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New Exhibition at Historical Museum features Parades & Celebrations

GLOBE_A Special Exhibition of Parades & Celebrations in Globe-Miami from the early 1900s through the 1960s will kick off on June 30th at Gila County Historical Society (Gila County Museum).  1330 N Broad Street, Globe. Opening night will coordinate with the Museum’s regularly scheduled monthly Hamburger Fry on the lawn. A Ribbon Cutting for the Special Exhibit is planned for 5pm and the public is invited! The Hamburger Fry will feature Rick Uhl on his guitar and include homemade desserts and of course, hamburgers, beans,salads and drinks for the low price of $7 per person. The Exhibition is being sponsored by Cami Lucero and Fernando Shipley of the local State Farm Insurance agencies. Read More »

Arizona Rural Policy Forum Heads to Graham County

Annual event brings rural leaders and advocates from around the state to connect and share resources June 26, 2017 (Thatcher, AZ) – The Rural Policy Forum, hosted by the Local First Arizona Foundation and Arizona Rural Development Council, connects rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, and other rural stakeholders who are interested in sustaining rural communities. This year’s event will be hosted in the Safford and Thatcher communities August 9-11, 2017, showcasing what the region has to offer in terms of amenities and economic development opportunities. Read More »

County holds public forums on the budget in Globe and Payson

GILA COUNTY-As part of an open and transparent budget process, the Gila County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce two upcoming budget forums. Held simultaneously in both Globe-Miami and Payson, as well as broadcast between the two locations, the forums will give residents the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments regarding the proposed fiscal year 2017-2018 budget. These forums will be held:         Tuesday, June 27, 2017; 4:30-7:00 p.m.                        Wednesday, June 28, 2017; 4:30-7:00 p.m. On both evenings, meetings will be held in both Globe and Payson and broadcast via ITV between the two locations.                        Read More »

Gila County announces surplus auction

(Globe, AZ) Gila County will conduct the quarterly online auction to dispose of surplus property beginning Monday, July 3, 2017.  Featured items are miscellaneous office equipment, furniture, and supplies; a couch; and a digital camera. Interested persons may view a complete list of the items with a photo and a brief description at www.gilacountyaz.gov.  Read More »

Barriers arrive in Globe to protect hospital from potential flooding.

GLOBE-  On Thursday of this week, the Arizona Department of Transportation began transporting Jersey Barriers to Globe from Coconino County to help Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. Each piece of barrier is 32” tall, 20’ long, and weighs 4 tons. The City of Globe has requested 40 barriers – 320,000 total pounds of barrier. ADOT is charging just $1 per barrier.  Due to their mass; only 4 can be delivered per truck-load over the 200 mile journey from Coconino to CVRMC. Courtesy Photos Read More »

Pinal Fire: After-Fire Mitigation efforts discussed at Community Meeting Tuesday

GILA COUNTY-As a result of the Pinal Fire, some areas may see an increased amount of water flow from the burned area. In an effort to mitigate flood damage several area agencies will be conducting flood abatement projects in the area which will require, in some cases, access to private property. Funding comes from a federal grant along with matching funds from local agencies.  In order to perform work on private property a “Right of Entry for Flood Mitigation” form will be available at the community meeting on Tuesday and residents are encouraged to sign off at that time. The form will allow City of Globe, Gila County and its contractors to enter private property and complete mitigation work which will begin immediately. In addition, residents are encouraged to remove any debris from waterways, culverts, or drainage ditches on their property, for example: dead and down vegetation, excess waste, or any other items that could potentially block a waterway. As a result of the Pinal Fire, some areas may see an increased amount of water flow from the burned area. Residents are encouraged to remove any debris from waterways, culverts, or drainage ditches on their property, for example: dead and down ... Read More »

WIFA Announces $3 Million Loan Closing for City of Globe

PHOENIX (June 13, 2017) – The City of Globe continues to take measures to ensure safe, reliable drinking water for its citizens. The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) announced today that it has closed a $3 million loan for the City of Globe to repair and upgrade its aging drinking water system. This new loan continues the WIFA funding provided in 2014 to support the City’s efforts to rehabilitate and improve its drinking water distribution infrastructure. Utilizing the financial assistance provided by WIFA, Globe will replace waterlines in the Arlington, downtown and northeast areas of the City. Other drinking water infrastructure to be upgraded with these funds includes water meters for commercial establishments, a booster pump and a well. The City’s drinking water service area includes approximately 7,500 people. “Updated efficient water infrastructure is essential to safeguarding the well-being of Arizona families and building Arizona’s sustainable water future,” said WIFA Executive Director, Trish Incognito. “We are working closely with the City of Globe and other municipalities around the state to invest in important water and wastewater projects that will protect the environment and keep Arizona communities healthy and livable.” After evaluating Globe’s financial situation and the ability of ... Read More »

June Pet Adoption Fairs Announced in Miami and Payson

GLOBE, AZ (June 6, 2017) — In response to popular demand, Gila County Animal Care & Control will be hosting two June pet adoption fairs, offering several dogs and cats in its vibrantly decorated mobile adoption trailer. Read More »

James Menlove accepts position of Gila County Manager

(GILA COUNTY, AZ)— James Menlove has accepted the position of Gila County Manager. Since October 2016, Menlove has served as Gila County’s Finance Director. “I am excited at the prospect of serving as County Manager and am humbled by the outpouring of support from the staff,” says Menlove. Menlove impressed the hiring committee and Board of Supervisors with his ideas about long-term financial planning as part of a sound strategic plan and his commitment to improving County policies. “James’ years of finance experience and proven leadership make him an excellent choice for the future of Gila County,” says outgoing County Manager John Nelson. Read More »

Pre-evacuation notification for residents in Icehouse/Kellner Canyon issues

Based on recommendations from the Pinal Fire Incident Management Team, Gila County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a precautionary pre-evacuation notification for residents in Icehouse and Kellner Canyons, south of the Icehouse/Kellner junction only (effective May 25, 2017). This is only a pre-evacuation notification and residents do not need to leave the area at this time. Residents of the affected area can expect local public safety personnel to be going door to door to convey pre-evacuation information to residents. Residents should start preparations now, in order to be ready to leave the area quickly if necessary. The planned location to shelter livestock is the Burch Sale Yard. Driving from Globe on Highway 188, headed toward Roosevelt, the Burch Sale Yard is located at the very first left after the train tracks. The Burch Sale Yard is open now for residents who wish to move their livestock. The Arizona Humane Society will assist in providing shelter for pets, if necessary. Call the Pinal Fire Incident Command Center at 928-487-0676 with any questions or visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5176/ for more information. In case of emergency, please call 9-1-1. Sign up for Gila County’s Emergency Alert system at www.readygila.com. Read More »