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Tonto National Forest Fee Implementation Continues

PHOENIX, August 8, 2017—   New Developed Campground Fees Going into effect The Tonto National Forest continues to implement fee changes.  These changes were based on two years of public input regarding how recreational users and the public would like developed recreation sites managed.  Based on the public’s desire to keep sites open and operated by the Tonto National Forest, a new fee structure is being implemented in stages. Read More »

Taliesin Globe-Miami Studio Project loses funding amid unfulfilled expectations

By Aimee Staten & Linda Gross The widespread optimism that surrounded the launch of last year’s Globe-Miami Studio Project, which many hoped would spur economic development and make the region a tourist attraction, appears to be gone. It has been replaced by hope from some that the investment this community made in the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture (Taliesin) will pay off as promised. Others, however, say they have seen too little fulfillment of the initial promises that the school laid out in its fundraising campaign here, which raised $785,000 in 2015. Just 18 months into a four-year project, the school is losing nearly a quarter of the pledged monies from its initial investors. Read More »

Globe PD focuses on impaired drivers during the Fourth of July weekend.

Globe – June 29th, 2017 The Globe Police Department in cooperation with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will be conducting DUI Enforcement activities for Fourth of July weekend. The Globe Police Department will conduct this event to focus on both drug and alcohol impaired drivers in the hope of reducing the impact of impaired driving. This enforcement detail will conduct high-contact traffic enforcement targeting impaired drivers with zero tolerance regarding alcohol violations. Patrol officers will focus on identifying drug and alcohol impaired drivers to include juveniles, young adults and older adults, before they get involved in a collision. The cost of DUI and impaired drivers to communities is extremely high in terms of money, costs of criminal prosecutions, incarceration costs and most of all the tragic loss of human life. Read More »

Motorists should plan for single-lane restriction on US 60 Monday, June 26

ADOT_Drivers who use US 60 in Superior should plan for delays Monday, June 26, because of  a paving project. US 60 will be narrowed to one lane only from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. near the US 60 and State Route 177 overpass (mileposts 226-227). Drivers should allow extra time and plan for delays of up to 20 minutes. The new pavement will improve the roadway surface in the Town of Superior. Read More »

Supervisor Tim Humphrey in Washington for Infrastructure Week

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Gila County District 2 Supervisor, Tim Humphrey, recently joined over 30 county leaders from across the country in Washington last week to outline how the federal government can help support local infrastructure goals. As with past Infrastructure Week activities, NACo hosted events on and off Capitol Hill for county leaders to carry the message for increased and reliable local infrastructure investment to the doorstep of key policymakers. Read More »

Miami Unified School District announces Board Vacancy

GLOBE- Gila County School Superintendent Roy A. Sandoval has announced the time line and process for appointment of a governing board member to the Miami Unified School District Governing Board. A vacancy has occurred due to the resignation of Joseph Jarvis. The term of this appointment will run through December 31, 2020. In accordance with state statutes, the county school superintendent is charged with appointing governing board members. Registered voters who have lived in the Miami Unified School District for at least one year are eligible to apply for appointment to the governing board. In addition to the residence requirement, Arizona Revised Statutes § 15-421 stipulates that appointees 1) cannot be employed by the district, nor can their spouse; 2) cannot be a member of any other school district governing board; and 3) cannot have any members of their immediate family who currently reside with them (or have resided in their home within the last four years) who are members of the governing board. Potential board members are required to complete an application document as part of the appointment process. Governing board applicants must also submit a letter of interest and three letters of reference, and participate in a personal ... Read More »

Landfill to accept greenwaste at no charge April 22nd

The Gila County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce that in honor of Earth Day, Russell Gulch Landfill will accept greenwaste at no charge on Saturday, April 22nd from 8 am to 3:30 pm. Residents are encouraged to clear their property of weeds and brush in preparation for wildfire season. Greenwaste includes tree limbs, brush, grass clippings, and leaves. For more information call Russell Gulch Landfill in Globe-Miami at 928-402-8531. Read More »

Boys & Girls Club changing its name; remains committed to community-based mission.

GLOBE- Despite rumors, the Globe Boys & Girls Club is not closing. It’s just changing its name and part of its mission. As of July 1, the Club will be called the Cobre Valley YOUTH Club (CVYC) and will no longer be under the umbrella of the Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley, which has been its parent company since 2012. The current mission, which is to be a community-based, character-building youth development organization, will change only slightly with the new organization. The goal of CVYC will be to serve ages 5-10 with enrichment programs that make learning fun and rewarding while building character – much as it does now. The CVYC will be a safe, fun place for young people in these age groups to hang out, learn new things and have adventures. School day homework help will continue to be a focus for these ages. Read More »

Six Applicants Being Considered for Arizona Court of Appeals

PHOENIX- The public is asked for comments on six applicants for an opening on Division II of the Arizona Court of Appeals created by the retirement of Judge Joseph W. Howard.  The applicants are: ·         Laura A. Cardinal ·         Jason R. Holmberg ·         Karl C. Eppich ·         Christopher J. O’Neil ·         Gary W. Griffith ·         Timothy M. Wright Their applications can be viewed online at http://www.azcourts.gov/jnc. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review the applications and hear comments at a public meeting on May 1, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites, 5151 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712.  Citizens may address the commission on that day or send written comments to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007 or to jnc@courts.az.gov.  Comments must be received by April 25th to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered. At the May 1st meeting, the commission will decide which applicants will be interviewed for the opening. The selected applicants will be interviewed on May 30th. After the interviews the commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge. Division Two of the Court ... Read More »

Gathering Stories: A Talking Bench installation comes to Town

A new  ‘story bench’ project, designed by XCOOP architects Cristina Murphy and Andrea Bertassi,  is coming to town in April where it will be showcased at the local health fair and later at the Center for the Arts.  “We believe that knowing about a place comes through stories and shared experiences, ” says Murphy , whose passion for community engagement and talking to people became legendary during her assignment in Globe as part of the Taliesen Globe-Miami Studio Project. Read More »