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Local emergency personnel hold crash simulation

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Globe Fire, Tri-City Fire, Miami Fire, Canyon Fire, Globe Police, Gila County Sheriff's Office, Miami Police, Copper Basin Coalition, and the Gila County Health Department presented a simulation of a two-vehicle crash with multiple injuries and one fatality at Harbison Field in Globe on Thursday for Globe High School students. The simulation warned students of the realities of getting into
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Union ‘shocked’ by Asarco layoffs

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Tucson -- KVOA Channel 4 in Tucson reported Monday that one of Southern Arizona's biggest employers has announced layoffs.
Asarco will lay off workers at the Mission Mine near Sahuarita and the Hayden and Ray Operations in Pinal and Gila counties.
Final layoff numbers have not been determined, according to Asarco. Union leaders say about 160 people will be laid
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TigeRobotics team gears up for first competition

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Globe -- Globe TigeRobotics team members worked hard on Monday, Feb. 16, putting the final touches on their robot before Tuesday, the last official day they were allowed to work on it before competition.
The team is permitted to continue working on up to 30 pounds of additional parts following Tuesday's deadline and will take the robot out of
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GUSD continues fight

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Globe -- Globe Unified School District officials are continuing to battle with the Arizona Interscholastic Association for a more reasonable athletic classification.
At the Globe School Board meeting on Feb. 18, Globe Athletic Director Bill Wirtzberger gave the school board a summary of the points Globe is trying to get across.
Wirtzberger said that although enrollment has increased, the number
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Man reportedly jumps off Pinto Creek Bridge

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Gila County -- On Feb. 17 at approximately 12:45 p.m., the Gila County Sheriff's Office received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a subject jumping from the Pinto Creek Bridge. The Superior Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, and Gila County Sheriff's Deputies responded. Fire and EMS were also dispatched and Globe, Canyon, and Tri-City Fire responded. The subject was found
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Funding approved for chambers of commerce

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Globe -- The Gila County Board of Supervisors held a regular meeting at the Gila County Courthouse in Globe on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
The board voted unanimously to approve $30,000 of funding that the Globe Miami Chamber of Commerce will share with the Tonto Basin and Payson chambers.
County Manager Don McDaniel explained that the agreement would formalize a long-standing
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Masquerade Ball at Center for the Arts

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts hosted a special Valentine's Day Masquerade Ball on Saturday evening. The event featured live music from Centennial Swing (the jazz portion of the Globe-Miami Centennial Band), several solo performances by members of the Copper Cities Community Players, intricate and original outfits, and "The Three Tenors," pictured above. The trio (left to right: Derryl
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Miami gets serious about collecting past due sewer bills

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Miami -- Miami town officials plan to flush out deadbeats this month and get them to start paying for sewer and trash or go without services.
"This is pretty harsh," said Town Manager Joseph Heatherly, adding that the town will proceed to notify the water company and the Gila County Health Department when sewage service is discontinued.
"You cannot live
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Roberts gets 4 years in prison

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Globe -- On Monday, Feb. 9 in Globe, Ashley Ann Roberts was sentenced to four years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for one count of attempted aggravated assault. She received credit for 168 days already served.
Roberts had originally been charged with attempted second degree murder, but on Jan. 12 pled guilty to the lesser charge of attempted aggravated
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Globe focuses on wayfinding

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Globe -- It may be a little easier for visitors to find their way around the Globe-Miami area in a few weeks. Karalea Carter, Director of the Southern Gila County Economic Development Corporation, and Kip Culver of the Globe Main Street Program told the Globe City Council at the Feb. 10 meeting that signs will be erected to show visitors
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Miami Council discusses staff responsibilities

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Miami -- The Miami Town Council met in a work session Friday to hash out duties and responsibilities of the town's senior staff members.
After reviewing a stack of seven staff titles and duties they went into a 16 page document meant to outline duties, responsibilities and rental of the Bullion Plaza Gym.
Town Manager Joseph Heatherly told the council
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Resolution Copper faces tough questions at Superior open house

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 11th, 2015
Superior -- On Thursday night at Superior High School, Resolution Copper held an open house, its first public meeting since the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act passed Congress in December. The land exchange granted 2,400 acres of land in and around the Oak Flat campground near Superior to Resolution Copper. In return, the company will swap approximately 5,300
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Standoff in Globe ends peacefully

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 11th, 2015
Globe -- On Monday, Feb. 2 at 4:18 p.m., the Globe Police Department received calls of shots fired in the 200 block of east Yuma Street. Witness accounts placed the number of shots fired at between four and six. Officers responded to the area and learned that a subject identified as Mario Guerrero had allegedly been involved in a minor
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Fire crews contain blaze at vacant home in Claypool

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 11th, 2015
On Friday, February 6, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Tri-City Fire was dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 3600 block of Monroe Street in Claypool. On arrival, fire crews found the second floor of a two-story house on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished by fire crews. Tri-City Fire was assisted by Globe, and Canyon Fire. No
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Verdugo’s next court hearing set for April 6

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 11th, 2015
Gila County -- This information was taken from a Public Interest Cases press release sent out by the Gila County Attorney's Office.
The defendant named in each of the cases listed is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The information provided is intended for community information purposes only and should not be used to threaten, intimidate or harass. Misuse
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Globe School Board hears positive reports

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 11th, 2015
Globe -- Building administrators had good things to tell the Globe Unified School District Board during their reports at the Feb. 4 meeting.
Copper Rim Elementary School Principal Brian Peace said enrollment is at 757 and a new kindergarten teacher has been hired. The lack of a teacher had resulted in overcrowding of kindergarten classrooms and extra time spent by
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Supervisors discuss curfew for juveniles

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 11th, 2015
Globe -- The Gila County Board of Supervisors spent time discussing a revised draft of a curfew ordinance for juveniles at a work session in Globe on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
The ordinance is drafted to apply only to unincorporated areas of Gila County and specifically excludes incorporated cities and towns. According to the current draft, the curfew would be
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New Mexico woman convicted following historic meth bust

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 3rd, 2015
Globe -- Gila County Attorney Bradley D. Beauchamp announced that on Jan, 28, 37-year-old New Mexico resident Amber Carlson was convicted of Transportation of a Dangerous Drug for Sale, Possession of a Dangerous Drug for Sale, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia by an eight-person jury in Globe.
Carlson and a companion had driven all night on Dec. 23,
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Five confirmed cases of measles in Pinal County

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 3rd, 2015
Pinal County -- On Tuesday, Jan. 27, the Pinal County Public Health Services District confirmed a fifth case of measles in an adult male, who is now recovering.
This individual was exposed to the family of four other cases identified last week residing in the Kearny area. This new case raises the possibility that some Pinal County residents or others
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Globe Police Department holds awards dinner

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 3rd, 2015
The Globe Police Department held its 2014 awards dinner on Saturday night at Dream Manor Inn. Mike Boyd was named Officer of the Year, Sgt. James Durnan was named Supervisor of the Year, and Wayne Sukosky was named Dispatcher of the Year. Commendation awards were also given out for work done on specific cases in late 2013 and 2014, including
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Details of AZ Water issue made public

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 3rd, 2015
Globe -- For the first time, the City of Globe publicly went into detail regarding claims brought against it by the Arizona Water Company for the first time at the regular city council meeting on Tuesday.
City Manager Brent Billingsley stated that two separate claims have been filed against the city of Globe by the Arizona Water Company (AWC) in
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GUSD looks to identify more gifted students

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 3rd, 2015
Globe -- Globe schools are about to identify more gifted students in the district than they have been able to before.
Coordinator of Special Projects Deb Leverance told the school board earlier this month that Globe has not been identifying gifted students with the same frequency as the state and federal averages.
Up until now, identification of gifted students has
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Miami discusses selling Fitzpatrick-Barcon building

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 3rd, 2015
Miami -- The historic Fitzpatrick-Barcon building is among properties owned by the town that could be put up for sale or long term lease in the near future.
The other two properties include buildings at 700 W. Sullivan St. (formerly rented by Sundt, and 618 W. Sullivan St. which is currently being rented by LEI. Mayor Darryl Dalley told
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Mining news from around the Copper Corridor

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 3rd, 2015
Copper prices ended last week at $2.49 a pound. During the week, copper futures got as low as $2.45 a pound and as high as $2.51, according to KITCO. In December of last year copper prices dropped out of the $3.00 a pound price range.
Freeport McMoRan stock fell to a new low last week of $16.43, and
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