NEW Rimrock Farmers Market

Saturdays, 6/4 thru 10/8– THE RIMROCK FARMERSMARKET STARTS THIS WEEK END! It will be held in Sycamore Park on Saturday’s from June 4 to October 8th. Hours are from 8 AM to Noon.  Join us at the park. Welcome!  For further information please contact Gerry Quotskuyva at the market, in his studio located at 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd or on the Rimrock Farmer’s Market Facebook page.

Press release:  The RIMROCK FAMERS MARKET starts today!

Gerry Quotskuyva

It’s held at Sycamore Park from 8 AM to 12 PM.  Please support a new local venture by stopping by to check out the beautiful produce from local gardeners who have your health in mind.  Snapshots of the primary vendors are on the Facebook page.  The primary sponsor, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis who helping to make this VV Ancestral Gardens project happen, will be selling their 4th of July Duck Race tickets.  Sunny will be performing soothing flute music during the inaugural celebration today.

The Rimrock Farmer’s Market has been organized and permitted by Gerry Quotskuyva, president of Verde Valley Ancestral Gardens.  Members of the organization are assisting in the direction of the market and volunteering their time in support of this community service.  Gerry has personally inspected each of the vendor’s gardens.  More volunteers to help out would be appreciated.  Please see Gerry at the event or at his studio if you are available to assist.
In addition, the VV Ancestral Gardens membership does the cleanup along the stretch of Beaver Creek Rd from the McGuireville Bridge to the central business area of Rimrock.  Photos of the group doing the cleanup are from member Nancy Rowland.
VV Ancestral Gardens Crew

McGuireville Memorial Day

McGuireville hosts the 3rd Annual Memorial Day Tractor & Engine Show, Saturday, May 28
Posted by the Calendar Crew:
For the third year in a row, McGuireville will delight your senses as it reverts to the sights and sounds of “The Good Old Days”. You will have an all American good time at the 3 rdAnnual McGuireville Memorial Day Tractor and Engine Show held on Saturday, May 28th , starting at 9:00 AM. Fun for the family will include tractor/hay rides, face painting, antique shopping, and even a puppet show. Antique tractors and hit and miss engines will be on display by the members of Arizona Flywheelers. In honor of Memorial Day, American Legion Post #135 out of Cornville will be conducting a flag raising ceremony at 1:00 PM. The Beaver Creek Philharmonics will be strumming their guitars and banjos playing fantastic bluegrass music. At 2:00 PM there will be a Dutch oven peach cobbler cooking demonstration at Candy’s Creekside Cottage. If you haven’t been to McGuireville in a while, come see all the changes. The Feed Store stocks the best dog food in town, Candy’s Creekside Cottage is in full bloom, Jim’s Trading Post has ever-changing inventory, 2 nd Time Around has expanded inventory and Nikki’s Grille is turning out some fantastic food specials.
This event is co-sponsored by the McGuireville Merchants, Beaver Creek Kiwanis and the Arizona Flywheelers.
Press release and 2015 event photos submitted by Candy Hammond


What is the “Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority”? Well it’s the same firefighters, same trucks, same Fire Chief and the same fire station with a new name on the shirts and on the trucks that we’ll have to get used to. See below for more info or talk to a Fire Board Member.
At a special meeting held at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station on Wednesday May 18th the Boards of the Montezuma Rimrock and Camp Verde Fire Districts voted to enter into a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Agreement between the two districts. This action creates a separate legal entity to be known as Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority.

For the full details, check the latest Calendar Crew link here.

MRFD New Ambulance

MRFD New Ambulance Now in Service
 MRFD Logo
Press Release 4/28/2016–
The Montezuma Rimrock Fire District has placed into service a brand new Ambulance.  The new Braun Northwest built ambulance is powered by a 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 chassis.  This new unit replaces MRFD’s 2004 Ford ambulance, which was recently removed from the fleet due to engine failure, and was mrfdNewAmbauctioned off.  The Montezuma Rimrock Fire District would like to thank the Camp Verde Fire District and Verde Valley Ambulance, who both provided “loaner” ambulances to MRFD while we waited for this new one to arrive, and while MRFD’s other ambulance was being repaired, as it had unfortunately also recently suffered catastrophic engine failure.  MRFD is excited about their new ambulance and we are confident that it will improve the district’s ability to provide quality EMS care to the residents of the Beaver Creek Area as it employs some of the latest technologies in ambulance design.


Beaver Creek Road Cleanup Saturday 4/23/2016

Sponsored by Ancestral Gardens

One Hour Cleanup if everyone helps!

Saturday, 4/23 — As the Adopt-A-Road sponsors of one mile of Beaver Creek Road, please join the Verde Valley Ancestral Gardens for trash cleanup on April 23rd. Meet at Nikki’s Grill parking lot in McGuireville at 8 AM to pick up safety vests, trash grabbers and trash bags. Expected duration is one hour. The more the merrier and the quicker the cleanup, so we hope to see you there!

Full Moon for Earth Day, Friday 4/22/2016

“When is Earth Day 2016?  This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter what the weather!”
from the Old Farmers Almanac
Celebrate Earth Day tonight at
Montezuma Castle
Full Moon for Earth Day!
Full Moon Concert – Friday, April 22nd, starting at 6 p.m. Native American musician Allenroy Paquin will perform under a full moon at Montezuma Castle. This Earth Day celebration will feature storytelling, singing, and flute performances. Mr. Paquin is a member of the Jicarilla Apache and Zun᷉i Tribes of New Mexico and is also a silversmith.  Visitors are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs as available park seating is limited.   The trails and the park will close to the public at 8 p.m.
Instameet Event- Saturday, April 23, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument staff and volunteers will host an Instameet event.  Visitors will be challenged to take photos of certain things at all three parks and post their photos to social media sites using park hashtags.

Special Events for Saturday April 9th

Special Events Scheduled for Today! 
Saturday, 4/9–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.  Extra food available for children ages 5-15.  Emergency boxes are available as needed by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Saturday, 4/9–The Spring Arts & Crafts Fair and Bake Sale,continues  from 9 AM to 3 PM todayin the Adult Center and at Rollins Park located on Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma. On display will be original artwork, mystery novels, bath & body products, jewelry, stained glass, yard art, fabric and yarn art and so much more. It’s time to buy gifts for Mother’s Day and June Brides. So join us for a fun-filled day. For more info call the Center at 928-567-4556. (Also lots of raffles and Irene’s Apple Fritters!)

Saturday, 4/9–The Kiwanis Buzzard Bonfire r eturns to Rimrock from 4 to 7 PM in the parking lot of the Beaver Creek Baptist Church tonight. The celebration is sponsored by the Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Key Club, Builders’ Club and K-Kids.  Please come enjoy music, games, food and fun.  S’mores, hot dogs and more will be available for purchase.  Music provided by Jimmie Willis. Other organizations are encouraged to bring a table or a game and participate. Please contact Brianna Bucher at 928-300-6728 or Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for further information.  Everyone is invited to come watch the fire and have a good time!

LMPOA March Update

Dear Members
Our March meeting was cut short due to a medical emergency, so the board only got as far as accepting the February minutes which are posted on the website.

During February we mailed two official letters of recommendation for the ongoing trails and grant efforts of the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition which we co-founded and support.  Those are posted on the website.

Currently we have arranged for a clean up collection of items on Friday, 3/18 of items for the dump.  If you have items and do not have a vehicle suitable to transport them in or cannot lift them, please call 301-2749, ASAP.  We have room to pick up some more stuff.  Two Yavapai County Probationer work vehicles and our own Rollins Park maintainer are doing the job.
The Camp Verde Refuse Transfer Station continues to be open for FREE dumping Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through April 2 from 8 AM to 4 PM.  Please don’t miss out.
Also a one time benefit is being provided for unincorporated area residents by Yavapai County and Sedona Recycles.  A FREE ELECTRONIC RECYCLING is scheduled this Saturday at Red Rock High School in Sedona from 8 AM to Noon only.  We will have a pick up truck or two sitting on the lot near Beaver Creek Self Storage from about 7:30 AM to 10 ish or until filled.  Otherwise it’s a nice Saturday drive.
Hope to see you doing some recycling,
Your LMPOA Board
PO Box 5292
Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342

Another day in the Park

The Saturday scene at Rawlins Park included a view of the Camp Verde and Montezuma Rimrock Fire Department crews lending a hand — and a very long ladder — to put up a new solar light atop the flagpole.  The new fixture will provide just enough light to spotlight our flag, without distracting from the wonderful night sky display of stars.  Lots of gasps, and  “OOH”s and “AAH”s were heard from the gathered spectators, including dog-walkers, their dogs, and pedestrians. The crowd all politely gathered around to put a little more urgency into the delicate operation.  The ladder was lowered just close enough for firefighters to reach the top and carefully install the new fixture, without coming close enough to bounce off the flagpole in the chilly, windy weather.


A big thank-you to the Fire Departments and also to Board Member Ron Melcher, who purchased and tested the new light fixture over the last few weeks, and then persuaded the firemen to lend their support.  


The light was working beautifully last night, upon our inspection after dark.  See the picture below.  That’s the moon in the upper right corner, and the solar light visible through the trees, along with the current park lighting a bit lower.