Food Shares, Local Biz Updates 3/23/2020

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Dear Neighbors
This ‘n That
School is still closed for students, now through April 10. Lessons and food continue to be delivered from Monday through Thursday at the Beaver Creek School bus stops.
 Montezuma Well, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot are now completely closed. However, our local trails, nearby trails and streets are great for getting exercise. Our local library still offers curbside service and great information by phone.
Let’s support our local restaurants. Robbie’s has take out, 592-9191; El Patio does to go orders, 592-0340; and X Marks the Spot is selling staples (list below), 567-4225.
Bread of Life has cancelled today’s Food Share Popup at Beaver Creek Baptist Church. They are concentrating on providing the drive-thru Food Share every Tuesday and Friday from 4:30 to 6 PM at the Camp Verde ramada. The Tuesday Dinner has been postponed for the time being. (Directions below). Beaver Creek Transit delivers food to 30 families and others deliver, too. If you have no transportation or can’t get out on the freeway, please call 301-2749 for a food package. Bread of Life needs volunteers.
Manzanita Outreach has cancelled their Cornville food share but is delivering and serving other food shares in the west valley. They need more volunteers. (More information below)
Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center EOC is open and the phone bank will be in operation  M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The number is 928-442-5103.  Questions after hours?  Call the hotline:  1-844-542-8201
Montezuma Chapel streamed their Sunday Service yesterday. If you would like to receive the next one, call Scott & Charity Worden at 567-4804. They also provided the United Way graphic. Thank you!
Staying busy
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Food Share Pick Up Information
Bread of Life Food Share: Tuesdays & Fridays 4:30 PM to 6 PM at 51 E Holloman St, Camp Verde. This is a drive-thru service. Please use the entry route across from ACE Hardware. A map is below.
Cancelled Monday, 3/23: The Bread of Life Pop Up Food Share is from 9:45 to 10:45 AM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church, 3705 E Beaver Creek Rd, in Rimrock behind the Rimrock Post Office.
7th Day Adventist Church Food Bank : Every Wednesday from 9:30 AM to Noon at 1406 N Boothill Dr in Camp Verde.
Kiwanis Clothes Closet Food Share : Every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in front of shop at 3095 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock.
Manzanita Outreach Updates   (now focusing on the greater Cottonwood area)
In the last several days, Manzanita Outreach has taken or is taking the following actions:
  • Implementing CDC safety guidelines ~ Prevention
  • Added a part-time employee to maintain and expand communications amongst VV food assistance providers.
  • Moved exclusively to a drive-thru format for our food distributions. (until further notice)
  • Postponed our food distributions at Vineyard Church (89 & Zalesky) and Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cornville.  A drive-thru at these locations isn’t feasible. (not enough room for cars)
  • Handed off our Camp Verde distributions to Bread of Life Mission in order to focus on the Cottonwood community at large.
  • Developed contingency plans to scale our food distribution operations as things evolve.
  • Requested and received a verbal commitment from the CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance to support our efforts.
  • Requested and received commitment to receive an additional three semi-truckloads of food per month.
  • Scheduling volunteer groups to sort prepackaged food boxes (perishable and non-perishable food)
  • Expanded our Food Sharing schedule at Verde Valley Christian Church
    • Fridays evening from 5:00pm-7:30pm
    • Saturdays morning from 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Moved our food sharing events from St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Clarkdale to Clarkdale-Jerome school (drive-thru)
  • Changed our Food Sharing events at Verde Valley Manor and Highland Square from the farmer’s market style to home deliveries of their residents (175 total)
  • Expanding our home deliveries where necessary for Tuzigoot Village and Christian Care residents.
  • Making reminder phone calls monthly to ~400 seniors in advance of deliveries or upcoming food sharing events.
With these changes, our immediate capacity to share food in Cottonwood will increase from 1,700 families to 2,600 families per month (53% increase).  Our mobile outreach capabilities allow us to adapt quickly and we are well-positioned and ready to expand further as the need increases.
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CCF&M Kayak Rescue 3/22/2020

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From Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District
Copper Canyon’s Swift water team worked together to rescue three stranded kayakers on March 21 on the Verde River.  The patients were not injured.
Attached you will see a photo of this dynamic rescue.
Dale Duns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District
Battalion Chief

Fire Station locked except for Emergency, Other Closings 3/18/2020

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Dear Neighbors
Please order your reading and listening materials quickly. Closings and postponements are occurring faster than we can post them on the calendar since changes are hourly now. On the Beaver Creek Community Calendar, the known cancellations are in black (our information color) and start with CNX. Other items may also be in the process of being cancelled or rescheduled. Call ahead to make sure if a meeting is still scheduled.
As of yesterday, the Beaver Creek Public Library is remaining open to individuals, all programs and gatherings are cancelled. The Verde Valley Cleanup (free dumping) will NOT begin tomorrow. It is cancelled at this time. Grace Community Lutheran Church has suspended all Wednesday groups and activities. The National Park Service has closed access to Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot. Only the 1/3-mile loop trail will remain open for use at Montezuma Castle.
Both Fire Stations have signs on the doors explaining that in order to protect the first responders all doors are locked. However, if you ring the doorbell, they will respond as to an emergency and of course the outside phone rings to 911. The CCFMD Bond Advisory Committee meeting for 3/23 is cancelled.
Cottonwood Area Transit, Yavapai Apache Transit and Beaver Creek Transit are still running currently.
This is what we know. Other items may change before we get a report, so please call ahead. Below is what the next week and a half look like now on the calendar.
Thank you for your patience 
. . . . . the calendar crew  
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Closing and Reschedules as of 3/17/2020

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Dear Neighbors                     SEE Changes and Closings in Next Post 3/18/2020 

The Presidential Preference Election is ongoing today until 7 PM for registered Democrats to choose a candidate for POTUS. Voting may be done at any vote center in Yavapai County. Our closest is at the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way, in the Village Square across the street from the former Ranch House Restaurant. If you have an unmailed mail in ballot, it may be dropped off before 7 PM.
The Calendar Crew has more closings and canceled meeting to report. The National Park Service has cancelled all activities for the March Archaeology and Heritage Month at Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot. All additional activities have been cancelled at Montezuma Well. The Verde Valley Archaeology Center Museum is closed. However, the Native American Pathway is open. The Friends of Beaver Creek Library meeting is cancelled. The Yavapai County Planning & Zoning Commission will not meet for the next 90 days, planning to recommence in June. The Board of Adjustment and Hearing Officer cases will be on the same hiatus. The Board of Supervisors meeting schedule will continue the same but is requesting fewer to attend and is not encouraging public participation at the meetings.
March 13 Rainbow
Beaver Creek School may be closed but education, food distribution, and information services continue. Meal delivery started yesterday, Monday, and homework delivery starts today. The two bus routes for meal and homework delivery are below. Also please check out the “Good Things” from Superintendent Ward. It’s amazing what such a small school can do!!
Beaver Creek Public Library remained open as of yesterday. The Verde Valley Clean Up (Free Dumping) is still scheduled to start on Thursday. Several small group activities are still planned but subject change.
Beaver Creek is still functioning & caring 
. . . . . the calendar crew  
The Good Things Happening in the Beaver Creek School
March 2020
March 16, 2020
*        To the teaching staff who has come in to prepare packets for their students, thank you. I reviewed several packets. They were prepared with thoughtful academic needs for your classroom.
*        To the cafeteria and bus staff delivering those packets on the bus routes starting Tuesday, Thank you.
*        To the bus staff and cafeteria staff preparing and delivering meals this Monday through Thursday to our kids at bus stops, Thank you.
*        To our families asking for work and reaching out to communicate with their children’s teachers, Thank you.
*        Families, Thank you for supporting the president’s request to not gather in places of more than 10. Thank you for teaching our children about social distancing and about handwashing.
*        We are here for you even if remotely, families. We will check our email, our DOJO, and our phones to communicate. Our goal is to reduce the anxiety of our children and you to the best of our ability. We know it takes a village and Beaver Creek staff and families have stepped up to continue learning with our children.
Other Good Things!
Mrs. Allie Wheeler attended Crisis Prevention Intervention trainer training in order to continue in her role as the district CPI trainer.
The Verde Valley Sanctuary presented to our students on important topics for social emotional learning and mental health. Many teachers have expressed gratitude for these important educational sessions.
The girls and boys basketball teams went to the small schools state tournament. The girls took third place. Thank you to all of our terrific basketball coaches!
Although postponed, the boys baseball team was off to a great start, they have been practicing and were looking forward to their upcoming first game.
Although postponed, Jr. Basketball was halfway through their season.  This is a volunteer run program which gives students in 1st through 4th grades an opportunity to develop their skills as basketball players.
The STEAM Extravaganza was well attended, along with the yummy dollar per family dinner.
Karin Ward
Beaver Creek School District
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335

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Some Events Postponed, BC School classes closed until 3/27

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Dear Neighbors
The Calendar Crew is trying to keep pace with the postponements of services, school dates and special activities. However, these changes are happening so quickly we feel that the calendar may often be inaccurate. Please phone or email to check availability before driving or walking and being disappointed.
Beaver Creek School has classes closed until March 27 (see details below) and Tax Aide appointments have been suspended for two weeks. The Grand Ole Opry Tribute Show has been rescheduled to September 13 (ticket refund info below). Trek for Tech and Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club Fundraiser Spring Tea have been postponed.
Postponed?  Call first.
We don’t know if the Beaver Creek Public Library is open or if the Arizona Archeology and Heritage events are still scheduled at Montezuma Well, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot. We have listed some scheduled events and activities below but are uncertain about their occurrence. Please use contact information where available before heading out. As far as we know, the Verde Valley Cleanup (annual FREE DUMPING) is still happening as scheduled. The Spring Creek Ranch zoning change request is back before the Planning & Zoning Commission on Thursday. Meeting still scheduled at this time.
Now the good news! Edward Borowski has joined the Beaver Creek School Board replacing recently retired Betty Hart. We’ve lost a good board member, but Betty found an outstanding replacement to carry on her community representation. The Census 2020 has begun (see below) and is planning on continuing at this time. On Wednesday, at the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will present Beaver Creek School with its fourth Gold Plate Award for food Safety. At the same meeting, the BOS will award both Beaver Creek School and Beaver Creek Transit checks from the Yavapai-Apache Prop 202 funds.
Free food will still be plentiful in Beaver Creek. The monthly food bank was held at BC School this Saturday. The Bread of Life Food Popup will be in the parking lot of Beaver Creek Baptist Church on Monday, 3/23, from 9:45 to 10:45 AM. The tables will display for your selection: meat, eggs, milk, juice, bread, fruits & vegetables as well as a few other items. Every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM many food items are available at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet and Beaver Creek Transit still delivers food once a week.
Wishing everyone the best 
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Updated Letter- every changing!  
From: k ward
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:48 PM
Subject: Community Letter School Closure
March 15, 2020
Dear Beaver Creek Families,
I write to you today about COVID-19 which is the most serious and unprecedented matter we face in our country right now.  Although here in the Verde Valley there are NO reported cases as of Sunday, March 15, 2020, the opportunity for spread into our communities has heightened after the Spring Break around the Verde Valley.  Many of us have traveled both in the US and out of the country. People easily could have been exposed to COVID 19. There is a 2 to 14 day incubation period of COVID 19.
Therefore I have made the decision to close Beaver Creek School District for the next two weeks through March 27th, 2020.  This came after many conversations the last 48 hours with other superintendents and the County Health Department.
On Monday, March 16, the Beaver Creek School teaching staff will be working on developing on-line learning plans for the students.
The cafeteria staff and bus staff will work with me on food deliveries near bus stops in the community.
As you know, information is coming at all of us quickly. Stay in touch through the school website, DOJO, enews, and School Messenger for updates.
Know that this decision was incredibly difficult for me as I want our children and staff safe. We had prepared classrooms last week for the students’ return.. But the unknown is complex for all of us. To protect the most vulnerable, we hope that closing the school will avoid a community spread of COVID 19.
Remember to teach your children to cover their coughs and sneezes with their elbow or a tissue.  Everyone wash your hands often! And if you have a fever quarantine and seek medical advice
Please reach out to me with any concerns or questions
Hopeful for the future!
Karin Ward Superintendent
Grand Ole Opry-style Tribute Show Postponed
Amid the concerns regarding the coronavirus, we regret to inform you that a decision has been made to postpone the Sunday, March 22, Grand Ole Opry-style Tribute Show for Bill Bassett and reschedule it for Sunday, September 13. So…
Please be informed that the Sunday, March 22, show is postponed and the reschedule date is Sunday, September 13.
If you originally purchased your ticket(s) online:  
    It is reported that the website is updated and has posted information regarding honoring of tickets and/or offering refunds.
If you originally purchased your ticket from Kenn or Lora at Thanks a Latte:
    ALL cash/check ticket sales will be REFUNDED in cash.
    We will be at Thanks a Latte on Monday evenings as usual.
    We have recorded your name and ticket numbers and will have your cash refund prepared for you.
    When you come to TAL on a Monday evening, bring your ticket{s) and we will exchange the tickets for the cash refund.
    We will make other arrangements if needed.
Hope all of this makes sense, if it doesn’t please feel free to reach out via email or by phone at 928-567-4162.
Thank you and here’s to a better day to gather in September.
Kind regards,
Kenn and Lora Trout
Good day, 2020 Census Partners,
The 2020 Census opens tomorrow, March 12th, & everyone can respond online at, via phone, or with the paper form. Our community’s response is vital in distributing $675 billion dollars in federal funding for schools, roads, hospitals, community centers, law enforcement, public libraries, grants, redistricting, Congressional seats, and more.
Accurate information and assistance will help our friends and neighbors respond correctly and on time. You can also review the questions, and the reasoning behind them, on As always, Census responses are 100% confidential, protected under Title 13 (Sections 9 and 214), and will be provided to the White House on December 31st, 2020, in statistical format only.
We are also looking for Questionnaire Assistance Sites.  A QA site is one where people naturally gather, such as libraries, club meetings, schools, etc. If your organization can provide space, technology, and/or time to assist others in completing the Census form, please contact me.
In addition, we’ll review how to fill out the form, frequently-asked-questions, and any requirements. Just a couple of hours of your time can help those who may not fully understand the process, or just need a little help completing the form.
Visit for infographics, flyers, messaging, and brochures for:
>> Census Takers in Your Neighborhood:
>> Employment, Part-Time and Flexible:
>> Group Quarters, Counting People Who Live in Group Housing, such as college students in dorms, nursing homes, jails/prisons, treatment centers:
>> Languages, the Census is available in 59 languages:
>> Paper Form, Help With the Paper Form:
>> Partnership, the Partnership Portal in Spanish:
>> Service Based Enumeration (soup kitchens, shelters, etc):
>> Who to Count (EVERYONE in your household):
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 3/15 thru 3/21

Monday, 3/16–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board will meet at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. Contact for further information.
Monday, 3/16–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the former LM Post Office and is also at:
Tuesday, 3/17–The CCF&M District Fire Board meets at 9 AM at Station 82 on Beaver Creek Rd this month. Call Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 for further information.  Don’t forget that you can find past minutes and the current agenda on the web site at
Wednesday, All–“Spending Time with God”, a ladies’ Bible study meets every Wednesday at 9 AM at Grace Community Lutheran Church, 5100 N Stevenson Dr in Rimrock. This is the first meeting. All are welcome. Contact Sheri Morris atwindwarrior23@gmail.comfor additional information.
Wednesdays, All-Game Day is from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM every Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Community Church behind the fire station. Lots of games available but you can also bring your own. (See flyer below)
Wednesdays, 3/18-3/25–The Soup Supper & Lenten Service starts at 6 PM in the Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Please call 928-567-4608 for more information.
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/19 thru 4/4-FREE DUMP DAYS at the Camp Verde Transfer Station, 2600 E. Hwy 260, 7 miles East of I-17 from 8 AM to 4 PM. District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman and The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in the Verde Valley.  Accepted items are: household appliances, TV’s, bagged trash, auto batteries, unmounted tires, and furniture. Items that will not be accepted: yard trimmings, loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries, dead animals and any commercial dumping.  For additional information please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Public Works at 928-771-3183.(See flyer below)
Thursday, 3/19–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board will meet at 4:30 PM at the Beaver Creek School board room. Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Fridays, All-Pre-K Storytime is every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at the Beaver Creek Library, 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd. Early Literacy Programming is featured.
Saturday, 3/21–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 3/21-Free Smart Devices Help is available from 9 AM to Noon in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Bring your tablet, smartphone and/or laptop and get the help you need.
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eNews 3/13/2020 BC School Open

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Dear Neighbors
If we can get through some more muddy days this month, spring flowers will be awesome.  
The Free Food Bank is still on for Saturday morning, but the star party at the BC Library is canceled due to cloudy sky.  It will be rescheduled in June.
And good news for us all.  Beaver Creek School remains open.  Detailed information from Superintendent Ward is below.
Saturday, 3/14–Free Food Bank 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.
. . . . . the Calendar Crew
March 13, 2020
Dear Beaver Creek Families and Staff:
On Thursday, March 12, 2020 Governor Ducey, State Superintendent of School Kathy Hoffman, and Dr. Cara Christ of the Arizona Health Department led a conference call for school districts. I listened to the call and the questions from around the state from other superintendents.
*        We learned that as of right now Arizona is in a minimal risk area for COVID 19 aka Corona Virus.
*        We learned that we could track information on the Arizona Health Department Website (
*        We were reminded that our decisions on how to close schools should be based on data, not emotion, as the emotional frenzy can cause unjustified anxiety for our children.
*        We were reminded to complete district plans for Pandemic Preparedness. Arizona Department of Education released the updated plan at 6 pm on March 12th.
*        We were reminded that the best way to fight the spread of this illness:
*        Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. (Soap dispensers are in every classroom and teachers will institute a hand washing routine several times a day.)
*        Cover coughs and sneezes with elbow or tissues. (Staff will remind our students of this important defense.)
*        Clean hard surfaces often. (Teachers and Paraprofessionals have Clorox wipes to help with this process on tables, desks, door handles etc in their rooms). Custodians are cleaning all other areas nightly with deep cleans on Fridays and over Spring Break.
*        Stay home if you are ill. If you or a family member has symptoms of COVID 19, call your health provider to be directed for testing.  ( Symptoms include  fever, dry cough , shortness of breath) You may return to school or work after 72 hours fever free without taking a fever reducing medication like ibuprofen or Tylenol.
*        Any families whose children have health conditions that could be compromised will be excused from school with work sent home. Other requests for school absences will be reviewed by Principal Sacco. She will coordinate with you as we understand this is a family’s personal decision.
Be prepared as a family for childcare needs, if the school closes.
The Yavapai County Health Department and the Schools already work together if there appears to be an infection in the community. This relationship and communication will continue.
If the pandemic situation changes in the area, the Governing Board may close the school at any time, upon direction from the Superintendent.  At that time, teachers will provide for instructional materials on-line and with handouts. The district will also provide food assistance to children during the closure.
As of today, March 13 Beaver Creek School remains open.  Stay in contact through DOJO, School Messenger, and the website for updates. This is a rapidly changing situation. Updates will be sent as needed.  Contact me via email with any questions or concerns even on the weekend!( ).
Karin Ward, Superintendent
Mrs. Karin Ward
Beaver Creek School District #26
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
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Golf Course Properties Update 3/10/2020

Dear Neighbors
This is a quick report of the BCCA meeting presentation from Doug and Patti Edgelow representing Equus Lake Montezuma, LLC.  Equus LM is the owner that let the option to purchase the Beaver Creek Golf Resort LLC properties (golf course and Ranch House Restaurant) die in escrow last month.
When the golf course was sold in 2004, ten parcels were removed from the golf course property and replatted with town home/condo lots. There are now 137 lots that are theoretically available for building however some are partially under water and likely will not be used for housing.
Mr Edgelow shared that Equus LM owns 33 lots around Lake Montezuma and is in the process of buying lots in another parcel. The nine lots on the south side of the lake, we understand will not be built on and will be utilized for non-motorized public recreation, perhaps installing a dock there. He plans to build on most but not all the 24 lots on the north side of the lake, probably 19-20 units. He had some conceptual drawings but no specific building plans. Septic regulations have changed since 2004.  He is in the process of working with ADEQ for permission to use a group septic system.  He does not anticipate completing this process and starting to build before the end of the year.
The focus of his presentation was that Equus LM is still interested in purchasing the Beaver Creek Golf Resort. However, his business partners wish to know that the general community is in support of their plans and that the water rights are confirmed. The group does not want to build a golf course.  Equus want to use the golf course property for agriculture which would include a vineyard and an orchard.  In the area of the maintenance shed, a 50-unit boutique hotel would be built (already zoned for this) and a tasting room would be operated in the old Pro Shop.  A zoning amendment is required for the agricultural use of the property since it has a zoning stipulation as a golf course. Equus and their partners want to know that the community is supportive of the change to agricultural zoning before finalizing the property purchase.
BCCA is arranging a community meeting so that residents can receive more information and ask questions. We may hold off a bit while the Edgelows put together some more specific information.
on behalf of the Beaver Creek Community Association Board
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Flood Advisory 3/12/2020

Dear Neighbors
The Flood Advisory continues until 4:45 PM today (Thursday).  The Flash Flood Watch continues  through Friday afternoon.  Note the NWS Wet Beaver Creek graph projection for Friday.
. . . . the calendar crew

Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 1059 AM MST Thu Mar 12 2020
Yavapai-Coconino- 1059 AM MST Thu Mar 12 2020 The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has extended the * Small Stream Flood Advisory for… Yavapai County in west central Arizona… Coconino County in north central Arizona… * Until 445 PM MST. * At 1058 AM MST, Doppler radar indicates another band of moderate to heavy rain is moving into the advisory area. Additional rainfall on top of the saturated soils will continue to lead to small stream flooding. A more widespread area of moderate to heavy rain is expected later this afternoon into tonight.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include… Sedona, Munds Park, Mcguireville, Village At Oak Creek, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Page Springs, Montezuma Well, Rimrock, Lake Montezuma, Cornville, Wet Beaver Creek Campground, Red Rock State Park, V Bar V Visitors Center and Clear Creek Campgrounds. This includes the following streams and drainages… Long Canyon, Russell Wash, Dry Beaver Creek, Oak Creek, Grief Hill Wash, Dry Creek, Beaver Creek, Turkey Creek, Rattlesnake Canyon, Fossil Creek, West Clear Creek, Rarick Canyon, Jacks Canyon, Walker Creek, Verde River and Spring Creek.
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Beaver Creek eNews 3/8/2020

Dear Neighbors
Last month was a little more interesting than most of us would like. Good news on February 20. The P&Z Commission voted NO to PPE which was a stress reliever to have that concluded for now. The day before, the Beaver Creek Golf Course & Ranch House fell out of escrow without completing purchase. Perhaps for the 8th time? So, the property ownership remains the same for now.
Tomorrow afternoon the BCCA Board will hear a presentation about the town house lots around Lake Montezuma and go over a report from our representatives on the Citizens’ Bond Advisory Committee. This committee will make a recommendation to the CCF&MD Fire Chief and Fire Board about whether to pursue a bond (property tax increase) to potentially add additional fire stations and equipment. Their next meeting is at 5 PM Monday evening in the Camp Verde Library. The public may attend.
On Friday, the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society’s annual meeting is at the Rock School and will dedicate the new windows. Robert Estrada will give an update on his research about Lulu, an Apache Indian girl in the 1800’s. That afternoon in the BC Library is an opportunity to get Narcan training. There have been 3 overdoses in Rimrock since October, one was a youth. If you think that you might need to have this knowledge and treatment at hand, please read the flyer below and RSVP. Like CPR, you never know when this skill might be a lifesaver.
Later this month and in April the Census should be a priority for our area. Much funding for the school and other services is based on the collected information. Please help by responding. Also, there are still $16.50 jobs available. This paycheck will not affect any other sources of income. If interested, please call 1-800-JOB-2020 or apply online at
It’s still not too late to get Free help with your taxes at one of these sites. And a heads up about the Free Dumping this year. Appliances, tires, bagged trash, TV’s and old bicycles are accepted as usual. But slash, weed trimmings, is not accepted since the mulch pile is still smoldering from the fire.  Free dumping starts on 3/19.
Doing taxes
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events for Week of March 9 through March 14
Monday, 3/9-The CCF&M Citizens’ Bond Advisory Committee meets at 5 PM in the Camp Verde Public Library. The purpose of the Committee: Make a recommendation to the CCFMD board to pursue or not pursue bond to fund capital improvement needs of CCFMD, e.g., additional fire stations. For more information about the meeting please contact Administrative Manager Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 ext 8002.
Friday, 3/13-The Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society meets at 10 AM at the Rock School on the Beaver Creek School campus for the annual meeting. A short business meeting will be held and election of Board members for 2020. One Board position is available. If interested, please contact Judy at 300-0331. Special recognition will be held for those generous donors for the new windows. Ending highlight will be Rob Estrada giving us an update on Lulu, an Apache child. Members and their guests and anyone interested in attending are more than welcome! (See flyer below)
Friday, 3/13-Free Narcan Training is offered at Beaver Creek Public Library, next to BC School, at 1 PM. You may receive Narcan. RSVP and for questions call Melissa Garcia at 928-442-5966. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 3/14-A Star Party (meet inside the BC Library) is from Time TBD outside the Beaver Creek Library. Families are invited. There will be telescope viewing for “Spring Sky Night”. This is a program of the Verde Valley Astronomy Club. Call 928-567-4034 for the details.
Head Up for Free Annual Dumping
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/19 thru 4/4-FREE DUMP DAYS  at the Camp Verde Transfer Station, 2600 E. Hwy 260, 7 miles East of I-17 from 8 AM to 4 PM. District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman and The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in the Verde Valley.
Accepted items are: household appliances, TV’s, bagged trash, auto batteries, unmounted tires, and furniture. Items that will not be accepted: yard trimmings, loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries, dead animals and any commercial dumping. For additional information please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Public Works at 928-771-3183.  (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 3/9 thru 3/14
Monday, 3/9 –The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Topics include brief presentation on plans for townhomes adjacent to Lake Montezuma, State Transportation Board mtg regarding McGuireville Interchange, update on bond exploration by CCF&MD, annual Beaver Creek Adult Center donation. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Tuesday, 3/10 –The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 3/10–The Copper Canyon Fire Auxiliary will meet at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please contact Laurie Stafford at 928-567-4820 for more information.
Wednesday, All–“Spending Time with God”, a ladies’ Bible study meets every Wednesday at 9 AM at Grace Community Lutheran Church, 5100 N Stevenson Dr in Rimrock. This is the first meeting. All are welcome. Contact Sheri Morris at for additional information.
Wednesday, 3/11–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 and Marie Purnell, RN.
Wednesdays, All–Game Day is from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM every Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Community Church behind the fire station. Lots of games available but you can also bring your own. (See flyer below)
Wednesdays, 3/11–3/25–The Soup Supper & Lenten Service   starts at 6 PM in the Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Please call 928-567-4608 for more information.
Thursday, 3/12–The Youth & Families Committee meets from 10 AM to 11 AM in the Beaver Creek School board room. Please contact Superintendent Karin Ward at 928-567-4631 if you are interested in attending.
Fridays, All–Pre–K Storytime is every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at the Beaver Creek Library, 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd. Early Literacy Programming is featured.
Saturday, 3/14–Star Party (meet inside the BC Library) is Time TBD outside the Beaver Creek Library. Families are invited. There will be telescope viewing. This is a program of the Verde Valley Astronomy Club. Call 928-567-4034 for the details.
Saturday, 3/14–Free Foodbank 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.
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Structure Fire on E Yuma Drive, with Rescue 3/1/2020


On March 1, 2020, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District, along with the Verde Valley Fire District responded to 3950 East Yuma Drive for the report of a structure fire with an unconscious person inside. Crews arrived on scene to find a small residential duplex type structure with no smoke or fire showing. The occupant of the home along with family members were standing outside and stated that her son was still inside the home.
Crews made access to the home to find smoke and high heat. Crews encountered a male victim who was unconscious several feet inside the front door. Crews quickly extricated the victim to the exterior of the home, where he was treated until EMS crews arrived on scene. Once additional emergency crews arrived on scene, the smoldering type fire was quickly extinguished. Fire damage did not extend to the adjacent apartment. The victim was airlifted to a local burn center for treatment of his injuries. One additional victim was treated and released on scene for smoke inhalation. This incident is still under investigation.
Eric Strauss
Battalion Chief
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
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