Craig briefs: Gov. Ritter orders flags be lowered

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Gov. Bill Ritter has directed all U.S. and Colorado flags be lowered to half-staff on state buildings today across Colorado, according to a news release.

The flags are to be lowered from sunrise to sunset, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Today is the 68th anniversary of the attacks that prompted the United States’ entry into World War II.

“Nearly seven decades after the unprovoked attack of U.S. military facilities at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, endures as what President Roosevelt called ‘a date which will live in infamy,’” Ritter said in the release.

“The people of Colo­rado joined their fellow Americans back then in responding to the surprise attacks, and I ask all Coloradans to join me in honoring Pearl Harbor Day on Monday.

“I urge all Coloradans to pause in memory of the brave individuals who defended us on that day.”

VNA making H1N1 vaccines available

The Northwest Colo­rado Visiting Nurse Association now has H1N1 vaccine and seasonal flu vaccine available for all ages of the general public.

For more information and for a complete list of clinics, visit www.nwcovna.info/flu.html, or call the VNA flu hotline at 871-7684.

Bookstore hosting book signing Dec. 19

Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., will host a book signing party Dec. 19 for local author and dog trainer, Laura Tyler.

Tyler recently published, “The Story of Little Becky Robin,” a children’s book about her experience in helping a baby bird.

Laura will be giving a presentation along with signing her books from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 19.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 824-5343.

Enroll in the 2010 Moffat County 4-H

Enrollments are now being taken for the 2010 Moffat County 4-H program.

4-H enables youth ages 8 to 18 years old to participate in hands-on projects, attend camps, make new friends, acquire and/or improve their leadership and public speaking skills, and more.

Enrollment forms are available at the Colorado State University Moffat County Extension Office, 539 Barclay St.

For more information, call 824-9180.

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