September Happenings

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Dear Neighbors
We’re about to finish the first week in September and are still fortunate enough to be seeing some amazing lightning and thunder shows for 45 minutes or more in the evenings.  Better than TV!  The USGS rain gage near Rimrock took in 3.1 inches of rain in August, however quite a few of us in the Beaver Creek vicinity measured at least .5 more.  The weeds are sooo happy.
BC Adult Center
Today is the first session of a new activity, the Wapiti Drumming Circle.  The sponsors invite everyone to come see what it’s about and try something new.  The Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society is celebrating its fifth-year anniversary with an enactment from VANISHED ARIZONA and refreshments on Friday.  Saturday evening the Adult Center is sponsoring a pot luck.  All these events are at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
Friday evening the Rimrock Farmer’s Market is held at Sycamore Park.  Saturday morning free food is available to the public at Beaver Creek School.  Also on Saturday, all day, is the Flea Market at the Honey Hole on Beaver Creek Rd.
Several clubs have their first meetings of the year next week.  The Rimrockers meet on Monday at Grace Community Lutheran Church and the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets in the same place on Tuesday.  The BC Community Association, the BC Kiwanis, and the Beaver Creek School Governing Board also meet next week.
Upcoming on the 14th is the annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner at the fire station and on the 21st is the Clark Telescope Presentation in the Beaver Creek School Multitorium.  The Verde Valley Human Society is looking for a few volunteers to spend a couple of hours a week to help socialized some scared cats and kittens.  The contact information is below if you are interested.
Ready to enjoy the fall activites,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
September Special Events 
Wednesday, 9/6-The Wapiti Drumming Circle has its initial gathering at 5:30 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square directly across from Cricket’s Restaurant.  The intention of the Wapiti Drumming Circle is to gather like-minded individuals interested in group, rhythmic drumming of various Native American beats associated with animal totems and the seven energy centers of the human body.  ­­The circle will include an initial sage smudge, blessing of drums with tobacco, and an opening, centering prayer.   Following the beating of the seven directions there will be a brief gratitude meditation.  The evening’s drumming will conclude by drumming west, north, east, south, sky and earth. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 9/9-The 2nd Saturday Flea Market is at the Honey Hole, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd, from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All are welcome (art, crafts, veggies, antiques, etc) with covered spaces available or your own popup shade.  Call 928-592-9383 to reserve or just show up Saturday at 8:30 AM.  10% of sales goes to the host.
Saturday, 9/9-The Beaver Creek Adult Center is hosting a potluck dinner starting at 5 PM.  All are welcome to the potluck. It is fun time to get together with friends and to meet new-comers to our area.  Invite your neighbor!  Contact: Bill Higginbotham  Phone: 928-567-5747
Tuesday, 9/12-The Public Meeting about an annual pass increase is from 4 PM to 6 PM at Montezuma Castle.   Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will hold two public meetings in September to discuss a proposed fee increase to their park specific annual pass.  The current park pass has been in place since 2015, but does not meet agency fee standards. The proposed fee increase would make the pass $40.00 instead of the current price of $30.00.  The purchase of the park specific pass provides entrance for four adults, for both monuments.  Children 15 years old and under are admitted for free. (See more information below)
Thursday, 9/14–The Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner  will be served from 5 to 7 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock. Please come enjoy spending time with your neighbors and meeting some new folks, too.  The proceeds will benefit community projects in the MR Fire District. Event staff includes: Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station Personnel, Beaver Creek School K-Kids and Builders Clubs, our High School Key Club (Mingus, Sedona Sky & Camp Verde), as well as many of our friends.  (See flyer below)
Thursday, 9/21–The Clark Telescope Program presented by Ralph Nye is featured at 7 PM in the Beaver Creek School Auditorium.  Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society is hosting the event which is cosponsored by the Kiwanis.  Please contact Judy McBride for further information at 928-567-4648.
Saturday, 9/30-Fee FREE Day for all National Parks.

Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 9/8 thru 9/13 

Friday, 9/8–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. This is a special one — you won’t wanto miss it.  Don and Chris Goddard will be doing their reenactment of Martha and Jack Summerhayes from the book
Vanished Arizona ( if you haven’t read it, they will have books for sale — well worth it).  Also, we will be celebrating the 5th birthday of BCPHS with refreshments and a review of our progress.  Please contact Judy McBride, president, at 928-567-4648 for more information.   (See flyer below)
Fridays, thru 10/6- The Rimrock Farmers’ Market  offers fresh produce, artwork, baked goods, plants, etc from 4 PM to 7:30 PM every Friday evening at Sycamore Park next to the bridge on Montezuma Ave. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset.  Please contact Gerry Quotskuyva for more information
Saturday, 9/9–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Saturdays, All-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
Monday, 9/11-The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:30 AM at Grace Community Lutheran Church.  We will have a potluck lunch and a brief meeting.  All are welcome to come or join.  Please call Georgia Flittner at 928-567-5841 if you would like to attend.
Monday, 9/11-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the Library of the BC Adult Center.  Formerly known as LMPOA, BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects, and make small donations to organizations in the area.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Monday, 9/11–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room. Board members are:  Jackie Harshman, president; Jo Burke; Karen DuFresne; Betty Hart; and Perry Krowne.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at:
Tuesday, 9/12–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 9/12–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM.   Our guest speaker is Bonnie Shimko, with Arizona Care Management.  She will speak on being our best healthcare advocate.  Her professional experience includes senior care management, managing adult care homes and non-medical in-home care in Yavapai Co.  She also assists with financial and end-of-life planning.  Each meeting includes an interesting and informative speaker, followed by luncheon ($13) and a business meeting . Contact  Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.  (See menu below)
Wednesday, 9/13-The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will hold public meetings to discuss Fee Increase for Park Specific Annual Pass
Camp Verde and Clarkdale, AZ – Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will hold two public meetings in September to discuss a proposed fee increase to their park specific annual pass.  The current park pass has been in place since 2015, but does not meet agency fee standards. The proposed fee increase would make the pass $40.00 instead of the current price of $30.00.  The purchase of the park specific pass provides entrance for four adults, for both monuments.  Children 15 years old and under are admitted for free.
Part of the fee money collected at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments has been used on site to upgrade the electrical system, to stabilize and reinforce the bookstore floor at the Montezuma Castle Visitor Center and to make the Tuzigoot Visitor Center restrooms ADA compliant.  The interpretive signs along the monuments’ trails were also modernized using fee money.  Future plans include building a ranger talk area at Tuzigoot with a shade shelter to provide greater comfort for our visitors.
The first meeting will be held at the Montezuma Castle Visitor Center located at 2800 Montezuma Castle Road in Camp Verde on Tuesday, September 12, from 4pm to 6pm. The second meeting will be held at Tuzigoot Visitor Center located at 25 W. Tuzigoot Road in Clarkdale on Wednesday, September 13, from 4pm to 6pm.
Following the public meetings,feedback will determine if the fee increase will be implemented.

Calendar Crew Update 8/12/2017

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Dear Neighbors

Beaver Creek School is back in session which is greatly enjoyed by local students and their parents.  The school has received yet another award.  It has been named the Yavapai County’s Healthy School of the Year.  POB’s (Pats on Back) to the administration, faculty & staff, students & parents, school board and volunteers who earned this well-deserved award.  The school sponsors our local food bank, provides a take-home food panty for students each week, has three wellness weeks during the year, encourages walk to school days, provides healthy choices in the lunch program, and provides nutritional information and drug use prevention in the classrooms among many healthy actions.  The school food bank is open this morning from 7:30 to 9 AM.
Another outstanding event of this decade is the extended hours and enlargement of the Beaver Creek Public Library.  The library was built with bond-voted funds from this community and additional funding from Yavapai County.  The library is now open 42 hours a week; Monday through Thursday 10:30 AM to 6 PM and on Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM.  Thesilver_laptop.jpgadditional room provides an area for computer use and study.  The Internet is high speed and makes a great place for college students doing online courses.  Please come get an introduction to the services offered during the Open House on Wednesday, August 3 from 4 to 7 PM.
Of interest to those who haven’t been in Robbie’s restaurant lately is that Robbie’s LLC purchased the former RR BBQ (formerly Vintages) restaurant located on Dave Wingfield Rd on June 30 this summer.  The managing members of the LLC are Robert Satran and his sister-in-law Carol Satran.  Plans for the use of the building are unknown by the calendar crew at this time.
Of particular note, today the foodbank, a week from Monday the eclipse and a week from Wednesday the library open house.  Information about all morning coverage of the eclipse on TV and online is below.  Eclipse glasses should be used if looking directly at the event.  Please be careful of your eyes!!
So proud of community resourcefulness,
. . . . . the calendar crew 

Copper Canyon Fire & Medical having Busy Monsoon Season

Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Busy During Monsoon Weather
6 Rollovers & a Residential Fire
The past two days were very busy for Copper Canyon Fire and Medical, which ran a total of 38 calls within 48 hours. Most notable calls were a residential fire where a patient was successfully rescued and the fire was contained to the room of origin . In addition 10 motor vehicle accidents; six of the accidents were rollovers. These were due to a storm cell that sat above I-17.  All patients received treatment and/ or transport to the nearest available medical facility. Copper Canyon Fire did not do this alone they receive support from Verde Valley Fire, Sedona Fire, ADOT and the Department of Public Safety. Please remember if you are driving in adverse conditions to drive with care and always wear your seatbelt.
Dale Dunns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief
26 B. Salt Mine Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Back to School BBQ Thursday 8/3/2017

Supervisor Thurman in Beaver Creek Parade
Today is the annual Back to School BBQ at Beaver Creek School.  Everyone is invited to attend and see what the upcoming year will bring.  Yavapai County Supervisor will be attending as a special guest and looks forward to meeting many of our residents.  In addition, the Rock School House on campus is open to the public for the event.
Today, 8/3-The Back to School BBQ at Beaver Creek School will be held from 6 to 7:30 PM in the cafetorium.  The evening includes a FREE dinner for everyone and an opportunity for students and parents to visit classrooms.  Community, school and local agencies will have representatives in the cafetorium to make information available.  Parents/guardians of children ages 0 to 5 will have the opportunity to sign up for a free monthly book in the mail from the Imagination Library.


Free Slash Drop Off 8/1 – 8/31/2017

Yavapai County is again sponsoring free slash drop off at the refuse transfer locations the whole month of August.  The one in Camp Verde is our closest site.  Please utilize this opportunity.
8/1 thru 8/31–Free slash drop off at the Camp Verde Transfer Station  from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturdays. Acceptable items are brush, branches, grass, leaves, and yard trimmings. No lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal, or garbage. Slash must be removed from plastic bags. Located 7 miles east of I-17 on Hwy 260. For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Dept at 928-771-3183. (See flyer below)

Paving Work on I17 8/1 – 8/3/2017

Watch for Paving on Interstate 17 near McGuireville and Stoneman Lake

Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 17 near McGuireville and Stoneman Lake exits should allow extra time while paving is underway this week. Paving begins from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 1 near McGuireville between mileposts 291 to 294. Construction continues from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, and Thursday, August 3 on three miles of roadway near the Stoneman Lake exit between mileposts 307 to 311. A single-lane restriction will be in place to accommodate work at both locations.
Drivers should use caution and watch for construction personnel and equipment while paving is underway.
Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

Free Food Schedule for August

FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule

August 2017 Schedule in Beaver Creek area

(Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for food delivery)

Organization Registration Cost Dates
Beaver Creek School

Community Food Bank

2nd Saturday each month

Free Food Distribution

4810 E Beaver Creek Rd


Call Monday – Friday for

Emergency Food Box


Bring bags

Extra food for children

Ages 5-15

Saturday, 8/12

7:45 to 9 AM

Free Food & Clothing

Every Wednesday

Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line. Free

Bring bags


8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30

9:30 AM to Noon

Hot Meals & Food Boxes

Every Tuesday

Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission) Free Tuesdays,

8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29

5:30 PMStart

Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening 1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville Free

Bring bags


8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29

3:00 to 6:00 PM

Beaver Creek Adult Center

Bread & Veggies

Mon – Fri until gone

Open 9 AM to Noon Mon thru Fri

4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square

Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food


Bring a bag

Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone

CC Fire & Medical in Action 8/1/2017

Copper Canyon Fire & Medical At Hwy 260 & I-17 Overpass
On Tuesday August 1 , 2017, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority was dispatched to a single vehicle accident on Hwy 260 and I-17 overpass.  Upon arrival a single vehicle was found to have hit a light pole.  There were two patients, one was self extricated and the other was manually extricated by fire personnel. Both patients were treated and transported.  One patient was transported by ground ambulance and one patient was flown via medical helicopter.  The cause of the accident was unknown at the time of Copper Canyon Fire departure.
Steven Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief
26 B. Salt Mine Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322