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Photographer Elizabeth Eaton to host showing at Cobre Valley Center for the Arts

GLOBE- Work by local Photograph, Elizabeth Eaton, will be showcased at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts this October.   An Open House is scheduled for October 6th, Friday from 5 p.m. – 7 p,m,   Eaton invites everyone to the open house where there will be wine, cheese & crackers.   Eaton, who has lived in the community for 30 years retired from teaching seven years ago and has since “jumped head first” into photographing the rich diversity of the area. Eizabeth says she “fell in love with the beautiful, rich desert and wonderful people who reside here” and spends most days driving around and checking out the community and taking photos.  Read More »

CCYS Globe Miami Piranhas say Thanks!

The CCYS Globe Miami Piranha Swim Team had an amazing 2017 swim season.  We want to thank everyone who was involved in making it another successful year.  It takes a team effort beyond the swimmers to make our program continue year after year.  We give a big credit to Head Coach Noah Gardea, Assistant Coaches Ed Gardea and Jennifer Werrell. Read More »

GCC College Hiking Classes Begin Aug. 27th. FREE for residents 55 and up.

GLOBE-  The Gila Community College Hiking Classes,  begin 7 a.m. Sunday, August 27 at the Wellness Center, on the campus up Six Shooter Canyon. Two classes are offered and will meet together for this first day. Listed as Beginning Hiking I and Beginning Hiking II, the two classes are being conducted by Bob Zache, who has been teaching them almost nine years. Beginning Hiking I is also called Urban Hiking and features hikes closer to town, most of which are a little easier. In Beginning Hiking II, Mountain Hiking, students will experience more difficult trails in surrounding mountains.      The Mountain Hiking class schedule this semester includes Armer Mountain, Angel Wings, Salt River Peak, Picket Post Mountain, Haunted Canyon, Upper Parker Creek, Javelina Butte, Margarita Saddle,  and a hike all the way around Picket Post Mountain. Urban Hiking includes Timber Camp, Globe Cemetery, Diversion Dam Tunnel, Boulder Canyon, Old Superior Highway to Claypool Tunnel, Copper Crawl, and the Old Superior Highway at Top of the World.      Because of the fires on Pinal Mountain last spring, access to trailheads is blocked so no hikes will be scheduled there until next spring.     At the orientation Sunday, Aug. ... Read More »

Globe among 9 Arizona Communities Selected for Inaugural AZ Creative Communities Institute

9 Arizona Communities selected for Creative Communities Institute

12-month collaborative learning program is guided by leaders in field of creative engagement Today, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (HIDA), and Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA) announced the 9 communities that will participate in the inaugural AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZCCI). As part of the 12-month AZCCI, small teams representing each community will explore the many ways Arizona’s creativity can be put to work for positive community impact. AZCCI Fellows will become part of an active learning network, with opportunities to learn from and with local and national experts, and peers from other Arizona cities, towns, and neighborhoods. 22 teams, composed of local elected officials, civic and business leaders, and community organizers, applied for the opportunity to participate in the expansive training and engagement program—double the expected number of applicants. While all applicants displayed incredible passion, vision, and commitment, only 9 could be selected to participate. “We knew there was an appetite for putting creativity to work in Arizona communities, but did not know how strong an appetite it was,” said Jaime Dempsey, Deputy Director of the Arts Commission. “While we sincerely wish ... Read More »

Gila County becomes 14th Farm Bureau Agency in the State

A group of Gila County ranchers made a bit of history this June when they formed a Farm Bureau in Gila County.  Of Arizona’s fifteen counties, Gila County becomes the 14th to form a Farm Bureau; a grassroots, volunteer-led farming and ranching advocacy organization.  The group met in June and voted unanimously to form a Farm Bureau, electingrancher, Cassie Lyman as its first president.  Quoting from a John Michael Montgomery’s song, “Life’s a Dance” Lyman made the point that the newly formed group would ‘learn as they go.’ Read More »

Gila County Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin Selected as Chair of NACo

FRANKLIN COUNTY, OH (July 31, 2017) – Last week, Gila County Supervisor Tommie Martin was appointed chair of the Public Lands Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo).  NACo President, Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks, of Tarrant County, Texas, announced the appointment at the NACo Annual Conference last week in Franklin County, Ohio.    As chair, Supervisor Martin will be responsible for leading the 82 member Public Lands Steering Committee to formulate NACo policy proposals on matters relating to federally-owned public lands including land management programs, natural resource revenue sharing payments, and payments in lieu of taxes.  She will also lead NACo’s advocacy effort on these proposals before federal agencies and the United States Congress.  Read More »

Getting Kids Outside at Tonto National Monument

by Hilary Clark “Being outside allows children to be imaginative, spontaneous, and carefree, and allows them to gather their thoughts. It’s also a lot of fun!” Those are the enthusiastic words of Jennifer Smith, a National Park Service educator at the Tonto National Monument in Roosevelt. ‘Ranger Jen’ as she is affectionately known helps kids of all ages explore the Tonto National Monument and learn about the outdoors and prehistoric culture. Through the Every Kid in a Park program, fourth-graders and their families get a free pass valid for more than 400 national parks across the country. A National Park Foundation grant helps with transportation—paying for buses to get more than 200 elementary-school students from Payson, Globe, Miami, Pine and Tonto Basin to the monument. In all, Smith’s programs have reached more than a thousand young people this year, from pre-K to 12th grade As Smith leads students on hikes up to the Lower Cliff Dwelling she teaches them about desert plants and animals and the Salado people who built the dwellings. Although the hike is only a one mile round trip, it ascends more than 300 feet in elevation, giving everyone a good workout.  Once at the dwelling, students ... Read More »

Walking Through History at Tonto National Monument

By Christa Sadler: Tonto National Monument    Imagine a place where history from every era surrounds you. At the Salado Cliff Dwellings at Tonto National Monument, stories and relics from thousands of years of Sonoran Desert life are to be found right at your feet, wherever you tread. Since the construction of these iconic cliff dwellings approximately 700 years ago, they have served as a home, a community of growing and evolving culture, and eventually an alluring spectacle for tourists exploring the “Wild West.” Read More »

Tonto National Monument Closed on Monday, July 10, 2017 Due to Power Outage

Roosevelt, AZ- The Salt River Project will be working on updating critical powerline infrastructure near Tonto National Monument on July 10 th . Because of the power outage and impacts to visitor safety, Tonto National Monument will be closed all day Monday. Also, on Tuesday, July 11 th and Wednesday, July 12 th the museum will be partially closed due to curators working on needed artifact conservation. Thank you for your patience and please look forward to some additions to the exhibits coming soon. Read More »

How I spent by summer vacation. Teachers respond.

By: Debbie Leverance Summer vacation is here and teachers are living the sweet life. I remember thinking years ago how easy teachers had it – the perfect job for a wife and mother! Convenient schedule, home when the kids were, and relaxed weekends with family. Summers off camping in the woods or reading on the porch. As with most of our childhood imaginings, adult reality is a little messier, a bit less rosy and tempered by the bank balance much more than it should be. Read More »