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Author Archives: Aimee Staten

Aquatic Center hits first big bump but not defeated

The dream is a regional aquatic center to serve all of the Globe Miami area, but there are a few substantial hurdles to get over before the first big splash.  Senate Bill 1416 was designed to create a revitalization tax district that included the county, the municipalities of Globe and Miami, as well as two school districts. It passed the state Senate in February but was never assigned to the agenda for the House and died. Globe City Manager Paul Jepson said one of the reasons it failed to get traction was the county (Gila) went neutral. “We got it through Senate, but it was tough,” he said. “The bill was never assigned to the agenda, and that killed it.” Read More »

Old Dominion Mine Park: Far more than a glimpse of the past

The Old Dominion Mike Park allows the public to hike among the ruins of what once was Globe's greatest mining operation. Photo by LCGross

There are few places in Arizona that allow one to simultaneously stand in the present and experience the past as vividly as the Old Dominion Mine Park in Globe. Seen through the eyes of a woman who considered herself an outsider some 19 years ago, the park is simultaneously a valuable receptacle of area history while offering learning and tourist opportunities to the community now and in the future. Dr. Thea Wilshire, previous chairman of the Old Dominion Historic Mine Park Committee for 17 years, rarely thought of the park as a future collection of play areas and hiking trails. Read More »

Devastating fire burns two homes at Top of the World

A tiny spark started a blaze that quickly consumed two trailer homes, several vehicles and other structures at Top of the Mountain on Wednesday. A resident of one of the trailers at the back of the Oaks Trailer Part at 52744 E. Hwy. 60 was apparently working on his vehicle when a spark ignited a fire that completely consumed his garage, his home, and, by the time Superior firefighters arrived in a tender truck with 1,800 gallons of water on board, half of a neighboring home. Read More »

Something different and delicious for Globe-Miami

Globe Miami Times features Jordan Baker and Vida E Cafe

When clients call Jordan Johnson, they are looking for something a little different, and that’s what she aims to give them. Johnson may be better known to some as the face behind the famous (and soon to re-open) Vida E Café, but there is much more to her than sandwiches, salads and coffee. She also runs a catering company under the same name. Her catering clients – as opposed to her customers at Vida E Café – know her as the creative energy behind elaborate five-course meals served in the comfort of their homes, as well as meals and hors d’oeuvres for graduations, weddings, galas and other local events. Read More »

Simply Irresistible. A Business is Born.

One local mom just couldn’t make herself go back to her job at a local bank after her second child was born. . . So she didn’t, and that was how she discovered how a home-based business, Simply Irresistible Embroidery, can grow so fast that it can’t be contained in a house. Nicole Gregory is the wife of Garrett and mother of three – no, four – children and runs her own business from her dining room. Although only three of the kids, Annabelle, Garrett and Wyatt, in her household are her natural-born children, Gregory also claims Spanish foreign exchange student Laura as her own. Read More »

Globe man’s fast ride ends with fatal accident, second-degree murder charges

Jaeden Matthew Spurgeon’s fast Monday evening ride started with a domestic violence call and ended with the death of an innocent woman. He faces charges of second-degree murder, as well as kidnapping, aggravated assault on a peace officer, unlawful flight from a peace officer, domestic violence/assault, domestic violence/threats and unlawful use of means of transportation. Read More »

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 »