BCCA Celebrates 50th in Style

LMPOA (now known as the Beaver Creek Community Association) celebrated 50 years of serving the community on Saturday, October 6th. BCCA/LMPOA celebrated the occasion in style and with gratefulness for all the members who have worked so hard over the last 50 years.  A good time was had, and great food was served on the patio at Robbie’s, with some really fine  music from the Verde Valley Sweethearts.  Attendees laughed and talked and recalled times past when an 8-party phone line was replaced by a “modern” phone system, when floods and fire control were everyday challenges, and community cleanup meant a good deal more than some roadside trash and weeds.  Some of the challenges were conquered, and others remain with us today.  Neighbors have helped neighbors to get through those times, and we appreciate all the work they did in years past and are still doing today.

Current President Janet Aniol recognized the numerous individuals present who were active in the LMPOA, the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District, Rimrockers, and other community organizations. She gave a short history of the events, history, and people of the LMPOA from 1968 to the 1990s.

Past President Virginia Bartling, then Virginia Engle, gave a terrific talk about the not insignificant challenges of chairing the LMPOA during the mid-1990s. From midnight Executive Board Meetings to fielding constant phone calls from residents, to first-hand work on emergency flood control, working with FEMA and other agencies, and building the Fire District and the Fire Station Building, she did it all. Virginia led the association and the community through some interesting times, indeed. It was a real pleasure to hear her talk, and we are humbled and grateful for her leadership.

Major kudos to Mike Nelson and Phil Edwards for planning this event, Robbie’s for making the venue and music available, and all the Board members for working to bring it together.  Let’s get busy on the next 50 years!  What changes we’ll see, and what things we can accomplish together!

This Week in Beaver Creek 9/26/2018

Dear Neighbors
Today is the last Rimrock Farmer’s Market for the season which has been held at Verde Valley Honey on Beaver Creek Rd.  Please be sure to thank Candy Hammond for managing and bringing such a fine service to this community and to John Hasper for hosting the market.  We hope they will do this again next year!!
This weekend Bingo returns to the Beaver Creek Adult Center after an absence of many years.  Next weekend the bi-monthly bird walks begin again at Montezuma Well.  Lots of classes are ongoing at Emerald Waves Healing and the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Call and ask each for their schedule information.
shiny 3d number 50th made of goldOn Saturday, October 6, a special 50 year anniversary party is being held at Robbie’s to celebrate the incorporation of the organization that formed the road and bridge districts which paved much of Lake Montezuma and provided the bridge at Montezuma Ave.  The Lake Montezuma Property Owners’ Association (now BCCA) members did so much for the community.  This is an opportunity to recognize those residents from our past who donated their time for us.  Most are no longer with us, but we will remember them and celebrate.  The details are below.   On the following Sunday, the Beaver Creek Adult Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary.  And a heads up notice to all that Yavapai County will be providing free flu shots on Friday, October 12, from 10 AM to 1 PM at the BC Adult Center.
Looking forward to paying our respects on October 6 at Robbie’s,
 
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Regularly Scheduled & Special Events
Wednesday, 9/26- The Last of 2018 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 further information.
 
Saturday, 9/29-Bingo at the Beaver Creek Adult Center is from 5 to 8 PM located at 4250 Zuni Way. Please call 928-567-4556.
 
Tuesday, 10/2–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library. Planning for bingo and other activities. Please call Phil Edwards at 928-274-0265 for details.
 
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.
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.
Saturday, 10/6–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 8:30 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
 
Saturday, 10/6-The 50th Anniversary of Lake Montezuma Property Owners’MRFD LogoAssociation (BCCA) starts at 2:30 PM. LMPOA (recently known at the Beaver Creek Community Association) is celebrating 50 years of serving the community. Please join us for an Italian buffet dinner, music and raffle on the patio at Robbie’s, 5155 N Dave Wingfield Rd in Rimrock, starting at 2:30 PM. We are highlighting our involvement since our founding with the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District. Virginia Bartling (Virginia Engle) will speak about the mid 90’s when she was LMPOA President during the great flooding and the formation of the first MRFD elected fire board. Dinner tickets are $20 for adults and free for under 18. Tickets are available at Robbie’s, from a board member, online at www.BeaverCreekAZ.US  or by calling 928-592-2839.
Sunday, 10/7-The 25th Anniversary Party for the Beaver Creek Adult Center is from 2 to 5 PM at the Center. Call 928-567-4556 for the details.
Truck Fire–CC Fire & Medical at Work
At 2:40 PM on September 22 Copper Canyon Fire and Medical, Sedona Fire, and the Arizona Department of Safety were dispatched to a semi-truck vs. a semi-truck on I-17 MP 305 NB.  Upon arrival units found 2 semi-trucks one with minor damage and the other truck was fully involved with the fire spreading quickly to its load and into the forest.  Copper Canyon Fire and Sedona Fire immediately deployed both a fire attack and a medical crew to stabilize the scene.  Happy to report that no occupants or firefighters were injured.  I-17 was then shut down for approximately 3 hrs. as ADOT cleared the trucks form the scene.  The incident is still under investigation by DPS.
Dale Duns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief

Quilt Raffle to Purchase Drone for MRFD

Here are pictures of 2 quilts we are raffling off to support the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District. Tickets are available at Crickets, the BC Adult Center, Robbie’s, The Verde Valley Honey Store in Rimrock, and at the FD in Camp Verde.  The drawing will take place later this year, once our sales goal is reached.  This is being sponsored by the MRFD Auxiliary to fund the purchase of a video drone for the Department. This equipment will assist search and rescue efforts and add a capability to further serve the community. The quilts were donated by the Quilters Store in Sedona.  Tickets are $1 for one or six for $5.
John Gosnick, President, Montezuma Rimrock Auxiliary
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This Week in Beaver Creek 9/10/2018

Dear Neighbors
Lots of good news this week!  Deuce the dog was found at VVHS and is back at home.  This chip sealing got off to a slow start and is not proceeding in the expected order, but Cactus Asphalt is doing a much better job than we had from the last chip sealing work done in our area.  Before your street is chip sealed, a “Notice to Residents” flyer will appear at your home which has the dates to NOT park in the street.  Meanwhile, enjoy this nice beginning fall weather!
On Thursday at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station the annual Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner will be from 5 to 7 PM.  Kiwanians and Kiwanis student clubs invite you to come spend an evening visiting with us.  At lunch time on Tuesday, the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets for the first time this fiscal year and has a special guest speaker from Out of Africa.  On Saturday, a monarch butterfly survey is being completed at Montezuma Well.  If you’d like to participate, the instructions to register are below.  Also on Saturday morning, the Food Bank at Beaver Creek School will be open. Other clubs and organizations are meeting again starting this month.  Please check out the schedule below.
Upcoming special events for later this month are the Shred-A-Thon, the Chili Cook-Off and free prostate screening.
It’s cooling off a little and the sky is beautiful.  So we hope to see you out & about.
Celebrating the wonderful month of September,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Regularly Scheduled & Special Events September 10 thru 15
 
Monday, 9/10–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda is posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us 
 
Monday, 9/10-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. YCSO LT David Williams will be answering questions about vandalism, dumping and speeding. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
 
Tuesday, 9/11–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult CenterLibrary.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
 
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, 9/11-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please call John Gosnik at 216-659-4708 for further information.
Tuesday, 9/11–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $13. Ashton from “Out of Africa” will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch, see old friends and make new friends. Come find out what is happening in Beaver Creek and bring a friend. Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Wednesday, 9/12–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 9/26- 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 atcandyscreeksidecottage@yahoo.com  for more information or to participate.
Thursday, 9/13– 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 our High School Key Club (Sedona Sky, Camp Verde & Mingus). (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 9/15–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, 9/15-Monarch Butterfly Surveying is from 8 AM to 10 AM at Montezuma Well. Rangers will lead volunteers through the process of catching, tagging and releasing migrating monarch butterflies as they head south to Mexico for the winter.  If you would like to volunteer, please visit the .nps.gov/moca web site and follow the monarch butterfly link.
Saturday, 9/15–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Ken Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 9/15–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.


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MRFD Fire Board Member Needed 6/4/2018

We NEED another Fire Board Member. 
Please get applications in by noon on Thursday!
MRFD LogoThe Montezuma Rimrock Fire District is accepting resumes and letters of interest to fill a vacancy on its governing board.  Fire District board members are generally elected to a four year term.  The person chosen to fill the vacancy will serve for the remainder of the vacant term ending November 30, 2018.
 Applicants shall reside within the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District and be a registered voter of the District.  Packets are available at: Copper Canyon Fire & Medical 26B Salt Mine Road Camp Verde, AZ  86322. Please return completed packets to the admin office by Thursday, June 7, 2018 by 12:00 pm.

 

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Beaver Creek eNews 5/13/2018

Dear Neighbors
May continues to be a very busy month.  Special events include the Spring Concert,  Kindergarten Promotion and 8th Grade Graduation at Beaver Creek School.  A Donation Pancake Breakfast is next Saturday in the BC Adult Center and the following Saturday is the Fifth Annual Memorial Day Tractor & Engine Show in McGuireville.
Our regularly scheduled meetings and activities are listed below with contact information.
The Yoga and Zumba classes at Emerald Waves Healing are new additions to the community calendar.  If you haven’t tried the bird walk at Montezuma Well, next Saturday will probably be your last chance until fall.

Beaver Creek School Superintendent Karin Ward was honored recently.  She was named

The Woman of the Year by the Prescott Area Leadership Inc.. This is an honor which recognizes all of the great work Mrs. Ward has done in Yavapai County to serve her community.  So well deserved!!
Jeannette Estes and Carlos Godina from YCSO again worked the annual May Dump the Drugs and did another outstanding service for the community.  So many pills were collected that the pill bag broke for the first time.  Pats on Back to everyone who contributed to the collection!
Remembering the Past and enjoying the Present,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events May 14 through May 26
 
Thursday, 5/17-The Annual Spring Concert begins at 7 PM at Beaver Creek School.
Saturday, 5/19-The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 AM to 11 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Pancakes, bacon or sausage, juice and coffee.  A $5 donation is suggested.  The proceeds will go toward the renovation of the BC Adult Center.  Please contact Judy Edwards at 928-274-6023 for more information.
 
Saturday, May 26-The Fifth Annual Memorial Day Tractor & Engine Show runs from 9 AM to 3 PM in McGuireville.  McGuireville looks forward to MEMORIAL DAY every year. It’s a time of remembrance and celebration of all the wonderful things that makes this country great. There is no better way to celebrate than with displays of cast Iron engines and tractors that helped build our magnificent country. The flag ceremony begins at 1 PM and includes a special guest star.  (See article below)
Tuesday, 5/22-The Kindergarten Promotion at Beaver Creek School begins at 7 PM.
Wednesday, 5/23-The 8th Grade Graduation at Beaver Creek School begins at 7 PM.
   
Continues 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 different 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)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities May 14 – May 26
Monday, 5/14–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:30 AM  Grasshoppers Restaurant in Cornville .  This is the last meeting before taking a break for the summer.  Please call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 to confirm your attendance.
Monday, 5/14-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center.  Topics this meeting include repairs and improvements for Rollins Park and to our bulletin board at Rimrock Resale on Beaver Creek Rd.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.com
 
Tuesday, 5/15–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 8:30 AM in the BC Adult Center. Contact  Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
 
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.
 
Tuesdays, All-Yoga class meets at Emerald Waves Healing at 5:30 PM at 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd.  More information is available at 603-321-7284.
Thursdays, All-Yoga class meets at Emerald Waves Healing at 10 AM and Zumba class starts at 5:30 PM.  The Yoga class also meets at 10 AM on Saturdays.  Please call 603-321-7284 for more information.  Http://Emeraldwaveshealing.com
Saturday, 5/19–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Ken Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 5/19–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 8 AM to 10 AM the first and third Saturdays through May 2018.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 5/19–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Wednesday, 5/23-A 4th of July planning meeting will be held at 9 AM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  Contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for the details.
Thursday, 5/24–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during a 9 AM to Noon session for the MRFD, CVFD, and CCF&M Fire Boards at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station 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://cc-fma.org/
 McGuireville Comes Alive with Number 5!
The 5th Annual Memorial Day Tractor & Engine Show, Saturday, May 26.
Article & photos by Candace Hammond
 
             Antique tractors and engines along with rusty iron enthusiasts from across the state will converge on McGuireville to celebrate the 5 th  Annual McGuireville, Memorial Day Tractor and Engine Show Saturday, May 26th, beginning at 9:00 a.m..  McGuireville will come alive with fun for the whole family including free tractor/hay rides along Dry Beaver Creek, antique & boutique shopping in the many stores and good things to eat.   The avid tractor and engine collectors of the Arizona Flywheelers will display running engines and tractors to show off.
            In honor of Memorial Day the men and women of the Cornville American Legion Post #135 will be conducting a flag raising ceremony at 1:00 p.m, with a special guest appearance by USO star and the Verde Valley’s own Terrie Frankel, one of the Doublemint twins.
            McGuireville is located on the east side of I-17 at Exit 293 so don’t miss your chance to visit with hometown folk for this small-town all-American celebration!  Dry Beaver Feeds is your pets favorite shop, Candy’s Creekside Cottage is in full bloom, Jims Trading post has an ever-changing inventory, 2nd Time around has expanded their inventory, and there is fresh spring selection at Gypsy Lane Boutique and Salon.  Nikki’s Grille will be turning out fantastic food specials.  Finally, there will be free Lemonade at Gypsy Lane after the Flag Ceremony.  The M bar Lazy B Chuckwagon will be showcasing cast iron cooking with a dutch oven peach cobbler cooking demonstration at Candy’s Creekside Cottage at 2.
This event is sponsored by the Arizona Flywheelers, The McGuireville Merchants Association and the Beaver Creek Kiwanis.
Good Things Happening in Beaver Creek School District!
 
The play “Fractured Fairy Tales” was a success. Our kids did a great job, the audience wowed! Thank you to Pam Zahnzinger, the actors, and the parents who assisted.
The sixth grade class attended Camp Colton, a science camp in Flagstaff. They were exposed to a STEAM curriculum and outdoor education. Thank you to Mrs. Martinez and Mr. Clarke for attending camp along with our students.
Mrs. Cowan has been organizing and planning for our upcoming 8 th grade promotion.  Although we are sad to see our students leave us, we can’t wait to see the great things our students will do as they enter high school.
Mr. Franklin’s 8 th  grade class visited the Arizona Capitol and saw where legislation takes place.
Mrs. Guth’s class has been busy preparing for their end of year play. “Little Grunt and the Big Egg” will be performed next week in Mrs. Guth’s classroom.
Mrs. Winckler took her 21 st  Century students in 4 th , 5 th , and 6 th  grades to Xplorology, a SciTech EXPO for students to learn about STEAM concepts.
Mrs. Ward was honored as The Woman of the Year by the Prescott Area Leadership Inc.. This is an honor which recognizes all of the great work Mrs. Ward has done in Yavapai County to serve her community.
All the staff is working toward a successful end to the very busy school year.  Ordering for next year is  also enjoyable as we are forward thinking to the next school year! Teachers return July 30 th . Students return August 6 th . And the community Back to School BBQ is August 2 nd !
Registration is ongoing for next year in the front office. The District is   open from 8-4 Monday through Friday. Have a safe and fun summer!
Mrs. Karin Ward
Superintendent
Beaver Creek School District #26
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
928-567-4631
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eNews Bulletin 4/28/2018

Dear Neighbors
If you need a vehicle washed TODAY, our local high school student Key Club would love to help you out for a donation to their service projects.
Saturday, 4/28–The Key Club Car Wash runs from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station on Beaver Creek Rd.  Donations appreciated.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking forward to watching others clean vehicles,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
****Press Release****  ****For Immediate Release*****
As a result of the critical fire conditions we are currently experiencing, effective Friday, April 20th 2018 at 08:00 hours, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority will implement a fire ban within its jurisdiction.
This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.
This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.
Enclosed BBQs (propane and briquette- with a lid) are not effected by this ban at this time, although the public is always encouraged to be especially careful when using cooking appliances outdoors, and especially when the conditions are as dry as we are currently experiencing.
The public is also encouraged to be very careful with the disposal of smoking materials during this period.
If conditions continue to worsen, additional restrictions may well be implemented to prevent a catastrophic fire.  Such measure might include the banning of smoking outdoors, bans on the use of briquettes and/or BBQs, bans on the use of chain saws or other combustible engines/tools that might produce sparks, bans on welding or grinding without special permits or standby measures, and/or bans on other hazardous  processes.
The current ban or additional restrictions will remain in effect until we see significant summer rains to lessen the threat.
With our current dry conditions, low humidity, warmer temperatures and gusty winds, everyone is being encouraged to  be extremely careful during this period.
Thank you!  Be Safe!
Terry Keller
Fire Chief
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority
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Burn Ban Press Release from Fire Chief 4/26/2018

Dear Neighbors
Tomorrow is the dedication of a tile history wall at Beaver Creek School that has been worked on by students and staff at the school and from Camp Verde High School, too. The event, sponsored by the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society starts at 2 PM on campus.
Also, all day on Friday, is free shredding sponsored by Gateway Mall and AARP in Prescott.  This is out of our area.  But if you have the need to shred, the price is right.
Free slash drop offs continue through June 1 at the Yavapai County Transfer Stations.  Providing a fire safe zone around your residence is recommended by our Fire Chief who also states,  ” Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority has implemented a fire ban within its jurisdiction. This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.  This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.”  (See flyers below)
Looking forward to seeing the tiled wall,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Friday April 27 Special Events
Friday, 4/17–The Beaver Creek Community Timeline dedication starts at 2 PM at Beaver Creek Rock School located at 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock.  Beaver Creek School Superintendent Karin Ward’s vision of the community’s history being depicted via picture tiles has become a reality. Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society Timeline Committee Chairman Betty Hart enlisted the help of Beaver Creek School students and staff and Tom Middlebrook and Camp Verde High School art students to “tell the story” of the Beaver Creek area. Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served.  (See flyer below)
Friday, 4/17–AARP FREE Shred-a-Thon runs from 9 to 11:30 AM and 12:30 to 2 PM at the Prescott Gateway Mall until the truck reaches capacity.  (See flyer below)
Continues 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 different 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)
Burn Ban Press Release from Chief Keller
****Press Release****  ****For Immediate Release*****
As a result of the critical fire conditions we are currently experiencing, effective Friday, April 20th 2018 at 08:00 hours, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority will implement a fire ban within its jurisdiction.
This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.
This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.
Enclosed BBQs (propane and briquette- with a lid) are not effected by this ban at this time, although the public is always encouraged to be especially careful when using cooking appliances outdoors, and especially when the conditions are as dry as we are currently experiencing.
The public is also encouraged to be very careful with the disposal of smoking materials during this period.
If conditions continue to worsen, additional restrictions may well be implemented to prevent a catastrophic fire.  Such measure might include the banning of smoking outdoors, bans on the use of briquettes and/or BBQs, bans on the use of chain saws or other combustible engines/tools that might produce sparks, bans on welding or grinding without special permits or standby measures, and/or bans on other hazardous  processes.
The current ban or additional restrictions will remain in effect until we see significant summer rains to lessen the threat.
With our current dry conditions, low humidity, warmer temperatures and gusty winds, everyone is being encouraged to  be extremely careful during this period.
Thank you!  Be Safe!
Terry Keller
Fire Chief
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority

Ongoing Prescribed Burns 4/25/2018

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 23, 2018, For Immediate Release – Coconino National Forest fire managers are planning a prescribed burn today, and more throughout this week, because of the precipitation received Friday which created favorable conditions for burning. These burns could be canceled or postponed if conditions change.
FLAGSTAFF RANGER DISTRICT .
Upper Lake Burn Project
When: Planned ignitions will be today at approximately 9 a.m.
Where: Fifteen miles southeast of Flagstaff, south end of Upper Lake Mary at Pine Grove Campground. ( 35°01’55.6″N 111°27’43.5″W)
Size: 1,145 acres.
Smoke Impacts: Smoke may be seen by motorists on Lake Mary Road south of Flagstaff and any visitors at Upper Lake Mary, and at Pine Grove Campground during the day. Cooling temperatures in the evenings may cause smoke to settle and drain down nearby canyons and low lying areas. Smoke will likely appear thicker the morning after the burn as it settles overnight and should dissipate by early the next afternoon.
Mint Burn Project
When:  Planned aerial and ground ignitions Wednesday and Thursday at approximately 9 a.m. 
Where: One mile south of Mormon Lake, along the west side of Lake Mary Road. 34°53’47.1″N 111°26’34.6″W)
Size: Up to 3,500 acres total, broken down into daily manageable blocks.
Smoke Impacts: Smoke may be seen by motorists on Lake Mary Road south of Mormon Lake. Cooling temperatures in the evenings may cause smoke to settle and drain down nearby canyons and low lying areas. Smoke will likely appear thicker the morning after the burn as it settles overnight and should dissipate by early the next afternoon.
Prescribed burns are always  dependent upon weather and wind conditions, as well as approval from Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The public can view approved prescribed burns on ADEQ’s website at smoke.azdeq.gov. Burns on the Coconino National Forest begin with the forest’s designato

 

Special Events for Friday & Saturday 4/20-4/21/2018

Dear Neighbors
Amidst the wind and dust today, preparations are ongoing for a huge Beaver Creek Community Health Screening Event from 9 AM to 3 PM in the classrooms and Fellowship Hall at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church located near the Rimrock Post Office.  Many thank you’s to the congregation for donating use of their facility for this event which includes numerous opportunities for health screenings, information and firefighter demonstrations.  Not to be missed!
On Saturday morning the BC Adult Center is serving a donation pancake breakfast, a bird walk is offered at Montezuma Well and several groups are meeting.
Free slash drop offs continue through June 1 at the Yavapai County Transfer Stations.  Providing a fire safe zone around your residence is recommended by our Fire Chief who also states,  ” Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority has implemented a fire ban within its jurisdiction. This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.  This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.”
The Interim Fire Ban Order from the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is also included below as well as the YCSO media release on a fire started by a Humboldt area resident who burned without an activated burn permit.
Please continue to be very aware of fire danger as you enjoy activities,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21 Special Events
Friday, 4/20-The Beaver Creek Community Health Screening Event  runs from 9 AM to 3 PM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church hosted by the Beaver Creek Community Action Team.   NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED. This is your opportunity for FREE dental for all ages and other health screenings.  The NAU Department of Dental Hygiene is pleased to offer FREE dental screenings including x-rays, oral cancer exams, fluoride treatments, oral health education and goodie bags to all in attendance.  Stop by and meet the Tooth Fairy while taking advantage of these FREE services.
KNOW YOUR NUMBERS/KNOW YOUR RISK  – Northern Arizona Healthcare will be offering a FREE non-fasting health screening that will provide the following information: Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Total Cholesterol HDL/LDL, Triglycerides, Diabetes Risk Assessment. This screening takes approximately 20 minutes during which you will receive your results and have an opportunity to review them with a health professional.  Knowing your numbers and  your risk may help you make decisions to take the steps to improve your heart health which may save your life. We can offer you ways that can improve your numbers.  There will also be CPR Demonstrations by Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority and a representative from Y.C. Emergency Preparedness Department will be available to inform, respond to concerns and offer free printed materials to attendees.  Please contact Jeannette Estes at 928-567-5421 for updates. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 4/21-Donation Pancake Breakfast 9 AM to 11 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Pancakes, bacon or sausage, juice and coffee.  A $5 donation is suggested.  The proceeds will go toward the renovation of the BC Adult Center.  Please contact Judy Edwards at 928-274-6023 for more information.
Continues 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 different 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)
****Press Release****  ****For Immediate Release*****
As a result of the critical fire conditions we are currently experiencing, effective Friday, April 20th 2018 at 08:00 hours, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority will implement a fire ban within its jurisdiction.
This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.
This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.
Enclosed BBQs (propane and briquette- with a lid) are not effected by this ban at this time, although the public is always encouraged to be especially careful when using cooking appliances outdoors, and especially when the conditions are as dry as we are currently experiencing.
The public is also encouraged to be very careful with the disposal of smoking materials during this period.
If conditions continue to worsen, additional restrictions may well be implemented to prevent a catastrophic fire.  Such measure might include the banning of smoking outdoors, bans on the use of briquettes and/or BBQs, bans on the use of chain saws or other combustible engines/tools that might produce sparks, bans on welding or grinding without special permits or standby measures, and/or bans on other hazardous  processes.
The current ban or additional restrictions will remain in effect until we see significant summer rains to lessen the threat.
With our current dry conditions, low humidity, warmer temperatures and gusty winds, everyone is being encouraged to  be extremely careful during this period.
Thank you!  Be Safe!
Terry Keller
Fire Chief
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities April 21

 

Saturday, 4/21–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Ken Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 4/21–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April 2018.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 4/21–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Homeowner Cited for reckless burning after Fire
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At approximately 9:30 AM, today, a homeowner in Humboldt was burning tumbleweeds in his back yard. The fire jumped over a block wall fence and into an open field near the closed smelter plant. The homeowner called 911 to report the fire. His use of a garden hose in an attempt to put out the fire was unsuccessful. The fire grew with light winds in the area. YCSO and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) responded. Locks to the closed commercial property had to be cut to gain access to the fire. The fire grew to nearly an acre in just a few minutes before fire crews were able to extinguish the flames.
Deputies met with the homeowner and cited him for Reckless Burning due to well publicized fire restrictions in place. Attempts to get a burn permit would have been met with clear notice that burning has been suspended.
YCSO and fire officials cannot emphasize enough to follow fire restriction regulations. THE RISK IS TOO GREAT AND THOSE IN VIOLATION WILL BE CITED. YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED.
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Wind Advisory Monday 4/16/2018

Wind Advisory MONDAY 11 AM to 11 PM

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 206 PM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 AZZ005-010-018-037-038-160515- /O.EXT.KFGZ.WI.Y.0019.180416T1800Z-180417T0600Z/ Marble and Glen Canyons-Chinle Valley-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins-Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons- Including the cities of Page, Lees Ferry, Canyon De Chelly, Chinle, Kayenta, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cordes Junction, Bagdad, and Sedona 206 PM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 ..

 

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM MST MONDAY… * TIMING…Southwest winds will develop Monday morning and strengthen through the afternoon hours. Winds are expected to decrease late Monday evening. * WINDS…Southwest 20 to 30 mph, with gusts from 40 to 50 mph. * IMPACTS…Cross winds could cause difficult travel on area roadways.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph, or gusts from 40 to 57 mph, are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Consider securing loose belongings on your property. Additional weather information is on the web at www.weather.gov/flagstaff .

 

 

Red Flag Warning  MONDAY

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 1023 AM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 AZZ104>118-137>140-161500- /O.CON.KFGZ.FW.W.0006.180416T1600Z-180417T0500Z/ Kaibab Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 104)- Marble and Glen Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 105)- Grand Canyon Country (Fire Weather Zone 106)- Coconino Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 107)- Yavapai County Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 108)- Northeast Plateau And Mesas Hwy 264 Northward (Fire Weather Zone 109)-Chinle Valley (Fire Weather Zone 110)- Chuska Mountains and Defiance Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 111)- Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County (Fire Weather Zone 112)- Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County (Fire Weather Zone 113)- Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County (Fire Weather Zone 114)-Western Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 115)- Eastern Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 116)- White Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 117)- Northern Gila County (Fire Weather Zone 118)- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins (Fire Weather Zone 137)- Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 138)- Black Mesa Area (Fire Weather Zone 139)- Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264 (Fire Weather Zone 140)- 1023 AM MST Sun Apr 15 2018

 

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM MST MONDAY FOR MUCH OF NORTHERN ARIZONA… * AFFECTED AREA…Apache…Coconino…Northern Gila…Navajo… and Yavapai Counties. * WINDS…Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 7 percent. * 20 FOOT WIND…Southwest 20 to 30 MPH with gusts 40 to 50 MPH possible. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY..6 to 12 Percent. * IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. 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. Please notify field crews of this Red Flag Warning.

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