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Chasing Totality

The woman next to me, probably in her early twenties, was jumping up and down like a contestant on the The Price is Right. It was T-minus three minutes, and the moon was poised to eat up the last sliver of the sun. She and I and a hundred other totality chasers had converged on the same state park campground near Shoshoni, Wyo. There were tent campers like me from Arizona, two touring motorcyclists on Gold Wings who road in from Chicago, a bagpiper from Billings, Mont., and a 25-member Friends of Astronomy group from Greece who had somehow crammed themselves into four rented motorhomes. Read More »

Tri-City Fire District to hold open house

Gila County- Tri-City Fire District will hold its annual open house at its Claypool station on Saturday, October 14 from 10 am to 2 pm. Help Tri-City celebrate another year of service to the community and raise awareness about fire safety! Tri-city will have firefighting vehicles, equipment, and helicopters open for families to explore. There will be raffles, giveaways, goodie bags, plus hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks. This year, the Gila County Public Health Department and the Miami High School Anti-Tobacco squad will be at the open house with pig lungs to demonstrate healthy lungs. The will also have tobacco “quit kits” and other resources available. The health department along with Copper Basin Coalition will also be presenting information on naloxone (the drug that can reverse an opioid overdose) and will have their naloxone “recovery kits” available. Read More »

Arizona Rural Policy Forum Heads to Graham County

Annual event brings rural leaders and advocates from around the state to connect and share resources June 26, 2017 (Thatcher, AZ) – The Rural Policy Forum, hosted by the Local First Arizona Foundation and Arizona Rural Development Council, connects rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, and other rural stakeholders who are interested in sustaining rural communities. This year’s event will be hosted in the Safford and Thatcher communities August 9-11, 2017, showcasing what the region has to offer in terms of amenities and economic development opportunities. Read More »

Public invited to Community Meeting Sunday May 21 to discuss Pinal Fire

The Pinal Fire. This photo was taken on May 19th at dusk by Kenneth Chan.

The Pinal Fire which began on May 8th due to a lightening strike is a controlled burn which now covers over 1400 acres. It is being allowed to burn underbrush which has accumulated in the area for nearly 65 years since the last fire in 1952.   Read More »

Aquatic Center hits first big bump but not defeated

The dream is a regional aquatic center to serve all of the Globe Miami area, but there are a few substantial hurdles to get over before the first big splash.  Senate Bill 1416 was designed to create a revitalization tax district that included the county, the municipalities of Globe and Miami, as well as two school districts. It passed the state Senate in February but was never assigned to the agenda for the House and died. Globe City Manager Paul Jepson said one of the reasons it failed to get traction was the county (Gila) went neutral. “We got it through Senate, but it was tough,” he said. “The bill was never assigned to the agenda, and that killed it.” Read More »

Something different and delicious for Globe-Miami

Globe Miami Times features Jordan Baker and Vida E Cafe

When clients call Jordan Johnson, they are looking for something a little different, and that’s what she aims to give them. Johnson may be better known to some as the face behind the famous (and soon to re-open) Vida E Café, but there is much more to her than sandwiches, salads and coffee. She also runs a catering company under the same name. Her catering clients – as opposed to her customers at Vida E Café – know her as the creative energy behind elaborate five-course meals served in the comfort of their homes, as well as meals and hors d’oeuvres for graduations, weddings, galas and other local events. Read More »

Local Vet sees 1st snakebite of the year

Think of the Arizona desert, and the first things that come to mind are probably heat, saguaro cactus―and rattlesnakes. As the saying goes, practically everything in the desert will “stick you, sting you, bite you or burn you.” But for newcomers to the Southwestern desert, the scariest hazard is probably the rattlesnake: that fearsome serpent that lies in wait, coiled under the nearest prickly pear, ready to strike at anyone who comes near. Read More »

Gathering Stories: A Talking Bench installation comes to Town

The Talking Bench designed by Andrea Bertassi and Cristina Murphy was set up in Austin. (Courtesy Photo)

A new  ‘story bench’ project, designed by XCOOP architects Cristina Murphy and Andrea Bertassi,  is coming to town in April where it will be showcased at the local health fair and later at the Center for the Arts.  “We believe that knowing about a place comes through stories and shared experiences, ” says Murphy , whose passion for community engagement and talking to people became legendary during her assignment in Globe as part of the Taliesen Globe-Miami Studio Project. Read More »

Old Dominion Park schedules Spring Volunteer Day April 29

GLOBE- A Volunteer Day is planned Saturday, April 29 at the Old Dominion Historic Mine Park; with spring in full swing, there will be plenty of cleanup from the winter season as well as new work to be done. Community and civic groups and individuals are invited to come out and help continue the work on this gem of a park.  Work will range from cleaning trails and display areas to more specialized work to secure exhibits, put up signage and delineate the parking area. The work will be under way from 7 am through the morning. Water and snacks will be provided, and it is suggested that wear long pants and closed toe shoes and bring gloves, sunscreen and a hat. Anyone with tools they would donate use of for the day such as rakes, hoes and clippers that could be used on the trails is invited to bring them. Read More »

Vote Early, Vote Often & Vote BTA for ‘Best Botanical Garden’

  Want to help score some free press and bring new visitors to Boyce Thompson Arboretum? Click the link below and ‘Vote BTA’; among 20 gardens across the land in the running for an online popularity contest sponsored by USA Today. Read More »