eNews 4/10/2020

Dear Neighbors
Yes, there will be a food bank at Beaver Creek School tomorrow, Saturday, morning from 7:45 AM to 9 AM.  This time it will be a drive through at the front of the school.  There are generally fruit & veggies, meat, bread, and what ever St Mary’s Food Bank has for us.  Any one is welcome to participate.
On another note, the Yavapai County District 2 website has links and information on about everything that you would want to know about COVID-19 information, health services, county services, Arizona services, the Governor’s executive orders, etc.  Please scroll down because links from several days ago may be the ones that are useful for your needs or information.  http://www.yavapai.us/district2  
Big POBs (Pats on Back) and many thank you’s to Supervisor Thurman and his executive assistant Marlyn Van Keuren for their continuous hard work to keep us all up to date.  They do it almost daily.  And an additional thank you to Marlyn who drove around District 2, which is huge, on March 31 delivering gloves to those of us who are packing and distributing food from food banks.  We    her.
ready to go get food,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Good Afternoon, (April 9)
Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy.
DISTRICT 2 UPDATE 
from Marlyn Van Keuren
  1. Press Release from the National Prescott Forest Service – guidelines for preventing the spread while enjoying the outdoors. See attached Responsible Recreation.
  2. Reminder from our Mayor Justice Court, that the courts are still open. Thank you Judge Rummer for your service.
  3. MAYOR’S VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING – For the Faith Based Community and Mental Health – The City of Prescott will hold a virtual Town Hall Meeting on Friday, April 10 from 1 -2:30 p.m. to discuss mental health services available for citizens, and resources offered by the faith-based community, via Zoom.   The panel of speakers includes Leslie Horton with YCCHS, April Rhodes, Spectrum; Bert Ijams, Meals on Wheels; Carole Benedict, US Vets; Jessi Hans, Coalition for Compassion & Justice; and Jason Price with Prescott Pastors Coalition.  To participate, join the Zoom meeting @ https://zoom.us/j/380013448, or Dial 1-253-215-8782.  Meeting ID: 380 013 448.
  4. Governor Doug Ducey today announced that Arizonans currently receiving food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use benefits for online food purchases with currently-authorized SNAP online retailers, Walmart and Amazon. This change will help limit social interaction for Arizona’s most vulnerable while ensuring SNAP recipients receive needed food assistance. See email for full Press Release.
  5. New Executive Order singed today to help boost medical staffing levels and provide certainty and liability protections to health care professionals serving on the front lines. The order provides protections to health care professionals treating patients during the COVID-19 health emergency, while also protecting patients against negligence or reckless misconduct. For more Go to Link on District 2 web page http://www.yavapai.us/district2  for all the Executive Orders.
  6. Yavapai County Business Assistance & Displaced Employees Community Forum
    April 14, 2020
2:00pm to 3:30pm (via Zoom)
In an effort to support Yavapai County Businesses and displaced workers navigate through the difficulties they are experiencing due to the COVID-19 crisis, this webinar will touch on the following items:
NACOG  – Unemployment & other resources for workers
SBDC – Overview of SBA loan programs available
ARIZONA@WORK - Jobs available & unemployment assistance
REDC – Online Job Fair
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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.
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April 7 
th Morning Update – Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County stands at 57 Cases – No Additional Cases

Apache
28
Coconino
179
Cochise
9
Graham
2
Greenlee
1
Gila
3
La Paz
3
Maricopa
1,495
Mohave
23
Navajo
222
Pima
415
Pinal
120
Santa Cruz
5
Yavapai
57
Yuma
13
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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AZ Business Webinar 4/7/2020

AZ Businesses, if you miss this webinar but are interested, please go to the registration site for further information on upcoming information and previous content.
Arizona Commerce Authority will present the second webinar in their COVID-19 series
Workforce Continuity & Strategy
TODAY: TUESDAY APRIL 7TH @ 2PM

This informational sessions is designed to provide guidance, tools and resources to all of Arizona’s businesses impacted by COVID-19.

The Arizona Commerce Authority will join experts from the Small Business Administration, their Office of Economic Opportunity team, and the Arizona Department of Economic Security to discuss how to:

  • Avoid employee furloughs and strategize alternative options
  • Navigate the Payroll Protection Program and the impact on your cash flow by rehiring your previously laid-off employees
  • Address federal and state guidelines on reduced work hours due to COVID-19 and UI eligibility
  • Connect with the Department of Economic Security and Office of Economic Opportunity to support employees
 
Click Here to Register for the Webinar: https://www.azcommerce.com/covid-19/webinars/
  •  confirmation email with the Zoom link will be provided upon registration. If the confirmation email is not received, please email events@azcommerce.com.
Please visit Azcommerce.com/covid-19 and Arizonatogether.org for more information.
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Local Closings and Transportation Update 3/30/2020

Dear Neighbors
Posted by Keith Leaman
Today our governor announced that public and charter school districts would remain closed through the end of the semester. He also announced a statewide Stay-at-Home executive order which will be in effect at least through April 30. Essential services for groceries and medicine are exempt from this. Restaurants may continue to offer take out. Many other services that are transportation related, social or medical service related, infrastructure and/or production related are also exempt. He recommends enjoying the outdoors at a safe social distance from others. This order goes into effect Tuesday at 5 PM.
This week we are fortunate to still have three local restaurants offering cooked meals for take-out: Robbie’s, 592-9191, El Patio, 592-0340, and Thai Garden, 592-9117. X Marks the Spot still has fresh food available, 567-4225. Our auto services, three gas stations w/minimarts, and Dollar stores remain open. Montezuma Dental is open for emergencies only. Canyon Medical is offering telemed and phone appointments and considering other. Please practice distancing at these venues while helping some of our small businesses stay afloat.
Yavapai Apache Transit, Cottonwood Area Transit and Beaver Creek Transit are all still running. CAT services are free during the COVID-19 outbreak, YAT is $1.25, and BC Transit is free although donations are gratefully accepted. BC Transit provides rides throughout the Verde Valley for food, medical and banking. Seniors and those with disabilities have priority and we take others as driver availability permits. We p/u prescriptions from area pharmacies, p/u orders from Walmart, and both deliver food bags and drive residents to food banks.
BCT is driving every Tuesday and Friday late afternoon to the Food Share in Camp Verde with rider pickups starting at 3:30 PM or will gladly p/u and deliver a food bag for those who have no transportation or need to stay home. First come first served, 301-2749. Multiple vehicles can be sent. The free local shuttle runs every Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM stopping near the YAT signs. Beaver Creek Transit will also take local residents who need a lift to the nearest YAT stop during the week.
 And how’s the Census going? So far only 25% of Arizona households have completed it. “Everyone can complete the Census at https://my2020census.gov/. Ten Questions, Ten Minutes. Completely Confidential and 100% Secure.” Although self-response has been extended to August 14, please get it done now. No need to wait.
Important resources:
  • Beth Franklin, 928-567-4034, Beaver Creek Library Coordinator, recommends trying out Ancestry for an interesting project while you are at home. Yavapai County Free Library District has made this program free to the public. Find it at www.ycfld.org .
  • Karin Ward, Beaver Creek School Superintendent, forwards that Suddenlink is offering to provide free Internet services for students for 60 days at locations that it serves. Families can call 1-800-251-7313 to talk to a representative. It should take about 5-7 days to establish the connection.
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Food Share Pick Up Information
 
Bread of Life Food Share: Tuesdays & Fridays 4:30 PM to 6 PM at 51 E Holloman St, Camp Verde. This is a drive-thru service. Please use the entry route across from ACE Hardware. A map is below.
Cancelled Monday, 3/23: The Bread of Life Pop Up Food Share is from 9:45 to 10:45 AM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church, 3705 E Beaver Creek Rd, in Rimrock behind the Rimrock Post Office.
7th Day Adventist Church Food Bank: Every Wednesday from 9:30 AM to Noon at 1406 N Boothill Dr in Camp Verde.
Kiwanis Clothes Closet Food Share: Every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in front of shop at 3095 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock.
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Food Shares, Local Biz Updates 3/23/2020

Dear Neighbors
This ‘n That
 
School is still closed for students, now through April 10. Lessons and food continue to be delivered from Monday through Thursday at the Beaver Creek School bus stops.
 Montezuma Well, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot are now completely closed. However, our local trails, nearby trails and streets are great for getting exercise. Our local library still offers curbside service and great information by phone.
Let’s support our local restaurants. Robbie’s has take out, 592-9191; El Patio does to go orders, 592-0340; and X Marks the Spot is selling staples (list below), 567-4225.
Bread of Life has cancelled today’s Food Share Popup at Beaver Creek Baptist Church. They are concentrating on providing the drive-thru Food Share every Tuesday and Friday from 4:30 to 6 PM at the Camp Verde ramada. The Tuesday Dinner has been postponed for the time being. (Directions below). Beaver Creek Transit delivers food to 30 families and others deliver, too. If you have no transportation or can’t get out on the freeway, please call 301-2749 for a food package. Bread of Life needs volunteers.
Manzanita Outreach has cancelled their Cornville food share but is delivering and serving other food shares in the west valley. They need more volunteers. (More information below)
Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center EOC is open and the phone bank will be in operation  M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The number is 928-442-5103.  Questions after hours?  Call the hotline:  1-844-542-8201
Montezuma Chapel streamed their Sunday Service yesterday. If you would like to receive the next one, call Scott & Charity Worden at 567-4804. They also provided the United Way graphic. Thank you!
Staying busy
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Food Share Pick Up Information
 
Bread of Life Food Share: Tuesdays & Fridays 4:30 PM to 6 PM at 51 E Holloman St, Camp Verde. This is a drive-thru service. Please use the entry route across from ACE Hardware. A map is below.
Cancelled Monday, 3/23: The Bread of Life Pop Up Food Share is from 9:45 to 10:45 AM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church, 3705 E Beaver Creek Rd, in Rimrock behind the Rimrock Post Office.
7th Day Adventist Church Food Bank : Every Wednesday from 9:30 AM to Noon at 1406 N Boothill Dr in Camp Verde.
Kiwanis Clothes Closet Food Share : Every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in front of shop at 3095 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock.
Manzanita Outreach Updates   (now focusing on the greater Cottonwood area)
In the last several days, Manzanita Outreach has taken or is taking the following actions:
  • Implementing CDC safety guidelines ~ Prevention
  • Added a part-time employee to maintain and expand communications amongst VV food assistance providers.
  • Moved exclusively to a drive-thru format for our food distributions. (until further notice)
  • Postponed our food distributions at Vineyard Church (89 & Zalesky) and Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cornville.  A drive-thru at these locations isn’t feasible. (not enough room for cars)
  • Handed off our Camp Verde distributions to Bread of Life Mission in order to focus on the Cottonwood community at large.
  • Developed contingency plans to scale our food distribution operations as things evolve.
  • Requested and received a verbal commitment from the CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance to support our efforts.
  • Requested and received commitment to receive an additional three semi-truckloads of food per month.
  • Scheduling volunteer groups to sort prepackaged food boxes (perishable and non-perishable food)
  • Expanded our Food Sharing schedule at Verde Valley Christian Church
    • Fridays evening from 5:00pm-7:30pm
    • Saturdays morning from 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Moved our food sharing events from St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Clarkdale to Clarkdale-Jerome school (drive-thru)
  • Changed our Food Sharing events at Verde Valley Manor and Highland Square from the farmer’s market style to home deliveries of their residents (175 total)
  • Expanding our home deliveries where necessary for Tuzigoot Village and Christian Care residents.
  • Making reminder phone calls monthly to ~400 seniors in advance of deliveries or upcoming food sharing events.
With these changes, our immediate capacity to share food in Cottonwood will increase from 1,700 families to 2,600 families per month (53% increase).  Our mobile outreach capabilities allow us to adapt quickly and we are well-positioned and ready to expand further as the need increases.
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Golf Course Properties Update 3/10/2020

Dear Neighbors
 
This is a quick report of the BCCA meeting presentation from Doug and Patti Edgelow representing Equus Lake Montezuma, LLC.  Equus LM is the owner that let the option to purchase the Beaver Creek Golf Resort LLC properties (golf course and Ranch House Restaurant) die in escrow last month.
When the golf course was sold in 2004, ten parcels were removed from the golf course property and replatted with town home/condo lots. There are now 137 lots that are theoretically available for building however some are partially under water and likely will not be used for housing.
Mr Edgelow shared that Equus LM owns 33 lots around Lake Montezuma and is in the process of buying lots in another parcel. The nine lots on the south side of the lake, we understand will not be built on and will be utilized for non-motorized public recreation, perhaps installing a dock there. He plans to build on most but not all the 24 lots on the north side of the lake, probably 19-20 units. He had some conceptual drawings but no specific building plans. Septic regulations have changed since 2004.  He is in the process of working with ADEQ for permission to use a group septic system.  He does not anticipate completing this process and starting to build before the end of the year.
The focus of his presentation was that Equus LM is still interested in purchasing the Beaver Creek Golf Resort. However, his business partners wish to know that the general community is in support of their plans and that the water rights are confirmed. The group does not want to build a golf course.  Equus want to use the golf course property for agriculture which would include a vineyard and an orchard.  In the area of the maintenance shed, a 50-unit boutique hotel would be built (already zoned for this) and a tasting room would be operated in the old Pro Shop.  A zoning amendment is required for the agricultural use of the property since it has a zoning stipulation as a golf course. Equus and their partners want to know that the community is supportive of the change to agricultural zoning before finalizing the property purchase.
BCCA is arranging a community meeting so that residents can receive more information and ask questions. We may hold off a bit while the Edgelows put together some more specific information.
on behalf of the Beaver Creek Community Association Board
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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.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT MONTEZUMA CASTLE & MONTEZUMA WELL
 
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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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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eNews 12/3/2019

Dear Neighbors
Kiwanis President Carol Keeton with ragdolls made by Sam Fisk’s Ragdoll Crew,
photo by Eileen Conn
The calendar crew hopes that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed views of the snow-covered mountains and ridges surrounding the Verde Valley. Now that most of the leftovers are eaten, it’s time to enjoy other activities and to continue the holiday anticipation and spirit.
Grace Community Lutheran Church starts their annual Wednesday Advent Supper & Service tomorrow and on Sunday has a Christmas Carol Service. The Kiwanis Christmas House will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the former Barefoot’s location. This year community donations will provide gifts and food for 100+ children in 47 families. Additional Christmas items to sell at the shop would be appreciated. These may be dropped off at either the Christmas House or Kiwanis Clothes Closet.
Our Dump the Drugs opportunity is scheduled for this Saturday morning in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Saturday afternoon at 2 PM, a birthday celebration for the National Park Service anniversary at Montezuma Castle is scheduled. At 3 PM is an unusual treat for Creekers. The Parrothead musicians will be in the Beaver Creek Adult Center turning it into “Escape to Margaritaville” for the afternoon. All proceeds will be dedicated to the operation of the Center.
For those who would like to be a little more active this week, Emerald Waves Healing again features their Wine & Yoga on Thursday, the Bird Walk at Montezuma Well is Saturday morning, and every Saturday and Sunday in December free two hour tours are given at the Tavasci Marsh in Cottonwood. Also, local artwork is on display in the Beaver Creek Library throughout the holidays.
This ‘n That
Some Beaver Creek Trails Coalition volunteers beat the stormy weather and exercised early be making and installing another sign kiosk for the Wickiup Mesa Trails System. This one is located off of FS 618 by the Elmore Wash Trail. Drive up there, park, take a backpack picnic and enjoy the hike.
On Friday morning, the Yavapai-Apache Nation has a Grand Opening Ceremony in Tunlii for the expansion of their transit service to Beaver Creek and Verde Lakes. Service starts on Monday, December 9.
And lastly, Pastor Ken Miller at Beaver Creek Baptist has been using a prescription discount service for quite some time and recommends it.  He uses www.goodrx.com If you have questions, stop by and see him.
Enjoying a Cheeseburger in Paradise,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events December 3 through December 8
Tuesday, 12/3-Medicare Changes information will be presented at 10 AM by Doug Parish at the BC Adult Center. Call 928-567-4556 for additional information.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12/5,6,7 & 12/12,13,14–The Kiwanis Christmas House  is located again this year in the former Barefoot’s Market, 3315 E Beaver Creek Rd and open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Christmas gifts and food will be purchased for families with 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!
Dump the Drugs HereSaturday, 12/7-Dump the Drugs   is back at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  This event gives an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication (including ones for pets).  Please drop medications off at the Beaver Creek Adult Center (across from Cricket’s), 4250 E. Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  The event is sponsored by the BC Community Action Team, YC Sheriff’s Office and MATFORCE.  Jeannette Estes is our local contact at 928-567-5421 for more information.  (See flyer below)
Sunday, 12/8-A Christmas Carol Service is scheduled at 10:30 AM in Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr (behind the fire station).
Sunday, 12/8-A Montezuma Castle NPS Birthday Celebration will be at 2 PM. Warm beverages will be available by donation to support a Verde Valley Archaeology project which will support a travel fund for tribal youth to an art show. (See more information below)
Sunday, 12/8- The “Escape to Margaritaville” benefit concert starts at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The musicians are Kenn Trout, Rob Gibbs, Lincoln Thomasson and Kris Baldwin. These Parrotheads will create music from Jimmy Buffett, Harry Bellefonte, Zac Brown and the Nitty Ditty Dirt Band. Cheeseburger sliders and nonalcoholic beverage provided. $10 donation to the Adult Center. (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/3 Through 12/7
Tuesday, 12/3–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library. Planning for activities and operations. Please call Tim Marston at 928-567-4556 for the agenda. http://bcac.online 
Wednesday, 12/4-The Advent Supper & Service starts at 6 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr. Wednesdays through December 18.
Thursday, 12/5-Wine & Yoga , 6:30 PM, at Emerald Waves Healing. 21+. Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
Fridays, 12/6-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
Saturday, 12/7–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.
National Park Service News Release
 
For Immediate Release -December 2, 2019
Krystina Isaac, Park Ranger, krystina_isaac@nps.gov
Camp Verde, AZ
Montezuma Castle to celebrate 113 years as a 
National Monument
 
In honor of the 113th anniversary of Montezuma Castle becoming a national monument, the National Park Service invites the public to a birthday celebration. On December 8th, 2019 at 2pm, staff will present programs on the conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Antiquities Act. Gertrude Smith, Yavapai Culture Director, of Yavapai-Apache Nation will speak to the Yavapai perspective of the development of a National Monument on ancestral lands.
Warm beverages will be available for donation in partnership with Verde Valley Archaeology Center. All donations will go toward a travel fund to support an art show in August featuring tribal youth.
Our staff will make every effort to ensure that children and adults of all abilities are fully included in all of our recreation programs, facilities, and parks. For questions about accessible amenities or to let us know how we may best meet your needs in any of our programs, please call Krystina Isaac, Lead Interpreter at (928) 567-3322×228.
These events are sponsored by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service. Visitors’ tax-free purchases in WNPA bookstores help WNPA provide direct support to 71 NPS units across the American West. More information can be found at www.wnpa.org.
Regular admission fees of $10 per adult apply, but there is no additional charge for the special
programs. All Federal recreation passes are accepted, including the annual, access, senior and
military pass; children age 15 and under are free.
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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November News 11/21/2019

Dear Neighbors
The Calendar Crew hopes that everyone has enjoyed receiving 2+ inches of rain in about 40 hours. Quite unusual for this time of year and much needed. Thank you to Yavapai County Area Roads for arranging and delivering sand and bags to our two pick up locations so promptly which helped residents who had to prepare for any water runoff onto their properties.  Looks like more rain today but clearing for Friday afternoon and the weekend.
This afternoon is the annual meeting for Friends of Beaver Creek Library. If you have suggestions or just want to come say thank you to those who work so hard on your behalf, please come to the Beaver Creek School Board Room. Also, this evening is another fine opportunity to visit merchants on Beaver Creek Rd for the Third Thursday Merchant Walk. On Friday afternoon there is a fundraiser Afternoon Tea held for the projects of the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society at the former home of Verna Shafer. Verna is the “godmother” of Sycamore Park and many other quality of life improvements for our community. Please help out by purchasing a ticket even if you can’t come to see her beautiful home.
Also upcoming is Toddler Story Time, Smart Devices Help and a Free Yoga class. All the details are below. This weekend the National Park Service continues its celebration of Native American Heritage at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot.
The tremendously good news from Yavapai Apache Transit is that their Beaver Creek and Verde Lakes service routes will formally open for our business on December 9. The shuttle bus driver will have schedules which are being printed at this time. Our three Yavapai Apache Transit heroes and their intern are in the photo. This project began with a gleam and a wish from their hearts six years ago. Most of us will never know the hard work and effort from them that has achieved this benefit for so many!!!!
On another note, Rimrock LLC, has submitted a change to their proposed rezoning for the Rimrock Peaks Estate. The significant change is putting the entrance opposite Brockett Ranch Rd and omitting the entrance at Bice Rd. BCCA is sponsoring the public participation (for the change only) on Monday, December 9, at 6 PM in the BC Adult Center. More information will follow in a Beaver Creek Bulletin.
Wishing all a pleasant time through the weekend,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events & Regularly Scheduled for Thurs Thru Sunday
Thursday, 11/21-The Rockin’ Art in Rimrock: Third Thursday Merchant Walk has most of our local Beaver Creek Rd merchants open from 4 to 6:30 PM offering specials and friendly interaction. Please come visit and enjoy the food, sales, and art.
Thursday, 11/21-Friends of Beaver Creek Library’s Annual Meeting is today at 4:30 PM in the BC School Board Room. We’re always looking for new members and board members willing to spend some of their time supporting our local public library. (See flyer below)
 
Friday, 11/22-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at the Beaver Creek Library.
Friday, 11/22– BCPHS presents “Remembering Verna”, Afternoon Tea from 1 to 4 PM in Verna’s Garden, 3890 E Sycamore Ln in Lake Montezuma, (accessed via Meadow Ln from Montezuma Ave). Tea and light refreshments, Verna’s painting to be raffled. $20 at per ticket which may be purchased at Candy’s, BC Adult Center or board members. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 11/23-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.
Saturday/Sunday, 11/23&24– Hopi basket weaver Jessica Lomatewama and contemporary artist Justin Lomatewama will be at Montezuma Castle on Saturday and Tuzigoot on Sunday. Apache fiddle maker Anthony Belvado will be at Tuzigoot on Saturday and Montezuma Castle on Sunday. Phone: 928-567-3322 ext 0 for more information. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 11/23-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.
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