BCCA Annual Meeting: Good Neighbors & Diverse Opinions

The Beaver Creek Community Association held their Annual Meeting Saturday 1/27/2018.  About thirty members and area residents attended, along with Board members, County Supervisor Tom Thurman, and Jeff Thumm from Coconino National Forest.  The theme of the meeting was “Good Neighbors”. Each person attending was awgoodneighborarded a blue ribbon designation as a “Good Neighbor 2018″, because, in the end, it’s our neighbors and the people who show up at meetings that make our community a great place to live.  The meeting was upbeat, and included presentations by Jeff Thumm — who was introduced as the Forest Service manager who authorized the prescribed burn on October 24, 2017.  He presented the many factors that go into prescribed burns in a straightforward and factual way, and by the end of his talk, there were lots of questions and comments, but all present agreed that a prescribed burn once in a while is better than the alternative: wildfire!  Congratulations, Jeff, on a great presentation.

If you missed the meeting, you missed some good community conversations, as well as outstanding refreshments donated by Mike Nelson and Ron Melcher, arranged by supershoppers Sharon Olsen and Janet Aniol, and our perennial favorite secret recipe punch provided by Phil Edwards.

Long-time community leader Bob Burke was newly elected to the Board of Directors, as was Danice Bruno, an animal lover and financial wiz.  The new Directors will replace Lisa Taylor, who is now out of state, and Alan Spacone, currently undergoing chemo and therefore unable to serve on the Board in 2018.  The two new Directors were elected by acclamation, and will be valuable indeed to the BCCA.  Janet Aniol presented the financial report for 2017, an update on projects from 2017, and a transportation update, highlighting this news: the grant for bus service routes including Yavapai Transit stops from Apache Nation to McGuireville, the Ranch House, and Rimrock has been accepted and may happen this year.  2017 projects included support for the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition’s new 6.2 mile trail system on Wickiup Mesa, public meetings with Arizona Water, followed by progress on hydrants and pipe.

Board member Sharon Olsen asked for members to pitch in and help in volunteering with park maintenance duties. She reviewed bids to trim trees in the park, which will be a large budget item for the BCCA, but is badly needed for safety reasons.  Ron Melcher joined in asking residents for assistance with the fountain, gardening, clearing branches, and other park maintenance chores. Contact a Board Member if you have gardening or other skills we can use! Email : Contact Us.

President Janet Aniol circulated copies of a petition to limit Bow Hunting in our area. The petitions would be sent to Arizona Fish and Game Commission. Neighbors and residents had various opinions, from those aghast at bowhunters in their backyards, to those who support hunters, people just like everyone else, who generally respect their neighbors. There is current regulation which requires a resident to post “No Trespassing” sign or “No Hunting” sign on each lot. There were equally divergent opinions as to whether the signs were effective or reasonable in a suburban setting, and what measures could be taken by those whose property adjoins forest or open areas.  The BCCA has not taken a position on the matter, but signs are available for those who wish to post, and petitions for those who wish to sign them.

County Supervisor Tom Thurman presented the case for renewal of a 1/4 cent sales tax, devoted to maintenance of our county jail in Camp Verde.  The existing tax was passed to handle overcrowding conditions, and will expire in 2020. The renewal of the tax at the same rate, Thurman stated, is needed to provide half of the cost of maintenance to the facility, which now houses up to 600 inmates, and is currently overcrowded by as much as 60 heads per night.  Members asked questions and received solid answers to the issues from Supervisor Thurman.  For details on the jail tax proposal, click here.

Thurman also predicted a population surge in our area over the next 2-3 years, with the work on Highway 260 complete and other transportation changes making Beaver Creek more accessible. He stated that real estate values in our area have increased significantly, good news for all residents.

Check this website for the official minutes coming soon, but to get all the scoop firsthand, come out to the next Board meeting, February 12, 2018, and speak up!

 

BCCA Annual Meeting Saturday 1/27/2018 3pm

Please Join Us for the Annual Meeting

TODAY SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

Beaver Creek Community Association

 

When
3 PM – 4:30 PM
January 27, 2018 (Saturday)

Where
Beaver Creek Adult Center
4250 E Zuni Way
Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342

 

 

Annual Meeting – All invited
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Beaver Creek Adult Center
 
Agenda
“Good Neighbors 2018″
 
Please enjoy the refreshments before, during and after our meeting!!
 
Pledge of Allegiance

President’s Welcome & Update:  Includes introduction of 2017 board members; Janet Aniol, Phil Edwards, Mike Nelson, Ron Melcher and Sharon Olsen.  Chris Nicol is the web master.  Alan Spacone has resigned due to health issues and Lisa Taylor is currently residing in Connecticut.
 

  1. I.        Board Candidate Election:  Danice Bruno and Bob Burke
  2. II.      Financial Report:  Printed on back of the agenda
  3. III.   Prescribed Burn Presentation:  Jeff Thumm from Coconino National Forest, presented by Ron Melcher
  4. IV.   Rollins Park Update:  Sharon Olsen, request for member assistance
  5. V.     Petitions to remove Beaver Creek from Hunting Zone 6A:  Janet Aniol, request for member assistance
  6. VI.   Prison Tax Presentation:  Supervisor Tom Thurman

VII.Requests for future research or presentations:  Members and guests

Adjournment.  The next regular association meeting will be on Monday, February 12 at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.

 

 

 

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This Week in Beaver Creek 1/25/2018

Dear Neighbors
Our winter spring continues on this week with highs in the low 60’s and moving upward to 70’s next week.  If we didn’t need some more rain, this might be the best winter ever!
We are finishing January special events with Meet the Bugle today in the Beaver Creek School Boardroom.  On Saturday is the annual Beaver Creek Community Association meeting which will be held at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Both events are open to the public.
Please check out the Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School.  Don’t forget that you can use Arizona tax credits to fund after school and summer activities for our local kids.  If you donate up to $200 single or $400 couple to the school by April 15, this money can be refunded to you.  Superintendent Ward explains this and describes how the school uses those donations at http://www.bcs.k12.az.us/news#arizonataxcredit
Upcoming in February are several local special events.  You may want to mark your calendars now.
Continuing to enjoy our January spring,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for this Last Week in January
BC School Construction
Remember when?
TODAY Wednesday, 1/24-Meet the Press at the Beaver Creek School Board Room
from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.  The Camp Verde Bugle would like for the public to tell them what they are doing effectively as well as what is ineffective.  Their goal is to be the leader in coverage for both Beaver Creek and Camp Verde.  Please RSVP to the BC Library Staff at 928-567-4034.  Everyone is welcome to attend.   (See flyer below)
Saturday, 1/27-The Beaver Creek Community Association annual meetingwill be held at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Forest Service guests will have a slide presentation about prescribed burns.  A petition requesting removal of archery hunting from within our community will be available for signatures.  Please come for an update on what the association is doing and enjoy some tasty refreshments and visiting with neighbors.
Heads Up for February Special Events
Saturday, 2/10–The Second Saturday Hike starts at 10 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 the Cedar Knoll Trail and the Golden Gulch Trail and back to the trailhead, approximately 2.5 miles total.  Featured guest will be Matt Mulheran, from the National Park Service, who will lead discussion of the geology of the Verde Valley Formation and its contribution to the development of ancient cultures in the Verde Valley.   Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information.  (See flyer below)
Saturday, 2/17–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.  Door prizes and auction, too.  (See flyer below)
Thursday, 2/22-The Kiwanis Chili & Pie Dinner  will be served from 5 to 7 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd.  Please come enjoy spending time with your neighbors and meeting some new folks, too. The proceeds will benefit community projects for children and their families in the MR Fire District.  Event staff include: Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station Personnel, Beaver Creek School K-Kids and Builders Clubs, our High School Key Club (Mingus, Sedona Sky & Camp Verde), as well as many of our friends.
Saturday, 2/24–The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club Tea will be from 2 PM to 4 PM in the Beaver Creek School Cafetorium.   Get your tickets now!  There will also be a fashion show, an auction and silent auction.  Tickets are $20 and limited to 75.  Tea attire is expected.  Tickets are available from Betty Hart 928-567-2946, Rachel Ayars 719-330-9346, Alberta Amos 928-567-4892, Darla Melcher 928-592-0782 and any civic club member.  This is a fundraiser for a beaver creek student scholarship and to support local community organizations.  Mark your calendar!
The Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School
January 2018
Principal  Sacco reports:
 
Mrs. Vicki Bleak and Mrs. Micca Martinez were each awarded grants from the county. Mrs. Martinez will be purchasing additional P.E. Equipment, and Mrs. Bleak will be purchasing a voice amplification device for her students to use in the classroom.
Mrs. Merryl Dones did a fabulous job of organizing Christmas donations and gifts for families in need. She always puts careful attention into this project, I am grateful she shares the district’s vision of developing partnerships with local organizations and equipping students with the tools they need to feel balanced as they take on new challenges.
The second round of benchmark testing with our new assessment system went smoothly, teachers and paraprofessionals are gaining confidence in proctoring the exam and students are mastering  computer literacy skills which are essential to the system. I am looking forward to analyzing the data for trends, benchmark data informs our instructional choices as we push students to the next level.
Mrs. Goepfrich ‘s class created a community out of gingerbread houses. The first grade class had a wonderful time decorating gingerbread houses, and Mrs. Goepfrich did a wonderful job of integrating several social studies concepts on community which are aligned to Arizona’s state standards.
The Winter concert was a success, we had a great turn out of parents and families supporting our students. I am very proud of the wonderful work the students and teachers put into the performance.
Every classroom as well as other areas of the school (Cafeteria, Intervention, Office) decorated for our holidays around the world door decorating contest. This event gives students a chance to research, use creativity, teach, and explore ideas from cultures other than their own. The student choice winner was Mrs. Clarke’s 7th grade class, and the volunteer judge’s choice was Mrs. Guth ‘s 4th grade class.
Mrs. Cowan and I met with Dawne Spangler, a Gear-Up representative from NAU. The Gear- Up program is focused on cultivating students’ interest and ability to gain access to college and technical schools. Mrs. Spangler was very impressed with the many college and career readiness activities and support systems we have in place at Beaver Creek School. Kudos to Mrs. Cowan and Mrs. Ward for their vision and leadership in this area.
Superintendent Ward reports:
 
Both our basketball teams took 3rd in the December tournament. Way to go students and coaches!
 The district held two FAFSA meetings with Yavapai College and is here to help people apply for grants to attend college.   Thank you to Mrs. Cowan for coordinating these events.
The Beaver Creek Preschool continues to be full with a waiting list. Mrs. Matthias is working with the Quality First Coach and the Health Coach to continue to be a four star preschool. Great things are happening with our youngest bobcats!
The Emergency Response Team lead by Mrs. Sacco continues to plan drills to help keep our students and staff safe.
We appreciate the many Tax Credit Donations that came in during the Holidays. Remember that we can accept the donations through April 15th this year to count for 2017 taxes!
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BCCA Annual Meeting Saturday 1/27/2018

Please Join Us for the

Annual Meeting

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

Beaver Creek Community Association

When

3 PM – 4:30 PM
January 27, 2018 (Saturday)

Where

Beaver Creek Adult Center
4250 E Zuni Way
Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342

Dear BC Community Association Members & Guests,
This year the theme of the association is “Good Neighbor 2018″.  Everyone in this association is a good neighbor who contributes dues and donations, or volunteers for the board or projects, or makes phone calls or signs a petition, volunteers with other organizations, or helps your neighbors in the community.  A well-deserved thank you to all!
We’ll keep the annual meeting to an hour and a half.  Jeff Thumm from Coconino National Forest will present slides on prescribed burns and take questions, a representative from Yavapai County will make a short presentation about the proposed prison tax, and board members will update you on what we have been doing.  We have a petition requesting relief from the bow hunting allowed by regulation in this area.  Director Sharon Olsen has collected 4 bids for trimming the park trees which now have many dead branches.  She’ll share that information with you.  The refreshments will be outstanding, and time is planned for some socializing.  Please join us.
2017 was another important year for our association.   Members approved a name change to the Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA) at the January 2017 annual meeting.  Although the association has always included the majority of homes in both Rimrock and Lake Montezuma, the name had become confusing for newcomers.  So, 2017 was a year for changing registrations, websites, signs, and listings since the intent is to move forward to become a 501(c)3.  Two public meetings were held with the Arizona Water Company as guests for the purpose of learning from them about fire hydrant installation and water line improvement plans.  Another will be held in the spring.  The association transportation committee continues to remind ADOT, NACOG and Yavapai County representatives of the need to improve the southbound entrance ramp at the McGuireville Interchange on I-17.  Land use issues continue to be recognized and researched.
Two projects/organizations which BCCA started, Beaver Creek Transit and the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, continued to work hard for our community in 2017.  The Trails Coalition established our first local trails system with 6.2 miles completed and plans to maintain these and perhaps an expansion in 2018.  BC Transit is hoping to put together some grant funding to hire a paid driver for a Saturday continuous circular run to the shops, parks, and library in the Beaver Creek area and will continue to operate three vehicles, two of which were provided by BCCA.
BCCA itself continues to be challenged with maintaining Rollins park for the public (cost approximately $4000 yearly + extra for major upkeep and improvements) and at the same time making at least some small contributions to projects that contribute to the safety, health, and livability of the community.  During 2018, the organization will celebrate its 50th anniversary of incorporation which will need recognition from us.
As always, there will be a vote for board directors.  Please call if you would like to volunteer to be on the board.  Your commitment would be truly appreciated by many!   For further information email  contact@lakemontezuma.us, call 928-592-2839, or see www.beavercreekaz.us.
Thank you to the good neighbors that help make the Beaver Creek area such a wonderful place to live.
Sincerely,
BCCA 2017 Board of Directors
Janet Aniol, president; Phil Edwards, vice president; Mike Nelson, secretary; Alan Spacone, treasurer; Sharon Olsen and Ron Melcher, directors
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Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Team in Action 1/11/2018

posted by Jim Andrus
January 11 at 9:39am
Animal control just stopped by my place (Jim’s Trading Post), looking for 3 dogs that attacked a man in the trailer park behind my store. The victim was seriously bitten and is in surgery now, according to Jake, the officer. He said the dogs were reported as being 2 rottweilers and a german shepherd, or some kind of mix of those breeds. The neighbors in the trailer park don’t seem to know anything, so he is out asking if anyone has seen these dogs. If you have seen them, please call the sheriff’s office as soon as possible.

 

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This Week in Beaver Creek 1/7/2018

Dear Neighbors
Jeannette & Carlos
Back in December, YCSO Deputy Carlos Godina and BCCAT Chair Jeannette Estes held their bi-annual Dump the Drugs event at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  This time the super duo collected 14 lbs of pills, 8 lbs of liquids, 9 lbs of containers and 2 lbs of needles.  Thank you to everyone who dropped off medications for safe disposal.  The event will be held again in May.  If you need to dispose drugs safely in the meantime, both the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office in Camp Verde west of I-17 have ongoing collection as do many other first responder sites in the county and throughout Arizona.
Come out and join the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition for a fun and informative afternoon or morning on a trail at one of the Second Saturday Hikes planned for the next three months.  Second Saturday Hikes are not just about hiking the recently completed Wickiup Mesa Trails, but also give hikers a chance to learn about plants and wildlife of this area, the geology, and about the native people who inhabited this area long ago.  Each Second Saturday Hike features a local expert on a topic of interest who will not only “walk the walk” along the trail but also “talk the talk” of the day’s special topic.  VV Archeology Center Executive Director Ken Zoll will be the first guest for the hike this Saturday which starts at 1 PM at the Forestglen Trailhead.
The Beaver Creek Kiwanis kids’ clubs and our local 4H students will do their traditional Christmas tree recycling in conjunction with the Redrock Ranger District in Coconino National Forest.  You may drop off your undecorated trees next to the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  The final date for collection has not yet been set, but will happen soon.  The trees are placed in a wash to help prevent erosion.
Other local special events this month are the MLK Day of Service at Montezuma Well, Meet the Press at the Beaver Creek School Board Room and the annual Beaver Creek Community Association meeting.  The monthly food bank distribution is at Beaver Creek School this Saturday.  The next week and a half are packed with meetings and activities.  Please look either at the listings below are at the online calendar for detailed information and contacts.
Enjoying the mild January weather,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events for January 2018

Saturday, 1/13-The Second Saturday Hike starts at 1 PM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Drive at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa.  The featured guest will be Ken Zoll, Executive Director of the Verde Valley Archeological Center, who will talk during the hike and during a break at the Well Overlook about the archeological history of the area and Montezuma Well in particular.  The hike will use the Cedar Knoll Trail to the Well Overlook and back, approximately three miles total.  Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information.  (See flyer below)
 
Monday, 1/15-Volunteers needed for MLK Day of Service at Montezuma Well .  Join park rangers from 10 AM to 3 PM to weed & till, create native seed balls, clean ditches, remove invasive plants and maintain trails.  This is an opportunity to help and to learn.  Please RSVP by Thursday.  (Detailed information and contact below)
 
Wednesday, 1/24-Meet the Press at the Beaver Creek School Board Room from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.  The Camp Verde Bugle would like for the public to tell them what they are doing effectively as well as what is ineffective.  Their goal is to be the leader in coverage for both Beaver Creek and Camp Verde.  Please RSVP to the BC Library Staff at 928-567-4034.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  (See flyer below)
Saturday, 1/27-The Beaver Creek Community Association annual meetingwill be held at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Forest Service guests will have a give and take about prescribed burns, and a petition requesting removal of archery hunting from within our community will be available for signatures.  Please come for an update on what the association is doing and enjoy some tasty refreshments and visiting with neighbors.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities January 8 thru 16
Monday, 1/8–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11 AM  at Diana Bell’s home for a pot luck and meeting.  Please call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 to confirm your attendance and get directions to her home.
Monday, 1/8-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center.  BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects.  Bow hunting within our community is a special topic for this meeting.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.com
 
Monday, 1/8–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room. Board members are:  Jackie Harshman, president; Jo Burke; Karen DuFresne; Betty Hart; and Perry Krowne.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
Tuesday, 1/9–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  We will discuss January and February activities.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.  www.bckiwanis.org
Tuesday, 1/9–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library.  Working on the Angel Tree and upcoming pot luck    Please call the Center at 928-567-4556 for details
Tuesday, 1/9–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM   Please join us for a nice meal.    Cost $13.  Contact  Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Tuesday, 1/9-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 11 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary is putting together a cook book as a fund raiser. If you would like to contribute a recipe or two, please email recipe to me at grambo_3@msn.com   and put Recipe as subject. Hope to get some good recipes from all you great local cooks!
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.
 
Wednesday, 1/10–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.
Thursday, 1/11–The Silver Circle Women’s Group weekly for a short uplifting lesson and circle sharing from 6 to 8 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Our purpose is to honor, appreciate and celebrate this important phase of womanhood.  Please phone Liz at928-593-9528 for further information.
 
Friday, 1/12–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  The guest speaker is TBA.  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com
 
Saturday, 1/13–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Saturday, 1/13-The 2nd Saturday Flea Market is at the Honey Hole, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd, from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All are welcome (art, crafts, veggies, antiques, etc) with covered spaces available or your own popup shade.  Call 928-592-9383 to reserve or just show up Saturday at 8:30 AM.  10% of sales goes to the host.
Saturdays, 1/13-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.
Tuesday, 1/16–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 work dates and other, please attend. Contact  Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
National Park Service News Release
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MLK DAY OF SERVICE AT MONTEZUMA WELL
 
Join park rangers at Montezuma Well on Monday, January 15th from 10am – 3pm for Martin Luther King Day.  To honor Dr. King, many organizations around the country are offering opportunities to serve others.
Rangers at Montezuma Well need help with:
  • Weeding & tilling the traditional use & pollinator gardens
  • Creating native seeds balls
  • Cleaning out irrigation ditches
  • Removing invasive plants (like pesky Johnson grass and Russian thistle)
  • Trail maintenance (raking mulch, clearing debris, trimming branches)
Participants will also learn about native plants and their cultural uses.
We will provide extra water and tools, but please bring a water bottle, wear sturdy shoes, work clothes, a hat, and gloves if you have them.  We will be offering free lunch!

Please RSVP by Thursday, January 11

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Montezuma Well is located at 5525 W Beaver Creek Rd., Rimrock, AZ 86335.  For more information, please call 928-567-3322 x 0, or visit www.nps.gov/moca
Caleb Kesler
Chief Ranger
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments
928-567-5276 x222 Office
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Calendar Crew eNews 1/3/2018

Dear Neighbors
The long spell without rain continued through the holidays.  It’s hard to wish for much needed rain when the weather has been so beautiful the way it is.
2018 is here and burn permits are available at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station unless the crew is out on a call.  (There is no longer admin staff at the station).  The permits are free and burning is allowed from March 1 through May 31 and August 1 through November 30, 2018.
January has again brought us bowhunters shooting deer within our community.  This is unfortunately legal unless you have posted your property NO HUNTING.  The Beaver Creek Community Association will purchase and deliver signs to you if no one at your residence has time to get them.  We did this last year as we have done in previous years.  The open spaces near riparian areas and game trails are a particular problem.  The owners of those properties need to be contacted for permission to post.  If you are having difficulty finding the names of the owners, please contact Janet at 301-2749 who can often help with that.
This evening the Drumming Circle meets at the Adult Center and tomorrow the Silver Circle Women’s Group meets there.  On Saturday the bird walk will start at the Montezuma Well picnic area and the historic rock school is open at Beaver Creek School.  The holiday art exhibit at the Beaver Creek Library runs through Saturday.  Information is included below on the Day of Service at Montezuma Well to be held on MLK Day since there is a registration deadline of January 11.  All the information is below.
Looking forward to burning off some calories,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities Today through Saturday
Wednesday, 1/3-The Wapiti Drumming Circle meets at 5:30 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square directly across from Cricket’s Restaurant.  ­­The circle will include an initial sage smudge, blessing of drums with tobacco, and an opening, centering prayer. Following the beating of the seven directions there will be a brief gratitude meditation.  The evening’s drumming will conclude by drumming west, north, east, south, sky and earth. (See flyer below)
 
Thursday, 1/4–The Silver Circle Women’s Group weekly for a short uplifting lesson and circle sharing from 6 to 8 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Our purpose is to honor, appreciate and celebrate this important phase of womanhood.  Please phone928-593-9528 for further information.
Saturdays, 1/6–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.
Saturdays, 1/6-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.
National Park Service News Release
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MLK DAY OF SERVICE AT MONTEZUMA WELL
 
Join park rangers at Montezuma Well on Monday, January 15th from 10am – 3pm for Martin Luther King Day.  To honor Dr. King, many organizations around the country are offering opportunities to serve others.
Rangers at Montezuma Well need help with:
  • Weeding & tilling the traditional use & pollinator gardens
  • Creating native seeds balls
  • Cleaning out irrigation ditches
  • Removing invasive plants (like pesky Johnson grass and Russian thistle)
  • Trail maintenance (raking mulch, clearing debris, trimming branches)
Participants will also learn about native plants and their cultural uses.
We will provide extra water and tools, but please bring a water bottle, wear sturdy shoes, work clothes, a hat, and gloves if you have them.  We will be offering free lunch!

Please RSVP by Thursday, January 11

th.
Montezuma Well is located at 5525 W Beaver Creek Rd., Rimrock, AZ 86335.  For more information, please call 928-567-3322 x 0, or visit www.nps.gov/moca
Caleb Kesler
Chief Ranger
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments
928-567-5276 x222 Office
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