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CASA of Gila County celebrates the impact of mentors

Caring, consistent adult mentors can mean the difference between success and struggle for children and young adults. During National Mentoring Month — January — CASA of Gila County thanks all the adults who’ve taken on the role of mentor for a child in need.


Arts Center rings in the New Year with hopeful attitude

The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts (CVCA) will have its first board meeting of 2019 next week, with a focus on moving forward after several months of turmoil and uncertainty.


Federal tax changes could mean windfall for Arizona

Arizona is looking at a major windfall in the state budget as a result of the federal government’s tax overhaul, but Gov. Doug Ducey and state lawmakers have different ideas about how the money should be spent.


B.J. Burries joins elite group of high school basketball players, scoring his 3,000th point

Burries, Globe High School student and San Carlos resident, achieving historic success on the basketball court. B.J. Burries is on track to prove that talent, hard work and the right attitude pays off. Burries, a senior at Globe High School and San Carlos Apache tribal member, is on the verge of bre


Gem of a gem and mineral show

Kevin Ridley, with Ampersand Gem and Jewelry, was one of numerous vendors at the 62nd annual Gila County Gem and Mineral Society show in Globe last weekend. In addition to the vendors, there were more than 40 displays, lapidary equipment, jewelry, books, mineral specimens, copper art, demonstrations


Pinal judge dismisses 2014 child abuse case

FLORENCE — A Pinal County judge has dismissed child abuse and kidnapping charges for a 39-year-old man already serving a lengthy prison sentence for similar offenses. Fernando Richter was convicted in 2015 of imprisoning his stepdaughters and sentenced to 58 years in prison.


Gold Canyon gears up for arts tradition

The 19th annual Gold Canyon Arts Festival will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, on the grounds of the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road. “The festival, nestled in the Superstition Mountains, is a gift to the community from the nonprofit Gold Canyon Arts Council


Authors, artists gather Feb. 16 at Superstition Mountain Museum

Authors and artists whose inspiration is the history of the Superstition Mountains and the culture, wildlife and vegetation of the area surrounding them will gather Saturday, Feb. 16, in the East Valley.


Miami officer-involved shooting early Saturday

A suspect was flown to a Valley hospital after an officer-involved shooting in Miami in the early hours of Saturday, Jan. 5. In a Saturday morning press release, the Miami Police Department also announced that the officer was not injured during the incident.


Cook removed from House Public Safety Committee; County Infrastructure Committee disbanded

Rep. David Lee Cook, R–Globe, was stripped of his membership last month on the State House Public Safety Committee. Cook was subject to disciplinary action after his Dec. 19, 2018 arrest for driving under the influence (DUI).


The Orphan Trains – Foundlings on the Frontier

The Arizona Humanities Council has funded a 4-city tour of the multi-media program “Riders on the Orphan Train – Foundlings on the Frontier” in January and February 2019. The presentation will come to the High Desert Middle School Auditorium in Globe on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at 7 p.m.


Dance to benefit local residents facing health challenges

A benefit dance for Betty Dominguez and Guadalupe (Al) Aldape will be held from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the American Legion Hall in Globe, featuring Neto Vasquez and the band Imagine. Donation is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased from Chris Dzera 928-473-4361, Lori Rodriguez 928-425-75


Hydroponic vision becoming reality for local entrepreneur

Cobre Valley Indoor Farms celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, Jan. 5. Located off of Miami Avenue in Miami, the indoor farming facility will eventually have a variety of home-grown fresh fruits, vegetable and spices ready for purchase.


Tri-City Regional Sanitary District opposition

EDITOR: I would like to thank all of the residents of Tri-City and concerned residents of Globe and Miami who have come forward to voice opposition to the current TRSD project.


Questions for Giles, Spehar on TRSD project

EDITOR: Thank you for publishing the article titled “Public concerned about legitimacy of TRSD protest,” (Dec. 26, 2018). The article focuses in general on protests to the proposed three-phase Tri-City Regional Sanitary District (TRSD) wastewater collection, transmission and treatment project.


Pima takes win in Miami Holiday 5-way

MIAMI, Ariz. — Pima competed in the Miami Holiday 5-Way and went home with a win against Hayden, 30-24. The individual results for Pima are as follows:. 138 — Joe Boswell (Pima) defeated Julian Gonzales (Hayden), pin. 170 — Uriel Murietta (Pima) defeated Josiel Rodriguez (Hayden), pin. 182 — Brennon


Lost Gold, Silver and Tall Tales

The Superstition Mountain range has attracted the interest of humans for more than a millennium. First it was the Native American who did hunting and gathering on the slopes of these rugged mountains. Petroglyphs, such as those in Hieroglyphic Canyon, reveal the success of their hunts for mountain s


State med board takes action against SV emergency physician

PHOENIX — A physician who specializes in emergency medicine has until Wednesday to appeal a reprimand order approved by the Arizona Medical Board last month that will place his medical license on probation for five years.


Rep. Cook was arrested, charged for 2003 roadside brawl with brother

A police report obtained by the Arizona Mirror details a fight between Globe Republican Rep. David Cook and his brother that led to misdemeanor charges in 2003. Cook recently made headlines for being arrested for a DUI in December. After being pulled over by an Arizona State Trooper, he gave the off