Nancy Olson, who owns Grey Hackle Lodge lives above Highway 260, said she and her husband Eric were looking out one evening around 5 p.m. and there were two large bull elk just walking down 260 as if they were taking a stroll.
It's nice to see these guys, but unfortunately they are out in herds, from 5 p.m. until dark, feeding along the road. If you are driving out this way you need to watch the sides of the road. If there is one elk, chances are there is a herd very nearby. When they cross the highway they are not smart enough to run. They just take their time and if they see car lights they just freeze in place.
So, take it slow as you drive up here to enjoy the Rim country.
The Transfer Station in Christopher Creek is cutting back its days of operation. It will only be open on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting March 6. It will no longer be open on Monday. Be sure and mark this down. You wouldn't want to have to keep your garbage for a whole week.
Don't forget the Ladies Annual Jammie Party in Christopher Creek is this Friday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at Karen Thorton's on Columbine Road. Bring along your favorite appetizer, some funny stories and wear your jammies. The party will continue at the Landmark and Creekside restaurants. For more information call Karen Thorton at (928) 478-4133 or Rhea Hoedl at (928) 478-0381.
The 8th Annual Rusty Cooper Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is on May 15. For information you can call Candice Hart at (928) 4784243, Power Webb (928) 474-4903, or Patty Boeschling at (928) 535-5148.
Last year's tournament made it possible to award $2,200 scholarships to three Payson High School seniors. Over the years $27,600 has been awarded to 12 Payson seniors from proceeds from the tournament. Tournament donations are currently being requested, they can be in the form of money, gift certificates, or other raffle items. If you want to sponsor a hole it will cost $100 per hole. Your contribution will include a sign with your name or company name at each hole sponsored, a T-shirt, and dinner following the tournament. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
May 15-16 the first Invitational Street Rod Car Show will also be in Christopher Creek. A total of 50 top classic cars will be displayed throughout Christopher Creek on Saturday and Sunday. Craft booths will be set up for the weekend and there will be a barbecue on Saturday. This is a nonprofit event with donations going to the Christopher Creek Fire Department. The organizers are looking for vendors to sell their wares. If you are interested call Debbie Aschbrennar at Tall Pines Market at (928) 478-4550.
Tuesday night's Ladies Nine-Ball winners are Michelle Grundy, first; Loraine Matthews, second; and Patty Boeshling, third.