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

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!  
BEAVER CREEK SCHOOL
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 http://www.PECPAF.com 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 2020Census.gov, 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 2020Census.gov. 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 2020Census.gov for infographics, flyers, messaging, and brochures for:
>> Census Takers in Your Neighborhood: https://2020census.gov/en/census-takers.html
>> Employment, Part-Time and Flexible: https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html
>> 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: https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-releases/languages.html
>> Paper Form, Help With the Paper Form: https://2020census.gov/en/help/paper-form.html
>> Partnership, the 2020Census.gov Partnership Portal in Spanish: https://2020census.gov/es/partners.html
>> Service Based Enumeration (soup kitchens, shelters, etc): https://2020census.gov/en/conducting-the-count/gq/sbe.html
>> Who to Count (EVERYONE in your household): https://2020census.gov/en/who-to-count.html
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 Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org 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: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
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 http://ccfmd.az.gov/
 
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

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 (azdhs.gov).
*        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!( Kward@bcs.k12.az.us ).
Karin Ward, Superintendent
Mrs. Karin Ward
Superintendent
Beaver Creek School District #26
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
928-567-4631
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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. www.BCKiwanis.org
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  windwarrior23@gmail.com 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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New Burn Permit Info 1/31/2020

Dear Neighbors
 
It’s that time of year to update your burn permits at our local Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  Please follow all the directions and procedures.  If you have any questions, contact our Fire Marshal, Ken Krebbs at:
Ken Krebbs, MSL
Fire Marshal
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District
928-593-0377 cell
928-567-9401 office
A safe community is a happy community,
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eNews 1/13/2020

Dear Neighbors
 
This ‘N That
Superintendent Tom Thurman will present information of interest to all on January 25 during the Annual Beaver Creek Community Association meeting which will be at 4 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
We have not heard any news about our requests for a delay of closure for the Lake Montezuma Post Office in order to appeal the decision. The petitions will be available to sign through Wednesday. We ask that you hold off on closing out your mailboxes there until the first week in February in order to give the government a chance to respond favorably to community concerns.
– Update 1/13/2020 – The Rimrock Postmaster and his Area Supervisor personally visited the BCCA Board meeting on Monday to answer questions from residents, which we did appreciate. They expressed a desire to listen to your concerns, and said they will be keeping the blue outgoing mailbox where it is right now across from Rollins Park.  Residents expressed their dismay at losing our Post Office, and the need for more notice for those who may have to reprint checks and mailing materials. Our Petition signature collection continues through Wednesday as noted above. 
Another month, another fire. Fortunately, this time the structure as well as the occupants survived. POBs to all first responder units involved. Photos and details below.
Faith Baptist Church which meets at the BC Adult Center has announced a new schedule: 9:30 AM Sunday School/Bible Classes, 10:10 AM Fellowship Time (coffee, donuts, etc), and 10:30 AM Regular Church & Music service.
Montezuma Well and Montezuma Castle both need volunteers. The press release is below. The BC Adult Center is now only open from 9 AM to Noon from Monday through Friday due to lack of volunteer hosts. Please call Bobbie Dunlap at 928-567-4307 if you would like to volunteer.
Steve Ayers, Economic Development Director for Camp Verde, will  present, “Sleuthing the Past in the Verde Valley-Dam Verde: Or how Camp Verde damn near went underwater” at the BC Preservation & Historical Society on Friday morning.
There are many awesome activities, meetings and classes on the schedule. Please look them over and see if something fits.
“Shark Tank” in Verde Valley.  Contact Mary Chicoine (below) for February workshop dates and be prepared to PITCH your inspiration.
Getting help with unSmart Devices on Saturday
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events scheduled for 2nd half of January
Saturday, 1/18-Cybersecurity, A Great Career , is happening at the Beaver Creek Library from 11 to 11:30 AM. Information & questions. Cookies! (See flyer below)–
 
Saturday, 1/25-The Annual Beaver Creek Community Association Meeting (BCCA) starts at 4 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Supervisor Thurman and Verl Cook will give Yavapai County and roads updates.  There will be an update on the Shopping Center, financial report and board elections. The business portion of the meeting will be brief, so we have time to socialize and enjoy the food. Guests are welcome in addition to members. Please call Janet at 928-301-2749 for additional information.
Monday, 1/28-Onsite Mobile Mammography Screening is back at Beaver Creek School from 7 AM to 11 AM. Schedule appointments at 480-967-3767 or 800-285-0272. Walk-ins are okay, too. Don’t wait & be too late!!
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 1/3 Thru 1/18

Monday, 1/13–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Special interest items are a Yavapai County street naming and address zoning ordinance amendment and an alternative PAD plan for the PPE acreage. Art Babbott will make a brief presentation on Land Use. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
Monday, 1/13–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 LM Post Office and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
Mondays, 1/13-Fantastic Funny Films at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. $1 donation & free popcorn. For more information call 928-567-4556.
 
Tuesday, 1/14–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, 1/14-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.
Thursday, 1/16–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board  will meet at  4:30 PM at the Beaver Creek School board room. Everyone is invited to attend. Always looking for new members and folks interested in being on the Board. Come check us out! We’ll be talking about our “Trek for Tech” event scheduled for March 21, 2020. Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
 
Friday, 1/17–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Speaker: Steve Ayers, Economic Development Director for Camp Verde, will present, “Sleuthing the Past in the Verde Valley-Dam Verde: Or how Camp Verde damn near went underwater”. Everyone is invited to attend . Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information. www.beavercreekhistory.com
 
Saturday, 1/18–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, 1/18-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.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT MONTEZUMA CASTLE & MONTEZUMA WELL
 
The National Park Service is looking for several dedicated local volunteers to assist with seasonal visitor programming at Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well February through May 2020.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the National Park Service and try out volunteering on a temporary assignment with a minimum commitment of 4 hours a week. We have a variety of positions available to accommodate any interest and/or ability. We will be offering several training opportunities in January and February 2020. Winter is a great time to train and become confident in your knowledge before our busiest season of the year starts mid-February through May.  Each position below will have two shifts, 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm.  Please indicate your availability and shift preference in your application.
Positions at Montezuma Castle National Monument:
Visitor Center Greeter and Pass Checker
Montezuma Castle is looking for several volunteers from February 17- May 30 to assist with the long lines at our registers.  Visitation is at our highest during those months and the visitor center gets very crowded.  Volunteers checking passes provide a valuable service to our visitors by expediting their entry into our park and by explaining the best value pass to purchase. This position involves sitting at a table outside.
 
Junior Ranger Helper
Volunteers are needed to staff our Junior Ranger table at Montezuma Castle from February 17-May 30.  During our busiest time of year we often exceed 100 Junior Rangers a day. We currently have 2 programs: One for Montezuma Castle and the state-wide AZ Junior Explorer book.  Volunteers will let visitors know about the program, hand out and explain the books, check the answers with the visitor and swear them in as Junior Rangers.  Anyone can be a Junior Ranger, ages 0-100+. This position involves sitting at a table outside.
Trail Docent
Volunteers are needed to walk our trail answering visitor questions and offering guided tours. This position involves standing for long periods or walking a 1/3 mile paved loop trail several times.
Positions at Montezuma Well*
If you have ever wanted to share your appreciation for Montezuma Well with visitors from near and far, this is your chance to do so! This position may include sitting at a table greeting visitors or standing for long periods and walking a moderate-strenuous ½ mile trail with many steps and inclines.
*A federal background check is required for Montezuma Well.
To apply, please see our website at https://www.nps.gov/moca/getinvolved/volunteer.htm. For more information or questions, email Krystina_isaac@nps.gov.
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Report
On January 8  at 02:42 in the morning, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District Stations 81 and 82 were dispatched to a residential fire at 2740 E. Outlaw Way in Rimrock. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find a small residential structure with smoke coming from a gable end on the roof line. The incident was quickly upgraded to a working fire, bringing mutual aid responses from Verde Valley Fire, Sedona Fire and Yavapai County Sheriff’s office. Crews deployed an offensive strategy, stretching hose lines into the structure. Upon entry into the structure emergency crews found a small smoldering type fire in the attic space of the home. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and overhauled the remaining area.
The structure sustained minimal damage, though it did displace the occupants. There were no injuries sustained by the occupants of the home as they evacuated without incident from the structure prior to emergency crews arrival. No emergency crews sustained injuries either. CCFMD would like to thank Verde Valley fire and Sedona Fire for their assistance on this incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time
Eric Strauss
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief

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Corrected times for Kids at Hope Mentor/Training

Dear Neighbors
 
Please note the correction.  The Kids at Hope Mentor/Training is from 9 AM to 11 AM Friday morning at BC School.  There will be training in February and March, too.  Please note the dates and times on the flyer below.
 
Apologies for the inconvenience.
    the Calendar Crew . . . . . . . 
Special Events scheduled for January
Friday, 1/10-Kids at Hope Mentor/Training is at BC School from 9 AM to 11 AM.
Beaver Creek School is looking for adults in the community who would like to become an Interest-driven, School-based Treasure Hunter / Mentor to our students. If you are willing to commit to Kids at Hope/Mentor Training (about 2 hours) and have about 30 minutes per week for the school year to commit to a student in Beaver Creek School, we would love to chat with you! Please call 928-567-4631.
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Board Meeting Agenda for Monday 1/13/2020

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bluemini Monthly Meeting – All invited 

Monday, January 13, 2020, 3:00 PM 

In the Beaver Creek Adult Center  

AGENDA Rev 1 

Pledge of Allegiance  

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:   

Guest Art Babbott will make a Land Use presentation. 

Call for Public Discussion Items not listed below.  Discussion with residents.   

Minutes for December & Financial Report:   

New Business.   Discussion and possible action on each  

  • Zoning Ordinance Amendment to Section 604 street naming & addressing 
  • Alternative plan for Rimrock Properties LLC acreage 
  • USPS planned closure of LM Post Office 
  1. Old Business.  Discussion and possible action on each  
  1. Comment to Coconino National Forest concerning APS proposed 69kV power line McGuireville to Village of Oak Creek 
  1. Update on annual meeting 

Adjournment.  The annual membership meeting will be held on January 25, 2020 at 4 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. 

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