Red Flag Warning 6/29/2020

Dear Neighbors
We are under Red Flag Warning until 8 PM this evening.  Please be especially cautious and careful not to start a fire.
In addition to the National Weather Service warning, area resident Michael Schmitz has shared some words of experience with fire evacuations.  Also there is some good information about preparation on the emergency cards that you either already have or can get in the Rimrock Post Office.  Both sides of the cards are also printed in the Beaver Creek Business Directory which BCCA mailed to every resident last year.
And don’t forget to carry water in your vehicles.  There can be long waits on our highways.
Prepared for the worst, but still enjoying the day,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Red Flag Warning
 
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
309 AM MST Mon Jun 29 2020
…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING
FOR MOST OF NORTHERN ARIZONA…
* AFFECTED AREA…Locations near Alpine, Buffalo Pass, Camp
Verde, Chinle, Chino Valley, Congress, Cottonwood, Dilkon,
Doney Park, Eagar-Springerville, Flagstaff, Forest Lakes,
Fredonia, Ganado, Grand Canyon, Heber-Overgaard, Holbrook,
Jacob Lake, Kayenta, Kykotsmovi, North Rim, Page, Paulden,
Payson, Pine- Strawberry, Pinetop-Lakeside, Prescott, Prescott
Valley, Saint Johns, Sedona, Seligman, Shonto, Show Low,
Snowflake-Taylor, Tuba City, Valle, Whiteriver, Williams,
Window Rock and Winslow. This includes portions of the Apache-
Sitgreaves National Forest, Coconino National Forest, Kaibab
National Forest, Prescott National Forest and Tonto National
Forest.
* WINDS…Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 14 percent.
* IMPACTS…Rapid spread of fire due to strong winds.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or are imminent. A combination of strong winds and low relative humidities can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Be Prepared for Fire Evacuation
Report from Michael Schmitz, resident and Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board Director
As a veteran of three evacuations in the brushy foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, may I suggest that in addition to creating a list of what to take, evacuees should also take plenty of photos of personal property they are forced to leave behind. It may help in case of claims for total loss of their homes or theft by looters, the despicable scourge of homes that survive wildland fires.  People should also keep their vehicles fueled up with at least a half tank during the fire season. People don’t realize that the power companies cut the power in wildfire events and most gas stations don’t keep generators on hand ready to run the pumps. A few hundred dollars in cash ($20s) can also be very handy when credit card processing machines are down.
Fortunately I never had to file a claim for loss of structures but have filed claims for loss of trees, fences, and damages caused by the firefighting efforts.
Be ready for fire. If you give the firefighters the defensible space they need to defend your home, they’ll give it their best shot.
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Brush Fire & Lots of Info 6/3/2020

Dear Neighbors
As if there wasn’t enough going on in our country and state, Beaver Creek had a close call with a brush fire running on the east side of I-17 between MP 293 (McGuireville) and north to about MP 296. The northbound lanes were closed while fire crews defeated the flames. This could have been a tragedy for families in Beaver Creek if the fire had continued further eastward. POBs (pats on back) to MANNY ROMERO for the fine photos and videos of the event which are posted on the Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CopperCanyonFMD/videos/255205849128650 
However, earlier in the day, Jodi Rooney spoke at the State Transportation Board meeting in support of replacing our inadequate I-17 interchange and bridge in McGuireville. She is a transportation professional and a candidate for the Yavapai County District 2 Supervisor office. Her work is a follow up to the fine letter of support for this project sent to that board in April and to the presentations from the BCCA Board last year. Her words:
“You have helped us with many projects over the years and it is our intention to continue to be innovative and follow through.  We also appreciate Board Member Gary Knight representing us.
I-17, by its nature, requires multiple improvement and maintenance.  ADOT, FHWA and regional partners have always stepped up.  Our current national economic situation has required us all to sacrifice.  We are seeing this with the tentative 5-year program.  While we understand this, I speak to and ask that I-17 continue to remain a priority.  Specifically, project H68000, study roadway widening, design, construction – I-17 from Anthem Way TI to Cordes Junction (over $300 million).
I believe Supervisor Thurman sent a letter last month regarding the McGuireville TI.  I ask that you keep this on the radar. 
This ‘N That
  • Please complete the 10 census questions for your household altogether or individually. Just get it done! www.2020census.gov. (See flyer below)  Add /jobs to get that info.
  • The weekly Food Share at Beaver Creek School will be open for drive thru every Thursday in June & July from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. The 2nd Saturday food distribution will continue as always from 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM. (See flyer below)
  • Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle have now opened trails for public use. Montezuma Well remains closed. (BCCA has sent a written request to open the trails and picnic area at the well.) (See flyer below)
  • The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meetings will resume in person meeting after July 1. Meanwhile here is the streaming info for today’s meeting: live stream by going to www.Yavapai.us/District2 and this is the link to the agenda https://destinyhosted.com/agenda.
    • On Monday, June 1, the Yavapai County Recorder’s office opened for in person services.
    • The Yavapai County Planning & Zoning Commissions and Board of Adjustments will resume meetings in September using social distancing and other safety protocols.
Taking fire precautions,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
  
MONTEZUMA CASTLE AND TUZIGOOT NATIONAL MOUMENTS ARE BEGINNING TO INCREASE RECREATIONAL ACCESS TO OUTDOOR SPACES.
Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments are increasing recreational access to trails and outdoor spaces. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
 
Beginning June 5 th , 2020, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will reopen access to:
  • Outside trails at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot
  • Picnic areas at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot
With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:
  • Visitor Centers
  • Park Stores
  • Museums
  • Restrooms
  • Montezuma Well (Entire Unit)
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments are also observing Stage II Fire Restrictions.    During this stage, the following is prohibited:
  • Igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, including use of charcoal or briquettes.
  • The use of stoves or grills that are solely fueled by liquid petroleum gas (LPG) are allowed.
  • Operating internal combustion power tools, such as a chainsaw or other equipment, between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Generators with an approved spark arresting device in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the generator are allowed
  • Welding, or operating any acetylene or other torch with an open flame
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle.  Deposit butts in an ashtray, do not toss or discard on the road or surrounding ground.
  • The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. At The Verde Valley Monuments, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance, and will be regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public and workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.
    While these areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders (https://www.yavapai.us/chs), practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19, and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. 

    We have amazing virtual tours of Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot all of the time, so for people who are still home schooling or not traveling at this time check out www.nps.gov/moca or www.nps.gov/tuzi.

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    eNews 5/18/2020 – Lots of Info

    Dear Neighbors
    Watch out for the wind today and especially tomorrow…predicted to be up to 31 MPH today and 37 MPH on Tuesday. No fires allowed per Copper Canyon Fire & Medical restrictions.
    The Beaver Creek Library is back to their 6 day a week schedule which includes Saturdays. Service is still call ahead for curbside service. Open 10:30 AM to 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays and 9 AM to 3 PM on Friday and Saturday.
    The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club wishes to thank everyone who bid on the four-basket fundraiser. $400 was contributed for the scholarship fund.
    Last Thursday was the first weekly Food Share in Beaver Creek. These will continue throughout the summer in addition to the Beaver Creek Food Bank at the Beaver Creek School the 2nd Saturday morning of each month. The Beaver Creek Kiwanis have purchased 60 whole frozen chickens for the boxes this Thursday which will again be a drive through at Beaver Creek School from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Thank you to Marlyn Van Keuren, YC District 2 Executive Assistant for making this happen, to the Salvation Army for making the delivery and to Manzanita Outreach for providing and packing the food. Volunteers at the site included Marlyn, Jodi Rooney (candidate in the upcoming District 2 election), Jessica Herrera, Roz Birdsall, Mark Holst, Bev Jackson (Cornville Community Association President), Beth Franklin (BC Librarian), and Janet Aniol.
    ****On Wednesday, May 20, Beaver Creek School’s 8th grade class will be doing a parade for their promotion. The parade will begin at BC School and follow a route that takes us down by the Lake Montezuma Village Square (see picture). The parade will begin at the school at 6 PM. Staff and Parents are hoping to get support from the community. Please come out and cheer on our 8th graders as they prepare to move on to high school. Thank you in advance for your support in making what could have been a disappointment to our students into something memorable for them.
    The Beaver Creek Community Association is working on a questionnaire for the six candidates for the office of Yavapai County District 2 Supervisor in order to give voters more information. If you would like to make a recommendation for a question, please email the calendar crew. The BCCA board meets today, further information is below.
    Since all six of the above candidates are Republicans, the new supervisor will be elected in the Primary election on August 4. Information for registered Independents is below.
    Wind in the forecast,
    . . . . . the calendar crew  
     
    Yes! Arizona has an open primary law which allows any voter who is registered as independent to cast a ballot for one of the officially recognized political parties in State Primary Elections. Independent voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will receive a postcard in the mail asking them to choose which party ballot they wish to receive for the Primary Election. The corresponding primary ballot will then be sent by mail to the voter to complete approximately 27 days prior to the election.
    Independent voters who go to the polls on Election Day will be given the option to choose a party ballot at that time.
    Monthly Meeting – Via Zoom
     Monday, May 18, 2020, 3:00 PM
    Beaver Creek Community Association 
    AGENDA
     
    Public participation is appreciated. There is a 2-minute time limit for public participation/comments from individuals. We encourage people to use ZOOM to participate.
    Call for Public Discussion Items not listed below. Discussion with residents.
    President’s Update :
    1. Minutes for March & Financial Report: Request to accept donations toward Rollins Park upkeep from Mikki & Terry Weissinger and Dennis & Janet Aniol
    1. New Business.   Discussion and possible action on each
    • Cornville Community Association request for assistance in the P&Z process in reference to the Spring Creek Ranch proposal. From their president, Bev Jackson, If you could encourage your citizens to write a letter opposing Spring Creek Ranch that would be WONDERFUL.  The developers have been all over Sedona getting signatures on form letters and have almost 200!   Each household can submit one letter.  There are instructions for addressing on our website. www.cornvilleaz.org As soon as we know when this will be heard by the P&Z Commission, I will also share that date so that anyone who is willing to attend and support our fight against adding 2100 units (4200+ people) on less than 1% of the land occupied by the slightly less than 4000 people currently in our small community.”
    1. Old Business. Discussion and possible action on each
    • Rollins Park update
    • District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman wrote to ADOT in support of our quest to improve and reconstruct TI 293 on I-17 at McGuireville. He received the following response from the Division Director of Multimodal Planning, “I am in receipt of your email and have directed our planning team to add this project to our current call for projects. It will be added to the list of projects to be reviewed and evaluated for prioritization in the 2022 project priority list.”
    • 6 candidates for the District 2 Supervisor office. List of questions for candidate responses to help our votes make an informed decision.
    • Thank you letter to Supervisor Tom Thurman for his letter to ADOT on our behalf.
    • Thank you letter to Marlyn Van Keuren for her work in setting up a weekly food share for Beaver Creek.
     
     
    Adjournment. The next meeting is at 3 PM on June 8, 2020 in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
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    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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    Beaver Creek eNews 9/23/2019

    Dear Neighbors
    Maybe we’ll be enjoying some rain (or hail) with our busy week in Beaver Creek.  Please be safe and heed all alerts.  Everything is still being held later in the week, so don’t miss out on the Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner at the Fire House on Thursday or the free food and activities all day on Saturday in Rollins Park sponsored by Grace Community Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition and Beaver Creek Kiwanis. Wonderful food and snow cones are free. Don’t miss face painting, games, a car show and trails information.  BC Kiwanis is working with Supervisor Thurman and Yavapai County Facilities to purchase additional playground equipment for Sycamore Park using Kiwanis funds.  Here is an example:
    Beaver Creek School currently has a position open for a custodian. If there are any questions, please call the front office and ask for Lyndel Kelley. Applications can be printed off of the website at bcs.k12.az.us or picked up in the main office of the school. An IVP fingerprint clearance card is required.  Information on where to get the fingerprint card is also available from Lyndel.
    The final nine fire hydrants (from the more than 50 total) have been installed thanks to our generous community benefactor Eddie Lodge. His bequest of $550,000 dollars toward the fire protection of Beaver Creek has been fulfilled. Fire Chief Terry Keller plans to put any remaining amount after the probate is completed toward the purchase of a water truck which will help serve those in the community whose residences aren’t located near water lines.
    • SW Corner of Drifting Sands & Rusty Spurs Rd
    • NW Corner of Eagle Cr & Hidden Hollow
    • East Side of Ho Hum Trail – adjacent to Lot 79 & Lot 80
    • SE Corner Shade Rd and Toltec Ln
    • SE Corner of Indian Dr & Montezuma Ave
    • NW Side Beaver Vista Rd – adjacent to Lot 40
    • NE Side of Chipmunk Hollow – adjacent to Lot 54
    • SE Corner of Deer Run Tr & Dusty Moccasin Tr
    • N Side of Deer Run Tr – adjacent to Lot 77
    And finally, a heads up for October. Supervisor Tom Thurman and Nurse Sally McCoy will be at the Beaver Creek Adult Center on October 21 from 10:30 AM to Noon for the annual FREE Flu Shot Clinic.
    Looking forward to seeing you out & about,
    . . . . . the calendar crew  
    Yavapai County Fall Chip Seal Project
     
    The Yavapai County contractor for the roads listed below is Earth Resources.  The tentative schedule was September 26 through October 4, but these dates are expected to be pushed back several days or more.  Generally roads are not blocked and one lane is kept open.  Please plan for a few extra minutes if you use one or more of these roads.
    Coronado Trail (from the end of Rimrock Rd 1934 feet forward), Thunder Ridge Rd, Buffalo Grass Cr, Canyon Cr, Canyon Rd, Fawn Cr, Sedona View Cr, and Sedona View Ln.
    Special Events for Late September
    Thursday, 9/26– The Beaver Creek Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner  will be served from 5 to 7 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock. Please come enjoy spending time with your neighbors and meeting some new folks, too.  The proceeds will benefit community projects in the MR Fire District. Event staff includes: Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station Personnel, Beaver Creek School K-Kids and Builders Clubs, and Sedona Sky students.
    Saturday, 9/28-FEE FREE Day at all National Parks.
    Saturday, 9/28-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, 9/28-The Oktoberfest is being held from 10 AM to 2 PM at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma. The Grace Lutheran Community Church is providing free brats, hot dogs and drinks and more. The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition is offering free snow cones and wristbands. Sedona Sky girls are doing face painting and games. There is a car show, live music, and trails information. Everything is free. Please contact Marla Sutcliffe for further information. (See flyers below)
    Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities Last of September
     
    Monday, 9/23–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets in the BC Adult Center main room from 1 PM to 3 PM.  We invite you to join us! New date, location, time and cost!   The first monthly meeting of the new year will be Monday, September 23 from 1 to 3 pm at the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way, Lake Montezuma.  Meetings are only $5 this year and annual dues remain $15.  This meeting will be a business meeting so please plan to attend.  Our purpose is to promote friendship, aid our neighbors and assist civic activities in our community.  Everyone is welcome.   Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
     
    Tuesday, 9/24–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 5 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center main room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org 
    Wednesday, 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 at candyscreeksidecottage@yahoo.com 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 problem.
     
    Thursday, 9/26–The CCF&M District Fire Board  meets at 9 AM at Station 82 in Rimrock this month. Call Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 for further information.  Don’t forget that you can find past minutes and the current agenda on the web site at  http://ccfmd.az.gov/
    Monday, 9/30–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
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    Calendar Crew eNews 9/9/2019

    Dear Neighbors
    Looks like our little September monsoon season may bring us some more rain chances tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday AM. Of course, there will be some gusty winds and we’ll hope to make it through without more power outages. The temperatures will mostly be below 100 for the next week. Yahoo!!!
    Meetings and clubs that took a summer vacation have restarted and the yearly ones continue. Today are the BC Community Association and Beaver Creek School monthly meetings. Both have agendas posted on their web sites. Tomorrow the BC Kiwanis and MR Fire Auxiliary meet and on Wednesday we have the blood pressure clinic, Rimrock Farmers Market and Al-Anon Family Group. On Saturday is the public food bank at Beaver Creek School and next Monday the BC Trails Coalition meets.
    Special events this month include a Pancake Breakfast at the BC Adult Center, a Food Handlers Workshop at Post 93 in Camp Verde, Kids at Hope training at BC School for adults interested in volunteering once a week, and Kiwanis annual Spaghetti Dinner.
    Saturday the 28 th will be a busy day. Free Smart Devices help is available at the BC Adult Center, Oktoberfest is in Rollins Park across the street from the Center, and its Fee Free day in all the National Parks.
    This year LMWCC, Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club, resumes on a new day, time, location and cost. Please note the details below. The BC Preservation & Historical Society has another fine presentation scheduled which includes seeds to take away for planting. And we forgot to get the information for the ESL class at Beaver Creek Baptist Church in the calendar, but it will be included next time and meets every Thursday at 6:30 PM.
    Looking forward to more pancakes,
    . . . . . the calendar crew  
    Update from Sam
     
    The Rimrock Rag doll Crafters had a great second meeting with 2 new members joining us…we are up to 7 now.  Everyone shared, compared and divided up the projects.  We are now cutting fabric for dolls, dresses, shirts and britches.  Completed so far are 6 doll quilts. We even have an artist in our midst that will be painting the faces on the dolls….never fear….non-toxic paint.  We want to thank the folks who have donated….we have a good start on poly fill, but…we will need more.  We also need baskets…..wicker type….old Easter baskets would work great too.  All donations, including cash gifts, should be dropped off at the Kiwanis Clothing Closet.  And we want anyone, who would like to donate time and talent to join us.  If you can sew, flyers are up at the Clothing Closet and the Lake Montezuma post office, (green paper) so you can make plans.  Our time is a gift to the children of this community.  All donations and dolls will be given to the Christmas House.  Sam Fisk
     
    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
    Special Events for September
    Saturday, 9/14–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)
     
    Wednesday, 9/18–A Yavapai County Food Handlers Workshop is from 10 AM to 11:30 AM at American Legion Post 93 in Camp Verde. There is no charge for volunteers. Come by and stay for lunch. Post 93 is located at 286 S 3rd St in CV, phone # 928-567-6154.
    Friday, 9/20–Kids at Hope Training is at BC School from 8 AM to 10 AM. 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 and Mentor Training (about 4 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 chat with you! Please call 928-567-4631.
    Thursday, 9/26– The Beaver Creek Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner  will be served from 5 to 7 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock. Please come enjoy spending time with your neighbors and meeting some new folks, too.  The proceeds will benefit community projects in the MR Fire District. Event staff includes: Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station Personnel, Beaver Creek School K-Kids and Builders Clubs, and Sedona Sky students.
    Saturday, 9/28–FEE FREE Day at all National Parks.
    Rollins Park Sign
    Saturday, 9/28–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, 9/28–The Oktoberfest is being held from 10 AM to 2 PM at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma. The Grace Lutheran Community Church is providing free Brats, hot dogs, drinks and more. The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition is offering free snow cones and wristbands. Sedona Sky girls are doing face painting and games. There is a no fee for entry car show, live music, hayrides, and trails information. Everything is free. Please contact Marla Sutcliffe for further information. (See flyers below)
    Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in September
     
    Monday, 9/9–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. The agenda is on the website. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
     
    Monday, 9/9–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
     
    Tuesday, 9/10–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, 9/10-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, 9/11–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.
    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 at candyscreeksidecottage@yahoo.com 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 problem.
     
    Saturday, 9/14–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
     
    Monday, 9/16–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 each month at 1 PM . Contact Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
    Friday, 9/20–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  The presentation this month will be from Kayo Parsons-Korn on Growing Your Own Native Garden. The program will be followed by the regular meeting of the Board. Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information. www.beavercreekhistory.com   (See flyer below)
     

    Monday, 9/23–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets in the BC Adult Center main room from 1 PM to 3 PM.  We invite you to join us!

    New date, location, time and cost!   The first monthly meeting of the new year will be Monday, September 23 from 1 to 3 pm at the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way, Lake Montezuma.  Meetings are only $5 this year and annual dues remain $15.  This meeting will be a business meeting so please plan to attend.  Our purpose is to promote friendship, aid our neighbors and assist civic activities in our community.  Everyone is welcome.   Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
    Tuesday, 9/24–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 5 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center main room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
    Thursday, 9/26–The CCF&M District Fire Board  meets at 9 AM at Station 82 in Rimrock this month. Call Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 for further information.  Don’t forget that you can find past minutes and the current agenda on the web site at  http://ccfmd.az.gov/
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    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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