Rod Britain

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The boom of ’65 in Christopher Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek had its first paved highway by 1965 and with it came the traffic.

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Memories of treacherous treks along the Rim

Another Week in the Creek

The Christopher Creek area is replete with history, from Indian attacks to floods and fires, along with famous Western authors and proximity to the Pleasant Valley War. Over the next couple of weeks we will revisit several events which happened 50 years ago this summer.

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Holiday parade in Christopher Creek sets records

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek had a humdinger of a Fourth of July weekend! No superlative seemed adequate, so we just went with humdinger. Oh sure, we had some showers off and on, but an inch of rain overall didn’t put a damper on the activities. It did settle the dust and cooled things off.

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Monsoon season has arrived

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek had a couple of light showers last Saturday evening. The temperature dropped 25 degrees in a short time. Then the lightning put on a show and scared some folks.

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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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