Rod Britain

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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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Creek area well represented at A Taste of Rim

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is the way we open this story each week, so that folks know they are not reading about Ajo, Peach Springs, Bouse, Peridot or Why. Last Saturday evening two Payson gals mentioned that they love reading about our little hamlet. It is a great pleasure to hear that and thank you.

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Column about fishing hole leads to big catch

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek’s confluence with Tonto Creek is where we left you last time. Little did we know back in mid-February that this would become a three-part series.

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Area has some great, remote fishing spots

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek begins high up See Canyon at an elevation of 7,500 feet or higher during the runoff season. During the summer it is fed by three springs: Herman, Napha and See.

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Creek area events in snooze mode

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek calms the souls of city-dwellers, campers, cabin owners, the casual visitors and the curious who come to see what is special about this area.

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