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Kearny fire evacuates 300 people

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Kearny -- Last week's Kearny River Fire evacuated close to 300 residents and destroyed three homes, two sheds and a car, but the damage could have been much worse.
Despite the fire's dangerous proximity to hundreds of residents, no injuries were reported.
"If it wasn't for the first responders and their resources, we could have had a really bad
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Lamont Mortuary named 2015 Business of the Year

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Globe -- Lamont Mortuary was named the 2015 Business of the Year at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting on Thursday at Dream Manor Inn.
Owner Ian Lamont and his wife, Cathy, were recognized for their work with the Globe Rotary Club, the CVRMC Foundation, the Southern Gila County Economic Development Corporation, St. John's Episcopal Church, the Cobre Valley
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Miami budget workshop creates confusion, angst

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Miami -- A budget workshop in the Miami Town Council chambers last week left more questions than answers among council members. Town Manager Joseph Heatherly called on Town Financial Manager Rachelle Sanchez to present the budget and answer questions.
Sanchez didn't pull any punches and went straight to the point. "We're not balancing and unfortunately the shortfall is in the
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Major ADOT project begins on US 60

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
Superior -- The first of a series of planned improvement projects along US 60 between Superior and Globe started Wednesday, June 17, when the Arizona Department of Transportation began work to construct a new passing lane from Devils Canyon to Oak Flat (mileposts 231-233), along with other improvements. When completed, this $8.8 million safety improvement project will make it easier
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Miami Post Office dedicated to World War II hero

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
United States Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick was present this past Friday at the ceremony to dedicate the Town of Miami Post Office to Staff Sgt. Manuel V. Mendoza, a World War II veteran born in Miami whose heroic service posthumously earned him the Medal of Honor. Kirkpatrick introduced the legislation to the House of Representatives and it passed, making possible the
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Project draws bevy of comments

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2015
Globe -- At its meeting on June 9, Globe City Council heard from the public for the first time regarding a large commercial and residential Planned Area Development (PAD) on 58 acres of land around the old drive-in theatre. The land is owned by local businessman Bob Hollis.
At its meeting on June 3, the Globe Planning and Zoning Commission
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New bridge opens

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2015
Tonto Basin -- Gila County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mike Pastor thanked the community and stakeholders at a ribbon cutting for the newly completely Oak Creek Bridge in Tonto Basin on Monday, June 8.
Pastor and others present stressed the importance of the bridge for the Tonto Basin community, explaining that it provides crucial connectivity for the east and west
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City Council gets results of Globe Police audit

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2015
Globe -- Globe City Council heard a presentation on the recent police department audit at a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 9 at City Hall in Globe.
Council received a presentation from Kim Craven of Public Safety Strategies Group (PSSG) regarding the final Police Department Operational Audit.
According to City Manager Brent Billingsley, the audit can provide "guidance going forward
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Globe holds public hearing on proposed housing/retail project

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 10th, 2015
The issue of re-zoning four parcels of land around the old drive-in theatre for mixed-use came before Globe's City council for the first time on Tuesday.
Called a PAD (Planned Area Development), the re-zoning would allow the land's would-be developers, Red Bridge Partners, to add residential units to what is now zoned as a commercial property, while retaining the
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School Board informed on tentative budget

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 10th, 2015
The Miami School Board heard a presentation on the tentative 2015-2016 budget reductions and discussed school lunches at its regular meeting on June 1 at Miami High School. Board members Paul Licano and Robert Mawson were absent.
The board heard a presentation on the tentative fiscal year 2015-2016 budget and opened a required public hearing and a 30-day comment period
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Standoff ends peacefully; suspect faces charges

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 9th, 2015
Globe -- A Globe man faces multiple charges after allegedly aggressively displaying a knife to a police office and then leading officers on a foot chase.
Jayme Holmes, 24, has been charged with Aggravated Assault/Domestic Violence, Aggravated Assault on an Officer, Misconduct Involving Weapons/Prohibited Weapons, Resisting Arrest/Risk of Physical Injury
On Saturday at approximately 10:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to
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Massive housing project recommended by P&Z Commission

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 9th, 2015
Globe -- At its meeting on Wednesday, June 3, the Globe Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously voted to recommend to the City Council that it approve a Planned Area Development on 58 acres of land owned by local businessman Bob Hollis.
Commissioner Carl Williams, owner of the nearby Dream Manor Inn, had some strong concerns with the proposed project,
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GHS holds graduation ceremony

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 9th, 2015
San Carlos -- Globe High School celebrated its 105th graduating class at Apache Gold Pavilion on Friday, June 5. Due to inclement weather, the ceremony was moved indoors, from Harbison Field in Globe to the Apache Gold Pavilion.
The Master of Ceremonies was Angela Philpot, class of 94, and the keynote speaker was Eddie Lopez, class of 93. Lopez joked
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State school superintendent visits Globe

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 9th, 2015
Globe -- As part of her "We Are Listening" tour, Arizona State School Superintendent Diane Douglas heard from educators, administrators, parents, and members of the public on Thursday evening at a packed Gila County Board of Supervisors meeting room in Globe.
Douglas did not respond to questions at the meeting. Instead, she promised that the tour will return in
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Flores found guilty of disorderly conduct

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 9th, 2015
Globe -- After a jury trial that was held May 6 and 7, Esequiel Paul Flores was found guilty of disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon. He was found not guilty of aggravated assault-deadly weapon and aggravated assault-adult upon child under 15. The case was tried by June Ava Florescue and Flores was defended by Anna Ortiz. Flores continues to
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Runaway truck crashes into building on Mesquite

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 9th, 2015
A scary incident that happened on Thursday afternoon had a relatively happy ending. A commercial truck that was hauling dirt and rocks lost control as it headed up Mesquite Street. The truck then reportedly traveled backward across Broad Street, narrowly missing several vehicles and pedestrians. The truck reportedly blew a tire, and finally came to a stop after hitting a
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Blaze results in total loss

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 2nd, 2015
On May 25 at 7:22 a.m., the Globe Fire Department was dispatched to the 100 block of Central Avenue for a structure fire. Arriving units found a two-story home fully engulfed in fire. The fire was contained to the residence, but the home was a total loss. A total of 20 firefighters from the Globe, Canyon, and Tri-City
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Human-caused fire contained to 28 acres

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 2nd, 2015
Gila County -- Last week, U.S. Forest Service firefighters were able to contain a human-caused fire to just 28 acres.
The fire started at approximately 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27. The location was near the junction of Highways 188 and 288, about 15 miles northwest of Globe.
On the first night of the fire, crews were able to stop
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Miami graduates look to the future

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 2nd, 2015
Miami -- On May 22 at Miami High School's Ragus Field, parents, grandparents, friends and fans watched and cheered as 53 seniors marched across the football field wearing the white and green caps and gowns of their Alma Mater.
Two of those students wore gold honor pins. Two wore silver pins and three were members of the National Honor
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Drama at Miami Council meeting

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 2nd, 2015
Miami -- Sparks flew at last week's Miami Town Council meeting as council members attempted to chastise one of their own.
Councilman Michael Black was accused of circumventing accepted council behavior and setting up a meeting between former town employee Richard Canizales and himself and officials of the USDA.
The USDA is the federal agency responsible for loaning the
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