Calendar Crew eNews 9/9/2019

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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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Lots of Summer Events 6/11/2019

Dear Neighbors
With the arrival of mid June, the annual preparations for the Fourth of July Parade, Pancake breakfast, Celebration and Duck Race are in progress.  There is always interest in watching the parade, however we would like to see more participants in it.  Walkers are welcomed as well as motor vehicles and horses.  It’s a different experience doing the short route and doesn’t have to be anything fancy, though decorations and creativity are always appreciated.  Signing up can be done at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
The potential Verde Connect road and bridge project is a hot topic around here.  The Beaver Creek Community Association has heard presentations from both Connect and Disconnect.  BCCA will meet from 3 to 4 PM on Monday, 6/24, in the Beaver Creek Adult Center to finalize the association comment.  BCCA would appreciate further comments from local residents directed to contact@BeaverCreekAZ.us or at the meeting. Yavapai County is holding public meetings tonight in Cottonwood and tomorrow night in Camp Verde to present the alternatives and to take public comments.  Further information on these is below.
There have been questions about when the fog sealing will take place on Montezuma Avenue and Lake Montezuma Rd.  It has been cancelled due to the product specified with the Asphalt Paving and Supply contract would not work on these roads.  Yavapai County will reschedule treatment of these roads in the future, probably using chip seal.
Duck Tickets Here
Duck Race tickets are for sale at many locations through out Beaver Creek.  Good prizes as usual and the profit supports local Beaver Creek Kiwanis projects throughout the year.  The fine summer activities are continuing at our local library.  This afternoon, Ancestry.com training is featured from 1 to 3 PM.
On the road again
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events for second half of June 2019
 
Tuesday, 6/11-A Verde Connect Public Open House will be held at 6 PM in the Cottonwood Recreation Center located at 150 S 6th St next to the Cottonwood Library.

Wednesday, 6/12-A Verde Connect Public Open House will be held at 6 PM in the Camp Verde Schools Multi-Use Complex located at 280 Camp Lincoln Rd.

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 Adult series programs are on Tuesdays and start on June 11.
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
Wednesdays, 6/12-7/17-Pre-School Story Time is every Wednesday from 11 AM to Noon at BC Library. (See flyer below)
Wednesdays, 6/12-7/17-Teens Only Movies are every Wednesday from 1 PM to 3 PM at BC Library. (See flyer below)
 
Thursdays, 6/13-6/18-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)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings, Activities & Classes thru 6/17
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.
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.
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Beaver Creek eNews 5/10/2019

Dear Neighbors

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, May 18–The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit – all for a suggested donation of $5. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556 .
Saturday, May 18–A Hopi Drum Concert FREE. Montezuma Castle National Monument invites the public to an evening of music and dancing under the full moon. Ryon Polequaptewa will sing and drum while Living Traditions Dance Troupe will perform the Corn Dance and Horse Dance. This will be a visually stunning event you won’t want to miss! Call 928-567-3322 ext 0 for additional information.
Monday May 20–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Annual Mtg will be at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. The program will include a Power Pt presentation, Volunteer of the Year Award, amendments to the By-Laws and election of board members. Janie Agyagos, Wildlife Biologist in the Red Rock Ranger District, will be the guest speaker. Please contact directors@beavercreektrails.org for additional information.  (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled May 11 through May 18
 
Saturday, 5/11–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631
 
Monday, 5/13–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Items for discussion include Yavapai County proposed zoning ordinance amendments concerning guest homes, metal panel fencing and mobile food units. Preparations will be made concerning the State Transportation Board July meeting in Cottonwood and opportunity to address our safety concerns with the TI 293 ramps at the McGuireville Interchange. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
Monday, 5/13–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.BCS.k12.az.us 
 
Tuesday, 5/14–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 5/14–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $15. We will present $1000 check to this year’s scholarship recipient, hear progress report from last year’s recipient, install new officers, vote on revisions t bylaws, discuss and vote on location/day/time for next year’s monthly meetings (Sept to May), and present the award for Woman of the Year.  This is an important business meeting and we have a full agenda so please plan to attend.  Your vote is important.  Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
 
Wednesday, 5/15–A 4th of July planning meeting will be held at 9 AM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. We hope everyone who wants a great event will attend, will only last one hour or less. The first thing we need to do is to select a Grand Marshall and a Junior Grand Marshall.  Please contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for the details.
Wednesdays, All–The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problem.
 
Friday, 5/17–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Meeting dates have changed to the 3rd Friday of each month.Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information. www.beavercreekhistory.com
4/1 through 6/1–Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off  at the Camp Verde Transfer Station from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Acceptable items are brush, branches, grass, leaves, and yard trimmings.  No lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal, or garbage.  Slash must be removed from plastic bags.  Located 7 miles east of I-17 on Hwy 260.  For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Dept at 928-771-3183. The other transfer stations are open dfferent days and times.  If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.  (See flyer below)
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Calendar Crew eNews 3/29/2019

Dear Neighbors
Again today, Friday, an NPS ranger is leading an archaeology walk of the Montezuma Well location at 11:30 AM.  This evening, doors open at 5:30 PM, there is a free movie offered by the Kiwanis Key Club starting at 6 PM in the Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  More information is below and the movie looks very entertaining.
Our FREE dump days continue at the Camp Verde Transfer Station.  Please ask to get directed back to Phil’s location with your electronics, computers, metals, pots & pans, TVs, refrigerators and aluminum cans.  He is our local connection to recycling and is working on improving recycling for Yavapai County.  And Beaver Creek Transit will benefit from your aluminum cans which he also is collecting.
There are two teaching positions open at Beaver Creek School, one Primary and one Intermediate.  Candidates must have a valid AZ teaching certificate and an IVP finger print clearance card.  Apply at BC School, 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd or print an application at www.bcs.k12.az.us .  Please get the word out.  Next Wednesday the registration for ALL DAY Kindergarten begins at school with a welcome from Mrs.Artrip.  More information is below.
Wishing we could be in Kindergarten again,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for Last Friday in March
 
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/28 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)
 
Friday, 3/29-A Guided Archaeology Walk at Montezuma Well starts at 11:30 AM. The walk is lead by an NPS Park Ranger.
 
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. (See flyer below)
Upcoming Special Events in April
Wednesday, 4/3-The Welcome to Kindergarten Registration Roundup at Beaver Creek School starts at 10 AM. Mrs Artrip will be hosting a special session for parents and students. The Kindergarten is full day. Please call 928-567-4631 for further information. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 4/13-A FREE Hazardous Waste Collection for Yavapai County residents of unincorporated areas and Sedona is from 8 AM to Noon at Redrock High School in Sedona. (See flyer below)
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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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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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Beaver Creek eNews 5/8/2018

Dear Neighbors
The annual meeting of the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition is this morning at 8:30 AM.  If you have the time to attend this morning, you will see two fine slide presentations on the local and Verde Valley trail efforts.  Also today is the last meeting until fall of the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club.  They will be awarding a $1000 scholarship, honoring the Woman of the Year and announcing donation recipients in addition to enjoying time together.
Yavapai County ballots concerning the extension of the jail district sales tax (up to a quarter of a cent) need to be received by 7 PM on May 15.  Mailing is not recommended at this late date.  The ballots may be dropped off in Camp Verde at the Town Hall or at the Yavapai-Apache Community Center.  In Cottonwood, the ballots may be dropped off at the County Annex on 6th Street.  If you can’t get either place, please call Beaver Creek Transit to collect your ballot and deliver it for you.  The services provided by the jail district need to continue and is an obligation for us all.
This Friday the BC Preservation & Historical Society has a special guest speaker who will tell the story of the former sheep industry in the Verde Valley and throughout Arizona.  The new start time for these presentations is 10 AM.
Saturday morning the free food bank distribution starts at BC School at 7:45 AM.  Then Dump the Drugs returns to the BC Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  The marionette show begins in the same location at 2 PM followed by the Mother’s Day Pot Luck at 5 PM.  We can get rid of unwanted medications, see an entertaining puppet show and celebrate Mother’s Day all in one place this year!!  It’s nice to see this building purchased and operated by volunteers getting such good use.
Also on Saturday the National Association of Letter Carriers is sponsoring the Fill a Bag and Stamp Out Hunger Campaign.  Please put non-perishables in the bags and place them by a mailbox.  Your donations will go to the food bank at Beaver Creek School.  Thank you!
Celebrating the wonderful month of May,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events May 8 through May 12
 
Tuesday, 5/8-The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Annual Meeting is from 8:30 AM to 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Help us celebrate the BCTC accomplishments of the year as reviewed in a PowerPoint presentation.  Guest speaker Adam Barnett, Recreation Staff Officer in the Red Rock Ranger District, has a slide show on volunteer efforts in the district.  The supporter of the year award will be presented to David Brown and the volunteer of the year award will be presented to John Barth.  Elections, financial report and refreshments, too.  Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for additional information.
Saturday, 512-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, 5/12-Puppets on Strings presented by FantasyMakers Marionettes starts at 2 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center across from Crickets in the Lake Montezuma Village Square. This lively entertainment is sponsored by Joe & Terri Warren, 928-592-0630 and Starr~Light, 928-274-2721.  Donations appreciated.  Some of the proceeds go to benefit Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority.  (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 5/12–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Mother’s Day Pot Luck  begins at 5 PM.   Please bring your plate (if you forget, we have paper plates) and utensils, a dish to share, and a friend or two.  Make your mother’s favorite dish to honor her or in memory of her.  Coffee and punch will be served.  We will also have a 50/50 drawing.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Call 928-567-4556 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.  
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities May 8 – May 12
Tuesday, 5/8–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  We will discuss 4th of July activities.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more 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.
 
Tuesday, 5/8-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  Please email Lana Burks at grambo_3@msn.com for further information.
Tuesday, 5/8–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM   The final meeting of this spring will be a celebration with presentation of our $1000 award to our Scholarship recipient here in BC.  The recipient has been invited to the meeting and luncheon.  We will also announce which community organizations will receive donations with money earned from our fundraiser “Tea”.  The Woman of the Year will be voted on and presented with an award at this meeting.  Lunch will be served at a cost of $13. All community members are welcome.  Please join us for a nice meal.  Contact Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Wednesday, 5/9–The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
 
Friday, 5/11–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM (new time) in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Dr. Barbara Jaquay will be the speaker at this meeting and will share stories and information from her book “Where Have All the Sheep Gone” which details the untold story of the sheep industry in Arizona and the Verde Valley .  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com   (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 5/12–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.  (See chart below)
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work
Another Accident on I-17 and more since this one
On May 2, 2018 at approximately 8:30am, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical responded to a reported accident on I-17 SB at milepost 306. Upon arrival crews encountered a 2 vehicle accident. Per DPS units on scene the accident was a head on collision between a passenger car and a pickup. There were single patients in each vehicle and both patients were transported to an area hospital. The exact cause of  the accident was unknown and was being investigated by DPS.  Units from Copper Canyon Fire were assisted by Pinewood Fire. Inclement weather in the area was a possible cause.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Battalion Chief
Late March & Early April Good Things at Beaver Creek School
 
Good Things Happening in Beaver Creek School District!
 
Beaver Creek School students have begun the state testing process. So far all students have been putting effort into their work and are proud to show the things they have learned.
The 21st Century Learning Community Program planning a field trip to Yavapai College’s Sci-Tech event. They are looking forward to developing a deeper understanding of STEAM concepts.
Mrs. Bleak has been taking an extra professional development course on teaching STEAM. She now has an opportunity to share her new knowledge with our 7 th  grade students who see her four times a week for a STEAM class.
Mr. Womack set up water catchment barrels so we can start using rainwater for the  onsite garden.
Ms. Nunn has been working with the 21 st  Century kids on Fridays to maintain the garden. She incorporates STEAM activities into her lessons. This class provides in depth hands on learning experiences which help students to understand scientific concepts. The kids love to learn in their gardening class.
The preschool class has also been sprouting seeds and watching their bulbs bloom in the preschool garden.
The Bobcat softball and baseball teams are both working hard at practices and games. The kids are thrilled to be a part of the teams, and parents are enjoying watching as well. The ball fields look great thanks to the maintenance crew!
We will be having the Life and Safety presentation for Pre-k-3 on April 11.  Our firefighter and forest service workers get together to put on a puppet show with lights, sounds, and special surprises that help to teach our younger students about being safe.  The kids will also get to meet Smokey the Bear.
Teachers are working hard to continue to use the  Capturing Kids Hearts  program to build gratitude among our students through class meetings that discuss all of the topics and continue to keep the lesson working in our classrooms.
The Yavapai County Nurses will continue to audit our students’ health records and make sure they are properly immunized.
Ms. Artrip hosted our annual Kindergarten Roundup to welcome children who will be in kindergarten next year. We are excited to have new bobcats join our student body!
Kindergarten and Preschool Registration is on-going in the front office Monday through Friday.
Be looking forward to the Beaver Creek Historical Society completion of the tile project depicting the historical timeline of the area! This project organized by Governing Board member Betty Hart will be found in the courtyard area of the school campus.
Mrs. Karin Ward
Superintendent
Beaver Creek School District #26
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
928-567-4631
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
May 2018 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 5/12/18
 
7:45 to 9 AM
 
Free Food & Clothing
 
Every Wednesday
Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30
 
9:30 AM to Noon
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
 
Every Tuesday
 
Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)
Free
 Tuesdays,
5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
NO NEWS ABOUT REOPENING
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM-Noon, Mon & Fri;  9AM to 3PM, Tues, Wed, Thurs
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma Village Square across from Cricket’s
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered around 2:30 PM Weds, and food remains until gone
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This Weekend in Beaver Creek 4/13/2018

Dear Neighbors
 
Tomorrow, Saturday, is the usual second Saturday of the month FREE food bank in the early AM at Beaver Creek School.  There is always some fine produce and some bread and meat in addition to other items.  Also the Second Saturday Hike sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition begins at 9 AM from the Forestglen Trail Head at the southern end of Wickiup Mesa. The special guest host for this one is Master Gardener Jane Kennedy.  Additional information is below.
Below are three media releases.  The first has all the details about the sad black cows at night versus vehicles on Cornville Rd.  Fortunately the humans walked away but the cows and vehicles were not so lucky….  The scarlet macaws are still on display the last Sunday of each month at 10 AM through August at Tuzigoot.  And finally, it’s the time of year that roadwork begins.  Information is below about work on I-40 and I-17 near Flagstaff.  There are open house dates at the Flagstaff ADOT facility where more project information will be available.
Driving cautiously through wind and construction,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
This Weekend Special Events
Saturday, 4/14–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.  (See chart below)

Saturday, 4/14–The Second Saturday 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 Forestglen Trailhead along one of the Beavercreek Trails Coalition Wickiup Mesa Trails and back to the trailhead, approximately 2.5 miles total.  Featured guest will be Judy Kennedy, Yavapai County Master Gardener, who will lead discussion on local plant life and Native species common to our area.   Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
April 2018 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 4/14/18
 
7:45 to 9 AM
 
Free Food & Clothing
 
Every Wednesday
Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
4/4, 4/11, 4/18, & 4/25
 
9:30 AM to Noon
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
 
Every Tuesday
 
Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)
Free
 Tuesdays,
4/3, 4/10, 4/17 & 4/24
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
NO NEWS ABOUT REOPENING
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM-Noon, Mon & Fri;  9AM to 3PM, Tues, Wed, Thurs
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma Village Square across from Cricket’s
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered around 2:30 PM Weds, and food remains until gone
Vehicle Collisions with Cows on Cornville Road- Open Range IssuesNoted
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YCSO Media Release
Background – Ranch hands from the Apache Maid Ranch, based in Cornville, Arizona, ran cattle during the day from the west side of Cornville Road to the east side of Cornville Road for grazing purposes. Because not all cows were transferred over to east side of the road during the day, there was distress among the heard causing the mother cows to knock down or jump portions of the fence in an attempt to get back to their calf’s on the other side of the road.
The Incident -
The initial call came into YCSO on April 7, 2018, around 8:30 pm, regarding black cows in and along Cornville Road between mile marker 8-11. No cows where located after searching for 20-30 minutes.
At 9:45 PM, deputies were dispatched to the same area regarding 3-4 black cows roaming in the roadway. While deputies were attempting to move them off the roadway, a passing motorist informed them of a collision between a van and a cow near mile marker 9. Deputies contacted the driver and saw the front end of her van had been smashed and the windshield shattered. The cow was dead. The driver was not injured.
While deputies conducted traffic control due to a lane closure pending arrival of ranch hands and a tow truck, another collision occurred involving a cow and vehicle nearby on Cornville Road. This was a minor collision with little damage to the vehicle and non-life threating injuries to the cow who ran off.
At 1:45 AM on April 8, 2018, a third cow vs. vehicle collision occurred around mile 9 on Cornville Road. This collision involved a small truck headed towards Cornville and one black cow. There were three male occupants inside of the truck during the time of the collision. After the cow was struck, another passing vehicle struck the cow again. The cow was pronounced dead at the scene. The second vehicle involved was not damaged. Fire personnel arrived on scene to check on the occupants involved in the incident. All were treated and released. Apache Maid Ranch personnel were contacted again regarding the latest collision.
A fourth and final collision involving another cow and vehicle took place a short time later. This vehicle was heavily damaged on the passenger side quarter panel. The woman driving worked for a local newspaper delivery service. Fortunately, she did not sustain any injury, but was just shaken up. She told deputies that while driving on Cornville Road, she noticed the emergency lights and then suddenly realized a black cow was in the roadway and collided. The cow ran off and she thought it best to continue towards the emergency lights and contact deputies to report the incident.
Fortunately, none of the drivers and passengers involved required hospitalization.
Additional deputies arrived and traffic control points were set to prevent further collisions and allow ranch hands to reunite all cows into common area.
OPEN RANGE -
Yavapai County falls under the Open Range concept – see definition below. Yavapai County has no ‘No-Fence’ districts which means the Open Range concept applies throughout the County and the liability from a collision causing the death of an animal will likely rest with the driver.
In a No-Fence district, liability generally falls on the livestock owner. (See ARS 3-1422. Publication of order forming no-fence district – The order of the board of supervisors that a no-fence district be formed shall be published once each week in a newspaper published in the county for four successive weeks, and from and after completion of the publication, no fence shall be required around the lands in the no-fence district, and it shall be unlawful for livestock thereafter to run at large in the district).
If a residential property owner does not live in such a district, the property owner is required to fence out livestock on their land using a ‘lawful fence’ – see below for details.
What is “Open Range”?   (reference Arizona State Land Department at https://land.az.gov/content/what-open-range ).
This question is frequently asked by motorists involved in automobile accidents with livestock on a roadway, or by owners of private land in rural subdivisions whose ornamental plants are eaten by livestock from adjoining State Trust grazing land.
The answer is not easily found. The Arizona Department of Agriculture’s Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 3, Article 8 (No-Fence Districts), contains nine separate statutes that comprise the open range laws of the State. A motorist who has been involved in an accident and wants to know if a particular location is “open range” should contact the County Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors is the entity that has the authority to designate No-Fence Districts. If an area is not within a No-Fence District, it is open range. The Board of Supervisors keeps the records for such designations. (ARS 3-1421-1422).
The landowner who is concerned with livestock damaging plants and other private property, has an obligation to fence his/her private land with a lawful fence to keep animals out. Having a lawful fence is necessary in any action to recover damages due to trespassing animals. (ARS 3-1427).
YCSO staff is working with Apache Maid ranch staff to mitigate the issues which includes secure fencing and signage along roadways in these grazing areas.
SACRED SCARLETS TO HOLD MONTHLY DEMONSTRATIONS AT TUZIGOOT
 
For over 1000 years, Scarlet macaws have dazzled people of the southwest.  Their brilliantly colored plumage and large size inspire curiosity in all who gaze upon them.  Remains of macaws have been documented in early archaeological excavations at both Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments.  Many visitors are impressed when they learn these exotic birds were traded into the Verde Valley, and farther north, from hundreds of miles South into modern day Mexico.  It is the intent of the National Park Service to increase visitor awareness of this unique part of history in the Verde Valley.  In partnership with Sacred Scarlets we hope to leave an impression on visitors, allowing them to make a meaningful connection to our sites.
Sacred Scarlets will be extending their monthly demonstrations at Tuzigoot National Monument on the last Sunday of each month at 10am, through August 25
th, 2018.   Sacred Scarlets presents lectures and demonstrations featuring a young, beautiful captive-bred scarlet macaw. These lectures and demonstrations address conservation as well as the scarlet macaw’s fascinating history in American Southwest culture.
Kelley Taylor, Founder of Sacred Scarlets, presents these amazing birds as ambassadors for their protection in the wild while sharing their long, rich, sometimes mysterious and often unknown history in the American Southwest. To learn more, please visit www.sacredscarlets.org .
There is no additional fee to attend the demonstration, but normal fees apply. Tuzigoot National Monument accepts all federal interagency passes including annual, senior, military, access, volunteer, park annual, and Every Kid in a Park.  Each pass admits up to four adults.
Tuzigoot National Monument is located at 25 W Tuzigoot Rd, Clarkdale, AZ 86324.  For more information, please call 928-634-5564 or visit

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Beaver Creek eNews 4/5/2018

Dear Neighbors
All this mild winter, many of us have been doing battle with pack rats and gophers who are definitely defeating our efforts.  Sometimes they even get help from other species. A spouse who has been trying to catch pack rats could not understand why the peanut butter was disappearing yet the traps were unsprung.  Please take a look at the photo to see why!
The last 3 days of the FREE DUMPING are today, Friday and Saturday from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Camp Verde Transfer Station.  The detailed information is below..
April continues with lots to do in our area.  This weekend is the fine annual Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale at the Beaver Creek Adult Center and in Rollins Park next to it.  On Monday, Rebecca Borowsky from Yavapai County Public Works Land Use Division will bring a PowerPoint presentation and take questions about land use violations and how to report them to the Beaver Creek Community Association meeting.
The following weekend is the April Second Saturday Hike sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition and the monthly food bank located at Beaver Creek School.  Scheduled later in the month are the Beaver Creek Community Health Screening Event and the Beaver Creek Adult Center Pot Luck.
We Value Our Teachers Foundation has been formed.  Its mission is to provide grocery gift card grants for teachers at Beaver Creek School and other schools in Sedona and surrounding area.  Funds are being raised via a golf tournament on May 8 and a helicopter ball drop.  Ways to contribute are by playing golf, purchasing ball drop tickets (available at BC School), or getting together with friends to be a Hole Sponsor.  Please take a look at the information flyers below.
Looking forward to seeing all of the crafty talent this weekend,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
 


Special Events for April
 
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/29 thru 4/7-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 Solid Waste Division at 928-771-3183. (See flyer below)
 
Friday & Saturday, 4/6 & 4/7–The Spring Arts & Crafts Festival & Bake Sale hosted by the Beaver Creek Adult Center runs from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Center located at 4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma and in Rollins Park.  Wonderful gifts for birthdays and holidays created by talented craftspeople are on display inside and outside in the park.  All work is original.  Please come enjoy the artistry of your friends and neighbors!  Please call the Adult Center at 928-567-4556.
Monday, 4/9-Rebecca Borowski, Yavapai County Land Use Unit Manager willexplain what is and is not a violation and how to report violations to the county at the Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meeting at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. The request for a zoning change to Commercial-2 on the 4 acre parcel (pending sale sign) at the junction of Lookout Point and Montezuma Lake Rds will also be discussed.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.us
Saturday, 4/14–The Second Saturday 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 Forestglen Trailhead along one of the Beavercreek Trails Coalition Wickiup Mesa Trails and back to the trailhead, approximately 2.5 miles total.  Featured guest will be Judy Kennedy, Yavapai County Master Gardener, who will lead discussion on local plant life and Native species common to our area.   Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
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.  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.  More information will be available soon.  Please contact Jeannette Estes at 928-567-5421 for updates.  (See flyer below)
Saturday, 4/21–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Pot Luck  begins at 5 PM.   Please bring your plate (if you forget, we have paper plates) and utensils, a dish to share, and a friend.  Drinks will be provided.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
Our CCF&M Crew at Work
On April 2 , 2018 at approximately 11:06 pm Copper Canyon Fire and Medical were dispatched to I-17 southbound at milepost 297 for a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arrival of initial crews they encountered two passenger vehicles, one car and one pickup. The car was blocking both southbound lanes and the pickup was upside down in the median. One passenger was flown by medical helicopter to an area hospital and the second patient was
transported by ground to another area hospital. Crews were assisted by an ambulance from Verde Valley Fire and an Engine from Sedona Fire. The exact cause of the accident was being investigated by DPS.
Steve Sarkesian
Battalion Chief
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
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This-Weekend-in-Beaver-Creek—Especially-Trek-for-Tech—Free-Dumping

Dear Neighbors
One day it’s hot and the next day it’s cold.  Gusty or calm, raining or not.  Sometimes the weather forecast is correct, sometimes not.  We’re in the midst of beautiful March.  As one of the Beaver Creek Transit riders says, “this is Mother Nature’s menopause”.  
Thanks to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, the annual free dump days have started at the Camp Verde Transfer Station.  Please dump now and don’t regret later about missing this great opportunity.
Saturday is the annual Trek For Tech with registration starting at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma at 7:30 AM.  The 10K starts at 8 AM and the 5K begins at 8:30.  This is a fundraiser organized by the Friends of Beaver Creek Library to help continue andimprove technology services in the Beaver Creek Library.
Our Copper Canyon Fire & Medical first responders have been busy as usual.  Some of their efforts are included below.
Getting ready to do one lap of the 5K tomorrow,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
3rd Weekend in March Special Events
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/22 thru 4/7-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 Solid Waste Division at 928-771-3183. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 3/24– Fifth Annual “Trek for Tech” 5K/10K Fun Run .  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 16th to be guaranteed a T-Shirt.  On-line registration closes on March 20th.  Event begins at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma.  Check-In at 7:30 AM.  10K begins at 8 AM & 5K begins at 8:30. Healthy fun for the entire family.  Entrant’s drawing for great prizes donated by local businesses.  Hosted by Friends of Beaver Creek Library.  Thank you to our sponsors:  Taco Bell of Cottonwood, Beaver Creek Realty. Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Blevins Construction and Development, Camp Verde Bugle, Cricket’s, Kenny’s Plumbing, Montezuma Family Dental, Rask Construction, Reay Brothers Excavation and Verde Fire and Safety.  For more info call 567-4648.  See you there!
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work

On March 22  at approximately 12 PM, Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority responded to an auto accident on I-17 SB mp 282. The vehicles appeared to have rolled at least one time. Upon arrival there were 2 vehicles, one which was towed by the other. A total of 2 occupants were transported via medical helicopter to area hospitals. Fire crews also took a family dog to a local animal hospital. The cause of the accident was unknown. I-17 was down to one lane of traffic for a short time.
Steve Sarkesian
Battalion Chief
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work
This morning (3/21) at 6:45 AM, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority (CCFMA) was dispatched to 492 South 5th Street in Camp Verde for the report of a structure fire.  Upon arrival, crews encountered a room and content fire in a rear bedroom of the home.  The home was occupied at the time, but the occupants were able to escape.  Unfortunatelyone of the tenants experienced minor hand burns that were treated at the scene by EMS personnel.  CCFMA was assisted in the suppression efforts by an engine company from Verde Valley Fire District.  A support truck from Cottonwood Fire Department and a Rehab unit from Verde Valley Ambulance also provided support to the incident.  There were no injuries to any firefighters reported.  The structure received significant damage, displacing the occupants, who were referred to the Red Cross for some initial support.  The fire appeared to have originated in the bedroom, and was attributed to the use of smoking materials in bed.  CCFMA wants to remind everyone that inattention in the use of smoking materials results in scores of fatalities and casualties nationally, and smokers should exercise every precaution to prevent becoming one of these statistics. 
Terry Keller
Fire Chief
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
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