Friday, November 29, 2013

Pine-Strawberry Festival of Lights

The 5th Annual Pine-Strawberry Festival of Lights, Craft Show and Christmas Tree Lighting starts tomorrow (Saturday) at Noon.

There will be crafts and music all afternoon, with a Jingle Bell Parade, Christmas Carols, and Christmas Tree Lighting in the evening, along with a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

The event is at the Pine Community Center Cultural Hall on North Highway 87.

GAAC Craft and Bake Sale

The Globe Active Adult Center will have a craft and bake sale on Thursday and Friday, December 5 and 6. It’s from 8:am until 1:pm.

Santa Claus to Visit Globe on Saturday

Santa Claus will visit downtown Globe tomorrow (Saturday) at 10:am at the historic railroad depot.

Santa’s elves will also be there, courtesy of the Gila County Cinderella Pageant. There will also be a special mailbox for letters to Santa.

Santa will leave at 1:pm on the Globe Fire Department’s historic 1952 fire engine.

Santa’s visit is sponsored by the Historic Globe Main Street Program.

Police Log

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 23 year old Damien Russell on a warrant for furnishing liquor to minors.

Officers are investigating an assault report; a theft at a residence on North Main Street; a theft on East Apache; a theft on South Ninth Street; and a burglary on Sotol Loop.

On Wednesday, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old Joseph Velarde for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies are investigating a domestic incident on Locomotive; a burglary on Snedden; a burglary on Glendale Avenue; and criminal damage to a vehicle on New Street.


Sammie James Dillon of San Carlos passed away November 24 at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa. He was 40. He is survived by his wife Donna; his son Jose Patten, Sr.; his mother Anita Dillon; sisters Sherry Logan and Samantha Dillon; his brother Samuel; and 4 grandchildren.
The wake for Sammie Dillon is tomorrow (Saturday) at 4:am at the Denis Logan residence. The funeral is Sunday at 10:am at Burdette Hall.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Police Log

The Gila County  Drug Task Force arrested two people yesterday in the area of Thornwood. 39 year old Samuel Robertson was charged with possession of  a dangerous drug for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia and misconduct with a weapon in a drug offense. Robertson also had outstanding warrants for burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft. 41 year old Gary Roberts was arrested on a failure to appear warrant for driving with a suspended license.

The Task Force arrested 23 year old Lacey Gonzales for possession of drug paraphernalia and 37 year old Jeffrey Kramer on a warrant for possession of dangerous drugs.

Deputies are investigating a theft on Russell Road and an attempted burglary on Russell Road.

A deputy took a fraud report at a residence on Third Avenue.

The US Forest Service issued mandatory appearance charges to 20 year old inmate Zackrie Edmiston for false reporting to law enforcement and underage DUI.

Globe Police arrested 27 year old Warren Norcross for forgery.

46 year old Gussie Titla was arrested on a Globe failure to comply warrant for open container and a Maricopa County warrant for failure to comply on a charge of DUI.


Jerry Davis Dean passed away November 22 at Santa Clara Medical Center in California. He was 56. He is survived by his son Jacob and 9 brothers and sisters.
The wake for Jerry Dean is Friday at 4:pm at the Jimmy Dean residence in San Carlos. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Rex Tonto of San Carlos passed away November 17 in Phoenix. He was 62.
The wake for Rex Tonto is Saturday at 4:pm at the Marvalina Hinton residence in San Carlos. The funeral is Sunday at 1:pm at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Sammie Dillon of San Carlos passed away November 24 at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa. He was 40.
The wake for Sammie Dillon is Sunday at 6:am at Burdette Hall. The funeral is Sunday at 1:pm.

Our Lady's St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Dinner

The annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Our Lady’s St. Vincent de Paul is tomorrow (Thursday) from 4 to 7:pm.

Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for the dinner.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday

The annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Wednesday (November 27) at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. The meal is free to everyone.

The Dinner is sponsored by the Ministerial Association with contributions from the Dream Manor Inn, Fry’s and Safeway.

Serving starts at 5:pm and continues until 7:pm. Volunteers will deliver Thanksgiving meals to the homebound from 4 to 5:pm.

You may give the names and addresses of people who need to have meals delivered by calling the  St. Paul’s Methodist Church office at 425-2340.

Globe Trash Collection Pushed Back One Day for Thanksgiving

If you normally have trash pickup in Globe on Thursdays, Right Away Disposal will provide collection service this week on Friday. Friday’s service will also be pushed back one day to Saturday.

For more information call Right Away Disposal at 480-983-9100.

GCC Meeting About New Nursing Program

Students who are considering a  nursing career are invited to an important meeting on Monday (December 2). The meeting begins at 4:pm in Room 522 at the Gila Pueblo Campus.

Students completing their nursing career through Gila Community College  can now take advantage of a new program through Arizona State University to receive their associate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing concurrently on the Gila Pueblo Campus.

Representatives from ASU, Gila Community College and Eastern Arizona College will be at the meeting to answer questions.

For more information call 425-8481 or attend the meeting on Monday at 4:pm at the Gila Pueblo Campus.

Miami Trash Pickup on Wednesday This Week

The Town of Miami announces that trash pickup will take place on Wednesday this week instead of Thursday because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Police Log

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 44 year old Todd Foerster on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia, use of dangerous drugs and theft.

37 year old Christopher Martin was arrested late last night for DUI.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence on Mesquite Street and a fraud report taken at a business on Highway 60.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 48 year old inmate Penny Wallace for organized retail theft and false reporting to law enforcement.

Public Hearing in Pinetop About Mexican Gray Wolves

A public hearing about the Mexican grey wolf will be held next Tuesday evening (December 3)  in Pinetop.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to relist the Mexican gray wolf as a separate subspecies. They are also proposing to make changes to the rules governing Mexican gray wolves.

The conservation group Defenders of Wildlife says only a few of these changes will actually promote recovery of the gray wolves' gene pool.

The 75 Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico and Arizona are all descended from only seven wolves. 

Scientists say that more releases of new wolves from captivity are needed to strengthen the gene pool.

All but one public hearing on the issue were canceled because of the government shutdown. A new public hearing has been scheduled for next Tuesday (December 3) in Pinetop. It’s from 6 to 8:30pm at the Hon-Dah Conference Center.

For more information or to make a formal public comment go to

Supervisors Meet Today

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

The agenda includes approval of a Memorandum of Understanding among various government and tribal agencies, representing constituency interests to make reintroduction of the Mexican gray wolf compatible with human activities such as livestock grazing and hunting.

The Supervisors will also consider appointing a Citizen’s Committee to explore all options regarding the extension of a transportation excise tax for another 20 years.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Salute to Ranching on December 6

The annual Salute to Ranching will take place on Friday, Decmber 6 at the Dream Manor Inn.

Rancher of the Year and a Wrangler of the Year will be recognized at that time.

No-host cocktails are at 5:30pm and a steak dinner will follow at about 6:30. The cost is $30 a plate and reservations are needed before December 3.

Nomination forms for the awards are available at the Chamber of Commerce office. For reservations call 425-4495.

Police Log

Globe Fire Department put out a structure fire early Sunday morning on Monroe Street.

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

There was a single vehicle accident yesterday morning on East Oak Street.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident Saturday morning in the area of Cedar and Hill Street.

There were no injuries in a one vehicle accident early Saturday morning on Kotor Drive.

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39 year old Robert Rodriguez on a child support warrant.

On Friday, 33 year old Joshua Ensworth was arrested at Sunrise Mobile Home Park for possession of stolen property. Ensworth also had outstanding warrants for criminal trespass and aggravated assault.

Deputies are investigating a domestic disturbance on Old Oak;  burglaries on Russell Road, East Snedden Street and Mendoza Street; a burglary from a vehicle on Spadafore Way; and criminal damage to a vehicle at the Gila County Courthouse.

Globe Police arrested 27 year old Robert Dobbs early Saturday morning at a residence on Manzanita Drive for domestic violence assault, criminal damage and resisting arrest.

On Friday, officers conducted a follow up investigation and arrested 33 year old Brandon Dominguez for child abuse and aggravated assault.

33 year old Joseph Nock  was arrested for disorderly conduct and domestic violence at a residence on West Hackney Avenue.

Officers are investigating a theft on East Prickly Pear Drive; a burglary on Sycamore Street; a fraud report taken at a business on East Ash; and a theft from a vehicle.


Jack Zufelt of Central Heights passed away November 21. He was 83.
Visitation for Jack Zufelt is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:30pm at the LDS Church in Claypool. The funeral is at 2:00.

Miami Council Meets Tonight at 6:30

Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30.

There will be a discussion and possible action to set the criteria for reduced fees or no fees for use of the Bullion Plaza Gym.

The Council will consider approving several USDA payment applications relating to items recommended by the Wastewater Advisory Board.

There will also be a presentation about the findings and recommendations of the Gila County Transportation Study.

Globe Council Meets Tonight

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

Globe’s new Police Chief Timothy Truett will be introduced and there will be an update of the Jane Eck Fundraiser Dinner held on November 11.

New Business includes  presentations of the Gila County Transportation Study  and the General Plan Update.

The Council will also consider a FEMA Firefighter Assistance Grant application.