Friday, October 5, 2012

Globe Council Meets Monday at 6:PM

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm.

The agenda includes Recognition of Globe Fire Marshall Joe Bracamonte and Recognition of the retirement of Globe Police Sgt. Stephen Shaw.

A Certificate of Appreciation will be presented to AmeriCorps volunteer Sarah Renkert of the Globe-Miami Farmers Market.

The Council will consider an agreement with the University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension for continued sponsorship of the Farmers Market.

The Council will discuss the recent water incident. They will also discuss the purchase of pressure reducing valves and the Utility Rate Study.

Miami School Board Meets Monday

The Miami School Board meets Monday at 6:30pm in the Miami High School Library

Police Log

A car hit a deer last night on Highway 60. The car was towed from the scene. The deer was put down.

There was a hit and run accident last night in the area of Hicks Drive. The accident is under investigation.

Globe Police arrested 23 year old Joshua Spencer yesterday afternoon for shoplifting at Walmart.

Officers took a harassment report at a business on Hill Street.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40 year old Toni Daou of Globe on a sex offense warrant from Graham County.

Deputies are investigating a theft at Circle K; a theft at a residence on Cherry Avenue; a theft from a vehicle on El Paso Way; and criminal damage at a residence on Eagle Ridge.


Elena Gonzales Escobedo passed away September 28. She was 90. She is survived by 5 children, and her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation for Elena Escobedo is tomorrow (Saturday) at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Stanley Lee Patten, Jr. passed away September 30 at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa. He was 44. He is survived by his sister Carolee Hooke. The wake for “Mickey” Patten is today (Friday) at 4:pm at the late Betty Patten’s residence. The funeral is tomorrow (Saturday) at 1:pm.

Andrew Franco Brown, Jr. of Safford passed away Tuesday. He was 53. Visitation for Andy Brown, Jr. is tomorrow (Saturday) at 8:am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Clifton. Rosary is at 9:am followed by a Memorial Mass.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

PMFHE Oktoberfest on Saturday

Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education will host their fourth annual Oktoberfest on Saturday at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Globe. Festivities begin at 11:am and continue until 8:pm.

Refreshments include German bratwurst, hot dogs, soda and a beer garden.

Applications and information for vendor booths may be obtained by calling 928-812-1010.

Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education is a non-profit organization that raises money for scholarships that are awarded to in-need students attending Gila Community College at the Gila Pueblo and San Carlos campuses.

Three 'First Friday' Programs This Month

Eddie Colyott will give the first of three presentations about Arizona history at the First Friday program tomorrow night at the Bullion Plaza Museum. This week’s talk is about pre-historic Arizona.

The other two talks will be on October 12 and October 19.

Each program begins at 6:30pm and there is no charge. Light refreshments will be served after the program.

Governor Accepting Applications for Game and Fish Commission

The Governor’s Office is accepting applications for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Applications must be received or postmarked by next Friday, October 12.

Governor Brewer is looking for members who are well-informed and passionate about Arizona wildlife and its long-term conservation.

In accordance with Arizona law, the Game and Fish Commission is required to be politically balanced and representative of all 15 Arizona counties. Therefore, this current vacancy is not available to registered members of the Republican Party, or to residents of Apache, Maricopa, Navajo or Pima counties. Residents of all other counties—including Gila County—are eligible and encouraged to apply.

You may apply online at

You may also contact the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions at 1-800-253-0883.

Bake Sale and Craft Sale Friday at Courthouse

A bake sale and craft sale to benefit the landscaping project at St. John’s Episcopal Church will take place tomorrow (Friday) at the Gila, County Courthouse. It’s from 8:30 until 10:30am.

Independent Riders Benefit Run for Adriana and Madison

Everybody is welcome to join the Independent Riders Benefit Run for Adriana and Madison on Saturday at the Drift Inn Saloon.

Registration is at 10:am and kick stands go up at 11. The run includes stops at Boston’s. Butcher Hook, Bernie’s and the Huddle.

The cost is $20 a person or $30 for double riders. There will be a High Hand prize.

Candidate Forum on Tuesday

The Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce and Gila Community College are sponsoring a candidate forum on Tuesday (October 9) from 6 to 9:pm. The forum will be held at the Gila Pueblo campus.

Police Log

Miami Police are investigating  a report of someone walking into a home and taking money from a wallet. There is a known suspect and the case is pending.

The Gila County Task Force arrested two people yesterday at the Economy Inn. 36 year old Amytiss Franco was arrested on a probation violation warrant for property damage, a child support warrant, and possession of dangerous drugs. 40 year old Gary Roberts was arrested on warrants for driving with a suspended license and flight to avoid prosecution; and for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and misconduct involving a weapon in a drug offense.

A Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested 18 year old Joey Hooser for burglary.

Deputies are investigating a delayed domestic report taken at Birch Sale Yard.

Globe Police are investigating a shoplifting report taken at Walmart.

Phoenix Police arrested 49 year old Veronica Thompson of Peridot on probation violation warrants for burglary, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Ambrose Mahsill passed away September 28 at his home in San Carlos. He was 61. He is survived by 7 brothers and sisters.
The wake is Saturday at 4:pm at the Ambrose Mahsill residence. The funeral is Sunday at 2:pm at Burdette Hall.

Andrew Brown, Jr. passed away Wednesday. He was 48. He is the son of Andrew Brown, Sr. of Globe.
The funeral for Andrew Brown, Jr. will be this Saturday in Safford. Anyone who would like to attend this service, please call 425-2250.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

San Carlos Apache Primary Results

Two districts of the San Carlos Apache Reservation had their Primary Election on Tuesday.

Gilson Wash: Tao Etpison 366 votes; Terry David Kitcheyan 125; Barbara May 51; and Ricardo Sneezy 45.

Seven Mile Wash District: Mitchell Hoffman 183 votes; Farrell Goode 162; Lois Sprengeler 97; and Kenneth Key 73.

These candidates will be on the General Election ballot on November 6.

Book Fair at Bejarano School

Charles Bejarano Elementary School in Miami is holding a Book Fair today (Wednesday) and tomorrow, and again next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

The hours are 7:30am to 3:30pm. They will be open later during the conferences on Thursday, October 11.

Copper Rim Book Fair October 15-18

A Book Fair will be held in the Copper Rim Elementary School library beginning Monday, October 15.

They have books for Pre-K to Young Adult. The Book Fair is from 7:am to 4:pm, and 7:am to 7:pm on Thursday, October 18 during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

If you’d like to select a book for your child’s classroom, you can use the Wish Book coupons that will be available.

DPS Finds Thieves Who Stole Copper from Hayden Mine

The Arizona Department of  Public Safety has found the copper theft organization that was stealing metal from the ASARCO mine in Hayden

ABC15 reports that  DPS stopped a commercial vehicle on Interstate 10 and found about 48 copper ingots  inside the trailer attached to the vehicle. Ingots are large copper plates that weigh about 880 pounds.

DPS also searched a home in Marana and found 54 more copper ingots.

The value of the stolen copper is estimated to be about $300,000.

Children 51 Times More Likely to be Victims of Identity Theft Than Adults

A new study by Carnegie Mellon University found that children are 51 times more likely to be the victims of identity theft than adults.

US News reports that out of 42,000 children whose financial histories were scanned, 10.2% showed fraudulent Social Security number use.

Children’s Social Security numbers are valuable because a Social Security number with a blank history can have any name connected to it.

However, the credit bureau Transunion has teamed up with identity theft protection company AllClear ID to create a free online tool where you can check the status of your child’s identity. If fraud is detected, they can fix it for you. The website is

Police Log

Globe Police are investigating a report of a stolen vehicle and a criminal damage report taken at a business at the 60/70 junction.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident late yesterday afternoon off of Russell Road and criminal damage to a door at a residence on McKinney.


Marion Patricia Dormann passed away September 28 at her home in Miami. She was 87. She is survived by 3 children, including Henry Dormann of Miami; her brother; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Marion Dormann will be held Friday at 2:pm at Lamont Mortuary.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Globe School Board Meets Wednesday

The Globe School Board meets Wednesday at 6:00 in the High Desert Middle School Auditorium.

There will be a presentation of the 2011-2012 Annual Financial Report and a recommendation to replace all of the staff members’ computers.

Wednesday is International Walk to School Day

Tomorrow  (Wednesday) is International Walk to School Day. Kids from around Arizona, and around the world, will participate in the event that encourages school children of all ages to walk or bike to school and develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

This year more than 160 Arizona schools and nearly 50,000 Arizona students will participate.

Many schools around Arizona are coordinating their own Walk to School Day events this year by using federal funds they received through the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School grant program. 

Since 2007, ADOT has provided more than $15 million to schools and communities for infrastructure projects and creative educational programs.

Schools, school districts, municipalities, tribal communities and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for reimbursement grants administered by ADOT.

For information, visit

GAAC Looking for Council members

The Globe Active Adult Center is looking for new Council members.These volunteers are involved in activities and programs, and they bring recommendations, ideas and concerns from the Center participants to the Council meetings for discussion.

Applications for the Council are available at the Globe Active Adult Center at 579 S. Broad Street.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon at Broad and Hackney Avenue. One driver was cited for failure to yield.

A Globe Police officer conducted a follow up investigation into a burglary that occurred on September 11. 22 year old Hillary Garcia was arrested for burglary and booked into the Gila County Jail.

Officers are investigating attempted burglaries on North Broad Street and a theft at a residence on 1st Street.

Miami Police arrested 34 year old Daniel Demboski on a warrant for criminal nuisance.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft of windows from a residence on Butterfly Lane.


Billy Joe Drake passed away September 27 at his home in Central Heights. He was 67. He is survived by  his daughter Cheryl; his son Michael; his sister; his brother;  3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Visitatiion for Billy Joe Drake is Saturday at 9:am at Miles Funeral Services Globe. The funeral is at 10:00.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Police Log

There was a structure fire Saturday near a business on Highway 60. The fire is under investigation.

Globe Police arrested 50 year old Daniel Cox Saturday afternoon for leaving the scene of an injury accident on Santee Street.

One person was taken to the hospital after a single vehicle accident Friday night at Roberts and Russell.

A driver left a vehicle on foot after an accident Friday night at Apache and Bailey. The accident is under investigation.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident Friday just before noon on Hackney.

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of shots fired late Saturday night at Alhambra Mobile Home Park. The victim was flown from the scene and 22 year old Christopher Conners of Tucson was taken into custody. Conners was charged with aggravated assault/domestic violence and misconduct involving a weapon.

Two people were arrested Saturday morning after a domestic disturbance at Four Star Mobile Home Park. 32 year old Brandon Dominguez and 53 year old Ricardo Dominguez were charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

On Saturday a Gila County Sheriff’s deputy cited and released 18 year old Christopher McInturff for domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

Deputies are investigating a theft at a residence on Washburn and a burglary at a residence on Russell Road.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25 year old Richard Ramos of Miami on a child support warrant and a failure to comply warrant on a charge of threats and intimidation.

Miami Police arrested 36 year old David Muniz on a failure to comply warrant for threats and intimidation/domestic violence.

20 year old Kevin Swedick was arrested on a failure to appear warrant for disorderly conduct-fighting.

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 29 year old Jodawn Hicks for domestic violence/assault in connection with an incident that occurred at Two Lanes Bar.

18 year old Toby Weaver was arrested for domestic violence/disorderly conduct at a residence on Paricia Drive.

42 year old Martin Cassadore was arrested for trespassing at the Santee Circle K.

39 year old Jeffrey Gillum was arrested for assault after a fight at a residence on Birch Street.

Globe Police arrested 31 year old Kenneth Irving on Friday for domestic violence/assault after a disturbance at Broad and Bailey.

37 year old Braden Curtis was arrested for theft, possesion of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with a burglary on North Sutherland.

Officers are investigating a fight at a business on North Broad Street; a bogus check at a business on Highway 60; a harrassment incident that occurred at Harbison Field; a report of harrassment taken at a residence on La Mesa Terrace; a report of a vicious dog on Side Street; shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway; and shoplifting at the Claypool Safeway.


Elaonor Marcella Tartaglia Molinar passed away September 26.
A Memorial Mass will be held this morning (Monday) at 10:00 at Holy Angels Catholic Church.

Tasha Jane Stiffarm of Las Vegas passed away September 22. She was 31.
The wake for Tasha Stiffarm is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in San Carlos. The funeral is at 10:am.