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Bringing the magic of Christmas to local kids, Gila County Landfill staff and volunteers refurbish and distribute over 160 bikes for Holiday.

Each December, Gila County Recycling & Landfill Management presents the community with better-than-new, refurbished bikes, which get distributed to families in need throughout Gila County. This year, the county will distribute a record number of bikes– over 160. A 14 year long tradition, each bike giveaway represents a year’s worth of work by county staff, community members, and inmate laborers. As soon as the bikes are gone each year, they start again. Read More »

Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin Completes Year as President of County Supervisors Association

(Phoenix, November 16, 2017)—Completing a successful year of service, Gila County Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin ended her tenure as President of the County Supervisors Association (CSA) at the organization’s Board of Directors meeting on November 16, 2017. Read More »

Precribed Fire Treatment North of Payson to begin Monday

PAYSON,   Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 1,247-acre prescribed fire treatment in the Shoofly ruins area north of Payson beginning on Monday, November 13, through Thursday,  November 16, 2017. The prescribed fire will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush. Read More »

Gila County Thanks Partners for a successful “Take Back” Day

 GILA COUNTY- On Saturday, Oct. 28, Gila County agencies and their partners successfully collected over 800 pounds of unused or expired medication from the community members as part of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.”  Read More »

Play nice when recycling. Don’t recycle kitty litter and other such things.

GILACOUNTY-Recently Gila County Landfill staff has been finding lots of stuff besides recycling in the large green bins that are available to the public. From cactus to cat litter to sheet rock, the County employees who hand sort the contents of the bins have seen an increase lately in these contaminants. In order keep the bins available as a free resource to the public, it is important that only types 1-3 plastics go in the green bins. “Types 1-3” refers to the number on the bottom of the bottle. To keep it simple, remember that beverage bottles are almost always type 1-3. Staff is happy to remove the odd plastic item that doesn’t meet the requirements, but trash and other contaminants can compromise their safety and bring the process to a halt.   If you have any questions about recycling in Gila County call 928-425-7470. Read More »

Globe Mayor updates community on latest City actions

The Haunted Jail The Haunted Jail opened on October 28th and will be open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until October 31st from 6 pm to 10 pm.  The Haunted Jail event is made possible by AZ Productions, LLC.  This is as high quality haunt similar to those built in the Phoenix area.  The entry fee is a reasonable $16.00.  A Zombie Paintball vendor is set up across the street for the entire event.   Spaces for local vendors are available also during the haunt times.  You can go online and get information at www.globehauntedjail.com. Read More »

Transportation Survey for Gila County wants to hear from YOU

CAG- The Central Arizona Governments (CAG) Transit Feasibility Survey is designed to identify opportunities and needs, demand for public transportation, and local mobility issues. The results of the survey will help define future public transportation options in greater Gila County.  Submit your completed survey by September 30th to be entered to win one of two $50 Visa gift cars.  For more information or alternative means to complete the survey, please call Travis Ashbaugh at 480-474-9300.  To take the survey please click HERE:     Read More »

Gila County Health Department breaks new ground in fight against opioid abuse

GILA COUNTY-The Gila County Health Department is the first county health department in the state to make naloxone available free to the public. The “recovery kits” contain two doses of naloxone (the drug that can reverse an opioid overdose), two intramuscular syringes, and clear instructions on when and how to administer the drug.  The potentially life-saving injection should be administered in one of four major muscle groups and does not have to be injected into a vein to be beneficial. Because the antidote is injected into a muscle, the syringes included in the kit are different than those made to inject into veins. Read More »

Globe Mayors’ Report for August

Globe,AZ_ The Haunted Jail Construction has begun this week for the haunted house event that will run from September 28th until October 31st. The old 1910 jail on Oak Street will be used at the entry way and then will extend into the alley way behind the Center For The Arts. The alley way will remain closed for the entire time. Rural Policy Forum Some Council and staff attended the Rural Policy Forum that was held in Safford on August 9th through 11th. There were various presentations on similar issues that affect rural cities throughout Arizona. All rural cities need to think of regionalism and collaboration as we work at elevating our communities to the next level. We are currently working on a branding and a marketing study for our city. Read More »

County holds FREE appliance and metal recycling day at Landfill on September 9th

GILA COUNTY- Gila County Recycling and Landfill Management will hold a free appliance and metal recycling day on Saturday, September 9, from 6 am to 4 pm at Russell Gulch Landfill in Globe-Miami. Gila County will waive the fee for all appliances, such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dishwashers, dryers, portable trash compactors, water heaters, and all other metal items. Please do not tamper with Freon lines. The landfill will handle Freon removal. Read More »