Adult Center Still Closed for Most Uses 1/11/2019

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The Beaver Creek Adult Center is open to Meals on Wheels volunteers for drop off and pick up of meals containers.  Today’s scheduled BCPHS meeting will be held at 10 AM in in the Rock School Building at Beaver Creek School.  Monday’s BCCA meeting will be held at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Library.
The Adult Center hopes to have some areas in the main room open for use late next week.  The library portion will remain closed until flooring is replaced.  Burst pipe issues will take time to repair subject to contractor availability.
Those who attend chair yoga or other meetings, please call your contact to get information about alternative locations, postponements, or use of the Center.
The Beaver Creek Adult Center phone number is 928-567-4556 which will be answered when portions of the Center are again open to the public.

Thank you to Firefighters 1/8/2019

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From Sandy Dragman – Communication Coordinator for BCAC

During the first week of January, the Beaver Creek Adult Center suffered devastating flooding due to frozen and burst water pipes. The Center will be closed for a few weeks while the Board works with the insurance company on restorations. The BCAC Board would like to take this opportunity to thank the Firefighters from Station 82 of the Copper Canyon Fire District who went beyond their normal duties by digging a trench from the back door and pushing water out of the building. This action saved the building from even more damage and the Board feels truly blessed to have this type of support in our community.



eNews 12/30/2018 – Fires, Recycling Xmas Trees, 911 Calls

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Dear Neighbors
Sometimes even when taking the best of precautions (which we don’t always do) emergencies and accidents happen.  Please call 911 for police/fire/medical emergencies.  If an ambulance ride is needed, there is no additional charge for the ride beyond what insurance covers and the ride is free if you have no insurance.  Sometimes medical assistance without a trip to the emergency room is needed, and our CCFMD EMTs are very helpful.
For formerly live tree disposal, please remove any decorations.  Then leave the tree at the designated area near the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  The Beaver Creek Kiwanis use the trees to assist the Red Rock Ranger District in a local erosion prevention project.
Still enjoying the holidays,
. . . . the calendar crew
House Fire in Rimrock
On December 28  at approximately 11:43 pm Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District was dispatched to a reported house fully involved with fire at 4935 Pusher St. in Rimrock. (street is located on the Yavapai Apache property near the Apache Kid Smoke Shop)  Upon arrival crews found a single family home fully involved with fire. The fire was attacked with two hand lines and the main part of the fire was extinguished. Crews then worked on extinguishing fire extension throughout the residence. There was one person transported to a hospital for smoke inhalation, and there were no injuries to fire personnel. In all there were 3 engine companies, 2 water tenders, a battalion chief, ambulance and support truck, the units were from Copper Canyon Fire and Verde Valley Fire. Yavapai Apache Police and YCSO were also on scene. The cause of the fire is believed to be from a Christmas tree.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Battalion Chief
House Fire in Camp Verde
On December 29,  2018 at approximately 1:33 pm Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District was dispatched to a report of a roof on fire at 3250 Robin Ln. in Camp Verde. Upon arrival crews encountered a single family residence with smoke coming from one corner of the roof. Entry was made to the residence and the fire was quickly extinguished. The fire had spread in the small attic space and the extension of the fire was also extinguished. Crews from Copper Canyon Fire were on the scene while a crew from Verde  Valley Fire District was utilized to run any potential calls in the area. The cause of the fire is believed to be from a hot stove pipe and it was determined that there was  a possibility that the fire had been smoldering in the attic for some time before it was discovered. A family of 6 was displaced due to the residence not being livable so the American Red Cross was called to assist the family with any need.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Battalion Chief
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Canyon Medical Clinic opens in Lake Montezuma 12/11/2018

Dear Neighbors
We’ve had requests for more information on Canyon Medical Clinic which opened today at 4200 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  It is next to the Lake Montezuma Post Office and across the street from Rollins Park and Cricket’s Sandwich Shop.  The phone # is 928-592-9424 and starting hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 7 AM to Noon and open on Wednesday afternoons, also.  The clinic offers Primary Care and Walk In Care.  No appointment is necessary, no insurance is necessary (low cash pay), most insurances accepted including ACCSS and Medicare. They offer immediate services, DOT physicals, weight loss, B12 shots and other.  Appoints may be made by calling.
. . . . . . the calendar crew
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Calendar Crew eNews Bulletin 12/11/2018

Dear Neighbors
Today is extra special because a medical office opens here in Beaver Creek starting at 7 AM.  It has been a long time since one has been available, so we are very fortunate to have the services of Canyon Medical Clinic. . . .  Twelve hours later, at 7 PM, the annual Blue Christmas Service is presented at Montezuma Chapel.  In between there are Yoga and movement classes, the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club luncheon and several club meetings.  If you live in Montezuma Estates and have decorated the outside of your home for the holidays, please stop by Montezuma Rimrock Water Co to enter the contest which has terrific cash prizes.  On an added note, Walmart has a 12 hour hiring event going on in Cottonwood if anyone is looking for extra winter funds.
At the Adult Center, some more food donations would be appreciated for their Angel Tree families.  The Kiwanis could use some more donated items to sell at the last three days of Christmas House.  These can be dropped off today or tomorrow at Kiwanis Clothes Closet or on Thursday or Friday at the Christmas House.
Enjoying the holiday activities,
. . . . . . the calendar crew
Tuesday, December 11 Events in Beaver Creek
Opens Today, 12/11-Canyon Medical Clinic  in the Lake Montezuma Village Square opens for service today. The doctor is in from 7 AM to Noon, Mondays through Thursdays and also Wednesday afternoons. Most insurances accepted including ACCSS and Medicare. Appointments without insurance are $45. Walkins are welcomed.
Tuesday, 12/11-Walmart Hiring Event. On the spot job offers for pay rates of $11 to $15 per hour, full and part time available. Please come to Best Western Inn located at 993 S Main St in Cottonwood from 8 AM to 8 PM. For more information call Personnel at 928-634-0444.
Tuesdays, All-The Creative Movement Classes meet in the BC Adult Center from 9 to 9:45 AM. The Chair Yoga classes meet from 5:30 to 6:15 PM. Please call Pamela Zahnzinger at 928-592-9114 for further information.Classes $5.
Tuesday, 12/11-Yoga Classes today at Emerald Waves Healing located at 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd. are 10 AM and 6:15 PM. More information is available from Christine Frydenborg Dargon at 603-321-7284. Classes $10.
Tuesday, 12/11–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $15. Superintendent Karin Ward will bring students from Beaver Creek School to sing Christmas Carols    Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating Christmas Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Montezuma Chapel
Tuesday, 12/11-The Blue Christmas Service begins at 7 PM in Montezuma Chapel located at 3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd. This service is to bring comfort for anyone who may have lost a loved one, has a struggle in their life, is feeling discouraged, suffering anxiety, etc. The Christmas Season is difficult for some. The community is welcome to attend this service.
Deadline is Wednesday, 12/12-Annual Holiday House Decorating Contest for Montezuma Rimrock Water Customers. Enter today or tomorrow. Judging is December 12 through 17 for first, second and third place prizes of $200, $150 and $100. Sponsored by the Montezuma Rimrock Water Company.
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Kiwanis Christmas House 12/6/2018

Christmas House Continues this year at the former Barefoot’s Grocery & Deli
The Kiwanis Christmas House is back this year and located in the former Barefoot’s building on Beaver Creek Rd.  Christmas House is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through December 15 from 10 AM to 5 PM in order to raise funds to purchase Christmas gifts and food for families with children from sales of holiday items.  Donation of additional holiday decorations, dishes, and clothing, etc. to sell at the shop would also be appreciated.
On Saturday, 12/8, the Kiwanis Key Club (local high school members) will be selling baked goods at the store and hope to visit with you and give you their best wishes.
100% of proceeds will go to the Adopt-A-Family program from Beaver Creek Kiwanis.  Use of the old Barefoot’s shop has been donated by the owner.
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Santa is coming to McGuireville 12/2 and 12/16/2018

Don’t miss this great opportunity to get your holiday photos with Santa Claus at Candy’s Creekside Cottage in Historic McGuireville. You will have two chances: Sunday, December 2nd from 10am-4pm and Sunday, December 16th 10am-4pm.  One of Santa’s favorite stops to visit with all the good girls and boys of the Verde Valley is Pistols and Petticoats Old Time Photo Studio 2130 E Beaver Creek Road at Exit 293 on I-17 in McGuireville. The photo package includes one Pistols and Petticoats heirloom quality 5×7 photograph with Santa presented in a protective holiday folder for only $12. Your kids grow up fast and this will be a quality, long lasting memory to cherish year after year. Pictures taken on a first come first serve basis. Contact Candy Hammond at or 602-402-9075 for more information.
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Halloween, Hiking, and Lots of Fun Fall Events

Dear Neighbors
It’s still that wonderful fall time of year. Halloween will be celebrated tomorrow evening in the Village Square. BC Kiwanis is grilling 500 hot dogs and giving away 240 apples. The BC Community Association is providing lots of candy & stuff in addition to that brought by our wonderful Trunk ‘N Treat volunteers. Our Key Club and Southwestern Academy students are setting up games with prizes and Habitat for Humanity will have a game station. All ages are welcome to come enjoy seeing our terrific children and some of their parents in the cutest costumes ever and eat hotdogs and popcorn. The evening is expected to be cool but clear-60’s. So please wear long sleeves and bring a flashlight and drive slowly. Also, please note that not everyone participates in Halloween. If a house is dark, please do NOT ring the door bell or bother these folks. Let’s show respect for their beliefs and pass on by.
The missing horse has been found!! Katrin sends her sincere thank you’s to everyone who searched or called in spottings. She (the horse) was located about 8 miles north of the Dry Beaver Creek Trailhead.
In the last week or so BC Trails Day was celebrated, and free flu shot were provided by the Yavapai County Health Department. Nurse Sally McCoy gave just under a 100 of us our annual flu shots. In the photo are: Phil Edwards, BC Adult Center president, assistant Heather, Sally McCoy, RN, and Supervisor Tom Thurman who visited with everyone throughout the entire event.
For those of you who missed some great Dutch oven cooking at Trails Day, maybe next year. However, you do have the opportunity this month to hike Golden Gulch with geologist Steve Semken or to explore the proposednew Russell Mesa Trail with BCTC president Stan Mish. The details are below. Pictured is the new Wickiup Mesa Trails sign that is being posted by trail entrances.
This weekend on Friday and Saturday the Beaver Creek Adult Center is again hosting their annual Arts, Crafts and Bake Sale indoors and outside in the BCCA Rollins Park. The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary will be grilling some food in exchange for donations to their current “drone” project. Don’t miss out on seeing the creativity of our residents. If you’d like to be outdoors, Saturday is another opportunity to take the Bird Walk at Montezuma Well.
Finishing the weekend, the Friends of Beaver Creek Library is holding their annual meeting on Sunday in the BC School Boardroom. Always educational and fun and includes some good eats.
Another October ends with Halloween Spooktacular,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events
Wednesday, 10/31-Halloween Spooktacular . The Beaver Creek Community Association and the Beaver Creek Kiwanis with the help of Neighbors, Businesses, & Organizations are sponsoring the annual event from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, hotdogs, popcorn, apples and witch’s brew are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular. Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. More volunteers to bring their vehicles for trunk ‘n treat are needed! Candy and other treats available. Please call or text 301-2749 (answered at Beaver Creek Transit) to volunteer.
Friday/Saturday, 11/2 & 11/3-The 20th Annual Arts, Crafts & Bake Sale at the BC Adult Center will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM both days at 4250 Zuni Way, (across from Crickets) Lake Montezuma. There will be tables inside and outside in Rollins Park. Come do your Christmas shopping. We have very talented crafty people. Not to mention very good bakers! If you care to contribute to the bake sale, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Diane at 928-592-9139 for more information.
Sunday, 11/4–The Annual Meeting of Friends of Beaver Creek Library will be from 2 to 4 PM in the Board Room at Beaver Creek School. All members, guests, and those interested in learning about the activities of FBCL are invited to attend. The theme for this year’s meeting is: Libraries Rock and The Great American Read. RSVP to Gail Mello, 300-2926 or Judy McBride, 567-4648. Election of Board members, refreshments, door prizes, and lots of good information. Also, mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Trek for Tech, March 23rd, 2019!
Tuesday, 11/6-The Veterans Day Concert at Beaver Creek School begins at 7 PM. Everyone is invited to attend, especially veterans and their family members. Please help us honor their service.

Saturday, 11/10–RUSSELL MESA OVERLOOK Hike, meet at Rollins Park at 9 AM.  Steep hillside, some difficult parts.  2 miles.  Explore possible new trails with Stan Mish. For more information or to sign up, please call Susan Sim at 928-325-0010.

Sunday, 11/11-FEE FREE Day at all National Parks
Saturday, 11/17–GOLDEN GULCH Hike.  Meet at the Forestglen Trailhead at 9 AM.  Easy to moderate.  2.5 miles.  Explore this popular trail with geologist, Steven Semken.  For more information or to sign up for the hike, please call Susan Sim at 928-325-0010.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities November 1 thru 10
Saturday, 11/3–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 8:30 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Monday, 11/5-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Tuesday, 11/6–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library. Planning for activities and operations. Please call Phil Edwards at 928-274-0265 for details.
Friday, 11/9–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  In honor of Veteran’s Day, Rob Estrada will be back to present “A Vet’s Story” about his father, Captain Estrada’s decorated military service.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  He will share the fascinating story of his father’s WWII service. The program will be followed by the regular meeting of the Board. Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Saturday, 11/10–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
Saturday, 11/10-The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit – all for a suggested donation of $5. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556
National Park Service   News Release
For Immediate Release – October 19, 2018
Krystina Isaac, Park Ranger,
-Camp Verde, AZ
-Clarkdale, AZ
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot to Commemorate Native American Heritage Month with Indigenous Arts, Crafts, and Cultural Event
In honor of Native peoples’ contributions to American culture, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will host special events each weekend in November to commemorate National Native American Heritage Month. Native Americans have added to every area of endeavor in American life. They built North America’s earliest cities, domesticated its first crops, and developed its earliest great civilizations.
All events will take place from 10:00a.m. until 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
The National Park Service invites the public to participate in these events throughout November:
  • November 3: Join us for our 4th annual Yavapai-Apache Nation Celebration at Montezuma Castle from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This event will feature many artists, singers, and dancers honoring both Yavapai and Apache history and heritage.
  • November 3-4: On Saturday, Jacob Butler from Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community will be at Tuzigoot demonstrating shell etching and turquoise inlay. On Sunday, Ron Carlos from Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will be at Tuzigoot demonstrating the rare tradition of paddle and anvil pottery, knowledge carried since the time of the Sinagua and Hohokam. Join us for storytelling at 2pm with Ryon Polequaptewa at Montezuma Castle on Sunday.
  • November 10-11. Hopi weaver Davis Maho will be demonstrating traditional Hopi weaving styles at Montezuma Castle on Saturday and Tuzigoot on Sunday. Jimmy Yawakia and Duran Gasper will be demonstrating Zuni jewelry and fetish carving at Tuzigoot on Saturday and Montezuma Castle on Sunday. Hopi High School’s classical guitar ensemble will perform at Montezuma Castle on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
  • November 11: All National Parks are fee free for Veterans Day.
  • November 17-18: Brothers Jeremy and Kyle Navenma will be demonstrating their artwork inspired by living on the Hopi Mesas at Tuzigoot on Saturday and Montezuma Castle on Sunday. Priscilla Nieto from Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM will be demonstrating her jewelry at Montezuma Castle on Saturday and Tuzigoot on Sunday.
  • November 24-25. Hopi artist Norm Cuch will be demonstrating old-style katsina carving at Montezuma Castle on Saturday and Tuzigoot on Sunday. Samuel Masayumptewa will be demonstrating katsina carving and talking about the Hopi culture at Tuzigoot on Saturday and Montezuma Castle on Sunday.
For further information, call 928-567-3322, extension zero,
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Trails Day, Missing Horse, BCAC New Years Party

Dear Neighbors
Just a quick update this morning.  The annual Beaver Creek Trails Day is today at Sycamore Park in Lake Montezuma.  A new trail is being considered.  Please stop by and make comments.  The cowboy coffee will be ready at 11 AM and the Dutch oven enchiladas and peach cobbler will be ready at noon.
Sadly the missing horse which needs daily medication has still not returned to her owner. Katrin  has reason to believe that she is now in someone’s yard in the Rimrock area.  Below is an update with new pictures, and the owner is offering a reward to anyone who will lead her to the mare’s exact whereabouts.

The Beaver Creek Adult Center has two upcoming events that are time sensitive.  If you want to sign up for vendor space, indoors or outside, for the Arts & Crafts Festival on November 2 & 3; please see the information below and make that call now.  On New Year’s Eve, the Adult Center is sponsoring a Casino Party from 2 to 5 PM run by event specialists.  Please reserve your seat now since the price goes up in November.  The Center does need an accurate count for this event.  More information is below.

See you in the park today,
the calendar crew
Additional Event Information
Celebrate Beaver Creek Trails Day, Saturday, October 20–  from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, October 20 in Sycamore Park at 4710 E Beaver Vista Rd in Lake Montezuma (next to the bridge).   Enjoy free Dutch oven cooking, cowboy coffee and lemonade. (Coffee will be ready at 11 and lunch served at noon) Local trails maps are available and County and Federal agency representatives will be present to answer questions. BC Trails Day is sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition (BCTC) which will have information about a proposed new trail & trailhead, regional group hikes, and how YOU can get involved.  There will be items for children.

BCAC will be  celebrating New Year’s Eve with an afternoon Casino Party from 2:00-5:00 pm. The party will be put on by Arizona Event Professionals from Flagstaff. They provide everything needed to play: tables, dealers, chips, cards, etc,  So far tables have been ordered for Texas Holdem, Roullette, Black Jack, and more can be added. $25 per person will include $500 in chips to play with, plus food, party hats, noise makers, prizes, etc. IN ORDER TO KNOW HOW MANY GUESTS TO PLAN FOR, IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND YOU NEED TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE NOW!!  If you wait until November to reserve your spot, the price goes to $30 per person. These professional events are always so much fun!!   Call 928-567-4556 to reserve.

Friday and Saturday, November 2 & 3, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Vendor spaces are still available for both inside and outside spaces. Contact Diane at 928-592-9139 for more information.
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BCCA Celebrates 50th in Style

LMPOA (now known as the Beaver Creek Community Association) celebrated 50 years of serving the community on Saturday, October 6th. BCCA/LMPOA celebrated the occasion in style and with gratefulness for all the members who have worked so hard over the last 50 years.  A good time was had, and great food was served on the patio at Robbie’s, with some really fine  music from the Verde Valley Sweethearts.  Attendees laughed and talked and recalled times past when an 8-party phone line was replaced by a “modern” phone system, when floods and fire control were everyday challenges, and community cleanup meant a good deal more than some roadside trash and weeds.  Some of the challenges were conquered, and others remain with us today.  Neighbors have helped neighbors to get through those times, and we appreciate all the work they did in years past and are still doing today.

Current President Janet Aniol recognized the numerous individuals present who were active in the LMPOA, the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District, Rimrockers, and other community organizations. She gave a short history of the events, history, and people of the LMPOA from 1968 to the 1990s.

Past President Virginia Bartling, then Virginia Engle, gave a terrific talk about the not insignificant challenges of chairing the LMPOA during the mid-1990s. From midnight Executive Board Meetings to fielding constant phone calls from residents, to first-hand work on emergency flood control, working with FEMA and other agencies, and building the Fire District and the Fire Station Building, she did it all. Virginia led the association and the community through some interesting times, indeed. It was a real pleasure to hear her talk, and we are humbled and grateful for her leadership.

Major kudos to Mike Nelson and Phil Edwards for planning this event, Robbie’s for making the venue and music available, and all the Board members for working to bring it together.  Let’s get busy on the next 50 years!  What changes we’ll see, and what things we can accomplish together!