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The Fountain is Back! Hooray for that!

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fountainThe fountain is back! It burbles, it bubbles.
It temporarily makes us forget all our troubles.
The dogs all stop to take a drink.
I really had to stop and think. . .

It’s not been working for awhile. I’d forgotten
its purpose: to make us all smile.

Thanks to the guys who took it apart. They
cleaned it, they fixed it and made it restart.

Our fountain is back! Hooray for that!

More June Events . . . eNews Update 6/13/2018

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Dear Neighbors
Please make note of three additional June events.  This Saturday there is a picnic fundraiser for the Fire District in Rollins Park in the Village Square.  On the 27th at the county building in Cottonwood, the Planning Department will hold an information luncheon on some very current hot topics.  The following Friday is a special evening flute concert at Montezuma Castle.  The details about these events are below.
. . . . . the calendar crew
More Upcoming Special Events in June
 
Saturday, 6/16–The MRFD Auxiliary Fundraiser Picnic is at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma in the Village Square this Saturday from 10 AM until 2 PM.  We are holding this event as a fund raiser for the Fire Department and all are welcome. A donation of $5 is requested to support the FD for all that they do to serve this Community. We will have hot dogs, drinks, cookies, music and games for the children, young and old.  (See flyer below)
 
Wednesday, 6/27-Lunch & Learn (free lunch) is presented at the Yavapai County Annex in Cottonwood starting at 11 AM.  This is an information session with the County Planning Department covering such topics at tiny home codes, vacation rentals/B&Bs, home businesses, lot splits or line adjustments, etc.  RSVP by June 22.  (See flyer below)

Friday, 6/29-The FREE Summer Flute Concert at Montezuma Castle begins at 7 PM.  Performer Aaron White is an American Music Award recipient, Grammy nominee and flute maker.  The gate remains open after normal visiting hours until the concert ends at 8:30 PM.  Call 928-567-3322, ext 0, for more information.
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Summer News and Events

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Dear Neighbors
Two important meetings are scheduled for this afternoon, BCCA and the Beaver Creek School Governing Board.  At the community meeting at 3 PM in the Adult Center, the new Director of Development Services for Yavapai County will introduce himself and present what’s new in that department.  He has past experience with zoning violations and has been to our area previously.  At 6 PM at the school board meeting, come find out about curriculum plans for next year and when the budget will be finalized.  Please read about the “Good Things Happening” below to learn what the kids and school staff have been doing.
The Beaver Creek Library (located adjacent to the school) has special programs all summer in addition to being open 40+ hours each week.  More information and the flyer is below.  Beaver Creek Transit is helping with transportation and the Kovus grandkids are helping to keep the Buggy clean!

The eNews received this Wickiup Mesa wildlife report:  “Saturday morning, June 9, at appox. 8am a large bobcat  was observed as it attacked, killed and carried off a house cat

at 4365 E Cliffside Trail, above and behind Crickets Restaurant.  Homeowners in the area may want to be cautious in allowing house pets  outside unattended.”  (Both bobcats and occasionally mountain lions are active in this area.  This is good advice about pet protection.)
The Kiwanis Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast, Parade, and Celebration in Rollins Park and Duck Race at Sycamore Park are fast approaching.  There is much to enjoy in the festivities that is free. However if you would also like to donate to Kiwanis community activities, duck race tickets are available for purchase at local merchants (look for the duck signs) and raffle tickets are available in the Kiwanis Clothes Closet for a special quilt and a rocking horse.  The Timeline is attached below.
Activity classes are ongoing at Emerald Waves Healing and the BC Adult Center in such areas as Yoga, exercises, crafts and more.  Please contact Christine at  603-321-7284 for the EWH class schedule and BCAC at 928-567-4556 for their schedule.
Enjoying the pleasant mornings and evenings,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events in June
 
6/12 & continuing on Tuesdays-Preschool Story Time is from 11 AM to Noon in the Beaver Creek School Library.  Call 928-567-4034 for more information.  Part of the Summer Reading Program.
6/13 & continuing on Wednesdays-2018 Summer Reading Program for all ages from 1 to 3 PM in the Beaver Creek School library.  There is a fun activity, game or surprise guest each Wednesday.  Call the library with questions at 928-567-4034.  Part of the Summer Reading Program.
6/14 & continuing on Thursdays-Movies that Rock!  For teens only from 2 to 4 PM.  Part of the Summer Reading Program.  Call 928-567-4034 for more information.
6/18-Love for All Seasons, Learn the Powerful 7-Step Process to Create a Life of Unconditional Love meets from 5 to 6 PM in the BC School Board Room on the first & third Mondays through August 6.  Contact Librarian Bonnie Best at 928-567-4034 for more information.  Part of the Summer Reading Program.
6/25 thru 6/29-Vacation Bible School at Beaver Creek Baptist Church is scheduled from 9 AM to 12:30 PM.  Please call 928-567-4557 for registration information.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities June 11-21
Monday, 6/11-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center.  The new Yavapai County Development Services Director David Williams and his assistant Jeremy Dye will introduce themselves and present changes in that department and updated information.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.com
 
Monday, 6/11–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room. Board members are:  Jackie Harshman, president; Jo Burke; Karen DuFresne; Betty Hart; and Perry Krowne.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us   
 
Tuesday, 6/12–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  We will discuss 4th of July activities.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
 
Wednesday, 6/13-A 4th of July planning meeting will be held at 9 AM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  Contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for the details.
Saturday, 6/16–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Ken Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 6/16–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League  meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Tuesday, 6/19–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 8:30 AM in the BC Adult Center. Contact  Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
 
Thursday, 6/21–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during a 9 AM to Noon session for the MRFD, CVFD, and CCF&M Fire Boards at the Camp Verde Fire Station 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://cc-fma.org/
Good Things Happening in Beaver Creek School District!
 
The Governing Board has approved the teaching contracts of Cynthia Ramirez, and Jeff Reeves for the 2018-2019 school year. We are delighted to have them both on board.
The Bobcat PTO had a successful year, they are partnering with Beaver Creek School to purchase a new sound system for our cafeteria.
Ms. Beth Franklin published “The Bobcat ‘Zine” which features literary and artistic work from Beaver Creek students.
Several of our students received Honorable Mention ribbons in artwork from the Verde Valley Fair.
Our Spring Concert was a success. Students and teachers worked hard to put together the performance, and a great time was had by all.
Mrs. Margee Cowan, Mr. Ron Franklin and Mrs. Micca Martinez worked hard to organize the 8 th  grade trip , promotion ceremony, and promotion dance for our 8 th  graders.
Ms. Devon Artip with assistance from Mrs. Elizabeth Orta organized a lovely kindergarten promotion ceremony which celebrates the efforts of some of our youngest learners.
Ori Womack has been identified as the new Bookkeeper in Training. She has been learning many new things, and is doing great work in order to keep our district moving.
Most of the furniture has arrived for the 5 th – 8 th  grade Blended Learning Program. Rooms are being cleaned so the setup of the rooms can begin in July! Thank you Ms. Sharon Brooks for doing all the ordering!
The custodial and maintenance crew is working hard under the direction of Diana Iverson to clean every room to be prepared for the New Year.
Mrs. Katrina Sacco had a successful end to a great school year as her first year in the role of principal.
We all are looking forward to the Community Back to School BBQ at 6 PM on August 2 and to starting school on Monday, August 6 at 7:45 AM.
Mrs. Karin Ward
Superintendent
Beaver Creek School District #26
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
928-567-4631
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This Weekend in Beaver Creek 5/11/2018

Dear Neighbors, BC Adult Center July

Today, (Friday) are two special events at the Beaver Creek Adult Center that you might wish to attend.  At 10 AM is the “Where Have All the Sheep Gone” untold story and at 6 PM is the presentation of flags to the Center by Post 135 from Cornville which will be followed by refreshments.
Dump the Drugs Here

On Saturday, is the early morning Food Bank at Beaver Creek School.  Then there are three more events in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  The much appreciated Dump the Drugs is from 10 AM to Noon, followed by Puppets on a String (a fundraiser for Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority) at 2 PM, and the Mother’s Day Pot Luck at the Center at 5 PM.

Free slash drop off at the refuse transfer stations is ongoing through June 1.

All of these events are open to everyone in the community.

      Planning a busy weekend,
             . . . . . . . the calendar crew 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Events in Beaver Creek
 
Friday, 5/11–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM (new time) in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Dr. Barbara Jaquay will be the speaker at this meeting and will share stories and information from her book “Where Have All the Sheep Gone” which details the untold story of the sheep industry in Arizona and the Verde Valley .  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com   (See flyer below)  
Friday, 5/11-The Cornville American Legion Auxiliary Post 135 will be presenting an American flag and Arizona State flag to The Beaver Creek Adult Center at 6 PM in honor of their refurbishing of the center followed by coffee and a light snack.  We will receive a stand, pole and American and AZ state flag. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you.  Please contact Phil Edwards at 928-274-0265.
 
Saturday, 5/12–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)
Saturday, 5/12-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) 
 
Saturday, 5/12-Puppets on Strings presented by FantasyMakers Marionettes starts at 2 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center across from Crickets in the Lake Montezuma Village Square. This lively entertainment is sponsored by Joe & Terri Warren, 928-592-0630 and Starr~Light, 928-274-2721.  Donations appreciated.  Some of the proceeds go to benefit Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority.  (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 5/12–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Mother’s Day 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 or two.  Make your mother’s favorite dish to honor her or in memory of her.  Coffee and punch will be served.  We will also have a 50/50 drawing.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Call 928-567-4556 for more information.
Continues through 6/1-Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off  at the Camp Verde Transfer
Station from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Acceptable items are brush, branches, grass, leaves, and yard trimmings.  No lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal, or garbage.  Slash must be removed from plastic bags.  Located 7 miles east of I-17 on Hwy 260.  For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Dept at 928-771-3183. The other transfer stations are open different days and times.  If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.  
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
May 2018 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 5/12/18
 
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.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30
 
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)
Free
 Tuesdays,
5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
NO NEWS ABOUT REOPENING
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM-Noon, Mon & Fri;  9AM to 3PM, Tues, Wed, Thurs
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma Village Square across from Cricket’s
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered around 2:30 PM Weds, and food remains until gone
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Beaver Creek eNews 5/8/2018

Dear Neighbors
The annual meeting of the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition is this morning at 8:30 AM.  If you have the time to attend this morning, you will see two fine slide presentations on the local and Verde Valley trail efforts.  Also today is the last meeting until fall of the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club.  They will be awarding a $1000 scholarship, honoring the Woman of the Year and announcing donation recipients in addition to enjoying time together.
Yavapai County ballots concerning the extension of the jail district sales tax (up to a quarter of a cent) need to be received by 7 PM on May 15.  Mailing is not recommended at this late date.  The ballots may be dropped off in Camp Verde at the Town Hall or at the Yavapai-Apache Community Center.  In Cottonwood, the ballots may be dropped off at the County Annex on 6th Street.  If you can’t get either place, please call Beaver Creek Transit to collect your ballot and deliver it for you.  The services provided by the jail district need to continue and is an obligation for us all.
This Friday the BC Preservation & Historical Society has a special guest speaker who will tell the story of the former sheep industry in the Verde Valley and throughout Arizona.  The new start time for these presentations is 10 AM.
Saturday morning the free food bank distribution starts at BC School at 7:45 AM.  Then Dump the Drugs returns to the BC Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  The marionette show begins in the same location at 2 PM followed by the Mother’s Day Pot Luck at 5 PM.  We can get rid of unwanted medications, see an entertaining puppet show and celebrate Mother’s Day all in one place this year!!  It’s nice to see this building purchased and operated by volunteers getting such good use.
Also on Saturday the National Association of Letter Carriers is sponsoring the Fill a Bag and Stamp Out Hunger Campaign.  Please put non-perishables in the bags and place them by a mailbox.  Your donations will go to the food bank at Beaver Creek School.  Thank you!
Celebrating the wonderful month of May,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events May 8 through May 12
 
Tuesday, 5/8-The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Annual Meeting is from 8:30 AM to 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Help us celebrate the BCTC accomplishments of the year as reviewed in a PowerPoint presentation.  Guest speaker Adam Barnett, Recreation Staff Officer in the Red Rock Ranger District, has a slide show on volunteer efforts in the district.  The supporter of the year award will be presented to David Brown and the volunteer of the year award will be presented to John Barth.  Elections, financial report and refreshments, too.  Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for additional information.
Saturday, 512-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) 
 
Saturday, 5/12-Puppets on Strings presented by FantasyMakers Marionettes starts at 2 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center across from Crickets in the Lake Montezuma Village Square. This lively entertainment is sponsored by Joe & Terri Warren, 928-592-0630 and Starr~Light, 928-274-2721.  Donations appreciated.  Some of the proceeds go to benefit Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority.  (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 5/12–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Mother’s Day 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 or two.  Make your mother’s favorite dish to honor her or in memory of her.  Coffee and punch will be served.  We will also have a 50/50 drawing.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Call 928-567-4556 for more information.
Continues through 6/1-Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off  at the Camp Verde Transfer
Station from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Acceptable items are brush, branches, grass, leaves, and yard trimmings.  No lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal, or garbage.  Slash must be removed from plastic bags.  Located 7 miles east of I-17 on Hwy 260.  For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Dept at 928-771-3183. The other transfer stations are open different days and times.  If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.  
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities May 8 – May 12
Tuesday, 5/8–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  We will discuss 4th of July activities.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information
 
Tuesdays, All–The Creative Movement Classes meet in the BC Adult Center from 9 to 9:45 AM.  The Chair Yoga classes meet from 5:30 to 6:15 PM.  Please call Pamela Zahnzinger at 928-592-9114 for further information.
 
Tuesday, 5/8-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  Please email Lana Burks at grambo_3@msn.com for further information.
Tuesday, 5/8–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM   The final meeting of this spring will be a celebration with presentation of our $1000 award to our Scholarship recipient here in BC.  The recipient has been invited to the meeting and luncheon.  We will also announce which community organizations will receive donations with money earned from our fundraiser “Tea”.  The Woman of the Year will be voted on and presented with an award at this meeting.  Lunch will be served at a cost of $13. All community members are welcome.  Please join us for a nice meal.  Contact Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Wednesday, 5/9–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.
 
Friday, 5/11–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM (new time) in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Dr. Barbara Jaquay will be the speaker at this meeting and will share stories and information from her book “Where Have All the Sheep Gone” which details the untold story of the sheep industry in Arizona and the Verde Valley .  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com   (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 5/12–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)
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work
Another Accident on I-17 and more since this one
On May 2, 2018 at approximately 8:30am, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical responded to a reported accident on I-17 SB at milepost 306. Upon arrival crews encountered a 2 vehicle accident. Per DPS units on scene the accident was a head on collision between a passenger car and a pickup. There were single patients in each vehicle and both patients were transported to an area hospital. The exact cause of  the accident was unknown and was being investigated by DPS.  Units from Copper Canyon Fire were assisted by Pinewood Fire. Inclement weather in the area was a possible cause.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Battalion Chief
Late March & Early April Good Things at Beaver Creek School
 
Good Things Happening in Beaver Creek School District!
 
Beaver Creek School students have begun the state testing process. So far all students have been putting effort into their work and are proud to show the things they have learned.
The 21st Century Learning Community Program planning a field trip to Yavapai College’s Sci-Tech event. They are looking forward to developing a deeper understanding of STEAM concepts.
Mrs. Bleak has been taking an extra professional development course on teaching STEAM. She now has an opportunity to share her new knowledge with our 7 th  grade students who see her four times a week for a STEAM class.
Mr. Womack set up water catchment barrels so we can start using rainwater for the  onsite garden.
Ms. Nunn has been working with the 21 st  Century kids on Fridays to maintain the garden. She incorporates STEAM activities into her lessons. This class provides in depth hands on learning experiences which help students to understand scientific concepts. The kids love to learn in their gardening class.
The preschool class has also been sprouting seeds and watching their bulbs bloom in the preschool garden.
The Bobcat softball and baseball teams are both working hard at practices and games. The kids are thrilled to be a part of the teams, and parents are enjoying watching as well. The ball fields look great thanks to the maintenance crew!
We will be having the Life and Safety presentation for Pre-k-3 on April 11.  Our firefighter and forest service workers get together to put on a puppet show with lights, sounds, and special surprises that help to teach our younger students about being safe.  The kids will also get to meet Smokey the Bear.
Teachers are working hard to continue to use the  Capturing Kids Hearts  program to build gratitude among our students through class meetings that discuss all of the topics and continue to keep the lesson working in our classrooms.
The Yavapai County Nurses will continue to audit our students’ health records and make sure they are properly immunized.
Ms. Artrip hosted our annual Kindergarten Roundup to welcome children who will be in kindergarten next year. We are excited to have new bobcats join our student body!
Kindergarten and Preschool Registration is on-going in the front office Monday through Friday.
Be looking forward to the Beaver Creek Historical Society completion of the tile project depicting the historical timeline of the area! This project organized by Governing Board member Betty Hart will be found in the courtyard area of the school campus.
Mrs. Karin Ward
Superintendent
Beaver Creek School District #26
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
928-567-4631
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
May 2018 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 5/12/18
 
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.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30
 
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)
Free
 Tuesdays,
5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
NO NEWS ABOUT REOPENING
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM-Noon, Mon & Fri;  9AM to 3PM, Tues, Wed, Thurs
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma Village Square across from Cricket’s
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered around 2:30 PM Weds, and food remains until gone
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Burn Ban Press Release from Fire Chief 4/26/2018

Dear Neighbors
Tomorrow is the dedication of a tile history wall at Beaver Creek School that has been worked on by students and staff at the school and from Camp Verde High School, too. The event, sponsored by the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society starts at 2 PM on campus.
Also, all day on Friday, is free shredding sponsored by Gateway Mall and AARP in Prescott.  This is out of our area.  But if you have the need to shred, the price is right.
Free slash drop offs continue through June 1 at the Yavapai County Transfer Stations.  Providing a fire safe zone around your residence is recommended by our Fire Chief who also states,  ” Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority has implemented a fire ban within its jurisdiction. This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.  This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.”  (See flyers below)
Looking forward to seeing the tiled wall,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Friday April 27 Special Events
Friday, 4/17–The Beaver Creek Community Timeline dedication starts at 2 PM at Beaver Creek Rock School located at 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock.  Beaver Creek School Superintendent Karin Ward’s vision of the community’s history being depicted via picture tiles has become a reality. Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society Timeline Committee Chairman Betty Hart enlisted the help of Beaver Creek School students and staff and Tom Middlebrook and Camp Verde High School art students to “tell the story” of the Beaver Creek area. Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served.  (See flyer below)
Friday, 4/17–AARP FREE Shred-a-Thon runs from 9 to 11:30 AM and 12:30 to 2 PM at the Prescott Gateway Mall until the truck reaches capacity.  (See flyer below)
Continues through 6/1–Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off  at the Camp Verde Transfer Station from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Acceptable items are brush, branches, grass, leaves, and yard trimmings.  No lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal, or garbage.  Slash must be removed from plastic bags.  Located 7 miles east of I-17 on Hwy 260.  For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Dept at 928-771-3183. The other transfer stations are open different days and times.  If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.  (See flyer below)
Burn Ban Press Release from Chief Keller
****Press Release****  ****For Immediate Release*****
As a result of the critical fire conditions we are currently experiencing, effective Friday, April 20th 2018 at 08:00 hours, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority will implement a fire ban within its jurisdiction.
This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.
This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.
Enclosed BBQs (propane and briquette- with a lid) are not effected by this ban at this time, although the public is always encouraged to be especially careful when using cooking appliances outdoors, and especially when the conditions are as dry as we are currently experiencing.
The public is also encouraged to be very careful with the disposal of smoking materials during this period.
If conditions continue to worsen, additional restrictions may well be implemented to prevent a catastrophic fire.  Such measure might include the banning of smoking outdoors, bans on the use of briquettes and/or BBQs, bans on the use of chain saws or other combustible engines/tools that might produce sparks, bans on welding or grinding without special permits or standby measures, and/or bans on other hazardous  processes.
The current ban or additional restrictions will remain in effect until we see significant summer rains to lessen the threat.
With our current dry conditions, low humidity, warmer temperatures and gusty winds, everyone is being encouraged to  be extremely careful during this period.
Thank you!  Be Safe!
Terry Keller
Fire Chief
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority

Red for Ed eNews Bulletin 4/19/2018

Dear Neighbors
 

Beaver Creek School Wednesday before school Walk-ins have continued with participants including school educators, staff and neighbors. On April 9, the Beaver Creek School Governing Board passed a resolution supporting Educators and #RedForED.  Our school board joined the governing boards of Mesa Public Schools, Tucson Unified, Flagstaff Unified, Pendergast, Yuma High School District and Phoenix High School District among others in Arizona passing similar resolutions.

Photo courtesy of Margee Cowan
The goals adopted by the #Red For Ed movement are:
  • 20% salary increase for Arizona teachers in order to create competitive pay with neighboring states.
  • Competitive pay for all Education Support Professionals.
  • Permanent certified salary structure which includes annual raises.
  • Restore education funding to 2008 levels.
  • No new tax cuts until per-pupil funding reaches the national average.
Teachers are voting this week throughout the state on whether to walk-out or not.  This decision will likely be announced this evening or early tomorrow.  Regardless of the outcome on this particular event, #RedForEd appears to be an educator movement that will continue. .
Wearing red in support of education,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
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This Weekend in Beaver Creek 4/13/2018

Dear Neighbors
 
Tomorrow, Saturday, is the usual second Saturday of the month FREE food bank in the early AM at Beaver Creek School.  There is always some fine produce and some bread and meat in addition to other items.  Also the Second Saturday Hike sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition begins at 9 AM from the Forestglen Trail Head at the southern end of Wickiup Mesa. The special guest host for this one is Master Gardener Jane Kennedy.  Additional information is below.
Below are three media releases.  The first has all the details about the sad black cows at night versus vehicles on Cornville Rd.  Fortunately the humans walked away but the cows and vehicles were not so lucky….  The scarlet macaws are still on display the last Sunday of each month at 10 AM through August at Tuzigoot.  And finally, it’s the time of year that roadwork begins.  Information is below about work on I-40 and I-17 near Flagstaff.  There are open house dates at the Flagstaff ADOT facility where more project information will be available.
Driving cautiously through wind and construction,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
This Weekend Special Events
Saturday, 4/14–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.  (See chart below)

Saturday, 4/14–The Second Saturday Hike  starts at 9 AM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Drive at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa.   Hike from the Forestglen Trailhead along one of the Beavercreek Trails Coalition Wickiup Mesa Trails and back to the trailhead, approximately 2.5 miles total.  Featured guest will be Judy Kennedy, Yavapai County Master Gardener, who will lead discussion on local plant life and Native species common to our area.   Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
April 2018 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 4/14/18
 
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.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
4/4, 4/11, 4/18, & 4/25
 
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)
Free
 Tuesdays,
4/3, 4/10, 4/17 & 4/24
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
NO NEWS ABOUT REOPENING
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM-Noon, Mon & Fri;  9AM to 3PM, Tues, Wed, Thurs
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma Village Square across from Cricket’s
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered around 2:30 PM Weds, and food remains until gone
Vehicle Collisions with Cows on Cornville Road- Open Range IssuesNoted
***
YCSO Media Release
Background – Ranch hands from the Apache Maid Ranch, based in Cornville, Arizona, ran cattle during the day from the west side of Cornville Road to the east side of Cornville Road for grazing purposes. Because not all cows were transferred over to east side of the road during the day, there was distress among the heard causing the mother cows to knock down or jump portions of the fence in an attempt to get back to their calf’s on the other side of the road.
The Incident -
The initial call came into YCSO on April 7, 2018, around 8:30 pm, regarding black cows in and along Cornville Road between mile marker 8-11. No cows where located after searching for 20-30 minutes.
At 9:45 PM, deputies were dispatched to the same area regarding 3-4 black cows roaming in the roadway. While deputies were attempting to move them off the roadway, a passing motorist informed them of a collision between a van and a cow near mile marker 9. Deputies contacted the driver and saw the front end of her van had been smashed and the windshield shattered. The cow was dead. The driver was not injured.
While deputies conducted traffic control due to a lane closure pending arrival of ranch hands and a tow truck, another collision occurred involving a cow and vehicle nearby on Cornville Road. This was a minor collision with little damage to the vehicle and non-life threating injuries to the cow who ran off.
At 1:45 AM on April 8, 2018, a third cow vs. vehicle collision occurred around mile 9 on Cornville Road. This collision involved a small truck headed towards Cornville and one black cow. There were three male occupants inside of the truck during the time of the collision. After the cow was struck, another passing vehicle struck the cow again. The cow was pronounced dead at the scene. The second vehicle involved was not damaged. Fire personnel arrived on scene to check on the occupants involved in the incident. All were treated and released. Apache Maid Ranch personnel were contacted again regarding the latest collision.
A fourth and final collision involving another cow and vehicle took place a short time later. This vehicle was heavily damaged on the passenger side quarter panel. The woman driving worked for a local newspaper delivery service. Fortunately, she did not sustain any injury, but was just shaken up. She told deputies that while driving on Cornville Road, she noticed the emergency lights and then suddenly realized a black cow was in the roadway and collided. The cow ran off and she thought it best to continue towards the emergency lights and contact deputies to report the incident.
Fortunately, none of the drivers and passengers involved required hospitalization.
Additional deputies arrived and traffic control points were set to prevent further collisions and allow ranch hands to reunite all cows into common area.
OPEN RANGE -
Yavapai County falls under the Open Range concept – see definition below. Yavapai County has no ‘No-Fence’ districts which means the Open Range concept applies throughout the County and the liability from a collision causing the death of an animal will likely rest with the driver.
In a No-Fence district, liability generally falls on the livestock owner. (See ARS 3-1422. Publication of order forming no-fence district – The order of the board of supervisors that a no-fence district be formed shall be published once each week in a newspaper published in the county for four successive weeks, and from and after completion of the publication, no fence shall be required around the lands in the no-fence district, and it shall be unlawful for livestock thereafter to run at large in the district).
If a residential property owner does not live in such a district, the property owner is required to fence out livestock on their land using a ‘lawful fence’ – see below for details.
What is “Open Range”?   (reference Arizona State Land Department at https://land.az.gov/content/what-open-range ).
This question is frequently asked by motorists involved in automobile accidents with livestock on a roadway, or by owners of private land in rural subdivisions whose ornamental plants are eaten by livestock from adjoining State Trust grazing land.
The answer is not easily found. The Arizona Department of Agriculture’s Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 3, Article 8 (No-Fence Districts), contains nine separate statutes that comprise the open range laws of the State. A motorist who has been involved in an accident and wants to know if a particular location is “open range” should contact the County Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors is the entity that has the authority to designate No-Fence Districts. If an area is not within a No-Fence District, it is open range. The Board of Supervisors keeps the records for such designations. (ARS 3-1421-1422).
The landowner who is concerned with livestock damaging plants and other private property, has an obligation to fence his/her private land with a lawful fence to keep animals out. Having a lawful fence is necessary in any action to recover damages due to trespassing animals. (ARS 3-1427).
YCSO staff is working with Apache Maid ranch staff to mitigate the issues which includes secure fencing and signage along roadways in these grazing areas.
SACRED SCARLETS TO HOLD MONTHLY DEMONSTRATIONS AT TUZIGOOT
 
For over 1000 years, Scarlet macaws have dazzled people of the southwest.  Their brilliantly colored plumage and large size inspire curiosity in all who gaze upon them.  Remains of macaws have been documented in early archaeological excavations at both Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments.  Many visitors are impressed when they learn these exotic birds were traded into the Verde Valley, and farther north, from hundreds of miles South into modern day Mexico.  It is the intent of the National Park Service to increase visitor awareness of this unique part of history in the Verde Valley.  In partnership with Sacred Scarlets we hope to leave an impression on visitors, allowing them to make a meaningful connection to our sites.
Sacred Scarlets will be extending their monthly demonstrations at Tuzigoot National Monument on the last Sunday of each month at 10am, through August 25
th, 2018.   Sacred Scarlets presents lectures and demonstrations featuring a young, beautiful captive-bred scarlet macaw. These lectures and demonstrations address conservation as well as the scarlet macaw’s fascinating history in American Southwest culture.
Kelley Taylor, Founder of Sacred Scarlets, presents these amazing birds as ambassadors for their protection in the wild while sharing their long, rich, sometimes mysterious and often unknown history in the American Southwest. To learn more, please visit www.sacredscarlets.org .
There is no additional fee to attend the demonstration, but normal fees apply. Tuzigoot National Monument accepts all federal interagency passes including annual, senior, military, access, volunteer, park annual, and Every Kid in a Park.  Each pass admits up to four adults.
Tuzigoot National Monument is located at 25 W Tuzigoot Rd, Clarkdale, AZ 86324.  For more information, please call 928-634-5564 or visit

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BCCA Community Meeting 4/9/2018 3pm

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BCCA Community Meeting
When

3 PM – 4:30 PM
April 9, 2018 (Monday)

Where

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

Dear Good Neighbors,
 
Please join us for the meeting which starts at 3 PM in the Adult Center. If you can’t make the meeting, please send us your comments particularly on the zoning change proposal to create RV storage on the 4 acres at the corner of Montezuma Lake Rd and Lookout Point Rd and/or land use violations.
 
For 20 to 30 minutes at the beginning of the meeting,  Rebecca Borowski, Yavapai County Land Use Unit Manager will explain what is and is not a violation and how to report violations to the county.  She will use a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate what is and is not a violation.
Sincerely,
Beaver Creek Community Association Board of Directors
Janet Aniol, Sharon Nelson, Mike Nelson, Bob Burke, Dani Bruno, Ron Melcher, Phil Edwards
Ron & Darla Melcher volunteering for the Trek for Tech held annually and starting from BCCA Rollins Park in the Village Square
                PO Box 5292
               Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342
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               928-592-2839

Beaver Creek eNews 4/5/2018

Dear Neighbors
All this mild winter, many of us have been doing battle with pack rats and gophers who are definitely defeating our efforts.  Sometimes they even get help from other species. A spouse who has been trying to catch pack rats could not understand why the peanut butter was disappearing yet the traps were unsprung.  Please take a look at the photo to see why!
The last 3 days of the FREE DUMPING are today, Friday and Saturday from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Camp Verde Transfer Station.  The detailed information is below..
April continues with lots to do in our area.  This weekend is the fine annual Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale at the Beaver Creek Adult Center and in Rollins Park next to it.  On Monday, Rebecca Borowsky from Yavapai County Public Works Land Use Division will bring a PowerPoint presentation and take questions about land use violations and how to report them to the Beaver Creek Community Association meeting.
The following weekend is the April Second Saturday Hike sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition and the monthly food bank located at Beaver Creek School.  Scheduled later in the month are the Beaver Creek Community Health Screening Event and the Beaver Creek Adult Center Pot Luck.
We Value Our Teachers Foundation has been formed.  Its mission is to provide grocery gift card grants for teachers at Beaver Creek School and other schools in Sedona and surrounding area.  Funds are being raised via a golf tournament on May 8 and a helicopter ball drop.  Ways to contribute are by playing golf, purchasing ball drop tickets (available at BC School), or getting together with friends to be a Hole Sponsor.  Please take a look at the information flyers below.
Looking forward to seeing all of the crafty talent this weekend,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
 


Special Events for April
 
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/29 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)
 
Friday & Saturday, 4/6 & 4/7–The Spring Arts & Crafts Festival & Bake Sale hosted by the Beaver Creek Adult Center runs from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Center located at 4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma and in Rollins Park.  Wonderful gifts for birthdays and holidays created by talented craftspeople are on display inside and outside in the park.  All work is original.  Please come enjoy the artistry of your friends and neighbors!  Please call the Adult Center at 928-567-4556.
Monday, 4/9-Rebecca Borowski, Yavapai County Land Use Unit Manager willexplain what is and is not a violation and how to report violations to the county at the Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meeting at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. The request for a zoning change to Commercial-2 on the 4 acre parcel (pending sale sign) at the junction of Lookout Point and Montezuma Lake Rds will also be discussed.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.us
Saturday, 4/14–The Second Saturday Hike  starts at 9 AM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Drive at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa.   Hike from the Forestglen Trailhead along one of the Beavercreek Trails Coalition Wickiup Mesa Trails and back to the trailhead, approximately 2.5 miles total.  Featured guest will be Judy Kennedy, Yavapai County Master Gardener, who will lead discussion on local plant life and Native species common to our area.   Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
Friday, 4/20-The Beaver Creek Community Health Screening Event runs from 9 AM to 3 PM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church hosted by the Beaver Creek Community Action Team.  This is your opportunity for FREE dental for all ages and other health screenings.  The NAU Department of Dental Hygiene is pleased to offer FREE dental screenings including x-rays, oral cancer exams, fluoride treatments, oral health education and goodie bags to all in attendance.  Stop by and meet the Tooth Fairy while taking advantage of these FREE services.  KNOW YOUR NUMBERS/KNOW YOUR RISK  – Northern Arizona Healthcare will be offering a FREE non-fasting health screening that will provide the following information: Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Total Cholesterol HDL/LDL, Triglycerides, Diabetes Risk Assessment. This screening takes approximately 20 minutes during which you will receive your results and have an opportunity to review them with a health professional.  Knowing your numbers and
your risk may help you make decisions to take the steps to improve your heart health which may save your life. We can offer you ways that can improve your numbers.  There will also be CPR Demonstrations by Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority and a representative from Y.C. Emergency Preparedness Department will be available to inform, respond to concerns and offer free printed materials to attendees.  More information will be available soon.  Please contact Jeannette Estes at 928-567-5421 for updates.  (See flyer below)
Saturday, 4/21–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.
Our CCF&M Crew at Work
On April 2 , 2018 at approximately 11:06 pm Copper Canyon Fire and Medical were dispatched to I-17 southbound at milepost 297 for a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arrival of initial crews they encountered two passenger vehicles, one car and one pickup. The car was blocking both southbound lanes and the pickup was upside down in the median. One passenger was flown by medical helicopter to an area hospital and the second patient was
transported by ground to another area hospital. Crews were assisted by an ambulance from Verde Valley Fire and an Engine from Sedona Fire. The exact cause of the accident was being investigated by DPS.
Steve Sarkesian
Battalion Chief
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
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