Beaver Creek eNews 6/5/2019

Dear Neighbors
June is here and the temps have heated up. Looking at the low 90’s this week. The calendar crew’s two local favorites are in full bloom-the birds of paradise and the yuccas. Always a joy to see each summer!
Saturday morning at the Beaver Creek Adult Center is the monthly pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 AM followed by the semiannual Dump the Drugs. If you need to get rid of old or unneeded medications, please stop by and see Jeannette Estes and Deputy Alex Hawkins in the library portion of the Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon who will graciously assist you.
The summer library programs start this week at the Beaver Creek Library with interesting sessions for all ages. The schedule and flyers are below. Don’t be bored, please come make some new friends and learn something, too.
The annual Back to School BBQ at Beaver Creek School will be on August 1 this year. Lyndel Kelley, Administrative Assistant, is doing the planning and sends this invitation:
Dear Community Member:
          Beaver Creek School is planning its Annual Back to School Barbeque.  It is a perfect time for Community, School, and Local Agencies to come together and make information available.  The Back to School Barbeque will take place on Thursday, August 1st from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M.  Set up will begin at 5:30.
          We would like to extend an invitation to your group or agency to reserve a table at this event.  If you are interested please call Beaver Creek School at (928) 567-4631 or respond to this email with the name of your group or agency, contact name, and phone number.  Please respond by Monday July 17 if you are interested in having your group represented.
 
In preparation for the summer monsoon season for those who live near the creek or a large wash, please note the location of the two sandbag areas. One has a new entrance and the other has been relocated. The Rimrock location is at the back of the same lot next to the post office. Access it via the post office entrance and continue on the Beaver Creek Baptist parking lot and turn left. In Lake Montezuma, the Sycamore Park parking lot is no longer used. Instead, turn off Montezuma Ave onto Seneca Ln and you will see the sand location.
  Hope to see you at the library & eating pancakes,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for June 2019
 
Saturday, 6/8-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, 6/8-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) 
 
Thursday, 6/20-The Monthly Speaker at Beaver Creek Adult Center is Tammy Lambert from Abrio Care who will be speaking about fall prevention and safety for older adults. Please call 928-567-4556 for further information.
Sunday, 6/23-A Pizza Dinner followed by Bingo will be happening at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Please call 928-567-4556 for further information.
Beaver Creek Library Summer Programs for
            Adults, Teens, Children & Toddlers
Don’t miss out on special activities for all ages at the Beaver Creek Library this summer. The library is located at 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd and the phone number is 928-567-4034 to reach the librarians. The Pre-School Story Time and the Teens Only Movies start today and continue on Wednesdays through July 17. The Universe of Stories for K through 8 starts on 6/6 and continues through 6/18. The Adult series programs are on Tuesdays and start on June 11.
Wednesdays, 6/5-7/17-Pre-School Story Time is every Wednesday from 11 AM to Noon at BC Library. (See flyer below)
Wednesdays, 6/5-7/17-Teens Only Movies are every Wednesday from 1 PM to 3 PM at BC Library. (See flyer below)
 
Thursdays, 6/6-6/18-Summer Reading Program “A Universe of Stories” is every Thursday (except 7/4) from 1 PM to 3 PM at BC Library. (See flyer below)
Tuesdays, 6/11-7/16-The Adult Library Program offers special activities at various times on Tuesdays. (See flyer below)
            Ancestry.com Training, 6/11 from 1 PM to 3 PM
            Reference USA Demographic Statistics Training, 6/18 from 1 PM to 3 PM
            Universal Classes & OverDrive, 6/25 from 9 AM to 10:30 AM
            South Africa Presentation, 6/25 from 1 PM to 3 PM
Regularly Scheduled Meetings, Activities & Classes thru 6/17
Wednesdays, All-The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problem.
 
Saturday, 6/8–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, 6/10–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. There will be a short presentation Verde Disconnect. Information will be presented on the 69K transmission line project, and the Verde Connect results from Yavapai County. Likely to be updates on other proposed projects for the area. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
Monday, 6/10–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
Tuesday, 6/11–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 6/11-A 4th of July planning meeting will be held at 9 AM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. We hope everyone who wants a great event will attend, will only last one hour or less. Please contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for the details.
Monday, 6/17–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. The meeting dates have been changed to the third Monday at 1 PM . Contact Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.


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Monday Special Events 3/11/2019

Dear Neighbors

During the last three weeks lower Lake Montezuma has been a bee hive of activity cleaning up after the flooding and sand bagging in case there was another flash flood. Thank you to Yavapai Public Works for the heavy-duty equipment work, for the debris disposal containers placed in several locations and for continuing to replenish the sand and sand bag supply. Thank you to the Facilities & Parks Department for theircontinued work on restoring Sycamore Park. They even rented equipment to work in the park since of all of theirs was in use moving snow in Prescott. Thank you to the Probationers who donated their work hour requirement toward the cleanup effort. And thank you to lots of neighbors and area residents who showed up to help shovel mud, retrieve belongings and remove flooring. POBs (big Pats on Back) to all!!
On Saturday the Lake Montezuma Village Square was full of activity. Move than 200 folks visited the Canyon Medical Clinic during their Grand Opening Celebration and enjoyed the tour, hamburgers and hotdogs. Also, that afternoon the Verde Connect presentation was held in the Adult Center where a bunch of folks had an opportunity to ask questions, comment and offer suggestions.
On Monday the Beaver Creek Adult Center will again be very busy. The Center is located at 4250 E Zuni Way in the LM Village Square a couple of doors down from the CanyonMedical Clinic. From 8 AM to 10 AM a Donation Pancake & Egg Breakfast is available there. At 3 AM for the public BCCA meeting, a representative from the Flood Control District and one from Emergency Management will be attending. The purpose of their visit is to begin a committee to write standard operating procedures in the event of future flooding. If you would like to participate but can’t make the meeting, please email the BCCA Board at contact@BeaverCreekAZ.us  At 6 PM in the Center Paul Giovanni of MerIT Technology and Fire Chief Terry Keller will be at the Center to introduce the proposal for the communications tower and to take comments. Everyone is invited to these three events.
Later in the evening the Grief Course continues at Montezuma Chapel. The group may be joined on any of these Mondays.
More information is available below.
 
Looking forward to another active week,
. . . . . the calendar crew
 
Monday in Beaver Creek:
Pancake Breakfast, Flooding Procedure Preparation, Communications Tower Meeting, Grief Recovery Course
 
Monday, 3/11-The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit – all for a suggested donation of $5. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556
Monday, 3/11, 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.At the Beaver Creek Community Association Board meeting, Ron Sauntman, Yavapai County Emergency Manager and Paul Jungen, Yavapai County Flood Control District Engineer will be attending. BCCA would like to form a committee to prepare standard operating procedures in event of expected and unexpected flooding. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Monday, 3/11, 6 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Public meeting to review the proposed plan and discuss the proposal for a communications tower for the CCF&M District which will include broadband equipment to provide Internet service & potential for improved cell phone service for the area. An increase in height by 20′ would also allow cell service carriers such as Verizon, ATT&T and Sprint/T-Mobile to use the tower for improved transmissions to this area. Comment sheet will be provided at the meeting.
Monday, 3/11-The Grief Recovery Course continues from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in Sheets Hall at Montezuma Chapel, 3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd in Rimrock, for 13 weeks. Your attendance can start at any week. There is a $15 book charge for which scholarships are available. The course is sponsored by Grief Share. Please contact Cyndi Howell at 928-567-4759 for more information.

Watch the Weather & Beaver Creek Level 3/1/2019

Dear Neighbors
The National Weather Service is predicting 8 ft high at the Wet Beaver Creek flood gauge.  This is just into action territory.  NWS and Yavapai County are not predicting a major flood event at this time, but the amount of rain and snow melt in our water shed area may change this expectation quickly.
If you live in one of the flood plains, please have a to go bag ready.  Move extra vehicles to higher ground so that they will not stall and block roadways. Please leave if directed by YCSO to do so.  If you need to be rowed out later, you are endangering your life and those of the first responders.  It would be helpful for those involved to relocate to higher ground for 24 hours. A little inconvenience on your part helps the safety of all.  Better to respond to a false alarm than to be sorry later.
Thank you for being prepared,
. . . . . the calendar crew
National Weather Service Flagstaff Information
While we are still not expecting a widespread significant flooding event, there are some areas of concern that we wanted to bring to your attention with this weekend’s rainfall.
Rises will occur due to snow melt and rainfall on area creeks and streams late Saturday into Sunday. The areas of most concern are along Oak Creek and Wet Beaver Creek. The gauges along these waterways are forecast to rise to at least action stage. Oak Creek near Cornville is forecast to rise into minor flood stage.
Attached are the following hydrographs:
  • Oak Creek near Sedona
  • Oak Creek near Cornville
  • Wet Beaver Creek near Rimrock
Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
National Weather Service Flagstaff
(928) 774-4414
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Storm Warning 2/20/2019

Winter Storm Warning
Thursday & Friday
2-20-19

Update from National Weather Service

 

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 303 AM MST Wed Feb 20
303 AM MST Wed Feb 20 2019 …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM MST FRIDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches, with locally higher amounts on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, are expected. Lower amounts can be expected in the valley areas. * WHERE…Areas near Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Congress, Cottonwood, Fredonia, Grand Canyon, Jacob Lake, North Rim, Paulden, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Seligman and Valle. *
WHEN…8 PM today to 11 AM Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Look for significant reductions in visibility at times. Snow forecast from 8 PM Today to 11 AM Friday:
Camp Verde 4 to 6 inches
Chino Valley 10 to 16 inches
Congress 0 to 1 inches
Cottonwood 5 to 9 inches
Fredonia 4 to 8 inches
Grand Canyon 11 to 17 inches
Jacob Lake 9 to 15 inches
North Rim 18 to 24 inches
Paulden 10 to 16 inches
Prescott 15 to 21 inches
Prescott Valley 12 to 18 inches
Seligman 9 to 15 inches
Valle 9 to 15 inches
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Winter Weather Advisory & Activities 2/16/2019

Winter Weather Advisory
2-16-19
Dear Neighbors
The Canyon Medical Clinic Grand Opening which was scheduled for outside today in Lake Montezuma has been postponed until next Saturday afternoon. However the Clinic is still open today for both appointments and walk-ins.  928-592-9424.
The Valentine’s Pot Luck at the Beaver Creek Adult Center will still start at 5 PM today.  It will be warm and cozy in the Center with lots of good food, raffles, and stories to share.
Meanwhile the weather forecast is getting worse.  We don’t know what has happened to our usual beautiful February, but we won’t have a whole lot of sun for almost a week.  Starting tomorrow, several days have a 10 to 70% chance of snow in the forecast and showers, too, from tonight through Wednesday.  Who knows about the snow locally, but it’s always best to be prepared by planning ahead.
tired of winter,
. . . . . . . the calendar crew
Saturday, 2/16-The Beaver Creek Adult Center Valentine’s Pot Luck begins at 5 PM.   Bring a dish and join the fun. Raffle for great prizes. Open to the community. Everyone is welcome to attend. 4250 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square.
Saturday, 2/23-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.

Winter Weather Advisory

 URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 427 AM MST Sat Feb 16 2019 AZZ037-162345- /O.CON.KFGZ.WW.Y.0006.190217T1800Z-190219T0600Z/
 Yavapai County Valleys and Basins- I ncluding the city of Camp Verde 427 AM MST Sat Feb 16 2019 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 11 PM MST MONDAY… * WHAT… Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 7 inches, are expected. * WHERE…Areas near Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Congress, Cottonwood and Paulden. * WHEN…11 AM Sunday to 11 PM Monday. *
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Look for reduced visibilities at times. Snow forecast from 11 AM Sunday to 11 PM Monday:
 Camp Verde 1 to 3 inches
 Chino Valley 4 to 6 inches
 Congress 0 to 1 inches
 Cottonwood 2 to 4 inches
 Paulden 3 to 5 inches
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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Request for Help on Rimrock Dr 2/15/2019

Help Needed on Rimrock Dr
Report from
Fire Chief Terry Keller
2-15-19
Wet Beaver Creek flooded last night & several homes along Rimrock Drive were hit hard. The Fire Dept. must have details because they rescued folks. Right now volunteers are needed to shovel debris out of homes. We’d appreciate any volunteer who can show up with shovels or rakes at homes near Rimrock Dr. and Tagalong (heading out toward the direction of the girls’ school).
–Audrey
567-5018


There were actually 17 rescues, with noreported injuries..  The locations were all along the vicinity of Rimrock Drive that parallels Wet Beaver Creek down by Sedona Sky Academy.  A drive through of this area, plus Sycamore Lane and Beaver Vista all revealed extensive damage in Lake Montezuma.  At this point, I have no reports of any injuries or missing individuals, thank God!
In Camp Verde, it appears Beaver Creek (Wet and Dry by this point) may have gotten into the houses that are lower along Pecan Lane.  We were assessing the Verde Lakes area at this time.  Also, I looked in the Quarter horse area, as well as McCracken Lane and did not see any evidence that the river had risen enough to get into any homes in those areas,  We still need to look at Horseshoe Bend.  The Marshals Offcie can probably provide the best updates…
More when/if we get it.  Crews are tired for sure at this point.
Chief Terry Keller, CCF&MD
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Flood Watch Continues 2/14/2019

Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 1216 PM MST Thu Feb 14 2019

Yavapai County Mountains-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins-Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons- Including the cities of Prescott, Seligman, Ash Fork, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cordes Junction, Bagdad, and Sedona 1216 PM MST Thu Feb 14 2019 … FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON… The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of Yavapai and Gila counties. This Flood Watch includes Oak Creek, Sycamore Creek, Granite Creek, Dry Beaver Creek, Wet Beaver Creek, West Clear Creek, Fossil Creek, Tonto Creek, East Verde Verde River, Verde River and Agua Fria River. * Through Friday afternoon * Periods of moderate to heavy rain will develop over Yavapai county early this morning and will move eastward through tonight. Some of the heaviest rain will fall over portions of northeastern Yavapai county and northern Gila county. In addition, snowpack in these areas will melt, adding to the potential for runoff. * Area creeks, streams, washes and rivers will begin to run high by this afternoon, peaking later tonight, or even Friday morning. Many larger waterways are forecast to reach or exceed flood levels. Larger waterways will continue to drain at or above flood levels well into Friday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flood Watch Means That Developing Conditions May Lead To Flooding Within The Watch area. People…especially those located along area creeks…rivers or other flood prone areas…should continue to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action should flood warnings be issued.
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Flash Flood Watch, Snow Likely Tuesday 2/4/2019

 

Flash Flood Watch 11 PM Mon
Thru Wednesday Afternoon
& Probable Snow Showers Tues
Evening & Wednesday
2-4-2019

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 225 PM MST Mon Feb 4 2019  Yavapai County Mountains-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins-Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons- Including the cities of Prescott, Seligman, Ash Fork, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cordes Junction, Bagdad, and Sedona 225 PM MST Mon Feb 4 2019 …FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM MST THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON… The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of east central Arizona and west central Arizona, including the following areas, in east central Arizona, Northern Gila County. In west central Arizona, Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons, Yavapai County Mountains, and Yavapai County Valleys and Basins. * From 11 PM MST this evening through Wednesday afternoon * Another wet winter weather system will bring moisture to northern Arizona Tonight through Wednesday. While most of the precipitation will fall as snow over the higher elevations, heavy rainfall amounts over already saturated parts of Yavapai and northern Gila county could create localized flash flooding. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flash Flood Watch Means That Developing Conditions May Lead To Flash Flooding Within The Watch area. People…especially those located along area creeks…rivers or other flash flood prone areas…should continue to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action should flash flood warnings be issued.

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Thank you to Firefighters 1/8/2019

From Sandy Dragman – Communication Coordinator for BCAC

During the first week of January, the Beaver Creek Adult Center suffered devastating flooding due to frozen and burst water pipes. The Center will be closed for a few weeks while the Board works with the insurance company on restorations. The BCAC Board would like to take this opportunity to thank the Firefighters from Station 82 of the Copper Canyon Fire District who went beyond their normal duties by digging a trench from the back door and pushing water out of the building. This action saved the building from even more damage and the Board feels truly blessed to have this type of support in our community.