Pinto Creek Bridge Update: As of Halloween (10/31)
expect lane restrictions, pilot cars and long dealys M-TH
6A-4P, FR 6A-Noon. Full closures on Tuesdays and
Thurdays from 9A to 1P begin on November 7th..
The fees to camp on the Tonto have gone up. As of October
1st, you'll be paying more on most Tonto National Forest
campgrounds: Timber Camp in the Globe district goes from
$10 to $16. At Roosevelt Lake, Cholla and Windy Hill go
from $20 to $25 for a single space, $50 for a double.
Schoolhouse goes from $12 to $20 for a single and $40 for a
double. Seniors with an interagency pass have fees reduced
It's the biggest event of the year. The Globe Historic
Downtown Halloween Block Party. Expect to see 5,000 of
your closest friends. Meet, Greet; Trick or Treat, along
historic Broad Street from 5 to 9 Halloween night, Thursday
October 31st. Big John from KQSS Gila's Kiss FM 1019
will be playing the hits, at Broad and Mesquite, one of four
music staging areas. There'll be Trunk or Treat, a car show,
candy giveaways from area merchants and community
groups, a photo booth, and costume contests. Cast your
vote in the storefront decorations contest. Something for
everyone, and everyone will be there. Halloween night,
Arizona had a unique connection to World War I. Jeanie
Scarber has been researching the Arizonans who served,
what happened on the home front, and how the war changed
us. Hear all about it at November's First Friday Program,
Friday November 1st 6:30 PM. Bullion Plaza. It's a free
program, hosted by the Gila County Historical Museum and
the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center.
The 65th Community Concert Association Series starts up
November 4th with “BEVERLY BELLES”. Tickets are
available at the High Desert Middle School. For information
If you are caring for someone close to you with Alzheimer's
Disease, there's a free workshop at Cobre Valley Regional
Medical Center you on Monday November 4th you might
want to attend. Lunch is included, but you've got to
The Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens is sponsoring the
event. Professionals dealing with dementia care will be
speaking and offering advice on communication strategies.
Monday November 4th at the CVRMC.
Honor the Veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our
Freedom. Monday November 11th, 11 AM at Veterans
Memorial Park, on Pine Street in Globe directly in front of
city hall. Following the ceremony, the VFW and American
Legion invite you to attend a free pulled pork sandwich
lunch with all the fixings at the VFW Post 1704 at 707 S.
Broad St. in Globe.
Globe High School is honoring local military vets and first
responders with a free breakfast cooked by the school's
culinary students. Mingle with JROTC cadets, Tuesday
morning November 12th from 8 to 10 at the GHS auditorium.
Attention all crafters. The VFW Auxiliary is sponsoring a
Christmas craft fair on Saturday November 23rd from 9
to4. For $25 you can rent a banquet table to sell your wares-
2 tables for $40. Too much room? Call a friend and go in
halfsies. Celebrate the Christmas Spirit and support the
VFW at the same time. Call Margaret Crago at
Another Christmas season is coming up and the Salvation
Army will be doing its big three programs: Angel Tree, Red
Kettle and Adopt a Family. The Red Kettle Program is in
full swing from November 29th through December 24th, and
the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to bell ring. All
donations stay right here. If you're interested in helping out,
call Yvette at 928-425-4011, 425 forty 11.
The High Desert Humane Society is getting its trap/neuter
and release program underway for feral cats. It's not cheap.
For one thing, they've had to put over $1,000 into repairs for
their transport van, to get the cats to out of town vets.
They're hoping to trap and alter ten feral cats a week, once
funds are available, and are planning to start with 20 cats a
month. Even that is an ongoing expense of $500 a month. If
you can donate, they'd really appreciate it, and all funds you
contribute are tax deductible. Visit them at 669 N. Broad in
Globe, where the newly reopened cat rescue is located. Or
The restrictive court order stopping timber management
activities on the Tonto National Forest and four other
forests to protect the Mexican spotted owl has been
modified. Activities to resume include cutting forest
products for personal use including fuelwood and Christmas
trees, and special product collection by tribes for ceremonial
events. The forest service has resumed permit sales for those
purposes. Other activities remain suspended at this time.
The 2019 summer youth program in Miami was so
successful that the Town of Miami and the Miami PD will be
running the program on a year-round basis. Miami Genesis
will be sponsoring the youth group and will handle
donations, which are tax deductible. The group has a new
name, “Miami Kids Machine”. The goal is to develop
positive change in attitudes and behavior of local youth. If
you know any kids in the community who might like to
attend, or are interested in volunteering, call the Miami PD
Last month ADOT announced a glitch in its Service Arizona
website that may have allowed your drivers' license to be
sent to identity thieves. A new website has been created
with enhanced security protocol to stop this from happening
drivers' license may have been compromised, sign up at
AZMVDnow.az.gov and look at your Account History. It
will have all the transactions. If there's anything you don't
recognize, contact ADOT and they will issue a new license
with a new number for you. That's AZMVDnow.az.gov
If you use your drivers' license for your travel ID, you're
going to need to update it prior to October 1st 2020. That's
when federal regulations requiring enhanced identification
documents become mandatory. The standard Arizona
Drivers' license will no longer be acceptable to the TSA for
boarding an airplane then, but the MVD is offering federal
compliant Travel ID Drivers' License now, if you want one.
Go to aztravelid.com to start the process or for more
information, or any MVD office.
The most dangerous day for a newborn is her first day of
life. Every 31 seconds an infant dies from infections,
pneumonia, malnutrition. But she doesn't' have to die. For
more than 60 years, Project HOPE has been saving lives
around the world. Delivering medicines and supplies.
Giving newborns a health start. Making sure her first day of
life is not her last. Because everyone deserves hope. To
volunteer or learn more about Project HOPE, visit
Help for the Homeless, a Gila County Task Force, meets
each Thursday from 10AM until noon. Meetings are held at
the Tonto Basin Chamber of Commerce and are open to all
who are interested or want to participate. For information
call Jake at 928-961-3312.
You can still recycle in the Globe Miami area. The bins
around town were removed due to chronic misuse, but you're
welcome to take your recyclables directly to the Russell
Gulch Landfill. There are separate bins for paper and
plastic. Cardboard is not acceptable in the paper bin.
Plastics are limited to empty drink bottles-no detergent
bottles or other plastics.
Every day, millions of Americans live with mental illness or
addiction. But fear of stigma and feelings of isolation keep
many people from seeking the help they need. With the right
help and support, people can recover to lead happier,
healthier lives. Treatment is available and recovery is
possible, but overcoming stigma is a critical first step. You're
American fighters go to war. If all goes well, they come
home. But not everyone makes it all the way home. Over
half a million current war fighters will return with PTSD.
For over 45 years, Help Heal Veterans has crafted a way to
help veterans create their way back. Learn more at
Did you know that hearing loss is the 3rd most common
chronic health condition in the US? 48 million adults
experience some degree of loss. Consistent exposure to
moderately loud sounds, as well as exposure to a single loud
sound can cause irreversible damage. Walk away from noisy
places, turn down the sound when using headphones, wear
earplugs if your job exposes you loud sounds, and eat
healthy to provide nutrients. For more information, visit
The Rock, Salvation Army Preschool/Daycare is accepting
children 3 to 12 years old. For preschoolers, kids learn
letters, number, shapes and colors. The goal is to have
children ready to start kindergarten. In the after school
daycare program, kids do their homework, read for 20
minutes and then have free time. Two snacks, lunch and a
safe healthy environment on the menu at the Rock. Call
928-425-4011 for more info.
The Cobre Valley Institute of Technology offers a way for
high schoolers to jump start their college education with
tuition free college credit courses, a well as wide variety of
industrial certification programs at no charge including
cosmetology; welding; medical, dental and nursing assistant;
and fire science. Applications are open, not only to local
public high school attendees but the charter, online and even
home schooled students.
The opioid epidemic is affecting countless lives, including
young adults. If you have an opioid prescription, these drugs
carry risks. You can help reduce risks by requesting that your
prescriptions limited to only three days. Also, properly
dispose of unused medications. For more information, go to
the website, shatterproof.org.
Al-Anon supports the friends and families of alcoholics,
whether the alcoholic recognizes a drinking problem or not.
There are weekly meetings Monday afternoons at 5 at St.
John's Church on Oak Street in Globe.
Are you and food not on speaking terms-- or speaking too
much? Overeaters Anonymous may be for you. The group
meets every Tuesday at noon at Saint John's Church in
Globe. For more information please call 520-391-0680.
Do you think you have a drinking problem? If so Alcoholics
Anonymous may be able to help. There are meetings every
day Monday through Sunday at 7:00 PM at 113 S. Pine
Street in Globe. Phone 928-425-4557 for more information
and leave a message. Someone will return your call as soon
You are not alone. No matter what’s got you down, there is
help. Sometimes the best help of all is taking to someone.
So, call the Arizona Crisis Line at 877-756-4090, 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week. It’s completely confidential. And if life
has become completely intolerable, before you take that final
step, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
800-273-8255. Someone will answer, any time, every day.
Play Bingo the first and third Tuesday night of every month
in Miami at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church
Hall. Early Bird games start at 6. Local residents over 18
are welcome. Sponsored by the local Catholic Daughters of
Do you struggle with dizziness or loss of balance? Do you
have difficulty concentrating or have ringing in your ears?
These could be symptoms of a vestibular disorder, which can
affect the inner ear and the brain. These symptoms are
invisible and are often overlooked. But, there is hope. Learn
more about these disorders at vestibular.org or call
Are you a victim of a crime? Are you low income and unable
to afford an attorney? Southern Arizona Legal Aid may be
able to help you with free civil legal help. Southern Arizona
Legal Aid is a private law firm that has been providing free
legal assistance since 1951. Find out more and apply online
Need a ride locally? Cobre Valley Community Transit can
help. Disabled and in need of transportation? CVCT can
come to your door, for only a dollar! Senior and student
discounts too. Call 473-8222.
Need a ride out of town? Check out Ride Share of Globe.
Valley medical or airport drop off $50. round trip to the East
Valley $60; Round trip to Phoenix or Tucson $80. Pickup at
your door. Phone 928-200-8928 to make a reservation.