Friday, March 22, 2013

Moose Lodge Easter Egg Hunt

The Globe Moose Lodge will have their annual Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 until 2.

The Easter Bunny will be there along with entertainment and other activities.

Food and refreshments will be available for a small donation.

Police Log

55 year old Gilbert Lavario was arrested yesterday for threats and intimidation.

27 year old Cynthia Allen  was arrested for shoplifting.

A School Resource Officer took a report of threats at Charles Bejarano School and threats at Miami Jr. High School.

A Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report of threats at the Gila County Detention Center.

American Legion Fish Fry

The American Legion Riders invite everyone to a fish fry today (Friday) and next Friday, March 29 starting at 5:pm.

The cost is $8 for all you can eat.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Police Log

Last night Globe Police arrested 38 year old Anthony Ramos for assault at a business on Ash Street.

27 year old Jessica Morales was arrested for criminal trespassing at a business on Highway 60.

18 year old Manuel Perez was arrested at a traffic stop for DUI, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

66 year old William Lockwood was arrested for shoplifting at a business on Hill Street.

Officers are investigating a delayed domestic assault report taken at a residence on First Street; criminal damage at a residence on West Galiuro Gap; a break in at a residence on Hackney Hill Road; and shoplifting at a business on Highway 60.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old Adam Lopez for theft of a credit card and fraudulent schemes.

A School Resource Sergeant at the Miami Schools took an assault report and a report of threats.

Deputies are investigating a theft at a residence in Miami Gardens.

Gila County Health Ranking Lowest in the State

It’s that time of year when the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation releases its study of the health and well-being of all of the counties in the country. Among the 15 Arizona counties, Gila County ranks at the very bottom.

Gila County has the highest percentage of people who report that they are in poor or only fair health.

The county scores very low in behavioral health factors. These are smoking, obesity and physical inactivity. The motor vehicle death rate per 100,000 people and the teen birth rate are also among the highest in the state.

The county is 12th out of 15 in the number of years of potential life lost before age 75. In other words, the mortality rate is high.

Gila County also shows poorly  in the areas of high school graduation and children in poverty. The violent crime rate per 100,000 population is high.

Gila County’s best rankings are in  clinical care and physical environment.  The only major areas of concern are diabetic screening and a high number of low income people who don’t live near a grocery store. The county also has a high percentage of people who were exposed to drinking water exceeding a violation line during the past year.

For all the details click here.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

United Blood Services Blood Drive

A United Blood Services Blood Drive will be held on Thursday at the Freeport McMoRan Training Center in the Cobre Valley Shopping Center.

Donations will be taken from 9:am until 1:30pm.

To schedule your appointment call 1-877-827-4376 or go to

Relay for Life Kick-Off on Thursday

The Relay for Life Kick-Off is on Thursday  at the Apache Gold Casino. It starts at 5:30pm in the Conference Center.

The Kick-Off is also this month’s Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce Mixer.

You’ll have the opportunity to register for the Copper Valley Relay for Life to be held on June 7th and 8th at Harbison Field.

Miami Jr. and Sr. High School Parent Symposium

The First Annual Miami Jr. and Sr. High School Parent Symposium  takes place on Thursday. It’s from 4 to 7:pm.

Parents will have the opportunity to meet with their child’s teachers and receive third quarter report cards.

The event also includes representatives from Gila Community College, CVIT Vocational Education, local social service agencies and more.

For more information call 425-3271 or visit

Gila County Announces Department Changes

Gila County Manager Don McDaniel announced the departure of three Department Directors at this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

Finance Director Joe Heatherly has accepted a position in the private sector.

Human Resources Director Berthan DeNero has accepted a position in Pinal County.

IT Director Darryl Griffin is going into private business.

Elections Director Linda Eastlick has been named the new Human Resources Director. McDaniel has contacted an agency to provide qualified interim staff for the other two vacancies.

In addition, Malissa Buzan has been named Community Services Director. She has been with the department for 20 years and has been Acting Director for four months.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 27 year old Fernlynda Kindelay and 30 year old Johnny Dawahoya for domestic violence assault after a disturbance at a business on Highway 60.

25 year old Korwin Smith was arrested last night for shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

25 year old Angel Bead was arrested on a failure to pay warrant for driving with a suspended license and a probation violation warrant for fraudulent use of a credit card.

Miami Police arrested 57 year old Wayne Wampole on a warrant for disorderly conduct.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft from a vehicle on Hopi Drive.

Blood Drive Today at MHS

The American Red Cross is holding a Blood drive today (Wednesday) at Miami High School.

Donations will be accepted until 2:pm.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Moose Lodge Easter Party

The Globe Moose Lodge will host its annual Easter Party on Saturday (March 23) from 10:am to 2:pm.

Enjoy an Easter  egg hunt, games and a chance to take pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Open Meeting Law Class

The Gila County Attorney’s Office is presenting an Open Meeting Law class for  the public tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow morning (Wednesday).

The two hour class will be held in the Supervisors’ Hearing Room at the Gila County Courthouse tonight from 7 to 9:pm and tomorrow from 9 to 11:am.

If you would like to attend, call 402-8841.

These classes are especially helpful  for those who serve or who may in the future serve on a public board.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 49 year old Charles Fee on a Gila County warrant for utility service fraud.

37 year old Dwayne Preston was arrested on a Maricopa County warrant for child support and an Apache Junction failure to appear warrant for a traffic offense.

Globe Police referred a juvenile to the Juvenile Detention Center after a domestic disturbance yesterday afternoon.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary on Cherry Avenue; shoplifting at the Spring Creek Store; and criminal damage to a vehicle on McKinney Avenue.


Barbara Ann McBride of Globe passed away March 14 at Copper Mountain Inn. She was 59. She is survived by her daughter Kim Sutton of Claypool; 3 sons; 3 brothers; 2 sisters; 4 grandchidlren and one great grandchild.
A Memorial Service for Barbara McBride will be held Monday (March 25) at 1:pm at Lamont Mortuary.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Globe PD to Discuss ID Theft at GAAC

The Globe Police Department is giving a talk about ID theft and scams on Tuesday at the Globe Active Adult Center. It starts at 11:am.

Free Showing of Mining Documentary

The documentary “So Dear to the Miners” will be shown at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum on Saturday, March 23 at 11:am.

This film was produced by Miami native Sam Munoz. Munoz is a retired educator now living in Tempe.

The documentary focuses on the stories of immigrant groups that came to our region from all over the world to find a new and better life. People of all backgrounds came together to create the mining district story.

Everyone is invited to attend this showing free of charge.

Miami Veterans Memorial Wall Project Meeting

There will be a Miami Veterans Memorial Wall project meeting today (Monday) at 5:pm in the Miami Town Council Chambers.

For more information call Darryl  Dalley at 928-719-6921.

Police Log

Three different two-vehicle colisions  occurred on Highway 60 on Saturday. No injuries were reported.

On Friday morning there was a two vehicle non-injury collision in the area of Ash and Oak Streets.

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 50 year old Pamela Moore for assault and disorderly conduct after a disturbance at a business on Highway 60.

An Apache Junction man was arrested for shoplifting early Friday morning at a business on North Broad Street.

29 year old Nadine Belknap was arrested for assault Friday night after a disturbance on Jess Hayes Road.

21 year old Nathaniel Lister was arrested for DUI at a traffic stop Friday night. His passenger 20 year old Lakota Shirley of Winslow was arrested for underage consumption.

Two people were arrested  separately on Friday for shoplifting.  36 year old Dustin Pena and 36 year old Jeffrey Kramer were booked and released.

42 year old Edwardo Castillo was arrested Friday for fraudulent schemes.

Officers are investigating a theft in the area of Hagen Road; a theft on Hill Street; criminal damage in the area of East Street; a hit and run accident on Highway 60; and a hit and run on North Broad Street.

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31 year old Beau Gerardo on failure to appear warrants for possession of dangerous drugs, child support and giving false information to law enforcement.

19 year old Aaron Gaona was cited and released fo driving with a suspnded license.

A juvenile ran from a deputy at a residence on McKinney. His father, 40 year old Brian Ingram was charged with hindering prosecution.

A juvenile was charged with threats and assault at the Gila County Juvenile Detention Center.

On Friday morning   Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a truck that was stuck on the  railroad tracks behind the AM/PM. The deputies helped remove the truck and then cited 25 year old Nicholas Foglietti for driving on railroad tracks.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage at Pinto Creek Mobile Home Park and a report of threats taken at a residence on Snedden Street.