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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 »

County threatened by flooding after Pinal Fire moves to mitigate possible damage.

The question is not if flooding will occur, but when it will come and how much damage it may do. At a community meeting in Globe Tuesday night, experts from multiple agencies and local government addressed the threat of flooding in this area as a result of the fire which burned over 7000 acres throughout much of May and June in the Pinal mountains.  In satellite images provided by the forest service, significant swaths of the Pinals show high to moderate burn severity which means when the monsoon rains do come this summer there will be little to stop the water from picking up the fine ash left by the fire and flowing downhill at greater velocity, and with more debris than before. Read More »

Boys & Girls Club changing its name; remains committed to community-based mission.

GLOBE- Despite rumors, the Globe Boys & Girls Club is not closing. It’s just changing its name and part of its mission. As of July 1, the Club will be called the Cobre Valley YOUTH Club (CVYC) and will no longer be under the umbrella of the Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley, which has been its parent company since 2012. The current mission, which is to be a community-based, character-building youth development organization, will change only slightly with the new organization. The goal of CVYC will be to serve ages 5-10 with enrichment programs that make learning fun and rewarding while building character – much as it does now. The CVYC will be a safe, fun place for young people in these age groups to hang out, learn new things and have adventures. School day homework help will continue to be a focus for these ages. Read More »

Simply Irresistible. A Business is Born.

One local mom just couldn’t make herself go back to her job at a local bank after her second child was born. . . So she didn’t, and that was how she discovered how a home-based business, Simply Irresistible Embroidery, can grow so fast that it can’t be contained in a house. Nicole Gregory is the wife of Garrett and mother of three – no, four – children and runs her own business from her dining room. Although only three of the kids, Annabelle, Garrett and Wyatt, in her household are her natural-born children, Gregory also claims Spanish foreign exchange student Laura as her own. 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 »

Nurd Berger owner cited for violating city sign code

Mayor wants Nurd Berger grandfathered in after codes are fixed Whether a sign or a mural or whether one supports or despises the new artwork on the side of the popular Nurd Berger Café, its appearance soon after the death of actress Carrie Fisher in December has raised questions about what is acceptable to the community and to Globe city code. Nurd Berger, which is just north of Hwy. 60 on Hill Street in Globe, has a bit of a cult following with its grilled sandwiches, coffee, gaming and occasional live music. The tiny restaurant is crammed with high school students, out-of-towners and regulars from lunch to dinner time. Two years ago, Taylor Harrison bought the building, which was a rundown flower shop, as well as the house directly behind it. Most of the money he makes at the café goes into restoring the historical house – built in 1905 – on the property, he said. He learned two things after the artists began work on the mural. The first was that he may need a city permit to paint the sign or mural, and the second was that his property was located in the historical preservation district. “I didn’t ... Read More »

Chamber acknowledges the winners of this years’ Citizen of the Year and Kip Culver Award

Globe,Az- It was a full house Friday evening as the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education partnered on the annual awards dinner and benefit art auction. The rain outside did little to dampen the festive spirit for the evening at the Dream Manor Inn. Two prestigious awards were announced as part of the dinner. Molly Cornwell was recipient of the Kip Culver Award, presented to recognize dedication to the arts and historic preservation. Ian Lamont Jr. was named 2016 Citizen of the Year, an award given for long-time community service. Read More »

The Winter 2017 Get ‘Er Done Award goes to physical therapist known for his house calls and humor

Bruce Bender is the man behind Pinal Mountain Therapy. Photo by LCGross

When just about every other business in town is closed the day after Christmas, Bruce Bender cheerfully answers the phone and says, “Yes, I’m open.” Bender is the owner and operator of Pinal Mountain Rehab, his physical therapy business. After a brief introduction at the start of his interview, one of the first things Bender has to share is, “I have been misunderstood my whole life.” This happened to be a quiet moment; he had just reopened his doors after lunch hour. It  wouldn’t be long before this house, converted into a rehab center, comes alive with the clamor of patients riding stationary bikes, using elliptical machines, lifting weights, and chatting. Read More »

School says Taliesin project ahead of timeline despite issues

Research by the Frank Lloyd Wright School showing downtown Broad Street, Globe Az

Second and third semesters devoted to finding and developing projects Although suffering from communication problems, funding uncertainties and questions of accreditation, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture project in Globe and Miami plans to move forward to help restore and beautify the area. Despite the concerns expressed by some community members about the school’s intentions, Director of Development Jason Donofrio said students have already surpassed the school’s commitments for the first two semesters. The spring 2016 semester assignment for Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Taliesin students in Globe and Miami was to observe, understand and research the local community. That semester ended in May. The students were then tasked with finding projects during the second and third semesters to develop designs. Read More »

Nominations for Citizen of the Year/Kip Culver Award now open

The Globe Miami Chamber recently announced that letters of nomination for the annual Citizen of the Year and the Kip Culver awards are now open. Deadline for submissions is January 12th and winners will be announced at the awards dinner on January 20th.   The Kip Culver award recognizes work within the arena of arts and/or historic preservation in the Globe-Miami area as Kip was especially passionate about both.  For this award, judging criteria is based on the type and depth of work benefiting the arts community and/or historic preservation programs in Globe-Miami. Read More »