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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 »

City of Globe looking for advisory committee members

Public Service Announcement The City of Globe is currently recruiting city residents to apply to serve on several City advisory groups.  The groups include:  Planning & Zoning, the Library Committee, Parks & Recreation, the Tree Committee, the Water Advisory Committee and the Public Safety Committee. Serving the community in this role is a great way to raise awareness and support important community issues.  Residents may serve on only one board, commission or committee at a time.  Please call Shelly Salazar, City Clerk, at 425-7146 if you have any questions.  Applications are available at Globe City Hall, we look forward to having you join. Read More »

Community members gear up for new grant to fight drug abuse

Concerned citizens can be the most powerful force for a community in need of change, and a diverse group of such people from Globe gathered at the Chamber of Commerce on Monday to learn about a tool to combat drug abuse. The Drug Free Community Support program presentation was organized by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and moderated by Manuel Medina, Ph.D. The meeting was the first step in a process that will result in an application for a five-year grant to educate the public and prevent drug abuse in the community. The grant, which comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is a federal grant, is due in March, so the local coalition will spend the rest of 2017 preparing and planning for implementation before applying in 2018. The group that met Monday consisted of local leaders, city and county administrators, high school students and elected officials. Under the direction of Medina, the group discussed issues that affect the Globe Miami communities. Although numerous issues bobbed to the surface during discussion, there were several that stood out as the most serious to the majority of the group. Those issues include substance abuse, teen pregnancy, ... Read More »

Gila County Employees Recognized

(GILA COUNTY, AZ)— Gila County recognized 87 employees during its annual service awards presentation at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7. “We’re grateful to these employees for their commitment to Gila County and proud of the way it reflects on the County as an employer,” says Shelley McPherson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Gila County Human Resources Director. Read More »

Code enforcer aims to beautify Globe

The enforcer walks softly and carries a big… list of city codes. These days, properties in the city limits of Globe are getting a lot of attention from newly hired Code Enforcement Specialist Michelle Yerkovich, and although her stick is local law, she doesn’t intend to batter anyone over the head with it. City Manager Paul Jepson calls the code enforcement program “positive persistence.” His and the City Council’s goal is to get everyone to do their share to make Globe beautiful. Yerkovich’s goals are to educate the public about city code and systematically remove blight from the area. “What I’ve found is that most people are not intentionally violating code,” she said. “They just don’t know what it is.” Read More »

Sheriff’s Office receives funding for an intoxilyzer

Courtesy of the Gila County Sheriff’s Office The Gila County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), received funding to purchase one intoxilyzer unit and five radar units. The intoxilyzer will be placed in the regional DUI van, which can be utilized by all law enforcement agencies throughout Gila County. The GOHS provided $8,105 to purchase the intoxilyzer unit to enhance DUI/impaired driving enforcement throughout the county. The Gila County Sheriff’s Office will utilize the five radar units in patrol vehicles assigned throughout Gila County to increase speed limit enforcement and to participate in speed enforcement details. The Office of Highway Safety provided funding in the amount of $11,000 to purchase the radar units. Read More »

Health Department to Offer Low-Cost Rabies Clinics and Animal Adoption Fairs

GLOBE, AZ (January 24, 2017) — Gila County Health & Emergency Management has partnered with local veterinarians and animal shelters to o er a number of new pet health, wellness, and adoption opportunities. At the top of the list are low-cost rabies clinics. The 1st clinic will be held February 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Tractor Supply Store, 2260 E. Highway 60, Miami, AZ. Dr. Rita Sanders, DVM, of Copper Hills Veterinary Services will be volunteering her time to administer vaccinations. Costs are just $10 for rabies shots or boosters. Annual license fees can be paid at the same time at $10 for a spayed/neutered dog or $30 if unaltered. For those looking to adopt, Gila County’s Mobile Adoption Trailer will be at the event, covering dogs for just $50 and cats for just $25, which includes neutering/spaying, chipping, and rabies shot. To view animals available for adoption, visit the department’s Facebook page or www.petharbor.com. Past events have been very well received. Residents should plan accordingly. Dogs must be on a leash, and aggressive dogs must be muzzled. Cats must be in an animal carrier. All pets must be supervised by an adult. With 53,000 ... Read More »

At-large dog owners will be cited

No matter who appears to be the victim County codes are designed to protect people and other animals from potential attacks, but what can be done if a dog leaps walls and climbs fences? Rose and Janeane Mancha of Globe found themselves asking this question after their pet was attacked by the same dog a second time in less than a year. The mother and daughter were pulling down Christmas lights Jan. 2 from their home on Apache Hills Lane, when Janeane walked toward the back of the house with her Yorkiepoo at her heels. Soon after her dog, Shark, and the neighbor’s dog started barking through the fence at each other, she heard whining and yelping. Janeane said she ran to save her dog, but the neighbor’s pit bull mix had already bitten the much smaller dog. The injuries (shown in photo) from the bites were so deep that the veterinarian couldn’t sew them up and stapled them instead, Rose said. Although Sharky is on the mend, the Manchas have already had to pay $500 in vet bills, and they’re wondering what will happen the next time their neighbor’s dog is on the loose. “If they don’t do something this ... Read More »

John Nelson resumes job as Gila County Manager

(GILA COUNTY, AZ)— At its first regular meeting of 2017, the Gila County Board of Supervisors appointed John Nelson County Manager. “I’m just so grateful that John is able to step back into this position he has held before,” says board chair Tommie Martin. Martin noted that Nelson brings history and knowledge to the position that will help the county take a hard look at where it stands, while moving forward. Read More »

Forest Officials to Meet Jan 12, with Town of Superior, Discuss Apache Leap

Forest Officials Meet with Town of Superior, Discuss Apache Leap

PHOENIX, January 10, 2017 — Tonto National Forest officials will meet with the Town of Superior’s mayor, town council and interested members of the public January 12 regarding establishment of the Congressionally-mandated Apache Leap Special Management Area. Read More »