Beaver Creek eNews
July 21, 2017
We are well into the annual monsoon season's beauty with its lightning, thunder, clouds and needed rainfall. Yet at the same time we remember nearby areas which were tormented by wildfires earlier in the summer and now are subject to flooding.
This weekend locally brings us the Rimrock Farmer's Market today and on Saturday at the BC Library the digital artwork demonstration and the Rock School House open hours on the BC School grounds. Next week is the Beaver Creek Baptist Church Vacation Bible School which is a great tradition in this area. Registration can be done online. Looking ahead to August the Back to School BBQ is held during the first week followed by a special event at Montezuma Castle and Fort Verde. More information is below.
It's that time of year when we do think about the opening of schools. Many Beaver Creek School students need school supplies which will be distributed to them throughout the year. Now is the best time to purchase those during the back to school sales. If you can buy a few extra items like pencils or paper when out shopping, please drop them off at the school. Cash donations are also very welcome. The Imagination Library books are available to all kids between the ages of 0 to 5. The Verde Valley Imagination Library Organization estimates that only 53% of Beaver Creek children are enrolled. It's FREE!! Please help your neighbors get enrolled online or at the school or BC Library. Information on how to do this is below.
The Beaver Creek Adult Center is still on summer hours which are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to Noon. However it is open other times for activities. Please stop by or call 928-567-4556 and find out what is going on.
Still enjoying summer vacation,
. . . . . the calendar crew
July & August Special Events
Saturday, 7/22-Digital Art Collaboration
at the Beaver Creek Library, 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd) is from 10 AM to Noon. There will be a demonstration and discussion. (See flyer below.)
Monday-Friday, 7/24 thru 7/28-Vacation Bible School
at Beaver Creek Baptist Church is offered every morning this week from 9 AM to 12:30 PM.
Our VBS this year is themed "Gadgets & Gizmos". Free Lunch will be served for kids and parents (or whoever is picking them up) too, at noon. 5 years to 13 years (K - 6th grade). Our mission work this year will be to support the Bread of Life Mission in Camp Verde. Register online at http://www.beavercreekbaptistchurch.org/vbs High energy, fun environment with Live Music.
Continuous thru 7/26--Community Artwork
is on display at the Beaver Creek Library.
Thursday, 8/3-The Annual Back to School Barbecue
at Beaver Creek School is from 6 to 7:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy the free dinner and information displays as well as visit the classrooms. This is also a good opportunity to donate student supplies such as pencils and paper. Please call Lyndel Kelley at 928-567-4631 for further information.
Have you ever wondered how Montezuma Castle National Monument got its name?
Montezuma Castle National Monument and Fort Verde State Historic Park will partner for a special event on Friday, August 4th for visitors and local community members to better understand their historic relationship. To learn more you can visit Montezuma Castle from 9am-11am or Fort Verde from 2pm-4pm for the same program. National Park and State Park rangers and volunteers will be working together to present living history and showcase historic artifacts and documents.
There is no additional fee for this program, but normal entrance fees apply: Please call 928-567-3322 ext 0 for further information. (See press release below)
Friday, 8/25-National Parks Fee FREE Day
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority Updates & Reports
Did you know that we responded to 254 calls from station 81 (Camp Verde) and 140 calls from station 82 (Rimrock) for a combined total of 394 calls in June? That's an average of 13 calls per day!
On Friday July 15, 2017, just before midnight, Copper Canyon fire and medical Authority responded to an MVA assignment for a vehicle that had left the roadway and crashed down an embankment off I17. It was reported the Vehicle was down in a ravine and had begun to catch fire. Two engines, two ambulances and a Battalion Were dispatched. The first arriving engine reported a vehicle involved in fire with at least one occupant trapped. After extinguishing the fire, only one adult male was located inside the vehicle. Personnel on Scene immediately shifted the operation into a rescue and extricated the victim with hydraulic tools. He was transported to the AZ burn center by Native 14 out of Prescott.
On Wednesday July 19, 2017 at approximately 6pm Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority Swift Water Team was dispatched to Mayer Fire District to assist with any possible swift water rescues, evacuations and also recon of the surrounding area. Four swift water technicians were sent from Copper Canyon Fire to assist in the process. The technicians were initially assigned in the area of Mayer itself then were teamed up with technicians from either Daily Mountain Fire and Central Az. Fire districts to recon from Mayer east to Cordes Lakes. No injuries were reported.
CCFMA and VVFD are seeking qualified applicants for our shared service reserve program. This is a progressive program between two agencies covering a combined 130 square miles. Applicants must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, EMT or CEP certified with current CPR card, Firefighter 1&2 certified, possess a valid Arizona driver's license and have a current CPAT card. Applications can be picked up at either agency's main office or on either agency's web site
Click Here for Application
Applications must be submitted by
July 28, 2017 by 12:00pm
at either administration office. Only one application is required and can be submitted to either agency.
Imagination Library in Beaver Creek
I am asking for your help in getting more Beaver Creek children birth to 5 years enrolled in the Verde Valley Imagination Library. The book program was started in Sedona by the Rotary Club of Sedona in 2012 and expanded to Beaver Creek in 2015. Thanks to the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona's $25,000 challenge grant (nearly depleted) in July 2016, all Verde Valley Children are now eligible and enrollment has increased from 400 to 1300 preschoolers. Beaver Creek has 116 children currently enrolled - about 53% by our estimate. Beaver Creek School, Library and Head Start have been wonderful about helping us enroll children, especially in August, at the beginning of the school year. However, the parents of 0-3 yr olds may not show up at school and we would really like to reach the infants and toddlers. Paper registration brochures are available at the Beaver Creek Library and School, but the best way for parents to enroll their preschoolers is online at:
For those who are unfamiliar with the book program, the Verde Valley Imagination Library is the local affiliate of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, the popular free book program for children ages birth to 5 years. It started in 1995 in Dolly's home county in Tennessee. Now over 1 million children receive books every month in four countries. For children enrolled in infancy, it is literally a free gift of a 60-volume set of high quality books published by Penguin Random House and chosen by developmental specialists. A book is labeled with the child's name and sent directly to their home every month until their 5th birthday when they "graduate" to kindergarten. Parents need only to register their children, keep their address up-to-date and have fun reading and sharing the books with their youngsters. Studies show that children, whose parents read to them frequently starting in infancy, learn to read much more easily. and naturally. Most brain pathways are set up in the first three years of life and early exposure to talking, singing and reading helps set up those pathways. Toddlers love getting their own mail and parents love the convenience and quality of the books.
The books for Beaver Creek are paid for by local supporters including the Lake Montezuma Women's Civic Club, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis Club, and many individual contributors. To make a donation, go to:
or send checks payable to: Verde Valley Imagination Library, PO Box 3056, Sedona, AZ 86340. You may note, "For Beaver Creek Children's Books"
Jean Barton, Board Chair
Verde Valley Imagination Library
PO Box 3056, Sedona, AZ 86340
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in July, cont.
Fridays, thru 10/6-
The Rimrock Farmers' Market
offers fresh produce, artwork, baked goods, plants, etc from 4 PM to 7:30 PM every Friday evening at Sycamore Park next to the bridge on Montezuma Ave. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Please contact Gerry Quotskuyva for more information at
Saturdays, All-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building
is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM. Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
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, 7/26--The Summer Reading & Activity Program for Kids
at the Beaver Creek Library happens from 1 to 3 PM. Pizza party! Contact Librarian Beth Franklin at 928-567-4034 for more information or visit her at the library.
(change for this month only)
Saturday, 7/22-- The Phantasm Book Club
meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Library.
The Phantasm book club pick we will discuss at the July 15th meeting is "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman. Written in the 1970s this book won TWO awards and is credited as being the science fiction book which changed the face of modern science fiction. Some of the questions the story raises are: how can humanity evolve in thousands of years, what it means to be human, what would a war that took place all over the universe be like, what would it be like to be an "old" human thrust into a "new" human world, what are the effects of time travel, what does it take to survive?
Contact Starchild the Ringleader,
for more information.
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
National Park Service
HOW DID MONTEZUMA CASTLE GET ITS NAME?
Have you ever wondered how Montezuma Castle National Monument got its name? Montezuma Castle National Monument and Fort Verde State Historic Park will partner for a special event on Friday, August 4th for visitors and local community members to better understand their historic relationship. To learn more you can visit Montezuma Castle from 9am-11am or Fort Verde from 2pm-4pm for the same program. National Park and State Park rangers and volunteers will be working together to present living history and showcase historic artifacts and documents.
There is no additional fee for this program, but normal entrance fees apply:
Montezuma Castle: $10 per adult (16 and older); Children 15 and younger are free and all interagency passes, including senior, access, military, and annual passes will be honored for up to four adults.
Fort Verde State Historic Park fees: Adults $7 (14 years and older); youth 7-13 $4; children 6 & under - free
Montezuma Castle is located at 2800 Montezuma Castle Rd, Camp Verde, AZ 86322, Fort Verde State Historic Park is located at 125 E. Hollamon St. Camp Verde, AZ 86322. For more information, please call 928-567-3322 x 0, or visit www.nps.gov/moca or call Fort Verde (928) 567-3275/azstateparks.gov. Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @MontezumaNPS.
More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and YouTube www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.