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United Fund hosts a packed crowd for Kick Off Breakfast

The United Fund of Globe Miami hosted their kick off breakfast this morning at Cobre Valley Country Club where they announced the 2018 recipients. It was a packed house despite the early morning breakfast hour with members of the 20+ agencies represented, along with community leaders and major stakeholders. The keynote speakers were Mayor Daley of Miami and Mayor Al Gameros of Globe who both talked about the importance of collaboration among the two communities and within organizations in order to get things done.  Susan Hansen who is on the board of Habitat for Humanity gave a short presentation on their new project involving a multi-unit housing project on Nash Street in Miami. Hansen says they will be energy efficient, and modern while utilizing materials which reflect the culture and history of a small town mining community. Habitat has secured the land and had it blue staked and expects to begin construction in 2018.  According to United Fund, they are on track to invest $755,000 into the local community non-profit organizations.  Update: Here is the list of recipients: Arizona Reservation Ministries, Boy Scouts of America, Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum, Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, Cobre Valley Youth Club, ... Read More »

Cobre Valley Transit Authority offers updated schedule for local bus service

GLOBE-MIAMI- The Cobre Valley Transit Authority provides bus service in Miami and Globe Monday through Friday each week. CVTA runs two buses from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and reservations can be made by calling 928 – 473- 8222.  Download the newest schedule CLICK HERE . Bus Fares and Passes One-WayAdultFare ………………….$1.00 Schoolstudents ……………………..$.50 Seniors(60+) ……………………….$.50 Personswithdisabilities ………………..$.50 Childrenunder12 …………………….Free Please have exact fare ready when you board the bus. Drivers cannot make change. Monthly Bus Pass (unlimited rides) . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 MonthlyPassforseniors,students,disabled …$15.00 Monthly passes can be purchased at Town Hall or from your bus driver. Read More »

United Fund of Globe-Miami to discontinue funding for Taliesen; Announces 30 applications received for 2018

Globe, AZ- United Fund prepares for 2018 Campaign United Fund of Globe-Miami Inc. (UF) is proud to announce that we have received 30 applications for funding in 2018.  These applications are currently under review to determine which organizations will be funded.  With this number of applications, UF continues to need the community’s support to raise funds to assist the local non-profits. Our mission continues to be:  Strategically elevating the Globe-Miami communities by connecting local charities and donors. The 2018 campaign will kick-off for the General Public in October.  We remind everyone that donations are accepted anytime during the year to help meet the budgeted dollars for each approved agency. 2017 FUNDING INFORMATION Budgeted funding for 2017 is $600,000 but due to additional donations from the public, we are on track to invest $755,000 into our local community non-profit organizations.  Recipient agencies during our current year are: 4H Leaders Council Friends of the Globe Public Library Horizon Human Services Residential Boy Scouts of America – Grand Canyon Gila Aging Knights of Columbus Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum Gila Community Food Bank LEAD Guitar Cobre Valley Center for the Arts Gila House Miami Genesis Cobre Valley Youth Club (formerly Boys & ... Read More »

45-day Objection Period Begins August 26 on Draft Decision for Apache Leap Special Management Area Management Plan

PHOENIX, August 25, 2017 —  Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth’s selection of the Proposed Action for the Apache Leap Special Management Area management plan – which recommends approval of the management plan while concurrently amending the forest plan — is subject to the pre-decisional objection procedures identified in 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 219 subpart B. Objections must be submitted within 45 calendar days following the August 25 publication of a legal notice in the Arizona Capitol Times(link is external). The objection period starts one day later on August 26. However, the publication date in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection. Note that regulations prohibit extending the time to file an objection. Those who may file an objection are individuals and entities who have submitted substantive formal comments during opportunities provided for public comment during the planning and environmental review process for this decision. Only those who provided a substantive formal comment will be eligible to object to the proposed decision. Comments are considered substantive when they are within the scope of the proposal, are specific to the proposal, have a direct relationship to the proposal, and include supporting reasons ... Read More »

Gila County becomes 14th Farm Bureau Agency in the State

Gila County Farm Bureau Insurance Board

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 »

Freeport-McMoRan Announces 2017 Grant Recipients

This year’s recipients of the Globe-Miami Community Investment Fund were announced at Freeport’s 3rd Quarter Partnership meeting in Globe. The fund,  established in 2012, has distributed $1,326,000 to this region and is governed by a board made up of local community leaders representing diverse organizations and two FMI representatives. The fund looks for eligible programs and projects in the area of education, community and economic development, environmental stewardship and health and wellness. Read More »

Taliesin Globe-Miami Studio Project loses funding amid unfulfilled expectations

By Aimee Staten & Linda Gross The widespread optimism that surrounded the launch of last year’s Globe-Miami Studio Project, which many hoped would spur economic development and make the region a tourist attraction, appears to be gone. It has been replaced by hope from some that the investment this community made in the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture (Taliesin) will pay off as promised. Others, however, say they have seen too little fulfillment of the initial promises that the school laid out in its fundraising campaign here, which raised $785,000 in 2015. Just 18 months into a four-year project, the school is losing nearly a quarter of the pledged monies from its initial investors. Read More »

McGowen Machine Works full of history – still viable today

  In an age when self-reliance was a valuable commodity and computerized robotics a distant dream, McGowen Machine Works was the place to go for the entire state of Arizona. Now, the machine shop on the corner of Oak and Pine is mostly still, but that doesn’t mean the stillness is a permanent state of affairs. Owner Mike Knuckey, who currently resides in Pearland, Texas, has a couple of different plans. One of Mike’s plans is to reopen the machine shop, produce steel parts and operate as a type of industrial museum. A machinist uses machines like lathes, milling machines and grinders to produce precision metal parts for a variety of uses. Read More »

Miami Memorial Library gets Lobby Upgrade

Miami Memorial Library gets an upgrade

*Note: This article corrects an error in the recent print edition of our Summer issue which stated the grant for the project was $25,000.  It should have read $2,500.  GLOBE- It is one woman’s tribute to libraries―and the Miami Memorial Library, to be precise. Artist Patty Sjolin put in 100 hours over the last month, transforming the lobby of the Miami library with a colorful mural that now covers two walls top to bottom. The design includes nods to much-loved titles for children including The Cat in the Hat and Meet Peter Rabbit, salutes to Arizona history and Vandal pride, and an embrace of the great classics of literature. “I loved doing this mural,“ says Sjolin. “My hope is that the visitor will take a minute to enjoy the mural as they enter the library, and that, like a puzzle, every book and extra piece has a significant meaning, adding  that she sees the mural as a tribute to the love of libraries. “As the age of electronics becomes more the normal,” says Sjolin, “libraries are losing what was so magical about them.”  Read More »

Flooding concerns prompt City to suspend vacations and reassign staff to clearing washes.

The City of Globe declared a State of Emergency last night during a special meeting held at City Hall.  The declaration allows for more legal and operational latitude by Mayor and Council in managing the very real threat of flooding which the City is facing as a result of the Pinal Fire.  It was announced last night that all scheduled vacations have been suspended and staff are being reassigned to work on the flooding concern.  Read More »