Friday, October 19, 2012

Early Ballot Deadlines

The Gila County Recorder’s Office reminds eligible voters that Early Voting began on October 11. The last day to request a ballot by mail is Friday, October 26.

You may cast your early ballot at the Recorder’s Office at the Gila County Courthouse until 5:pm on Friday, November 2.

All mailed ballots must be received by 7:pm on Tuesday, November 6. They may also be dropped off at any Gila County polling site on November 6.

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

Slow Pitch Softball Tournament to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

A Slow Pitch Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 24 at the Globe Community Center to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

The team entrance fee is $200. Registration ends Tuesday, November 6.

To sign up, or more more information, call 928-812-0302.

Globe Council Meets monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm.

The agenda includes the VFW Buddy Poppy Day Proclamation for November 9 and 10; a presentation by Jane Eck about the Globe Active Adult Center’s Holiday Meal Campaign; and the Ribbon Cutting for the solar panels at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The Council will discuss and possibly approve the purchase of a land parcel from Gila County for $1 to be used for transportation and flood control.

They will also consider purchasing mobile radios and equipment for the Globe Police Department.

There will be an Executive Session to discuss applications for City Manager.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 23 year old Tiffany Thompson late last night for DUI.

46 year old Douglas Bernardin was arrested for indecent exposure last night on South Hill Street.

23 year old Robert Salcido was arrested on a child support warrant and a failure to pay warrant for assault.

Officers are investigating criminal damage to a vehicle on South Second Street.

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

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Low Cost Rabies Clinic on Saturday

A Low Cost Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday from 1:30 to 3:pm at the animal shelter.

The cost of the rabies shot is $10 plus the cost of a license, which is $15 for an unaltered animal and $7 for a spayed or neutered animal.

Bustle and Boots Square and Round Dance Festival Friday through Sunday

The Bustle and Boots Square Dance Club is hosting its 64th annual Square and Round Dance Festival  Friday through Sunday at the Gila County Fairgrounds.

The club meets every Friday at 6:30pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. New beginner lessons start on November 2.

For more information call 425-3212.

Globe Moose Lodge Haunted House

The Globe Moose Lodge will have a haunted house on Friday and Saturday  from 5 to 8:pm. On Saturday there will be food, music, raffles and a costume contest.

Admission is $3 or $2 with a canned food donation.

Apache Jii This Saturday

The 29th annual Apache Jii festival will be held Saturday from 9:am to 4:30pm in downtown Globe.

The event includes a wide variety of art and craft work, jewelry, bead work and more. This year there will also be a showing of Native American fashion designs.

The all day event features the Yellow Bird dancers, other Native American dance troupes, flute players and more.

Veterans Day Parade, Ceremony and Cookout on November 11

The Town of Miami will have a Veterans Day Parade, ceremony and cookout on Sunday, November 11.

The parade starts at 10:30am and will go from Bullion Plaza to Veterans Memorial Park.

Entry forms for the parade are available at Miami Town Hall or from Daryl Dalley. They need to be turned in at Miami Town Hall by Friday, November 2 at 5:pm. The only requirement to be in the parade is that you display red, white and blue.

There will be a Veterans Day ceremony immediately after the parade, followed by a hot dog cookout.

If you have any questions call Daryl Dally at 928-719-6921

Police Log

No injuries were reported in an accident yesterday morning at Broad and Yuma Streets.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon at Sycamore and Broad Street. One driver was cited.

There were no injuries in a single vehicle accident on Skyline Drive.

Two people were arrested last night at the Hill Street Safeway. 23 year old Edward Shaw of Flagstaff was charged with organized retail theft. 36 year old Cecil Cook was arrested for possession of stolen property.

42 year old Martin Cassadore was arrested last night for criminal trespass at the Drift Inn.

The Gila County Task Force arrested 53 year old Johnny Reynoso on a child support warrant.

A Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested 38 year old James Gillum of Globe on a child support warrant.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a threat report taken at the Motor Vehicle Department office and a burglary at a residence on Calle de Loma.


Benina A. Horta of Globe passed away Wednesday at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. She was 92.
Visitation for Benina Horta is Saturday at 9:am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

San Carlos Woman Sentenced for Stealing Tribal Funds

A San Carlos woman has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for embezzling  tribal funds.

34 year old Holly Faye Youvella was also ordered to pay $272,000 in restitution and perform 100 hours of community service.

While she was the bookkeeper for Peridot Shopping Center, Inc.—a San Carlos Apache Tribal Organization—Youvella embezzled about $268,000 of the shopping center’s money by cashing fraudulent checks made payable to either herself or a family member. She also admitted that she stole about $4,300 by directing multiple fraudulent electronic payments to personal credit and utility accounts.

Youvella has been ordered to self-surrender to serve her sentence on December 10. 2012.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle hit and run accident last night on Euclid Street. The case is under investigation.

Miami Police are investigating a report of theft of a money order taken from a mail box on Sunnyslope Street. The bank that received the stolen check has been contacted and a suspect is being sought for questioning.

The Gila County Task Force arrested  two people yesterday at a traffic stop. 41 year old Jeanette Garcia  and 24 year old Jesse Flores were arrested for possession of a dangerous drug and drug paraphernalia. 
Garcia was also charged with possession of marijuana.

46 year old Manuel Flores was arrested yesterday on a child support warrant.

Deputies are investigating a domestic incident in the Four Star Mobile Home Park; a theft at a residence on Woodward; and criminal damage at a residence on Westridge.

Globe Police arrested 32 year old Michael Shorten for disorderly conduct early this morning at a residence in Copper Country Mobile Home Park.

42 year old Kyle Cook was arrested for trespassing yesterday at the Hill Street Safeway.

18 year old Johanson Kessay was arrested for shoplifting at Fry’s.

24 year old Mikole-Lee Westberry was arrested on a child support warrant.

Officers are investigating a theft at the Claypool Safeway.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dr. Barkley to Speak Wednesday in Hardscrabble Series

Dr. Madison Barkley of the Arizona State Historical Society will give the talk Wednesday night in the Miami Hardscrabble Series. The presentation is on “Alchemy” and starts at 6:30pm at the Bullion Plaza Museum and Cultural Center.

Dr. Barkley has been a guest speaker in the past and was involved in getting the Geronimo artifacts  shown at last month’s presentation.

These programs are free and light refreshments are served following the program.

Work Begins Wednesday on Russell Road Project

Work begins Wednesday on the Russell Road Reconstruction Project. The work is expected to be completed by January 31.

A portion of Russell Road will be closed from Roberts Drive south to Hope Lane. Non-local traffic is requested to use the detour along Hospital Drive  and Besich Blvd. for access to the landfill and surrounding area.
Work hours will be Monday through Friday from 6:30am until 4:30pm.

If you have any questions, call the Project Manager at 402-8506.

HDMS Parent Teacher Conferences

High Desert Middle School is having Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday. Students will be dismissed at 2:10.

Fifth grade will schedule their conferences from 3 to 7:pm. Parents will receive report cards from their child’s teacher.

Parents of students in grades 6 through 8 will have conferences  on a first come, first served basis between 3 and 7:pm. Parents can pick up report cards in the office.


Dorothy Stewart of Globe passed away Sunday. She was 80. She is survived by her sons Thomas and Michael; her brother; and one grandchild.
A Memorial Service for Dorothy Stewart will be held Friday at 11:am at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

Francisco L. Garcia of Claypool passed away Sunday at Heritage Healthcare Center. He was 83. He is survived by his son Frank Garcia, Jr.; his daughter Joann Goss; 2 grandchildren,  one great grandchild; and his caregiver John Gonzales.
Visitation for “Pancho” Garcia is Saturday at 8:30am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:00.

Monday, October 15, 2012

GAAC Needs Meals on Wheels Volunteers

The Globe Active Adult Center needs Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver meals one day a week. It takes about two hours of your time from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

For more information call the Globe Active Adult Center at 425-9030.

Miami Council Meets Tuesday Night

Miami Town Council will have a Special Meeting  on Tuesday at 6:30pm.

The Council will approve a Veterans Day Celebration for Sunday, November 11 from 10:am to 1:pm. It will include a parade, ceremony, cookout and possibly a small concert in the park.

The Council will also consider approving the Ninth Amended Interim Emergency Fire Agreement with the Globe Fire Department to provide fire protection services for the Town of Miami.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

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

The Supervisors will consider authorizing  a $440,000 State Housing Fund Application  to the Arizona Department of Housing to be used for housing rehabilitation for the 2012 fiscal year.

Copper Rim Book Fair

A Book Fair is going on today (Monday) through Thursday in the Copper Rim Elementary School library. They have books for Pre-K to Young Adult.

The hours are 7:am to 4:pm,  and 7 to 7 on Thursday during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Big Canyon Fire Burning East of Payson

A fire is burning 2 miles west of the Tonto Fish Hatchery in the Big Canyon area near Highline Trail, about 14 miles east of Payson.

The fire is being called the Big Canyon fire. It was reported about 10:30am yesterday (Sunday). Personnel and air attack were on the scene yesterday. More resources were ordered for today.

The fire has burned more than 100 acres.

Police Log

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26 year old Joseph Velarde for domestic violence/disorderly conduct and threats and intimidation.

42 year old Leoniel Anderson was arrested  Saturday on an assault warrant.

22 year old Brina Brewer was arrested on a failure to pay warrant on a charge of disorderly conduct/fighting.

A burglary report was taken at a residence on Marion Canyon.

Globe Police arrested 49 year old Brian Wolford yesterday for disorderly conduct at Copper Country Mobile Home Park.

21 year old Matthew Walters was arrested early Saturday morning at a residence on East Carico for domestic violence/assault, theft and criminal trespassing.

49 year old inmate Anthony Mirro was booked on a charge of felony shoplifting in connection with a shoplifting report taken on September 30.

47 year old Leola Upshaw was arrested on a probation violation warrant for shoplifting. 

Officers are investigating a burglary at a business on East Ash; a burglary at a business on Highway 70; and criminal damage at a residence on Kline Street.