MRFD JOINS  THE COPPER CANYON FIRE & MEDICAL AUTHORITY

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What is the “Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority”? Well it’s the same firefighters, same trucks, same Fire Chief and the same fire station with a new name on the shirts and on the trucks that we’ll have to get used to. See below for more info or talk to a Fire Board Member.
At a special meeting held at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station on Wednesday May 18th the Boards of the Montezuma Rimrock and Camp Verde Fire Districts voted to enter into a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Agreement between the two districts. This action creates a separate legal entity to be known as Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority.

For the full details, check the latest Calendar Crew link here.

Special Events May 5th and May 7th

Special Events Today and Saturday


Thursday, 5/5–The Cinco de Mayo Concert  s tarts at 7 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multitorium.  Everyone is invited to watch our students perform multicultural presentations.  Please call 567-4631 for more information.
 
Saturday, 5/7–Dump the Drugs is back at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  This event gives an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication.  Please drop medications off at the Beaver Creek Adult Center (across from Cricket’s), 4250 E. Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  The event is sponsored by the BC Community Action Team, YC Sheriff’s Office and MATFORCE.  Jeannette Estes is our local contact at 928-567-5421 for more information.  (See full post by the Calendar Crew by Clicking Here.)
Dump the Drugs Here

MRFD New Ambulance

MRFD New Ambulance Now in Service
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Press Release 4/28/2016–
The Montezuma Rimrock Fire District has placed into service a brand new Ambulance.  The new Braun Northwest built ambulance is powered by a 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 chassis.  This new unit replaces MRFD’s 2004 Ford ambulance, which was recently removed from the fleet due to engine failure, and was mrfdNewAmbauctioned off.  The Montezuma Rimrock Fire District would like to thank the Camp Verde Fire District and Verde Valley Ambulance, who both provided “loaner” ambulances to MRFD while we waited for this new one to arrive, and while MRFD’s other ambulance was being repaired, as it had unfortunately also recently suffered catastrophic engine failure.  MRFD is excited about their new ambulance and we are confident that it will improve the district’s ability to provide quality EMS care to the residents of the Beaver Creek Area as it employs some of the latest technologies in ambulance design.


 

Beaver Creek Road Cleanup Saturday 4/23/2016

Sponsored by Ancestral Gardens

One Hour Cleanup if everyone helps!

 
Saturday, 4/23 — As the Adopt-A-Road sponsors of one mile of Beaver Creek Road, please join the Verde Valley Ancestral Gardens for trash cleanup on April 23rd. Meet at Nikki’s Grill parking lot in McGuireville at 8 AM to pick up safety vests, trash grabbers and trash bags. Expected duration is one hour. The more the merrier and the quicker the cleanup, so we hope to see you there!
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Full Moon for Earth Day, Friday 4/22/2016

“When is Earth Day 2016?  This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter what the weather!”
from the Old Farmers Almanac
Celebrate Earth Day tonight at
Montezuma Castle
Full Moon for Earth Day!
 
Full Moon Concert – Friday, April 22nd, starting at 6 p.m. Native American musician Allenroy Paquin will perform under a full moon at Montezuma Castle. This Earth Day celebration will feature storytelling, singing, and flute performances. Mr. Paquin is a member of the Jicarilla Apache and Zun᷉i Tribes of New Mexico and is also a silversmith.  Visitors are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs as available park seating is limited.   The trails and the park will close to the public at 8 p.m.
 
Instameet Event- Saturday, April 23, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument staff and volunteers will host an Instameet event.  Visitors will be challenged to take photos of certain things at all three parks and post their photos to social media sites using park hashtags.

Special Events for Saturday April 9th

Special Events Scheduled for Today! 
 
Saturday, 4/9–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.  Extra food available for children ages 5-15.  Emergency boxes are available as needed by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Saturday, 4/9–The Spring Arts & Crafts Fair and Bake Sale,continues  from 9 AM to 3 PM todayin the Adult Center and at Rollins Park located on Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma. On display will be original artwork, mystery novels, bath & body products, jewelry, stained glass, yard art, fabric and yarn art and so much more. It’s time to buy gifts for Mother’s Day and June Brides. So join us for a fun-filled day. For more info call the Center at 928-567-4556. (Also lots of raffles and Irene’s Apple Fritters!)

Saturday, 4/9–The Kiwanis Buzzard Bonfire r eturns to Rimrock from 4 to 7 PM in the parking lot of the Beaver Creek Baptist Church tonight. The celebration is sponsored by the Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Key Club, Builders’ Club and K-Kids.  Please come enjoy music, games, food and fun.  S’mores, hot dogs and more will be available for purchase.  Music provided by Jimmie Willis. Other organizations are encouraged to bring a table or a game and participate. Please contact Brianna Bucher at 928-300-6728 or Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for further information.  Everyone is invited to come watch the fire and have a good time!

LMPOA March Update

Dear Members
Our March meeting was cut short due to a medical emergency, so the board only got as far as accepting the February minutes which are posted on the website.

During February we mailed two official letters of recommendation for the ongoing trails and grant efforts of the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition which we co-founded and support.  Those are posted on the website.

Currently we have arranged for a clean up collection of items on Friday, 3/18 of items for the dump.  If you have items and do not have a vehicle suitable to transport them in or cannot lift them, please call 301-2749, ASAP.  We have room to pick up some more stuff.  Two Yavapai County Probationer work vehicles and our own Rollins Park maintainer are doing the job.
The Camp Verde Refuse Transfer Station continues to be open for FREE dumping Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through April 2 from 8 AM to 4 PM.  Please don’t miss out.
Also a one time benefit is being provided for unincorporated area residents by Yavapai County and Sedona Recycles.  A FREE ELECTRONIC RECYCLING is scheduled this Saturday at Red Rock High School in Sedona from 8 AM to Noon only.  We will have a pick up truck or two sitting on the lot near Beaver Creek Self Storage from about 7:30 AM to 10 ish or until filled.  Otherwise it’s a nice Saturday drive.
Hope to see you doing some recycling,
Your LMPOA Board
PO Box 5292
Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342
928-592-2839
www.LakeMontezuma.us 

Another day in the Park


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The Saturday scene at Rawlins Park included a view of the Camp Verde and Montezuma Rimrock Fire Department crews lending a hand — and a very long ladder — to put up a new solar light atop the flagpole.  The new fixture will provide just enough light to spotlight our flag, without distracting from the wonderful night sky display of stars.  Lots of gasps, and  “OOH”s and “AAH”s were heard from the gathered spectators, including dog-walkers, their dogs, and pedestrians. The crowd all politely gathered around to put a little more urgency into the delicate operation.  The ladder was lowered just close enough for firefighters to reach the top and carefully install the new fixture, without coming close enough to bounce off the flagpole in the chilly, windy weather.

 

A big thank-you to the Fire Departments and also to Board Member Ron Melcher, who purchased and tested the new light fixture over the last few weeks, and then persuaded the firemen to lend their support.  

 

The light was working beautifully last night, upon our inspection after dark.  See the picture below.  That’s the moon in the upper right corner, and the solar light visible through the trees, along with the current park lighting a bit lower.

night_view

Website Changes

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We’ve updated the look of this website a bit to make it easier to find the documentation of LMPOA Board business, from Minutes and Agendas to Financial Statements and Letters.  The Letters category will include correspondence to and from the Board on zoning recommendations, statements of support for various organizations and projects, and other official business of the Board.  These are found in various other categories on the website, the Beaver Creek eNews, posted on the Kiosks, and posted elsewhere around the neighborhood.  We’ll try to keep them all here in one place so that you can find them easily.

You’ll see the link on the Top Menu — Board Minutes, Financials, and Letters, or click here to go to the new category.