Flash Flood Watch Wednesday 7/18/2017

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Dear Neighbors
Please check out the National Weather Service bulletin below for details on the Flash Flood Watch advised from 11 AM today through 7 PM Wednesday evening due to widespread heavy rainfall and past forest fires.
“Widespread abundant moisture will combine with an upper level disturbance moving westward across the area Today and into early Wednesday morning.  Because of this combination there is an elevated risk of flash floods occurring across all of Apache, Navajo, Coconino, Yavapai, and Northern Gila Counties. 
Storms will develop in the early afternoon hours similar to any normal monsoon day,  however more widespread and stronger storms are expected to form near the disturbance as it moves west across northern Arizona Tuesday night into Wednesday. 
The strongest storms will have rainfall rates in excess of 1 to 2 inches per hour and could easily overwhelm flood prone locations.
Because of this elevated threat, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued from 11 am Today until 7 pm Wednesday evening.”
National Weather Service Flagstaff, AZ
By:  NWS Flagstaff Issued:  July 18, 2017 

Summer Thunder and July Events Updated 7/16/2017

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7/16/2017 Update
Deadly Flash Flood near Payson kills 9.  Be Careful out there!  The monsoon season can be deadly anywhere the creeks can rise.
Flash Floods are Deadly
9 Dead & 1 Missing 
In Payson Area on Saturday
For Yavapai County and Surrounding Areas the Flood Watch runs through Monday at 10 PM.
Lots of thunder and lightning last night and reports of .3 to .4 inches of rain received are coming in.  We’re still under severe weather watch for this afternoon and evening and possibility of more monsoon the rest of the week.  The NWS memo is reprinted below.  It’s past time to tie down those lawn chairs.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s July 4 Beaver Creek Celebration so much fun!  Local businesses sold duck race tickets and businesses and individuals throughout the Verde Valley donated the best prizes the race has ever had.  There were 26 wonderful parade entries and lots of patriotic music, pancakes, hot dogs, ice cream, games and visiting. Copper Canyon Fire & Medical personnel were present before, during and afterward making the events happen safely and helping with everything.  95 checks and gift certificates were mailed out last week.  The 3-page list of winners will be posted Tuesday morning at Kiwanis Clothes Closet and on the bulletin boards at Rimrock Resale and in Rollins Park.  The cash prizes offered by the Beaver Creek Kiwanis went to:  $500 Dorothy Firecloud, $200 Susan Herrera, $50 Shannon Webb, $50 Mary Lou De Fonzo, $50 Grace Lahr, and $50 to Ted Steffanek.  Camp Verde Veterinary and Majestic Flooring donated $100 cash each which went to Ruthann Kroese and the Olive Branch respectively.  Mr Rooter of Yavapai County donated $150 cash which was won by Karen Smith.  And so on……Please take a look at the lists and see how many folks that you know and be sure to thank the donors.
Summer also brings us roadwork and water main repairs in addition to increased vacation traffic.  I-17 was closed for hours on both Saturday and Sunday due to crashes and in one case a dumped gravel load which stopped north and southbound traffic near Kachina Village.  Checking out before traveling is a good idea.  Red rectangles on the map indicate traffic stoppage.  Or call 511 from anywhere in the state.   Locally Arizona Water is working on Montezuma Ave.  A temporary pipeline has been installed.  (The photo was taken during the installation.)  A 12-inch main will be installed in 3 to 6 weeks which will help prevent the big blowouts and flooding which have occurred 5 or 6 times.  This is also the main feed to the tank on the Mesa.
The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Department name has been removed.  The station has been rebranded as #82 Copper Canyon Fire & Medical. This is the new sign.
Vacation Bible Schools are upcoming as well as more events at our local library. The Rimrock Farmers’ Market gets better each week and tours of the Beaver Creek Rock School will continue all summer. Some of our clubs and organizations are continuing to meet this month as indicated below.
Bring on the thunder & clouds,
. . . . . the calendar crew 

Pitch in for BCS Kids: Donations Still needed! 7/7/2017

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Needed for School
Beaver Creek School is reaching out to the community for funds for our student backpack program.  Every year we give out 80+ backpacks at our back to school barbeque.  Backpacks are also given out throughout the school year as the need arises.  School supplies are earmarked for the students that receive backpacks, and these supplies are delivered to their classrooms.
 Merryl with Backpack
Previously the program has been funded through donations, both private and through organizations and businesses.  The McLarin family funded that program for several years through their tireless fundraising efforts.  Those funds have been depleted, but the need remains the same.
Backpacks and school supplies as well as classroom supply lists are on the website at .
Cash donations would also help.  If you are interested in making a donation to Beaver Creek School, please contact Sharon Brooks or Merryl Dones at 928 567-4631, or bring donations to the school at 4810 E. Beaver Creek Road in Rimrock.  The Back to School Barbeque is on Thursday, August 3 from 6 to 7:30 PM.
Thank you.

Red, White and Blue: that’s the Spirit! – July 4, 2017

duckrace2017Beaver Creek 4th of July Pancakes, Parade, Celebration & Duck Race, Sycamore Park to Rollins Park
July 4, 2017 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM On Tuesday, July 4, the Beaver Creek Parade will leave the Sycamore Park area in Lake Montezuma at 9:00 AM and travel south on Montezuma Avenue past the Village Square. This year the Grand Marshals are Ernie and Juddie Batcheller who invite all to join them in celebrating Independence Day. The Junior Marshal is Mia Charley.  Parade entrants (walkers, animals, vehicles, floats, etc) should sign up at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or call 928-567-9401. The festivities and pancake breakfast will be in Rollins Park at the Lake Montezuma Village Square. The BC Kiwanis Duck Race will be on Wet Beaver Creek by Sycamore Park. For inquiries about display tables, entertainment and activities please call Carol Keeton, Kiwanis President, at 928-606-4050.
BC Kiwanis donation pancake breakfast: 7 to 8:45 AM
Beaver Creek Parade: 9:00 AM
, from Sycamore Park to Rollins Park. Line up 8:30 – 8:45 AM
Led by Camp Verde Post 93 American Legion Riders
Free hot dogs served by Beaver Creek Baptist Church immediately after parade

  • Water served by Grace Community Lutheran Church after parade
    Free ice cream cups from BC Adult Center until gone
    Parade ribbons awarded by the Copper Canyon FMA and lots of music
    Balloons and face painting and more until Noon


Hayrides provided by Jim’s Trading Post
Games with Montezuma Dental
Pinatas at Cricket’s
Community information & vendor displays
BC Preservation & Historical Society raffle drawing at 11 AM
Water game fire truck from Montezuma Rimrock Fire District
Rock Climbing Wall from BC Baptist Church
Duck Race at Sycamore Park: Noon

Excessive Heat Warning 6/15/2017


As temperatures across the state of Arizona are expected to reach record levels this weekend Yavapai County Emergency Management and Yavapai County Community Health Services would like to remind residents to take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion and other heat related injuries or medical complications.

In response to an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service,

The Salvation Army’s Verde Valley/Cottonwood staff will be activating a heat relief station at the Cottonwood Recreation Center where people in need can go for cooling and hydration June 17

th through June 21

st, 2017.
Cottonwood Recreation Center
150 S. 6th St.
Cottonwood, AZ -86326
Tel. (928) 639.3200
As needed the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical will have water available at the following fire stations:
Camp Verde Station at 494 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 and  Montezuma Rimrock Station 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ

318 AM MST Wed Jun 14 2017

Marble and Glen Canyons-Grand Canyon Country-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins- Including the cities of Page, Lees Ferry, Grand Canyon Village, Supai, North Rim, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde

,Cordes Junction and Bagdad.

* AFFECTED AREA…Elevations below 5000 feet for the Grand Canyon, Marble and Glen Canyons, Yavapai County valleys and basins, and northern Gila County.
* TEMPERATURE…105 TO 115 degrees.
* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures will significantly increase the potential for heat related illness. Those without access to adequate air conditioning and hydration will be most at risk. More weather updates at:
Please remember NEVER leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. It is best to leave your pets at home if you cannot take them in with you. Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit above outside temperatures within the first 10 minutes. Anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat-related illnesses or even death. Children who are left unattended in parked cars are at greatest risk for heat stroke, and possibly death.
When traveling with children, remember to do the following:
o   Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open. To remind yourself that a child is in the car, keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. When the child is buckled in, place the stuffed animal in the front with the driver.
o   When leaving your car, check to be sure everyone is out of the car. Do not overlook any children who have fallen asleep in the car.
Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
Additional information is attached as well as additional sites with great preparedness information listed below.
Arizona Department of Health Services
National Weather Service
Salvation Army in Phoenix
Marcie Slay
Yavapai County Emergency Management

REGISTER FOR “Code Red” Emergency Notification System
with Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at:
Prioritize, Plan, Prepare, Practice = Peace of mind  

BCCA Board Meeting 6/12/2017 3:00pm

The regular monthly meeting of the BCCA Board will be held Monday, 6/12/2017 at 3:00 pm at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  This month’s agenda includes the results of a speed study on Beaver Vista Road, discussion about Arizona Water Company’s proposal to drill a deep well on the mesa, and BCCA’s request for a presentation from the company to community members about that, discussion of Yavapai County zoning ordinance amendment on storage containers, and public discussion with residents on a variety of topics.

For the full agenda, click here.   To make your voice heard and get the latest on all thing Beaver Creek, you gotta come out to the meeting!  See you there.


CC Fire Authority Report on 6/2/2017 Fire

Copper Canyon Fire Authority Called Out for Urban Interface
On 06/02/2017 at 20:24 hrs. Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority from St 81 and St 82 was dispatched to a residential fire in the area of East LaMarcia Dr. and Salt Mine Rd. Initial reports stated that the reporting party saw a fire in the yard of a residence across from LaMarcia Dr. on the south side of Salt Mine Rd that had spread to a structure. Upon arrival of emergency crews, it was found that there was an RV camp trailer  on the south side of Salt Mine Rd fully involved with fire spreading to  approximately 1 acre of thick grass and brush. The RV was occupied at the time. The resident was able to evacuate the property without incident or injury.
With heavy winds from the south, fire embers were blown across Salt Mine Rd into the Verde Club Estates neighborhood igniting brush fires throughout the neighborhood. Multiple structures were threatened at this time. Initial responding units were deployed into the Verde Club Estates neighborhood for structure protection and fire extinguishment. At this time multiple resources were ordered  from throughout the Verde Valley. Mutual aid resources and responses came for Verde Valley Fire, Sedona Fire, Coconino National Forest Service, Prescott National Forest Service, Verde Valley Ambulance Company, Cottonwood Fire, Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority and YCSO. In all, there was
approximately 30 firefighters battling this blaze.
A mandatory evacuation was in place for several blocks in the Verde Lake Club Estates neighborhood, which was handled by YCSO along with traffic control.  Fire crews made quick work in controlling and extinguishing this fire and saving multiple homes in the area. No homes or structures sustained damaged or were lost during the incident with the exception of the RV camp Trailer. Residents that were evacuated during the incident were allowed back into their homes after approximately 2 hrs. In all approximately 2.5 acres were burned.
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical would like to extend a sincere thanks to all the agencies involved who helped to protect the citizens in our community and their homes during this incident.
Eric Strauss
Battalion Chief
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief
26 B. Salt Mine Road
Camp Verde, AZ 863222

Fire in Lake Montezuma 5/26/2017

Fire in Lake Montezuma
On May 26 th , 2017, at approximately 11:25 am Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority was dispatched to a residential fire on Cliffside Trail in Lake Montezuma. Upon arrival they encountered a fire burning on the back deck of the residence that extended onto the back of the house. The fire also crossed the fence into a  vacant lot which had grass and mesquite trees on it. The fire at the back of the house was quickly extinguished while the wildland portion was mostly extinguished by bystanders. Additional units arrived and completed the extinguishment and overhaul of the remainder of the fire. An explosion was heard by witnesses but no evidence was found and the cause of the fire was undetermined after investigation. All occupants were removed from the residence and there were no injuries to citizens or fire personnel. Suppression efforts were completed by Copper Canyon and Verde Valley Fire Districts.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief
26 B. Salt Mine Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322 2