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

Dear Neighbors
Amidst the wind and dust today, preparations are ongoing for a huge Beaver Creek Community Health Screening Event from 9 AM to 3 PM in the classrooms and Fellowship Hall at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church located near the Rimrock Post Office.  Many thank you’s to the congregation for donating use of their facility for this event which includes numerous opportunities for health screenings, information and firefighter demonstrations.  Not to be missed!
On Saturday morning the BC Adult Center is serving a donation pancake breakfast, a bird walk is offered at Montezuma Well and several groups are meeting.
Free slash drop offs continue through June 1 at the Yavapai County Transfer Stations.  Providing a fire safe zone around your residence is recommended by our Fire Chief who also states,  ” Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority has implemented a fire ban within its jurisdiction. This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.  This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.”
The Interim Fire Ban Order from the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is also included below as well as the YCSO media release on a fire started by a Humboldt area resident who burned without an activated burn permit.
Please continue to be very aware of fire danger as you enjoy activities,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21 Special Events
Friday, 4/20-The Beaver Creek Community Health Screening Event  runs from 9 AM to 3 PM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church hosted by the Beaver Creek Community Action Team.   NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED. This is your opportunity for FREE dental for all ages and other health screenings.  The NAU Department of Dental Hygiene is pleased to offer FREE dental screenings including x-rays, oral cancer exams, fluoride treatments, oral health education and goodie bags to all in attendance.  Stop by and meet the Tooth Fairy while taking advantage of these FREE services.
KNOW YOUR NUMBERS/KNOW YOUR RISK  – Northern Arizona Healthcare will be offering a FREE non-fasting health screening that will provide the following information: Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Total Cholesterol HDL/LDL, Triglycerides, Diabetes Risk Assessment. This screening takes approximately 20 minutes during which you will receive your results and have an opportunity to review them with a health professional.  Knowing your numbers and  your risk may help you make decisions to take the steps to improve your heart health which may save your life. We can offer you ways that can improve your numbers.  There will also be CPR Demonstrations by Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority and a representative from Y.C. Emergency Preparedness Department will be available to inform, respond to concerns and offer free printed materials to attendees.  Please contact Jeannette Estes at 928-567-5421 for updates. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 4/21-Donation Pancake Breakfast 9 AM to 11 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Pancakes, bacon or sausage, juice and coffee.  A $5 donation is suggested.  The proceeds will go toward the renovation of the BC Adult Center.  Please contact Judy Edwards at 928-274-6023 for more information.
Continues through 6/1-Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off  at the Camp Verde Transfer Station from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Acceptable items are brush, branches, grass, leaves, and yard trimmings.  No lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal, or garbage.  Slash must be removed from plastic bags.  Located 7 miles east of I-17 on Hwy 260.  For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Dept at 928-771-3183. The other transfer stations are open different days and times.  If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.  (See flyer below)
****Press Release****  ****For Immediate Release*****
As a result of the critical fire conditions we are currently experiencing, effective Friday, April 20th 2018 at 08:00 hours, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority will implement a fire ban within its jurisdiction.
This ban is going in effect in cooperation with other bans being implemented by Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest, the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, as well as the other fire departments and fire districts across the Verde Valley.
This ban impacts all open burning within the district, including burn barrels, with or without burn permits.
Enclosed BBQs (propane and briquette- with a lid) are not effected by this ban at this time, although the public is always encouraged to be especially careful when using cooking appliances outdoors, and especially when the conditions are as dry as we are currently experiencing.
The public is also encouraged to be very careful with the disposal of smoking materials during this period.
If conditions continue to worsen, additional restrictions may well be implemented to prevent a catastrophic fire.  Such measure might include the banning of smoking outdoors, bans on the use of briquettes and/or BBQs, bans on the use of chain saws or other combustible engines/tools that might produce sparks, bans on welding or grinding without special permits or standby measures, and/or bans on other hazardous  processes.
The current ban or additional restrictions will remain in effect until we see significant summer rains to lessen the threat.
With our current dry conditions, low humidity, warmer temperatures and gusty winds, everyone is being encouraged to  be extremely careful during this period.
Thank you!  Be Safe!
Terry Keller
Fire Chief
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities April 21


Saturday, 4/21–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Ken Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 4/21–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April 2018.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 4/21–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Homeowner Cited for reckless burning after Fire
At approximately 9:30 AM, today, a homeowner in Humboldt was burning tumbleweeds in his back yard. The fire jumped over a block wall fence and into an open field near the closed smelter plant. The homeowner called 911 to report the fire. His use of a garden hose in an attempt to put out the fire was unsuccessful. The fire grew with light winds in the area. YCSO and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) responded. Locks to the closed commercial property had to be cut to gain access to the fire. The fire grew to nearly an acre in just a few minutes before fire crews were able to extinguish the flames.
Deputies met with the homeowner and cited him for Reckless Burning due to well publicized fire restrictions in place. Attempts to get a burn permit would have been met with clear notice that burning has been suspended.
YCSO and fire officials cannot emphasize enough to follow fire restriction regulations. THE RISK IS TOO GREAT AND THOSE IN VIOLATION WILL BE CITED. YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED.
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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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NFS Prescribed Burn Smoke 12/14 – 12/15/2017

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Los Burros Prescribed Burn Smoke Affecting Beaver Creek Air Quality
Redrock Ranger Station reports that the smoke today is due to a prescribed burn near Springerville.  Strong winds from that direction have carried the smoke to the Verde Valley.
News Release: Lakeside Ranger District plans Los Burros Prescribed Burn

Release Date: Dec 13, 2017  

Springerville, AZ, December 13, 2017 - For Immediate Release. The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be conducting a 442 acre prescribed burn within the Sepulveda unit of the Los Burros broadcast burn area beginning on 12/14 and continuing through 12/15 if weather conditions allow.  

The Sepulveda Unit is about five miles south of Vernon, along Forest Service Road (FSR) 96, and is surrounded by FSR 6, FSR 6H and FSR 96B.

Ignition may last several days, with daily smoke impact anticipated within area drainages. Smoke will be visible in the local area, from Arizona State Highway 260, and U.S. Highway 60, in Round Valley, Vernon and Show Low. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic may be in the area


Beaver Creek eNews 11/18/2017

Dear Neighbors
We’re looking at another beautiful week in Beaver Creek.  The sunny highs are expected to be in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s and cold enough for a little heat at night.  Skinks and tortoises are hibernating and the scorpions are coming inside.  (A black light hunt for those mean insects is a particularly good idea this time of year.)
This is a wonderful weekend to be active.  Free food including lots of cantaloupes is available in the early AM today at Beaver Creek School.  The Saturday hike will be led by Stan Mish, the president of the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition.  If you have any questions about the construction of the Wickiup Mesa Trails, don’t miss this particular hike.
Since November is Native American Heritage month, several special programs are scheduled at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot.  Please take a look at the National Park Service flyer below.  The bird walk at Montezuma Well is also today.  Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will close at 3 PM on November 23, Thanksgiving Day.  This includes all three units-Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well in Rimrock, and Tuzigoot in Clarkdale.  All units will resume normal operating hours on November 24, 8 AM to 5 PM.
Later this month, everyone is invited to a free Thanksgiving Dinner from 2 to 4 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Another trail hike is scheduled and the Kiwanis Christmas House opens at the Beaver Creek Gasmart on the 30th.
Looking ahead in December, there will be a Local Author Fair at the Beaver Creek Public Library and mobile on-site mammography at Beaver Creek School.  A special pot luck and Dump the Drugs are scheduled in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
Wishing all a happy start to the Thanksgiving Holiday,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Mid November thru Mid December Special Events 
November, All– Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot are Commemorating Native American Heritage Month with Indigenous Arts, Crafts, and Cultural Events.  (See poster below)
Saturday, 11/18-Wickiup Mesa Hike w/ guest speaker, Stan Mish.  At 9:00 AM meet at Forestglen Trail Head. This hike will introduce the Cedar Knoll, Sunset and Well Vista trails. It is about 3.5 miles. Easy to moderate. Beaver Creek Trails Coalition President Stan Mish will lead the hike and speak about the construction of the trail.  Please note that all hikes begin at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of E Redrock Dr and Forestglen Rd. Plenty of parking is available. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring lots of water. You may also want to have a hat, hiking stick and a snack. We usually stop for a break about half way through the hike. We look forward to sharing with you the Wickiup Mesa Trails System.  For More Information: Contact Susan Sim, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, at Susansim4@yahoo.com
or phone: home 928-325-0010 or cell 928-300-7098.
Thursday, 11/23–Come enjoy at free turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day from 2 to 4 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church located (behind the MR Fire Station) at 5100 N Stevenson Dr.
Thursday, 11/30 & more– Kiwanis Christmas House opens next to the Beaver Creek Gasmart on the 30th and will be open Thurs, Fri & Sat from 10 AM to 5 PM thru December 16. Applications for recipients for families to receive food boxes and toys are available from Kiwanis members and at Kiwanis Clothes Closet.  Please call Wyona at 274-2032 for more information.  Christmas decorations donations may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM.
Wednesday, 11/29–Wickiup Mesa Trails Hike.   Meet at the Forestglen Trail Head. The Golden Gulch Trail is the star of this hike. About 3 miles. Easy to moderate.  Further information is listed under the hikes above.
Saturday, 12/2–A Local Author Fair will be held from 2:30 to 4 PM at the Beaver Creek Public Library sponsored by Friends of the Beaver Creek Library (FBCL).  Come meet Wyona Jaffe, Lora Trout, and Lizanne Brown, hear about their efforts, enjoy refreshments and enter prize drawing.  (See Flyer Below)
Sunday, 12/3–The Hanging of the Greens starts at 6:30 PM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  Many of us look forward to this beautiful annual event.
Saturday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Pot Luck begins at 5 PM.   Please bring your plate and utensils, a dish to share, and a friend.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
Saturday, 12/16–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.
Monday, 12/18–MOM (Mobile On-site Mammography) is at Beaver Creek School from 7 to 11 AM.  Please call 480-967-3767 or 800-285-0272 to schedule and appointment.  (See Flyer Below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 11/18 thru 11/30
Saturday, 11/18–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday (the 3rd Saturday this month in recognition of Veteran’s Day last 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, 11/18–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April 2018.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturdays, All-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.  Please call Betty Hart for more information at 928-567-2946.
Saturday, 11/18–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 11/18–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.
Saturday, 11/18– The Phantasm Book Club  meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Library. We will be discussing “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by Philip K. Dick.  Books and audio CDs are waiting at the library.  Contact Starchild the Ringleader,  PhantasmBookClub@yahoo.com for more information.  (See flyer below)
Tuesday, 11/21–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 8:30 AM in the BC Adult Center. If you’d like an update on the Wickiup Mesa Trails and other, please attend. Contact  Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
Tuesday, 11/28–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 6 PM in place TBD for dinner.  We are planning the annual Christmas House and would welcome help.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information and to RSVP.   www.bckiwanis.org   
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
November 2017 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
This month only it’s the 3rdSaturday!
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 11/18
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.
Bring bags
11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 & 11/29
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)
11/7, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
Bring bags
3:00 to 6:00 PM
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM to Noon Mon thru Fri
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone
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