Rod Britain

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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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These hills may be haunted by five different spirits

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek seems to be a fairly normal place. You have your doctors and lawyers, your authors and artists, your working and retired. Newcomers and descendants of pioneer families call the Creek home. There is always a snowplow driver, a plumber and a couple of handymen around.

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Snow brings a grand time to Christopher Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek echoed with the screams of delight from the youngsters flying down the half-dozen impromptu sled runs throughout the town last weekend.

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The spirit of giving continues all year

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek witnessed the spirit of giving — not this Christmas season, but back in late October. At 7 a.m. on a crisp Saturday morning, Gila County fire dispatch alerted the Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department there was a report of a body under the guardrail alongside SR 260 at milepost 281. Rescue 511 responded to that location and this is what they discovered.

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First snow of season a delight at Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek got a taste of early winter weather over the weekend with another three-quarters inch of rain overnight last Friday.

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