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Kearny man shot dead by officer

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Kearny -- On Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:34 p.m., detectives from the Pinal County Sheriff's - Criminal Investigations Bureau were requested by the Kearny Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.
Detectives responded to a residence in the 59700 block of East Bidegain Place in Kearny.
Detectives learned that at 11:03 p.m., a female called 9-1-1 to
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Cattle Sale has $2.1 million in sales

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Globe -- The Gila County Cattle Growers Annual Cattle Sale, the largest sale of its kind still being held in the state of Arizona, took place at the Burch Sale Yard on Monday, May 11.
The one-day sale, which is in its 46th year, generated $2.1 million in sales, with 1,474 head of cattle sold.
According to the Gila
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Claypool assault

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Claypool -- On Friday, May 15, the Gila County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call at approximately 1:17 a.m. regarding an unknown female screaming in the area of Old Oak Street.
Deputies responded and contacted a subject on Wilson Place. The subject said he had been assaulted by two male subjects and that shots had been fired. The
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Wrestlers carry on Barefoot’s legacy

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Globe -- After the sudden loss of Globe wrestling coach Billie Barefoot at the end of April, high school wrestlers Bryce Durbin, Jonathan Martin, and Tanner Barrick have stepped up to help the younger wrestlers in the Gila Wrestling Club finish their season.
"I can't think of a better way to honor him," said Barrick at a Gila Wrestling Club
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Hostetler Pool set to open on Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Miami -- Drive down Sullivan Street in Miami, and the fragrance of chlorine and the glimmering water only add to the anticipation of summer days with friends and classmates.
Town workers have been spending the past few weeks painting and training in preparation for this summer at Hostetler Pool.
Opening day is Saturday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to
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Fire districts to consolidate

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Globe -- The boards of Tri-City Fire District and Canyon Fire District voted unanimously Friday to approve consolidation of the two districts.
Bob Arthur, fire chief for Canyon, told the Silver Belt, "It's getting harder and harder to function as a small district." Nick Renon, Fire Chief for Tri-City, said that the merger will enable the districts to "provide the
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Globe holds meeting on floodplain changes

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Globe -- The City of Globe held a public meeting on May 4 to provide information about changes to the floodplain map in the area around Agave Wash.
City Manager Brent Billingsley explained that in order to take their building out of the floodplain, the developers behind the new Holiday Inn Express on East Ash in Globe had to prove
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Safeway announces closure of Claypool store

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Claypool -- Safeway sent a certified letter to Globe mayor Terry Wheeler last week, announcing that the Claypool Safeway will be "permanently" closing by June 18.
The letter said, in part: "Store employees will either go on layoff, bump to other stores, be offered a transfer, or be permanently terminated depending on their skills, seniority, and if applicable, relevant labor
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More than $175,000 of marijuana seized

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Tonto Basin -- On May 6, the Gila County Drug, Gang, and Violent Crimes Task Force and the Gila County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence off Greenback Valley Road in Tonto Basin.
The Gila County Drug, Gang, and Violent Crimes Task Force seized approximately 221 marijuana plants, marijuana cultivation equipment, one handgun, and several hundred rounds
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Verdugo’s next court date is June 8; Green found not guilty

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Globe -- Robert Verdugo, who has been charged with manslaughter in the 2010 death of Globe resident Scott Johnson, had his motion to reconsider bond denied on April 20.
Verdugo is still being held on $500,000 cash bond. Another case management conference will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8 before the Honorable Gary V. Scales, sitting in
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Globe remembers Coach Barefoot

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
Globe -- More than 400 people gathered in the Globe High School Gym on Saturday, May 2, to mourn the passing of Billie Barefoot. Barefoot was the GHS head wrestling coach and founder of the Gila Monster Wrestling Club. Barefoot was a dedicated advocate for the positive impact that wrestling can have on the lives of young people. As a
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Carlota no longer taking copper from open pit

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
Gila County -- As of last December the Carlota Copper Mine, five miles west of the town of Miami, stopped removing copper ore from the open pit on its 750-acre property. However, company officials say that with some 120 employees and contractors still working, Carlota continues to produce copper. It is all being taken from 42 million tons of ore
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Nearly 800 residents respond to Globe pool survey

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
Globe -- The Globe City Council heard the results of the recently completed aquatics outreach study at its regular meeting on April 28.
Karalea Cox, of the Southern Gila County Economic Development Corporation, presented council with the results of the Regional Aquatic Center Public Outreach Plan, which reports on the recently completed Regional Aquatic Center Public Outreach efforts. A total
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Miami moves forward with sewer rates

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
Miami -- The Miami Town Council held a public hearing and special meeting to consider changes to its sewer system use regulations on Monday, April 27 in Miami.
Council voted unanimously to approve fees for service charges, connection charges, and late fees for sewer service in Miami. Council stressed the difference between the $50 administrative fee, which is required to
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The TigeRobotics team competed in the FIRST Robotics Competition this weekend in St. Louis, Mo.

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 28th, 2015
St. Louis -- This weekend the Globe TigeRobotics team competed at the Nationals/World event in St. Louis, Mo.
The event brought students of all ages to compete in the Jr. FLL (Junior FIRST Lego League) the FLL, (FIRST Lego League) the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) and the FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition).
Thousands of teams with tens of thousands of students
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More than 500 people attend fourth annual STEMFest

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 28th, 2015
Miami -- More than 500 festival goers turned out for the fourth annual Gila County STEMFest on Saturday at Bullion Plaza in Miami.
With more than 35 demonstrations, hands-on activities, and games, kids and adults alike were treated to a morning full of exploration and discovery.
This year's STEMFest offered a little bit of everything. Gabriel and Zander especially
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Payson man gets 16 years in prison

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 28th, 2015
Payson -- Gila County Attorney Bradley D. Beauchamp announced that on April 17, Joshua John Dangerfield of Payson, Ariz., was sentenced to the Arizona Department of Corrections on 12 felony charges arising from one single incident.
According to Gila County Deputy County Attorney Duncan J. Rose, who prosecuted the case, Dangerfield was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Gary V.
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