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An Hour at the Roosevelt Lake Visitor’s Center with LuAnn Peeks

By Patti M. Daley There’s a humble, hidden treasure of the Tonto Basin to be found just a short drive from Globe. It’s easy to get there: drive north on Highway 188 to Roosevelt Lake. At mile marker 242.8, you’ll see the sign. You’ve reached the Roosevelt Lake Visitor’s Center. The building, built into the landscape, is barely visible from the highway. When you enter, you’re greeted by a beautiful view of Roosevelt Lake and an easygoing introduction to the wildlife and history that surrounds it. Every Tuesday through Saturday, from 7:45 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon, LuAnn Peek will be there to welcome you. Employed by the USDA Forest Service as a Customer Service Rep, LuAnn answers questions and helps travelers explore the region. She does it with a love and knowledge of the Roosevelt Lake area that comes from a lifetime of living there. LuAnn grew up in a large family of fishermen, hunters and campers. “When we had our last Easter Picnic here, we were five generations,” she remembers. “What a blast it was.” She moved away only once, when she and her husband, Tom, went to work at the BHP Copper mine in ... Read More »

Old Dominion Mine Park in Globe to host Dogtoberfest October 28th

This October Globe will be going to the dogs – and there is quite a bit of excitement about it! The first ever Dogtoberfest Celebration will take place at the Old Dominion Mine Park (ODMP) on Saturday, October 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring a Bark in the Park walk, costume contests, activity zone, show of skills, small dog races and booths. Activities will include 1- and 2-mile walks, a sub-woofer (small dog) race for pups under 10 pounds and an activity zone called Muttropolis, with dog brain teasers, paw painting, crafts for owners (such as make your own dog toys and dog clothes) and kids’ crafts. There will also be a Vanity Fur pet portrait studio with Kenneth Chan and a food zone serving hot dogs, chips and drinks provided by Carl and Rebecca Williams of Dream Manor Inn. Booths will offer dog-related services, products, art and resources. Read More »

34th Annual Apache Jii celebrates Native American artisans and culture October 21.

GLOBE-A full day of entertainment, arts and crafts booths and savory foods is planned for Apache Jii; a celebration of Native American artisans and culture. The event which will be held in downtown historic Globe, is a pageant of color and sound as tribal royalty in full traditional dress and native entertainers take the stage. The event will get under way on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 with opening ceremonies at 9am. Then it’s on to a full day of entertainment, shopping and native foods.  Booths featuring jewelry, painting, beading, wood and stone carving and more are planned for the street fair. Several demonstration booths are planned with artists showing the intricacies of beading, rock work and weaving. Read More »

Cobre Valley Transit Authority offers updated schedule for local bus service

GLOBE-MIAMI- The Cobre Valley Transit Authority provides bus service in Miami and Globe Monday through Friday each week. CVTA runs two buses from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and reservations can be made by calling 928 – 473- 8222.  Download the newest schedule CLICK HERE . Bus Fares and Passes One-WayAdultFare ………………….$1.00 Schoolstudents ……………………..$.50 Seniors(60+) ……………………….$.50 Personswithdisabilities ………………..$.50 Childrenunder12 …………………….Free Please have exact fare ready when you board the bus. Drivers cannot make change. Monthly Bus Pass (unlimited rides) . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 MonthlyPassforseniors,students,disabled …$15.00 Monthly passes can be purchased at Town Hall or from your bus driver. Read More »

Transportation Survey for Gila County wants to hear from YOU

CAG- The Central Arizona Governments (CAG) Transit Feasibility Survey is designed to identify opportunities and needs, demand for public transportation, and local mobility issues. The results of the survey will help define future public transportation options in greater Gila County.  Submit your completed survey by September 30th to be entered to win one of two $50 Visa gift cars.  For more information or alternative means to complete the survey, please call Travis Ashbaugh at 480-474-9300.  To take the survey please click HERE:     Read More »

Gila County Health Department breaks new ground in fight against opioid abuse

GILA COUNTY-The Gila County Health Department is the first county health department in the state to make naloxone available free to the public. The “recovery kits” contain two doses of naloxone (the drug that can reverse an opioid overdose), two intramuscular syringes, and clear instructions on when and how to administer the drug.  The potentially life-saving injection should be administered in one of four major muscle groups and does not have to be injected into a vein to be beneficial. Because the antidote is injected into a muscle, the syringes included in the kit are different than those made to inject into veins. Read More »

Supervisors step up to support Gila County Fair

GILA COUNTY- As part of its continued support of the Gila County Fair, the Gila County Board of Supervisors gave $10,000 to the fair this week. The 2017 Gila County Fair will be September 21-24 at the Gila County Fairgrounds in Globe. Pictured left to right are District 2 Supervisor Tim R. Humphrey, Gila County Fair Board Chair Janet Cline, and District Three Supervisor Woody Cline. For more information about the Gila County Fair call Julie Hazen (vendors) at 928-961-0938, Erin Sanders (exhibits) at 928-812-2090, or Janet Cline (fair board chair) at 928-812-4333. Read More »

Stand Out announcements: New Program launched by GMT featuring milestone events, custom design

If there is one thing Globe Miami Times is known for it’s our  graphics, photography and overall look and feel of the products we publish.  So when I was talking to my managing editor recently and we discussed the possibility of publishing your life events as so many papers offer, we knew we wanted to do it our way. We wanted to add style and sass to these BIG LIFE moments that make you want to shout out to the world . Weddings, Births, Anniversaries, Youth Achievement!… if it’s important to you, we can help you make a memorable STAND OUT statement. Read More »

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 »