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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 »

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 »

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 approves tax rates

The Gila County Board of Supervisors officially approved the tax rates for all jurisdictions for the 2017-2018 fiscal year at its regular meeting on August 21. The board’s action at Monday’s meeting approves the tax rates set by special taxing districts, such as fire and school districts, and sets the County primary tax rate, which has not increased for eight consecutive years. Approving these tax rates is required by state law and allows the Gila County Treasurer to collect taxes on behalf of the various entities. Gila County Finance’s Olivia Todd (pictured) presented the item to the board. Read More »

County update on Flood Mitigation efforts after Pinal Fire

GilaCounty-Even as the Pinal Fire was still burning, Globe-Miami residents expressed concerns about post-fire flooding. Gila County staff at the Pinal Fire community meetings heard these concerns and began to formulate a multi-faceted response, including securing $300,000 dollars of federal funds to hire local contractors to clean out the waterways downstream of the burn. As control of the incident shifted from the Forest Service to Gila County, the County immediately began to look at flood mitigation solutions. Read More »

Gila County becomes 14th Farm Bureau Agency in the State

Gila County Farm Bureau Insurance Board

A group of Gila County ranchers made a bit of history this June when they formed a Farm Bureau in Gila County.  Of Arizona’s fifteen counties, Gila County becomes the 14th to form a Farm Bureau; a grassroots, volunteer-led farming and ranching advocacy organization.  The group met in June and voted unanimously to form a Farm Bureau, electingrancher, Cassie Lyman as its first president.  Quoting from a John Michael Montgomery’s song, “Life’s a Dance” Lyman made the point that the newly formed group would ‘learn as they go.’ Read More »

County to receive $300,000 in federal funds to clean out waterways amid flooding concerns

(GILA COUNTY, AZ)—Gila County responded proactively to flooding concerns related to the Pinal Fire by securing $300,000 in federal funds to clean out waterways in the Globe-Miami area. “We’re thrilled to not only better prepare our area for the oncoming monsoon season, but also to bring these dollars back to Gila County residents and local contractors,” says Gila County Manager James Menlove. Pending final approval, the County should receive the funding from the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection Program the week of July 3. Read More »

County holds public forums on the budget in Globe and Payson

GILA COUNTY-As part of an open and transparent budget process, the Gila County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce two upcoming budget forums. Held simultaneously in both Globe-Miami and Payson, as well as broadcast between the two locations, the forums will give residents the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments regarding the proposed fiscal year 2017-2018 budget. These forums will be held:         Tuesday, June 27, 2017; 4:30-7:00 p.m.                        Wednesday, June 28, 2017; 4:30-7:00 p.m. On both evenings, meetings will be held in both Globe and Payson and broadcast via ITV between the two locations.                        Read More »

Gila County announces surplus auction

(Globe, AZ) Gila County will conduct the quarterly online auction to dispose of surplus property beginning Monday, July 3, 2017.  Featured items are miscellaneous office equipment, furniture, and supplies; a couch; and a digital camera. Interested persons may view a complete list of the items with a photo and a brief description at www.gilacountyaz.gov.  Read More »

County threatened by flooding after Pinal Fire moves to mitigate possible damage.

The question is not if flooding will occur, but when it will come and how much damage it may do. At a community meeting in Globe Tuesday night, experts from multiple agencies and local government addressed the threat of flooding in this area as a result of the fire which burned over 7000 acres throughout much of May and June in the Pinal mountains.  In satellite images provided by the forest service, significant swaths of the Pinals show high to moderate burn severity which means when the monsoon rains do come this summer there will be little to stop the water from picking up the fine ash left by the fire and flowing downhill at greater velocity, and with more debris than before. Read More »