Candidates for District 2 Answer Beaver Creek Questions

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Six candidates are running for Yavapai County’s District 2 Supervisor’s position.
BCCA Board members got together last month to compile a list of questions that relate to our community of Beaver Creek. We’ll be posting the responses as they come in . . . Watch this space so that you can make an informed decision about our next Yavapai County supervisor.


Brandi Bateman
Wiley Cline
James GregoryResponses Jodi Rooney


Dear Neighbors
“This is an email from our Beaver Creek Librarians about finding books to read that are out in the little lending libraries within our Rimrock/Lake Montezuma/McGuireville community.  These are the ones that were originally sponsored by the Friends of Beaver Creek Library.  Folks visiting the little libraries should gather items wearing kitchen dishwashing gloves or other gloves, place them in bags and quarantine the items for 3 days, then put on gloves again and wipe the items off with lysol sprayed on a paper towel or disinfecting wipes containing alcohol.  We are quarantining books in the library in this way.”
from Stuart, Lora and Beth -The Beaver Creek Librarians miss our patrons and remind everyone to ‘social distance, wash hands and stay healthy!’.”
The Beaver Creek Adult Center library is open from 9 AM to Noon, Monday through Friday.  Gloves and wipes are available to use and anyone is welcome to borrow books or movies.
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Little Lending Libraries Beaver Creek Area   As of 6/2017
Rimrock: Intersection of Towers Dr. and Goldmine Rd.
                Steward: Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz
                Builder: Mike Schmitz
Lake Montezuma: 3700 block, Montezuma Ave.
               Stewards: Ron and Darla Melcher
              Builder: Mike Schmitz
                                 4100 block, Pine Dr.
                 Stewards: Kenn and Lora Trout
                Builder: Mike Schmitz
                                 4000 block, Yuma Circle
                 Steward: Louise Fitzgerald
                 Builder: Randy
                                 4200 Block, E. Shade Rd. (The Haven)
                Steward: Annie Jackson
                Builder: Mike Schmitz
McGuireville: Feed Store
                 Steward: Gary Savage
Friends of Beaver Creek Library encourages placing little lending libraries throughout our community. Want more info? Talk to FBCL Board members and/or visit                                 
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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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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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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.
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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Thank you, Bill Helm, for the Great Photos!

Thanks to master photographer Bill Helm for all the terrific photos of our Halloween kids of all ages at the BC Halloween Spooktacular! And thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard, and the kids and parents who turned out to make it fun!

Click here for the link to the Verde Independent and Camp Verde Bugle photo spread.  We sure had a great time!

Primrose Peaks Update 10/2/2019

Dear Neighbors
The Primrose Peaks Estates PAD rezoning request has been sent out to several agencies for review with a deadline of 10/10/19.  As stated below by Yavapai County Development Services, this deadline does not apply to comments from the public.  After the agency replies are reviewed, a public hearing will be scheduled, the property will be posted and notices will be mailed out as specified in the Yavapai Planning and Zoning Ordinance.  
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Comment due date: 10/10/2019
  • This due date is for the Technical Review of this application from the agencies/organizations listed above. 
  • Comments from the public are NOT restricted to this due date. Once all comments are received from the agencies/organizations listed above the application will finalized and scheduled for public hearing. At that time a legal ad will be published, the property will be posted with a Hearing Notice and Hearing Notices will be sent to all property owners within 1000 feet of parcel.


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Beaver Creek eNews 9/23/2019

Dear Neighbors
Maybe we’ll be enjoying some rain (or hail) with our busy week in Beaver Creek.  Please be safe and heed all alerts.  Everything is still being held later in the week, so don’t miss out on the Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner at the Fire House on Thursday or the free food and activities all day on Saturday in Rollins Park sponsored by Grace Community Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition and Beaver Creek Kiwanis. Wonderful food and snow cones are free. Don’t miss face painting, games, a car show and trails information.  BC Kiwanis is working with Supervisor Thurman and Yavapai County Facilities to purchase additional playground equipment for Sycamore Park using Kiwanis funds.  Here is an example:
Beaver Creek School currently has a position open for a custodian. If there are any questions, please call the front office and ask for Lyndel Kelley. Applications can be printed off of the website at or picked up in the main office of the school. An IVP fingerprint clearance card is required.  Information on where to get the fingerprint card is also available from Lyndel.
The final nine fire hydrants (from the more than 50 total) have been installed thanks to our generous community benefactor Eddie Lodge. His bequest of $550,000 dollars toward the fire protection of Beaver Creek has been fulfilled. Fire Chief Terry Keller plans to put any remaining amount after the probate is completed toward the purchase of a water truck which will help serve those in the community whose residences aren’t located near water lines.
  • SW Corner of Drifting Sands & Rusty Spurs Rd
  • NW Corner of Eagle Cr & Hidden Hollow
  • East Side of Ho Hum Trail – adjacent to Lot 79 & Lot 80
  • SE Corner Shade Rd and Toltec Ln
  • SE Corner of Indian Dr & Montezuma Ave
  • NW Side Beaver Vista Rd – adjacent to Lot 40
  • NE Side of Chipmunk Hollow – adjacent to Lot 54
  • SE Corner of Deer Run Tr & Dusty Moccasin Tr
  • N Side of Deer Run Tr – adjacent to Lot 77
And finally, a heads up for October. Supervisor Tom Thurman and Nurse Sally McCoy will be at the Beaver Creek Adult Center on October 21 from 10:30 AM to Noon for the annual FREE Flu Shot Clinic.
Looking forward to seeing you out & about,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Yavapai County Fall Chip Seal Project
The Yavapai County contractor for the roads listed below is Earth Resources.  The tentative schedule was September 26 through October 4, but these dates are expected to be pushed back several days or more.  Generally roads are not blocked and one lane is kept open.  Please plan for a few extra minutes if you use one or more of these roads.
Coronado Trail (from the end of Rimrock Rd 1934 feet forward), Thunder Ridge Rd, Buffalo Grass Cr, Canyon Cr, Canyon Rd, Fawn Cr, Sedona View Cr, and Sedona View Ln.
Special Events for Late September
Thursday, 9/26– The Beaver Creek Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner  will be served from 5 to 7 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock. Please come enjoy spending time with your neighbors and meeting some new folks, too.  The proceeds will benefit community projects in the MR Fire District. Event staff includes: Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station Personnel, Beaver Creek School K-Kids and Builders Clubs, and Sedona Sky students.
Saturday, 9/28-FEE FREE Day at all National Parks.
Saturday, 9/28-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. The instructor is Wendy Cook-Roberts. She has been doing a monthly class at the Camp Verde Library for about a year and has offered to also do one at BCAC. Wendy is proficient with iPhones, Android devices, Chromebooks and most Windows computers. She says, “What I don’t know I can find out and I am not afraid to say, ‘let’s look that up'”.
Saturday, 9/28-The Oktoberfest is being held from 10 AM to 2 PM at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma. The Grace Lutheran Community Church is providing free brats, hot dogs and drinks and more. The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition is offering free snow cones and wristbands. Sedona Sky girls are doing face painting and games. There is a car show, live music, and trails information. Everything is free. Please contact Marla Sutcliffe for further information. (See flyers below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities Last of September
Monday, 9/23–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets in the BC Adult Center main room from 1 PM to 3 PM.  We invite you to join us! New date, location, time and cost!   The first monthly meeting of the new year will be Monday, September 23 from 1 to 3 pm at the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way, Lake Montezuma.  Meetings are only $5 this year and annual dues remain $15.  This meeting will be a business meeting so please plan to attend.  Our purpose is to promote friendship, aid our neighbors and assist civic activities in our community.  Everyone is welcome.   Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Tuesday, 9/24–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 5 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center main room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. 
Wednesday, 9/25- The Rimrock Farmers Market  offers fresh produce, baked & canned goods, plants, artwork & crafts, eggs, and more from 4 to 7 PM every Wednesday evening at the Verde Valley Honey store, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Please contact Candace Hammond at for more information or to participate.
Wednesdays, All-The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problem.
Thursday, 9/26–The CCF&M District Fire Board  meets at 9 AM at Station 82 in Rimrock 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
Monday, 9/30–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:
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Primrose Estates Meeting scheduled for 8/17/2019

Dear Neighbors
There seems to be some misunderstanding of the Public Participation process of notification concerning potential zoning change requests.  
The potential applicant is required to notify property owners within 1000 ft if the acreage is one acre or more and also the community association about a participation meeting.  The community association (BCCA) usually broadcasts this information much farther so that others who are interested will be aware of the potential zoning change and often sets up the meetings to make sure that they happen.  In the case of Primrose, the meeting notice was mailed to residents by the applicant, was in a detailed Bill Helm Bugle article and twice in the Beaver Creek eNews.  All of which led to the venue being too small.  So the do over meeting is scheduled for:
Saturday, 8/17, at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Room. 
There is a sequence in the zoning change process that is followed by Yavapai County.  After the public meeting, the applicant must submit a report to Development Services.  If the process is continued, then the zoning change request will be scheduled on the agenda of a Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Committee meeting. (At this point an orange sign with the meeting date should appear on the property.)  Additional comments from the public and organizations may be made at this time.  The P&Z Committee will vote on a recommendation to the YC Board of Supervisors.  The BOS will then hear the applicant and the public again and make a final decision.  Some informative reading on this subject is on pages 20-22 of the Yavapai Planning and Zoning Ordinance for Unincorporated which is at the County web site.
The current petition is a great way to let your feelings on this issue be known.  Copies to the applicant, to Development Services and for the Planning and Zoning Commission may be of benefit to the signers.  Written comments may be presented at the meetings and online at
All the best,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
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4th of July Beaver Creek Events

Duck Fun

Beaver Creek 4th of July Pancakes, Parade, Celebration & Duck Race

On Thursday, July 4, the Beaver Creek Parade will leave theSycamore Park area in Lake Montezuma at 9 AM and travel south on Montezuma Avenue past the Village Square. Montezuma Avenue in this section will be closed to other traffic from about 9 until 9:30 AM
This year the Grand Marshal is Betty Hart and the Junior Marshal is Emily Worden. Parade entrants (walkers, animals, vehicles, floats, etc) are requested to sign up at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or the Beaver Creek Adult Center. (If you can’t sign up, please just show up at 8:15 at Sycamore Park to fill out your announcement information.) 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 the bridge at Sycamore Park. For inquiries about display tables, entertainment and activities please call Carol Keeton, Kiwanis Vice President, at 928-606-4050. Scheduled events are over about 12:15 PM, so there is plenty of time afterward for family get togethers.
For the past several weeks merchants have been selling Duck Race tickets. Thank you, thank you to the businesses that have been helping the Beaver Creek Kiwanis raise funds for community projects. This year more than $6000 in prizes have been donated by merchants and individuals to make this one of the best races ever. The newest two donations are a gift card from Rask Auto Service and a check from the Storage Corral in Camp Verde. Some of the other donations are on a flyer below. All will be listed at the event!
The Beaver Creek Celebration schedule of events is below. The music and entertainment during the morning is the best we’ve seen in many years. Thank you to the talented folks who are donating their time and to all the volunteers throughout the day!
4th of July 2019
Schedule of Events
7:00 to 9:00 AM— Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast – by Donation    Pancakes, sausage, strawberries, whipped cream, orange juice, coffee
7:00 to 8:00—- Live music, Keyboard by Karen Smith
8:00 to 9:00— Live music, Guitar by Kenn Trout
Sale of Duck tickets, raffle prizes, etc throughout
9:00— Parade on Montezuma Ave from Sycamore Park to Rollins Park, narrated by Pastor Ken Miller
9:45— Flag Ceremony and presentation by Camp Verde American Legion Post 93 followed by the National Anthem and God Bless America by the Worden Family
Announcements—Beaver Creek Kiwanis Officers
Free Hot Dogs— from Beaver Creek Baptist Church
10:15 Music— Guitar by Dave Rice
11:00— Flamenco Del Sol – Spanish Dances by Herlinda Woolbert
11:30— Live Music by Reno & Sheila
Kids Games— Basketball shots, beanbag toss, face painting by Beaver Creek Kiwanis students & kids
Free Ice Cream— from Beaver Creek Adult Center
Free Old-Fashioned Lemonade & games— from Grace Lutheran Community Church
Water Game— Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District First Responders
11:00— Announcement of Parade winners
12:00— Duck Races at Sycamore Park Bridge
Games, Food, Vendors and Special Announcements Throughout


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