BCCA Public Meetings this Week 7/18 – 7/20/2019

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Dear Neighbors

This is an important week for you to speak up if you have an opinion or information to share. The Beaver Creek Community Association has scheduled public participation meetings on Thursday evening for a requested 8-acre zoning change from residential to C2 and on Saturday afternoon at 3 PM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station for a potential 300-unit apartment complex east of I-17. The Friday morning meeting in Cottonwood at 9 AM in the Recreation Center is vitally important if you wish to see safety improvements at the McGuireville Interchange on I-17. Everyone is invited to attend these meetings.

The parcels for the requested C-2 zoning are 405-07-14-036 & 037 located south of Beaver Creek Rd, next to Beaver Creek Self Storage and north of Valley Vista Rd. Robbie’s is across the street to north of these parcels. The agent held a very limited public meeting in Camp Verde which few residents knew of and attended. A Clark’s Market was offered at that time. The zoning request asks for hard zoning only without a specific plan or grocery store.  (See letter of invitation from BCCA and letter of intent from the agent below.)
The public meeting for the potential apartments will include a presentation with traffic study information. The owners appear to be open to suggestions. The access would be through an extension of Bice Rd before it goes under the tunnel. Parcel 405-23-180 is 47 acres of which the western boundary abuts I-17. The construction would be in a valley not generally visible. The project would be designed as a PAD which means that what the Board of Supervisors agrees to is what can be built.
BCCA will collect comment sheets at these meetings. If you can’t make the meeting please help us by sending an email comment to contact@BeaverCreekAZ.us. Individuals may also comment directly to Yavapai County Planning & Zoning,
If you can only make one meeting, please attend the Friday 9 AM State Transportation Board meeting at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 S 6th St. The public gets to speak first, so you don’t have to stay for the whole meeting. This is our once a year chance to tell ADOT about how dangerous it is to exit McGuireville south to Camp Verde and how scary it is to enter McGuireville from Camp Verde, etc. The board members do listen. An easy way to get there is to take Cornville Rd to 89A. Go straight on 89A and cross the bridge onto Mingus. Take Mingus to the stop sign on 6th St. Turn left and find the rec center next to the library on the left- hand side of the street.
See you at some meetings,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Meetings This Week
 
Thursday, 7/18–Public participation meeting  sponsored by BCCA about 8-acre requested zoning change to C2 (potential shopping plaza) in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 6 PM.
Friday, 7/19—Speak up for safety improvements to our I-17 interchange at McGuireville at the State Transportation Board meeting in the Cottonwood Recreation Center at 9 AM.
Saturday, 7/20–Public participation meeting sponsored by BCCA about proposed Primrose 300 apartment complex rezoning request at 3 PM at Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.
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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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CC Fire & Medical Rescue, BC Transit News 5/11/2019

Bell Trail Technical Rescue

On May 9 at 12:57 pm Copper Canyon Fire & Medical was dispatched to a technical rescue call in the area of Bell Trail. The information received was the patient had fallen approximately 20 feet. the patient was located several miles up the trail in the wilderness area. It took crews time to make contact with the patient due to an extensive hike into the wilderness. With the help of YCSO a rescue helicopter was sent to assist crews with extricating the patient.
Copper Canyon Fire personnel began medical treatment and prepared the patient to be picked up by DPS ranger. The patient was successfully picked up by DPS ranger and brought to a landing zone to be transported by a medical helicopter. Yavapai County Sheriffs Office and Copper Canyon Fire set up and utilized a unified command system to coordinate the efforts and the YCSO Search and Rescue team was used to secure and set up a landing zone for all the helicopters.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Battalion Chief

Free Saturday Bus Loop for Beaver Creek

Today Beaver Creek Transit is testing and timing our new free Saturday local transportation run.  We are operating today starting at 11 AM and will stop at 2 PM.  The trial runs today plan to leave from across the street from the Ranch House in Lake Montezuma at 11 AM, 11:30, 12 PM, 12:30, 1 PM & 1:30.  FREE.  The other stops are Montezuma Haven, BC Gas Mart, Towers Dr, BC Library, BC Gas Mart, Cross walk by fire station (Dollar General), the Bice Rd Mail boxes, McGuireville, Kiwanis Clothes Closet parking lot (Family Dollar), BC Gas Mart, the Smoke Shop parking lot and back to the Ranch House to start over.  You may call us during this time at 301-2749 to see where we are.  This is our second test run.  Please be patient with us!
 
We plan to run regularly on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM once we work out times & stops if usage warrants this service.
 

 

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eNews 3/11/2019

Dear Neighbors
graduation_cap.jpgTomorrow the Beaver Creek Kiwanis and the Fire District Auxiliary both meet in the morning.  At 11 AM the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at Robbie’s and as usual has a wonderful guest speaker.  At the beginning of this month LMWCC held a tea and auction to raise funds to support their many community good deeds. Their current scholarship applications are located at various sites through out the area.  The Beaver Creek Kiwanis are also offering scholarships.  BCK  will be awarding three $500 scholarships to local graduating seniors that have been a resident of the area OR attende d Beaver Creek School. GPA of 2.0 or higher is required. The application can be found on line at www.bckiwanis.org  Submit all requirements by April 20. Any  questions, please call Eileen Conn, 928-300-6072.
On Friday is the annual meeting for the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society.  Again, an interesting and entertaining guest speaker and refreshments will be available.  More information is below. On Saturday is the bimonthly bird walk at Montezuma Well and a Wild Flower hike sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition.
Next week the annual free dumping at the Camp Verde Refuse Center begins.  On Saturday is the sixth annual Trek for Tech.  This is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Beaver Creek Library.  All month long there are National Park Service activities, demonstrations and lectures celebrating archaeology.
This is March.  Those events and meeting above are just a few of so many this month.  So, if you have a little time, please choose something to enjoy while in our beautiful area.
See you out & about,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for March
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Friday, 3/15-The Annual Meeting of the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society is at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Everyone is welcome to enjoy Jana Bommersbach’s presentation, “Wild, Weird, Wicked Arizona”. Jana represents AZ Humanities and currently writes for True West magazine. Guaranteed to be entertaining and informative. Light refreshments will be served. A short business meeting and election of Board members will follow. Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information. www.beavercreekhistory.com   (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 3/16–The Spring Wildflower Hike  starts at 9 AM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Drive at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa.   Hike from the trailhead to Russell Springs and back to the trailhead, approximately 3 miles total. Moderate to strenuous intensity level. Please contact KennTrout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
 
Tuesday, 3/19-The SUNSET / FULL MOON HIKE starts at 6 PM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Dr at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa. Hike the Cedar Knoll Trail from the trailhead to the Golden Gulch Trail junction and back, approximately 1.2 miles total. East to moderate intensity level. Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
 
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/21 thru 4/6-FREE DUMP DAYS  at the Camp Verde Transfer Station, 2600 E. Hwy 260, 7 miles East of I-17 from 8 AM to 4 PM.District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman and The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors,working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in the Verde Valley.  Accepted items are: household appliances, TV’s , bagged trash, auto batteries, unmounted tires, furniture, and yard trimmings. Items that will not be accepted: loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries, dead animals and any commercial dumping.  For additional information please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Public Works at 928-771-3183. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 3/23– Sixth Annual “Trek for Tech” 5K/10K Fun Run hosted by Friends of Beaver Creek Library at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma. Check-In at 7:30 AM. 10K begins at 8 AM & 5K begins at 8:30. Register now at www.trekfortech.com or pick up a registration form at Beaver Creek School, Beaver Creek Public Library, Kiwanis Clothes Closet, Cricket’s, or the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Register by March 15th to be guaranteed a T-Shirt. On-line registration closes on March 20th. Healthy fun for the entire family. Entrant’s drawings for great prizes donated by local businesses. For more info call 567-4648. See you there!
Friday, 3/29-FREE Movie Night for 1st through 5th graders at Beaver Creek Baptist Church hosted by the Kiwanis Key Club. Doors open at 5:30 PM and “Ralph Breaks the Internet” starts at 6 PM. Snacks will be available for purchase. Contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Celebrate Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month with the National Park Service. Please check the press release below to find many activities, demonstrations and lectures scheduled in the Verde Valley National Parks.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities for 3/12-3/19
Tuesday, 3/12–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  We will set a date for roadside cleanup. Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 3/12-The MRFD Auxiliary will meet at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please contact Laurie Stafford at 928-567-4820 for more information.
Tuesday, 3/12–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $15.Debi More will be our speaker.  She wrote the book “When Your Loved One Dies”.  It is a book about healing from loss.  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, 3/13–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.
Saturday, 3/16–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 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.
Monday, 3/18–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center library. The meeting dates have been changed to the third Monday at 1 PM . If you’d like an update on the Wickiup Mesa Trails and other, please attend. Contact Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
Monday, 3/18-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.
Monday, 3/19–The CCF&M District Fire Board  meets at 9 AM at Station 82 on Beaver Creek Rd 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 new web site at  http://ccfmd.az.gov/
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. Mondays: 11 AM Chair Yoga, 4:30 PM Hula Hoop, 6 PM Qigong; Tuesdays: Yoga at 10 AM & 6:15 PM; Wednesdays: 10 AM Hula Hoop, 12:30 PM Yoga, 2 PM Pilates, 3 PM Prayer/Intervention Group, 3:30 PM Hypnosis Classes, 6 PM Meditation Class, 7 PM Witching Hour; Thursdays: Yoga at 10 AM & 6:30 PM, 11:30 AM Support Group for New Parents, 5:30 PM Emotional Disorder Management Support Group; Fridays: 10 AM Qigong, 11:30 AM Restorative Yoga, 3:30 PM Support Group for Parents of Teens, 5-7 PM Free Healing Exchange Open House; Saturdays: 10 AM Yoga, 1-3 PM Drop in Reiki and/or Readings.
National Park Service   News Release
 
Celebrate Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month with the National Park Service.
During the month of March, visitors from near and far will have the opportunity to learn more about Arizona’s rich native history and archeological legacy.   T he National Park Service will be hosting a series of events and guided tours. In partnership with Verde Valley Archaeology Center, lectures at Camp Verde Community Library will be focused on recent research at Montezuma Castle National Monument. Our March special event calendar includes:
3/1 at 11:30am: Guided Archaeology Walk with a Park Ranger at Montezuma Castle
3/2 at 10:00am: Apache Silversmithing w/ Jerry Whagado at Montezuma Castle
3/9 at 6:30pm: Archeo – Astronomy Talk and Star Party with Ken Zoll at Tuzigoot
3/15 at 11:30: Guided Archaeology Walk with a Park Ranger at Montezuma Castle
3/19 at 6:30pm: Lecture: Studying and Interpreting Montezuma Castle’s Architecture with Park Archaeologists at the Camp Verde Library
3/22 at 11:30am: Guided Archaeology Walk with a Park Ranger at Montezuma Well
3/24 at 10:00am: Sacred Scarlets with Kelley Taylor at Tuzigoot
3/26 at 6:30pm: Lecture: Dating the Construction and Use of the Montezuma Castle Cliff Dwelling with Greg Hodgins and Nicholas Kessler at the Camp Verde Library
3/29 at 11:30am: Guided Archaeology Walk with a Park Ranger at Montezuma Well
3/30 & 3/31 at 10:00am: Santo Domingo Jewelry and Art with Priscilla and Harvey Nieto at Montezuma Castle
Montezuma Castle is located at 2800 Montezuma Castle Rd., Camp Verde, AZ 86322.  Montezuma Well is located at 5525 Beaver Creek Road, Rimrock, AZ 86335.  For additional information about these and other programs , please call our visitor center at 928-567-3322 x 0 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/moca .
Tuzigoot National Monument is located at 25 Tuzigoot Road, Clarkdale, AZ. For additional information about these and other programs, call 928-634-5564 or visit www.nps.gov/tuzi.
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Storm Warning 2/20/2019

Winter Storm Warning
Thursday & Friday
2-20-19

Update from National Weather Service

 

Winter Storm Warning

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

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


There were actually 17 rescues, with noreported injuries..  The locations were all along the vicinity of Rimrock Drive that parallels Wet Beaver Creek down by Sedona Sky Academy.  A drive through of this area, plus Sycamore Lane and Beaver Vista all revealed extensive damage in Lake Montezuma.  At this point, I have no reports of any injuries or missing individuals, thank God!
In Camp Verde, it appears Beaver Creek (Wet and Dry by this point) may have gotten into the houses that are lower along Pecan Lane.  We were assessing the Verde Lakes area at this time.  Also, I looked in the Quarter horse area, as well as McCracken Lane and did not see any evidence that the river had risen enough to get into any homes in those areas,  We still need to look at Horseshoe Bend.  The Marshals Offcie can probably provide the best updates…
More when/if we get it.  Crews are tired for sure at this point.
Chief Terry Keller, CCF&MD
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Beaver Creek eNews 1/23/2019

Dear Neighbors
January began with an unusual snow storm creating a depth of 4 to 6 inches in most areas of Beaver Creek. Then came the coldest freeze that most of us have felt here, temperature reported to sink to 5 to 8 degrees. Our plumbers have probably already put down money for summer vacations! We’ve also had rain and wind and some beautiful days, too. And the last week of the month looks to be mostly sunny and mild.
This Saturday there is a double special event at the Beaver Creek Adult Center which spent some time closed due to a burst pipe. The main room of the Center is open for business as usual. (It may be awhile before the library room has new carpeting and is reopened.) Saturday AM the semiannual Dump the Drugs is from 10 AM to Noon. Then at 4 PM the annual Yavapai County District 2 Community meeting combined with the annual Beaver Creek Community Association are welcoming anyone who would like to attend. Some very useful information is provided at this meeting as well as some good food. The following Monday the Verde Valley Photography Society has a reception at the Beaver Creek Library. More information on these events is below.
At the December Governing Board Meeting for Beaver Creek School, newly elected board members Daniel Dubien and Brandi Bateman and reelected member Betty Hart were sworn in by Yavapai County Superintendent Tim Carter. Perry Krowne and Jackie Harshman continued in their terms. Retiring board members Karen DuFresne and Jo Burke were honored for their long term and fine service at this, their final meeting. At the January meeting Jackie Harshman was elected President and Brandi Bateman was elected Clerk.  Karin Ward and Katrina Sacco continue respectively as Superintendent and Principal of the school.
Jo Burke
Karen DuFresne
Daniel Dubien, Betty Hart, Brandi Bateman
Please check out the “Good Things at Beaver Creek School” and the Swift Water Rescue report from Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District. Many activities are ongoing at Emerald Waves and the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Each has its own calendar for you to check out onsite.
 
This ‘N That
  • Food from the St Mary’s Food Bank is still being delivered on Wednesdays at the BC Adult Center.
  • The National Park Service has 5 Fee Free Days scheduled for 2019.  (See the press release below.
  • The bimonthly birdwalks at Montezuma Well will start at 9 AM January through April.
Ready to exercise,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events for End of January
Saturday, 1/26-Dump the Drugs   is back at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  This event gives an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication (including ones for pets).  Please drop medications off at the Beaver Creek Adult Center (across from Cricket’s), 4250 E. Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  The event is sponsored by the BC Community Action Team, YC Sheriff’s Office and MATFORCE.   Jeannette Estes is our local contact at 928-567-5421 for more information . (See Flyer Below) 
 

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

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

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

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

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The Good Things Happening in the
Beaver Creek School District -December 2018
 Happy New Year 2019!
 
Our annual winter concert was a festive and enjoyable time. The kids worked hard to put on a great show. A special thank you to the teachers and paraprofessionals who helped them along the way, as well as the many family members and friends who supported them.
Mrs. Patricia Garitson has been working with Arizona State University to support research on healthy eating in schools, because of that partnership she has obtained a salad bar for the cafeteria.
All classes participated in a winter door decorating contest. This year each class decorated their classroom door with concepts from a winter themed storybook. This allowed each class to share some joy as well as integrating literacy standards into the activity.
The 7th and 8th grade classes held a bake sale to raise funds for their end of year trip. They baked together, and brought things from home to sell. It was very successful, and a great way to teach economics using a hands on approach.
The NAU Practicum students finished their semester in Preschool and Head Start. A new group of students will start the end of the month.
Verde Valley First Books Readers have come to preschool and Head start to read books and give the students books.
Thanks to the Beaver Creek Community, we were able to help 46 families and 110 children to have a brighter Christmas. A special thanks to Merryl Dones for coordinating with Beaver Creek Baptist Church, the Adult Center, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis, and Verde Valley Toys for Tots and Cottonwood Wal-Mart
Several Community Members coordinating with Eileen Conn have begun painting the bathrooms with positive messages.
Mrs. Karin Ward
Superintendent
Beaver Creek School District #26
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
928-567-4631
Swift Water Rescue CCF&MD
On January 19 th  , at approximately 09:40 PM, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical were dispatched to a report of a person needing rescued from high waters on the Verde River.  Upon arrival, crews made voice contact with the stranded person standing on an island surrounded by rapid moving water.  Copper Canyon Fire and Medical deployed their  Swift Water Team which is made up of highly trained technical rescue members.   The stranded  patient was extricated safely from the river without issue and then evaluated by medical. There were no reported injuries to any of the responders, and the 1 patient refused further treatment after a medical evaluation.
CCFMD wants to remind everyone that attempting to drive or walk across flooding streams or rivers  is simply not worth the risk.  From the perspective of driving a vehicle, it can be difficult to judge the depth of water on the road.  It only takes inches for the tires to lose tractions and begin to float downstream.  Please drive safely and avoid tasking unnecessary risks.
Dale Duns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District
Battalion Chief
National Park Service  News Release
MONTEZUMA CASTLE AND TUZIGOOT NATIONAL MONUMENTS ANNOUNCE ENTRANCE FEE-FREE DAYS FOR 2019
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will waive its entrance fee on five days in 2019.
The five entrance fee-free days for 2019 will be:
●     Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
●     Saturday, April 20 – Start of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
●     Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary
●     Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day
●     Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day
“We are very excited to provide the public opportunities to visit us on our fee free days, as well
as throughout the year, and hope everyone takes advantage of these days,” says Dorothy FireCloud, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments Superintendent.
As of January 1st, 2019, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument will normally charge $15 per adult 16 and older. Admission covers both monuments for 7 days. Children 15 and younger are always free. Western National Parks Association will offer a 15% discount on all items in the park stores during fee free days, and is tax free every day.
In addition to entrance fees being waived, the following events will occur:
January 21st – Day of Service. Join us at Montezuma Well as we get our traditional use garden ready for spring planting. Work includes pulling weeds, tilling the soil, etc. Please wear sturdy shoes and sun protection.   Gloves and tools are provided, as well as warm beverages and snacks.
April 20th – Junior Ranger Day activities at Tuzigoot National Monument and Native American music concert at Montezuma Castle at 6pm
August 25th – Birthday celebration at noon at both monuments
September 28th – Volunteer event for Montezuma Well garden
November 11th – Veterans Day Event
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments are two of 115 national parks that has an entrance fee. The other 303 national parks do not charge an entrance fee. The National Park System includes more than 85 million acres and is comprised of 418 sites, including national parks, national historical parks, national monuments, national recreation areas, national battlefields, and national seashores.
Last year, 331 million people visited national parks spending $18.2 billion which supported 306,000 jobs across the country and had a $35.8 billion impact on the U.S. economy.
An annual park pass for Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments costs $45 and allows unlimited entrance to both monuments for four adults. The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth grade students, and disabled citizens.
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Adult Center Still Closed for Most Uses 1/11/2019

The Beaver Creek Adult Center is open to Meals on Wheels volunteers for drop off and pick up of meals containers.  Today’s scheduled BCPHS meeting will be held at 10 AM in in the Rock School Building at Beaver Creek School.  Monday’s BCCA meeting will be held at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Library.
The Adult Center hopes to have some areas in the main room open for use late next week.  The library portion will remain closed until flooring is replaced.  Burst pipe issues will take time to repair subject to contractor availability.
 
Those who attend chair yoga or other meetings, please call your contact to get information about alternative locations, postponements, or use of the Center.
 
The Beaver Creek Adult Center phone number is 928-567-4556 which will be answered when portions of the Center are again open to the public.

Thank you to Firefighters 1/8/2019

From Sandy Dragman – Communication Coordinator for BCAC

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