Friday, September 28, 2012

Copper Rim Solar Construction During October

The Copper Rim School main parking lot will be closed during the month of October due to construction, except for  handicapped parking. The drop off circle will still be in place for mornings only.

Parents will have to park in the temporary visitor parking area at the top of Mesquite Street, which is the upper level of the Harbison Field parking lot.

Students who normally get picked up will be picked up at the beginning of the buses closest to the crosswalk. The area will be roped off to help parents know where to pick their children up.

Copper Rim School urges parents to use bus transportation and not do pick-ups during this construction period.

Police Log

There was a hit and run accident around midnight at 3rd and Ash Streets. The driver was later located and cited for failure to remain at the scene of an accident.

48 year old Edward Pearsall was arrested on a warrant for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence on Agave Drive; a burglary on South Fourth Street; and a report of criminal trespass at the  City well and gun range.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office cited and released 31 year old Jaime Reeves for disorderly conduct and threats and intimidation.

Gila County Probation arrested 34 year old Brandon Turner for probation violation on charges of burglary.


Jon-Pierre Vanoss passed away September 22. He was 34.
Visitation for Jon-Pierre Vanoss is today (Friday) from 6 to 8:pm at Miles Funeral Services Globe; and tomorrow (Saturday) at 9:am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Stake Center in Globe. The funeral is tomorrow at 10:00.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Friday Fish Fry and Bake Sale

The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary are having a Fish Fry and Bake Sale on Friday.

The Fish Fry is from 5 to 8:pm. The bake sale is from 2 to 7:pm.

The bake sale is raising money for the Girl State program.


Jennie Salcido O’Neill of Globe passed away September 19. She was 65. She is survived by her children Marie Urquidez, Christopher Salcido and Genea Nierdieck; her brothers Ralph, Fred and Ernest Salcido; her sister; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Rosary for Jennie O’Neill will be Saturday at 9:30am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Mass is at 10:00.
A potliuck will follow the services at Knights of Columbus.

Police Log

There was a two car accident yesterday afternoon on Highway 70. One person was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.

Officers are investigating a theft at a business on East Ash.

Miami Police arrested 60 year old Edward Else for disorderly conduct/domestic violence and criminal damage.

The Department of Public Safety arrested 30 year old Tullie Desmond on a failure to appear warrant for failing to change an address as a sex offender.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a harassment report taken at a residence on Ice House Canyon Road.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday morning on Ragus Road. One driver was cited for failure to control her vehicle to avoid an accident.

A hit and run accident occurred on South Agave. The accident is under investigation.

Last night Globe Police arrested 42 year old Martin Cassadore for trespassing at a business on North Broad Street.

Officers are investigating disorderly conduct at a business on Highway 60; shoplifting at Safeway; a burglary on Santee Street; and  a burglary on North Main Street.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18 year old James Sanchez for assault at Gila Community College.

Deputies are investigating an assault on a teacher at Miami High School and a theft at the County Attorney’s Office;  

No Longer Necessary to Boil Water in Globe

The City of Globe says that follow up water samples have come back negative. This means that the samples do not have the bacteria that were reported to have been found in the earlier sample. The report of  E. coli was apparently a false positive in the testing or an error in the sample.

This means that  Globe water is safe and has been safe. City officials apologize for the inconvenience but public notice of the E. coli test was required by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality as a safety precaution.

The Globe press release says they will continue to monitor the water quality and take increased measures to make sure that this doesn’t happen again.

Obituary Update

Rosary for William Gordon Slack, Jr. is Friday at 9:30am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Mass is at 10:00.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Benefit Golf Tournament

The Southern Gila County Network Team 5rth Annual Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 20. The cost is $35 a player. Registration deadline is October 10.

The event is a 3-person scramble. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place teams. Other prizes will also be awarded.

The tournament will be held at the Cobre Valley Country Club. Food, water and soft drinks will be sold.

To get an application or more information, contact Denise at .

Jury Finds Driver Guilty of Felony DUI-Drugs

Last week a Gila County jury found 36 year old Maricopa County resident Christina Brown guilty on felony counts of aggravated DUI and driving under the influence of drugs.

On March 15. 2010, Brown drove her vehicle on Highway 87 south of Payson while under the influence of methamphetamine and while a passenger under the age of 15 was a passenger in the car.

Brown is scheduled to be sentenced in Gila County Superior Court on October 22. She is facing a potential sentence of more than two and a half years in prison in addition to significant fines and restrictions.

Police Log

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 52 year old Gary Johnson for driving with a suspended license. Johnson also had an outstanding warrant from the Superior Police Department.

19 year old Derrick Rust was arrested for shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

Officers are investigating a domestic disturbance in Copper Country Mobile Home Park; a theft at a business on Ash Street; and a theft from a vehicle at a business on East Ash Street.

Contractor Killed at Pinto Valley Mine

A contractor was fatally injured on Saturday at the Pinto Valley mining operation in Globe-Miami.

BHP Billiton says all operations at the site were immediately stopped and the investigation is continuing.

The Pinto Valley mine is under construction. It is scheduled to restart mining at the end of this year.


William Gordon Slack, Jr. passed away September 18 at his home in Globe. He was 78. He is survived by his wife Sylvia; 8 children, including  Cynthia Burdette, Dorothy York, Tina Gonzales, Margaret Valencia and William Gordon Slack III of Globe; 4 sisters; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for “Bill” Slack will be announced by Lamont Mortuary

Globe Press Release About Water

City of Globe Press Release:
The City of Globe’s public water system detected fecal indicators (E. coli bacteria) in one of our six wells. As our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation. During the month of September, we had positive total coliform bacteria results, which triggered additional sampling. As required by EPA’s Ground Water Rule, one of our follow-up steps was to collect samples from our wells. On September 24, 2012, we learned that the sample collected from Well #1 on September 20, 2012 tested positive for a fecal indicator (E. coli bacteria). We have taken the well offline and we are now conducting additional sampling of the well and distribution system to determine the extent of the problem and are conducting a thorough investigation to determine the source of the contamination.
Inadequately treated or inadequately protected water may contain disease-causing organisms. Fecal indicators are microbes whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause shortterm health effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems. These symptoms are not only caused by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.
What should I do? DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a rolling boil for a minimum of one minute, and let it cool before using. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. You may also use bottled water. Use boiled or bottled water for all consumptive purposes including but not limited to drinking, making ice, preparing food, brushing teeth, hand washing/bathing, and washing dishes until further notice. Please contact your veterinarian if you have questions about providing water to household pets without boiling the water first.
In addition, if you have a compromised immune system, have an infant, or are elderly, you may be at increased risk and should seek advice about drinking water from your health care providers. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791. If you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. We are also providing regular updates on this situation on all local radio stations.
What is being done? In response to this situation, we sent notices to all of our customers within 24 hours of learning of this positive sample. We are conducting a thorough investigation to determine the source of the contamination and will be working with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to implement corrective actions to ensure our water supply is protected against contamination. We will keep you informed of the steps we are taking to protect your drinking water and will provide information on any steps you should be taking, until this problem is corrected. You can go to our website at: for updates on this situation.

Special Alert

The City of Globe is asking all Globe residents to  boil your water 1 to 3 minutes before drinking it.

One of the city’s six wells has tested poitive for E. coli.That well has been shut down while further tests are being made. The results should be available by tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. If they come back negative, the alert to boil water will be lifted.

Test results and other information will be posted on the City of Globe website at

Monday, September 24, 2012

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

The Gila County Board of Supervisors has a Work Session Tuesday at 10:am.

The Supervisors will discuss funding changes to the immunization program in order to develop a private vaccine program for the underinsured and insured pediatric population.

They will also put together a list of  issues and priorities to be presented at the County Supervisors’ Association annual summit in October.

Safely Return Unused Prescription Drugs at Saturday Event

You can safely dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at the National Take Back Initiative event this Saturday (September 29).

The event is being held from 8:am to 2:pm in the Fry’s parking lot.

Women in Arizona's CD1 Paid 86% of Amount Paid Men

A new analysis of US Census data measures the wage gap between women and men by Congressional District. The analysis was conducted by the National Partnership for Women and Families.

The analysis shows that the median yearly pay for women in Arizona is nearly $6,500 less than the median yearly pay for Arizona men. That’s 85 cents for every dollar.

Nationally, full time working women are paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to full time working men.

Here in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, the median pay for women is 86%. That’s a gap of nearly $5,500 a year.

Police Log

There were no injuries in a three vehicle accident early Friday afternoon on Ash Street.

Last night Globe Police arrested 50 year old Mark Guerrero after a follow up investigation for shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway on September 15.

Two people were arrested after a fight Saturday night at a residence on Fegan Street. 18 year old Jerod Robles and 21 year old Vincent Robles were charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

Friday morning officers responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle on Desert Drive. 48 year old Tina Robinson and 40 year old Robert Henderson were arrested for theft. Robinson was also arrested for drug paraphernalia and other charges.

60 year old Catherine Hall was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident after a hit and run Friday morning on Highway 60. Hall was also cited for expired registration.

Officers are investigating an assault at Globe High School; a report of disorderly conduct at the Sonic Drive In; and a burglary on South Third Street.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at a residence on Globe Canyon and a fraud report taken in the area of Adams Lane.


Gilbert A. Bejarano of Globe passed away Thursday at Kindred Phoenix Hospital. He was 71.
Visitation for Gilbert Bejarano is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.