Gateway To The Copper Corridor


Visitors Guide For Safford, Clifton, San Carlos, Globe, Miami, Superior, Kearny, Tonto Basin, Young, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

Gateway To The



Visitors Guide For

• Safford • Clifton • San Carlos

• Globe • Miami • Superior

• Kearny • Tonto Basin • Young

• Apache Junction • Gold Canyon



Table of Contents

Welcome to the Fall 2019 Edition of Gateway


Colors of Copper Gala...............................................................3

Harvest Festival in Safford.......................................................4

San Carlos

San Carlos offers best of the Reservation.................................6

San Carlos Apache Cultural Center Museum...........................7

Basket making class at the Apache Cultural Center ................8


Autumn Calendar of Events..............................................10, 11

Treating the Body from A to Z................................................12

A Mardi Gras Masquerade................................................14, 15

Pinal Mountain Range Fall Foilage..................................17, 18

Ghosts of Globe Walking Tour................................................21

GMCCCA Celebrates 65th Season...................................23, 24

Antique Shops of Globe Miami..............................................25

Downtown Halloween Block Party........................................26

Bullion Plaza presentations...............................................27, 28


Bruzzi’s Fall events.................................................................30

Fall Glamping at Bruzzi Vineyard..........................................31


Burro Racing Debut..........................................................32, 33

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat, the Last Surving Stagecoach Stop on the Historic

Apache Trail............................................................................34

Apache Junciton

Gateway Staff

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Rick Wright, Susanne Jerome,

Cassie Tafoya, Andrea Justice

Eileen Terry

Arizona Silver Belt

PO Box 31

298 N. Pine St.

Globe, AZ 85502



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

Paul Wolterbeek,

Cover photo:

Copper Country News

PO Box 1692

298 N. Pine St.

Globe, AZ 85502


This cover photo was taken by Philip Lowe in Icehouse Canyon in the Pinal

Mountains near Globe, Arizona. You can see similar scenes there every year

in the latter part of October.

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Colors of Copper Gala in Clifton

About seven years

ago, a few of Clifton’s

resident artists

decided that this community

needed an event that gave

local and regional artists a

venue to display and sell their


Moreover, being in a rural

area, Clifton (and really, all of

Greenlee County) has few opportunities

to experience fine

art. So, they thought, such an

event could extend its artistic

reach beyond the works of

physical art and include music

and wine, also. And so was

born the Colors of Copper Art

Gala and Wine Tasting.

Now in its seventh year,

the “Colors of Copper” brings

together the entries of artists

from around the country to be

displayed for a competition

in the Galleria Coronado on

Historic Chase Creek Street in

Clifton, Arizona to be judged

in two categories – 2D and


The art works must attempt

to capture the wonderful aspects

of copper from its use

in utensils, vessels, tools, jewelry,

and sculpture to incorpo-

rating the wide array of colors

it can bring – from deep blues,

emerald greens, turquoise,

pinks, reds, browns, and oranges

as well as its native


To enhance the experience,

two wineries from the Willcox

area, Zarpara Vineyard

and Sonoita Vineyards, have

confirmed their attendance.

They will conduct wine tast-


ing for a nominal price, and

cases of your favorites will

be available for purchase. The

Galleria will also have music,

and chef-prepared crudite to

complement your wine tasting

and cleanse the palate.

The 7th Annual Colors of

Copper will be on Nov. 1 and

2, 2019 from noon to 8 p.m.

each day.

Come help us celebrate

these talented artists, vintners,

musicians, and chef while enjoying

their contributions to a

better life! (See

for more details.)

As a bonus, on Saturday,

Nov. 2, from 9 am. to 4 p.m.

the Fall Festival Craft Fair will

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also be held on Chase

Creek Street right outside

the Galleria. These

vendors will have unique

goodies and craft items


So you can get a start

on your Christmas gifting,

and enjoy the food and craft

booths before, during, or after

immersing yourself in fine art!

And … on Nov. 3, the Galleria

will be open to view the

art and we will be hosting a

craft beer tasting!

Colors of Copper has long

enjoyed the outstanding support

of Greenlee County residents,

but we would love to

have our friends from throughout

Arizona and New Mexico,

and beyond, drive in and take

part in what we have found

20th Annual

Harvest Festival

to be an exceptional experience.

Come in early, or stay

later, and you can also find

day trip adventures of driving

part (or all) of the Coronado

Trail National Scenic Byway,

seeing the Morenci Open Pit

Copper Mine, driving the

Black Hills Backcountry Byway

(unpaved), or shopping

the boutique shops on Chase

Creek. For other available

adventures, visit,

www., or www.

Oct. 26, 2019 form 10

a.m. to 4 p.m. in front

of Safford City Hall,

717 W. Main St. is the 20th

annual Fall Festival.

Admission is free and

activities include


booths, pumpkin


contest, hula

hoops, corn

hole tournament,


trick or

treating and


Some of the live entertainment

will be Gila Valley

Vocalists, pumpkin rolling

race, sack race, stick horse

race and costume contest for

all ages.

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San Carlos

San Carlos Recreation & Wildlife offers the best of the Reservation

The San Carlos Recreation

& Wildlife Department


all sportsmen, outdoor

enthusiasts, and travelers

to the San Carlos Apache

Tribal lands. The vast 1.8

million-acre Reservation is

located in east-central Arizona

and spans across Gila,

Graham and Pinal counties.

Travel through beautiful

high Sonoran Desert landscapes

or cool off in the upper

elevations of Ponderosa

pine and Douglas fir forests

while you enjoy the wild

beauty of the Black and

Salt rivers. Whether you’re

experiencing a traditional

Apache ceremony close by

in the local community or

getting away from

it all at one of many

secluded ponds and

lakes, the San Carlos

Apache Reservation

has what you’re

looking for.

Interested visitors

can receive all the information

they need

via the department

website at

or like

us on Facebook. The website

provides information regarding

trophy hunting, big game,

small game, predators, fishing,

camping, hiking and birding.

Additional information such

as schedules, maps, licenses

and regulations is also available.

The department website

lists more than 50 Apache

guides who will show you the

very best places to hunt, fish,

hike, bird watch and camp.

As stewards of the land, we

are dedicated to keeping most

of the Reservation in a natural

state to protect the amazing

variety of plant and animal

life that has always called

this landscape home. Visit us

and see how we are centuries

away, yet just two hours from

Phoenix and Tucson. For more

information or any questions,

please feel free to call the San

Carlos Recreation & Wildlife

Department at 928-475-2343.

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San Carlos

San Carlos Apache Cultural Center Museum

On highway 70 where

it passes over the

San Carlos River

in the Peridot District of

the San Carlos Apache Nation,

is a little gem of a museum

not to be missed. The

San Carlos Apache Culture

Center is now open from 8

a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday

through Friday and often on


An open, surprisingly spacious

facility features exhibits

on all aspects of Apache history

and culture, and it recently

became the home of a traveling

exhibit on traditional Apache

foods developed by the Traditional

Western Apache Diet

Project. This project was made

possible by a collaboration between

the San Carlos Apache

Tribe, the White Mountain

Apache Tribe, the Tonto

Apache Tribe and the Yavapai

Apache Nation.

Four tall banners display

the fruits of the four seasons

highlighting crops grown by

the various Apache tribes as

well as wild plants they gathered

and prepared. Over 300

species of traditional Apache

foods are featured.

In addition, an existing diorama

in the Museum shows

these foods “in person.” The

exhibits are not just a nostalgic

look at how it was for the

folks in olden times. The Banners

quote the late Apache

Elder, Wallace Johnson who

said, “If the People ate their

Apache foods and exercised,

there would be none of these

new sicknesses.” They are

designed for the local community

as well as for visitors

who would also benefit from

learning about the benefits of a

traditional style diet.

Over the next year the Center

will continue to support

workshops on traditional crafts

such as basket-making, Apache

moccasin building, Apache

camp dress sewing, and the

building of traditional Apache

houses called wickiups.

A gift shop features an array

of Apache fine arts and crafts

including jewelry made from

the mineral Peridot, for which

the Peridot Mesa is named.

The volcano and the mesa it

created, which can be seen to

the northwest of the Apache

Burger parking lot, is one of

the few places in the world

where peridot is mined. Paintings,

statues of Gan Dancers,

who a vibrant and important

element of living Apache

Culture are provided. Even

apache camp dresses fill a rack

with dresses of all sizes like a

bouquet of wearable flowers.

And, of course, there are many

lovingly beaded items for sale.

The curator Marlowe Cassadore,

his staff and visiting curators

are not just book-learned

in Apache Culture. They are

living it and are willing and

able fonts of local information

about ancient and modern

Apache life.

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San Carlos

Basket Making Class held at Apache Cultural Center


Staff Reporter

The Apache Cultural

Center recently hosted

a Basket Making Class.

The teacher, Betty Goody

said, “In old days basket makers

collected cottonwood and

willow in winter when they

had less water in them.” They

started out with clippers and a

guided tour of the willow and

cottonwood patches in the San

Carlos River bed, where they

collected a pickup full of stems,

which they left on tables in the

work room of the Center for the


After splitting into three,

most of inner white filling is

stripped away leaving only a

little bit and the brown or darker

skin. Turning it to make the

design in darker color of the


During Tuesday’s class, they

had to strip the leaves from the

stems of cottonwood which

would provide the frameworks

for the baskets and the willows

for actual weaving in and out.

Students also practiced the

fine art and hard work of splitting

the stems

into thirds. They

started the splitting

with clippers

or with their teeth

(at the risk of

breaking a tooth).

Each third of a

stem of willow

then had to be

further thinned

until it could be

as easily twisted

and turned

as cord from a

hardware store.

On the first day,

in fact, Betty Goody did split

a willow stem into string and

used it to tie a bundle of willow


At the end of the third class,

students finally started their

baskets, after an evening of

splitting. And at the end of the

last class several

baskets had been

started, an awkward


especially if you

are doing it for the

first time.

Goode agreed

to mentor the students

who had

lasted till the end

of the course as

they continued to

work on their baskets.

Marlowe Cassadore and the

class decided to meet later in

the fall so that each could start

another basket, having gotten

the preliminaries out of the way.

The stems can be kept fresh in

freezer bags in the refrigerator


Not everyone who attended

the first class lasted till the last

class. Some got a taste of all

that basket weaving involves

and decided not to continue.

This did not did not surprise

Goode. “When you first start to

weave, she said, “You think it’s

hard and

then you

just give

up, but

I really


to make


so I just

kept at

it a long


For a


of years

s h e

practiced cutting and splitting

sumac and willow stems to the

bemusement of her husband

and children. Then she tried on

her own to make baskets. Some

of her first attempts, she left in

trees for the birds to make nests


Then she started asking basket

makers such as Evelina

Henry for advice and developed

her craft to the point where she

and her friends were selling

baskets in Scottsdale, Fort Mc-

Dowell and all over the world.

When they got going, she

says she and her friend Laura

Mae Pechuli could make nine

baskets a day.

When Pechuli, passed away

she put basket weaving aside,

but now she is ready to get

started again. She is making her

great grandchild a basket for the

girl’s Sunrise Dance in spring.

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Autumn Calendar of Events

These and more events are

in greater detail at

Oct. 16: Sierra Ancha

Cliff Dwellings - Wednesday

Hardscrabble Series

Oct 17 – 19 Run to the Rez 16th

Annual Motorcycle Weekend at

Apache Gold Casino. Called

‘the most spiritual ride in AZ,’

riders meet at Apache Gold Casino.

Friday-Saturday activities

range from a 140-mile roundtrip

Sacred Mountain Run to a traditional

Apache Sweat, blessing

of the bikes, traditional Apache

and Navajo singers, a ceremony

for veterans and bikers’ cookout.

For hotel reservations or

RV parking call casino staff at

800-APACHES. Connect with

organizer ‘John Rezrider’ 928-

475-2932, cell 928-961-1070 or


Oct. 19 Ride ‘Round Roosevelt

with the Arizona Bicycle Classic

starting at Jake’s Corner and with

three distance around Roosevelt

Lake on State Route 188. Read

more at arizonabicycleclassic.

com, connect on Facebook;


or call 928-200-3636

Oct. 19 Apache Jii Festival in

Globe all-day Saturday featuring

Native American dancers,

singers, arts and crafts vendors

and of course, frybread, burgers,

burros and festival food!

Admission and entertainment

are free. 800-804-5623

Oct. 19 Trap Shoot at Globe

Miami Gun Club starting at 9

a.m. The range is at 2675 North

Bixby Road. For details email or

call 928-


Oct. 19 Bats &

Broomsticks Bash, an

all-out Halloween Party

hosted by Globe Historic

Downtown association

at the historic

Train Depot building

from 7 - 11 p.m.; appetizers,

cocktails, Halloween fun

and games; music, door prizes.

$13/person (under 21 must be

accompanied by an adult).

Oct. 25 Art and Wine Auction

Fundraiser for the Cobre

Valley Foundation.

Oct. 25 and 26 Miami’s ‘Haunted

Miner’s Shack’ Halloween event

5 to 9 p.m. both nights. Call 602-

510-1809 for details. Follow

the ‘I love Miami’ community

on facebook for event updates

Oct. 26 Apache Bow Hunters

Dave Ray Fright Night

shoot (the final shoot for 2019)

at the archery club range at

7096 South Russell Road in

Globe. Details? 928-425-6174,


2020 buckle series

and shoots are posted at

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Autumn Calendar of Events continued

Oct 26 Ghosts of

Globe Walking Tour

Oct. 31 Globe Halloween

Block Party

Nov. 8-11 San Carlos

Apache 52nd Annual Veterans

Weekend Rodeo, Parade and

Carnival. Veterans - and all

who want to salute and honor

our military – don’t miss

the 53nd Annual San Carlos

Apache Tribe Veterans Parade

Nov. 9, Saturday, through

downtown San Carlos - one of

many events during a four-day

weekend of rodeos, concerts, a

carnival at the casino - Saturday

morning’s massive parade

brings color guards, tribal royalty

and visiting dignitaries.

For parade entries call Wilfred

Steele 928-961-0515; Chairman’s

Gold Tournament call

Cali Stands 928-475-1600;

All-Indian Rodeo call Valerie

Cheney 928- 200-5479

Nov. 8, 14 and 15 Theatrical

production ‘Once On This Island

Junior’ a tropical show

with singing and dancing presented

by High Desert Middle

School Drama students in

Globe. Performances Friday

Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.; Thursday,

Nov. 14 at 6 p.m., and Friday

Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. and again at

6 p.m. Tickets $5; except on

Nov. 14 which is ‘pay-whatyou-can’

show with a minimum

of $2

Nov. 9 Tour the Historic

1910 Gila County Jail Saturday

from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

downtown Globe at 149 East

Oak Street

Nov. 16 Globe-Miami Gun

Club’s annual charity turkey

shoot Saturday starting at 9

a.m. at the Gun Club Range

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on Bixby Road, and continuing

‘till no one wants to shoot

anymore! The shoot’s actually

sporting clays (not turkeys!).

Winners will take home frozen

Turkeys, though – and

bragging rights! This annual

shoot is a fundraiser for the

Gila Community Food Bank;

entry for most events $3 - $5,

with competition categories

for adults and juniors (up to 16

years old). Raffles throughout

the morning also raise money

for the charitable cause. Questions

or want to donate? Call


Nov. 16 Author - Historian

Bob Boze Bell lecture and

slideshow: ‘Geronimo’

Nov. 30 Santa Visits the

Train Depot in Globe, assisted

by jolly elves from Globe

Main Street Program on the

Saturday after Thanksgiving

from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Events

are FREE; photos with Santa

and Mrs. Claus are priceless.


Dec. 6 Annual Christmas

open house at the Gila County

Historical Museum 5 p.m. with

punch, cookies, appetizers and

holiday cheer; the museum is

adjacent to the Globe-Miami

Chamber of Commerce. 928-


Dec. 7 Festival of Lights at

Besh Ba Gowah archaeological

park in Globe.

Dec. 12 Cobre Valley Center

for the Arts ‘For the Art of it

Gift Auction’. ‘Tis the season

for an evening of silent auctions,

door prizes, finger foods

and holiday drinks -- perfect

for the season of gifts and giving.


Dec. 14 Miami Small Town

Christmas from 10 a.m. ‘til

Noon at Miami Veteran’s

Park. Free to all Kids and

families; spend two hours

with Santa – plus gift bags,

face painting, pinata breaks,

food and fun! 928-473-4403

Dec. 14 Globe-Miami Gun

Club annual Christmas Angel

Clay Target Shoot starting at 9

a.m. at the gun club range on

Bixby Road. Competition categories

include $5 per round for

trap & sporting clays; and action

pistol at $10 per gun. Entry

fees and raffles raise money

for the Salvation Army Christmas

Angels holiday charity

drive. Questions, or want to

donate? Call 928-200-8709

Dec. 14 Christmas Light Parade

hosted by Globe Main

Street Program and starting

at 6 p.m. with a new route his


year starting at the crossroads

of Cottonwood and Broad

Streets; from there the parade

heads west to Yuma Street by

the train trestle. Parade applications

at Cobre Valley Center

for the Arts, Globe-Miami

Chamber of Commerce, and

Globe city offices. Entry deadline

Dec. 11 Wednesday. Call

parade chair Willy Thomas

928-200-5646 or CVCA at


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Podiatrist Glen Robison:

Treating the Body from A to Z

Podiatrist Glen Robison,

DPM, PLC, of

AZ Foot and Ankle,

is committed to providing

quality and comprehensive

foot and ankle care in central

Arizona, with offices in

Globe and Mesa.

“I’ve been in Globe for

over 18 years and have

treated patients from oneday

newborns to 108 years

old over the course of the

years,” he said. “I practice

medicine from the knees

down, from fractures to foreign

bodies,” or you could

say from A to Z—”AZ foot

and ankle.”

Not only is Dr. Robison

a licensed Podiatrist, he is

also something of a Renaissance


An avid painter, he recently

stepped back to the

easel after an 18-year absence.

“It helps to ground me,”

Dr. Robison said of his return

to his artful pursuits.

When he is not working

with patients or dabbling in

oils, the doctor is writing

non-fiction books on medical,

personal and spiritual


But it’s his holistic approach

to his calling as a podiatric

specialist where Dr.

Robison’s artistic approach

really shines through.

Dr. Robison integrates

“Myopractics” as an important

diagnostic factor of the

human frame and treats the

musculature as the prime

mover of the skeletal system

in the lower extremities.

“I look at the whole

body,” Dr. Robison said.

“What really sets me aside

in my practice is my focus

on alignment of the lower

extremities: It’s important

to look at the body as a


Regardless of the foot

or ankle condition, Dr. Robison

is dedicated to providing

his patients with a

podiatric examination that

offers the energy and expertise

they seek. Both he

and his staff work to ensure

short waiting times and

prompt service.

“We can get people back

to work,” Dr. Robison


Despite his training as

a surgeon, his approach

to surgery is only to do it

when it is absolutely necessary.

Hence his motto

“treat the body the way it

was intended to be treated.”

Dr. Robison finds

Glen Robison, DPM, PLC

surgery may not always be

the first answer.

For instance, a few years

ago a woman came to Dr.

Robison for a toe amputation.

The toe was swollen,

red and appeared to be infected,

which was confirmed

through an MRI.

He took the patient into

surgery but after reviewing

an X-ray, Dr. Robison decided

to take a shaving of

the bone for a biopsy before

amputating the toe.

When the drill hole in

the bone was made and the

sample of bone was obtained,

he was amazed to

see that a very small thorn

had popped out of the drill

hole. The patient was treated

conservatively and still

has her toe.

In 2008, Peggy Lavin

came to Dr. Robison for an

ankle issue that had been

bothering her for more than

20 years. She was susceptible

to ankle injuries and

was tired of her weak ankle

giving out. She was prepared

to have ankle surgery

in the valley to have the

ankle surgically fixed.

On the advice of her

daughter, who had previously

been a patient, Lavin

went to see Dr. Robison.

He informed her of a

technique called prolotherapy,

where he could make

the ankle strong without


“He injected my ankle

and after a few weeks in a

brace, I realized it worked,”

Lavin said. “It’s been my

miracle. Ten year later the

ankle is still as strong as it

was when he first injected

my ankle.

In addition to the help he

gives his patients, Dr. Robison

also lectures on lower

extremity health at senior

centers and community

groups and advocates for

healthy eating as a way to

overall health, particularly

with his diabetic patients.

AZ Foot and Ankle accepts

most insurance plans

and welcomes new patients.

For more information, or to

schedule an appointment,

call the Mesa office at 480-

984-FEET (3338), or Globe

at 928-425-FEET (3338).

Visit his web site at www.

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CVRMC Foundation Presents,

A Mardi Gras Masquerade

Artist Frank Balaam

The Cobre Valley Regional

Medical Center

Foundation will

be hosting their bi-annual Art

and Wine Auction on October

25, 6 p.m. at the Gila County


This year’s theme is A

Mardi Gras Masquerade –

Because behind every mask

is a reason for early detection.

Because each of us has

been affected by the direct or

ripple effect of This year’s

proceeds will help Cobre Valley

Regional Medical Center

purchase a new Tomosynthesis

(3D) Mammography

Machine, which is the gold

standard in early detection of

breast cancer.

The Gila County Fairground’s

exhibit halls will be

transformed into the streets of

New Orleans through the talents

of the Globe and Miami

High School art students. Live

jazz music provided by our

local Centennial Sax Quintet

and Community Players will

usher guests into the festivity.

“Bruzzi Vineyard” will be

hosting the wine tasting and

sales. This event has always

been enriched by the talents

of many local artists and we

thank them for their continued

support of CVRMC’s

mission through the CV

Foundation. Also, with much

gratitude to all of our sponsors

who generously donate

to this event. A raffle is in

progress for a “Mike

Lewis” handcrafted

guitar. Tickets may

be purchased by any

Foundation member

or at the event.

Mike Lewis’ Guitars

was raised just

40 miles south of

Globe in Kearny,

AZ. After returning

home from the

Army, he attended

the Roberto Venn

School of Luthery

in Phoenix to learn

the art of building

acoustic and electric


Robert Licano

Mike Lewis’ hand

crafted guitars

The Art of Frank Balaam.

He began to attend art school

at the age of 15 which included

the United Kingdom

Blackpool and

Edinburgh Colleges

of Fine

Art and remembers



words of wisdom.

He said,

“We are here

to help you use

mediums which

to express what

you see.”

Roy Trobaugh’s


Splashes has

gone beyond

the traditional

copper splashes

to creating beautiful copper

bowls, trees, frames, butterflies,

and even kokopellis

Tim Humphrey has worked

with burning art into stone

since about 2006. There is no

paint or stain and Tim adds a

hard finish to preserve the art

on the stone.

Kenneth Chan is a working

photographer formerly from

the San Francisco Bay Area,

who has lived with his family

in Globe, AZ since 2013. He

is passionate about capturing

life’s important memories

Roy Trobaugh’s Copper


through dramatic portraits

and breathtaking landscap

Robert Licano was handed

a camera by his father who

was an avid photographer. He

captures beauty in everything

he photographs.

Marilynn Rasmussen was

a gold miner from Echo

Bay Gold Mine in Nevada.

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A Mardi Gras Masquerade continued

Linda Center’s

Through her mentors, selfdedication,

and pure love for

the art, Marilynn creates many

wonderful pieces that she donates

for charitable causes and


Linda Center’s art always

tells a story. If you step into

her home, her walls are canvases,

painted with beautiful

mountains and running


This event has always

been enriched by the talents

of many local artists and

we thank each of them for

their continued support of

CVRMC’s mission through

the CV Foundation.

Also, with

much gratitude

to all of our

sponsors who


donate to this

event. A raffle Kenneth Chan

is in progress for a “Mike

Lewis” handcrafted guitar

and tickets can be purchased

from any of the below Foundation


Volunteer members of

the CV Foundation include:

Matt Storms, Ellen Kretsch,

Fernando Shipley, Franceen

Gregovich-Benton, Ian

Lamont, Marilynn Rasmussen,

Diana Wheeler, Martha

Wheeler, Veronica

Gossett, and student

volunteers –

Gabriel Jacott and

Ernesto Angeles.

Tickets for the

event may be purchased

from any

Foundation member,

Tim Humphey

on-line at

– click on “Mardi Gras,” or

call Matt Storms, American

Family Insurance, 928-425-


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No need for a roadtrip

north to see and

photograph vivid

Autumn foliage, our Pinal

Mountains right here in Globe

offer camera-ready aspens and

maples, sumacs and sycamores.

Lovely fall leaves throughout

Gila County also beckon hikers

and leaf-peepers to Payson and

Rim Country trails; to the Sierra

Anchas for autumn splendor

along Workman Creek, Reynolds

Creek, and the scenic high

desert community of Pleasant

Valley. Want to explore maplelined

canyon drainages where

you’re unlikely to see another

photographer or hiker? Get your

$10 daily recreation permit and

set that GPS for Point-of-Pines

Lake on the San Carlos Apache


Aspens and Maples

Pinal Mountain fall foliage usually

peaks from Oct. 20-25, with

the best aspen and maple trees

found along the top quartermile

of the Ice House Canyon

trail. Preview the lovely leaves

online, a variety of galleries

posted by AZ photographers are

all linked at discovergilacounty.

com (see daily photos at discovergilacounty

on Facebook, too)

The Pinal Mountains lure leafpeepers

and photographers to

Globe-Miami, just 90-minutes

drive from most Valley communities,

making Gila County

an excellent Fall weekend destination.

For a truly memorable

overnight book a room a unique

local bed-and-breakfast. Dream

Manor Inn offers panoramic

360-degree views of surrounding

mountains (dreammanorinn.

com). Noftsger Hill Inn owner

Rosalie Ayala offers ‘birds, bed

& breakfast’ tour packages,

and has maps to hiking trails

for optimal Autumn foliage.

The 17,000 square foot inn was

the city of Globe’s elementary

school from the 1940s through

the 1980s. Now six of the cavernous

classrooms have been

appointed with antiques and

decorated with various themes

(a ‘Cowboy Room,’ bold primary-color-painted


Room) and you can, quite literally,

‘sleep in class.’ Read more


Directions to Ice

House Canyon Trail,

Ferndell Spring and Signal Peak

From the East Valley it takes

about 2.5 hours driving to reach

the top of the Pinal Mountain

range, or about 90-minutes if

you’re driving there from the

vicinity of Boyce Thompson

Arboretum in Superior. The

best color is found down the

top-most half-mile of the Ice

House Canyon hiking trail, also

around Ferndell Spring and the

Six-Shooter Trail. Forest Service

outhouse toilets are at the

Sulfide de Rey campground and

also Ferndell; picnic tables and

firepits are available. Check the

Tonto National Forest website to

verify seasonal fire restrictions.

Getting there from the East Valley:

take Highway 60 East past

Superior and through the town

of Miami and then through the

smaller community of Claypool.

After milepost


just past the



turn right

(South) at

the stoplight


you’ll see

a brown

sign for

the Pinal




D r i v e

S o u t h

down Russell


watch for a

sharp right

turn within

a quarter

mile – and

stay on Russell Road. After 2-3

miles Russell Road becomes

Forest Road #55. Continue

straight on FR55 another few

miles as it winds through Russell

Gulch Canyon, then uphill to the

intersection of Forest Road 651.

At that intersection turn right

at the sign which reads ‘Pinal

Mountains 11 miles.’ This beautiful,

winding mountain road

ascends through low desert canyon

country up into chaparral

and then ponderosa pine forests.

You’ll pass the Sulfide del Rey

campground - which has Forest

Service toilets, campsites and

fire rings. Another minute or

two past Sulfide del Rey campground

the road splits; bear left


Pinal Mountain Range Fall Foliage Peaks

in October

Fall foilage in the Pinal Mountains

towards Signal Peak. From here

FR651 winds around the south

side of the mountain range –

with dramatic, sweeping views

across the Dripping Springs

Valley below - and rows of

mountain ranges extending like

a choppy sea as you gaze south.

Look to the east, when skies are

clear on that far horizon you

can see the Catalina Mountains

looming and shadowy 100

miles away.

It takes about 10 miles of

graded dirt road after you turn

onto FR651, before you’ll

reach the Ice House Canyon

trailhead. Watch for this at

left, with a sign announcing

trail #198. Park nearby and

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Fall Foliage continued from page 17

hike down the first half-mile

of that trail, then back up again.

Ice House Canyon holds the

largest stand of aspen trees in

the Pinals, and the steep trail

winds through the heart of this

forest and down in the drainage

below. As you drive towards the

trailhead that last quarter-mile

of FR651 gives one particularly

choice viewpoint where

you’ll see golden aspen color

cascading down into Ice House

canyon. Be aware that this is a

steep trail; trekking poles and

sturdy hiking boots are definitely


After hiking the Ice House

Canyon Trail drive another mile

east along the Pinal ridgetop,

watching for signs for Ferndell,

followed by 20 private cabins,

then signs for Signal Peak

and the Upper Recreation Site.

Drive over to Signal Peak and

also drive through Ferndell

before you head back down

to Globe. Both are quite scenic,

and the Six Shooter Trail

downhill below Ferndell is less

steep than Ice House Canyon.

Photographers take note: aspen

groves and maples occur on the

cooler North-facing canyons

near the top 1,000 feet of the

Pinal Mountain range, so consider

sunlight and back-lighting

when planning your trip. October

middays from 11:00 a.m.

to 2:00 p.m. are best for photos

on the Ice House Canyon trail.

Arrive much later and you’ll

find the sun has dipped low in

the canyon and trees too backlit

for colorful photography. Maps

and hiking trails of the Pinal

Mountain Range can be obtained

from the Tonto National

Forest Service

Globe Ranger

District office, for

details call 928-

425-7189, or


to Pioneer Pass

For a different

experience of the

Pinals, drive the

Forest Service

road that ascends

the northeast side

of the mountains

to Pioneer Pass.

Directions and

road conditions

are similar; drive

Hwy 60 east to Globe, once

you reach town watch for the

railroad overpass at the Broad

Street signal light. Turn left

on Broad Street, drive through

downtown Globe, and follow

signs to the Besh Ba Gowah

archaeological park (or just

set your GPS for Besh Ba

Gowah). After the Besh turnoff

(at right), turn right onto

Kellner Canyon Road. Proceed

a few miles to the Ice House

Canyon Road intersection,

then bear left (though, technically,

its straight rather than a

left turn) where Kellner makes

a sharp right turn. Ice House

Canyon Road takes you all the

way up through Pioneer Pass.

Pavement road turns to graded

dirt after a few miles, near the

DC Cattle ranch. Continue on

Pioneer Pass - a winding dirt

road that ascends up-and-over

the east side of the Pinals,

complete with Forest Service

outhouse toilets, campsites and

fire rings.

Suggested Hike:

Six-Shooter Canyon trail (about

2 miles past the Ice House CCC

campground). Six-Shooter

Canyon trail climbs alongside a

sycamore-lined creek drainage,

the trail crossing the creekbed

four times within 1.5 miles.

How to find it? The trailhead is

above ‘the Iron Bridge,’ there’s

no sign announcing this bridge

by that name - but you’ll know

it when you see it. park just below

the iron brid ge, then continue

walking uphill on the road

another 100 yards, watching on

the right for the trailhead, which

makes a hairpin turn uphill and

back up the drainage. SixShooter

Canyon Trail is a favorite;

hikers appreciate the canyon

funneling cooler air from the

mountaintop – and during late

October the vivid red leaves

of maples can be seen in the

creek within 10 minutes walk

uphill of the Iron Bridge (a

surprisingly low elevation to

find maples). Browses galleries

of Pinal Fall Foliage photos


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Annual Festival of Lights

This year’s event

will showcase more

than 3000 glowing

luminaries placed along the

ruin walls lighting the way for

visitors to celebrate the magic

of the season. The festival will

offer cultural entertainment by

the famed Yellow Bird Dance

Group as well as Apache Flutist,

Robert Wilson. A small variety

of food and craft vendors

will be onsite. Admission is

free for this event but non-perishable

food donations will be

excepted to help support the

Gila Community Food Bank

this holiday season. Parking

is limited. Visitors are encouraged

to use the free shuttle

services being offered. Shuttles

will run every 15-20 minutes.

Shuttle parking and pick

up is located at the Historic

Train Depot 230 S. Broad St

Globe, AZ 85501.

The mere fact of the ambiance,

friends gathering

to celebrate the meaning of

Besh-Ba-Gowah and the beginning

of the holidays. The

park is a picture perfect glow

of the past. Enjoy the Native

American music and crown

dancers with food, coffee and

hot chocolate. If you want

different and unique gifts for

Christmas, then, shop the gift

boutique. Saturday, Dec. 7,

from 5 to 9 p.m., 1324 S. Jesse

Hayes Rd. Globe, AZ 85501.

For more informaion call

928-425-0320 or visit

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Join us for an old west

period, theatrical tour of

tales from our historic

district. Actual tales, actual

sightings, actual history and

actual re-enactment! With

Globe’s old west Arizona’s

bawdy past, it is no wonder

why we tout a great deal of

unexplained activity. Is it the

Copper in our soil, is it the

unrest of our mined earth, or

is it much more? Guests tour

Globe’s historic downtown by

group to hear tales of history,

the mysterious and the unexplained.

$20 per person on,


Walking Tours or at the event

ticket booth.

Tours launch from the

1910 Jail on Oak starting

at 6 p.m,. last tour launches

at aprox at 8:30 p.m.

Look for our “EVENT-

SPECIFIC” Tent & Line~

The Ghosts of Globe tour

runs about two hours. The

tour involves some stairs

and alley walking, please

wear comfortable closedtoe


We do have an ADA option

to the tour, just tell us at

the ticket booth and we take

great care of you.

We will have a Paranormal

Investigation Group on

hand for any Q&A and peeks

at their tools-of-the-trade lowing the tour. Don’t for-


we have many wonderful

Downtown Food and “Watering

Hole” destinations, as

well as fabulous B&B’s and

Hotels~ We would be happy


21st Annual Ghosts of Globe Walking Tour

to direct you.

Due to the subject matter,

this tour is not suitable for

children. Although, children

under 10, with adult, are free

with the understanding of tour

subject content.

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Christmas Light


Annual Christmas Light Parade is set for Dec.

14 in downtown Globe. Hosted by Globe Main

Street Program and starting at 6 p.m. with a new

route his year starting at the crossroads of Cottonwood

and Broad Streets; from there the parade heads west to

Yuma Street by the train trestle. Parade applications at Cobre

Valley Center for the Arts, Globe-Miami Chamber of

Commerce, and Globe city offices. Entry deadline Dec.

11 Wednesday. Call parade chair Willy Thomas 928-200-

5646 or CVCA at 928-425-0884.

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Globe-Miami Community Concert Association to

Celebrate 65th Season

The Globe-Miami

Community Concert

Association celebrates

their 65th season with

a wonderful line-up of talent

that runs the gamut: classical,

cowboy songs, Broadway,

to calypso. The performers

for the fourth concert will be

Dallyn Vail Bayles and Amy

Schreeve Keeler, presenting

From Broadway With Love

the day before Valentine’s

Day, 2020,

Dallyn Vail Bayles is a professional

actor, singer and recording

artist. He performed

with the Broadway touring

companies of The Phantom of

the Opera and Les Misérables.

Bank of Harmony will perform Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.

He was also part of the Les

Misérables’ China premiere

engagement. In New York

City, Bayles performed with

Stephen Schwartz in the reading

of his musical, Children of

Eden. He has performed leading

roles in numerous regional

theater productions across the


As a concert soloist, Bayles

has also performed across

the country and with several

distinguished performers and


musicians. He made his Carnegie

Hall debut in Tim Janis’

The American Christmas

Carol,” performing with Matthew

Morrison, Sierra Boggess,

Hayley Westenra and

other stars of stage and screen.

He was honored to perform

with Rebecca Luker and the

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

at the 85th birthday celebration

of LDS Church President

Thomas S. Monson. He has

been a guest soloist with the

Choir several times on “Music

and the Spoken Word.” Bayles

has also performed as a soloist

in concerts with Broadway

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with the Choir several times

on “Music and the Spoken

Word.” Bayles has also performed

as a soloist in concerts

with Broadway composer

Frank Wildhorn, Kurt Bestor,

and the Utah Symphony.

Bayles has recorded three

solo albums and has songs featured

in the movies 17 Miracles

and Ephraim’s Rescue.

He completed his MFA in

Musical Theatre at The Boston

Conservatory, earned his BFA

in Music Dance Theatre from

Brigham Young University.

Bayles was honored to receive

the 2017 Utah Governor’s

Mansion Performing Artist

Award and was the recipient of

the 2012 BYU Young Alumni

Distinguished Service Award.

He has worked as adjunct faculty

at BYU, and recently directed

BYU’s main stage musical,

Into the Woods.

Bayles and his wife, Rachel,

reside in Orem, and are the

proud parents of five children.

Bayles will be accompanied

by frequent collaborator, vocalist

Amy Shreeve Keeler. Amy

graduated from BYU in Music/

Dance/Theatre and was immediately

offered a position as a

vocalist/actress with the Walt

Disney Company. After “playing

princess” for several years

in both Hong Kong and Orlando,

Amy returned to her home

state of Utah where she now

spends her time as Mommy to

her sons Davis and Hayden. Favorite

local roles include: Amalia

(She Loves Me), Mother

(Ragtime), Millie (Thoroughly

Modern Millie), Polly (Crazy

for You), Belle (Beauty and the

Beast), Jane (Jane Eyre), Sarah

(Guys and Dolls), and Mabel in

The Pirates of Penzance.

They make beautiful music

together, so make sure to renew

or become a new member today.

Admission to the concerts

is by membership only. Two

types are offered: full-season

or single memberships. Single

membership is only available

at the night of the performance.

The main benefit of the full

membership is to attend all the

remarkable concerts the Association

organizes with you,

the Globe-Miami community,

in mind. Special discounts for

students and for families help

make the concerts available

to everyone. The membership

cost is as follows: Adults - $40;

Students - $10; Families - $90;

Single Parent Families - $50;

single membership - $20.

Memberships are available

on the evening of the concert,

at the desk at Cobre Valley

Regional Medical Center or

by mailing in a membership

form from the brochure. You

can pick up a brochure which

describes the concerts and includes

a membership form at

several places including both

the Globe and Miami Libraries,

both the Globe and Miami Senior






of Commerce,

the Cobre


Center for

the Arts,



the Copper


Vida e

caffé, the

Gila County Historical Museum,

the Cobre Valley Regional

Medical Center, Cornwell Copper,

J. L. Giarde Gallery, and

Bullion Plaza. If you are having

trouble finding a brochure,

call 928-812-1696 and request

that one be mailed to you. Then

all you need to do is fill out the

membership form, write your

check, and mail it in to Box

1222, Claypool, AZ 85532.

Tickets are mailed during the

first week in October. Don’t

put it off. You will want to have

your tickets and be ready to get

a good seat at every concert.

If still unconvinced about

what a great deal this is, there

are even more benefits to membership.

All out of town guests

are welcomed to the concerts

free of charge when they are

accompanied by a member.

Also, there is reciprocity with

Associations in Arizona, New

Mexico and Colorado and this

entitles members to attend

those concerts free of charge.

That $40 membership goes a

long way! Come enjoy the music,

meet the performers, and

mingle with your friends and

Beverly Belles will perform at 7 p.m. at High Desert

Middle School auditorium on Monday, Nov. 7.

neighbors. It’s a great family

activity! You won’t be sorry!

All performances will begin

at 7 p.m. at High Desert Middle

School auditorium.


- Beverly Belles – Mon,

Nov. 7, 2019 – USO-style patriotic

show reminiscent of the

Andrew Sisters.

- Sons of the Pioneers –

Tues, Dec. 3, 2019 – legendary

Western group performing old

cowboy favorites along with

holiday tunes.

- Bank of Harmony – Tues,

Jan. 7, 2020 – nonstop music

and comedy from barbershop


- From Broadway with Love

– Thurs, Feb. 13, 2020 – vocalist

duo sings favorite Broadway


- Thomas Pandolfi – Tues,

March 17, 2020 – piano virtuoso

excels in classical, pops,

Broadway showtunes, and

American composers.

- J.T.’s Island Steel –

Thurs, April 23, 2020 – ten musicians

playing on full range of

steel drums bring the calypso

music of the Caribbean islands.

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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


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.


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.


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.

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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Globe Historic Downtown

Halloween Block Party

Join us for this annual

community-gift trickor-treat

event night in

downtown Globe Thursday,

Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m.

With estimated crowds of

over 5000 folks, come ready

to meet, greet, and trickor-treat

along Broad. Start

from Sycamore to Yuma, or

Yuma to Sycamore, enter the

line anywhere in the zone to

avoid having to wait in line.

Broad Street closes promptly

at 5 p.m., and the candy flows

from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy

this years music staging

areas and DJ dancing areas.

Local merchants hand out candy to thousands of trick-or-treat participants

downtown Globe on Halloween night.

This annual event

will be filled with car

show participants, family

trunk-or-treaters, a

storefront decorations

contest with people’s

choice voting, 1910

spooky jail tours, and

the ever fun social media

costume contest

and photo booth. There

is something for everyone,

we cannot wait to

play with you and your

5000 closest friends.

See you on Halloween


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Bullion Plaza presentations begin again

The Bullion Plaza

Cultural Center and

Museum, located in

Miami, Ariz., not only has

several permanent collections,

from the Mining Heritage

Collection to the Slavic

Cultural Exhibit to name two,

but is also a place where locals

gather for educational

opportunities and to celebrate

cultural diversity and shared

social experiences and celebrations.

First Friday and Wednesday

Hardscrabble are regular features

at the center, presenting

local historical perspectives and

often-free entertainment for the


Wednesday Hardscrabble

and First Friday programs are

hosted jointly by the Gila County

Historical Museum in Globe

and Bullion Plaza Cultural Center

and Museum in Miami.

Oct. 16: Sierra Ancha Cliff

Dwellings - Wednesday evening

Hardscrabble Series lecture

by Dr. John Mack at Bullion

Plaza Cultural Center and

Museum in Miami, narrating

the remarkable living structures

of the Sierra Ancha wilderness

nearly 1,000 years ago.

John Mack has a PhD. in

American History from the

University of Kansas, and

teaches history online through

Georgia State University. He

has published articles on both

Russian and American History,


and is an avid outdoorsman.

Oct. 19: 50th anniversary

tribute to the Occupation of

Alcatraz .

On Nov. 20, 1969, 89 men,

women and children of various

Native American tribal

nations descended upon the

island of Alcatraz in San

Francisco bay in California,

and claimed it on behalf

of all tribal nations.

This free program will be

held in conjunction with the

36th Apache Jii cultural celebration

in downtown Globe.

The “Indians of All Tribes”

sought to bring global attention

to the mistreatment and unmet

needs of tribal nations

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in the United States, and the

19-month siege laid a path for

several legislative bills. One

of these was the removal of

the Indian Termination Policy,

which sought to dismantle

tribal reservations and assimilate

Native Americans into the

mainstream American society.

Isaac Curley (Apache/Navajo),

founder of Apache Arrow Film

Festival, says, “as we pay tribute

to its 50th year, I feel that

the Natives and non-Natives

should become acquainted with

the Occupation of Alcatraz. The

Occupation, like rippling water,

generated the dynamics for the

passing of numerous legislative

acts, so all tribes, as sovereign nations,

could govern their own.”

This event will feature speakers,

a video, a music presentation,

and light refreshments.

Nov. 13 Hardscrabble: Lives

of Arizonans

Arizona Historian Jim Turner

comes to us from the Arizona

Humanities “Arizona Speaks”

program with “Lives of Arizonans

From Memoirs and

Fiction” - excerpts of biographies,

diaries and memoirs of

Native American and American

pioneers, including Martha

Summerhayes (“Vanished

Arizona”), Willa Cather (fiction

“Death Comes for the Archbishop”),

Zane Grey (fiction “Riders

of the Purple Sage”), and Nancy

Turner (fiction “These Is My


Nov. 1 First Friday- Doughboys

Nov. 16 - Bob Boze Bell on


Dec. 6 First Friday- Annual

Christmas open house

Dec. 18 Hardscrabble

Jan. 3 First Friday Boss

Pinckley’s Outfit and SW Nat’l


Bullion Plaza Cultural Center

and Museum is located at

150 N Plaza Circle

Miami, AZ 85539

Hours are Thursday through

Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

and Sundays Noon to 3 p.m.

For more information call 928-

473-3700 or visit

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Bruzzi’s fall events you dont want to miss

Fourth Annual Pumpkin

Festival at Bruzzi

Vineyard Saturday and

Sunday October 19 and 20

from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event will feature

beautiful pumpkins of all

shapes and sizes, farm stand

with local produce, scarecrow

display, crafts, local art,

Pumpkinhole tournaments,

Llama meet and greets and

of course Bruzzi Vineyard

wines. Grand Harvest dinner

will be on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Bruzzi Vineyard Grand

Harvest Dinner Saturday Oct.

19 at 6 p.m. Appetizer: Pleasant

Valley Apple Bruschetta

Soup: Arizona Parsnip, Salad:

Pear, Blue Cheese and Arizona

Pecan Entree: Arizona

Beef Tenderloin with Mashed

Butternut Squash and Roasted

Brussels Sprouts or

Arizona Vegetable Casserole

Dessert: Bruzzi Vineyard

Pumpkin Pie $60 per person

plus tax and gratuity Full wine

and bar menu available.

Bruzzi Vineyard Halloween

Party Thursday, Oct. 31

from 6 to 10 p.m. The party

will have deli-

cious food and

drink, a pump-






ment, cake walk,

costume contest,

talent show and

ghost stories and

s’mores by the


Bruzzi Vine-

yard 2019





28, at 4 p.m.


Feast is served

buffet style with



and dip, butter-

nut squash soup,



pan gravy, mashed potatoes,

stuffing, baked sweet potatoes,

roasted squash, parsnips,

steamed peas, sauteed green

beans, cranberry sauce, rolls

& butter, pecan pie, apple

pie, pumpkin pie, vanilla ice

cream, apple cider, iced tea,

coffee, $29 per person plus

tax and gratuity, Community

of Young Holiday Bazaar!,

Saturday Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.

to 4 p.m.

Vendors and Artists at the na Elderberry Sauce and

Pleasant Valley Community Whipped Gold Potatoes and

Center, Vendors, Artists and

Wine at Bruzzi Vineyard, Support

local art and products! ,

See the best of what our area

has to offer!

Don’t miss this fun and festive


Roasted Heirloom Carrots Or

Portobello Mushroom Parmigiana

over Polenta 2018 Bruzzi

Vineyard “Devious” Red

Blend Sorbet: Arizona Sweet

Orange Sparkling Water Dessert:

Chocolate Peppermint

Bruzzi Vineyard Winter Mousse 2017 Bruzzi Vineyard

Solstice Wine Dinner Sunday Symphony Truffles: Sugar

Dec. 22 at 6 p.m.

Cookie Coffee $135 per person

Amuse: House Pickled

plus tax and gratuity.

Beets Pear and Ginger Reservations are required

Spritzer, Appetizer: Arizona for dinners and can be made

Artichoke Bruschetta on by emailing

House Baked Bread

2018 Bruzzi Vineyard Viognier

Soup: Ramona Farms

White Tepary Bean 2018

or calling 928-


47209 N Highway 288,

Young, Arizona 85554

Bruzzi Vineyard Vidal Blanc

Salad: Pleasant Valley Apple

and Arizona






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Elk with


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Fall Glamping at Bruzzi Vineyard


Staff Reporter

Ever heard of Glamping?

The idea of

camping without the

work under an umbrella of

luxury can sound amazing

to the average do-it-yourself


Payson company Classy

Glamping is offering just

that and more. The glamping

site boasts luxury canvasbell

tents at Bruzzi Vineyard,

in the beautiful historic

mountain town of Pleasant

Valley, Ariz.

There is an operational

farm house at the vineyard

featuring a farm to table

dinning three nights a


According to Classy

Glamping owner Patrick

Teague, each bell tent

cabin comes with an indoor

and outdoor rug,

two twin mattresses or

one queen mattress and

linen, two nightstands,

two lamps, décor and

fans. There are private

sitting areas outside each

tent positioned for Arizona

sunset viewing.

Finally, glampers are

within a short walking

distance to the shower

and bathroom facili-

ties, the café, and restaurant.

Glampers have shared bathroom

and shower facilities.

Towels and toiletries will

also be provided.

Glamping offers a great

escape for nature enthusiasts

and photographers to view

the amazing Autumn foliage

in Young, Ariz.

From the Aspen Groves to

the wine vineyard, the countryside

will be full of vivid


displays of deep reds, from

the Sugar Maple to the brilliant

orange foliage the Sumac


On Oct. 19 and 20, there

will be many festive activities

available at Bruzzi Vineyard.

Reserve a room today.


for more information

on booking or call 928-


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Pack Burro Racing Debuts in Arizona

with the Superior Burro Run

The Superior Chamber

of Commerce proudly

welcomes burros back

to Main Street for the first Arizona

BurroCross event.

On October 12, 2019, the

Town of Superior’s Chamber

of Commerce will sponsor

the Superior Burro Run,

the first BurroCross event in

Arizona. BurroCross is Arizona’s

adaptation of Pack Burro

Racing, a sport that has been

popular in Colorado for over

70 years. BurroCross involves

“burros” (the Spanish term for

donkeys) that are led in-hand

by human cross-country trail

runners, thus forming a unique

human-burro team. The Superior

Burro Run will launch

with a pre-run ceremony at 9

a.m. on E. Main Street in the

historic mining town of Superior,

where burros once roamed

freely throughout town. The

runners and their burros will

then depart, traversing either a

6-mile introductory course or

a 12-mile competitive course

through Superior and the Tonto

National Forest, before returning

to the finish line on E. Main

Street. Runners are required to

pre-register and bring a burro.

Spectators are encouraged to

attend this exciting, family-friendly

event, which will

also feature a beer garden

and vendors. The Bureau of

Land Management (BLM)

will also be set up just off

Main Street with burros

available to the public for

sale or adoption. One may

either adopt an untrained

burro or purchase one that

has been trained through the

Inmate Training Program.

Those interested in leaving the

Superior Burro Run with a new

burro should review the BLM

facility and eligibility requirements

in advance. http://www.

As a nod to the historic use

of burros in mining, Pack Burro

Racing began as a way to

foster economic growth in Colorado’s

small mining towns.

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Pack Burro Racing continued from page 32

According to Monique Wylde

Williams, who gentles wild

BLM burros for public adoption

and is the founder of Arizona

BurroCross, Arizona is a

prime candidate to adopt the

quirky sport — the state produces

more wild BLM burros

than any other.

Traditionally, Pack Burro

Racing requires the animals

to carry a pack containing a

pick, shovel, and pan, with

different weight requirements

depending on the burro’s

size. BurroCross, on the other

hand, allows packs but does

not require them, and there

is no weight requirement.

Instead, BurroCross focuses

on cooperation between the

runners and their animals, as

well as a competitive yet fun

atmosphere that prioritizes the

burro’s welfare.

The Superior Burro Run

is open to 50 participants and

their animals. Burros of all sizes

and types — ranging from

mini to mammoth, formerly

wild to domestic — are welcome

to participate, but mules

and horses are prohibited.

While Arizona donkey rescues,

such as Forever Home Donkey

Rescue in Benson and Lucky

A Ranch in Alpine, have a few

trained burros to lend, runners

are encouraged to borrow or

bring their own. In order to

run the



the burro


be at




of age.




run or


the introductory

course. All burros

must be at least two years of

age.Prior to the event, runners

will be able to camp overnight

at the Box 8 Ranch in Superior.

After the race begins and

runners depart from E. Main


Street, they will weave through

the scenic Tonto National Forest,

past the historic “ghost

townsite” of Pinal City and

into the treasured Arnett Canyon

via the Legends of Superior

Trail (LOST Trail).

Offering an intriguing

course for runners and a festive

atmosphere for spectators,

the Superior Burro Run promises

to be a fun and unique

event for the whole family

(burros are friendly and great

with children!). The organizers

of the race ask that spectators

leave dogs and other animals

at home. For more information

and to register, please visit

or the Arizona

BurroCross Facebook page, or

contact the Superior Chamber

at 520-689-0200.

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Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat, the Last Surviving Stagecoach

Stop on the Historic Apache Trail

Nestled in the midst of

the Tonto National

Forest, in the Superstition

Mountain Range is an

authentic remnant of an old

west town, an Arizona treasure

with a population of six, known

as Tortilla Flat. Located 18

miles NE of Apache Junction

on Highway 88, Tortilla Flat is

a destination drive and is open

year-round. The road has been

redone for a nice, smooth ride

but be sure to pay attention to

the sharp curves. There are

turnouts to safely stop for that

perfect picture.

Tortilla Flat began as a Stagecoach

Stop in 1904, along the

Historic Apache Trail, and has with some Southwestern ites! The award-winning, hot-


been serving adventurous travelers

for over 100 years. test chili on the Apache Trail is

While you enjoy this authentic

old west town, take a stroll dles serve as bar stools, where

absolutely legendary! Real sad-

down the boardwalk and step you can enjoy a cold, local brew

into the family friendly Superstition

Saloon and Restaurant. uniquely covered with real dol-

or sarsaparilla. The walls are

Enjoy a brand-new menu of delicious

American classics along all around the world.

lar bills donated by visitors from

The new owners are avid riders

and have made this biker

friendly destination a memorable

journey for travelers and

locals alike. The outdoor patio

features a separate menu from

the restaurant with an array of

delicious, freshly grilled burgers

and sandwiches. From Christmas

to Easter the renowned Tortilla

Flat Band plays live music

seven days a week, making this

Arizona treasure the place to be.

Future events are in the making

and the new ownership

hopes to share



along with providing

great food, awesome

entertainment and an

atmosphere like nowhere


When you visit

Tortilla Flat, make

sure to see the 4,000

square foot Mercantile/Gift

Shop full of unique treasures

including authentic Indian made

pottery and jewelry, Tortilla Flat

apparel, exclusive souvenirs

and fun toys for all ages!

Don’t forget to check out the

Country Store and enjoy a scoop

of their World-Famous Prickly

Pear Gelato, homemade fudge

or pick up items for the road.

Visit Tortilla Flat Social media

- Facebook and Instagram at or call


Tortilla Flat’s Winter Hours

Oct. 1 - May 31

Monday - Friday 10 a.m.

until 6 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday 9 a.m. -

7 p.m.

Summer Hours June 1 -

Sept. 30


– Tuesday



- Friday,

10 a.m.

- 5 p.m.


- Sunday,

9 a.m. - 7


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Festival of the Superst i-

tions at Flat Iron Community

Park Saturday,

Nov. 9 form 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

100 N Apache Trail, Apache


November will be here

sooner than you know. Make

sure to join us for another fun

event where we get a chance

to celebrate and connect with

our community.

Make sure to join us November

9 at 10 a.m. for a Veterans

Tribute. Please help us

honor those who have served

for our freedom.

Show off your car at this

years Festival of the Supersti-

tions Car Show. All proceeds additions to the event including

paint in the park (wine

benefiting the Apache Junction

Community Veterans and paint), paint with Punz


(paint with Rapunzel for

We have lots of wonderful kids) and our favorites like

Apache Junction

Festival of the Superst itions at Flat Iron

Community Park

the pie eating, car

show, food trucks,





Bring your whole

family. This event

is pet friendly. All

dogs are welcome

(on leash of course)

Apache Junction,

AZ 85120

Festival of the


100 N Apache



Junction, AZ 85120

For more information call

Apache Junction Chamber at


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