This Weekend in Beaver Creek

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Dear Neighbors
This is just another quick note to help us keep in mind the activities available in our local area for the weekend.
Today the BC Preservation & Historical Society has an exceptionally fine guest speaker starting at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  On Saturday morning from 8 AM to 9 AM is the Beaver Creek Rd Cleanup.  We have really trashed our main road.  Please give an hour if you can.  Before the cleanup grab some free food at Beaver Creek School and afterward join the special hike starting at 10 AM.  All the details are below.  Afterward maybe you’d like to reward yourselves with lunch or dinner out at one of our local restaurants.
Bonnie Best, a librarian at BC Library, has provided us more information on free tax preparation.  The chart she provided is below.  Also there will be a health screening at the library on March 13.  The flyer information is below.
Whatever or where ever you choose to be in the Verde Valley today & tomorrow, the March weather looks perfect for outside activities.  Sunday there is a possibility of a rain shower.
Cleaning up BC Road,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
2nd Weekend in March Special Events
Friday, 3/9–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  BCPHS is combining its March meeting with the annual meeting.  Along with the annual meeting reports and election of officers (which will be done in a very timely manner), Rob Estrada will be giving a presentation about Lulu Verde, the Apache child who was raised by the Wales Arnold family.   Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.   (See flyer below)
Saturday, 3/10- The Community Beaver Creek Rd Cleanup sponsored by Verde Valley Ancestral Gardens and BC Kiwanis starts at 8 AM.  The area targeted is between McGuireville and Beaver Creek School.  Please volunteer with us to get this done.  Trash pickup sticks and county-approved bags will be available from VVAG in the Nikki’s Grill parking lot and at the Kiwanis sign in located by the recycling bins.  We are asking you to donate one hour of your time to help cleanup what should be beautiful Beaver Creek Rd. Caution signs will be out along BC Road.  Please wear gloves!
Saturday, 3/10–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, 3/10–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.  The hike will take the Cedar Knoll Trail and the Sunset Loop back Cedar Knoll Trail and the trailhead, approximately 3.5 miles total. Featured Guest will be Janie Agyagos, Wildlife Biologist, Coconino National Forest Service, who will talk about all things biological, including birds (bring binoculars).   Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
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Please Help! BC Road Cleanup Saturday 3/10/2018

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Sat, 3/10–8 AM at the Nikki’s Grill parking lot or at the Recycling Bins
Beaver Creek Road Cleanup
Saturday, 3/10, 8 AM
Help Needed for BC Road Cleanup
Verde Valley Ancestral Gardens has joined forces with the Beaver Creek Kiwanis for a road cleanup on Beaver Creek Road this Saturday, March 10, between McGuireville and Beaver Creek School starting at 8 AM.  Please volunteer with us to get this done.  Trash pickup sticks and county-approved bags will be available from VVAG in the Nikki’s Grill parking lot and at the Kiwanis sign in located by the recycling bins.  We are asking you to donate one hour of your time to help cleanup what should be beautiful Beaver Creek Rd. Caution signs will be out along BC Road.  Please wear gloves! 
Special thank-yous to Nancy Rowland of VVAG who has spent much time organizing this event and arranging for county pick up of the trash bags the following week, and to Eileen Conn, Rosemary Coker, Bella Donna and an anonymous good neighbor who have been working on their own to put a dent in the trash buildup.
The plan is for Verde Valley Ancestral Gardens to send volunteers out in pairs along specific areas of Beaver Creek Rd.  Kiwanis is targeting the area around the Y and the recycling bins and heading toward the school if there are sufficient folks to do this.  If anyone has battery operated or sharp clippers or small saws, some lower branch brush clipping is needed near the Gasmart to make removal of plastic easier.
Please spread the word and join us for an hour at 8 AM this Saturday morning.  Wear gloves!


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Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Team in Action 3/1/2018

Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Team in Action
From Battalion Chief Strauss
Media releases for the past several days
On Friday night emergency crews from CCFMA station 81 along with DPS and ADOT, were dispatched to a tractor trailer fire On Hwy 260 at mile post 229. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find a semi-trailer sitting in the west bound lane of Hwy 260, heavily involved in fire. The tractor had been disconnected from the trailer. Crews quickly pulled hose lines from apparatus and began fire extinguishment of the trailer and brush that had been ignited by the trailer fire.  The trailer was carrying 7 homes worth of furniture and house hold goods. Due to the fire load of the trailer and location of the seat of the fire extinguishment was long and difficult. The trailer and contents of the trailer were a total loss.  Hwy 260 remained closed in both directions for several hours. The driver was not injured during this incident.   The cause of the fire was believed to be hot brakes.
On Saturday morning at 06:48 am CCFMA Stations 81 and 82 along with VVFD, Verde Valley ambulance, Cottonwood fire and Sedona Fire were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 3400 block of Stevens Rd in Camp Verde. Initial reports state that there was heavy smoke coming from the home. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find a single story mobile home with additions heavily involved in fire with multiple exposures, around the home. A defensive fire attack was employed with exposure protection in place. It was determined that the home owner was able to exit the home, but sustained a minor injury. He was treated and released on scene. The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes, thought the home was a total loss as well as two vehicles. Emergency crews remained on scene for several hours during the overhaul stage of the incident. There were no other injuries during this incident and the fire is currently under investigatio
Eric Strauss
Battalion Chief
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority


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Sheriff’s Office Reports Tragic Accident 2/27/2018

YCSO Media Release
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
Scott Mascher – Sheriff
255 E. Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301
Dwight D’Evelyn – Media Coordinator                                                                             

February 28, 2018
Construction Incident results in Worker Death 
On February 27, 2018, just before 11AM, deputies were dispatched to the 1500 block of E Solar Place in Rimrock, Arizona, regarding a man who was pinned against a wall by a backhoe. When deputies arrived, paramedics were in the process of preparing the man for transportation by ground ambulance to the Verde Valley Medical Center. Around 12:30 PM, the victim, 48-year-old Danny Ray Parsley of Camp Verde, was pronounced deceased.
Deputies spoke with the backhoe operator who stated he was in the process of digging out a footing along the wall of a building under construction. Parsley was using a shovel to move dirt in the vicinity of the digging operation. When the operator extended the backhoe and attempted to dig, the entire backhoe slid forward. The left outrigger (support arm used to stabilize the tractor) was up in the air and pushed Parsley, who was between the backhoe and the wall, against the wall. The outrigger pinned Parsley, crushing his abdomen area.
The Medical Examiner report is pending to determine exact cause and manner of death. YCSO detectives are currently investigating the circumstances that led to Parsley’s death.


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