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Gateway To The

Copper Corridor Visitors Guide For

• Safford • San Carlos • Globe • Miami • Superior • Kearny • Young

SPRING 2019

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Table of Contents

Welcome to the Spring 2019 Edition of Gateway....................5

Superior

Superior: Cooler than Phoenix..................................................6 Summer Sizzles in Superior......................................................7

Young

Spring has Sprung in Young......................................................8

Gila County

Get Ready for the Eighth Annual STEMFest...........................9

Globe/Miami

PB Pantry at Iconic Pickle Barrel Trading Post......................10 Miami Means Music in 2019..................................................15

Miami

Bullion Plaza Museum not Just a Museum............................ 11

Copper Corridor

Birding in the Copper Corridor........................................13&14

Globe

Gila County Historical Museum Hamburger Frys.................16 Globe Celebrates Spring with Easter Parade..........................18 Globe Rotary’s 19th Annual Sunrise Challenge.....................20 Center for the Arts Brings Art to Downtown Globe...............21 Free Summer Music Series in Downtown Globe...................22

San Carlos

Culture Center Not-to-be Missed............................................23 Big Game Hunting on San Carlos Reservation......................26

Safford

Safford Comes Alive in Spring...............................................27

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To advertise in the Gateway to the Copper Corridor, contact: Sales Representative, Kathy Riley at kriley@silverbelt.com Editorial Composing David Abbott, Carol Broeder, Susanne Jerome Eileen Terry Arizona Silver Belt PO Box 31 298 N. Pine St. Globe, AZ 85502 928-425-7121 www.silverbelt.com

Copper Country News PO Box 1692 298 N. Pine St. Globe, AZ 85502 928-425-0355 www.coppercountrynews.com

Contributors:

Diane Drobka, Nora Green, Mila Besich-Lira, Diane Notarianni.

Cover photos:

This is our third cover photo by Diane Drobka, of Pima, and Gateway to the Copper Corridor is fortunate to feature an article about birding by Drobka this edition. The front cover photo was taken just south of Safford along U.S. 191. Says Drobka, “I had driven this area three weeks ago specifically for the poppies and didn’t think it could get any better. But, when I was driving to Tucson [recently], I had to stop again. The carpet of poppies was even thicker and there are now purple lupines, white fleabane, pink alium, yellow bladderpod and many other wildflowers interspersed with the poppies.” Our back cover photo, which also features a photo of the amazing floral display in the desert this spring, is by Globe photographer Nora Green.

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Welcome to the Spring 2019 Edition of Gateway to the Copper Corridor

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reetings from the staff of Gateway to the Copper Corridor Magazine. Spring has been kind to the desert this year, as a wildflower explosion of epic proportions has brightened the region from the Mogollon Rim Country to the Valley floor. As spring eases into summer and the temperatures begin to rise, the hardy “shoulder season” visitors and even hardier yearround residents begin to explore a harsh, but beautiful time of the year. In this edition, we once again feature the photography of contributor Diane Drobka, an avid photographer who enjoys travel, birding and capturing images of wildlife, scenery and friends on her hiking forays into the desert. Drobka is the publicity chair of the Graham County Historical Society and is retired from the Bureau of Land Management. She has kindly offered her take on Birding in the Copper Corridor with an article that allows us a glimpse into the mind of a local birder with years of experience. See pages 13 and 14. Several other contributors have added their creativity as well. Diane Notarianni provided burro photos for our Summer Sizzles in Superior feature. Thanks also to Mila Besich-Lira for photos of Superior events. Staff writer Susanne Jerome has written another report about the San Carlos Apache Culture Center Museum on page 23 and this edition is chock-full of behind-the-scenes contributions from award-winning journalist and staff member Carol Broeder. Other highlights found in the pages of Gateway to the Copper Corridor include Superior’s Second Fridays and save-the-date info on the upcoming Run with the Burros event. Both Globe and the Town of Miami will soon get their Summer Music Programs going, and our readers will find many other hidden gems to explore in the Copper Corridor. As the winter visitors head back to their homes, the fun in the desert ramps up for the year-round residents who relish the heat, the monsoons and all that entails. Again, we hope you find activities to fit your tastes and enjoy your visit to beautiful central Arizona and the Sonoran Desert.

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Superior

Superior: Cooler than Phoenix

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e generally run about 10 degrees cooler than the Valley, so it’s a good place to get out of the extreme heat,” Superior Chamber of Commerce President Sue Anderson says. “Everyone is welcome to come to Second Fridays where there is music in the park and the downtown stores stay open late.”

Second Fridays is a yearround happening in the Arizona town that looks like a postcard, with Picketpost Mountain to the southwest and Apache Leap to the east. Visitors can walk the main streets of downtown Superior to enjoy the shops and food

Second Fridays at Besich Park in Superior features entertainment from music to the locally famous Folklorico Dancers. of this gem of an Arizona town. Entertainment, from local

musicians to the ever-popular Folklorico Dancers, takes place in Besich Park, with food trucks on site for a fun and entertaining Friday evening for the whole family. Second Fridays start at 6 p.m. and go on through 9 p.m. and merchants stay open

late for a casual shopping atmosphere. Independence Day is a big day of celebration in Superior. The holiday action is centered around the city pool. “The Fourth of July is celebrated with the hometown spirit,” Superior Mayor Mila Besich-Lira says. “There is something to do that’s fun for all ages.” The day starts with free swimming at the Superior Public Pool, with cornhole tournaments, free hotdogs, watermelon and entertainment. Bring your shade canopy and enjoy the afternoon in Superior. Fireworks go off after sunset and the fireworks can be seen from throughout the entire town. Following on the summer theme, August is a big month in the little town at the foot of the mountains.

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Summer Sizzles in Superior

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Magma Royale he Superior Optimist Club will host its fifth annual Magma Royale, sponsored by Resolution Copper, on August 3. The fun evening of adult entertainment will take place at the Magma Club and the theme will be “The Great Gatsby,” so dress accordingly. Magma Royale has become a Superior tradition. This year the event will feature a silent auction, live auction, liquor pull and for extra fun there will be a variety of casino style card games to play. There will be plenty of chances to win raffle tickets for many great prizes along with many door prizes. DJ Supie Town will also be playing music for the event. “It’s a fun event and the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Optimists,” Anderson says. Magma Royale takes place at the Magma Club in Superior, Arizona. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and continue through 10 p.m. Suggested donation for admission to the event is $25, which includes a beverage

ticket, Magma Royale bucks Event organizer Moand appetizers. nique Wylde Williams enProceeds benefit the Supevisions a series of similar rior Optimist Club and all of events throughout the Copthe programs that they host per Corridor. or support throughout the “They’ve been doyear, including Miracle on ing this in Colorado for Main Street and the Honor 70 years, so it might take Roll Banquet. some time to build it up,” To reserve tickets, call she said. “You can’t help JoAnn Besich at 520-827but smile at these events: 0592 or Jessica Castillo at The people are cool and 520-827-0098. fun, and the burros really Prickly Pear Festival seem to like it.” The ninth annual Prickly Williams adopted a resPear Festival is coming Aucue burro, Luna, a few gust 17, and this year’s theme years ago and fell in love is “All Things Prickly Pear.” Photo by Diane Notarianni with the stout equines. “It was well-attended last Monique Wylde Williams and her “Burros are like the dogs year and is getting bigger,” BLM burro Luna at a burro running of the equine world,” she Anderson says. said. “They’re really wonevent near Sonoita. Running of the Burros derful animals and I’m Another big save-the-date could put Superior on the mad that nobody ever told me event coming to Superior is map,” Anderson says. just how cool they are.” tentatively called “Run with the Burros.” “We’re really excited about our inaugural Burro races, coming October 12,” Anderson says. “They do these in Colorado, but they are marathons. We’ll do three to five miles of trails.” Burro Days in Fairplay, Colo. last year brought more than 10,000 people to the small town. There may not be that many in Superior for this inaugural event but given that Arizona has the highest population of wild burros of any state, it is not out of the question this could become a signature Photo provided event. “It’s going to Magma Royale has become a Superior be a big deal and tradition. Gateway - Spring 2019

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Young

Spring has Sprung in Young COMPILED BY CAROL BROEDER

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pring events in Young are abundant this year.

Event venues listed are located at the Pleasant Valley Community Center, located on Highway 288 in Young; Bruzzi Vineyard is located at 47209 N. Highway 288 in Young and the phone number is 928-462-3314, and the Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum at 48382 Highway 288 in Young, phone number 928-462-7847. Easter in Young There will be an Easter Potluck at the Pleasant Valley

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Community Center on Saturday, April 20 and an Easter Brunch at Bruzzi Vineyard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Events in May Gymkhana begins with sign-in at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Pleasant Valley Community Center Arena. Bruzzi Vineyard will hold a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12. The event, Dining with History “Celebrating Education,” will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum. Young’s Community Picnic will take place Sunday,

June 30, at the Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum. Events in July Young will celebrate the Fourth of July with a community picnic on Thursday, July 4 at the Pleasant Valley Community Center. On the same day, the Bruzzi Vineyard will hold a Lobster Feast at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Gymkhana begins with sign-in at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Pleasant Valley Community Center Arena. Pleasant Valley Days in Young Photo courtesy Bruzzi Vineyard Pleasant Valley Days will May 26 at the Pleasant Valley take place Friday through Community Center. Sunday, July 19, 20 and 21 at Events in June the Pleasant Valley Historical Gymkhana begins with Society Museum. sign-in at 9 a.m. Saturday, It will begin at 10 a.m. FriJune 8, at the Pleasant Valley day, July 19 and run through 3 Community Center Arena. p.m. Sunday, July 21. There will be an Ice Cream The family event will inSocial at the Pleasant Valley clude T-shirts, a parade, GraCommunity Center on Sun- ham-Tewksbury presentations day, June 9. as well as a tour of the historic Bruzzi Vineyard will hold a Q Ranch. Editor’s note: Some Summer Solstice Dinner at 6 information in this article was p.m. Friday, June 21. A Ladies Tea Party will be obtained from James Bruzzi, held from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, with Bruzzi Vineyard in Young.

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Get Ready for the Eighth Annual STEMFest

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elebrating its eighth year in Globe-Miami, the Gila County STEMFest is back showcasing a variety of new and exciting activities and demonstrations. This year, the Gila County School Superintendent Office will host the STEMFest at the beautiful Gila Community College in conjunction with GCC’s annual Arbor Day Celebration at its beautiful Six Shooter Canyon Campus in Globe. Learn about Solar Power Car painting with the Globe Public Library. Watch how the GHS robotics club demonstrates the 2018-2019 season’s First Lego Leagues, First Tech Challenge and First Robotics Competition. Discover the

vital roles pollinators play in food supply with Freeport McMoRan. Learn from the Sheriff’s Dive team how the specialized SCUBA dive gear is utilized and take the opportunity to tour the GCC Campus. STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is everywhere. Join us on Saturday, April 27 at Gila Community College, located at 8274 S. Six Shooter Canyon Rd. in Globe for this signature event of the Arizona SciTech Festival. The Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education will be selling food to raise money for scholarships. STEMFest is a free community event that celebrates STEM and the many ways

STEM affects our daily lives. STEMFest is for everyone — families, children students, teachers and community members alike. STEMFest leaves an interactive, handson experience that leaves lasting impressions on festival goers. With numerous demonstrations and fun activity booths, there is something for everyone. Gila County Superintendent Roy Sandoval invites everyone to attend this fun educational event. “Participating in the STEMFest activities and demonstrations is a great way to spend a Saturday morning,” Sandoval

said. “Come on out and join in the fun; there really is something for everyone, and there is always more to learn about how and why things work the way they do.” STEMFest is sponsored by the Gila County School Superintendent Office and Gila Community College. It is made possible by the many organizations, business, agencies, and clubs that come together to bring STEMFest alive in Gila County. For more information on this year’s STEMFest contact the Gila County Schools Office at 928-402-8788 or btarango@gilacountyaz.gov

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PB Pantry New Feature at Iconic Pickle Barrel Trading Post

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he Pickle Barrel Trading Post is excited to announce our newly added feature, the PB Pantry.

Filled with a delectable array of customer favorites, you’ll find snacks, sweets, and condiments in a pleas-

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ant setting. Pick up something for the folks back home with tangy desert tea and smooth, roasted coffee from Piñon Coffee Company; cool mints and hot salsas, jams and sauces, and prickly pear candies. And don’t forget the pickles!

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Miami

Bullion Plaza Museum not just a Museum

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he Bullion Plaza will tell about unusual Cultural Center ways in which people end and Museum, loup 10 toes in the air in the cated in Miami, Arizona, middle of the Sonoran not only has permanent Desert. It is meant to procollections, from the Minvide an entertaining eduing Heritage Collection to cation as to how to deal the Slavic Cultural Exhibit with situations that into name two, but is also a volve bears, rattlesnakes, place where locals gather Gila monsters, scorpions, for educational opportunimountain lions, Africanties and to celebrate as a ized bees, lightning, heat, community. extreme cold, base jumpFirst Friday and ers, loaded weapons, Wednesday Hardscrabble lynch mobs and the occaare regular features at the sional hostile cactus. Surcenter, presenting local vival tips are included. historical perspectives and First Friday, June 7, entertainment for the com6:30-8 p.m. munity. Live Music. Bring your Photo provided The programs are Pancho Villa will be coming to the own lawn chair: First Frihosted jointly by the Gila Bullion Plaza Museum this summer. days in June are always County Historical Mulive music on the front seum in Globe and Bullion road at Cane Springs was the lawn. It’s the perfect way to Plaza Cultural Center and scene of many murders, hold- start the summer. Bring lawn Museum in Miami. Programs ups and other mayhem. Local are always free, although do- Arizona historian Rick Pownations help pay utilities and ers will tell the better-thanbring great programs to the the-movies tales, including Globe-Miami area. the famous Apache Kid shootFollowing are First Friday out and the famous stageand Wednesday Hardscrabble coach holdup by the “Bandit through June. Queen,” Pearl Hart. First Friday, May 3 at Wednesday Hardscrabble 6:30-8 p.m. May 15, 6:30-8 p.m. Murder and Mayhem on the A Dozen Ways to Die in the Old Toll Road: The old toll Desert: Leonard J. Marcisz

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chairs and your own cool beverage and enjoy the sounds of the Globe Centennial Band. This summer, the Cultural Center and Museum will reveal a new “Pancho Villa” exhibit and an updated Military Exhibit, along with new mineral specimens for the Mineral Hall Exhibit. Check in on the website at bullionplazamuseum.org, or go to the Museum’s Facebook page. Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum is located at 150 N. Plaza Circle Miami, Arizona. The hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from noon-3 p.m. Also by appointment. Call 928-473-3700 for more information.

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Copper Corridor

Birding the Copper Corridor STORY AND PHOTOS BY DIANE DROBKA ot only is the Copper Corridor a scenic and historical adventure, it also offers excellent locations for birders to explore. Elevations ranging from Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts to spruce-fir forests create exceptional habitat diversity. In between, dozens of lakes and ponds, miles of creeks and rivers, grasslands, marshes and woodlands provide habitat for more than 400 bird species. Spring is one of the best birding seasons. Avian migrants traveling from Central and South America arrive to nest here or pass through on their way further north. Spring wildflowers are at their peak, attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators. One of the best ways to learn about birds is to go into the field with local birders. Birding organizations such as Arizona Field Ornithologists (www.azfo.org) and Arizona

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Audubon (az.audubon.org) host walks and surveys. Beginning and intermediate birders often benefit from a guided walk. Roper Lake State Park offers birding walks one Saturday each month. Boyce Thompson Arboretum has bird, flora, photography and geology walks. If you decide to go out on your own, you’ll want to take a field guide and/or download a bird identification app to your Smartphone. Apps such as Merlin not only show key visual markings, they also provide audio of calls and songs. The easiest way to find the best birding sites is to log into eBird.org where you can search for locations by county or by a specific site in the “Explore” tab. There are hundreds of hotspots in the counties crossed by the Copper Corridor: 85 in Gila County, 73 in Pinal, 56 in Graham, and 31 in Greenlee. Each will have its resident birds plus seasonal species and those migrating through, so visits

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A Bald Eagle is often seen in winter at the Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area near Pima. at different times of year can yield new sightings. Two great birding areas are managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area follows the Gila River through parts of Graham and Greenlee counties and includes three tributaries. Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness, where visitation is limited to 50 people per day via permits secured online in advance, surrounds Aravaipa Creek in Graham and Pinal counties. One location that has dozens of hotspots is the Pinaleño Mountains, aka Mt. Gra-

ham. Here, Swift Trail, State Route 366, ascends through the Coronado National Forest from grasslands at the base of the mountain to forests high above. Venturing north from Globe leads travelers through the Tonto National Forest to Roosevelt Lake where many hotspots are located along the shoreline. Don’t know where to start? Here is a list of some of my favorite sites in each county: Pinal: Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior is a must if you love wildflowers and birds. Continued, next page

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Gila: San Carlos Lake, east of Globe, covers Gila, Pinal and Graham counties. A San Carlos Apache tribal recreation permit is required. Graham: Roper Lake and Dankworth Pond south of Safford frequently have rarities. Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area includes a lake and trails. Greenlee: The Duncan Birding Trail follows the Gila River. A special birding event, Global Big Day, happens each May. This year, on Saturday, May 4, birders from around the world will spend time documenting species. Some simply tally birds at their feeders while others go

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out with friends to a favorite spot; more “competitive” birders try to cover a big area to tally as many species as they can on that day. Sightings are posted on eBird, enabling Cornell University to assess global avian trends. But, for most of us, it’s just a fun day observing birds. So, grab a pair of binoculars and hit the road to join the fun of birding along the Copper Corridor. Whether it’s a guided bird walk, a daylong hike, or Global Big Day, you’re sure to add a new element to your enjoyment of Arizona’s great outdoors. Diane Drobka is an avid photographer, birder and traveler who enjoys sharing her images of nature.

A Vermilion Flycatcher at Roper Lake State Park.

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Miami Means Music in Summer 2019

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iami Business Alliance is teaming up with the Town of Miami Parks and Recreation to present Music in the Park for the summer of 2019 at Miami Memorial Park, located at 608 Sullivan St, Miami, Arizona. New this year is a concession stand run by local nonprofits, so bring a chair, your own beverages, family and friends, as well as an appetite for this free summer series. The MBA gives out a free raffle basket at each concert as a way of say thank you for coming out and enjoying some community spirit. A local business will sponsor a basket each week for a free raffle. Past baskets have

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included tickets to Diamondbacks’ games, and future packages may include passes to local treasures such as the Boyce-Thompson Arboretum and State Parks. All you need to do is come up to the concession stand and get your free ticket, Relax, bring your chair, favorite beverage, and enjoy some awesome music in Small Town Miami. All shows are from, 6:30-9 p.m. and are set up on opposite weekends from the Globe summer series. Concert schedule: • June 8 — Neto and the Band Imagine; • June 22 — Low Expectations;

• July 13 — Heart of Arizona; • July 27 — Sunset Highway Band;

• August 10 — Implikados; and, • August 24 — Direction.

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Zenada Palmer, lead vocalist for the Claypool-based band Heart of Arizona, will perfom in Miami on July 13.

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he Gila County Historical Museum hamburger fry season begins in April. The season kicks off, Friday, April 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The picnic style hamburger fry is complete with homemade treats, salad and the through September. Commumuseum’s special beans nity members as well as visitors are welcome to attend. served piping hot. This summer season cookout is held monthly from April

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In addition to the monthly hamburger fry, the museum

volunteers are busy planning for the Second Annual Old Dominion Days, scheduled for September 11 through 14. Each day will feature special history presentations, demonstrations, workshops, tours, food and fun. Old Dominion Days Schedule of Events Wednesday, September 11 8 a.m., Dutch Oven Breakfast 9 a.m., Opening Ceremonies 4 p.m., History Presentation 6 p.m., Chuck Wagon Grub 6:30 p.m., Music at the Museum Thursday, September 12 10 a.m., Cheese Boat sale/ Luncheon 6 p.m., Antique Appraisals and Workshop Friday, September 13 8 a.m., Dutch Oven Breakfast, Teacher Appreciation 9 a.m., Workshop Care and Cleaning-Dutch Oven Cooking 10 a.m., Kids Day 4 p.m., Mine Tour

5 p.m., History Tour 6 p.m., Steak Fry 6: 30 p.m., Music at the Museum Saturday, September 14 10 a.m., Mine tours 11 a.m., History Tour 2 p.m., Second Annual Tortilla Toss 3:30 p.m., History Presentation 6 p.m., The Copper Ball Schedule is subject to change. This past year the museum attracted 6,700 visitors. The visitors came from all over Arizona, many other states, and foreign countries. Anyone can become a member of the Gila County Society. Membership fees for individuals, families and businesses all go towards the operation of the Museum. For more information on becoming a member contact the museum at 425-7385, or by stopping in. The museum is in Old Mine Rescue Station, 1330 N. Broad Street, on The Old West Highway (60).

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he Globe Downtown to the depot. Association is hapCheck-in is between 9:30py to announce the 10 a.m. at the historic train 2019 Easter Parade. depot museum, 230 S. Broad

Join the celebration on Saturday, April 20 for the 11th Annual Easter Parade walking stroll in historic downtown Globe. The parade is based on the old tradition of taking a stroll to welcome in Spring — think hats, parasols, finery and fun. Dress yourself, your family and friends and/or your pets to impress for this walking parade/stroll down and around historic Broad Street. Participants promenade from the train depot museum to walk the sidewalks making the grand loop this year back

St. The walking stroll starts at about 10 a.m. The Easter Bunny and his friends will be onhand throughout the event ready for free photo ops, and don’t forget the fabulously-fun trivia scavenger hunt. The Easter Parade/Stroll rain or shine event is sponsored by the Globe Downtown Association/Historic Globe Main Street Program and is free to the public. For more information, message on Facebook or call 480345-7477, 928-425-4000, or 928-425-8111.

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Break out the spring finery on April 20 for the 11th Annual Easter Parade in Historic Downtown Globe.

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Globe Rotary’s 19th Annual Sunrise Challenge

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lobe Rotary will host its 19th Annual Sunrise Challenge 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk at Round Mountain Park on Saturday, June 8.

Registration takes place from 5-5:50 a.m. and the event begins 6 a.m. Runners and walkers of all skill levels are invited to celebrate National Trails Day and sign up for the Sunrise Challenge to explore trails that ascend Round Mountain Park in Globe. The 19th annual race is sponsored by Globe Rotary in partnership with the Gila County Division of Health and Emergency Services. The challenging 5K route

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has rocky trails and some boulder-hopping. Round Mountain Park is open daily and admission-free; winners from prior years suggest at least one visit ahead of time to scope out the trail and experience the course before race day. Entry forms are available at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1360 N. Broad Street; from Cami Lucero’s State Farm Insurance office, and also Desert Oasis Wellness Center. The entry fee is $25 prior to Thursday, May 30, then $30 until race day. Special discount rates available for students and families. Make

entry checks payable to Globe Rotary Club-Round Mountain. Check-in from 5-5:50 a.m. on race day at the Round Mountain visitor center. To find Round Mountain Park from downtown Globe heading east, turn left at Denny’s and drive past the Best Western motel, then continue straight past the Samaritan Veterinary clinic and continue uphill to Round Mountain Park. Awards to top 5K finishers, male and female, in age classes 12-20, 21-35, 36-50, 51-65 and over 65. For more information, Photo by Susanne Jerome call the Globe-Miami Tricia McDonald came in first Chamber of Commerce at overall in the women’s division in 425-4495. the 2018 Sunrise Challenge.

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The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts Brings Art to Downtown Globe Spirit Paintings, by Nja Onê. ou have the right and the power to be creative,” says Nja Onê (pronounced Inja Onay), an artist, performer and entrepreneur who came to Globe from Las Vegas with her husband Dan two years ago. Her Spirit Paintings will be on exhibit at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts beginning Saturday, April 20, running through Friday, May 31. The Opening Event for the exhibition will be on April 20 at 6 p.m. and will include a performance art piece by the

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artist, herself. Desert Celebration, the artwork of Edgar Hunt and

Charles Clevenger will be on display in the Alcove, Saturday, April 20 through Friday, May 31. Enjoy the works of Charles Clevenger and Edgar Hunt showcasing different viewpoints of the beautiful Arizona desert. All Hunt artwork sold during the exhibit will benefit stocking a fishing lake in the memory of Hunt’s brother and sister.

Frank Balaam Raffle to benefit CVCA lighting fund Artist, Frank Balaam, has donated an original piece of art to be raffled off to help the Center in its efforts to provide beautiful illumination for all of its artists. All raffle proceeds go toward the Lighting Fund and new LED bulbs. Raffle tickets are $2 each, 6 for $10 and 13 for $20, and the raffle will take place in late June. For further information, call Cobre Valley Center for the Arts at 928-425-0884 or email info@cobrevalleyarts. com.

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Free Summer Music Series in Historic Downtown Globe Starts June 1

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he Globe-Miami Community Concert Association, in its 65th concert season, is proud to present the 2019 Summer Concert Series.

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Neto and the Band Imagine will play at the Globe Summer Music Series again this year.

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With a generous grant from the United Fund, and partnerships with the City of Globe and the Globe Downtown Association, summer concert-goers will be able to enjoy free outside summer evening concerts in Globe at the 1916 train depot, located at 230 S. Broad St. in Historic Downtown Globe. Bring your favorite lawn chair and picnic basket. There will also be independent fundraiser snack and drink booths planned in conjunction with these concerts and bathroom facilities on site. The GMCCA is keeping its commitment to the community, with consistent quality artists and would like to thank all members and sponsors who, year after year, continue to make this Concert Association amazing. GMCCA also supports the Bullion Plaza Cultural Museum and its Summer Concert Series and have planned the Globe music series as to not conflict with their schedule, so supporters can enjoy both. The shows will take place rain or shine. The GMCCA 2019

Free Summer Concert schedule: • Saturday, June 1: CoverUps; • Saturday, June 15: Chaka and Friends; • Saturday, June 29: Neto and Imagine; • Saturday, July 6: Tumbleweed; • Saturday, July 20: Jukebox 6; • Saturday, August 3: Back to the 50s; • Saturday, August 17: Big John; and, • Saturday, August 31: Junction 87. For more details and information go to www.facebook.com/globemiamiconcerts under the “Events” category. Gateway - Spring 2019


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Culture Center Not-to-be-Missed BY SUSANNE JEROME

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ne not-to-be-missed Copper Cities attraction is the San Carlos Apache Culture Center, located on the north side of Highway 70 at milepost 272. A compact, well-planned facility, it seems larger than its floor plan. The museum is filled with fascinating exhibits and a shop featuring items by local artists and craftsmen, such as camp dresses and men’s ribbon shirts, paintings, statues, moccasins and jewelry. New items include peridot bracelets and earrings from nearby Peridot Mesa, one of the few places in the world you can

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Lorraine Edwards Hunter find the mineral. Lorraine Edwards Hunter, who died in February at the age of 79, made baskets since her father Norton Edward, Sr. taught her the craft as a little

girl. She passed the skill on to her daughter Caroline Hunter and her sisters. Making a basket can take as much as a month, as the weaver needs to gather, split and condition the cottonwood and willow stems he or she needs to use. Devil’s Claw is particularly hard to come by, since it grows mostly in higher elevations in river beds. Family members look for it as they travel to areas like White River or Seneca near the Salt River Canyon. Museum Director Marlowe Cassadore is continually developing the facility. He has been awarded a grant that will pay for an assessment of the building and its interior to prove it is suitable to house

the many Apache artifacts that are now held in various museums nationwide. A HUD application is also in the works which would be partly used to expand the museum and to construct another building on the site, to provide an office for the Apache Language Preservation agency. Cassadore and his assistants are not just academics: They have lived what is written in scholarly articles and books all of their lives. Knowledgeable people are always on hand to add to your experience. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday -Friday and often on Saturdays. For further information, call 928475-2894.

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Big Game Hunting on San Carlos Reservation

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an Carlos Apache Tribe Recreation and Wildlife’s mission is “to preserve, protect and enhance wildlife populations on San Carlos for the benefit of the Tribe and for the benefit of the ecosystem”

Its 1.8 million-acre reservation is a hunter’s paradise. In season, big game hunters can take down Rocky Mountain Elk, Black Bear, Pronghorn Antelope, Turkey, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Coues-White Tailed Deer, Javelina and Mountain Lion. Hunters must hire an Apache Guide and have a valid license and permits. Non-tribal member hunting licenses for Antelope, Antlerless Elk, September Elk Ar-

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chery, November Coues, January Malay Gap and January Coues Deer hunts are sold on a lottery/drawing basis. The entry fee is $26. Permits/tags are available to non-members on a first-come, first-serve basis for the following species hunts: first and second Fall Bear; Fall Turkey; Javelina Archery; Javelina Rifles: first and second Spring Turkey and Spring Bear. Both Tribal and non-tribal members must have a valid and current hunting license. Licenses can be purchased through the San Carlos Apache Recreation and Wildlife Department, in person or by mail. Guides Hunters must hire an

Apache Guide on “required” areas and have a valid license and permits. Permits/tags Available to non-members on a first-come, first-serve basis for the following species hunts: first and second Fall Bear; Fall Turkey; Javelina Archery; Javelina Rifles: first, second and third Spring Turkey and Spring Bear. Also, our Spring Turkey is sold a year in advance. Both Tribal and Non-Tribal members must have a valid and current hunting license. Licenses can be purchased through the San Carlos Apache Recreation and Wildlife Department, in person, by mail or contact our office.

For more information or a hunter’s application, go to www.scatrecreation.org. Tribal member hunting schedule: Second Spring Turkey, Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, May 5. Spring Bear, Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, May 5. Mountain Lion, All year. Non-tribal member hunting schedule: Second Spring Turkey, Saturday through Sunday, April 13-21. Third Spring Turkey, Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, May 5. Spring Bear, Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, May 5.

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Safford

Safford Comes Alive in Spring Gila Valley Boys and Girls Club Annual Golf Tournament The Gila Valley Boys and Girls Club Annual Golf Tournament will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at 4250 W. Golf Course Road, Safford. Held at the beautiful Mt. Graham Golf Course, this event is sure to be amazing and

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definitely for a good cause. Cinco de Mayo Celebracion St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church is pleased to sponsor the annual Cinco de Mayo Celebracion, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Come watch the entertaining parade and then live mariachi music, food and fun at

the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 311 S. Central Ave., Safford. For information, contact Victor Ornelas at 928-3227055. The Second Annual Graham Blues Fest

The Second Annual Graham Blues Fest event will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Graham County Fairgrounds Soccer Fields, 527 Armory Rd., Safford. All live music will be announced, as will admission prices, at a later date.

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Gateway to the Copper Corridor Spring 2019  

Gateway to the Copper Corridor is a publication of the Arizona Silver Belt in Globe and is distributed from Payson to Apache Junction to San...

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Gateway to the Copper Corridor is a publication of the Arizona Silver Belt in Globe and is distributed from Payson to Apache Junction to San...

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