Friday, December 7, 2012

Coats and Blankets for the Needy

Southeastern Arizona Behavioral Health Services is collecting new and gently used coats and blankets for those in need.

You can drop off coats at their office on North Broad Street near the Circle K and Car Wash.

Miami School Board Meets Monday at 6:30

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

Centennial Band Christmas Concert on Sunday

The Globe-Miami Centennial Band will perform a Christmas Concert on Sunday at 3:pm in the Miami High School Auditorium.

Admission is free with a canned food donation or $3 for adults.

Miami Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Miami Library’s month long Holiday Book Sale begins tomorrow (Saturday) from 9:am to 1:pm.

The event will again include “a bag of books for a buck” plus a selection of like new hard cover books for $1 each and paperbacks for 50 cents each.

Globe Library Craft Sale

The Globe Public Library is having a craft sale on Saturday from 4:pm until the end of the Globe Light Parade.

They will have a drawing for the ticket raffles at the end of the parade. Raffle tickets will continue to be available at the front desk until the end of the Light Parade.

San Carlos Energy Summit

The San Carlos Apache Tribal Energy Summit will be held Monday and Tuesday at the Apache Gold Casino. The event is sponsored by the tribe and the US Department of Energy.

Registration is free but is limited to 75 people. For information or to register call 475-2331.

Christmas Light Parades in Bylas and San Carlos

There will be a Christmas Light Parade in Bylas on Wednesday (December 12) and in San Carlos on Thursday. The parades are from 6 to 8:pm.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the top five entries in each parade with a $500 prize for the best entry that takes part in both parades.

Police Log

A car swerved off the highway and into a tree yesterday morning on East Highway 60. The driver was cited for failure to control his vehicle to avoid a collision, no financial responsibility and registration not in the vehicle.

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 43 year old Terence Gutierrez for disorderly conduct after a disturbance at Walmart.

Officers are investigating a possible drug violation at a residence on Saguaro Drive; shoplifting at a business on Highway 70; criminal damage to a vehicle on North Hill Street; and a burglary at a residence on East Bailey.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Elks Hoop Shoot

The Elks National Hoop Shoot will be held  Sunday (December 9) at High Desert Middle School.

The Hoop Shoot is a free throw contest for boys and girls 8 to 13 years of age.

Registration is at 8:30am Sunday and the contest runs from 9:30 until noon.

For more information call 928-812-5687.

December First Friday Program to be Open House

The First Friday program on December 7 will be a joint Open House for the Gila County Historical Museum in Globe and the Bullion Plaza Museum in Miami.

It's from 4 to 7:pm at the museum in Globe.

Light Parade Saturday in Downtown Globe

The Historic Globe Main Street Christmas Light Parade begins Saturday, December 8 (correct) at 6:pm in downtown Globe.

Fresh Produce Available Saturday at Holy Angels Parish Hall

Fresh produce will be available in the Holy Angels Parish Hall parking lot this Saturday (December 8) beginning at 9:am.

They are asking for a donation for the St. Vincent Society, but if you can’t afford to make one that’s okay.

The Holy Angels Parish Hall is on E. Sycamore Street behind Leonard Paul’s Pizza.

Native American Youth Champions for Change Program

The Center for Native American Youth is taking applications for the Champions for Change program. The program recognizes Native youth between 14 and 24 who are making a positive impact in their tribal or urban Indian communities.

For information visit

Globe Moose Lodge Children's Christmas Party on December 19

Globe Moose Lodge will have their Annual Children’s Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 19 from 4 to 6:pm.

Police Log

Yesterday afternoon Globe Police were dispatched to the Globe Community Center   in response to a report of a possible stolen vehicle. 35 year old Irene Belvado of Mesa was taken into custody by San Carlos Police for vehicle theft. Globe PD charged Belvado with driving with a suspended license.

Officers are investigating another stolen vehicle report taken at the police station.

A patient was taken to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center after a Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy did a welfare check at Holiday Hills Mobile Home Park.

Deputies are investigating a theft report taken at a residence on Albany Drive in Ice House Canyon.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

GAAC Craft and Bake Sale

The Globe Active Adult Center is having a craft and bake sale Thursday from 9:am to 1:pm.

Proceeds will go to the 3rd Annual Holiday Meal Campaign.

Gila County Unemployment Rate 9.4%

Gila County’s unemployment rate increased slightly in October to 9.4%.

The Arizona statewide unemployment rate is declining very slowly. It dropped from 8.2% to 8.1%

Nationally, the unemployment rate rose from 7.8% to 7.9%.

Gila County’s job picture has remained frozen for almost a year. This is believed to be due to problems in the mining industry in southern Gila County; and to troubles in the leisure and hospitality industry, and the construction industry in northern Gila County.

Child Deaths Decline in Gila County

The 19th annual Arizona Child Fatality Review report shows that the number of child deaths in Gila County declined from 12 in 2010 to 9 in 2011.

However, the statewide number of deaths of children under the care of Child Protective Services is at a six-year high.

The number of child deaths overall has declined. A total of 837 children died in Arizona during 2011. That’s down from 862 in 2010.

Of the 71 child deaths due to abuse in 2011, 34 were cases in which CPS had either a past report or an open case. Fifteen of them were still open at the time of the child’s death. Last year,  of the 70 cases of death due to abuse, 18 had previous CPS intervention. Only five of the cases were open at the time of death. That’s an increase of 66% in the number of open and ongoing CPS cases failing children.

The report also showed a 38% increase in child suicides. The full report is available at

Cenpatico Community Reinvestment Grants Go to Gila and Pinal County Organizations

The Regional Behavioral Health Authority for Gila County has awarded funds to several Gila County organizations.

Cenpatico of Arizona has awarded $40,000 to the Old Dominion Park Committee to be used for the large covered picnic pavilion and five picnic tables.

The Miami Veterans Memorial Fund will get $250 to purchase and engrave new bricks and pay for the construction of a wall.

The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics will receive $7,500 to buy books for the Reach Out and Read program in Gila and Pinal Counties.

The funds are part of a total of $322,000 in grant awards to the communities in Arizona that Cenpatico serves.

Police Log

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 33 year old Jesse Perez for misconduct involving weapons.

33 year old Jennifer Green was arrested for shoplifting at Beal’s Outlet.

Miami Police cited and released 36 year old Mario Gabaldon for driving with a suspended license.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office cited and released 46 year old Tiffany Richardson for driving with a suspended license.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Resolution Copper to Cut 400 Jobs

Resolution Copper Company has announced that  it will suspend shaft and drilling work at its Superior operation and eliminate about 400 jobs. They say the cuts are the result of continued uncertainty around a proposed land exchange.

The Casa Grande Dispatch reports that the cuts amount to about 75% of Resolution’s workforce. Resolution says it can’t  continue without the land exchange, which would give the company  ownership of 2,400 acres of national forest land.

Opponents say the layoff announcement is a ploy to pressure Congress to pass the land exchange bill.

Those opposing the land swap include conservationists and Native American groups, as well as the Obama administration and many Democratic lawmakers. They say an environmental review should be completed before the exchange is made. They also claim  that under Arizona’s 1872 Mining Law,  the mining company would not have to pay royalties to the US government for mineral rights that could be worth billions of dollars.

Native American groups say sacred lands and cultural artifacts would be displaced by the mine.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police arrested 20 year old Eduardo Armenta in connection with a domestic disturbance on November 20.

An officer took a fraud report at Walmart.


Former Globe resident Lorenzo Avalos passed away Sunday in Banning, California. He was 71. He is survived by his brother Ruben Avalos of Globe and his sister Teddy Juvera.
The funeral for “Toro” Avalos will be Saturday, December 15 at 11:am at Weavers Mortuary in Banning.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

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

Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores will present the Officer of the Quarter Award to Detective Ray Hernandez of the Gila County Attorney’s Office.

The agenda also includes the Supervisors’  Annual Property Tax Sale and Auction

Miami Library Open House December 12

The Friends of the Miami Library will host a holiday open house at the library on Wednesday, December 12 from 10:am to 1:pm.

Stop by for refreshments and to “check out” the rearranged, refurbished and new d├ęcor, or to check out a book or two.

In addition to a wide selection of books, the library has public access to the Internet. There are also numerous gently used and like new books for sale.

For more information call 475-2621.

Globe Fire Department Taking Donations for Salvation Army

Globe Fire Department is taking donations of toys and non-perishable food items this week for the Salvation Army.

Drop them off today through Friday during regular business hours.


Duane Marvin White, Sr. of San Carlos passed away November 25 at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 67. He is survived by his wife Rosalind; 4 sons and 5 daughters.
The wake for Duane White, Sr. is today (Monday) at 4:pm at the White residence. The funeral is tomorrow at 10:am.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle collision yesterday afternoon at Main Street and Highway 60.

Several non-injury accidents occurred in Globe on Friday.
A truck damaged a light pole Friday morning on Highway 60.
One car left the scene of a two vehicle accident off of South Broad Street but was later located.
Two vehicle collisions also occurred Friday afternoon on Main Street and on North Broad Street.

Miami Police arrested 58 year old Joe Yniguez on a warrant for reckless burning.

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18 year old Chante Sexton for providing liquor to a minor.

Saturday night a Sheriff’s Deputy arrested 58 year old Joseph Armendarez for domestic violence assault after a disturbance on Calle De Loma.

Deputies are investigating a domestic disturbance on Paxton; criminal damage to a mailbox on Dickison Drive; a harassment report taken in Ice House Canyon; a burglary at a residence on Hoopes; and a theft at a residence on Cherry Avenue.

Globe Police are investigating an assault at Walmart; a domestic incident in the area of Escudilla; criminal damage at a business in downtown Globe; criminal damage at the Family Fellowship Church; criminal damage at a residence on North Sutherland; a burglary on North Lawrence Street; a burglary at a residence on West Banker Avenue; a burglary at Globe Mobile Home Park; a theft at a residence on North East Street;  a theft at a business on Broad Street; and shoplifting at a business on Highway 60.