Craig briefs: Fundraiser for Steamboat police officer today

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The Old Town Pub & Restaurant, 600 S. Lincoln Ave., in Steamboat Springs, will host a fundraiser today for Steamboat Springs police officer Sgt. Dale Coyner.

Coyner is a 12-year veteran of the department and was recently diagnosed with stage-four esophageal cancer.

The event begins at 6 p.m., and will include live music and a raffle. Admission is $5 at the door. Those unable to attend can make a donation at the Steamboat or Hayden branches of Mountain Valley State Bank.

For more information, call 629-9486.

Bar to host car show, fundraiser

The OP Bar & Grill, 534 E. Victory Way, will host a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, complete with a car show, silent auction and spaghetti dinner.

The price of the meal is $7. All proceeds go to Maria Ellis to aid in her recovery following a car accident.

For more information on the event or how to donate items for the auction, call Diane at 824-8918 or Karen at 824-8342.

Governor orders flags to be lowered

Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered U.S. and Colorado flags be lowered to half-staff on state buildings across Colorado on Sunday in observance of the 29th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

Two Colorado firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2009 are among the 80 firefighters who died across the country in 2009.

Capt. Brett M. Stearns, a firefighter with the Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office, died June 26, 2009, after being struck by a falling tree while working a hazardous tree abatement project in Colorado. Fire departments across the country will conduct services, lower flags to half-staff, sound sirens at noon and observe a moment of silence.

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