Monday Special Events 3/11/2019

Dear Neighbors

During the last three weeks lower Lake Montezuma has been a bee hive of activity cleaning up after the flooding and sand bagging in case there was another flash flood. Thank you to Yavapai Public Works for the heavy-duty equipment work, for the debris disposal containers placed in several locations and for continuing to replenish the sand and sand bag supply. Thank you to the Facilities & Parks Department for theircontinued work on restoring Sycamore Park. They even rented equipment to work in the park since of all of theirs was in use moving snow in Prescott. Thank you to the Probationers who donated their work hour requirement toward the cleanup effort. And thank you to lots of neighbors and area residents who showed up to help shovel mud, retrieve belongings and remove flooring. POBs (big Pats on Back) to all!!
On Saturday the Lake Montezuma Village Square was full of activity. Move than 200 folks visited the Canyon Medical Clinic during their Grand Opening Celebration and enjoyed the tour, hamburgers and hotdogs. Also, that afternoon the Verde Connect presentation was held in the Adult Center where a bunch of folks had an opportunity to ask questions, comment and offer suggestions.
On Monday the Beaver Creek Adult Center will again be very busy. The Center is located at 4250 E Zuni Way in the LM Village Square a couple of doors down from the CanyonMedical Clinic. From 8 AM to 10 AM a Donation Pancake & Egg Breakfast is available there. At 3 AM for the public BCCA meeting, a representative from the Flood Control District and one from Emergency Management will be attending. The purpose of their visit is to begin a committee to write standard operating procedures in the event of future flooding. If you would like to participate but can’t make the meeting, please email the BCCA Board at  At 6 PM in the Center Paul Giovanni of MerIT Technology and Fire Chief Terry Keller will be at the Center to introduce the proposal for the communications tower and to take comments. Everyone is invited to these three events.
Later in the evening the Grief Course continues at Montezuma Chapel. The group may be joined on any of these Mondays.
More information is available below.
Looking forward to another active week,
. . . . . the calendar crew
Monday in Beaver Creek:
Pancake Breakfast, Flooding Procedure Preparation, Communications Tower Meeting, Grief Recovery Course
Monday, 3/11-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
Monday, 3/11, 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.At the Beaver Creek Community Association Board meeting, Ron Sauntman, Yavapai County Emergency Manager and Paul Jungen, Yavapai County Flood Control District Engineer will be attending. BCCA would like to form a committee to prepare standard operating procedures in event of expected and unexpected flooding. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Monday, 3/11, 6 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Public meeting to review the proposed plan and discuss the proposal for a communications tower for the CCF&M District which will include broadband equipment to provide Internet service & potential for improved cell phone service for the area. An increase in height by 20′ would also allow cell service carriers such as Verizon, ATT&T and Sprint/T-Mobile to use the tower for improved transmissions to this area. Comment sheet will be provided at the meeting.
Monday, 3/11-The Grief Recovery Course continues from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in Sheets Hall at Montezuma Chapel, 3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd in Rimrock, for 13 weeks. Your attendance can start at any week. There is a $15 book charge for which scholarships are available. The course is sponsored by Grief Share. Please contact Cyndi Howell at 928-567-4759 for more information.

Annual Meeting Saturday 1/26/2019

Beaver Creek Community Association

Annual Meeting


“Good Neighbors 2019″

January 26, 2019


Please enjoy the refreshments before, during and after our meeting!!


Pledge of Allegiance


President’s Welcome & Update:  Includes introduction of 2018 board members; Janet Aniol, president; Sharon Olsen, vice president; Bob Burke, secretary/treasurer,  Mike Nelson, Ron Melcher and Phil Edwards, directors.  Chris Nicol is the webmaster.


Special recognition for Good Neighbor 2018 Award to Missy Maine & Attitudez on Maine.


Yavapai County Presentations:

District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman, “State of the County”

Public Works, Updates on road projects.

Development Services, Updates on building permits.


BCCA Business Directory Presentation–Bob Burke


BCCA Board of Directors Election


Adjournment.  The next regular association meeting will be on Monday, February 11 at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.


Dumping at Sedona Recycles Site
near the Rimrock Post Office

Please Report Dumpers
The dumping at the Beaver Creek location for Sedona Recyles and other spots is negatively affecting the quality of our lives in the Beaver Creek area.  Please don’t do it and please report those that you see dumping by calling 567-7710 Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.  Dumping reduces the quality of our lives, is unsanitary,unsightly and may result in our losing our recycling location.
The Beaver Creek Baptist Church owns the property where Sedona Recycles locates their bins.  BCBC donates this use and expects all of us to keep that location clean.  This was a stipulation when the church approved the use of their property for the recycling bins. We need to respect that deal.
Yavapai County has a contract with Sedona Recycles to provide bins and pickup for Beaver Creek residents’ recycling needs. Sedona Recycles is paid to do this up to November.  It would be to our benefit if this contract is renewed.  We all need to help make this a possibility by the increased responsibility of us locals.
Yavapai County provides free dumping for county residents for two or three weeks in the March/April time frame each year.  The rest of the year, the Yavapai County waste transfer sites charge reasonable fees for dumping.  The Camp Verde transfer site is located about 7 miles east of I-17 on Hwy 260.  The Grey Wolf landfill is located on the way to Prescott and there are others.
Cleanup is everyone’s responsibility.  We need the Sedona Recycles bins.  That is our responsibility, too, to use them appropriately.
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Burn Ban Press Release from Fire Chief 4/26/2018

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

Red for Ed eNews Bulletin 4/19/2018

Dear Neighbors

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

Photo courtesy of Margee Cowan
The goals adopted by the #Red For Ed movement are:
  • 20% salary increase for Arizona teachers in order to create competitive pay with neighboring states.
  • Competitive pay for all Education Support Professionals.
  • Permanent certified salary structure which includes annual raises.
  • Restore education funding to 2008 levels.
  • No new tax cuts until per-pupil funding reaches the national average.
Teachers are voting this week throughout the state on whether to walk-out or not.  This decision will likely be announced this evening or early tomorrow.  Regardless of the outcome on this particular event, #RedForEd appears to be an educator movement that will continue. .
Wearing red in support of education,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
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Update on Teen Spree from YCSO 2/18/2018

Dear Neighbors 
Since the original report of a break in attempt in Montezuma Estates, five more instances possibly identifying the same suspects have been sent to us.  Dwight D’Evelyn, YCSO Media Relations Coordinator, reports: “I requested xtra patrol in the area. If suspicious activity is seen, please call the Sheriff’s Office (567-7710) first before posting/emailing the information to neighbors.
Also, would you PLEASE remind residents to LOCK THEIR CARS WHEN UNATTENDED, especially overnight. We cannot seem to get ahead of the many opportunist crimes allowed as a result of the failure to use such a simple crime prevention technique.”
We have two or three teenagers whose behaviors may lead to someone getting hurt or damage to property.  If you know who they are, please let YCSO know.  There needs to be an intervention soon for the safety of all.
The original report is at the bottom of this email and the other sightings follow.
Be safe!  Please lock your vehicle doors and home windows and doors.
the calendar crew
Additional Reports of Possible Sightings in Lake Montezuma & Rimrock

Yesterday, 2-17, three young men ran across the rooftop of the Lake Montezuma Village Post Office and Adult Center. They were seen from behind.  Two may have been the ones from the original break in.  One wore a red hoodie.


On Saturday 2/17/18 in Montezuma Haven two teenagers opened our gate and came onto our property one came to our back door and knocked lightly, When the door was answered he asked if he could have fifty cents or a dollar.   A second individual had made his way toward the front of our house and was standing out of sight, when he was observed both individuals were advised to leave the property immediately.  Both subjects where wearing knee length shorts one had light colored hair and was dressed in camouflage wearing a gray hoodie.  The second subject had dark curly hair and was wearing a red head band.  The police were notified.

These two live in the neighborhood (Montezuma Estates). I see them walking around all the time. Kind of surprised me actually.  When my wife arrived home from work, she reminded me that the boy with the curly hair actually knocked on our door on Sunday, Jan 6th, just to ask me the time. He acted weird, and I thought it was strange, but never gave it another thought. Now I am a bit more suspicious of the activity, and realize that I haven’t seen them in a few days. They usually walk by the house daily.

The description of the two boys sound similar to a situation on last Sunday afternoon in the Lake Montezuma off Lakeview.
My friend gave me a copy of yesterday’s report about the attempted Break In – it caught my attention as on the night of January 28/morning 29 – someone went into my car, in my driveway and took my NFL 49er jacket (was reported to Sheriff).  What caught my attention was the red hoodie.  When talking with one of my neighbors on the 29th she told me that on the 28th, she got home from work between 11 and 11:30 and was on her patio when she saw 2 males walking up the road – one wearing a red hoodie – when she lit her cigarette they turned around and walked back they way they came.  I am thinking these two have a little crime spree going on.  I think everyone should be aware of what going on.

Break In Attempt in Montezuma Estates
NOTICE:  submitted by a Montezuma Estates resident in Rimrock  (Name on file)


This morning two young men, possibly teenagers, tried to
break in through a window of our home on Kramer. They went removed the screen from the window before being confronted at the window.  Prior to this, they had rung the doorbell about 30 times. They have black hair, at least one with curly hair and darker skin.  One of them was wearing a red hoodie. The Sheriff’s office has been notified.

Please keep an eye out for them, and lock all your windows and doors, and call the Sheriff if you see or experience anything suspicious.

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YCSO Sheriff’s Office phone #:  567-7710
Please call this number if you have information.


Beaver Creek eNews 2/12/2018

Beaver Creek eNewsFebruary 12, 2018
Dear Neighbors
Rain has been requested by the community and is expected to be received in Beaver Creek today and possibly on several other days this week.  Week long highs in the fifties and lows above freezing have been forecasted by NWS.  So please get your burn permits from the fire station and take care of your slash before more grows.
The LM Women’s Civic club is meeting tomorrow to enjoy lunch while collecting baby blankets and other items to donate to the hospital.  Their fun tea fundraiser will be on the 24th which will help to support community projects such as a scholarship to a Beaver Creek School student.  This weekend several activities and meetings are scheduled.  Of special note are the Beaver Creek Adult Center pot luck and the Habitat for Humanities Workshop to be held at BC School. 
Please check out the “Good Things are Happening at Beaver Creek School”.  The field trips, high school and college planning, and healthy activities scheduled by school staff and community volunteers are mind blowing to someone who still remembers the one kindergarten field trip and one 8th grade trip offered in the calendar crew’s schooling.
Up coming on March 1 is the annual Kiwanis Chili & Pie Dinner and on March 10, VV Ancestral Gardens supported by BC Kiwanis is sponsoring a Beaver Creek Rd cleanup.  More on these events next week.
The APS rate increase has been a hot topic for several months after many residents received nearly a doubling of electric bills which was not the advertised rate.  As it happens, it takes 25 review requests from the public to require the Arizona Corporation Commission to schedule a rehearing.  The initial hearing on the rate increase is scheduled for 2/15 at 1:30 PM.  It is a procedural conference for the formal complaint: Stacy Champion, et al, versus Arizona Public Service.
While the rehearing request on the APS rate increase has been in the works, APS requested on January 9 that the ACC approve a $119 rate reduction to customers to start on February 1.  The request is based on Federal corporation tax cuts.  No word yet on when ACC will schedule and approve this request.  Meanwhile, it is recommended that customers who have had particularly large rate increases call the number on their bills and make sure that the best rate category is being used for billing.
Happy for the chance of rain,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
February Special EventsBC Adult Center
Saturday, 2/17–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Pot Luckbegins 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)
Wednesdays, 2/21-3/21–The Lent Soup, Supper & Service   starts at 6 PM in the Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Please call 928-567-4608 for more information.
Thursday, 2/22–The STEAM Extravaganza will be held at Beaver Creek School from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. $1 per dinner.
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!  (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities February 12 to 17  
Monday, 2/12–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:30 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, 2/12-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PMin the BC Adult Center.  BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects.  Selection of arborist for Rollins Park tree trimming and Rimrock Well No. 3 Administrative Review w/Comment on APN#405-05-110 & -014A; H18004 at this meeting.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.   
Monday, 2/12–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: 
Tuesday, 2/13–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. 
Tuesday, 2/13–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM    The program will be presented by the Social Worker in Obstetrics at Verde Valley Medical Center, talking about the resources for young mothers in the area. All women in the community are invited.  Members are asked to bring not only baby blankets to donate to the hospital, but also any additional items they may want to donate to the auction being held with the tea event on February 24 .  Cost $13.  Contact Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Tuesday, 2/13-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   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, 2/14–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, 2/15–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during a 9 AM to Noonsession 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
Thursday, 2/15–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board  will meet at  4 PM at the Beaver Creek School Public Library. TREK FOR TECH plans are underway and we look forward to a successful Fun Run/Walk on March 24th. Watch for signs and info mid-February and join the fun. A great family event !  Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Saturday, 2/18–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, 2/18–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, 2/18–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.
The Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School
January 2018
News release:  Mrs. Karin Ward, Superintendent at Beaver Creek School
Our STEAM Extravaganza is rapidly approaching. It will be held on February 22. Students are working hard to understand and use the scientific method, and teachers are supporting their efforts through guided practice. Teachers are also organizing activities for parents, students, and community members.
Friday 2/9 will be the Verde Valley In-Service day for teachers. Beaver Creek School is hosting the discussion on new topics and trends in special education. We are also sending teachers to schools around the Verde Valley to learn and discuss ideas with other educators. This collaborative effort to grow as professionals gives us all a chance to reflect, learn, and revise our practice.
Beaver Creek School welcomed our new student teacher Mr. Jeff Reeves this quarter. He is working with Mrs. Cheryl Guth in her fourth grade class. He is doing a great job, absorbing information and supporting students daily.
Mrs. Allie Wheeler has been working with Mrs. Micca Martinez to get the 2018 season of Jr. Basketball up and running. Mrs. Martinez created the program and is helping to transition it to Mrs. Wheeler. They have both worked hard to make sure our kids have the opportunity to play. We are very excited to welcome first though fourth grade students to the 2018 season of Jr. Basketball. We have several parents volunteering to coach. Thank you to coaches and families for your cooperation and enthusiasm for this program.
Mrs. Pam Zahnzinger will be holding auditions for her upcoming drama production on 2/13 and 2/16. She is working on this performance as a partner with our 21st Century program. She put on a wonderful play last year. The district staff is  certainly happy to see her working with our kids once again.
Mrs. Betsy Ciminieri is forming a running club in partnership with our 21st Century program. She will use running to fuel conversations about healthy habits, keeping a balanced lifestyle and building self-esteem. Welcome Coach Betsy!
Baseball and softball season are off to a great start. Coaches Hardy, Kelley, and O’Brien are working with their players to build their teams. The players are excited to begin playing! Go Bobcats!
We have out third wellness week planned and we will have guest speakers from the Health Department discussing Healthy vs. Unhealthy relationships, Safe Dates, and dating abuse.  We have officer Godina in to talk to our students K-5 about personal safety.  Mat Force will be here to talk to our students about Life Skills that include self esteem/assertiveness. The Yavapai County Health Department will talk to 5th grade about puberty and the changes their bodies are going through.  Nurses will also keep our students current on their immunizations, check heights and weights, and scoliosis.  The staff will play the 8th grade in the annual staff versus 8th grade basketball game.  We will also be celebrating spirit week with a retro theme.  Our staff and students will be encouraged to dress in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s throughout the week.
The eighth grade toured both high schools in preparation for selecting where they will attend high school.  It is valuable for them to actually see the campuses and classes that are available to them.  It is always interesting to hear what specific opportunities and classes excite our students for next year.
On February 15th the fifth and sixth grade students get to attend Cinderella at Phoenix Symphony Hall.  This is a wonderful experience to broaden their horizons and to expose them to the fine arts, as well as, introduce all the jobs and careers that are related to the performing arts.
Upcoming field trips are to The Tempest, the Shakespeare play, the Renaissance Festival and The Maze, which is a hands-on experience related to teenage issues and concerns.
The Women’s Civic Club is once again offering a scholarship to graduating seniors who attended Beaver Creek School and live in the Beaver Creek area. The district is pleased that Mrs. Cowan is able to help some of our former students in their career and college choices.  Many begin their college careers at Yavapai College.  Our current students (7thand 8th) have already toured the campus and are aware of the programs that are offered there. This really helps them to make more educated choices that are personal and beneficial to them.
Our boys and girls basketball teams both made it to the small school State Tournament. What a wonderful accomplishment.  Go Bobcats! We have spirit yes we do!
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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!


Upper Beaver Creek Burn Planned

Upper Beaver Creek Burn
Possible Smoke in Verde Valley
Update 2017-05-01: Upper Beaver Creek (UBC) burns this week
Incident: Spring 2017 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire
Upcoming & Current Prescribed Burns
The following prescribed burns have been scheduled on the Coconino National Forest. Fire managers may need to reschedule or cancel burns based on weather and conditions. Additional prescribed burn information will be added to this list as it becomes available.
Flagstaff Ranger District
A-1: 500 acres planned for the week of May 1, likely mid-week depending on the water. A-1 Mountain area near Braken Ranch Subdivision. Smoke may settle into Belemont and Baderville.
Mogollon Rim Ranger District
UBC – Upper Beaver Creek Project (Hollingshead Mountain): Weather permitting, an additional 1,000 acres are planned for the week of May 1, continuing from last week’s burns totaling around 2,300 acres. 3,500 acres total are planned, six miles south of the Happy Jack Work Station, near Hollingshead Mountain, FRs 83 and 83A. Smoke is predicted to disperse northeast, potentially impacting Lake Mary Road. Smoke will be visible from Lake Mary Road and I-17. Cooling temperatures in the evenings may cause smoke to settle and drain down nearby canyons, potentially West Clear Creek and the Verde Valley.

Zoning Issues


Land Use Violations:

To report a land use violation just dial the number below. Please describe the nature of the violation and the physical address or parcel number. You do not have to give your name if you wish to remain anonymous. The County does not actively patrol for violations and only investigates complaints it receives on the land use complaint hotline.

Yavapai County Land Use Hotline Number:  (928) 771-3464


A Summary of Land Use Violations and How to Report Them


What is a Land Use Violation?


Outside Storage

  • Vehicular parts
  • Appliances (unless in use)
  • Furniture not designed for outside use
  • Commercial equipment
  • Debris
  • Disabled or junk vehicles

Use Violations

  • Non-permitted businesses
  • Living in a travel trailer over 90 days a year
  • Multi-family in single family zones
  • Excessive lighting
  • Excessive livestock

Permit Violations

  • All new construction over $1,000.00 in value requires a zoning clearance
  • Structures not requiring a permit must still meet use and setback requirements
  • Work in Flood Plane requires permits
  • Most grading requires permits

Weeds and Trash

  • Excessive weeds causing a fire hazard may be addressed if the Fire Department of jurisdiction deems them a hazard

Other Violations

  • The Land Use Unit also handles the administrative abatement of failed septic systems, dangerous buildings, building code violations and flood control violations.

What is Not a Violation

  • Ugly or excessive vehicles
  • Barking dogs
  • Social nuisances or noisy activities
  • Violations of Deed Restrictions
  • Cars parked in Rights of Way
  • Weeds in ditches along Rights of Way

The Abatement Process

  • Complaint received and assigned to specialist
  • Property researched
  • Inspection performed
  • Violation verified (if applicable)
  • Property owner or occupant notifiedNotice of Violation served
  • Hearing scheduled
  • Determination by the Hearing Officer
  • Judgment generated
  • Compliance monitored
  • Appropriate referrals if warranted (Superior or Criminal Court)

Potential Penalties

  • Immediate administrative fine of $100.00
  • Typical fine of $750.00 if not in compliance with judgment within specified time frame
  • All fines are collected by either staff or collection agency
  • Judgment is recorded against property until resolved

How To Report A Land Use Violation

Reporting a possible land use violation is easy and only requires a call to the Yavapai County land use violation hot line, anonymously if you wish. To speed along the abatement process please provide a street address and parcel number. Most reported violations are investigated within ten days.

Yavapai County Land Use Hotline Number:


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