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February  24, 2016

Dear Neighbors
The busiest event time of the Montezuma Rimrock year is on the horizon.  March and April are usually jam-packed with local activities, fundraisers, spring break and Archeology Month pleasure.  And so they are again this year.  Please take a look at the calendar for items that may generate your participation and support. 

There are several "Walks with an Archeologist" and other activities scheduled at the National Monuments (NPS) and the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition has organized numerous guided hikes including today through the end of March.  Bird walks are offered at Montezuma Well twice a month.

The Beaver Creek Adult Center and the Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society both have their annual meetings in March as is the annual Trek for Tech fundraiser sponsored by Friends of Beaver Creek Library.  An Open House is planned at the 1932 Rock Schoolhouse on the Beaver Creek School Campus.  This is your chance to enjoy a local historic building.

Free Dump Days are available Thursdays through Saturdays from March 17 to April 2 at the Camp Verde Transfer Station which are provided via the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors working with Public Works.  Information and directions are provided below.  A plan is in progress to pick up items that folks can't transport themselves.  Details on this pickup will be out soon.
MRFD checks out fundraiser chili 
prepared by crew shifts

Recent news from the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District includes a board meeting time change.  The MRFD Board has changed to a 9 AM start time, generally on the third Thursday of each month.  Chief Terry Keller will provide information about a potential Joint Powers Authority merger with the Camp Verde Fire District at the next LMPOA meeting at 5 PM in the BC Adult Center on March 7.  The MRFD Auxiliary will do the next Taco Takeout on Sunday, March 13.  All are invited to the Walkout Ceremony for Engineer Larry Wright at his Cottonwood Fire Department retirement.  Larry is a long time local resident and volunteer for health and safety projects.

Today's reminder is from Captain Carlos Pisano, MRFD:  There is NO legitimate first responder organization in Arizona that will ever contact you by phone to solicit donations.

Enjoying the great February weather,
........the calendar crew
Upcoming Special Events in March

Monday, 2/29-The Walkout Ceremony for Engineer Larry Wright is scheduled for 10 AM in the Cottonwood Public Safety Building, 191 S 6th St.  Reception to follow.  Larry is also well known for his service to the Montezuma Rimrock community. (See flyer below)
  BCAC New Sign
Saturday, 3/5-The BCAC (Beaver Creek Adult Center) Annual Meeting starts at 10 AM.  Ken Stephens who has been board president for the past seven years is retiring and will be honored.  The Center is looking for both new members and new board members to be part of a wonderful community group.  Please contact Judy Edwards, nominating committee chairperson, if you would like to volunteer for the board.  The meeting is open to everyone, members and non-members.
Thursday, 3/10-Walk with an Archeologist at 1 PM at Montezuma Castle to celebrate Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month.  Park entrance fee required.  (See flyer below)
Sunday, 3/13--The Taco Take Out is from Noon to 2 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Take out or eat in. Donations are for Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary projects.
Sunday, 3/13-The BCPHS (Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society) Annual Meeting starts at 1 PM in the BC School Board Room.  Contact Candy Hammond at 602-402-9075 for the details.
  Rock Building
Sunday, 3/13-OPEN House for the 1932 Rock Schoolhouse on the Beaver Creek School campus is from 2 to 4 PM.  Carole Krowne is the featured collector and presenter.  "You're Never Too Old For Dolls."  Raffle for a collector doll.  No refreshments.  Ticket sales and donations will be used for preservation and restoration of the rock schoolhouse.
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/17 thru 4/2--Free Dump Days  at the Camp Verde
Transfer Station, 2600 E. Hwy 260, 7 miles East of I-17. 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, 3/19-The Trek for Tech 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk hosted by the Friends of Beaver Creek Library starts at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma.  Check-in begins at 7:30 AM.  The 10K Fun Run starts at 8 AM and the 5K Fun Run starts at 8:30 AM.  All participants will be eligible for great prizes donated by local businesses.  This is a sweet non-competitive, healthy event in beautiful Lake Montezuma.  Entry fees are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 18.  Free for  under 5 or over 80.  Registration packets are available throughout the community or register online at . Enter by March 9 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.  For more information, contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648.  BOOK IT!  (See flyer below)
Save the Dates....
Thursday, 3/24-Walk with an Archeologist at 1 PM at Montezuma Castle
Wednesday, 3/30-Walk with an Archeologist at 1 PM at Montezuma Well, Free
Thursday, 4/7-Supervisor Thurman , 4 PM, BC Library Guest Speaker Series
Saturday, 4/9-Kiwanis Buzzard Bonfire in BC Baptist Church parking lot
Saturday, 5/7-MR & Sedona Fire Chief's Chili Cook-Off sponsored by Sedona Rotary Club
To all community members interested in trails:

Coconino National Forest District Ranger Nicole Branton has begun a public input process for the Montezuma Crossing Trail. This is an important opportunity for our community to show support for this trail, and to register any concerns or ideas that should be considered as the trail is evaluated and planned.

To learn more, and to make comments, please read the scoping letter and plan available at the Coconino National Forest Red Rock District's planning page:

Specifically, look at the section titled: "Red Rock Ranger District Trails Planning (2013-Present)".

Read Nicole's January 2016 letter, and view the Trails scoping maps. Take particular note of the parts that reference the Montezuma Crossing Trail.**

The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition strongly supports the Montezuma Crossing trail for its many benefits, including conservation, safety, access to public lands, health, and recreation. The Montezuma Crossing Trail will provide a three-way link between our community, National Park (Montezuma Well) and National Forest lands. We encourage you to participate in this process to help create a great trail system for the benefit of our entire community.

Stan Mish, President
Beaver Creek Trails Coalition

**The proposed Montezuma Crossing Trail is intended to link the two parts of the Montezuma Rimrock community (north & south of Wet Beaver Creek) via a non-motorized trail connection.  .....There would be an unbridged crossing of the creek which would create a trail connection from the new Sunset Trails Group (adjacent to Wickiup Mesa) to Montezuma Well National Monument.  

Comments are most effective if submitted by Feb 29 to the attention of the Red Rock Recreation Trails Lead Francisca Adrian, at, or via mail to PO BOX 20429, Sedona, AZ 86341.  
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities through March 5
Wednesday, 2/24-Montezuma Well Vista Hike , meet at the Forest Glen Trail Head at 11 AM.  Level of difficulty: Easy, Time: 2 hours.  Sponsored by BC Trails Coalition.  For more information or to sign up for a hike, please contact Susan Sim at 928-325-0010
Courtesy of Susan Sim

Friday, 2/26-Russell Springs Hike , meet at the Forest Glen Trail Head at 5 PM.  Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate, some steep sections, loose footing. Time: 2 hours.  Sponsored by BC Trails Coalition.  For more information or to sign up for a hike, please contact Susan Sim at 928-325-0010

Saturday, 2/27--The Beaver Creek Adult Center  has been open from 9 AM to Noon on a trial basis through February.  Continuation of open Saturdays beyond these dates will depend upon use and availability of volunteer hosts.  
Saturday, 2/27--The Rimrock Writers   meet at 10 AM in the BC Public School Library conference room.  All types of writing are encouraged.  Please check   for the details. 

Monday, 2/29-The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) of Beaver Creek School meets from 3:45 to 4:30 PM.

Tuesday, 3/1--The Creative Movement Class meets at 9 AM in the BC Adult Center.  Join us for a seated class of movement and music. $5.00 per class.  Contact Pamela Zahnzinger for further information at 928-592-9114. 
Tuesday, 3/1--The BC Adult Center Board meets at 10 AM in the Center Library.  Please call Ken Stephens at 928-592-0118 for details.

Wednesday, 3/2- A NACOG Case Manager will be at the Camp Verde Senior Center, 263 Maryvale Dr, the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9 AM to 3 PM.   Assistance will be provided to low income individuals and families in need of immediate assistance.  Please call 928-300-0894 for a pre-screening over the phone prior to meeting. 
Friday, 3/4-Russell Wash Loop Hike , meet at the Forest Glen Trail Head at 5 PM.  Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate, some steep sections, loose footing. Time: 2 1/2 hours.  Sponsored by BC Trails Coalition.  For more information or to sign up for a hike, please contact Susan Sim at 928-325-0010

Friday, 3/4-A Youth Group will meet at 6 PM every other Friday at GC Lutheran Church for 6th through 8th graders.  No contact information provided.

Saturday, 3/5--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.

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February 22nd, 2016
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in the Verde Valley.
The cleanup will be at the Camp Verde Transfer Station, 2600 E. Hwy 260, 7 miles East of I-17.
The cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents for no charge on March 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st & April 1st and 2nd, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 
Accepted items: Household appliances, bagged trash, automotive batteries,
unmounted tires, furniture, and yard trimmings.
Items that will not be accepted:  Loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries and dead animals.
This program is for residential use only. Commercial loads will not be accepted.
For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at (928) 771-3183.

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