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Pedestrian struck on Broad Street on Thursday

A pedestrian was struck by an SUV while crossing Broad Street on Thursday evening. According to a report from Globe Police and Fire, the pedestrian was crossing near Blake Street when he was struck by a vehicle turning off of Blake Street onto Broad. The man was treated at the scene and then airlifted to a hospital in the Phoenix area for treatment of his injuries. No other details were available, and the investigation is ongoing, according to the police report. Information courtesy of Globe Police Department. Read More »

Nurd Berger owner cited for violating city sign code

Mayor wants Nurd Berger grandfathered in after codes are fixed Whether a sign or a mural or whether one supports or despises the new artwork on the side of the popular Nurd Berger Café, its appearance soon after the death of actress Carrie Fisher in December has raised questions about what is acceptable to the community and to Globe city code. Nurd Berger, which is just north of Hwy. 60 on Hill Street in Globe, has a bit of a cult following with its grilled sandwiches, coffee, gaming and occasional live music. The tiny restaurant is crammed with high school students, out-of-towners and regulars from lunch to dinner time. Two years ago, Taylor Harrison bought the building, which was a rundown flower shop, as well as the house directly behind it. Most of the money he makes at the café goes into restoring the historical house – built in 1905 – on the property, he said. He learned two things after the artists began work on the mural. The first was that he may need a city permit to paint the sign or mural, and the second was that his property was located in the historical preservation district. “I didn’t ... Read More »

City of Globe looking for advisory committee members

Public Service Announcement The City of Globe is currently recruiting city residents to apply to serve on several City advisory groups.  The groups include:  Planning & Zoning, the Library Committee, Parks & Recreation, the Tree Committee, the Water Advisory Committee and the Public Safety Committee. Serving the community in this role is a great way to raise awareness and support important community issues.  Residents may serve on only one board, commission or committee at a time.  Please call Shelly Salazar, City Clerk, at 425-7146 if you have any questions.  Applications are available at Globe City Hall, we look forward to having you join. Read More »

Community members gear up for new grant to fight drug abuse

Concerned citizens can be the most powerful force for a community in need of change, and a diverse group of such people from Globe gathered at the Chamber of Commerce on Monday to learn about a tool to combat drug abuse. The Drug Free Community Support program presentation was organized by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and moderated by Manuel Medina, Ph.D. The meeting was the first step in a process that will result in an application for a five-year grant to educate the public and prevent drug abuse in the community. The grant, which comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is a federal grant, is due in March, so the local coalition will spend the rest of 2017 preparing and planning for implementation before applying in 2018. The group that met Monday consisted of local leaders, city and county administrators, high school students and elected officials. Under the direction of Medina, the group discussed issues that affect the Globe Miami communities. Although numerous issues bobbed to the surface during discussion, there were several that stood out as the most serious to the majority of the group. Those issues include substance abuse, teen pregnancy, ... Read More »

Man’s leg badly injured while crossing train near Broad Street

A man’s leg was severely injured this evening when he attempted to cross a stopped train in the Arizona Eastern Railroad switch yard on Broad Street. He was flown to a Valley trauma center for treatment. The incident is still under investigation, but, according to Globe Police, the man was trying to cross the stopped train when it began to move, entangling him with a mechanism on the train. “Stopped trains are unavoidable in Globe,” Chief Mark Nipp wrote in a news release. “The Globe Police Department would like to remind everyone that there is no safe way to cross a stopped train. This tragic incident demonstrates the inherent danger that crossing stopped trains presents.” Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) statistics record that 909 pedestrian rail trespass casualties occurred in 2015 in the United States. In Arizona, 21 people were killed or injured in 2016, according to the FRA. “Trains and pedestrians do not mix,” Nipp wrote. “Please be safe.” Information contained in this report courtesy of Globe Police Department Read More »

Search of advertised ‘meth’ house leads to four arrests

13 grams of meth, marijuana, paraphernalia and other narcotics seized A Globe Police search of a house that advertised meth sales led to the arrest of four people and seizure of 13 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, various other narcotics and drug paraphernalia. During a parole search of a the home at 700 E. Maple St., which had a plastic sign out front that said “Buy Meth Here,” Globe Police officers observed several items of drug contraband in plain sight, according to a news release. They were able to obtain a search warrant, and the Gila County Drug, Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force was asked to assist. These drugs and paraphernalia were seized from 700 E Maple after serving a search warrant on the residence 02/18/2017   “We have been receiving complaints about this particular residence for many months,” said Globe Police officer Kat KJellstrom. “When state parole asked us to assist with their search, I jumped at the chance.” Marlene Pazzi, 33, of Globe was arrested and charged with parole violation, possession of methamphetamine for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. The following people were also arrested and charged with the following crimes: Joshua Harris, 26, Globe – possession ... Read More »

Downtown Miami fire biggest in years

Takes out two abandoned buildings in Downtown Miami area Two vacant and abandoned buildings caught fire on Valentine’s Day, causing one structure to collapse. Photo courtesy of Joey Hood Globe Fire Chief Gary Robinson said the fire started in the two-story residential building sometime around 7 p.m. and spread to its neighbor, a two-story apartment building, which collapsed during the fire. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Globe Fire Department. Robinson said the fire grew rapidly because the buildings are very old, there is a lot of open space and no windows in portions of it. “In those conditions, a fire can grow very rapidly,” he said. Although the cause of the fire is unknown at this time, there is concern in the community about vagrants building fire in abandoned buildings to stay warm. Robinson said if citizens notice people using abandoned buildings, they need to notify the proper authorities. Twenty-five firefighters fought the fire, and there were no injuries to fire personnel or local citizens. Read More »

Globe woman dies in Valentine’s Day pedestrian/vehicle collision

By Aimee Staten A Globe woman’s decision to try to cross a busy highway appears to have cost her her life. Shirlinda Paxson, 28, was declared dead at the scene of a pedestrian traffic collision on Hwy. 60 across from Auto Zone on Feb. 14 at about 6:30 p.m., according to the Globe Police Department. Paxton attempted to cross the highway during heavy traffic and was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound. Globe Police Mark Nipp wrote that although the investigation is ongoing, “it does not appear that the driver was at fault, and this was a tragic accident.” Several members of Facebook’s Globe Miami Social Site questioned why the roads remained open during the investigation into Paxton’s death. According to Nipp, the eastbound lanes were closed while police looked into the cause of the accident, and traffic was redirected down the center lane of the highway. Officers from the Globe Police Department requested assistance from the Arizona Department of Public safety, and the Globe and Tri City Fire Departments also responded to the scene. Read More »

Rain caused sinkhole in Globe woman’s yard

Property owner believes there is a connection to rumored network of tunnels beneath Globe Whether a recent sinkhole at a Globe residence was an act of God or the result a tunnel carved by long-ago miners may never be known, but a local woman learned what services are and are not offered to property owners by the city. When Bonnie Stidman walked into her back yard Jan. 26, she found a gaping 45-foot-deep sinkhole near the gate that leads to her driveway, so she called the Globe Police. They, in turn, called in the Fire Department to the property that is located on Haskins Road above the old Webster House. Read More »

Motorcycle accident claims one life

Courtesy of Globe Police Department A single-vehicle motorcycle accident Feb. 8 claimed the life of Warren Lee Harrist, 54. The site of the accident was at the juncture of Hwy. 60 and Hwy. 70. According to the police, no other vehicles were involved. The Gila County Sheriff’s Department assisted the Globe Police with its investigation. Read More »