eNews Bulletin 4/28/2018

Dear Neighbors
If you need a vehicle washed TODAY, our local high school student Key Club would love to help you out for a donation to their service projects.
Saturday, 4/28–The Key Club Car Wash runs from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station on Beaver Creek Rd.  Donations appreciated.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking forward to watching others clean vehicles,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
****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
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Burn Ban Press Release from Fire Chief 4/26/2018

Dear Neighbors
Tomorrow is the dedication of a tile history wall at Beaver Creek School that has been worked on by students and staff at the school and from Camp Verde High School, too. The event, sponsored by the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society starts at 2 PM on campus.
Also, all day on Friday, is free shredding sponsored by Gateway Mall and AARP in Prescott.  This is out of our area.  But if you have the need to shred, the price is right.
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.”  (See flyers below)
Looking forward to seeing the tiled wall,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Friday April 27 Special Events
Friday, 4/17–The Beaver Creek Community Timeline dedication starts at 2 PM at Beaver Creek Rock School located at 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock.  Beaver Creek School Superintendent Karin Ward’s vision of the community’s history being depicted via picture tiles has become a reality. Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society Timeline Committee Chairman Betty Hart enlisted the help of Beaver Creek School students and staff and Tom Middlebrook and Camp Verde High School art students to “tell the story” of the Beaver Creek area. Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served.  (See flyer below)
Friday, 4/17–AARP FREE Shred-a-Thon runs from 9 to 11:30 AM and 12:30 to 2 PM at the Prescott Gateway Mall until the truck reaches capacity.  (See flyer below)
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)
Burn Ban Press Release from Chief Keller
****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

Ongoing Prescribed Burns 4/25/2018

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 23, 2018, For Immediate Release – Coconino National Forest fire managers are planning a prescribed burn today, and more throughout this week, because of the precipitation received Friday which created favorable conditions for burning. These burns could be canceled or postponed if conditions change.
FLAGSTAFF RANGER DISTRICT .
Upper Lake Burn Project
When: Planned ignitions will be today at approximately 9 a.m.
Where: Fifteen miles southeast of Flagstaff, south end of Upper Lake Mary at Pine Grove Campground. ( 35°01’55.6″N 111°27’43.5″W)
Size: 1,145 acres.
Smoke Impacts: Smoke may be seen by motorists on Lake Mary Road south of Flagstaff and any visitors at Upper Lake Mary, and at Pine Grove Campground during the day. Cooling temperatures in the evenings may cause smoke to settle and drain down nearby canyons and low lying areas. Smoke will likely appear thicker the morning after the burn as it settles overnight and should dissipate by early the next afternoon.
Mint Burn Project
When:  Planned aerial and ground ignitions Wednesday and Thursday at approximately 9 a.m. 
Where: One mile south of Mormon Lake, along the west side of Lake Mary Road. 34°53’47.1″N 111°26’34.6″W)
Size: Up to 3,500 acres total, broken down into daily manageable blocks.
Smoke Impacts: Smoke may be seen by motorists on Lake Mary Road south of Mormon Lake. Cooling temperatures in the evenings may cause smoke to settle and drain down nearby canyons and low lying areas. Smoke will likely appear thicker the morning after the burn as it settles overnight and should dissipate by early the next afternoon.
Prescribed burns are always  dependent upon weather and wind conditions, as well as approval from Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The public can view approved prescribed burns on ADEQ’s website at smoke.azdeq.gov. Burns on the Coconino National Forest begin with the forest’s designato

 

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
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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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Red for Ed eNews Bulletin 4/19/2018

Dear Neighbors
 

Beaver Creek School Wednesday before school Walk-ins have continued with participants including school educators, staff and neighbors. On April 9, the Beaver Creek School Governing Board passed a resolution supporting Educators and #RedForED.  Our school board joined the governing boards of Mesa Public Schools, Tucson Unified, Flagstaff Unified, Pendergast, Yuma High School District and Phoenix High School District among others in Arizona passing similar resolutions.

Photo courtesy of Margee Cowan
The goals adopted by the #Red For Ed movement are:
  • 20% salary increase for Arizona teachers in order to create competitive pay with neighboring states.
  • Competitive pay for all Education Support Professionals.
  • Permanent certified salary structure which includes annual raises.
  • Restore education funding to 2008 levels.
  • No new tax cuts until per-pupil funding reaches the national average.
Teachers are voting this week throughout the state on whether to walk-out or not.  This decision will likely be announced this evening or early tomorrow.  Regardless of the outcome on this particular event, #RedForEd appears to be an educator movement that will continue. .
Wearing red in support of education,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
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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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Wind Advisory Monday 4/16/2018

Wind Advisory MONDAY 11 AM to 11 PM

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 206 PM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 AZZ005-010-018-037-038-160515- /O.EXT.KFGZ.WI.Y.0019.180416T1800Z-180417T0600Z/ Marble and Glen Canyons-Chinle Valley-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins-Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons- Including the cities of Page, Lees Ferry, Canyon De Chelly, Chinle, Kayenta, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cordes Junction, Bagdad, and Sedona 206 PM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 ..

 

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM MST MONDAY… * TIMING…Southwest winds will develop Monday morning and strengthen through the afternoon hours. Winds are expected to decrease late Monday evening. * WINDS…Southwest 20 to 30 mph, with gusts from 40 to 50 mph. * IMPACTS…Cross winds could cause difficult travel on area roadways.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph, or gusts from 40 to 57 mph, are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Consider securing loose belongings on your property. Additional weather information is on the web at www.weather.gov/flagstaff .

 

 

Red Flag Warning  MONDAY

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 1023 AM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 AZZ104>118-137>140-161500- /O.CON.KFGZ.FW.W.0006.180416T1600Z-180417T0500Z/ Kaibab Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 104)- Marble and Glen Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 105)- Grand Canyon Country (Fire Weather Zone 106)- Coconino Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 107)- Yavapai County Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 108)- Northeast Plateau And Mesas Hwy 264 Northward (Fire Weather Zone 109)-Chinle Valley (Fire Weather Zone 110)- Chuska Mountains and Defiance Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 111)- Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County (Fire Weather Zone 112)- Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County (Fire Weather Zone 113)- Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County (Fire Weather Zone 114)-Western Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 115)- Eastern Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 116)- White Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 117)- Northern Gila County (Fire Weather Zone 118)- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins (Fire Weather Zone 137)- Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 138)- Black Mesa Area (Fire Weather Zone 139)- Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264 (Fire Weather Zone 140)- 1023 AM MST Sun Apr 15 2018

 

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM MST MONDAY FOR MUCH OF NORTHERN ARIZONA… * AFFECTED AREA…Apache…Coconino…Northern Gila…Navajo… and Yavapai Counties. * WINDS…Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 7 percent. * 20 FOOT WIND…Southwest 20 to 30 MPH with gusts 40 to 50 MPH possible. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY..6 to 12 Percent. * IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or are imminent. A combination of strong winds and low relative humidities can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Please notify field crews of this Red Flag Warning.

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BCCA Community Meeting 4/9/2018 3pm

Please Join Us for the
BCCA Community Meeting
When

3 PM – 4:30 PM
April 9, 2018 (Monday)

Where

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

Dear Good Neighbors,
 
Please join us for the meeting which starts at 3 PM in the Adult Center. If you can’t make the meeting, please send us your comments particularly on the zoning change proposal to create RV storage on the 4 acres at the corner of Montezuma Lake Rd and Lookout Point Rd and/or land use violations.
 
For 20 to 30 minutes at the beginning of the meeting,  Rebecca Borowski, Yavapai County Land Use Unit Manager will explain what is and is not a violation and how to report violations to the county.  She will use a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate what is and is not a violation.
Sincerely,
Beaver Creek Community Association Board of Directors
Janet Aniol, Sharon Nelson, Mike Nelson, Bob Burke, Dani Bruno, Ron Melcher, Phil Edwards
Ron & Darla Melcher volunteering for the Trek for Tech held annually and starting from BCCA Rollins Park in the Village Square
                PO Box 5292
               Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342
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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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