Beaver Creek eNews 12/9/2019

 

Dear Neighbors
The creek is rushing and thundering and some crossings are flooded, but mostly we’re just enjoying getting some very needed rain. Please remember to stop and not cross if the roadway is covered with water. That water is much more powerful than it looks, and we all know that folks have lost their lives or their vehicles by inattention to safety during desert rainfall.
This week we have especially good news. Thanks to the Yavapai Apache Nation, particularly the Transit Division, Beaver Creek and Verde Lakes now have bus routes which connect residents to Camp Verde and on to Cottonwood and Sedona, Monday through Friday. Monday is the first day of operation in the beautiful new bus which hits the McGuireville stop at 7:33 and 8:01 AM that morning. Rides cost $1.25. The driver has schedules to hand out. Look for the bus stop signs throughout our community. On Saturday, Beaver Creek Transit will continue to run the free local shuttle throughout Beaver Creek from 10 AM to 2 PM in a continuous loop for rides to the Dollar stores, Gasmart, BC library, and McGuireville.
Please note the “Good Things” that continue to happen at Beaver Creek School. This year the school needs increased AZ Tax Credit donations. Up to $200 (single) or up to $400 (married) of your tax liability may be donated to the school and will be refunded to you after filing your AZ tax return. Please consider dropping off a check at the school or going online to www.bcs.k12.az.us  and using PayPal to help students get the extracurricular activities that many benefit from.
photo from Eileen Conn

On Monday afternoon there is another Kids of Hope training session (call first to sign up) and the Blue Christmas Service in the evening. Both BCCA and Beaver Creek School have board meetings on Monday. The last three days of Christmas House are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The fund donations are less than last year, but there are more children on the list. If you have items to donate that can be sold, please drop them off or call Rosemary at 300-2640 for pick up.

Upcoming on Saturday is the annual Beaver Creek Adult Center Potluck and Raffle which is always a wonderful event. On Saturday and Sunday is your last chance to get memorable Santa photos in the photo trailer at Candy’s Creekside Cottage. The following Monday, December 16, is the second community participation meeting for the Primrose Peak Estates which will be held at 6 PM in the BC School Multipurpose Room.
Enjoying the sound of rain,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events December 9 through December 16
Monday, 12/9-Kids at Hope Mentor/Training is at BC School from 3 PM to 5 PM. Beaver Creek School is looking for adults in the community who would like to become an Interest-driven, School-based Treasure Hunter / Mentor to our students. If you are willing to commit to Kids at Hope/Mentor Training (about 2 hours) and have about 30 minutes per week for the school year to commit to a student in Beaver Creek School, we would love to Montezuma Chapelchat with you! Please call 928-567-4631. (See flyer below)
 
Monday, 12/9-The Blue Christmas Service begins at 7 PM in Montezuma Chapel, 3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd. Blue Christmas is a quiet service where participants are guided through scripture, prayer and music and allowed time to be present to and rest from the things that can make this season such a challenge.   All are welcome, the service lasts about an hour. Please contact Scott or Charity Worden at 928-567-5804 for more information.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12/12,13,14–The Kiwanis Christmas House  is located again this year in the former

photo from Eileen Conn

Barefoot’s Market, 3315 E Beaver Creek Rd and open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Christmas gifts and food will be purchased for 47 families with 100+ children from your donations for the merchandise.  More Christmas are needed to sell. These contributions may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM or at the Christmas House. Thank you to the community for their support for this effort and a special thank you to Steve Allgrove for again loaning the use of his building!

Friday, 12/13-A Christmas Cantata “A Celebration of Carols” will be sung by the Montezuma Chapel Choir directed by Charity Worden starting at 7 PM. There are special narrations, solos, duets and guitars. Refreshments following. Turn up Top O the Morning across from the fire station. Then turn right at the top; the chapel is down a few yards.
Saturday & Sunday, 12/14&15-Get Your Picture with Santa from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Pistols & Petticoats photo trailer at Candy’s Creekside Cottage in McGuireville, 2130 E Beaver Creek Rd. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 12/14-The Emerald Waves Healing Blowout Sale is from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Saturday, 12/14-The Annual Potluck & Raffle starts at 5 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way. Bring a dish and join in the fun. Open to the community and all are welcome. (See flyer below)
 
Sunday, 12/15- Sound Journey performs at 3 PM at Emerald Waves Healing, 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd.
Monday, 12/16-The PPE Meeting scheduled by Rimrock Properties LLC will be at 6 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Room (cafetorium). The additional meeting is required by the county since the developer requests to build a new entrance opposite Brocket Ranch Rd rather than create an entrance at Bice Rd.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/9 Through 12/14

Monday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Items of special interest are zoning ordinance amendments on trailer camp landscaping buffers and secondary medical dwellings  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us 
Monday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The board also will meet this month on 9/30. The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
Mondays, 12/9-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. $1donation & free popcorn. For more information call 928-567-4556.
Tuesday, 12/10–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 12/10-The Copper Canyon Fire Auxiliary will meet at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please contact Laurie Stafford at 928-567-4820 for more information.
Wednesday, 12/11–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.
Wednesday, 12/11-The Advent Supper & Service starts at 6 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr. Wednesdays through December 18.
Friday, 12/13-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at the Beaver Creek Library.
Saturday, 12/14–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.
Saturday, 12/14-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. More information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
National Park Service   News Release
 
For Immediate Release -November 15, 2019
Laura Varon-Burkhart, Park Ranger, 928-634-5564
Tuzigoot National Monument – Clarkdale, AZ
Free Tavasci Marsh Tours for the Month of December
 
At the bottom of the eastern slope of Tuzigoot Pueblo lies the largest desert wetland in Arizona that is not associated with the Colorado River.  For thousands of years, this marsh has served as a watery refuge for its surrounding desert neighbors.  People have had a unique and, at times, unbalanced relationship with the marsh, which is now under federal protection as part of Tuzigoot National Monument.
Every weekend in the month of December, rangers will be offering guided tours of Tavasci Marsh.  The first tour will be on Saturday, December 7th.  Tours will begin at 10:00am every Saturday and Sunday and will last approximately 2 hours.  Visitors wishing to attend these tours are required to wear closed-toed shoes and bring water.  The tour begins and ends with a steep, rocky grade, so visitors may want to bring hiking poles for balance.  Marsh tours are free, however if visitors wish to visit the museum and pueblo trail, regular admission fees apply.
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Special Events 12/8/2019

Dear Neighbors
Sunday, 12/8-A Christmas Carol Service is scheduled for 10:30 AM in Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr (behind the fire station).
Sunday, 12/8-A Montezuma Castle NPS Birthday Celebration will be at 2 PM. Warm beverages will be available by donation to support a Verde Valley Archaeology project which will support a travel fund for tribal youth to an art show. (See more information below)
Sunday, 12/8- The “Escape to Margaritaville” benefit concert starts at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The musicians are Kenn Trout, Rob Gibbs, Lincoln Thomasson and Kris Baldwin. These Parrotheads will create music from Jimmy Buffett, Harry Bellefonte, Zac Brown and the Nitty Ditty Dirt Band. Cheeseburger sliders and nonalcoholic beverage provided. $10 donation to the Adult Center. (See flyer below)
National Park Service News Release
 
For Immediate Release -December 2, 2019
Krystina Isaac, Park Ranger, krystina_isaac@nps.gov
Camp Verde, AZ
Montezuma Castle to celebrate 113 years as a 
National Monument
 
In honor of the 113th anniversary of Montezuma Castle becoming a national monument, the National Park Service invites the public to a birthday celebration. On December 8th, 2019 at 2pm, staff will present programs on the conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Antiquities Act. Gertrude Smith, Yavapai Culture Director, of Yavapai-Apache Nation will speak to the Yavapai perspective of the development of a National Monument on ancestral lands.
Warm beverages will be available for donation in partnership with Verde Valley Archaeology Center. All donations will go toward a travel fund to support an art show in August featuring tribal youth.
Our staff will make every effort to ensure that children and adults of all abilities are fully included in all of our recreation programs, facilities, and parks. For questions about accessible amenities or to let us know how we may best meet your needs in any of our programs, please call Krystina Isaac, Lead Interpreter at (928) 567-3322×228.
These events are sponsored by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service. Visitors’ tax-free purchases in WNPA bookstores help WNPA provide direct support to 71 NPS units across the American West. More information can be found at www.wnpa.org.
Regular admission fees of $10 per adult apply, but there is no additional charge for the special
programs. All Federal recreation passes are accepted, including the annual, access, senior and
military pass; children age 15 and under are free.
National Park Service   News Release
 
For Immediate Release -November 15, 2019
Laura Varon-Burkhart, Park Ranger, 928-634-5564
Tuzigoot National Monument – Clarkdale, AZ
Free Tavasci Marsh Tours for the Month of December
 
At the bottom of the eastern slope of Tuzigoot Pueblo lies the largest desert wetland in Arizona that is not associated with the Colorado River.  For thousands of years, this marsh has served as a watery refuge for its surrounding desert neighbors.  People have had a unique and, at times, unbalanced relationship with the marsh, which is now under federal protection as part of Tuzigoot National Monument.
Every weekend in the month of December, rangers will be offering guided tours of Tavasci Marsh.  The first tour will be on Saturday, December 7th.  Tours will begin at 10:00am every Saturday and Sunday and will last approximately 2 hours.  Visitors wishing to attend these tours are required to wear closed-toed shoes and bring water.  The tour begins and ends with a steep, rocky grade, so visitors may want to bring hiking poles for balance.  Marsh tours are free, however if visitors wish to visit the museum and pueblo trail, regular admission fees apply.
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Truck in creek, Flood Warnings 12/4/2019

Dear Neighbors
The Del Cerro Family has reported an occupied truck in the creek near the Culpepper Crossing just behind the McGuireville Minimart at about 6 PM this evening.  Emergency vehicles have responded and are now in McGuireville.  Please do not cross any water whether it is a creek or wash at this time.  Flash flooding and flood alerts are in effect.  Kimberly’s Way, Culpepper and Reay Rds are barricaded.  We do not have any reports on washes such as School House, Geronimo or Russell.  But caution is advised.  At this time Wet Beaver Creek appears to have stopped rising, but that can change quickly.  Please watch carefully.
Flood Advisory
Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
257 PM MST Wed Dec 4 2019
 
The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a
 
* Small Stream Flood Advisory for…
Rain and Snowmelt in…
Yavapai County in west central Arizona…
Coconino County in north central Arizona…
 
* Until 300 AM MST Thursday.
 
* At 253 PM MST, Rain and snowmelt will cause small stream flooding
in the advisory area. Several creeks and streams in the area have
shown rises of 2 to 5 feet so far. Additional moderate to
occasionally heavy rainfall is expected later today and tonight.
 
* Some locations that may experience flooding include…
Sedona, Munds Park, Page Springs, Slide Rock State Park, Montezuma
Well, Rimrock, Lake Montezuma, Cornville, Wet Beaver Creek
Campground, Red Rock State Park, Clear Creek Campgrounds, West
Fork Of Oak Creek and Cave Springs Campground.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
 
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
 
 
Flash Flood Warning
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
448 PM MST Wed Dec 4 2019
 
The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a
 
* Flash Flood Warning for…
Yavapai County in west central Arizona…
 
* Until 1045 PM MST Wednesday.
 
* At 440 PM MST, gauge reports on Beaver Creek in Rimrock indicated
a 5.5 foot rise. Runoff from rainfall and snowmelt will continue
much of this evening and flooding is expected to continue. Do not
try to cross Beaver Creek at Reay Rd or Lacy Ln (across from the
Camp Verde High School), as well as other low water crossings.
 
* Some locations that will experience flooding include…Montezuma
Well, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Rimrock, Lake Montezuma
and Wet Beaver Creek Campground.
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eNews 12/3/2019

Dear Neighbors
Kiwanis President Carol Keeton with ragdolls made by Sam Fisk’s Ragdoll Crew,
photo by Eileen Conn
The calendar crew hopes that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed views of the snow-covered mountains and ridges surrounding the Verde Valley. Now that most of the leftovers are eaten, it’s time to enjoy other activities and to continue the holiday anticipation and spirit.
Grace Community Lutheran Church starts their annual Wednesday Advent Supper & Service tomorrow and on Sunday has a Christmas Carol Service. The Kiwanis Christmas House will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the former Barefoot’s location. This year community donations will provide gifts and food for 100+ children in 47 families. Additional Christmas items to sell at the shop would be appreciated. These may be dropped off at either the Christmas House or Kiwanis Clothes Closet.
Our Dump the Drugs opportunity is scheduled for this Saturday morning in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Saturday afternoon at 2 PM, a birthday celebration for the National Park Service anniversary at Montezuma Castle is scheduled. At 3 PM is an unusual treat for Creekers. The Parrothead musicians will be in the Beaver Creek Adult Center turning it into “Escape to Margaritaville” for the afternoon. All proceeds will be dedicated to the operation of the Center.
For those who would like to be a little more active this week, Emerald Waves Healing again features their Wine & Yoga on Thursday, the Bird Walk at Montezuma Well is Saturday morning, and every Saturday and Sunday in December free two hour tours are given at the Tavasci Marsh in Cottonwood. Also, local artwork is on display in the Beaver Creek Library throughout the holidays.
This ‘n That
Some Beaver Creek Trails Coalition volunteers beat the stormy weather and exercised early be making and installing another sign kiosk for the Wickiup Mesa Trails System. This one is located off of FS 618 by the Elmore Wash Trail. Drive up there, park, take a backpack picnic and enjoy the hike.
On Friday morning, the Yavapai-Apache Nation has a Grand Opening Ceremony in Tunlii for the expansion of their transit service to Beaver Creek and Verde Lakes. Service starts on Monday, December 9.
And lastly, Pastor Ken Miller at Beaver Creek Baptist has been using a prescription discount service for quite some time and recommends it.  He uses www.goodrx.com If you have questions, stop by and see him.
Enjoying a Cheeseburger in Paradise,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events December 3 through December 8
Tuesday, 12/3-Medicare Changes information will be presented at 10 AM by Doug Parish at the BC Adult Center. Call 928-567-4556 for additional information.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12/5,6,7 & 12/12,13,14–The Kiwanis Christmas House  is located again this year in the former Barefoot’s Market, 3315 E Beaver Creek Rd and open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Christmas gifts and food will be purchased for families with children from your donations for the merchandise.  More Christmas are needed to sell. These contributions may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM or at the Christmas House. Thank you to the community for their support for this effort and a special thank you to Steve Allgrove for again loaning the use of his building!
Dump the Drugs HereSaturday, 12/7-Dump the Drugs   is back at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  This event gives an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication (including ones for pets).  Please drop medications off at the Beaver Creek Adult Center (across from Cricket’s), 4250 E. Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  The event is sponsored by the BC Community Action Team, YC Sheriff’s Office and MATFORCE.  Jeannette Estes is our local contact at 928-567-5421 for more information.  (See flyer below)
Sunday, 12/8-A Christmas Carol Service is scheduled at 10:30 AM in Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr (behind the fire station).
Sunday, 12/8-A Montezuma Castle NPS Birthday Celebration will be at 2 PM. Warm beverages will be available by donation to support a Verde Valley Archaeology project which will support a travel fund for tribal youth to an art show. (See more information below)
Sunday, 12/8- The “Escape to Margaritaville” benefit concert starts at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The musicians are Kenn Trout, Rob Gibbs, Lincoln Thomasson and Kris Baldwin. These Parrotheads will create music from Jimmy Buffett, Harry Bellefonte, Zac Brown and the Nitty Ditty Dirt Band. Cheeseburger sliders and nonalcoholic beverage provided. $10 donation to the Adult Center. (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/3 Through 12/7
Tuesday, 12/3–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library. Planning for activities and operations. Please call Tim Marston at 928-567-4556 for the agenda. http://bcac.online 
Wednesday, 12/4-The Advent Supper & Service starts at 6 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr. Wednesdays through December 18.
Thursday, 12/5-Wine & Yoga , 6:30 PM, at Emerald Waves Healing. 21+. Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
Fridays, 12/6-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
Saturday, 12/7–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
National Park Service News Release
 
For Immediate Release -December 2, 2019
Krystina Isaac, Park Ranger, krystina_isaac@nps.gov
Camp Verde, AZ
Montezuma Castle to celebrate 113 years as a 
National Monument
 
In honor of the 113th anniversary of Montezuma Castle becoming a national monument, the National Park Service invites the public to a birthday celebration. On December 8th, 2019 at 2pm, staff will present programs on the conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Antiquities Act. Gertrude Smith, Yavapai Culture Director, of Yavapai-Apache Nation will speak to the Yavapai perspective of the development of a National Monument on ancestral lands.
Warm beverages will be available for donation in partnership with Verde Valley Archaeology Center. All donations will go toward a travel fund to support an art show in August featuring tribal youth.
Our staff will make every effort to ensure that children and adults of all abilities are fully included in all of our recreation programs, facilities, and parks. For questions about accessible amenities or to let us know how we may best meet your needs in any of our programs, please call Krystina Isaac, Lead Interpreter at (928) 567-3322×228.
These events are sponsored by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service. Visitors’ tax-free purchases in WNPA bookstores help WNPA provide direct support to 71 NPS units across the American West. More information can be found at www.wnpa.org.
Regular admission fees of $10 per adult apply, but there is no additional charge for the special
programs. All Federal recreation passes are accepted, including the annual, access, senior and
military pass; children age 15 and under are free.
National Park Service   News Release
 
For Immediate Release -November 15, 2019
Laura Varon-Burkhart, Park Ranger, 928-634-5564
Tuzigoot National Monument – Clarkdale, AZ
Free Tavasci Marsh Tours for the Month of December
 
At the bottom of the eastern slope of Tuzigoot Pueblo lies the largest desert wetland in Arizona that is not associated with the Colorado River.  For thousands of years, this marsh has served as a watery refuge for its surrounding desert neighbors.  People have had a unique and, at times, unbalanced relationship with the marsh, which is now under federal protection as part of Tuzigoot National Monument.
Every weekend in the month of December, rangers will be offering guided tours of Tavasci Marsh.  The first tour will be on Saturday, December 7th.  Tours will begin at 10:00am every Saturday and Sunday and will last approximately 2 hours.  Visitors wishing to attend these tours are required to wear closed-toed shoes and bring water.  The tour begins and ends with a steep, rocky grade, so visitors may want to bring hiking poles for balance.  Marsh tours are free, however if visitors wish to visit the museum and pueblo trail, regular admission fees apply.
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