Friday, March 21, 2014

Check Out DVDs at Globe Library

The Globe Public Library announces that the Media Bank is now fixed and DVDs are available for checkout.

You can check out 3 DVDs a day with a library card at no cost to you.

Centennial Band Swing Concert and Dance

A Centennial Band Swing Concert and Dance will take place on Saturday, April 12 at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts.

Doors open at 6:30pm and the band will play from about 7:15 to 10:pm.

Tickets are $20. Call the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts at 425-0884.

Police Log

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 26 year old Korwin Smith for aggravated assault, attempted aggravated assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and criminal trespass.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 50 year old John Farris for domestic violence/aggravated assault.

29 year old inmate Francisco Martinez was served a failure to comply warrant for disorderly conduct/domestic violence and assault.

Marathon Relay Runners Coming Through Globe-Miami

Marathon runners for the One Run to Boston Relay will be coming through Globe-Miami today.

The relay run started Sunday in Santa Monica, California and will continue all the way to Boston. So far $244,000 has been raised by 1600 runners.

A runner is expected to arrive at Top of the World around 10:am, where another runner will take the baton and run to Claypool. Another runner will go from there to Highway 60 and Fairgrounds Road. That runner should arrive around 12:50pm.

For more information about the One Run for Boston marathon relay, visit

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Clean Elections Financing Available to Candidates

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission reminds potential candidates that public financing is available to run for legislative and statewide offices in 2014.

Candidates are required to collect $5 qualifying contributions from registered voters. Participating candidates agree to strict spending limits and must attend required workshops and public debates.

The deadline to file as a candidate is May 28 and candidates have until August 19 to collect their $5 contributions.

So far, 79 candidates have expressed interest in using Clean Elections to run for office in 2014.

For more information visit the Citizens Clean Elections Commission website at

Copper Valley Relay for Life Kicks Off This Weekend

The Copper Valley Relay for Life season kicks off  this Saturday (March 22) from 10 until 2 at the Historic Train Depot in Globe.

There will be popcorn, prizes and carnival style fun for the whole family.

You can register to start a team or pledge to support others

Cub Scout Pinewood Derby This Weekend

The 50th Anniversary running of the Gila District Cub Scout Pinewood Derby will be held this Saturday (March 22) at the Miami High School Gym.

Adult Pinewood Derby alumni are invited to bring their old cars and race.

Registration begins at 8:am and racing starts at 9:30. There is a $4 fee for each car.

Car kits may be purchased by calling 520-404-6656. The kit contains all the parts necessary to build a winning race car.

For more information call 928-425-9253.

Globe Library's Bookmark Contest

The Globe Public Library’s Bookmark Contest entries must be turned in by Tuesday, April 1.

The National Library Week 2014 theme is “Lives Change @ Your Library.”

Contest winners will receive gift certificates and will have their creation made into bookmarks that will be distributed at the library.

Contest forms are available on the Globe Public Library's website and Facebook page.

For more information call 425-6111.


Amy Thompson of Globe passed away Tuesday at Heritage Healthcare Center. She was 93.
A graveside service for Amy Thompson will be held Sunday at 3:pm at East Resthaven Cemetery in Phoenix.
A Celebration of Amy’s Life will take place Monday at 2:pm at Dream Manor Inn.

Visitation for Lydia Valtierra is Monday at 9:am at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Police Log

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people after a domestic disturbance at Pinto Creek Mobile Home Park. 45 year old Teddy Cox and 47 year old Tammy Cox were both charged with disorderly conduct and domestic violence.

67 year old Wayne Schultz was arrested yesterday for assault/domestic violence.

21 year old Christopher Schultz was arrested yesterday for burglary.

28 year old Christopher Harper of Maryland was arrested for burglary and for domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

Mesa Police arrested 21 year old Levi Hanon of Globe on a failure to appear warrant for disorderly conduct and domestic violence.

The Department of Public Safety arrested 30 year old Marissa Lopez of Globe on failure to comply warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Poetry Reading at Globe Library

The Globe Public Library presents a Poetry Reading with Robin T. Platt today (Thursday) at 6:pm.

You will also have an opportunity to read your poetry.

For more information call 425-6111

Miami Wastewater Advisory Board Meets Today

The Town of Miami Wastewater Advisoory Board meets today (Thursday) at 4:00 at the Miami Council Chambers.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Judge Duber Won't Seek Re-Election Because of 'Toxic and Confrontational Atmosphere'

Gila County Superior Court Judge Robert Duber has announced that he is not running for re-election because of “bullying” and “political self-interest” by the Gila County Attorney’s Office.

The Payson Roundup reports that there has been an increasingly bitter confrontation between the Superior Court judges and prosecutors working for Gila County Attorney Bradley Beauchamp. 

The newspaper reports that the dispute started with complaints by prosecutors that Judge Peter Cahill rejected some proposed plea bargains. The prosecutor’s office has been routinely requesting a new judge anytime a criminal case is assigned to Cahill, which means Judge Duber has been taking the majority of criminal cases. This has led to a huge backlog.

Judge Duber also told the Roundup that the current county prosecutor’s office has skirted the the ethical edge when it comes to key rules—like disclosing evidence.

Duber says that in his 28 years on the bench, he has never encountered such a toxic and confrontational atmosphere.

Meanwhile, Chief Deputy Gila County Attorney Shawn Fuller faces charges filed by the State Bar disciplinary council for a series of incidents in which he walked out of the court in a dispute with Judge Cahill or interrupted defense attorneys. Fuller has apologized to Judge Cahill.

Sgt. Manuel Mendoza Awarded Medal of Honor

Staff Sgt. Manuel Mendoza was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor yesterday (Tuesday) by President Obama.

Sgt. Mendoza was born in Miami, AZ. He was nicknamed the “Arizona Kid.” He was given the Distinguished Service Cross for courageous actions during combat operations on Mount Battaglia, Italy, on October 4, 1944.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 21 year old Thomas Woods on a failure to comply warrant for for possession and use of drug paraphernalia.


Lydia Valtierra of Globe passed away Monday at Mercy Gilbert Hospital. She was 84.
Services will be held Monday at Holy Angels Church. Times will be announced.

Amy Thompson passed away at Heritage Healthcare Center
Graveside services will be held at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Phoenix. Times will be announced.

James Delano Boehm of Globe passed away March  9 at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.
A Memorial Service for “Jim:” Boehm will be held Saturday at 10:am at Central Heights Baptist Church.

The wake for Elliot Henry, Jr. is Friday at 4:pm at the Henry residence. The funeral is Saturday at 1:pm at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Miami Hardscrabble Series

On Wednesday evening (March 19) the Miami Hardscrabble Series presents Jack San Felice with a presentation about the Superstition Mountains, including the stories of the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine.

The program is free and it begins at 6:30pm at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum.

Police Log

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 28 year old Gabriel Flores for possession of narcotic drugs for sale and drug paraphernalia.

21 year old Thomas Woods was arrested at a traffic stop early this morning for possession and use of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Officers responded to a report of harassment at a residence on North Main Streeet.  29 year old Francisco Martinez fled the scene but was later apprehended. Martinez was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Charges are pending for aggravated DUI.

27 year old Robert Cunningham was cited and released for extreme DUI.

18 year old Jared Weimer was arrested  at a traffic stop last night for DUI.

42 year old Donna Dawson was cited and released for DUI.

The US Forest Service cited and released 33 year old Michael Acosta for DUI.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43 year old Dawna Bullman on a warrant for domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

27 year old Scott Powell was arrested on a failure to appear warrant for extreme aggravated DUI with a suspended license.


Lora Mae Holder of Globe passed away March 15 in Chandler. She was 91.
The funeral for Lora Mae Holder is Sunday (March 23) at 1:pm at the Globe Elks Lodge.

Larry Grenert  passed away March 14 at his home in Globe. He was 67.
A Memorial Service for Larry Grenert will be held Thursday at Lamont Mortuary.

Elliot Henry, Jr. of San Carlos passed away March 14 in Peridot.
Services are pending with Lamont Mortuary.

Shirley Vezzetti of Globe passed away March 14 in Mesa. She was 90.
A service at the Globe American Legion will be announced.

Joe Munoz of Miami passed away March 15 in Phoenix. He was 74.
A Memorial Service at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church will be announced.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

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

There’s a Public Hearing on a resolution to name an unnamed section of a road in Tonto Basin as N. Birch Place.

The Supervisors will consider three roadway exchanges with Freeport McMoRan.

Centennial Swing Concert and Dance Party on April 12

The Globe-Miami Centennial Band will hold their second Big Band Concert and Dance at the Old Courthouse Theater on Saturday, April 12 from 7 to 10:pm.

The cost for the evening is $20 a person. Tickets are available at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts at 425-0884.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police arrested 35 year old Michael Gorman for aggravated DUI after a single vehicle collision on North Broad Street.

64 year old Arrowhead Dewey and 62 year old Joan Harney were arrested for criminal trespass at a business on North Broad Street.

Graham County Sheriff’s Office arrested 30 year old Jesus Flores of Globe on warrants for disorderly conduct with a weapon, aggravated extreme DUI with a suspended license, and reckless driving.