Briefs for March 25, 2011: Governor orders flags lowered
March 25, 2011
Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff today on all public buildings statewide in honor of Lance Cpl. Christopher Meis, 20, of Bennett.
Meis died March 17, 2011, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
According to Department of Defense reports, Meis was fatally shot when he and his unit came under fire on a mission.
Meis was a machine gunner with Second Battalion, Eighth Marine Regiment, Second Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Meis is survived by his parents and a brother.
Services are scheduled for noon today in Denver.
1980s MCHS reunion being planned
Plans are underway for a 1980s reunion for Moffat County High School graduates. Members of classes 1980 through 1989 are invited to attend.
The event is scheduled for the weekend of July 15. However, specific events and details are yet to be determined.
AARP hosting candidate forum
Craig AARP Chapter No. 1418 will host a candidate forum at 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.
Candidates for Craig City Council and Craig mayor are slated to appear. The forum is open to the public.
For more information, call chapter president Beverly Chapman at 824-5123.
UMWA Local 1799 to meet Sunday
Local 1799 of the United Mine Workers of America is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Sunday at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. For more information, call Fran Lux at 824-4134.
Preserving the Last Frontier meeting set
The Preserving the Last Frontier organization will host its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the second-floor library at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. The program will either be the Dickinson/Sparks family history, or the history of Mills Craig.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 824-6761.