Briefs for July 27, 2011: Governor orders flags lowered on Thursday

Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Thursday in honor of Spc. Nathan Beyers, who was killed earlier this month in Iraq.

Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Beyers, 24, of Littleton, died July 7 of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his convoy with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the U.S. Army, D Company, 145th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Cavalry Heavy Brigade Combat Team, in Post Falls, Idaho. Before joining the 145th, Beyers served in the Colorado Army National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Vanessa Beyers, and a daughter, born on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2010, both of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

A memorial service was held Friday in Denver.

Vaccinations offered Thursday by VNA

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will offer free hepatitis vaccinations for all ages on a drop-in basis from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the VNA, 745 Russell St.

The event is in recognition of World Hepatitis Day.

For more information, call 824-8233.

Legion to host bingo Saturday

American Legion Post 62 will host bingo on Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way.

Bingo begins at 5:45 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Mine Workers to meet Sunday night

United Mine Workers of America Local 1799 will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

For more information, call Fran Lux at 824-4134.

Library to host Culture Night

The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., will host Culture Night from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

This month’s featured artists are The Gourd Girls, who will demonstrate the process of creating gourd art.

For more information, call 824-5116.

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