A publication of
The Town of Cave Creek
37622 N Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ
Editor: Nina Spitzer
Click HERE for the Town of Cave Creek's official website.
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Cave Creek Weather
Click the picture for Cave Creek weather info direct from the Town website.
Jan 3 (8am): New Fire Station Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (37402 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek)
Jan 3 (6pm): Council Meeting - Town Hall (For more info and Zoom link click HERE.
Jan 8 (11:00am): The AZ Golden Mining Experience(Cave Creek Museum) Info HERE.
Jan 12 (10am): Water Advisory Committee Meeting (WAC) - (For more info and Zoom link click HERE.
Jan 12 (noon-1pm): Wastewater Advisory Committee Meeting (WAC) -(For more info and Zoom link click HERE.
Jan 12 (5:30pm): Carefree*Cave Creek Chamber - Monthly Mixer - Info Click HERE.
Jan 18 (6pm): Council Meeting - Town Hall (For more info and Zoom link click HERE.
Jan 20 (7pm): Planning Commission Regular Meeting - (For more info and Zoom link click HERE.
Jan 27 (7:30am): Carefree*Cave Creek Chamber - Business Breakfast (Harold's Corral) - Info Click HERE.

Click HERE for the calendar and Zoom links on the Town site.
Happy New Year!!!
And- Just a reminder to be sure to replenish the Cave Creek Tourism Bureau with any new promotional brochures you may have for your business. We love sharing about your business with our visitors. Please drop off only during open hours (10am-2pm) daily.
Cave Creek News Corner
Cave Creek

In 2021 The American Planning Association awarded the Town of Cave Creek with Best Comprehensive General Plan for Jurisdiction Population 49,999 or less
The Cave Creek Planning Department coordinated updates to the General Plan along with the aid of Michael Baker International and public participation, which was unanimously approved by Resolution of the Mayor and Town Council in 2020. The Cave Creek General Plan was ratified by the general public at a special ballot held in May of 2021, with an outcome of 1,016 voters in favor and 578 opposed. 
“Cave Creek is a dynamic, safe, and well-maintained community where growth and preservation are balanced and public needs and challenges are met.”
See the list of American Planning Association winners by clicking HERE.
Supporting Our Locals Corner
Baby, it's cold outside...
And, maybe Inside, too!

It's January and perhaps you still haven't gotten 'round to that much needed heating unit service or repair.

Shiver no more!

BUT...When you do finally call for help on your business or home heating, be sure to turn first to one of our local heating and air conditioning service companies. Remember, keeping it local is what Cave Creek is all about.
Kudos Corner
This season, Rural Metro Fire - Town of Carefree/Cave Creek for collected approximately 1000 toys and almost $8,000 in the boot for the Foothills Food Bank. Toys were shared with both food bank locations, their partners and Hope Kids, Children's Hospital and the San Carlos Apache reservation. They collected outside of Cave Creek's Walmart for four weekends. Clients and seniors could shop for their families in the Santa's Workshops they created. Fantastic!!!

Rural Metro Fire - Town of Carefree/Cave Creek want to thank all who donated. AND-To Rural Metro Fire - Town of Carefree/Cave Creek, THANK YOU for all you do to bring more smiles to Christmas!
Carefree Cave Creek Chamber Corner
The class is filling up but does have a few open slots.

Take advantage of this opportunity while you still can.

"My participation in the leadership class taught me a ton about my community, how to be a better citizen and how to be proactively involved in my community."
-Patty Villeneuve,
President/CEO Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

For more info click HERE.

Mention Carefree Cave Creek Chamber as the referral on your application and receive a 10% discount!
Supporting one another is what it's all about!
Guess It
Has the Red Baron Landed in Cave Creek?
Where have you seen this stunning little biplane?

December's Answer:
If you guessed the colorful and expansive mural in the December Cave Creek Corner is located at The Hideaway...you are correct! 'Want to see it again? Click HERE for our December issue and then do a down scroll - OR, visit the Hideaway and see it in person.
Code Red Corner
CodeRed is an emergency alert system. Cave Creek residents and business owners are encouraged to participate in order to receive electronic alerts in the event of an emergency.
Be Safe-Don't Be Sorry!
Click HERE to register now for direct alerts from the Town of Cave Creek in the event of a crisis.
Covid-19 Corner
Info & Resources

Click HERE for the CDC's Covid-19 updates for Workplaces and Businesses.
For the ADHS Covid-19 Data Dashboard click HERE.
Find Maricopa County Covid-19 Business Info HERE.
Click HERE Arizona Department of Health Services helpful info on Covid-19 resources.
Look HERE for updated Sky Harbor Airport travel regulations.
Gov. Ducey
site HERE.
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“Approach the new year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.” 
~ Michael Josephson

Feature Corner
*Grand Opening*
Town of Cave Creek
Fire Department
On January 3rd from 7:30am – 11:00am the public is welcome to join the Town of Cave Creek, in conjunction with Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical, as we celebrate the launch of the new Town of Cave Creek Fire Department. At 8:00am the first call from dispatch will officially welcome these resources to the community.
As most in the region know, there were two back-to-back major wildland fire events in May of 2020. Following these events, neighboring jurisdictions encouraged the Town of Cave Creek to increase fire protection and services within Town limits.

At a Regular Council Meeting on August 16th, 2021, the Town of Cave Creek Council Members voted in favor of obtaining the property located at 37042 N. Cave Creek Road to be used as the Town’s fire station. This was part of a collective effort to work with the community in securing an all-hazard emergency service, in pursuit of joining the Regional Automatic Aid System.

Graduation for 11 new Daisy Mountain firefighters to help staff this facility took place on Friday, November 9th. On December 6th the Town entered into a long-term agreement with Daisy Mountain District to provide these emergency services for the future.

The Town of Cave Creek and Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical Department are proud to announce the grand opening of Cave Creek Station #1 / Daisy Mountain Fire Station #147 to take place on January 3rd, 2022. The public is welcome to attend from 7:30am – 11:00am to join in the celebration of this momentous occasion for Cave Creek.

Residents can visit Town Hall or the website for a letter for your insurance providers regarding these changes. For more information see News and Announcements on the Town’s website: www.CaveCreekAZ.gov.

Fire Station Grand Opening:
Date: January 3rd, 2022
Time: 7:30am – 11:00am
Location: Cave Creek Fire Station #1/
DMFM Station #147
37402 N Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Town Manager's Corner
Greetings & Happy New Year Cave Creek Merchants,
This is the time of year when we give a summary report of the year in review. The Town has accomplished a lot — all while navigating through the second year of a pandemic. This is just a summary of some of the many highlights, challenges, changes, and strong improvements which have been made in 2021. 
The Town’s Mission, Vision and Values statement are our guiding principles. They set the direction for the town and how we conduct business. Our mission is to support the community by effectively managing public services and fostering our unique Southwestern ways of life. With this in mind, we proudly look back on how we accomplished our mission through our many successful collaborations among Cave Creek Town employees, our Town elected officials, other government agencies, and our residential and business community in 2021.
To view the Year in Review presentation given to Council on December 20th, please visit www.CaveCreekAZ.gov. To view and read the document, click HERE
We wish you a prosperous and happy year ahead.
Carrie Dyrek
Cave Creek Town Manager
The Marshal's Corner
Greetings From the Marshal,
Happy New Year! I want to take this opportunity to welcome our new Cave Creek Fire Fighters who now occupy the fire house on Cave Creek Road (Cave Creek Station ONE). Rural Metro performed well for many, many years. I want to personally thank them for protecting Cave Creek as long as they had. The men and women who work for Rural Metro are an amazing group of fire fighters. I wish each and every one of them a happy and a safe new year.
As Cave Creek moves forward with our fire fighting medical team…friends, I am EXCITED. I have been the Cave Creek Marshal and Emergency Manager for almost twenty years and I assure you, Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical is the very best! Chief Tobin, who leads Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical, is one of the top chiefs in the valley. Chief Jim Ford, who the Town of Cave Creek hired to be our own Fire Guru, is also top in his field. The commitment to public safety, as proven by your current council and Town Manager, is phenomenal. I can not explain to all of you how much safer and better protected our community is now that we have Daisy Mountain and Chief Ford on our team.
As we move into the new year, I ask that you all reflect on what your health and safety means to you and your family. I am saddened to say that recent events affecting our law enforcement community have shaken our area. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has lost three deputies since October; one was beaten to death, one was struck and killed while directing traffic and Captain Shawn Braaten passed away due to complications from COVID. A City of Phoenix Police Officer, Tyler Moldovan, was ambushed and shot eight times not too far from Cave Creek. Please keep these officers and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Please remember that we need to remain diligent and honor the sacrifices of these officers and their families.
Stay safe and Happy New Year!
 Marshal Stein
Stop in and say, "Hello!"
Save the Date Corner
Brush Up - Brush Out!!!

The Town of Cave Creek will be conducting another two Brush Drive-Thru & Dropoff events in the New Year. Cave Creek residents and business owners are encouraged to save the dates: February 12th and March 12th, from 8am-noon. Load-up invasive weeds and dry plant debris and come discard them at the Cave Creek Water Ranch. The Town’s Public Works crew will take it from there! ( Proof of address required in the form of an ID, piece of mail, etc). 
Images: Courtesy of Town of Cave Creek
Dark Sky Corner
Cave Creek Dark Sky Initiative
Wishes Everyone
a Happy New Year!

3 HELPFUL TIPS to Protect our Dark Sky in 2022
*Shield Outdoor Lighting
*Reduce Light Output
*Turn Off Lights when Not Needed

Photo Credit:
A Day-in-the Life Corner

A Typical Day in Cave Creek
Mike Crowley of Hell on Wheels Minis and therapy minis Apache and Little Dude support the fire department's holiday toy drive at Local Jonny's on Saturday, December 11th.
Local Landmarks Corner
Local Landmarks:
It’s been a fantastic year for Cave Creek Local Landmarks! We’ve celebrated six splendid recipients of the award.

Nominations for future local landmark designations closed on November 15th.. From there, the Local Landmarks volunteer group, The Cave Creek Museum, and Town Staff carefully considered the next round of awardees. Town Staff presented “Local Landmarks, a year in review,” at the December 20th Regular Council Meeting. You can watch the recording HERE.

Mayor Bunch and Town Council will vote on the Local Landmarks program at the next Regular Council Meeting, to be held on January 3rd, 2022. New awardees of the recognition will be announced shortly after. 
Viva Cave Creek!
Happenings Corner
Dec 12: Kiwanis Family Days:
Cave Creek Museum

Gary the Singing Cowboy and his trusty horse Dusty made a visit to Kiwanis Family Fun Day at the museum entertaining both children and former children alike.
Dec 16: Cave Creek Tourism Bureau's Holiday Get-Together
Santa's Helpers Leigh and Lisa take a well-deserved rest from their gift sharing responsibilities at the tourism bureau's holiday gathering.
Dec 18: Santa Summit Hike

Mcgee & I would like to thank a few people for helping us put on the Santa Summit and the Cave Creek Christmas Cruise.
  • We'd like to thank Danny Piacquadio and Harold's Corral. Margaret Mary Wagner for working early getting our coffee and hot chocolate ready in Harolds patio.
  • We thank Tom Dooley, Dan Duffy (Arizona Hardscape), John Birsner (Ventana Homes) and Dave Anderson (ROC2 Coffee) for the use of their equipment. Salute to Mel at Black Mountain Feed for loading our hay twice.
  • We would also like to mention all the help from our trailer decorating committee Ellen Alsever, Lynnette Guinn, Jamie Pogue, Elzunia Marie, Jordan Sweeten, John Clark, Jo Cull and Tom & Cindy Larimore.
  • Special thanks to Megan Alsever instructing the Santa Stretch and our favorite elf on the shelf Bobby Kramer.
  • Appreciation to our tractor drivers Michael Paul, Ryan Cull, Geoffrey S Greiner & Ellen Alsever...
We look forward to continuing this fun Christmas event next year. If you would like to join us and participate just send me a PM and we will keep you in the Santa loop.
~ Steve Alley & Ron Mcgee
Nov 30: Kiwanis Christmas Jubilee

It was a festive day in Carefree. Over 1200 gathered in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 400 of which were children. Santa was there, too! This was the inaugural event to become one of the Kiwanis Club of Carefree’s signature annual events. 
Header Photo Credit Corner
This month's early Cave Creek morning photo in our header is by local photographer Nina Spitzer. Cave Creek - Where sunrises and sunsets are always spectacular!
Happy New Year!!!

**Welcome 2022!**
May the new year bring good healthy, happiness and prosperity to one and all.

~ END ~
Tourism Bureau Participants
A Couple of Green Thumbs, Adelante, Arizona Fine Furniture & Tack Brokers, Arizona Horseback Adventures, A Place in Time, Arizona Territory Antiques, Bags & Rags Boutique, Bella Donna & Cane, Beth Zink Art, Big Bronco, Big Earl's Greasy Eats, Bilinda's Vintage Treasures, Black Mountain Adventures, Black Mountain Coffee Shop, Black Mountain Dental Care, Black Mountain Fitness, Blue Coyote, Bodhi Coyote Yoga, Boudine's, Bronco Studio, Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue, Buffalo Chip Saloon, Carefree Adventures, Cave Creek BBQ School, Cave Creek Beer Company, Cave Creek Candles & Gifts, Cave Creek Museum, Cave Creek Olive Oil Company, Cave Creek Shuttle, Cave Creek Visitor's Guide, Cimarron River Company, Ciolim, Charlie Green Make-Up, City Creamery, Coyote Crossing Studio, Desert Dream Realty, Desert Foothills Library, Desert Treasures, Designs by Jenny, El Encanto Mexican Restaurant, Elysian Desert Distilleries, English Rose Tea Room, Erika Willison PLLC, Essence of Massage, Etania Jewelry & Boutique, Extreme Arizona, Fantastico's Mexican Food, Fiorra CBD, Glory Bee's, Grace Reneé Gallery, The Grotto Café, Hideaway Grill, Harold's Cave Creek Corral, Holland Community Center, Horny Toad Restaurant, Indian Market, Indian Village, Indigo Crow, It's a Divine Bakery, Janey's Coffee Co., Jeff D. Hill PLLC, Journey Rides, Keeler's Steakhouse, KI Healing Arts, Kiwanis Marketplace Thrift Store, Lance Headlee, Lara Bistro, Laughing Glass Studio, Lazy Lizard, Leigh Siegel-Realtor, Le Sans Souci, Leslie Nestingen (Berkshire Hathaway), Levanah Acupuncture, droppable-1639769092372Lifestyle Balance with Qigong TaiChi, Lisa Nocella/Russ Lyons Sotheby's, Living Landsdcapes, Inc., Look at Me Now, Lucy Dickens Fine Art, M & E Stoyanov Fine Art Gallery, Magic Bird Festivals, Michael D'Ambrosi Sculpture, Mike's Chicago Dogs, Monika Cheang Photography, Mountain View Pub, Natural Habitat Inc, Oregano's Pizza Bistro, Pizzicata, Pillar to Post Home Inspections, Prickly Pear Inn, Puppy Luv Flea Market, Rancho Mañana Golf Club, Rare Earth Gallery, R.C. Gorman Navajo Gallery, Retablo, Rusty Shack, Salon Chella, Sticks Golf & Cigar Lounge, The Sculpture Studio, Sergio Ladrón de Guevara Fine Art, Sharon J. Edwards (Berkshire Hathaway), Smith & Western, Sonoran Arts droppable-1637608993220League, Soroptomist International of Saguaro Foothills, Southwest Bedazzle Boutique, Spur Cross Cycles, Storyteller Indian Store, Studio West, Teeslanger, The Finer Arts Gallery, Thunderbird Artists Gallery, Time to Ride AZ, Tonto Bar & Grill, Trailhead Ranch, True West Magazine, Udder Delight, The Village Coffee Shop, Villas of Cave Creek, Vino e Panino, Watson's Hat Shop, Western Delight Gift Shop, Western Sky Helicopters, Z's House of Thai
Our list is growing and we LUV it! - Let me know if I've ooopsed & forgotten your name. - Ed.