Dear Neighbors
This ‘N That
Superintendent Tom Thurman will present information of interest to all on January 25 during the Annual Beaver Creek Community Association meeting which will be at 4 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
We have not heard any news about our requests for a delay of closure for the Lake Montezuma Post Office in order to appeal the decision. The petitions will be available to sign through Wednesday. We ask that you hold off on closing out your mailboxes there until the first week in February in order to give the government a chance to respond favorably to community concerns.
– Update 1/13/2020 – The Rimrock Postmaster and his Area Supervisor personally visited the BCCA Board meeting on Monday to answer questions from residents, which we did appreciate. They expressed a desire to listen to your concerns, and said they will be keeping the blue outgoing mailbox where it is right now across from Rollins Park.  Residents expressed their dismay at losing our Post Office, and the need for more notice for those who may have to reprint checks and mailing materials. Our Petition signature collection continues through Wednesday as noted above. 
Another month, another fire. Fortunately, this time the structure as well as the occupants survived. POBs to all first responder units involved. Photos and details below.
Faith Baptist Church which meets at the BC Adult Center has announced a new schedule: 9:30 AM Sunday School/Bible Classes, 10:10 AM Fellowship Time (coffee, donuts, etc), and 10:30 AM Regular Church & Music service.
Montezuma Well and Montezuma Castle both need volunteers. The press release is below. The BC Adult Center is now only open from 9 AM to Noon from Monday through Friday due to lack of volunteer hosts. Please call Bobbie Dunlap at 928-567-4307 if you would like to volunteer.
Steve Ayers, Economic Development Director for Camp Verde, will  present, “Sleuthing the Past in the Verde Valley-Dam Verde: Or how Camp Verde damn near went underwater” at the BC Preservation & Historical Society on Friday morning.
There are many awesome activities, meetings and classes on the schedule. Please look them over and see if something fits.
“Shark Tank” in Verde Valley.  Contact Mary Chicoine (below) for February workshop dates and be prepared to PITCH your inspiration.
Getting help with unSmart Devices on Saturday
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events scheduled for 2nd half of January
Saturday, 1/18-Cybersecurity, A Great Career , is happening at the Beaver Creek Library from 11 to 11:30 AM. Information & questions. Cookies! (See flyer below)–
Saturday, 1/25-The Annual Beaver Creek Community Association Meeting (BCCA) starts at 4 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Supervisor Thurman and Verl Cook will give Yavapai County and roads updates.  There will be an update on the Shopping Center, financial report and board elections. The business portion of the meeting will be brief, so we have time to socialize and enjoy the food. Guests are welcome in addition to members. Please call Janet at 928-301-2749 for additional information.
Monday, 1/28-Onsite Mobile Mammography Screening is back at Beaver Creek School from 7 AM to 11 AM. Schedule appointments at 480-967-3767 or 800-285-0272. Walk-ins are okay, too. Don’t wait & be too late!!
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 1/3 Thru 1/18

Monday, 1/13–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Special interest items are a Yavapai County street naming and address zoning ordinance amendment and an alternative PAD plan for the PPE acreage. Art Babbott will make a brief presentation on Land Use. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Monday, 1/13–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the LM Post Office and is also at:
Mondays, 1/13-Fantastic Funny Films at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. $1 donation & free popcorn. For more information call 928-567-4556.
Tuesday, 1/14–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.
Tuesday, 1/14-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.
Thursday, 1/16–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board  will meet at  4:30 PM at the Beaver Creek School board room. Everyone is invited to attend. Always looking for new members and folks interested in being on the Board. Come check us out! We’ll be talking about our “Trek for Tech” event scheduled for March 21, 2020. Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Friday, 1/17–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Speaker: Steve Ayers, Economic Development Director for Camp Verde, will present, “Sleuthing the Past in the Verde Valley-Dam Verde: Or how Camp Verde damn near went underwater”. Everyone is invited to attend . Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Saturday, 1/18–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.
Saturday, 1/18-Free Smart Devices Help is available from 9 AM to Noon in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Bring your tablet, smartphone and/or laptop and get the help you need.
The National Park Service is looking for several dedicated local volunteers to assist with seasonal visitor programming at Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well February through May 2020.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the National Park Service and try out volunteering on a temporary assignment with a minimum commitment of 4 hours a week. We have a variety of positions available to accommodate any interest and/or ability. We will be offering several training opportunities in January and February 2020. Winter is a great time to train and become confident in your knowledge before our busiest season of the year starts mid-February through May.  Each position below will have two shifts, 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm.  Please indicate your availability and shift preference in your application.
Positions at Montezuma Castle National Monument:
Visitor Center Greeter and Pass Checker
Montezuma Castle is looking for several volunteers from February 17- May 30 to assist with the long lines at our registers.  Visitation is at our highest during those months and the visitor center gets very crowded.  Volunteers checking passes provide a valuable service to our visitors by expediting their entry into our park and by explaining the best value pass to purchase. This position involves sitting at a table outside.
Junior Ranger Helper
Volunteers are needed to staff our Junior Ranger table at Montezuma Castle from February 17-May 30.  During our busiest time of year we often exceed 100 Junior Rangers a day. We currently have 2 programs: One for Montezuma Castle and the state-wide AZ Junior Explorer book.  Volunteers will let visitors know about the program, hand out and explain the books, check the answers with the visitor and swear them in as Junior Rangers.  Anyone can be a Junior Ranger, ages 0-100+. This position involves sitting at a table outside.
Trail Docent
Volunteers are needed to walk our trail answering visitor questions and offering guided tours. This position involves standing for long periods or walking a 1/3 mile paved loop trail several times.
Positions at Montezuma Well*
If you have ever wanted to share your appreciation for Montezuma Well with visitors from near and far, this is your chance to do so! This position may include sitting at a table greeting visitors or standing for long periods and walking a moderate-strenuous ½ mile trail with many steps and inclines.
*A federal background check is required for Montezuma Well.
To apply, please see our website at For more information or questions, email
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Report
On January 8  at 02:42 in the morning, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District Stations 81 and 82 were dispatched to a residential fire at 2740 E. Outlaw Way in Rimrock. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find a small residential structure with smoke coming from a gable end on the roof line. The incident was quickly upgraded to a working fire, bringing mutual aid responses from Verde Valley Fire, Sedona Fire and Yavapai County Sheriff’s office. Crews deployed an offensive strategy, stretching hose lines into the structure. Upon entry into the structure emergency crews found a small smoldering type fire in the attic space of the home. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and overhauled the remaining area.
The structure sustained minimal damage, though it did displace the occupants. There were no injuries sustained by the occupants of the home as they evacuated without incident from the structure prior to emergency crews arrival. No emergency crews sustained injuries either. CCFMD would like to thank Verde Valley fire and Sedona Fire for their assistance on this incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time
Eric Strauss
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief

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