Beaver Creek eNews 10/4/2019

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Dear Neighbors
We are so fortunate to be looking at another week of highs in the 80’s and lows in the 50’s. Such perfect October weather!! While on the subject of good things locally, the Beaver Creek Gasmart looks much better with its new tan & rust paint job. POBs (Pats on Back) to those who made the paint change possible.
Also, on the good news front. Yavapai County has begun a month-long project to improve the safety of our signs themselves and their use for those who observe them. Jon David, Signs & Pavement Markings Project Manager for Yavapai County Public Works, reports that “Crews are out working on a project in the Lake Montezuma/ Rimrock/ Mcguireville areas. The reason for the project is to change the sign mounting post from a U-channel type post which currently exists to a square post telespar type that is mounted in a concrete base. The new base and post comply with guidelines that we must follow, and it improves response time for signs that become damaged. We are also replacing around 400 street name signs in the area that do not comply with retro reflectivity standards. These types of projects have been ongoing in Yavapai County for the past few years.” More POB’s!
And now the ugly. A resident took a drive up the road past Sedona Sky School and while hiking found that people are dumping yard debris (tree limbs etc) and construction debris (broken cement blocks etc) in two different areas off the paved road and on the dirt side roads. Please utilize your burn permits for the slash and use the Camp Verde Transfer Station (the dump) or Grey Wolf for the construction waste. If possible and safe, report dumping in the surrounding forest to the Red Rock Ranger Station and on private property to YCSO.
photo by Bob Stewart
photo by Bob Stewart
The sweet fall weather brings us many special events to choose from and numerous activities. Tonight is Yoga & Wine at Emerald Waves Healing on Beaver Creek Rd.  On Saturday, several of our resident artists are presenting and speaking about their works at the Camp Verde Library starting at 10:30 AM.  This is your chance to see works from Sunshower Rose, Tammie Gardner-Williams, Sharron V Porter and Bill Helm.  Also on Saturday is another Montezuma Well Bird Walk.
On Monday, the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club’s featured guest is Ashton from Out of Africa.  The Beaver Creek Library is sponsoring two 3-class workshops for beginners on using Photoshop.  The first session starts on Monday.  Sign up promptly if interested.  More information is in the flyer below.  Merry Movie Nights begin at the BC Adult Center starting on Monday.
Yavapai Development Services will be present at the BC Library most of the day on Wednesday to answer questions about permits, zoning, building, etc.  More information is in the flyer below.
Check out all the activities happening in the next week.  The monthly free food schedule is also included.
Sitting on the front porch,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
“Visions of the Verde” Artists Special Event
    from Sunshower Rose
The Camp Verde Community Library and Friends of Beaver Creek Library will co-host an Art event Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Terra Cotta Room of the C.V. Community Library. Arizona Artists will be featured, who were juried into the Visions of the Verde exhibit, which is on display at Yavapai College, (Verde campus) art gallery until Oct. 11 closing reception.
Collaborative artwork by Sunshower Rose.
Participating artists will speak about their creative process regarding pieces currently on display at the College.   One of the artists, Sunshower Rose, will moderate this event. Her video “Green is the River” will be one of the featured pieces. Also from the Beaver Creek area: Sharron V. Porter and Tammie Gardner-Williams. We are still seeking local artists from “Visions of the Verde”, who wish to participate. Please contact Sunshower for further information: 928.550.1088.
Free event and free refreshments. Please come and learn about the Creative Process from these artists and chat with them after the presentation. Oct. 5 is the last day to view the traveling exhibition of the Arizona Water Ways, from the Smithsonian Institution, located upstairs at the Camp Verde Community Library, so don’t miss this opportunity!
Camp Verde Community Library address: 130 Black Bridge Loop Rd, Camp Verde, AZ 86322.  (See flyer below)
Special Events for October 4 through 12
Friday, 10/4-Yoga & Wine will be at Emerald Waves Healing on Beaver Creek Rd from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. $10. 21+, please.
Saturday, 10/5-“Visions of the Verde” sponsored by Friends of Beaver Creek Library will be presented at 10:30 AM at the Camp Verde Library. Local artist Sunshower Rose will be moderating and several of our own artists are featured. (See article & flyer below)
October, two 3-day sessions, Oct 7/21/28 or Oct 10/24/27-Both of these Photoshop Tutorials are for beginners. All classes meet from 4 PM to 5:30 PM in the Beaver Creek Library Quiet Room. Free registration. Please stop by the library to register NOW!. (See flyer below)
Wednesday, 10/9-Meet us at the Library! Yavapai County Development Services will be at the BC Library from 10:45 AM to 2 PM. Staff will answer questions about building, zoning, permitting and department questions. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 10/12-The Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit, coffee & juice – all for a suggested donation of $6. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556 . (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in early October
Fridays, All-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
Saturday, 10/5 & 10/19–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.
Monday, 10/7–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  will  meet at the Beaver Creek Adult Center in Rollins Park, Lake Montezuma from 1 PM to 3 PM. The speaker will be Ashton from Out of Africa. The cost is $5 for coffee bar and snacks. Everyone is welcome to join us to visit and make plans for the new year. Come find out what is happening in Beaver Creek and bring a friend.  Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Mondays, All-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. For more information call 928-567-4556. (See flyer below)
Tuesday, 10/8–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.
Tuesday, 10/8-The MR 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, 10/9–The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
Wednesdays, All-The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office).
Fridays, All-Toddler Story Time is from 10:15 AM to 11 AM at BC Library.
Saturday, 10/12–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. (See Food Chart below)
Saturday, 10/12-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. Please see the flyer below for more details and further information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0. (See flyer below)
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
October 2019 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
(Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
Beaver Creek Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
4th Tuesday, some items
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
(at the back of school in the gym)
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Saturday, 10/12
7:45 to 9 AM
Tuesday, 10/22
1:30 to 2:15 PM
Free Food & Clothing
7th Day Adventist Church CV
Every Wednesday
7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
9:30 AM to Noon
Also senior boxes with cheese monthy
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
Bread of Life Mission
Every Tuesday
Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (at the back of the CV government bldg. off of E Hollamon St)
Food box only p/u at 3 PM
10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
Dinner & boxes
5:30   PM Start
Mobile Food Pantry
Manzanita Outreach
2nd Tuesday
Our Shepherd Lutheran
Church at 1090 S Page Springs Rd in Cornville
Tuesday, 10/8
4 PM to 5:30 PM
Also senior boxes with cheese
Beaver Creek Baptist Church
Emerald Waves
Kiwanis Clothes Closet
3705 E Beaver Creek Rd
3470 E Beaver Creek Rd
3095 E Beaver Creek Rd
24/7 kiosk with non-perishables by door
Non-perishables 24/7 outside in pantry and produce inside as open
Wednesdays after 12
Items from 7th Day Food Bank
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Events this Week 8/12/2019

Dear Neighbors
It used to be that things didn’t get really busy around here until mid-September. That sure changed! Today BCCA meets in the afternoon at 3 PM and the BC School Board meeting is at 6 PM. On Tuesday the BC Kiwanis meet in the AM and Wednesday morning blood pressure checks are available in the BC Adult Center. Wednesday evening is the Al-Anon meeting and the Rimrock Farmers Market followed by a possible Friends of Beaver Creek Library meeting on Thursday. The Public Participation meeting for the proposed Primrose Peaks Estates is Saturday afternoon. A FREE smart device help table is available at the BC Adult Center during Saturday morning.
On a sad note, we have lost another community volunteer and friend to many.   Sharon Casmier died on Wednesday, August 7, at age 76 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She lived in Lake Montezuma from February 2003 until September 2016. Sharon was active in the Beaver Creek Garden Club as an Arizona Master Gardener and the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club. The local Garden and Christmas Tours were enhanced by her participation and generous sharing of her beautiful home and landscaping. Funeral Mass will be held in Sumner, Washington on August 19. Her husband Richard P Casmier can be contacted at 12909 130th Ave Ct E, Puyallup, WA 98374 or
Our Beaver Creek businesses have been making some changes. Rask’s Auto Service is now in McGuireville just west of the gas station. Curtis and Yolanda are located in the green two-bay building next to Lucas Hunt’s A Tow Truck operation. Rask’s phone number is the same, 567-7345, and A Tow Truck can be reached at 254-8145. Rimrock Automotive & Cycle Repair has opened at 3180 E Beaver Creek Rd managed by Alex Ferguson at 567-4174. Cricket’s Sandwich Shop will have a new tenant. Date of opening is not yet announced, but word on Zuni Way is that long time owner (35 years) Kay Nye has shared her fabulous cinnamon roll recipe with the new chef.
Dreaming about cinnamon rolls,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Rimrock Rag Doll Crafters
from Sam Fisk w/photos
The Christmas House Project is off and running as of an hour ago.  We have five (maybe six) ladies who will be making Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls as well as Amish Dolls for the Christmas House this year to be sold or donated at the shop.  We are just donating them.  Whatever happens after that is fine, whether the dolls are sold to raise funds for the project or given to families.
We need donations of stuffing….polyfluff, cotton or wool, leftover bags or new.  We are excited to be helping the Beaver Creek Kiwanis raise Christmas funds for families and to contribute to our community.  Flyers are up at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet and at the Lake Montezuma Post Office.  So far we have received only one bag.  We desperately need more……lots more!  Thank you in advance to all who help us
Thank you to our “A Universe of Stories” Youth Summer Reading Program Sponsors
  • Yavapai County Library District
  • Arizona State Libraries
  • Friends of Beaver Creek Library- and Board Members, Special Thanks to Gail Mello
  • Beaver Creek School- Maintenance, Administrative and Office Staff- Maintenance- Harry Moore, Gabe, Dawn, Dave, and Megan. Administration and Office Staff- Lyndell Kelly, Ori Womack, Sharon Brooks, Kat Sacco and Karin Ward.
  • Verde Valley Astronomy Club- Special thanks to Larry Campisi, and the VV astronomy club.
  • Lowell Observatory- Special thanks to Jelena Lane and Joshua Hogan.
  • Beaver Creek Transit- Janet Aniol and Edward Borowski.
  • Canyon Valley Medical and Robbie’s
  • Our Super Volunteers- Adults- Karlene Voepel, Jane Kaufman-Balis, and Kenn Trout
  • Youth- Mia Lehto, Catherine Worden, Quinn Franklin, Griffin Franklin, and Dylan Cooper!
  • Local Businesses and the Community Newsletter for distributing Advertising!
Scheduled This Week:  August 12 through 17
Monday, 8/12–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Discussion of procedures for public participation meeting on Primrose Peaks Estates. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. The agenda is posted at
Monday, 8/12–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at:
Tuesday, 8/13–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.
Wednesday, 8/14–The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
Wednesdays, thru 9/25– The Rimrock Farmers Market  offers fresh produce, baked & canned goods, plants, artwork & crafts, eggs, and more from 4 to 7 PM every Wednesday evening at the Verde Valley Honey store, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Please contact Candace Hammond for more information or to participate.
Wednesdays, all–The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems.
Thursday, 8/15–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.
Saturday, 8/17–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 instructor is Wendy Cook-Roberts. She has been doing a monthly class at the Camp Verde Library for about a year and has offered to also do one at BCAC. Wendy is proficient with iPhones, Android devices, Chromebooks and most Windows computers. She says, “What I don’t know I can find out and I am not afraid to say, ‘let’s look that up'”.
Saturday, 8/17–The Primrose Peaks Estates public participation meeting is at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Building (Auditorium). There will be a presentation of information and an opportunity to comment of ask questions.
Orientation for Volunteer Reading Tutors at Beaver Creek School
T he Sedona Literacy Center  is recruiting volunteers (no experience necessary) to work with 2 nd  and 3 rd  grade students who need a little extra help catching up with their classmates in reading and writing at Beaver Creek School.  This is one-on-one work, done in a group setting on Friday mornings.  The program has been in operation since 1988 in the Sedona area and has the support of the school district.
We will hold an Orientation for interested persons on Sept. 5 th  from 10 AM to noon at the  Beaver Creek School District Board Room.  While we need several new volunteers, we also always need substitutes for our regular tutors when they are sick or gone.  Find out more about the history of the program and upcoming training and tutoring days at .  Contact Carolyn Fisher at   for more information if you can’t attend the Orientation.  Attending the orientation does not obligate you to participate.  Please come see if this is something that you would enjoy doing.
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Rask’s Auto Closing 6/12/2019

To our dear and valued customers, community, and friends,

It is with heartfelt sorrow that due to unforeseen circumstances, after 28 years Rask’s Auto Service has officially closed the doors, effective immediately.  

 We sincerely thank you, and feel truly blessed for all of the camaraderie, support, loyalty, and trust that you have given over the years. It has been both an honor and a privilege to be of service to many for so long in our wonderful community.Curtis Rask
We will forever cherish all of the smiles, jokes, and much laughter that we shared together.
Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.
Curtis Rask


Free Saturday Bus Stops around BC

Free Local Transportation

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

Dear Neighbors

Javelina family crossing at Lake Shore Dr–photo by 
Edward Borowski

Most of us have seen many a May with sparse rainfall. To have several showers and continued wildflower production is an unexpected and joyful treat for our eyes. Last Saturday’s hikers on the trail to the Well Overlook were especially rewarded with a fine flower show.

Tomorrow-Saturday morning is another good one for a hike although there is a possibility of a shower later. It’s a good day to visit the early morning food bank at Beaver Creek School, cut weeds in your yard and take the slash to the free drop off outside of Camp Verde and return to get your vehicle washed by Key Club High School students at the fire station.
Postal Carrier
 Food Drive 2017

It’s also a time of year to donate items. The PTO is having a raffle at the BC School Spring Concert this Thursday and needs more raffle items from businesses and the community. Information about this is in the special event section. The BC Adult Center is having a rummage sale on May 31/June 1 and is looking for donated items to be brought to the Center. And this Saturday is the Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Drive. Please fill your bag with nonperishable food items and leave it by your mailbox.  The food goes to our local food bank at BC School.

This Sunday is Mother’s Day; special appreciation and respect sent to all! Taco Tuesday has returned to the fire station. On Thursday, there is an informational speaker on wills, trusts and deeds at the Adult Center and the Spring Concert at Beaver Creek School. On Friday there is a play at the school. The following Saturday brings us the Donation Pancake Breakfast at the Adult Center and a Hopi Drum Concert at Montezuma Castle.
The Beaver Creek Community Association has mailed the Beaver Creek Business Directory to every mail recipient in zip codes 86335 and 86342. The paper copy won’t be replaced for two or three years. However, it’s not too late to get your business listed in the online directory. If you are a paid member of the association, it is a free listing. If not, then the cost is $25.  Please email Chris at if interested. The online directory is at the web site at The emergency information and important contact phone #’s prepared by the Beaver Creek Community Action Team are on page 8. This information is also in card form which makes it convenient for refrigerator doors and car glove compartments. The card is being distributed at meetings and several locations.
Happy Mother’s Day to all our friends & relatives,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for May 11 Through May 20
Saturday, May 11–The Key Club Car Wash will be at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station from 10 AM to 1 PM. This is a Kiwanis high school teen group who do volunteer work and raise funds for charitable causes. Such a great opportunity to get your vehicle cleaned between storms and donate to good causes.
Sunday, May 12–The Grace Community Lutheran Church special service honoring mothers starts at 10:30 AM.  A dinner will follow with the men cooking and serving the women.
Tuesday, May 14–Taco Tuesday is at the Montezuma Rimrock Fires Station from 5 to 7 PM. Donations $$$ for the dinner. We are raising money to buy a Drone for the department. The fire personnel are taking classes to get certified to operate the drone. The drone will assist in Search and Rescue operations, checking out dangerous areas, etc. Come on down and enjoy a taco dinner, visit with your community and support our Fire Department!! Thank you, The Fire Auxiliary.
Thursday, May 16–Judge Duane Wyles, Retired Attorney at Law is the BC Adult Center’s next speaker in the BC Adult Center’s informational series starting at 9:30 AM. He will discuss WILLS, TRUSTS, AND DEEDS. Everyone is welcome, no charge. Please call 928-567-4556 for further information.
Thursday, May 16–BC School Spring Concert begins at 7 PM in the cafetorium. At our Spring Concert the PTO is hosting a raffle. We are asking for donations from businesses or creative baskets and crafts to raffle off. So far we are very grateful for the items that have been donated including gift certificates to Crickets, Magnolia Beauty Bar, Jerome Ghost Tours, Home Depot gift cards from the BC Community Assoc and an Escape Room. Several staff members have also agreed to create baskets for the event. Additional raffle items would be appreciated. Contact Principal Katrina Sacco at 928-567-4631 for more information.
Friday, May 17–The 21st Century (Fridays at BC School) Students Play Production

begins at 7 PM in the school cafetorium. Please call 928-567-4631 for more information.

Saturday, May 18–The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit – all for a suggested donation of $5. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556 .
Saturday, May 18–A Hopi Drum Concert FREE. Montezuma Castle National Monument invites the public to an evening of music and dancing under the full moon. Ryon Polequaptewa will sing and drum while Living Traditions Dance Troupe will perform the Corn Dance and Horse Dance. This will be a visually stunning event you won’t want to miss! Call 928-567-3322 ext 0 for additional information.
Monday May 20–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Annual Mtg will be at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. The program will include a Power Pt presentation, Volunteer of the Year Award, amendments to the By-Laws and election of board members. Janie Agyagos, Wildlife Biologist in the Red Rock Ranger District, will be the guest speaker. Please contact for additional information.  (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled May 11 through May 18
Saturday, 5/11–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
Monday, 5/13–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Items for discussion include Yavapai County proposed zoning ordinance amendments concerning guest homes, metal panel fencing and mobile food units. Preparations will be made concerning the State Transportation Board July meeting in Cottonwood and opportunity to address our safety concerns with the TI 293 ramps at the McGuireville Interchange. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Monday, 5/13–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: 
Tuesday, 5/14–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.
Tuesday, 5/14–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $15. We will present $1000 check to this year’s scholarship recipient, hear progress report from last year’s recipient, install new officers, vote on revisions t bylaws, discuss and vote on location/day/time for next year’s monthly meetings (Sept to May), and present the award for Woman of the Year.  This is an important business meeting and we have a full agenda so please plan to attend.  Your vote is important.  Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Wednesday, 5/15–A 4th of July planning meeting will be held at 9 AM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. We hope everyone who wants a great event will attend, will only last one hour or less. The first thing we need to do is to select a Grand Marshall and a Junior Grand Marshall.  Please contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for the details.
Wednesdays, All–The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problem.
Friday, 5/17–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Meeting dates have changed to the 3rd Friday of each month.Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
4/1 through 6/1–Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off  at the Camp Verde Transfer Station from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Acceptable items are brush, branches, grass, leaves, and yard trimmings.  No lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal, or garbage.  Slash must be removed from plastic bags.  Located 7 miles east of I-17 on Hwy 260.  For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Dept at 928-771-3183. The other transfer stations are open dfferent days and times.  If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.  (See flyer below)
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Saturday Special Events 3/9/2019

Dear Neighbors
This Saturday is another fine day to participate in events throughout our community.  In early morning the monthly food bank is open to all at Beaver Creek School. Then over in the Lake Montezuma Village Square our new health service provider, Canyon Medical Clinic, is having a Grand Opening which includes lunch!!  At 1 PM in the Adult Center, there will be a presentation on the proposed Verde Connect which includes a new bridge and a new road.  In the late afternoon at Montezuma Well, the first in a series of free Yoga classes is offered at Montezuma Well.
Verde Connect?  The calendar crew has asked a few folks about this.  The common answer is that I’ve heard of it but am not sure what it is.  This is your opportunity to find out what Yavapai County is spending your money and to have some input in it.  Where will this road and bridge be located?  The general Verde Connect study area is below.
On March 21 the annual free dumping days begin at the refuse centers.  Thank you to the Board of Supervisors!  Fire Chief Terry Keller would like to remind you that none of the Verde Valley fire and EMS districts or departments are soliciting donations.  Please ignore calls from the Firefighters Support Association PAC.  More information is below.
See you out & about enjoying the Saturday events,
. . . . . the calendar crew
Saturday in Beaver Creek
Saturday, 3-9–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631
Saturday, 3/9-The Grand Opening Celebration of the Canyon Medical Clinic is from 11 AM to 3 PM. Please come enjoy hamburgers & hot dogs, chips, popcorn and waters. The Clinic is located at 4200 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square. Rain or Shine!! We’ll be inside if nature speaks.
Saturday, 3/9-A Verde Connect public participation presentation is at 1 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The study team for Yavapai County’s Verde Connect Project is presenting information on the project which is looking for a new north-south road in the area bounded by SR 260, I-17, Cornville Rd & SR 89A. The project includes a $25 million BUILD Grant to construct a bridge across the Verde River. Your input would be appreciated.
Saturday, 3/9-A Free Yoga Class will be held at Montezuma Well from 3 PM to 3:45 PM the 2nd & 4th Saturday through April 27. Open to all levels. Some mats are available, but visitors advised to bring your own if possible. Please contact Caitlin Hughes at 928-567-3322 ext 221 for more information.
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BCCA Business Directory deadline 2/28/2019

Last Chance to be included in
2500 copies
The Beaver Creek Business Directory is being printed and mailed to all 86335 and 86342 Zip code mail recipients next month. If you would still like your business, trade skill, service, church, or organization listed, please contact Bob Burke at 928-301-0394 by 5 PM on Thursday, February 28.  Business cards welcomed.  Photos and artwork may be emailed to
The Directory is sponsored by BCCA, the Beaver Creek Community Association for Rimrock, Lake Montezuma & McGuireville. Draft copy of directory cover below.

Annual Meeting Saturday 1/26/2019

Beaver Creek Community Association

Annual Meeting


“Good Neighbors 2019″

January 26, 2019


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


Pledge of Allegiance


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


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


Yavapai County Presentations:

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

Public Works, Updates on road projects.

Development Services, Updates on building permits.


BCCA Business Directory Presentation–Bob Burke


BCCA Board of Directors Election


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

Beaver Creek eNews 1/23/2019

Dear Neighbors
January began with an unusual snow storm creating a depth of 4 to 6 inches in most areas of Beaver Creek. Then came the coldest freeze that most of us have felt here, temperature reported to sink to 5 to 8 degrees. Our plumbers have probably already put down money for summer vacations! We’ve also had rain and wind and some beautiful days, too. And the last week of the month looks to be mostly sunny and mild.
This Saturday there is a double special event at the Beaver Creek Adult Center which spent some time closed due to a burst pipe. The main room of the Center is open for business as usual. (It may be awhile before the library room has new carpeting and is reopened.) Saturday AM the semiannual Dump the Drugs is from 10 AM to Noon. Then at 4 PM the annual Yavapai County District 2 Community meeting combined with the annual Beaver Creek Community Association are welcoming anyone who would like to attend. Some very useful information is provided at this meeting as well as some good food. The following Monday the Verde Valley Photography Society has a reception at the Beaver Creek Library. More information on these events is below.
At the December Governing Board Meeting for Beaver Creek School, newly elected board members Daniel Dubien and Brandi Bateman and reelected member Betty Hart were sworn in by Yavapai County Superintendent Tim Carter. Perry Krowne and Jackie Harshman continued in their terms. Retiring board members Karen DuFresne and Jo Burke were honored for their long term and fine service at this, their final meeting. At the January meeting Jackie Harshman was elected President and Brandi Bateman was elected Clerk.  Karin Ward and Katrina Sacco continue respectively as Superintendent and Principal of the school.
Jo Burke
Karen DuFresne
Daniel Dubien, Betty Hart, Brandi Bateman
Please check out the “Good Things at Beaver Creek School” and the Swift Water Rescue report from Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District. Many activities are ongoing at Emerald Waves and the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Each has its own calendar for you to check out onsite.
This ‘N That
  • Food from the St Mary’s Food Bank is still being delivered on Wednesdays at the BC Adult Center.
  • The National Park Service has 5 Fee Free Days scheduled for 2019.  (See the press release below.
  • The bimonthly birdwalks at Montezuma Well will start at 9 AM January through April.
Ready to exercise,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events for End of January
Saturday, 1/26-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) 

Saturday, 1/26–BCCA Annual Mtg & Supervisor Thurman Community Mtg. The annual Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA) meeting in conjunction with District 2 Supervisor Thomas Thurman’s Community Meeting will start at 4 PM in theBeaver Creek Adult Center located at 4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma. Supervisor Thurman will speak about Yavapai County and Beaver Creek issues. Yavapai County Public Works will present roads information and Development Services will discuss land use. BCCA will present an update including a brief presentation on our soon to be distributed business directory, the 2018 financial report and conduct the board of director election. Members and non-members are welcome to attend and enjoy some tasty refreshments and visiting with neighbors. More information available at

Monday, 1/28-The Grief Recovery Course will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in Sheets Hall at Montezuma Chapel, 3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd in Rimrock, for 13 weeks. Your attendance can start at any week. There is a $15 book charge for which scholarships are available. The course is sponsored by Grief Share. Please contact Cyndi Howell at 928-567-4759 for more information.
Thursday, 1/31-The Verde Valley Photography Society has a Closing Reception for their photography Art Exhibit at Beaver Creek School from 3:30 to 5 PM.
Please mark your calendars for these two March events:
Saturday, 3/2-The Beaver Creek Adult Center BCAC will hold its Annual General Meeting and Election of Board Members  at 10 AM. A light lunch will be served. Four Board Members will be retiring this year and replacements are being sought. According to the by-laws, all membership dues are to be paid in order to vote or to run for election to the Board. Applications for Board Members are available at the Center and contain information regarding campaigning between now and the election.
Saturday, 3/2–TEA TIME AGAIN!   This year Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club Tea will be from 2 to 4 PM at Beaver Creek School, 4810 Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock.  There will be a surprise fashion show, silent auction, hats for sale plus delicious tea fare.  Tickets are $20 and limited to 80.  Tickets are available from Bonnie McConachie 567-5017, Lisa Delight 928-451-4360, Betty Hart 567-2946, Carol Keeton 567-0457, Darla Melcher 592-0782 and any Civic Club member.  This is a fundraiser for a Beaver Creek student scholarship and to support local community organizations.  Don’t miss it-get your tickets now! (See Flyer Below)

Saturday, 3/23-The Trek for Tech 5K Walk/Run returns.

Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in Late January
All Week-Many activities classes meet various days each week at Emerald Waves Healing located at 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd. More information is available from Christine Frydenborg Dargon at 603-321-7284. Mondays: 11 AM Chair Yoga, 4:30 PM Hula Hoop, 6 PM Qigong; Tuesdays: Yoga at 10 AM & 6:15 PM; Wednesdays: 10 AM Hula Hoop, 12:30 PM Yoga, 2 PM Pilates, 3 PM Prayer/Intervention Group, 3:30 PM Hypnosis Classes, 6 PM Meditation Class, 7 PM Witching Hour; Thursdays: Yoga at 10 AM & 6:30 PM, 11:30 AM Support Group for New Parents, 5:30 PM Emotional Disorder Management Support Group; Fridays: 10 AM Qigong, 11:30 AM Restorative Yoga, 3:30 PM Support Group for Parents of Teens, 5-7 PM Free Healing Exchange Open House; Saturdays: 10 AM Yoga, 1-3 PM Drop in Reiki and/or Readings
Tuesdays, All-The Creative Movement Classes meet in the BC Adult Center from 9 to 9:45 AM. The Chair Yoga classes meet from 5:30 to 6:15 PM. Please call Pamela Zahnzinger at 928-592-9114 for further information.
Tuesday, 1/29–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 5 PM at X Marks the Spot (formerly Nikki’s Grill)  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.

  Following your personal map to success…….

The Good Things Happening in the
Beaver Creek School District -December 2018
 Happy New Year 2019!
Our annual winter concert was a festive and enjoyable time. The kids worked hard to put on a great show. A special thank you to the teachers and paraprofessionals who helped them along the way, as well as the many family members and friends who supported them.
Mrs. Patricia Garitson has been working with Arizona State University to support research on healthy eating in schools, because of that partnership she has obtained a salad bar for the cafeteria.
All classes participated in a winter door decorating contest. This year each class decorated their classroom door with concepts from a winter themed storybook. This allowed each class to share some joy as well as integrating literacy standards into the activity.
The 7th and 8th grade classes held a bake sale to raise funds for their end of year trip. They baked together, and brought things from home to sell. It was very successful, and a great way to teach economics using a hands on approach.
The NAU Practicum students finished their semester in Preschool and Head Start. A new group of students will start the end of the month.
Verde Valley First Books Readers have come to preschool and Head start to read books and give the students books.
Thanks to the Beaver Creek Community, we were able to help 46 families and 110 children to have a brighter Christmas. A special thanks to Merryl Dones for coordinating with Beaver Creek Baptist Church, the Adult Center, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis, and Verde Valley Toys for Tots and Cottonwood Wal-Mart
Several Community Members coordinating with Eileen Conn have begun painting the bathrooms with positive messages.
Mrs. Karin Ward
Beaver Creek School District #26
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
Swift Water Rescue CCF&MD
On January 19 th  , at approximately 09:40 PM, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical were dispatched to a report of a person needing rescued from high waters on the Verde River.  Upon arrival, crews made voice contact with the stranded person standing on an island surrounded by rapid moving water.  Copper Canyon Fire and Medical deployed their  Swift Water Team which is made up of highly trained technical rescue members.   The stranded  patient was extricated safely from the river without issue and then evaluated by medical. There were no reported injuries to any of the responders, and the 1 patient refused further treatment after a medical evaluation.
CCFMD wants to remind everyone that attempting to drive or walk across flooding streams or rivers  is simply not worth the risk.  From the perspective of driving a vehicle, it can be difficult to judge the depth of water on the road.  It only takes inches for the tires to lose tractions and begin to float downstream.  Please drive safely and avoid tasking unnecessary risks.
Dale Duns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District
Battalion Chief
National Park Service  News Release
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will waive its entrance fee on five days in 2019.
The five entrance fee-free days for 2019 will be:
●     Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
●     Saturday, April 20 – Start of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
●     Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary
●     Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day
●     Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day
“We are very excited to provide the public opportunities to visit us on our fee free days, as well
as throughout the year, and hope everyone takes advantage of these days,” says Dorothy FireCloud, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments Superintendent.
As of January 1st, 2019, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument will normally charge $15 per adult 16 and older. Admission covers both monuments for 7 days. Children 15 and younger are always free. Western National Parks Association will offer a 15% discount on all items in the park stores during fee free days, and is tax free every day.
In addition to entrance fees being waived, the following events will occur:
January 21st – Day of Service. Join us at Montezuma Well as we get our traditional use garden ready for spring planting. Work includes pulling weeds, tilling the soil, etc. Please wear sturdy shoes and sun protection.   Gloves and tools are provided, as well as warm beverages and snacks.
April 20th – Junior Ranger Day activities at Tuzigoot National Monument and Native American music concert at Montezuma Castle at 6pm
August 25th – Birthday celebration at noon at both monuments
September 28th – Volunteer event for Montezuma Well garden
November 11th – Veterans Day Event
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments are two of 115 national parks that has an entrance fee. The other 303 national parks do not charge an entrance fee. The National Park System includes more than 85 million acres and is comprised of 418 sites, including national parks, national historical parks, national monuments, national recreation areas, national battlefields, and national seashores.
Last year, 331 million people visited national parks spending $18.2 billion which supported 306,000 jobs across the country and had a $35.8 billion impact on the U.S. economy.
An annual park pass for Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments costs $45 and allows unlimited entrance to both monuments for four adults. The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth grade students, and disabled citizens.
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Canyon Medical Clinic opens in Lake Montezuma 12/11/2018

Dear Neighbors
We’ve had requests for more information on Canyon Medical Clinic which opened today at 4200 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  It is next to the Lake Montezuma Post Office and across the street from Rollins Park and Cricket’s Sandwich Shop.  The phone # is 928-592-9424 and starting hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 7 AM to Noon and open on Wednesday afternoons, also.  The clinic offers Primary Care and Walk In Care.  No appointment is necessary, no insurance is necessary (low cash pay), most insurances accepted including ACCSS and Medicare. They offer immediate services, DOT physicals, weight loss, B12 shots and other.  Appoints may be made by calling.
. . . . . . the calendar crew
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