Dear Neighbors
One day it’s hot and the next day it’s cold.  Gusty or calm, raining or not.  Sometimes the weather forecast is correct, sometimes not.  We’re in the midst of beautiful March.  As one of the Beaver Creek Transit riders says, “this is Mother Nature’s menopause”.  
Thanks to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, the annual free dump days have started at the Camp Verde Transfer Station.  Please dump now and don’t regret later about missing this great opportunity.
Saturday is the annual Trek For Tech with registration starting at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma at 7:30 AM.  The 10K starts at 8 AM and the 5K begins at 8:30.  This is a fundraiser organized by the Friends of Beaver Creek Library to help continue andimprove technology services in the Beaver Creek Library.
Our Copper Canyon Fire & Medical first responders have been busy as usual.  Some of their efforts are included below.
Getting ready to do one lap of the 5K tomorrow,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
3rd Weekend in March Special Events
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/22 thru 4/7-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 Solid Waste Division at 928-771-3183. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 3/24– Fifth Annual “Trek for Tech” 5K/10K Fun Run .  Register now at  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 16th to be guaranteed a T-Shirt.  On-line registration closes on March 20th.  Event begins at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma.  Check-In at 7:30 AM.  10K begins at 8 AM & 5K begins at 8:30. Healthy fun for the entire family.  Entrant’s drawing for great prizes donated by local businesses.  Hosted by Friends of Beaver Creek Library.  Thank you to our sponsors:  Taco Bell of Cottonwood, Beaver Creek Realty. Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Blevins Construction and Development, Camp Verde Bugle, Cricket’s, Kenny’s Plumbing, Montezuma Family Dental, Rask Construction, Reay Brothers Excavation and Verde Fire and Safety.  For more info call 567-4648.  See you there!
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work

On March 22  at approximately 12 PM, Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority responded to an auto accident on I-17 SB mp 282. The vehicles appeared to have rolled at least one time. Upon arrival there were 2 vehicles, one which was towed by the other. A total of 2 occupants were transported via medical helicopter to area hospitals. Fire crews also took a family dog to a local animal hospital. The cause of the accident was unknown. I-17 was down to one lane of traffic for a short time.
Steve Sarkesian
Battalion Chief
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work
This morning (3/21) at 6:45 AM, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority (CCFMA) was dispatched to 492 South 5th Street in Camp Verde for the report of a structure fire.  Upon arrival, crews encountered a room and content fire in a rear bedroom of the home.  The home was occupied at the time, but the occupants were able to escape.  Unfortunatelyone of the tenants experienced minor hand burns that were treated at the scene by EMS personnel.  CCFMA was assisted in the suppression efforts by an engine company from Verde Valley Fire District.  A support truck from Cottonwood Fire Department and a Rehab unit from Verde Valley Ambulance also provided support to the incident.  There were no injuries to any firefighters reported.  The structure received significant damage, displacing the occupants, who were referred to the Red Cross for some initial support.  The fire appeared to have originated in the bedroom, and was attributed to the use of smoking materials in bed.  CCFMA wants to remind everyone that inattention in the use of smoking materials results in scores of fatalities and casualties nationally, and smokers should exercise every precaution to prevent becoming one of these statistics. 
Terry Keller
Fire Chief
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
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This Week in Beaver Creek – 2/8/2018

Dear Neighbors
This is just a quick note to help us keep in mind the activities available in our local area for the weekend.
Our warm weather will start to cool off starting on Saturday (below 70 degrees) but is still good for the planned special hike with guest Matt Mulheran from the National Park Service.  On Sunday the temperature really drops and we will probably see a run of days with highs in the 50’s.  Looks like winter has finally arrived for a bit.  Saturday is also free food distribution morning at Beaver Creek School with lots of good vegetables expected in addition to some meat and other items.
Starting Saturday, those who have picked up burn permits may burn their slash when it is not windy.  There may be some gusts on Saturday, so please keep an eye out for weather changes.
Special events upcoming later this month are the Valentine’s Pot Luck at the Beaver Creek Adult Center, the Tea/Fashion Show/Auction by the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club in the Beaver Creek School Auditorium, and the STEAM Extravaganza and VV Habitat for Humanity Workshop both at Beaver Creek School.
Marking our calendars, too,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
This Weekend in Beaver Creek
Friday, 2/9–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  There is no speaker for this meeting, but we encourage any and all to attend and give input.  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information. 
Saturday, 2/10–The Second Saturday Hike  starts at 10 AM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Drive at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa.  Hike from the Forestglen Trailhead along the Cedar Knoll Trail and the Golden Gulch Trail and back to the trailhead, approximately 2.5 miles total.  Featured guest will be Matt Mulheran, from the National Park Service, who will lead discussion of the geology of the Verde Valley Formation and its contribution to the development of ancient cultures in the Verde Valley.  Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 2/10–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.  (See chart below)
February Special Events
Saturday, 2/10–The Second Saturday Hike starts at 10 AM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Drive at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa.  Hike from the Forestglen Trailhead along the Cedar Knoll Trail and the Golden Gulch Trail and back to the trailhead, approximately 2.5 miles total.  Featured guest will be Matt Mulheran, from the National Park Service, who will lead discussion of the geology of the Verde Valley Formation and its contribution to the development of ancient cultures in the Verde Valley.   Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information.  (See flyer below)
Saturday, 2/17–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Pot Luck begins at 5 PM.   Please bring your plate (if you forget, we have paper plates) and utensils, a dish to share, and a friend.  Drinks will be provided.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Door prizes and auction, too.  (See flyer below)
Saturday, 2/17–The Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity Workshop is hosted at Beaver Creek School from 9 AM to Noon. You must attend if you are interested in becoming a Habitat Homeowner.  (See flyer below)
Thursday, 2/22–The STEAM Extravaganza will be held at Beaver Creek School from 6:30 PM to 8 PM.
Saturday, 2/24–The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club Tea will be from 2 PM to 4 PM in the Beaver Creek School Cafetorium.   Get your tickets now!  There will also be a fashion show, an auction and silent auction.  Tickets are $20 and limited to 75.  Tea attire is expected.  Tickets are available from Betty Hart 928-567-2946, Rachel Ayars 719-330-9346, Alberta Amos 928-567-4892, Darla Melcher 928-592-0782 and any civic club member.  This is a fundraiser for a beaver creek student scholarship and to support local community organizations.  Mark your calendar!
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
February 2018 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 2/10/18
7:45 to 9 AM
Free Food & Clothing
Every Wednesday
Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Bring bags
2/7, 2/14, 2/21 2/28
9:30 AM to Noon
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
Every Tuesday
Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)
2/6, 2/13, 2/20 & 2/27
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
Bring bags
3:00 to 6:00 PM
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM to Noon Mon thru Fri
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone
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Women’s Silver Circle


Liz Cornell’s new group for single women over 50 continues Thursday evenings at 6 pm at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.

Happier Holidays!

Happy Low Stress Holidays!

If you missed it, come out and try it soon.  Liz uses crafts and stories to engage attendees in a fun and joyful way. We share experiences or talk about some of the work and home stresses we all face in the holiday season.  Good vibes from an expert listener!

And don’t forget Christmas House, Cantatas, and all the other holiday happenings this week.gingerbread02 . . . 

Red, White and Blue: that’s the Spirit! – July 4, 2017

duckrace2017Beaver Creek 4th of July Pancakes, Parade, Celebration & Duck Race, Sycamore Park to Rollins Park
July 4, 2017 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM On Tuesday, July 4, the Beaver Creek Parade will leave the Sycamore Park area in Lake Montezuma at 9:00 AM and travel south on Montezuma Avenue past the Village Square. This year the Grand Marshals are Ernie and Juddie Batcheller who invite all to join them in celebrating Independence Day. The Junior Marshal is Mia Charley.  Parade entrants (walkers, animals, vehicles, floats, etc) should sign up at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or call 928-567-9401. The festivities and pancake breakfast will be in Rollins Park at the Lake Montezuma Village Square. The BC Kiwanis Duck Race will be on Wet Beaver Creek by Sycamore Park. For inquiries about display tables, entertainment and activities please call Carol Keeton, Kiwanis President, at 928-606-4050.
BC Kiwanis donation pancake breakfast: 7 to 8:45 AM
Beaver Creek Parade: 9:00 AM
, from Sycamore Park to Rollins Park. Line up 8:30 – 8:45 AM
Led by Camp Verde Post 93 American Legion Riders
Free hot dogs served by Beaver Creek Baptist Church immediately after parade

  • Water served by Grace Community Lutheran Church after parade
    Free ice cream cups from BC Adult Center until gone
    Parade ribbons awarded by the Copper Canyon FMA and lots of music
    Balloons and face painting and more until Noon


Hayrides provided by Jim’s Trading Post
Games with Montezuma Dental
Pinatas at Cricket’s
Community information & vendor displays
BC Preservation & Historical Society raffle drawing at 11 AM
Water game fire truck from Montezuma Rimrock Fire District
Rock Climbing Wall from BC Baptist Church
Duck Race at Sycamore Park: Noon

Trek for Tech March 18, 2017

It’s time for the 2017 Trek for Tech – 5K/10K Ffbclun Run/Walk and we trust that you are ready to do it again!
Trek for Tech / Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Rollins Park \ Lake Montezuma, AZ
Registration packets available throughout the community
Register by March 8 to Guarantee a T-Shirt
Online registration and more info:
All ages welcome / $5-Under 18 / $10-Adults / FREE-Under 5 & Over 80

New this year …

Kindle Raffle – Tickets $2 each or 3 for $5

Please help to spread the word.   Thank you for your continued support.
Friends of Beaver Creek Library


LMPOA Annual Meeting Saturday 1/28/2017 3:00 PM

Don’t forget, the LMPOA Annual Meeting of all members is tomorrow, Saturday at 3:00PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  All members and neighbors are invited.  Come and see your neighbors, join us for refreshments and let your voices be heard. We will have an outstanding speaker, Ken Zoll, Executive Director of the VV Archaeology Center in Camp Verde.  We will elect the Board for 2017 and consider a name change for LMPOA.  Click here for the full Agenda.

Each year the LMPOA holds its annual meeting during the season when geese are flocking around the golf course, quacking and honking and generally acting like, well, silly geese.  One might think they were just a noisy gaggle of geese, each with their own opinion, loudly stated in honks and squabbles on 20160119_163248the ground.  You would be wrong, of course.  Those silly geese, who normally have nothing more important to do than to quack and honk, when they decide to flock together and rise up into the air, become a troop of aeronautic precision flyers.  They quickly rise in strict formation, inspiring us all and reminding us that even silly geese can do astonishing things when they share goals and remember their shared destination.

You might think, likewise, that the LMPOA is a group of citizens with no more important business than to worry about the stuff in their neighbors’ backyards!  You would be wrong, of course.  When we work together, we can accomplish extraordinary things.  We need your leadership to do that.  So come on out to the Annual Meeting on Saturday. Let the silly geese inspire us to flock together for our common goals as neighbors.


Holiday Home Tour Saturday

Holiday Home Tour
Starts Saturday Afternoon
at Beaver Creek School
Dear Neighbors
President Karin Ward and amazing raffle tickets
The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club usually has one special fundraising event each year in order to support community efforts in the Beaver Creek Community by donating to local charities (see below) and providing scholarships. The members invite you to come enjoy the HOLIDAY HOME TOUR and enter the raffle drawings.  This year’s officers are:  Karin Ward, president; Bonnie McConachie, treasurer; Darla Melcher, secretary; and Barbara Hitchcock, vice president.  Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to get to know Beaver Creek better and see some beautiful decorations!  This special event starts at the board room located at the front of Beaver Creek School, 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd.
In April of 2016 these organizational donations were made:
                Montezuma Rimrock Fire District – $400
                Beaver Creek Transit – $400
                Beaver Creek Adult Center – $400
                Beaver Creek School – $400
        Rotary Club of Sedona for the Beaver Creek Imagination                Library Program for BC kids 0 to 5 – $300
                Morning Starr – $300
                Meals on Wheels – $300
Verna Shafer painting

Total: $2,500

Saturday, 12/17-The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club is sponsoring a Holiday Home Touras a fundraiser for scholarships and community support. The tour will take place on Saturday, December 17 from 2 to 5 PM.  Tickets are $10 each (ages 12 and under are free) and may be purchased from Civic Club members, businesses with Gingerbread signs or purchased at the door. The tour will start at the Beaver Creek School Board Room, 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd. in Rimrock or Betty Hart’s Home at 3765 E Montezuma Ave. in Lake Montezuma. The tour includes the 1932 Rock School House, Carolers, Bake Sale, Raffle (items from participating Beaver Creek Businesses) and five decorated homes. Come celebrate the Holidays with us!

LMPOA AGENDA – Monday, August 1, 2016


                                                              Monthly Meeting – All invited

     Monday, August 1, 2016, 5:00 PM     
Beaver Creek Adult Center
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.

Information Items:  From board and members.

President’s Update:

  1. Minutes (June & July) and Financial Report.

Old Business.

Project updates from board members: bulletin boards, newsletter, memory stones, website, Rollins Park, flag, land use

  • Discussion & completion of ZOA response to July items.
  • New Business.
  • Stan Mish, president of Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, will present information on the $34,000 RAC grant approved for that organization. He is requesting a loan from the LMPOA CD to help accomplish the objectives of that reimbursement grant.
  • LMPOA will host the District 2 Community Meeting held by Tom Thurman on Saturday, 8/13 at 10 AM in the BC Adult Center. The 5-year road plan is the special topic of the meeting.
  • Call for Public Discussion Items.  Discussion with residents.              


Adjournment.  Next regular board meeting will be Monday, September 12, at 5 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.


That’s the Spirit!

. . . See full details in the latest issue of Beaver Creek eNews from the Calendar Crew at Beaver Creek 4th of July. . .

Welcome to Fourth of July Weekend in the Beaver Creek area.  Monsoon has started so there may be some thunderstorms today and Saturday.  But the Sunday and Monday forecasts are for sunny, clear and just below 100 degree weather, ideal for celebrations and BBQ!
A reminder from Battalion Chief Steve Sarkesian of Copper Canyon Fire & Medical that even though the monsoon season is upon us, please remember that vegetation is still dry.  He reports that on Wednesday afternoon the Montezuma Rimrock and Camp Verde Fire crews were dispatched to a brush fire in the area of Bice Rd.  Upon arrival the fire was located in the area of Beaver Creek.  The area grew to about ½ acre in size and was quickly extinguished by fire crews from Montezuma Rimrock.   Camp Verde and Verde Valley crews also assisted.  A total of 10 personnel were on scene.  The cause of the fire was undetermined after investigation.
The annual firework show begins at 9 PM on Sunday, July 3, from Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde and the Beaver Creek Fourth of July Parade and Celebration is in Lake Montezuma from 7 AM through Noon, Monday, July 4.  Today is the last day to buy 50/50 Raffle Tickets and the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  Duck Race tickets are still available throughout Rimrock, Lake Montezuma and McGuireville.  Look for the Kiwanis Duck Race signs.  This year there are super cash awards from the Beaver Creek Kiwanis and lots of fine prizes donated by businesses.
Congratulations to Pat and Karen Dufresne who are the Beaver Creek Parade Marshals for 2016.  And congratulations to Briana Buchert who is the 2016 Junior Parade Marshal. Please don’t miss cheering for the honorees, and your friends and neighbors on Monday morning.
The celebration activities are listed below.
Ready to eat pancakes and hot dogs and wave our flags
……..the calendar crew