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David Abbott

Journalist, writer and editor who has worked for community newspapers for more than 15 years. After four years at Davis-Monthan AFB and a few years living in Tucson, moved to California to find his fortune. He is happy to be back in Arizona, in the mountains he loves.

GLOBE FORWARD: A banner year in Globe leads up to State of the City Address by Mayor Al Gameros

The state of the City of Globe is trending upward, and as Mayor Al Gameros prepares for his third-annual State of the City address later this month, visible signs of progress are appearing all around town. “The momentum we are on continues to elevate our game to the next level,” …

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Local art advocate appointed to state Arts Council

Anyone who has walked in Historic Downtown Globe recently, hiked the Stairizona Trail or—more recently—taken in the “M” on the hill to the east of the Miami High School football field has seen the influence of Globe native Regina Ortega-Leonardi. The co-founder of I Art Globe and the new nonprofit …

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Miami High School Growing together under new leadership: Maintaining continuity, increasing rigor, building a sense of school culture

For the first time in nearly a decade a new principal is walking the halls of Miami High School, putting his mark on an institution with a long and storied history in the Copper Corridor. Former assistant principal and athletic director Shawn Pietila took the reins at the beginning of …

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Kayaking in the Copper Corridor offers magnificent scenery and a cool alternative

Record snowpack over the winter and spring and record heat this summer offers a glimpse into the yin and the yang that comes with living year-round in Arizona. Given Globe’s location and with several lakes and rivers a short drive away, there are plenty of options to get out on …

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Globe Police Department: Ensuring Public Safety through a Community-based Approach

Globe Police Chief Dale Walters is quietly celebrating his five-year anniversary as head of the Globe Police Department, bringing stability to an organization that suffered for years due to understaffing, employee turnover and public distrust prior to his arrival in 2018. In response to public comments made to City Council …

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Gila Community College enters uneasy peace with Eastern Arizona College

It’s been a rocky road in the relationship between the Gila County Provisional Community College District (GCC) and Eastern Arizona College (EAC) in the months since the district announced its intention to split from EAC to seek independence. Just when it looked like the situation had completely deteriorated and GCC …

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Roosevelt Lake offers cool options and new food opportunities to travelers trying to beat the heat

As temperatures spike throughout the state, locals and visitors alike can find relief on the cool waters of Roosevelt Lake along with plenty of activities both on and off the water. Enhancing the Arizona outdoor experience, there are several new options for food and lodging that offer local culinary takes …

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Miami High School enters a new era with the departure of Principal Glen Lineberry

The new track around the refurbished football field on the campus of Miami High School is a visual reminder of the stabilizing effect solid, long-term leadership can bring to an institution, and under the guidance of Glen Lineberry and Dr. Sherry Dorathy, the school has recaptured some of the shine …

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