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Renovation and Renewal Brings Reward By Patti Daley

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ave you noticed old houses getting sold in your neighborhood, fixed up and then sold again? Sometimes known as flippers, real estate investors are repairing old homes in Globe and getting them back on the market, where the demand for housing is great. “They invest their money and time,” says Eric DuFriend, associate broker at Oak Realty in Globe. “They revitalize and save homes.” DuFriend says short-term investors represent 10-15% of the Globe-Miami market, a figure that has not changed much in the past few years. There are, however, more investors in the market, driven by a lack of low-end properties in the valley. “For the money, you get more up here,” he says, “you just don’t have the selection.” That goes hand in hand with the small town, he adds, and it’s heating up the competition for available houses. Globe residents have received cold calls, and this past fall, billboards along highway 60 offered to buy old houses. For long-time investor Dallin Law and relative newcomer Michael Candelario, the best way to find houses is through referral. Renovation and Renewal, Continued on page 33


Keln , Law who is working on a remodl with his father Dalin in Globe, show of the brick and lathe

construi of the house whic they are leaving exposd in the kitchen. Phot by LCGros

Volunteers Clear the Way for Hikers By Mike Quinn Volunteer and outdoor enthusiast

The Tonto National Forest is nature’s Disneyland – but the animals are alive, the rocks aren’t made of fiberglass, and all the scenery is real. As a bonus, this land is rich with the history of the Native Americans and the early settlers. There are no rides in this Disneyland! That’s where your feet, and the trails, come into the picture. What are your interests? Are you a fan of wildflowers? Geology? Maybe photography is your hobby. The Tonto National Forest has it all.  Many years ago, my wife and I drove through the Lake Roosevelt area. It was a bleak and overcast day. I said to my wife that this was an area I never wanted to spend any time in. How wrong I was. Since that day, we have spent seven winters discovering just how wrong. The treasures of the National Forest are hidden in the canyons and on the mountains.

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Cisy Quin overlking Lake Rosevlt from the trail. Courtesy Phot


A LEAP OF FAITH Apache Leap: New film rooted in San Carlos By Linda Gross

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Apache Leap, an indie movie that wrapped up filming on San Carlos last year, was an improbable concept from the beginning. Not one of the lead actors had ever acted before, and the crew that shot the film had learned their skills in a crash course just a week before shooting began.


A Leap of Faith, Continued on page 18

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We’re kicking off 2020 with several stories to lift your spirit for the year ahead.

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Our lead story about renovating homes in Globe (p. 1) shows that these projects are both financially and personally rewarding for those investing in this process. And, just as importantly, they’re helping to increase housing options for those looking to rent or buy in the area.

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As a homeowner and host of Cedar Hill B&B for years, I have listed my property for sale (p. 2), where I hope to find just the right person in the next year to take over the reins of our family home which has served me so well for 18 years. As Patricia Sanders says in her op-ed for this month, “Anything Different Is Good” (p. 5), I am exploring my options this year and considering the possibility of building a new home base for myself - still near downtown – while expanding Globe Miami Times in 2020.

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And despite the challenges we hear about within rural healthcare, our own regional hospital continues to expand their capabilities in terms of diagnostic services and treatment (p. 20). The investments they’ve made mean that local residents don’t have to drive to the Valley for treatments and can now get the healthcare they need locally. You’ll see more healthcare coverage from us in 2020. And we invite you now to mark your calendar for the upcoming Health Fair this spring, where you can get the scoop on all the services and providers in our area. Other good news to kick off the year includes word coming out of San Carlos School District, which successfully appealed their letter grade from an F to a C. And it’s expected that the grade could go even higher (p. 21). We wrote about the efforts being led by Dr. Dennison and her staff to raise the bar and integrate traditional and cultural methods in our December issue, and that work continues in 2020.

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“Anything Different Is Good” By Patricia Sanders

I know a woman who rearranges her house constantly. When I stayed with her, I would leave to go out to a movie, come back, and all the pictures on the walls would be in different places. Or the furniture moved around in a new configuration. If I went away for the weekend, half the time I’d come back to find the living room a different color. I liked it – it kept me on my toes. A trick that writers use when they’re looking for typos is to read over a manuscript once, and then print it out on different-colored paper, and read it again. The different color tricks your brain into believing you haven’t read the words before, so you can see them fresh. Our eyes are designed to move constantly. If you looked at the exact same thing from the exact same angle for a while, the image on your retina would soon fade. The effect would be a little like how, with the sense of smell, if you’re exposed to the same odor for a while, you don’t smell it anymore. These eye movements – called microsaccades – keep the image fresh and visible. In the movie Groundhog Day, the Bill Murray character, who was living the same day with the same events over and over, knew he was making progress when something about his day changed. “Anything different is good,” he said. Change can mean loss or danger, but it can also mean hope – sometimes at the same time. Great thinkers encourage us to embrace change. The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu wrote, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow.” Charles Darwin observed: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Author and astronomer C. Joybell C. wrote: “We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea.” The 18th-century German physicist Georg C. Lichtenberg reasoned: “I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” Leo Tolstoy wrote: “True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” John F. Kennedy said: “Change is the law of life.” Washington Irving pointed out, “There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have found in traveling in a stage coach, it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.” And Arizona’s own Barbara Kingsolver, the novelist, wrote, “The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.” Sometimes just a tiny change in perspective makes a positive difference. In the book Impro, the playwright Keith Johnstone describes an activity he does with acting students. He tells them to go around the room randomly pointing to different things and calling out their names – only they have to use wrong names. If they point at a chair, they might say “elephant!” Or pointing at a coffee cup: “Aunt Sheila!” After doing this for a few minutes, Johnstone says, people begin to see the world differently. Johnstone says colors look brighter after you do this activity. I tried it just now, and I don’t know about the colors, but it made me laugh. So try a little change, and see if it doesn’t brighten your world and make you a little happier. Patricia Sanders lived in Globe from 2004 to 2008 and attended Reevis Mountain School, in Tonto National Forest, from 2008 to 2014. She has been a writer and editor for GMT since 2015. She is currently traveling long-term and researching a book on Dance. You can follow her writing on the website under the pen name SK Camille.


O “ ut of This oW rld” Views Now Protected at Tonto National Monument

By Christa Sadler

What do dark skies mean to you? Does it mean seeing a shooting star when you weren’t expecting it and making a wish? Or maybe it means looking at the twinkling stars to connect with a loved one or ancestors. Does it mean searching the dark, stellar canvas for constellations that tell stories of long ago? At Tonto National Monument, dark skies mean all of these things, and so much more. Night sky preservation allows visitors to create relationships to human history; from the time of the Salado who resided in the prehistoric cliff dwellings the Monument protects, to the pioneers, and into the modern era. Despite the recent phenomenon of electric lighting, the view of the universe from Tonto National Monument is comparable to that experienced by historic and prehistoric residents. Many nocturnal animals call Tonto National Monument home. Artificial light located in faunal habitats can result in substantial impacts to certain species including migratory birds, saguaro cactus, amphibians, and moths. Limiting the amount of light pollution emitted within the park not only enhances the view of the night sky, but also provides a better environment for plants and animals that depend on darkness for pollination, sustenance, and well-being. For the past three years staff have worked hard to preserve night sky views of the area by working with the International Dark-Sky Association to become an International Dark-Sky Park, officially designated in May 2019. Through this extensive process, the Monument developed a lighting management strategy to utilize lights not exceeding the necessary brightness or temperature to light an area, to shield all fixtures, and most importantly, to turn off lights if they are not needed. This new International Dark-Sky Park has been taking monumental efforts to light up the night in a natural way. “We are proud to accept the designation as an International Dark-Sky Park from the International Dark-Sky Association. Protecting the natural darkness at Tonto National Monument will provide opportunities  for visitors to connect to their heritage,” says Eric Schreiner, Tonto National Monument Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services. “We hope future generations always have Tonto National Monument as a place to see a sky filled with stars.” NPS Photo by Jabon Eagar-Milky Way from Lower Cliff Dwelling Trail

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Focus on Safety Pinto Valley Mine Rescue Team

The Pinto Valley Mine Rescue Team conduct training exercises. Photo by Patti Daley.

By Patti Daley

In 2019, Pinto Valley Mine achieved its best safety record since Capstone took over in 2012. “Mining is very risky, but I would argue, it’s not dangerous,” says Safety Superintendent Tyler Vincent, “because we’re always thinking about the risks – what can happen, what can go wrong?” A lot can go wrong. In 2017, Pinto Valley scored an injury rate of 5, five times the national average. Just two years later, the team boasts an injury rating of 0.94, lower than the national average of 1.8. “If you’re under a 1.0 and you stay there, that’s what you want to do, says Vincent. “That’s really where your world class mining is, as far as safety goes.” Although the two-year transformation corresponds with his nearly two-year tenure at the mine, Vincent shies away from taking credit. “It’s the focus,” he says. “It’s the management group and the supervisors and the hourly folks just doing what they’re supposed to do as a team.” His job is to make sure everyone gets the safety support they need – money, resources, scheduling, tools. According to Vincent, the biggest recent improvements have been in industrial hygiene – dust, noise, chemicals, welding fumes.

Tyler Vincent, Safety Superintendent at Pinto Valley Mine. Photo by Bryan Gunnoe.

“We’ve come a long way in understanding where the risks come from,” explains Tyler Vincent. “It’s the dust you can’t see that’s the problem.” The biggest challenge he faces is communication of new procedures, complicated by rotating schedules and dispersed locations. Employees now access the most current information on their tablets. Field cards are used to assess situations and tools have been implemented to walk the team through the process and understand the root cause of past incidents or close calls. You must learn the cause of the problem, says Vincent or “all you’re solving are symptoms.” Pinto Valley Mine Rescue Team members Sam Bell, Manny Garcia and Vinson Barcon take a break to talk with Tyler Vincent, safety superintendent (far right). Photo by Patti Daley.

Focus on Safety, Continued on page 7


Vinson Barcon, Mine Rescue Team member for six years. Photo by Bryan Gunnoe.

Sam Bell, main captain. Photo by Bryan Gunnoe.

Focus on Safety, Continued from page 6

Co-captain Manny Garcia is an EMT, firefighter, and full-time lab technician. He volunteers his rescue skills to the community. Photo by Bryan Gunnoe.

Mine Rescue Team “The whole point of mine rescue,” says Tyler Vincent, “is preparing for the worst, so the worst doesn’t happen.” On a crisp clear day in December, a select few Capstone employees at Pinto Valley Mine repel down a high wall and position prisms that will monitor ground stability. It’s part of a day-long rope rescue training exercise for members of the Pinto Valley Mine Rescue Team. The all-volunteer team of 21 men and 3 women provide onsite emergency response for the 550 employees at Pinto Valley Mine. Once or twice a month, members participate in all-day training, funded by general management and supported by supervisors and peers. “It’s a big commitment to have the training,” says Sam Bell, the rescue team’s captain. Bell, 34, has worked at Pinto Valley Mine for thirteen years, and began his work on the rescue team as a basic first responder. He is now an EMT, soon to be a firefighter, and trained in three levels of technical rescue. He works full-time at the mine as an environmental technician and is serving his second term as Mine Rescue Team captain. Mine rescue is a requirement for underground mines, he says, and for surface mines, is becoming more common. All members of the Pinto Valley team have basic responder training. There are four state-certified firefighters on the team and seven more have completed their training this year. By end of year, half the team will hold EMT credentials. One team member, Braxton Bittner, is pursuing his paramedic certification. “We had a heavy training year,” says Vinson Barcon, six-year member of the Pinto Valley Mine Rescue Team, U.S. Navy veteran and full-time pipefitter. “I personally missed a lot of work; a lot of guys did. Our co-workers pick up the slack.” All the rescue team members value their training, and feel supported by their general manager as well as supervisors and co-workers, who also see its importance. “They are all aware that our closest help is 25-30 minutes out on a good day,” says Bell. “If something were to happen, they take comfort in the fact that they have someone who knows what they’re doing there.” “It’s personal,” adds Barcon. “When you see a friend helping you versus a stranger, it’s calming for the situation.” Most of the rescue calls are precautionary, for health-related incidents, according to Vincent. There is a nurse practitioner onsite and access to a helipad; fortunately, it has not been needed.

Pinto Valley Mine Rescue Team practice rope rescue techniques. Photo by Patti Daley.

Extending the Benefits “With this training, we can give back to the cities we live in,” says Bell, “try to do our part.” Members have put their skills into action in the community and say it “definitely helps out on the home front.” “Kids choke,” says Bell. “People go down unexpectedly.” Last summer, Sam Bell took led the team’s response to the Woodbury fire, helping out with equipment support, directions, and “whatever they needed to get what they needed done.” Manny Garcia, the rescue team co-captain, backed him up. “I’m just interested in helping,” says Manny Garcia. Garcia, 38, is a full-time laboratory technician at Pinto Valley Mine and has been on the team for two years. He has his EMT and firefighter credentials and volunteers those skills, not just to the mine, but in the tri-city community. Others intend to follow in his footsteps. “Everyday is new,” says Vincent, of his job as safety superintendent. “The best part is helping people.” u

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Candelario thoroughly enjoys fixing up the house and making it look nice, but he calls himself a numbers guy. Photo by Patti Daley.

Kellen Law, Dallin’s son who was working on house over the holidays, shows off the front porch where they removed the drop ceiling and framed in the expanse with wood planks to create a dramatic entry. Photo by LCGross

Renovation and Renewal, Continued from page 1

“When people see the before and after,” Candelario says, ”they tell their friends.” Real estate investor Michael Candelario grew up in a small mining town in West Virginia, the son of a military man. He bought his first property, a 4-unit apartment building, in 2000, from the football coach; his first tenant was a fellow football player. From that first experience Candelario “got the bug” and has been doing it “on and off” ever since. He studied Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, spent time in Texas and moved with his family to Arizona four years ago. To date, he has flipped 11 houses in Gila County. For the past two years he’s been doing it full-time, and for now his focus is on Globe. He likes that real estate is stable here, due to the strong mix of economic activity in a small market. FDA and FHA programs are also strong in the area. The last housing boom in Globe was in the 70s, he points out. “There are a lot of homes with deferred maintenance,” says Candelario, “and a shortage of homes for sale or rent.” He sees himself playing a role in the housing solution.

Real estate investor Michael Candelario sees himself playing a role in the housing solution. Photo by Patti Daley.

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“There are people who really need to sell their houses and can’t,” he says. “We’re taking a property that nobody can buy, or it’s too much work. We bring it back to life and save it.” Some of the houses in the Globe-Miami area are “too beat up to get conventional mortgage,” according to Dallin Law, who has been a loan officer at Sun American Mortgage for 34 years. Houses in need of major rehabilitation, he says, require “hard money loans” that have higher interest rates and greater down payments. If a house is built before 1978, chipping paint on the eaves is enough to limit a potential sale to cash buyers, according to DuFriend. Getting the painting done, something an owner can do themselves, will avail the home to three times more buyers.

Rehabbing Houses “Here, part of the mystery is behind the wall,” Candelario says. “Every project has unique challenges.” The old mining homes built between 1915 and 1930 have a lot of wood construction, and according to Candelario, the renovation work Renovation and Renewal, Continued on page 9


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After years of helping others move into new homes in the Globe-Miami area, Dallin Law plans on moving his family into this home when renovation is complete. Photo by LCGross

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is frequently foundational. There are termites in Arizona, for sure, he says. No exception here. Another challenge is how to retain some of the unique aspects of the space while addressing new trends, like the size of living rooms. On a December day he walks through a house under renovation at 457 E Cedar. The floors and walls have been removed. A low ceiling has been taken out to reveal the original ceiling, three feet higher. “There is a lot of history in the houses,” he says, “great craftsmanship of the built-ins, the high ceilings.” His favorite part of the process is bringing the prior owners back to the house. One woman was overwhelmed at seeing the changes to the home her family lived in since 1931. “She appreciated that it had new life,” says Candelario, “and I got to hear all the stories about the house.“ Candelario “thoroughly enjoys” fixing up the house and making it look nice, but he calls himself a “numbers guy.” To date in his real estate endeavors, he has yet to take a loss. While acknowledging a little luck in that record, a key to his success is his quick turnaround. He bought the house next door to his current project on the corner of Cedar and High on July 3rd, listed it by the end of August, and sold it in October. “We go pretty fast,” he says of his renovation timelines. “10 weeks max.” For Dallin Law, rehabbing houses is more of a family thing. “It started as a way for our kids to make money over the summer, for college,” he says. “We’re not super fast, but we enjoy working together.” Law has had rentals in Globe and Miami and with his family, have been rehabbing one or two houses a year. He employs local licensed contractors for electrical and plumbing, roofing, and AC, but for demolition, painting, and tiling, he gets help from his kids.

“My most profitable were initially the most gross,” Dallin Law reveals. “One was so full of cockroaches, it was disgusting.” Law, however, says there are properties he couldn’t make profitable, even if they were given to him. According to Candelario, very few houses cannot be salvaged. It’s about how much risk an investor is willing to take, he says. The biggest challenge, from his business perspective, is the availability of qualified contractors in the market, and a lack of a job board specific to this area and type of work. While he always bids locally first, Candelario’s rapid time-to-sale model makes it difficult to schedule with local contractors. He brings people in from Apache Junction and Payson. He also recruits locally and provides training in Phoenix. It’s “a hard gig,” he acknowledges, with a 5-6 am start time. “There are good talented people here,” says Candelario, “but getting ahold of them is hard.”

he’s not in Buckeye, with his wife and three children, who he says offer him harsh critique, on everything from door placement to paint colors.

Community Benefits Candelario notes that it’s not just the new owners and previous owners who benefit when old, unoccupied houses are refurbished and put on the market. With the increase in value of the property




“Be an expert in one thing,” says Candelario decidedly, “not everything.” When it comes to selling houses elsewhere, Candelario has tried his hand as a real estate agent. Here in Gila County, he uses local agents. Houses that have been updated or renovated by investors move faster than those in disrepair, according to Du Friend. The buyers are varied. From people escaping the heat of the valley to husband-wife teams working at the mines. “People don’t want project after project to do,”says DuFriend. “They want to be able to move in and start living life.” After years helping others move into their new lives, both Law and Candelario have purchased homes of their own in Globe. Law and his wife moved into their “labor of love” in November, 2019 after working on it for a couple of years. Candelario resides here part-time when




and reassessment at sale, the county collects more property taxes for schools, roads and local government. For DuFriend, the community benefits are clear and simple. “If someone is willing to take a risk and put their money into something that was previously an eyesore in the neighborhood, make it nice, and add another 50 years to the life of it, who wouldn’t want that?” he says. “Especially if you live next door.” u

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FACEBOOK: What NOT to Do in 2020

By Patricia Sanders

acebook has become, for much of the world, the new version of the front porch, the living room, and the supper table – it’s where people meet to share news or interesting items, chat about their lives, make plans, and commiserate. Like most human inventions, Facebook can be used for good or for bad – and it seems like every year people find new ways to use Facebook and other social media for negative purposes. To help you avoid falling into some of the dark sides of Facebook, we’ve gathered a list of “don’t”s – along with suggestions for keeping your Facebook experience safe and positive. Some of them relate to your privacy and security, and others involve the ways Facebook is being used for shady business purposes, outright crime, or political manipulation. 1. Don’t assume anything you post is private – even if you think it should be. Facebook has had multiple major privacy scandals over the past few years. Some occurred because Facebook didn’t protect users’ passwords or data properly, and some because Facebook is a for-profit business, and it isn’t always in Facebook’s interest to protect users’ information. One recent scandal occurred because several apps – including Giant Square and Photofy – were gathering users’ personal data and then selling it. Once you give an app access to your personal information, it can do anything it wants with that information. In this case, they got caught and Facebook suspended the apps. But this is a weakness in the system that will be difficult to solve, and there’s not a lot you can do about it. In the case of Cambridge Analytica, which you might remember from 2018, it was discovered that this company had worked through a legitimate app to gather personal data on more than 50 million – possibly as many as 87 million – Facebook users. One thing this

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scandal revealed was that apps can access not only information about the person who downloaded the app – they can access information about that person’s friends, too. Only 670,000 people had downloaded the app, but Cambridge Analytica accessed information on more than 50 million users. One way to reduce your risk is to respond to friend requests one way or another right away. As long as there’s an open friend request, that person can view information about you even though they aren’t officially a friend yet – and you might not even know this person. Go through all of your current requests and either confirm or cancel them. Mark as spam if they seem suspicious. Also, be aware that Facebook has 24/7 access to your location, on any device where you have Facebook installed. There is no way to turn this off – you can only turn off your location history (in Settings). 2. Don’t install apps without reading and understanding the permissions you’re giving them. The problem with apps is that in order to function, they need permission to access certain parts of your personal profile and information – such as your friend list, or your location. Unfortunately, now that they have that permission, a couple of things can happen. The app can abuse the privilege, as described above, by gathering your information and then selling it to other companies or political organizations. It’s a huge problem – Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps for illegal uses of personal data. However, Facebook itself has been caught doing the very same thing – gathering users’ personal data and using it for Facebook’s own business purposes – over and over. Second, hackers can access your account through the apps you install. They can even access your other social media accounts, such as Twitter, if those are connected to your Facebook account. If you want to use an app, you really have no choice but to give it the permissions it asks for. Just be aware




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that every time you do this, you’re opening a window for misuse of your information. 3. Don’t neglect your security settings. To reduce the risk of some of these issues, check your security and privacy settings on a regular basis. Facebook often changes how things work, without notifying users every time – so you have to keep on top of it yourself. You can find your settings by clicking at the top right of the Facebook screen and then clicking on Settings. Look at the sidebar on the left to choose which settings you would like to review and update. On the Security & Login tab, you can enable two-factor authentication. This means that if someone tries to log in from a device that isn’t yours, they would have to enter a security code in addition to the password. It will also alert you to let you know that this login has happened. It’s important because Facebook has experienced data leaks where millions of people’s login information was exposed to hackers. Facebook has a poor track record on security, so you need to take it into your own hands. Experts recommend setting most of your privacy settings to either Private or Friends, or even more restrictive. Remember that all the information someone would need for identity theft appears in your Facebook profile – your full name, birth date, and hometown – plus Facebook probably has photos of your face from many angles. Using restrictive security settings can reduce the chance of identity theft. Changing your tagging settings can help, too. Other people can share information about you on Facebook, including your photo without your knowledge, and you can’t do much about this beyond asking people not to. But your tagging settings can give you some control. These settings let you limit the distribution of posts where you’ve been tagged. And you can review posts that tag you before anyone else sees them. Disable Face Recognition, as well. This can also help reduce the risk of identity theft. u


Interview by Patti Daley

MEAGAN FAST Land Access Specialist BHP

“The possibilities are never-ending!” Meagan Fast, 34, explores new lands and looks for opportunities as a Land Access Specialist for BHP, the biggest mining company in the world. A selfdescribed small-time farm girl, she reports to the Head of Exploration – North America, responsible for stakeholder management and community relations. Anytime the company needs to interact with a landowner or community organization, Meagan goes to work. “It stretches across everything the mine does,” she says, “from sharing information about our plans to getting access to a road.”

Big Picture

“My career has been focused on community relationships,” states Meagan. The exploration division looks for new opportunities in the southwest US and Canada. Meagan focuses on host communities, to ensure smooth integration of the mine with the community.

Day-to-day work • 1/3 meeting with landowners and community stakeholders • 1/3 obtaining permits, having a community presence • 1/3 research, communications and internal project management

How did you start your career in mining?

“I got into mining through community work,” Meagan explains. With a BA degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Meagan began working at a mining company as an administrative assistant. The company sponsored massive community events in airplane hangars and Meagan kept volunteering to help. “I was parking cars, setting up chairs, sorting bins,” she recalls, “Whatever was needed.”

Her efforts were noticed and she was offered a job in the community department. From there, she was hired by BHP and her role “kept growing and growing.” Meagan’s been with BHP for seven years, in three divisions in three cities. Her first position was for the Potash facility in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada. She worked to get indigenous communities involved with BHP projects. “We spent years building relationships with First Nations,” Meagan says, “Employment contracts, how to build communities.” From there she went to Houston to work for the petroleum division and for the past year and a half, she has worked in Tucson for the exploration division. “I’ve had to learn a lot about ranchers, Arizona culture, agriculture, cattle,” Meagan says, “but the skill set applies.” Although it’s been somewhat of a nomadic life, Meagan says mining has given her “a global sense of community.” Over the years, Meagan has worked on hundreds of donations and sponsored community events. In a small town in west Texas, BHP donated a 3D printer to a robotic team of 10-12 year-old boys and girls. They went on to win a national STEM competition. It was a career highlight for Meagan because of “the innovative things they did” and “the relationship BHP got to build with that team.”

What changes do you see in the mining industry?

“Company standards have changed,” says Meagan. “Society has changed.” She expects roles like hers, that focus on social value and social licenses, to continue to grow. “Companies can’t continue to exist within a community without having some kind of meaningful engagement,” Meagan says. Meagan also sees a huge trend toward diversity and inclusion within mining. Companies have learned the value of gender and racial diversity in the workforce, she notes. Things run more efficiently. Productivity increases. “When you have more ideas, the more voices at the table,”she says, “it takes it to another level.”

Advice for those seeking a career in mining

People think of mining as operational, but there is a whole other side of mining that incorporates so many professional and educational paths. Look at opportunities in functional roles such as community relations, legal, technology, supplies and human resources. Try something new. The possibilities are never-ending. If you think you can take a stab at something, there’s a good chance that someone will let you.

Meagan Fast was born in 1985, in Saskatchewan, Canada. When not working, she enjoys international travel and relaxing at home in Tucson with her boyfriend and two beautiful pitbulls.

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After 3 ½ years of analysis, the Tonto National Forest published the Pinto Valley Mine Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Mine Plan of Operations. The analysis is for reauthorization of existing uses, and <250 acres of new use of public land administered by the Tonto for a small extension of the open pit and extension of existing tailings storage facilities. Pinto Valley Mine has nearly 600 full-time employees and is Gila County’s second largest private employer. The proposed plan would extend the mine life from 2027 to 2039.


Freeport-McMoRan is pleased to announce the application window for the 2020 Community Investment Funds for Globe-Miami will be open from January 15 - March 15th. “Working in collaboration with a range of committed community partners, we’re continuing to focus on empowering citizens through opportunities to acquire a broad range of skills, education and leadership to foster community resilience and transformation that leads to sustainability,” said Tracy Bame, President, FreeportMcMoRan Foundation. The Globe-Miami CIF was established in 2013 to focus on programs and projects that help create sustainability and reduce dependency on any single industry. Eligible programs and projects include those in the areas of education, community and economic development, as well as health and wellness. For details please see:


Improvements to Superior’s US Highway 60 Park are nearing completion. In 2019, the Town of Superior and Resolution Copper collaboratively formed a series of economic and community development agreements. One such agreement included $200,000 to be combined with a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocated for park improvement projects. The Town of Superior Youth Council is assisting with the remodel project, including selecting playground equipment for the mining-themed park. Look for the park to be completed soon.



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Miami High Graduate Major Dan Moss Commands Operation Christmas Drop By Patricia Sanders

ajor Dan Moss of the U.S. Air Force says he would never compare himself to Santa Claus. But it’s hard not to. After all, he’s the Mission Commander for Operation Christmas Drop, which airdrops bundles of humanitarian supplies to impoverished islanders across the Pacific Ocean, every year at Christmastime. The tradition started in 1952. The year before, the aircrew of a WB29 assigned to the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron – then based in Guam – was flying a mission that took them over the tiny atoll of Kapingamarangi. Villagers hearing the plane’s engines came running out to see and started waving at the crew. In the Christmas spirit, the crew members quickly gathered up some extra supplies they had on hand, attached a parachute, and circled around to drop the bundle for the amazed islanders to receive.

“I wouldn’t ever presume to have the same impact as Jolly Saint Nick.” ~ Maj. Dan Moss, USAF

Operation Christmas Drop is now the longest-running U.S. Department of Defense mission in full operation, and the longest-running humanitarian airlift in the world. And this year, Miami High graduate Maj. Dan Moss was in charge of the entire operation.

His brother David, with evident pride, says, “To have a person out of Globe-Miami lead this multinational effort is a significant honor and should be an inspiration to students in GlobeMiami who have their sights set high.” Maj. Moss grew up in Miami, was a Boy Scout in Troop 101, and attended the United Methodist Church. He graduated from Miami High in 2002 and went directly into the Air Force. Another Vandal, Blake Fentress, had attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and he urged Dan to do the same. Dan received a letter of recommendation from John McCain and entered the Academy in 2002. He graduated in 2006. Today, Maj. Moss flies C-130Js with the 34th Airlift Squadron out of Yokota Air Base in Japan – where he currently lives with his wife, Sofi, also a GlobeMiami native.

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As Mission Commander for Operation Christmas Drop, Maj. Moss coordinated not only the U.S. Air Force but also the air forces of Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, which also participated in the operation this year. The mission is based at Yokota AFB, but “North Pole Operations Center” runs out of a detachment at Andersen Air Base in Guam. This year, C-130Js flew all over the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau to visit 55 different islands over a vast span of the Pacific Ocean. If Guam had been in North Dakota, crews would have been flying as far east as Charlotte, North Carolina, and as far west as San Diego, California, to drop bundles. The bundles weigh 400 pounds each and are called LCLA CHAD (Low Cost, Low Altitude Coastal Humanitarian Airdrop) bundles. They contain items such as medical supplies, school supplies, clothing, fishing gear, construction materials, food, and toys. All is donated by private organizations in Guam, which hold events like golf tournaments and sponsored runs to raise funds. This year, Maj. Moss’s operation delivered 186,000 pounds of supplies to more than 20,000 people. David Moss says, “The donations are important and impactful as most of these islands see a boat only once per year.” The islanders mostly survive by fishing and hunting. The Air Force crews also benefit, because the mission is considered a large-scale military training operation. One islander described what it’s like when the bundles come. He was a young boy the first time he experienced it, in the 1960s. He and his friends were so far away they thought the parachutes were toys, and they started yelling, “There are toys coming down!” The planes were swooping so low they were making the island tremble. “The whole island was freaking out,” he said. A pilot who flew Operation Christmas Drop missions in the 1990s said that when the planes come, “There’s lots of jumping up and down and kids running out to try and catch the chutes.” He said the aircrews often drop the bundles in the water so they won’t fall on people. Then the islanders paddle out in canoes to retrieve them. But sometimes the bundles fall miles away

“To have a person out of Globe-Miami lead this multinational effort is a significant honor.” ~ David Moss

from the drop zone, and villagers come across them later. The mission has strategic value, too. It gives the U.S. Air Force the opportunity to work with the Australian, New Zealand, and Japanese air forces, as well as observers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Mongolia, and Thailand. Maj. Moss says, “By working together, we strengthened our ability to respond to future, real-world humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations throughout the Indo-Pacific region. This multilateral crosstalk is essential to ensuring peace and stability in a very volatile region of the world.” So if one of the things you wished for at Christmas was peace on Earth, you can thank Maj. Dan Moss and his crews, the volunteers and donors in Guam, and all the other airmen and staff of Operation Christmas Drop, who are doing their part for stability and peace. Maj. Moss says, “I wouldn’t ever presume to have the same impact as Jolly Saint Nick.” His mission took two weeks to deliver 176 bundles to 55 islands, but, as Maj. Moss points out, Santa “does it all in one night to every location on the planet.” Maj. Moss conceded that “Santa Claus has the key capabilities of rapid global mobility, precision engagement, and global presence down to a doctrine that far exceeds the capabilities of the USAF.” But that doesn’t take away from the importance and generosity of Operation Christmas Drop. Maj. Moss says, “If anybody should be considered the Santa Claus of this operation, it should be the eight aircrews of the four nations that made it happen.” In February, Maj. Moss will be moving to Canada to become an exchange pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force. It’s a very prestigious role, and he will be the only exchange pilot in Winnipeg. u You can see video of Maj. Dan Moss and Operation Christmas Drop on Facebook – search for “KUAM News – Operation Christmas Drop.”



Citizen of the Year and Kip Culver Award January 24

Each year the Globe-Miami Chamber recognizes outstanding citizens who have contributed in ways large and small to this community. This year, the awards dinner for the 2019 recipients will be held on January 24th at Dream Manor Inn. The Kip Culver award, created in 2015 in the wake of his passing that year, recognizes work within the arena of arts and/or historic preservation in the Globe-Miami area, as Kip was especially passionate about both. The Citizen of the Year award recognizes long-time community service in a variety of civic and community areas. Anyone who has been in the community for more than a few years will remember Kip Culver and the work he did throughout our community for over a decade spanning from 2006 to 2015. His contributions included heading up the Globe Main Street Program and the Center for the Arts. During his tenure, he undertook the renovation of the old freight office and then the 1911 train depot, which became home to the Copper Spike Excursion train for five years and now serves as a hub for a multitude of community and social events. Kip also spent ten years improving the Arts Center from the basement to the third floor. Perhaps his crowning achievement was getting an elevator added to the building to ensure the entire space was accessible to all. This first required finding money to upgrade the electrical and then paying for the elevator itself. Much of this was done through memorable fundraisers like Jail House Rock, the Governors’ Ball, and All Aboard for the Arts. And Kip worked tirelessly to improve the

Past recipients have included:


Citizen of the Year: Cheryl & Richard Brazell Kip Culver Award: Tom Foster & JoNell Brantley


Citizen of the Year: Ian Lamont Jr. Kip Culver Award: Molly Cornwell


Citizen of the Year: Fernando Shipley & Franceen Gregovich-Benton Kip Culver Award: Thea Wilshire & Ray and Karen Webb

whole of downtown Globe, from enlisting others in helping him repaint and repair store fronts to, with Molly Cornwell, envisioning downtown events that would bring more people downtown. Think of Fall Festival, the December Light Parade, the Spring Easter Parade - and, yes, that wonderful Fourth of July Parade that was held on the evening of the 3rd. Again, it was Kip’s idea to hold the normally brutishly hot Fourth of July parade in the evening and turn it into another light parade. The result can be seen in the photos from that time. It was the first time the streets were packed for a Fourth of July parade! Fernando Shipley, who was mayor at the time, said, “Kip was a wonderful ambassador. He was truly in love with this community and could sell Globe to anybody. Even nasty, crotchety people, they would love to help Kip.” Shipley added, “He made everyone feel special for their contribution. Somehow, some way, they walked away feeling great about it.”


Citizen of the Year: Tanner Hunsaker Kip Culver Award: Sheldon Miller

The public is invited to attend the awards dinner. Tickets for the dinner cost $35 per person, and reservations can be made through the chamber at 425-4495. This list of accomplishments was first submitted as a Letter to the Editor by Molly Cornwell in 2014.



ONGOING EVENTS January-February—Bingo. Tuesdays, Our Lady’s Parish Hall, 844 W. Sullivan St., Miami. Every first and third Tuesday of each month. Doors open 5 p.m. (928) 473-3568. Now through Jan. 25—Geology Tour. Saturdays, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 E. Arboretum Way, Superior. Learn about rocks and volcanic formations on a tour compressing almost 2 billion years of geologic history into just over one educational hour. Topics include Pinal schist, volcanic origins of Picket Post Mountain and Apache Leap tuff. (520) 689-2723. Wednesdays and Fridays—Boomtown Baggers’ Cornhole at Pinal Mountain Elks Lodge, 1910 E. Maple St., Globe. Wednesday single tournament registration 5:30-6:45 p.m.; bags fly at 7 p.m. Buy-in $7. Fridays blind draw tournament registration 5:30-6:45 p.m.; bags fly 7 p.m. Buy-in $10. (928) 200-7820.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Now through May. Fluid Art TherapyArt Classes at Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join the fun exploring the wonderful world of fluid art where participants will create two pieces of art on the first and third Saturday of every month. 101 N. Broad St., Globe. Cost $40. (928) 425-0884. [Jan. 11, Feb. 1, Feb. 15....]

GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY MEETINGS Jan. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.— 2020 Annual Meeting/United Fund of Globe-Miami, Inc., Tuesday. Meeting for all 2020 recipient agencies, donors, payroll-deduct employers and community partners. Lunch, networking and presentations from 2020 Year of YES! Success grant application finalists. Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum, 150 N. Plaza Circle, Miami. RSVP via email at or text to (928) 961-3620.

Jan. 15, 6 p.m.—Globe City Council’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Gila County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, 1400 E. Ash St., Globe. See agenda at government Jan. 16, 6-8 p.m. City of Globe Town Hall 3.0, the third meeting in the Town Hall series. Residents are invited to help make Globe the community you want it to be in 2020. The 1916 Globe, Ariz. Train Depot Complex and Museum, 230 S. Broad St., Globe. Jan. 18, 9 a.m.—Supervisor Tim Humphrey. Saturday, Gisela Community Center, Gisela. Gisela community meeting. Jan. 20—County Offices closed for Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day. Jan. 21, 4-5 p.m.—Copper Corridor Coalition Meeting. Guest Speaker Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb. Hosted by Copper Corridor Community Substance Abuse Coalition, Superior Town Hall, 199 N. Lobb Ave., Superior. Everyone is welcome. Contact Coalition Coordinator Darien Matthews at (310) 926-4765 or via email at Jan. 21, 5 p.m.—Supervisor Tim Humphrey. Tuesday, Tri-City Fire Department, 4280 Broadway, Claypool. Claypool community meeting. Jan. 23, 6-8 p.m.—Community Development Committee meeting. Superior Town Hall, 199 N. Lobb Ave., Superior. The regular scheduled meeting of the Community Development Committee. Meeting is subject to cancellation if no agenda items are presented. Jan. 28, 10 a.m.—County Board of Supervisors work session. Tuesday, 1400 E. Ash St., Globe. See agenda at Feb. 4, 5 p.m.—Supervisor Tim Humphrey. Tuesday, Tonto Basin Chamber, State Route 188 and Rattlesnake, Tonto Basin. Tonto Basin community meeting. Feb. 10, 1 p.m.—Supervisor Tim Humphrey. Monday, Roosevelt Resort, 348 N. Stagecoach Trail, Roosevelt. Roosevelt community meeting. Feb. 18, 5 p.m.—Supervisor Tim Humphrey. Tuesday, Tri-City Fire Department, 4280 Broadway, Claypool. Claypool community meeting.

EDUCATION Jan. 15, 6:30-8 p.m.—Wednesday Hardscrabble, Old Dominion Mine Park. A passionate advocate for the park, Thea Wilshire spent many years diligently working to create


this wonderful place and now works diligently to make it one of the jewels of our community. Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum, 150 N. Plaza Circle, Miami. Free. Jan. 23, 6-8 p.m.— A one-evening seminar, ”Start Up Smart for Small Business,” presented Thursday by EAC’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Eastern Arizona College Gila Pueblo Campus, Room No. 536, 8274 S. Six Shooter Canyon Rd., Globe. Free. To register, go to https://bit. ly/35fOOG7. Contact (928) 428-8590 or email Feb. 7, 6:30-8 p.m.—First Friday, Valley of the Guns: Pleasant Valley War. In the late 1880s, Pleasant Valley descended into a nightmare of violence, murder and mayhem. By the time it was over, 18 men were dead, four were wounded and one was missing, never to be found. Valley of the Guns explores reasons for the violence that turned neighbors, families and friends against each other. Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum, 150 N. Plaza Circle, Miami. Free. Feb. 19, 6:30-8 p.m.—Wednesday Hardscrabble, To Be Announced. Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum, 150 N. Plaza Circle, Miami. Free. March 6, 6:30-8 p.m.—First Friday, From Dead Shot to Big Shot: An Apache Scout. The story will include General Crook’s initiation of the scout program; the antics of a crazy medicine man; mutiny at Cibecue; the Army telegrapher raising two Apache boys; Scouts activities; life at Fort Huachuca and much more. Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum, 150 N. Plaza Circle, Miami. Free.

ENTERTAINMENT Jan. 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m.—Sewing Ugly Dolls. Children’s activity sewing “ugly dolls” at the Miami Memorial Library, 282 S. Adonis Ave., Miami. Free. Jan. 17, 3-6 p.m.—Movie Day, Ugly Dolls. All ages welcome. Miami Memorial Library, 282 S. Adonis Ave., Miami. Free. Jan. 24, 5 p.m. Citizen of the Year/ PMFHE Awards Dinner/Art Auction. The Globe-Miami Chamber hosts this Annual Awards Dinner, celebrating the 2019 Citizen of the Year and Kip Culver Award, followed by the Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education’s annual benefit auction. All funds raised are used for scholarships for students at Eastern Arizona College Gila Pueblo Campus. Dream Manor Inn, 1 Dream Manor Rd., Globe. Tickets $35 per person. To RSVP, contact the Chamber at (928) 425-4495.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Feb. 1, 6-10 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Holy Angels Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dinner and Dance. Bring your Valentine and enjoy a prime rib dinner and dance the night away with Neto and The Band Imagine. Tickets available at Holy Angels Church, 201 S. Broad St., Globe. $40 per person or $45 at the door. (928) 425-3137. Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Second Saturdays, hosted by Miami Arts Commission. West Sullivan Street, Miami. Plans in the works for lots of art and performancesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;student exhibitions, open mics, group shows, shopping, poetry, karaoke, dance and music performances. Go to or Facebook page for updated info. Feb. 21â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rock. The Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rock is a community art project where Globe Mayor Al Gameros selects art from local children to inspire a large painted rock to be publicly displayed. Ages 0-12, create a drawing or painting that finishes this statement, â&#x20AC;&#x153;GlobeMiami isâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? Older than 12? Answer the question â&#x20AC;&#x153;What does Globe-Miami mean to you?â&#x20AC;? All area residents help tell the story of our communityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a story, a piece of history, something that happened today. For more info, email

OUTDOORS Jan. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Free Admission at Tonto National Monument and all national parks in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Fee-free days are a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite. Entrance fee waiver does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation or special tours where applicable. Go to https://

Jan. 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Geology Tour. Saturdays, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 E. Arboretum Way, Superior. Learn about rocks and volcanic formations on a lively tour compressing almost two billion years of geologic history into just over one educational hour. Topics include the Pinal schist, the volcanic origins of Picket Post Mountain and the Apache Leap tuff. (520) 689-2723. Jan. 25, 6-10 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Stories of the Sky: Celestial Celebration, part of the Tonto National Monument â&#x20AC;&#x153;Park After Darkâ&#x20AC;? Event Series. Visit with astronomers, learn about nocturnal wildlife, hike to the Lower Cliff Dwelling by flashlight and earn a Night Explorer Junior Ranger patch. Participate in the Astronomy Scavenger Hunt and earn a prize. Contact (928) 467-2241 or tont_ or go to www.nps. gpv/tont Jan. 26 and Feb. 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Edible and Medicinal Plants Tour. Saturdays, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 E. Arboretum Way, Superior. A walking tour showcasing edible, medicinal and useful Sonoran Desert plants. Learn how prickly-pear cacti, ratany, agaves, jojoba and other native plants fed, healed and clothed Sonoran Desert people for more than 1,000 years. (520) 689-2723. Feb. 14, 7:30-11 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Hash Browns, History and Hiking-Pinal City. Event features a hearty breakfast with presentation and discussion on the history of Pinal City and stories of Mattie Earp. Cost $25 per person. To RSVP and reserve tickets online, go to

VALENTINEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EVENTS Feb. 13, 7 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Globe-Miami Community Concerts presents Bayles and Keeler in Concert. Entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Broadway with Love,â&#x20AC;? the show will feature Broadway show tune favorites Tuesday at High Desert Middle School Auditorium, 4000 High Desert, Globe. Contact Peggy at (928) 8121696 or Sue at (928) 425-9236 or


15 $40 Season Tickets or $20 at the door. Feb. 14, 7-9 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Free Family Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dance. Make the Globe Public Library part of your Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans. Free, all ages Family Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Dance featuring El Hector DJ. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited. Globe Public Library, 339 S. Broad St., Globe.


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Exploring the reasons behind the violence that engulfed the settlement, turning neighbors, families, and friends against one another. Eduardo PagĂĄn is an Associate Professor at the ASU West Campus, and was one of the hosts of History Detectives (PBS), a historical consultant with American Experience (PBS).



Annual Light Parade

The winners of Globe’s Annual Light Parade which took place on December 14th gathered for photos and awards at the train depot this month. The annual event is put on by the Globe Downtown Association and this year’s theme was “Christmas Movies.” Prizes were purchased from local merchants with money earned through the parade entries. A win-win for all! Merchants included Bloom, Pickle Barrel Trading Post, Noels Sweets, La Casita and the Copper Hen. Not included in these photos is Gabriel Rublecaba who won for Best Mounted Rider and Ruben Mancha who received an Honorable Mention for Christmas Chronicles.

A Big Shout Out... to our Downtown Association for putting on this event and to all those who participated to light up the night this holiday with festive entries including cars, horses, trucks and flatbeds.


Bullion Plaza Museum Features the Gems of Gila County

Quartz from the Pinal Mountains, Gila County

By Autumn Giles

“Arizona is amazing,” says Tom Foster, executive director of Bullion Plaza in Miami. “Arizona is just this great repository of pretty much anything you can ever think of in the way of minerals. Not only stuff that is marketable, like copper and gold and silver, just all sorts of really neat things.” Statewide, but particularly in Gila County, many of the gems and minerals in the area are quite literally brought to the surface by copper mining. As Wolfgang Mueller, curator of gems for Bullion Plaza, writes in a 2012 issue of Rocks & Minerals, “The geological processes responsible for the copper ore deposits have set much of the stage for the grand collection of gemstones found here.” Among the “grand collection” are azurite, malachite, chrysocolla, gem chrysocolla, turquoise, jasper, quartz, tourmaline, bohmeite, amethyst, apache tears, argillite, and jasper.

Chrysocolla with cuprite from Inspiration Mine, Miami

However, Foster offers a reminder that the minerals were there long before the mines. He recalls a story told to him by an Arizona archaeologist that “wherever you find interesting minerals—wherever you find pretty rocks—you find a lot of early habitation.” The minerals had layers of significance to early inhabitants. Foster says, “there was a religious connotation that went with it, there were elements of healing, elements of different energies and they appreciated that and they understood to a certain extent. This was long before we ever figured out crystal radios or the power of quartz.” Foster stops short of saying there’s an absolute correlation, but the connection is there. Mueller tells GMT that “a lot of the minerals came out of these mines early as they were developing. As they progressed, the neat stuff is gone.” There’s a geological explanation for why things like azurite and malachite, for example, are found early in the life of a copper mine. Azurite and malachite are formed by processes that took place roughly two million years ago, whereas chalcopyrite, the primary copper mineral, was introduced into the ground Azurite from Blue Bird Mine, roughly 50 million years ago. In order to get to the chalcopyrite, Gila County you’re likely to encounter azurite and malachite. According to Mueller, “you’re going to hit the azurite and malachite first and those have very high copper content. So with a relatively primitive melting process — I think actually if you know what you’re doing you can get copper out of that sort of stuff over your campfire.” At the beginning of the life of a copper mine, or when a pit is expanded, these secondary gems and minerals are more plentiful. Azurite is named for its azure blue color and, like malachite, has been worn as adornment and also ground up finely and used as pigment for thousands of years.


Other minerals that the area is known for, such as jasper, are not so hard to come by. “We have a fair amount of jasper,” says Mueller. The jasper occurs in what is known as the Escabrosa Formation, which Mueller says is visible driving south from Globe to Tucson. “If you’re driving from Oracle to Globe in the Winkelman area and you get into the canyon, you see the bottom of that [jasper] exposed, which is all the reddish stuff.” Jasper usually contains some variation in color such as striations or spots. Until 2012, the Sleeping Beauty Mine outside of Globe was world-renowned for its turquoise, which is also often a byproduct of copper mining. After forty years producing both copper and turquoise, the mine phased out its turquoise production. Before it closed it was the world’s largest producer of natural turquoise. Turquoise is still produced near Kingman, AZ. Amethyst still comes out of the Four Peaks region and according to Mueller, “when you have the good stuff it’s as good as any you’ll find in the world.” Amethyst, a type of quartz, ranges from deep purple to a lighter lilac color. In addition to being used for jewelry, amethyst has been prized for its talismanic qualities throughout history. Closer to home, there’s quartz and tourmaline in the Pinal Mountains, both of which occur in a wide array of colors. San Carlos is widely known for its peridot. Peridot is the name used for gem-quality specimens of the mineral olivine. It is one of the few gems that only occurs in one color, its signature olive green. At the mineral hallway at Bullion Plaza in Miami, there are some “25 different specimens from the Arizona Historical Society and they’re all from Globe, Miami, San Carlos,” says Foster. Thanks to Jodi Brewster of the Gila County Gem and Mineral Society, the hallway also features an interactive fluorescent mineral display. u Specimens in this article are on loan from the Arizona Historical Society to Bullion and are on display in the Mineral Hallway. This article first appeared in GMT in 2014.

Chrysocolla with quartz from Inspiration Mine, Miami


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The film’s director, Christian Rozier, told his actors, “If we try to act, we are going to fail miserably. We’re going to make a bad movie if we all try to pretend to act.” “Our success,” he told them, “depends on the degree to which we can take these characters and infuse them with our own life experience, our own journey, with its struggles, joys, and the love and the pain each of us has been through.” “Our job,” said Rozier, “is to marry this story to these authentic lived experiences.” “If we do that, we will have the performances that will make audiences feel what it is truly like to live here and to care about these characters.” Rozier explains that San Carlos itself is a tight knit community and the film was created by an extended family filming on the streets and schools in which they were raised. “Because of the organic nature of the production, audiences will feel something of the unique character and beauty of the San Carlos community.” Rozier, who teaches film studies and digital storytelling in the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri, has been coming to San Carlos for over a decade. He has collaborated on earlier film projects, including Lineage, Racing the Past, and Pushing Buttons. Rozier has never been interested in the mainstream approach to native narratives. “I know so many projects like this – ones featuring indigenous themes. I know some that have come to San Carlos in the past, come to indigenous spaces with a ton of resources, and [they bring]

Last October, when MountainFilm on Tour came to Globe and featured the San Carlos film “Mystery of Now,” along with seven other short film documentaries, Rozier was invited to show a trailer of his upcoming film at the conclusion of that event. Cast and crew joined him on stage. Photo by LCGross

Selina Curley agreed to hear Rozier out when he first approached her about the movie. She ended up signing on as program manager and served as script supervisor for the film. Photo by LCGross


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outside talent. They come and use the space, the background. And everyone is excited for a week, two weeks, and then they blow out of town. Nothing has been contributed. Truly, it feels like something has been taken.” “I would not be working on this project at all if that was the paradigm,” Rozier says. The story follows a young man in his early twenties who has a wife and young daughter and the weight of the world on his shoulders. He has a great talent and passion for the visual arts, but not much direction about how to apply that in a way that’s going to help support his family. Rozier’s idea was to hand the ownership of the film and the characters to the actors themselves. “In order for this to be a project worth making, the community must be fully involved at every phase and every position—producers, actors, crew, tribal members—all the way through.” Rozier adds that because they understood there wasn’t a pool of experienced crew members to draw from, the group knew they had to create the infrastructure first. Rozier turned to Glen Lineberry, a local principal and fellow visionary. They collaborated to write a grant establishing the Gila County Film Academy, which launched in the spring of 2019. The film academy brought together selected participants between the ages of 18 and 29 to learn the technical skills of film production in an intensive 80-hour course. The grant also supplied funding to pay the cast and crew through an equally intensive two weeks of filming. Rozier’s first stop in casting for the film was Selina Curley, who would become Program Manager on the film and serve as the Script Supervisor for the Film Academy. Curley, a creative and entrepreneurial talent who owns her own dress label, was born and raised in San Carlos and knows

well the landscape and connections there. She smiles and remembers that she agreed to meet Rozier for 20 minutes over coffee to hear him out. That meeting turned into a few hours. “Oh my gosh,” says Curley. “Part of my dream was coming [true]. We live in a world where everyone has a cell phone, and I would watch these young people doing amazing things with their phones. I thought if someone could put a camera in their hands…. Just what they could do.” “So when Christian came along talking about San Carlos people in roles, handing over cameras and teaching them how to do lighting…I was in.” Selina smiles. “We were able to do the casting entirely in the community to ensure it was grounded in truth, authenticity, and reality, because the people we see on screen [in this movie] all live, love, and work and raise their families in the exact locations we see in the film.” “Every day before a scene, we would huddle and invariably see something that seemed false,” Curley explains. Production members would come up with their own ideas to solve it. “A hundred percent of the time, their ideas would always be fresher and better than what was on the page.” “So there was room to make this story,” Curley says. Rozier nods in agreement. “One of the things that let us know we were going in the right direction was during the first day of filming when the actors would tell us, ‘Well, this is how I would say it. This is how I would tell Keane this.’ And we said, ‘OK, let’s roll.’” “Once it started rolling, we knew we were on point so many times because the set got quiet. There were tears in the eyes of those watching, and these young people who had never acted were on point. They were amazing to watch.” The film production wrapped in March of last year, and Rozier showcased a trailer at the conclusion of the Mountainfilm event held at High Desert Middle School in Globe last October. Rozier recalls the evening where a majority of the cast and crew of Apache Leap were able to attend and join him on stage where they each spoke about what the production meant for them personally. It was inspiring to hear them speak about the experience to such a large audience and lift up their voices. The film is currently in post-production dealing with editing, color grading and sound mixing. Once all of that is completed in the Spring of this year they will take the film to festivals across the country and ultimately partner with a distributor to make the film widely available. “We are especially excited to share our film with indigeneous audiences around the world,” Rozier says. u



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San Carlos USD Successfully Appeals Letter Grades to the Arizona State Board of Education San Carlos High School has changed academic history for SCUSD! SCHS has successfully appealed its letter grade from an F, to a suggested NR from the ADE to a C! Globe, Superior, Miami, Fort Thomas, Hayden, Payson are all Cs as well. San Carlos Unified School District began and continues the journey through comprehensive systemic reform that started in the Fall of 2016 under the leadership of superintendent, Dr. Deborah Dennison, her leadership team and the Governing Board which approved the Quality Redesign Plan implemented in the 2018-2019 school year as one of the critical steps to improve the quality of learning for students of San Carlos Unified School District.

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Guests, Tribal Council members and San Carlos staff attended the presentation by Dr. Dennison who kicked off the district-wide event by outlining both past and future visions being incorporated by she and her staff. Photo by LCGross

AZ STATE SUPERINTENDENT KATHY HOFFMAN VISITS SAN CARLOS DECEMBER 6TH, 2019 On Friday, December 6th we were pleased to host Arizona State School Superintendent, Kathy Hoffman and the Deputy Associate Superintendent of Indian Education, Serena Denetsosie.

Many of our educators and staff wore their camp dresses in celebration of the day. L-to-R: Susan Poole, HS Principal; Durena Thompson, SCUSD School Board Member; Dr Dennison; Superintendent Hoffman and Denetsosie; Christine Carlson, Federal Projects Director; Cheryl Haozous, Parent Educator Coordinator; Ina Salter, SCAT Chairman Secretary; Tanya Gilbert, RES Parent Educator. Photo by LC Gross

Hosts for the Middle School included L-to-R: Seen here with Denetsosie, Hoffman, Dennison and Manuelito is Henriette Joey, SCMS Princess runner up; Latesha Chapman, SCMS Princess; Dallyn Fleming, SCMS Princess 3rd runner up. Photo by LCGross

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Rice Elementary School Principal Ivan Tsosie; talks with the Districts’ CFO, Jenifer Kinnard, Asst Superintendent Donna Manuelito and State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman. Photo by LCGross

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SAN CARLOS HIGH SCHOOL DEVELOPS LOGO FOR SHIŁ GOZHÒÒ Devyn Dennison, San Carlos High School Graphics Design teacher worked with her graphic design II class to design a logo for our trauma informed initiative. The slogan was phrased ShiŁ Gozhòò which means “I am Happy” in the San Carlos Apache language. The competition started with five groups that learned the history of their people and to incorporate their learning into their logo. The judges were Superintendent Dr. Deborah Dennison, Assistant Superintendent Donna Manuelito, parent educators Cheryl Haozous, Heather Haozous, and Steven Pahe, two elders Quinton Case and Orion Dillon and SCHS Principal Susan Poole. The judges came together three times to judge the logos. In the end two designs were choosing that incorporated the culture and language. The two designs had strong implementations of what was required and the judges combined the strong ideas of each logo to make it one. The top of the logo has the ShiŁ Gozhòò – I am Happy, the bottom of the logo Dawahe Chinlsih means “Respect for all.” The cattail depicted in the logo is used during the sunrise dance that is a ceremony an Apache girl attends when she hits puberty. The cattail pollen is used because the cattail plant is considered sacred because it symbolizes the life quality that earth provides. The yellow pollen that is taken from the cattail top is used for prayer. The leaves point to the six core principles for the San Carlos Unified School District: Effective Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Effective and Safe Learning Environment, Effective Staff Performance, Effective Parent and Community Relations, Effective and Efficient Support System and Effective Student Performance. There are four elements on the logo, wind, water, lightening and life. The bird on the logo is the oriole. The oriole feathers are used in the sunrise dance ceremony. On the logo is also the sun and moon. The sun represents the monster slayer and the moon represents the women’s menstrual cycle and calendar. The tipi represents the female ceremony and the poles are shaped like pencils to show education is the key. The four plum feathers are black, turquoise, red and white this depicts the four sacred colors. The San Carlos High School students Maria Garibay, Lorena Cosen, Kaden Phillips and Jermiah Ailak worked with elders, their parents and grandparents to learn about the history and culture of the San Carlos Apache people to present the new ShiŁ Gozhòò logo around the trauma informed sensitive initiative designed around the traditional Apache values and way of life that are being integrated into San Carlos Unified School district’s western education system reform model and strategic plan.

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Regional Medical Center Moving Toward the Future By Cheryl Hentz

s we each think about our New Year’s resolutions and goals for the future, so is the Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. CVRMC’s goals involve an investment of millions of dollars in medical equipment, moving the hospital into the future, with an eye toward improving diagnostic and medical treatment for patients. Included in the new, state-ofthe-art equipment are chemotherapy equipment, a 3D mammography machine, radiation equipment, and a nuclear medicine camera with CT scanner. All of this is helping move CVRMC another step forward in becoming a full-service hospital for the residents in the area, according to CEO Neal Jensen. The hospital’s operational budget funds purchases of this kind of equipment, and Jensen explains that much goes into deciding what new equipment to purchase and when. “We do a study every year to look at community needs ,” Jensen said. “We also listen to our doctors, community and our patients. It’s really a multi-factor approach to make sure we have what we need to serve our region.” “We also have to look at what we can afford,” Jensen added. He said, “There are services that are needed and would be wonderful for our community, but due to the number of patients needing this service and high cost, we can’t financially provide them. “There are also a lot of services that we provide at a financial loss, but we do it because of the essential need for a strong and healthy community,” Jensen continued. “Obviously, some things must be profitable, or we’ll go out of business, but there are services we

provide that will never cover costs. They’re just the right things to do for our community.” The right things have included several big ticket investments in new equipment.

Infusion and Chemotherapy Equipment The new equipment and how it will benefit the people in the community is tremendous, says Tiffany Boyd, Cancer Center manager for CVRMC. “We already had an infusion facility here, so it’s already helping patients because they don’t have to drive to the Valley for things like chemotherapy. Without this equipment, installed in October 2018, patients needing chemo would be driving upwards of maybe an hour to an hour-and-a-half each way. With the infusion capabilities here, we can provide chemotherapy and any other IV therapy here, so they’re not having to travel that distance, especially when they don’t feel well, for and after what could be a four-hour treatment.”

Enhanced 3D Mammography Equipment Most hospitals have mammography equipment, but not all have 3D capabilities. The difference it makes has been likened to reading a book. Whereas a traditional mammogram is much like looking down on the cover of a book, a 3D mammography is akin to opening the book and flipping through it, page by page, seeing everything the book has inside. Because of these enhanced capabilities, a 3D mammogram not only makes it easier to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage, but it also helps to

“There’s a lot of services that we provide that we never make money on, but we do it because our community hospital needs it.”

Neal Jensen, CEO. Photo by LCGross

Fernando Shipley sits on the Hospital Board and the Foundation which helps raise funds for additional expenditures needed by the hospital. Photo by LCGross

identify the size and location more precisely and accurately. In November 2019, CVRMC installed its 3D mammography machine. Marilyn Rasmussen, a member of the CVRMC Foundation board, who was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer early in 2019, said the 3D equipment could have helped diagnose her problems much earlier than they were had it been installed when she was experiencing issues. “I had a mammogram in January and by April I knew something was wrong. If we’d had the 3D mammogram machine at that time, they possibly could have caught it earlier. Rasmussen who had a lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapy and radiation has been in remission since August.

Halcyon Radiation Equipment The high-tech, state-of-the-art Halcyon radiation equipment is scheduled to be installed in March 2020 and will allow cancer patients to get all their oncology needs met in Globe, as opposed to having to drive elsewhere. Obtaining this machine was a twopart step because they had to have staff to operate it, says Fernando Shipley, chairman of the CVRMC Board of Directors. “We couldn’t even buy the equipment if we didn’t have someone to provide the service. So, we first had to draw the expertise that we needed to our area. Then we had to have a facility to put the equipment in,” he says. “We had a doctor who, in the past, offered radiation services but with much older equipment. So, we were able to acquire

his facility (which was already on the hospital campus) and we had to agree to invest the money to retrofit that facility. We were then in a position where we could buy this new piece of equipment, which cost about $1.6 million.” Rasmussen, who had to travel to Gilbert to get her radiation treatments, can speak from first hand experience. “Having this radiation equipment here is going to make such a big difference to people in this community. The tiredness (of driving 90 minutes) was so horrible for me. I got home and I just crashed. It’s very hard for patients to travel like that when they’re sick.” “Having both the chemotherapy and radiation here is a huge benefit for patients,” says Boyd, who adds that not having to make that drive and being able to get treated by people they know are part of their community is invaluable to patients’ peace of mind.

Nuclear Medicine Camera/CT Scanner A new camera is being added in March as well to help with the detection of heart disease, pulmonary emboli, gall bladder issues and even cancers. Jensen explains that the new equipment will allow for higher definition images which significantly enhance diagnostic capabilities. The equipment will be installed by March, at a cost of between $500,000 and $600,000, and will mean that CVRMC patients will get the same or better care here than if they drove to Phoenix, according to Jensen. Regional Medical Center, Continued on page 21

JANUARY 2020 San Carlos, Continued from page 19

Marilyn Rasmussen, seen here with her husband Jim, had to travel to the Valley every day to have radiation treatments and knows first hand how hard it is on patients to have to travel that far when they are sick. Photo by LCGross

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“I am very, very excited about what we’re bringing to the community. It’s been a long time in the planning stage, and now to see this (become a reality) is just super exciting.”

Keeping True To Their Mission Getting all this new equipment is keeping the hospital in line with its mission, says Shipley, who adds that being a nonprofit hospital board makes these kinds of investment decisions easier. “We don’t have investors to answer to,” he says, “which means we don’t have to worry about whether investors are going to get a return on their investment, or whether they think it’s a good investment.” “We make those decisions for ourselves,” he says. “We’re not necessarily looking to have money in the bank,” adds Shipley. “We’re looking to do what we can for our community. Some things can’t just be about dollars; it’s got to be about what’s right. Being in a nonprofit setting is a luxury that not every hospital has.” u

Since 2002, Dr. Dennison, a Native American educational leader, has successfully developed and implemented research-based systemic reform based on the experience of other Indian reservation public schools that serve predominantly Native American students in Arizona. These reforms have resulted in positive growth and improvements academically and community wide. When Dr. Dennison came to San Carlos, the District had a history of underperformance academically, according to the various performance measures implemented by the Arizona Department of Education, including the new A-F grading system. The reform process that Dr. Dennison champions uses grassroots, research-based methods designed to bring forth input from the school’s community stakeholders, including parents, grandparents, family members, traditional elders, and tribal leaders, most of whom have never been included in school improvement initiatives in the past. The process is sensitive to the importance of integrating and correlating the cultural and historical aspects of learning. In San Carlos, the development of the district’s vision, mission, and strategic plan, called “Empowering Our N’Nee People The Brave Way,” came about through this process.


Middle School Principal, attended hearings for all three appeals. Both Rice Elementary and San Carlos Middle School’s grades were changed from “F”s to NR, meaning Not Rated, due to the reconfigurations and inaccurate data for both schools. San Carlos High School’s letter grade was also changed from an “F” to a “C,” as most of the data needed to file an appeal was at the middle school. Furthermore, the Arizona State Board of Education Appeals committee directed the Arizona Department of Education to restore the high school data by the end of January and to recalculate the points from SCHS. By mid-December, when Dr. Dennison and Ms. Manuelito attended the State Board of Education meeting, the State Board voted unanimously to accept the appeals committee’s recommendation of C for SCHS! And it should be noted that a recalculation to be performed in January means that SCHS could score higher than a C. At the high school, Principal Susan Poole has worked with her teachers and staff to make the required combination of social, emotional learning, and academic connections and create a leadership team to implement initiatives with fidelity and with passion. The school also opened a care center designed to help students with their social and emotional needs and to work with issues they bring to school. A Braves

“Working the plan each and every day, forming critical partnerships, and building relationships with tribal leaders and community agencies, along with bringing quality school leaders who understand the need to design and implement cultural relevance into all aspects of learning for our students, have contributed positively to the overall progress we see in our academics and student successes district wide.” - Dr. Dennison

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Changes have included reorganizing how K-12 was structured. In the spring of 2018, the SCUSD Governing Board approved the plan. In October, letter grades for Arizona high schools were released by the Arizona Department of Education. San Carlos High School was assigned a letter grade of “F” on the ADE Accountability. The report noted lack of data in the categories of “Subgroup Improvement, Dropout Rate and Graduation Rate,” which account for 50% of the assigned letter grade. As the District researched this issue, it was discovered that this important historical data for San Carlos High School was erroneously located in the records for the new San Carlos Middle School, and data for both San Carlos Middle School and Rice Elementary were inaccurate. Therefore, all three schools’ letter grades were appealed. Donna Manuelito, Assistant Superintendent and Acting San Carlos

week that includes Apache traditions was introduced at the beginning of the school year, and “Advanced Via Independent Determination” (AVID) curriculum and culturally relevant electives were added to spark the interest of the students to be proud of who they are and where they come from. In addition, Dr. Dennison brought trauma-informed initiatives to the school and brought in consultants to work on academics with Ms. Manuelito. “Working the plan each and every day, forming critical partnerships, and building relationships with tribal leaders and community agencies, along with bringing quality school leaders who understand the need to design and implement cultural relevance into all aspects of learning for our students, have contributed positively to the overall progress we see in our academics and student successes district wide.” says Dr. Dennison. u



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Superior Mayor Mila Besich was appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2020 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) federal advocacy committee, which is responsible for developing the NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving air and water quality, energy and national wetlands policy, noise control and solid and hazardous waste management. “This is especially important for communities like Superior, which is located in the heart of Arizona’s copper industry,” NLC President Joe Buscaino, of Los Angeles, said recently in announcing Besich’s appointment. Photo: Superior Mayor Mila Besich, Public Works Superintendent Anthony Huerta at the grand opening of the Superior Food Court. Photo by Carol Broeder

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San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman Terry Rambler congratulated Kenneth Chan, IT officer for San Carlos Apache College, on receiving his Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management from Western Governors University. Rambler said that Chan had started with the tribe at the San Carlos Training Institute before taking the job at Apache College. “Kenneth is a very good person with a big kind heart who continues to help our people,” he said. Courtesy photo.

New Public Relations Specialist for CVRMC ~ Shantae Hunter CVRMC is pleased to welcome Shantae Hunter as the new Public Relations Specialist for Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. While on an athletic softball scholarship, Shantae graduated from Dixie State University where she graduated with a degree in Public Relations and Interpersonal Communications. She has years of experience working as a Project Manager for a marketing and event promotional company. “I am excited to be working with the community served by Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center and look forward to being a proud community representative for the hospital.”

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How Power is Shared “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers. Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.” In Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, our founding fathers established population, not wealth or land, as the basis for sharing political power. They required the federal government to conduct a census of the U.S. population every 10 years.

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In 1790, under the general direction of Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, 650 marshals conducted the first U.S. Census on horseback. The six inquiries called for the name of the head of the family and the number of persons in each household of the following descriptions: • Free White males of 16 years and upward (to assess the country’s industrial and military potential) • Free White males under 16 years • Free White females • All other free persons • Other persons (i.e. Slaves) There were 3.9 million counted in the first census. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson expressed skepticism over the final count, thinking it underestimated the number of inhabitants in the country and territories. American Indians, not taxed, were excluded from the count and slaves were counted according to the Three-Fifths Compromise, reached after extended debate at the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention. Although southern slave-owners viewed slaves as property, they wanted them to be fully counted in order to increase their political power in Congress. The compromise solution was to count three out of every five slaves as people. Its effect was to give the Southern states a third more seats in Congress and a third more electoral votes than if slaves had not been counted at all, but fewer than if slaves and free people had been counted equally. After the Civil War, the formula was changed with the passage of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery,



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of Funding & Representation and Section 2 of the 14th Amendment, which repealed the three-fifths rule. In 1870, American Indians living in the general population were identified by an “I” or “In.” Beginning in 1920, all Native Americans were identified and counted with the general population. In 1930 the census further distinguished Native Americans by tribe.

Local Impact In 2020, 500,000 temporary workers will be enlisted to help with the U.S. Census, expected to cost over $12 billion to conduct. The State of Arizona uses the data to inform legislative districts. Gila County uses population data to plan for schools, roads, and emergency services and businesses use census data to plan expansion. The members of the Arizona Complete Count Committee (CCC) are responsible for ensuring Arizona’s Census 2020 count is as complete and accurate as possible. The team is comprised of 23 community leaders representing Arizona’s diverse demography. According to Debbie Johnson, executive director of the Arizona Office of Tourism and chair of Arizona’s Complete Count Committee, it is essential to get a complete count in the 2020 Census to “ensure that we preserve the outstanding quality of life in our state through equitable distribution of funds and services for Arizonans.”

How to participate in U.S. Census 2020 In March 2020, 95% of U.S. households will receive an invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census. Less than 5% of households (mostly those that do not receive mail) will have their questionnaires dropped off by a census worker. Less than 1% (in very remote areas and select American Indian areas that ask to be counted in person) will be counted in person by a census worker. Census workers will follow-up with all households that have not responded to the initial invitation, regardless of how it was delivered. u Got questions? We’ve got answers. Visit

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n case you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, the Gila Pueblo Campus in Globe is part of Arizonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest community college â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher. That, however, is nothing new, as Leitha Griffin, Gila Puebloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public relations and marketing coordinator, will tell you. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been in partnership for years,â&#x20AC;? she said. Nonetheless, changes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mostly cosmeticâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are being made to clarify Gila Puebloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s status as a satellite campus of the Graham County-based college. They include signage, website design, school colors and mascot, Griffin explained. The new signs bear both logos â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eastern Arizona College-Gila Pueblo Campus,â&#x20AC;? as well as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gila Community College Provisional District,â&#x20AC;? she said. School colors were changed from navy to EAC purple and local graduates can be â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monsters for Life,â&#x20AC;? sharing a Gila Monster mascot named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gila Hankâ&#x20AC;? with students on the main campus. Griffin says that the curriculum and instruction have not changed.



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Leitha Griffin manages marketing and public relations for the college. Photo by Carol Broeder

After a site visit a couple of years ago to the regional training center in Miami, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) was concerned that â&#x20AC;&#x153;GCC students understand they are EAC students,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was no fault on anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when the HLC recommended that GCC in Globe call itself the Eastern Arizona College-Gila Pueblo Campus. The Payson campus has undergone its own name change, as well. Griffin, however, sees it as more of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;rebrandingâ&#x20AC;? than a name change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spotlighting our partnership. Our students are EAC students. I am an EAC employee,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have our own accreditation. The message had been a little muddied.â&#x20AC;?


Perhaps adding to the confusion is the history of the campus on Six Shooter Canyon Road. It began as the Gila Pueblo Archaeological Foundation, founded in 1928 by Harold S. and Winifred Gladwin, with the purpose of conducting archaeological research in the Southwest. Then, in 1950, the foundation closed its doors, donating its collection to the Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Later, EAC bought the building that originally housed the foundation to establish its satellite campus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our very first name was Gila Pueblo College,â&#x20AC;? Griffin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve referred to ourselves as GCC for so longâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it comes from the district name.â&#x20AC;?

In 2002, there was a break in the 22-year partnership with EAC when Gila County voters formed the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gila Community College Provisional District,â&#x20AC;? with its campuses in Globe and Payson. The district decided not to renew its agreement with EAC to operate the campuses, partnering instead with Tucsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pima Community College to offer accredited classes. Three years later, the district renewed its partnership with EAC. Since then, GCC graduates receive an EAC diploma. The provisional district has its own five-member boardâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;three representing

Gila Pueblo and two representing the Payson campus. Globe area members are Jay Spehar, president; Sam Moorehead and Kurt Knauss. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The board is very involved here,â&#x20AC;? Griffin said. Over the years, part of that involvement includes looking into the possibility of independent accreditation, which the board may revisit in the next few months, apart from the recent rebranding. In the meantime, the Gila Pueblo campus continues to offer its students the best of both worlds through its association with EAC. As Griffin points out, EAC has established partnerships with U of A, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University. For example, local nursing students are part of EACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree partnership with ASU. After completing an associates degree, students may pursue a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree through EAC at greatly reduced tuition costs and without moving to Tempe. The partnership works both ways, as Thatcher students may attend the dental program offered in Globe, just as some main campus students already attend the local fire science program. In an evolving educational environment, satellite campuses can be found most anywhere and everywhere. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything changes from generation to generation,â&#x20AC;? Griffin said. u


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Lake Roosevelt can be seen from the higher elevation of Mills Ridge trail. Courtesy Photo

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The trail signs point hikers in the right direction. Courtesy Photo

Five years ago, at my wife’s urging, we volunteered for the trail crew. Since then, we’ve hiked hundreds of miles of Forest Service trails. We’ve made good friends and felt good about contributing to the enjoyment of others in nature’s glory. Our passion has been discovering the history and dwellings of ancient people. Our volunteer work has enabled us to pursue these interests and serve the public at the same time.  Do you want to give hiking your public lands a try? Let’s start with Four Peaks Trail from the Mills Ridge trail head, a simple four-mile hike with some great views – and a chance to test your detective skills. Look for the Vineyard Canyon picnic area on the lake side of Highway 188. On the west side of the bridge near the picnic area, between milepost 246 and 247, a gravel road leads to the Arizona Trail. You will travel Forest Road 429 for five winding miles and it is best traveled by an SUV or a sturdy vehicle. You can make the trip with a car that has some clearance, but you’ll have to assess the road as you go. It can be rutted, and you don’t want to go if there’s been rain recently. If you have an appropriate vehicle for the road, the weather looks good, it’s not too late in the day, you’ve brought hiking gear – including sun protection and plenty of water – and you’ve let someone know your plans, then you’re ready to go.   The discoveries start even before you reach the trailhead. As you travel the road, in the first mile, if you’re very observant you’ll see one of the rare petroglyphs on a rock on the right side of the road. You also might spot what appears to be an ancient fortress on top of a steep knoll. We hiked up to this stone structure and discovered it was made by the earliest inhabitants of the area. This is the fun part of exploration. We drove by this artifact many times before we finally noticed it. As you drive along the winding road, the view becomes more and more spectacular. At the very top, the road ends in a small parking lot. Here you will see a metal sign for the Arizona Trail. The Four Peaks trail begins behind this sign. Take your time, and go at your own pace. After you’ve hiked the first mile, look closely at the ground around the trail, and you may see some pot shards. These are the remains of pottery made by the first people to inhabit this area, hundreds of years ago. Leave these treasures alone. Enjoy them where they are. It’s illegal to disturb ancient sites. If you’re a good detective, following the pot shards will lead you to the remains of dwellings nearby that are many hundreds of years old. You’ll recognize the stone outlines of what were once rooms.  Volunteering, Continued on page 27

Quinn and fellow hikers on the Mills Ridge trail. Courtesy Photo

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When you reach the point on the trail where it goes steeply down into a canyon, that’s a good time to turn back – unless you’re an experienced hiker in good shape. Enjoy the forest – it’s yours to protect. Make sure you take enough water and let someone know where you went and when you will return. If you want more information, contact the visitor center at Lake Roosevelt at (602) 225-5395.  Know before you go: ✔ Please be prepared for limited sight distance and bumpy driving on all Forest Service roads. ✔ Bring extra clothing, food, water, blankets, first aid kit, and let someone know your destination and expected time of return. ✔ Check weather reports and for campfire restrictions prior to your trip. ✔ Motor vehicles are prohibited on this trail. ✔ Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon per person per day is recommended during hot periods. ✔ At the lower elevations, temperatures can exceed 110°F in summer. At the higher elevations, snow occurs during the winter. ✔ Help keep your trails clean: If you PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT!! Trail is open to hikers, horses and mountain bikes; however, travel by mountain bike is difficult due to rugged terrain and steep slopes. The Tonto National Forest is assisted by volunteers who help clear trails, put up signs and in general make the trails easier to use for everyone. This winter, we launch a new series written by volunteers and featuring area hikes from Tonto Basin to the Pinals. If you would like to lend a hand and become a volunteer, you can visit to view position descriptions and to apply.  Or contact Sheryl Cormack in Globe at 928-4026200, or Samantha Palm in Tonto Basin at 602-225-5395.


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