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Old Dominion Park schedules Spring Volunteer Day April 29

GLOBE- A Volunteer Day is planned Saturday, April 29 at the Old Dominion Historic Mine Park; with spring in full swing, there will be plenty of cleanup from the winter season as well as new work to be done. Community and civic groups and individuals are invited to come out and help continue the work on this gem of a park.  Work will range from cleaning trails and display areas to more specialized work to secure exhibits, put up signage and delineate the parking area. The work will be under way from 7 am through the morning. Water and snacks will be provided, and it is suggested that wear long pants and closed toe shoes and bring gloves, sunscreen and a hat. Anyone with tools they would donate use of for the day such as rakes, hoes and clippers that could be used on the trails is invited to bring them. Read More »

Arians partnering with CASA of Arizona to recruit hundreds of new volunteers.

 (Phoenix, AZ—March 20, 2017) Bruce Arians, head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, will be appearing on TV screens, billboards and mobile phones statewide this month, encouraging folks to get involved in his “Red Flag Challenge” by volunteering their time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA volunteer. The campaign, which will run through April, was made possible by a $75,000 grant to CASA of Arizona from the National CASA Association. “Helping children in foster care is near and dear to my family. My wife, Chris, has been involved with CASA programs in the several states we’ve lived, and it’s an honor to support the program here in Arizona,” Bruce said. “I’m looking forward to celebrating a great turnout from the community in response to the Red Flag Challenge.”  Read More »

Forest Service to Host Workshops, Seeks input on Proposed Copper Mine Tailings Facility

PHOENIX— Tonto National Forest officials will conduct two public workshops in March to collect information on what the public deems important with regard to mine tailings as the Forest Service analyzes alternate locations for Resolution Copper’s proposed tailings facility. Read More »

Chamber recognizes Sharon Winters as ‘Citizen of the Month’

GLOBE-Sharon Winters is the inaugural recipient of the Citizen of the Month program for the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce. Recognized for her extensive service, especially in the area of recycling and the Clean and Beautiful program, she also has been instrumental in partnering with the state prison program and taking discarded bicycles and repairing, rebuilding and repainting them to be given at Christmas to area youngsters. Read More »

US Hwy 60 is Open despite MAPS advice to detour!

The Town of Superior and the Superior Chamber of Commerce have recently been informed that the popular navigation app – MAPS on Apple iPhones continue to report that US 60 is closed from Happy Camp/Hewitt Station Road near the Boyce Thompson Arboretum.  The app navigates users to travel through the Kearny/Kelvin Highway in order to get to Superior or the other communities in this region.  Those planning trips to Globe from the Phoenix area are being re-routed through the Beeline Highway. Read More »

Gila ATV jamboree announces 2017 Details

GLOBE-Calling all ATV riders!  Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to get registered for the 3rd Annual Gila ATV Jamboree!  This year’s fun filled weekend will be March 23rd – 26th.  Riders can check in at McSpadden Ford next to El Ranchito, starting at 1pm, there they will receive a goody bag with an event T-shirt and a coupon book full of amazing restaurant specials just for our guests.  From there, they can cruise through Historic Downtown Globe on the way to the campgrounds at the Globe Community Center.  Vendor booths will be set up at the Old Dominion Parking Lot for riders and locals to shop at their leisure. Rides will begin on Friday morning.  This year’s ride itinerary includes:  Doke, the Petroglyphs, Montana Mountain, and Richmond Basin.  Each ride will have a host to guide you through our beautiful backroads.  If you’d like to host a ride, please let us know. Local residents are encouraged to register via email at info@gilaatvjam.com Don’t miss out on this amazing adventure, visit us at www.gilaatvjam.com.  Like us on Facebook @ Gila Monster ATV Jamboree for updates.  See you on the backroad! Read More »

Rafting Season launches March 4th

Last year’s Super El Nino was a Super dud that only made for 40 days of rafting due to a lack of snow in the White Mountains of northeastern Arizona. Ironically, the normally drier La Nina predicted for this year has produced enough moisture to make the rafting season last into May. The river has been running at a wonderful medium level since the New Year which is fantastic for beginner to intermediate rafters and families with children 8 and older. The team has been in the canyon making their practice runs and reacquainting themselves with one of the most beautiful places in Arizona for the last two weeks and we are open for business Saturday, March 4th. Read More »

Local Humane Society gives thanks

The High Desert Humane Society would like to thank all the generous owners and managers who let us put donation jars in their businesses in the Globe/Miami area. We also thank all the people who love animals for the donations they put in the jars. We couldn’t accomplish all that we do without the amazing community support that we have including our very generous friends at the Spring Creek Store and in the entire Roosevelt area.   These include: Chalo’s, Copper Bistro, CVS Pharmacy, Desert Oasis Wellness Center, Dick’s Broasted Chicken, Donna by Design,Golden Hills Nursery, Gypsy Furniture Boutique, HDHS Thrift Store, Highway 60 Motors, Hill Street Mall, Hoofin’ It Feed and Tack, Huddle Bar, Irene’s, J & R’s El Rey, Judy’s Cookhouse,Kolor Me Krazy,La Casita, La Luz del Dia, Noel’s Sweets, Ortega’s Shoes, Pickle Barrel, Pinal Lumber, Pinal Mountain Flowers, Samaritan Veterinary Center, Shirley’s Gifts, Simply Sarah’s, Soda Pop’s Antiques,Sullivan Street Antiques, Taco Bell-East Globe, Taco Bell-West Claypool, Turn the Page Thrift Store, and United Jewelry. Read More »

Vote Early, Vote Often & Vote BTA for ‘Best Botanical Garden’

  Want to help score some free press and bring new visitors to Boyce Thompson Arboretum? Click the link below and ‘Vote BTA’; among 20 gardens across the land in the running for an online popularity contest sponsored by USA Today. Read More »

Are you a sucker for succulents?

Author and succulent expert, Jeff Moore will be giving a lecture and guided walk at Boyce Thompson Arboretum from 2 – 4 p.m this Friday.   Moore has owned and operated a specialty retail succulent nursery in Solana Beach since 1992 where he gained local notoriety for undersea succulent gardens. He was invited to the Philadelphia Flower Show in 2004 and later self-published Under the Spell of Succulents in 2014. He is in Arizona this week promoting his new book Aloes & Agaves in Cultivation.  There is no fee to attend his talk or the informal guided walk afterwards (free to BTA members, included with $12.50 admission for non-members);  but carry some cash, as the author will sign copies of his books before and after. “I’m a fan of all succulents/cacti, but have always had a special fondness for aloes, and this book is aimed more at the enthusiast than as a botanical statement, focusing not on habitat but how we grow these mostly African plants here (well, for me that means California, but there are a number than do grow in Arizona). “I’ve been speaking to cactus and succulent clubs in support of my books all over California and Arizona the past two years, and ... Read More »