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March 15, 2017

Dear Neighbors
Betty Hart & Audrey Erb

Last Friday, March 10, was especially noteworthy for Creekers.  The plaque for National Historic Registry was unveiled on the Beaver Creek Rock School located on the current school campus.  The presentation was introduced by President Judy McBride of the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society (BCPHS) which sponsored the application for registry.  Member Audrey Erb who completed the application over the course of three painstaking years was honored for her outstanding contribution to the community.  She and school board member, Betty Hart, unveiled the plaque.  In addition to members of
Judy McBride & Tom Thurman
BCPHS, several long-time teachers, staff and residents; Supervisor Tom Thurman; and a large group of current students shared in the event.  POBs (pats on back) to everyone who made this happen.  If you missed out, BCPHS docents will open the Rock School from 10 AM to 1 PM for display to the public on April 8, 15 and 22.

Next weekend there is a special opportunity for community participation with the Coconino National Forest Red Rock Ranger District.  Forest Service hydrologist Amina Sena will be leading our efforts to stabilize soils and plant vegetation for this delicate biologic resource.  They are looking for 10 to 20 volunteers to help with this effort.  Please read the attached flyer information below and consider joining the effort to restore Deer Run Springs which is located near the Golden Gulch Trail access on Wickiup Mesa.

Please note that the Trek for Tech event is this Saturday.  Check in is at 7:30.  Payment and registration may be made online or that day.  The FREE dump days begin on the 23rd.  On Saturday, the 25th, is the Deer Run Springs restoration project and the Sedona Sky Academy tour.  Information about these events is below.  Coming up in April are two performances by the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus at Beaver Creek School on the 20th.  Tickets are on sale starting this week.  The specifics are in the flyer below.

Also, below are the latest news releases from our fire districts.
Enjoying the lovely spring weather,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
March 2017 Special Events 
Wednesday, 3/15--Walk with an Archeologist at 1 PM at Montezuma Well.  The National Park Service is offering this special tour in recognition of Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness. 

Saturday, March 18th, Fourth Annual TREK FOR TECH Fun Run/Walk.   Check-in and registration begins at 7:30 AM at Rollins Park.   10K begins at 8 AM, 5K at 8:30.  Under 5, over 80, FREE.  Adults, $10, under 18, $5.  Prize drawings for all participants.  WIN A KINDLE!   Raffle tickets, $2/ea or 3 for $5.  Drawing will be held on the same day.  Registration packets available throughout the community or register online at   This is a fun and healthy event for the entire family.  All proceeds will benefit Friends of Beaver Creek Library.    
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/23 thru 4/8--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. Accepted items are: household appliances, 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, 3/25--Deer Run Springs Restoration.  
This is an all day project to plant vegetation and build reinforcing structures at Deer Run Springs near the Golden Gulch Trailhead.  Beaver Creek Trails Coalition invites community members to take this opportunity to assist in a valuable Coconino National Forest service project at an important local spring.  There will be planting, rock moving and construction of erosion protection.  Junior high and high school students are welcome to participate.  Meet at the junction of Deer Run Trail and Calamity Jane at 9 AM.  Parking is limited.  Please consider carpooling from Sycamore Park.  Come with sturdy clothes, gloves, water, and food.  Tools, hard hats and materials will be provided by the Forest Service.  Please contact Amina Sena at 928-203-2907 or  for more information. (See flyer below)

Saturday, 3/25--SEDONA SKY ACADEMY TOUR.   Only 50 tickets will be sold.   Choose the time best for you...1 PM or 2:30 PM.  Tours will last 1 hour.  Meet at the little church on the Sedona Sky campus, 3095 Coronado Trail, Lake Montezuma.   It's important to be punctual.   BCPHS members, $7, non-members, $10. All proceeds will benefit the Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society.  Tickets available from Board members and will be sold at the Annual Meeting. Take advantage of this rare opportunity!  More information?  Call 567-4648.

Monday, 3/27-Walk with an Archeologist at 1 PM at Montezuma Castle.  The National Park Service is offering this special tour in recognition of Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness. 

Please Save these April Dates:

4/1, 4/6-4/8--Yavapai County FREE Dump Days  at the Camp Verde Transfer Station

4/1 to 6/1--Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off  at the Camp Verde Transfer Station

4/15&16--National Parks Fee FREE Days

4/20--Culpepper & Meriwether Circus at Beaver Creek School (See flyer below)

4/22&4/23--National Parks Fee FREE Days

4/22-Bingo for Paws, starts at 7 PM Sedona Elks Lodge for the VV Humane Society

4/25--District 2 Community Meeting with Supervisor Tom Thurman  at MR Fire Station 6 PM
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Press Releases
On March 13 th , at approximately 8 PM, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical with the help of Verde Valley Fire, Guardian and DPS responded to a one vehicle accident with heavy roll over damage.  This accident shut down I-17 for an extended amount of time.  Both occupants of the vehicle where flown to FMC  by Guardian Air.  For more information please contact DPS.
Dale Duns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief
26 B. Salt Mine Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322 2

On Saturday March 11
th at 13:30pm Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority emergency crews from St 81 and St 82, along with YCSO Search and Rescue and Verde Valley Swift Water Teams were dispatched to a swift water rescue at Cocktail Trail and the Verde River. Initial reports stated that there were three victims that were stranded in the Verde River from a kayak that had capsized. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find there were two victims that required rescue from the river and a third member of the party that was not in need of rescue and had just boated to the river's edge awaiting the rest of the party that had capsized. One of the two victims had self-extricated from the river to a small island and was uninjured. This victim was assisted with the help of swift water rescue team over a small walking bridge to the main shore line without incident. The last victim was stranded in her kayak in the middle of the river and was unable to self-rescue or get out of the kayak due to swift currents and rapids. At this time this victim was not injured. A team of highly qualified rescuers from the CCFMA and YCSO SAR teams along with support activities from Verde Valley Fire District and YCSO SAR, were able to employ a rescue technique known as a wedge walk to gain access to this victim. The victim was extricated from her kayak and then extricated from the river to safety without further incident. None of the victims or rescuers were injured during the incident. The victims kayak was also retrieved from the river. CCFMA would like to take this opportunity to express thanks to the Verde Valley Fire District and YCSO SAR for their assistance and expertise in the rescue of these two victims.
Eric Strauss
Battalion Chief
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority

Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities through March 31
Wednesdays, 3/15-3/29--The Lenten Soup, Supper & Service   starts at 6 PM in the Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Please call 928-567-4608 for more information

Thursday, 3/16--The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during the 9 AM to Noon session for the MRFD, CV, and Copper Canyon Fire Boards at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  Call Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 ext 8002 for further information.  Don't forget that you can find past minutes and the current agenda on the web site at 
Thursday, 3/16--The Friends of Beaver Creek Library board  will meet at  2:30 PM in the Beaver Creek School conference room. All members and interested parties are invited to attend. Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.

Saturday, 3/18--The Men's Breakfast at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 3/18--Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays of each month.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.

Saturday, 3/18--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.

Tuesday, --Th3/21e Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 8:30 AM in the BC Adult Center. Please contact  for further information.

Tuesday, 3/28--The BC Kiwanis  meet at 6 PM in Nikki's Grill.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.


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