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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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Dense fog advisory goes into effect for metro Phoenix until midmorning Monday

PHOENIX – Patches of fog around metro Phoenix were considerable enough to warrant an advisory for the Monday morning commute. The National Weather Service in Phoenix issued a dense fog advisory in Maricopa County and beyond late Sunday that will last until 10 a.m. Monday. The advisory includes Pinal,...

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...
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.

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

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.
Hotel Interactive Network

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.
Arizona Silver Belt

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...
Arizona Silver Belt

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...

Copper Cities Players’ Las Posadas Christmas Re-enactment Dec. 4

Globe-Miami’s community theater troupe celebrates one of the oldest Christmas traditions in the New World. “Las Posadas” is a centuries-old tradition from Mexico reenacting the journey of Joseph and Mary as they seek shelter in Bethlehem. Tickets for the Saturday evening, Dec. 4 event are $30 per person to join this procession through downtown Globe’s historic district, culminating in a joyful seasonal celebration in the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts.
Arizona Silver Belt

Globe Lady Tigers basketball ready for upcoming season

The Globe High School Lady Tigers will be looking to come out of a slump after last season. “We are going to have more growth from last season,” said Globe head coach Emily Belvado. “There was newness and uncertainty last season.”. The Lady Tigers finished 4-15 last season...

SR 77 closed south of Globe

PHOENIX – Both directions of State Route 77 are closed south of Globe, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The closure is due to a crash and involved cleanup at milepost 154, which is five miles north of Dripping Springs. The highway is closed from US 60 in Globe to State Route 177.
Arizona Silver Belt

Miami Town Council discusses investments

The Town of Miami currently has surplus funds, and at every meeting since September 26, they have discussed ways to earn interest for the Town while investing safely and legally. Most of the money must be used for maintenance of the sanitation system. The remainder is reserved for emergencies. At...
Literary Hub

Sandra Cisneros and Manuel Muñoz on “the Undocumented of American Letters”

The Miami Book Fair began as a two-day event in November 1984, when a small group of determined individuals—including educators from Miami Dade College, independent booksellers, and librarians—founded Miami Book Fair International. In the nearly 40 years since, Miami Book Fair has grown into one of the most significant cultural events in the region, the most comprehensively programmed book fair in the nation, and an internationally recognized model of excellence. Today Miami Book Fair is both an annual eight-day festival—typically featuring more than 500 authors, 200,000 attendees, 200+ national and international book exhibitors, and a robust schedule of literary, cultural, and educational events, supported by 1,000+ community volunteers—and a provider of a diverse slate of literary-centric programming year-round.
Arizona Silver Belt

A 1977 ASA Class A National Champion – Albert “Boydie” Mercado

We met Albert Mercado, known as Boydie, when we played fastpitch softball in Miami, Arizona. Boydie’s aspirations and goals played a major part in our team winning the National Championship title in Nashville, Tennessee in September 1977. Boydie was awarded first team all-tournament and most valuable player. Boydie was...
Arizona Silver Belt

Nov. 15-21 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. Dennis, Reese V., 61, Star...