Hello again, fellow Creekers.
The Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department is extremely proud to announce that the cutting portion of the fuel reduction grant is over. It has treated more than 228 acres of overgrown private property, reducing the wildland fire risk in the district. Now the department members have the task of burning the piles generated by the cutting. This sounds easy, but when you consider that they have generated thousands of piles it is no small task. Transforming our fire district into a proactive fire district is not easy, the dedication of our fire department is commendable. Our fire department is again seeking another grant for fuel reduction, and again hopes to reduce the fuel within the district. The next grant will again strive to reduce fuels on large areas of the district.
If you want to see what the CKFD has accomplished, go by Mountain Meadows Christian Camp, Whispering Hope Ranch, R-C Scout Camp, Tonto Rim Christian Camp and The Creekside Properties. Also, remember the grants for fuel reduction have gone on for several years, and if you participated, you must maintain it, you can’t let it get overgrown again. If so, you could be asked to refund the amount spent, so let’s all please do our share.
One of the things that helps support our fire department and community at large are our local businesses. We don’t have many, but the few we do have contributed mightily to Christopher Creek.
I wanted to let you know that we had a booth at the Arizona Game and Fish Expo this weekend representing Christopher Creek. There were more than 35,000 attendees. We helped sponsor the event so AZGFD had us all over the place and handed out many mugs and bumper stickers for us. At our booth we gave out just shy of 2,000 brochures. Hopefully, our efforts will result in more outdoor enthusiasts spending their dollars right here in Christopher Creek. This event is really fun and it’s free to the public. So, if you get a chance next year, it’s a pretty neat deal to attend.
Christopher Creek was recently included in Michael Alexander’s Rim Country publication. You can find the nice article about us on the tribute to Christopher Creek Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChristopherCreek1/. Thank you Michael for including Christopher Creek and writing such a nice article about our beautiful area. Michael does a great job and is always helping to promote Christopher Creek. The paper edition of the article may also be found at Tall Pines Market.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.