Trails Day, Missing Horse, BCAC New Years Party

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Dear Neighbors
Just a quick update this morning.  The annual Beaver Creek Trails Day is today at Sycamore Park in Lake Montezuma.  A new trail is being considered.  Please stop by and make comments.  The cowboy coffee will be ready at 11 AM and the Dutch oven enchiladas and peach cobbler will be ready at noon.
Sadly the missing horse which needs daily medication has still not returned to her owner. Katrin  has reason to believe that she is now in someone’s yard in the Rimrock area.  Below is an update with new pictures, and the owner is offering a reward to anyone who will lead her to the mare’s exact whereabouts.

The Beaver Creek Adult Center has two upcoming events that are time sensitive.  If you want to sign up for vendor space, indoors or outside, for the Arts & Crafts Festival on November 2 & 3; please see the information below and make that call now.  On New Year’s Eve, the Adult Center is sponsoring a Casino Party from 2 to 5 PM run by event specialists.  Please reserve your seat now since the price goes up in November.  The Center does need an accurate count for this event.  More information is below.

See you in the park today,
the calendar crew
Additional Event Information
Celebrate Beaver Creek Trails Day, Saturday, October 20–  from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, October 20 in Sycamore Park at 4710 E Beaver Vista Rd in Lake Montezuma (next to the bridge).   Enjoy free Dutch oven cooking, cowboy coffee and lemonade. (Coffee will be ready at 11 and lunch served at noon) Local trails maps are available and County and Federal agency representatives will be present to answer questions. BC Trails Day is sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition (BCTC) which will have information about a proposed new trail & trailhead, regional group hikes, and how YOU can get involved.  There will be items for children.

BCAC will be  celebrating New Year’s Eve with an afternoon Casino Party from 2:00-5:00 pm. The party will be put on by Arizona Event Professionals from Flagstaff. They provide everything needed to play: tables, dealers, chips, cards, etc,  So far tables have been ordered for Texas Holdem, Roullette, Black Jack, and more can be added. $25 per person will include $500 in chips to play with, plus food, party hats, noise makers, prizes, etc. IN ORDER TO KNOW HOW MANY GUESTS TO PLAN FOR, IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND YOU NEED TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE NOW!!  If you wait until November to reserve your spot, the price goes to $30 per person. These professional events are always so much fun!!   Call 928-567-4556 to reserve.

Friday and Saturday, November 2 & 3, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Vendor spaces are still available for both inside and outside spaces. Contact Diane at 928-592-9139 for more information.
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BCCA Celebrates 50th in Style

LMPOA (now known as the Beaver Creek Community Association) celebrated 50 years of serving the community on Saturday, October 6th. BCCA/LMPOA celebrated the occasion in style and with gratefulness for all the members who have worked so hard over the last 50 years.  A good time was had, and great food was served on the patio at Robbie’s, with some really fine  music from the Verde Valley Sweethearts.  Attendees laughed and talked and recalled times past when an 8-party phone line was replaced by a “modern” phone system, when floods and fire control were everyday challenges, and community cleanup meant a good deal more than some roadside trash and weeds.  Some of the challenges were conquered, and others remain with us today.  Neighbors have helped neighbors to get through those times, and we appreciate all the work they did in years past and are still doing today.

Current President Janet Aniol recognized the numerous individuals present who were active in the LMPOA, the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District, Rimrockers, and other community organizations. She gave a short history of the events, history, and people of the LMPOA from 1968 to the 1990s.

Past President Virginia Bartling, then Virginia Engle, gave a terrific talk about the not insignificant challenges of chairing the LMPOA during the mid-1990s. From midnight Executive Board Meetings to fielding constant phone calls from residents, to first-hand work on emergency flood control, working with FEMA and other agencies, and building the Fire District and the Fire Station Building, she did it all. Virginia led the association and the community through some interesting times, indeed. It was a real pleasure to hear her talk, and we are humbled and grateful for her leadership.

Major kudos to Mike Nelson and Phil Edwards for planning this event, Robbie’s for making the venue and music available, and all the Board members for working to bring it together.  Let’s get busy on the next 50 years!  What changes we’ll see, and what things we can accomplish together!

Calendar Crew eNews 10/3/2018

Dear Neighbors
We had a lot of good luck here and didn’t experience any flooding from Tropical Storm Rosa.  Most of us got a slow, steady rainfall that soaked peacefully into the ground.  This was an unexpected treat.
This & That:
  • There will be an additional free food bank distribution open to the public at BC School on 10/23 from 2:45 to 3:15 PM in the cafeteria
  • Several neighbors have requested that folks keep barking dogs inside during evening hours so that they can sit outside or walk and enjoy the nice weather without the noise.
  • A correction for the MRFD Auxiliary quilt raffle featured in the last eNews: the tickets are $3 each or two for $5.
  • This all ways stop was installed at the intersection of Navajo & Valancius in July by Yavapai County Public Works as a safety measure.
  • Congratulations to the Yavapai Apache Nation and ADOT for their construction careers partnership (more info below)
  • The Town of Camp Verde Parks & Recs invites grade school age children to their Fun Fitness & Sports Fridays (info below)
Upcoming this weekend are the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Lake Montezuma Property Owners’ Association and the the 25th anniversary for the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  The bird walks at Montezuma Well start on Saturday.  On Monday YC Sheriff Waugh will be at the Adult Center and the Financial Peace University starts at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  Free flu shots will be given at the Adult Center on Friday.
Special events for later in the month include the public hearing about combining the Montezuma Rimrock and Camp Verde Fire Districts, the Beaver Creek Trails day, the free food distributions at Beaver Creek School and the Halloween Spooktacular.  As always, we need more vehicles for Trunk ‘N Treat.  Please call 928-301-2839 or send a return email to the eNews about participating.
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events in October
Saturday, 10/6-The 50th Anniversary of Lake Montezuma Property Owners’ Association (BCCA) starts at 2:30 PM. LMPOA (recently known as the Beaver Creek Community Association) is celebrating 50 years of serving the community. Please join us for an Italian buffet dinner, music and raffle on the patio at Robbie’s, 5155 N Dave Wingfield Rd in Rimrock, starting at 2:30 PM. We are highlighting our involvement since our founding with the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District. Virginia Bartling (Virginia Engle) will speak about the mid 90’s when she was LMPOA President during the great flooding and the formation of the first MRFD elected fire board. Dinner tickets are $20 for adults and free for under 18. Tickets are available at Robbie’s, from a board member, or online at www.BeaverCreekAZ.US
Sunday, 10/7-The 25th Anniversary Party for the Beaver Creek Adult Center starts at 2 PM at the Center. FREE!!! Come enjoy a grand re-opening of the Adult Center. Sandwiches & goodies will be served at 2 PM, and a video presentation by Irene Klein will occur about 3 PM. The celebration will also honor Juanita Morrell who included a donation for the Center in her will. Some of these funds are being used for remodeling of the Center which has been a team effort by the current Board and volunteers, and former Board Member Kathy Schroettner.   Phone:  928-567-4556
Mondays starting 10/8-The Financial Peace University is held at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church from 6 to 8 PM on Mondays through December 3. $109 for the classes. Register at . Contact Dave Geyman at 928-301-0297 for more information.
Friday, 10/12–Free Flu Shots are available at the BEAVER CREEK ADULT CENTER from 10 AM to 1 PM, 4250 E Zuni Way at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. (Located across the park from Cricket’s.)  Please take advantage of this offering from the Yavapai County Health Department sponsored by Supervisor Tom Thurman.
Wednesday, 10/17–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire District public hearing for a potential merger with the Camp Verde Fire District will be held at 6:30 PM at Beaver Creek Rd. Please contact Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401, ext 8002 for additional information.
Saturday, 10/20–Beaver Creek Trails Day is celebrated in Sycamore Park from 11 AM to 2 PM. Coffee & lemonade will be ready at 11 AM. Dutch oven enchiladas, beans and peach cobbler will be ready to serve at noon. We have a raffle gift for everyone, information on a proposed new trail, trail tool display, sign-ups for hikes and trail maintenance, and displays from other organizations. Please contact Stan Mish at 928-606-2925 for more information. (See press release below)
Tuesday, 10/23-Free Food Distribution in the Beaver Creek School Cafeteria from 2:45 to 3:15 PM. This additional distribution from St Mary’s Food Bank is open to the public.
Wednesday, 10/31-Halloween Spooktacular . The Beaver Creek Community Association and the Beaver Creek Kiwanis with the help of Neighbors, Businesses, & Organizations are sponsoring the annual event from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, hotdogs, popcorn, apples and witch’s brew are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular. Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. More volunteers to bring their vehicles for trunk ‘n treat are needed! Candy and other treats available. Please call or text 301-2749 (answered at Beaver Creek Transit) to volunteer.
Regularly Scheduled Events & Activities for 10/8 thru 10/13
Saturday, 10/6–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 8:30 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Monday-Friday, 10/8-10/12-Fall Break at Beaver Creek School
Monday, 10/8-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. YCSO Sheriff Scott Mascher will be available to answer questions. We will also discuss Halloween Spooktacular. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.US
Tuesday, 10/9–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  We will discuss Halloween activities. Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 10/9–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $15. Starla Collins from “Nurses Network” home health agency will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch, see old friends and make new friends. Come find out what is happening in Beaver Creek and bring a friend. Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Wednesday, 10/10–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.
Friday, 10/12–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Betty Gaudy will speak about the history of weaving . Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.   (See flyer below)
Saturday, 10/13–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, 10/13-The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit – all for a suggested donation of $5. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556
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ADOT partnership helps tribal members launch construction careers

Academy teams agency, Yavapai-Apache Nation, community college
PHOENIX – With the Arizona Department of Transportation covering the cost of training and providing safety gear for participants, dozens of members of the Yavapai-Apache Nation have completed a Construction Academy that helps them launch careers in transportation.
Among other instruction, the academy offers flagger certification and safety training required to work on construction projects within and around the reservation in the Verde Valley. In addition, some participants have received training required to obtain commercial driver licenses allowing them to drive for construction contractors.
It’s another example of ADOT’s On-The-Job-Training Supportive Services Program helping expand career opportunities for members of tribal nations. In 2017, a Construction Academy sponsored by ADOT helped members of the Tucson-area Pascua Yaqui Tribe earn certification to work on tribal construction projects.
“These partnerships with tribes are a natural extension of programs designed to connect people with opportunities in the transportation industry,” said Dr. Vivien Lattibeaudiere, ADOT’s employee and business development administrator. “Training offered through ADOT, through contractors, through community colleges and through other avenues connects members of disadvantaged groups, including those who are unemployed, with construction careers.”
Seven members of the Yavapai-Apache Nation who completed the most recent Construction Academy training also got hands-on experience in concrete masonry and carpentry trades through various construction projects on the reservation. In the process, those who completed all instruction offered over 16 weeks received six units of college credit in blueprint-reading, construction math, masonry and carpentry.
This latest phase of instruction, offered in collaboration with Gila Community College, expands a Construction Academy Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program that ADOT and the Yavapai-Apache Nation’s Tribal Employment Rights Organization (TERO) launched last year.
“The partnership with Gila Community College and ADOT has helped to educate and give practical skills to our tribal members,” said Brian M. Kelley, the Yavapai-Apache Nation’s TERO officer. “This was an opportunity that we needed and really enjoyed.”
ADOT’s On-The-Job-Training Supportive Services Program, part of the agency’s Business Engagement and Compliance Office, offers Construction Academy programs to help remove barriers to construction careers for members of disadvantaged groups, including minorities, women and those who are unemployed. ADOT’s commitment extends to helping participants move on to construction apprenticeships and providing support and guidance as they work toward journeyman status.
Various other Construction Academy opportunities are available around the state. Individuals also can receive training that will help them become concrete finishers, block masons, highway surveyors, heavy equipment operators and commercial drivers.
ADOT covers training costs and fees for participants and provides support including transportation and child care assistance, job-readiness training, and safety gear such as hard hats and protective eyewear.
During the recently completed federal fiscal year, ADOT’s On-The-Job Training Supportive Services Program received $112,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to offer workforce-development initiatives.
For more information or to apply for a Construction Academy, please visit, call 602.712.7761 or pick up materials at the ADOT Business Engagement and Compliance Office, 1801 W. Jefferson St., Suite 101, in Phoenix.
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This Week in Beaver Creek 9/26/2018

Dear Neighbors
Today is the last Rimrock Farmer’s Market for the season which has been held at Verde Valley Honey on Beaver Creek Rd.  Please be sure to thank Candy Hammond for managing and bringing such a fine service to this community and to John Hasper for hosting the market.  We hope they will do this again next year!!
This weekend Bingo returns to the Beaver Creek Adult Center after an absence of many years.  Next weekend the bi-monthly bird walks begin again at Montezuma Well.  Lots of classes are ongoing at Emerald Waves Healing and the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Call and ask each for their schedule information.
shiny 3d number 50th made of goldOn Saturday, October 6, a special 50 year anniversary party is being held at Robbie’s to celebrate the incorporation of the organization that formed the road and bridge districts which paved much of Lake Montezuma and provided the bridge at Montezuma Ave.  The Lake Montezuma Property Owners’ Association (now BCCA) members did so much for the community.  This is an opportunity to recognize those residents from our past who donated their time for us.  Most are no longer with us, but we will remember them and celebrate.  The details are below.   On the following Sunday, the Beaver Creek Adult Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary.  And a heads up notice to all that Yavapai County will be providing free flu shots on Friday, October 12, from 10 AM to 1 PM at the BC Adult Center.
Looking forward to paying our respects on October 6 at Robbie’s,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Regularly Scheduled & Special Events
Wednesday, 9/26- The Last of 2018 Rimrock Farmers Market  offers fresh produce, baked & canned goods, plants, artwork & crafts, eggs, and more from 4 to 7 PM every Wednesday evening at the Verde Valley Honey store, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Please contact Candace Hammond at further information.
Saturday, 9/29-Bingo at the Beaver Creek Adult Center is from 5 to 8 PM located at 4250 Zuni Way. Please call 928-567-4556.
Tuesday, 10/2–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library. Planning for bingo and other activities. Please call Phil Edwards at 928-274-0265 for details.
Tuesdays, All-The Creative Movement Classes meet in the BC Adult Center from 9 to 9:45 AM. The Chair Yoga classes meet from 5:30 to 6:15 PM. Please call Pamela Zahnzinger at 928-592-9114 for further information.
All Week-Many activities classes meet various days each week at Emerald Waves Healing located at 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd. More information is available from Christine Frydenborg Dargon at 603-321-7284.
Saturday, 10/6–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 8:30 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.
Saturday, 10/6-The 50th Anniversary of Lake Montezuma Property Owners’MRFD LogoAssociation (BCCA) starts at 2:30 PM. LMPOA (recently known at the Beaver Creek Community Association) is celebrating 50 years of serving the community. Please join us for an Italian buffet dinner, music and raffle on the patio at Robbie’s, 5155 N Dave Wingfield Rd in Rimrock, starting at 2:30 PM. We are highlighting our involvement since our founding with the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District. Virginia Bartling (Virginia Engle) will speak about the mid 90’s when she was LMPOA President during the great flooding and the formation of the first MRFD elected fire board. Dinner tickets are $20 for adults and free for under 18. Tickets are available at Robbie’s, from a board member, online at www.BeaverCreekAZ.US  or by calling 928-592-2839.
Sunday, 10/7-The 25th Anniversary Party for the Beaver Creek Adult Center is from 2 to 5 PM at the Center. Call 928-567-4556 for the details.
Truck Fire–CC Fire & Medical at Work
At 2:40 PM on September 22 Copper Canyon Fire and Medical, Sedona Fire, and the Arizona Department of Safety were dispatched to a semi-truck vs. a semi-truck on I-17 MP 305 NB.  Upon arrival units found 2 semi-trucks one with minor damage and the other truck was fully involved with the fire spreading quickly to its load and into the forest.  Copper Canyon Fire and Sedona Fire immediately deployed both a fire attack and a medical crew to stabilize the scene.  Happy to report that no occupants or firefighters were injured.  I-17 was then shut down for approximately 3 hrs. as ADOT cleared the trucks form the scene.  The incident is still under investigation by DPS.
Dale Duns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief

Quilt Raffle to Purchase Drone for MRFD

Here are pictures of 2 quilts we are raffling off to support the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District. Tickets are available at Crickets, the BC Adult Center, Robbie’s, The Verde Valley Honey Store in Rimrock, and at the FD in Camp Verde.  The drawing will take place later this year, once our sales goal is reached.  This is being sponsored by the MRFD Auxiliary to fund the purchase of a video drone for the Department. This equipment will assist search and rescue efforts and add a capability to further serve the community. The quilts were donated by the Quilters Store in Sedona.  Tickets are $1 for one or six for $5.
John Gosnick, President, Montezuma Rimrock Auxiliary
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