Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gila County STEMFest 2

The Second Annual Gila County STEMFest will take place on Saturday (April 20) at Besh Ba Gowah. It’s from 9:am until Noon.

The Gila County STEM Fest is a festival that connects the business community and students in an interactive fun environment. The idea is to raise interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Local organizations, schools, small businesses and agencies will create a variety of interactive booths.

The event is for elementary, middle school and high school students, and young adults.

Landfill to Accept Greenwaste at No Charge This Saturday

The Russell Gulch Landfill will honor Earth Day by accepting greenwaste at no charge this Saturday (April 20) to encourage residents to clear their property of weeds and brush to prepare for wildfire season.

Greenwaste includes tree limbs, brush, grass clippings and leaves.

Landfill summer hours are 6:am to 4:pm Monday through Saturday. They are closed Sundays and holidays.

Oak Street Marketplace This Saturday

The annual Oak Street Marketplace  will be held this Saturday (April 20) from 9:am to 2:pm.

Vendors will line the sidewalks and the area around the Jail at Broad and Oak Streets.

The 1910 Historic Sheriff’s Office and Jail will be open for tours throughout the Marketplace event.

For more information call the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts at 425-0884.

Apache Bow Hunters Pinal Mountain Gathering

The Apache Bow Hunters present the 8th Annual Pinal Mountain Gathering this Saturday and Sunday (April 20 and 21) at the Red Mclachlan Archery Range.

The fee for adults is $30, $20 for youth. The event is free for those  13 and younger.

For more information call Dave at 701-1928.

'Ghost to Ghost AZ' Presentation This Saturday at Miami Library

The paranormal group Ghost to Ghost AZ will give a presentation about ghost hunting on Saturday  (April 20) at 4:pm at the Miami Memorial Library.

Horizon Safe Home Fundraiser Luncheon

Horizon Domestic Violence Safe Home is hosting a “Hats Off” Luncheon at the Dream Manor Inn on Saturday (April 20) to raise funds for the local Safe Home. The luncheon will be from 1 to 3:pm.

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance.

Wear your best hat to the event and enter the hat contest.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 402-9297.

Globe Library Book Sale Friday and Saturday

The Friends of the Globe Public Library Spring Book Sale will be held this Friday and Saturday (April 19 and 20).

The hours are 9:am to 5:pm on Friday and 9:am to Noon on Saturday.

For more information call 425- 6111.

Miami Rotary Club Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Miami Copper Cities Rotary club is accepting scholarship applications from Miami High School  Seniors.

To download the application,  visit or call 473-3784.

Applications should be mailed to P.O. Box 33, Miami, AZ 85539 and must be received no later than April 24.

Republican Club Meets Saturday

The Cobre Valley Republican Club will meet Saturday at 9:30am at the Globe Headquarters on North Broad Street.

They will discuss upcoming events in Globe and information on Gila County activities.

For more information call 701-2195.

Officer of the Quarter

The Giila County Attorney’s Office has named Payson Police Sergeant Jason Hazelo as the Officer of the Quarter.

The award was presented to Sgt. Hazelo at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting in appreciation of his service, professional attitude, and assistance to the County Attorney’s Office.

'Snapshot Day: One Day in the Life of Arizona Libraries'

The Globe Public Library is joining other libraries around the state today (Thursday) for “Snapshot Day: One Day in the Life of Arizona Libraries.”

They are collecting stories, photographs and statistics on how Arizonans use their library.

For more information call 425-6111.

Police Log

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 44 year old John Baca for domestic violence, threats and intimidation, harassment and repeated harassment.

38 year old Angela Benevides and 42 year old Keith Casoose were arrested at a traffic stop for possession of a dangerous drug for sale and transport of a dangerous drug. Casoose was also arrested on a contempt of court warrant.

Deputies are investigating a vehicle theft at a residence on El Camino.

Globe Police arrested 23 year old Levon Patton of Phoenix for trespassing at a residence on Haskins Road.

The Graham County Sheriff’s Office arrested 48 year old Terry Warren of Globe on a failure to comply warrant for assault.


Virginia Lorraine Stonestreet passed away Wednesday. She was 87.
The funeral for Virginia Stonestreet is Saturday at 11:am at Miles Funeral Services Globe. A reception will follow at the American Legion Post.

Lisa Kay Dili of Peridot passed away April 11 at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa. She was 41. She is survived by 2 children; her mother Elizabeth Classay; her sister; 3 brothers and one grandchild.
The wake for Lisa Dili is Saturday at 6:am at Burdette Hall. The funeral follows at 10:am.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

MHS Graduate is OK After Participating in Boston Marathon

Miami High School graduate Casey Blake ran in the Boston marathon on Monday. He and his family  were within 100 yards  of the first bomb explosion but they were not hurt.

Casey has dreamed of participating in a major marathon event ever since he ran track and cross country at Miami High School in the early 1980’s. He finished the Boston marathon in 3 hours and 21 minutes. That’s in the top 6,000, out of more than 27,000 entries.

Casey's family in Arizona couldn’t get through to him after the explosions but he was eventually able to get a text message to his sister saying that he and his wife and daughter were OK.

Casey was finally able to talk to his mother Anita here in Globe on Tuesday morning. That was his birthday.

Roads to Lakes in White Mountains Now Open

The Arizona Department of Transportation has reopened several highways in the White Mountains that are closed each winter after the first snowfall.

State Route 261 between Eagar and Big Lake is now open. State Route 273 between Sunrise Park and Big Lake, and State Route 473 between State Route 260 and Hawley Lake have also been reopened.

Payson Ranger District Campgrounds Open for Season

The Tonto National Forest announces that campgrounds in the Payson Ranger District are now open.

There are bear-proof dumpsters in all six campgrounds as well as food storage boxes in about half of the 63 campsites in Ponderosa Campground.

Campers are advised to be bear-aware and store all scented items in their cars or in the provided food storage boxes. Throw all garbage in the bear-proof dumpsters. And tents should be placed away from food cooking areas.

You’ll find forest recreation information at .

Police Log

A Sheriff’s Deputy and medical personnel responded to a call about a man in distress at a residence on Remington Road. The man was found dead, possibly due to electrocution. The man’s name has not been released.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday morning in the area of Highway 60.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26 year old James Granato for criminal damage, domestic violence and disorderly conduct after a disturbance at a residence on Hopi.

35 year old Gina Seymour was arrested for fraudulent schemes and theft.

The Gila County Narcotics Task Force arrested 36 year old Ryanell Pizano on 10 warrants including charges of assault, disorderly conduct, shoplifting, attempted shoplifting, credit card fraud and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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

Globe Police arrested 28 year old John Falquez for shoplifting at a business on Hill Street.


Amanda Sharon Gilbert passed away April 13 at her home in Peridot. She was 31. She is survived by 2 children; her parents Lindon and Laura Gilbert; her brother and 6 sisters.
The wake for Amanda Gilbert is Saturday at 4:pm at the Gilbert residence. The funeral is Sunday at 1:pm at Burdette Hall.

Globe PD Releases Information About Cost Cutters Break-In

The Globe Police Department has issued a press release  about the burglary that occurred on Sunday in the Fry’s shopping center.

Globe PD says that a person or persons unknown gained access through the  roof to drop down into the Cost Cutter’s building. Once inside they also gained access to the Check Into Cash store.

The suspects were only able to attain about $50 in cash from Check Into Cash. They took hair products, clippers and other hair related items from Cost Cutters, then left through the back door.

Additional leads are being pursued. If you have any information about the incident you are encouraged to call the Globe Police Department at 425-5751.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia de Los Libros on April 26 at Globe Library

Celebrate El Dia de Los Ninos and El Dia de Los Libros on Saturday, April 26 at the Globe Public Library.
Local authors will read their favorite children’s books from 9 to 11:am.

Childrens’s Day and Book Day was developed by author Pat Mora. It focuses on providing children with books in many languages and making reading a part of their lives.

Gold Panning Presentation at Bullion Plaza

Miami prospector Elvin Fant will give a presentation Wednesday evening as part of the Miami Hardscrabble series.

Fant will demonstrate gold panning and show slides of his adventures in Alaska.

The free program starts at 6:30pm at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum

Globe School Board Meets Wednesday at 6:pm

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

Gila County Students Score at Intel 2013 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair

The Gila County School Superintendent’s Office announces that eighteen student winners from the 2013 Gila County Regional Science and Engineering Fair competed in this year’s state fair.

Local winners:
Daisy Medrano – 4th Place, Animal Science – It’s a Maze of Fun
Taylor Wilson and Samantha Salcido – 2nd Place, Environmental Science – Solar Roof Gardens
Trace Hill – 3rd Place, Cellular and Molecular Biology – Choose Your Beverages Carefully
Ben Haro – 3rd Place, Medicine and Health Sciences – Choking Hazards
Shailene Edwards – 3rd Place, Chemistry – Organic Clocks
Kristiann Ferreira – 4th Place, Medicine and Health Sciences – Fresh is Best: What Keeps Produce Freshest the Longest?
Andrianna Penrod, Haylee Goeders, Samantha Lewis – 4th Place, Animal Science – Musical Puppies

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle collision yesterday in the area of East Skyview Drive.

Last night Globe Police arrested 38 year old Samuel Robertson for possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.

29 year old Artemia Patterson was arrested for shoplifting last night at a business on Highway 60.

43 year old Martin Cassadore was arrested for shoplifting yesterday afternoon at a business on North Broad Street.

Officers are investigating a report of sexual abuse taken at a business on South High Street; a burglary at a business on Highway 60; a theft from a vehicle on Holly Circle; criminal damage at a residence on Adriatic Avenue; and criminal damage at a residence on Tonto.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 year old Robert Lavier for disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

26 year old Pamela Zufelt  was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence, assault and theft in connection with a disturbance that occurred on April 5.

40 year old Angel Rosales was arrested for disorderly conduct yesterday at the Copper Bistro.

Deputies are investigating a burglary from a vehicle on Pueblo Street.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Arizona Highways: Flying High on Apache Skateboards, Designed by San Carlos Artist

(ABC 15)

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

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

The agenda includes the allocation of $45,000 of Gila County’s Secure Rural Schools and Communities Funds to roads, and $1,300,000 to Gila County School Districts.

The Supervisors will also consider an application for $1,400 by the Gila County Probation Department to the Juvenile Crime Reduction Fund.

GAAC Presentation About Independent Living Rehabilitation Program

The Globe Active Adult Center will have a presentation on Tuesday about the Independent Living Rehabilitation Program offered through the Department of Economic Security. 

This program can help with accessibility into a home and with bathroom safety.

It begins at 11:am.

Miami School Board Meets Tonight

The Miami School Board meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30 in the Miami High School Library.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle collision Friday afternoon on Highway 60.

Last night Globe Police arrested 30 year old Darcee Phillips for assault, domestic violence and disorderly conduct at a residence on Euclid.

29 year old Patricia Woodard was arrested at a traffic stop for driving with a suspended license.

43 year old Martin Cassadore was arrested late Saturday night for trespassing. Cassadore was also arrested for shoplifting on Friday afternoon at a business on Highway 60.

31 year old Erica Lem was arrested on a failure to pay warrant for reckless driving.

22 year old Anthony  Gonzales was arrested on warrants for use of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.

32 year old Raven Elbert was arrested  Friday on warrants for  assault with intent to commit reckless injury and DUI.

38 year old Donovan Dosela was arrested at a traffic stop late Friday night for DUI.

Globe Police are investigating criminal damage at a residence on Ruiz Canyon; a burglary at a residence on Monroe; a burglary at a residence on Halby Court; a burglary on East Street; a burglary at a business on Highway 60; a theft at a business on Ash Street; a theft at a business on North Broad Street; and a theft from a vehicle on Amarilla.

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year old Brittany Valasquez on warrants for escape and interfering with a monitoring device, felony shoplifting, failure to appear for promoting prison contraband and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Saturday 23 year old Jeremy Hill was cited and released for no proof of insurance and criminal speed.

28 year old Bobby Wilson was arrested on Friday for unlawful flight from a police officer, use of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wilson was also arrested on warrants for burglary and driving with a suspended license.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a vehicle on Apache Hills Lane; criminal damage to a vehicle in the area of Copper Hills. criminal damage to a vehicle in the area of First Avenue; criminal damage to a residence on First Avenue; a theft at a residence on Daou Drive; a theft at a residence on Morrow; and a report of telephone harassment taken at a residence on Calle De Loma.


Dwight Cooper passed away April 11 in Apache Junction. He was 71. He is survived by his sisters Betty Smyers, Velma Tucker and Aileen Holiday; 4 children; and 11 grandchildren.
There will be a gathering of friends and family on Saturday (April 20) at 4:pm at the HayHook Ranch in Roosevelt.