Briefs for July 28, 2011: Mud Splash postponed to Aug. 13

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The Craig Chamber of Commerce hosts Mud Splash volleyball at 11 a.m. Aug. 13 at Loudy-Simpson Park. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday.

The double-elimination tournament costs $200 per team, which includes six commemorative T-shirts. The tournament is limited to 16 teams, and the deadline to enter is Aug. 5.

For more information or to register, call the chamber at 824-5689.

Library hosts Culture Night on Monday

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.

Mine Workers to meet Sunday

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.

American Legion hosts 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.

Last Frontier to meet Saturday

Preserving the Last Frontier will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the library on the second floor at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

Take items for “show and tell.” The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call 824-6761.

Governor orders flag lowered today

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.

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