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CASA volunteer Diana Wheeler recognized

On November 30, 2017, the Court Appointed Special Advocate program in Southern Gila County paid special tribute to CASA Diana Wheeler as she celebrated eight years with the program. Over the past eight years, Diana has been assigned to six cases and has been an advocate for fourteen children. Read More »

United Fund announces 2018 Annual Meeting

Globe, AZ, December 11, 2017– Our 2018 Annual Meeting will be held Friday, January 5, 2018 at 12 noon, Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum. 2018 Agencies, Donors, and local employers whose employees give to United Fund through Payroll Deduct are cordially invited to gather for lunch and celebration of the tremendous commitment you all make to the Globe-Miami community! The Annual Meeting is open to the public. RSVP to the Annual Meeting – Maryn Belling, executive director at 928-961-3620 or email at UnitedFund@Cableone.net. Read More »

Bringing the magic of Christmas to local kids, Gila County Landfill staff and volunteers refurbish and distribute over 160 bikes for Holiday.

Each December, Gila County Recycling & Landfill Management presents the community with better-than-new, refurbished bikes, which get distributed to families in need throughout Gila County. This year, the county will distribute a record number of bikes– over 160. A 14 year long tradition, each bike giveaway represents a year’s worth of work by county staff, community members, and inmate laborers. As soon as the bikes are gone each year, they start again. Read More »

Sheriffs’ Department seizes drugs and makes arrest

GILA COUNTY-  A traffic stop on Highway 87 and Ox Bow Estates Road leads to seizure of  methamphetamines and arrest of Payson man.  On November 15, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m., a Detective from the Gila County Drug, Gang, and Violent Crimes Task Force attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 87 near Ox Bow Estates. The vehicle failed to stop for the Deputy and fled however the vehicle was found a short time later abandoned near a residence in Ox Bow Estates. Assistance was requested from the Payson PD, Tonto Apache PD, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety Helicopter. Read More »

Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin Completes Year as President of County Supervisors Association

(Phoenix, November 16, 2017)—Completing a successful year of service, Gila County Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin ended her tenure as President of the County Supervisors Association (CSA) at the organization’s Board of Directors meeting on November 16, 2017. Read More »

Criminal Investigations re-opened after Internal Audit exposes problems

GLOBE-The Globe Police Department recently conducted an internal audit of criminal cases in a continuing effort to provide quality control. During this process, the department identified a number of criminal investigations that had not been completely investigated.  Once these cases were identified I briefed the Mayor, Council, and City Manager of the situation. Each of these cases have been reopened to ensure proper investigation and appropriate closure. The City of Globe’s primary focus is justice for the victims and the Globe Police Department has dedicated its full resources to the proper completion of each case. At this time, each identified case remains an active and ongoing investigation and no other details are currently available for release. However, upon completion of the investigations in all identified cases, I will give a full statement. Globe Police Chief Mark Nipp Read More »

Read On Express comes to Globe December 9th

GLOBE- The 2017 Globe/Miami Christmas Read-On Express is almost here.  It is scheduled to roll down the tracks on December 9, 2017 from noon to 5 pm at the Historic Train Depot in Globe.  Read More »

Precribed Fire Treatment North of Payson to begin Monday

PAYSON,   Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 1,247-acre prescribed fire treatment in the Shoofly ruins area north of Payson beginning on Monday, November 13, through Thursday,  November 16, 2017. The prescribed fire will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush. Read More »

Gila County Thanks Partners for a successful “Take Back” Day

 GILA COUNTY- On Saturday, Oct. 28, Gila County agencies and their partners successfully collected over 800 pounds of unused or expired medication from the community members as part of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.”  Read More »

Copper Basin Coalition announces new “Santas for Seniors”

  The Copper Basin Coalition is working with the Globe and Miami High School Anti-Tobacco Squads to present a new program this holiday season benefitting Seniors.  The program, “Santas for Seniors”, will benefit local senior citizens in Heritage  and Haven skilled nursing facilities that might not have cheer this season according to the organizers.     Read More »