Briefs for Jan. 13, 2011: Community forum today to meet CNCC presidential candidate

Local residents will have an opportunity to meet Russell George, the finalist to replace John Boyd as president of Colorado Northwestern Community College, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today.

The forum is meant to give community members a chance to “hear George’s ideas for the future of the college and … to ask questions about those ideas and share their own,” according to a news release from the Colorado Community College System.

The forum takes place at the Hampton Inn and Suites Conference Room, 377 Cedar Court.

‘The Invisible Wall’ next up for Craig Book Club

The Craig Book Club is scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 657 Green St. Club member Susan Domer will review Harry Bernstein’s “The Invisible Wall.”

Jan Rinker will host.

For more information, call 824-4136.

Next Chamber mixer today

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Business After-Hours Mixer is set for 5 to 7 p.m. today at Colorado CPA, 555 Breeze St. The event is free.

RSVP by calling 824-5689 or e-mailing office@craig-chamber.com.

Reunion for MCHS students and staff tentatively scheduled for summer

A reunion is being planned for this summer for Moffat County High School students and staff during the 1980s.

The MoCoHi Mixed Class Reunion is tentatively scheduled for June or July in Craig. Details of the event are still being finalized.

If you were an MCHS student or staffer in the 80s, organizers are asking you take a survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/mocohireunion. Survey feedback will help organizers plan the reunion.

For more information, call Ingrid (Carr) Silverman, MCHS class of 1986, at 720-315-4696.

Governor orders flags lowered in honor of Arizona victims

In accordance with the Presidential Proclamation issued by Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all state buildings in honor of the victims of the shooting that occurred Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.

Flags are to remain lowered until sunset Friday.

Literacy Carnival set for Jan. 20

The ninth annual Literacy Carnival for all elementary school-aged children is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St.

The event includes games involving reading and writing plus prizes. Children can take a book or two to trade.

The carnival is open to children in preschool through fifth grade accompanied by an adult.

The carnival is sponsored by the Sagebrush Reading Council, Colorado Northwestern Community College and a Moffat County School District Literacy grant.

For more information, call Sunset Elementary School at 824-5762.

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