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Piranhas thank community for successful fundraiser

CCYS GLOBE- The CCYS Globe Miami Piranha Swim Team would like to shout out a huge THANK YOU to the community for their support towards the swim team fundraiser event last weekend. You know who you are! Also we shared stories that many people were not aware of the existence of the Piranhas. Our team has been around since the 1980s and seasonal expenses exceed our registration fees. The fundraiser was successful in keeping our swim program an affordable activity for swimmers and their families.  Read More »

STEMFest/Arbor Day Celebration to be held at Community College

Gila County- The 6th Annual Globe-Miami STEMFest is right around the corner on Saturday,  April 22 from 10-2. Sponsored by the Gila County Superintendent’s Office, STEMFest is a free family event featuring hands-on activities that celebrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Read More »

Police department takes back unwanted drugs. April 29

GLOBE POLICE – On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Globe Police Department in collaboration with the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, Gila County Health & Emergency Management, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Fry’s Grocery Store at 2115 Highway 60, Globe, AZ 85501. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last October, Americans turned in 366 tons (over 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 12 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 7.1 million pounds—more than 3,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority ... Read More »

Lions offer FREE screening for vision with new device

GLOBE- A new device which allows a local service club to provide free vision screenings was featured at the recent health fair on Saturday.  The device, known as the PlusOptix vision screener was purchased by the Globe Lions with grant funding from United Fund of Globe-Miami.  Read More »

Chamber announces details of this years’ Home Tour

GLOBE-  Each stop on this year’s Historic Home and Building Tour offers a glimpse back to Territorial and early day history of Globe and Arizona. The 33rd Historic Home and Building Tour is in Globe April 8-9 with tours departing from the train depot downtown from 9 am to 3 pm both days. Tickets are $15 a person or $10 for ages 12 and under. The Globe Historic Downtown program is putting on a walking tour of the Globe cemetery tour and the chamber is helping with transport. Cemetery tours leave from the train depot between 6:30 and 8 pm. Admission to the Cemetery Tour alone is $15 a person. Pair the home tour this year with the Cemetery Tour Saturday and buy a combination ticket for only $25, a savings of $5 over individual tickets. Read More »

Traffic stop nets Black Tar Heroin

GILA COUNTY- Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd would like to release the following information regarding the seizure of approximately 3.92 pounds of Black Tar Heroin from a traffic stop on Hwy 87 MP 250 in Payson, AZ.  On March 31, 2017, at approximately 6:36 a.m., a Detective from the Gila County Drug, Gang, and Violent Crimes Task Force conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 87 MP 250. During the investigation, a task force canine was deployed and alerted to the vehicle. Read More »

Reader reaches out to thank unknown Good Samaratins

Hello Linda,  Thank you for speaking with me this morning. On October 2nd 2016, Sisters – Janet, Jane and Connie were coming home from a weekend in New Mexico for a sister’s weekend with their sisters from Texas. Jane was driving, I, Janet,  was the front seat passenger and Connie sat behind me. We were on highway 60 About 18 miles outside of Globe when an oncoming vehicle hydroplaned head on into our vehicle. When my sister’s and I came to we had civilians near each of us who talked and comforted us until emergency personnel could reach us. At one point my cell phone started ringing, I recognized my fathers ring tone and the gentleman standing near me answered to let my father know that we were in an accident. And then our sister, Rosie, called and was also told about the accident, then other family started calling insisting that he let them talk to us. But this gentleman stayed firm and let them know we are fine and emergency vehicles were coming.  Read More »

ADOT plans 25- mile detour on San Carlos beginning April 5

SAN CARLOS- Plan for 25-mile detour while work is underway The first phase of a project to improve safety and traffic flow on the San Carlos Apache Reservation will require a full closure of BIA 6 at US 70 beginning Wednesday, April 5, and continuing approximately four weeks. A 25-mile detour will be in place while the intersection is closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through early May. Drivers should use US 70 east to BIA 170, and then north approximately four miles to reconnect with westbound BIA 6 (see detour map below). Read More »

Historic Cemetery Tour will be offered during Globe Home Tour

GLOBE- The Historic Globe Main Street Program and its partners are pleased to announce the revival of the Historic Cemetery Tour, Saturday, April 8th, beginning at 6:30pm.  The Globe Cemetery is a unique and historic location, dating back to its founding in 1876.  Many persons from Arizona’s and Globe’s early history have come to be buried here.  This tour will acquaint guests with some of the cemetery’s earliest “residents”, as they share brief accounts of their lives and contributions to early Globe.  Read More »

Payson Public Health Nurse’s Passion for Community

GILA COUNTY- “For a public health nurse, the most important thing is to know the community,” says Rachel Cliburn, Gila County’s new Public Health Nurse based in Payson. “Maybe there are kids in one of our communities who need eyeglasses that ACCHS doesn’t cover. We have to know the need before we can meet the need.” “Our public health nurses are out hearing from residents across the County—in schools, homes, community meetings, and nursing homes,” says District One Supervisor Tommie Martin. “Their job descriptions run the gamut, from seeing patients in the office to meeting with students in the schools.” Read More »