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.
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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