Beaver Creek eNews
September 2, 2017
September has started, so the annual and some new activities have begun. You will see club meetings for groups that took a summer hiatus and a full schedule of events. This week the Wapiti Drumming Circle (a new activity with lots of info below), a potluck, and a historical reenactment are all at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
The monthly free food distribution is on Saturday at Beaver Creek School. Also at BC School next weekend is a work study event held by the Verde Valley Forum to develop an action plan to strengthen education in the Verde Valley. More participants are needed to provide input and ideas. Please consider attending. Registration information is below.
Thank you to readers for your help in finding last week's missing cat who was returned. This week if you have any information about Cleo the Calico, please respond to the owner's flyer. Our local first responders have had another very active couple of days along I-17 and have let us know that the loud explosions heard here were popping tires due to a vehicle fire. The Montezuma Fire Auxiliary is putting together a recipe book and could use some good ones if you'd care to participate. Contact information is below.
The busy season has begun in Beaver Creek,
. . . . . the calendar crew
September Special Events
Wednesday, 9/6-The Wapiti Drumming Circle
has its initial gathering at 5:30 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square directly across from Cricket's Restaurant.
The intention of the Wapiti Drumming Circle is to gather like-minded individuals interested in group, rhythmic drumming of various Native American beats associated with animal totems and the seven energy centers of the human body. The circle will include an initial sage smudge, blessing of drums with tobacco, and an opening, centering prayer. Following the beating of the seven directions there will be a brief gratitude meditation. The evening's drumming will conclude by drumming west, north, east, south, sky and earth. (See flyer below)
Friday eve/Saturday, 9/8 & 9/9-The Verde Valley Forum for Public Affairs
meets at Beaver Creek School from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Friday evening and all day Saturday to discuss and develop an action plan to strengthen PreK-12 Education in the Verde Valley Region. Registration and required application is online at
. (Creekers who would like to participate and need help with the $50 registration fee, please call 928-301-2749.)
Saturday, 9/9-The Beaver Creek Adult Center
is hosting a potluck dinner starting at 5 PM.
All are welcome to the potluck. It is fun time to get together with friends and to meet new-comers to our area. Invite your neighbor! Contact: Bill Higginbotham Phone: 928-567-5747
Tuesday, 9/12-The Public Meeting about an annual pass increase is from 4 PM to 6 PM at Montezuma Castle.
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will hold two public meetings in September to discuss a proposed fee increase to their park specific annual pass. The current park pass has been in place since 2015, but does not meet agency fee standards. The proposed fee increase would make the pass $40.00 instead of the current price of $30.00. The purchase of the park specific pass provides entrance for four adults, for both monuments. Children 15 years old and under are admitted for free.
(See more information below)
Thursday, 9/14--The Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner
will be served from 5 to 7 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock. Please come enjoy spending time with your neighbors and meeting some new folks, too. The proceeds will benefit community projects in the MR Fire District. Event staff includes: Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station Personnel, Beaver Creek School K-Kids and Builders Clubs, our High School Key Club (Mingus, Sedona Sky & Camp Verde), as well as many of our friends.
Thursday, 9/21--The Clark Telescope Program
presented by Ralph Nye is featured at 7 PM in the Beaver Creek School Auditorium. Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society is hosting the event which is cosponsored by the Kiwanis. Please contact Judy McBride for further information at 928-567-4648.
Saturday, 9/30-Fee FREE Day for all National Parks.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities
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.
Saturday, 9/2--The Rimrock Writers
meet at 10 AM in the BC Public Library conference room. All types of writing are encouraged. Please check
for the details.
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.
Tuesday, 9/5--The BC Adult Center Board
meets at 10 AM in the Center Library. Planning for potluck and October rummage sale. Please call the Center at 928-567-4556 for details.
Tuesday, 9/5-The MRFD Auxiliary
meets at 10 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 PM me or email recipe to me at
and put Recipe as subject. Hope to get some good recipes from all you great local cooks!
Friday, 9/8--The BC Preservation & Historical Society
meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. This is a special one -- you won't want to miss it.
Don and Chris Goddard will be doing their reenactment of Martha and Jack Summerhayes from the book
Vanished Arizona (
if you haven't read it, they will have books for sale -- well worth it). Also, we will be celebrating the 5th birthday of BCPHS with refreshments and a review of our progress. Please contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
(See flyer below)
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
Saturday, 9/9--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. Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work along I-17 Again!!
On August 31
at 19:33 hours, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority emergency crews from Station 81, were dispatched to a vehicle fire involving an RV trailer on I-17 North Bound at mile post 283.5. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find a large RV camp trailer fully involved in fire, with fire spreading to the brush on the side of the highway. The driver of the vehicle was able to disconnect the RV from the truck. Crews pulled attack hose lines from the apparatus and quickly extinguished the brush fire and then concentrated their efforts on the RV. Unfortunately the RV was a total loss. The slow speed lane was closed for the duration of the incident slowing traffic, but traffic did remain open with little to no back up. The owners truck was not damaged, nor were there any injuries during this incident.
On August 31
at 20:07 hours, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority emergency crews from Station 82, were dispatched to a tractor trailer fire involving the trailer on I-17 South Bound at mile post 297 in the rest area parking lot. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find a semi with its trailer on fire in the parking lot of the rest area. The driver was able to disconnect his truck, before fire had spread to it. The trailer was about 50 percent involved with fire and spreading to the cargo. Crews quickly pulled attack hose lines and extinguished the fire.
Three loud explosions could be heard from tires on the trailer popping due to the fire.
The truck was hauling potting soil that had been wrapped in plastic. The trailer sustained heavy damage and had to be towed once the cargo was unloaded. Traffic was not affected nor were there any injuries during this incident. It appears as though the fire started due to hot brakes.
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will hold public meetings to discuss Fee Increase for Park Specific Annual Pass
Camp Verde and Clarkdale, AZ - Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will hold two public meetings in September to discuss a proposed fee increase to their park specific annual pass. The current park pass has been in place since 2015, but does not meet agency fee standards. The proposed fee increase would make the pass $40.00 instead of the current price of $30.00. The purchase of the park specific pass provides entrance for four adults, for both monuments. Children 15 years old and under are admitted for free.
Part of the fee money collected at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments has been used on site to upgrade the electrical system, to stabilize and reinforce the bookstore floor at the Montezuma Castle Visitor Center and to make the Tuzigoot Visitor Center restrooms ADA compliant. The interpretive signs along the monuments' trails were also modernized using fee money. Future plans include building a ranger talk area at Tuzigoot with a shade shelter to provide greater comfort for our visitors.
The first meeting will be held at the Montezuma Castle Visitor Center located at 2800 Montezuma Castle Road in Camp Verde on Tuesday, September 12, from 4pm to 6pm. The second meeting will be held at Tuzigoot Visitor Center located at 25 W. Tuzigoot Road in Clarkdale on Wednesday, September 13, from 4pm to 6pm.
Following the public meetings,feedback will determine if the fee increase will be implemented.