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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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Baseball fever is on the rise up here

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek was well represented at the annual Taste of Rim Country at the Payson Public Library last Saturday evening. Sheila Marcum and Christopher Taylor did their Creekside “Mad Jack” sandwich combined with a smoked ham and potato soup.

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So far, El Niño falling short of predictions

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek hadn’t had but a quarter of an inch of sky-borne liquid in the entire month of February. Now January held its own with three-and-three-quarters inches. A lot of that came from that New Year’s Eve snowstorm. What was the name of that storm? Does anybody remember?

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Volunteer sought for CK fire board

Another Week in the Creek

The Christopher Creek/Kohl’s Ranch Fire Department got a look at a brand new engine last Saturday morning. Firefighters Rhett and Ben were on hand to check out Engine 5X1, a 1950s style Murray “Sad Face.”

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Love in the air + 100 weeks in the Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek’s sweethearts were out in numbers last Saturday evening. The comedy show after dinner at the casino was the night out for Dean + Genny along with Scott + Marilyn.

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About all those ghosts around here

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek had yet to have a name when a family from the Oklahoma panhandle gazed from the edge of the Rim into a wild country where they each would, over the next 40 years, live out their lives.

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Get out and enjoy the warm weather

Christopher Creek is where this ghost walks into a bar and the bartender says, “Sorry, fella, we don’t serve spirits.”

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Recalling another haunted celebration

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek Store and Bar evolved from the original building with a succession of add-ons built during the late ’50s through the ’70s of the last century.

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One especially memorable party with a guest from the other side

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek has had an early fall tradition for nearly 40 years. On the second Tuesday of September there was a gathering.

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