Gateway To The Copper Corridor


2019 Summer Gateway, Visitors Guide.

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Visitors Guide For

• Safford • Clifton • San Carlos

• Globe • Miami • Superior

• Kearny • Tonto Basin • Young






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Table of Contents

Welcome to the Summer 2019 Edition of Gateway


Visit Besh Ba Gowah this summer...........................................5

Old Dominion Days..................................................................6

Apache Jii (Day)........................................................................8

Antique Shops in Globe-Miami..............................................10

Locals frequent community disc golf course..........................11

Keeping the La Casita Legacy alive.......................................13

Miami Fiesta............................................................................16

Summer Concert Series...........................................................17

Gila County

Discover Gila County..............................................................14

Gila County Fair......................................................................18

Bird on the Brain.....................................................................31

San Carlos

Big Game Hunting on San Carlos Reservation......................19

Apache potter teaches class on pottery making......................22


Black Hills Country Byway road trip.....................................23


Clifton, one of the most beautiful places................................24


Boyce Thompson Arboretum events.......................................25

8th annual Prickly Pear festival...............................................26

Magma Royale........................................................................27

St. Francis of Assisi annual Car Show and Fiesta..................27


Escape to Bruzzi Vineyard......................................................28


Arizona’s largest lake, Roosevelt Lake...................................30

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Susanne Jerome, Cassie Tafoya, Andrea Justice Eileen Terry

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298 N. Pine St.

Globe, AZ 85502



Diane Drobka, Mila Besich-Lira, Susan Anderson, Diane Notarianni,

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Cover photo:

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PO Box 1692

298 N. Pine St.

Globe, AZ 85502


This cover photo was taken by Robert Licano Photography. The front cover

photo was taken in Pinal Creek across form Cobre Valley Motors. The falls

are created by cement they used to cover the dirt as it crosses Pinal Creek.

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Andrea Justice/Gateway

Besh Ba Gowah is a hot spot for photography this summer and early fall, attracting an average of 36,000 visitors per year from all

over the world.

Andrea Justice/Gateway

Kachinas, pottery, candles and

more can be found in the gift


Visit Besh Ba Gowah this summer

By Andrea Justice

Staff Reporter

As the summer sun

beats down on the ancient

Salado ruins of

Besh Ba Gowah, one can only

wonder what the village was

like nearly 800 years ago. This

historical site has been one of

Globe’s day trip destinations

since it was first excavated in

the 1930s, and it continues to

attract an average of 36,000

visitors per year from all over

the world.

If the heat is deterring a

future visit to the archaeological

park, remember there

is an air conditioned museum

with a gift shop that offers

a variety of items to its

visitors. Museum Supervisor

Leana Asberry is always

making changes to the décor

and merchandise. “We are

constantly freshening things

up here at the museum,” said

Asberry. “A few new coats of

paint and some rearranging

here and there makes a difference.”

The gift shop features a

wide variety of Native made

jewelry and art work. There

are Arizona made products

that include: jelly, honey,

and prickly pear syrup. Visitors

can also find metal décor,

Kachinas, pottery, lotions,

candles, night lights, music,

magnets, specialty candy, incense

and sage. The gift shop

also carries a wide variety

of history books, children’s

books, and cook books.

Besh Ba Gowah is open

daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30

p.m. From July to September

they are closed Monday and

Tuesday. Admission is $5 for

adults and $4 for seniors (65

+). Children 12 and under get

in free.

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Old Dominion Days are September 11-14

The second annual Old

Dominion Days are

set for September 11-

14. This year they have added

breakfast, cheese boat day, the

Copper Ball and the schedule

continues to grow each week.

Come listen to Arizona’s Balladeer

Francis Dolen Ellis sing

ballads and enjoy old fashion

fun for the entire family.

For tickets and updates you

can visit

or call 928-425-7385.

The schedule of events are:

Wednesday, Sept. 11

8 a.m. Dutch Oven Breakfast

-Veterans and First Responders


9 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

– Museum

10 a.m. Old Dominion

Days - Historic Photo Display

“Globe Fire Department”,

History presentation of

“Who’s Charles Witcher” by

Lynne Perry

3 p.m. History presentation

of “The Pearl Hart Story” by

Vern Perry

4 p.m. Mine tour (guided

surface Old Dominion Mine)

5 p.m. Cobre Valley Center

for the arts opening Old Dominion

photo display

6 p.m. Chuck Wagon Grub

7 p.m. Music at the museum-

Dolan Ellis, “Arizona’s


Thursday, Sept. 12

10 a.m. “Cheese Boat


10:30 a.m. History presentation

The Flood of 54

Memories” by Linda Lopez

11:30 a.m. Cheese Boat

Luncheon at Museum Picnic


1:30 p.m. History presentation

The Million

Dollar a Mile Highway” by

Rick Powers

4 p.m. Mine tour (guided

surface Old Dominion Mine)

6 p.m. Antique Appraisal

and Workshop/Chamber

Conference Room


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Old Dominion Days continued

Friday, Sept. 13

8 a.m. Dutch Oven Breakfast-

teacher appreciation

9 a.m. Workshop – Care n

Cleaning – Dutch Oven Cooking


10 a.m. Kids Day- Old

Fashion Fun- Museum Picnic


1:30 p.m. History Presentation

of “From taming the West

to Pioneer Propietaire” by Lee

Anne Powers

4 p.m. Mine tour (guided

surface Old Dominion Mine)

6 p.m. Steak Fry- Museum

Picnic Grounds

7 p.m. Music at the museum

“Bill Roten & Friends”

Saturday, Sept. 14

8 a.m. Run for Youth (Benefit

Globe/Miami Youth Club)

Old Dominion Mine Park.

Farmers Market at Museum

Picnic Grounds

9 a.m. Globe Post Office

Tour N Talk

10 a.m. Mine tours (guided

surface Old Dominion Mine)

(Last 4 p.m.)

11:30 a.m. History presentation

of The Irish at the Old

Dominion Mine by Janice

Ryan Bryson

1 p.m. Old Dominion Miners

Lighting – Tod Towe of


2 p.m. History Tour- Historic

Downtown Globe

3 p.m. Old Dominion Days

– Raffle Drawings

3:30 p.m. History presentation

of Steam Engines in Early

Mining by Norm Grable at the


Museum Monday, Sept. 15

6 p.m. The Copper Ball at

Bonus Day

the Cobre Valley Center for 10 a.m. History presentation

of “Finding Andy” by

the Arts in Historic Downtown


Becky Stephen at Globe Miami


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36th annual Apache Jii (Day) celebration

Mark your calendar

for Saturday,

Oct. 19 for the

36th annual Apache Jii celebration

in historic downtown


The day begins at 9 a.m.

in front of the historic courthouse

at the corner of Broad

and Oak, one block east of

the US 60 highway. Opening

ceremonies feature a

traditional Apache prayer,

followed with the national

anthem sung in Apache.

Booths featuring jewelry,

painting, beading, wood and

stone carving and more are

planned for the street fair.

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Young Lady Dancers of all ages dressed in traditional camp dresses.

Photo provided


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in Globe on Saturday, Oct. 19

Photo provided

Young Hoop Dancer performing.

Entertainment, including

crown dancers,

hoop dancers and

native flute players, is

planned throughout the

day and no one will go

hungry if they stop by

the food booths which

will feature everything

from delicious Apache

fry bread and Indian tacos

to more traditional

dishes like acorn stew.

There is no admission

charge for Apache

Jii, an event originally

started as a thank you to

the San Carlos Apache

Nation, which borders

Globe to the east.

The festival offers a

unique chance for visitors

to talk one-on-one

with Native Americans

artists from throughout

the Southwest, making

this an opportunity

to purchase a very personal

piece gift or art

piece. There is nothing

like choosing a work after

visiting with the artist

who designed it.

Chat with colorfullydressed

tribal royalty

from throughout the

Southwest and enjoy

their educational and

entertaining presentations

in the central performance


Apache Jii is hosted

by the Globe-Miami

Chamber of Commerce

in conjunction with

Apache Gold Casino

and Resort, APS and the

city of Globe.

Globe is located 90

minutes east of Phoenix

on US 60. For more information

on Apache Jii

or obtaining a vendor

space, please call the

Globe-Miami Chamber

of Commerce at 1-800-



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Antique shops of


It’s amazing what you’ll

find inside each one of

these shops that are spread

throughout the Globe-Miami


The Globe Antique Mall at

171 W. Mesquite St. in Globe,

is open Wednesday through

Saturday from 10:30 a.m.

to 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to

3 p.m., closed Monday and

Tuesday. Phone number is


Turn the Page Vintage and

Western Apparel located at

274 N. Broad St. in Globe, is

open Tuesday through Saturday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed

Sunday and Monday

Hill Street Mall at 393

S. Hill St. in Globe, is open

Thursday through Monday 9

a.m. to 2 p.m., closed Tuesday

and Wednesday. Phone number

is 928 425-0022

The Pickle Barrel at 404 S.

Broad St. in Globe, is open

Monday through Saturday

from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.,

Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5

-p.m. 928-425-9282

Yesterdays Treasures at 209

W. Hackney Ave in Globe, is

open Monday through Saturday

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

closed Sunday. Phone number

is 928-425-7016

Grandma’s House of Antiques

and Treasures at 123 N.

Miami Ave. in Miami, is open

Thursday through Sunday

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Miami Rose Trading Post at

401 W. Sullivan St. in Miami,

is open Saturday and Sunday,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone number

is 928-473-2949

Sullivan Street Antiques at

407 W. Sullivan Street in Miami,

is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

Cowgirl Antiques at 416

Sullivan St. in Miami, can be

accessed through the entrance

located at the Wild Horses Saloon.

Donna by Design at 501

Sullivan St. in Miami, is open

Thursday through Saturday,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday

from noon to 4 p.m., closed

Monday through Wednesday.

Soda Pop’s Antiques at 503

Sullivan St. in Miami, is open

Friday and Saturday from 10

a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Monday

through Thursday.

Inspired by Time at 409 W.

Sullivan St. in Miami, is open

Thursday through Saturday

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday

from noon to 4 p.m., closed

Monday through Wednesday.


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Locals frequent community disc golf course


By Susanne Jerome

Staff Reporter

As the threesome of

Danny Trammell,

Justin Justice and Stephen

Palmer hit the links at 7

a.m. on a Saturday, you could

see that Disc Golf is not your

grand-dog’s Frisbee game, nor

is it your grandfather’s golf

game either. Instead of a bag

full golf clubs, players carry

a selection of discs on to the

course at the Old Dominion

Mine Park.

These Golf Discs are smaller

than ordinary Frisbees, and

the “drivers”, which are made

to go straight and far by holding

their spin are smaller still

and not meant to be kind to the

mouths of dogs. Putter discs

are larger and more pliable.

They don’t have to go far before

the spin fades, and they

veer in the opposite direction

of the spin.

Since it is more of a loss, (a

disk can cost $15) players often

put their phone numbers on

their disks in order to get them

back, which they often do. It’s

Susanne Jerome/Gateway

Local disc golfers Justin Justice, Stephen Palmer, and Danny

Trammell pose by their first target.

a point of honor in the sport.

Also, a finder can post the disk

on a disk pro shop’s web page

for a store discount of $3 and a

disk owner can retrieve a disk

for $3 is cash. Trammell says

people have gotten disks back

after they have lain hidden for

over two years. In latter parts

of the Old Dominion course

the players planned to spot for

each other because of the disk

eating brush around the fairway


As they complete the first

hole, players emote about mistakes

they made in a game that

is more physical but just as

precise as golf. There is a huge

butterfly effect, tiny variations

at the launch causing huge and

discombobulating variations

in the outcome. On the first

hole, one player held on too

long as he ran up the marker to

release his disc. It went all the

more straight and true due to

his firm grip, as Danny Trammell

explained it, but in the

wrong direction.

The par for the nine-hole

course is 30, and the first hole

is an 890 ft. par 4. Since a pro

can throw at much as 500 feet,

he (or she) could finish it in

two throws. A good throw for

an average amateur is about

300 feet.

Now days the hippie and

canine catch aura around the

sport is pretty much dissipated

as it gains maturity. According

to the Pro Disc Golf Association

there are 1600 courses in

the country, most of them being


The courses set on smallball

golf courses tend to cost

something but are much

cheaper than the old game of


The Pro Disc Golf Association

claims 9000 members. A

winner in a big tournament

can earn as much as $5,000.

And now pros are beginning

to acquire sponsors.

Susanne Jerome/Gateway

Stephen Palmer putts at the Old

Dominion Mine Park Disc Golf Course.

Susanne Jerome/Gateway

Justin Justice throws from the red disc,

marking where his last throw landed.

Susanne Jerome/Gateway

Danny Trammell drives to his next target.

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Andrea Justice/Gateway

Farley’s Pub in downtown Globe offers off-track betting Thursday

through Sunday starting at noon.

Farley’s Pub offers

off-track betting


Staff Reporter

Farley’s Pub in downtown

Globe is the area’s

premiere off-track

betting location.

After partnering with Turf

Paradise in January, the local

pub became one of 62 off-track

betting locations in Arizona.

Turf Paradise is a horse racetrack

in Phoenix that offers a

live race season from October

to May. This partnership allows

Farley’s to simulcast racing

from racetracks across the

country. Farley’s is open from

Wednesday to Sunday with offtrack

betting available Thursday

through Sunday starting at noon.

During the races, Turf Paradise

provides a para-mutual

teller to take bets and cash out

winners. “No money from the

off-track betting goes to the

bar,” said Lisa Brazil, owner of

Farley’s Pub. “We are just trying

to offer the area something different

to do.”

If interested in placing a bet,

the para-mutual teller can help

by providing a few tips. Those

participating can learn how to

efficiently read the infield tote

board and how to better understand

odds and payouts. “This

is a lot of fun,” said Anna Bejarano.

“We enjoy coming down

for a drink and trying our luck.”

Since introducing the races,

several locals have won big.

With one recorded $10,000 winner,

and several smaller winners,

Farley’s has quickly become the

place to be on a Saturday afternoon.

“Just this past Saturday,

we had a customer bet $12 on

the Belmont and win $2,550,”

said Brazil.


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Staff Reporter

La Casita Café in Globe

was first opened in

1947 by Salustia

Reynoso. It was a branch off

of the Guayo’s El Rey that

opened in 1938 and is still

serving up homemade Mexican

food in Miami. Two sisters

started the legacy that

the Globe-Miami community

knows today with the recipes

they loved and hard work.

Over 70 years later they

celebrate another milestone as

third generation Liz Villalobos

and fourth generation Annie

Villalobos step up to continue

the legacy of amazing

Mexican food in downtown


The small community of

Globe-Miami is well known

for its Mexican food. Each

restaurant continues the tradition

of serving the same recipes

by a relative who has kept

the dream of two sisters alive

for many years.

The food from this family

continues to grow as they

have restaurants in Miami,

Globe, Show Low, Mammoth,

Thatcher and some locations

in Mesa as well.

Liz loves spending her

spare time with her grandchildren

and is proud to carry on

the tradition of serving great

food to the towns of Globe,

Miami and San Carlos.

Annie has dreamed about


Keeping the La Casita Legacy alive

taking over La

Casita since she

was a little girl

and now with

the opportunity

she’s presented,

she is excited to

keep the family

tradition going.

Her dad Greg

Villalobos, who

passed away

in 2014, would

have been the

owner, so making sure it continues

is of great importance,

for his memory as well as her

great grandmother Salustia.

Annie is a big sports fan, so

in her free time she coaches

her nephews in basketball,

coach pitch, and soccer.

The La Casita Café in

Globe has always been ran by

the women in the family who

continually step up to keep

this legacy going strong.

Stop by and enjoy some

amazing food. La Casita Cafe

is located at 470 N Broad St.

in Globe.

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Discover Gila County

Explore the Wild at

Gateway magazine

is your quarterly update and

invite to visit Gila County and

explore the Copper Corridor;

for the most up-to-date details

about where to stay and

what to do while you’re here –


as a browser favorite,

and connect on the comprehensive

website’s companion

facebook and Instagram.

Launched by Gila County’s

Board of Supervisors during

the first quarter of 2019, the

stylish new website’s a portal

to outdoor adventure ranging

from the tall, cool pines of the

Rim Country towns of Payson

and Star Valley down through

our Copper Corridor heritage

here in Globe and Miami –

including travel and tourism

information about all three

Apache Nations (San Carlos,

Tonto, White Mountain); wilderness

areas, hiking trails,

unique local restaurants and

events throughout the Summer

and Fall of 2019.

Centrally-located Gila

County is truly the heart of

Arizona, with about 53,500

residents and 4,796 square

miles of desert, canyonlands

and lakes. Bookmark

as a

browser favorite; you’ll find

planned itineraries for threeday-weekend

trips that hit the

highlights for shopping, relaxed

hikes, Native American

culture and history – and outdoor

adventure. Gila County

has seven wilderness areas:

Hell’s Gate and the Mazatzal

canyons and forests offer

scenery that’s approachable,

yet remote enough for peace,

quiet and solitude. Arizona’s

majestic saguaro cacti? See

and photograph these desert

icons at our lowest elevations,

Gila County includes Sonoran

Desert at 2,000 feet above

sea level – proceeding up to

stately ponderosa pine forest

(the largest stand of ponderosa

pines on the planet!). Gila

County lures outdoor enthusiasts

choosing a place to live,

work - and enjoy the best mix

of Arizona’s desert, mountains

and lakes.

Where to Stay?

lists our biggest hotels, of

course – but gives equal space

to singular bed-and-breakfast

lodging in Pine-Strawberry,

Payson, Globe and Young.

Continued on page 15


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Discover Gila County continued....

Where to eat while you’re


Restaurants are all listed,

too: from family-owned Mexican

restaurants of Globe-

Miami, to unique eateries in

Hayden and Star Valley – a

popular brewery in Pine, and

a vineyard-winery in Young.

Etymologists tell us the

word ‘Gila’ originates from a

Spanish contraction of Hahquah-sa-eel,

a Yuma word

meaning “running water

which is salty.” Gila County

includes the towns of Payson,

Star Valley, Christopher

Creek, Strawberry and Pine.

Mining, ranching and old

west traditions still thrive

here, Payson takes pride in

being the birthplace of rodeo

- and San Carlos Apaches still

practice their ancient tradition

of Sunrise Dances during the

spring, summer and fall.

Looking for a half-day

hike, or a 2-3 day backpacking

adventure? Explore the

Mogollon Rim - a topographic

and geological wonder

that extends about 200 miles

across central AZ. It forms the

southern edge of the Colorado

Plateau in Arizona - providing

outdoor adventure to campers,

hikers, mountain bikers,

photographers, bird-watchers

and hunters;

is your guide to

hiking trails, and nearby lodging.

Located on the northeastern

edge of the Sonoran

Desert, Gila County covers

a wide variety of life zones -

from iconic Saguaro cacti in

the low desert to pinyon-juniper

grasslands, chaparral, and

montane forests of pine, fir

and aspen. Roosevelt Lake is

one of Arizona’s most popular

Gila County

Photo by Diane Drobka

Coolidge Dam at San Carlos Lake is a great place to take photos or go birding.

for fishing, boating and recreation

– and wholly within

Gila County. Tonto National

Monument, Fossil Creek,

the Salt River, Tonto Natural

Bridge State Park, designated

Wilderness Areas and popular

camping areas within the

Tonto National Forest are also

among Gila County’s bragging


Don’t miss Tonto Natural

Bridge, between the towns of

Payson and Pine, which became

an Arizona State Park in

1990; now thousands of visitors

marvel each year at the

largest travertine bridge in the

world, and the beauty of Pine

Creek Canyon.

The high desert community

of pleasant valley is a bucolic

scene of peace and quiet

today – but in the 1880s it

was the origin of a range war

that’s among the most famous

(and deadly) feuds in American

history. The Pleasant Valley

War, also called the Tonto

Basin Feud or the Tonto Basin

War, matched the cattleherding

Grahams against the

sheep-herding Tewksburys.

Copper’s lustre still shines

in Gila County - an industry

employing 3,000 people.

Mineral deposits brought

miners back in 1874 when silver

was discovered in Globe

– eclipsed within a decade by

our vast deposits of copper.

Dig into online databases listing

Arizona mines and you’ll

find an impressive 641 mines

across Gila County, and from

A-to-Z -- that is, from the Abbie

and Ross mine (copper,

gold, lead, silver) to the Zulu

Mine near Rye. 641 mines!

And 30 ranches continue to

manage some 15,000 cattle

spread out across Gila County


City of Globe

Globe is currently the Gila

County seat, a city’s history

laced with historic Wild

West events from murders

and stagecoach robberies to

outlaws, hanging and Apache

raids. Local historians guide

seasonal walking tours that

narrate the connection to famous

residents and itinerants

from Ike Clanton (one of the

gunfighters from the OK Corral)

to Geronimo, Apache Kid,

Big-Nose Kate and more.

Globe is about 87 miles

east of Phoenix and at the

crossroads of highways 60,

70 and 77.

Payson’s a scenic and convenient

90-minute drive from

Phoenix on the recentlyexpanded

four-lane ‘Beeline



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Miami Fiesta 2019

It is that time again for

the annual “Miami Fiesta

2019,” taking place

on Saturday, September

14 at the Bullion Plaza

Park. Surrounded by

mountains and beautiful

weather, we kick off

this event celebrating the

influence of the Mexican

cultural and the many attributes

of this rich historic

mining community.

The festival provides

a family fun-filled day

with free live entertainment

of music, mariachis,

dancers, beer

gardens, food and gift

booths. The children have a

free all-day pass to the “Kiddy

Land” rides.

In the afternoon the infamous

“Chihuahua Races”

take place. A long-standing

tradition, these dog races have

been described as the “fastest,

wild and flying chihuahua’s in

the west.”

The Bullion Plaza Cultural

Museum overlooks

the park

and welcomes

all visitors to

come in during

the Fiesta and

enjoy the very

special exhibits

and interests of

this community.

We invite our

families to come

spend day bring

their blankets

and chairs, relax

and smile!

The event is

sponsored by

the Town of Miami

and has been managed by

Miami Genesis for the past ten



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Summer Concert Series continues

The Globe-Miami

Summer Concert series

continues through

the month of August.

Globe Summer Concert

series takes place at the

Historic Train Depot, 230

S Broad St. in downtown


Rain or Shine! Bring your

favorite lawn chair and picnic


There will also be independent

fundraiser snack

and drink booths planned in

conjunction with these concerts

and bathroom facilities

on site. Globe performances


The Heart of Arizona Band


Neto and the Band Imagine performing at the Historic Train Depot

in Globe, Az.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

7 p.m. Back to the 50's

Saturday, August 17, 2019

7 p.m. DJ Big John and his

Golden Sounds

Saturday, August 31, 2019

7 p.m. Junction 87

Music in the Park for the

summer of 2019 at Miami

Memorial Park, located at

608 Sullivan St. in Miami.

New this year is a concession

stand run by local non

profits, so bring a chair, 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 en-

joying some community


Concert schedule in Miami:

Saturday, July 27 at

6:30 p.m. Sunset Highway


Saturday, Aug. 10 at

6:30 p.m. Los Implikados


Saturday, Aug. 24 at

6:30 p.m. New Direction

For more details on each

of the scheduled concert

dates and artists information

please see our main

Face Book page, under the

"Events" category, each concert

will be listed separately.

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Gila County

Gila County Fair Celebrate 50 Years

Our Gila

County Fairgrounds


located just north of

Globe on US 60.

The first fair was

held in 1970 with only

a grandstand, some old

wooden horse corrals

and a race track. The

fairgrounds has since

grown to include a rodeo

arena, multiple

exhibit halls, a go-cart

track, and an RV Park.

This year the fair is

celebrating 50 years,

September 19-22, 2019

It’s fair time again

and we are excited

about all the things that are

happening at our fair this


The carnival, livestock

auction, rodeo, old fashioned

fair night and of course

all the food you only get

that one time a year.

The exhibit hall will

filled with the talent and

creativity of Gila County


So now get ready

to grab your knitting

needles, break out your

cookie sheets, make up

that jam you’ve been

wanting to do all year,

snap that photo of your

kids, and make sure

your animals are looking

their best....See you

at the fair!!


for updated

events and schedules.


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San 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.

Non-tribal member hunting

licenses for Antelope, Antlerless

Elk, September Elk

Archery, November Coues,

January Malay Gap and January

Coues Deer hunts are sold

on a lottery/drawing



Hunters must hire

an Apache Guide on

“required” areas and

have a valid license

and permits.


Available to nonmembers

on a firstcome,

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

San Carlos

Big Game Hunting on San Carlos Reservation

San Carlos Lake , San Carlos, Az.

Diane Drobka

have a valid and current hunting


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

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San Carlos


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San Carlos

Apache Potter teaches class on pottery making

By Susanne Jerome

Staff Reporter

Marlowe Cassadore,


of the San Carlos

Apache Cultural Center

hosted potter, Sheldon

Nunez-Valardy, a Jicarilla

Apache from New Mexico

to teach a week-long class

in pottery making.

Nunez-Velardy brought

some micaceous clay from a

special place in New Mexico.

The clay is full of tiny flakes

of mica which made it shine.

All week his class of wouldbe

potters coiled their pots

and then smoothed and polished

them under his eye until

they shown, round and stylish

and ready to be fired.

In the old days there were

no electric kilns, and the

Apache didn’t build clay ovens.

They used a fire. According

to Velardy they used to

heat the pots gradually up to

Susanne Jerome/Gateway

In the old days there were no electric kilns, and the Apache

didn’t build clay ovens. They used a fire.

about 500 degrees by putting

them around a campfire and

rotating them while they were

heating. He said that he had

tried the process once to see if

it would work, and it did, but

it took forever.

Today they stacked the pots

on trays and heated them in

the Peridot Head Start’s oven.

On Friday morning they put

the pots in the oven for three

hours, moving the temperature

up from 200 to 500 degrees.

When they removed them at 1

p.m., they had been at 500 degrees

for an hour. Now they

were pre-treated and could be

fired without cracking.

They put a grate over the

coals of a fire they had been

preparing and stacked the pots

face down on it. It was hot

work at one in the afternoon.

After the pots were stacked

there was a flurry of activity

as the potters quickly leaned

slim sticks of kindling against

the grate and against the pots

on the grate. Finally, they put

kindling all over the top of the

carefully constructed pile of

pots. As they put the pieces

of wood in place, the kindling

was catching fire from the fire

under the grate, so they had to

step lively. In a few minutes

the blaze had completely consumed

the wood and had fired

the pots. Many pots had black

marks on them from the blaze,

but as Nunez-Velardy explained,

those were not flaws

but characteristics of the pots.

During the fire Tony Belvado

kept watch with a hose

as the fire showed some ambition

to spread from its pit, and

he drowned the fire thoroughly

after the pots had been carefully

removed using a hooked

metal pole.

In the last week, people had

been building wickiups, and

the next weeks will feature


Susanne Jerome/Gateway

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Black Hills Country Byway road trip

The Black Hills Back

Country Byway offers

21 miles of back

country driving adventure

through the northern end of

the Peloncillo Mountains in

southeastern Arizona. It’s the

perfect place for an off road


Along the Byway are

views of the Black Hills,

Gila Mountains, Mount Graham,

Gila Box Riparian National

Conservation Area, the

Freeport McMoRan Mine at

Morenci and more. Side trips

off the Byway provide access

to the Gila River and spectacular

overlooks of the Gila

River Canyon.

The Black Hills Back

Country Byway is unpaved

but is accessible to high

clearance vehicles during dry

weather. Portions of the byway

have narrow drop-offs or

are confined by steep cliffs.

Do not attempt the byway

if you have a travel trailer

or any vehicle more than 20

feet long. Motor homes and

trailers can be left at parking

areas provided near kiosks at

each end. Please take extra

care to drive defensively on

this route and remember the

mountain courtesy that gives

uphill traffic the right of way.

The trip is a slow scenic

one so be prepared for at least

two hours driving time one

way, not including stops.

Remember to pack enough

supplies for you trip such as

gas and water, because no

services are provided along

the byway.

Canyon Overlook Picnic

Area is located near milepost

17 along the 21-mile-long

Black Hills National Back


Country Byway

and provides a

scenic vista of the

Gila River canyon

and nearby mountain

ranges, Ramadas,

picnic tables

and grills.

From Safford,

take Hwy 70

EAST to Hwy 191

NORTH (Past Solomon).

There will

be a turnoff for

“Black Hills Back

County Byway”

For more information contact

Bureau of Land Management

Safford Field Office

711 14th Ave Safford Az,


or call 928-348-4400 .

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Clifton, one of the most beautiful places

Clifton is located on

US Hwy. 191, not

far from Safford. It’s

hard to believe, but at the beginning

of the 20th century

the Clifton/Morenci area was

home to more people than


Clifton is nestled in the

foothills at the bottom of the

Coronado Trail, which passes

through scenic eastern Arizona

and is often called one

of the most beautiful places

in Arizona. Set in a canyon,

the town boasts a rich history,

from Geronimo to Coronado

and one of the finest copper

deposits in the world.

The Spanish Explorer Coronado

was probably the first in

a long list of intrepides to pass



is now


A r i -


He was


for gold

for the



but though there is gold to be

found even today in the San

Francisco River, the quantities

are very small. Fur trappers

arrived in the early 1800s, but

it wasn’t until after the Civil

War that things really got going.

In the mid 1860’s Henry

Clifton (thus the name) came

from the Prescott area to prospect

for gold but instead found

rich copper ore.

In 1870, Army officer Captain

Chase and the Metcalf

brothers camped near the confluence

of the San Francisco

River and a side creek, since

called Chase Creek, while

tracking an Indian war party.

Two years later a peace Treaty

with the Chiricahua Apache

Chief, who was born in the

area, along with the Mining

Act of 1872 made the whole

process of establishing a mine

easier and the mining of copper

in southern Arizona profitable

– well maybe?

It’s hard to believe, but at

the beginning of the 20th century

the Clifton/Morenci area

was home to more people than

Phoenix. And at the center of

the area’s activity was Chase

Creek Street.

While the brothels and other

houses of ill repute may be

gone (we think), the memory

of that bygone era lives on

in the historic storefronts and

small businesses that still line

this famous Arizona street.


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Boyce Thompson Arboretum events

As you approach the

Arboretum on Highway

60 you will see

towering Picketpost Mountain

dominating the southern horizon.

The arboretum brings together

plants form the planet’s

many varied deserts and dry

lands displaying them alongside

unspoiled examples of

the native Sonoran Desert


The arboretum offers a wide

range of tours throughout the

year interpreting plants, wildlife,

history and geology.

Geology tour

Saturday, July 27, August

24, Sept. 28 at 8 a.m.

Learn about rocks and volcanic

formations along our

main trail on a tour with professional

geologist Rich Leveile

as your guide for a lively

tour that compresses 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.

Edible and Medicinal

Plants tour

Sundays July 28, August

25, Sept. 22 at 8 a.m.

Walk with Mike Hills, world

traveler and herbal gourmand,

as you see and learn about

the interesting plants along

the Curandero Trail that have

been used historically as food,

traditional Medicine and other

uses by the native people of

the Sonoran desert.

Lizard Walk

Saturdays, August 10, August

31, Sept. 14 at 8 a.m.

Arizona lizards

do comical pushups

to display their

blue bellies - attend

a tour guided by

Casa Grande outdoor

educator Phil

Rakoci who will

be accompanied by

AZ Game and Fish



Owens to learn

why these little reptiles

have azure abs.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

is an ideal place to observe

native reptiles such as Tree,

Side-blotched and Greater

Earless Lizards while learning

about their behavior and Sonoran

Desert adaptations.

Dragonfly Walks at Boyce

Thompson Arboretum

Sunday August 4, Saturday,

Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m.

Observe the remarkable

aerobatics of dragonflies and

learn about their fascinating

life cycle on a morning

stroll. Maricopa Audubon

Program Director Laurie

Nessel will guide the

walk, leading attendees to

Ayer Lake, water features

in the Legume and Demonstration

gardens, and

possibly Queen Creek, if

it has surface water.

What should you wear

and bring? Nessel suggests

wear comfortable

walking shoes, sunscreen,

and a hat to protect you from

the sun. Carry water and bring

close-focus binoculars for the

best close-up views of dragonflies.

History of the Arboretum


Sunday, August 4 at 8 a.m.


You may have walked the

trails a dozen times and never

crossed paths with the Galapagos

Tortoise pens. Take a

moment to scan the horizon

above picket post mountain.

Phoenix Historian Sylvia Lee

narrates this two-hour walking

tour focused on the life

and time of Colonel Wiliam

Boyce Thompson, and his Arboretum

Butterfly Walk

Saturday Aug, 17, Sept. 21

at 8:30 a.m.

Boyce Thompson is a hub

for local pollinators making it a

perfect place to learn about butterflies

in the great outdoors.

Ron Rutoowski will guide this

leisurely, slow-paced tour that

proceeds along wheelchair accessible

paths, exploring the

arboretums Hummingbird-butterfly

garden, demonstration

garden and children’s garden.

May to September hours

are Monday through Sunday

6 a.m. - 3 p.m. No park entry

after 2 p.m.

Arboretum Entrance Fees:

Adult (13+): $15, Child (5-

12): $5, Age four and under free

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

is located at 37615 E Arboretum

Way, Superior, Az

Phone is 602-827-3000

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8th Annual Prickly Pear Festival is Aug. 17

The 8th annual Prickly

pear Festival will

be held on August

17, in Superior.

There will be art, food,

music, demos, cook-off, beverages,

and entertainment

from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Enjoy a day of food, drinks

and desserts all made with

the delicious fruit.

Not only does the fruit

taste good but it also has

some health benefits. Some

prickly pear benefits include

its ability to lower cholesterol

levels, improve the digestive

process, decrease the

risk of diabetes, boost the immune

system, and stimulate

bone growth. The antioxidantrich

fruit also helps strengthen

blood vessels, aid in weight

loss, and reduce inflammation.

To harvest this fruit you

would want to make sure you

have gloves, tongs and a bucket

to put the fruit in.

How to process the prickly


Slice both ends of the prick-

ly pear off. Discard them.

Make one long vertical slice

down the body of the prickly

pear. Slip your finger into

the slice and grab a hold of

the skin. Begin to peel back

the thick fleshy skin that’s

wrapped around the prickly

pear. Discard the skin. You’ll

be left with the prickly pear


The flesh is studded with

tons of little edible seeds, if

you like them, feel free to just

chop the prickly pear up and

eat, seeds and all.

Extract the juice: To extract

the prickly pear juice, place

the “husked” prickly pears

into a blender or food processor

and pulse until liquified.

Place the juice into a fine

mesh sieve and push out the

juice into a pitcher or bowl.

Discard the remain-

ing pulp and seeds.

Use the juice as

you like. Depending

on the size of the

prickly pears, six to

12 prickly pears will

get you about one

cup of juice.


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Magma Royale

The Superior Optimist

Club will

be hosting the

2019 Magma Royale

fundraiser on Saturday,

Aug. 3 at the Magma


This year the theme

for the event is “Great

Gatsby” guests are encouraged

to dress up

in 1920’s attire. Tickets

are $25 per person

and you can buy tickets

online at:

Royale2019 or you can call

JoAnn Besich at 520-827-0592.

The Superior Optimist Club

has been serving the people of

Superior since 2004. In their

15 years of existence the club

has served a conduit to support

youth activities, athletic and

academic achievements along

with community beatification

projects. Since 2008 the Superior

Optimist Club has awarded

over fifty lap top computers to

graduating Seniors who earned

the honor roll three times a year

for five years.

The Magma Royale fundraiser

is the primary fundraiser

that support the Optimist Club

programs and activities.

Th e



with the

2019 Superior

Car Show

and Fiesta


Sept. 21 on

Old Historic

Main Street.

This year there will be a Car

Hop with $500 cash pay out

and Best of Show cash prizes

of $300 for 1st, $200 for 2nd

and $100 for 3rd places.

Over 80 classes and all

types of Classic and Kustoms

with 2 and 4 wheels welcomed.

As always, this event is free


St. Francis of Assisi Fiesta

and Car Show

to the public with a hometown


This year we will have a

larger part of Main Street and

the New Magma Hotel is now

open and taking reservations

for those traveling from afar.

Hotel Magma Reservations

can be made by calling 520-


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Escape to Bruzzi Vineyard

Bruzzi Vineyard is just

a scenic drive into the

heart of Pleasant Valley,

with cooler temperatures

about 120 miles northeast of


Bruzzi is the first vineyard

in Gila County and their grapes

are expertly crafted into some

of the finest wine in Arizona.

Shop their exceptional wines,

fine farm products at their farm


They also host exquisite

multi course dinners Thursday

through Sunday nights at 6

p.m. You can see the monthly

menus online by visiting their

Facebook page

Reservations are required at

least one week in advance and

can be made by emailing

or calling


Bruzzi will be hosting their

Archive Wine Dinner on Saturday,

August 24 at 6 p.m. This

event will feature wines that

will never be made available

again after this dinner.

The cost for dinner is $95

per person plus gratuity.

The menu will consist of

Edamame paired with



Miso Soup paired with

2015 Arizona Stronghold

Bruzzi Vidal Blanc;

Spicy Tuna Salad*

paired with 2016 Bruzzi

Vineyard Vidal Blanc;

Teriyaki Salmon with

Jasmine Rice and Snow

Peas paired with 2017

Bruzzi Vineyard Petit

Sirah; Coconut Sorbet

paired with 2017 Page

Springs Bruzzi Late

Harvest Vidal Blanc;

Triple Chocolate

Mousse paired

with 2015 Arizona

Stronghold Bruzzi

Vidal Blanc Zas.

* Consuming

raw or undercooked


poultry, seafood,

shellfish or eggs

may increase your

risk of foodborne


Bruzzi Vineyard

Fall Equinox Wine

Dinner is set for

Monday Sept. 23, at 6 p.m.

The cost for this dinner will

be $125 per person plus tax

and gratuity.

On the menu is Arizona

Okra Pickles; Local Apple &

Chevre Bruschetta; Three Sis-

ters Soup; Watermelon and

Stilton over Pleasant Valley

Greens; Bison Tomahawk Ribeye

with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

and Sauteed Bruzzi Vineyard

Green Beans Or Stuffed

Acorn Squash; Tomato Basil;

Sweet Cream Ice Cream with

Arizona Fig Newtons; Dark

Chocolate Chile.

Courses will be paired with

handpicked wine selections

from the Bruzzi Vineyard cellars.

Make your reservations

soon as spots fill fast by emailing

or calling 928-462-3314.


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Arizona’s Largest Lake, Roosevelt Lake

Five of the biggest and

most popular lakes to

fish are located in central

Arizona and are managed

by Salt River Project for the

valley’s water supply: Roosevelt

Lake, Apache Lake, Canyon

Lake, Saguaro Lake, and

Bartlett Lake.

Thirty miles northeast of

Globe lies one of Arizona’s best

recreational and sightseeing areas,

Roosevelt Lake.

Roosevelt Lake is located in

the Tonto National Forest and is

surrounded by beautiful mountain

ranges with majestic views.

The Theodore Roosevelt

Dam has created one of the

best fisheries in the state due to

its easy access and abundance

of large and smallmouth bass,

crappie, bluegill and various


of carp

and catfish.



to the




easy access




and Phoenix, fishing conditions

are excellent for year-round

fishing in Arizona.

During the summer heat you

can find many outdoor enthusiasts

on the water enjoying water

skiing, tubing, kayaking, and jet

skiing on Arizona’s largest lake.

You can bring your own boat

or rent one from the Roosevelt

Lake Marina which has a connivent

store, restaurant, and RV

Photo by Zenada Webb

Roosevelt Lake in the middle of the desert is great for fishing, site seeing and recreation.

park if you’d like to stay a while.

If you’d like to set up camp

right on the water, the Marina’s


has plenty

of room to



campers or

RV’s right

on the water.

For rates and

more information




There’s also many campgrounds

and day picnic areas

available along the lake. The

campsites have shaded ramadas,

restrooms and some even

have showers. Contact Tonto

Basin Ranger District 28079

N. Az Hwy 188 Roosevelt, AZ

85545 or phone 602-225-5395

for more information.

If you prefer a room or cabin

you can shack up at the Roosevelt

Lake Resort. The resort

offers various dog friendly as

well as pet free lodging options.

Choose from motel rooms,

cabins and a 3B/2B home. For

those who own a recreational

vehicle or 5th Wheel, consider

there full hook up RV Sites for

your long term stay. Visit

for more


The Roosevelt Lake, Tonto

Basin area attracts thousands

of visitors each year due to the

vast variety of water related

recreational activities, outdoor,

historical and sightseeing opportunities

all with easy access

to Globe.

If you’re looking for a one

day trip, Roosevelt Lake is a

“must see” place in Gila County.

Photo by Toni Payne

Tubing on Roosevelt Lake is a fun recreational activity in the

summer heat.


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Birds on the Brain?

Ten Top Spots for Birdwatching

Is Gila County a great

place to strap on the binoculars

and see birds?

Ask ‘Tommy D’ Debardeleben,

author of a popular website

frequently updated with

his adventures seeking rare

birds around the Grand Canyon

State. Most of his daysoff

work during 2017 were

spent birding Gila County

- starting the year with 137

species he had found on prior

visits, and doubling that

already-impressive tally to

275 before New Year’s Eve.

Search posts at tommysbirdingexpeditions

for anecdotes

from across Gila County,

from a Rufous-winged Sparrow

singing at the Southern

tip of the county, just off

Highway 77 near Winkelman

and the Gila River (where

Black Vulture and Mississippi

Kite are also possible),

to ‘chases’ northwards hoping

for Short-tailed Hawk

in the Pinal Mountains – to

San Carlos Lake for Hooded

Merganser, Bonaparte’s

Gull, and Franklin’s Gull –

and to Green Valley Park in

Payson for Northern Parula

and Rufous-backed Robin.

“I fell in love with the

county,” he writes, “I saw

how diverse it was, and how

much potential it had for

personal discovery. Before I

knew it, I had spent a huge

chunk of the year devoting

my birding time to Gila was a fun ride.”

Nature-lovers seeking narrative

descriptions can spend

hours reading Tommy D’s

blog posts and be familiar

Photo by Muriel Neddermeyer

Olive Warbler

with most of the 10 spots in

this list of great places to see

and photograph birds. You’ll

also want to bookmark ebird.

org as a browser favorite,

and also explore this exhaustive

website – where easyto-navigate

maps pinpoint

‘hotspots’ where birders

have collectively reported

their sightings.

Want a few more numbers?

Consider this trip list

posted June 24 (last month)

Birders enjoying the sights at Pinto Creek.

by a group of birders who

drove from the Valley to

explore the Pinal Mountains

together. Stopping

along Russell Gulch Road

the group found flycatchers

including Black and

also Says’ Phoebe; Vermilion

Flycatcher and Cassins

Kingbird; colorful riparian

birds such as Yellow

Warbler, and chaparral obligates

including Crissal

Thrasher, Black-chinned

Sparrow and Gray Vireo.

They stopped at the Kellner

Canyon group use site to add

10 Gambel’s Quail, two Eurasian

Collared-Dove, two

Gila County

Photo by Muriel Neddermeyer

Red Breasted Nuthatch

Brown-crested Flycatcher,

two Cassin’s Kingbird and

one Western Kingbird; also

two Bell’s Vireo, four Verdin,

six Phainopepla, four

Hooded Oriole and eight Lucy’s

Warblers. Once above

the pinyon-juniper chaparral

and into the Ponderosa

Pine forest they found Zonetailed

Hawk and Greater Pewee

at the Sulfide Del Rey

campsite, where a Mexican

Whip-poor-will was reported

two days before their visit.

Arguably most impressive?

Check out their list from Signal

Peak near the mountaintop

online. See photos and read

more at; connect

with the author and sign-up

for updates about Tommy’s

treks at

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