Rod Britain

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Lightning show to start soon

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek joined the rest of the northern hemisphere plunging headlong into summer this week.

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Another great community picnic in the Creek

Another Week in the Creek

The Christopher Creek community picnic came off without a hitch.

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Precipitation total continues to grow

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek continues to collect on the rare unseasonal moisture. June is a dry month and normally we would get only about four-tenths of an inch of rain for the entire month. Our year-to-date total is 13.4 inches including the inch and three-tenths last weekend. The rest of this week promises more and by Saturday things should start to dry out.

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One of the Rim’s most inspiring spots

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek has some neighbors not five miles from here — just a couple miles down Colcord Road to Gordon Canyon. Summer locals, Doc and Pepper, joined me this week for a visit.

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Outdoor enthusiasts kick off holiday weekend on the Rim

Another Week in the Creek

This is in memory of Bert Hiram Britain, U.S. Army 4th Armored Division, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient.

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May snow storm provides surprise ‘benefits’

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek won the trifecta last weekend. No, it wasn’t like a $492.50 payout for a $2 bet on the Preakness. But, we did get paid pretty handsomely.

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Snow makes brief appearance in Christopher Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek got a bit of a surprise last Friday night. It wasn’t the surprise five or so inches of snow they had in Flagstaff. Our surprise was less than an inch and was all gone by 10 a.m. Saturday. While snow in May is not unheard of, it is rare.

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Creek hits rainfall lottery twice in a row

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is enjoying the much-needed rains from earlier in the week with a minimal increase of flow in the creek. That means it’s all soaking in.

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Sharing special memories at reunion

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Crick. That is how it may have been called back on the eastern edge of the Loess Hills in Woodbury County of northwest Iowa.

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Pioneers planted as season dictated

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek’s neighboring pioneer families of a hundred years ago knew when it was time.

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