Monday, October 7, 2013

US 60 Rock Containment Project Begins October 15

A rock containment project on US 60 within the San Carlos and White Mountain Apache Reservations will begin on Tuesday, October 15. The boundaries are 35 miles north of Globe and about 18 miles south of Show Low.

The $1 million project includes repairing rock containment fences and support structures, rock scaling, minor pavement widening and resurfacing, grading excavation ditches and cleaning culverts.

The project will continue into January, when it will be shut down for the winter and resume in the spring of 2014.

Work hours will be 7:am to 5:pm Monday through Thursday. There will be total lane closures and one-way lane closures at different times during the project. Closures could last up to 30 minutes.

For more information call the project hotline at 1-855-712-8530. You can find out about the latest highway conditions around the state by dialing 5-1-1. Or visit

Parking, Pickup and Drop Off Locations at MJSHS

Miami Jr./Sr. High School announces that all student drop off and pickup is now in the North Parking Lot, where the solar panels are stationed. The North Parking Lot is also for visitors and staff parking. Visitors are reminded that they are required to enter and sign in at the office.

Student parking and bus drop off and pickup  is now in the West Lot. The left lane will be left open as a through lane for traffic to exit, while the right lane will be reserved for buses.


Bobby Joe Lee of Roosevelt passed away October 2 in Mesa. He was 71. He is survived by his wife Barbara; his daughter; his son; his sister and his brother.
A Memorial Service for Bobby Joe Lee will be held Friday (October 11) at 11:am at Roosevelt Baptist Church.

Globe Announces Finalists for Police Chief

The City of Globe has announced the three finalists who are being considered for the position of Globe Police Chief. They are:

Simon Brown of  Wasilla, Alaska. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Alaska Army National Guard and retired Commander of the Alaska State Troopers.

Timothy Truett of Maricopa, Arizona is the Professional Standards Unit Supervisor for the Maricopa Police Department.

And Jeffrey Kirkham of Mesa, Arizona is a Compliance Specialist with AZ Post, former Nogales Police Chief, and a retired Mesa Police Lieutenant.

The finalists are undergoing intensive background review and the City Council is conducting interviews.

Police Log

There were two hit and run collisions yesterday morning. One was on North Broad Street and the other was on East Ash.

No injuries were reported in a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon on East Ash.

One driver was cited after a two vehicle accident Saturday evening on East Ash.

A three vehicle accident occurred on Friday afternoon on Highway 60.

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 35 year old inmate Gabriel Cabrera on  warrants for DUI and driving with a suspended license.

35 year old Holly Renteria was arrested for trespassing Saturday morning at a residence on Santee Street.

23 year old Michael Harris was arrested late Saturday night for DUI and indecent exposure.

25 year old Kyle Hamlet was arrested on a warrant for disorderly conduct.

43 year old Martin Cassadore was arrested early Saturday morning for threats and intimidation. A short time later he was contacted at the Gila County Jail and arrested for criminal trespass in connection with a previous incident.

On Friday, Globe Police arrested 18 year old Anthony Leetham for shoplifting at a business on Highway 60.

21 year old Eduardo Armenta was arrested on a failure to comply warrant for DUI.

Officers are investigating shoplifting at a business on Highway 60; a report of trespassing in the area of South Hagen Road; and criminal damage at a business on Highway 60.

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old inmate Iroquois Sullivan on a contempt of court warrant for disorderly conduct.

33 year old Joshua Ensworth was arrested on Saturday on a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct and criminal damage.

Deputies are investigating domestic incidents on Ice House Canyon, Morrow Avenue, Calle De Loma, Sunrise Mobile Home Park; a hit and run near Guayo’s On the Trail; a vehicle stolen from Holiday Hills Mobile Home Park; a report of harassment taken at a residence on Hackney; burglaries at the Cobre Valley County Club, Apache Trail Mobile Home Park, and at a residence on Glendale; thefts reported on Apache Hills Lane and at a residence on Braley; and criminal damage at a residence on Stagecoach.

Florence Police arrested 24 year old Renita Shorten of Bylas on a failure to comply warrant for issuing a bad check.

Tempe Police arrested 35 year old Marco Taliman of San Carlos on a failure to pay warrant for criminal trespass.

Miami High School Meets Tonight

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


Stacy Lynn Thompson passed away October 3 at her home in Globe. She was 46. She is survived by her parents Dortha and Cecil Thompson; and her sons George and Christopher Barnes.
Funeral services for Stacy Thompson will be private.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Halloween Haunted House Planning Meeting

Globe Public Library will have a meeting on Saturday (October 5) at 1:pm to plan the Halloween Haunted House.

The library will host the haunted house on Saturday, October 26.

For more information call 425-6111.

Butcher Hook's Oktoberfest Horseshoe Tournament

Butcher Hook’s 9th Annual Oktoberfest Horseshoe Tournament takes place this Saturday (October 5) in Tonto Basin. Sign up and Warm up is between 10 and 11:am.

There is a $10 a person entry fee. Food and drinks will be available all day.

For more information call 928-479-2711.

Apache Bow Hunters Breast Cancer Awareness Shoot on Saturday

The Apache Bow Hunters will have a Breast Cancer Awareness Shoot on Saturday. Registration begins at 7:am.

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

Street Restriping Begins Friday in Globe

A street restriping project starts in Globe on Friday. Work will take place on Mesquite Street, Cedar Street, Maple Street, Sixth Street, Hill Street, and Sycamore.

The work is part of a highway safety improvement project. It consists of restriping certain local roads and crosswalks in Globe, Payson, Sedona, Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and various locations in Apache County.

Work continues through Tuesday between 7:am and 5:pm.

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

Genealogy Discussed at October's First Friday Program

The October First Friday program at the Bullion Plaza Museum and Cultural Center begins at 6:30pm on Friday (October 4). Lynne Perry will have useful information for those who are working on their family histories.

Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be served following the meeting.

'Family Flu Festival' on October 11

The Gila County Health Department will kick off the flu season with a “Family Flu Festival.” It will be at the Health Department’s Globe facility on Friday, October 11 from 10:am until 7:pm.

There will be educational games and hands-on activities on healthy habits for all ages, and flu shots for those interested.

Flu shots are currently available at the Health Department. Community clinics have been scheduled around the county this month.

There will be a flu clinic at the Tonto Basin School on Tuesday, October 15 from 8:am until 11:30am, and at Roosevelt Baptist Church from 1:30 until 3:pm.

A flu clinic will be held at the Hayden Senior Center on Thursday, October 24 from 11:30am until 1:30pm.

School based flu clinics will be announced soon.

Ribbon Cutting Today at MJSHS

The Ribbon Cutting for the solar panels at Miami Junior/Senior High School takes place today (Thursday) at 10:am.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police responded to a robbery at a business on East Ash. The suspect fled from the officers on a bicycle but was caught after a short pursuit. 23 year old Soane Folau was identified by witnesses as the person involved in the robbery. He was booked into the Gila County Jail.

Two people were arrested yesterday afternoon at a business on Highway 60. 23 year old Monica Henry was arrested for possession of marijuana. 22 year old Tonya Nofichissey was arrested on a warrant for shoplifting and possession of marijuana.

18 year old Taylor Waukazoo was arrested for shoplifting yesterday at a business on Highway 60.

Officers are investigating a report of illegal dumping taken at a business on Highway 60 and a report of criminal littering taken in the area of Patricia Drive.

Miami Police arrested 26 year old Stephenie Lofgreen for driving with a suspended license.

San Carlos Police arrested 40 year old Luis Sanchez on a probation violation warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

DPS in Flagstaff arrested 50 year old Diomisio Jaramillo of Globe on a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 year old William Stanley on two child support warrants.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Globe Council Special Meeting to Discuss Police Chief Interviews

Globe City Council is having a Special Meeting on Thursday at 4:pm.

During an Executive Session, the Council will discuss Police Chief interviews.

CVRMC Auxiliary Purse and Jewelry Sale

The Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is holding a fall Purse and Jewelry sale on Thursday from 7:am to 4:pm.

The fundraising event is being held in the Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Conference Room.

Proceeds will benefit the hospital auxiliary and the auxiliary’s scholarship program.

For more information call 402-1277.

Contract Dispute Causes Local Cable Viewers to Lose All Turner Network Channels

A contract dispute between Cable One and Turner Network Channels has resulted in the removal of all of the Turner channels from the local cable line-up.

Cable One announced on Tuesday that it had dropped CNN, Turner Classic Movies and Boomerang after the expiration of their contract.

Following that announcement, Turner Network deauthorized signals to TNT, TBS and the Cartoon Network, even though Cable One says they have a valid contract to continue carrying those channels.

Cable One says Turner Network is demanding more money for channels with declining ratings and that they have been unable to reach a fair deal. Turner says it is simply asking Cable One to pay the established and accepted rates already in the marketplace.

Cable One says it hopes Turner Networks will continue to negotiate and that they will be able to reach an agreement. In the meantime, Cable One customers will be credited for the loss in their next billing.

All this means that local viewers will miss the first round of the Major League Baseball playoffs.

Police Log

Two separate traffic accidents in Globe occurred at almost the same time yesterday in Globe. 
There was a two vehicle collision on Highway 60 and another two vehicle collision on North Broad Street.

Globe Police arrested 42 year old Valerie Noline for shoplifting at a business on South Hill Street.

A juvenile was issued a referral for unlawful means of transportation.

Officers are investigating a burglary on South Fegan Street; a theft at a business on Highway 60; a report of telephone harassment taken at a residence on North Fourth Street; and a report of abuse.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating burglaries on McKinney and Elm Street; criminal damage at a residence on Central; and a theft on Apache Hills Lane.


James Veldon Jones passed away September 30. He was 82. He is survived by his wife Karen Simmons and her three children.
Visitation for Veldon Jones is tomorrow (Thursday) at 9:30am at Lamont Mortuary. The funeral follows at 10:am. Interment will be at Young Cemetery at 2:pm.

Mariah Sage Chatlin of Peridot passed away September 27 at Cardon Children’s Hospital. She was 5 years old. She is survived by her parents Mary Swift and Edwin Chatlin; her sister Mickayla; and her brother Malaki.
The wake for Mariah Chatlin is Saturday at 4:pm at the Marion Boni residence. The funeral is Sunday at 10:am.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Blood Drive on Wednesday

United Blood Services is having a Blood Drive tomorrow (Wednesday) in the Globe High School Auditorium.

Donations will be accepted from 8:am to 12:45pm.

You can schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-827-4376.

Police Log

Globe Fire Department put out a structure fire last night on South Hill Street.

Nobody was hurt in a hit and run collision yesterday morning on Highway 60.

There was a two vehicle injury accident yesterday afternoon on Highway 60.

Last night Globe Police served two warrants at the Gila County Jail. 51 year old Veronica Antonio was arrested on a failure to comply warrant for driving with a suspended license. 28 year old Jessica Morales was arrested on a failure to comply warrant for criminal trespass.

Officers are investigating a stolen vehicle reported at a business on East Ash Street; a theft on Country Lane; and a report of telephone harassment.