rhodes was arrested on a failure to pay warramt for marijuana possession.

19 year old Michael Valenzuela was arrested Friday at a residence on North Main Street for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence on West Pinal Street; shoplifting at Walmart; and a theft at a business on Ruiz Canyon Road.

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a domestic disturbance at a residence on Ransberger; a theft of a firearm at a residence on Main Street; and a stolen ATV from a residence on Sandi Lane.

Greenlee County Sheriff’s office arrested 35 year old George Roberts of Claypool on a child support warrant.


Barbara Jean Brunson passed away August 15. She was 70.
A Memorial Service for Barbara Brunson will be held Sunday (August 26) at 1:pm at Lamont Mortuary.