Rod Britain

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Enjoying Creek visitors old and new

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek visitors come in a variety of packages. Some are first-timers; some are old-timers. We enjoy ’em all!

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Spring is busting out in the Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek warmed up this week. The dab of snow a week ago didn’t leave but two-tenths in the rain gauge. Tomato seedlings are two inches high, tulips have bloomed, as has the pear tree. House wrens have settled in the birdhouses and are serenading in the early mornings.

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A slice of heaven on the Mogollon Rim

Another Week in the Creek

No, it’s Christopher Creek. Quite a number of folks around here have expressed their support of the idea that the Creek is much closer to paradise than, say, the Valley!

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Christopher Creek gets in your blood

Another Week in the Creek

Once Christopher Creek gets in your blood, there is no longer any immunity and certainly no cure. One must take care, however, to enjoy what we have and not overlook the little things. Sure, each year brings about some of the same rituals and expectations. On the other side of the coin, there are those new to the Creek who are about to experience and appreciate these things for the first time.

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Wind no match for St. Patrick’s celebrations

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek had some wind over last weekend. How much wind was there, you ask? Well, it would have blown your hat in the creek. It was absolutely fierce. It gusted hard enough to blow the fuzz off the pussy willows.

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Water’s up and so’s the javelina count

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is home to a growing number of javelina this season. There appears to be a bumper crop of offspring and we now have four adults and five babies roaming around.

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20 go to Valley wedding

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek was well represented in Old Town Scottsdale last Friday night. Samone and Josh Flores were wed with upwards of 150 well-wishers witnessing the ceremony.

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Christopher Creek in state of confusion

Christopher Creek is in a state of confusion.

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Jury assaults juvenile

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek was the scene of mob violence this past week. It came in the form of a vigilante committee hell bent on exacting their penitence from the focus of their wrath.

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Just for Us – an alternative to cabin fever

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek hadn’t had much snow that year, but it had been pretty cold. Back then there were more folks here year-round it seems. In 1990, or was it ’91, my employers were Tony and Janie Sotomayor, who had the Land­mark. Weeknights at the bar were pretty dead; we needed some action.

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