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

Saturday, 1/13-The Second Saturday Hike starts at 1 PM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Drive at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa.  The featured guest will be Ken Zoll, Executive Director of the Verde Valley Archeological Center, who will talk during the hike and during a break at the Well Overlook about the archeological history of the area and Montezuma Well in particular.  The hike will use the Cedar Knoll Trail to the Well Overlook and back, approximately three miles total.  Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information.  (See flyer below)
Monday, 1/15-Volunteers needed for MLK Day of Service at Montezuma Well .  Join park rangers from 10 AM to 3 PM to weed & till, create native seed balls, clean ditches, remove invasive plants and maintain trails.  This is an opportunity to help and to learn.  Please RSVP by Thursday.  (Detailed information and contact below)
Wednesday, 1/24-Meet the Press at the Beaver Creek School Board Room from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.  The Camp Verde Bugle would like for the public to tell them what they are doing effectively as well as what is ineffective.  Their goal is to be the leader in coverage for both Beaver Creek and Camp Verde.  Please RSVP to the BC Library Staff at 928-567-4034.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  (See flyer below)
Saturday, 1/27-The Beaver Creek Community Association annual meetingwill be held at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Forest Service guests will have a give and take about prescribed burns, and a petition requesting removal of archery hunting from within our community will be available for signatures.  Please come for an update on what the association is doing and enjoy some tasty refreshments and visiting with neighbors.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities January 8 thru 16
Monday, 1/8–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11 AM  at Diana Bell’s home for a pot luck and meeting.  Please call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 to confirm your attendance and get directions to her home.
Monday, 1/8-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center.  BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects.  Bow hunting within our community is a special topic for this meeting.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Monday, 1/8–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room. Board members are:  Jackie Harshman, president; Jo Burke; Karen DuFresne; Betty Hart; and Perry Krowne.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at:
Tuesday, 1/9–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  We will discuss January and February activities.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 1/9–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library.  Working on the Angel Tree and upcoming pot luck    Please call the Center at 928-567-4556 for details
Tuesday, 1/9–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM   Please join us for a nice meal.    Cost $13.  Contact  Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Tuesday, 1/9-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 11 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary is putting together a cook book as a fund raiser. If you would like to contribute a recipe or two, please email recipe to me at   and put Recipe as subject. Hope to get some good recipes from all you great local cooks!
Tuesdays, All-The Creative Movement Classes meet in the BC Adult Center from 9 to 9:45 AM.  The Chair Yoga classes meet from 5:30 to 6:15 PM.  Please call Pamela Zahnzinger at 928-592-9114 for further information.
Wednesday, 1/10–The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
Thursday, 1/11–The Silver Circle Women’s Group weekly for a short uplifting lesson and circle sharing from 6 to 8 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Our purpose is to honor, appreciate and celebrate this important phase of womanhood.  Please phone Liz at928-593-9528 for further information.
Friday, 1/12–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  The guest speaker is TBA.  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Saturday, 1/13–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Saturday, 1/13-The 2nd Saturday Flea Market is at the Honey Hole, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd, from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All are welcome (art, crafts, veggies, antiques, etc) with covered spaces available or your own popup shade.  Call 928-592-9383 to reserve or just show up Saturday at 8:30 AM.  10% of sales goes to the host.
Saturdays, 1/13-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
Tuesday, 1/16–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 8:30 AM in the BC Adult Center. If you’d like an update on the Wickiup Mesa Trails work dates and other, please attend. Contact  for further information.
National Park Service News Release
Join park rangers at Montezuma Well on Monday, January 15th from 10am – 3pm for Martin Luther King Day.  To honor Dr. King, many organizations around the country are offering opportunities to serve others.
Rangers at Montezuma Well need help with:
  • Weeding & tilling the traditional use & pollinator gardens
  • Creating native seeds balls
  • Cleaning out irrigation ditches
  • Removing invasive plants (like pesky Johnson grass and Russian thistle)
  • Trail maintenance (raking mulch, clearing debris, trimming branches)
Participants will also learn about native plants and their cultural uses.
We will provide extra water and tools, but please bring a water bottle, wear sturdy shoes, work clothes, a hat, and gloves if you have them.  We will be offering free lunch!

Please RSVP by Thursday, January 11

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