Calendar Crew eNews 10/3/2018

Dear Neighbors
We had a lot of good luck here and didn’t experience any flooding from Tropical Storm Rosa.  Most of us got a slow, steady rainfall that soaked peacefully into the ground.  This was an unexpected treat.
This & That:
  • There will be an additional free food bank distribution open to the public at BC School on 10/23 from 2:45 to 3:15 PM in the cafeteria
  • Several neighbors have requested that folks keep barking dogs inside during evening hours so that they can sit outside or walk and enjoy the nice weather without the noise.
  • A correction for the MRFD Auxiliary quilt raffle featured in the last eNews: the tickets are $3 each or two for $5.
  • This all ways stop was installed at the intersection of Navajo & Valancius in July by Yavapai County Public Works as a safety measure.
  • Congratulations to the Yavapai Apache Nation and ADOT for their construction careers partnership (more info below)
  • The Town of Camp Verde Parks & Recs invites grade school age children to their Fun Fitness & Sports Fridays (info below)
Upcoming this weekend are the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Lake Montezuma Property Owners’ Association and the the 25th anniversary for the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  The bird walks at Montezuma Well start on Saturday.  On Monday YC Sheriff Waugh will be at the Adult Center and the Financial Peace University starts at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  Free flu shots will be given at the Adult Center on Friday.
Special events for later in the month include the public hearing about combining the Montezuma Rimrock and Camp Verde Fire Districts, the Beaver Creek Trails day, the free food distributions at Beaver Creek School and the Halloween Spooktacular.  As always, we need more vehicles for Trunk ‘N Treat.  Please call 928-301-2839 or send a return email to the eNews about participating.
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events in October
Saturday, 10/6-The 50th Anniversary of Lake Montezuma Property Owners’ Association (BCCA) starts at 2:30 PM. LMPOA (recently known as the Beaver Creek Community Association) is celebrating 50 years of serving the community. Please join us for an Italian buffet dinner, music and raffle on the patio at Robbie’s, 5155 N Dave Wingfield Rd in Rimrock, starting at 2:30 PM. We are highlighting our involvement since our founding with the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District. Virginia Bartling (Virginia Engle) will speak about the mid 90’s when she was LMPOA President during the great flooding and the formation of the first MRFD elected fire board. Dinner tickets are $20 for adults and free for under 18. Tickets are available at Robbie’s, from a board member, or online at www.BeaverCreekAZ.US
Sunday, 10/7-The 25th Anniversary Party for the Beaver Creek Adult Center starts at 2 PM at the Center. FREE!!! Come enjoy a grand re-opening of the Adult Center. Sandwiches & goodies will be served at 2 PM, and a video presentation by Irene Klein will occur about 3 PM. The celebration will also honor Juanita Morrell who included a donation for the Center in her will. Some of these funds are being used for remodeling of the Center which has been a team effort by the current Board and volunteers, and former Board Member Kathy Schroettner.   Phone:  928-567-4556
Mondays starting 10/8-The Financial Peace University is held at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church from 6 to 8 PM on Mondays through December 3. $109 for the classes. Register at . Contact Dave Geyman at 928-301-0297 for more information.
Friday, 10/12–Free Flu Shots are available at the BEAVER CREEK ADULT CENTER from 10 AM to 1 PM, 4250 E Zuni Way at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. (Located across the park from Cricket’s.)  Please take advantage of this offering from the Yavapai County Health Department sponsored by Supervisor Tom Thurman.
Wednesday, 10/17–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire District public hearing for a potential merger with the Camp Verde Fire District will be held at 6:30 PM at Beaver Creek Rd. Please contact Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401, ext 8002 for additional information.
Saturday, 10/20–Beaver Creek Trails Day is celebrated in Sycamore Park from 11 AM to 2 PM. Coffee & lemonade will be ready at 11 AM. Dutch oven enchiladas, beans and peach cobbler will be ready to serve at noon. We have a raffle gift for everyone, information on a proposed new trail, trail tool display, sign-ups for hikes and trail maintenance, and displays from other organizations. Please contact Stan Mish at 928-606-2925 for more information. (See press release below)
Tuesday, 10/23-Free Food Distribution in the Beaver Creek School Cafeteria from 2:45 to 3:15 PM. This additional distribution from St Mary’s Food Bank is open to the public.
Wednesday, 10/31-Halloween Spooktacular . The Beaver Creek Community Association and the Beaver Creek Kiwanis with the help of Neighbors, Businesses, & Organizations are sponsoring the annual event from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, hotdogs, popcorn, apples and witch’s brew are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular. Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. More volunteers to bring their vehicles for trunk ‘n treat are needed! Candy and other treats available. Please call or text 301-2749 (answered at Beaver Creek Transit) to volunteer.
Regularly Scheduled Events & Activities for 10/8 thru 10/13
Saturday, 10/6–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 8:30 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.
Monday-Friday, 10/8-10/12-Fall Break at Beaver Creek School
Monday, 10/8-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. YCSO Sheriff Scott Mascher will be available to answer questions. We will also discuss Halloween Spooktacular. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.US
Tuesday, 10/9–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  We will discuss Halloween activities. Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 10/9–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $15. Starla Collins from “Nurses Network” home health agency will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch, see old friends and make new friends. Come find out what is happening in Beaver Creek and bring a friend. Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Wednesday, 10/10–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.
Friday, 10/12–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Betty Gaudy will speak about the history of weaving . Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.   (See flyer below)
Saturday, 10/13–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, 10/13-The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit – all for a suggested donation of $5. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556
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ADOT partnership helps tribal members launch construction careers

Academy teams agency, Yavapai-Apache Nation, community college
PHOENIX – With the Arizona Department of Transportation covering the cost of training and providing safety gear for participants, dozens of members of the Yavapai-Apache Nation have completed a Construction Academy that helps them launch careers in transportation.
Among other instruction, the academy offers flagger certification and safety training required to work on construction projects within and around the reservation in the Verde Valley. In addition, some participants have received training required to obtain commercial driver licenses allowing them to drive for construction contractors.
It’s another example of ADOT’s On-The-Job-Training Supportive Services Program helping expand career opportunities for members of tribal nations. In 2017, a Construction Academy sponsored by ADOT helped members of the Tucson-area Pascua Yaqui Tribe earn certification to work on tribal construction projects.
“These partnerships with tribes are a natural extension of programs designed to connect people with opportunities in the transportation industry,” said Dr. Vivien Lattibeaudiere, ADOT’s employee and business development administrator. “Training offered through ADOT, through contractors, through community colleges and through other avenues connects members of disadvantaged groups, including those who are unemployed, with construction careers.”
Seven members of the Yavapai-Apache Nation who completed the most recent Construction Academy training also got hands-on experience in concrete masonry and carpentry trades through various construction projects on the reservation. In the process, those who completed all instruction offered over 16 weeks received six units of college credit in blueprint-reading, construction math, masonry and carpentry.
This latest phase of instruction, offered in collaboration with Gila Community College, expands a Construction Academy Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program that ADOT and the Yavapai-Apache Nation’s Tribal Employment Rights Organization (TERO) launched last year.
“The partnership with Gila Community College and ADOT has helped to educate and give practical skills to our tribal members,” said Brian M. Kelley, the Yavapai-Apache Nation’s TERO officer. “This was an opportunity that we needed and really enjoyed.”
ADOT’s On-The-Job-Training Supportive Services Program, part of the agency’s Business Engagement and Compliance Office, offers Construction Academy programs to help remove barriers to construction careers for members of disadvantaged groups, including minorities, women and those who are unemployed. ADOT’s commitment extends to helping participants move on to construction apprenticeships and providing support and guidance as they work toward journeyman status.
Various other Construction Academy opportunities are available around the state. Individuals also can receive training that will help them become concrete finishers, block masons, highway surveyors, heavy equipment operators and commercial drivers.
ADOT covers training costs and fees for participants and provides support including transportation and child care assistance, job-readiness training, and safety gear such as hard hats and protective eyewear.
During the recently completed federal fiscal year, ADOT’s On-The-Job Training Supportive Services Program received $112,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to offer workforce-development initiatives.
For more information or to apply for a Construction Academy, please visit, call 602.712.7761 or pick up materials at the ADOT Business Engagement and Compliance Office, 1801 W. Jefferson St., Suite 101, in Phoenix.
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Weather Warnings 9/30/2018

Dear Neighbors
There a possibility of several inches of rain falling in our area in a short amount of time.  That doesn’t happen often, but when it does there is always a chance of flash flooding and localized down pours near ridges and washes.  If you live below a ridge or in or near a wash, please consider using the sand and sand bags which are located in Rimrock on Beaver Creek Rd at the back of the Sedona Recycling area in front of the BC Baptist Church and in Lake Montezuma in the Sycamore Park parking lot.  Important information from Copper Canyon Fire & Medical follows and the National Weather Service advisory follows that.
     . . . . . the calendar crew 
CCFMA Is Prepared for Upcoming Storm
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical is preparing for a possible weather event with Hurricane Rosa.  Sad and bags will be delivered to both locations in Rimrock, and Lake Montezuma.  Please review the attached Email from   Emergency Manger Ron Sauntman.
This is only precautionary at this time and for the purpose of your situational awareness.
Please review the attachment following regarding the pending storm associated with Hurricane Rosa.
Dale Duns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief
The initial concerns will be regarding the rainfall amounts that are predicted with the storm, 3-4″ are possible in conjunction with 20-40 mph sustained winds. It is non-specific on the associated time frame for this volume of water. At this time these figures are defined as the potential, they are not definitive. Our office will be coordinating with all of our response organizations, County departments, DEMA, and our VOAD partners in preparation for this possible scenario.
Potential impacts will include but are not limited to the following:
1.       Power failure
2.       Flooding
3.       Shallow inundation
4.       Wind damage
5.       Damage to Lifelines (power, transportation, utilities, communications, water systems)
Again, I would like to state that this is only precautionary at this time and for the purpose of your situational awareness.
Thank you for your attention and support.
Ron Sauntman
Emergency Manager
Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management

Flash Flood Watch: National Weather Service

October 1 11 AM thru October 3 5 AM
Flood Watch National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 306 AM MST Sun Sep 30 2018 AZZ004>008-015-016-018-037-038-302300- /O.CON.KFGZ.FF.A.0006.181001T1800Z-181003T1200Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/… Flagstaff, Williams, Munds Park, Heber, Happy Jack, Forest Lakes, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cordes Junction, Bagdad, and Sedona
3:06 AM MST Sun Sep 30 2018 …FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT… The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of northern Arizona, including the following areas, Yavapai County, northern Gila County, the western two thirds of Coconino County, and southern Navajo County. This includes Prescott, Flagstaff, Payson, Grand Canyon, Supai, Page, Sedona. * From Monday morning through late Tuesday night. * Abundant tropical moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Rosa will begin to affect northern Arizona this evening, with the heaviest rain expected from Monday through late Tuesday night. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are forecast, with locally higher amounts. Localized flash flooding of urban areas and small streams may occur during periods of heavy rain. In addition, larger streams and rivers could experience significant rises and possible flooding due to the widespread heavy rainfall.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flash Flood Watch means that developing conditions may lead to flash flooding within the watch area. People…especially those located along area creeks…rivers or other flash flood prone areas…should continue to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action should flash flood warnings be issued.
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This Week in Beaver Creek 9/10/2018

Dear Neighbors
Lots of good news this week!  Deuce the dog was found at VVHS and is back at home.  This chip sealing got off to a slow start and is not proceeding in the expected order, but Cactus Asphalt is doing a much better job than we had from the last chip sealing work done in our area.  Before your street is chip sealed, a “Notice to Residents” flyer will appear at your home which has the dates to NOT park in the street.  Meanwhile, enjoy this nice beginning fall weather!
On Thursday at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station the annual Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner will be from 5 to 7 PM.  Kiwanians and Kiwanis student clubs invite you to come spend an evening visiting with us.  At lunch time on Tuesday, the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets for the first time this fiscal year and has a special guest speaker from Out of Africa.  On Saturday, a monarch butterfly survey is being completed at Montezuma Well.  If you’d like to participate, the instructions to register are below.  Also on Saturday morning, the Food Bank at Beaver Creek School will be open. Other clubs and organizations are meeting again starting this month.  Please check out the schedule below.
Upcoming special events for later this month are the Shred-A-Thon, the Chili Cook-Off and free prostate screening.
It’s cooling off a little and the sky is beautiful.  So we hope to see you out & about.
Celebrating the wonderful month of September,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Regularly Scheduled & Special Events September 10 thru 15
Monday, 9/10–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda is posted at several sites locally and is also at: 
Monday, 9/10-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. YCSO LT David Williams will be answering questions about vandalism, dumping and speeding. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Tuesday, 9/11–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult CenterLibrary.  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, 9/11-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please call John Gosnik at 216-659-4708 for further information.
Tuesday, 9/11–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $13. Ashton from “Out of Africa” will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch, see old friends and make new friends. Come find out what is happening in Beaver Creek and bring a friend. Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Wednesday, 9/12–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.
Wednesdays, thru 9/26- The Rimrock Farmers Market  offers fresh produce, baked & canned goods, plants, artwork & crafts, eggs, and more from 4 to 7 PM every Wednesday evening at the Verde Valley Honey store, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Please contact Candace Hammond  for more information or to participate.
Thursday, 9/13– The Beaver Creek Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner  will be served from 5 to 7 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock. Please come enjoy spending time with your neighbors and meeting some new folks, too.  The proceeds will benefit community projects in the MR Fire District. Event staff includes: Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station Personnel, Beaver Creek School K-Kids and Builders Clubs, and our High School Key Club (Sedona Sky, Camp Verde & Mingus). (See flyer below)
Saturday, 9/15–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, 9/15-Monarch Butterfly Surveying is from 8 AM to 10 AM at Montezuma Well. Rangers will lead volunteers through the process of catching, tagging and releasing migrating monarch butterflies as they head south to Mexico for the winter.  If you would like to volunteer, please visit the web site and follow the monarch butterfly link.
Saturday, 9/15–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, 9/15–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.

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Celebrate BCCA’s 50th Anniversary Oct. 6, 2018

invited Let’s celebrate the
Making our community a great place to live from 1968 to 2018.
Buy a ticket from Board memberswhile they last, or buy here with PayPal or Discover, MC, VISA, or American Express.  Members and non-members are welcome!
Children under 18 eat free.

Starting at 2:30 – Mingling and a Short Program

Dinner about 4:00 pm

Cash Bar Available

There’s Your Sign

sign3Visitors to Rollins Park will notice the new sign at the park entrance.  Ron Melcher created the beautiful new “Beaver Creek Community Association” sign which replaces the original “Lake Montezuma Property Owners Association”. Thanks, Ron!  The new sign looks great, and we are proud to welcome everyone to the park with our name on it.  BCCA maintains the park, which includes providing utilities such as lights and water, tending the grass, trimming the trees, maintaining the bulletin boards, benches, and memorial stones, and fountain.  We invite all our neighbors to join BCCA to help support the park! Get involved with BCCA and join in the community activities they are also known for, representing Beaver Creek residents on everything from transportation issues to zoning and property use, County services to taxes, and supporting other organizations like the Beaver Buggy, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, and the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District Auxiliary, public schools, free food programs, and more.

Thanks to Yavapai County Roads

Please Be Ready for Monsoons & Prevent Roadside FiresThank you to Yavapai County Roads Division
On Thursday AM County Roads Manager Verl Cook was requested to provide sand and sandbags to the drop locations near the Rimrock Post Office and in the Sycamore Park parking lot.  Somehow he and his crew managed to do that the same day of the request in addition to handling the traffic diversions for three fires.The chains on a hay truck sparked three fires on Cornville Rd.  Verl Cook and his crew were able to keep one lane open for us at I-17 which was almost closed due to the adjacent fire.  We were very fortunate!


Please be careful not to create any sparks.   Although we need to be prepared for thunderstorms, great potential for fire still exits.



BC 4th of July a Red-White-and-Blue Winner

jensen4th_3The annual parade and picnic for July 4th in Rollins Park went off like a firecracker,  with 350-400 attendees eating pancakes and sausage, hot dogs, and ice cream.  What an exuberant celebration!

Peter Jensen, President of sponsoring BC Kiwanis club,  couldn’t have been prouder when the parade marched by, featuring daughter Junior Grand Marshal Abigail Jensen representing both her family and the community.  Daily Bugle columnist Bill Helm, our personal favorite journalist, featured Abigail in his column July 3rd.

Grand Marshal Verna Shafer, the original designer of Sycamore Park, was also featured in a Bugle column citing her lifetime contributions to the community.   American Legion Post 93 Riders of Camp Verde started off the parade, and the audience sang, saluted, cried, and cheered when the national Anthem was played.

The worducksld-renowned duck race at Sycamore Park was, of course, the next highlight of the day. Prizes of all sorts were won by duck sponsors, and kids of all ages had a wonderful time.

Here is Ray of Ray’s Handyman, the fountain guy, in front of the newly renovated fountain, which is back to its bubby condition at the center of the park.ray2

Park Fountain out of ICU but in Therapy


Fountain Update:  After a few days, the fountain has exhibited some mechanical problems due to someone tampering with the float.  Ray, the fountain fixer, is working on the problem with Jim Guerreri, who does all the park lawn maintenance. We hope to get things back working soon. Thanks to them both, and Ron and Janet and Tree and Lisa, and everyone else who has been monitoring the patient for signs of relapse.   And to the dog, or child, or adult (who should know better), please leave the blue float alone. It’s not a toy, and the eyes of BCCA are upon you.