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APRIL 2017
Apache Leap Special Management Area
Proposed Management Plan Meeting
Tuesday April 4, 2017   5PM  Superior High School

To foster comments on the proposed plan for the 800 acre
site that will become the Apache Leap Special Management
Area, the US Forest Service held a meeting Tuesday night.

The area, which was created by Congress for Native
American cultural and religious activites, had previously
been used for cattle grazing.  A smaller portion of the
acreage, now owned by Resolution Copper, will be donated
for inclusion in the protected area, which will also serve as a
nature and wildlife preserve.

The implementation of the Forest Services' plan is expected
by year's end. It will restrict motorized travel, erect fencing
and encourage walking and hiking.  Access problems are
recognized and are addressed in the 40 page proposal, which
can be found at   Maps and
explanations are on the KQSS website here.

Comments from the public are welcome until May 1st. 
Email your thoughts here

The area is designated predominantly for use by the
following 11 tribes:
Yavapai-Apache Nation
Gila River Indian Communtiy
Hopi Tribe
Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation
Mescalero Apache Tribe
Pueblo Zuni
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
San Carlos Apache Tribe
Tonto Apache Tribe
White Mountain Apache Tribe
Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe

Click here for more information.
Tuesday April 11, 2017  6:00 PM
City Council Chambers - Pine Street

The Globe Police Department is seven officers short, it was
learned at Tuesday Night's Regular Meeting of the City of
Globe Mayor and Council.  Police Chief Mark Nipp spoke
of the difficulty in recruiting officers, and what is being done
about it. Retired officers are being used to cover shifts.  And
there are ongoing discussions with the city manager about
setting a rate of pay for reserve officers.  There are currently
five reserve officers in the department on call as needed.

In Call to the Public, Molly Cornwell announced that the
Home and Cemetery tours were a success.  600 people
attended the home tour and 400 took the cemetery tour. 
There were 100 volunteers for both.   Cornwell also
mentioned that a film crew was on location here shooting
scenes by the jail for three days.

Tim Ralston gave a presentation on the Pinto Valley Mine
(click here to see it), which currently employees 560 people,
50% of which are local residents.  Mine owner Capstone is
proposing an extension of the mine's life to 2039.   There
will be two scoping meetings about it this coming week: one
at Superior High School on Tuesday the 18th from 5 to 8
pm, and the other here at Miami High on Thursday the 20th
from 5 to 8. 

Mayor Al Gameros asked if the mine tours would be
resuming. Ralston answered affirmatively, but added, not

Approval of a transfer of the liquor license for the former
Safeway on Highway 60 by WalMart, to the Safeway
downtown was given.  As was approval for three sign
permits for  downtown businesses:  Turn The Page Vintage
and Western Apparel, Vida E Café and Power Elite Dance

City Engineer Jerry Barnes said he's working on finding
grants to fix the Pinal Creek Bridge at Jesse Hayes Road.  It
will take $2.5 million to fix, and Barnes expects it will be a
ten-year process from now until completion. 

A couple proclamations were awarded.  One declared April
13th to be Popcorn Thursday for Copper Rim Elementary.
Money for a new playground is being raised through
popcorn sales every Thursday.  The other declared the week
of April 9th through the 15th as National Library Week.

There will be a joint meeting of the Globe and Miami
mayors and councils on May 18th, 6 PM at Bullion Plaza. 
And there are two city budget work sessions coming up at 6
PM on April 18th and May 2nd at City Hall.