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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 »

Miami Rotary gets Cath Lab Tour

If you are having a heart attack, time counts, so it’s best not to spend precious time  driving to the Valley before you can be seen by medical professionals. Dr. Abdul Menom, who has recently been brought on board to head CVRMCs new million dollar cath lab, told a group of local rotarians that the first hour after the onset of a heart attack is critical. If a patient can be treated within that first hour, the chances for a good outcome skyrocket.  Menom is a trained interventional cardiologist which involves specialized training to perform catheterization and other minimally invasive procedures.   During a luncheon meeting at the hospital on Wednesday, CEO Neal Jensen introduced Dr. Menom to members of the Miami Rotary and said there are those who say a rural hospitals don’t need to invest in a cath lab. And yet, Jensen pointed out, when you look at the math – not just the golden hour which leads to better outcomes  – but the ability to treat more patients locally, it makes sense. The addition of the lab and Dr. Menom’s team means not only will individuals who present symptoms be seen faster and treated locally, but those who are have to ... Read More »

Data Never Sleeps

Find out how much data is generated in just 60 seconds with this infographic by Domo.com. **For the updated numbers for 2016 see: http://www.domo.com/blog/data-never-sleeps-4-0/ Read More »

Public discusses merits of Aquatic Center sites

After a lengthy process spanning nearly two years, the Cobre Valley Regional Aquatic Center committee narrowed site selection to two places and laid out the pros and cons of each for public comment Nov. 30. During a presentation at Miami High School, Bryan Seppala, vice chair of the committee, along with Chair Evelyn Vargas and Secretary/Treasurer Sherry Dorathy outlined the findings.  Site A is 4.5 acres located at Hwy. 60 and Main. It is the partially graded hillside that is owned by the McSpaddens. Site B is the 18.5 acres owned by BHP Billiton located at Hwy. 60 and Russell Road, which abuts Miami Gardens.  Both the McSpaddens and BHP have offered to donate the land for the purpose of an aquatic center.  Read More »

Bill Conway recognized as Rancher of the Year-Update

*This post has been updated with information supplied by the Gila County Cattle Growers Association The 2nd Annual GCCGA Holiday Salute to Ranching Dinner-Dance and Auction was held Saturday, November 19, 2016, at the Gila County Fairgrounds.  Following a mouth-watering steak dinner, the Globe-Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce presented the Rancher and Wrangler of the Year awards. Rancher of the Year, Bill Conway, could not have been a better choice.  When he became President of GCCGA in 2014, Bill’s goals were to keep our association as a strong, family-friendly working association.  And he did.  With his hands on the reins, the Gila County Cattle Growers Association has had 2 wonderful years of growth both economical and socially.  He transformed the Annual Salute to the Rancher dinner into a fund raiser and social event for the organization and reinstitute our annual live auction with 2 successful cattle sales during his term. Read More »