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Developing a resilient downtown in Globe, Arizona

In this episode of “Reimagine Rural,” Tony Pipa speaks with homecomers who returned to a boom-and-bust copper mining town to revitalize its historic district. Despite pandemic-related setbacks, Globe, Arizona’s small business renaissance is expanding into new community infrastructure and collaboration with regional neighbors. As the town works to attract tourists to its beautiful Southwestern landscapes, it is also poised to contribute to the clean energy transition. The Inflation Reduction Act’s incentivizes domestic production for electric vehicle batteries, of which copper is a major component.
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Arizona Silver Belt

Miami Town Council members sworn in; Medina named mayor

The Town of Miami began the November 28 council session with the swearing-in of newly elected members Jose “Angel” Medina, Dan Moat, Don Reiman and Michael Sosh, Sr. The Honorable Rebecca Baeza, Miami Town Magistrate, administered the oath of office. Following the ceremony, the council elected Medina to...
Arizona Silver Belt

Exploring the art of the Stairizona Trail

If you enjoy hiking, urban art or quaint western towns, take a trip to Globe and explore the Stairizona Trail. Concrete stairs, sidewalks and even bridges are scattered along paths through the heart of the historic mining town. Embellished stair risers and murals featuring local plants, animals and culture add to the fun. From the 84-step Pascoe staircase featuring Brandt Woods’ cascade of over 3,400 painted poppies to Katie Stewart’s magnificent mosaic quail steps on Yuma Street to 14-year-old Aili Sneezy’s huge mural of cacti against the Arizona flag, the variety of art will amaze you. Many of the art projects were spearheaded by I ART Globe, but other organizations independently sponsored several other artworks including the giant Globe postcard on Broad Street.

Christmas Light Parade, Luminary Event to brighten night of Dec. 10

On Saturday, December 10, two events will illuminate the night in downtown Globe and at Tonto National Monument. Globe’s annual Christmas Light Parade will start Saturday after dusk, at approximately 6 p.m., stretching down historic Broad Street from the TeePee all the way down to Yuma Street. This year’s parade theme is “My Favorite Christmas Story,” with an appearance by Santa himself.
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Nov. 29-Dec. 5 Arrest Reports

Editor’s Note: The names published in the Arrest Reports are public record and include those people who have been cited, arrested and booked. This is not an indication of guilt, as all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Gila County Sheriff’s Office. Cram, Paul A., 35, Payson...

Rainy Saturday afternoon in store for parts of the valley

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Stay dry! We are tracking some rain for the valley this Saturday. Rain chances are around 60% to potentially see about half an inch. This rain will mostly impact the downtown, South Valley, east and southeast Valley. Globe and Tucson will see up to an inch this Saturday afternoon, so plan on wet conditions if traveling to the southeastern parts of the state. Northern Arizona and the mountain country will remain mostly dry and cloudy this weekend.

Head to Miami – no, not that Miami – for some AZ history

If you’re looking for a place off the beaten path to do some shopping and enjoy some down-home holiday spirit, head to Miami, Arizona. About an hour and a half from downtown Phoenix, Miami is a classic Western copper boomtown with a rich mining and ranching history. Miami is...
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Motorists pitch in when rocks slide

After receiving just over three inches of rain last weekend, two rock slides took place between Superior and Miami on Sunday, leaving motorists stuck waiting for help. Several people took it upon themselves to help move the rocks from the highway.

Finding Gems in Superior, Arizona

In the heart of the Sonoran Desert, this historic mining town has taken on an artistic and adventurous personality. Come take a tour of the historical landmarks, beautiful hikes and vibrant murals in Superior. Surrounded by stunning mesas and ancient Saguaro cacti, lies the town of Superior. This historic booming...

Giving Machines debut in the Gila Valley

SAFFORD — Rain may have moved the ceremony, but it couldn’t put a damper on the spirit. The Light of the World Giving Machines were opened to the Gila Valley on Saturday. A ceremony highlighting the local nonprofit organizations that will benefit from the machines had to be moved from the lawn in front of Safford City Hall to the Safford Library programming room due to the rain, which resulted in a room packed with people ready to give and make a difference.
Arizona Silver Belt

Gila County certifies election results

While a couple of counties in Arizona have moved to delay certifying this month’s general election vote, the process has gone smoothly in Gila County, whose board of supervisors unanimously certified the election results on November 18. A copy of the official canvass was then sent to the Arizona secretary of state’s office.
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Globe Pool rehabilitation aiming for water in pool by year’s end

During the Globe City Council’s November 22 meeting, project manager James Neville told councilmembers that, after months of work, “the end is in sight” for the Community Center Pool rehabilitation. Neville said the pool’s liner is now being installed and should be in place by December 16....

New scam targets Co-op customers

PIMA — A Gila Valley man said his concern for his wife and daughter was what led him to be the victim of a telephone scam. The man said he received a call from a woman who identified herself as “Ashley” from Graham County Electric Co-op, claiming the victim was nearly $400 in arrears on his electric bill and power was about to be disconnected.
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Palihouse Miami Beach To Become Hotel Trouvail Miami Beach

Driftwood Hospitality Management announced it would take over management of the Palihouse Miami Beach and officially rebrand the property as Hotel Trouvail Miami Beach, effective today. Inspired by the French word trouvaille, Hotel Trouvail is a “lucky find” for those who appreciate stylish chambers, charming cocktails and an intimate exclusivity amidst the famous Art Deco architecture in Miami Beach. Once the Greenbriar Hotel, which was later relaunched as the Palihouse Miami Beach, the newly established, independent Hotel Trouvail leans into its unique character and location to bring a new, French-inspired story and experience to the area.
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Connie’s Bridge replacement moving forward

Through pandemic and economic issues, a key infrastructure project came closer to fruition Tuesday night, November 22, when Globe’s City Council voted unanimously to approve a contract for replacing the Upper Pinal Creek Bridge (also known as Connie’s Bridge). The bridge replacement and related improvements to the Hill...
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Nov. 22-28 Arrest Reports

Editor’s Note: The names published in the Arrest Reports are public record and include those people who have been cited, arrested and booked. This is not an indication of guilt, as all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Gila County Sheriff’s Office. Parker, Robert B., 53, Payson...

Citizens of Superior and Louisville Aren’t Giving Up the Fight Against Unwanted Development

Developers have found ways to bypass local opposition, including community and city trustee votes, to continue projects that should have been rejected. If community push-back, irreversible environmental impacts, and increased traffic congestion are not enough reasons to oppose new development, maybe evidence of skirting regulation, verbal attacks on a city trustee, and an unethical vote by a mayor might.