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Ellison honored as Rancher of the Year 2017

Nathan Ellison was honored as Rancher of Year during the annual Gila County Cattle Growers Association dinner and live auction Nov. 18. This year’s celebration of the ranching lifestyle was the third of its kind in as many years and also featured the newly named Wrangler of the Year, John McBride. The evening was sponsored by Jill Wilson of Farm Bureau Services and CKP Insurance and Suzanne Menges. The steak dinner, complete with baked potatoes, broccoli salad, roll and cobbler a la mode was prepared by Menges, as well. The Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Rancher and Wrangler of the Year awards. Rancher of Year 2017 The Rancher of the Year 2017 went to Nathan Ellison, a man whose family goes back long before Gila County existed in Arizona. His ranch has been a co-signer of the Cattle Grower’s yearling sale every year since its inception. “He is always out in the ring moving cattle around and sorting them,” said Gila County Supervisor Woody Cline, the evening’s emcee. Ellison has attended most of the association’s meetings and is “always outspoken on issues the things need to be addressed” and the ones he believes in. He has also worked for ... Read More »

Youth Club to host Copper & Cowboys Gala

UPDATE:   The start time for the Gala has been moved up to 5:30pm.     Kohlbeck Community Hero Award to be presented The Cobre Valley Youth Club invites everyone to the 2017 Copper & Cowboys: A Western Holiday Gala on Dec. 8 at the Bullion Plaza gymnsaium. We will be joined, for the first time in Club history, by several other local clubs known for their service to youth. Those include Globe and Miami Rotary Clubs, the Lions Club and the Elks Club. The event features a steak dinner with all of the trimmings catered by Chef Jordan Johnson, followed by a live auction, on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Join us as we lay out our vision of the future for the Youth Club and a new Teen Center. The recipient of the Kohlbeck Community Hero Award will also be recognized. Individual tickets are $35 a person. Sponsorships range from $400 to $6,000.  Sponsor benefits include tickets, event recognition and — depending on sponsor level — Web site, social media and other advertising. Contact Aimee Staten, Cobre Valley Youth Club, at 928-651-1781 or aimeejstaten@gmail.com for ticket or sponsor information.  Read More »

Tonto Basin Ranger District Announces Seasonal Closures

For Immediate Release. Forest officials have implemented the following changes to campsites in the Tonto Basin Ranger District. Roosevelt Lake Bermuda Flat shoreline camping closed November 15, 2017, in observance of a seasonal wildlife closure. It is scheduled to reopen February 15, 2018 Cholla Bay shoreline is now open to provide an alternative shoreline experience Apache Lake Davis Wash and Upper Burnt Corral closed November 15, 2017, for the winter due to lower visitor numbers during the winter season as well as Forest officials’ desire to move limited staffing resources to other priority projects. The sites are scheduled to reopen February 15, 2018 Three Mile Wash, Lower Burnt Coral and Crabtree Wash are available for winter shoreline camping Burnt Corral Campground will remain open Additional camping information is available on the Tonto National Forest website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/tonto/recreation/camping-cabins/?recid=35199&actid=29. Read More »

Gila County thanks residents & partners for a successful “Take Back” day

On Saturday, Oct. 28, Gila County agencies and their partners successfully collected more than 800 pounds of unused or expired medication from the community members as part of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.”  The Globe, Miami, Payson and Hayden Police Departments, along with the Copper Basin Coalition, Gila County Sheriff’s Office, Gila County Public Health Department, in combined efforts with the Drug Enforcement Agency, participated in drug take back day in Gila County. In a continued effort to keep unused and expired medication out of local water systems, landfills and out of the hands of children, the Globe, Miami and Payson Police Departments offer secure drug drop boxes available to the public 24 hours a day.  The boxes are located in the lobby of the police departments.  For more information on the drug drop box at Globe Police Department, please call (928) 425-5751. For more information on the drug drop box at Miami Police Department, please call (928) 473-2466. For more information on the drug drop box at Payson Police Department, please call (928) 474-5177. Read More »

Heavy Smoke Advisory for Clay Springs Area – Nov. 6-8

As part of the Forest’s ongoing strategy to reduce catastrophic wildfire danger in Rim County, Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 1,479-acre broadcast prescribed fire treatment in the Clay Springs area between forest roads 411 and 128.  Ignitions will commence on Monday, Nov. 6, and continue through Wednesday, Nov. 8.  This treatment will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush.  During the day, smoke will impact Forest Lakes, 512 Road, commonly called the Young Road, the OW Ranch, and State Highway 260.  Residual smoke in the evening will impact Colcord Estates, Ponderosa Springs, Gordon Canyon, Young, and the OW Ranch.  Smoke may linger in these areas through Sunday, November 12, 2017. Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell heavy smoke during these prescribed fire operations.  To minimize the impact of smoke, fire personnel will end ignitions each day by 3 pm.  Signs will be posted on roads likely to be impacted by smoke.  Motorists are urged to use caution and slow down for the safety of firefighters and the public. Broadcast fire treatments typically continue for several days and are conducted when weather conditions including wind speed and direction, temperature, relative humidity ... Read More »

Stuff a shoe box; feel the true spirit of Christmas

Contributed Article Imagine the sheer joy on the face of a needy child opening a Christmas box; then imagine you’re the reason the child gets to experience that joy. It’s possible through Operation Christmas Child. The international project collects donations of shoe boxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items and toys for children living in poverty in other countries. There are instructions at www.samaritanspurse.org on how to fill a shoe box, but it’s easy and fulfilling for people of all ages. Last year, members of the Boys & Girls Club in Globe filled many shoeboxes. “It was a sobering moment when many of our members realized that many kids in other countries have never received even one gift at Christmas,” said Aimee Staten, executive director of the youth club, which is now called Cobre Valley Youth Club. “We had been dealing with several members who were mad that they hadn’t gotten everything on their Christmas lists from years before. This was a perfect way to teach them about gratefulness.” This year, each Club kid is a members of a tribe, which will compete to fill shoe boxes. Churches, families, individuals, classes and teams are encouraged to pick up boxes from ... Read More »

Community Pool or Aquatic Center pose No easy answers.

Cobre Valley Country Club Pool

A swimming pool is generally the most popular and populated recreation site in a community during the summer, so what happens when one local option has permanently closed and the other two are failing? According to several area leaders, it is time to think regional. “The time has come where we need to approach new projects and ideas as a region (because) it has become extremely difficult to get funding standing alone, especially in rural communities,” Globe Mayor Al Gameros said. “We are a stronger force when we collaborate and work together.” Read More »

San Carlos Tribe prepares for future with new College

Five years ago, a man had a vision of an upwardly mobile people with their own college, respect for tradition and a strong sense of cultural identity. The tiny plant that grew from the seeds of that vision poked its head above the soil last month with the opening of the San Carlos Apache College. Terry Rambler, San Carlos Apache Tribal chairman, was the man with the vision, but he knew he would need some help, so he asked Arizona State University President Michael Crow. On Monday, Aug. 14, the college’s doors opened to its first 58 students. Read More »

New Attraction in Globe, Arizona designed to Haunt Visitors

All the pounding and sawing inside the historic jail in Globe over the month of August has raised questions about the possibility of sinister happenings in these parts. Tales of crazed zombies desperately scratching at windows and the sounds of unearthly moans emanating from the ghostly throats of long-gone prisoners have caused concern among the local folks, and they are demanding answers. Since Sept. 28, citizens have taken to lining up in front of the historic jail house on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at sun-down so they can see the goings-on for themselves. This is expected to continue through the weekends in the month of October and end with a special showing for kids on Halloween night. Trouble is, the more people that are allowed in, the more screams and maniacal laughter are heard by those on the outside. Read More »

Celebrate fire safety at Tri-City Fire open house

Tri-City Fire District will hold its annual open house at its Claypool station on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Help Tri-City celebrate another year of service to the community and raise awareness about fire safety! Tri-City will have firefighting vehicles, equipment and helicopters open for families to explore. There will be raffles, giveaways, goodie bags, plus hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. This year, the Gila County Public Health Department and the Miami High School Anti-Tobacco squad will be at the open house with pig lungs to demonstrate healthy lungs. They will also have tobacco “quit kits” and other resources available. The Health Department, along with Copper Basin Coalition, will also present information on Naloxone (the drug that can reverse an opioid overdose) and will have Naloxone “recovery kits” available. Read More »