4th of July – Simple Car Parade

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Dear Neighbors
From Beaver Creek Kiwanis President Carol Keeton, “I am very sorry that we had to cancel our 4th of July events which included the parade, duck race in Sycamore Park, pancake breakfast, flag ceremony and celebration in Rollins Park. We really wanted to make this event happen because I feel we really need some uplifting things to happen.  Unfortunately there were issues that prevented us from proceeding.  I hope you all understand and we will plan for a GLORIOUS 4TH OF JULY NEXT YEAR.  Please everyone, pray for our country and remember on the 4th all the things that this day means to our country and how great our country is.”
As an alternative, some of the folks in our community have decided to have a simple parade at 9:00 AM –  starting at the garage in Mcguireville, saluting the flag in Sycamore Park and circling the Village Square (Rollins Park) with another opportunity to salute our flag.  Just everyone on their own, but driving in convoy.  For further info, contact Joe
Warren @ 928-533-2978 or 928-592-0630.
Last year was one of our best parades and celebrations.  Here are just a couple of 2019 photos to bring back memories.
Wishing all a beautiful and surprisingly cool (below 100) Independence Day,
. . . . the calendar crew
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Candidates for District 2 Answer Beaver Creek Questions

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Six candidates are running for Yavapai County’s District 2 Supervisor’s position.
BCCA Board members got together last month to compile a list of questions that relate to our community of Beaver Creek. We’ll be posting the responses as they come in . . . Watch this space so that you can make an informed decision about our next Yavapai County supervisor.


Brandi Bateman
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James GregoryResponses Jodi Rooney

eNews 5/18/2020 – Lots of Info

Dear Neighbors
Watch out for the wind today and especially tomorrow…predicted to be up to 31 MPH today and 37 MPH on Tuesday. No fires allowed per Copper Canyon Fire & Medical restrictions.
The Beaver Creek Library is back to their 6 day a week schedule which includes Saturdays. Service is still call ahead for curbside service. Open 10:30 AM to 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays and 9 AM to 3 PM on Friday and Saturday.
The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club wishes to thank everyone who bid on the four-basket fundraiser. $400 was contributed for the scholarship fund.
Last Thursday was the first weekly Food Share in Beaver Creek. These will continue throughout the summer in addition to the Beaver Creek Food Bank at the Beaver Creek School the 2nd Saturday morning of each month. The Beaver Creek Kiwanis have purchased 60 whole frozen chickens for the boxes this Thursday which will again be a drive through at Beaver Creek School from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Thank you to Marlyn Van Keuren, YC District 2 Executive Assistant for making this happen, to the Salvation Army for making the delivery and to Manzanita Outreach for providing and packing the food. Volunteers at the site included Marlyn, Jodi Rooney (candidate in the upcoming District 2 election), Jessica Herrera, Roz Birdsall, Mark Holst, Bev Jackson (Cornville Community Association President), Beth Franklin (BC Librarian), and Janet Aniol.
****On Wednesday, May 20, Beaver Creek School’s 8th grade class will be doing a parade for their promotion. The parade will begin at BC School and follow a route that takes us down by the Lake Montezuma Village Square (see picture). The parade will begin at the school at 6 PM. Staff and Parents are hoping to get support from the community. Please come out and cheer on our 8th graders as they prepare to move on to high school. Thank you in advance for your support in making what could have been a disappointment to our students into something memorable for them.
The Beaver Creek Community Association is working on a questionnaire for the six candidates for the office of Yavapai County District 2 Supervisor in order to give voters more information. If you would like to make a recommendation for a question, please email the calendar crew. The BCCA board meets today, further information is below.
Since all six of the above candidates are Republicans, the new supervisor will be elected in the Primary election on August 4. Information for registered Independents is below.
Wind in the forecast,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Yes! Arizona has an open primary law which allows any voter who is registered as independent to cast a ballot for one of the officially recognized political parties in State Primary Elections. Independent voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will receive a postcard in the mail asking them to choose which party ballot they wish to receive for the Primary Election. The corresponding primary ballot will then be sent by mail to the voter to complete approximately 27 days prior to the election.
Independent voters who go to the polls on Election Day will be given the option to choose a party ballot at that time.
Monthly Meeting – Via Zoom
 Monday, May 18, 2020, 3:00 PM
Beaver Creek Community Association 
Public participation is appreciated. There is a 2-minute time limit for public participation/comments from individuals. We encourage people to use ZOOM to participate.
Call for Public Discussion Items not listed below. Discussion with residents.
President’s Update :
  1. Minutes for March & Financial Report: Request to accept donations toward Rollins Park upkeep from Mikki & Terry Weissinger and Dennis & Janet Aniol
  1. New Business.   Discussion and possible action on each
  • Cornville Community Association request for assistance in the P&Z process in reference to the Spring Creek Ranch proposal. From their president, Bev Jackson, If you could encourage your citizens to write a letter opposing Spring Creek Ranch that would be WONDERFUL.  The developers have been all over Sedona getting signatures on form letters and have almost 200!   Each household can submit one letter.  There are instructions for addressing on our website. www.cornvilleaz.org As soon as we know when this will be heard by the P&Z Commission, I will also share that date so that anyone who is willing to attend and support our fight against adding 2100 units (4200+ people) on less than 1% of the land occupied by the slightly less than 4000 people currently in our small community.”
  1. Old Business. Discussion and possible action on each
  • Rollins Park update
  • District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman wrote to ADOT in support of our quest to improve and reconstruct TI 293 on I-17 at McGuireville. He received the following response from the Division Director of Multimodal Planning, “I am in receipt of your email and have directed our planning team to add this project to our current call for projects. It will be added to the list of projects to be reviewed and evaluated for prioritization in the 2022 project priority list.”
  • 6 candidates for the District 2 Supervisor office. List of questions for candidate responses to help our votes make an informed decision.
  • Thank you letter to Supervisor Tom Thurman for his letter to ADOT on our behalf.
  • Thank you letter to Marlyn Van Keuren for her work in setting up a weekly food share for Beaver Creek.
Adjournment. The next meeting is at 3 PM on June 8, 2020 in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
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Food Boxes and Books, Covid Update 5/13/2020

Dear Neighbors
Food boxes are being delivered to Beaver Creek School for community pick up from 9:30 to 10:30 AM tomorrow (Thursday) thanks to Yavapai County Staff and coordination by Marlyn Van Keuren, District 2 Executive Assistant. It will be drive through with delivery to your vehicle. Yes, you may pick up for a friend, relative or neighbor. Just be prepared to give a name and number in the household for each box. Please call your neighbors who do not have Internet service and might not get this information. We do encourage neighbors to pick up and take care of the food for those who are at work and cannot make this time. If we should run out of food, we will take your name and get more on Friday.
The Beaver Creek Public Library (located next to BC School) is now open for curbside service from 10:30 AM to 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays and form 9 AM to 3 PM on Friday. There will not be Saturday service for a while. Please call in or email your requests and arrange a pickup time. 928-567-4034. Registration for the Summer Reading Program for families ends on Friday. Detailed information is below. Please call 928-567-4034 for a registration form. There is a mailbox by the library door to receive registration forms.
The Yavapai County Community Health Service Update is below. Sadly, as of last weekend, Beaver Creek is no longer zero for confirmed COVID-19 cases. Free testing is again available at the Spectrum on Mingus. Last Saturday, one of our residents entered at 11:40 and exited after having been swabbed at 11:48 AM. There is also information regarding a rare but concerning threat to small children and a review of the drug Remdesivir.
Here is a link to the new Pandemic Unemployed Assistance for the self-employed, independent contractors and gig works. This just became available yesterday. https://pua.azdes.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx
Enjoying the cooler weather,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
May 12 
th Update – Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County reports 221 COVID-19 Cases, Additional Recoveries
La Paz
Santa Cruz
159,092 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19 with 11,736 positive cases and 562 deaths. Yavapai County has tested 5,320 residents (4,083 PCR tests, 1,237 antibody tests), 221 positives, 20 recovered, and deaths.  The YCCHS staff continue to critically assess test data. VVMC reports no hospitalizations from COVID-19, with 10 persons under investigation (PUI).  YRMC reports hospitalizations with COVID-19, PUIs on West Campus, on the East Campus.  The VA has no COVID-19 hospitalizations or PUIs.
New Developments in COVID-19:
Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome – Rare, but Concerning
The coronavirus has largely spared children. Most confirmed to be infected have had only mild symptoms, but pediatricians across the world have recently started to alert epidemiologists to cases of a new disease preliminarily named Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, which is likely related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Parents need to be aware of this syndrome; however, they do not need to panic.
Symptoms can include fever, rash, reddish eyes, swollen lymph nodes and sharp abdominal pain. They do not usually include two common hallmarks of Covid-19: cough and shortness of breath.  The syndrome can bear some resemblance to a rare childhood illness called Kawasaki disease, but as doctors learn more, they are emphasizing that the two conditions are not the same.
What is Remdesivir?  Remdesivir doesn’t cure coronavirus.  The experimental drug, which may speed up recovery from a COVID-19 infection, may be the best treatment we have against a virus that’s on a global rampage.  Late last week, the FDA authorized emergency use (AEU) of the antiviral drug, however no drugs are currently FDA-approved for treating COVID-19, and Remdesivir will still need formal approval. The move for AEU came on the heels of preliminary results from a clinical trial that found patients treated with Remdesivir had a 31 percent faster recovery than those who received a placebo. Average recovery was shortened to 11 days from 15 days, and the drug also slightly decreased the likelihood of dying from COVID-19.
Supply of Remdesivir is limited, and its currently reserved for the sickest COVID-19 patients – those with blood oxygen levels at or below 94 percent and who require supplemental oxygen.  The White House and FEMA have stepped in to help coordinate distribution.
·      For Yavapai County data and COVID-19 Resources for Re-Opening, www.yavapai.us/chs
·      The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank – 928-442-5103 M-F, 8-5.  Weekends, call 2-1-1.
Terri Farneti
Public Health Coordinator
Yavapai County Community Health Services
(928) 442-5596
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Food Update, Help Needed, Testing Blitz News 4/29/2020

Dear Neighbors
Our District 2 Supervisor and his Executive Assistant have alerted us to a need for volunteer assistance in the Mayer area of this district.  Starting tomorrow AM, there will be Food Shares at three locations every other week.  If you would like to help with this drive by food distribution, please be at the Mayer Elementary School, 12568 E Main Street by 8 AM for an hour and a half to serve those who come for food.  Or meet at the Ranch House parking lot at 7 AM if you would like a ride or want to convoy together.  The food is from St Mary’s Food Bank and packed and delivered by Manzanita Outreach.  A typical food box is shown.  
More information and a COVID 19 update is below, again provided by District 2.  Several readers have asked about testing without a Dr referral.  At last that is available at the Blitz sites, see below.  Preregistration may be made online for the Spectrum locations which will test the next three Saturdays, link below.
If you receive SSI and have a child, there is a May 5 deadline to complete requirements to receive the $500 stimulus payment for the child this year.  See below.
Guidelines for Opening up America and sources of economic information are also below.  Please share the information with friends and neighbors.  
Beaver Creek is still fortunate in having no COVID positive cases in our zip code.  
Stay Safe but continue to be a community,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Good morning District 2,
We have posted information for the public on our website,  www.yavapai.us/District2 including testing locations and food banks on our interactive map. Please feel free to contact us via email at  District2@yavapai.us if you have any questions or leave a voicemail on our office phone 928-771-3393.
Yavapai County Community Health Services  reported that we now have 80 COVID-19 Cases 68,813 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19 with 7,202 positive cases and 304 deaths. Yavapai County has tested 2,321 residents, with 2,241 tests negative and 80 positives, recovered, and 2 deaths.  The Epidemiologist received two additional cases overnight.  VVMC reports hospitalization from COVID-19, and 13 persons under investigation (PUI) as of yesterday afternoon. YRMC reports 3 hospitalizations with COVID-19, with 11 PUIs on West Campus, on the East Campus. The VA reports no COVID-19 
hospitalizations or PIUs.
For the next three Saturdays, Spectrum Healthcare will be participating in the Arizona  Testing Blitz  at their 651 Mingus Avenue address in Cottonwood, and in Prescott at 990 Willow Creek Road from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Go to  www.azhealth.gov/TestingBlitz  to pre-register to be tested.
YRMC is also participating in the “Blitz” – Free COVID-19 Drive Through Testing Clinic in Prescott Valley on May 2nd 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  at YRMC Del E. Webb Outpatient Center, 3262 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley, Arizona. Testing will take place in the YRMC Del E. Webb Outpatient Center parking lot. Please use the main entrance from Windsong Drive.
For both locations, no physician order is necessary. Please bring identification in the form of a driver’s license. People who present for testing should wear a mask if possible.   Restrictions on testing have relaxed, so getting a COVID-19 test is an accurate way to go.
Verde Valley Medical Drive-Thru Testing – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  There is a drive-up COVID-19 collection site at VVMC to collect specimens. The site will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Financial Information
Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) Small Business Bootcamp Webinars –  In this challenging time for Arizona’s small businesses, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) has instituted Small Business Bootcamp webinars.  The Bootcamp will provide daily touchpoint sessions featuring expertise from community business leaders over the next several weeks to connect with mentors, learn strategies to help navigate this uncertain environment, and prepare for a strong re-entry once the state begins our economic recovery process.  If interested, please see the information at their website
Social Security Administration and Congressman O’Halleran’s Office, Judy Sulltrop –  Please share the attached resource guide on Economic Impact Payments. Also attached are talking points (in English and Spanish) you may use in assisting SSI benefit recipients.  You can also find this resource, and more information, on our
Please also pay special attention if you assist SSI recipients:
  • Note the May 5th deadline-and the important necessary steps-for SSI recipients who did not file a 2019 or 2018 tax return and who have a child to receive $500 economic impact payments now for their children.
  • How SSI recipients can and cannot receive these $500 economic impact payments now.
  • Missing the May 5 deadline will require the SSI recipient to wait until next year to file a tax year 2020 tax return to get those $500 payments.
Marlyn Van Keuren
Executive Assistant
Supervisor Thomas Thurman
Yavapai County is sad to announce we have another death to report. 
The Yavapai County senior citizen who had underlying health conditions passed away on Monday, April 27.  YCCHS Director, Leslie Horton shared “My deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends who are mourning this loss, and I wish them strength and peace during this difficult time.
This is another reminder to all of us to do what we can to protect our families, friends, and communities by following the recommendations that are created to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and future losses like this.  We all must do our part to protect those who are most vulnerable to this illness.”
From the Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts.
These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives. ·
All Vulnerable Individuals should continue to shelter in place. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not practical, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from vulnerable residents.
·     All individuals,
when in public, (e.g., parks, outdoor recreation areas, shopping areas), should maximize physical distance from others. Social settings of more than 10 people, where appropriate distancing may not be practical, should be avoided unless precautionary measures are observed.
·     Avoid
Socializing in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing (e.g., receptions, trade shows)
Minimize unnecessary travel and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel.
The Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center Thanks Yavapai College Aerospace Program
We would like to thank Yavapai College for the generous donation of face shields produced by the Aerospace Program staff.  First responders and frontline healthcare workers thank you too.
Thank you Judy Sulltrop (Office of Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01)  AND Mayor German for sending the attached  DEMA update and information below.
Governor’s Office Updates:
  • The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is launching a new initiative – a Small Business Bootcamp & Resource Collective. The program will be a statewide initiative designed to help Arizona small businesses emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.
    • The Bootcamp will provide daily touchpoint sessions featuring expertise from community business leaders over the next several weeks to connect with mentors, learn strategies to help navigate this uncertain environment, and prepare for a strong re-entry once the state begins our economic recovery process.
    • Each session occurs daily from 9 – 10 a.m.
    • Tomorrow: Sources of Quick Cash. Register HERE.
    • Wednesday: Engaging with your Banker and Considering Alternative Sources of Funding. Register HERE.
  • Turf Paradise Race Course owner Jerry Simms has personally donated $1 million to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund; Turf Paradise also recently donated $25,000 worth of food to St. Mary’s Food Bank
  • HERE is a policy primer released today about Expanding Testing in Arizona
  • As a reminder: The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act signed into law last week extends funding for PPP. Small businesses should apply ASAP. View the participating lenders in Arizona HERE.
ADHS Updates:
  • ADHS continues to work to enhance testing within Arizona and participated on calls with the White House Coronavirus Task Force on Saturday and with Governor Ducey on a White House call this morning.
  • Today, ADHS, in partnership with Governor Ducey,  announced the Arizona Testing Blitz, a three-day event to increase COVID-19 testing in Arizona on May 2, May 9, and May 16. Partners for this event currently include Banner Health and Walgreens, although the list is expected to grow over the coming days. An up to date list of participating sites will be available at www.azhealth.gov/testingblitz.
  • Additional information about the process to resume elective surgeries per Governor Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-32 is now posted online, including the exemption request form. We will share FAQs as they are available.
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YCCHS Briefing 4/7/2020

Dear Neighbors
From the previous YCCHS briefing: 
Yavapai County has experienced its first confirmed COVID-19 death.
The Yavapai County resident passed away on Saturday, April 4th. YCCHS Director, Leslie Horton shared “My heart is with the family, friends and neighbors as they grieve this loss. This sadness is shared by our entire county as we work together to do what we can to keep each other safe during this difficult time.
This is a reminder to all of us to do what we can to protect our families, friends, and communities by following the guidelines that are created to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and future tragedies like this. We all must do our part to protect those who are most vulnerable to this illness.”
Want to Help? A big way people can help is by donating any surgical masks, N95 respirators, gloves, gowns and other medical supplies they have. To donate these items to the Yavapai County EOC, please call 771-3321 or email josh.goldman@yavapai.us.
. . . . . the calendar crew  
April 7 
th Morning Update – Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County stands at 57 Cases – No Additional Cases

La Paz
Santa Cruz
There have been 2,575 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 73 deaths reported in Arizona.  To date, 33,375 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19. 1,232 residents have been tested in Yavapai County, with 1,175 tests being negative (95%).  There are now 57 cases in Yavapai County; 11 in Prescott, 10 in Prescott Valley, 9 in Sedona, 13 Other-Quad-Cities, 7 Cottonwood, 6 Other- Verde; unknown; 18 seniors 65+, 34 adults 18-64; 5 minors (0-17); 25 males, 32 females.  VVMC reports 1 hospitalization from COVID-19, with 6 persons under investigation.  YRMC reported 3 hospitalizations with COVID-19, with 11 persons under investigation on West Campus, 3 on the East Campus. Both hospitals report meeting the 50% capacity increase mandated by the Governor.
  • Yavapai Emergency Operations PPE Donations – see www.yavapai.us/chs
  • YCCHS limiting immunization appointments except for infant or respiratory vaccines.  771-3122.
  • Yavapai County WIC offers all services online or by phone to existing or new clients – call 771-3138.
  • The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank – 928-442-5103
  • COVID-19 information en español
How do I get infected with COVID-19?
Viral droplets transmitted from an infected person’s cough or sneeze enter through your nose, mouth or eyes – the usual entry points for respiratory viruses. Even if they don’t cough or sneeze directly on you, you may get the virus if you touch something an infected person recently touched and then touch your face, nose, mouth or eyes.  From there, it travels to the back of your nasal passages and to the mucous membranes in the back of your throat. That’s the place where symptoms – such as a sore throat and dry cough-often start.  Then the virus spreads down the airway passages to the lungs. When the lungs’ membranes become inflamed, it’s harder for them to work properly. In addition to causing problems in the lungs, the virus may also cause nausea, diarrhea or indigestion if it infects cells in the gastrointestinal system.
It can take as few as two or as many as 14 days after being exposed to the COVID-19 for the first symptom to develop. The first symptom of COVID-19 is usually a fever. Then come respiratory symptoms, like a dry cough and shortness of breath, that often turn into pneumonia.  The worst cases often lead to respiratory failure, which could result in death.
For Employment & Financial Assistance and More:
https://arizonatogether.org/ and en español: https://arizonatogether.org/es/
For more information, see www.yavapai.us/chs
Terri Farneti
Public Health Coordinator
Yavapai County Community Health Services
(928) 442-5596
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Some Events Postponed, BC School classes closed until 3/27

Dear Neighbors
The Calendar Crew is trying to keep pace with the postponements of services, school dates and special activities. However, these changes are happening so quickly we feel that the calendar may often be inaccurate. Please phone or email to check availability before driving or walking and being disappointed.
Beaver Creek School has classes closed until March 27 (see details below) and Tax Aide appointments have been suspended for two weeks. The Grand Ole Opry Tribute Show has been rescheduled to September 13 (ticket refund info below). Trek for Tech and Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club Fundraiser Spring Tea have been postponed.
Postponed?  Call first.
We don’t know if the Beaver Creek Public Library is open or if the Arizona Archeology and Heritage events are still scheduled at Montezuma Well, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot. We have listed some scheduled events and activities below but are uncertain about their occurrence. Please use contact information where available before heading out. As far as we know, the Verde Valley Cleanup (annual FREE DUMPING) is still happening as scheduled. The Spring Creek Ranch zoning change request is back before the Planning & Zoning Commission on Thursday. Meeting still scheduled at this time.
Now the good news! Edward Borowski has joined the Beaver Creek School Board replacing recently retired Betty Hart. We’ve lost a good board member, but Betty found an outstanding replacement to carry on her community representation. The Census 2020 has begun (see below) and is planning on continuing at this time. On Wednesday, at the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will present Beaver Creek School with its fourth Gold Plate Award for food Safety. At the same meeting, the BOS will award both Beaver Creek School and Beaver Creek Transit checks from the Yavapai-Apache Prop 202 funds.
Free food will still be plentiful in Beaver Creek. The monthly food bank was held at BC School this Saturday. The Bread of Life Food Popup will be in the parking lot of Beaver Creek Baptist Church on Monday, 3/23, from 9:45 to 10:45 AM. The tables will display for your selection: meat, eggs, milk, juice, bread, fruits & vegetables as well as a few other items. Every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM many food items are available at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet and Beaver Creek Transit still delivers food once a week.
Wishing everyone the best 
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Updated Letter- every changing!  
From: k ward
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:48 PM
Subject: Community Letter School Closure
March 15, 2020
Dear Beaver Creek Families,
I write to you today about COVID-19 which is the most serious and unprecedented matter we face in our country right now.  Although here in the Verde Valley there are NO reported cases as of Sunday, March 15, 2020, the opportunity for spread into our communities has heightened after the Spring Break around the Verde Valley.  Many of us have traveled both in the US and out of the country. People easily could have been exposed to COVID 19. There is a 2 to 14 day incubation period of COVID 19.
Therefore I have made the decision to close Beaver Creek School District for the next two weeks through March 27th, 2020.  This came after many conversations the last 48 hours with other superintendents and the County Health Department.
On Monday, March 16, the Beaver Creek School teaching staff will be working on developing on-line learning plans for the students.
The cafeteria staff and bus staff will work with me on food deliveries near bus stops in the community.
As you know, information is coming at all of us quickly. Stay in touch through the school website, DOJO, enews, and School Messenger for updates.
Know that this decision was incredibly difficult for me as I want our children and staff safe. We had prepared classrooms last week for the students’ return.. But the unknown is complex for all of us. To protect the most vulnerable, we hope that closing the school will avoid a community spread of COVID 19.
Remember to teach your children to cover their coughs and sneezes with their elbow or a tissue.  Everyone wash your hands often! And if you have a fever quarantine and seek medical advice
Please reach out to me with any concerns or questions
Hopeful for the future!
Karin Ward Superintendent
Grand Ole Opry-style Tribute Show Postponed
Amid the concerns regarding the coronavirus, we regret to inform you that a decision has been made to postpone the Sunday, March 22, Grand Ole Opry-style Tribute Show for Bill Bassett and reschedule it for Sunday, September 13. So…
Please be informed that the Sunday, March 22, show is postponed and the reschedule date is Sunday, September 13.
If you originally purchased your ticket(s) online:  
    It is reported that the http://www.PECPAF.com website is updated and has posted information regarding honoring of tickets and/or offering refunds.
If you originally purchased your ticket from Kenn or Lora at Thanks a Latte:
    ALL cash/check ticket sales will be REFUNDED in cash.
    We will be at Thanks a Latte on Monday evenings as usual.
    We have recorded your name and ticket numbers and will have your cash refund prepared for you.
    When you come to TAL on a Monday evening, bring your ticket{s) and we will exchange the tickets for the cash refund.
    We will make other arrangements if needed.
Hope all of this makes sense, if it doesn’t please feel free to reach out via email or by phone at 928-567-4162.
Thank you and here’s to a better day to gather in September.
Kind regards,
Kenn and Lora Trout
Good day, 2020 Census Partners,
The 2020 Census opens tomorrow, March 12th, & everyone can respond online at 2020Census.gov, via phone, or with the paper form. Our community’s response is vital in distributing $675 billion dollars in federal funding for schools, roads, hospitals, community centers, law enforcement, public libraries, grants, redistricting, Congressional seats, and more.
Accurate information and assistance will help our friends and neighbors respond correctly and on time. You can also review the questions, and the reasoning behind them, on 2020Census.gov. As always, Census responses are 100% confidential, protected under Title 13 (Sections 9 and 214), and will be provided to the White House on December 31st, 2020, in statistical format only.
We are also looking for Questionnaire Assistance Sites.  A QA site is one where people naturally gather, such as libraries, club meetings, schools, etc. If your organization can provide space, technology, and/or time to assist others in completing the Census form, please contact me.
In addition, we’ll review how to fill out the form, frequently-asked-questions, and any requirements. Just a couple of hours of your time can help those who may not fully understand the process, or just need a little help completing the form.
Visit 2020Census.gov for infographics, flyers, messaging, and brochures for:
>> Census Takers in Your Neighborhood: https://2020census.gov/en/census-takers.html
>> Employment, Part-Time and Flexible: https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html
>> Group Quarters, Counting People Who Live in Group Housing, such as college students in dorms, nursing homes, jails/prisons, treatment centers:
>> Languages, the Census is available in 59 languages: https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-releases/languages.html
>> Paper Form, Help With the Paper Form: https://2020census.gov/en/help/paper-form.html
>> Partnership, the 2020Census.gov Partnership Portal in Spanish: https://2020census.gov/es/partners.html
>> Service Based Enumeration (soup kitchens, shelters, etc): https://2020census.gov/en/conducting-the-count/gq/sbe.html
>> Who to Count (EVERYONE in your household): https://2020census.gov/en/who-to-count.html
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 3/15 thru 3/21

Monday, 3/16–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board will meet at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. Contact Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org for further information.
Monday, 3/16–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the former LM Post Office and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
Tuesday, 3/17–The CCF&M District Fire Board meets at 9 AM at Station 82 on Beaver Creek Rd this month. Call Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 for further information.  Don’t forget that you can find past minutes and the current agenda on the web site at http://ccfmd.az.gov/
Wednesday, All–“Spending Time with God”, a ladies’ Bible study meets every Wednesday at 9 AM at Grace Community Lutheran Church, 5100 N Stevenson Dr in Rimrock. This is the first meeting. All are welcome. Contact Sheri Morris atwindwarrior23@gmail.comfor additional information.
Wednesdays, All-Game Day is from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM every Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Community Church behind the fire station. Lots of games available but you can also bring your own. (See flyer below)
Wednesdays, 3/18-3/25–The Soup Supper & Lenten Service starts at 6 PM in the Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Please call 928-567-4608 for more information.
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/19 thru 4/4-FREE DUMP DAYS at the Camp Verde Transfer Station, 2600 E. Hwy 260, 7 miles East of I-17 from 8 AM to 4 PM. District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman and The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in the Verde Valley.  Accepted items are: household appliances, TV’s, bagged trash, auto batteries, unmounted tires, and furniture. Items that will not be accepted: yard trimmings, loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries, dead animals and any commercial dumping.  For additional information please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Public Works at 928-771-3183.(See flyer below)
Thursday, 3/19–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board will meet at 4:30 PM at the Beaver Creek School board room. Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Fridays, All-Pre-K Storytime is every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at the Beaver Creek Library, 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd. Early Literacy Programming is featured.
Saturday, 3/21–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 3/21-Free Smart Devices Help is available from 9 AM to Noon in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Bring your tablet, smartphone and/or laptop and get the help you need.
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eNews 1/13/2020

Dear Neighbors
This ‘N That
Superintendent Tom Thurman will present information of interest to all on January 25 during the Annual Beaver Creek Community Association meeting which will be at 4 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
We have not heard any news about our requests for a delay of closure for the Lake Montezuma Post Office in order to appeal the decision. The petitions will be available to sign through Wednesday. We ask that you hold off on closing out your mailboxes there until the first week in February in order to give the government a chance to respond favorably to community concerns.
– Update 1/13/2020 – The Rimrock Postmaster and his Area Supervisor personally visited the BCCA Board meeting on Monday to answer questions from residents, which we did appreciate. They expressed a desire to listen to your concerns, and said they will be keeping the blue outgoing mailbox where it is right now across from Rollins Park.  Residents expressed their dismay at losing our Post Office, and the need for more notice for those who may have to reprint checks and mailing materials. Our Petition signature collection continues through Wednesday as noted above. 
Another month, another fire. Fortunately, this time the structure as well as the occupants survived. POBs to all first responder units involved. Photos and details below.
Faith Baptist Church which meets at the BC Adult Center has announced a new schedule: 9:30 AM Sunday School/Bible Classes, 10:10 AM Fellowship Time (coffee, donuts, etc), and 10:30 AM Regular Church & Music service.
Montezuma Well and Montezuma Castle both need volunteers. The press release is below. The BC Adult Center is now only open from 9 AM to Noon from Monday through Friday due to lack of volunteer hosts. Please call Bobbie Dunlap at 928-567-4307 if you would like to volunteer.
Steve Ayers, Economic Development Director for Camp Verde, will  present, “Sleuthing the Past in the Verde Valley-Dam Verde: Or how Camp Verde damn near went underwater” at the BC Preservation & Historical Society on Friday morning.
There are many awesome activities, meetings and classes on the schedule. Please look them over and see if something fits.
“Shark Tank” in Verde Valley.  Contact Mary Chicoine (below) for February workshop dates and be prepared to PITCH your inspiration.
Getting help with unSmart Devices on Saturday
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Special Events scheduled for 2nd half of January
Saturday, 1/18-Cybersecurity, A Great Career , is happening at the Beaver Creek Library from 11 to 11:30 AM. Information & questions. Cookies! (See flyer below)–
Saturday, 1/25-The Annual Beaver Creek Community Association Meeting (BCCA) starts at 4 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Supervisor Thurman and Verl Cook will give Yavapai County and roads updates.  There will be an update on the Shopping Center, financial report and board elections. The business portion of the meeting will be brief, so we have time to socialize and enjoy the food. Guests are welcome in addition to members. Please call Janet at 928-301-2749 for additional information.
Monday, 1/28-Onsite Mobile Mammography Screening is back at Beaver Creek School from 7 AM to 11 AM. Schedule appointments at 480-967-3767 or 800-285-0272. Walk-ins are okay, too. Don’t wait & be too late!!
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 1/3 Thru 1/18

Monday, 1/13–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Special interest items are a Yavapai County street naming and address zoning ordinance amendment and an alternative PAD plan for the PPE acreage. Art Babbott will make a brief presentation on Land Use. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
Monday, 1/13–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the LM Post Office and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
Mondays, 1/13-Fantastic Funny Films at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. $1 donation & free popcorn. For more information call 928-567-4556.
Tuesday, 1/14–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, 1/14-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.
Thursday, 1/16–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board  will meet at  4:30 PM at the Beaver Creek School board room. Everyone is invited to attend. Always looking for new members and folks interested in being on the Board. Come check us out! We’ll be talking about our “Trek for Tech” event scheduled for March 21, 2020. Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Friday, 1/17–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Speaker: Steve Ayers, Economic Development Director for Camp Verde, will present, “Sleuthing the Past in the Verde Valley-Dam Verde: Or how Camp Verde damn near went underwater”. Everyone is invited to attend . Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information. www.beavercreekhistory.com
Saturday, 1/18–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 1/18-Free Smart Devices Help is available from 9 AM to Noon in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Bring your tablet, smartphone and/or laptop and get the help you need.
The National Park Service is looking for several dedicated local volunteers to assist with seasonal visitor programming at Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well February through May 2020.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the National Park Service and try out volunteering on a temporary assignment with a minimum commitment of 4 hours a week. We have a variety of positions available to accommodate any interest and/or ability. We will be offering several training opportunities in January and February 2020. Winter is a great time to train and become confident in your knowledge before our busiest season of the year starts mid-February through May.  Each position below will have two shifts, 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm.  Please indicate your availability and shift preference in your application.
Positions at Montezuma Castle National Monument:
Visitor Center Greeter and Pass Checker
Montezuma Castle is looking for several volunteers from February 17- May 30 to assist with the long lines at our registers.  Visitation is at our highest during those months and the visitor center gets very crowded.  Volunteers checking passes provide a valuable service to our visitors by expediting their entry into our park and by explaining the best value pass to purchase. This position involves sitting at a table outside.
Junior Ranger Helper
Volunteers are needed to staff our Junior Ranger table at Montezuma Castle from February 17-May 30.  During our busiest time of year we often exceed 100 Junior Rangers a day. We currently have 2 programs: One for Montezuma Castle and the state-wide AZ Junior Explorer book.  Volunteers will let visitors know about the program, hand out and explain the books, check the answers with the visitor and swear them in as Junior Rangers.  Anyone can be a Junior Ranger, ages 0-100+. This position involves sitting at a table outside.
Trail Docent
Volunteers are needed to walk our trail answering visitor questions and offering guided tours. This position involves standing for long periods or walking a 1/3 mile paved loop trail several times.
Positions at Montezuma Well*
If you have ever wanted to share your appreciation for Montezuma Well with visitors from near and far, this is your chance to do so! This position may include sitting at a table greeting visitors or standing for long periods and walking a moderate-strenuous ½ mile trail with many steps and inclines.
*A federal background check is required for Montezuma Well.
To apply, please see our website at https://www.nps.gov/moca/getinvolved/volunteer.htm. For more information or questions, email Krystina_isaac@nps.gov.
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Report
On January 8  at 02:42 in the morning, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District Stations 81 and 82 were dispatched to a residential fire at 2740 E. Outlaw Way in Rimrock. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find a small residential structure with smoke coming from a gable end on the roof line. The incident was quickly upgraded to a working fire, bringing mutual aid responses from Verde Valley Fire, Sedona Fire and Yavapai County Sheriff’s office. Crews deployed an offensive strategy, stretching hose lines into the structure. Upon entry into the structure emergency crews found a small smoldering type fire in the attic space of the home. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and overhauled the remaining area.
The structure sustained minimal damage, though it did displace the occupants. There were no injuries sustained by the occupants of the home as they evacuated without incident from the structure prior to emergency crews arrival. No emergency crews sustained injuries either. CCFMD would like to thank Verde Valley fire and Sedona Fire for their assistance on this incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time
Eric Strauss
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief

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eNews 1/4/2020 & LM Post Office Closure

Dear Neighbors
Today is a great weather day for doing the bird walk at Montezuma Well and for attending a reception and presentation in the Beaver Creek School Boardroom by a Ugandan Medical student who is sponsored by a foundation started by Nathaniel Dunigan of Rimrock.  We have amazing folks who quietly live here among us!
Not to diminish the pleasure of a beautiful day, but we were surprised on Thursday to received a letter from the Rimrock Postmaster closing the Lake Montezuma contract post office as of March 6 and giving those customers until February 21 to submit a change of address to prevent disruption of service. Not only does this disrupt and inconvenience  individuals, but many of the area non-profit and service organizations use this post office since it is convenient to the Beaver Creek Adult Center which is a meeting hub.  And we all lose the only postal service in our area which is open on Saturday morning.
Petitions will be in the LM Post Office and in the BC Adult Center as of Monday requesting an opportunity to appeal the closure.  BCCA (Beaver Creek Community Association) has notified YC Supervisor Thurman and US Representative O’Halleran about this situation and asked for their advice and assistance.
Saturday, 1/4–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 1/4-Reception of and presentation from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the Beaver Creek School Boardroom by Dorah Dunigan, a young woman who was orphaned in Uganda by AIDs. She is on her way to becoming a doctor with the help and support of AidChild which was started about 16 years ago by Rimrock’s own Nathaniel Dunigan. This special event is hosted by Friends of Beaver Creek Library. Refreshments provided. (See flyer below)
Lots to do in the sunshine this weekend,
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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.  
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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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