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This Week in Beaver Creek – 2/8/2018

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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.  www.beavercreekhistory.com 
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)
 
 
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, 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.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
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)
Free
 Tuesdays,
2/6, 2/13, 2/20 & 2/27
 
 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 to Noon Mon thru Fri
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone
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BCCA Annual Meeting: Good Neighbors & Diverse Opinions

The Beaver Creek Community Association held their Annual Meeting Saturday 1/27/2018.  About thirty members and area residents attended, along with Board members, County Supervisor Tom Thurman, and Jeff Thumm from Coconino National Forest.  The theme of the meeting was “Good Neighbors”. Each person attending was awgoodneighborarded a blue ribbon designation as a “Good Neighbor 2018″, because, in the end, it’s our neighbors and the people who show up at meetings that make our community a great place to live.  The meeting was upbeat, and included presentations by Jeff Thumm — who was introduced as the Forest Service manager who authorized the prescribed burn on October 24, 2017.  He presented the many factors that go into prescribed burns in a straightforward and factual way, and by the end of his talk, there were lots of questions and comments, but all present agreed that a prescribed burn once in a while is better than the alternative: wildfire!  Congratulations, Jeff, on a great presentation.

If you missed the meeting, you missed some good community conversations, as well as outstanding refreshments donated by Mike Nelson and Ron Melcher, arranged by supershoppers Sharon Olsen and Janet Aniol, and our perennial favorite secret recipe punch provided by Phil Edwards.

Long-time community leader Bob Burke was newly elected to the Board of Directors, as was Danice Bruno, an animal lover and financial wiz.  The new Directors will replace Lisa Taylor, who is now out of state, and Alan Spacone, currently undergoing chemo and therefore unable to serve on the Board in 2018.  The two new Directors were elected by acclamation, and will be valuable indeed to the BCCA.  Janet Aniol presented the financial report for 2017, an update on projects from 2017, and a transportation update, highlighting this news: the grant for bus service routes including Yavapai Transit stops from Apache Nation to McGuireville, the Ranch House, and Rimrock has been accepted and may happen this year.  2017 projects included support for the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition’s new 6.2 mile trail system on Wickiup Mesa, public meetings with Arizona Water, followed by progress on hydrants and pipe.

Board member Sharon Olsen asked for members to pitch in and help in volunteering with park maintenance duties. She reviewed bids to trim trees in the park, which will be a large budget item for the BCCA, but is badly needed for safety reasons.  Ron Melcher joined in asking residents for assistance with the fountain, gardening, clearing branches, and other park maintenance chores. Contact a Board Member if you have gardening or other skills we can use! Email : Contact Us.

President Janet Aniol circulated copies of a petition to limit Bow Hunting in our area. The petitions would be sent to Arizona Fish and Game Commission. Neighbors and residents had various opinions, from those aghast at bowhunters in their backyards, to those who support hunters, people just like everyone else, who generally respect their neighbors. There is current regulation which requires a resident to post “No Trespassing” sign or “No Hunting” sign on each lot. There were equally divergent opinions as to whether the signs were effective or reasonable in a suburban setting, and what measures could be taken by those whose property adjoins forest or open areas.  The BCCA has not taken a position on the matter, but signs are available for those who wish to post, and petitions for those who wish to sign them.

County Supervisor Tom Thurman presented the case for renewal of a 1/4 cent sales tax, devoted to maintenance of our county jail in Camp Verde.  The existing tax was passed to handle overcrowding conditions, and will expire in 2020. The renewal of the tax at the same rate, Thurman stated, is needed to provide half of the cost of maintenance to the facility, which now houses up to 600 inmates, and is currently overcrowded by as much as 60 heads per night.  Members asked questions and received solid answers to the issues from Supervisor Thurman.  For details on the jail tax proposal, click here.

Thurman also predicted a population surge in our area over the next 2-3 years, with the work on Highway 260 complete and other transportation changes making Beaver Creek more accessible. He stated that real estate values in our area have increased significantly, good news for all residents.

Check this website for the official minutes coming soon, but to get all the scoop firsthand, come out to the next Board meeting, February 12, 2018, and speak up!

 

BCCA Annual Meeting Saturday 1/27/2018 3pm

Please Join Us for the Annual Meeting

TODAY SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

Beaver Creek Community Association

 

When
3 PM – 4:30 PM
January 27, 2018 (Saturday)

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

 

 

Annual Meeting – All invited
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Beaver Creek Adult Center
 
Agenda
“Good Neighbors 2018″
 
Please enjoy the refreshments before, during and after our meeting!!
 
Pledge of Allegiance

President’s Welcome & Update:  Includes introduction of 2017 board members; Janet Aniol, Phil Edwards, Mike Nelson, Ron Melcher and Sharon Olsen.  Chris Nicol is the web master.  Alan Spacone has resigned due to health issues and Lisa Taylor is currently residing in Connecticut.
 

  1. I.        Board Candidate Election:  Danice Bruno and Bob Burke
  2. II.      Financial Report:  Printed on back of the agenda
  3. III.   Prescribed Burn Presentation:  Jeff Thumm from Coconino National Forest, presented by Ron Melcher
  4. IV.   Rollins Park Update:  Sharon Olsen, request for member assistance
  5. V.     Petitions to remove Beaver Creek from Hunting Zone 6A:  Janet Aniol, request for member assistance
  6. VI.   Prison Tax Presentation:  Supervisor Tom Thurman

VII.Requests for future research or presentations:  Members and guests

Adjournment.  The next regular association meeting will be on Monday, February 12 at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.

 

 

 

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This Week in Beaver Creek 1/25/2018

Dear Neighbors
Our winter spring continues on this week with highs in the low 60’s and moving upward to 70’s next week.  If we didn’t need some more rain, this might be the best winter ever!
We are finishing January special events with Meet the Bugle today in the Beaver Creek School Boardroom.  On Saturday is the annual Beaver Creek Community Association meeting which will be held at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Both events are open to the public.
Please check out the Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School.  Don’t forget that you can use Arizona tax credits to fund after school and summer activities for our local kids.  If you donate up to $200 single or $400 couple to the school by April 15, this money can be refunded to you.  Superintendent Ward explains this and describes how the school uses those donations at http://www.bcs.k12.az.us/news#arizonataxcredit
Upcoming in February are several local special events.  You may want to mark your calendars now.
Continuing to enjoy our January spring,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for this Last Week in January
BC School Construction
Remember when?
TODAY Wednesday, 1/24-Meet the Press at the Beaver Creek School Board Room
from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.  The Camp Verde Bugle would like for the public to tell them what they are doing effectively as well as what is ineffective.  Their goal is to be the leader in coverage for both Beaver Creek and Camp Verde.  Please RSVP to the BC Library Staff at 928-567-4034.  Everyone is welcome to attend.   (See flyer below)
Saturday, 1/27-The Beaver Creek Community Association annual meetingwill be held at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Forest Service guests will have a slide presentation about prescribed burns.  A petition requesting removal of archery hunting from within our community will be available for signatures.  Please come for an update on what the association is doing and enjoy some tasty refreshments and visiting with neighbors.
Heads Up for 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)
Thursday, 2/22-The Kiwanis Chili & Pie Dinner  will be served from 5 to 7 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd.  Please come enjoy spending time with your neighbors and meeting some new folks, too. The proceeds will benefit community projects for children and their families in the MR Fire District.  Event staff include: Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station Personnel, Beaver Creek School K-Kids and Builders Clubs, our High School Key Club (Mingus, Sedona Sky & Camp Verde), as well as many of our friends.
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!
The Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School
January 2018
Principal  Sacco reports:
 
Mrs. Vicki Bleak and Mrs. Micca Martinez were each awarded grants from the county. Mrs. Martinez will be purchasing additional P.E. Equipment, and Mrs. Bleak will be purchasing a voice amplification device for her students to use in the classroom.
Mrs. Merryl Dones did a fabulous job of organizing Christmas donations and gifts for families in need. She always puts careful attention into this project, I am grateful she shares the district’s vision of developing partnerships with local organizations and equipping students with the tools they need to feel balanced as they take on new challenges.
The second round of benchmark testing with our new assessment system went smoothly, teachers and paraprofessionals are gaining confidence in proctoring the exam and students are mastering  computer literacy skills which are essential to the system. I am looking forward to analyzing the data for trends, benchmark data informs our instructional choices as we push students to the next level.
Mrs. Goepfrich ‘s class created a community out of gingerbread houses. The first grade class had a wonderful time decorating gingerbread houses, and Mrs. Goepfrich did a wonderful job of integrating several social studies concepts on community which are aligned to Arizona’s state standards.
The Winter concert was a success, we had a great turn out of parents and families supporting our students. I am very proud of the wonderful work the students and teachers put into the performance.
Every classroom as well as other areas of the school (Cafeteria, Intervention, Office) decorated for our holidays around the world door decorating contest. This event gives students a chance to research, use creativity, teach, and explore ideas from cultures other than their own. The student choice winner was Mrs. Clarke’s 7th grade class, and the volunteer judge’s choice was Mrs. Guth ‘s 4th grade class.
Mrs. Cowan and I met with Dawne Spangler, a Gear-Up representative from NAU. The Gear- Up program is focused on cultivating students’ interest and ability to gain access to college and technical schools. Mrs. Spangler was very impressed with the many college and career readiness activities and support systems we have in place at Beaver Creek School. Kudos to Mrs. Cowan and Mrs. Ward for their vision and leadership in this area.
Superintendent Ward reports:
 
Both our basketball teams took 3rd in the December tournament. Way to go students and coaches!
 The district held two FAFSA meetings with Yavapai College and is here to help people apply for grants to attend college.   Thank you to Mrs. Cowan for coordinating these events.
The Beaver Creek Preschool continues to be full with a waiting list. Mrs. Matthias is working with the Quality First Coach and the Health Coach to continue to be a four star preschool. Great things are happening with our youngest bobcats!
The Emergency Response Team lead by Mrs. Sacco continues to plan drills to help keep our students and staff safe.
We appreciate the many Tax Credit Donations that came in during the Holidays. Remember that we can accept the donations through April 15th this year to count for 2017 taxes!
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BCCA Annual Meeting Saturday 1/27/2018

Please Join Us for the

Annual Meeting

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

Beaver Creek Community Association

When

3 PM – 4:30 PM
January 27, 2018 (Saturday)

Where

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

Dear BC Community Association Members & Guests,
This year the theme of the association is “Good Neighbor 2018″.  Everyone in this association is a good neighbor who contributes dues and donations, or volunteers for the board or projects, or makes phone calls or signs a petition, volunteers with other organizations, or helps your neighbors in the community.  A well-deserved thank you to all!
We’ll keep the annual meeting to an hour and a half.  Jeff Thumm from Coconino National Forest will present slides on prescribed burns and take questions, a representative from Yavapai County will make a short presentation about the proposed prison tax, and board members will update you on what we have been doing.  We have a petition requesting relief from the bow hunting allowed by regulation in this area.  Director Sharon Olsen has collected 4 bids for trimming the park trees which now have many dead branches.  She’ll share that information with you.  The refreshments will be outstanding, and time is planned for some socializing.  Please join us.
2017 was another important year for our association.   Members approved a name change to the Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA) at the January 2017 annual meeting.  Although the association has always included the majority of homes in both Rimrock and Lake Montezuma, the name had become confusing for newcomers.  So, 2017 was a year for changing registrations, websites, signs, and listings since the intent is to move forward to become a 501(c)3.  Two public meetings were held with the Arizona Water Company as guests for the purpose of learning from them about fire hydrant installation and water line improvement plans.  Another will be held in the spring.  The association transportation committee continues to remind ADOT, NACOG and Yavapai County representatives of the need to improve the southbound entrance ramp at the McGuireville Interchange on I-17.  Land use issues continue to be recognized and researched.
Two projects/organizations which BCCA started, Beaver Creek Transit and the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, continued to work hard for our community in 2017.  The Trails Coalition established our first local trails system with 6.2 miles completed and plans to maintain these and perhaps an expansion in 2018.  BC Transit is hoping to put together some grant funding to hire a paid driver for a Saturday continuous circular run to the shops, parks, and library in the Beaver Creek area and will continue to operate three vehicles, two of which were provided by BCCA.
BCCA itself continues to be challenged with maintaining Rollins park for the public (cost approximately $4000 yearly + extra for major upkeep and improvements) and at the same time making at least some small contributions to projects that contribute to the safety, health, and livability of the community.  During 2018, the organization will celebrate its 50th anniversary of incorporation which will need recognition from us.
As always, there will be a vote for board directors.  Please call if you would like to volunteer to be on the board.  Your commitment would be truly appreciated by many!   For further information email  contact@lakemontezuma.us, call 928-592-2839, or see www.beavercreekaz.us.
Thank you to the good neighbors that help make the Beaver Creek area such a wonderful place to live.
Sincerely,
BCCA 2017 Board of Directors
Janet Aniol, president; Phil Edwards, vice president; Mike Nelson, secretary; Alan Spacone, treasurer; Sharon Olsen and Ron Melcher, directors
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               Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342
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Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Team in Action 1/11/2018

posted by Jim Andrus
January 11 at 9:39am
Animal control just stopped by my place (Jim’s Trading Post), looking for 3 dogs that attacked a man in the trailer park behind my store. The victim was seriously bitten and is in surgery now, according to Jake, the officer. He said the dogs were reported as being 2 rottweilers and a german shepherd, or some kind of mix of those breeds. The neighbors in the trailer park don’t seem to know anything, so he is out asking if anyone has seen these dogs. If you have seen them, please call the sheriff’s office as soon as possible.

 

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This Week in Beaver Creek 1/7/2018

Dear Neighbors
Jeannette & Carlos
Back in December, YCSO Deputy Carlos Godina and BCCAT Chair Jeannette Estes held their bi-annual Dump the Drugs event at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  This time the super duo collected 14 lbs of pills, 8 lbs of liquids, 9 lbs of containers and 2 lbs of needles.  Thank you to everyone who dropped off medications for safe disposal.  The event will be held again in May.  If you need to dispose drugs safely in the meantime, both the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office in Camp Verde west of I-17 have ongoing collection as do many other first responder sites in the county and throughout Arizona.
Come out and join the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition for a fun and informative afternoon or morning on a trail at one of the Second Saturday Hikes planned for the next three months.  Second Saturday Hikes are not just about hiking the recently completed Wickiup Mesa Trails, but also give hikers a chance to learn about plants and wildlife of this area, the geology, and about the native people who inhabited this area long ago.  Each Second Saturday Hike features a local expert on a topic of interest who will not only “walk the walk” along the trail but also “talk the talk” of the day’s special topic.  VV Archeology Center Executive Director Ken Zoll will be the first guest for the hike this Saturday which starts at 1 PM at the Forestglen Trailhead.
The Beaver Creek Kiwanis kids’ clubs and our local 4H students will do their traditional Christmas tree recycling in conjunction with the Redrock Ranger District in Coconino National Forest.  You may drop off your undecorated trees next to the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  The final date for collection has not yet been set, but will happen soon.  The trees are placed in a wash to help prevent erosion.
Other local special events this month are the MLK Day of Service at Montezuma Well, Meet the Press at the Beaver Creek School Board Room and the annual Beaver Creek Community Association meeting.  The monthly food bank distribution is at Beaver Creek School this Saturday.  The next week and a half are packed with meetings and activities.  Please look either at the listings below are at the online calendar for detailed information and contacts.
Enjoying the mild January weather,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events for January 2018

Saturday, 1/13-The Second Saturday Hike starts at 1 PM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Drive at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa.  The featured guest will be Ken Zoll, Executive Director of the Verde Valley Archeological Center, who will talk during the hike and during a break at the Well Overlook about the archeological history of the area and Montezuma Well in particular.  The hike will use the Cedar Knoll Trail to the Well Overlook and back, approximately three miles total.  Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information.  (See flyer below)
 
Monday, 1/15-Volunteers needed for MLK Day of Service at Montezuma Well .  Join park rangers from 10 AM to 3 PM to weed & till, create native seed balls, clean ditches, remove invasive plants and maintain trails.  This is an opportunity to help and to learn.  Please RSVP by Thursday.  (Detailed information and contact below)
 
Wednesday, 1/24-Meet the Press at the Beaver Creek School Board Room from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.  The Camp Verde Bugle would like for the public to tell them what they are doing effectively as well as what is ineffective.  Their goal is to be the leader in coverage for both Beaver Creek and Camp Verde.  Please RSVP to the BC Library Staff at 928-567-4034.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  (See flyer below)
Saturday, 1/27-The Beaver Creek Community Association annual meetingwill be held at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Forest Service guests will have a give and take about prescribed burns, and a petition requesting removal of archery hunting from within our community will be available for signatures.  Please come for an update on what the association is doing and enjoy some tasty refreshments and visiting with neighbors.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities January 8 thru 16
Monday, 1/8–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11 AM  at Diana Bell’s home for a pot luck and meeting.  Please call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 to confirm your attendance and get directions to her home.
Monday, 1/8-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center.  BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects.  Bow hunting within our community is a special topic for this meeting.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.com
 
Monday, 1/8–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, 1/9–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  We will discuss January and February activities.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.  www.bckiwanis.org
Tuesday, 1/9–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library.  Working on the Angel Tree and upcoming pot luck    Please call the Center at 928-567-4556 for details
Tuesday, 1/9–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM   Please join us for a nice meal.    Cost $13.  Contact  Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Tuesday, 1/9-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 11 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary is putting together a cook book as a fund raiser. If you would like to contribute a recipe or two, please email recipe to me at grambo_3@msn.com   and put Recipe as subject. Hope to get some good recipes from all you great local cooks!
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.
 
Wednesday, 1/10–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.
Thursday, 1/11–The Silver Circle Women’s Group weekly for a short uplifting lesson and circle sharing from 6 to 8 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Our purpose is to honor, appreciate and celebrate this important phase of womanhood.  Please phone Liz at928-593-9528 for further information.
 
Friday, 1/12–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  The guest speaker is TBA.  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com
 
Saturday, 1/13–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Saturday, 1/13-The 2nd Saturday Flea Market is at the Honey Hole, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd, from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All are welcome (art, crafts, veggies, antiques, etc) with covered spaces available or your own popup shade.  Call 928-592-9383 to reserve or just show up Saturday at 8:30 AM.  10% of sales goes to the host.
Saturdays, 1/13-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
Tuesday, 1/16–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 8:30 AM in the BC Adult Center. If you’d like an update on the Wickiup Mesa Trails work dates and other, please attend. Contact  Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
National Park Service News Release
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MLK DAY OF SERVICE AT MONTEZUMA WELL
 
Join park rangers at Montezuma Well on Monday, January 15th from 10am – 3pm for Martin Luther King Day.  To honor Dr. King, many organizations around the country are offering opportunities to serve others.
Rangers at Montezuma Well need help with:
  • Weeding & tilling the traditional use & pollinator gardens
  • Creating native seeds balls
  • Cleaning out irrigation ditches
  • Removing invasive plants (like pesky Johnson grass and Russian thistle)
  • Trail maintenance (raking mulch, clearing debris, trimming branches)
Participants will also learn about native plants and their cultural uses.
We will provide extra water and tools, but please bring a water bottle, wear sturdy shoes, work clothes, a hat, and gloves if you have them.  We will be offering free lunch!

Please RSVP by Thursday, January 11

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Montezuma Well is located at 5525 W Beaver Creek Rd., Rimrock, AZ 86335.  For more information, please call 928-567-3322 x 0, or visit www.nps.gov/moca
Caleb Kesler
Chief Ranger
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments
928-567-5276 x222 Office
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Calendar Crew eNews 1/3/2018

Dear Neighbors
The long spell without rain continued through the holidays.  It’s hard to wish for much needed rain when the weather has been so beautiful the way it is.
2018 is here and burn permits are available at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station unless the crew is out on a call.  (There is no longer admin staff at the station).  The permits are free and burning is allowed from March 1 through May 31 and August 1 through November 30, 2018.
January has again brought us bowhunters shooting deer within our community.  This is unfortunately legal unless you have posted your property NO HUNTING.  The Beaver Creek Community Association will purchase and deliver signs to you if no one at your residence has time to get them.  We did this last year as we have done in previous years.  The open spaces near riparian areas and game trails are a particular problem.  The owners of those properties need to be contacted for permission to post.  If you are having difficulty finding the names of the owners, please contact Janet at 301-2749 who can often help with that.
This evening the Drumming Circle meets at the Adult Center and tomorrow the Silver Circle Women’s Group meets there.  On Saturday the bird walk will start at the Montezuma Well picnic area and the historic rock school is open at Beaver Creek School.  The holiday art exhibit at the Beaver Creek Library runs through Saturday.  Information is included below on the Day of Service at Montezuma Well to be held on MLK Day since there is a registration deadline of January 11.  All the information is below.
Looking forward to burning off some calories,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities Today through Saturday
Wednesday, 1/3-The Wapiti Drumming Circle meets at 5:30 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square directly across from Cricket’s Restaurant.  ­­The circle will include an initial sage smudge, blessing of drums with tobacco, and an opening, centering prayer. Following the beating of the seven directions there will be a brief gratitude meditation.  The evening’s drumming will conclude by drumming west, north, east, south, sky and earth. (See flyer below)
 
Thursday, 1/4–The Silver Circle Women’s Group weekly for a short uplifting lesson and circle sharing from 6 to 8 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Our purpose is to honor, appreciate and celebrate this important phase of womanhood.  Please phone928-593-9528 for further information.
Saturdays, 1/6–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturdays, 1/6-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
National Park Service News Release
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MLK DAY OF SERVICE AT MONTEZUMA WELL
 
Join park rangers at Montezuma Well on Monday, January 15th from 10am – 3pm for Martin Luther King Day.  To honor Dr. King, many organizations around the country are offering opportunities to serve others.
Rangers at Montezuma Well need help with:
  • Weeding & tilling the traditional use & pollinator gardens
  • Creating native seeds balls
  • Cleaning out irrigation ditches
  • Removing invasive plants (like pesky Johnson grass and Russian thistle)
  • Trail maintenance (raking mulch, clearing debris, trimming branches)
Participants will also learn about native plants and their cultural uses.
We will provide extra water and tools, but please bring a water bottle, wear sturdy shoes, work clothes, a hat, and gloves if you have them.  We will be offering free lunch!

Please RSVP by Thursday, January 11

th.
Montezuma Well is located at 5525 W Beaver Creek Rd., Rimrock, AZ 86335.  For more information, please call 928-567-3322 x 0, or visit www.nps.gov/moca
Caleb Kesler
Chief Ranger
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments
928-567-5276 x222 Office
Join Our Mailing List!

 

Sharing the Holiday Spirit in Beaver Creek

Dear Neighbors
This weekend’s temperatures are in the fifties which is quite the temperature drop.  There is a possibility of some rain tonight or tomorrow which would sure be nice.  But although it’s a little cloudy today, the weather is just fine to get out and do some of the activities.
The Calendar Crew is so proud of this whole community which has come together to make a happy Christmas for many of our children and adults who are just barely getting by.  Beaver Creek School has provided presents for 99 children, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis are gifting food and presents to 60 children and their parents, and the Beaver Creek Adult Center is doing the same for 17 children and their parents.  Also, many individuals from the community and from around the Verde Valley have adopted families here.
Today is the last day that Christmas House is open at the Beaver Creek Gasmart.  On Sunday Kiwanis will distribute toys, food and some gift cards to 22 adopted families.  Kiwanis will also provide Big 5 gift cards for the 6 orphaned men at the Olive Branch group home in Montezuma Haven for a new pair of shoes and provide some assistance to others in need.  Thanks to the Lake Montezuma Women’s Club and the Sedona Lutheran Church turkeys were available at the Beaver Creek Food Bank last Saturday.  Beaver Creek Kiwanis bought 28 turkeys for Beaver Creek Transit to deliver to those unable to come to the food bank.  Rask”s Auto Service is continuing to collect winter food for the food bank.  The Giving Angels of Sedona sent a large bag of presents to each of the Meals on Wheels recipients and the Verde Valley Senior Center is sending additional items to several MOW folks who need it most.
The Redrock Ranger District in conjunction with the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition is enjoying some Dutch oven treats at the Forestglen Trail Head on Wickiup Mesa prior to improving the last leg of the Wickiup Mesa Trails this morning.  From Montezuma Ave, take Cliffside Trail up to Geronimo and continue on Geronimo to Forestglen.  Turn right and continue to the trail head.  Volunteers are welcomed!
Dump the Drugs Here
A guided bird walk is available at Montezuma Well this morning and a bunch of club and organizations are meeting today.  Another chance to Dump your Drugs today is at the Beaver Creek Adult Center including both prescription and nonprescription medications for people and pets.  There probably won’t be another chance to dump locally until May.  So please get to the Adult Center between 10 AM and noon.  And don’t forget that the Beaver Creek Library is open on Saturdays. except for holidays, where artwork is on display and a new room is open to all.  The Beaver Creek School Winter Concert is this coming Wednesday.

Please read “The Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School” in the article below.  Just amazing!

Thankful for this community and our friends throughout the Verde Valley :& Sedona,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming December Special Events 
Saturday, 12/16–Trail Volunteers Needed.  Please join us tomorrow to work on the final segment of Sunset Loop: a 0.3 mile re-alignment of the southern segment.  Staff from the Coconino National Forest/Red Rock District will be on hand to assist our community volunteers in this important work. We will be meeting at the Forestglen Trailhead at 8:30 AM for cowboy coffee and cobbler, and to receive our orientation before heading out to build some trail.  The South Sunset Loop segment traverses a scenic hillside, relocating the trail to higher ground and avoiding some problem erosion spots.  It will be a trail to be proud of. I hope to see you all there.  Contact Stan Mish, president, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition at 928-606-2925 for more information.  (See Flyer Below)
 
Sat thru 12/16-Last Day! The Kiwanis Christmas House next to the Beaver Creek Gasmart  is open Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Please call Wyona at 274-2032 for more information.  Christmas decorations donations may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM or at the Christmas House.
 
Saturday, 12/16-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) 
Monday, 12/18-MOM (Mobile On-site Mammography) is at Beaver Creek School from 7 to 11 AM.  Please call 480-967-3767 or 800-285-0272 to schedule an appointment.  (See Flyer Below)
 
Wednesday, 12/20-The Winter Concert at Beaver Creek School starts at 7 PM.
The Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School
December 13, 2017
 

Cheryl Guth (4th Grade Teacher) Reports:

Cheryl Guth
  • Each year the fourth graders decorate a paper turkey with their families for a contest in class. Students work with their families to create something spectacular, and they did! The turkeys were beautiful and the class had a great time.
  • Students are having fun working on the door contest which is a way to show students traditions from around the world. Each class has a country that they learn about, they then teach the other kids about the country through the decoration of their classroom doors.
Margee Cowan (College and Career Readiness Counselor) Reports:
  • This fall the eighth grade has got to go to both Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and Yavapai College the Sedona Campus.  By getting to go and visit these campuses the students can more readily see areas that are of interest to them.  It also helps them decide on classes they would like to take in high school to prepare them for selecting a college or university.  The cooking and baking classes at Yavapai were extremely fun because they learned they got to eat what they cooked.   Seventh grade also visited Yavapai College but in Clarkdale.  They did a scavenger hunt around campus and learned a lot about what Yavapai College has to offer.  It is a “good thing” to make students aware of local opportunities both educationally and career wise and it is such a pleasure to expand the students’ horizons.
Katrina Sacco ( Principal) Reports:
  • Basketball season is off to a great start. The boys and girls teams will participate in the tournament at Clarkdale this weekend.
  • The 21
    st Century Friday enrichment program will be going to Phoenix to see the Nutcracker on December 15
    th. We are excited that our students will have an opportunity to see this professional ballet production
  • Mrs. Goepfrich’s first grade class has been focused on college and career readiness. They had a career day where parents presented to the class to share about their careers. It is wonderful to see students developing a sense of understanding about the possibilities for their futures.
  • Mrs. Quintana’s third grade class has taken a story from their classwork and turned it into a play. Each student is working hard to memorize lines and participate. This extension of learning exemplifies a an enriching experience where students can work on listening and speaking skills while simultaneously learning about story elements and other Arizona state standards.
  • Our Preschool through fifth grade classes are all practicing for the upcoming Winter Concert on December 20
    th. We are looking forward to the performance and hope than many families will join us.
  • Allie Wheeler and Katrina Sacco attended the annual Mega Conference in Goodyear. This conference gives information from the state, and identifies best practices. This year the conference was focused on helping schools to provide enrichment opportunities to students with an emphasis on art and music education.

The Superintendent and Business Services- Karin Ward reports:

Lyndel Kelley & Diana Iverson with donated turkeys
  • The Saturday Food Bank staff distributed turkeys that were purchased from funds from the Lake Montezuma Women Civic Club and a fundraiser by the Lutheran Church in Sedona.
  • The teaching staff will receive additional funds this month from the Classroom Site Fund voted on the voters of Arizona in 2000. We have a great teaching staff and it is great to be able to provide additional money to their salaries!
  • Mrs. Dones is working on coordinating Christmas gifts for families who have requested assistance.  Several people in the community have stepped up to adopt families.  This year 99 students will receive gifts. This time of year, that support to our children is heartwarming.
  • We are appreciative   of the community for the continued support to our school and children. We hope people remember Beaver Creek School during TAX CREDIT Season!
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/16 thru 12/30
Saturday, 12/16–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 12/16–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April 2018.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 12/16-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
Saturday, 12/16–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.
Saturday, 12/16– The Phantasm Book Club meets  at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Library. This is the last meeting before the club goes on hiatus.  Contact Starchild the   Ringleader PhantasmBookClub@yahoo.com if anyone is interested in a different day or time for the club.
Tuesday, 12/19–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 8:30 AM in the BC Adult Center library. If you’d like an update on the Wickiup Mesa Trails and other, please attend. Contact  Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
Thursday, 12/21–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/
 
Tuesday, 12/26–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 6 PM in Nikki’s Grill.  We will discuss the completed Christmas House project, dictionaries for students and honoring Terrific Kids.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.   www.bckiwanis.org  

Holiday Church Services

Wednesdays, thru 12/20–The Advent Soup, Supper & Service   starts at 6 PM in the Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Please call 928-567-4608 for more information.  Everyone is invited to join in.
Sunday, 12/24-The Christmas Eve Candle Light Service begins at 6 PM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.
Sunday, 12/24-The Christmas Eve Candle Light Service begins at 7 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church.
Sunday, 12/24-The Christmas Eve Service begins at 7 PM at Montezuma Chapel.
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Women’s Silver Circle

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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 . . .