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Firefighters respond to structure fire

Posted: Thursday, Sep 3rd, 2015
On Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 3:30 p.m., Tri-City and Globe Fire were dispatched to 1271 Walliman Road in reference to smoke coming from the building. On fire crews' arrival, firefighters found a large amount of smoke coming from the rear of the house. Fire crews made an interior fire attack and rapidly brought the fire under control. The homeowner was
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Mining to stop at Miami open pit

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
Miami -- On Thursday, Freeport McMoRan officials in Phoenix said one of its many planned spending cuts in response to poor copper market conditions included the suspension of the Miami open pit mine, which produced 57 million pounds of copper in 2014.
Eric Kinneberg, Freeport-McMoRan's director of external communications, said the decision to stop production at the Miami mine does
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Globe’s #4 well fails

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
Globe -- Globe City Council discussed the recent failure of Well #4 and a proposed IGA with the Canyon Water District at its regular meeting on Aug. 25.
Councilmember Lerry Alderman pulled items F and G from the consent calendar, prompting further discussion of item F, which was "consideration of a service agreement with the pump company to film Well
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Chambers sworn in as Division I Superior Court Judge

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
On Monday afternoon at the Gila County Courthouse, Bryan Chambers was sworn in as Division I Superior Court Judge by Judge Timothy Wright. Chambers was chosen by Gov. Doug Ducey to complete the term of Judge Peter Cahill, who retired earlier this summer. As part of a wide range of judicial experience, Chambers has served as the president of the
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No injuries after car stuck in wash

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
The Globe Fire Department was dispatched to the area of Pinal Creek Wash across from Cobre Valley Motors on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 9:37 p.m. after a major storm hit the Globe-Miami area. A small sedan with two occupants attempted to cross the wash, but was swept down by the rushing water. The vehicle became lodged on a cement ramp
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Center for the Arts to get new roof

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
Globe -- At a special meeting Thursday morning, Globe City Council voted to approve a bid from Rodriguez Construction for re-roofing the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts using funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The project began Monday, Aug. 31 and must finish by the end of September.
According to the City of
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Environmental report source of concern

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
Miami -- The Board of Directors of the Tri-City Regional Sanitary Discussed a required environment report (ER) at its regular meeting on Aug. 25. Mike Krebs, of Pace Engineering, notified the board that in order to satisfy the USDA requirements, the board would have to submit an ER to USDA. The report includes a cultural and biological resources study, which
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ASARCO officially announces cutbacks

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
Pinal County -- ASARCO announced last week that due to a greater than 40 percent decline in copper prices since 2011 and current global market conditions, the Company proposed the indefinite shutdown of its Hayden Concentrator as well as a reduction in its stripping for leaching operation at its Ray Mine.
The Company's cost structure and current market conditions require
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Supervisors consider new voting equipment

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
Globe -- At its meeting on Tuesday morning, the Gila County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation regarding possible new voting equipment, including a demonstration. The presentation was given by Daniel Clark, Regional Sales Manager of Elections Systems and Software. See the Sept. 9 issue of the Silver Belt for complete coverage of the Board of Supervisors meeting.
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House fire likely caused by lightning strike

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
Crews from the Globe Fire Department help clean up the morning after a fire at the residence in the 800 block of Andrea Circle in Country Club Annex. The Globe Fire Department was dispatched to the residence on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 8:45 p.m. for smoke coming from the residence, as reported by a neighbor. Arriving units found smoke coming
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Ray Webb looks to help set world record

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
Miami -- Ray Webb, owner of Pinal Manufacturing in Miami, normally runs a quiet family business.
He and his family build tattoo machines under the name NeoTat.com, and the machines are used by tattooists around the world. On Aug. 30, Webb hopes to add some excitement when he participates in an effort to set a world record
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School funding is subject of Supervisors meeting

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
Globe -- The Gila County Board of Supervisors discussed Secure Rural Schools funding and proposed amendments to the Gila County Floodplain Management Ordinance at a regular meeting on Aug. 17 in Globe.
Gila County Schools Superintendent Linda O'Dell appealed to the board from Payson to approve the distribution of federal Secure Rural Schools funds to school districts in Gila County.
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Highway 60 to briefly close due to more blasting

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
Superior -- Motorists traveling along Highway 60 between Phoenix and Globe on the mornings of Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27, need to plan ahead or allow extra time as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues blasting work as part of an improvement project to build a new passing lane and widen roadway shoulders east of Superior.
The
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Wheatfields burglary leads to arrest of Young man

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
Wheatfields -- A Young man faces burglary charges in connection with a burglary that occurred in the Wheatfields area.
On Aug. 13 at approximately 4:23 p.m., the Gila County Sheriff's Office received a phone call regarding a burglary at a residence in the Wheatfields area. The victim was able to identify the suspect through photos.
On Aug. 18 at 11:17
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Man gets 17 years for killing neighbor

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
Payson -- Gila County Attorney Bradley D. Beauchamp announced that on Aug. 7, the Honorable Gary V. Scales sentenced 73-year-old Michael Voden to 17 years in prison for killing his neighbor. On May 29, 2015, following a six-day trial, a jury had convicted Voden of Manslaughter.
According to Chief Deputy Shawn C. Fuller, who prosecuted the case, evidence presented
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Murder charge filed in fatal accident

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
Globe -- A local man faces charges of Second Degree Murder, three counts of Aggravated Assault and DUI in connection with a fatal traffic accident that occurred early Saturday morning on Ice House Canyon Road in Globe.
The single-vehicle accident claimed the life of Bethany Ann Greenwall, 24, of Globe and injured three others.
Matthew Gohn II, 25, of Globe
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Search warrant leads to 2 arrests, seizure of $91K worth of marijuana

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
Globe -- On Thursday, Aug. 13 at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Gila County Drug, Gang, and Violent Crimes Task Force, the Gila County Sheriff's Office, the Gila County Attorney's Office, and the Globe Police Department conducted a search warrant at a residence on Sanders Lane in Globe.
During the search warrant, 64 marijuana plants were seized, along with
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Globe Public Library’s summer reading program is a success

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
Globe -- Globe City Council discussed recent paving projects and heard a presentation about the library's summer reading program at its regular meeting on Aug. 11.
Adrea Ricke, of the Globe Public Library, gave a presentation on the library's summer reading program, "Every Hero has a Story." Ricke explained that the program aims to combat "summer reading loss," the decline
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Bilgera named Teacher of the Year

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 11th, 2015
Globe -- The Gila County Board of Supervisors recognized Gila County Teacher of the Year, Ms. Rowena Bilgera, at its regular meeting on Aug. 4 in Globe.
Gila County Schools Superintendent Linda O'Dell told the board that it was the fifth year for Gila County's teacher of the year program. O'Dell called the selection process extensive and noted that nominations
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Man suffers 2 gunshot wounds

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 11th, 2015
Globe -- The Gila County Sheriff's Office last week released the following information regarding a shooting in the Central Heights area. On Monday, Aug. 3 at approximately 10 p.m., the Gila County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a gunshot wound victim at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. Deputies, along with the Gila County Drug, Gang, and Violent Crimes
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3 arrested after burglary on Boston

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 11th, 2015
Globe -- On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Gila County Sheriff's Office received a phone call regarding a burglary at a residence on Boston Street in Globe and Deputies were dispatched.
An initial report was taken and an investigation was started. On Tuesday, Aug. 6, Deputies and the Gila County Drug, Gang, and Violent Crimes Task Force conducted a follow-up
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ASARCO Hayden smelter modification

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 11th, 2015
Hayden -- Last July ASARCO notified the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality that it was planning a major modification project at its Hayden Smelter in southern Gila County and was requesting a revision in the smelter's existing Air Quality Control Permit in order to make the changes.
The ADEQ has recently announced it plans to approve ASARCO's request and
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Blasting on US 60 starts Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 11th, 2015
Superior -- Motorists traveling along US 60 between Phoenix and Globe on Thursday morning, Aug. 13, need to plan ahead or allow extra time as the Arizona Department of Transportation begins blasting work as part of a project to build a new passing lane and widen roadway shoulders east of Superior.
The construction of the two-mile-long climbing lane from Devil's
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