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BCCA Board Meeting Monday 5/14/2018

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The May meeting of the Board of Directors of BCCA will be held today, May 14, 2018, at 3:00 pm at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Members and area residents are invited.

                      Agenda

ribbons
flags

Pledge of Allegiance (using the beautiful flags donated to the Center by Post 135)

Public participation is appreciated.  There is a 2-minute time limit for public participation/comments from individuals. Courteous interaction with the board, members, and guests is expected.

President’s Update:  Thanks to the opposition from BCCA and other community members, AFW LLC has withdrawn their application for rezoning for RV storage on the 4 acres at Lookout Point Rd.  Currently there is no news on other possible zoning or use permit requests.  Next month the Director and Assistant Director of Yavapai County Development Services will be at our meeting to explain changes in that department.  Congratulations to the Adult Center on their goodlooking room improvements and to the organizations and individuals who are making use of this facility.

Information Items:  From board and members.

  1. Minutes & financial report

Old Business. Discussion and possible action on each

  • Project reports from board members
  • Reimbursement of $325 from Tee Up for Teachers Golf Tournament hole sponsorship, tournament cancelled
  • Continued park watering and gopher problems
  • Refurbish & cover bulletin board at Rimrock Resale

New Business.

  • Work bid of $120 to repair park fountain. Work bid of $20 to service fountain once a month.
  • Potential fundraisers
  • Other

Call for Public Discussion Items.  Discussion with residents.   

 

This Weekend in Beaver Creek 5/11/2018

Dear Neighbors, BC Adult Center July

Today, (Friday) are two special events at the Beaver Creek Adult Center that you might wish to attend.  At 10 AM is the “Where Have All the Sheep Gone” untold story and at 6 PM is the presentation of flags to the Center by Post 135 from Cornville which will be followed by refreshments.
Dump the Drugs Here

On Saturday, is the early morning Food Bank at Beaver Creek School.  Then there are three more events in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  The much appreciated Dump the Drugs is from 10 AM to Noon, followed by Puppets on a String (a fundraiser for Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority) at 2 PM, and the Mother’s Day Pot Luck at the Center at 5 PM.

Free slash drop off at the refuse transfer stations is ongoing through June 1.

All of these events are open to everyone in the community.

      Planning a busy weekend,
             . . . . . . . the calendar crew 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Events in Beaver Creek
 
Friday, 5/11–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM (new time) in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Dr. Barbara Jaquay will be the speaker at this meeting and will share stories and information from her book “Where Have All the Sheep Gone” which details the untold story of the sheep industry in Arizona and the Verde Valley .  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com   (See flyer below)  
Friday, 5/11-The Cornville American Legion Auxiliary Post 135 will be presenting an American flag and Arizona State flag to The Beaver Creek Adult Center at 6 PM in honor of their refurbishing of the center followed by coffee and a light snack.  We will receive a stand, pole and American and AZ state flag. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you.  Please contact Phil Edwards at 928-274-0265.
 
Saturday, 5/12–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.  (See chart below)
Saturday, 5/12-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 (including ones for pets).  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 Flyer Below) 
 
Saturday, 5/12-Puppets on Strings presented by FantasyMakers Marionettes starts at 2 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center across from Crickets in the Lake Montezuma Village Square. This lively entertainment is sponsored by Joe & Terri Warren, 928-592-0630 and Starr~Light, 928-274-2721.  Donations appreciated.  Some of the proceeds go to benefit Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority.  (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 5/12–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Mother’s Day Pot Luck  begins at 5 PM.   Please bring your plate (if you forget, we have paper plates) and utensils, a dish to share, and a friend or two.  Make your mother’s favorite dish to honor her or in memory of her.  Coffee and punch will be served.  We will also have a 50/50 drawing.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Call 928-567-4556 for more information.
Continues through 6/1-Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off  at the Camp Verde Transfer
Station from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays 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. The other transfer stations are open different days and times.  If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.  
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
May 2018 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 5/12/18
 
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
Wednesdays,
5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30
 
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,
5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
NO NEWS ABOUT REOPENING
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM-Noon, Mon & Fri;  9AM to 3PM, Tues, Wed, Thurs
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma Village Square across from Cricket’s
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered around 2:30 PM Weds, and food remains until gone
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Beaver Creek eNews 5/8/2018

Dear Neighbors
The annual meeting of the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition is this morning at 8:30 AM.  If you have the time to attend this morning, you will see two fine slide presentations on the local and Verde Valley trail efforts.  Also today is the last meeting until fall of the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club.  They will be awarding a $1000 scholarship, honoring the Woman of the Year and announcing donation recipients in addition to enjoying time together.
Yavapai County ballots concerning the extension of the jail district sales tax (up to a quarter of a cent) need to be received by 7 PM on May 15.  Mailing is not recommended at this late date.  The ballots may be dropped off in Camp Verde at the Town Hall or at the Yavapai-Apache Community Center.  In Cottonwood, the ballots may be dropped off at the County Annex on 6th Street.  If you can’t get either place, please call Beaver Creek Transit to collect your ballot and deliver it for you.  The services provided by the jail district need to continue and is an obligation for us all.
This Friday the BC Preservation & Historical Society has a special guest speaker who will tell the story of the former sheep industry in the Verde Valley and throughout Arizona.  The new start time for these presentations is 10 AM.
Saturday morning the free food bank distribution starts at BC School at 7:45 AM.  Then Dump the Drugs returns to the BC Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  The marionette show begins in the same location at 2 PM followed by the Mother’s Day Pot Luck at 5 PM.  We can get rid of unwanted medications, see an entertaining puppet show and celebrate Mother’s Day all in one place this year!!  It’s nice to see this building purchased and operated by volunteers getting such good use.
Also on Saturday the National Association of Letter Carriers is sponsoring the Fill a Bag and Stamp Out Hunger Campaign.  Please put non-perishables in the bags and place them by a mailbox.  Your donations will go to the food bank at Beaver Creek School.  Thank you!
Celebrating the wonderful month of May,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events May 8 through May 12
 
Tuesday, 5/8-The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Annual Meeting is from 8:30 AM to 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Help us celebrate the BCTC accomplishments of the year as reviewed in a PowerPoint presentation.  Guest speaker Adam Barnett, Recreation Staff Officer in the Red Rock Ranger District, has a slide show on volunteer efforts in the district.  The supporter of the year award will be presented to David Brown and the volunteer of the year award will be presented to John Barth.  Elections, financial report and refreshments, too.  Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for additional information.
Saturday, 512-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 (including ones for pets).  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 Flyer Below) 
 
Saturday, 5/12-Puppets on Strings presented by FantasyMakers Marionettes starts at 2 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center across from Crickets in the Lake Montezuma Village Square. This lively entertainment is sponsored by Joe & Terri Warren, 928-592-0630 and Starr~Light, 928-274-2721.  Donations appreciated.  Some of the proceeds go to benefit Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority.  (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 5/12–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Mother’s Day Pot Luck  begins at 5 PM.   Please bring your plate (if you forget, we have paper plates) and utensils, a dish to share, and a friend or two.  Make your mother’s favorite dish to honor her or in memory of her.  Coffee and punch will be served.  We will also have a 50/50 drawing.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Call 928-567-4556 for more information.
Continues through 6/1-Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off  at the Camp Verde Transfer
Station from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays 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. The other transfer stations are open different days and times.  If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.  
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities May 8 – May 12
Tuesday, 5/8–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  We will discuss 4th of July activities.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information
 
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.
 
Tuesday, 5/8-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  Please email Lana Burks at grambo_3@msn.com for further information.
Tuesday, 5/8–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM   The final meeting of this spring will be a celebration with presentation of our $1000 award to our Scholarship recipient here in BC.  The recipient has been invited to the meeting and luncheon.  We will also announce which community organizations will receive donations with money earned from our fundraiser “Tea”.  The Woman of the Year will be voted on and presented with an award at this meeting.  Lunch will be served at a cost of $13. All community members are welcome.  Please join us for a nice meal.  Contact Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Wednesday, 5/9–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.
 
Friday, 5/11–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM (new time) in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Dr. Barbara Jaquay will be the speaker at this meeting and will share stories and information from her book “Where Have All the Sheep Gone” which details the untold story of the sheep industry in Arizona and the Verde Valley .  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com   (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 5/12–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.  (See chart below)
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work
Another Accident on I-17 and more since this one
On May 2, 2018 at approximately 8:30am, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical responded to a reported accident on I-17 SB at milepost 306. Upon arrival crews encountered a 2 vehicle accident. Per DPS units on scene the accident was a head on collision between a passenger car and a pickup. There were single patients in each vehicle and both patients were transported to an area hospital. The exact cause of  the accident was unknown and was being investigated by DPS.  Units from Copper Canyon Fire were assisted by Pinewood Fire. Inclement weather in the area was a possible cause.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Battalion Chief
Late March & Early April Good Things at Beaver Creek School
 
Good Things Happening in Beaver Creek School District!
 
Beaver Creek School students have begun the state testing process. So far all students have been putting effort into their work and are proud to show the things they have learned.
The 21st Century Learning Community Program planning a field trip to Yavapai College’s Sci-Tech event. They are looking forward to developing a deeper understanding of STEAM concepts.
Mrs. Bleak has been taking an extra professional development course on teaching STEAM. She now has an opportunity to share her new knowledge with our 7 th  grade students who see her four times a week for a STEAM class.
Mr. Womack set up water catchment barrels so we can start using rainwater for the  onsite garden.
Ms. Nunn has been working with the 21 st  Century kids on Fridays to maintain the garden. She incorporates STEAM activities into her lessons. This class provides in depth hands on learning experiences which help students to understand scientific concepts. The kids love to learn in their gardening class.
The preschool class has also been sprouting seeds and watching their bulbs bloom in the preschool garden.
The Bobcat softball and baseball teams are both working hard at practices and games. The kids are thrilled to be a part of the teams, and parents are enjoying watching as well. The ball fields look great thanks to the maintenance crew!
We will be having the Life and Safety presentation for Pre-k-3 on April 11.  Our firefighter and forest service workers get together to put on a puppet show with lights, sounds, and special surprises that help to teach our younger students about being safe.  The kids will also get to meet Smokey the Bear.
Teachers are working hard to continue to use the  Capturing Kids Hearts  program to build gratitude among our students through class meetings that discuss all of the topics and continue to keep the lesson working in our classrooms.
The Yavapai County Nurses will continue to audit our students’ health records and make sure they are properly immunized.
Ms. Artrip hosted our annual Kindergarten Roundup to welcome children who will be in kindergarten next year. We are excited to have new bobcats join our student body!
Kindergarten and Preschool Registration is on-going in the front office Monday through Friday.
Be looking forward to the Beaver Creek Historical Society completion of the tile project depicting the historical timeline of the area! This project organized by Governing Board member Betty Hart will be found in the courtyard area of the school campus.
Mrs. Karin Ward
Superintendent
Beaver Creek School District #26
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
928-567-4631
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
May 2018 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 5/12/18
 
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
Wednesdays,
5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30
 
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,
5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
NO NEWS ABOUT REOPENING
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM-Noon, Mon & Fri;  9AM to 3PM, Tues, Wed, Thurs
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma Village Square across from Cricket’s
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered around 2:30 PM Weds, and food remains until gone
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eNews Bulletin 4/28/2018

Dear Neighbors
If you need a vehicle washed TODAY, our local high school student Key Club would love to help you out for a donation to their service projects.
Saturday, 4/28–The Key Club Car Wash runs from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station on Beaver Creek Rd.  Donations appreciated.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking forward to watching others clean vehicles,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
****Press Release****  ****For Immediate Release*****
As a result of the critical fire conditions we are currently experiencing, effective Friday, April 20th 2018 at 08:00 hours, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority will implement a fire ban within its jurisdiction.
This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.
This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.
Enclosed BBQs (propane and briquette- with a lid) are not effected by this ban at this time, although the public is always encouraged to be especially careful when using cooking appliances outdoors, and especially when the conditions are as dry as we are currently experiencing.
The public is also encouraged to be very careful with the disposal of smoking materials during this period.
If conditions continue to worsen, additional restrictions may well be implemented to prevent a catastrophic fire.  Such measure might include the banning of smoking outdoors, bans on the use of briquettes and/or BBQs, bans on the use of chain saws or other combustible engines/tools that might produce sparks, bans on welding or grinding without special permits or standby measures, and/or bans on other hazardous  processes.
The current ban or additional restrictions will remain in effect until we see significant summer rains to lessen the threat.
With our current dry conditions, low humidity, warmer temperatures and gusty winds, everyone is being encouraged to  be extremely careful during this period.
Thank you!  Be Safe!
Terry Keller
Fire Chief
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority
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Burn Ban Press Release from Fire Chief 4/26/2018

Dear Neighbors
Tomorrow is the dedication of a tile history wall at Beaver Creek School that has been worked on by students and staff at the school and from Camp Verde High School, too. The event, sponsored by the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society starts at 2 PM on campus.
Also, all day on Friday, is free shredding sponsored by Gateway Mall and AARP in Prescott.  This is out of our area.  But if you have the need to shred, the price is right.
Free slash drop offs continue through June 1 at the Yavapai County Transfer Stations.  Providing a fire safe zone around your residence is recommended by our Fire Chief who also states,  ” Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority has implemented a fire ban within its jurisdiction. This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.  This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.”  (See flyers below)
Looking forward to seeing the tiled wall,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Friday April 27 Special Events
Friday, 4/17–The Beaver Creek Community Timeline dedication starts at 2 PM at Beaver Creek Rock School located at 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock.  Beaver Creek School Superintendent Karin Ward’s vision of the community’s history being depicted via picture tiles has become a reality. Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society Timeline Committee Chairman Betty Hart enlisted the help of Beaver Creek School students and staff and Tom Middlebrook and Camp Verde High School art students to “tell the story” of the Beaver Creek area. Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served.  (See flyer below)
Friday, 4/17–AARP FREE Shred-a-Thon runs from 9 to 11:30 AM and 12:30 to 2 PM at the Prescott Gateway Mall until the truck reaches capacity.  (See flyer below)
Continues through 6/1–Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off  at the Camp Verde Transfer Station from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays 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. The other transfer stations are open different days and times.  If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.  (See flyer below)
Burn Ban Press Release from Chief Keller
****Press Release****  ****For Immediate Release*****
As a result of the critical fire conditions we are currently experiencing, effective Friday, April 20th 2018 at 08:00 hours, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority will implement a fire ban within its jurisdiction.
This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.
This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.
Enclosed BBQs (propane and briquette- with a lid) are not effected by this ban at this time, although the public is always encouraged to be especially careful when using cooking appliances outdoors, and especially when the conditions are as dry as we are currently experiencing.
The public is also encouraged to be very careful with the disposal of smoking materials during this period.
If conditions continue to worsen, additional restrictions may well be implemented to prevent a catastrophic fire.  Such measure might include the banning of smoking outdoors, bans on the use of briquettes and/or BBQs, bans on the use of chain saws or other combustible engines/tools that might produce sparks, bans on welding or grinding without special permits or standby measures, and/or bans on other hazardous  processes.
The current ban or additional restrictions will remain in effect until we see significant summer rains to lessen the threat.
With our current dry conditions, low humidity, warmer temperatures and gusty winds, everyone is being encouraged to  be extremely careful during this period.
Thank you!  Be Safe!
Terry Keller
Fire Chief
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority

Ongoing Prescribed Burns 4/25/2018

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 23, 2018, For Immediate Release – Coconino National Forest fire managers are planning a prescribed burn today, and more throughout this week, because of the precipitation received Friday which created favorable conditions for burning. These burns could be canceled or postponed if conditions change.
FLAGSTAFF RANGER DISTRICT .
Upper Lake Burn Project
When: Planned ignitions will be today at approximately 9 a.m.
Where: Fifteen miles southeast of Flagstaff, south end of Upper Lake Mary at Pine Grove Campground. ( 35°01’55.6″N 111°27’43.5″W)
Size: 1,145 acres.
Smoke Impacts: Smoke may be seen by motorists on Lake Mary Road south of Flagstaff and any visitors at Upper Lake Mary, and at Pine Grove Campground during the day. Cooling temperatures in the evenings may cause smoke to settle and drain down nearby canyons and low lying areas. Smoke will likely appear thicker the morning after the burn as it settles overnight and should dissipate by early the next afternoon.
Mint Burn Project
When:  Planned aerial and ground ignitions Wednesday and Thursday at approximately 9 a.m. 
Where: One mile south of Mormon Lake, along the west side of Lake Mary Road. 34°53’47.1″N 111°26’34.6″W)
Size: Up to 3,500 acres total, broken down into daily manageable blocks.
Smoke Impacts: Smoke may be seen by motorists on Lake Mary Road south of Mormon Lake. Cooling temperatures in the evenings may cause smoke to settle and drain down nearby canyons and low lying areas. Smoke will likely appear thicker the morning after the burn as it settles overnight and should dissipate by early the next afternoon.
Prescribed burns are always  dependent upon weather and wind conditions, as well as approval from Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The public can view approved prescribed burns on ADEQ’s website at smoke.azdeq.gov. Burns on the Coconino National Forest begin with the forest’s designato

 

Special Events for Friday & Saturday 4/20-4/21/2018

Dear Neighbors
Amidst the wind and dust today, preparations are ongoing for a huge Beaver Creek Community Health Screening Event from 9 AM to 3 PM in the classrooms and Fellowship Hall at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church located near the Rimrock Post Office.  Many thank you’s to the congregation for donating use of their facility for this event which includes numerous opportunities for health screenings, information and firefighter demonstrations.  Not to be missed!
On Saturday morning the BC Adult Center is serving a donation pancake breakfast, a bird walk is offered at Montezuma Well and several groups are meeting.
Free slash drop offs continue through June 1 at the Yavapai County Transfer Stations.  Providing a fire safe zone around your residence is recommended by our Fire Chief who also states,  ” Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority has implemented a fire ban within its jurisdiction. This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.  This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.”
The Interim Fire Ban Order from the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is also included below as well as the YCSO media release on a fire started by a Humboldt area resident who burned without an activated burn permit.
Please continue to be very aware of fire danger as you enjoy activities,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21 Special Events
Friday, 4/20-The Beaver Creek Community Health Screening Event  runs from 9 AM to 3 PM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church hosted by the Beaver Creek Community Action Team.   NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED. This is your opportunity for FREE dental for all ages and other health screenings.  The NAU Department of Dental Hygiene is pleased to offer FREE dental screenings including x-rays, oral cancer exams, fluoride treatments, oral health education and goodie bags to all in attendance.  Stop by and meet the Tooth Fairy while taking advantage of these FREE services.
KNOW YOUR NUMBERS/KNOW YOUR RISK  – Northern Arizona Healthcare will be offering a FREE non-fasting health screening that will provide the following information: Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Total Cholesterol HDL/LDL, Triglycerides, Diabetes Risk Assessment. This screening takes approximately 20 minutes during which you will receive your results and have an opportunity to review them with a health professional.  Knowing your numbers and  your risk may help you make decisions to take the steps to improve your heart health which may save your life. We can offer you ways that can improve your numbers.  There will also be CPR Demonstrations by Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority and a representative from Y.C. Emergency Preparedness Department will be available to inform, respond to concerns and offer free printed materials to attendees.  Please contact Jeannette Estes at 928-567-5421 for updates. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 4/21-Donation Pancake Breakfast 9 AM to 11 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Pancakes, bacon or sausage, juice and coffee.  A $5 donation is suggested.  The proceeds will go toward the renovation of the BC Adult Center.  Please contact Judy Edwards at 928-274-6023 for more information.
Continues through 6/1-Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off  at the Camp Verde Transfer Station from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays 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. The other transfer stations are open different days and times.  If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.  (See flyer below)
****Press Release****  ****For Immediate Release*****
As a result of the critical fire conditions we are currently experiencing, effective Friday, April 20th 2018 at 08:00 hours, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority will implement a fire ban within its jurisdiction.
This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.
This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.
Enclosed BBQs (propane and briquette- with a lid) are not effected by this ban at this time, although the public is always encouraged to be especially careful when using cooking appliances outdoors, and especially when the conditions are as dry as we are currently experiencing.
The public is also encouraged to be very careful with the disposal of smoking materials during this period.
If conditions continue to worsen, additional restrictions may well be implemented to prevent a catastrophic fire.  Such measure might include the banning of smoking outdoors, bans on the use of briquettes and/or BBQs, bans on the use of chain saws or other combustible engines/tools that might produce sparks, bans on welding or grinding without special permits or standby measures, and/or bans on other hazardous  processes.
The current ban or additional restrictions will remain in effect until we see significant summer rains to lessen the threat.
With our current dry conditions, low humidity, warmer temperatures and gusty winds, everyone is being encouraged to  be extremely careful during this period.
Thank you!  Be Safe!
Terry Keller
Fire Chief
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities April 21

 

Saturday, 4/21–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Ken Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 4/21–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April 2018.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 4/21–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Homeowner Cited for reckless burning after Fire
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At approximately 9:30 AM, today, a homeowner in Humboldt was burning tumbleweeds in his back yard. The fire jumped over a block wall fence and into an open field near the closed smelter plant. The homeowner called 911 to report the fire. His use of a garden hose in an attempt to put out the fire was unsuccessful. The fire grew with light winds in the area. YCSO and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) responded. Locks to the closed commercial property had to be cut to gain access to the fire. The fire grew to nearly an acre in just a few minutes before fire crews were able to extinguish the flames.
Deputies met with the homeowner and cited him for Reckless Burning due to well publicized fire restrictions in place. Attempts to get a burn permit would have been met with clear notice that burning has been suspended.
YCSO and fire officials cannot emphasize enough to follow fire restriction regulations. THE RISK IS TOO GREAT AND THOSE IN VIOLATION WILL BE CITED. YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED.
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Red for Ed eNews Bulletin 4/19/2018

Dear Neighbors
 

Beaver Creek School Wednesday before school Walk-ins have continued with participants including school educators, staff and neighbors. On April 9, the Beaver Creek School Governing Board passed a resolution supporting Educators and #RedForED.  Our school board joined the governing boards of Mesa Public Schools, Tucson Unified, Flagstaff Unified, Pendergast, Yuma High School District and Phoenix High School District among others in Arizona passing similar resolutions.

Photo courtesy of Margee Cowan
The goals adopted by the #Red For Ed movement are:
  • 20% salary increase for Arizona teachers in order to create competitive pay with neighboring states.
  • Competitive pay for all Education Support Professionals.
  • Permanent certified salary structure which includes annual raises.
  • Restore education funding to 2008 levels.
  • No new tax cuts until per-pupil funding reaches the national average.
Teachers are voting this week throughout the state on whether to walk-out or not.  This decision will likely be announced this evening or early tomorrow.  Regardless of the outcome on this particular event, #RedForEd appears to be an educator movement that will continue. .
Wearing red in support of education,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
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This Weekend in Beaver Creek 4/13/2018

Dear Neighbors
 
Tomorrow, Saturday, is the usual second Saturday of the month FREE food bank in the early AM at Beaver Creek School.  There is always some fine produce and some bread and meat in addition to other items.  Also the Second Saturday Hike sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition begins at 9 AM from the Forestglen Trail Head at the southern end of Wickiup Mesa. The special guest host for this one is Master Gardener Jane Kennedy.  Additional information is below.
Below are three media releases.  The first has all the details about the sad black cows at night versus vehicles on Cornville Rd.  Fortunately the humans walked away but the cows and vehicles were not so lucky….  The scarlet macaws are still on display the last Sunday of each month at 10 AM through August at Tuzigoot.  And finally, it’s the time of year that roadwork begins.  Information is below about work on I-40 and I-17 near Flagstaff.  There are open house dates at the Flagstaff ADOT facility where more project information will be available.
Driving cautiously through wind and construction,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
This Weekend Special Events
Saturday, 4/14–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.  (See chart below)

Saturday, 4/14–The Second Saturday Hike  starts at 9 AM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Drive at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa.   Hike from the Forestglen Trailhead along one of the Beavercreek Trails Coalition Wickiup Mesa Trails and back to the trailhead, approximately 2.5 miles total.  Featured guest will be Judy Kennedy, Yavapai County Master Gardener, who will lead discussion on local plant life and Native species common to our area.   Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
April 2018 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 4/14/18
 
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
Wednesdays,
4/4, 4/11, 4/18, & 4/25
 
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,
4/3, 4/10, 4/17 & 4/24
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
NO NEWS ABOUT REOPENING
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM-Noon, Mon & Fri;  9AM to 3PM, Tues, Wed, Thurs
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma Village Square across from Cricket’s
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered around 2:30 PM Weds, and food remains until gone
Vehicle Collisions with Cows on Cornville Road- Open Range IssuesNoted
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YCSO Media Release
Background – Ranch hands from the Apache Maid Ranch, based in Cornville, Arizona, ran cattle during the day from the west side of Cornville Road to the east side of Cornville Road for grazing purposes. Because not all cows were transferred over to east side of the road during the day, there was distress among the heard causing the mother cows to knock down or jump portions of the fence in an attempt to get back to their calf’s on the other side of the road.
The Incident -
The initial call came into YCSO on April 7, 2018, around 8:30 pm, regarding black cows in and along Cornville Road between mile marker 8-11. No cows where located after searching for 20-30 minutes.
At 9:45 PM, deputies were dispatched to the same area regarding 3-4 black cows roaming in the roadway. While deputies were attempting to move them off the roadway, a passing motorist informed them of a collision between a van and a cow near mile marker 9. Deputies contacted the driver and saw the front end of her van had been smashed and the windshield shattered. The cow was dead. The driver was not injured.
While deputies conducted traffic control due to a lane closure pending arrival of ranch hands and a tow truck, another collision occurred involving a cow and vehicle nearby on Cornville Road. This was a minor collision with little damage to the vehicle and non-life threating injuries to the cow who ran off.
At 1:45 AM on April 8, 2018, a third cow vs. vehicle collision occurred around mile 9 on Cornville Road. This collision involved a small truck headed towards Cornville and one black cow. There were three male occupants inside of the truck during the time of the collision. After the cow was struck, another passing vehicle struck the cow again. The cow was pronounced dead at the scene. The second vehicle involved was not damaged. Fire personnel arrived on scene to check on the occupants involved in the incident. All were treated and released. Apache Maid Ranch personnel were contacted again regarding the latest collision.
A fourth and final collision involving another cow and vehicle took place a short time later. This vehicle was heavily damaged on the passenger side quarter panel. The woman driving worked for a local newspaper delivery service. Fortunately, she did not sustain any injury, but was just shaken up. She told deputies that while driving on Cornville Road, she noticed the emergency lights and then suddenly realized a black cow was in the roadway and collided. The cow ran off and she thought it best to continue towards the emergency lights and contact deputies to report the incident.
Fortunately, none of the drivers and passengers involved required hospitalization.
Additional deputies arrived and traffic control points were set to prevent further collisions and allow ranch hands to reunite all cows into common area.
OPEN RANGE -
Yavapai County falls under the Open Range concept – see definition below. Yavapai County has no ‘No-Fence’ districts which means the Open Range concept applies throughout the County and the liability from a collision causing the death of an animal will likely rest with the driver.
In a No-Fence district, liability generally falls on the livestock owner. (See ARS 3-1422. Publication of order forming no-fence district – The order of the board of supervisors that a no-fence district be formed shall be published once each week in a newspaper published in the county for four successive weeks, and from and after completion of the publication, no fence shall be required around the lands in the no-fence district, and it shall be unlawful for livestock thereafter to run at large in the district).
If a residential property owner does not live in such a district, the property owner is required to fence out livestock on their land using a ‘lawful fence’ – see below for details.
What is “Open Range”?   (reference Arizona State Land Department at https://land.az.gov/content/what-open-range ).
This question is frequently asked by motorists involved in automobile accidents with livestock on a roadway, or by owners of private land in rural subdivisions whose ornamental plants are eaten by livestock from adjoining State Trust grazing land.
The answer is not easily found. The Arizona Department of Agriculture’s Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 3, Article 8 (No-Fence Districts), contains nine separate statutes that comprise the open range laws of the State. A motorist who has been involved in an accident and wants to know if a particular location is “open range” should contact the County Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors is the entity that has the authority to designate No-Fence Districts. If an area is not within a No-Fence District, it is open range. The Board of Supervisors keeps the records for such designations. (ARS 3-1421-1422).
The landowner who is concerned with livestock damaging plants and other private property, has an obligation to fence his/her private land with a lawful fence to keep animals out. Having a lawful fence is necessary in any action to recover damages due to trespassing animals. (ARS 3-1427).
YCSO staff is working with Apache Maid ranch staff to mitigate the issues which includes secure fencing and signage along roadways in these grazing areas.
SACRED SCARLETS TO HOLD MONTHLY DEMONSTRATIONS AT TUZIGOOT
 
For over 1000 years, Scarlet macaws have dazzled people of the southwest.  Their brilliantly colored plumage and large size inspire curiosity in all who gaze upon them.  Remains of macaws have been documented in early archaeological excavations at both Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments.  Many visitors are impressed when they learn these exotic birds were traded into the Verde Valley, and farther north, from hundreds of miles South into modern day Mexico.  It is the intent of the National Park Service to increase visitor awareness of this unique part of history in the Verde Valley.  In partnership with Sacred Scarlets we hope to leave an impression on visitors, allowing them to make a meaningful connection to our sites.
Sacred Scarlets will be extending their monthly demonstrations at Tuzigoot National Monument on the last Sunday of each month at 10am, through August 25
th, 2018.   Sacred Scarlets presents lectures and demonstrations featuring a young, beautiful captive-bred scarlet macaw. These lectures and demonstrations address conservation as well as the scarlet macaw’s fascinating history in American Southwest culture.
Kelley Taylor, Founder of Sacred Scarlets, presents these amazing birds as ambassadors for their protection in the wild while sharing their long, rich, sometimes mysterious and often unknown history in the American Southwest. To learn more, please visit www.sacredscarlets.org .
There is no additional fee to attend the demonstration, but normal fees apply. Tuzigoot National Monument accepts all federal interagency passes including annual, senior, military, access, volunteer, park annual, and Every Kid in a Park.  Each pass admits up to four adults.
Tuzigoot National Monument is located at 25 W Tuzigoot Rd, Clarkdale, AZ 86324.  For more information, please call 928-634-5564 or visit

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Wind Advisory Monday 4/16/2018

Wind Advisory MONDAY 11 AM to 11 PM

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 206 PM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 AZZ005-010-018-037-038-160515- /O.EXT.KFGZ.WI.Y.0019.180416T1800Z-180417T0600Z/ Marble and Glen Canyons-Chinle Valley-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins-Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons- Including the cities of Page, Lees Ferry, Canyon De Chelly, Chinle, Kayenta, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cordes Junction, Bagdad, and Sedona 206 PM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 ..

 

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM MST MONDAY… * TIMING…Southwest winds will develop Monday morning and strengthen through the afternoon hours. Winds are expected to decrease late Monday evening. * WINDS…Southwest 20 to 30 mph, with gusts from 40 to 50 mph. * IMPACTS…Cross winds could cause difficult travel on area roadways.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph, or gusts from 40 to 57 mph, are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Consider securing loose belongings on your property. Additional weather information is on the web at www.weather.gov/flagstaff .

 

 

Red Flag Warning  MONDAY

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 1023 AM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 AZZ104>118-137>140-161500- /O.CON.KFGZ.FW.W.0006.180416T1600Z-180417T0500Z/ Kaibab Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 104)- Marble and Glen Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 105)- Grand Canyon Country (Fire Weather Zone 106)- Coconino Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 107)- Yavapai County Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 108)- Northeast Plateau And Mesas Hwy 264 Northward (Fire Weather Zone 109)-Chinle Valley (Fire Weather Zone 110)- Chuska Mountains and Defiance Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 111)- Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County (Fire Weather Zone 112)- Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County (Fire Weather Zone 113)- Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County (Fire Weather Zone 114)-Western Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 115)- Eastern Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 116)- White Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 117)- Northern Gila County (Fire Weather Zone 118)- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins (Fire Weather Zone 137)- Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 138)- Black Mesa Area (Fire Weather Zone 139)- Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264 (Fire Weather Zone 140)- 1023 AM MST Sun Apr 15 2018

 

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM MST MONDAY FOR MUCH OF NORTHERN ARIZONA… * AFFECTED AREA…Apache…Coconino…Northern Gila…Navajo… and Yavapai Counties. * WINDS…Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 7 percent. * 20 FOOT WIND…Southwest 20 to 30 MPH with gusts 40 to 50 MPH possible. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY..6 to 12 Percent. * IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or are imminent. A combination of strong winds and low relative humidities can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Please notify field crews of this Red Flag Warning.

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