Hello again, fellow Creekers. Christopher Creek’s own Jeff Daniels was the technical “wizard” behind the scenes of The Shelby School’s spring production of “The Wizard of Oz.” He ran the lights and sound for the show on Friday, May 3. He is pictured here with his granddaughters, Emma and Occean Helmick.
Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. I have to admit the only thing I really ever knew about it until recently is that it was a holiday on May 5.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. Here are a couple of things I should have had in last week’s column:
Hello again fellow Creekers. This week all of the news is related to fire and fire service. Let’s start with another installment of Better know your neighbor.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. Well it is time for another installment of “Better know your neighbor.”
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.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. As a reminder, there are two events this Saturday.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. Wow! That was sure one doozy of a storm. We sure have had an interesting winter this year. I’m not sure if that was the last big snowstorm or not, but regardless it seems like the community is ready to “spring” into action!
It’s time for another installment of “better know your neighbor” — this week I had the pleasure of interviewing Linda Digman.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. Gas prices have gone up 32 days in a row and seem to continue to be on the rise.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. It’s been another interesting, but great winter in Christopher Creek.
On Saturday, Feb. 2 the Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 4568 N. Colcord Cove at 6:30 a.m. The structure, a large, metal, two-bay garage with an apartment in the rear of the south bay, was a total loss.
Hello again fellow Creekers. There are many things to do in the Mogollon Rim area and Christopher Creek to enjoy all four beautiful seasons.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. The Hashknife Pony Express will be in Christopher Creek again this year for their 55th annual ride.
Despite the recent flush of snow and rain, fire remains a danger in Rim Country, the Forest Service warned recently.
I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season and were able to spend quality time with family and friends.
Timbrrrrr! Well that was sure one heck of a big storm. We got a lot of thick, heavy snow in a short period of time.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. There are a few holiday events for all to enjoy this weekend.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. As of last month, Verizon wireless now has coverage in Christopher Creek.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. On Saturday night, Nov. 17, the Payson Girl Scouts had a “My Guy and Me Dance” at a church gym in town.
Last weekend the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association decorated the creek and Christopher Creek Loop with holiday lights and decorations.
On Saturday, Oct. 20 the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association held its semi-annual membership meeting.
Saturday, Oct. 20 was an active, busy and fun day in Christopher Creek.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. It’s that time of year again and the leaves are starting to change colors.
First off I want to apologize to Ms. Terry Glad Flores. Last week’s article was about Terry Glad Flores being invited to the Native American Arts and International Film Festival, in Las Vegas this November.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. Terry Glad Flores has recently been invited to the Native American Arts and International Film Festival in Las Vegas.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. The Shelby School Cub Scout Pack #7787 took its first day trip on Monday, Sept. 24.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. The Christopher Creek Classic Car Show is back! Mark your calendar.
The Christopher Creek food drive is starting this Friday.
The Christopher-Kohl’s FireBelles want to thank everyone for making their fund-raiser breakfast last Saturday, Sept. 1.
The Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department and the Firebelles wanted to remind everyone they are having an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. Timberrrrr! Over the weekend at the Grey Hackle Lodge we had a big tree come crashing down in the early morning.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. It’s time for another installment of get to know your neighbor. This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Ashley Lewis and Brecken Lewis.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. We have had some great storms in Christopher Creek this summer season with lots of rain here recently.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. We spoke with Linda at the Christopher Kohl’s Fire Department on Wednesday morning and all fire restrictions have been lifted as of Wednesday, July 25.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. Due to an overwhelming response from the community and visitors, this is Part 2 of the 2nd Annual Christopher Creek July 4th Celebration and Independence Day Parade. It was a fun event that many came out to enjoy.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. Due to an overwhelming response from the community and visitors, we wanted to make the Christopher Creek Independence Day Parade a two-part series. Everyone should appreciate and enjoy without hesitation a small-town parade. The Christopher Creek Independence Day Parade was no exception.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. There was a Poco Fire briefing at the Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department Station 51 in Christopher Creek Wednesday, June 20. Tommie Martin, Gila County Board of Supervisors chair, was present to explain the county’s role in the fighting of the Poco Fire. Martin explained that the county had to declare an emergency in order to free up funds for the county and associated agencies to acquire and spend funds for restoration and evacuations if needed.
Hello again fellow Creekers. On June 6, 2012 the Muscular Dystrophy Association came to Whispering Hope Ranch located on Colcord Road 27 miles east of Payson. The children had a wonderful time interacting with the animals and just having fun. Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department helped out with the fun, letting the youngsters squirt water with the fire hoses. Even Chief Rob Jarvis was not exempt from the “big squirt guns” along with many others.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. The Christopher Creek Independence Day Parade will be held Saturday, June 30. All patriotic decorated vehicles and walking participants are welcome. The parade lineup begins at the Tall Pines Market at 12:30 p.m. and the parade starts at 1 p.m. The parade will head down Route 260 to the Creekside Restaurant, circle back to Columbine Road and down to the car wash, then continue down through and up Apple Lane and will finish at the Landmark at the Creek.
It’s time for another installment of “better know your neighbor.” This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Sheldon Lewis. The Lewis family moved to Christopher Creek last month from Ava, Mo. Sheldon’s parents, Brendon and Angela Lewis, who I have known since I was kid growing up in Pinetop, arrived in Christopher Creek earlier this year and they are the property managers at the Christopher Creek Lodge and the Grey Hackle Lodge. Sheldon is one of six children in the Lewis family.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. I’ve gotten a slew of emails and phone calls here recently all related to the same subject (no doubt because the summer weather is here and more people are out and about). With that, I’d like to share some sentiment on thoughtfulness and being neighborly. Driving responsibly, keeping the noise down, and not littering are all simple things we can do to help be more neighborly and make Christopher Creek a better place.
Hello again fellow Creekers. Memorial Day is almost here and there are a few celebrations going on this weekend in Christopher Creek. Community barbecue The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Christopher Creek is holding a Memorial Day community barbecue and potluck. All are welcome to attend at 5 p.m., Saturday, May 26. The event will take place outside at the church. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. If you have any questions please contact Susan Palmer at the church, (928) 478-4882.
Hello again fellow Creekers. The Christopher/Kohls Fire Department and the Firebelles Auxiliary will celebrate Memorial Day with a festival at the fire station from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 26. This is an event full of fun and food for the entire family. The day’s activities will include a brats and hot dog lunch, a book sale, a bake sale, and a silent auction. The lunch menu will include brats or hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw, and a beverage. Local cooks will provide plenty of mouth watering baked goods for the bake sale.
The 28th Annual Spring Trout Tournament is May 12 at Willow Springs Lake from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entry fee is $40 per person and $30 for children under 13 years of age. The entry fee includes a T-shirt for the first 50 registrants. Food and drinks will be provided and a donation for food would be appreciated. Arizona Game and Fish laws do apply with a limit of six trout in possession with a valid fishing license and stamp. There is a limit of three trout per child age 13 or younger, no license required and limit of six with license and stamp.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. The Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department is looking for volunteers. They are experiencing budget constraints and are in need of volunteers to help fill the gaps in personnel. They offer volunteers a chance to serve their community and a chance to get to know a different job skill. Please contact the Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department at (928) 478-4403 or stop by and pick up your application at Station #51 in Christopher Creek.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. The 23rd Annual Zane Grey 50-Mile Endurance Run on the Highline Trail is this Saturday, April 21. All the slots are filled and registration is closed for the event. The run will start at 5 a.m. and will go all day until the last runners come in around 9 p.m.
Sam Seay, public information officer for Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department, has announced currently fuel reduction projects are being conducted at the Creekside Properties, Whispering Hope Ranch, R-C Scout Camp, Tonto Rim Christian Camp and Mountain Meadows Christian Camp.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. The Christopher Creek Homeowners Association is sponsoring two big events this Saturday, April 7. The first event is a celebration of Earth Day beginning at 11 a.m. in front of the Tall Pines Market. This event is for kids ages 10 and older. Help to make the Earth a little bit more beautiful by picking up the trash along the Christopher Creek Loop. Bags will be provided to collect the trash. All aluminum cans will be donated to the Humane Society of Central Arizona (in Payson) to help care for animals. The Christopher Creek Lodge will match in an additional donation the amount of money the kids are able to collect in cans for the Humane Society. Adults are welcome and needed to walk along with and help supervise. What a great way to celebrate earth day: help clean up the beautiful earth, help animals and get some good exercise.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. It seems more often we hear and focus on the negative things than positive, so I thought this week it would be nice to remind ourselves to try and look at the positive and focus on that. I had the pleasure of speaking with Susan Keown at ERA Young Realty and Investment this week.