Weekend Activities and a Free Play 5/17/2019

Dear Neighbors
 
Here are some special activities that you may enjoy this weekend:
 
Friday, May 17 — Free Live Musical Performance.  Tonight at 7 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multi-Use Building (auditorium), the Camp Verde High School Theatre Arts Guild and Beaver Creek School Century 21 Program are presenting a FREE musical performance.  More information about this amusing and sincere opportunity for entertainment is below.
Saturday, May 18– Free Bus Service around Beaver Creek from 10 – 2. Enjoy a free ride on the Beaver Buggy to local shopping and stops! Click here for full details.
Saturday, May 18–The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit – all for a suggested donation of $5. Yummy!!  Phone: 928-567-4556.
Saturday, 5/18–The LAST Bird Walk at Montezuma Well will be hosted by the National Park Service from 8 AM to 10 AM.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area. Bird walks at Montezuma Well are rated easy-moderate. For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, May 18–A Hopi Drum Concert FREE. Montezuma Castle National Monument invites the public to an evening of music and dancing under the full moon. Ryon Polequaptewa will sing and drum while Living Traditions Dance Troupe will perform the Corn Dance and Horse Dance. This will be a visually stunning event you won’t want to miss! Call 928-567-3322 ext 0 for additional information.
To walk or to eat, always a difficult choice,
. . . . . the calendar crew 

Free Saturday Bus Stops around BC

Free Local Transportation

BCT Saturday Van Route
 
The Beaver Creek Transit Saturday Van will run from 10 AM to 2 PM, starting and stopping in the lot across the street from the Ranch House parking lot. The Buggy will make five local loops in the Beaver Creek area stopping in Lake Montezuma, Rimrock and McGuireville. There is no charge. The driver, Roz, will not take donations on these runs. Also, please note that the Saturday Route is unable to take passengers needing to use the wheelchair lift or children under 5 requiring booster seats. Riders needing special accommodations may call 301-2749 to make reservations for transportation on other days. There will probably be schedule changes as Beaver Creek Transit gets more experienced with this route. Please bear with us as we learn.
This service is very much a community effort. Thank you to the Beaver Creek Community Association which purchased the buggy and to the Beaver Creek Adult Center which provides the nonprofit 501(c)3 partnership. Thank you to the Lake Montezuma Civic Club, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, the Yavapai Apache Nation and to the Kiwanis Key Club (high school students) who have provided the initial funding for the Saturday route. And last, but not least, heartfelt gratitude to Rask’s Auto Service on Beaver Creek Rd for keeping the van operating for the past 10 years. There would be no Saturday run without Rask’s preventive maintenance and resourceful repairs. Nor would there be without our drivers!
SATURDAY VAN ROUTE SCHEDULE
DEPART Montezuma Ave across from Ranch House
  10 AM  10:45 AM   11:30 AM  12:30 PM   1:15 PM
Montezuma Haven entrance
Beaver Creek Gas Mart
Towers Dr
Beaver Creek Library
Beaver Creek Gas Mart
Crosswalk in front of fire station for
     Dollar General
Bice Rd mail boxes
McGuireville RV Park
Kiwanis Clothes Closet also for Family Dollar
Beaver Creek Gas Mart
The Smoke Shop parking lot
RETURN to Lake Montezuma by Ranch House
   10:45 AM   11:30 AM  12:15 PM   1:15 PM  2 PM
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BCCA News & Dues Letter 5/13/2019

Hello, Members

May 13, 2019
Beaver Creek Community Association
When

3 PM
2nd Monday of each month

Where

Beaver Creek Adult Center
4250 E Zuni Way
Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342

Dear Members,
 
This is a news and dues letter. We are trying to save money on postage, so this year we’re doing business by email as much as possible. The household dues are still $25 or $35 if you would like to send a little extra to help more with the Rollins Park upkeep. The easiest way to send in dues is to use the PayPal at www.BeaverCreekAZ.us. The other two ways are to put a check in our mailbox behind the hostess desk in the Adult Center or to mail one to BCCA, PO BOX 5292, Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342. From way back the LM post office has been used. Please use its 86342 zip code. Some members have already paid, please disregard the request if you have done so, and catch up on the news. Also, if you purchased an ad in the business directory, your dues are covered for the year.
As always, we could use more help if you have a little time to spare. A couple of tasks that need to be done in the near future (besides paying the dues which help us to keep going) are volunteers to place the flag at Rollins park at half staff when required and to replace the flag when tattered. We will also need volunteers to attend the AZ State Transportation meeting in Cottonwood on July 19 to support us in our request for safety improvements at the McGuireville Interchange. The meeting will probably start at 9 AM; we don’t know the location, yet. Last month we sent a complaint about the tall weeds on the golf course to Yavapai County Development Services who that day sent a letter to the owners about that problem. We would like to report other problem lots due to the upcoming fire season being of particular concern. Please let us know! Also if you have a weed eater and some extra energy, it would be nice to help out a neighbor who can no longer cut weeds. To volunteer or send us information, please use contact@beavercreekaz.us.
Our web site has lots of information on it including meeting minutes and letters. Any time that you have a comment or question about a topic, please use the contact email and we’ll do our best to answer or get information to you. An update about some of the things that we’ve been doing follows.
Sincerely,
BCCA Board: 
Janet Aniol, president; Sharon Olsen, vice president; Ron  Melcher, secretary; Bob Burke, treasurer; Mike Nelson board member; Chris Nichol, web master
BCCA President’s Update May 13, 2019
 
The organizations that we are particularly affiliated with are all busy this month. The Beaver Creek Community Action Team (safety & health committee) has received its emergency cards (printing paid for by us) and is distributing them at meetings and placing them in locations such as the Adult Center and the Beaver Creek Library. Beaver Creek Transit has just started its Saturday local loop which provides bus service to our businesses. BCT recently received a check from the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club for $600+ which will cover about the first month of operation cost. The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition has its annual meeting this month on May 20  at 1 PM in the Adult Center. Please come see an excellent Power Point and find out what’s been happening with local trails.
BCCA secretary, Ron Melcher organized the replacement of the burned out light atop of our flagpole. Copper Canyon Fire & Medical responders wonderfully provided the equipment and expertise to get to the top of an unusually tall flagpole. (Flag photos courtesy of Ron)
 
The Beaver Creek Business Directory has been mailed to zip codes 86335 and 86342. We will do a mail out to those of you receiving mail in other zip codes in the next couple of weeks. The directory team who started from scratch to make this happen included Bob Burke, BCCA treasurer, Nancy Rowland, BCCA member, and Chris Nichol, BCCA web master.
I attended the AZ State Transportation Board meeting in Flagstaff last month and spoke to that board and ADOT engineers about our need for safety improvements at the McGuireville Interchange on I-17. The Yavapai County Director of Public Works, Dan Cherry, also spoke to the board about our issue (many thank you’s!!!). We need to follow up with many community members speaking about their dangerous experiences at the interchange during the July 19 meeting of the state board in Cottonwood.
At this time Yavapai County has budgeted $1.5 million dollars in fiscal 2022/23 for Public Works to improve safety at the dangerous curve on Beaver Creek Rd occurring prior to the entrance to Montezuma Well. The cost to the National Park Service will be about $250,000 for the cultural archeology excavation to be done prior to the road work.
I attended the Yavapai College Governing Board meeting in Cottonwood last month. The Call to the Public lasted more than an hour. The unanimous theme was that there needs to be more classes and programs offered in the VV, particularly in career and technology training. New college President Rhine is giving us some hope for a changed attitude toward out region. She has already added emergency food to the campus.
DR. RHINE ANNOUNCES THAT VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES WILL BE HIRED TO FOCUS ON IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE BY ADOPTING AN “OUTWARD MINDSET”.  Says that there will be an organizational shift where innovation, accountability, collaboration, equity, transparency, and engagement will become the essence of the Community College’s normal culture.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXPANDS STUDENT FOOD PANTRY TO VERDE CAMPUS.  I AM YC Club opens second College emergency food pantry.
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               Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342
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               928-592-2839

CC Fire & Medical Rescue, BC Transit News 5/11/2019

Bell Trail Technical Rescue

On May 9 at 12:57 pm Copper Canyon Fire & Medical was dispatched to a technical rescue call in the area of Bell Trail. The information received was the patient had fallen approximately 20 feet. the patient was located several miles up the trail in the wilderness area. It took crews time to make contact with the patient due to an extensive hike into the wilderness. With the help of YCSO a rescue helicopter was sent to assist crews with extricating the patient.
Copper Canyon Fire personnel began medical treatment and prepared the patient to be picked up by DPS ranger. The patient was successfully picked up by DPS ranger and brought to a landing zone to be transported by a medical helicopter. Yavapai County Sheriffs Office and Copper Canyon Fire set up and utilized a unified command system to coordinate the efforts and the YCSO Search and Rescue team was used to secure and set up a landing zone for all the helicopters.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Battalion Chief

Free Saturday Bus Loop for Beaver Creek

Today Beaver Creek Transit is testing and timing our new free Saturday local transportation run.  We are operating today starting at 11 AM and will stop at 2 PM.  The trial runs today plan to leave from across the street from the Ranch House in Lake Montezuma at 11 AM, 11:30, 12 PM, 12:30, 1 PM & 1:30.  FREE.  The other stops are Montezuma Haven, BC Gas Mart, Towers Dr, BC Library, BC Gas Mart, Cross walk by fire station (Dollar General), the Bice Rd Mail boxes, McGuireville, Kiwanis Clothes Closet parking lot (Family Dollar), BC Gas Mart, the Smoke Shop parking lot and back to the Ranch House to start over.  You may call us during this time at 301-2749 to see where we are.  This is our second test run.  Please be patient with us!
 
We plan to run regularly on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM once we work out times & stops if usage warrants this service.
 

 

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Beaver Creek eNews 5/10/2019

Dear Neighbors

Javelina family crossing at Lake Shore Dr–photo by 
Edward Borowski

Most of us have seen many a May with sparse rainfall. To have several showers and continued wildflower production is an unexpected and joyful treat for our eyes. Last Saturday’s hikers on the trail to the Well Overlook were especially rewarded with a fine flower show.

Tomorrow-Saturday morning is another good one for a hike although there is a possibility of a shower later. It’s a good day to visit the early morning food bank at Beaver Creek School, cut weeds in your yard and take the slash to the free drop off outside of Camp Verde and return to get your vehicle washed by Key Club High School students at the fire station.
Postal Carrier
 Food Drive 2017

It’s also a time of year to donate items. The PTO is having a raffle at the BC School Spring Concert this Thursday and needs more raffle items from businesses and the community. Information about this is in the special event section. The BC Adult Center is having a rummage sale on May 31/June 1 and is looking for donated items to be brought to the Center. And this Saturday is the Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Drive. Please fill your bag with nonperishable food items and leave it by your mailbox.  The food goes to our local food bank at BC School.

This Sunday is Mother’s Day; special appreciation and respect sent to all! Taco Tuesday has returned to the fire station. On Thursday, there is an informational speaker on wills, trusts and deeds at the Adult Center and the Spring Concert at Beaver Creek School. On Friday there is a play at the school. The following Saturday brings us the Donation Pancake Breakfast at the Adult Center and a Hopi Drum Concert at Montezuma Castle.
The Beaver Creek Community Association has mailed the Beaver Creek Business Directory to every mail recipient in zip codes 86335 and 86342. The paper copy won’t be replaced for two or three years. However, it’s not too late to get your business listed in the online directory. If you are a paid member of the association, it is a free listing. If not, then the cost is $25.  Please email Chris at contact@BeaverCreekAZ.us if interested. The online directory is at the web site at www.BeaverCreekAZ.us. The emergency information and important contact phone #’s prepared by the Beaver Creek Community Action Team are on page 8. This information is also in card form which makes it convenient for refrigerator doors and car glove compartments. The card is being distributed at meetings and several locations.
Happy Mother’s Day to all our friends & relatives,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for May 11 Through May 20
 
Saturday, May 11–The Key Club Car Wash will be at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station from 10 AM to 1 PM. This is a Kiwanis high school teen group who do volunteer work and raise funds for charitable causes. Such a great opportunity to get your vehicle cleaned between storms and donate to good causes.
Sunday, May 12–The Grace Community Lutheran Church special service honoring mothers starts at 10:30 AM.  A dinner will follow with the men cooking and serving the women.
Tuesday, May 14–Taco Tuesday is at the Montezuma Rimrock Fires Station from 5 to 7 PM. Donations $$$ for the dinner. We are raising money to buy a Drone for the department. The fire personnel are taking classes to get certified to operate the drone. The drone will assist in Search and Rescue operations, checking out dangerous areas, etc. Come on down and enjoy a taco dinner, visit with your community and support our Fire Department!! Thank you, The Fire Auxiliary.
 
Thursday, May 16–Judge Duane Wyles, Retired Attorney at Law is the BC Adult Center’s next speaker in the BC Adult Center’s informational series starting at 9:30 AM. He will discuss WILLS, TRUSTS, AND DEEDS. Everyone is welcome, no charge. Please call 928-567-4556 for further information.
Thursday, May 16–BC School Spring Concert begins at 7 PM in the cafetorium. At our Spring Concert the PTO is hosting a raffle. We are asking for donations from businesses or creative baskets and crafts to raffle off. So far we are very grateful for the items that have been donated including gift certificates to Crickets, Magnolia Beauty Bar, Jerome Ghost Tours, Home Depot gift cards from the BC Community Assoc and an Escape Room. Several staff members have also agreed to create baskets for the event. Additional raffle items would be appreciated. Contact Principal Katrina Sacco at 928-567-4631 for more information.
Friday, May 17–The 21st Century (Fridays at BC School) Students Play Production

begins at 7 PM in the school cafetorium. Please call 928-567-4631 for more information.

Saturday, May 18–The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit – all for a suggested donation of $5. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556 .
Saturday, May 18–A Hopi Drum Concert FREE. Montezuma Castle National Monument invites the public to an evening of music and dancing under the full moon. Ryon Polequaptewa will sing and drum while Living Traditions Dance Troupe will perform the Corn Dance and Horse Dance. This will be a visually stunning event you won’t want to miss! Call 928-567-3322 ext 0 for additional information.
Monday May 20–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Annual Mtg will be at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. The program will include a Power Pt presentation, Volunteer of the Year Award, amendments to the By-Laws and election of board members. Janie Agyagos, Wildlife Biologist in the Red Rock Ranger District, will be the guest speaker. Please contact directors@beavercreektrails.org for additional information.  (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled May 11 through May 18
 
Saturday, 5/11–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
 
Monday, 5/13–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Items for discussion include Yavapai County proposed zoning ordinance amendments concerning guest homes, metal panel fencing and mobile food units. Preparations will be made concerning the State Transportation Board July meeting in Cottonwood and opportunity to address our safety concerns with the TI 293 ramps at the McGuireville Interchange. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
Monday, 5/13–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.BCS.k12.az.us 
 
Tuesday, 5/14–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. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 5/14–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $15. We will present $1000 check to this year’s scholarship recipient, hear progress report from last year’s recipient, install new officers, vote on revisions t bylaws, discuss and vote on location/day/time for next year’s monthly meetings (Sept to May), and present the award for Woman of the Year.  This is an important business meeting and we have a full agenda so please plan to attend.  Your vote is important.  Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
 
Wednesday, 5/15–A 4th of July planning meeting will be held at 9 AM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. We hope everyone who wants a great event will attend, will only last one hour or less. The first thing we need to do is to select a Grand Marshall and a Junior Grand Marshall.  Please contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for the details.
Wednesdays, All–The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problem.
 
Friday, 5/17–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Meeting dates have changed to the 3rd Friday of each month.Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information. www.beavercreekhistory.com
4/1 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 dfferent 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)
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eNews 4/2/2019

Dear Neighbors
Sping is wonderful and finally here!! Folks are out walking and biking throughout the Beaver Creek areas.  So good to see!!  We do have gusty spring winds expected & could get up to 32 MPH today.
Tomorrow Kindergarten registration begins at Beaver Creek School for the ALL DAY Kindergarten.  Don’t miss introducing your new to school kids to Mrs Artrip.  Also there are  two teaching positions open at Beaver Creek School, one Primary and one Intermediate.  Candidates must have a valid AZ teaching certificate and an IVP finger print clearance card.  Apply at school or print an application at  www.bcs.k12.az.us  .
Our last FREE dump days are this Thursday, Friday & Saturday at the Camp Verde Transfer Station.  Please ask to get directed back to Phil’s location with your electronics, computers, metals, pots & pans, TVs, refrigerators and aluminum cans.  He is our local connection to recycling and is working on improving recycling for Yavapai County.  And Beaver Creek Transit will benefit from your aluminum cans which he also is collecting.  Please write Phil a note or send an email to him supporting his request to continue free drop off every Saturday for metals (like refrigerators) and electronics recycling. pkobuswwrecycle@gmail.com  Let’s keep our lands clean!
Next Monday is the monthly Pancake Breakfast at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  On Saturday (13) is an opportunity to take your hazardous waste to Red Rock High School in Sedona for collection.
April is another busy month for Beaver Creek.  Please check out the info and flyers below.
Enjoying the beautiful weather,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for April
 
Wednesday, 4/3-The Welcome to Kindergarten Registration Roundup at Beaver Creek School starts at 10 AM. Mrs Artrip will be hosting a special session for parents and students. The Kindergarten is full day. Please call 928-567-4631 for further information. (See flyer below)
 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 4/4, 4/5, 4/6-LAST 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 , computers & computer parts, bagged trash, auto batteries, unmounted tires, furniture, and yard trimmings. Items that will not be accepted: 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)

 
Monday, 4/8-The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit – all for a suggested donation of $5. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556
Saturday, 4/13-A FREE Hazardous Waste Collection for Yavapai County residents of unincorporated areas and Sedona is from 8 AM to Noon at Redrock High School in Sedona. (See flyer below)
 
Sunday, 4/14– Local singer/songwriters Leslie and Larry Latour are honoring the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 3 to 5 PM by presenting a concert and generously donating the proceeds for the Center’s use. (See flyer below)
 
Thursday, 4/18-A NACOG Representative will give a very informative presentation at 9:30 AM in the BC Adult Center on how the County can provide assistance to residents in many instances.
Regularly Scheduled First Week in April
 
Tuesday, 4/2–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library. Planning for activities and operations.  Meets the first Tuesday of each month.  Please call Julie Ulatowski at 928-284-8175 for details.   http://bcac.online
 
Tuesday, 4/2-The Youth & Family Committee meets from 1:30 to 2:30 PM in the Beaver Creek School Board Room. Kids at Hope training, summer programming, College for Kids & other community events. Mentor planning for next school year.  Contact Scott Worden at 928-567-4631 for more information.
 
Wednesdays, All-The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problem.
 
Saturday, 3/16–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
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Calendar Crew eNews 3/29/2019

Dear Neighbors
Again today, Friday, an NPS ranger is leading an archaeology walk of the Montezuma Well location at 11:30 AM.  This evening, doors open at 5:30 PM, there is a free movie offered by the Kiwanis Key Club starting at 6 PM in the Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  More information is below and the movie looks very entertaining.
Our FREE dump days continue at the Camp Verde Transfer Station.  Please ask to get directed back to Phil’s location with your electronics, computers, metals, pots & pans, TVs, refrigerators and aluminum cans.  He is our local connection to recycling and is working on improving recycling for Yavapai County.  And Beaver Creek Transit will benefit from your aluminum cans which he also is collecting.
There are two teaching positions open at Beaver Creek School, one Primary and one Intermediate.  Candidates must have a valid AZ teaching certificate and an IVP finger print clearance card.  Apply at BC School, 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd or print an application at www.bcs.k12.az.us .  Please get the word out.  Next Wednesday the registration for ALL DAY Kindergarten begins at school with a welcome from Mrs.Artrip.  More information is below.
Wishing we could be in Kindergarten again,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for Last Friday in March
 
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/28 thru 4/6-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, furniture, and yard trimmings. Items that will not be accepted: 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)
 
Friday, 3/29-A Guided Archaeology Walk at Montezuma Well starts at 11:30 AM. The walk is lead by an NPS Park Ranger.
 
Friday, 3/29-FREE Movie Night for 1st through 5th graders at Beaver Creek Baptist Church hosted by the Kiwanis Key Club. Doors open at 5:30 PM and “Ralph Breaks the Internet” starts at 6 PM. Snacks will be available for purchase. Contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. (See flyer below)
Upcoming Special Events in April
Wednesday, 4/3-The Welcome to Kindergarten Registration Roundup at Beaver Creek School starts at 10 AM. Mrs Artrip will be hosting a special session for parents and students. The Kindergarten is full day. Please call 928-567-4631 for further information. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 4/13-A FREE Hazardous Waste Collection for Yavapai County residents of unincorporated areas and Sedona is from 8 AM to Noon at Redrock High School in Sedona. (See flyer below)
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eNews 3/11/2019

Dear Neighbors
graduation_cap.jpgTomorrow the Beaver Creek Kiwanis and the Fire District Auxiliary both meet in the morning.  At 11 AM the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at Robbie’s and as usual has a wonderful guest speaker.  At the beginning of this month LMWCC held a tea and auction to raise funds to support their many community good deeds. Their current scholarship applications are located at various sites through out the area.  The Beaver Creek Kiwanis are also offering scholarships.  BCK  will be awarding three $500 scholarships to local graduating seniors that have been a resident of the area OR attende d Beaver Creek School. GPA of 2.0 or higher is required. The application can be found on line at www.bckiwanis.org  Submit all requirements by April 20. Any  questions, please call Eileen Conn, 928-300-6072.
On Friday is the annual meeting for the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society.  Again, an interesting and entertaining guest speaker and refreshments will be available.  More information is below. On Saturday is the bimonthly bird walk at Montezuma Well and a Wild Flower hike sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition.
Next week the annual free dumping at the Camp Verde Refuse Center begins.  On Saturday is the sixth annual Trek for Tech.  This is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Beaver Creek Library.  All month long there are National Park Service activities, demonstrations and lectures celebrating archaeology.
This is March.  Those events and meeting above are just a few of so many this month.  So, if you have a little time, please choose something to enjoy while in our beautiful area.
See you out & about,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for March
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Friday, 3/15-The Annual Meeting of the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society is at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Everyone is welcome to enjoy Jana Bommersbach’s presentation, “Wild, Weird, Wicked Arizona”. Jana represents AZ Humanities and currently writes for True West magazine. Guaranteed to be entertaining and informative. Light refreshments will be served. A short business meeting and election of Board members will follow. Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information. www.beavercreekhistory.com   (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 3/16–The Spring Wildflower 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 trailhead to Russell Springs and back to the trailhead, approximately 3 miles total. Moderate to strenuous intensity level. Please contact KennTrout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
 
Tuesday, 3/19-The SUNSET / FULL MOON HIKE starts at 6 PM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Dr at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa. Hike the Cedar Knoll Trail from the trailhead to the Golden Gulch Trail junction and back, approximately 1.2 miles total. East to moderate intensity level. Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
 
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/21 thru 4/6-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, furniture, and yard trimmings. Items that will not be accepted: 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)
 
Saturday, 3/23– Sixth Annual “Trek for Tech” 5K/10K Fun Run hosted by Friends of Beaver Creek Library at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma. Check-In at 7:30 AM. 10K begins at 8 AM & 5K begins at 8:30. Register now at www.trekfortech.com or pick up a registration form at Beaver Creek School, Beaver Creek Public Library, Kiwanis Clothes Closet, Cricket’s, or the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Register by March 15th to be guaranteed a T-Shirt. On-line registration closes on March 20th. Healthy fun for the entire family. Entrant’s drawings for great prizes donated by local businesses. For more info call 567-4648. See you there!
Friday, 3/29-FREE Movie Night for 1st through 5th graders at Beaver Creek Baptist Church hosted by the Kiwanis Key Club. Doors open at 5:30 PM and “Ralph Breaks the Internet” starts at 6 PM. Snacks will be available for purchase. Contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Celebrate Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month with the National Park Service. Please check the press release below to find many activities, demonstrations and lectures scheduled in the Verde Valley National Parks.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities for 3/12-3/19
Tuesday, 3/12–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  We will set a date for roadside cleanup. Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 3/12-The MRFD Auxiliary will meet at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please contact Laurie Stafford at 928-567-4820 for more information.
Tuesday, 3/12–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $15.Debi More will be our speaker.  She wrote the book “When Your Loved One Dies”.  It is a book about healing from loss.  Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch, see old friends and make new friends.  Come find out what is happening in Beaver Creek and bring a friend. Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Wednesday, 3/13–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.
Saturday, 3/16–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Monday, 3/18–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center library. The meeting dates have been changed to the third Monday at 1 PM . If you’d like an update on the Wickiup Mesa Trails and other, please attend. Contact Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
Monday, 3/18-The Grief Recovery Course continues from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in Sheets Hall at Montezuma Chapel, 3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd in Rimrock, for 13 weeks. Your attendance can start at any week. There is a $15 book charge for which scholarships are available. The course is sponsored by Grief Share. Please contact Cyndi Howell at 928-567-4759 for more information.
Monday, 3/19–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 new web site at  http://ccfmd.az.gov/
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.
All Week-Many activities classes meet various days each week at Emerald Waves Healing located at 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd. More information is available from Christine Frydenborg Dargon at 603-321-7284. Mondays: 11 AM Chair Yoga, 4:30 PM Hula Hoop, 6 PM Qigong; Tuesdays: Yoga at 10 AM & 6:15 PM; Wednesdays: 10 AM Hula Hoop, 12:30 PM Yoga, 2 PM Pilates, 3 PM Prayer/Intervention Group, 3:30 PM Hypnosis Classes, 6 PM Meditation Class, 7 PM Witching Hour; Thursdays: Yoga at 10 AM & 6:30 PM, 11:30 AM Support Group for New Parents, 5:30 PM Emotional Disorder Management Support Group; Fridays: 10 AM Qigong, 11:30 AM Restorative Yoga, 3:30 PM Support Group for Parents of Teens, 5-7 PM Free Healing Exchange Open House; Saturdays: 10 AM Yoga, 1-3 PM Drop in Reiki and/or Readings.
National Park Service   News Release
 
Celebrate Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month with the National Park Service.
During the month of March, visitors from near and far will have the opportunity to learn more about Arizona’s rich native history and archeological legacy.   T he National Park Service will be hosting a series of events and guided tours. In partnership with Verde Valley Archaeology Center, lectures at Camp Verde Community Library will be focused on recent research at Montezuma Castle National Monument. Our March special event calendar includes:
3/1 at 11:30am: Guided Archaeology Walk with a Park Ranger at Montezuma Castle
3/2 at 10:00am: Apache Silversmithing w/ Jerry Whagado at Montezuma Castle
3/9 at 6:30pm: Archeo – Astronomy Talk and Star Party with Ken Zoll at Tuzigoot
3/15 at 11:30: Guided Archaeology Walk with a Park Ranger at Montezuma Castle
3/19 at 6:30pm: Lecture: Studying and Interpreting Montezuma Castle’s Architecture with Park Archaeologists at the Camp Verde Library
3/22 at 11:30am: Guided Archaeology Walk with a Park Ranger at Montezuma Well
3/24 at 10:00am: Sacred Scarlets with Kelley Taylor at Tuzigoot
3/26 at 6:30pm: Lecture: Dating the Construction and Use of the Montezuma Castle Cliff Dwelling with Greg Hodgins and Nicholas Kessler at the Camp Verde Library
3/29 at 11:30am: Guided Archaeology Walk with a Park Ranger at Montezuma Well
3/30 & 3/31 at 10:00am: Santo Domingo Jewelry and Art with Priscilla and Harvey Nieto at Montezuma Castle
Montezuma Castle is located at 2800 Montezuma Castle Rd., Camp Verde, AZ 86322.  Montezuma Well is located at 5525 Beaver Creek Road, Rimrock, AZ 86335.  For additional information about these and other programs , please call our visitor center at 928-567-3322 x 0 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/moca .
Tuzigoot National Monument is located at 25 Tuzigoot Road, Clarkdale, AZ. For additional information about these and other programs, call 928-634-5564 or visit www.nps.gov/tuzi.
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Monday Special Events 3/11/2019

Dear Neighbors

During the last three weeks lower Lake Montezuma has been a bee hive of activity cleaning up after the flooding and sand bagging in case there was another flash flood. Thank you to Yavapai Public Works for the heavy-duty equipment work, for the debris disposal containers placed in several locations and for continuing to replenish the sand and sand bag supply. Thank you to the Facilities & Parks Department for theircontinued work on restoring Sycamore Park. They even rented equipment to work in the park since of all of theirs was in use moving snow in Prescott. Thank you to the Probationers who donated their work hour requirement toward the cleanup effort. And thank you to lots of neighbors and area residents who showed up to help shovel mud, retrieve belongings and remove flooring. POBs (big Pats on Back) to all!!
On Saturday the Lake Montezuma Village Square was full of activity. Move than 200 folks visited the Canyon Medical Clinic during their Grand Opening Celebration and enjoyed the tour, hamburgers and hotdogs. Also, that afternoon the Verde Connect presentation was held in the Adult Center where a bunch of folks had an opportunity to ask questions, comment and offer suggestions.
On Monday the Beaver Creek Adult Center will again be very busy. The Center is located at 4250 E Zuni Way in the LM Village Square a couple of doors down from the CanyonMedical Clinic. From 8 AM to 10 AM a Donation Pancake & Egg Breakfast is available there. At 3 AM for the public BCCA meeting, a representative from the Flood Control District and one from Emergency Management will be attending. The purpose of their visit is to begin a committee to write standard operating procedures in the event of future flooding. If you would like to participate but can’t make the meeting, please email the BCCA Board at contact@BeaverCreekAZ.us  At 6 PM in the Center Paul Giovanni of MerIT Technology and Fire Chief Terry Keller will be at the Center to introduce the proposal for the communications tower and to take comments. Everyone is invited to these three events.
Later in the evening the Grief Course continues at Montezuma Chapel. The group may be joined on any of these Mondays.
More information is available below.
 
Looking forward to another active week,
. . . . . the calendar crew
 
Monday in Beaver Creek:
Pancake Breakfast, Flooding Procedure Preparation, Communications Tower Meeting, Grief Recovery Course
 
Monday, 3/11-The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit – all for a suggested donation of $5. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556
Monday, 3/11, 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.At the Beaver Creek Community Association Board meeting, Ron Sauntman, Yavapai County Emergency Manager and Paul Jungen, Yavapai County Flood Control District Engineer will be attending. BCCA would like to form a committee to prepare standard operating procedures in event of expected and unexpected flooding. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Monday, 3/11, 6 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Public meeting to review the proposed plan and discuss the proposal for a communications tower for the CCF&M District which will include broadband equipment to provide Internet service & potential for improved cell phone service for the area. An increase in height by 20′ would also allow cell service carriers such as Verizon, ATT&T and Sprint/T-Mobile to use the tower for improved transmissions to this area. Comment sheet will be provided at the meeting.
Monday, 3/11-The Grief Recovery Course continues from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in Sheets Hall at Montezuma Chapel, 3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd in Rimrock, for 13 weeks. Your attendance can start at any week. There is a $15 book charge for which scholarships are available. The course is sponsored by Grief Share. Please contact Cyndi Howell at 928-567-4759 for more information.

Saturday Special Events 3/9/2019

Dear Neighbors
This Saturday is another fine day to participate in events throughout our community.  In early morning the monthly food bank is open to all at Beaver Creek School. Then over in the Lake Montezuma Village Square our new health service provider, Canyon Medical Clinic, is having a Grand Opening which includes lunch!!  At 1 PM in the Adult Center, there will be a presentation on the proposed Verde Connect which includes a new bridge and a new road.  In the late afternoon at Montezuma Well, the first in a series of free Yoga classes is offered at Montezuma Well.
Verde Connect?  The calendar crew has asked a few folks about this.  The common answer is that I’ve heard of it but am not sure what it is.  This is your opportunity to find out what Yavapai County is spending your money and to have some input in it.  Where will this road and bridge be located?  The general Verde Connect study area is below.
On March 21 the annual free dumping days begin at the refuse centers.  Thank you to the Board of Supervisors!  Fire Chief Terry Keller would like to remind you that none of the Verde Valley fire and EMS districts or departments are soliciting donations.  Please ignore calls from the Firefighters Support Association PAC.  More information is below.
 
See you out & about enjoying the Saturday events,
. . . . . the calendar crew
 
Saturday in Beaver Creek
 
Saturday, 3-9–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631
Saturday, 3/9-The Grand Opening Celebration of the Canyon Medical Clinic is from 11 AM to 3 PM. Please come enjoy hamburgers & hot dogs, chips, popcorn and waters. The Clinic is located at 4200 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square. Rain or Shine!! We’ll be inside if nature speaks.
Saturday, 3/9-A Verde Connect public participation presentation is at 1 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The study team for Yavapai County’s Verde Connect Project is presenting information on the project which is looking for a new north-south road in the area bounded by SR 260, I-17, Cornville Rd & SR 89A. The project includes a $25 million BUILD Grant to construct a bridge across the Verde River. Your input would be appreciated.
Saturday, 3/9-A Free Yoga Class will be held at Montezuma Well from 3 PM to 3:45 PM the 2nd & 4th Saturday through April 27. Open to all levels. Some mats are available, but visitors advised to bring your own if possible. Please contact Caitlin Hughes at 928-567-3322 ext 221 for more information.
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