Beaver Creek eNews 12/9/2019

 

Dear Neighbors
The creek is rushing and thundering and some crossings are flooded, but mostly we’re just enjoying getting some very needed rain. Please remember to stop and not cross if the roadway is covered with water. That water is much more powerful than it looks, and we all know that folks have lost their lives or their vehicles by inattention to safety during desert rainfall.
This week we have especially good news. Thanks to the Yavapai Apache Nation, particularly the Transit Division, Beaver Creek and Verde Lakes now have bus routes which connect residents to Camp Verde and on to Cottonwood and Sedona, Monday through Friday. Monday is the first day of operation in the beautiful new bus which hits the McGuireville stop at 7:33 and 8:01 AM that morning. Rides cost $1.25. The driver has schedules to hand out. Look for the bus stop signs throughout our community. On Saturday, Beaver Creek Transit will continue to run the free local shuttle throughout Beaver Creek from 10 AM to 2 PM in a continuous loop for rides to the Dollar stores, Gasmart, BC library, and McGuireville.
Please note the “Good Things” that continue to happen at Beaver Creek School. This year the school needs increased AZ Tax Credit donations. Up to $200 (single) or up to $400 (married) of your tax liability may be donated to the school and will be refunded to you after filing your AZ tax return. Please consider dropping off a check at the school or going online to www.bcs.k12.az.us  and using PayPal to help students get the extracurricular activities that many benefit from.
photo from Eileen Conn

On Monday afternoon there is another Kids of Hope training session (call first to sign up) and the Blue Christmas Service in the evening. Both BCCA and Beaver Creek School have board meetings on Monday. The last three days of Christmas House are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The fund donations are less than last year, but there are more children on the list. If you have items to donate that can be sold, please drop them off or call Rosemary at 300-2640 for pick up.

Upcoming on Saturday is the annual Beaver Creek Adult Center Potluck and Raffle which is always a wonderful event. On Saturday and Sunday is your last chance to get memorable Santa photos in the photo trailer at Candy’s Creekside Cottage. The following Monday, December 16, is the second community participation meeting for the Primrose Peak Estates which will be held at 6 PM in the BC School Multipurpose Room.
Enjoying the sound of rain,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events December 9 through December 16
Monday, 12/9-Kids at Hope Mentor/Training is at BC School from 3 PM to 5 PM. Beaver Creek School is looking for adults in the community who would like to become an Interest-driven, School-based Treasure Hunter / Mentor to our students. If you are willing to commit to Kids at Hope/Mentor Training (about 2 hours) and have about 30 minutes per week for the school year to commit to a student in Beaver Creek School, we would love to Montezuma Chapelchat with you! Please call 928-567-4631. (See flyer below)
 
Monday, 12/9-The Blue Christmas Service begins at 7 PM in Montezuma Chapel, 3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd. Blue Christmas is a quiet service where participants are guided through scripture, prayer and music and allowed time to be present to and rest from the things that can make this season such a challenge.   All are welcome, the service lasts about an hour. Please contact Scott or Charity Worden at 928-567-5804 for more information.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12/12,13,14–The Kiwanis Christmas House  is located again this year in the former

photo from Eileen Conn

Barefoot’s Market, 3315 E Beaver Creek Rd and open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Christmas gifts and food will be purchased for 47 families with 100+ children from your donations for the merchandise.  More Christmas are needed to sell. These contributions 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. Thank you to the community for their support for this effort and a special thank you to Steve Allgrove for again loaning the use of his building!

Friday, 12/13-A Christmas Cantata “A Celebration of Carols” will be sung by the Montezuma Chapel Choir directed by Charity Worden starting at 7 PM. There are special narrations, solos, duets and guitars. Refreshments following. Turn up Top O the Morning across from the fire station. Then turn right at the top; the chapel is down a few yards.
Saturday & Sunday, 12/14&15-Get Your Picture with Santa from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Pistols & Petticoats photo trailer at Candy’s Creekside Cottage in McGuireville, 2130 E Beaver Creek Rd. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 12/14-The Emerald Waves Healing Blowout Sale is from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Saturday, 12/14-The Annual Potluck & Raffle starts at 5 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way. Bring a dish and join in the fun. Open to the community and all are welcome. (See flyer below)
 
Sunday, 12/15- Sound Journey performs at 3 PM at Emerald Waves Healing, 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd.
Monday, 12/16-The PPE Meeting scheduled by Rimrock Properties LLC will be at 6 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Room (cafetorium). The additional meeting is required by the county since the developer requests to build a new entrance opposite Brocket Ranch Rd rather than create an entrance at Bice Rd.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/9 Through 12/14

Monday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Items of special interest are zoning ordinance amendments on trailer camp landscaping buffers and secondary medical dwellings  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us 
Monday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The board also will meet this month on 9/30. The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
Mondays, 12/9-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. $1donation & free popcorn. For more information call 928-567-4556.
Tuesday, 12/10–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 12/10-The Copper Canyon Fire Auxiliary will meet at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please contact Laurie Stafford at 928-567-4820 for more information.
Wednesday, 12/11–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.
Wednesday, 12/11-The Advent Supper & Service starts at 6 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr. Wednesdays through December 18.
Friday, 12/13-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at the Beaver Creek Library.
Saturday, 12/14–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.
Saturday, 12/14-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. More information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
National Park Service   News Release
 
For Immediate Release -November 15, 2019
Laura Varon-Burkhart, Park Ranger, 928-634-5564
Tuzigoot National Monument – Clarkdale, AZ
Free Tavasci Marsh Tours for the Month of December
 
At the bottom of the eastern slope of Tuzigoot Pueblo lies the largest desert wetland in Arizona that is not associated with the Colorado River.  For thousands of years, this marsh has served as a watery refuge for its surrounding desert neighbors.  People have had a unique and, at times, unbalanced relationship with the marsh, which is now under federal protection as part of Tuzigoot National Monument.
Every weekend in the month of December, rangers will be offering guided tours of Tavasci Marsh.  The first tour will be on Saturday, December 7th.  Tours will begin at 10:00am every Saturday and Sunday and will last approximately 2 hours.  Visitors wishing to attend these tours are required to wear closed-toed shoes and bring water.  The tour begins and ends with a steep, rocky grade, so visitors may want to bring hiking poles for balance.  Marsh tours are free, however if visitors wish to visit the museum and pueblo trail, regular admission fees apply.
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Primrose Peaks Update 10/2/2019

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

 

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Primrose Estates Meeting scheduled for 8/17/2019

Dear Neighbors
 
There seems to be some misunderstanding of the Public Participation process of notification concerning potential zoning change requests.  
The potential applicant is required to notify property owners within 1000 ft if the acreage is one acre or more and also the community association about a participation meeting.  The community association (BCCA) usually broadcasts this information much farther so that others who are interested will be aware of the potential zoning change and often sets up the meetings to make sure that they happen.  In the case of Primrose, the meeting notice was mailed to residents by the applicant, was in a detailed Bill Helm Bugle article and twice in the Beaver Creek eNews.  All of which led to the venue being too small.  So the do over meeting is scheduled for:
Saturday, 8/17, at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Room. 
 
There is a sequence in the zoning change process that is followed by Yavapai County.  After the public meeting, the applicant must submit a report to Development Services.  If the process is continued, then the zoning change request will be scheduled on the agenda of a Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Committee meeting. (At this point an orange sign with the meeting date should appear on the property.)  Additional comments from the public and organizations may be made at this time.  The P&Z Committee will vote on a recommendation to the YC Board of Supervisors.  The BOS will then hear the applicant and the public again and make a final decision.  Some informative reading on this subject is on pages 20-22 of the Yavapai Planning and Zoning Ordinance for Unincorporated which is at the County web site.
The current petition is a great way to let your feelings on this issue be known.  Copies to the applicant, to Development Services and for the Planning and Zoning Commission may be of benefit to the signers.  Written comments may be presented at the meetings and online at Planning@yavapai.us
All the best,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
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BCCA Public Meetings this Week 7/18 – 7/20/2019

Dear Neighbors

This is an important week for you to speak up if you have an opinion or information to share. The Beaver Creek Community Association has scheduled public participation meetings on Thursday evening for a requested 8-acre zoning change from residential to C2 and on Saturday afternoon at 3 PM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station for a potential 300-unit apartment complex east of I-17. The Friday morning meeting in Cottonwood at 9 AM in the Recreation Center is vitally important if you wish to see safety improvements at the McGuireville Interchange on I-17. Everyone is invited to attend these meetings.

The parcels for the requested C-2 zoning are 405-07-14-036 & 037 located south of Beaver Creek Rd, next to Beaver Creek Self Storage and north of Valley Vista Rd. Robbie’s is across the street to north of these parcels. The agent held a very limited public meeting in Camp Verde which few residents knew of and attended. A Clark’s Market was offered at that time. The zoning request asks for hard zoning only without a specific plan or grocery store.  (See letter of invitation from BCCA and letter of intent from the agent below.)
The public meeting for the potential apartments will include a presentation with traffic study information. The owners appear to be open to suggestions. The access would be through an extension of Bice Rd before it goes under the tunnel. Parcel 405-23-180 is 47 acres of which the western boundary abuts I-17. The construction would be in a valley not generally visible. The project would be designed as a PAD which means that what the Board of Supervisors agrees to is what can be built.
BCCA will collect comment sheets at these meetings. If you can’t make the meeting please help us by sending an email comment to contact@BeaverCreekAZ.us. Individuals may also comment directly to Yavapai County Planning & Zoning,
If you can only make one meeting, please attend the Friday 9 AM State Transportation Board meeting at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 S 6th St. The public gets to speak first, so you don’t have to stay for the whole meeting. This is our once a year chance to tell ADOT about how dangerous it is to exit McGuireville south to Camp Verde and how scary it is to enter McGuireville from Camp Verde, etc. The board members do listen. An easy way to get there is to take Cornville Rd to 89A. Go straight on 89A and cross the bridge onto Mingus. Take Mingus to the stop sign on 6th St. Turn left and find the rec center next to the library on the left- hand side of the street.
See you at some meetings,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Meetings This Week
 
Thursday, 7/18–Public participation meeting  sponsored by BCCA about 8-acre requested zoning change to C2 (potential shopping plaza) in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 6 PM.
Friday, 7/19—Speak up for safety improvements to our I-17 interchange at McGuireville at the State Transportation Board meeting in the Cottonwood Recreation Center at 9 AM.
Saturday, 7/20–Public participation meeting sponsored by BCCA about proposed Primrose 300 apartment complex rezoning request at 3 PM at Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.
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Beaver Creek eNews 7/11/2019

Dear Neighbors
The Beaver Creek Kiwanis sincerely thank the individuals, businesses and organizations that came out to support and enjoy our annual parade and celebration.  So much community spirit was present!!!!  On another note, notifications of duck race prize winners have begun.  On Tuesday the winner list will be posted on the BCCA bulletin boards at Rimrock Resale and in Rollins Park and a copy left at the BC Adult Center.  A special thank you to all the prize donors! (Complete list also out soon.)
All this week BC Baptist Church has its annual Vacation Bible School open to the public.  On Tuesday morning is the Author’s Fair in the BC Public Library.  The BC Community Association and BC School Board meetings are today.  The Rimrock Farmers Market is going full swing every Wednesday evening.  (If you want to park at Rollins Park and get a shuttle ride to the Market, please call 301-2749 to schedule that.)  The Food Bank at Beaver Creek School is open this Saturday morning.
Information is below about a recent traffic accident assist from Copper Canyon Fire & Medical and about the free Saturday loop shuttle offered by Beaver Creek Transit.  Next week the  BC Community Association is sponsoring public participation meetings about the Primrose apartment complex proposal and the requested rezoning of 8 acres to commercial that could potentially be used for a shopping center.
And please check out the other meetings and services listed below.
Rested and ready to get out & about,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events for 2nd Week in July
 
BC Baptist Church7/8 thru 7/12-The Vacation Bible School at Beaver Creek Baptist Church is from 9 AM to 12:30 PM Monday through Friday of this week. Power Up is open to students in K to 6thgrade. Registration may be done at church or online at www.beavercreekbaptistchurch.com . Please call 928-567-4557 for additional information.
Tuesday, 7/9-The Local Author Fair is from 10:30 AM to Noon at the Beaver Creek Library. You don’t want to miss visiting with Julie Uli, Elaine Jordan, Bonnie Best, Carole Penfield, Wyonna Jaffe, and Deborah Murphy. (See flyer below)
 
Heads up for 3rd Week in July
  • Wednesday, 7/17-Lecture on Native Americans in the Progressive Era, CV Library, 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, 7/18-Northern Arizona Hospice speaker in the BC Adult Center, 9:30 AM
  • Thursday, 7/18-Public participation meeting sponsored by BCCA about 8 acre requested zoning change (potential shopping plaza) in the BC Adult Center, 6 PM
  • Friday, 7/19—Speak up for improvements to our I-17 interchange in the Cottonwood Recreation Center at 9 AM
  • Saturday, 7/20-Public participation meeting sponsored by BCCA about proposed Primrose apartment complex rezoning request at 3 PM at Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings, Activities & Classes 
2nd Week in July

Monday, 7/8–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. There will be a short presentation from the group interested in terminating any condo erection on the bank of the Lake. Discussion on rezoning requests including Primrose project and advertised shopping plaza. Still planning to speak at the State Transportation Board meeting about our dangerous interchange at McGuireville. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.

 www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
 
Monday, 7/8–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
Tuesday, 7/9–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Wednesday, 7/10–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. 
Wednesdays, thru 9/25- The Rimrock Farmers Market offers fresh produce, baked & canned goods, plants, artwork & crafts, eggs, and more from 4 to 7 PM every Wednesday evening at the Verde Valley Honey store, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Please contact Candace Hammond at candyscreeksidecottage@yahoo.com for more information or to participate.
Wednesdays, All-The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problem.
 
Saturday, 7/13–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.
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work
On July 3  at 5:21 PM Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District was dispatched to a rollover on Hwy 260 East Bound at approximately mp 214. Upon arrival crews encountered a construction vehicle on its side blocking one east bound lane. There was one patient in the vehicle. The patient was treated by units on scene and then flown via medical helicopter to an area hospital. The cause of the accident was unknown to Copper Canyon Fire personnel. Highway 260 east bound was closed for about 2 hours.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Battalion Chief
 
FREE Local Saturday Shuttle
The Beaver Creek Transit Saturday Van will run from 10 AM to 1:45 PM, continuous 45-minute loops, starting and stopping in the lot across the street from the Ranch House parking lot.  The Buggy will make five local loops in the Beaver Creek area stopping in Lake Montezuma, Rimrock and McGuireville. Driver Roz will drop off & pick up between stops if there is a safe place to pull off of the road. On the last run, the Buggy will drop off on Wickiup Mesa if requested. There is no charge.  The driver will not take donations on these runs.
 
The stops are LM Village Square, Montezuma Haven, BC Gas Mart, Towers Dr, BC Library, Dollar General (crosswalk in front of fire station, Bice Rd mailboxes, McGuireville RV Park, Kiwanis Clothes Closet & Family Dollar, BC Gas Mart, the Smoke Shop parking lot and return to Lake Montezuma.
This service is very much a community effort.  Thank you to the Beaver Creek Community Association which purchased the buggy and to the Beaver Creek Adult Center which provides the nonprofit 501(c)3 partnership.  Thank you to the Lake Montezuma Civic Club, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, the Yavapai Apache Nation and to the Kiwanis Key Club (high school students) who have provided the initial funding for the Saturday route.  And last, but not least, heartfelt gratitude to Rask’s Auto Service now in McGuireville for keeping the van operating for the past 10 years.  There would be no Saturday run without Rask’s preventive maintenance and resourceful repairs. Nor would there be without our drivers!  
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Lots of Summer Events 6/11/2019

Dear Neighbors
With the arrival of mid June, the annual preparations for the Fourth of July Parade, Pancake breakfast, Celebration and Duck Race are in progress.  There is always interest in watching the parade, however we would like to see more participants in it.  Walkers are welcomed as well as motor vehicles and horses.  It’s a different experience doing the short route and doesn’t have to be anything fancy, though decorations and creativity are always appreciated.  Signing up can be done at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
The potential Verde Connect road and bridge project is a hot topic around here.  The Beaver Creek Community Association has heard presentations from both Connect and Disconnect.  BCCA will meet from 3 to 4 PM on Monday, 6/24, in the Beaver Creek Adult Center to finalize the association comment.  BCCA would appreciate further comments from local residents directed to contact@BeaverCreekAZ.us or at the meeting. Yavapai County is holding public meetings tonight in Cottonwood and tomorrow night in Camp Verde to present the alternatives and to take public comments.  Further information on these is below.
There have been questions about when the fog sealing will take place on Montezuma Avenue and Lake Montezuma Rd.  It has been cancelled due to the product specified with the Asphalt Paving and Supply contract would not work on these roads.  Yavapai County will reschedule treatment of these roads in the future, probably using chip seal.
Duck Tickets Here
Duck Race tickets are for sale at many locations through out Beaver Creek.  Good prizes as usual and the profit supports local Beaver Creek Kiwanis projects throughout the year.  The fine summer activities are continuing at our local library.  This afternoon, Ancestry.com training is featured from 1 to 3 PM.
On the road again
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events for second half of June 2019
 
Tuesday, 6/11-A Verde Connect Public Open House will be held at 6 PM in the Cottonwood Recreation Center located at 150 S 6th St next to the Cottonwood Library.

Wednesday, 6/12-A Verde Connect Public Open House will be held at 6 PM in the Camp Verde Schools Multi-Use Complex located at 280 Camp Lincoln Rd.

Thursday, 6/20-The Monthly Speaker at Beaver Creek Adult Center is Tammy Lambert from Abrio Care who will be speaking about fall prevention and safety for older adults. Please call 928-567-4556 for further information.
Sunday, 6/23-A Pizza Dinner followed by Bingo will be happening at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Please call 928-567-4556 for further information.
Beaver Creek Library Summer Programs for
            Adults, Teens, Children & Toddlers
Don’t miss out on special activities for all ages at the Beaver Creek Library this summer. The library is located at 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd and the phone number is 928-567-4034 to reach the librarians. The Adult series programs are on Tuesdays and start on June 11.
Tuesdays, 6/11-7/16-The Adult Library Program offers special activities at various times on Tuesdays. (See flyer below)
            Ancestry.com Training, 6/11 from 1 PM to 3 PM
            Reference USA Demographic Statistics Training, 6/18 from 1 PM to 3 PM
            Universal Classes & OverDrive, 6/25 from 9 AM to 10:30 AM
            South Africa Presentation, 6/25 from 1 PM to 3 PM
Wednesdays, 6/12-7/17-Pre-School Story Time is every Wednesday from 11 AM to Noon at BC Library. (See flyer below)
Wednesdays, 6/12-7/17-Teens Only Movies are every Wednesday from 1 PM to 3 PM at BC Library. (See flyer below)
 
Thursdays, 6/13-6/18-Summer Reading Program “A Universe of Stories” is every Thursday (except 7/4) from 1 PM to 3 PM at BC Library. (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings, Activities & Classes thru 6/17
Tuesday, 6/11–The BC Kiwanis meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 6/11-A 4th of July planning meeting will be held at 9 AM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. We hope everyone who wants a great event will attend, will only last one hour or less. Please contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for the details.
Monday, 6/17–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board will meet at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. The meeting dates have been changed to the third Monday at 1 PM. Contact Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org for further information.
Wednesdays, All-The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problem.
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Free Saturday Bus Stops around BC

Free Local Transportation

BCT Saturday Van Route
 
The Beaver Creek Transit Saturday Van will run from 10 AM to 2 PM, starting and stopping in the lot across the street from the Ranch House parking lot. The Buggy will make five local loops in the Beaver Creek area stopping in Lake Montezuma, Rimrock and McGuireville. There is no charge. The driver, Roz, will not take donations on these runs. Also, please note that the Saturday Route is unable to take passengers needing to use the wheelchair lift or children under 5 requiring booster seats. Riders needing special accommodations may call 301-2749 to make reservations for transportation on other days. There will probably be schedule changes as Beaver Creek Transit gets more experienced with this route. Please bear with us as we learn.
This service is very much a community effort. Thank you to the Beaver Creek Community Association which purchased the buggy and to the Beaver Creek Adult Center which provides the nonprofit 501(c)3 partnership. Thank you to the Lake Montezuma Civic Club, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, the Yavapai Apache Nation and to the Kiwanis Key Club (high school students) who have provided the initial funding for the Saturday route. And last, but not least, heartfelt gratitude to Rask’s Auto Service on Beaver Creek Rd for keeping the van operating for the past 10 years. There would be no Saturday run without Rask’s preventive maintenance and resourceful repairs. Nor would there be without our drivers!
SATURDAY VAN ROUTE SCHEDULE
DEPART Montezuma Ave across from Ranch House
  10 AM  10:45 AM   11:30 AM  12:30 PM   1:15 PM
Montezuma Haven entrance
Beaver Creek Gas Mart
Towers Dr
Beaver Creek Library
Beaver Creek Gas Mart
Crosswalk in front of fire station for
     Dollar General
Bice Rd mail boxes
McGuireville RV Park
Kiwanis Clothes Closet also for Family Dollar
Beaver Creek Gas Mart
The Smoke Shop parking lot
RETURN to Lake Montezuma by Ranch House
   10:45 AM   11:30 AM  12:15 PM   1:15 PM  2 PM
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CC Fire & Medical Rescue, BC Transit News 5/11/2019

Bell Trail Technical Rescue

On May 9 at 12:57 pm Copper Canyon Fire & Medical was dispatched to a technical rescue call in the area of Bell Trail. The information received was the patient had fallen approximately 20 feet. the patient was located several miles up the trail in the wilderness area. It took crews time to make contact with the patient due to an extensive hike into the wilderness. With the help of YCSO a rescue helicopter was sent to assist crews with extricating the patient.
Copper Canyon Fire personnel began medical treatment and prepared the patient to be picked up by DPS ranger. The patient was successfully picked up by DPS ranger and brought to a landing zone to be transported by a medical helicopter. Yavapai County Sheriffs Office and Copper Canyon Fire set up and utilized a unified command system to coordinate the efforts and the YCSO Search and Rescue team was used to secure and set up a landing zone for all the helicopters.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Battalion Chief

Free Saturday Bus Loop for Beaver Creek

Today Beaver Creek Transit is testing and timing our new free Saturday local transportation run.  We are operating today starting at 11 AM and will stop at 2 PM.  The trial runs today plan to leave from across the street from the Ranch House in Lake Montezuma at 11 AM, 11:30, 12 PM, 12:30, 1 PM & 1:30.  FREE.  The other stops are Montezuma Haven, BC Gas Mart, Towers Dr, BC Library, BC Gas Mart, Cross walk by fire station (Dollar General), the Bice Rd Mail boxes, McGuireville, Kiwanis Clothes Closet parking lot (Family Dollar), BC Gas Mart, the Smoke Shop parking lot and back to the Ranch House to start over.  You may call us during this time at 301-2749 to see where we are.  This is our second test run.  Please be patient with us!
 
We plan to run regularly on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM once we work out times & stops if usage warrants this service.
 

 

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Saturday Special Events 3/9/2019

Dear Neighbors
This Saturday is another fine day to participate in events throughout our community.  In early morning the monthly food bank is open to all at Beaver Creek School. Then over in the Lake Montezuma Village Square our new health service provider, Canyon Medical Clinic, is having a Grand Opening which includes lunch!!  At 1 PM in the Adult Center, there will be a presentation on the proposed Verde Connect which includes a new bridge and a new road.  In the late afternoon at Montezuma Well, the first in a series of free Yoga classes is offered at Montezuma Well.
Verde Connect?  The calendar crew has asked a few folks about this.  The common answer is that I’ve heard of it but am not sure what it is.  This is your opportunity to find out what Yavapai County is spending your money and to have some input in it.  Where will this road and bridge be located?  The general Verde Connect study area is below.
On March 21 the annual free dumping days begin at the refuse centers.  Thank you to the Board of Supervisors!  Fire Chief Terry Keller would like to remind you that none of the Verde Valley fire and EMS districts or departments are soliciting donations.  Please ignore calls from the Firefighters Support Association PAC.  More information is below.
 
See you out & about enjoying the Saturday events,
. . . . . the calendar crew
 
Saturday in Beaver Creek
 
Saturday, 3-9–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, 3/9-The Grand Opening Celebration of the Canyon Medical Clinic is from 11 AM to 3 PM. Please come enjoy hamburgers & hot dogs, chips, popcorn and waters. The Clinic is located at 4200 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square. Rain or Shine!! We’ll be inside if nature speaks.
Saturday, 3/9-A Verde Connect public participation presentation is at 1 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The study team for Yavapai County’s Verde Connect Project is presenting information on the project which is looking for a new north-south road in the area bounded by SR 260, I-17, Cornville Rd & SR 89A. The project includes a $25 million BUILD Grant to construct a bridge across the Verde River. Your input would be appreciated.
Saturday, 3/9-A Free Yoga Class will be held at Montezuma Well from 3 PM to 3:45 PM the 2nd & 4th Saturday through April 27. Open to all levels. Some mats are available, but visitors advised to bring your own if possible. Please contact Caitlin Hughes at 928-567-3322 ext 221 for more information.
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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!