Friday, May 10, 2013

Police Log

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year old Michael Weber at a residence on Main Street for aggravated assault, use of an inhalant, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Gila County Task Force arrested 40 year old Gary Roberts on a Pinal County warrant for driving with a suspended license, and a Maricopa County warrant for a misconduct involving a weapon drug offense.

Globe Police are investigating burglaries on Eleventh Street, Desert Drive and Cactus Drive.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Copper Dust Stampede Rodeo This Weekend

The Copper Dust Stampede Rodeo takes place Friday and Saturday at the Gila County Fairgrounds.

A carnival opens Friday at 4:pm with the first rodeo performance at 7.

The Copper Dust Stampede Rodeo Slack is Saturday from 8 to 10:am.

A parade begins in downtown Globe on Saturday at 10:am.

The Fiargrounds open again at 4:pm on Saturday with the rodeo starting at 6.

After the rodeo Saturday night there is  a free dance featuring the Moonshine Mafia. That starts at 8:30.

For more details visit

Mother's Day Theater Production

The Copper Cities Community Players present a special Mother’s Day event this Saturday.

It includes a formal sit down Tea and a special Mother’s Day Theater production in the Old Courthouse Theater.

The Tea will be at 1:pm with the matinee following  at 2:pm. The evening performance will be at 7:pm and includes a light tea party style reception.

Tickets are available at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts box office at 425-0884.

Globe Library Mother's Day Tea Party on Saturday

The Globe Public Library is having a Mother’s Day Tea Party on Saturday from Noon until 2:pm.

For more information call 425-6111.

MHS Mult-Class Reunion This Saturday

All Miami High School alumni are invited to the Multi-Class Reunion picnic this Saturday (May 11). It will be at 11:am at Veterans Memorial Park.

The cost is $5 a person. The menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, chili beans, drinks and dessert.

If you plan to attend, please contact Edward Herrera at 602-510-1605 so they will know how much food to prepare.

If the weather is bad, the event will be take place at the Bullion Plaza Museum.

GAAC Concert in the Park This Friday

This month’s Concert in the Park at the Globe Active Adult Center  features an evening of “Elvis,” the Golden Oldies Car Show, and the Bustle and Boots Square Dancers.

It’s from 5 to 7:pm on Friday (May 10) with a Spaghetti and Meatballs Dinner for $5

National Letter Carriers Food Drive This Saturday

The National Letter Carriers Food Drive is this Saturday (May 11).

Place your donations in a plastic bag in or near your mailbox on Saturday morning. Letter carriers will pick up your donations while delivering mail.

The food collected stays in our local area to help families and individuals in need.

Paving on US 70 East of Globe Begins May 14

The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin repaving four miles of US 70 between Peridot and Bylas  on Tuesday (May 14). The work is expected to be completed in late summer.

The $1.8 million project includes removing a layer of the existing pavement and repaving the roadway; asphalt improvements along the shoulder; and installation of a guardrail and new pavement markings.

Work hours will be sunrise to sunset.  Drivers should expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

For more information about this project call the project hotline at 1-855-712-8530.

To stay up to date with the latest highway conditions around the state, dial 5-1-1 on your telephone or visit

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Classes at Globe Public Library

Upcoming events at the Globe Public Library include classes in Basic Computer use. This Friday at 10:am you can learn the basics of using a computer, keyboard and mouse.

Next Friday (May 17) at 10:am, learn how to set up and use personal email.

On Tuesday, May 28, learn how to set up and use a Facebook account at 2:30pm.

The library will also have a class in the basics of designing, formatting and writing a resume on Tuesday, May 21 at 2:30pm and another class on Friday, May 24 at 10:am.

Police Log

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 53 year old Cory Minefee on a contempt of court warrant for driving with a suspended license and a failure to appear warrant for disorderly conduct.

Deputies are investigating a theft on Cherry Avenue; a theft at a residence on Basham; and an attempted burgalry at a residence on Remington.


Kimberly Lynn Smith passed away April 29 at her home in Apache Junction. She was 50. She is survived by her daughter Mikkie Smith; 2 sons, icluding Mitchell Smith of Globe; 2 sisters, including Yvone Vance of Globe; 2 brothers including Joseph Vance of Globe; and 9 grandchildren.
Visitation for Kimberly Smith is Friday at 5:pm at Lamont Mortuary. The funeral is at 6:00.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Alzheimer's Support Group Meeting

The Alzheimer’s Education and Support Group meets Wednesday at 1:pm at the Globe Active Adult Center.

If you or someone you know has Alzheimer’s or other memory problems, this is a good place to learn caregiving tips.

Globe Library Looking for Craft Items for Summer Reading Program

The Globe Public Library needs craft items for the Summer Reading Program.

They are looking for 2 liter plastic soda bottles, milk jugs, straws, plastic teaspoons, potting soil, paper brads, sand, ground coffee, paper bowls, sponges, styrofoam balls, wrapping paper, pieces of scrapbook paper, and toilet paper rolls.

If you’d like to help, bring these items to the Globe Public Library during business hours.

Globe Library Mother's Day Tea Party

The Globe Public Library is celebrating Mother’s Day this Saturday (May 11) with a Tea Party from Noon until 2:pm.

For more information call the library at 425-6111.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 43 year old Kyle Cook for criminal trespassing at a business on South Jess Hayes Road.

Officers are investigating a harassment report taken at a busienss on East Ash; criminal damage at a residence on North Devereaux Street; criminal damage on Jess Hayes Road; and a report of identity theft taken at a residence on Quartz Loop.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year old Cameron Orndortf for theft.

Deputies are investigating an assault at a residence on Snedden; and a hit and run in the Shamrock parking lot


Bruce Hoffman of San Carlos passed away May 1 at Promise Hospital in Mesa. He was 37. He is survived by his parents Harrison and Sylvia Hoffman; 4 children; and 2 sisters.
The wake for Bruce Hoffman is Friday at 4:pm at the Hoffman residence.
The funeral is Saturday at 2:pm at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Road Work Tuesday on Highway 60

Sullivan Paving will be repairing the asphalt on Highway 60  near the N. Broad Street and W. Ash Street intersection on Tuesday. That’s the intersection at the Car Wash and Circle K.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction. The westbound lanes of Highway 60 will be closed from Hackney Avenue to Blake Street. North Broad Street will be closed at Haskins Road.  Silver Street will be closed at Highway 60.

The repairs will take place between 8:am and 4:pm.

If you have any questions, call the City of Globe Water Office at 425-7146, ext 14.


Longtime Globe resident Earline Tidwell passed away Friday (May 3). She is survived by 3 children, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Earline Tidwell will be held Saturday (May 11) at 11:am at First Presbyterian Church in Globe.

A Memorial Service for Lena Guttry will be held Saturday (May 11) at 10:30am at First Southern Baptist Church in Miami.

Police Log

Tri City Fire Department put out a fire Saturday morning at a residence on Glendale Avenue.

On Friday local fire agencies put out a brush fire in the creek behind Libby’s El Rey.

Three juveniles were referred to the juvenile detention center in connection with a fire Friday afternoon on Broad Street.

A hit and run was reported Friday afternoon on Highway 60.

There was a single vehicle accident Friday afternoon in the area of East Copper Hills Road.

A one-vehicle accident was reported Friday night on Highway 60.

Globe Police arrested 51 year old Eric Laguna and 36 year old Roy Reyes yesterday for criminal trespass at a home on Escalera.

20 year old Thomas Dorame was charged with resisting arrest after a fight in the area of the Federal Express building.

44 year old Constance Taylor of Litchfield Park was arrested Saturday morning in the area of Fairgrounds Road for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and promoting prison contraband.

48 year old Edward Godoy was arrested Saturday night for DUI.

56 year old Daniel Singh was arrested on a child support warrant.

On Friday 23 year old Levon Patton was arrested for shoplifting at a business on Hill Street.

Officers are investigating a possible assault at a business on Jess Hayes Road; a hit and run in the area of Broad and Cedar Streets; a criminal damage report taken at a residence on North Escudilla Drive; criminal damage at a business on North Broad Street; a fraud report taken at a residence on Linda Vista; and a report of threats taken at a business on East Ash.

On Saturday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22 year old Brian Rodriguez for domestic violence/assault and criminal damage after a disturbance in Ice House Canyon.

21 year old Jon Jones was charged with possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of a drug and drug paraphernalia, and misconduct involving a weapon.

32 year old Karl Lopez was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and  a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct.

On Friday the Gila County Probation Office arrested  36 year old inmate Joseph Armendariz on a probation violation warrant for attempted production of marijuana. The Sheriff’s Office served Armendariz with a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

The Gila County Task Force  arrested  30 year old Andrew Whidden on warrants for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; driving under the influence of drugs with a suspended license; and unlawful flight from law enforcement. Whidden also had a DPS warrant for driving with a suspended license and a Miami PD warrant for assault.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a vehicle on Main Street in Central Heights; criminal damage to a vehicle on Central Drive;and criminal damage to a vehicle on Cherry Street in Country Club Manor.

Mesa Police arrested 30 year old Courtney Gutierrrez of Miami on a failure to comply warrant for endangering the life and health of a minor.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23 year old Renita Shorten of Bylas on a failure to comply warrant for issuing a bad check.

Globe Council Meets Tonight

Globe City Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:00.

There will be a Public Hearing about the Home Rule Option.

The agenda also includes an update on the services provided by Right Away Disposal.

The Council will consider adopting an Access to Care Fee  relating to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.

An Executive Session will discuss pending litigation.

Miami Wastewater Advisory Board and Town Council Meet Tonight

The Town of Miami Wastewater Advisory Board meets today (Monday) at 5:00 at Miami Town Hall. That will be followed by a Special Meeting of the Miami Town Council starting at 5:30.

The Town Council will consider approving a $1 million contract with FNF Construction for the first phases of the Miami Wastewater Collection System Improvements Project.


Robert Emiliano Benavidez passed away April 26 at his home in Miami. He was 64. He is survived by his wife Maria; 3 daughters, including Joy Gonzales and Victoria Benavidez of Miami; 3 brothers including Chris Benavidez of Miami; his sister; and 3 grandchildren.
Visitation for Robert Benavidez is Wednesday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Lifelong Globe resident Abigail Reynoso Hargrove passed away April 10. She is survived by her daughter Tiffany Perez; 3 grandchildren; 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
Rosary for Abigail Hargrove is Wednesday at 10:am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. A Memorial Mass will follow at 10:30.

Massive Power Outage on San Carlos Reservation

The San Carlos Apache Tribe experienced a massive power outage on Thursday.

About 70% of the residents on the San Carlos Apache Reservation lost power around 7:30am Thursday morning. The outage was caused by a major power transmission line failure.

A state of emergency was declared on the reservation after severe winds destroyed 1,800 feet of electrical line between Coolidge Dam and Winkelman  The stoppage of eight wells reduced the water supply.

Power couldn’t be restored Friday because of strong winds in San Carlos that grounded helicopter support.

The Red Cross set up a shelter on Friday night at Burdette Hall where a generator provided power to the gymnasium. They provided cots, blankets, food and water.

Power was finally restored by the San Carlos Irrigation Project on Saturday.