Arizona Native Fell In Love With Christopher Creek


Hello again, fellow Creekers.

There is the huge Schultz Fire near Flagstaff, which has already consumed over a 14,000 acres, there was one near Kohl’s Ranch and I heard a big one started near Show Low. This season appears to be extra dry and extra windy. So, this not only requires care on all of our parts, but extra vigilance in looking for and reporting any suspicious behavior. The last thing we need is another Rodeo-Chediski.

As part of my “better know your neighbor” series I decided to profile someone that all of us bump into a lot.

Sandy over at the Tall Pines Market not only sells us everything we need, but she is always involved in trying to put an event or two together it seems. So, I’d like to introduce, or re-introduce rather, Sandy Coolidge.

Sandy is an Arizona native and has lived in Flagstaff, Prescott and Phoenix, as well as, of course, here in Christopher Creek.

What brought Sandy to Christopher Creek was her daughter. They used to come up here often when her daughter was a child and they just fell in love.

After her daughter finished college, she wanted to move up to this area and work with the horses at Kohl’s Ranch.

Sandy has now been in the area for around 10 years.

If she wasn’t here, she’d probably be in Chama, N.M.

Although she is at retirement age, she still works as one of the friendly faces at the Tall Pines Market.

Her favorite hobby is working out in the yard (which you can almost always catch her doing) and her second favorite hobby is walking around beautiful Christopher Creek.

Her favorite things about living here are the trees, the beauty and the peace and quiet.

A memorable time she had was her 60th birthday party over at the old Landmark where there was plenty of dancing, local bands, and over 100 people in attendance. That does indeed sound like a memorable time.

As always, I do need your help with content and stories! For anyone wanting to submit information from the Christopher Creek area for inclusion in our weekly article, please e-mail me at: Any submitted pictures must be full-size (typically around 1MB per picture). The cutoff time for inclusion in Friday’s article is close of business on Monday.

Thanks again for reading the column.


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