The big Memorial Weekend is upon us, so be careful if you are out driving.
Highway 260 gets extremely crowded over this holiday. Take your time and follow the speed limit.
If you are driving up this way, remember at dusk and dawn the elk are feeding by the roads. Also, it is very important that you know we are under fire restrictions. No campfires, no charcoal.
The Christopher Creek Homeowners Association meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, May 23. One of the items on the agenda is the discussion of the upcoming community potluck June 13, which will be held on Columbine on the creek.
There are a lot of old and new neighbors who would like to meet each other. All of the Christopher Creek community is invited to attend the potluck.
Pancake breakfast Saturday
Don’t forget the pancake breakfast at the fire hall, Saturday, May 23 and the blood drive that starts at 10 a.m. Please attend and support the fire department.
There will also be a Free-For-All, Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 in Christopher Creek, on the Loop in front of ERA starting at 11 a.m. Crafts, knickknacks, books, etc. will be for sale.
Hunter Creek cleanup
Hunter Creek Ranch’s second annual Community Cleanup and Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, June 13.
Place your brush, needles and leaves street side no later than Sunday, June 14. No logs bigger than 4 inches in diameter, no bags or trash of any kind. Material meeting those requirements will be picked up and removed by the HOA.
The potluck picnic starts at noon. Take a break from cleaning up your lot. Meet at Memory Lane common area (next to the well house).
Stop by the registration table to get nametags and register for door prize. Bring a chair and your favorite dish to share (your choice).
HOA will furnish plates, utensils, rolls, cookie and bottled water. Come out and meet your neighbors and enjoy some good food after a morning of hard work.
Fire board meeting concerns
May’s fire board meeting has a lot of residents concerned about the tax increase. In last week’s column I stated who spoke at the meeting and I received an e-mail from someone concerned that I only spoke about those against it.
Let me explain that in my columns, I am not voicing my opinion on any matter. I am covering what goes on in the community. If you want my opinion on any matter, I am afraid you will have to call me. I can be reached at (928) 478-4519, and I will be more than happy to give you my opinion.
The reason it seemed bias is that most of the people who spoke were against the tax rate. It was brought to my attention that I forgot one person who was for the raise in taxes.
Gary Anderson stated that he completely supported the increase and thought of it as added insurance.
There was a lot of talking at that meeting and I tried to cover it the best way I could. Those who spoke got mentioned.
If you have concerns about the upcoming tax increase, or anything pertaining to the Christopher/Kohl’s Fire Department, you need to call all the board members and voice your opinion. They are the ones who make the decisions on raising your taxes. Board members can be reached at the following numbers: Debbie Dawson, chairperson, (928) 478-0788; Margo Holmes, vice chairperson, (928) 478-4772; Jim Oliver, secretary/treasurer, (928) 478-4210. They do care what you think and they will listen to you.
They are in office to do what is best for this district.
Jerry Fisher will be adding another candle to his cake May 30, as will my other half, Frank Marazza. Wishing both of you a happy birthday.