Rod Britain

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Volunteers help with neighbor’s home

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek showed its true colors again this past weekend. It may happen elsewhere, but it happens regularly here in the Creek.

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When the bridge became a dam in 1970

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek has a bridge across the creek. Driving back and forth on the Loop we take the bridge for granted, not giving it a thought. Walking the accompanying footbridge you are able to see the stone undercarriage of the passage.

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Late, fast-melting snow no deterrent

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek held its last social event of winter last Saturday. This same event is oft touted as the kickoff of the summer social calendar, but it snowed early that morning!

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Hiking around Christopher Creek great

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is surrounded by great hiking trails. You are familiar with the Highline trail system, which stretches from the 260 Trailhead all the way to Pine.

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Big response keeps recent Rim fire small

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek had an early introduction to wildfire season. On Sunday, May 13, 2013 a lightning strike ignited the tinder dry brush halfway up See Canyon. By Monday the fire had grown and began its creep down the canyon toward Mountain Meadows Bible Camp.

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Creek has lions and bears, but no tigers – oh my!

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is home to lions and tigers and bears, oh, my! (perhaps tigers not so much). Should you run into a bear in the woods, it may give you pause. This little pun came true a week ago last Thursday.

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Recalling a terror-filled time on the Rim

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek was a nervous place. Folks were looking over their shoulders and locking up at night.

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Help capture the community’s essence

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek needs a tag line. Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Glendale and the balance of the metropolitan towns have the Valley of the Sun. Tuscon is the Old Pueblo. Sedona has Red Rock country. We have nothing.

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Congratulations on another success

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek area residents were shocked to learn of the proposal to stop the flow of water coming from See Spring!

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Families pour into the Creek for spring break

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek rounded second and slid past the vernal equinox right into spring. It was a bright, warm, beautiful Sunday morning.

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