Friday, April 5, 2013

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm.

The Council will proclaim April 14-20 to be Library Week, Week of the Young Child and Arizona State Association of Emblem Clubs Week.

They will consider a Resolution to adopt the Gila County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan of 2011.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident late yesterday morning on Highway 60.

Miami Police arrested 43 year old Troy Milam on a child support warrant.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office recovered a vehicle reported stolen by Phoenix Police in the area of Highway 60 at Timber Camp

Deputies are investigating an assault that occurred near the area of Braley and Glendale, and a criminal damage report taken at a residence on Wheatfields Road.


Ronikah Marie Irving of San Carlos passed away March 29 at San Carlos Indian Hospital. She was one year old. She is survived by her parents Ronnie and Melanie Irving; her sister Rhiannon; and her brother Raiden.
The wake for Ronikah Irving is tomorrow (Saturday) at 4:pm at the Irving residence. The funeral is Sunday at 1:pm.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Globe-Miami Jazz Band Performs Saturday

The Globe-Miami Centennial Jazz Band will present a fundraising event on Saturday at the Old Courthouse Theater.

A concert will begin at 7:00 followed by refreshments and a dance until 10.

Tickets are available at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts or by calling 425-0884.

The band will play more than 30 Jazz and Swing “Oldies” that they have performed over the last two years.

Funds raised will help support the all volunteer band with new music purchases and supplies for the 2013-2014 season.

Benefit for Seth Franco

The Nursing Students Class of 2013 and the Signal Peak Community Foundation  are hosting a Benefit Dinner for Seth Franco on Sunday.

Seth was the victim of an accidental shooting in December.

The event includes a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, activities for the kids and live music. It’s from 1 to 7:pm on Sunday (April 7) at the Elks Lodge.

Tickets  are $10, 2 for $15.

To purchase tickets or for more information call 928-701-1252.

Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday in Hayden

A Health and Wellness Fair will be held  Saturday 9:am to 2:pm at the Hayden Center.

Southern Gila County agencies will be there along with door prizes, raffles, entertainment, food and health screening

Harry Winn Memorial Shoot This Weekend

The Apache Bow Hunters will have the Harry Winn Memorial Shoot on Saturday and Sunday.

Registration opens at 7:am and score cards must be turned in by 2:pm on Sunday.

For more information call the Apache Bow Hunters Clubhouse at 425-6174.

St. John's Episcopal Bake Sale on Friday at Fry's

St. John’s Episcopal Church Women are having a Bake Sale on Friday at Fry’s starting at 9:am.

Summer Reading Program Volunteer Meeting

A planning meeting for Summer Reading Program volunteers will be held at the Globe Public Library on Friday (April 5). It will be at 3:pm in the library community room.

The Summer Reading Program runs for six weeks in June and July on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Ideas are needed for stories, songs, games and crafts.

For more information call the Globe Public Library at 425-6111.

ADOT to Replace Crosswalk Signals

The Arizona Department of Transportation is replacing nearly 1,000 crosswalk signals in seven southern Arizona counties.

The 92 pedestrian crossing signals in Globe, Miami and Claypool will be updated beginning Monday, April 15. The work to replace a module inside the signal boxes should only take about 15 minutes for each one so no travel restrictions are expected to occur while the work is being done.

The new signals will have a digital count down clock instead of  the images telling the pedestrian to walk or wait.

Police Log

The Gila County Narcotics Task Force arrested 40 year old Shawn Ortega for possession of marijuana for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40 year old Matthew Ortiz on a contempt of court warrant for disorderly conduct/fighting.

A deputy took  an identity theft and fraudulent schemes report at a residence on Russell Road.

Globe Police arrested 20 year old Maria Robles on a failure to comply warrant  for criminal nuisance and a failure to pay warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers are investigating criminal damage in the area of Fifth and Maple and shoplifting at a business on Highway 60.


Germaine Dewey of San Carlos passed away March 29 at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa. She was 78. She is survived by 4 children; 3 sisters; 2 brothers; 28 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren.
The wake for Germaine Dewey is tomorrow (Friday) at 4:pm at the Wanema Turney residence. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm at Burdette Hall.

Janice Louise Macy of San Carlos passed away March 30 at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa. She was 55. She is survived by her father; 6 sisters; and 5 brothers.
The wake for Janice Macy is Saturday at 4:pm at the Fred Upshaw residence. The funeral is Sunday at 1:pm at the Church of Jesus Christ in Peridot.

Miami Wastewater Advisory Board Meets Today

The Town of Miami Wastewater Advisory Board meets today (Thursday) at 5:30 in the Miami Town Council Chambers.

The meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Globe Water Bill Penalties Delayed This Month Only

The City of Globe’s water bills are being mailed late because of software changes. Therefore the bills will not have a penalty added until after April 20. This change is for this month only. All future bills will still be due by the 15th of the month.

If you have any questions, contact the Globe Water Department office at 425-7146 ext.14 or 15.

Piranha Swim Team Enrolling Swimmers

The Globe-Miami Piranha Swim Team is now enrolling swimmers to participate in the Central Arizona Swim League. Piranha swimmers practice Monday through Friday and compete on Saturdays with several teams in our area of the state.

This is an opportunity for children 4-18 to get involved this summer in a fun sport  that is also one of the best ways to stay fit.

There is no bench in swimming. Everyone plays.

Registration will be held Tuesday, April 16 from 5:30 until 7:pm at the Globe Community Center park. The cost is $50 a swimmer.

Police Log

There was a two vehicle collision early yesterday afternoon at Monterey Drive and Alhambra. There were no injuries but both cars were towed from the scene.

The Gila County Narcotics Task Force arrested 36 year old Shawn Williams for possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26 year old Scott Powell on warrants for child support, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, threats and intimidation, and driving with a suspended license.

28 year old inmate Steven Earven was served a warrant for child support.

Globe Police arrested 23 year old William Stanley  for domestic violence and criminal damage.

A 17 year old juvenile was arrested for shoplifting yesterday morning at the Hill Street Safeway.

Officers are investigating accidents on Highway 60 and at the US 60 and Main Street junction, and a theft from a vehicle on Birch Street.

Couple Arrested in Connection With Death of Three Year Old

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office has issued a  short press release concerning the arrest of 37 year old Kyron Grow and 29 year old Marcelina Rich. They have been charged in connection with the death of 3 year old Nathaniel Lopez.

Last Tuesday deputies responded to a report of possible child abuse from Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. Nathaniel was flown to Phoenix Children’s Hospital with life threatening injuries. He died later that afternoon.

The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing any more information because the investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Globe School Board Meets Wednesday

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

Globe Walking and Running Track to be Resurfaced

The Globe Unified School District announces that the walking and running track will be resurfaced beginning on Monday (April 8). The track will be closed for about two weeks. The District says the resurfacing will extend the life of the track another five to seven years.

The community is encouraged to continue to use the track after it is resurfaced. But they ask that you follow a few simple rules to make sure the track will last longer:
No bikes, rollerblades or skateboards.
Please use the outside three lanes to preserve the inside lanes for the school track team.
Pick up any trash you have brought with you.
And no pets allowed.

Watch for the project to be completed in the next few weeks.

Police Log

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36 year old Kyron Grow for first degree murder.

The Sheriff’s Office assisted Child Protective Services with the removal of children from a residence on Maple Leaf. Several people were charged with child neglect. 33 year old Shawn Songer, 55 year old Amelia Songer, 32 year old Roxanne Davis, 37 year old Richard Wheeler, 28 year old Angel Wheeler, and 47 year old Michael Winnick were all arrested. The case is under further investigation.

22 year old Zackery Baxter was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence and criminal damage after a disturbance at a residence in Copper Hills.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a vehicle on Braley Street.

Miami Police arrested 23 year old Jordan Tarango for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

Globe Police are investigating criminal damage at a residence in Ruiz Canyon and criminal damage at a business on East Ash Street.


Marilyn Charlee Martin of Globe passed away March 28 at Heritage Healthcare Center. She was 80. She is survived by her brother Jack Larimore of Globe.
Visitation for Marilyn Martin will be Friday at 10:am at Lamont Mortuary. The funeral is at 11:00.

Nathaniel Luke Anthony Lopez of Globe passed away March 26 at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He was 3 years old. He is survived by his parents Mark Lopez and Marcelina Rich; his sisters Geovanni Rich and Aniya Lopez; his brothers Xavier Vidales and Marcus Lopez, Jr.
The funeral for Nathaniel Lopez is Saturday at 10:am at River of Life Church.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

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

There will be a presentation by the Tri City Regional Sanitary District about a proposed  wastewater treatment solution for the district.

The Supervisors will consider a Resolution supporting Governor Brewer’s plan to restore Medicaid.

They will proclaim April 14 through 20 as Week of the Young Child in Gila County. They will also proclaim April as National County Government Month and encourage related activities throughout the month.

Group Forms to Support Resolution Copper; Opposition Also Growing

A group of citizens and business owners in Superior have created a new organization they say is intended to support local economic and community development efforts and hold local elected officials accountable.

The Superior Copper Alliance  was formed following the Superior Town Council’s withdrawal of support for the Resolution Copper project. They helped gather more than 400 signatures on a petition giving support to the mine project and have spoken out against the actions of the Town Council.

The Superior Copper Alliance has also taken out recall petitions against  Councilmember “Kiki” Peralta. She has raised concerns about water and environmental issues. Peralta says the plan of operations for the mine still needs to be disclosed and discussed.

The Superior Town Council has terminated its Mutual Benefirts Agreement  with Resolution Copper, saying  it required the town to borrow $8 million to purchase land already owned or permitted to the Town.

The Queen Valley Homeowners Association has passed a resolution opposing the bill. It says the mining company has been pumping 900,000 gallons of water a day out of the Queen Creek drainage area, which they say is water their community depends on.

The City of Globe recently  tabled a resolution of support for the Land Swap bill, largely because of concerns over the copper company’s requirement for 40,000 acre feet of water a year. Globe Councilmember Dezi Baker says that amount of water could supply the City of Globe for 16 years. He says he cannot support the bill without full disclosure about the mining company’s water needs and its compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

The Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce has stated its support for the bill.

Opponents say the mine would destroy an area set aside in 1955 by President Eisenhower that is sacred to the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

Kirkpatrick Launches Resource Page for Veterans

Representative Ann Kirkpatrick has launched an online page devoted to Distict One veterans. The Veterans’ Resources page can be found at Kirkpatrick’s House of Representatives website.

The page provides helpful links and answers to a variety of veteran-specific questions about everything from the GI Bill to vocatiobnal rehabilitation. The page also includes links to local sources of support.

You’ll find it at

Storm Spotter Training in Globe April 20

A free training will be held in Globe on Saturday, April 20 to teach you how to be a National Weather Service Storm Spotter.

You will learn how thunderstorms work, how to identify cloud features associated with microbursts and tornadoes, and how to visually estimate wind speeds.

The training session will take place from 10 to Noon on April 20 at the Gila County Emergency Management Office on Apache Avenue in Globe.

To register call 402-8805.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle hit and run collision last night on North Broad Street.
Another hit and run accident occurred a short time later on Highway 70 involving a car and a pedestrian. Both accidents are being investigated by Globe Police.

A Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy followed up on a previous report in the area of Highway 60 and the Bell Air Motel. 45 year old Glen Edwards was arrested for theft of means of transportation.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating criminal damage from BB guns in the area of English Avenue; a report of a disturbance at a residence on Wheatfields Road; a domestic incident at a residence in Alhambra; and criminal damage to a residence on Woodward.

Globe Police are investigating a theft from a vehicle on Courtney Lane.

The Department of Public Safety in Phoenix arrested 47 year old Chris Benavidez of Globe on a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct.