eNews 1/13/2020

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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

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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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eNews 1/4/2020 & LM Post Office Closure

Dear Neighbors
Today is a great weather day for doing the bird walk at Montezuma Well and for attending a reception and presentation in the Beaver Creek School Boardroom by a Ugandan Medical student who is sponsored by a foundation started by Nathaniel Dunigan of Rimrock.  We have amazing folks who quietly live here among us!
Not to diminish the pleasure of a beautiful day, but we were surprised on Thursday to received a letter from the Rimrock Postmaster closing the Lake Montezuma contract post office as of March 6 and giving those customers until February 21 to submit a change of address to prevent disruption of service. Not only does this disrupt and inconvenience  individuals, but many of the area non-profit and service organizations use this post office since it is convenient to the Beaver Creek Adult Center which is a meeting hub.  And we all lose the only postal service in our area which is open on Saturday morning.
Petitions will be in the LM Post Office and in the BC Adult Center as of Monday requesting an opportunity to appeal the closure.  BCCA (Beaver Creek Community Association) has notified YC Supervisor Thurman and US Representative O’Halleran about this situation and asked for their advice and assistance.
Saturday, 1/4–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, 1/4-Reception of and presentation from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the Beaver Creek School Boardroom by Dorah Dunigan, a young woman who was orphaned in Uganda by AIDs. She is on her way to becoming a doctor with the help and support of AidChild which was started about 16 years ago by Rimrock’s own Nathaniel Dunigan. This special event is hosted by Friends of Beaver Creek Library. Refreshments provided. (See flyer below)
Lots to do in the sunshine this weekend,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
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Beaver Creek eNews 12/9/2019

 

Dear Neighbors
The creek is rushing and thundering and some crossings are flooded, but mostly we’re just enjoying getting some very needed rain. Please remember to stop and not cross if the roadway is covered with water. That water is much more powerful than it looks, and we all know that folks have lost their lives or their vehicles by inattention to safety during desert rainfall.
This week we have especially good news. Thanks to the Yavapai Apache Nation, particularly the Transit Division, Beaver Creek and Verde Lakes now have bus routes which connect residents to Camp Verde and on to Cottonwood and Sedona, Monday through Friday. Monday is the first day of operation in the beautiful new bus which hits the McGuireville stop at 7:33 and 8:01 AM that morning. Rides cost $1.25. The driver has schedules to hand out. Look for the bus stop signs throughout our community. On Saturday, Beaver Creek Transit will continue to run the free local shuttle throughout Beaver Creek from 10 AM to 2 PM in a continuous loop for rides to the Dollar stores, Gasmart, BC library, and McGuireville.
Please note the “Good Things” that continue to happen at Beaver Creek School. This year the school needs increased AZ Tax Credit donations. Up to $200 (single) or up to $400 (married) of your tax liability may be donated to the school and will be refunded to you after filing your AZ tax return. Please consider dropping off a check at the school or going online to www.bcs.k12.az.us  and using PayPal to help students get the extracurricular activities that many benefit from.
photo from Eileen Conn

On Monday afternoon there is another Kids of Hope training session (call first to sign up) and the Blue Christmas Service in the evening. Both BCCA and Beaver Creek School have board meetings on Monday. The last three days of Christmas House are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The fund donations are less than last year, but there are more children on the list. If you have items to donate that can be sold, please drop them off or call Rosemary at 300-2640 for pick up.

Upcoming on Saturday is the annual Beaver Creek Adult Center Potluck and Raffle which is always a wonderful event. On Saturday and Sunday is your last chance to get memorable Santa photos in the photo trailer at Candy’s Creekside Cottage. The following Monday, December 16, is the second community participation meeting for the Primrose Peak Estates which will be held at 6 PM in the BC School Multipurpose Room.
Enjoying the sound of rain,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events December 9 through December 16
Monday, 12/9-Kids at Hope Mentor/Training is at BC School from 3 PM to 5 PM. 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 Montezuma Chapelchat with you! Please call 928-567-4631. (See flyer below)
 
Monday, 12/9-The Blue Christmas Service begins at 7 PM in Montezuma Chapel, 3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd. Blue Christmas is a quiet service where participants are guided through scripture, prayer and music and allowed time to be present to and rest from the things that can make this season such a challenge.   All are welcome, the service lasts about an hour. Please contact Scott or Charity Worden at 928-567-5804 for more information.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12/12,13,14–The Kiwanis Christmas House  is located again this year in the former

photo from Eileen Conn

Barefoot’s Market, 3315 E Beaver Creek Rd and open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Christmas gifts and food will be purchased for 47 families with 100+ children from your donations for the merchandise.  More Christmas are needed to sell. These contributions may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM or at the Christmas House. Thank you to the community for their support for this effort and a special thank you to Steve Allgrove for again loaning the use of his building!

Friday, 12/13-A Christmas Cantata “A Celebration of Carols” will be sung by the Montezuma Chapel Choir directed by Charity Worden starting at 7 PM. There are special narrations, solos, duets and guitars. Refreshments following. Turn up Top O the Morning across from the fire station. Then turn right at the top; the chapel is down a few yards.
Saturday & Sunday, 12/14&15-Get Your Picture with Santa from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Pistols & Petticoats photo trailer at Candy’s Creekside Cottage in McGuireville, 2130 E Beaver Creek Rd. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 12/14-The Emerald Waves Healing Blowout Sale is from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Saturday, 12/14-The Annual Potluck & Raffle starts at 5 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way. Bring a dish and join in the fun. Open to the community and all are welcome. (See flyer below)
 
Sunday, 12/15- Sound Journey performs at 3 PM at Emerald Waves Healing, 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd.
Monday, 12/16-The PPE Meeting scheduled by Rimrock Properties LLC will be at 6 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Room (cafetorium). The additional meeting is required by the county since the developer requests to build a new entrance opposite Brocket Ranch Rd rather than create an entrance at Bice Rd.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/9 Through 12/14

Monday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Items of special interest are zoning ordinance amendments on trailer camp landscaping buffers and secondary medical dwellings  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us 
Monday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The board also will meet this month on 9/30. The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
Mondays, 12/9-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. $1donation & free popcorn. For more information call 928-567-4556.
Tuesday, 12/10–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, 12/10-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, 12/11–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.
Wednesday, 12/11-The Advent Supper & Service starts at 6 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr. Wednesdays through December 18.
Friday, 12/13-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at the Beaver Creek Library.
Saturday, 12/14–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Saturday, 12/14-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. More information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
National Park Service   News Release
 
For Immediate Release -November 15, 2019
Laura Varon-Burkhart, Park Ranger, 928-634-5564
Tuzigoot National Monument – Clarkdale, AZ
Free Tavasci Marsh Tours for the Month of December
 
At the bottom of the eastern slope of Tuzigoot Pueblo lies the largest desert wetland in Arizona that is not associated with the Colorado River.  For thousands of years, this marsh has served as a watery refuge for its surrounding desert neighbors.  People have had a unique and, at times, unbalanced relationship with the marsh, which is now under federal protection as part of Tuzigoot National Monument.
Every weekend in the month of December, rangers will be offering guided tours of Tavasci Marsh.  The first tour will be on Saturday, December 7th.  Tours will begin at 10:00am every Saturday and Sunday and will last approximately 2 hours.  Visitors wishing to attend these tours are required to wear closed-toed shoes and bring water.  The tour begins and ends with a steep, rocky grade, so visitors may want to bring hiking poles for balance.  Marsh tours are free, however if visitors wish to visit the museum and pueblo trail, regular admission fees apply.
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Special Events 12/8/2019

Dear Neighbors
Sunday, 12/8-A Christmas Carol Service is scheduled for 10:30 AM in Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr (behind the fire station).
Sunday, 12/8-A Montezuma Castle NPS Birthday Celebration will be at 2 PM. Warm beverages will be available by donation to support a Verde Valley Archaeology project which will support a travel fund for tribal youth to an art show. (See more information below)
Sunday, 12/8- The “Escape to Margaritaville” benefit concert starts at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The musicians are Kenn Trout, Rob Gibbs, Lincoln Thomasson and Kris Baldwin. These Parrotheads will create music from Jimmy Buffett, Harry Bellefonte, Zac Brown and the Nitty Ditty Dirt Band. Cheeseburger sliders and nonalcoholic beverage provided. $10 donation to the Adult Center. (See flyer below)
National Park Service News Release
 
For Immediate Release -December 2, 2019
Krystina Isaac, Park Ranger, krystina_isaac@nps.gov
Camp Verde, AZ
Montezuma Castle to celebrate 113 years as a 
National Monument
 
In honor of the 113th anniversary of Montezuma Castle becoming a national monument, the National Park Service invites the public to a birthday celebration. On December 8th, 2019 at 2pm, staff will present programs on the conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Antiquities Act. Gertrude Smith, Yavapai Culture Director, of Yavapai-Apache Nation will speak to the Yavapai perspective of the development of a National Monument on ancestral lands.
Warm beverages will be available for donation in partnership with Verde Valley Archaeology Center. All donations will go toward a travel fund to support an art show in August featuring tribal youth.
Our staff will make every effort to ensure that children and adults of all abilities are fully included in all of our recreation programs, facilities, and parks. For questions about accessible amenities or to let us know how we may best meet your needs in any of our programs, please call Krystina Isaac, Lead Interpreter at (928) 567-3322×228.
These events are sponsored by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service. Visitors’ tax-free purchases in WNPA bookstores help WNPA provide direct support to 71 NPS units across the American West. More information can be found at www.wnpa.org.
Regular admission fees of $10 per adult apply, but there is no additional charge for the special
programs. All Federal recreation passes are accepted, including the annual, access, senior and
military pass; children age 15 and under are free.
National Park Service   News Release
 
For Immediate Release -November 15, 2019
Laura Varon-Burkhart, Park Ranger, 928-634-5564
Tuzigoot National Monument – Clarkdale, AZ
Free Tavasci Marsh Tours for the Month of December
 
At the bottom of the eastern slope of Tuzigoot Pueblo lies the largest desert wetland in Arizona that is not associated with the Colorado River.  For thousands of years, this marsh has served as a watery refuge for its surrounding desert neighbors.  People have had a unique and, at times, unbalanced relationship with the marsh, which is now under federal protection as part of Tuzigoot National Monument.
Every weekend in the month of December, rangers will be offering guided tours of Tavasci Marsh.  The first tour will be on Saturday, December 7th.  Tours will begin at 10:00am every Saturday and Sunday and will last approximately 2 hours.  Visitors wishing to attend these tours are required to wear closed-toed shoes and bring water.  The tour begins and ends with a steep, rocky grade, so visitors may want to bring hiking poles for balance.  Marsh tours are free, however if visitors wish to visit the museum and pueblo trail, regular admission fees apply.
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Truck in creek, Flood Warnings 12/4/2019

Dear Neighbors
The Del Cerro Family has reported an occupied truck in the creek near the Culpepper Crossing just behind the McGuireville Minimart at about 6 PM this evening.  Emergency vehicles have responded and are now in McGuireville.  Please do not cross any water whether it is a creek or wash at this time.  Flash flooding and flood alerts are in effect.  Kimberly’s Way, Culpepper and Reay Rds are barricaded.  We do not have any reports on washes such as School House, Geronimo or Russell.  But caution is advised.  At this time Wet Beaver Creek appears to have stopped rising, but that can change quickly.  Please watch carefully.
Flood Advisory
Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
257 PM MST Wed Dec 4 2019
 
The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a
 
* Small Stream Flood Advisory for…
Rain and Snowmelt in…
Yavapai County in west central Arizona…
Coconino County in north central Arizona…
 
* Until 300 AM MST Thursday.
 
* At 253 PM MST, Rain and snowmelt will cause small stream flooding
in the advisory area. Several creeks and streams in the area have
shown rises of 2 to 5 feet so far. Additional moderate to
occasionally heavy rainfall is expected later today and tonight.
 
* Some locations that may experience flooding include…
Sedona, Munds Park, Page Springs, Slide Rock State Park, Montezuma
Well, Rimrock, Lake Montezuma, Cornville, Wet Beaver Creek
Campground, Red Rock State Park, Clear Creek Campgrounds, West
Fork Of Oak Creek and Cave Springs Campground.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
 
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
 
 
Flash Flood Warning
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
448 PM MST Wed Dec 4 2019
 
The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a
 
* Flash Flood Warning for…
Yavapai County in west central Arizona…
 
* Until 1045 PM MST Wednesday.
 
* At 440 PM MST, gauge reports on Beaver Creek in Rimrock indicated
a 5.5 foot rise. Runoff from rainfall and snowmelt will continue
much of this evening and flooding is expected to continue. Do not
try to cross Beaver Creek at Reay Rd or Lacy Ln (across from the
Camp Verde High School), as well as other low water crossings.
 
* Some locations that will experience flooding include…Montezuma
Well, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Rimrock, Lake Montezuma
and Wet Beaver Creek Campground.
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eNews 12/3/2019

Dear Neighbors
Kiwanis President Carol Keeton with ragdolls made by Sam Fisk’s Ragdoll Crew,
photo by Eileen Conn
The calendar crew hopes that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed views of the snow-covered mountains and ridges surrounding the Verde Valley. Now that most of the leftovers are eaten, it’s time to enjoy other activities and to continue the holiday anticipation and spirit.
Grace Community Lutheran Church starts their annual Wednesday Advent Supper & Service tomorrow and on Sunday has a Christmas Carol Service. The Kiwanis Christmas House will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the former Barefoot’s location. This year community donations will provide gifts and food for 100+ children in 47 families. Additional Christmas items to sell at the shop would be appreciated. These may be dropped off at either the Christmas House or Kiwanis Clothes Closet.
Our Dump the Drugs opportunity is scheduled for this Saturday morning in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Saturday afternoon at 2 PM, a birthday celebration for the National Park Service anniversary at Montezuma Castle is scheduled. At 3 PM is an unusual treat for Creekers. The Parrothead musicians will be in the Beaver Creek Adult Center turning it into “Escape to Margaritaville” for the afternoon. All proceeds will be dedicated to the operation of the Center.
For those who would like to be a little more active this week, Emerald Waves Healing again features their Wine & Yoga on Thursday, the Bird Walk at Montezuma Well is Saturday morning, and every Saturday and Sunday in December free two hour tours are given at the Tavasci Marsh in Cottonwood. Also, local artwork is on display in the Beaver Creek Library throughout the holidays.
This ‘n That
Some Beaver Creek Trails Coalition volunteers beat the stormy weather and exercised early be making and installing another sign kiosk for the Wickiup Mesa Trails System. This one is located off of FS 618 by the Elmore Wash Trail. Drive up there, park, take a backpack picnic and enjoy the hike.
On Friday morning, the Yavapai-Apache Nation has a Grand Opening Ceremony in Tunlii for the expansion of their transit service to Beaver Creek and Verde Lakes. Service starts on Monday, December 9.
And lastly, Pastor Ken Miller at Beaver Creek Baptist has been using a prescription discount service for quite some time and recommends it.  He uses www.goodrx.com If you have questions, stop by and see him.
Enjoying a Cheeseburger in Paradise,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events December 3 through December 8
Tuesday, 12/3-Medicare Changes information will be presented at 10 AM by Doug Parish at the BC Adult Center. Call 928-567-4556 for additional information.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12/5,6,7 & 12/12,13,14–The Kiwanis Christmas House  is located again this year in the former Barefoot’s Market, 3315 E Beaver Creek Rd and open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Christmas gifts and food will be purchased for families with children from your donations for the merchandise.  More Christmas are needed to sell. These contributions may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM or at the Christmas House. Thank you to the community for their support for this effort and a special thank you to Steve Allgrove for again loaning the use of his building!
Dump the Drugs HereSaturday, 12/7-Dump the Drugs   is back at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  This event gives an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication (including ones for pets).  Please drop medications off at the Beaver Creek Adult Center (across from Cricket’s), 4250 E. Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  The event is sponsored by the BC Community Action Team, YC Sheriff’s Office and MATFORCE.  Jeannette Estes is our local contact at 928-567-5421 for more information.  (See flyer below)
Sunday, 12/8-A Christmas Carol Service is scheduled at 10:30 AM in Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr (behind the fire station).
Sunday, 12/8-A Montezuma Castle NPS Birthday Celebration will be at 2 PM. Warm beverages will be available by donation to support a Verde Valley Archaeology project which will support a travel fund for tribal youth to an art show. (See more information below)
Sunday, 12/8- The “Escape to Margaritaville” benefit concert starts at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The musicians are Kenn Trout, Rob Gibbs, Lincoln Thomasson and Kris Baldwin. These Parrotheads will create music from Jimmy Buffett, Harry Bellefonte, Zac Brown and the Nitty Ditty Dirt Band. Cheeseburger sliders and nonalcoholic beverage provided. $10 donation to the Adult Center. (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/3 Through 12/7
Tuesday, 12/3–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library. Planning for activities and operations. Please call Tim Marston at 928-567-4556 for the agenda. http://bcac.online 
Wednesday, 12/4-The Advent Supper & Service starts at 6 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr. Wednesdays through December 18.
Thursday, 12/5-Wine & Yoga , 6:30 PM, at Emerald Waves Healing. 21+. Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
Fridays, 12/6-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
Saturday, 12/7–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.
National Park Service News Release
 
For Immediate Release -December 2, 2019
Krystina Isaac, Park Ranger, krystina_isaac@nps.gov
Camp Verde, AZ
Montezuma Castle to celebrate 113 years as a 
National Monument
 
In honor of the 113th anniversary of Montezuma Castle becoming a national monument, the National Park Service invites the public to a birthday celebration. On December 8th, 2019 at 2pm, staff will present programs on the conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Antiquities Act. Gertrude Smith, Yavapai Culture Director, of Yavapai-Apache Nation will speak to the Yavapai perspective of the development of a National Monument on ancestral lands.
Warm beverages will be available for donation in partnership with Verde Valley Archaeology Center. All donations will go toward a travel fund to support an art show in August featuring tribal youth.
Our staff will make every effort to ensure that children and adults of all abilities are fully included in all of our recreation programs, facilities, and parks. For questions about accessible amenities or to let us know how we may best meet your needs in any of our programs, please call Krystina Isaac, Lead Interpreter at (928) 567-3322×228.
These events are sponsored by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service. Visitors’ tax-free purchases in WNPA bookstores help WNPA provide direct support to 71 NPS units across the American West. More information can be found at www.wnpa.org.
Regular admission fees of $10 per adult apply, but there is no additional charge for the special
programs. All Federal recreation passes are accepted, including the annual, access, senior and
military pass; children age 15 and under are free.
National Park Service   News Release
 
For Immediate Release -November 15, 2019
Laura Varon-Burkhart, Park Ranger, 928-634-5564
Tuzigoot National Monument – Clarkdale, AZ
Free Tavasci Marsh Tours for the Month of December
 
At the bottom of the eastern slope of Tuzigoot Pueblo lies the largest desert wetland in Arizona that is not associated with the Colorado River.  For thousands of years, this marsh has served as a watery refuge for its surrounding desert neighbors.  People have had a unique and, at times, unbalanced relationship with the marsh, which is now under federal protection as part of Tuzigoot National Monument.
Every weekend in the month of December, rangers will be offering guided tours of Tavasci Marsh.  The first tour will be on Saturday, December 7th.  Tours will begin at 10:00am every Saturday and Sunday and will last approximately 2 hours.  Visitors wishing to attend these tours are required to wear closed-toed shoes and bring water.  The tour begins and ends with a steep, rocky grade, so visitors may want to bring hiking poles for balance.  Marsh tours are free, however if visitors wish to visit the museum and pueblo trail, regular admission fees apply.
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PPE Meeting Rescheduled to 12/16/2019

Dear Neighbors
Rimrock Properties LLC has requested a change to their proposed rezoning request for the Primrose Peaks Estates. Leah Brock, Planner II, at Yavapai County Development Services has sent out information and has requested that the Rimrock Properties LLC Owner’s Agent, Larry Cepek, provide an additional mailing and a meeting for public participation on the change.  He has done so.
This meeting has been rescheduled by Rimrock Properties LLC’s agent to 6 PM on December 16 in the Beaver Creek School multipurpose room (cafetorium). The purpose is to get comments and concerns limited to the entrance location change from Bice Road to the extension of Brocket Ranch Road. The meeting will be limited to one hour, and comments limited to the proposed entrance location change.
Written comment forms for all attending will be provided.  In addition, comments may be made via email or by phoning Mr Cepek as indicated in his letter.
Click here for more links… to the revised PAD map, the letter sent to residents within 1000 feet from  Rimrock Properties LLC, the original PAD plan, and to BCCA’s response to the initial technical review.
Here is further information provided by Development Services:
This revised site plan consists of:
1. Deleting the Bice Road entrance.
2. Adding the general location of the  Brocket Ranch Road extension onto the vicinity map, as well its location at the south center of this property.
3. Changing the west end of project roads, as well as relocating three 6 unit buildings.
4. We will now have the right to easements to hook up to Arizona Water Company. The water system information on the plan is changed to reflect that.
The applicant has provided the following comments:
“Our traffic engineer is working on a revised TIA.  He believes there will be little change.  The intersection of Brocket Ranch Road and Beaver Creek road will need to upgraded to reflect the TIA, as well as Yavapai County Public Works design requirements. 
 
The owners of the property upon which the Brocket Ranch Road extension will be located want to dedicate the right of way to the county. This will require locating the actual ROW to best match the existing terrain.  To match the existing terrain will require both engineering design and boundary surveying.  This work is unlikely to be completed before any rezoning is approved.  Therefore, a stipulation may be needed.”
 
Hoping that this provides useful information,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Constructive Solutions, Inc.
PO Box 216
Sedona , AZ 86339
928-300-4641
larry.cepek.csi@gmail.com
November 22, 2019
Primrose Peaks Estates Entrance Change
Dear Neighbors:
The entrance to the project has been changed from Bice Road to Brocket Ranch Road. Therefore we request you evaluate the new change and notify me of any concerns you may have regarding this change.
 
As stated in our original letter to you, there is a shortage of affordable workforce housing in the Verde Valley. Rimrock Partners, LLC of the Village of Oak Creek is proposing a project located north of Beaver Creek Road and Brocket Ranch Road Intersection to address that shortage. Main access to the property will be off of Brocket Ranch Road extended northward. The proposed project will provide, on approximately half of the 46.72 acres of undeveloped land, affordable workforce and retirement rental housing. The northerly portion of the site along I-17 will remain open space, with development on the southerly portion of the site. It is proposed over time to build 64 studio units, 64 one bedroom units, 102 two bedroom townhouses, and 72 three bedroom townhomes, for a total of 302 housing units, The project will require county re-zoning to a Planned Area Development.
Amenities will include fenced raised gardens, covered open shelters with picnic tables, fenced small swimming pool, multi-purpose building and playgrounds. A perimeter walking trail is part of the plans. Over half of the property will be open space. Wastewater will be treated to Class A effluent, and disposed of on-site using shallow subsurface drip lines to irrigate landscaping. Arizona Water Company will supply drinking water.
To rebut a false rumor, the project will NOT be government housing for the homeless. The project will provide affordable rented homes for persons such as teachers, government workers, construction workers, clerical workers, and health care professionals, as well as, retired persons.
Your comments and/or concerns about the location change are valuable to both Yavapai County and us. You are invited to call me or send me a letter or an email. Also,
NOTE: The meeting has been rescheduled to 12/16/2019 at Beaver Creek School, at 6pm.
a meeting will be held at the Beaver Creek Adult Center at 4250 E. Zuni Way, Rimrock, Arizona 86335 on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6 PM 
and invite you to attend. Comments and concerns will be limited to the entrance location change from Bice Road to Brocket Ranch Road.
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Sincerely,
Larry Cepek
Owner’s Agent and Project Engineer
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Primrose Peaks PAD Change Request 11/22/2019

Leah Brock, the Planner for Yavapai County Development Services  who is our contact for the Primrose Peaks PAD zoning request, has written us that the developers, Rimrock Partners, LLC,  have submitted an updated Site Plan to reflect using a Brocket Ranch Road extension as the main entrance, rather than the original entrance plan extending off of Bice Road.  PAD stands for “Planned Area Development” and refers to the plans submitted by a developer when asking for a zoning change from the County. Here is a link to the revised PAD.  You can see the change clearly by looking at the small inset map in the upper left-hand corner of the diagram. This is the letter sent to residents within 1000 feet asking for Citizen Participation comments.

For comparison, the original PAD Plan is here. This is the link to BCCA’s response to the initial technical review.