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Gila County Libertarian Party meets March 19
PAYSON — The monthly meeting of the Gila County Libertarian Party will be held Tuesday, March 19 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy 260 in Payson. Arrove at 6:30 p.m. to order food or drink; the meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Iconic Pizzeria Grimaldi’s Is Now Owned by an Arizona Chain
Independent New York City restaurants lose another with the sale of iconic pizzeria Grimaldi’s to an Arizona chain of the same name. The coal-oven pizzeria opened in Brooklyn in 1991, growing to a national chain over the last 28 years. But the prized Dumbo location, at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridg
Tonto National Monument offers bird walks
ROOSEVELT — Learn about the wide variety of birds found at Tonto National Monument, including the Gila Woodpecker and the Turkey Vulture. From March 13 through April 17, ranger-led bird walks will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9-11 a.m. Bird walks will begin at the Tonto National Monument Visit
Arizona's Attempt To Pass A Seat Belt Law Hits Dead-End
Efforts to require everyone in the car wear a seat belt has hit another dead-end. Rep. Bob Thorpe tried to convince the Committee on Health and Human Services to support his bill that would require back seats to also wear seat belts.
Luckiest lottery stores in Arizona: Where big tickets have been sold in the state
Several stores across the Valley and the state have sold some valuable lottery tickets in recent years!. According to data obtained from the Arizona Lottery, a total of 46 tickets with winnings of $100,000 or larger were sold across the state since 2014.
Arizona medical worker admits to sexually assaulting sedated woman, police say
An Arizona medical worker admitted he sexually assaulted a sedated female patient at a pain treatment center, police said. Xavier Perez, 38, was arrested Wednesday following a monthslong investigation into the June 2018 incident at Integrated Pain Consultants in Scottsdale, FOX10 reported.
Flood warning canceled for Gila County canceled
The flood warning for snowmelt has been cancelled for Gila County. High water was receding, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property. Please continue to heed any road closures.
Arizona Seatbelt Bill Dies, Passengers In Back Can Stay Unbuckled
PHOENIX, AZ – If you're in the backseat and you like riding without a seatbelt, you don't have to worry. About getting a ticket, that is. A bill that would have required people to buckle-up, regardless of where they are sitting in a vehicle, was killed by the state senate. It didn't even make it out
Proposed Arizona bill would alleviate state's physician shortage
TUCSON, Ariz. — Doctors are in high demand in Southern Arizona. A proposed bill moving through the state house could help alleviate that shortage. Tucson Medical Center says Arizona has less than half the primary care doctors it needs - based on the state's population.
Proposed Inspiration School renovation hearing, March 21
Butler Housing will go before the Town of Miami Planning and Zoning hearing at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 21, and the Miami Town Council hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25. Both hearings will be held at the Miami Town Hall at 500 W. Sullivan St. in Miami.
More fingerling crappies into Roosevelt Lake
In early March, Roosevelt Lake received another welcomed stocking of fingerling crappies to bolster the already existing population. This popular game fish has been a major lure for thousands of winter visitors to the Arizona sunshine desert climate in years gone by.
Globe and Miami continue to work out sewer management boundaries
The City of Globe and the Town of Miami continue to work in concert to finalize their respective sewer management boundaries. Globe City Manager Paul Jepson, Public Works Director Jerry Barnes and Mayor Al Gameros each spoke to the Miami Town Council on its agenda item “Sewer Service Designated Mana
Scenic Apache Junction: Bobcat snoozing on patio at the foothills
“A bobcat snoozing on our patio at the foothills of the Superstition Mountains in the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon area,” local photographer Linda James said in an e-mail. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short
Supervisors pay fine over political opposition
Gila County Board of Supervisors last week agreed to pay fines over its opposition to Prop. 127, the “Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona” ballot initiative that was defeated by a large margin in November 2018.
Hundreds flock to Superior for 31st Annual Apache Leap Mining Festival
Local blacksmith Dale Van Gorp showed off his smithing skills for attendees of the 31st Apache Leap Mining Festival, a celebration of the rich mining history of Superior and the surrounding area. Hundreds of people enjoyed a parade, music and performances by Mariachi bands and Folklorico Dancers, am
Pet vaccinations Sunday, March 24
A fox in Punkin Center was confirmed rabid earlier this winter, serving as a reminder for dog owners to keep pets up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and preventative care for parvo and other illnesses.
Breakfast with copper mining representatives, March 21
Representatives of several local copper mines will be on hand to give short updates of mining operations during a continental breakfast on Thursday, March 21 at the Copper Bistro, located at 2118 U.S. Hwy. 60, in Globe.
Globe High School Reunion Picnic, March 30
The 14th annual Globe High School All Alumni Reunion Picnic, will be held Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Indian Bend Park, 4289 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, located on the northeast corner of Hayden and Indian School roads, next to the Circle K.
CASA of Gila County receives increase in applications
The CASA of Gila County program has recently seen a significant increase in the number of people interested in becoming CASA volunteers. Twelve applications were received since the end of December 2018, with 18 additional inquiries received through Facebook social media.
Local group cleans up Mesa during poppy explosion
A group of local volunteers made their way to Peridot Mesa to pick up garbage and remove broken glass and other debris. The group was made up of youths and adults from the Schoolhouse Collaborative, in Globe. Peridot Mesa is the place of origin for the unique green gemstone mined there, and a gem of