BCS 8th Grade Promotion – Parade & More 5/20/2020

Dear Neighbors
Beaver Creek’s 8th Grade Promotion is tonight for 40 students.  Despite the current pandemic hardships, this may be one of the most memorable events for these honored community members.  School staff and parents have worked hard and creatively to make the promotion events heartwarming for the students, families and the community.
The events tonight may establish some new traditions which may be integrated with the older well-loved events of the past in the future.  Some new, some old, which may be what’s in the future for all of us.
This week the school has sponsored a photographic set up on the stage for families to utilize and video to be taken for the ceremonies.  Yesterday the school had a Zoom awards ceremony for the 8th Grade. Tonight promotion vehicles will line up at the school where students will receive their certificates.  The community parade starts at 6 PM.  The route is below and everyone is invited to come out and wave at the Class of 2020 going on to high school in the fall.
And there is more!  Parents have arranged to continue honoring the Class of 2020 at the new drive-in on Hwy 260 at the Coury roundabout exit next to Jones Ford.  Parents have arranged a slide show including each student who will be called up to receive two roses.
All the details and maps are below.  Don’t miss a special parade if you are available at that time.
Finding something to wave at the kids & their families
. . the calendar crew  
 CLASS OF 2020 Parade Directions & Route
 

CLASS OF 2020 Parent Sponsored After Promotion at The new Drive-In
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November News 11/21/2019

Dear Neighbors
The Calendar Crew hopes that everyone has enjoyed receiving 2+ inches of rain in about 40 hours. Quite unusual for this time of year and much needed. Thank you to Yavapai County Area Roads for arranging and delivering sand and bags to our two pick up locations so promptly which helped residents who had to prepare for any water runoff onto their properties.  Looks like more rain today but clearing for Friday afternoon and the weekend.
This afternoon is the annual meeting for Friends of Beaver Creek Library. If you have suggestions or just want to come say thank you to those who work so hard on your behalf, please come to the Beaver Creek School Board Room. Also, this evening is another fine opportunity to visit merchants on Beaver Creek Rd for the Third Thursday Merchant Walk. On Friday afternoon there is a fundraiser Afternoon Tea held for the projects of the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society at the former home of Verna Shafer. Verna is the “godmother” of Sycamore Park and many other quality of life improvements for our community. Please help out by purchasing a ticket even if you can’t come to see her beautiful home.
Also upcoming is Toddler Story Time, Smart Devices Help and a Free Yoga class. All the details are below. This weekend the National Park Service continues its celebration of Native American Heritage at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot.
The tremendously good news from Yavapai Apache Transit is that their Beaver Creek and Verde Lakes service routes will formally open for our business on December 9. The shuttle bus driver will have schedules which are being printed at this time. Our three Yavapai Apache Transit heroes and their intern are in the photo. This project began with a gleam and a wish from their hearts six years ago. Most of us will never know the hard work and effort from them that has achieved this benefit for so many!!!!
On another note, Rimrock LLC, has submitted a change to their proposed rezoning for the Rimrock Peaks Estate. The significant change is putting the entrance opposite Brockett Ranch Rd and omitting the entrance at Bice Rd. BCCA is sponsoring the public participation (for the change only) on Monday, December 9, at 6 PM in the BC Adult Center. More information will follow in a Beaver Creek Bulletin.
Wishing all a pleasant time through the weekend,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events & Regularly Scheduled for Thurs Thru Sunday
Thursday, 11/21-The Rockin’ Art in Rimrock: Third Thursday Merchant Walk has most of our local Beaver Creek Rd merchants open from 4 to 6:30 PM offering specials and friendly interaction. Please come visit and enjoy the food, sales, and art.
Thursday, 11/21-Friends of Beaver Creek Library’s Annual Meeting is today at 4:30 PM in the BC School Board Room. We’re always looking for new members and board members willing to spend some of their time supporting our local public library. (See flyer below)
 
Friday, 11/22-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at the Beaver Creek Library.
Friday, 11/22– BCPHS presents “Remembering Verna”, Afternoon Tea from 1 to 4 PM in Verna’s Garden, 3890 E Sycamore Ln in Lake Montezuma, (accessed via Meadow Ln from Montezuma Ave). Tea and light refreshments, Verna’s painting to be raffled. $20 at per ticket which may be purchased at Candy’s, BC Adult Center or board members. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 11/23-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.
Saturday/Sunday, 11/23&24– Hopi basket weaver Jessica Lomatewama and contemporary artist Justin Lomatewama will be at Montezuma Castle on Saturday and Tuzigoot on Sunday. Apache fiddle maker Anthony Belvado will be at Tuzigoot on Saturday and Montezuma Castle on Sunday. Phone: 928-567-3322 ext 0 for more information. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 11/23-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. More information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
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BCCA Public Meetings this Week 7/18 – 7/20/2019

Dear Neighbors

This is an important week for you to speak up if you have an opinion or information to share. The Beaver Creek Community Association has scheduled public participation meetings on Thursday evening for a requested 8-acre zoning change from residential to C2 and on Saturday afternoon at 3 PM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station for a potential 300-unit apartment complex east of I-17. The Friday morning meeting in Cottonwood at 9 AM in the Recreation Center is vitally important if you wish to see safety improvements at the McGuireville Interchange on I-17. Everyone is invited to attend these meetings.

The parcels for the requested C-2 zoning are 405-07-14-036 & 037 located south of Beaver Creek Rd, next to Beaver Creek Self Storage and north of Valley Vista Rd. Robbie’s is across the street to north of these parcels. The agent held a very limited public meeting in Camp Verde which few residents knew of and attended. A Clark’s Market was offered at that time. The zoning request asks for hard zoning only without a specific plan or grocery store.  (See letter of invitation from BCCA and letter of intent from the agent below.)
The public meeting for the potential apartments will include a presentation with traffic study information. The owners appear to be open to suggestions. The access would be through an extension of Bice Rd before it goes under the tunnel. Parcel 405-23-180 is 47 acres of which the western boundary abuts I-17. The construction would be in a valley not generally visible. The project would be designed as a PAD which means that what the Board of Supervisors agrees to is what can be built.
BCCA will collect comment sheets at these meetings. If you can’t make the meeting please help us by sending an email comment to contact@BeaverCreekAZ.us. Individuals may also comment directly to Yavapai County Planning & Zoning,
If you can only make one meeting, please attend the Friday 9 AM State Transportation Board meeting at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 S 6th St. The public gets to speak first, so you don’t have to stay for the whole meeting. This is our once a year chance to tell ADOT about how dangerous it is to exit McGuireville south to Camp Verde and how scary it is to enter McGuireville from Camp Verde, etc. The board members do listen. An easy way to get there is to take Cornville Rd to 89A. Go straight on 89A and cross the bridge onto Mingus. Take Mingus to the stop sign on 6th St. Turn left and find the rec center next to the library on the left- hand side of the street.
See you at some meetings,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Meetings This Week
 
Thursday, 7/18–Public participation meeting  sponsored by BCCA about 8-acre requested zoning change to C2 (potential shopping plaza) in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 6 PM.
Friday, 7/19—Speak up for safety improvements to our I-17 interchange at McGuireville at the State Transportation Board meeting in the Cottonwood Recreation Center at 9 AM.
Saturday, 7/20–Public participation meeting sponsored by BCCA about proposed Primrose 300 apartment complex rezoning request at 3 PM at Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.
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Parade Grand Marshals by Bill Helm 7/8/2019

Dear Neighbors
 
Bill Helm, staff reporter/photographer of the Camp Verde Bugle & Verde Independent, has shared with us the complete article that he authored for those publications about our Beaver Creek 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal Betty Hart and Junior Grand Marshal Emily Worden.  It’s an honor to email his report on two wonderful, special local residents in the eNews.
Saluting Betty & Emily,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
2019 Beaver Creek Parade Marshals
 
Emily Worden recently graduated high school. Betty Hart is on the Beaver Creek School Board.
 
Both have been active in their communities as long as anyone can remember. Now both will represent Beaver Creek at this year’s Independence Day parade. Betty Hart has been selected as Grand Marshal and Emily Worden as Junior Grand Marshal of the Beaver Creek 4th of July Parade.
eNews file photo
For Hart, the Beaver Creek community she’s been a part of since 1996 “pulls out of you what you can do best.” “I think that’s wonderful that this community does that,” Hart said. It was at age “4 or 5” when Hart first thought of becoming a teacher. “My mother was school nurse, and I had some great teachers,” she said. Hart has been an educator for much of her life, 15 years in the classroom and another 14 as an administrator. Though she retired in 1996 and moved to the Verde Valley that year with her mother, she’s more than busy enough with her duties on the Beaver Creek School Board. With three of her own children, as well as six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, being asked to serve as the parade’s grand marshal is “important to me.” She’s even picked out a red, white and blue outfit to wear in the parade.
Photo by Scott Worden

This year, Worden received both the BC Kiwanis Scholarship and the LM Civic Club Scholarship for her citizenship and scholastic achievements. She also volunteered last year with Habitat for Humanity’s Christmas parade. As she prepares to enter Whitworth University, a Christian school in Spokane, Washington, Worden is an artist if there ever was one. She describes her tastes and abilities in art as “super widespread,” and includes pen and ink, as well as watercolors, India inks and oils as her preferred mediums. “When I was younger, I was slightly better than the other kids at bubble letters,” Worden said. “So I kept at it.” Two things Worden knows she wants for her adult life. One, to work as an artist. The other, to serve her community. “I think community matters a lot, especially the one I grew up in,” she said. “I’m not sure anything is more important than connecting with your community.”

Bill Helm
Staff Reporter/Staff Photographer
Verde Valley Newspapers
Camp Verde Bugle
Verde Independent

Lots of Summer Events 6/11/2019

Dear Neighbors
With the arrival of mid June, the annual preparations for the Fourth of July Parade, Pancake breakfast, Celebration and Duck Race are in progress.  There is always interest in watching the parade, however we would like to see more participants in it.  Walkers are welcomed as well as motor vehicles and horses.  It’s a different experience doing the short route and doesn’t have to be anything fancy, though decorations and creativity are always appreciated.  Signing up can be done at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
The potential Verde Connect road and bridge project is a hot topic around here.  The Beaver Creek Community Association has heard presentations from both Connect and Disconnect.  BCCA will meet from 3 to 4 PM on Monday, 6/24, in the Beaver Creek Adult Center to finalize the association comment.  BCCA would appreciate further comments from local residents directed to contact@BeaverCreekAZ.us or at the meeting. Yavapai County is holding public meetings tonight in Cottonwood and tomorrow night in Camp Verde to present the alternatives and to take public comments.  Further information on these is below.
There have been questions about when the fog sealing will take place on Montezuma Avenue and Lake Montezuma Rd.  It has been cancelled due to the product specified with the Asphalt Paving and Supply contract would not work on these roads.  Yavapai County will reschedule treatment of these roads in the future, probably using chip seal.
Duck Tickets Here
Duck Race tickets are for sale at many locations through out Beaver Creek.  Good prizes as usual and the profit supports local Beaver Creek Kiwanis projects throughout the year.  The fine summer activities are continuing at our local library.  This afternoon, Ancestry.com training is featured from 1 to 3 PM.
On the road again
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events for second half of June 2019
 
Tuesday, 6/11-A Verde Connect Public Open House will be held at 6 PM in the Cottonwood Recreation Center located at 150 S 6th St next to the Cottonwood Library.

Wednesday, 6/12-A Verde Connect Public Open House will be held at 6 PM in the Camp Verde Schools Multi-Use Complex located at 280 Camp Lincoln Rd.

Thursday, 6/20-The Monthly Speaker at Beaver Creek Adult Center is Tammy Lambert from Abrio Care who will be speaking about fall prevention and safety for older adults. Please call 928-567-4556 for further information.
Sunday, 6/23-A Pizza Dinner followed by Bingo will be happening at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Please call 928-567-4556 for further information.
Beaver Creek Library Summer Programs for
            Adults, Teens, Children & Toddlers
Don’t miss out on special activities for all ages at the Beaver Creek Library this summer. The library is located at 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd and the phone number is 928-567-4034 to reach the librarians. The Adult series programs are on Tuesdays and start on June 11.
Tuesdays, 6/11-7/16-The Adult Library Program offers special activities at various times on Tuesdays. (See flyer below)
            Ancestry.com Training, 6/11 from 1 PM to 3 PM
            Reference USA Demographic Statistics Training, 6/18 from 1 PM to 3 PM
            Universal Classes & OverDrive, 6/25 from 9 AM to 10:30 AM
            South Africa Presentation, 6/25 from 1 PM to 3 PM
Wednesdays, 6/12-7/17-Pre-School Story Time is every Wednesday from 11 AM to Noon at BC Library. (See flyer below)
Wednesdays, 6/12-7/17-Teens Only Movies are every Wednesday from 1 PM to 3 PM at BC Library. (See flyer below)
 
Thursdays, 6/13-6/18-Summer Reading Program “A Universe of Stories” is every Thursday (except 7/4) from 1 PM to 3 PM at BC Library. (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings, Activities & Classes thru 6/17
Tuesday, 6/11–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. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 6/11-A 4th of July planning meeting will be held at 9 AM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. We hope everyone who wants a great event will attend, will only last one hour or less. Please contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for the details.
Monday, 6/17–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board will meet at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. The meeting dates have been changed to the third Monday at 1 PM. Contact Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org for further information.
Wednesdays, All-The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problem.
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BCCA News & Dues Letter 5/13/2019

Hello, Members

May 13, 2019
Beaver Creek Community Association
When

3 PM
2nd Monday of each month

Where

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

Dear Members,
 
This is a news and dues letter. We are trying to save money on postage, so this year we’re doing business by email as much as possible. The household dues are still $25 or $35 if you would like to send a little extra to help more with the Rollins Park upkeep. The easiest way to send in dues is to use the PayPal at www.BeaverCreekAZ.us. The other two ways are to put a check in our mailbox behind the hostess desk in the Adult Center or to mail one to BCCA, PO BOX 5292, Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342. From way back the LM post office has been used. Please use its 86342 zip code. Some members have already paid, please disregard the request if you have done so, and catch up on the news. Also, if you purchased an ad in the business directory, your dues are covered for the year.
As always, we could use more help if you have a little time to spare. A couple of tasks that need to be done in the near future (besides paying the dues which help us to keep going) are volunteers to place the flag at Rollins park at half staff when required and to replace the flag when tattered. We will also need volunteers to attend the AZ State Transportation meeting in Cottonwood on July 19 to support us in our request for safety improvements at the McGuireville Interchange. The meeting will probably start at 9 AM; we don’t know the location, yet. Last month we sent a complaint about the tall weeds on the golf course to Yavapai County Development Services who that day sent a letter to the owners about that problem. We would like to report other problem lots due to the upcoming fire season being of particular concern. Please let us know! Also if you have a weed eater and some extra energy, it would be nice to help out a neighbor who can no longer cut weeds. To volunteer or send us information, please use contact@beavercreekaz.us.
Our web site has lots of information on it including meeting minutes and letters. Any time that you have a comment or question about a topic, please use the contact email and we’ll do our best to answer or get information to you. An update about some of the things that we’ve been doing follows.
Sincerely,
BCCA Board: 
Janet Aniol, president; Sharon Olsen, vice president; Ron  Melcher, secretary; Bob Burke, treasurer; Mike Nelson board member; Chris Nichol, web master
BCCA President’s Update May 13, 2019
 
The organizations that we are particularly affiliated with are all busy this month. The Beaver Creek Community Action Team (safety & health committee) has received its emergency cards (printing paid for by us) and is distributing them at meetings and placing them in locations such as the Adult Center and the Beaver Creek Library. Beaver Creek Transit has just started its Saturday local loop which provides bus service to our businesses. BCT recently received a check from the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club for $600+ which will cover about the first month of operation cost. The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition has its annual meeting this month on May 20  at 1 PM in the Adult Center. Please come see an excellent Power Point and find out what’s been happening with local trails.
BCCA secretary, Ron Melcher organized the replacement of the burned out light atop of our flagpole. Copper Canyon Fire & Medical responders wonderfully provided the equipment and expertise to get to the top of an unusually tall flagpole. (Flag photos courtesy of Ron)
 
The Beaver Creek Business Directory has been mailed to zip codes 86335 and 86342. We will do a mail out to those of you receiving mail in other zip codes in the next couple of weeks. The directory team who started from scratch to make this happen included Bob Burke, BCCA treasurer, Nancy Rowland, BCCA member, and Chris Nichol, BCCA web master.
I attended the AZ State Transportation Board meeting in Flagstaff last month and spoke to that board and ADOT engineers about our need for safety improvements at the McGuireville Interchange on I-17. The Yavapai County Director of Public Works, Dan Cherry, also spoke to the board about our issue (many thank you’s!!!). We need to follow up with many community members speaking about their dangerous experiences at the interchange during the July 19 meeting of the state board in Cottonwood.
At this time Yavapai County has budgeted $1.5 million dollars in fiscal 2022/23 for Public Works to improve safety at the dangerous curve on Beaver Creek Rd occurring prior to the entrance to Montezuma Well. The cost to the National Park Service will be about $250,000 for the cultural archeology excavation to be done prior to the road work.
I attended the Yavapai College Governing Board meeting in Cottonwood last month. The Call to the Public lasted more than an hour. The unanimous theme was that there needs to be more classes and programs offered in the VV, particularly in career and technology training. New college President Rhine is giving us some hope for a changed attitude toward out region. She has already added emergency food to the campus.
DR. RHINE ANNOUNCES THAT VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES WILL BE HIRED TO FOCUS ON IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE BY ADOPTING AN “OUTWARD MINDSET”.  Says that there will be an organizational shift where innovation, accountability, collaboration, equity, transparency, and engagement will become the essence of the Community College’s normal culture.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXPANDS STUDENT FOOD PANTRY TO VERDE CAMPUS.  I AM YC Club opens second College emergency food pantry.
                PO Box 5292
               Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342
               www.beavercreekaz.us 
               928-592-2839