Control Burns By Forest Service Will Be In Christopher Creek Area Soon


Hello again, fellow Creekers.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year and I would like to take a moment to thank those who serve our community to keep us safe.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office services all of Gila County, which was established in 1881. There are around 160 people who work for the Sheriff’s office. Sheriff John R. Armer, a Gila County native, has been servicing in law enforcement since 1968 and was elected as sheriff in 2000.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office works hard every day to provide law enforcement to our county and does a great job partnering with the community. It’s always nice to see a Sheriff’s car pull into the Christopher Creek Loop once in awhile. It makes everyone feel safe and we appreciate everyone at the Sheriff’s office.

Speaking of our civil servants... I was informed by Chief Rob Jarvis that there will be controlled burns from the Forest Service. They are cleaning up all the slash piles around the community.

This will likely last through the month of January. The CKFD would just like to let you know that this controlled burn is occurring, but as always, if you suspect fire danger, do not hesitate to call your fire department at (928) 478-4011.

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 email 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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