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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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Spring Wine in Pines event hosts 50 guests

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek resident, Mimi Tidwell, was quoted as saying, “I’ve never been to one. I thought it was time to see what they were all about.” At 94 years of age she was there to experience the 2015 Spring Wine in the Pines wine tasting event.

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Power outage causes some panic

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek residents fled from their cabins into the roads last Saturday afternoon. Some were taking the events in stride while others were in full panic mode.

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Beloved trail cleaned up for great hikes

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek showed off its community spirit this past weekend — 60 folks gathered to voice their concerns and opinions.

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Celebrations all around the Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek crossed the vernal equinox last Friday without any problem that we have heard.

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Spring arrives on Rim with celebrations

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek saw the opening of the Landmark for the new season, the final St. Patrick’s observance up at Dennis and Kelly’s home in See Canyon, a birthday party campfire down at Jay and Lisa’s, a host of youngsters on spring break and even some folks looking for campsites already.

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