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An Hour at the Roosevelt Lake Visitor’s Center with LuAnn Peeks

By Patti M. Daley There’s a humble, hidden treasure of the Tonto Basin to be found just a short drive from Globe. It’s easy to get there: drive north on Highway 188 to Roosevelt Lake. At mile marker 242.8, you’ll see the sign. You’ve reached the Roosevelt Lake Visitor’s Center. The building, built into the landscape, is barely visible from the highway. When you enter, you’re greeted by a beautiful view of Roosevelt Lake and an easygoing introduction to the wildlife and history that surrounds it. Every Tuesday through Saturday, from 7:45 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon, LuAnn Peek will be there to welcome you. Employed by the USDA Forest Service as a Customer Service Rep, LuAnn answers questions and helps travelers explore the region. She does it with a love and knowledge of the Roosevelt Lake area that comes from a lifetime of living there. LuAnn grew up in a large family of fishermen, hunters and campers. “When we had our last Easter Picnic here, we were five generations,” she remembers. “What a blast it was.” She moved away only once, when she and her husband, Tom, went to work at the BHP Copper mine in ... Read More »

Community Pool or Aquatic Center pose No easy answers.

Cobre Valley Country Club Pool

A swimming pool is generally the most popular and populated recreation site in a community during the summer, so what happens when one local option has permanently closed and the other two are failing? According to several area leaders, it is time to think regional. “The time has come where we need to approach new projects and ideas as a region (because) it has become extremely difficult to get funding standing alone, especially in rural communities,” Globe Mayor Al Gameros said. “We are a stronger force when we collaborate and work together.” Read More »

How to Conquer the Fear of Falling and Lead a Full Life.

Seniors living the good life.

    If you’re afraid of falling, you’re not alone. Many people, as they get older, begin to fear falling and the potential injury that can come from a fall. As a result, they begin to limit their activities and social engagements. Enjoyment of life decreases, and the fear of falling can lead to a downward spiral of physical decline, social isolation, loneliness and depression. But it’s possible to avoid this negative chain of events and stay active – while reducing your chances of a fall, too. By learning some simple guidelines for preventing falls, you can reduce the chances of falling in your home. And by staying active, you can maintain your physical strength and balance to reduce the chances of falling even further. It’s wise to be careful about avoiding falls. For older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries as well as deaths from injuries. The consequences of a fall can be severe, including fractures, dislocations, head trauma and soft tissue injuries. Every year, falls result in 800,000 visits to the hospital and 27,000 deaths, according to the National Council on Aging. Read More »

Want to help Hurricane Harvey victims?

For those looking for a way to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas: Houston Coalition for the Homeless: www.homelesshouston.org/hurricane-harvey/ Offers up-to-date information about space in homeless shelters and accepts cash donations at http://www.thewayhomehouston.org/partners Trusted World: https://trustedworld.org/hurricane-harvey-volunteers/ Current needs: New underwear and socks (all sizes), non-perishable food, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, baby diapers, wipes and formula Samaritan’s Purse: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/relief-units-rolling-texas-hurricane-harveys-punch/?utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=m_YYHH-B17V_HHSP Direct relief USA: www.directrelief.org Click on “Direct my Donation to” and choose Hurricane Harvey All of the food banks in the following cities are also accepting donations: Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. Read More »

Stand Out announcements: New Program launched by GMT featuring milestone events, custom design

If there is one thing Globe Miami Times is known for it’s our  graphics, photography and overall look and feel of the products we publish.  So when I was talking to my managing editor recently and we discussed the possibility of publishing your life events as so many papers offer, we knew we wanted to do it our way. We wanted to add style and sass to these BIG LIFE moments that make you want to shout out to the world . Weddings, Births, Anniversaries, Youth Achievement!… if it’s important to you, we can help you make a memorable STAND OUT statement. Read More »

CCYS Globe Miami Piranhas say Thanks!

The CCYS Globe Miami Piranha Swim Team had an amazing 2017 swim season.  We want to thank everyone who was involved in making it another successful year.  It takes a team effort beyond the swimmers to make our program continue year after year.  We give a big credit to Head Coach Noah Gardea, Assistant Coaches Ed Gardea and Jennifer Werrell. Read More »

GCC College Hiking Classes Begin Aug. 27th. FREE for residents 55 and up.

GLOBE-  The Gila Community College Hiking Classes,  begin 7 a.m. Sunday, August 27 at the Wellness Center, on the campus up Six Shooter Canyon. Two classes are offered and will meet together for this first day. Listed as Beginning Hiking I and Beginning Hiking II, the two classes are being conducted by Bob Zache, who has been teaching them almost nine years. Beginning Hiking I is also called Urban Hiking and features hikes closer to town, most of which are a little easier. In Beginning Hiking II, Mountain Hiking, students will experience more difficult trails in surrounding mountains.      The Mountain Hiking class schedule this semester includes Armer Mountain, Angel Wings, Salt River Peak, Picket Post Mountain, Haunted Canyon, Upper Parker Creek, Javelina Butte, Margarita Saddle,  and a hike all the way around Picket Post Mountain. Urban Hiking includes Timber Camp, Globe Cemetery, Diversion Dam Tunnel, Boulder Canyon, Old Superior Highway to Claypool Tunnel, Copper Crawl, and the Old Superior Highway at Top of the World.      Because of the fires on Pinal Mountain last spring, access to trailheads is blocked so no hikes will be scheduled there until next spring.     At the orientation Sunday, Aug. ... Read More »

Community makes Cobre Valley Youth Club opening a success

It’s always risky to step away from the familiar, but when it comes to making a community a better place for its young people, the former advisory board of the Boys & Girls Club was willing. All it needed was to find others who could catch the vision, and it did. From the moment the local Club partnered with the East Valley Boys & Girls Club, it was understood that it would need to find a way to become independent some day. That day was July 1, 2017. In addition to program funding, Club then needed support to buy a new bus or van, administrative and youth computers and for the branding of its new name. Several people and agencies helped provide that funding. 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 »

Tonto National Monument Closed on Monday, July 10, 2017 Due to Power Outage

Roosevelt, AZ- The Salt River Project will be working on updating critical powerline infrastructure near Tonto National Monument on July 10 th . Because of the power outage and impacts to visitor safety, Tonto National Monument will be closed all day Monday. Also, on Tuesday, July 11 th and Wednesday, July 12 th the museum will be partially closed due to curators working on needed artifact conservation. Thank you for your patience and please look forward to some additions to the exhibits coming soon. Read More »