November 24, 2014
Life Care Centers in Globe seeks Dietary Aide. Air Methods Globe seeks Rotor Wing Pilot. MIH Administrative Services seeks Restaurant Shift Manager to work in Globe. GEO Private Prison Florence seeks Assistant Warden. Freeport McMoRan Tech Center Tucson seeks Summer 2015 Intern in Chemistry. Arizona Children’s Association Seeks Full Time Resource Family Specialist in Safford. Starbucks Apache Junction has job opportunity.
Freeport McMoran Morenci seeks Senior Industrial Hygienist, Health and Safety Specialist Two, Support Equipment Operator in Stacking, Hydromet Leach Operator. Freeport McMoRan Corporate Phoenix seeks Senior Payroll Clerk, International Human Resources Generalist, Senior Client Service Specialist, Data Scientist, Data Architect, Senior Buyer, Senior Network Engineer. Bashas Market Peridot seeks Bakery Clerk, Meat Sales Clerk. Apache Gold Casino San Carlos seeks Full Time Security Officer, Two Part Time Security Drivers, Two Part Time Servers, Full Time Games Table Dealer, Two Part Time Dining Room Bussers, Two Part Time Count Team Members, Full Time Kitchen Dishwasher, Full Time Cage Cashier, Full Time Line Cook, Part Time Slot Key Person.
Graham County Government in Safford seeks Deputy Sheriff, Dispatcher, Equipment Operator One, Juvenile Detention Officer. City of Globe seeks a Police Department Evidence Technician. Gila County Government Globe seeks Recorder’s Clerk, Property Appraiser, Grant Project Assistant, Juvenile Detention Officer, Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal Program Administrator, Two Public Health Nurses, Lube Specialist, Part-Time Deputy Constable.
G4S in Globe seeks Security Officer, Emergency Medical Technician. Safeway Thatcher seeks Starbucks Department Manager. Eastern Arizona College at Thatcher seeks Site Coordinator.
Pinal County Government Florence seeks Human Resources Consultant, Capital Attorney, Correctional Health LPN, Community Nutritional Workers One and Two, Lead Administrative Clerk, Justice Court Clerk Two ( in Apache Junction ), Three Basic Equipment Operators, Detention Nurse Practitioner, Correctional Health Nurse, Paralegal, Server Applications Specialist, Senior Help Specialist, Deputy Clerk Two, Courtroom Clerk One, Principal Attorney, Bureau Chief .
ASARCO Ray seeks Three Maintenance Supervisors, Human Resources Manager, General Mine Supervisor, Repairman B, Electrical Supervisor, 11 positions to be filed for Mill Mechanics, Two openings for General Supervisor of Operations.
Sonora Quest Labs in Safford seeks Phlebotomy Technician. Intermountain Centers for Human Development seeks Part Time Part Aide in Globe and Safford. Munitemps seeks Heavy Equipment Operator in Pima. Flanders Electric in Pima seeks Department Clerk
November 21, 2014The unemployment rate in our county has dropped to 7.7% in October according to new figures just released by the Arizona Department of Administration. This is down from 8.1% reported for Gila County in September. The highest jobless rate so far this year in our county was back in January at 9.7% .According to the state agency there were 14,625 persons in Gila presently work ing in non farm jobs which includes 5,300 government jobs and 9,325 private jobs
Arizona’s statewide jobless rate fell to 6,896 jobs last month from the 6.9% reported in September. Payrolls in Arizona were said to have added 28,500 non farm jobs last month.
November 17, 2014Freeport McMoRan Miami seeks Health and Safety Specialist #1, Health and Safety Specialist #2, Supervisor of Mine Maintenance, 2015 Summer Intern in Human Resources. Freeport McMoRan Corporate Phoenix seeks Data Scientist, Data Architect, Senior Buyer, Senior Network Engineer. Freeport McMoRan Morenci seeks Support Equipment Operator in Stacking, Planner Two in Maintenance, Hydromet Leach Operator.Vulcan Materials Company Florence seeks Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Plant Supervisor of Aggregates and Asphalt, Technician in Quality Control, Conveyor Person. Department of Veterans Affairs Safford seeks Health Technician. Home Depot Thatcher seeks Cashier. Arizona Department of Corrections at Florence seeks Physical Plant Supervisor Two $40,503 to $65,827 yearly, Warehouse Worker $25,646 to $35,757. Troon Golf Florence seeks Cashier, Steward. Eastern Arizona College Thatcher seeks Project Site Coordinator. Jacobs Field Services taking applications for Water Treatment Plant Operator Two in Globe.
Arizona State Government Division of Aging and Adult Services is hiring an Adult Protective Services Specialist to work in Globe-Miami $34,054 to $43,436 year. Safeway Globe seeks an All Purpose Clerk.
G4S Security seeks Security Officer to work in Globe. Hibbett Sports Miami has opportunity in Retail Sales. Tractor Supply Company seeks Store Team Members in Thatcher and Miami. Safeway Safford seeks Starbucks Department Manager. Arizona Department of Corrections in Safford seeks a Plummer $33,592 to $52,039 yearly.
ASARCO Hayden seeks 3 Pipefitter Welders at Smelter, 2 Pipefitter Welders at Concentrator, 2 Maintenance Mechanics, 3 Electricians, Electrician Supervisor, 4 Boilermakers to work at smelter, Cleanup Laborer at Concentrator, and Yard Laborer
|TOBIN, ANDY (REP)||87,723||47.18%|
|KIRKPATRICK, ANN (DEM)||97,391||52.38%|
|GOSAR, PAUL (REP)||122,560||69.90%|
|WEISSER, MIKE (DEM)||45,179||25.77%|
|RIKE, CHRIS (LBT)||7,440||4.24%|
|ALLEN, SYLVIA TENNEY (REP)||31,845||51.20%|
|O’HALLERAN, TOM (IND)||30,207||48.56%|
|PRATT, FRANK (REP)||19,458||36.24%|
|SHOPE, THOMAS ”T.J.” (REP)||19,198||35.76%|
|CASILLAS, CARMEN (DEM)||14,847||27.65%|
November 12, 2014Freeport McMoRan Safford seeks 2015 Summer Intern in Health
Safety and Industrial Hygiene, Security Officer, Warehouse Technician #1. Freeport McMoRan Miami seeks Electrician, Smelter Operator Trainee, Mine Maintenance Planner 2. Freeport McMoRan Corporate Phoenix seeks 2015 Summer Intern in Accounting, Manager of Freight Transportation, Facilities Supervisor, Systems Architect in Storage and Back Up. Freeport McMorenci seeks Machinist Repair Employee, Mill Diagnostic Mechanic, Contract Administrator, Supervisor Moly Plant, Diesel Repair Employee.Growning Hospice Kearny seeks Hospice RN Case Manager, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Medical Social Worker. City of Globe seeks Part Time Globe Active Adult Center Meals on Wheels Coordinator. Arizona Mentor Network taking applications for Care Givers in Globe. Mesilla Valley Transportation seeks CDL A Company Truck Drivers in Globe. J.P. Morgan Chase Gold Canyon seeks Banker. Arizona State Government in Florence seeks Administrative Secretary $24,392 to $32,969, Accounting and Warehouse Fiscal Services Specialist $27,046 to $44,894, Industrial Property Specialist $29,008 to $52,039. McCall and Lee seeks Registered Nurse Circulator to work in Globe.Technical Profession Group seeks Diesel Electric Mechanic at Apache Junction. Dish TV seeks Home Base Salivate TV Technician/Installer in Globe. Empire Caterpillar Apache Junction seeks Rental Coordinator. U.S. Postal Service Opportunities for Rural Carrier in Globe and Queen Creek, Mail Processing Clerk at Safford. Bashas Apache Junction seeks Cashier/Clerk.U.S. Justice Department Bureau of Prisons Safford seeks Teacher $49,520 to $75,376 year. State of Arizona seeks Accounting Technician #2 in Safford $25,148 to $40,063. Community Bridges Globe seeks Crisis Mobile Specialist to work in Globe. United Parcel Service Apache Junction seeks Driver Helper.Apache Gold Casino San Carlos seeks Security Officer, Two Part Time Security Drivers, Two Part Time Servers, Table Games Dealer, Two Part Time Dining Room Bussers , Two Part Time County Team Members, Kitchen Dishwasher, Line Cook, and Part Time Slot Key Person.Jacobs Construction Company seeks Operator Trainee in Globe. West Universal Protection Service seeks Full Time Security Guard at a Miami Mine Site. Safeway Globe taking applications for Courtesy Clerk. Arizona Department of Transportation in Globe seeks Building Maintenance Specialist $29,008 to $40,523. State of Arizona seeks Child Protective Service Specialist to work in Globe $33,312. Bashas Market Peridot seeks Bakery Clerk. Association for Supportive Child Care seeks Quality First Coach to work in Globe, Miami and San Carlos.
Gila County Government Globe taking applications for following job
positions: Property Appraiser at Assessor’s Office up to $38,252, Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal Program Administrator at County Assessor’s Office up to $53,670, Grant Project Assistant for County Probation Department $24,032, Juvenile Detention Officer up to $32,112, two openings for Public Health Nurses in Gila County Health and Emergency Services up to $59,171, Lupe Specialist for Public Works Department up to $33,044, Public Health Nurse at Sheriff’s Department up to $62,130, Deputy Sheriff up to $59,171, Dispatcher up to $42,052 and Sheriff’s Detention Office up to $41,052. All of these job opportunities are in Globe.
Windmill Winery at Florence seeks Wedding Event Manager. Corrections Corporation of America seeks Mental Health Coordinator, Medical Records Clerk . GEO Group at Florence seeks Correctional Officer. Home Depot Thatcher seeks Associate. Big 5 Sporting Goods Thatcher seeks Cashier, Sales Associate. Rosemont Copper Company Tucson seeks Safety Manager. ASARCO Tucson seeks Manager of Property, Plant and Equipment.
State of Arizona seeks Child Protective Specialist to work in Kearny Area $33,312 Mark and Son Globe-Miami seeks Experienced Mechanic with own tools. Wells Fargo Globe seeks Personal Banker, GCR Tire Centers in Safford seeks Tire Technician 2.
U.S. Indian Health Services at San Carlos seeks Medical/Laboratory Aide/Technician $25,181 to $41,122. U.S. Indian Health Services at Whiteriver seeks Public Health Nutritionist $57,982 to $75,376, Dietitian $47,923 to $75,376.
November 9, 2014
It took about two months to do the actual filming in Globe, then the group from Hollywood left the area and completed their movie in Barcelona, Spain where they found a structure to serve as the inside of a boxing arena.It was in 1970 when the “The Great White Hope” first appeared at movie theaters throughout this country. It was 101 minutes long, but a lot of the footage taken Globe had been cut and there was less than 20 minutes in the film actually made in Globe. However, it was exciting to see how the totally changed downtown Globe area appeared in a Hollywood motion picture and all your friends in the movie who were hired as extras.
“The Great White Hope” can been seen once again this Wednesday night on some 50 Fox and My Network TV stations in major U.S. Cities Wednesday evening starting 8 pm Eastern. Time. Here in Arizona it can be seen starting at 6 pm on MY 45 KTUP TV Channel 45 in Phoenix on Digital Sub Channel 2 and in Tucson on FOX 11 KMSB TV Channel 11 on its Sub Channel 2.
Fox is operating their new sub channel launched last year as their “Movies!” national TV channel.
November 6, 2014
November 6, 2014
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department released 64,280 pages of documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious on Monday night, more than two years after a House committee originally demanded records from the botched “gun-walking” probe.
A spokesman said the department had “long been willing” to release the documents to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which sued Attorney General Eric Holder for the records.
A federal district judge had given Justice until Monday to turn over documents that the department had argued were protected by executive privilege or provide a list of those that the agency insisted should still be kept private.
But the timing of the release – on the eve of national midterm elections – did not sit well with some member of the committee.
“This is a blatant attempt to hide a massive, sloppy release of information from the American people on Election Day,” said Rep.
Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, in a prepared statement Wednesday.
Gosar said in a telephone interview that the sheer volume of records and the way they were delivered leaves him with little confidence in the administration. The documents are in such disarray that it will take a long time to sift through them, he said.
The documents are the latest front in a long-running investigation by the committee into the 2009 Phoenix-based gun-trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.
The operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives called for ATF agents to allow guns to “walk” – letting people who illegally bought firearms at U.S. gun shops go in hopes of tracing the weapons back to Mexican drug cartels behind the trafficking.
But of the roughly 2,000 weapons that agents let walk, only 700 had been accounted for as of 2012, and no major cartel members had been apprehended as a result of the operation. Two AK-47s that walked as part of Fast and Furious were later found at the scene of December 2010 shootout in Rio Rico, Arizona, in which Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed.
KIRKPATRICK STILL STANDING AFTER DEMOCRATIC ‘BLOODBATH’ AT POLLS
November 6, 2014
Top vote-getters in Arizona’s U.S. House races as of Nov. 5, according to unofficial returns from the secretary of state’s office.
• District 1
Ann Kirkpatrick* (D): 52.74 percent
Andy Tobin (R): 46.86 percent
• District 2
Martha McSally (R): 50.12 percent
Ron Barber* (D): 49.43 percent
• District 3
Raul Grijalva* (D): 54.82 percent
Gabby Saucedo Mercer (R): 44.80 percent
• District 4
Paul Gosar* (R): 70.03 percent
Mike Weisser (D): 25.75 percent
• District 5
Matt Salmon* (R): 68.57 percent
James Woods (D): 31.27 percent
• District 6
David Schweikert* (R): 64.65 percent
John W. Williamson (D): 35.16 percent
• District 7
Ruben Gallego (D): 73.82 percent
Joe Cobb (L): 15.90 percent
• District 8
Trent Franks* (R): 75.37 percent
Stephen Dolgos (AEL): 24.05 percent
• District 9
Kyrsten Sinema* (D): 54.05 percent
Wendy Rogers (R): 42.43 percent
* Denotes incumbent.
WASHINGTON – Amid a wave of Republican victories across the country and state this week, Arizona Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Kyrsten Sinema stood out as rare bright spots for Democrats on an otherwise dismal Election Day.
National pollsters had listed the two as highly vulnerable House incumbents, but both won handily Tuesday in what one longtime political observer said was otherwise a “Democratic bloodbath.”
Chris Herstam, a lobbyist and former Republican state lawmaker, said Democrats in statewide races – like the one for governor – could not overcome the negative messages paid for by out-of-state “dark money” that mostly benefited Republicans.
“However, when you move to the congressional races, the outside money came from the national political parties,” he said. “That tends to balance out the outside dark money.”
The other Arizona Democrat who was tagged as among the most imperiled before the election, Rep. Ron Barber of Tucson, was in a race against Republican Martha McSally that was still too close to call Wednesday evening.
Kirkpatrick, locked in a fierce battle to keep eastern Arizona’s 1st District seat, overcame a deluge of out-of-state cash to beat her GOP challenger, state House Speaker Andy Tobin, by 53 to 47 percent.
It was the race that drew the most outside, undisclosed money in the country – $2.5 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The lion’s share of that money came from two conservative groups, American Action Network and Young Guns Network, which together spent a reported $1.6 million to defeat Kirkpatrick.
But she outspent Tobin by about a 3-1 ratio, funneling at least $2.7 million into her campaign, according to the most recent filings with the Federal Election Commission. Tobin spent slightly more than $900,000, the FEC said.
November 6, 2014
email@example.com$10.5 MILLION HIGHWAY 70 PROJECT AT BYLASThe Arizona Department of Transportation and the San Carlos Apache Tribe will host a public meeting on Monday, Nov. 17 to share information about a project to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists using US 70 in the community of Bylas.The two-hour meeting will begin at 4 p.m. at the Ernest Stanley Memorial Gymnasium in Bylas. Members of ADOT’s project team will provide information about the project, which includes numerous improvements along US 70 between milepost 293 and 297, as well as construction of a monument at the east entrance to the San Carlos Apache Reservation at milepost 300.Improvements that will be part of the $10.5 million project include:Widening portions of US 70 to accommodate left- and right-turn lanes at intersections
Constructing a raised median and outside curb and gutter approximately one mile in length in the vicinity of the Mt. Turnbull Apache Market, Wickiup Village and Health Clinic, with median openings for turning movements
Constructing a pedestrian hybrid beacon, which is a system of lights and signs that controls vehicular traffic to assist pedestrians in crossing a street or highway at a marked crosswalk that does not have a standard traffic signal. This signalized crosswalk will be located at approximately milepost 296, near the market.
Installing new highway lighting
Constructing a new pedestrian pathway with amenities south of US 70 between Calva and Navajo roads and between relocated Home Alone Road and Rainbow City Drive
Extending drainage culverts in the project area
Constructing a historical marker at milepost 294
Constructing a San Carlos Apache Tribe stone-based entrance monument at milepost 300
Adding new cattle guard crossings where appropriate
Construction of a combined access road connecting adjacent drivewaysAn associated project by the Eastern Arizona Railroad will make improvements to at-grade railroad crossings at three local streets south of the highway.Staff from ADOT and the San Carlos Apache Transportation Department will be at the meeting to share information about the project, which is scheduled for construction in 2016.
November 3, 2014U.S. INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE JOBS AT SAN CARLOS.Applications are being taken for the positions of Social Worker $69,497 to $90,344 yearly and also Dental Assistant $31,628 to $41,122 yearlyARIZONA STATE GOVERNMENT JOBSFirst Things First also Known as the Arizona Childhood Development and Heath Board seeks Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator to work on the San Carlos Reservations from the organization’s Miami office $45,000 to $52,000. Arizona Department of Transportation seeks Construction Technician #4 to work in Globe $35,940 to $66,983 year..Arizona Department of Transportation seeks a Development Maintenance Engineer to work in Globe $53,819 to $101,370. Arizona Department of Public Safety taking applications to establish an 18 month eligibility list for Operations Assistant to work in Globe $27,477 to $36,275. Arizona AHCCCS/ALTCS Program seeks Field Coordinator to work in San Carlos area.MINE JOBSPinto Valley Miami ( Capstone Mining ) seeks Supervisor for Drilling and Blasting, also seeks Full Time Laborer at the Mine Concentrator. Freeport Mc MoRan Miami seeks Infrastructure Technician, Security Guard, Diagnostic Mechanic at Miami Smelter, ASARCO Hayden/Ray seeks Human Resources Manager. Freeport McMoRan Safford seeks Hydromet Diagnostic Mechanic, Lab Technician. Freeport McMoRan Morenci seeks Engineer 2, Crusher/Conveyor Diagnostic Mechanic, Planner #2 at Morenci Mill. Savage Companies Morenic seeks Financial Coordinator.U.S. INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES JOBS AT WHITERIVERThe federal government is taking applications for the following U.S. Indian Health Service job opportunities at Whiteriver:: Nurse Specialist $67,720 to $89,957, Security Guard $28,269 to $36,746, Health Systems Specialist Compliance Officer $69,497 to $90,344, Custodial Worker $12.56 to $14.65 an hour, Human Resources Specialist $57,982 to $90,344..OTHER JOBSBNP Paribas Miami seeks Financial Services Consultant, Empire Cat Morenci seeks Warehoue worker, Speciality Retailers Thatcher seeks Custodian, Sales Associate, Storre Manager Trainer, Supervisor, Store Manager, JP Morgan Chase Safford seeks Personal Banker
October 31, 2014
October 30, 2014Job Position:Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator in San Carlos Apache RegionFirst Things First (FTF), also known as the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board, is a public agency that exists to increase the quality of, and access to, the early childhood development and health system that ensures a child entering school comes healthy and ready to succeed. Passed by voter initiative in 2006, First Things First operates through a tax on tobacco products.Job DescriptionReporting to the Director of Community Outreach and in collaboration with FTF leadership, staff and Regional Council members, the Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for executing targeted educational outreach and engagement strategies regarding First Things First in the San Carlos Apache region. These include: presentations (individuals and groups), public speaking, events, networking meetings, success story writing, media outreach, training, and other outreach strategies as determined. These strategies are targeted toward parents, caregivers, civic-minded individuals, local business and community leaders. This position is based in the First Things First office in Miami, Arizona.Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree preferred. Background in community outreach, communications, public relations or related field a plus.Strong communication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly, succinctly, and in a mannerthat appeals to a wide audience. Experience in public presentations and training. Experience with educational outreach is a distinct advantage. Ability to coordinate multiple projects and events simultaneously. Detail oriented with the ability to meet competing deadlines.
October 26. 2014
October 26. 2014
Resolution Copper Rio Tinto Superior seeks Adviser for Health and Safety. Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center seeks Store Room Clerk. American Medical Response seeks Billing Coordinator to work in Florence. Bank of the West seeks Financial Services Consultant to work in Globe-Miami. Em Care seeks Physician Assistant to work in Globe.Pinal County Government Florence seeks Community Nutrition Worker at Florence $29,506 to $31,020 yearly. Wells Fargo Bank Apache Junction seeks Bank Teller. State of Arizona taking applications for Administrative Assistant to work in Apache Junction $21,890. Taroon Golf in Florence seeks Snack Bar/Beverage Cart Attendant. Mt Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford seeks Physical Therapy Assistant and Medical Lab Technician. SEABHS Safford seeks Prevention Specialist. Corrections Corporation of America seeks Case Manager and also Licensed Practical Nurse to work at the company’s private prison in Florence.Gila County Government Globe taking applications for Grant Project Assistant, Road Maintenance Worker and Two Public Health Nurses, all jobs are in Globe. Heritage Health Care Center in Globe seeks full time AP Payroll Clerk. City of Globe seeks a Police Officer $35,380 to $40,098 yearly.U.S. Indian Health Service Bylas on San Carlos Reservation seeks Supervisory Nurse $79,138 to $97,399, Clinical Nurse Specialist $55,969 to $82,957, ER Clinical Nurse $55,969 to $72,426. U.S Indian Health Services Whiteriver seeks Dental Assistant $28,269 to $45,828, Pharmacy Technician $25,269 to $45,828Freeport McMoRan Miami seeks Supervisor Smelter Operations at Asoma Lab. Freeport McMoran Morenci seeks Infrastructure Technician #3, Senior Project Analyst. Freeport McMoRan Safford seeks Senior RCM Tribology Technician at Oil Lab, Support Equipment Operator at Crusher/Conveyor.. Bashas Peridot seeks Bakery Clerk. Canyonlands Health Care Globe seeks Family Practice Physician.Pinal County Government at Florence seeks Aviation Mechanic $48,119 to $53,150, Administrator 3 In Judicial Branch of Pinal County Government $55,325 to $58,139, Account Clerk #3 $32,576 to $34,261, Justice Court Clerk 2 $30,98 to $32,576,. Software Applications Developer $69,304 to $70, 216, Dependency Mediator for Juvenile Probation $53,150 to $55,858
October 25, 2014In the week since Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage was rejected, clerks in all 15 counties say they have issued at least one marriage license to a same-sex couple – some to hundreds. And at $76 a pop, state coffers may already have taken in more than $20,000 in license fees
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KIRKPATRICK ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $12 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR DISTRICT ONE
October 25, 2014FLAGSTAFF – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., announces that District One is the recipient of about $12.2 million in recent grants for a variety of important projects and services, including Head Start, regional airports, tribal diabetes programs, criminal justice resources and STEM learning centers.About $10.6 million of the grant resources will help Native American tribes in District One. In recent weeks, Kirkpatrick has also announced significant transportation and infrastructure grants of $5 million for the Navajo Nation and $2.9 million for the Hopi Tribe.Here is a roundup of recent grants affecting District One:Navajo Nation: $2,213,292
Office of Head StartGila River Health Care Corporation: $1,959,194
Diabetes – Indian Health ServicesWhite Mountain Apache Tribe: $1,558,857
Diabetes – Indian Health ServicesSan Carlos Apache Tribe: $1,211,414
Diabetes – Indian Health ServicesWhite Mountain Apache Tribe: $516,500
Native American Research Centers for Health
Indian Health ServicesSan Carlos Apache Tribe: $450,000
Tribal Governments Program
To develop and enhance effective plans for tribal governments to respond to violence committed against Native American women.Navajo Nation: $450,000
Tribal Governments Program
To develop and enhance effective plans for tribal governments to respond to violence committed against Native American women.Navajo Nation: $450,000
Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program
To enhance or sustain comprehensive victim assistance program that provides coordinated collaborative response to victims of crime.White Mountain Apache Tribe: $450,000
To provide vocational rehabilitation services to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near federal or state reservations so they may prepare for gainful employment, telecommuting, or business ownership.San Carlos Apache Tribe: $300,000
Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Program
To expand and support the Office of Public Defender to represent all tribal youth charged with a juvenile offense in the San Carlos Court.Canyonlands Community Health Care: $300,000
Rural Health Network Development ProgramPage Unified School District: $299,999
To support projects to develop, test and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve educational opportunities and achievement for Native American children.San Carlos Apache Tribe: $292,730
To support projects to develop, test and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve educational opportunities and achievement for Native American children.Northern Arizona University: $263,162
Native Americans Exploring Global Health Disparities program
National Institute on Minority Health and Health DisparitiesNorthern Navajo Medical Center: $225,658
Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program
HRSA Program Headquarters OfficeGila River Health Care Corporation: $115,013
Public Access Defibrillation Demonstration Projects
HRSA Program Headquarters OfficeNorthern Arizona Council of Governments: $75,000
Economic Development Administration
to create a comprehensive economic development strategy to strengthen and diversify the regional economy.Navajo Nation: $74,570
Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning
To develop a data-driven strategic plan that will identify priorities in the Navajo justice system.
Springerville Municipal Airport: $60,388
Federal Aviation Administration
To fund the engineering design for a project to replace the existing above-ground fuel storage tanks that have reached the end of their useful lives.
Ak-Chin Indian Community | Hopi Tribe | Haulapai Tribal Council | White Mountain Apache Tribe| Yavapai Apache Nation: $35,000
Native American Library Services
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Arboretum at Flagstaff: $25,984
Museums for America
Institute of Museum and Library Services
For development of an interactive STEM learning center.
HOMELESS VETERANS IN ARIZONA
October 25, 2014
Recognizing that homelessness among veterans is a problem in rural areas as well as cities, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded a $2 million grant to the Veterans Resource Center, which also has offices in Flagstaff and Bullhead City.
Four of the seven organizations receiving grants from the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program in Arizona are based in rural areas.
The Veterans Resource Center uses the money for administration and providing temporary financial assistance for veterans, said Nicholas Wood, the Prescott site director.
“It goes to assisting veterans who are behind on their rent (or) have a shut-off notice for utilities,” he said. “We can assist people that have late storage fees, things like that.”
A 2013 homelessness report by the Arizona Department of Economic Security found that 389 veterans were homeless outside of metro areas, up from 273 in the previous year. In comparison, the report listed 322 homeless veterans in metropolitan Tucson and 547 in the Phoenix area.
Arizona ranks fourth in the nation for the number of homeless veterans who live outside of metro areas, according to a 2013 report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It ranks behind Texas, Georgia and Oregon
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• Maintains and validates all certifications, licenses, continuing education, aviation and safety training for medical employees
• Collaborates with Regional Clinical Compliance Manager (RCCM) all AHA key requests and training for medical employees assigned
• Schedules annual clinical requirements in collaboration with Regional Clinical Manager (RCM) and RCCM
• Assist with quarterly training requirements in conjunction with the RCCM
• Works in conjunction with the MBS to conducts chart review and provides feedback in TAMMA
• Assist collection of performance dashboard data for RCMApplicant Requirements:Education:
High School DiplomaExperience:
One year flight experience required
Minimum three years’ experience in a busy 911 systemLicenses & Certificates
Meets Qualifications of Flight Paramedic
Specialty certification in on of the following (CCEMT-P or FP-C)Current certifications in Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR; ACLS; PALS or equivalent (AHA courses if state or county required) and advanced provider ITLS or PHTLS (if state or county required)Advance trauma course: (1) of the following is acceptable: TNCC, ATLS/ATCN, TNATC or CAMTS-approved advanced trauma course within 6 months of hire. (Please note advanced skills lab must accompany all of the above mentioned advanced trauma courses)NRP lessons 1-9 within 6 months of hire
NIMS Training IS 100, 200, 700, 800 and HazMat prior to completion of orientationPreferred:
Bachelor’s degree in health-related field
Experience:Previous critical care transport experience Flight ExperienceCOUNTING SQUIRRELS ON MT GRAHAM
October 21, 2014Each fall, Anne Casey bundles up in a sweatshirt, hat and gloves, throws a backpack over her shoulder, tightens her hiking boots and heads out to survey this southeastern Arizona mountain from top to bottom. Fifteen others join her.Their goal: counting how many endangered Mount Graham red squirrels remain here based on piles of pine cone scales, known as middens, which the creatures leave to store green cones and other food for winter. Because the squirrels don’t hibernate, middens are essential.“We hike to all the middens and we check out if they’re active or inactive,” said Casey, district biologist for the U.S. Forest Service. “We take a sample of all of the known historic middens and we go walk to them and visit every site.”According to Casey, one midden represents one squirrel since the creatures are fiercely territorial.Casey and the rest of the group split into teams of two or three and hike to known middens using a database created by Tim Snow, a non-game specialist for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The teams also search for new or previously undiscovered middens.The red squirrel census stems from controversy over the construction of a University of Arizona astrophysical observatory atop Mount Graham. An act of Congress that cleared the way for construction to begin in 1988 required UA to fund a monitoring program to determine whether the observatory harms the creatures’ population.While the university’s commitment applies within 300 meters of the observatory and the road leading to it, the Arizona Game and Fish Department, along with the UA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service, also conducts an annual survey of the entire area.The Mount Graham red squirrel is indigenous to this mountain and is a subspecies of other red squirrels that live elsewhere in the Pinaleño Mountains, so-called sky islands of forest surrounded by desert.“They’re a really interesting subspecies,” Casey said. “They’re only found here.”The last count, in fall 2013, found 272 Mount Graham red squirrels, an increase of 59 from the previous fall.Snow, who created the Game and Fish Department’s red squirrel database, said the species has been isolated on Mount Graham for nearly 10,000 years and has grown genetically distinct. In the 1960s, so few remained that researchers thought they had gone extinct until a population was discovered in 1972.“They tend to be smaller,” Snow said in a telephone interview. “Their life expectancy is a little bit different. They’re evolving.”The most red squirrels ever counted on Mount Graham was 562 in 1999. The population has dwindled since due to habitat loss following two wildfires as well as insect outbreaks, among other factors.Snow and others said the Mount Graham red squirrel’s average life expectancy has fallen to about a year and a half, while the species breeds at two years. Those that live long enough to breed face another obstacle: the squirrels are normally territorial and aggressive toward one another, and their window for breeding is only eight hours.Ann Lynch, research entomologist with the Rocky Mountain Research Station, a U.S. Forest Service project with a presence on Mount Graham, said each challenge facing the Mount Graham red squirrel has a small impact but together they threaten the habitat and population.Lynch said one of the biggest challenges is insects such as the bark beetle, which weakens pine trees that the squirrels rely on.
“Those insects killed 85 percent of the trees,” she said. “But the population as long as we’ve known it has never been a big population.”
That is why groups partnering in the annual census worked with the Phoenix Zoo to create a 10-year pilot breeding program.
The zoo has six Mount Graham red squirrels that eventually will be returned to the wild, but it must surmount the same obstacles the species faces back home, starting with the fact that squirrels put in the same cage would likely fight to the death except at mating time.
“What we’re challenged with in this breeding program is to figure out that day and what eight-hour window we have in that day to put them together safely so we don’t get that aggression,” said Stewart Wells, the zoo’s director of conservation.
Meanwhile, a UA lab atop Mount Graham monitors the squirrels year-round.
John Koprowski, director of the university’s Mount Graham biology program, said preserving the species is important for other animals that have evolved to rely on the middens the red squirrels create.
“People could let them go extinct,” Koprowski said in a phone interview. “You’re not really necessarily just losing a single species, but when a species is lost it impacts many other things within that environment.
FROM BUCKLEY AIR BASE COLORADO
October 21, 2014
Chief Master Sgt. Craig Hall, 460th Space Wing command chief, bid adieu to service members and civilians at the Air Reserve Personnel Center here Oct. 10, thanking them for their service and letting them know the impact they had on him.
Hall was greeted by Chief Master Sgt. Ruthe Flores, ARPC command chief, then spoke to enlisted personnel in the center’s Heritage Hall where he was presented coins from the ARPC commander, presented by Flores on behalf of Brig. Gen. Samuel “Bo” Mahaney, the Top 3, via Master Sgt. David Smashum, ARPC Top 3 president, and Junior Enlisted Advisory Council, courtesy of Senior Airman Evan Joacin, JEAC treasurer.
“I know my commander thinks a lot of Chief Hall, and I’m sure if he were here, he would have gone out of his way to present him his coin,” Flores said. “That’s the kind of impact he’s had on ARPC.”
Hall mentioned the value of working in conjunction with ARPC.
“While I was here, I always wanted to take care of the wing and get rid of any barriers between the mission partners,” Hall said before touring the center one last time. “Thank you for being such a great mission partner, we’ve done so much together for Buckley Air Force Base.”
Hall said ARPC has stood out, especially when he saw how the people hosted the Team Buckley Quarterly Awards Ceremony here Aug. 8.
“The center was impressively involved. Not only did you take the ceremony, which is the first time anybody has done that, but it was the best Team Buckley ceremony we’ve ever had,” he said. “It was powerful. Each time ARPC was up for an award, it went up a notch. And I thought, ‘This is how it’s done.'”
Hall recalled ARPC being the first mission partner to begin wearing their squadron morale t-shirts here and said he will never forget the red shirts.
“Chief Hall was the first person we wanted to show our red shirts to on base, so the shirt [Senior Master Sgt. John Neeley, ARPC first sergeant] and I went to his office, and when we found it empty, took a selfie and posted it on Facebook to show him ARPC was leading the way,” Flores said. “He’s a great sport!”
Flores added what it meant having Hall work with the center.
“Chief Hall has been our total force partner and advocate since day one; we have a great relationship with the wing because we don’t just play total force, we live total force,” Flores told the audience. “He is our friend and we will miss him.”
Before leaving, Hall said ARPC is very family-oriented. He pointed out former ARPC commander, Brig. Gen. John Flournoy, and former ARPC command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Brian Wong, wasted little time in contacting him once they learned his new assignment was in close proximity to theirs.
“They both sent me an e-mail and said, ‘Welcome to the neighborhood,'” he said. “Now that’s family.”
As the 460 SW command chief, Hall serves as the principal senior enlisted advisor to the commander on matters influencing the health, morale, training, readiness, quality of life and effective utilization of 1,500 personnel supporting 13,000 base-assigned multi-service/multi-national forces and family members in a total force environment. He provides the commander the enlisted perspective as the wing provides space-based warning and awareness–protecting the homeland and global warfighters.
Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett
October 17, 2014
October 17, 2014U.S. Indian Health Services San Carlos, seeks Supply Technician $39,179 to $50,932, Warehouse Worker $12.27 to $14.31 an hour. Med Travelers seeks a Mammogram Tech to work in San Carlos. Arizona Water Company seeks Servicemen to work in Miami ( Applicants must have required ADEQ Distribution Operator Certification).Bashas Market Peridot seeks Cashier Clerk, Metal Sales Clerk. Motion Industries Morenci seeks Laborer. Arizona Department of Transporation in Globe seeks TR Construction Tech 4 $35,940 to $66,922. Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System in Globe seeks Eligibility Interviewr $25,844.Fresenius Medical Care Safford seeks Patient Care Technician. Schwan’s Home Service seeks Route Representative in Safford. National Guard seeks 92 Water Treatment Specialist at Florence. Grey Group seeks Part Tme Director of Physical Therapy in GlobeFreeport McMoRan Miami seeks 2015 Summer Intern in Health/Safety Industrial Hygiene, Light Duty Equipment Diagnostic Mechanic, Mechanic SX, Smelter Repair Employee, Smelter Diagnostic Mechanic. Freeport Morenci seeks Mill Repair Employee, Mill Operator Trainee, Security Officer/EMT,
Boilermaker Welder, Senior Health and Safety Specialist, Office Manager, Supervisor Security, Senior Infrared Technician.Freeport Corporate Phoenix seeks 2015 Summer Intern in Mine Engineering. Freeport McMoRan Green Valley seeks 2015 Summer Intern in Mine Engineering. Freeport McMoRan Safford seeks Lab Technician, Supervisor Crusher Maintenance.Bulk Transportation Safford seeks A Commercial Driver. Correctional Health Care Companies at Florence seeks Nurse Practitioner.Ted Lake
firstname.lastname@example.org,110 REPUBLICAN VOTERS NOW IN GILA
October 17, 2014With the November 4th General Election around the corner, here is the break down of registered
voters here in our county by the largest groupsRepublicans 11,110
Independents/Non Part 8,462Ted Lake
email@example.comMORE THAN 20 COLLEGES AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS HERE
October 17, 2014Representatives from more than 20 universities, colleges and vocational schools will be at the Sixth Annual Career and College Fair this Monday. The event is being put on by Dr. Linda O’Dell, Gila County Superintendent of Schools. It is for high school juniors, seniors and also their parents. It starts 9am at the Miami High School Gymnasium and ends at noon.Representatives from the following colleges and vocational schools will be at the event to meet with parents and students:Gila Community College, Cobre Valley Institute of Technology, Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University, Mesa Community College, Yavapai Community College ,Central Arizona College, Eastern Arizona College, ITT-Technical Institute, The Arts Institute, Western New Mexico University, American Indian College, Arizona Christian College, Cottey College, Gateway Community College, Universal Technical Institute, Northland Pioneer College,Benedictine University – MesaAlso at the event will be representatives from the following businesses, civic groups and other organizations:Freeport McMoRan, Inc, Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, Globe and Tri-City Fire Departments,
Globe Police Department, Wells Fargo Bank, CAC – Workforce Investment Act – Youth Services,
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, UA Cooperative Extension Office, US Army, US Navy,
US Marines, Globe-Miami Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Program, Mary May Cosmetics, Horizon Safe Home, Health Choice ,Copper Cities Rotary (scholarships), Gila County CowBelles (scholarships).
October 15, 2015
PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department is extending the deadline to apply for the spring draw until 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. Due to technical difficulties, some online applications for Arizona’s 2015 spring draw for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear could not be completed by the Oct. 14 deadline.The draw application process is open again (http://www.azgfd.gov/eservices/draw.shtml) and extended until 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16. Game and Fish regional offices and headquarters will accept completed paper and online applications until 7p.m. (MST) Thursday. If applicants continue to experience problems, they may call the Arizona Game and Fish Department at (602) 942-3000, select option two, and customer service representatives will be available 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (MST) to assist in completing the process.The Department regrets the inconvenience and apologizes for the difficulties.
October 15, 2014
Later McCain spoke at a community meeting held in the Superior Chamber of Commerce building. This is where he expressed his continued support for the proposed $6 billion underground mine and the land exchange legislation need to pave the way for the development of the Resolution Project. Even though this is a huge economic development project creating numerous long term full time jobs for the copper communities, the San Carlos Apache Tribal Leaders ( Owners of the Apache Gold Casino ), numerous other Native American tribes along with various environmental groups are opposed to the Resolution mine and over the past several years have been lobbying Congress not to approve the proposed Resolution Copper Land Swap bills involving Tonto Forest lands at Oak Flat because these were the original Apache Holy Lands.
The Resolution Land Exchange Bill introduced in the U.S. Senate by McCain and fellow Republican U.S. Senator from Arizona Jeff Flake, got a hearing before a Senate Committee, but that was many, many months ago. This measure never received approval to go to the floor for a full vote on the U.S. Senate, and has been sitting in the Senate ever since
A similar Resolution Copper land swap bill introduced jointly in the U.S. House of Representatives by Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick and Republican Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar easily won approval of a house subcommittee and was scheduled to go to the House floor for a full vote more than a year ago. However, the bill at the last minute was pulled from the House calendar for action and has gone no where since.
If both Resolution Copper land exchange bills are still sitting in the House and Senate when Congress ends its legislative session around the Christmas Holidays, these two pieces of proposed legislation are automatically dead and will have to be re- introduced when the new Congress convenes in January, 2015.
Whether or not these bills get approval before Congress leaves Washington for the year is probably going to depend what Congress does after the November 4th election or if there is a Lame Duck Session that all of a sudden gets lively.
October 14, 2014
October 13, 2014
Hayden’s air was designated in August 2014 as out-of-compliance for lead, six years after the EPA considerably tightened the lead standard. Certified Arizona Department of Environmental Quality monitoring results for 2012 showed the area violated the standard. Preliminary results from Asarco monitors in 2013 and 2014 suggest that the violations continue, the EPA said.
The EPA is also pushing the two smelters and four other pollution sources in Arizona to reduce emissions to meet federal standards for visibility affecting national parks and wilderness areas
Read the complete Arizona Daily Star article HERE
EPA HOLDING PUBLIC MEETINGS IN HAYDEN
October 13, 2014
October 13, 2014
October 13, 2014
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals flatly rejected the co-defendants’ claims that the evidence was insufficient to convict them.The panel also rejected Renzi’s claim that testimony about his actions violated the Speech or Debate Clause of the Constitution, which prohibits members of Congress from being arrested or questioned outside the Congress for their legislative activity.
“Congressmen may write the law, but they are not above the law,” said the opinion, written by Circuit Judge Richard C. Tallman.One of Renzi’s attorneys said in an email the defense team was “disappointed in the court’s ruling.” Kelly Kramer added that the defense team plans to “seek further appellate review” in the case.Renzi’s appeal process to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals started over a year ago after a U.S.District Court Judge had sentenced him to serve three years in federal prison on the convictions in the case handed down by a Tucson federal jury.
October 11, 2014The Industrial Development Authority of Gila County has announced the achievement of an economic development goal; securing the USDA Revolving Loan Fund Program for 2014-2015. The Revolving Loan Fund Program is designed to assist struggling and emerging small business owners with the capital needed to sustain or launch their business.Sandy Palmer, Administrative Manager of the Industrial Development Authority of Gila County said this program is an alternative loan program for small business owners who may not qualify for traditional bank financing.and is available throughout Gila County.Palmer went on to say the IDA is committed to expanding economic development and business enterprise for our county. The primary mission of the IDA is to secure and apply resources that promote the retention, expansion and attraction of business and commercial enterprises in Gila County and to expand employment opportunities. More information about new loan program can be obtained by contacting the Industrial Development Authority of Gila County : www.gilacountyida.com; 928-473-1129Ted Lake
October 10, 2014
October 10, 2014
counties in Arizona. We do know Gila. Pinal, Graham, Greenlee are among the counties the British are researching and there are probably others.Ted Lake
October 7, 2014
October 7, 2014
Universal Protection Service is seeking to hire mature, Full-Time Security Officers for a busy mining Facility in Globe-Miami.
$12/Hr. + Benefits and Growth Potential!
Must be age 25 + have a clean Arizona DMV record to qualify. Must have strong integrity and professionalism.
Must be willing to commute, stand for up to 8 hours, and have good flexibility in scheduling.
The successful Security Patrol Officer candidate is responsible for providing security services at assigned location. Duties include, but are not limited to;Vehicle patrol of exterior areas of assigned locations
Foot patrol of interior/exterior areas of assigned locations
Observe and report suspicious activities and persons
Write detailed narrative reports and maintain daily activity reports (DARs)
Enforce rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and respond to emergency situations requiring security assistance
Use of innovative, wireless technology for checkpoints and requirements, immediate synchronization, reports, forms and locations in real-time (client specific sites)
Full time and part time shifts available
Qualified Security Patrol Officer applicants will meet the following criteria:High school diploma or equivalent required.
Must possess a valid Guard License as required in the state for which you are applying.
As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation and a post-offer/pre-employment drug/alcohol test.
As a condition of continued employment, employee must maintain current active status of all required License at all times, and must carry the license at all times while on duty.
Must display exceptional customer service and communication skills.
Vehicle Patrol Officers must be minimum 25 years of age and have 0 points on DMV report for the last 5 years. Please bring a recent DMV printout to your interview.
Intermediate computer skills to utilize innovative, wireless technology at client specific sites.( Note: For complete job description and requirements of applicants go to the web page of West Universal Protection Services )
October 7, 2014
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs – San Carlos, AZThis position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as an ENGINE MODULE SUPERVISOR , and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/Vacancy ID: 1075820SUPERVISORY FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (FIRE),GS-0462-6/7, Western Region,San Carlos Agency,
Branch of Fire Management,
San Carlos, ArizonaGS-7: $39,179 – $50,932 Per AnnumGS-6: $35,256 – $45,828 Per AnnumNOTE: APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED AND NEED NOT RE-APPLY UNDER THIS READVERTISEMENT.COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION AND REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS OF APPLICANTS CAN BE FOUND BY GOING TO THE USA JOBS WEB PAGEARBORETUM’S
October 7, 2014Superior…..Boyce Thompson Arboretum’s annual Fall Plant Sale fundraiser begins this Saturday involving Milkweed, Herbs & Autumn Pollinator Plants. If you go, expect a wide array of herbs ready-to-plant, plus flowering
shrubs that show their color in October-November (helpful to hummingbirds,
bees, butterflies and others searching for sucrose after the showy
summertime flowers have all gone to seed).
► Edible-Medicinal Desert Plants Walk Guided by Jean Groen Oct. 11,
► Bird Walk guided by Kathe Anderson & Richard Ditch Oct. 12, 8:30am
► Mesquite flour-making class with Jean Groen Oct. 12, 10:30am
October 7, 2014
October 4, 2014
FREEPORT’S $100 MILLION IMPACT ON GILA’S ECONOMY
October 4, 2014
Freeport McMoRan, Incorporated points out that during last year the company’s local Miami Operations had more than a $100 million economic impact on Gila County in addition to approximately $312 million impact on the state. The company went on to say these economic benefits primarily come from the wages and taxes Freeport McMoRan pays as well as the goods and services the company buys which ripple
through the economy inducing additional economic benefits and contributing to more jobs and greater tax revenues.
Additionally, at the end of 2013, Freeport-McMoRan had over 1,000 employees at Miami and had a total impact of approximately 3,000 jobs on Arizona’s economy.
October 3, 2014
October 3, 2014
Lower courts have rejected the claim by Republican lawmakers that it is unconstitutional for an unelected body to draw district lines, a duty that they say the Elections Clause of the Constitution reserves for legislatures.
That led to the appeal to the Supreme Court, which said Thursday it would hear the case. No hearing date has been set.
Republican legislative leaders welcomed the court’s decision as “good news for every Arizonan.”.(See complete story written by ASU Cronkite News Reporter Laurie Liles by going to Cronkite News)Laurie Lile
October 3, 2014
October 2, 2014
Performs the duties involved with the maintenance repair activities surrounding the M/W functions. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s safety policies and applicable laws. Works with direction from the M/W Supervisor and/or M/W Foreman.Performs the day-to day activities of a M/W gang Unloads and/or assists in the unloading and distribution of track material (rail, ties, spikes,plates, etc.)
Restores track after derailments; manages the right of way and structures for trains
Corrects deviations in track surface, alignment and gage
Installs and repairs street crossings and railroad crossings; establishes and maintains drainage; install, repairs and cleans small culverts; removes snow when needed
Operates tools in the performance of duties such as rail saw, track wrench, spike maul, tie adz, claw bar, and others as needed
Sprays switches, angle bars, curves and joints; lubricates track when/where necessaryRequired Experience
High School Diploma or GED; with 2 years work experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
A CDL; other technical training; experience with heavy hand tools; previous work in an outside environment are preferred.
Full-Time/RegularPosition Employed By:
Arizona Eastern Railway Company
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Team Buckley members formed up Sept. 19 at the 460th Space Wing headquarters building for a POW/MIA reveille ceremony in honor of those who suffered as prisoners of war or are missing in action. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed around the world on military installations, ships, in state capitals, schools and veterans’ facilities on the third Friday in September each year. According to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, more than 83,000 Americans are missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the 1991 Gulf War. Tech. Sgt. Zach Coyner, 460th Medical Group NCO in charge of physical therapy, opened the event by paying tribute to the POW/MIA commitment. “I’d like to begin by recognizing the heart of the POW/MIA community,” Coyner said. “Any former prisoners of war and the families of Americans still missing in action, we honor your strength and your courage.” Col. Mitch Stratton, 460th Space Wing vice commander, asked those at the observance to rekindle their commitment to the nation’s prisoners of war and the patriots who never returned. “Yesterday, we celebrated the birthday of our United States Air Force, and we honored the brave service of our brave men and women to our country — those who came before us and those who serve today,” Stratton said. “Today, we gather on a much more solemn occasion to remember and to recommit today’s service members who have endured confinement and often unspeakable cruelty as prisoners of war and to the families of those who are remain missing in action: You are not forgotten.”
Septemeber 19, 2014
firstname.lastname@example.orgGLOBE HIGH’S HALL OF FAME NEW INDUCTEES
Septemeber 19, 2014This Sunday, September 21st, the Inductees into the Globe High School Hall of Fame for 2014 will officially be:Members of the 1939 Globe High School State Champion Track Team.Members of the 1953 Globe High School Champion Football TeamOther new inductees include:Robert Mike Termain Class of 1957, Shirley Dawson Class of 1961, Ed Dawson Class of 1961, Mat Richards Class of 1956, Benny Lucero Class of 1948, Robert Duber 11 Class of 1969, Albert Canizales Class of 1953, Paul Waddell Class of 1962, Frank Holder Class of 1986, John V. Yanez, Class of 1964, Christine Marin Class of 1969, Larry Perrino Class of 1986Ted Lake
email@example.comGILA’S JOBLESS RATE DROPS
Septemeber 19, 2014New figures out from the state show the unemployment rate in Gila County dropped slightly last month falling to 8.2% from 8.3% in July. Latest information about our county is there were some 20,319 persons working at jobs here last month while there were 1,808 persons unemployed. Statewide the jobless rate went up to 7.1% in August from 7% in July.JOB ALERT AT FRY’S IN GLOBE
Septemeber 19, 2014Drug GM Manager
Kroger – Globe, AZ
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Non-ExemptPosition Summary:
Create an outstanding customer experience through exceptional service. Establish and maintain a safe and clean environment that encourages our customers to return. Achieve sales and profit goals established for the department, and monitor and control all established quality assurance standards. Direct and supervise all functions, duties and activities for the Drug GM department. Support the day-to-day functions of the Drug GM operations. Embrace the Customer 1st strategy and encourage associates to deliver excellent customer service. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.Ted Lake
September 15, 2014Later this month and during the first part of next month the Arizona Department of Transportation will be involved in a number of pavement marking projects here locally. Motorists should be aware these projects will start at the following locations on the dates shown below:Ice House Canyon and Kellner Canyon Road (Globe)-Sept. 25
Six Shooter Canyon Road (Globe)-Sept. 29
Main Street (Central Heights/Globe-Miami)-Sept. 30
Russell Road (Central Heights/Globe-Miami)-Oct. 1
Ragus Road and Railroad Avenue(Globe)-Oct. 2
San Carlos Drive (North of Globe)-Oct. 3The work is being done 7 a.m. till 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Motorists are being asked not to park on the roadways listed above so crews may complete their painting quickly.Ted Lake
firstname.lastname@example.orgSeptember 15, 2014LATEST REGIONAL JOB ALERTS
September 15, 2014Pinto Valley Miami ( Capstone Mining Corporation ) seeks a Tire Mechanic, Ore/Water Truck Driver, Planner Mobile Maintenance. Freeport McMoRan Miami seeks Smelter Operator Trainee, Line Electrician, Smelter Repair Employee. Apache Gold Casino San Carlos seeks to fill the following full time jobs: Chief Financial Officer, Cage Cashier, Line Cook, Kitchen Dishwasher.Imerys seeks Maintenance Foreman to work in Superior. GEO Private Prison at Florence seeks a Receptionist, Part Time Clerk, Correctional Officer, MIS Specialist. Arizona State Credit Union Safford seeks Bank Teller. NFI seeks Owner/Operator CDL A Truck Driver at Hayden. Home Depot Safford seeks Assistant Store Manager.Town of Miami seeks Bus Driver. State of Arizona seeks Child Protective Service Specialist to work in Globe $33,312 to $38,855 yearly. G4S seeks Upscale Security Officer to work in Superior. Bank of West seeks Customer Service Representative in Superior. ASARCO seeks Supervisor 1 for Maintenance at HaydenFreeport McMoRan Morenci seeks Tailings Dam Operator, Senior Vibration Technician, Engineer 2 for Mine Reliability. Corrections Corporation of America seeks Vocational Instructor at Florence. Account Temps seeks Accounts Payable Clerk in Globe. Bashas Peridot seeks Night Crew Clerk. Freeport McMoRan Corporate Phoenix seeks Supervisor of Staffing.U.S Indian Health Services San Carlos seeks Dental Officer $97,987 to $195,000 yearly. Sundt Construction Morenci seeks Pipefitter Helper. Gila County Regional School District Globe seeks Business Services Coordinator. Gila County government Globe seeks Accounting Clerk, Administrative Clerk SpecialistFreeport McMoRan 2015 Summer Internships announced at Miami and SaffordFreeport Miami: Mechanical/Maintenance Engineer at Smelter, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering at Smelter, Human Resources, Health Safety/Industrial Hygiene, Accounting, Global Supply Chain, Metallurgical/ Chemical Engineer Hydro Met.Freeport Safford: Health and Safety, Accounting, Global Supply Chain, Geology, Environmental Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Metallurgical/Chemical EngineerTed Lake
email@example.comGRADE OF “D” GIVEN TO ARIZONA SCHOOLS
September 15, 2014Below the curve
Arizona schools got a grade of D for their academic achievement on a national report card on school performance from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The state’s grades included:
• Academic achievement: D
• Academic achievement for low-income and minority students: D
• Return on investment: B
• Truth in advertising: C
• Postsecondary & workforce readiness: D
• 21st-century teacher force: C-
• Parental options: A
• Data quality: C
• Technology: C
• International competitiveness: D
• Fiscal responsibility: B
WASHINGTON – Arizona schools got a ‘D’ for their overall academic achievement on a national report card released Thursday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
“Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on K-12 Educational Effectiveness,” graded states on how well their schools are performing and how well prepared students are for today’s job market.
The report, based on 2013 data, showed slight improvement for all states since the first report was released in 2007. Despite gains, however, the picture was still grim.
Arizona was one of 20 states and the District of Columbia to get a D or worse for their students’ academic achievement in the new report. And the U.S. as a whole continued to trail other nations on standardized test results, the report said(Complete story can be found on the Cronkite News Link on the upper right corner on the web page of these radio stations).Miranda Rivers
September 12, 2014GLOBE, AZ (September 12) – The Globe Ranger District is temporarily restricting access to the Arizona Public Service (APS) corridor while APS conducts maintenance and vegetation work within the authorized twenty foot wide “area of disturbance” in the Pinal Mountains near Globe. The project area will be signed along the corridor while crews are working. The restrictions went into effect on September 8, 2014, and will remain in effect until December 31, 2015, or until rescinded.During this restriction it is prohibited to be upon the restricted area. Detailed maps of the area of disturbance are available at the Globe Ranger District Office and on the Tonto National Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices/?aid=4666. For further information contact the Globe Ranger District office at 928-402-6200.This does not include the portions of the Icehouse Canyon Trail (TS 198) and Telephone Trail (TS 192) where they cross the otherwise restricted area. These trails are located in Gila County, Gila Salt River Meridian Township 1 South, Range 15 East, Sections 21, 22, 28, and 33; Township 2 South, Range 15 East, Section 4. This area remains open.
September 12, 201
AURORA, Colo. – An Air Reserve Personnel Center traditional reservist took it upon herself to take fitness to a whole new level through weightlifting and dieting and became a force to be reckoned during the National Physique Committee Armbrust Pro Gym Warrior Classic Aug. 22 in Loveland, Colorado.
It was the first time Tech. Sgt. Pamela Torrez has competed in a bodybuilding competition and her hard work paid off as she took 3rd place in the Novice Figure Class C, and 4th place in the Open Figure Class D.
Both classes comprised participants over 5 feet 6 inches tall. The Novice Figure Class C, included seven competitors, while the Open Figure Class D featured 11 competitors.
The Lincoln, Nebraska, native who started her quest last December, said competing as a bodybuilder has been a very rewarding experience.
“It’s absolutely amazing after all the blood, sweat, tears and dedication to finally get up on stage, and share with others my accomplishments,” the nine-year Air Force veteran said.
And she’s not done yet.
September 12, 2014
September 10, 2014
September 10, 2014
DISTRICTS LOOK TOWARD FIRST PAYMENT UNDER $1.6 BILLION RULING ON SCHOOL FUNDING
September 10, 2014
Gov. Jan Brewer has said the state will appeal a judge’s decision that Arizona must make a first payment of $317 million to make up for shorting school districts during the Great Recession. But that hasn’t stopped districts from anticipating how they would use their shares ( for complete story go to http://www.gila1019.com/ and click on Cronkite News link shown on upper right side )
BRIDGE INSPECTION NEXT WEEK: US 60 BETWEEN SUPERIOR AND MIAMI
September 10, 2014
The Arizona Department of Transportation will be conducting two required bridge inspections starting next week. The first inspection will start on Monday, Sept. 15 on US 60 at the Queen Creek Bridge (milepost 222) which is located between Superior and the Queen Creek Tunnel. The second will start on Tuesday, Sept. 16 on US 60 at the Pinto Creek Bridge (milepost 238) and it is located west of Miami by the Pinto Valley Mine turn off. Motorist should anticipate temporary lane closures
ARIZONA TALKING TO EPA ABOUT BEST WAY TO MEET STRICT EMISSIONS RULE
September 10, 2014
Arizona would face the second-steepest reductions in carbon emissions in the country – 52 percent – under the federal plan, which aims to cut carbon nationally by 30 percent by the year 2030. These new tougher rules to reduce haze over federal lands published in the Federal Register this week also apply to SO2 emissions from the Freeport McMoRan Copper Smelter in Miami and the ASARCO Copper Smelter at Hayden
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AGREEMENT ANNOUNCED TO REDUCE FOREST FIRES IN NORTHERN GILA COUNTY
August 28, 2014
PROGRESS ON CONGRESSIONAL BILL TO RE NAME MIAMI POST OFFICE July 26, 2014 On July 15, U.S. Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick , Dem Arizona District One, announced that a House Bill she co- sponsored with the Arizona Congressional Delegation passed the U.S. House of Representative and was been sent on to the U.S. Senate. It is H R 4416, which calls for renaming the Post Office in Miami, Arizona after the late U.S. Army Sgt Manuel Mendoza, who was a Miami Native and whose family recently received the “Medal of Honor” from the President of the United States for his courageous actions during World War Two. We asked Congresswoman’s Washington Office for a progress report on the measure proposing the renaming of the local post office. Here is what Jennifer Johnson, her Communications Director told us last Friday. ” We checked with our legislative team and they said that post office renaming bills are usually bundled into one large legislative package to bring up for a vote, rather than each of them voted on one by one at random times. They said we don’t yet know the Senate’s schedule for bringing these bills to a vote, but given the fact that the August district work period is rapidly approaching, it would likely occur in September.”
“There was that long pause, like, ‘Did you just tell me what I think you told me?'” said McElhaney Pahia who arrived here June 23. “I walked out the door and I had to confirm it with the executive officer. The next day, I even had to confirm it again because I just couldn’t believe I was given this dream assignment.” The 22-year veteran comes from a long line of military family members. His paternal grandfather served in the Army, his maternal grandfather was a Navy chief petty officer, his father served in the Air Force security forces and his sister is a retired Air Force master sergeant. During a recent interview, he discussed what it meant to be selected as ARPC’s vice commander, his leadership philosophy, challenges he’s had in his Air Force career and his goals for the center. “I feel a big sense of responsibility in this position because we service up to one million customers who depend on ARPC. Therefore, I need to ensure I do my best to care for and assist the ARPC teams who deliver Class A service,” he said. “That’s what I really love about this job…helping people so they can succeed in accomplishing the Air Force mission.” He acknowledged people at ARPC have heard Brig. Gen. Samuel “Bo” Mahaney, ARPC commander, make reference to the center as the “Thundering Herd.” “It makes sense. A great organization that supports a large number of customers cannot afford to let road blocks degrade service levels. Therefore, seeing ARPC being proactive in clearing roadblocks is very refreshing,” he said. His leadership philosophy includes the Air Force core values and communication. “Integrity, service before self and excellence in all we do is very important in the business we perform and our customers demand it,” he said. “If we maintain high integrity standards, remain unselfish and put the customer first while always trying our best, this organization should always be proud of the service being delivered.” He also said open communication is critical to a healthy organization. “I have found that 80-90 percent of any issue can be traced back to lack of communication. Therefore, I truly believe in an open door policy to help facilitate a better flow of information. When something doesn’t sound right, then communicate to the right person to ensure you have the whole story. If something is going on, come tell me,” he said. “When you identify a problem first, we can come together as a team to see if we can solve it. This also allows a better understanding of resources, priorities and how we need to set customer expectations.” Before his current assignment, he was the deputy director for the Total Force Service Center, Headquarters AFPC, Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph, Texas. He said his previous assignment is a perfect tie-in to his job here. “The experience at AFPC helped me get a jump start on serving all three components and the unique demands of each customer base,” he said. “During the past several years, I’ve worked in conjunction with ARPC to interlink the two Total Force Service Centers in order to deliver personnel services to our customers no matter where they are.” He mentioned ARPC has a great reputation and he has some goals to help ARPC become even better. “First and foremost, I want to learn as much as I can from everyone in ARPC. This is one of those rare assignments that is Total Force and I want to help out as much as possible. Also, I’m excited to join General Mahaney in his quest to improve ARPC’s current technology and be able to create a more dynamic delivery system of new technologies to reduce workload we know should be automated,” he said. “My goal is to also get the manpower levels ARPC deserves to ensure continued high service levels. We all have a drive to take care of our customer…it’s in our DNA.” McElhaney Pahia said at the end of the day there will always be challenges and that’s how we grow and learn. “I was flying at Peterson AFB when a medical condition grounded me and I wondered if my career was over. However, my strong military family background helped me realize other opportunities were now available and I became excited in my transition back to personnel,” he said. “I don’t think if I stayed in the cockpit I’d be where I am today. My grandfather always told me, ‘There is a reason for everything; it will just take time to find out why.’ This helped me establish a positive outlook on life and a motto in which ‘It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full; at least there’s something to drink.'” The advice he’d give to younger Airmen is to develop and maintain the same attitude and take on challenges. “When people are smiling and laughing they are more excited to come to work. They become more comfortable, it becomes easier to learn processes, and it reflects when dealing with customers,” he said. “There will always be challenges, but a great attitude gets you through any issue. Also, don’t be afraid of taking on challenges because they are windows to success. I believe these are good lifelong lessons that keep people going.” He addressed one last question he knows people might ask…Where did the long name come from? “I see it all the time in everybody’s faces,” he said. “My wife and I met in Hawaii. She’s a Pahia and I’m a McElhaney. Her father is Hawaiian and had two daughters and we felt the continuation of the name was important. Therefore, we put Pahia last so people could call us the ‘McPs’ for short.” McElhaney Pahia and his wife, Karie, have been married for 7 years. They have two children: Gabriel, just about to turn 6, and Kaela, 2. He said his hobby is spending as much spare time with his family as he can. He was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation from the Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 250 at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, in December 1991. He has a solid foundation in manpower, personnel and services as a graduated squadron commander, numbered Air Force director and AFPC deputy director McElhaney Pahia, who has more than 400 flight hours, earned his Masters of Arts degree in computer resource management at Webster University in St Louis in 1996. In 2010, he graduated from the Air War College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. As ARPC vice commander, McElhaney Pahia is responsible for personnel support to nearly one million Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and retired members, ensuring they are ready to deliver strategic total force war fighting capability for the Air Force. From initial entry to retirement, the center provides world-class support for “Generations of Airmen” throughout their military careers. The center is a major command direct reporting unit of Air Force Reserve Command. Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett Air Reserve Personnel Center Public Affairs
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GLOBE BUDGET HEARING TUESDAY NIGHT July 8, 2014 The city of Globe will be holding a hearing this Tuesday night ( July 8 ) starting 6pm in the Globe City Hall. The hearing seeks public comments on the city’s 2015 fiscal year budget of $23,715,000 . Some of the high lights in the new budget include $1,791,000 in the coming fiscal year for the Globe Fire Department, $2,631,000 for the Police Department, $917,040 in City Administration costs, $658,500 for the city of Globe’s Sanitation Department, $1,287,590 for the city’s Public Works Department, $193,480 to be spent for the Globe Active Adult Center, and $211,900 for the Globe Library. The city’s tax rate is to remain unchanged at $1.32 per one hundred dollars assessed valuation. GILA COUNTY ELECTION TALK July 7, 2014 There are presently 29,130 active registered voters here in Gila County according to the latest information from the Gila County Recorder. This includes 10,895 registered Republicans, 9,783 Democrats, 156 registered Libertarians, 8,295 No Party Designations and1 Americans Elect. According to the office of Gila County Schools Office starting this Monday ( July 7th ) all of the way up to 5pm Wednesday , August 6th, candidates for the Globe or, Miami or San Carlos School Boards, or other school boards throughout Gila County, or those candidates running for the Board of Directors of the Cobre Valley Institute of Technology, or for Board of Directors of the Gila Community College District must file their nomination petitions at this time in order to be on the ballot for the November 4th General Election. Nomination petitions and election packets for these races are still available to pick up by any interested person at the office of Dr. Linda O’Dell at the Gila County Courthouse in Globe. According to the Gila County Elections Office, starting this Monday ( July 7th ) all of the way up to 5pm Wednesday, August 6th, candidates for Board of Directors of the local Special Tax Assessment districts can file their nomination petitions with the Gila County Election’s Office in Globe. These include local fire districts, water districts and sanitary districts. The Tri City Regional Sanitary District between Globe and Miami, for example, is expected to have three of its Board of Directors up before the voters in the General Election. One of the current board members has already said he will not seek re election. It only takes 12 signatures of valid registered voters in the Tri City District to get on the November ballot. Likewise, for the other special districts and the local school races , the number of signatures required from valid registered voters to get on the November General Election ballot is very small. Persons who want to run as candidates for the open board seats on these special local taxing districts can still get their nomination petitions from the Gila County Elections Office in Globe on Apache Avenue. . On Monday, July 28th at 12 midnight, Voter Registration for the August 26th Primary Election closes. Early voting begins on Thursday, July 31,2014. On Monday, October 6th at midnight Voter Registration for the November 4th General Election Closes. Early voting begins on Thursday, October 9th On the November 4, General election ballot, voters in our county will be deciding on the continuation of the Gila County 1/2 cent Transportation Excise Tax. Arguments supporting or opposing this measure are currently being accepted for a publicity pamphlet. Arguments submitted should not exceed 200 words In length. The names of those persons and entities submitting written arguments shall be included in the upcoming publicity pamphlet. These written arguments should be submitted to the Clerk of the Gila County Board of Supervisors, 1400 East Ash Street in Globe by 5pm on Friday July 25th. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FAVORS CASINO NEAR GLENDALE July 5, 2014 The U.S. Department of the Interior is notifying Arizona lawmakers and other Native American communities that it is looking favorably on an effort by the Tohono O’odham Nation to take a parcel of land at 91st and Northern avenues into trust. The Southern Arizona tribe wants to develop a $500 million casino on the parcel. This move sets the stage for full federal approval, according to an official familiar with the casino plans. U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn told other tribes of his decision to approve the O’odham’s application for the land to be an extended part of their reservation. This would propel the casino toward construction after a prolonged legal fight. “The ruling by the Department of the Interior allows the Nation to move another step closer to benefiting from the United States’ promise to the Nation that we would be able to replace our destroyed reservation lands. The Nation is eager to move forward to use our replacement land to create thousands of new jobs in the West Valley,” said Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris, Jr. The O’odham casino has faced opposition — including lawsuits and legal appeals — from some state lawmakers as well as the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Gila River Indian Community. Those two tribes, which already operate casinos in the Phoenix area, cite concerns about the O’odham casino’s impact on state gaming compacts. -Phoenix Business Journal GLOBE’S TECH SGT ROB HAZELETT AT BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE IN COLORADO
6/27/2014 – BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Members at the Air Reserve Personnel Center have been seeing double since Senior Airmen Evan and Adam Van Horn were assigned here. Although the twins are fraternal, it’s difficult to tell them apart. Their journey began in May when Evan began working as a points management agent on Reserve Personnel Appropriation orders here. Evan shared the news about the opportunity with Adam, who also applied and began working on June 2 as a recognition agent. “Due in large part to our Human Capital Transformation effort, ARPC has inherited a number of new responsibilities that did not come with associated manpower billets. ARPC uses RPA orders to bring in reservists who can assist with this new workload,” said Col. Carolyn Stickell, individual mobilization augmentee to the vice commander. “Since these reservists are called to active duty via RPA orders, they are nicknamed RPAers .” In order to accomplish the mission, ARPC currently has about 74 RPAers filling the gaps until there is a permanent manpower solution. RPAers sit in almost every section of ARPC, contributing to the mission side-by-side with their
civilian,contractor, active duty, Guard and Reserve counterparts providing a seamless, total-force customer service solution. Meanwhile, some of the twins ‘ colleagues have taken a little while to grasp there was more than one Van Horn in the center . “At first I couldn’t tell them apart, especially if they were in their flight suits,” said Staff Sgt. Diaydra Gardner, recognitions agent, who has worked with Adam for one week. “I thought they were the same person,” said Staff Sgt. Giovanna Capili, recognitions agent, “until somebody mentioned there were two of them.” Although the Van Horn twins say they don’t look much alike, they admitted a lot of people have trouble telling them apart. “People get us mixed up all the time,” said Evan, the oldest brother by one minute. “I couldn’t count the number of times I’ve been approached by people who think I’m [Adam].” “During load school, military training leaders thought Evan was me when I left a school location to start another course,” said Adam, a three-year Air Force veteran who enlisted one day after his brother. This isn’t the first time the brothers, who are C-130 Loadmasters as traditional reservists, have been assigned together. In their assignment with the 731st Airlift Squadron at Peterson AFB, Colorado, they said even though they worked under the same roof, they never physically flew together due to regulations on relatives working together in flight. “It seems the older we get, the more we are finding our own identities,” Evan said as he described what it was like to work here with his brother and what they bring to the center. “For me, it’s just another day in the life of being a Van Horn twin. Our collaboration is great; we bring our own perspectives to each other and work together so well as a team that we could get anything done better and faster than any other pair.” Adam included his thoughts about working with his brother. “Honestly, it’s business as usual. We have always been in each other’s footsteps,” said Adam, who added what he liked most about working with his brother: “He’s the one that takes more risks. If there is something I want to do but it seems too challenging, he’ll do it first and pave the way for me.” The twins don’t hesitate when it comes to sharing their hobbies and goals. Adam looks forward to furthering his education with the Post-9/11 GI Bill. He plans to enroll in courses to obtain his associate’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force, then pursue his bachelor’s degree. In his spare time, he likes to hike and play Xbox. “Since coming here, physical fitness has also become an important part of my life. I’ve been running a couple miles a day at least four times a week,” said Evan, who’s an avid Denver Broncos fan. “My goal is to be the best person I can possibly be, whether that means education, career, relationships or health. I just want to always be able to look in the mirror and be proud of who I am.” As the Van Horn twins strive to create their own individuality, they realize others around them may find it hard to tell them apart. However, they’ve grown accustomed to it, and know it’s just a matter of time before their colleagues’ double vision wears off. Would like to help out in the reunion activities please contact Michelle at 602-568-0789 or Jennifer at 480-231-5598. by Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett Air Reserve Personnel Center Public Affairs HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED July 3, 2014 The final selection of the new inductees for the 2014 Globe High School Hall of Fame has been announced. They are: Robert “Mike” Termain, class of 1957, Shirley Dawson, class of 1961, Edd Dawson, class of 1961, Mat Richards, Class of 1956, Benny Lucero, class of 1948, Robert Duber II, class of 1969, Albert Canizales, class of !953, Paul Waddell, class of l962, Frank Holder, class of 1986, John Vasquez Yanez, class of 1964, Christine Marin, class of 1961, Victoria M. Stevens, class of 1969, and Larry Perino, class of 1986. The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 1 to 4pm at the Apache Gold Convention Center. Ted Lake email@example.com MORE REGIONAL JOB ALERTS June 2, 2014 Bashas Market Peridot seeks Meat Department Manager. ADEX Medical Staffing seeks Travel Nurse/Cath Lab Registered Nurse to work in Globe. AAA Arizona seeks Insurance Outside Sales Agent to Work in Safford. Arizona State Credit Union seeks Floating Bank Teller to work in Safford. Bashas Gold Canyon seeks Pharmacy Tech. Sun Life Family Center Gold Canyon seeks Medical Assistant. Freeoirt McMoRan Safford seeks Senior Metallurgist, Chief Metallurgist, Lab Tech #1 for Freeport’s New Oil lab in Safford. Empire Catepillar seeks Field Mechanic to work in Miami. Freeport McMoRan Miami taking applications for Warehouse Technician. Trinity Services Group seeks a Food Service Worker at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Globe. MIH Adminstrative Services seeks Shift Manager at Globe Restaurant. Arizona State Government Division of Benefits and Medical Elgibility taking applications for Eligibilty Interviewer to work in Globe $12.43 an hour. Community Bridges in Globe seeks a Navigator, Crisis Mobile Specialist .Pinto Valley Mine Miami ( Capstone Mining Corporation ) taking applications for a Human Resource Administrative Assistant. NYR Group Inc ( Electrical Contractor ) seeks a Safety Engineer to work in Globe. Copper Communities Hospice Globe seeks Account Executive. Corrections Corporation of America seeks License Practical Nurse to work in Florence. GEO Private Prison in Florence seeks a Corrections Officer an also a Shift Supervisor. Mt Graham Reginonal Medical Center ( Hospital ) in Safford has two full time openings for House Keepers. Supplemental Health Care seeks ICU Registered Nurse to work in Globe. Big 5 Spring Goods Thatcher seeks Sales Associate. Sundt Construction seeks Warehouse Helper at Morenci. National Bank of Arizona at Morenci seeks a teller. Freeport McMoRan Morenci seeks Engineering Technician, Planner One at Metcalf Mill, Planner Two in Leaching. Part Time Facility Attendent at Front Desk, Mercantile Associate to work at Morenci Motel. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org 5.2 QUAKE ROCKS GREENLEE, GRAHAM COUNTIES June 29, 2014 DUNCAN, Arizona — A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Arizona just before 10 p.m. Saturday, followed by a series of smaller aftershocks that lasted well into Sunday morning The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake’s epicenter as 31 miles northwest of Lordsburg, N.M.; putting the eye of the quake about 10 miles south of Duncan, just west of the Arizona-New Mexico border. “We had a very small amount of damage — a few things fell off shelves and smashed, and the pictures on the wall were askew,” said Deborah Mendolsohn, owner of the Simpson Hotel in Duncan, “but the building seems to be sound, thank goodness.” The 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit at 9: 59 p.m. and the first aftershock — 3.5 magnitude — hit at 10:08 p.m. That was followed by 3.4 magnitude quake at 1:25 a.m. Sunday, a 3.6 quake at 7:33 a.m. and a 3.3 quake at 8:40 a.m. Eastern Arizona Courier readers took to Facebook, posting how the earthquake impacted them. Like Mendolsohn, most reported losing a few items off shelves and other minor damage. Brian Greulach reported the quake was felt in Silver City, N.M.; while Wendy Peralta said Riverside, N.M., and Glenwood N.M., residents also felt the tremor. To the west, media outlets in both Tucson and Phoenix reported residents feeling the earthquake. Graham County Sheriff’s Office dispatch reported receiving a number of calls relating to the earthquake, but there were no reports of injury or significant damage. Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office dispatch said there were a few reports of property damage — though none major — and no injury reports. “Arizona has experienced earthquakes before,” said USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley. “There was a 5.6 magnitude quake near the Utah border in 1959 and a 5.1 magnitude quake near Flagstaff in 2005.” A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit Utah, just south of Mt. Pleasant at 7 p.m. Saturday. Pursley said the two incidents were unrelated. Eastern Arizona Courier Safford, Arizona STOLEN CARS SEIZED! Friday, June 27, 2014 Over $2 million in stolen vehicles seized by the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force, HSI, and Albuquerque PD during expansive investigation Two undercover operations across Arizona and New Mexico yielded 39 stolen vehicle recoveries, 22 arrests, weapons and drugs. The combined value of the stolen vehicles is estimated to be well over $2 million. Two of the suspects arrested worked for a third-party motor vehicle office. On June 26, 2014, law enforcement officers executed 12 search warrants in Albuquerque, New Mexico with Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force (AVTTF) agents and detectives assisting to gather additional evidence for the Arizona-based investigation. Two investigations were run simultaneously because authorities were tracking two criminal organizations in different states. The investigations were named “Operation VIN-a-Palooza” and “Operation Interstate GM.” The investigative operations began in the Fall of 2013. Ted Lake email@example.com GILA’S TOMMIE MARTIN TESTIFIES BEFORE CONGRESS June 27, 2014 WASHINGTON – Republican Gila County supervisor Tommie Martin touted the potential benefits of “holistic” carbon sequestration to a congressional subcommittee last Wednesday, saying it could help ranchers and prevent massive fires at the same time. Tommie Martin was one of four witnesses testifying before the House Natural Resources subcommittee on how opening public lands to livestock would reduce levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and contribute to environmental improvement in several other areas. Tommie Martin went on to tell the Congressmen that all plants pull carbon from the air, but supporters of the holistic plan said grasslands have the ability to move it to their roots where it is ultimately stored in the soil. Letting livestock graze on larger areas prevents overgrazing in one spot and allows the growth of grasslands in their wake . (Click on Conkite News on the Gila1019.com webpage for complete story ) Matthew Seeman Cronkite News GCC WELDING PROGRAM OFFERS VIRTUAL TRAINING June 26, 2014 Gila Community College (GCC) welding instructor, Clyde Miller, took delivery of GCC’s new welding simulator on Wednesday, June 25. The simulator was made possible through a grant from Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. The welding simulator is used to provide training for various types of welding and fabrication. GCC provides training in the field of welding for high school students through the Cobre Valley Institute of Technology (CVIT) and for adult learners.
LATEST REGIONAL JOB ALERTS June 26, 2014 State of Arizona Division of Development Disabilities seeks a Direct Care Professional to work in Globe $21,259. Arizona State Department of Child Safety seeks a Team Decision Making Member in Globe $42,276 a year. Retail Data seeks Data Collector in Globe. U.S. Bureau of Prisons in Safford seeks a Special Education Teacher $49,520 to $75,376. Graham County Government Safford seeks a Charge Nurse $48,000 to $51,840 a year, Courthouse Security Officer $15.38 an hour, Deputy Sheriff $37,414 to $40,404 year, a Dispatcher $28,522 year, Juvenile Counselor $50,000, Registered Nurse $40,766 to $45,656 The Gila County Elections Department seeks Election Day Poll workers to work the August 26th primary election and November 4th general election. Pay is $105 per election and one paid training session…contact Gila County elections at 928-402-8709. Arizona Department of Transportation in Globe has an opening only to current ADOT employees for Equipment Parts Supervisor $36,998 to $45,052 a year. The Gila County Sheriff’s Office in Globe taking applications for the following positions: 911 Dispatcher, Civil Clerk, Records Clerk, Detention Clerk, Part Time Records Clerk, Detention Officer and Deputy Sheriff. Gila County Government is seeking to fill the following open county positions in Globe: Courtroom Technician, Lube Specialist, Permit Technician, Court Clerk and Early Literacy Community Liaison. Town of Miami taking applications for Town Manager. First Review of applications will be July 14th. Taher Management Company seeks Food Services Director who will work in Miami with a K-12 lunch program. Department of Emergency and Military Affairs seeks Equipment Operator #3 to work in Florence $13.94 to $25.01 an hour. State of Arizona Department of Child Safety seeks Child Protective Service Specialist to work in Kearny $33,312 a year. Home Depot Thatcher seeks Assistant store Manager. CKC Construction and Materials in Safford seeks Diesel Truck and Equipment Mechanic. Leslie’s Pool Mart seeks Assistant Store Manager on Globe Canyon. Strategic Health Care Staffing seeks Register Nurse to work in Globe. U.S. Indian Health Services Whiteriver seeks Medical Support Assistant $28,269 to $36,746, Contact Representative $31,628 to $45,828. Freeport McMoRan Safford seeks Support Equipment Operator. Freeport McMoRan Morenci seeks Supply Chain Assistant. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org TRI CITY $6.8 MILLION BUDGET HEARING June 20, 2014 A public hearing will be held this Monday night 5:15pm in the Cobre Valley Country Club about the Tri City Regional Sanitary District’s proposed new budget of $6.8 million for fiscal year 2014-2015. The five members of the board of directors are working towards building a huge $45 million dollar waste water treatment system to serve the unincorporated areas between Globe and Miami. Under new changes in the state law, the local sanitary district, its board of directors and property owners will be allowed up to 41 years to repay all debts incurred to finance this project. Although the board of directors still has not publicly disclosed to the residents or property owners in this district where this new sewer treatment plant will be built or specifically the location of the site or sites under consideration for such a wastewater treatment plant, the Tri City Regional Sanitary District Board members have served notice to the general public in their new muti million dollar budget announcement they intend to move ahead in Fiscal Year 2015 and will spend $6,795,000 for the project which includes spending some $3.35 million in engineering design without giving specific details to the general public as to the sewer treatment plant site or sites under consideration. There are some 2,600 registered voters and more than 3,000 property owners who are in the Tri City Regional Sanitary District who should be made aware of such information.and have the opportunity to comment on the site or sites selected.before expenditures are made.. Public Hearing Notice by Tri City Regional Sanitary District on the $6.8 Million proposed budget follows: Notice of Hearing on Annual Budget The Board of Directors of the Tri-City Regional Sanitary District will meet on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. to hold a hearing on the District’s budget for the District’s fiscal year 2014-2015. The meeting will be held at the Cobre Valle Country Club, 4877 West Cypress Way (Apache Trail Hwy 188), Miami, Arizona 85539-8779. The District intends to certify the final budget to the Board of Supervisors of Gila County by July 1, 2014. The District’s 2014-2015 Budget, subject to any changes made at the hearing PROPOSED BUDGET 2015 REVENUES CASH ON HAND – $ 131,617.00 DISTRICT AD VALOREM TAX – $ 57,709.00 WIFA / RCAC SOFT MONEY LOAN. – $6,600,000.00 WIFA PLANNING GRANT – $ 5,745.00 TOTAL REVENUES $6,795,071.00 PROPOSED BUDGET EXPENSES LEGAL FEES – $100,000.00 PUBLISHING / PRINTING – $ 5,000.0 OFFICE SUPPLIES / POSTAGE -$ 1,000.00 TRAVEL – $ 9,000.00 SPECIAL PROJECTS / PROFESSIONAL – $ 8,000.00 PART-TIME DISTRICT MANAGER – $ 50,000.00 ENGINEERING – $ 100,000.00 PROJECT MANAGEMENT – $50,000.00 CONTINGENCY – $ 56,947.00 WIFA GRANT MATCH – $ 5,879.00 WIFA GRANT (ASSESSMENT) – $ 5,745.00 PURCHASE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE – $ 720,000.00 ENGINEER PER (Study / Report Phase) – $ 225,000.00 FUNDING ASSISTANCE – $ 40,000.00 DISTRICT ELECTION PREPARATION – $ 234,000.00 ENGINEERING ADEQ PERMITS – $ 134,000.00 ADEQ REVIEW FEES – $ 330,000.00 ENGINEERING DESIGN PHASE – $3,358,000.00 LEGAL / LAND / ADMIN (WIFA Soft Money Loan) $1,275,000.00 FINANCIAL ADVISOR (WIFA Soft Money Loan) – $ 82,500.00 ACCOUNTING / BOOKKEEPING – $ 5,000.00 TOTAL EXPENSES $ 6,795,071
She inspired Seniors Alli Ortega started volunteering at the Paiute Neighborhood Center in 1998 and never left. There, she touched the lives of everyone from preschoolers to seniors in the multi-generational facility. Every graduation season, Alli Ortega would sit in the stands during the ceremonies, watching the teens she mentored receive their diplomas. She’d take pictures with graduates of Coronado, Saguaro, and Arcadia High schools and then hang the photos on the wall of her office at Scottsdale’s Paiute Neighborhood Center, celebrating their success and motivating other students. This year, Ortega will be missed. The Scottsdale resident died April 11 of complications related to a knee surgery. She was 31 ( go to May 3rd edition of azcentral.com for story) Ted Lake email@example.com
For at least 12 years, there will be more than one valid Arizona credential format. Security features of this new credential include:
- A larger primary portrait with a smaller redundant ghost portrait ensuring customer appearance is clearly reflected.
- A high-security design comprised of unique Arizona geological features in the background created by using many different patterns, lines and images. This provides the overall look of the credential.
- A laser perforation in the shape of Arizona, which when held up to the light is used to quickly authenticate the credential.
- Tactile date of birth field to assist in authenticating the credential using the sense of touch. The date in this field will have a raised feel to it.
- Tri-color Optically Variable Device consisting of the state outline, the state name “Arizona,” the state seal, a saguaro cactus and a star. This laminate overlay provides the final layer of the credential and provides one more feature for authentication.
- The ringtail, the state mammal, is illustrated on the front of the new credential.
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The Vatican Advance Technology Telescope here uses a mostly hollow, honey combed glass primary mirror that was cast at the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab located at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 1164
April 23, 2014
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed Senate Bill 1164 into law. The measure, approved earlier by the state legislature, was sought by the Tri City Regional Sanitary District and was introduced by State Senator Barbara McGuire. The new legislation allows the local sanitary district and its property owners up to 41 years to re-pay all debts incurred for Tri City’s huge proposed waste water treatment project instead of 30 years. The district serves the incorporated areas between Globe and Miami where there are more than 3,000 property owners and some 2,600 registered voters
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LATEST REGIONAL JOB ALERTS April 23, 2014 Pinto Valley Miami ( Capstone Mining Corporation ) seeks Security, Crisis and Emergency Management Supervisor, Chief Geologist, E and I Supervisor, Contracts Administrative Assistant, Metallurgist, E and I Senior Supervisor, Junior Financial Analyst, Electrical Planner, Network and Support Supervisor, Purchasing Specialist, Superintendent of Mine Technical Services. ASARCO Ray Mine seeks Supervisor One SXEW Operations ( 2 positions open ), Senior Supervisor of Operations, Senior Safety Engineer, Senior Electrical Engineer, Mine Engineer Interns ( 2 positions open ), Mine Engineer Two in Short Range Planning, Metallurgical Engineer Interns ( 3 positions open ), Metallurgical Engineer One, Maintenance Supervisor at Utility Shop, Maintenance Repair Boiler/Maker, Laborer for SXEW ( 2 positions open ), General Supervisor of Operations, Electrician and Electrical Planner. Mentor Network seeks Caregiver in Globe. Rent-A-Center Globe-Miami seeks Assistant Manager. Bashas Peridot seeks Cashier Clerk, Bashas Thatcher seeks Bakery Clerk. Empire Caterpillar Morenci seeks 793 Truck Mechanic. Brookdale Apache Junction needs a Receptionist. Corrections Corporation of America at Florence seeks Administrative Clerk. Pulte Group ( Developer of Anthem Communities ) seeks Sales Consultant. Empire Caterpillar Safford seeks Warehouse Worker. U.S. Indian Health Services San Carlos taking applications for Health Services Administrator $114,872 to $149,332. Freeport McMoRan Miami seeks Security Guard. Arizona State Credit Union Safford seeks teller. Mt Graham Regional Medical Center seeks Medical Lab Technician. Pinnacle Partners in Medicine seeks Billing Coordinator in Globe, Family Dollar in Globe seeks Assistant Store manager. American Mobile Health Care sees Surgical Technologist to work in Globe. Cane Group Safford seeks X-Ray Technician. Family Dollar Globe seeks Customer Service Representative. Tractor Supply Company Miami seeks Team Member. Freeport McMoRan Morenci seeks Health and Safety Technician, Line Electrician, Senior Mechanical Engineer
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NEW BOOK OUT ON GILA COUNTY MINES April 23, 2014
Bonilla Pedrogo LLC has just released its published the e-book “Mines of the American West – Gila County, Arizona” which contains approximately 1,735 entries and 792 Kindle pages of data on historic mines and mineralization right here in Gila County. It is now available on the Amazon Kindle website. The author is Ivan Herring who lives in the Northeastern part of the United States and this marks his 9th book he has written in his Arizona Series. According to Herring, all of his books are intended for the use of small miners, “rockhounds”, metal-detector enthusiasts, hikers, campers, off-roaders and others. Modern GPS coordinates have been associated with most records to allow the reader to do a little “prospecting from their computer”, using available on-line tools such as Google Earth. In this book a number of the mine locations have been reviewed using Google Earth and the results are included in a Comment section at the end of the entry. This tool allows the reader to pursue their interests when the weather is bad or they only have limited blocks of time. This he said this also will allow the reader to maximize their use of time when they can physically visit the areas. Also, as a benefit to physical site visitors, many of the mines including those here in Gila County have been grouped by Mining District. This way, if the primary prospect of a visit turns out to be “not so great”, you have nearby alternatives to focus the visit on.” Being e-books, they are also searchable by key word; so if you are looking for the mines in a county, that are included in the book, that contain Gold or for those that fall in the area of a particular USGS map (24K, 100K or 250K), these can be identified with a quick search. His 8 other books in his Arizona Series include 1.) Mines of the American West – La Paz County, Arizona; approximately 1,380 entries; 736 Kindle Pages; published November 23, 2013; 2.) Mines of the American West – Yuma County, Arizona; approximately 700 entries; 295 Kindle pages, published August 2, 2013; 3.) Mines of the American West – Mohave County, Arizona; over 2,225 entries, 709 Kindle pages, published June 20, 2012; 4.) Mines of the American West – Pima County, Arizona; 2,275 entries, over 1,000 Kindle pages, published June 29, 2012; 5.) Mines of the American West – Pinal County, Arizona; 2,525 entries, 837 Kindle pages, published January 20, 2013; 6.) Mines of the American West – Maricopa County, Arizona; 1,340 entries; 357 Kindle pages, published March 1, 2012; 7.) Mines of the American West – Coconino County, Arizona; over 900 entries, 238 Kindle pages, published July 20, 2012; and 8.) Mines, Ghost Towns and Legends of the American West – Yavapai County; over 2,200 entries, 360 Kindle pages, published October 1, 2011. Herring goes on to say in addition, the following four books have been published for general reading: 1.) The Lost Adams Mine; published January 11, 2014: This book contains stories related to the “Lost Adams Mine” and/or the “Lost Adams Diggings” that I found when doing research on old mines for my series of books Mines of the American West. If fits nicely with the Arizona books as one of the three potential locations of the lost mine that are discussed in the book is in Arizona. 2.) Lost Mines and Treasure Tales of Western North America; published January 4, 2014: This volume contains 83 stories of Lost Mines and Treasurers that I found when doing research on old mines for my series of books Mines of the American West. 3.) More Musings from the Frontier, Volume 2, published December 4, 2013: This Volume contains a number of Lost Mines and Treasure Tales taken from early (1850-1910), Western American newspapers. This topic was added at reader’s request. The lead story in Volume 2, in the “Lost Mines and Treasurer” section is about “Rabana’s Gold”, in the old city of La Paz. 4.) Musings from the Frontier, Volume 1, published March 6, 2013: Which contains interesting articles on the American West that I ran across while researching old mining articles. Volume 2, which will contain a section on “Lost Mines” or “Lost Treasure”, at the request of some of my readers of Volume 1, is targeted for publication early in 2014. These books can be previewed for free through Ivan Herring’s Amazon Author page or simply by going to the Amazon Kindle Store website and entering “Ivan Herring” in the search box. Click HERE for more information.:
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PINAL COUNTY JOBS AT FLORENCE April 22, 2014
The Pinal Government at Florence is taking applications for the following positions: Deputy Sheriff, $45,052 to $47,361, Correctional Health LPN $44,699 to $46,987, Detention Officer $43,513 to $45,739, Student Intern at Board of Supervisors $11 per hour, Internal Auditor $51,854 to $54,496, Internal Audit Officer $80,100 to $84,177, Nutritionist $40,456 to $42,515, Community Health Nurse Two $57,304 to $60,216 ( 3 positions ), Licensed Practical Nurse Two $38,480 to $40,456, Community Health Nurse Practitioner $77,168 to $81,099 Director of Finance Sheriff’s Office $66,056 to $72,571, Medico-Legal Investigator $37,566 to $39,505, Telecommunication Technician $43,578 to $45,816, Paralegal $41,467 to $43,578, Animal Control Officer One $27,372 to $28,766, County Attorney’s Community Liaison $55,815 to $58,672, Court Reporter $53,150 to $55,858, Legal Secretary Three $35,689 to $37,501. Supply Technician for IT $28,057 to $29,485, Principal Attorney ( 4 positions ) $87,902 to $92,379, Correctional Health Director of Nursing $75,877 to $79,736, Deputy Clerk One Superior Court $25,370 to $26,671, Programmer Analyst Superior Court $55,815 to $58,672, Kennel Assistant Animal Control $18,868 to $19,848, Legal Secretary Two $32,576 to $34,261, Paralegal Two for Public Defender $41,467 to $43,578, Administrative Clerk Two $28,057 to $29,485, Accountant One at Clerk of Superior Court $43,578 to $45,816, and Deputy Clerk Four at Clerk of Superior Court $37,565 to $39,505.
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ARIZONA GASOLINE PRICES UP AGAIN April 22, 2014
Arizona Gasoline prices have jumped again bringing the average price of regular in our state to $3.46 a gallon, while nation wide the average price reached $3.66. Over in the Los Angeles area motorists are fuming over their high prices in which the average for regular unleaded was $4.31 a gallon for regular unleaded while for California statewide it was lower at $4.03. Looking at the lowest gasoline prices for regular unleaded around Globe-Miami and else in Arizona here is what we found. Safford $3.49 a gallon Show Low $3.43 Payson $3.29 Apache Junction $3.39 Greater Phoenix area $3.29 ( in Peoria and Glendale ) Flagstaff $3.37 Williams $3.59 ( Apparent highest in the state ) Kingman $3.29 Tucson and Marana $3.23 ( Apparent lowest in the state ) Yuma $3.37 Nogales, Arizona $3.49
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LATEST GILA COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION FIGURES April 22, 2014 Gila County now has 29,949 registered voters according to County Recorder Sadie Bingham. A break down of voters shows 11,285 are Republicans, 10,168 are Democrats, 157 are Libertarians along with 8,339 “Others”
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SPECIAL MEETING: FUTURE OF GLOBE’S SWIMMING POOL April 21, 2014
Tomorrow night ( Tuesday April 22 ), the city of Globe staff will be hosting a public meeting and tour of the City of Globe’s Community Center Swimming Pool. All interested parties are welcome to attend the public meeting at the Globe Community Center starting at 5:30pm. The City of Globe is aggressively pursuing partners and funding sources to resolve the swimming pool issues with fixes to the existing pool or a new pool. Members of the Globe City Council decided on April 14, because of structural problems with the Community Center pool, the city would not be able to open the recreation facility this summer. Persons or groups who would like to be part of the team who will bring the pool back to the community, please contact Chris Collopy, City of Globe’s Development Services Director at email@example.com
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GILA COLLEGE TUITION TO INCREASE April 21, 2014 It looks like tuition fees at the Gila Community College campuses are going to increase after all. The college’s Board of Directors recently decided to increase tuition by voting in favor of using Eastern Arizona College’s new tuition schedule for 2014-2015 at Gila’s three campuses. The vote to approve the EAC schedule was proposed by Jerry McCreary of Globe, who is the newest member of the college’s Board of Directors. It passed by 3 to 1 vote with one abstention. McCreary was just appointed to be on the Board Gila County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Linda O’Dell to replace the late Bob Ashford. McCreary , who is well known in the community, along with Chamber of Commerce President Mickie Nye and others several years ago were involved in a bitter and controversial community campaign to build a proposed 1,000 bed private prison in Globe. However, the $60 million plus project failed when the Arizona Department of Corrections refused to consider the Globe bid. This was because the private prison company they were working with submitted a proposed that did not show evidence of a land site commitment while bidders seeking prison projects in other Arizona communities did meet this requirement. McCreary was the former President of the Southern Gila County Economic Development Corporation.
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SON OF ARPC MEMBER PENS POEM RECOLLECTING FATHER’S DEPLOYMENT
4/17/2014 – BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — (April marks the month of the Military Child.)
U.S Air Force Tech Sgt Rob Hazelett ( Who is from Globe ) writes...
When Master Sgt. Zachery Mleko deployed last year, he realized he was answering his nation’s call to protect and preserve freedom. It wasn’t the first time the Air Reserve Personnel Center system requirements analyst had deployed, but to his wife, Jamie Mleko, of 15 years and each of his six children, they held onto every minute before he departed.
Little did he know one member in his family was taking it all in moment by moment on the way to the airport.
The deployment experience provided Mleko’s oldest son Josiah the emotion to write a poem entitled ‘Deployed.’ It described what his family endured the day his father left for a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. It also conveyed how excited they were when he returned home just before Christmas.
Josiah’s poem was a homeschool assignment at the Mleko Christian Academy, where the Mleko’s have homeschooled their children since 2000. Zachery Mleko said homeschooling has been everything he’s ever wanted and more. “It is highly rewarding and Jamie has taught three of our kids how to read so far. The smaller classroom environment allows her to give extra time to the kids that need it more, versus them falling behind in a 30-kid classroom public school. We also have the freedom to teach them a curriculum they wouldn’t receive in a public school,” he said. “There’s plenty of other opportunities for socialization outside of public school, too, like going to park a lot, field trips and church activities.” When it came to writing about his father’s deployment, Josiah had no problem putting words on paper regarding his emotions. “It was easy because I knew what happened, so I knew what kind of stuff to write down,” Josiah said. Mleko is a 15-year Air Force veteran who sees the poem from a father’s standpoint and is keen to point out there are other service men and women still in harm’s way. “I thought it was awesome that Josiah can express himself that way; I was touched,” he said. “However, we are praying for the families who are still dealing with moms and dads being away. We know exactly what they are going through since we’ve done it twice now in Iraq and Afghanistan.” While Josiah said it’s “super good” his father is home, he added he and his family had to stay focused while his dad was away. “I was really sad when he was gone. I’d cry and pray for him when I thought about him,” Josiah said. “But we kept busy by doing a bunch of stuff. We went to the zoo, played outside and saw the movie ‘Frozen.'” In the meantime, the Mleko’s have gotten back to their daily routines and, as Jamie Mleko said, having Zachery home means life has returned to normal. Yet normalcy can change from moment to moment before a deployment and, every now and then, it can be captured in the words from a child.
By: Josiah Mleko Mleko Christian Academy 6th grade
My dad was wearing his suit, He looked cool, But he seemed sad. We all were at the airport, We were heartbroken And lonely, We said bye, He said bye. He was now gone. We watched his plane go. He was at Afghanistan It was dumb, It had a lot of violence. It had mountains. We were still sad, And lonely. Some months later he came back! We were all together again.
Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett Air Reserve Personnel Center Public Affairs
GENERAL FIRE RESTRICTIONS ON TONTO NATIONAL FOREST BEGIN FRIDAY, APRIL 18
PHOENIX (April 18, 2014) – Drought conditions, hot temperatures, and increased fire danger have resulted in fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning at 8 a.m., Friday, April 18. Most types of fire or fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or charcoal-burning device is prohibited. Restrictions also apply to operating internal combustion power tools, using welding equipment or torches with open flames, operating combustion engines without spark-arresting devices in effective working order, or discharging firearms except in taking game in accordance with Arizona hunting laws. Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or a developed recreation site. Use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, and heating devices are allowed, and some developed campgrounds are exempted from these restrictions.
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LATEST REGIONAL JOB ALERTS April 18, 2014
Pinto Valley Miami ( Capstone Mining Company ) seeks Chief Geologist, E & I Supervisor, Contracts Administrative Assistant, Metallurgist. Gila County Government Globe seeks Automobile Mechanic, Lube Specialist. Safeway Thatcher seeks Apprentice Meat Cutter. Tradesmen International seeks Pipe/Combo Welders Journeymen at Morenci $29 to $30.50 per hour. Freeport McMoRan Morenci seeks Mechanical Engineer, Townsite Recreation Specialist. U.S. Indian Health Services at San Carlos seeks Institutional Environmental Control Officer $39,179 to $75,376 yearly.. Freeport McMoRan Safford seeks 2014 Summer Intern for MIS, Principal Chemist, Supervisor Electrical Maintenance. ASARCO Hayden seeks Electrical Planner. Arizona State Parks seeks Park Ranger at Safford. Lab Corp Safford seeks Phlebotomist. U.S. Indian Health Services Whiteriver seeks Cook $17.18 to $20.14 per hour, Supervisor Clinical Nurse $67,720 to $82, 957 year. Freeport McMoRan Miami seeks Human Resources Generalist, Human Resources Generalist Two. Wells Fargo Bank Apache Junction seeks Personal Banker, Part Time Teller. ITC Service Group Apache Junction seeks Warehouse Person. Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System taking applications for Eligibility Interviewer to work in Globe $25,844 year. U.S. Justice Department Safford seeks Education Specialist $57,982 to $75,376 a year. Bashas at Peridot seek Grocery Clerk. Factor Motor Parts seeks Warehouse Parts Counter Associate to work in Kearny area Fresenius Medical Care Florence seeks Ward Clark. Troon Golf at Florence seeks Part Time Guest Attendant. GEO Private Prison at Florence seeks Part Time Clerk. Tractor Supply Company Thatcher seeks Store Team Member Savage Companies Morenci seeks Rail Transload Operator. Barnet Delaney Perkins Eye Center Safford seeks Optician. Freeport McMoRan Morenci seeks Support Equipment Operator1 for Surface Operations. Factory Motor Parts Morenci seeks Location Manager, Warehouse Counter Associate.
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SB 1164 SOUGHT BY SANITARY DISTRICT IN GOVERNOR’S HANDS April 16, 2014
Arizona State Senate Bill 1164 has passed both the State Senate and Arizona House and it is now on the desk of Governor Jan Brewer. Here is what happened to this proposed legislation in the past 48 hours. Senate Bill 1164, sponsored by State Senator Barbara McGuire was caucused yesterday afternoon and then passed during the Final Reading of the State Senate. The vote was 28 yes, 1 no and 1 State Senator not voting. After passage, the legislation requested by the Tri City Regional Sanitary District in Globe -Miami was sent on to Governor Brewer’s desk for her signature It was on Tuesday at the state capital when SB 1164 passed the house by a vote of 34 yes and 26 house members who said no. Then the Speaker of the House transmitted the bill back to Senator McGuire who concurred with the changes and placed the measure on the Senate Caucus for calendar yesterday were it passed in the Final reading 28 to 1 with 1 abstention. The Tri City Regional Sanitary District late last week issued an urgent appeal to the local community to call lawmakers at the state capital urging their support of the measure to get it on the House floor for a vote.. The District said if SB 1164 didn’t come before a vote early this week in the Arizona House , the Sanitary Districts proposed $45 million dollar wastewater treatment project and new sewer treatment plant in Wheatfields to serve the incorporated areas between Globe and Miami “would be dead in the water.” The District went on to point out that without the adoption of this proposed legislation to extend the term of loans ( bonds ) needed for this project, residents in the Incorporated areas benefiting from this proposed $45 million sewer project may not be able to afford the resulting monthly sewer bills and the project will die. There are some 2,565 registered voters in the District and more than 3,000 property owners. Reporters note: If the measure if signed by the Governor, this means some 3,000 plus property owners in the Tri City Regional Sanitary District will have 41 years to pay off their property sewer assessment liens/loans instead of 30 years. These assessments are anticipated as part of the district proposed $45 million dollar waste water treatment project and new sewer plant in Wheatfields between Globe and Miami. The new law apparently allows only the Board of Directors of the Tri City Regional Sanitary District to make all decisions pertaining to multi million dollar bonding or loans and does not provide for elections of property owners or registered voters on such financing issues to be incurred by the district.
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ARIZONA HOUSE PASSES SENATE BILL 1164 April 16, 2014 Here Is The Latest Of Arizona House Bill 1164 From State Senator Barbara McGuire’s Office:
Senate Bill 1164 passed out of the House yesterday by a vote of 34 (ayes) and 26 (nays). The Speaker transmitted the bill back to the Senate on 4/15/2014 (yesterday). Senator McGuire has concurred with the changes and the bill has been placed on the Caucus calendar for today. During Caucus there will be a review of the amended language. The bill will then wait to be placed on the Final Read calendar.
KWSS News note: If the measure is approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor, this means some 3,000 plus property owners in the Tri City Regional Sanitary District will have 41 years to pay off their property sewer assessment liens instead of 30 years. the assessments anticipated as part of the district proposed $45 million dollar wastewater treatment project and new sewer plant in Wheatfieds between Globe and Miami.
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THIRD READING TOMORROW IN STATE HOUSE ON SENATE BILL 1164 April 15, 2014
A bill which would allow the Tri City Regional Sanitary District to issue bonds up to a term 41 years is getting ready for a full vote before the Arizona House of Representatives before being returned to the Arizona State Senate. It is Senate Bill 1164 which is on the House’s Third Reading Calendar for tomorrow ( Tuesday ).
The Tri City Regional Sanitary District late last week issued an urgent appeal to the local community to call lawmakers at the state capital urging their support of the measure to get it on the House floor for a vote.. The District said if SB 1164 didn’t come before a vote early this week in the Arizona House , the Sanitary Districts proposed $45 million dollar wastewater treatment project and new sewer treatment plant in Wheatfields to serve the incorporated areas between Globe and Miami “would be dead in the water.” The District went on to point out that without the adoption of this proposed legislation to extend the term of loans ( bonds ) needed for this project, residents in the Incorporated areas benefiting from this proposed $45 million sewer project may not be able to afford the resulting monthly sewer bills and the project will die. There are some 2,565 registered voters in the District and more than 3,000 property owners. A copy of the proposed Senate Bill 1164 which is going through the 3rd reading tomorrow can be viewed HERE
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KIRKPATRICK RAISES NEARLY $325K IN 1ST QUARTER April 11, 2014
FLAGSTAFF – The Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick re election campaign announced a major milestone for the 2014 cycle with more than $1 million cash on hand. The congresswoman has raised more than $1.5 million since being reelected in 2012, and hauled in nearly $325,000 during the most recent quarter.
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TRI CITY REGIONAL SANITARY DISTRICT: URGENT MESSAGE TO GLOBE-MIAMI April 11, 2014
Timing is critical, if Senate Bill 1164 does not go out on the floor for voting by Monday April 14th, the TRI CITY REGIONAL SANITARY DISTRICT project will be dead in the water. Of course you should be aware that without the adoption of this legislation to extend the term of the loans, the residents of TRI CITY REGIONAL SANITARY DISTRICT may not be able to afford the resulting monthly sewer bills and the project will fail.” The Tri City Regional Sanitary District which serves the unincorporated areas between Globe and Miami has been working on a $45 million waste water project with a new sewer treatment plant in Wheatfields to serve more than 3,000 property owners. There are 2,563 registered voters in the district. Call and / or email Speaker, House of Representatives, Andy Tobin TODAY! (602) 926-5172 / firstname.lastname@example.org Ted Lake email@example.com FAMILY DOLLAR TO CLOSE 370 STORES April 11, 2014 MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 under performing stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance.
The company’s stock fell more than 3 percent in Thursday pre-market trading.
The announcement came as Family Dollar reported its profit and revenue declined in the second quarter as it dealt with bad winter weather. Family Dollar said its store closings and job cuts should lower annual operating expenses by $40 million to $45 million, starting with the fiscal third quarter. Family Dollar Stores Inc. currently has more than 8,100 stores in 46 states The company did not identify the stores scheduled to close.
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SAN CARLOS SCHOOLS GET $578,000 FEDERAL GRANT April 10, 2014
U.S. Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz has announced that the San Carlos Unified School District will receive a $578,221 physical education grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The grant for San Carlos is from the Carol M. White Physical Education Program, which helps local education and community-based organizations initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
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ROOSEVELT LAKE BEING STOCKED WITH 500,000 BASS April 10, 2014 The Arizona State Game and Fish Department says it is in the process of restocking Roosevelt Lake with 500,000 large mouth bass. The fish are coming to Arizona from the Florida State Wildlife Conservation Commission. The first shipment of 275,000 fish already arrived here in our state by way of Federal Express and are now in the waters of Roosevelt Lake here in Gila County. The bass are expected to grow up o 20 pounds according to Game and Fish
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CARLOTA PLANS LAYOFFS April 9, 2014
The Carlota Open Pit Copper Mine owned by KGHM International is planning to layoff nearly all of its employees except a skeleton crew by the end of the year as the mine stops producing all copper and the site goes into a 100% reclamation project. Employees at Carlota Copper are being told the first round of layoffs will be next month, followed by more layoffs in September and a final round of employee cut backs in December. Some 150 persons are presently employed at the local copper operations. During the peak period of its operations, the Carlota Mine which cost some $240 million to develop, had as many as 260 employees. Another mining company Freeport McMoRan Miami had announced in an earlier report to the community that it had plans to stop producing copper at its Miami open pit at the end of 2016 and this site would then be converted into a land reclamation project. Freeport already has several reclamation projects underway on properties it owns here in Globe-Miami
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FINAL OUT ABOUT GLOBE HIGH CENTENNIAL April 9, 2014
Globe High School will have officially been in operation for 100 years as of this year. A huge Centennial Celebration is planned September 18 th through the 21st under the joint sponsorship of the Globe High Alumni Association and the Globe High School. There will be free and ticketed events to choose from including the re-dedication and musical review which are free along with such ticketed events as the Centennial Ball, Tigers Reception, Hall of Fame Dinner and the Homecoming Game between Globe and Miami
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ARIZONA STATE GAME AND FISH ANNOUNCEMENT April 9, 2014
The draw results for Arizona’s 2014 elk and pronghorn antelope big game hunts are now available by visiting https://az.gov/app/huntdraw/home.xhtml and scrolling down to the “View results and bonus points” link. Applicants can also find out if they were drawn by calling (602) 942-3000 and selecting option two.
There were more than 140,000 applicants for this year’s elk/pronghorn antelope draw for hunts or bonus points, and 26,041 tags were issued. The total number of applications, including those submitted on paper and online, was approximately 109,440. Hunt permit-tags for successful applicants, and refunds for unsuccessful or rejected applicants/applications (less application fees), are expected to be mailed out by April 18, pursuant to Arizona Game and Fish Department Hunting and Trapping Regulations. There are about 121 leftover elk tags, available on a first-come first-served basis by mail (beginning April 21) or in person (beginning April 28). These leftover tags are a good option for hunters who missed the draw deadline or were not drawn for the hunt(s) for which they applied. A list of leftover tags is available online at www.azgfd.gov/draw and will be available for purchase. Ted Lake email@example.com GILA COUNTY AUCTION SET FOR MAY 5TH April 9, 2014 The Gila County government has scheduled another one of its big surplus auctions. This one will be on line starting May 5th. There are 45 vehicles up for sale to the highest bidders. They are:
YEAR MAKE MODEL
1994 Buick Park Ave 2000 Ford Taurus 1985 Chevrolet 1 Ton Cab and Chassis 1974 Ford F-350 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1992 Plymouth Acclaim 1988 GMC RV Van 1989 Dodge Ram 150 Van 1990 Chevrolet Blazer 1997 GMC Safari Van 1991 Ford E-150 Van 1996 Chevrolet Astro Van 1992 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 1968 Chevrolet Corvette 2000 Ford Taurus 1986 Chevrolet Celebrity 1996 Plymouth Voyager 1996 Ford F-150 1997 Ford Escort LX 1990 Ford Pickup 1 Ton 4×4 2003 Chevrolet Venture 7 Passenger 1994 Ford Taurus SW 1991 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup 1993 Chevrolet Pickup ? Ton 4×4 1998 Ford Ranger 2001 Ford Explorer 2 Door 1979 GM Dump Truck 1992 GMC Bucket Truck 1952 STND Steel Water Tanker 1993 Chevrolet Blazer 1994 GMC Yukon 1998 Ford Explorer 4×4, 4 Door 1995 Ford Explorer 4×4 1996 Ford Explorer 4×4 2000 Ford Taurus 4 Door 2005 Suzuki ATV 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 4×2 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 4×4 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 4×4 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 4×4 2007 Ford Expedition 4×4 1994 Ford Bronco 1953 STND Steel Water Tanker 1953 STND Steel Water Tanker 1998 Ford Taurus
Find out more by going to the Public Surplus Auction website at http://www.publicsurplus.com. and cick on Gila County.
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GILA’S PUBLIC HEARING ON COMMUNITY BLOCK GRANT MONIES April 8, 2014 The Gila County Government’s Public Hearing over the use of Community Block Grant Monies will start 5:30pm Thursday , April 10th in room #200 of the Gila County Complex located at 5515 South Apache Avenue in Globe Interested persons are being asked to come to the public hearing to give their suggestions about possible projects and community needs using such government grant funds. Examples of uses for Community Block Grand monies include projects involving water, waste-water, street improvements, parks, health clinics, libraries, senior or youth centers, housing rehab, new housing constructed by a non-profit, purchasing a van to transport persons with disabilities, equipment or to rent to start a new job training program, loans to businesses for job creation, acquisition of land for an existing expansion The Gila County government is expected to receive $120,000 this fiscal year in Federal Community Block Grant Monies from the Arizona Department of Housing Regional Account and Gila officials intend to apply for $330,000 also this fiscal year in Community Block Grant Monies from the States Special Projects Account.. Proposed projects are to primarily benefit low and moderate income persons or reduce slum or blight or meet an urgent need or health hazard.
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THREE SCHOOLS MAKE TOP 100 April 4, 2014 There were only three high schools in our part of the state which made the list of the top 100 high schools in Arizona by SAT scores. they were: Liberty High School of Globe placing 52nd Payson High School placing 72nd Show Low High School palcing 92nd Top high school in the state of Arizona was the “basis” school in scottsdale which placed 1st with average score of 2075. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OPENING AT APACHE GOLD April 4, 201
Apache Gold Casino Resort – San Carlos, AZ – Person selected as Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for all the financial affairs of the San Carlos Apache Tribe Gaming Enterprise and San Carlos Apache Tribe Recreational Services Authority. This position controls the finances of all operations in the most cost effective method possible, as well as complying with all Federal, State and Tribal regulations as directed by all governing agencies. The Casino Chief Financial Officer: Establishes an organizational chart showing the relationship between the General Manager, CFO and Board of Directors. Submits the chart to the appropriate authorities for approval. Establishes and supervise the effectiveness and adherence of all departmental budgets, (wage, purchasing, advertising, comp, and other expenses) projections and preforms, after complete consultation with the General Manager and Corporation Board Members, and all Department Heads. Establishes goals and management incentive programs consistent with the above. Supervises the program adopted. Ensures proper internal controls and procedures are established, effective and followed, and ensure the safeguarding of the company’s assets. Ensures proper training is provided to comply with all internal control procedures established. Establishes procedures for the most cost effective method of purchasing and upon approval, to then supervise its implementation and operation. Schedules the collection of all accounts receivable and the payment of all accounts payable and supervises its operation.Supervises the preparation of all inventories-both perishable and non-perishable goods. Reviews and recommends alternate programs to the operations “fixed expenses” i.e., insurance, both casualty and medical, industrial coverage unemployment comp, all utilities, etc. Supervises all check cashing procedures and collection of bad checks. Supervises and updates all internal audit functions of the Corporation and all of the Corporations subsidiaries. Ensures proper training is provided to ensure compliance. Responsible for all accounting entries and responsible for the preparation of all daily, weekly, and monthly un-audited reports. Prepares and submits all reports required by all authoritative agencies. Organizes all reports and work papers for the Corporations annual audit and work closely with the various agencies independent auditors. Prepares all monthly, quarterly, and yearly tax returns, revenue reports assure timely payments. Responsible for representing the Corporation when the returns are audited. Ensures compliance with the Corporations policy of capital expenditures. Prepares and defends all documents necessary to protect and promote the corporations relationship to all of its secured lenders. Provides monthly written reports to the General Manager and Corporation Board Members concerning compliance with procedures established. Hires, trains, disciplines and terminates all Finance employees within the guidelines established by the Employment Manual.
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FOUR CORNERS POWER PLANT LOOKS TO EXPAND NEARBY COAL-MINING OPERATIONS April 3, 2014
WASHINGTON – Conservation groups are worried that a proposed expansion of coal-mining at the Four Corners Power Plant could reverse recent environmental gains at the plant that last year was on a list of dirtiest in the country. But officials with Arizona Public Service, which is a majority owner in the plant, said the proposal is a step forward for the plant both economically as well as environmentally. “We have reduced our coal burning by a third,” said APS spokesman Damon Gross of the coal-burning plant near Farmington, N.M. “Getting more (coal) from another location won’t affect how much our plant burns.” The proposal seeks to expand surface coal mining operations on 2,744 acres of the proposed Pinabete Permit area, with an eye toward providing 5.8 million tons of low-sulfur coal a year to the plant for 25 years, beginning in 2016. The plan was posted in Friday’s Federal Register in a draft environmental impact statement by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. Gross said the plan is the result of a lengthy research process on how to best improve on the prospects of the plant after the lease on the coal-rich lands owned by the Navajo Nation was extended to 2041. The plan will be the subject of a series of public hearings from late April to early May in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Environmentalists said residents of that region are already affected by the plant. “People who live near the plant often tell me that some days they feel like there’s a dust storm,” said Suma Peesapati, an attorney for Earth Justice, an environmental advocacy organization. “But it’s just the plant.” She said that Four Corners made a step in the right direction after the release of a 2013 report that called it the 15th-worst power plant in the country in terms of pollution, but she is concerned that those gains could be lost with this new proposed mining operation. But Gross said those days are behind the Four Corners plant. Since APS bought out Southern California Edison’s shares in the plant, it moved to shut down three of the five generating units there, he said. “We have two working units left and we are doing everything we can to upgrade them to be as environmentally clean as possible,” Gross said, adding that environmental upgrades on those units are expected to be ready by 2016. Gross also said that nitrogen-oxide emissions are projected to be reduced by 36 percent under the plant’s current plan. Colton Gavin Cronkite News Traffic-Safety Bill: HB 2359 April 3, 2014 PHOENIX – Pointing to an advocacy group’s report listing Arizona among states falling behind in addressing distracted driving, rules for novice drivers and protecting occupants of vehicles, AAA Arizona is calling on state lawmakers to strengthen traffic-safety laws. “We’re puzzled as to why lawmakers aren’t making this more of a priority this session,” said Linda Gorman, communications and public affairs director for AAA Arizona.
A start, AAA Arizona contends, would be addressing distracted driving by novice drivers, but an effort to do that faces an uncertain fate this legislative session. Bills to ban texting while driving have gone nowhere.
The group noted that the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety’s Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws lists Arizona as “dangerously behind” in its laws on distracted driving, promoting safe driving by novice drivers and protecting those in vehicles.
The report faults Arizona for not banning texting while driving, not making lack of seat belts use a primary offense and not requiring all motorcycle riders to wear helmets. For drivers with graduated driver’s licenses, the report calls for restricting cellphone use and a minimum age of 16 for a learner’s permit.
Arizona currently bans all cellphone use for school bus drivers but doesn’t have any other restrictions on the use of mobile devices.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 41 states and the District of Columbia ban text messaging while driving. Twelve states and the District of Columbia prohibit drivers from using handheld cellphones while driving
Jamie Killin Cronkite News WILDFIRE SEASON April 3, 2014 PHOENIX – Wildfire season is off to an earlier start this year because of dry conditions, but the state is prepared for the fight, Gov. Jan Brewer and fire officials said Wednesday. “Everyone in Arizona knows, especially after last year’s tragedy, just how dangerous wildfires can be,” Brewer said at a news conference held at the Arizona Division of Emergency Management. State Forester Scott Hunt said Arizona has already had 179 fires this year, including 24 just in the past week. The wildfire season usually starts in late May, but he’ll be putting his crews on early this year. “We are critically dry,” Hunt said. “This is setting the stage for a potentially critical fire season.” This year’s lack of precipitation was the third consecutive dry winter, and some areas of the state had record levels of dryness, Hunt said. In the lower elevations around the state, particularly the deserts around the Phoenix area, the lack of rainfall means less annual grass and less firefighting in those areas, he said. He’s primarily concerned about southeastern Arizona and higher elevation areas in the north. Rachel Leingang Cronkite News
U.S. GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES $1 BILLION FOR ABANDONED URANIUM MINE CLEAN UP ON THE NAVAJO NATION APRIL 3, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – A settlement announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice secured approximately $1 billion in funds to cleanup 10 percent of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. The funds, going to both the EPA and the Navajo Nation, will be used to clean up contamination, which includes radioactive waste near communities, resulting from approximately 50 uranium mines that were operated by Kerr McGee during the Cold War Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org SUPERIOR GETTING FIRE TRUCK FROM MESA April 2, 2014 The mining town of nearby Superior is getting a fire truck from the city of Mesa, all because one of the Mesa council members who works for Resolution Copper came up with the idea that it be donated to the small copper mining community which was having financial challenges and not in a position to buy a needed new fire truck.. It was Dave Richins, the District One City Councilman from Mesa who works during the day as Resolution Copper’s Adviser of Government Affairs, who discovered the city of Mesa had a fire truck available this year for donation to a smaller community. This is something Mesa has done in the past when upgrading its fire trucks for front line service and phasing out the older ones.. At a recent Mesa City Council meeting, the donation of a fire truck was on the agenda. Assistant Fire Chief Jim Bloomer told the council, Mesa’s 1997 Pierce Quantum 1,500 gallons per minute fire pumper truck was no longer needed by the city and it has met all of its replacement criteria with the Purchasing Department in order to be released. Richins was recommending the truck be donated to the town of Superior. He told others on the council he had the opportunity to work with many communities in the Copper Corridor, such as Superior, Globe-Miami, Hayden-Winkelman and this emergency vehicle would be a great value for Superior’s Fire Department. The Town of Mesa had received two requests asking for the truck. They came from Mesa’s Sister City, Guaymas, Mexico and the Town of Superior. The council went for Superior. As city councilman Dennis Kavanaugh put it, “Superior’s Request was a more immediate need.” Ted Lake email@example.com PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CONTINUES IN APRIL FOR PASSENGER RAIL STUDY April 2, 2014 PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled a lineup of public outreach events during April for its Passenger Rail Corridor Study as the department continues to examine the feasibility of a passenger rail line between Phoenix and Tucson. ADOT is calling on the public to provide input on the three alternatives that have been selected for further study. The department has already received a tremendous response from participants — the month of March drew more than 2,000 comments both online and during public outreach events. The public comment period began on March 7 and runs until May 31. Last summer, ADOT narrowed the list of rail alternatives to three: the Green Alternative, which would run along Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson; the Orange Alternative, which would serve East Valley population centers and share part of its alignment with the planned North-South Freeway Corridor; and the Yellow Alternative, which would also serve East Valley communities and share right of way with Union Pacific Railroad north of Eloy, where appropriate. All three alternatives would run along I-10 south of Eloy and would also follow I-10 and US 60 in the western part of Maricopa County. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org MINE LAND EXCHANGE BILLS GOING NOWHERE March 27, 2014 As far as the two land exchange bills in Congress needed to pave the way for the $6 billion underground copper mine east of Superior, there has been no movement on either measure so far this year. The Resolution Copper land legislation introduced jointly by Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick and Republican Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar is still waiting to come to the floor of of the U.S. House of Representatives for a full vote of the entire House after being passed by a Congressional committee last year. Basically, it is the same story for the Resolution land legislation introduced jointly in the U.S. Senate by Arizona Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. Their measure, identical to the Kirkpatrick /Gosar House bill , received a committee hearing last year , but nothing has happen since. Ted Lake email@example.com GILA COUNTY JOBLESS RATE DROPS March 27, 2014 New figures out! The Gila County jobless rate has dropped to 8.9% in February, down from January’s 9.7% according to the Arizona Department of Administration. The state agency says there were 1,899 persons on the unemployment rolls last month in Gila which is down from the reported 2,101 persons in February. Statewide the seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell two tenths of a percentage point from 7.5% in January to 7.3% in February. There were some 17,300 non farm jobs added to the payrolls last month here in Arizona with half of these being government jobs. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org STATE: BOYS & GIRLS CLUB NOW IN GOOD STANDING Story Update – (March 25, 2013) A change now in the corporate status of the Boys & Girls Club of Globe. The Arizona State Corporation Commission now says the Boys & Girls Club of Globe is a Corporation in Good standing and the organizations annual report which was over due has been received by the agency. The Arizona Corporation Commission originally had a red alert earlier on its website that the Boys & Girls Club of Globe was declared a corporation not in good standing because the group failed to file their annual report which was due January 27th. Again the commission’s web site shows the state agency now has the overdue annual report from the the Boys & Girls Club of Globe and the local organization is once again a corporation in Arizona in good standing. The the red alert was removed from the commission public web page. Ted Lake email@example.com REPORT AIRED ON KQSS FM – STORY ON PHILLIPS MINE IN NEW BOOK Dear Mr. Lake I read your July 15, 2013, article on the Phillips (asbestos) Mine and homestead. I have included it, along with a reference to the source and your by-line in what will be my Volume II of my e-book, Mines of the American West – Gila County, Arizona. Unfortunately the Volume II will not likely be out until around 2016, as I just completed and published Volume I. I published it this month, just before I found your very interesting article. If you want to preview it, you can go to the Amazon Kindle system and enter my name in the search box and it should pull up all of my books. Since Gila County was the last published, it should come up first. The book contains over 1,735 entries, in 792 Kindle pages, on mines and mining companies that were active in Gila County since the 1840’s. If you have any objection to my using the article please let me know and I will delete it. Also, if you have any further information on the decision on what to do with the historic property, that I could use, it would be appreciated. If you OK with the article’s use, here is what the entry would look like for the Phillips Mine in Volume II (so far). Phillips Mine (a.k.a. Phillips Property; Crosthwaite-Steward Group; Golden Fiber Claims; Grand View; Grandview Claims; Grandview Mine): (33.47.28N by 110.32.25W – USGS Mule Hoof Bend map) (Asbestos) Coordinates are for the ore body of this underground, past producer. A second reference, MRDS, shows The Phillips Mine at 33.47.30N by 110.32.00W. USGS MRDS Data Base Record 10060322, Released December 4, 2013; based on a record of July 1, 1992; updated December 1, 1992: The Phillips Mine is located at 33.47.30N by 110.32.02W (Decimal Equivalents of 33.79175 by -110.53402), placing it in the Salt River Mining District, in the Tonto National Forest and in the area included on the USGS Mule Hoof Bend 24K, Seneca 100K and Mesa 250K maps. The Public Land Survey System locators are Section 33, Township 5 North, Range 17 East. Asbestos is present and is shown as a primary commodity. The Chrysotile ore is found in a host of Mescal Limestone and associated with a Neo-Proterozoic, Mafic, intrusive Diabase. The geology, in the general area of the site, is described as Middle Proterozoic Diabase. An undated reference shows the Phillips Asbestos Company as the Owner, with some past production having been reported. USGS MRDS Data Base Record 10282408, Released December 4, 2013; based on a record of November 4, 1983: The ore body of the Phillips Property is shown at 33.47.15N by 110.32.07W (Decimal Equivalents of 33.78758 by -110.53539). The geology, in the area of the ore body, is described as Middle Proterozoic Diabase. A 1966 record shows the Owner of the Located Claim as Freeman and McClure of Arizona. USGS MRDS Data Base Record 10282888, Released December 4, 2013; based on a record of November 4, 1983: The main entrance to the Phillips Mine is shown at 33.47.05N by 110.31.54W (Decimal Equivalents of 33.78478 by -110.53179), placing it in the Tonto National Forest and in the area included on the USGS Mule Hoof Bend 24K, Seneca 100K and Mesa 250K maps. The Public Land Survey System locators are Section 34, Township 5 North, Range 17 East. Asbestos is present, but only at a tertiary level as the mine is believed to have been “mined out”. Identification, of additional resources, should they exist, will require exploration and development. A 1976 record shows the 100% Owner of the Located Claim as Rex Towne of Arizona. Ivan Herring From KQSS Website from July 15, 2013; “Tonto Forest: Stop Total Clearance of Phillips Mine Site” Gila County’s historical industry of asbestos mining dates back to 1872 when this rock fiber was first discovered at Chrysotile near Ash Creek. It wasn’t until June 27, 1916, when the community of Chyrsotile, population 150, officially had a U.S. Post Office .Over the long years there were numerous other small mines that flared up near the Salt River Canyon and elsewhere in the north central part of the county. However, it wasn’t until the1940′s and 1950′s when the demand for asbestos reached its heyday creating lots of local jobs and bringing money into the community. But later the mining boom came to an abrupt ending with many asbestos mines and their mills folding up over the uproar over the discovery that exposure to asbestos could cause mesothelioma cancer. The industry was hit with numerous lawsuits and many mines and their owners or corporations went into bankruptcy and then out of business. The Phillips Asbestos mine north of Globe on the south side of the Salt River Canyon is one of those old mining properties that went through the boom and later the bust. Guy Phillips and his wife Ruby Mae Phillips had a house near the mine tunnel. The tunnel by the way was first built in the canyon wall. It was around 1962 Guy Phillips was murdered, shot to death in his home. His wife was charged with his murder but she was later acquitted by a Gila County Jury in Globe. What is amazing about the Phillips mine situation, after all these years, some structures still remain in the area of the underground mine including the couple’s house where he was killed., even with the heavy vandalism which has occurred here over the years. Photographs of what was their home, a few mine structures, tunnel entrance and tailings were taken a few years back and can be seen on the Internet at forum.ghost-towns.com. There are other websites which also have more recent photos and these can be found by clicking on the name of the small abandoned nearby community of ” Mule Hoof Bend.” Last month the Tonto National Forest came out announcing plans which call for basically clearing off, burying, or covering whatever is left of the old Guy and Ruby Mae Phillips Home and their former asbestos operations which all are situated on mining claims they had located many years ago on Tonto National Forest Land. However, with these photographs showing what remains at the Phillips Mine property and nearby area, there is now some thinking by those in our community including Donna Anderson of the Gila County Historical Society that although the Phillips site needs to be cleaned up from the hazards of asbestos, shouldn’t this federal agency also be directing its efforts to preserve and restore what remains not only because it is historical the area it appears to have the potential of becoming a tourist attraction. The Phillips mine represents basically all of what is left from an early part of our history here some 40 to 50 miles north of our community. From this writers’ point of point, the Tonto National Forest needs to take a look at what they can do to benefit the community in addition to cleaning up a serious health hazard. How about having a detailed historic evaluation done on the Phillips site and nearby “Mule Hoof Bend” area before taking any final action of total site clearance in what the Forest Service apparently wants to do? The bottom line is there are things remaining at the Phillips mine and surrounding area that perhaps should be considered for historic preservation if this can be feasibility done along with the removal of the remaining hazardous asbestos at the Salt River Canyon site. The Phillips mine represents basically all of what is left from an early part of our history here some 40 to 50 miles north of our community. From this writers’ point of point, the Tonto National Forest needs to take a look at what they can do to benefit the community in addition to cleaning up a serious health hazard. How about having a detailed historic evaluation done on the Phillips site and nearby “Mule Hoof Bend” area before taking any final action of total site clearance in what the Forest Service apparently wants to do? The bottom line is there are things remaining at the Phillips mine and surrounding area that perhaps should be considered for historic preservation if this can be feasibility done along with the removal of the remaining hazardous asbestos at the Salt River Canyon site. The public needs to speak out now on this issue. You don’t have much time left. Get some of your written comments together with your thoughts about the old Phillips Mine and get them over to the Tonto Forest Main headquarters in Phoenix. You can do this by either U.S. Mail or e mail. Deadline is the end of the business on July 15th of next week. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES SEEKS ADMINISTRATOR AT SAN CARLOS March 24, 2014 Job Opening Health System Administrator (CEO) GS-0670-14 (Salary $97,667 to $126,667 yearly) CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS THURSDAY , APRIL 24TH ) The persson hired for this will serve as the Indian Health Services Administrator ( Chief Executive ) for the San Carlos unit located on the San Carlos Reservaton. Ted Lake email@example.com CLOSED ROADS IN WHITE MOUNTAINS TO RE OPEN March 24, 2014 The Arizona Department of Transportation will reopen several roads in the White Mountains, which are closed annually for the winter season, beginning Tuesday (April 15). This winter season did not have the heavy snow fall accumulations as in past winters, but ADOT still takes time in clearing the roads of any leftover snow drifts, downed trees which have been blown into the roadway from the high winds or any other road repair which may affect traffic. The following highways are scheduled to re open: . State Route 261 between Eagar and Big Lake. State Route 273 between Sunrise Park and Big Lake State Route 473 between State Route 260 and Hawley Lake Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org IRS LISTS 37 LOCAL TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS March 23,2014 The Internal Revenue Service ( IRS ) has identified 37 local “Organizations Eligible to Receive Tax-Deductible Charitable Contributions as outline in IRS publication 78. Twenty four are in the Globe area, nine in Miami and four are on the San Carlos Reservations. The IRS list includes the following tax exempt organizations in Globe that are eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions: Eastern Arizona Area Health Education Center Inc Southwestern Steel Guitar Association Inc Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education Inc Sultana Rebekah Lodge No.5 loof Signal Peak Community Foundation 318 Ministries Arizona Reservation Ministries The United States Coast Guard Lightship Sailors Association Globe Rotary Club Foundation Inc. Gila County SOS Copper Cities Youth Basketball League Humane Society of Southern Gila County Inc Association of Universal Philosophy The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts Inc United Fund of Globe-Miami Inc Eastern Arizona Alcoholic Recovery Center Inc Gila Community Food Bank Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Liberty High School Los Vecinos Y Companeros Destiny Advanced Learning Center Friends of Globe Public Library Southern Gila County Economic Development Corporation Gila County Historical Society Inc. The IRS list includes the following tax exempt organizations in Miami that are eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions: Copper Cities Rotary Foundation Inc Miami Arizona Downtown Economic Resurgence Inc. Miami Genesis Inc Friends of Miami Memorial Library Ed and Patricia McWilliams, Inc Miami Arizona Boomtown Spree Inc Tonto National Resources Learning Center Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum Miami Church of Christ The IRS list includes the following tax exempt organizations on the San Carlos Apache Reservation that are eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions: San Carlos First Nation Ministries Freedom Holiness Church Apache Fair Trade Cooperative Inc Bylas Apache Baptist Academy Inc ( Source: Internal Revenue Service ) ZILISCH APPOINTED AS GCC GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER FOR DISTRICT 1 March 23, 2014 PAYSON – Gila County School Superintendent Linda O’Dell has announced the appointment of Mr. John Zilisch of Payson as the District 1 representative to the Gila Community College (GCC) Governing Board. In all, seven eligible candidates applied for the appointment in the second application period. A swearing in ceremony will be held in Payson prior to the next GCC Governing Board meeting.Originally from Wisconsin, Zilisch moved to Payson 13 years ago and has established himself as an active member of the community. He has a Master’s degree in Education and has held leadership and training positions throughout his career with Caterpillar Tractor Company. O’Dell expressed her confidence in Zilisch’s “ability to work with the other board members as they collaborate to address the many challenges faced by Gila Community College.” BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GLOBE ” NOT IN GOOD STANDING ” March 23, 2014 A Globe Corporation getting some bad marks from a state government regulator. The Arizona Corporation Commission has publicly announced the Boys & Girls Club of Globe which was organized by local businessman Mickie Nye is now a corporation in our state “Not in Good Standing.” The commission has posted a red alert on its public website that Nye’s organization was ” Not in Good Standing ” because it failed to file an annual report to the regulatory agency as required by Arizona State law. According to latest information available from the Arizona State Corporation Commission the Boys & Girls Club of Globe is still an individual corporation and there are no filings with the state agency of any merger or corporation dissolution actions. The last time the Boys & Girls Club of Globe provided any updates about its organization was on May 30, 2013. Mickie Nye was still listed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Statutory Agent and a member of the Board of Directors along with ten other members on the Club’s board. Ted Lake email@example.com FREEPORT’S REPORT TO GLOBE-MIAMI March 23, 2014 In its latest report to the community Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, inc, said employment at its operations near Miami amounted to approximately 1,000 employees and 300 contractors. The latest number of contract workers is down some 200 from a previous company report Globe-Miami residents were be told by the company said the Miami Smelter Modernization Project to meet new tougher EPA standards of operations has been underway and the new Oxygen Plant Tower at the Miami operations was commissioned recently in January. Work was said to be continuing on the Webster Lake #5 Tailings Pond and Stockpile Reclamation Projects. Scheduled to resume early next year are the reclamation activities at the Miami Land Bridge and #5 Davis Stockpile projects Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org RESOLUTION’S WATER TREATMENT PLANT BUILT AT SUPERIOR March 20, 2014 This week, Resolution Copper Mining is celebrating five years of operation at its onsite water treatment plant. In the five year history of the plant, water removed from the inner workings of the old Magma Mine has been sent by pipeline to farmers in the New Magma Irrigation and Drainage District. Resolution Copper Mining is helping deliver water to 6,800 acres of crops near San Tan Valley via 27 miles of pipeline by electing to pump out, treat and pipe water for beneficial use. “Finding a way to benefit Arizona farmers through our dewatering project is a win-win scenario,” said James Almaas, Manager of Dewatering and Reclamation, “Using our water allows local farmers to reduce groundwater pumping.” The Resolution Copper Project is located in the same area occupied by the Magma Mine, which ceased production in 1996. After its closure, groundwater has been accumulating in the abandoned workings and in order for mining operations to be feasible again; the water needed to be removed. Beginning in 2009, excess mine water has been brought up from 4,000 feet below the surface to be treated at an onsite state-of-the-art treatment plant, where it is cleaned and filtered. “I am pleased about our exceptional safety record over the last five years of the plant’s operation,” said Andrew Taplin, Project Manager “finding a mutually beneficial use for this water only adds to its success. This is the way Resolution Copper does business.” The pipeline runs downhill and uses gravity, not energy-driven pumps, to move the water. The water is blended with Central Arizona Project water and used to irrigate crops including alfalfa, cotton, turf and small grains. Growers are provided with all data pertaining to their fields at the end of each growing season. To date, sampling and monitoring results have indicated water quality has been suitable for soils and crops grown within New Magma Irrigation and Drainage District. Ted Lake email@example.com ADEQ OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE $6,500 BROWNFIELDS GRANT TO GILA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR ASBESTOS SURVEY March 19, 2014 PHOENIX (March 20, 2014) – A $6,500 Brownfields grant has been awarded to the Gila County Historical Society of Globe to determine if there is asbestos and lead-based paint in a portion of the Gila County Historical Museum, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today. The museum site, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located at 1330 N. Broad Street. It was once the Globe-Miami Mine Rescue Station, which provided training in safety, first aid and mine rescue work. As the underground mines closed and mining companies took over safety training programs, the station was closed and turned over to the historical society in 1972. The grant money will be used to assess the quantities and extent of asbestos containing materials and lead-based paint in the museum basement and other service areas in preparation for required upgrades and maintenance of the building. These assessments are to address issues of worker safety and exposures in these areas as well as make them safe for future use. “This is an excellent example of how our Brownfields program makes Arizona communities better. In this case, a large benefit comes from a limited investment of money,” said ADEQ Director Henry Darwin. ALICE MENDOZA ACCEPTS MEDAL OF HONOR FOR HER LATE HUSBAND SGT MANUEL MENDOZA WHO WAS A MIAMI NATIVE March 19, 2014 (The White House, Washington D.C) Alice Mendoza of Mesa, Arizona accepted the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on behalf of her late husband, Sgt Manuel V. Mendoza. This is the nation’s highest combat-valor award which was given to his 90 year old widow for her husbands courageous actions during World II . He was among 24 members of the U.S. Army in World War ll to receive the medal which was given in the East Room of the White House by the President to overlooked veterans. Only three of the recipients are alive today.
Mendoza, who was born in Miami, Arizona, reportedly had tucked his medals and ribbons away in a drawer for no one to see. Other members of his family at the mass ceremony at the White House were the couple’s son and two daughters who live in the Greater Phoenix area. Sgt Mendoza, who died in 2001 at the age of 79, was recognized for his actions on Mount Battaglia, Italy, on Oct. 4, 1944. While serving as a platoon sergeant he single-handedly broke up a counterattack by some 200 German Soldiers. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org CAR DIVES OFF STATE ROUTE 88 EAST OF APACHE JUNCTION! March 19, 2014 One person from China was killed and another injured after the car they driving ran off State Route 88 and dropped more than 200 feet into a ravine just east of Tortilla Flat in the far East Valley. Arizona Department of Public Safety officer Michael Hunt was the first officer to arrive and said the crash happened just after 2 a.m. Wednesday. He said the dark blue 2003 BMW was completely demolished. “It doesn’t look like a vehicle at all,” Hunt said . Colin Williams of Rural-Metro said the victims were University of Oklahoma students from China and were visiting a friend in the Valley for spring break and taking in the clear Arizona night on the historic scenic road. He said the Chinese Embassy had been contacted. CBS 5 KPHO TV FEDERAL JOB OPENINGS ON APACHE RESERVATIONS March 19, 2014 The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has announced it is taking applications for two federal job openings on the Apache Reservations.. One open position is on the San Carlos Reservation for Supervisory Forestry Technician (GS-462-06/07, Vacancy ID # 1075820 ). Salary ranges from $35,256 to $50,932 a year. Meanwhile at Whiteriver , applications are being taken for the open position of Fire Management Officer ( GS-0401-11/12 Vacancy ID# 1075838 ). Salary ranges from $57,982 to $90,344. Compete descriptions are on the U.S. Jobs website and also on the Bureau of Indian Affairs web page Ted Lake email@example.com ENDANGERED RED SQUIRREL ACCIDENTALLY KILLED March 14, 2014 MT. GRAHAM – An endangered Mount Graham red squirrel was unintentionally shot and killed by an Arizona Game and Fish Department wildlife manager on Wednesday ( March 12 ). The wildlife manager was working with University of Arizona researchers when the incident occurred according to a report on KVOA Channel 4 . “While the accidental taking of any endangered species is of course regrettable, our wildlife manager in the field self-reported his actions as early and as ethically as possible,” Jim DeVos, Game and Fish Assistant Director of Wildlife Management told the Tucson Television Station. Since early 2012, Game and Fish has been assisting biologists working to reduce competition for the endangered species by removing Abert’s squirrels from drought-affected red squirrel habitat on Mount Graham. Following Department protocol, the manager reported the accident to his supervisor, who contacted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The remains of the squirrel were preserved and are being transferred to USFWS. According to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the Mount Graham red squirrel population hit its peak at 550 animals in the late 1990s. However, the number usually ranges between 200 and 300. ICEHOUSE CANYON AND TELEPHONE TRAILS WILL BE CLOSED MAR. 13 – MAY 15 FOR POWER LINE MAINTENANCE March 15, 2014 Globe, Ariz. (Mar. 13, 2014) – Icehouse Canyon Trail (TR198) and Telephone Trail (TR 192) will be closed to the public Mar. 13, through May 15, 2014 while maintenance work is conducted on the adjacent power lines. The purpose of this trail closure is to protect forest visitors, employees, cooperators and contractors as the maintenance work poses significant risk of serious bodily harm. “We ask for the public’s patience, understanding and support while the trails are closed,” stated Richard Reitz, Globe District Ranger. “It will take approximately two months to complete the project. Several other popular trails in the Pinal Mountains are unaffected by this closure and remain open.” For more information, please contact the Globe Ranger District administrative office at 928-402-6200. GILA REPUBLICANS OUT NUMBER DEMOCRATS NEARLY 1,000 March 14, 2014 According to the latest figures there are 29,723 registered voters in Gila County. The breakdown shows 11,262 Republican voters, 10,266 registered Democrats and 8,046 who are Independents or without a party. Statewide there are 3,244,793 registered voters in Arizona.1,131,263 are Republicans, 1,123,998 Independents or those without a party, 962,828 are registered Democrats while there are some 26,387 Libertarians . ( Source State of Arizona Registration Report from the office of the Arizona Secretary State ) Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE ABOUT MASTER SERGEANT MANUEL V. MENDOZA March 5, 2014 Manuel Mendoza who was from Miami, Arizona served in the U. S. Army during World War Two and the Korean War. He died in 2001. On March 18th during a special mass ceremony in Washington D.C., Master Sergeant Mendoza will be among 24 over looked Veterans who will be bestowed ” The Medal of Honor” by President Barrack Obama. Only three of the 24 recipients are still living today. Mendoza’s daughter Sylvia will be accepting the honor for her father. The U.S. Army has released the following additional information about the Miami native: Biography Medal of Honor nominee Manuel Mendoza, was born in Miami, Ariz., June 15, 1922. Mendoza entered the U.S. Army at Fort MacArthur, Calif., November 1942. He served in both WWII and Korea . Then-Staff Sgt. Manuel Mendoza is being recognized for his actions on Oct. 4, 1944, in Mt. Battaglia, Italy, where he is credited with single-handedly breaking up a German counterattack. Mendoza was nicknamed the “Arizona Kid” for his actions in combat. Following his Army career, Mendoza found employment as a foreman at one of the largest nuclear plants in the country. He passed away at age 79. . In addition to the Medal of Honor, Mendoza received the Distinguished Service Cross (this award will be upgraded to the Medal of Honor on Mar. 18), Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with five Bronze Service Stars, Presidential Unit Citation with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman Badge (Second Award), Honorable Service Lapel Button-World War II, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Italian Cross for Merit of War Unit Citation.
Animal Sciences – Elementary 1st – Kinsey Speer (Tonto Basin) 2nd – Lily Thornhill (Payson) 3rd –Animal Sciences – Junior 1st – Krislyn Alford (Pine-Strawberry) 2nd – Hunter Human (Young) 3rd – Camille Hudson, Akala Hatch (Globe)Animal Sciences – Senior 1st – 2nd – Cheyenne McNeeley (Payson) 3rd –Behavioral & Social Sciences (Elementary) 1st – Michael Staudt (Payson) 2nd – Lyana Romero (Hayden-Winkelman) 3rd – Hope Carl (Pine-Strawberry)Behavioral & Social Sciences (Junior) 1st – Bailey Wilson (Payson) 2nd – Sarah Dixon (Young) 3rd – Becca Ralls (Pine-Strawberry)Behavioral & Social Sciences (Senior) 1st – Bethanie Hudson (Globe) 2nd – Michael Tucci (Young) 3rd – Aspen Bauer (Payson)Biochemistry (Senior Division only) 1st – 2nd – Maezzy Patterson (Payson) 3rd –Cellular & Molecular Biology (Elementary) 1st – Nancy Phillips (Globe) 2nd – Victoria Mabb (Payson) 3rd –Cellular & Molecular Biology (Junior) 1st – 2nd – Sierra Bainter (Hayden-Winkelman) 3rd –Cellular & Molecular Biology (Senior) 1st – 2nd – Grace Bruce (Globe) 3rd – Tory Harmsen (Payson)Chemistry (Elementary) 1st – Brinton Paulson (Payson) 2nd – Arena Haught (Tonto Basin) 3rd – Makenzie Abney (Pine-Strawberry)Chemistry (Junior) 1st – Jerusha Paine (Pine-Strawberry) 2nd – Hunter Robertson (Young) 3rd – Wyatt Taylor, Trenton Cline (Tonto Basin)Chemistry (Senior) 1st – Anna Schouten, Oliver Driscolli-Lowe (Payson) 2nd – Kelsey Jensen (Globe) 3rd – Martha Paula Fox, Linda Kame, Ernesto Magallanez (Hayden-Winkelmen)Computer Science (Elementary) 1st – Jack Windle (Payson) 2nd – 3rd –Computer Science (Junior) 1st – 2nd – Ryan LaFave (Pine-Strawberry) 3rd –Earth & Planetary (Elementary) 1st – Jesus Sanchez (Payson) 2nd – Gibby Carmelo, Javier Lopez, Diego Garcia (Hayden-Winkelman) 3rd – Kody Medina (Globe-Home school)Earth & Planetary (Senior) 1st – 2nd – Sierra Ramos, Angyl Bazan (Payson) 3rd –Engineering (Elementary) 1st – Blayze Vanta (Globe) 2nd – Brandon LaFave (Pine-Strawberry) 3rd – Autumn Cline (Tonto Basin)Engineering (Junior) 1st – 2nd – Koy Duran, Brie Harrison (Payson) 3rd – Samantha Jones (Pine-Strawberry)Engineering (Senior) 1st – 2nd – Kyria Bracco (Globe) 3rd – Trevor Tangerose (Young)Environmental Sciences (Elementary) 1st – Kaitlyn Attaway, Jasmine Burnett (Globe) 2nd – Coby Carpenter (Payson) 3rd – Adam Leneberg (Pine-Strawberry)Environmental Sciences (Junior) 1st – Taylor Wilson (Globe) 2nd – Gage Ryden, Jason Lyons, Joe Kesterson (Payson) 3rd – Brittany Fleming (Pine-Strawberry)Environmental Management (Senior Division Only) 1st – 2nd – Dakota McKneeley, Rachel Ralls (Payson) 3rd –Medicine & Health Sciences (Elementary) 1st – Abby Ast (Pine-Strawberry) 2nd – Bayleigh Tulk (Globe) 3rd –Medicine & Health Sciences (Junior) 1st – Meredith Kiekintveld (Pine-Strawberry) 2nd – Jacqueline Lopez (Payson) 3rd –Medicine & Health Sciences (Senior) 1st – 2nd – Matthew Haro (Globe) 3rd – Sena Acuna, Jacob Sanchez (Hayden-Winkelman)Microbiology (Senior Division Only) 1st – Abby Greenleaf (Payson) 2nd – Breanna Boutwell (Globe) 3rd –Physics & Astronomy (Elementary) 1st – Wyatt Whiterock (San Carlos) 2nd – Vanessa Valenzuela (Payson) 3rd – Grant Hathaway (Tonto Basin)Physics & Astronomy (Junior) 1st – Cole Tenney, Arielle O’Connor, Elly Schreur (Payson) 2nd – Travis Paige (Young) 3rd (tie) – Bobby Manriquez, Anthony Lopez (Hayden-Winkelman) 3rd (tie) – Maddy Abney (Pine-Strawberry)Physics & Astronomy (Senior) 1st – Liam Rama (Globe) 2nd – Harrison Parrish (Payson) 3rd –Plant Sciences (Elementary) 1st – Anastaysia Peters (Payson) 2nd – Jonaly Goode (San Carlos) 3rd – Rebekah Zuidema, Ruben Garcia (Globe)Plant Sciences (Junior) 1st – Bobbie Price (Pine-Strawberry) 2nd – Isabelle Cooper (Young) 3rd – Jake Joslin, Javier Tablas-Tapia (Payson)Plant Sciences (Senior) 1st – John Morris, Jayme Peet (Payson) 2nd – 3rd –
MIAMI MAN AMONG 24 GETTING MEDAL OF HONOR February 24, 2014
A Miami solider during War World Two is among 24 over looked veterans who will be bestowed the Medal of Honor from President Barrack Obama next month in Washington, D.C.. The honor comes after a decade long congressional mandated review of minorities who may have been passed over for the U.S. Military’s highest honor because of long held prejudices. The unusual mass ceremony will be March 18th at the nation’s capital with only three of the recipients still living. Of the twenty four, eight fought in the Vietnam War, nine in the Korean War, and seven in World War Two. The local man who fought in World War Two is among the posthumous recipients.. He was Staff Sgt Manuel V. Mendoza, born in Miami, Arizona, and is to be honored by the President of the United States for his courageous actions during combat operations on Mount Bataglia, Italy on October 4, 1941. Sgt Mendoza is being recognized for his actions while serving as a platoon Sergeant where he is credited single handly breaking up a German counter attack. Sylvia Nandin, his daughter, will accept the Medal of Honor on his behalf. Ted Lake email@example.com GLOBE’S KENDRA MARTINEZ WINS GILA COUNTY SPELLING BEE February 21, 2014
MIAMI – The 2014 Gila County Spelling Bee winner is Kendra Martinez, an eighth grader at High Desert Middle School in Globe. Alyssa Miller, a sixth grader at Payson Community Christian School, took second place, followed by third place winner Brett Beckham, a seventh grader at Rim Country Middle School. Martinez will represent Gila County at the Arizona Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 29 at the Eight/Arizona PBS Studio located at 555 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix. The winner of the state spelling bee will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in late May 2014. Gila County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Linda O’Dell, whose office sponsors the annual event for outstanding students, said this year’s Gila County Spelling Bee lasted 10 rounds before a champion finally emerged. In all, 23 contestants vied for the chance to represent Gila County at state last Thursday in Miami High School’s auditorium.
They came from Copper Rim Elementary School and High Desert Middle School in Globe, Winkelman Elementary and Leonor Hambly Middle School in Hayden-Winkelman, Lee Kornegay Intermediate School in Miami, Payson Community Christian School and Rim Country Middle School in Payson, Pine-Strawberry School, Young Public School, and Tonto Basin School District. This year’s pronouncers were Mrs. Claudia Armer and Mrs. Lynn Haak. Serving as this year’s judges were Gila County Treasurer Debi Savage, Gila County Attorney Bradley Beauchamp, and Gila County Clerk of the Court Anita Escobedo.
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Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org LAWMAKER SEEKS TO REOPEN ARIZONA MINING AND MINERAL MUSEUM January 25, 2013 PHOENIX – For three years, most of the rocks, gems and artifacts once displayed by the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum have remained unseen. Meanwhile, efforts to create a centennial-themed museum in its former space near the State Capitol have stalled for lack of funding. Saying the old museum should never have been closed in the first place, a state lawmaker has introduced legislation to bring it back. “I think it was an experiment gone bad by a couple individuals who thought about changing the museum into something else, and now it lies dormant with nothing going on,” said Sen. Eddie Ableser, D-Tempe, author of SB 1023. Ableser has introduced a bill to reopen the museum every year since it had to shutter its doors in April 2011. In 2010, Gov. Jan Brewer presented plans for an Arizona Centennial Museum, which would occupy the Mining and Mineral Museum’s renovated space and showcase Arizona’s Five C’s: cattle, copper, cotton, citrus and climate. It was with this intention that the Legislature transferred responsibility for the museum and the state’s mineral collection from the Department of Mines and Minerals to the Arizona Historical Society. Brewer assigned the Arizona Centennial Commission to raise money for the new interactive museum by approaching businesses, with fundraising goals set between $9 million and $15 million. But the commission never raised enough money to move beyond the planning phase. After Arizona’s centennial came and went, the proposed museum’s name changed to the Arizona Experience Museum. Brewer’s press office didn’t respond to calls and emails seeking comment on the bill. Karen Churchard, director of the Arizona Centennial Commission, was out of the office until Monday, Jan. 27, according a person who responded to a message left with the Arizona Office of Tourism. Ableser’s bill, which had yet to be scheduled for a committee hearing, would transfer responsibility for the museum from the Arizona Historical Society to the Arizona Geological Survey, which absorbed the Department of Mines and Mineral Resources’ duties in 2011. Ray Grant, a retired geology professor at Mesa Community College and co-author of “Mineralogy of Arizona,” said closing the museum prevented people from learning about a profession vital to Arizona’s fabric as a state. “To me it’s one of the greatest geologic states ever. Millions of people come to the Grand Canyon. What’s it about? It’s all geology, isn’t it?” he said. Former Rep. Russ Jones, R-Yuma, who authored the 2010 legislation transferring responsibility for the museum and its collection, said low revenue and high rent made the old Mining and Mineral Museum unsustainable. “The museum portion was very, very popular. Unfortunately, the revenues from the activity as a museum were just a fraction of the cost of maintaining and paying the rents on that facility,” he said. The rent for the old building is still paid for by the state. According to a report by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the fiscal 2014 budget provides $428,000 to the Arizona Historical Society, $360,800 of it for rent on the unused museum space and $67,500 for a curator to care for the state’s mineral specimens. Saying it’s unfortunate that the commission couldn’t raise enough funds for a centennial museum, Jones said Ableser’s legislation would only cause more problems. The Arizona Geological Survey would require a huge sum of money and an increase in staffing to restore the museum, he added. “There’s so much we need to do that remains undone as we crawl out of the recession, I find it hard to justify millions of dollars for a mining museum when need to fund things for Child Protective Services, the list goes on and on,” Jones said. Ableser’s bill doesn’t include any appropriation for bringing the museum back. The collection from the former museum currently consists of more than 21,500 specimens and objects, according to the Arizona Historical Society’s website. Even if Ableser’s legislation doesn’t succeed, people can see several of the state’s minerals on display at the University of Arizona Mineral Museum, including a 225-pound azurite boulder from Bisbee. Other minerals will be part of a new Gallery of Natural History opening soon at the Arizona Historical Society’s Museum at Papago Park, said Mark Candee, assistant curator and collection manager at the UA museum, but Ableser still thinks the Mining and Mineral Museum should once again serve as home to the state’s collection. “Many of the volunteers that sacrificed their hours and time and resources have all the supplies still with them, ready to go, and we can reinstitute the mineral and mining museum today,” he said. Harmony Huskinson Cronkite News LUNG ASSOCIATION REPORT CARD FAILS ARIZONA ON TOBACCO-CONTROL FUNDS Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 An American Lung Association report card gives Arizona an A for keeping air free of tobacco smoke but has harsher grades for its funding of efforts to keep people from taking up smoking and to help smokers quit. It says tobacco use killed 6,861 Arizonans in 2013. Jamie Killin Cronkite News ADOT SAYS THOSE WHO ALTER SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FACE BIG FINES Buying special license plates doesn’t give Arizona drivers the right to customize or modify them, yet officials say many still do. Now the state Department of Transportation is spreading the word that those who alter plates are risking fines of at least $300 Jordan Youg Cronkite News KIRKPATRICK SELECTS TWO FROM HERE January 23, 2014 U.S. Democratic Congresswoman, Ann Kirkpatrick, has announced her District One’s nominees for the U.S. military academies. Each year, members of Congress have the privilege of nominating outstanding candidates from their districts to attend our country’s service academies. From our part of the state, Kirkpatrick has released the names of two nominees. They are: Bryan A. Dude, Peridot: U.S. Military Prep School/Army Altin-Myka Hing, Superior: U.S. Prep Air Force Academy/ Air Force Ted Lake email@example.com GILA COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION January 17, 2014 (Globe AZ) Gila County will conduct an online auction to dispose of surplus property beginning January 21, 2014. Items include 33 various automobiles, trucks, and vans, an 18-ft boat and trailer, as well as industrial equipment consisting of a forklift, crane, water truck, dump truck, service truck and a wrecker. Miscellaneous items include several file cabinets, 5-drawer dresser, small wheel chair, 40” LCD tv with wall mount, 72×72 hot tub-spa and a recliner with lift and massage. Interested persons may view a complete list of the items with a photo and a brief description on the County Website or just click on the PDF Here Bidding will begin January 21st at 12:01 a.m. and close on January 31st at 7:00 p.m. All items are offered “as is” with no seller’s warranty. It must be noted that this is an online only auction. Internet access is required to bid on any items. [Note: free internet access available at all libraries in Gila County.] Also, bidders must be registered at the auction site, and may do so in advance of the January 21st “go live” date. There is a link on the front page of the County website to the auction site (last item in the left navigation pane list). For further information, contact John Root at Gila County at (928) 402-8524. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW APPEAL KEEPS RENZI OUT OF PRISON January 15, 2013
Former Arizona Republican Congressman Rick Renzi did not turn him self in to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons last Monday to serve his three year prison term as recently ordered by a federal judge in Tucson. This is because of the latest move by Renzi’s defense attorneys who filed another appeal in his case, this time with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court Appeals in San Francisco. The move allows him to stay out of prison for the time being as the Justices and Attorneys involved review his latest petition . Renzi was convicted last year by a federal jury in Tucson on a number of corruption charges and other felonies while he was serving in public office as a U.S. Congressman from Arizona District One which included Gila and a number of other rural counties.
email@example.comRENZI STILL SET TO START PRISON TERM NEXT MONTH December 17, 2013
Former U.S. Congressman Rick Renzi is still scheduled to turn him self into the Bureau of U.S. Prisons next month to start his three year prison term according to records of the U.S. District Court in Tucson. It was last June when a federal jury in Tucson found the former Republican Congressman from Arizona guilty of 17 of 32 corruption charges he had been indicted on by a federal grand jury. A U.S. District Court Judge later handed down the 36 months prison sentence. The court records checked as of today show the January 6th date still stands, however there are four unsealed motions filed in this case by attorneys that have yet to be acted on by the court. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED December 16, 2013 Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education awarded a number of scholarships totaling $6,400 to students attending Gila Community College’s Gila Pueblo Campus in Globe and San Carlos Campus for the spring 2014 . Scholarship recipients were Angelica Bravo, Jessica Lopez, Bradley Elmer, Kasheena Harris, Nicole Renon, Tamerin Clark, Pamela Moore, Kristin Baker, Marissa Kramer, Melissa Homen, Bryan Seppala and Cassandra Fletcher The scholarships awarded include funds from Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education Scholarship Fund, Elder Quality of Life Scholarship Fund, the Freeport McMoRan Scholarship Fund, the Shawn Boxell Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Scott Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund, Wal-Mart Scholarship Fund, and the Native American Book Fund…that’s according to spokesperson Trena Grantham. Ted Lake email@example.com LAST DAY TO BUY 2013 ARIZONA HUNTING OR FISHING LICENSES ONLINE IS DEC. 15 Dec. 11, 2013 2013 licenses will still be available for purchase at license dealers and at Game and Fish offices through Dec. 31, 2013 Customers who wish to buy a 2013 Arizona hunting or fishing license to hunt or fish for the remainder of the 2013 calendar year are advised that the online purchase option for those licenses will be available only through Dec. 15, 2013. Online purchases of 2013 licenses will not be available from Dec. 16 through Dec. 31 in order for the Arizona Game and Fish Department to prepare the online system for the new 2014 hunting and fishing licenses that will become available for purchase on Jan. 1, 2014. Starting Dec. 16 (and running through Dec. 31), those wishing to purchase a 2013 license will have to do so at a license dealer or at an Arizona Game and Fish Department office. The 2013 licenses are valid through the end of this year (Dec. 31, 2013). The 2013 Class A (General Fishing) and Class U (Urban Fishing) licenses are currently on sale for half price. A new license structure and fees will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014. Licenses under the new structure will be available for purchase online on or before Jan. 1, 2014, and at license dealers beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Any updates to this information will be posted at http://www.azgfd.gov/ ARTIFACTS BEING RETURNED TO SAN CARLOS APACHES December 11, 2013 A non profit organization based in Los Angeles paid a total of $530,000 at a auction in France and purchased two dozen contested Native American artifacts from two Arizona Indian tribes . According to the announcement from the Annenberg Foundation, the group will be returning these historic items to the San Carlos Apache Tribe near Globe and the Hopi Tribe in northern Arizona. Attorneys representing both tribes had petitioned a French court to stop the auction sale, however, the judge ruled the sale of the disputed artifacts were legal in his country. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org McCLUSKEY WON’T BE EXECUTED, BUT WILL GET LIFE December 11, 2013 A Judge in Albuquerque, New Mexico will be sentencing John McCluskey to life in prison for murdering a retired Oklahoma couple during a multistate crime spree that followed a 2010 a private prison break in Kingman, Arizona. McCluskey, while on the run with his companions had stopping briefly here in Gila County to see his mother at Jake’s corner North of Roosevelt Lake. Then, they traveled on into New Mexico where he shot and killed Gary Linda Haas of Oklahoma as they were staying at campground during their vacation. McCluskey also has family members living in Safford, Arizona. A sentencing date has yet to be set. McCluskey was convicted earlier by a New Mexico jury of murder and numerous other charges. Ted Lake email@example.com 53 MEDIA OUTLETS USING SGT ROB HAZELETT REPORTS December 11, 2013 U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt Rob Hazelett of Globe has now written 66 articles for armed forces websites and other media reporting about the activities of the people who are staying at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. He also has assisted an NBC Television network news crew in their coverage of wounded servicemen taken to Germany. Recent visitors at the airfield to meet U.S. troops here have been the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the CJCS holiday troop visit which included: Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche, “Duck Dynasty” cast members Willie Robertson and Jep Robertson, Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Bridget Kelly, former New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light, actor and comedian Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles and former correspondent for NBC’s “The Voice” Alison Haislip. Presently 53 media outlets are using the local man’s news reports.. Yahoo has set up a website on the internet showing more than 349 of his photos which have been published about Americans who are in or have been in Afghanistan. Here are some of his latest reports below: ( You will find links to his earlier reports elsewhere on the Gila 1019.com web page and also on the Bagram Air Field public website.) Bagram’s Aeromedical Evacuation Team featured on the top news program last night (December 4, 2013) Nightly News with Brian Williams December 10, 2013 CJCS leads USO visit to Bagram November 29, 2013 Senior military leaders make Thanksgiving day visit to Bagram November 18, 2013 Deployed chaplain officiates wedding via Skype http://www.bagram.afcent.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123371078 SGT ROB HAZELETT VIDEO SENDING CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN GLOBE. . To Globe, AZ folks: http://www.dvidshub.net/video/309895/tech-sgt-rob-hazelett Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES DROPS November 25, 2013
Nov. 16, 2013 Opponents of the University of Arizona and Catholic Church Telescopes sitting on Mt Graham on U.S. Forest Service Land near Safford who have been battling for some 20 years to get the removable of the three “scopes ” at the 10,000 foot high Mt Graham Observatory have now run into a major stumbling block. One of the major claims by those seeking their removal was the telescopes existence was causing a decline in the endangerd Mount Graham Red Squirrel Population . But that is apparently not the case and in fact the Red Squirrel Poplulation recently increased according to a press release issued from the Arizona State Game and Fish Department last Thursday which said.: This year’s survey shows an increase of 59 squirrels over the 2012 estimate of 213 squirrels. “After coming off our lowest population count ever last year, this jump in numbers is certainly encouraging,” says Tim Snow, nongame specialist for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. “The recovery team speculates that better cone crops the last two years may have contributed to the increase in squirrel numbers, but it’s hard to say with certainty since small mammal populations fluctuate so much.” The red squirrel survey is conducted each fall by visiting a random sample of known middens (areas where red squirrels store or cache their cones). Mount Graham red squirrels live only in the upper elevation conifer forests of the Pinaleño Mountains and feed primarily on conifer seeds. Females produce two to seven young per year. The species declared endangered in 1987. The Mount Graham red squirrel population spiked to around 550 animals in the late 1990s, but typically ranges between 200 and 300 individuals. Habitat losses caused by fire and insect infestations and poor cone crops caused by drought are considered primary factors influencing population size. Biologists continue to explore new ways to conserve the species, including habitat improvements, squirrel research and consideration of a pilot captive breeding program. Conservation of the species is guided by the Mount Graham Red Squirrel Recovery Team, a partnership that includes the Coronado National Forest, Game and Fish, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Arizona, Native American tribes and others. Ted Lake email@example.com FIRST-MONTH RESPONSE TO OBAMACARE UNDERWHELMING IN ARIZONA AND NATION Nov. 16, 2013 WASHINGTON – Arizona Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Ron Barber joined 37 other Democrats who crossed the aisle Friday and voted for a GOP-backed bill to let people keep their current insurance policies under the health care reform act. The 261-157 vote split mostly along party lines for the Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013, which would let insurance companies keep selling health-care policies that were in danger of being discontinued because they do not meet new minimum standards under the Affordable Care Act. The bill comes as the White House is under fire for the number of people who say they have lost their policies, despite President Barack Obama’s repeated promises that people would be able to keep insurance coverage they liked. Obama apologized Thursday to people whose health-care plans were canceled, and announced that the Department of Health and Human Services would “grandfather in” existing policies. But Obama also vowed to veto the Keep Your Health Plan Act if it reaches his desk, saying it undermines the Affordable Care Act. The bill has yet to be heard in the Senate. The bill would allow insurance companies to keep selling any plans that were in effect as of Jan. 1, 2013. They could continue to sell those plans throughout 2014. Sinema, a Phoenix Democrat, called the bill a “commonsense” solution to the problem of canceled policies and said it would keep Obama’s earlier promises. “We promised that individuals who like their plans would be able to keep them and this bill keeps that promise,” Sinema said in a statement Friday. Barber said in a statement that allowing people to keep their plans was “only fair,” especially considering the glitches that have made it hard for people to sign up on the Healthcare.gov marketplace since it opened Oct. 1. “I am frustrated and angered by the continuing problems with the health-care website and I know southern Arizonans are frustrated and angry, too,” Barber, a Tucson Democrat, said in the statement. But Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff, opposed the bill, saying it would undermine reform by letting insurers continue to offer plans that deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, charge more to women and have other provisions that violate the reform law. The bill approved Friday would only create an exception to the Affordable Care Act, without improving it, Kirkpatrick said in a statement. “Lost in all the partisan noise-making are the people who have been waiting years for quality, affordable health care,” she said. Only 739 people in Arizona had signed up for health insurance on the marketplace between Oct. 1 and Nov. 2, according to numbers released this week. The Obama administration had originally estimated more than 7,000 Arizonans would sign up in the first month, said Rep. David Schweikert, R-Scottsdale, in a statement Friday. “Even when they manipulate the data, the results are still abysmal,” Schweikert said. While much of the discussion Friday centered on how to let people keep their existing plan, and on the continuing difficulties with the Healthcare.gov website, some Arizona lawmakers said these problems are only part of the bigger picture. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, said in a speech on the House floor on Thursday that the Affordable Care Act “is fundamentally flawed in both concept and execution.” That was echoed Friday by Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Mesa, who said in a statement that the law needs to be repealed entirely. “While our bill today repeals parts of Obamacare and ensures more choices for Americans, the ultimate solution is still a full repeal of Obamacare,’” Salmon said. In addition to Sinema and Barber, other Arizonans voting for the bill were Salmon, Gosar, Schweikert and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale. Opponents included Kirkpatrick and fellow Democratic Reps. Ed Pastor of Phoenix and Raul Grijalva of Tucson. Jack Fitzpatrick Cronkite News APS RAISES RATES FOR SOLAR USERS November 16, 2013 PHOENIX – The Arizona Corporation Commission on Thursday narrowly approved a charge averaging $4.50 a month for APS customers installing new solar systems, resolving a contentious case over the future of net metering. APS asked the commission to have solar users pay for access to the grid into which they feed excess electricity and in return receive credit against their bills. The utility sought a higher amount and opposed the final agreement, a joint proposal from the state’s advocate for residential ratepayers and an industry group composed of several rooftop solar companies. That monthly charge, based on a solar system’s capacity, will be 70 cents per kilowatt starting in 2014. Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Stump, who joined Bob Burns and Susan Bitter Smith voting in favor, said the decision balances the needs of all ratepayers and the future of solar power. “This commission is interested in ensuring that solar has a bright future in Arizona, but this commission is also interested in ensuring all ratepayers get a fair deal,” he said. Commissioners Brenda Burns and Gary Pierce voted no, calling the amount too low. “I don’t know what the right number is, but I don’t think it is 70 cents,” Brenda Burns said during the public hearing. Prior to the commission’s two-day hearing, during which scores of people spoke, rooftop solar users didn’t pay to access the electric grid. Solar advocates and solar industry groups contended that the benefits of the systems offset the cost to utilities of establishing and maintaining the grid. Jim McDonald, a spokesman for APS, said the decision recognizes that non-solar users pay for solar users to have access to the grid, but he said the amount doesn’t shift enough of that cost. “It does not take into account the impact on our million customers who don’t have rooftop solar,” he said. As more people adopt solar, more of the cost will be shifted toward households without solar, McDonald said. Kyle O’Donnell Cronkite News REPORTS FROM BAGRAM BY TECH SGT. ROB HAZELETT November 14, 2013
- Tech Sgt Rob Hazelett who is from Globe is stationed with the U.S. Air Force at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. He is writing reports on happenings there and in the city of Kabul which are being seen on the Armed Forces websites and many newspapers
Below are links to Sgt Hazelett’s latest reports from Afghanistan Bagram Airfield public web site Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) November 2, 2013 Bagram maintenance squadron set for snow removal, de-icing operations November 1, 2013 Legal officer’s commitment to service gives back to U.S. October 29, 2013 An Air Force wife is leaving Bagram (re-deploying) but before she goes, she will be replaced by her newly-wed husband in the same job. They only have a few days together before they’re separated again, but they have the best attitudes. Re-deploying budget technician replaced by husband October 27, 2013 Karaoke singing held on Bagram October 26, 2013 Son of deployed PA helps start 2013 World Series October 25, 2013 BAF legal team changes eastside location, continues offering assistance October 20, 2013 Flightline chapel is first on BAF to be operated by Air Force October 28, 2013 Husband and wife reunion in AOR strengthens bond October 27, 2013 Karaoke singing held on Bagram October 26, 2013 Son of deployed PA helps start 2013 World Series October 25, 2013 BAF legal team changes eastside location, continues offering assistance October 20, 2013 Flightline chapel is first on BAF to be operated by Air Force 74th EFS flight clinic offers valuable skill set POL ensures jets are fueled, pilots aren’t pedestrians THEY WERE THERE ON 9/11 Bagram holds memorial services to honor Lobraico’ Bagram finance at a glance EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE! MASCAL tests BAF responders Tommy Davidson visits Bagram Warrior of the Week’ Staff Sgt. DéJayé Herrera “Airmen create lasting impression” Millen completes final flight at Bagram Airfield Warrior of the Week’ Staff Sgt. Omar Arellano RED HORSE aircraft ramp construction on Bagram nears completion Deployed Airmen log in, answer the call to stay connected No sweat! BAF volunteers clean up ministry center ‘Got Consent?’ 5K ruck march held on Bagram” Bagram’s SARC, EO director visit Kabul Bagram’s Russian tower houses history 455th AEW hosts change of command National Geographic film crew visits Bagram Peachtree 10k shadow race held on Bagram Reapers discover IED through keen eyes, alertness Egyptian field hospital re-opens on Bagram Airfield Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org 3 YEARS PRISON FOR RICK RENZI – Ordered to report to Bureau of Prisons on January 6, 2014 OCTOBER 28, 2013 Former U.S. Congressman Rick Renzi has been sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge to serve 36 months in federal prison following his June conviction by a federal jury in Tucson, Arizona, for extortion, bribery, insurance fraud, money laundering and racketeering. Renzi’s co-defendant, James Sandlin, was also sentenced in the same criminal case by Judge David C. Bury to serve 18 months in prison for his role in the extortion, bribery and money laundering scheme. The 55 year old Renzi who now lives in Burke, Va., and the 62 year old Sandlin, of Sherman, Texas, were convicted on June 11, 2013. Renzi was found guilty of 17 felony offenses including conspiracy, honest services wire fraud, extortion under color of official right, racketeering, money laundering and making false statements to insurance regulators. Sandlin was convicted of 13 felony offenses including conspiracy, honest services wire fraud, extortion under color of official right and money laundering. According to evidence at trial, Renzi, then a member of Congress from Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, promised in 2005 to use his legislative influence to profit from a federal land exchange that involved property owned by Sandlin, a real-estate investor. At the time, Sandlin owed Renzi $700,000 in future payments from their business dealings, and Renzi threatened proponents of the land exchange that he would not support it unless they purchased Sandlin’s property in Cochise County, Ariz. When they refused, Renzi promised a second proponent of a land exchange that he would support the exchange if they purchased Sandlin’s property. According to an agreement reached in May 2005, Sandlin was paid $1 million in earnest money, out of which he paid $200,000 to Renzi. Just before Sandlin received the $1.6 million balance owed on the exchange, he paid an additional $533,000 to Renzi. Evidence at trial further showed that from 2001 to 2003, Renzi engaged in insurance fraud by diverting his clients’ insurance premiums to fund his first campaign for Congress, and he subsequently sent false letters to his insurance customers and provided false statements to various state regulators who were investigating his activities. This case was investigated by the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Trial Attorneys David Harbach and Sean Mulryne of the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gary Restaino and James Knapp of the District of Arizona. Ted Lake email@example.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CRM MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 (202) 514-2007 http://www.justice.gov/ TDD (202) 514-1888 FORMER CONGRESSMAN RICHARD G. RENZI SENTENCED FOR EXTORTION AND BRIBERY IN ILLEGAL FEDERAL LAND SWAP WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Congressman Rick Renzi was sentenced today to serve 36 months in prison following his June conviction by a federal jury in Tucson, Ariz., for extortion, bribery, insurance fraud, money laundering and racketeering. Renzi’s co-defendant, James Sandlin, was also sentenced today to serve 18 months in prison for his role in the extortion, bribery and money laundering scheme. Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth A. Strange of the District of Arizona, Special Agent in Charge Douglas G. Price of the FBI’s Phoenix Division, and Special Agent in Charge Dawn Mertz of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) made the announcement following sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bury. Renzi, 55, of Burke, Va., and Sandlin, 62, of Sherman, Texas, were convicted on June 11, 2013. Renzi was found guilty of 17 felony offenses including conspiracy, honest services wire fraud, extortion under color of official right, racketeering, money laundering and making false statements to insurance regulators. Sandlin was convicted of 13 felony offenses including conspiracy, honest services wire fraud, extortion under color of official right and money laundering. “Mr. Renzi abused the power – and the corresponding trust – that comes with being a member of Congress by putting his own financial interests over the interests of the citizens he had sworn to serve,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Raman. “He fleeced his own insurance company to fund his run for Congress, and then exploited his position for personal gain. Mr. Renzi’s conviction and today’s sentence demonstrate the Justice Department’s commitment to fighting corruption at the highest levels of government.” “Former Congressman Renzi disregarded his oath to uphold the law, ignoring the interests of the people he was elected to serve in favor of his own interests,” stated First Assistant U.S. Attorney Strange. “The sentences imposed today reinforce the fundamental principle that no one, including an elected official, is above the law.” “When our elected officials betray the trust of the American people it strikes at the very core of our democracy,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Price. “The sentencing of former Congressman Rick Renzi illustrates the commitment by the FBI and our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute corruption at all levels. Today’s sentencing is a reminder that when a public official violates the public’s trust they will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.” “The public expects its elected officials to be honest, to be trustworthy and to show respect for the law,” stated IRS Special Agent in Charge Mertz. “Those in public office should be held to a higher standard and are not exempt from criminal prosecution. The prison sentence imposed today should serve as a wake-up call to other public officials who believe there are no consequences for betraying the public trust.” According to evidence at trial, Renzi, then a member of Congress from Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, promised in 2005 to use his legislative influence to profit from a federal land exchange that involved property owned by Sandlin, a real-estate investor. At the time, Sandlin owed Renzi $700,000 in future payments from their business dealings, and Renzi threatened proponents of the land exchange that he would not support it unless they purchased Sandlin’s property in Cochise County, Ariz. When they refused, Renzi promised a second proponent of a land exchange that he would support the exchange if they purchased Sandlin’s property. According to an agreement reached in May 2005, Sandlin was paid $1 million in earnest money, out of which he paid $200,000 to Renzi. Just before Sandlin received the $1.6 million balance owed on the exchange, he paid an additional $533,000 to Renzi. Evidence at trial further showed that from 2001 to 2003, Renzi engaged in insurance fraud by diverting his clients’ insurance premiums to fund his first campaign for Congress, and he subsequently sent false letters to his insurance customers and provided false statements to various state regulators who were investigating his activities. This case was investigated by the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Trial Attorneys David Harbach and Sean Mulryne of the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gary Restaino and James Knapp of the District of Arizona. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org HERE NEXT WEEK: 20 COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS! October 22, 2013 The Fifth Annual Career and College Fair sponsored by Gila County School Superintendent Dr. Linda O’Dell will have representatives from 20 colleges, Universities and Vocational schools at next week’s event. A total of some 50 organizations will be participating. Local high school students and their parents are being encouraged to attend the Gila School Superintendent’s annual fair which will be next Tuesday morning , October 29, from 9am to 12 noon at the Freeport McMoRan Training Center in the Cobre Valley Plaza Confirmed representatives of Colleges, Universities, and Vocational Schools for next Tuesday morning’s Career/College Fair include Arizona State University, Carrington College, Colorado State University, Cobre Valley Institute of Technology ( local ), Everest College, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Gila Community College ( local ), Glendale Community College, Grand Canyon University, ITT Technical Institute, Maricopa Skills Center, Northern Arizona University, Northland Pioneer College,South Mountain Community College, Universal Technical Institute, University of Arizona, Southwest University of Visual Arts. Other organizations that will be there Tuesday morning include United States Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy, Rehabilitation Services Administration/Vocational Rehabilitation Also U of A Cooperative Extension, Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, Resolution copper, Globe Fire Department Horizon Human Services, Rotary-Miami Copper Cities, Mary Kay, Teen Outreach, Wells Fargo Bank, AZ Transfer, Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, Eastern Arizona Health Education Center, Gila County, Globe, Miami Libraries, Gila County Recorder’s Office, Gila County Division of Health/ Anti-Tobacco, Central Arizona Association of Governments, Globe Police Department, Arizona Silver Belt, GED testing office.. Further information about next Tuesday morning’s event can be obtained by contacting Holly Sow, Communications and Outreach Specialist at the Gila County School Superintendent’s Office and Gila County Courthouse in Globe. The goal of the Career and College Fair according to Dr. O’ Dell is connecting high school students and their parents directly with representatives of the colleges and universities who will be here, along with a number of vocational schools, members of the business and mining community, civic organizations ( many which offer scholarships) in addition to representatives from various federal and local agencies and representatives from the U.S. Armed Forces. The event is free and open to all interested persons. PUBLIC TELEVISION FEATURES FORMER GLOBE RESIDENT October 21, 2013 Hollywood Actress Lynda Carter was featured in a Pioneers of Television broadcast Friday night shown nationally on PBS. The program was entitled ” Wonder Woman as Every Ones Super Hero”. Carter was a former Globe resident and a student of Globe High School but later moved to the Phoenix area. She was the starring actress in the Wonder Woman Television series than ran from the years 1975 to 1979. The Friday night PBS Special described the origins of Wonder Woman and how Ms Carter played the part on television to appeal to both women and men. Ted Lake email@example.com TRI CITY HAS YET TO FILE ANY PERMIT APPLICATIONS FOR $45 MILLION SEWER WATER PROJECT HERE October 21, 2013 ADEQ says it has not been told anything about a $45 million dollar waste water treatment system in the unincorporated areas of Globe-Miami which includes a major sewer treatment plant proposed somewhere in Wheatfields by the Tri City Regional Sanitary District. The State regular also says it has no applications filed to date for required ADEQ permits needed for such a project with proceedings that call for public comments and allows interested parties an opportunity to request a public hearing. Mark Shaffer, Communications Director for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, remarked ” I checked with our folks about the Tri City Regional Sanitary District proposed new waste water treatment plant and they have filed no applications nor even contacted us about the Aquifer Protection Permit. ” Shaffer went on to say they would need this permit (APP) and if there is a discharge of “Waters of the Waters of the United States”, they would also need an AZDES permit ( Arizona Discharge Elimination System ). They would also need a Clean Water Act 208 amendment. Depending on what they are going to do with the (sewer ) effluent they might need a reuse and /or recharge permit.” Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org PAYSON MAN GETS 5 YEARS PRISON IN GLOBE CASE October 16, 2013 A Payson man who set fire to a Little League concession stand in Globe drew a five-year prison term and must pay $83,000 in restitution. Taylor James Vance-Parker pleaded guilty to felony charges that included trespassing, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, arson and burglary, according to Gila County Attorney Bradley Beauchamp - Payson Roundup 50 ORGANIZATIONS TO BE AT CAREER/COLLEGE FAIR October, 14, 2013 More that 50 organizations are expected to be at the upcoming annual Career and College Fair being put on by Gila County School Superintendent Dr. Linda Odell. This Fifth Annual Career & College Fair for high school juniors and seniors will take place Tuesday, October 29thfrom 9am to noon at the Freeport McMoRan Training Center in the Cobre Valley Plaza. Dr. O’Dell said the goal of the Fair is connecting Gila County high school students with representatives from colleges, vocational schools, and members of the business community. Civic organizations, many of which offer scholarships or volunteer opportunities to high school students are also invited to participate. High school students will be provided with a list of event participants prior to the fair so they have the opportunity to map out their own time. They will also be receiving preparation guides to help them get the information they need from representatives in order to make informed decisions about their futures. The 50 participating organizations for the event include state universities, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, four branches of the U.S. Military, Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc, and the Cobre Valley Medical Center. School Superintendent Dr. O’Dell said she would like to extend a special invitation to members of the community, especially parents to come by the Career & College Fair on Tuesday October 29thfrom 9am to noon and see what opportunities are out there for students in the way of post-secondary education and career choices. More information about the upcoming Career & College Fair or other organizations interesting in participating can be obtained by contacting Holly Sow at the Gila County School Superintendent’s Office:928-402-8784 or be e-mail to email@example.com Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org Arizona Drive-in Closes After Nearly 60 years! September 30, 2013
KGUN’s Nine on Your Side, Guy Atchley, snapped this shot while visiting the Apache Drive-In theatre in Globe on one of the last nights that people could enjoy the cinema under the stars.
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44th ANNUAL GILA COUNTY FAIR JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION Results for Sunday, September 22, 2013 – Globe, Arizona At Sunday’s auction 50 animals brought $175,215. The top ten buyers were: Iron Dynamics Oddonetto Construction Freeport McMoRan John Augustine Ranch Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Earth Movers Tire Sales BHP Copper, Inc. McSpadden Ford Stillwater Landscape AJAX There were a total of 29 buyers who participated: Jacob Wagner’s Grand Champion Steer was bought by BHP Copper, Inc. for $7.00 per pound. Diego Varela’s Grand Champion Swine was bought by Carlota Copper Co. for $5.50 per pound. Brenna Sexton’s Grand Champion Lamb was bought by Apache Gold Casino for $12.00 per pound. Joseph Mat’s Grand Champion Goat was bought by Hoofin’ It Feed & Tack for $11.00 per pound. B.J. Cecil Trucking, Inc. and Earth Mover Tire Sales bought Garrett Wagner’s Reserve Grand Champion Steer for $7.00 per pound. Freeport McMoRan bought Jaren Maybury Encizo’s Reserve Grand Champion Swine for $5.00 per pound. Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center bought Brook Fansler’s Reserve Grand Champion Lamb for $9.00 per pound. 5D Mining & Construction bought Chase McPeak’s Reserve Grand Champion Goat for $12.00 per pound. Knute Haught’s Best of Gila County Bred ‘n Fed Steer was bought by Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center for $6.50 per pound The 50 animals sold were comprised of: 22 steers that sold for an average of $5.18 per pound or $6,010 each. 22 swine that sold for an average of $6.20 per pound or $1,604 each. 3 lambs that sold for an average of $10.29 per pound or $1,242 each. 3 goats that sold for an average of $12.79 per pound or $1,322 each. We have great community support for these young exhibitors and we thank everyone who attended our annual auction. We want to especially thank our faithful buyers and all of our new buyers; they make this event a success. Gila County Fair Junior Livestock Auction Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org HONDA ANNOUNCES FIVE DRIVE-IN THEATRE WINNERS The on line voting is over and the Honda Motor Company over the weekend released the names of the five winners in its contest to win a new commercial digital projector used in movie theaters. The Apache Drive in Globe was among the many theaters in the running but it was not one of the five winners. Bobby Hollis, owner of the Apache Drive In, said earlier he would keep his outdoor theater business open for now if he had won one of the projectors. He told Cronkite News recently this projector needed to keep his business going costs around $130,000 and he couldn’t afford one. The Apache Drive Inwill be closing for the last time this Friday. The closing will be marked with a gala event hosted by the Globe-Miami Times and the Hollis family.. Featured movie Friday evening will be “American Graffiti” and there will be a Fashion, Fenders and Wolfman Jack Contest, a tailgate party and more. Ted Lake email@example.com GILA AND STATE JOBLESS RATES UP September 21, 2013 Gila County’s unemployment rate increased to 9.4% in August up for 8.9% in July according to new figures just released by the Arizona Department of Administration. The agency points out there were 20,777 persons working at jobs last month in our county which was a dropped from the July of 21,215. Statewide, Arizona’s jobless rate increased to 8.3% in August from 8% reported in July despite the fact our state added 39,800 non farm jobs last month. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org GRAVES OUT AS SUPERIOR TOWN MANGER September 16, 2013 Another big change in the Superior Town Government. Kane Graves has resigned as Town Manager and Town Attorney. Steve Cooper has been hired by the town council as Superior’s new Attorney while Margaret Gaston has been approved as the new Town Manager under contract. On September 5th, Mila Besich-Lira took her seat as the newest member of the Town council after defeating incumbent Kiki Peralta in a landslide recall election. While Besich-Lira has has been a major supporter of the new proposed $6 billion Resolution Copper Mine, Peralta has been an outspoken opponent against the mine and even testified at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing in May against the Kirpatrick/Gosar land swap bill needed for the 7,000 foot underground operation.. Both Peralta and Graves had appeared before the Globe city council urging the councilmen here to vote against a city resolution supporting the new mine. Graves previously was the Globe City Manager and City Attorney until after last year’s city council election when voters elected Terry Wheeler as the new Mayor and approved three other new members on the city council. Graves resigned from his positions with the Globe city government shortly they took office. Ted Lake email@example.com Fort Apache Timber Company sawmill in Whiteriver to reopen; $10 million loan secured September 9, 2013 WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., is pleased to announce a $10 million loan has been secured to reopen the Fort Apache Timber Company (FATCO) sawmill in Whiteriver on the White Mountain Apache Nation. The funding will provide working capital, support the repair and replacement of equipment, and rebuild the log deck. Throughout the summer, Kirkpatrick met with stakeholders and urged Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn at the Bureau of Indian Affairs to finalize efforts to fund the sawmill reopening. The White Mountain Apache Tribe estimates the sawmill reopening will create 185 jobs. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org SAN CARLOS DEATH INVOLVES TONTO JUDGE! September 6, 2013 A lawsuit involving the death of a young man is raising complex issues about the liability of Native American casinos, tribal governments and a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribal Council, who is also a Tonto Apache Tribal court judge. A San Carlos Apache family that lost their son in a drunk driving accident two years ago is suing Tonto Apache Tribal Court Judge Tao Etpison (who also sits on the San Carlos Tribal Council.). The family of Justin Hooke claims Etpison got their 22-year-old son alcoholic drinks and then let him drive home from the Apache Gold Casino Resort in April 2011. The casino’s surveillance team meanwhile watched the men drink throughout the night and then drive home, according to court documents. Hooke later crashed his vehicle and died. He had a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit. The family claims Etpison and the casino are at fault. Their initial complaint also named the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Tribal Council, but a tribal appeals panel overturned a decision by a former state Supreme Court judge acting as a contract judge for the tribal court naming them defendants. The appeals panel ruled that the tribe has sovereign immunity and dismissed it from suit. (For the complete story, CLICK HERE Alexis Bechman Payson Roundup CITY ATTORNEY RULING: GLOBE CITY COUNCIL RUN OFF SET FOR NOVEMBER AUGUST 30, 2013 There is going to be a run off election in the race for the Globe city council seat in District #4 and it has been set for November 5th. At 12:50 this afternoon ( Friday ), Globe City Clerk Gina Paul announced the city attorney has determined the two write in candidates receiving the highest number of write in votes in the August 27th election are to have their names placed on the November 5 General Election Ballot in a run off. The two write in candidates who will be on the November ballot are Desmond Dezi Baker who received 46 votes and Mike Stapleton who received 24 votes Two other write in candidates Sam Palmer and Bernard Wohforth each received 23 voters. Ted Lake email@example.com WEDNESDAY SUPERIOR TOWN HALL AND EDITORIAL AUGUST 21, 2013 Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org UPCOMING GLOBE PUBLIC HEARINGS AUGUST 19, 2013 The City of Globe’s Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to hold three public hearings later this month. One will be to seek public comment on proposed amendments to the City Code on A Frame signs for advertising and the possibility of allowing such signs with restrictions. Another public hearing will be over proposed amendments to the City Globe on RV Occupancy in non RV zoned areas which will permit short term RV Occupancy in residential areas. The third hearing seeks public comment on a proposed amendment to the City Code allowing chickens in residential zoned areas All three public hearings will be conducted by the City of Globe’s Planning and Zoning Commission when it meets 6pm in the Globe City Hall on Wednesday night August 28th. Ted Lake email@example.com GILA JOBLESS RATE DROPS BELOW 9% AUGUST 19, 2013 New figures are out and our county’s unemployment rate has dropped to 8.9% last month from June’s 9.3% which was the high so far this year. State authorities are listing 2,062 persons here in Gila County as unemployed while 21,173 persons here are working at jobs. State wide, there was no change in Arizona’s unemployment rate last month, still at 8% which was the same in June. However, last month, our state lost 5,500 jobs in the private sector and some 9,600 government jobs. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org RAILROAD’S OPERATING REVENUES UP 84.3% AUGUST 19, 2013 In its second quarter report to stockholders Connecticut ased Genesee & Wyoming Railroad said its total operating revenues increased 84.3% to $400.7 million. Adjusted income from operations were up 103.2% to $107.6 million; Reported operating income of $107.4 million Jack Hellmann, President and CEO, said 2013 quarterly results ending June 30, 2013 was the second reporting period of which Genesee & Wyoming’s consolidated results include the former RailAmerica railroads which his company purchased earlier. “We are pleased to report continued strength in our financial results, with adjusted earnings up more than 50%. Our combined company same railroad adjusted revenues increased 10% in the second quarter of 2013.” Hellman pointed out. He went on to say in each of our eleven operating regions effectively managed their costs. As a result, in North America, our adjusted operating ratio improved 2.1 percentage points to 74%. Ted Lake email@example.com GLOBE CITY ELECTION UPDATE August 15, 2013 Voters in the Globe city election are being reminded to be sure and return the ballot you recently received in the mail. Gila County Recorder Sadie Jo Tomerlin says you must return your ballot by 7pm August 27th to either the Gila County Recorder’s Office, the Globe Public Library or Globe City Hall. Post marks at not accepted . Tomerlin says 3,704 ballots were mailed out to registered voters in the city of Globe and to date 650 completed ballots have been returned. Voters will be deciding on Home Rule issue for the city of Globe and the election of city council candidates. In District 3 there are two candidates on the ballot who are Robert Lee Johnson and James Gillette. In city council District 6, incumbent Lerry Alderman is running unopposed. In District 4, there are no candidates on the ballot but there are four announced write in candidates. They are Bernard Wohlforth, Sam Palmer, Desmond Baker and Mike Stapleton. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org
Ted Lake email@example.com LOCAL NON PROFITS AND IRS TAX EXEMPT FILINGS July 2, 2013 In an examination of their most recent annual 990 tax exempt filing statements sent to the Internal Revenue Service, here is what some of our local non profit organizations told federal authorities. Destiny School, Incorporated. Total annual revenues $2,499,771, total annual expenses $2,333,022 ( includes salaries $1,460,376 ). Liberty High School, Incorporated. Total annual revenues $553,132, total yearly expenses $484,139 ( includes $379,723 in salaries ). Globe-Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation. Total annual revenues $132, 868, total expenses $134,927 ( salaries $73,079). Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum. Total annual revenues $57,125, total expenses $37,508 ( salaries, none ). Gila County ARC of Arizona, Inc. Total annual revenues $187, 497, total expenses $177, 104 ( Salaries $112,497 ). Signal Peak Community Foundation. Total annual revenues $8,343, total annual expenses $125,018 ( includes $23,452 in professional fees and payments to independent contractors, office expenses $94,665, salaries, none ). Total annual deficit (-) $116, 675. United Fund of Globe-Miami Inc. Total annual revenues $102,131, total annual expenses $76,443 ( includes $10,537 in salaries ). Boys & Girls Club of San Carlos. Annual 990 tax exempt filings from this organization could not be located in the IRS public files. However, a notice was found stating the Internal Revenue Service had revoked the 501 (c) (3) Income Tax Exemption for the Boys & Girls Club of San Carlos effective May 15, 2010. Boys & Girls Club of Globe. Annual 990 tax exempt filings from this organization could not be found in a search of the Internal Revenue Service’s records available for public inspection. Nor could an IRS 501 (c) (3) tax exemption approval in the name of this Globe organization be located. Mickie Nye, President of the Boys & Girls Club of Globe, told the Globe city council several weeks ago that since 2008 some $100,000 has been donated towards improving the club’s youth center facilities. Arizona Reservation Ministries (Globe ). Total annual revenues $444, 473, total annual expenses $467,572 ( includes salaries $200,210 ). Globe Downtown Association. Total revenues, $32,083, total expenses $28,959 ( include salaries $7,150 ). Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, Inc. Total annual revenues $92,735, total yearly expenses $98,151 ( includes salaries $33,164 ). Eastern Arizona Health and Education ( Globe ). Total annual revenues $679,695, total annual expenses $651,093 ( includes salaries $311, 722 ). Southern Gila County Economic Development Corporation. Total annual revenues $113,366, total expenses $97,206 ( includes $43,698 in salaries and $28,917 in professional fees and payments to independent contractors, etc ). Pinal Mountain for Higher Education. Total annual revenue, $16,677, total annual expenses $19,696 ( salaries, none ). Globe-Miami Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund. Total annual revenues $70,228, total expenses $ 74,069 ( includes salaries $38,300 ). Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. Total annual revenues of $39,761,028, total annual expenses of $36, 117,802 (includes salaries of $19,402, 028. Ted Lake firstname.lastname@example.org
June 6, 2013
The Lawsuit Over The Death of Justin Hooke of San Carlos MAY 7, 2013
ASARCO Copper, which is the area’s largest employer with 1,401 persons on the payroll at its Hayden/ Ray operations, currently has the following job openings listed below. Complete descriptions are on the company website.
I went over information in two old history books which challenge major elements in the legend of Oak Flat the Apaches have been hitting hard on. These books, one published in 1884 by Wallace Elliott and another in 1918 by Arizona State Historian Edwin Farish raise serious questions about the Oak Flat legend. Both historical books are pointing out some 50 Apaches were killed around 1870 when they jumped to their deaths from a mountain top south of Superior and not the high mountain bluff at Oak Flat east of Superior. Both books say the Apaches were trying to escape from the gunshots fired by settlers whose village they had attacked earlier in the Florence area . There is no mention the U.S. Calvary was involved. “Tordillo Peak” , which is at an elevation of 4,375 feet is about 4 miles west of Oak Flat.. Tordillo Peak was later re named Picket Post Mountain which is the very high mountain above the Boyce Thompson Arboretum Southwest of Superior. Tri City Sanitary Editorial Ted Lake email@example.com