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Dear Neighbors
One day it’s hot and the next day it’s cold.  Gusty or calm, raining or not.  Sometimes the weather forecast is correct, sometimes not.  We’re in the midst of beautiful March.  As one of the Beaver Creek Transit riders says, “this is Mother Nature’s menopause”.  
Thanks to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, the annual free dump days have started at the Camp Verde Transfer Station.  Please dump now and don’t regret later about missing this great opportunity.
Saturday is the annual Trek For Tech with registration starting at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma at 7:30 AM.  The 10K starts at 8 AM and the 5K begins at 8:30.  This is a fundraiser organized by the Friends of Beaver Creek Library to help continue andimprove technology services in the Beaver Creek Library.
Our Copper Canyon Fire & Medical first responders have been busy as usual.  Some of their efforts are included below.
Getting ready to do one lap of the 5K tomorrow,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
3rd Weekend in March Special Events
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/22 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)
 
Saturday, 3/24– Fifth Annual “Trek for Tech” 5K/10K Fun Run .  Register now at www.trekfortech.com  or pick up a registration form at Beaver Creek School, Beaver Creek Public Library, Kiwanis Clothes Closet, Cricket’s, or the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Register by March 16th to be guaranteed a T-Shirt.  On-line registration closes on March 20th.  Event begins at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma.  Check-In at 7:30 AM.  10K begins at 8 AM & 5K begins at 8:30. Healthy fun for the entire family.  Entrant’s drawing for great prizes donated by local businesses.  Hosted by Friends of Beaver Creek Library.  Thank you to our sponsors:  Taco Bell of Cottonwood, Beaver Creek Realty. Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Blevins Construction and Development, Camp Verde Bugle, Cricket’s, Kenny’s Plumbing, Montezuma Family Dental, Rask Construction, Reay Brothers Excavation and Verde Fire and Safety.  For more info call 567-4648.  See you there!
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work

On March 22  at approximately 12 PM, Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority responded to an auto accident on I-17 SB mp 282. The vehicles appeared to have rolled at least one time. Upon arrival there were 2 vehicles, one which was towed by the other. A total of 2 occupants were transported via medical helicopter to area hospitals. Fire crews also took a family dog to a local animal hospital. The cause of the accident was unknown. I-17 was down to one lane of traffic for a short time.
Steve Sarkesian
Battalion Chief
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work
This morning (3/21) at 6:45 AM, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority (CCFMA) was dispatched to 492 South 5th Street in Camp Verde for the report of a structure fire.  Upon arrival, crews encountered a room and content fire in a rear bedroom of the home.  The home was occupied at the time, but the occupants were able to escape.  Unfortunatelyone of the tenants experienced minor hand burns that were treated at the scene by EMS personnel.  CCFMA was assisted in the suppression efforts by an engine company from Verde Valley Fire District.  A support truck from Cottonwood Fire Department and a Rehab unit from Verde Valley Ambulance also provided support to the incident.  There were no injuries to any firefighters reported.  The structure received significant damage, displacing the occupants, who were referred to the Red Cross for some initial support.  The fire appeared to have originated in the bedroom, and was attributed to the use of smoking materials in bed.  CCFMA wants to remind everyone that inattention in the use of smoking materials results in scores of fatalities and casualties nationally, and smokers should exercise every precaution to prevent becoming one of these statistics. 
Terry Keller
Fire Chief
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
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This Weekend in Beaver Creek

Dear Neighbors
This is just another quick note to help us keep in mind the activities available in our local area for the weekend.
Today the BC Preservation & Historical Society has an exceptionally fine guest speaker starting at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  On Saturday morning from 8 AM to 9 AM is the Beaver Creek Rd Cleanup.  We have really trashed our main road.  Please give an hour if you can.  Before the cleanup grab some free food at Beaver Creek School and afterward join the special hike starting at 10 AM.  All the details are below.  Afterward maybe you’d like to reward yourselves with lunch or dinner out at one of our local restaurants.
Bonnie Best, a librarian at BC Library, has provided us more information on free tax preparation.  The chart she provided is below.  Also there will be a health screening at the library on March 13.  The flyer information is below.
Whatever or where ever you choose to be in the Verde Valley today & tomorrow, the March weather looks perfect for outside activities.  Sunday there is a possibility of a rain shower.
Cleaning up BC Road,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
2nd Weekend in March Special Events
Friday, 3/9–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  BCPHS is combining its March meeting with the annual meeting.  Along with the annual meeting reports and election of officers (which will be done in a very timely manner), Rob Estrada will be giving a presentation about Lulu Verde, the Apache child who was raised by the Wales Arnold family.   Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com   (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 3/10- The Community Beaver Creek Rd Cleanup sponsored by Verde Valley Ancestral Gardens and BC Kiwanis starts at 8 AM.  The area targeted is between McGuireville and Beaver Creek School.  Please volunteer with us to get this done.  Trash pickup sticks and county-approved bags will be available from VVAG in the Nikki’s Grill parking lot and at the Kiwanis sign in located by the recycling bins.  We are asking you to donate one hour of your time to help cleanup what should be beautiful Beaver Creek Rd. Caution signs will be out along BC Road.  Please wear gloves!
 
Saturday, 3/10–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, 3/10–The Second Saturday Hike  starts at 10 AM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Drive at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa.  The hike will take the Cedar Knoll Trail and the Sunset Loop back Cedar Knoll Trail and the trailhead, approximately 3.5 miles total. Featured Guest will be Janie Agyagos, Wildlife Biologist, Coconino National Forest Service, who will talk about all things biological, including birds (bring binoculars).   Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
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Please Help! BC Road Cleanup Saturday 3/10/2018

Sat, 3/10–8 AM at the Nikki’s Grill parking lot or at the Recycling Bins
Beaver Creek Road Cleanup
Saturday, 3/10, 8 AM
Help Needed for BC Road Cleanup
Verde Valley Ancestral Gardens has joined forces with the Beaver Creek Kiwanis for a road cleanup on Beaver Creek Road this Saturday, March 10, between McGuireville and Beaver Creek School starting at 8 AM.  Please volunteer with us to get this done.  Trash pickup sticks and county-approved bags will be available from VVAG in the Nikki’s Grill parking lot and at the Kiwanis sign in located by the recycling bins.  We are asking you to donate one hour of your time to help cleanup what should be beautiful Beaver Creek Rd. Caution signs will be out along BC Road.  Please wear gloves! 
Special thank-yous to Nancy Rowland of VVAG who has spent much time organizing this event and arranging for county pick up of the trash bags the following week, and to Eileen Conn, Rosemary Coker, Bella Donna and an anonymous good neighbor who have been working on their own to put a dent in the trash buildup.
The plan is for Verde Valley Ancestral Gardens to send volunteers out in pairs along specific areas of Beaver Creek Rd.  Kiwanis is targeting the area around the Y and the recycling bins and heading toward the school if there are sufficient folks to do this.  If anyone has battery operated or sharp clippers or small saws, some lower branch brush clipping is needed near the Gasmart to make removal of plastic easier.
Please spread the word and join us for an hour at 8 AM this Saturday morning.  Wear gloves!

 

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Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Team in Action 3/1/2018

Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Team in Action
From Battalion Chief Strauss
Media releases for the past several days
On Friday night emergency crews from CCFMA station 81 along with DPS and ADOT, were dispatched to a tractor trailer fire On Hwy 260 at mile post 229. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find a semi-trailer sitting in the west bound lane of Hwy 260, heavily involved in fire. The tractor had been disconnected from the trailer. Crews quickly pulled hose lines from apparatus and began fire extinguishment of the trailer and brush that had been ignited by the trailer fire.  The trailer was carrying 7 homes worth of furniture and house hold goods. Due to the fire load of the trailer and location of the seat of the fire extinguishment was long and difficult. The trailer and contents of the trailer were a total loss.  Hwy 260 remained closed in both directions for several hours. The driver was not injured during this incident.   The cause of the fire was believed to be hot brakes.
On Saturday morning at 06:48 am CCFMA Stations 81 and 82 along with VVFD, Verde Valley ambulance, Cottonwood fire and Sedona Fire were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 3400 block of Stevens Rd in Camp Verde. Initial reports state that there was heavy smoke coming from the home. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find a single story mobile home with additions heavily involved in fire with multiple exposures, around the home. A defensive fire attack was employed with exposure protection in place. It was determined that the home owner was able to exit the home, but sustained a minor injury. He was treated and released on scene. The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes, thought the home was a total loss as well as two vehicles. Emergency crews remained on scene for several hours during the overhaul stage of the incident. There were no other injuries during this incident and the fire is currently under investigatio
Eric Strauss
Battalion Chief
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
 

 

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Sheriff’s Office Reports Tragic Accident 2/27/2018

YCSO Media Release
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
Scott Mascher – Sheriff
255 E. Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301
Dwight D’Evelyn – Media Coordinator                                                                             
928-777-7441

 
February 28, 2018
Construction Incident results in Worker Death 
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On February 27, 2018, just before 11AM, deputies were dispatched to the 1500 block of E Solar Place in Rimrock, Arizona, regarding a man who was pinned against a wall by a backhoe. When deputies arrived, paramedics were in the process of preparing the man for transportation by ground ambulance to the Verde Valley Medical Center. Around 12:30 PM, the victim, 48-year-old Danny Ray Parsley of Camp Verde, was pronounced deceased.
Deputies spoke with the backhoe operator who stated he was in the process of digging out a footing along the wall of a building under construction. Parsley was using a shovel to move dirt in the vicinity of the digging operation. When the operator extended the backhoe and attempted to dig, the entire backhoe slid forward. The left outrigger (support arm used to stabilize the tractor) was up in the air and pushed Parsley, who was between the backhoe and the wall, against the wall. The outrigger pinned Parsley, crushing his abdomen area.
The Medical Examiner report is pending to determine exact cause and manner of death. YCSO detectives are currently investigating the circumstances that led to Parsley’s death.

 

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Update on Teen Spree from YCSO 2/18/2018

Dear Neighbors 
Since the original report of a break in attempt in Montezuma Estates, five more instances possibly identifying the same suspects have been sent to us.  Dwight D’Evelyn, YCSO Media Relations Coordinator, reports: “I requested xtra patrol in the area. If suspicious activity is seen, please call the Sheriff’s Office (567-7710) first before posting/emailing the information to neighbors.
 
Also, would you PLEASE remind residents to LOCK THEIR CARS WHEN UNATTENDED, especially overnight. We cannot seem to get ahead of the many opportunist crimes allowed as a result of the failure to use such a simple crime prevention technique.”
 
We have two or three teenagers whose behaviors may lead to someone getting hurt or damage to property.  If you know who they are, please let YCSO know.  There needs to be an intervention soon for the safety of all.
The original report is at the bottom of this email and the other sightings follow.
Be safe!  Please lock your vehicle doors and home windows and doors.
the calendar crew
Additional Reports of Possible Sightings in Lake Montezuma & Rimrock

Yesterday, 2-17, three young men ran across the rooftop of the Lake Montezuma Village Post Office and Adult Center. They were seen from behind.  Two may have been the ones from the original break in.  One wore a red hoodie.

 

On Saturday 2/17/18 in Montezuma Haven two teenagers opened our gate and came onto our property one came to our back door and knocked lightly, When the door was answered he asked if he could have fifty cents or a dollar.   A second individual had made his way toward the front of our house and was standing out of sight, when he was observed both individuals were advised to leave the property immediately.  Both subjects where wearing knee length shorts one had light colored hair and was dressed in camouflage wearing a gray hoodie.  The second subject had dark curly hair and was wearing a red head band.  The police were notified.

These two live in the neighborhood (Montezuma Estates). I see them walking around all the time. Kind of surprised me actually.  When my wife arrived home from work, she reminded me that the boy with the curly hair actually knocked on our door on Sunday, Jan 6th, just to ask me the time. He acted weird, and I thought it was strange, but never gave it another thought. Now I am a bit more suspicious of the activity, and realize that I haven’t seen them in a few days. They usually walk by the house daily.

The description of the two boys sound similar to a situation on last Sunday afternoon in the Lake Montezuma off Lakeview.
My friend gave me a copy of yesterday’s report about the attempted Break In – it caught my attention as on the night of January 28/morning 29 – someone went into my car, in my driveway and took my NFL 49er jacket (was reported to Sheriff).  What caught my attention was the red hoodie.  When talking with one of my neighbors on the 29th she told me that on the 28th, she got home from work between 11 and 11:30 and was on her patio when she saw 2 males walking up the road – one wearing a red hoodie – when she lit her cigarette they turned around and walked back they way they came.  I am thinking these two have a little crime spree going on.  I think everyone should be aware of what going on.

Break In Attempt in Montezuma Estates
NOTICE:  submitted by a Montezuma Estates resident in Rimrock  (Name on file)

2-12-18 

This morning two young men, possibly teenagers, tried to
break in through a window of our home on Kramer. They went removed the screen from the window before being confronted at the window.  Prior to this, they had rung the doorbell about 30 times. They have black hair, at least one with curly hair and darker skin.  One of them was wearing a red hoodie. The Sheriff’s office has been notified.

Please keep an eye out for them, and lock all your windows and doors, and call the Sheriff if you see or experience anything suspicious.

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YCSO Sheriff’s Office phone #:  567-7710
Please call this number if you have information.

 

Beaver Creek eNews 2/12/2018

Beaver Creek eNewsFebruary 12, 2018
Dear Neighbors
Rain has been requested by the community and is expected to be received in Beaver Creek today and possibly on several other days this week.  Week long highs in the fifties and lows above freezing have been forecasted by NWS.  So please get your burn permits from the fire station and take care of your slash before more grows.
The LM Women’s Civic club is meeting tomorrow to enjoy lunch while collecting baby blankets and other items to donate to the hospital.  Their fun tea fundraiser will be on the 24th which will help to support community projects such as a scholarship to a Beaver Creek School student.  This weekend several activities and meetings are scheduled.  Of special note are the Beaver Creek Adult Center pot luck and the Habitat for Humanities Workshop to be held at BC School. 
Please check out the “Good Things are Happening at Beaver Creek School”.  The field trips, high school and college planning, and healthy activities scheduled by school staff and community volunteers are mind blowing to someone who still remembers the one kindergarten field trip and one 8th grade trip offered in the calendar crew’s schooling.
Up coming on March 1 is the annual Kiwanis Chili & Pie Dinner and on March 10, VV Ancestral Gardens supported by BC Kiwanis is sponsoring a Beaver Creek Rd cleanup.  More on these events next week.
The APS rate increase has been a hot topic for several months after many residents received nearly a doubling of electric bills which was not the advertised rate.  As it happens, it takes 25 review requests from the public to require the Arizona Corporation Commission to schedule a rehearing.  The initial hearing on the rate increase is scheduled for 2/15 at 1:30 PM.  It is a procedural conference for the formal complaint: Stacy Champion, et al, versus Arizona Public Service.
While the rehearing request on the APS rate increase has been in the works, APS requested on January 9 that the ACC approve a $119 rate reduction to customers to start on February 1.  The request is based on Federal corporation tax cuts.  No word yet on when ACC will schedule and approve this request.  Meanwhile, it is recommended that customers who have had particularly large rate increases call the number on their bills and make sure that the best rate category is being used for billing.
Happy for the chance of rain,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
February Special EventsBC Adult Center
Saturday, 2/17–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Pot Luckbegins 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.  Door prizes and auction, too.  (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 2/17–The Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity Workshop  is hosted at Beaver Creek School from 9 AM to Noon. You must attend if you are interested in becoming a Habitat Homeowner.  (See flyer below)
Wednesdays, 2/21-3/21–The Lent Soup, Supper & Service   starts at 6 PM in the Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Please call 928-567-4608 for more information.
Thursday, 2/22–The STEAM Extravaganza will be held at Beaver Creek School from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. $1 per dinner.
Saturday, 2/24–The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club Tea will be from 2 PM to 4 PM in the Beaver Creek School Cafetorium.   Get your tickets now!  There will also be a fashion show, an auction and silent auction.  Tickets are $20 and limited to 75.  Tea attire is expected.  Tickets are available from Betty Hart 928-567-2946, Rachel Ayars 719-330-9346, Alberta Amos 928-567-4892, Darla Melcher 928-592-0782 and any civic club member.  This is a fundraiser for a beaver creek student scholarship and to support local community organizations.  Mark your calendar!  (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities February 12 to 17  
Monday, 2/12–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:30 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, 2/12-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PMin the BC Adult Center.  BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects.  Selection of arborist for Rollins Park tree trimming and Rimrock Well No. 3 Administrative Review w/Comment on APN#405-05-110 & -014A; H18004 at this meeting.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.   www.beavercreekaz.us   
 
Monday, 2/12–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: www.bcs.k12.az.us 
 
Tuesday, 2/13–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. www.bckiwanis.org 
Tuesday, 2/13–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM    The program will be presented by the Social Worker in Obstetrics at Verde Valley Medical Center, talking about the resources for young mothers in the area. All women in the community are invited.  Members are asked to bring not only baby blankets to donate to the hospital, but also any additional items they may want to donate to the auction being held with the tea event on February 24 .  Cost $13.  Contact Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Tuesday, 2/13-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 grambo_3@msn.com   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, 2/14–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, 2/15–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during a 9 AM to Noonsession for the MRFD, CVFD, and CCF&M Fire Boards at the Camp Verde Fire Station this month.  Call Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 for further information.  Don’t forget that you can find past minutes and the current agenda on the web site at  http://cc-fma.org/
Thursday, 2/15–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board  will meet at  4 PM at the Beaver Creek School Public Library. TREK FOR TECH plans are underway and we look forward to a successful Fun Run/Walk on March 24th. Watch for signs and info mid-February and join the fun. A great family event !  Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Saturday, 2/18–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Ken Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 2/18–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April 2018.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 2/18–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
The Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School
January 2018
 
News release:  Mrs. Karin Ward, Superintendent at Beaver Creek School
Our STEAM Extravaganza is rapidly approaching. It will be held on February 22. Students are working hard to understand and use the scientific method, and teachers are supporting their efforts through guided practice. Teachers are also organizing activities for parents, students, and community members.
 
Friday 2/9 will be the Verde Valley In-Service day for teachers. Beaver Creek School is hosting the discussion on new topics and trends in special education. We are also sending teachers to schools around the Verde Valley to learn and discuss ideas with other educators. This collaborative effort to grow as professionals gives us all a chance to reflect, learn, and revise our practice.
Beaver Creek School welcomed our new student teacher Mr. Jeff Reeves this quarter. He is working with Mrs. Cheryl Guth in her fourth grade class. He is doing a great job, absorbing information and supporting students daily.
Mrs. Allie Wheeler has been working with Mrs. Micca Martinez to get the 2018 season of Jr. Basketball up and running. Mrs. Martinez created the program and is helping to transition it to Mrs. Wheeler. They have both worked hard to make sure our kids have the opportunity to play. We are very excited to welcome first though fourth grade students to the 2018 season of Jr. Basketball. We have several parents volunteering to coach. Thank you to coaches and families for your cooperation and enthusiasm for this program.
Mrs. Pam Zahnzinger will be holding auditions for her upcoming drama production on 2/13 and 2/16. She is working on this performance as a partner with our 21st Century program. She put on a wonderful play last year. The district staff is  certainly happy to see her working with our kids once again.
Mrs. Betsy Ciminieri is forming a running club in partnership with our 21st Century program. She will use running to fuel conversations about healthy habits, keeping a balanced lifestyle and building self-esteem. Welcome Coach Betsy!
Baseball and softball season are off to a great start. Coaches Hardy, Kelley, and O’Brien are working with their players to build their teams. The players are excited to begin playing! Go Bobcats!
We have out third wellness week planned and we will have guest speakers from the Health Department discussing Healthy vs. Unhealthy relationships, Safe Dates, and dating abuse.  We have officer Godina in to talk to our students K-5 about personal safety.  Mat Force will be here to talk to our students about Life Skills that include self esteem/assertiveness. The Yavapai County Health Department will talk to 5th grade about puberty and the changes their bodies are going through.  Nurses will also keep our students current on their immunizations, check heights and weights, and scoliosis.  The staff will play the 8th grade in the annual staff versus 8th grade basketball game.  We will also be celebrating spirit week with a retro theme.  Our staff and students will be encouraged to dress in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s throughout the week.
The eighth grade toured both high schools in preparation for selecting where they will attend high school.  It is valuable for them to actually see the campuses and classes that are available to them.  It is always interesting to hear what specific opportunities and classes excite our students for next year.
On February 15th the fifth and sixth grade students get to attend Cinderella at Phoenix Symphony Hall.  This is a wonderful experience to broaden their horizons and to expose them to the fine arts, as well as, introduce all the jobs and careers that are related to the performing arts.
Upcoming field trips are to The Tempest, the Shakespeare play, the Renaissance Festival and The Maze, which is a hands-on experience related to teenage issues and concerns.
The Women’s Civic Club is once again offering a scholarship to graduating seniors who attended Beaver Creek School and live in the Beaver Creek area. The district is pleased that Mrs. Cowan is able to help some of our former students in their career and college choices.  Many begin their college careers at Yavapai College.  Our current students (7thand 8th) have already toured the campus and are aware of the programs that are offered there. This really helps them to make more educated choices that are personal and beneficial to them.
Our boys and girls basketball teams both made it to the small school State Tournament. What a wonderful accomplishment.  Go Bobcats! We have spirit yes we do!
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This Week in Beaver Creek – 2/8/2018

Dear Neighbors
This is just a quick note to help us keep in mind the activities available in our local area for the weekend.
Our warm weather will start to cool off starting on Saturday (below 70 degrees) but is still good for the planned special hike with guest Matt Mulheran from the National Park Service.  On Sunday the temperature really drops and we will probably see a run of days with highs in the 50’s.  Looks like winter has finally arrived for a bit.  Saturday is also free food distribution morning at Beaver Creek School with lots of good vegetables expected in addition to some meat and other items.
Starting Saturday, those who have picked up burn permits may burn their slash when it is not windy.  There may be some gusts on Saturday, so please keep an eye out for weather changes.
Special events upcoming later this month are the Valentine’s Pot Luck at the Beaver Creek Adult Center, the Tea/Fashion Show/Auction by the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club in the Beaver Creek School Auditorium, and the STEAM Extravaganza and VV Habitat for Humanity Workshop both at Beaver Creek School.
Marking our calendars, too,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
This Weekend in Beaver Creek
Friday, 2/9–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  There is no speaker for this meeting, but we encourage any and all to attend and give input.  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com 
Saturday, 2/10–The Second Saturday Hike  starts at 10 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 the Cedar Knoll Trail and the Golden Gulch Trail and back to the trailhead, approximately 2.5 miles total.  Featured guest will be Matt Mulheran, from the National Park Service, who will lead discussion of the geology of the Verde Valley Formation and its contribution to the development of ancient cultures in the Verde Valley.  Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 2/10–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.  (See chart below)
February Special Events
Saturday, 2/10–The Second Saturday Hike starts at 10 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 the Cedar Knoll Trail and the Golden Gulch Trail and back to the trailhead, approximately 2.5 miles total.  Featured guest will be Matt Mulheran, from the National Park Service, who will lead discussion of the geology of the Verde Valley Formation and its contribution to the development of ancient cultures in the Verde Valley.   Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information.  (See flyer below)
Saturday, 2/17–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.  Door prizes and auction, too.  (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 2/17–The Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity Workshop is hosted at Beaver Creek School from 9 AM to Noon. You must attend if you are interested in becoming a Habitat Homeowner.  (See flyer below)
Thursday, 2/22–The STEAM Extravaganza will be held at Beaver Creek School from 6:30 PM to 8 PM.
Saturday, 2/24–The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club Tea will be from 2 PM to 4 PM in the Beaver Creek School Cafetorium.   Get your tickets now!  There will also be a fashion show, an auction and silent auction.  Tickets are $20 and limited to 75.  Tea attire is expected.  Tickets are available from Betty Hart 928-567-2946, Rachel Ayars 719-330-9346, Alberta Amos 928-567-4892, Darla Melcher 928-592-0782 and any civic club member.  This is a fundraiser for a beaver creek student scholarship and to support local community organizations.  Mark your calendar!
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
February 2018 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 2/10/18
 
7:45 to 9 AM
 
Free Food & Clothing
 
Every Wednesday
Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
2/7, 2/14, 2/21 2/28
 
9:30 AM to Noon
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
 
Every Tuesday
 
Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)
Free
 Tuesdays,
2/6, 2/13, 2/20 & 2/27
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
NO NEWS ABOUT REOPENING
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM to Noon Mon thru Fri
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone
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BCCA Annual Meeting: Good Neighbors & Diverse Opinions

The Beaver Creek Community Association held their Annual Meeting Saturday 1/27/2018.  About thirty members and area residents attended, along with Board members, County Supervisor Tom Thurman, and Jeff Thumm from Coconino National Forest.  The theme of the meeting was “Good Neighbors”. Each person attending was awgoodneighborarded a blue ribbon designation as a “Good Neighbor 2018″, because, in the end, it’s our neighbors and the people who show up at meetings that make our community a great place to live.  The meeting was upbeat, and included presentations by Jeff Thumm — who was introduced as the Forest Service manager who authorized the prescribed burn on October 24, 2017.  He presented the many factors that go into prescribed burns in a straightforward and factual way, and by the end of his talk, there were lots of questions and comments, but all present agreed that a prescribed burn once in a while is better than the alternative: wildfire!  Congratulations, Jeff, on a great presentation.

If you missed the meeting, you missed some good community conversations, as well as outstanding refreshments donated by Mike Nelson and Ron Melcher, arranged by supershoppers Sharon Olsen and Janet Aniol, and our perennial favorite secret recipe punch provided by Phil Edwards.

Long-time community leader Bob Burke was newly elected to the Board of Directors, as was Danice Bruno, an animal lover and financial wiz.  The new Directors will replace Lisa Taylor, who is now out of state, and Alan Spacone, currently undergoing chemo and therefore unable to serve on the Board in 2018.  The two new Directors were elected by acclamation, and will be valuable indeed to the BCCA.  Janet Aniol presented the financial report for 2017, an update on projects from 2017, and a transportation update, highlighting this news: the grant for bus service routes including Yavapai Transit stops from Apache Nation to McGuireville, the Ranch House, and Rimrock has been accepted and may happen this year.  2017 projects included support for the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition’s new 6.2 mile trail system on Wickiup Mesa, public meetings with Arizona Water, followed by progress on hydrants and pipe.

Board member Sharon Olsen asked for members to pitch in and help in volunteering with park maintenance duties. She reviewed bids to trim trees in the park, which will be a large budget item for the BCCA, but is badly needed for safety reasons.  Ron Melcher joined in asking residents for assistance with the fountain, gardening, clearing branches, and other park maintenance chores. Contact a Board Member if you have gardening or other skills we can use! Email : Contact Us.

President Janet Aniol circulated copies of a petition to limit Bow Hunting in our area. The petitions would be sent to Arizona Fish and Game Commission. Neighbors and residents had various opinions, from those aghast at bowhunters in their backyards, to those who support hunters, people just like everyone else, who generally respect their neighbors. There is current regulation which requires a resident to post “No Trespassing” sign or “No Hunting” sign on each lot. There were equally divergent opinions as to whether the signs were effective or reasonable in a suburban setting, and what measures could be taken by those whose property adjoins forest or open areas.  The BCCA has not taken a position on the matter, but signs are available for those who wish to post, and petitions for those who wish to sign them.

County Supervisor Tom Thurman presented the case for renewal of a 1/4 cent sales tax, devoted to maintenance of our county jail in Camp Verde.  The existing tax was passed to handle overcrowding conditions, and will expire in 2020. The renewal of the tax at the same rate, Thurman stated, is needed to provide half of the cost of maintenance to the facility, which now houses up to 600 inmates, and is currently overcrowded by as much as 60 heads per night.  Members asked questions and received solid answers to the issues from Supervisor Thurman.  For details on the jail tax proposal, click here.

Thurman also predicted a population surge in our area over the next 2-3 years, with the work on Highway 260 complete and other transportation changes making Beaver Creek more accessible. He stated that real estate values in our area have increased significantly, good news for all residents.

Check this website for the official minutes coming soon, but to get all the scoop firsthand, come out to the next Board meeting, February 12, 2018, and speak up!

 

BCCA Annual Meeting Saturday 1/27/2018 3pm

Please Join Us for the Annual Meeting

TODAY SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

Beaver Creek Community Association

 

When
3 PM – 4:30 PM
January 27, 2018 (Saturday)

Where
Beaver Creek Adult Center
4250 E Zuni Way
Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342

 

 

Annual Meeting – All invited
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Beaver Creek Adult Center
 
Agenda
“Good Neighbors 2018″
 
Please enjoy the refreshments before, during and after our meeting!!
 
Pledge of Allegiance

President’s Welcome & Update:  Includes introduction of 2017 board members; Janet Aniol, Phil Edwards, Mike Nelson, Ron Melcher and Sharon Olsen.  Chris Nicol is the web master.  Alan Spacone has resigned due to health issues and Lisa Taylor is currently residing in Connecticut.
 

  1. I.        Board Candidate Election:  Danice Bruno and Bob Burke
  2. II.      Financial Report:  Printed on back of the agenda
  3. III.   Prescribed Burn Presentation:  Jeff Thumm from Coconino National Forest, presented by Ron Melcher
  4. IV.   Rollins Park Update:  Sharon Olsen, request for member assistance
  5. V.     Petitions to remove Beaver Creek from Hunting Zone 6A:  Janet Aniol, request for member assistance
  6. VI.   Prison Tax Presentation:  Supervisor Tom Thurman

VII.Requests for future research or presentations:  Members and guests

Adjournment.  The next regular association meeting will be on Monday, February 12 at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.

 

 

 

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               Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342

               www.beavercreekaz.us 

               928-592-2839

 

 

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