Craig Briefs: Flags to be lowered in honor of deputy |

Craig Briefs: Flags to be lowered in honor of deputy

Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered all U.S. and Colorado flags be lowered on state and federal buildings in honor of Weld County Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Brownlee. Brownlee was shot and killed in the line of duty Nov. 23 following a high-speed chase with a robbery suspect.

Brownlee, 43, was a deputy sheriff in Weld County and had worked for the sheriff’s department for five years. He was the first Weld County deputy to die in the line of duty in 70 years.

Services took place Monday at the University of Northern Colorado’s Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion in Greeley. Ritter attended the services.

Meeting to focus on licensure degree

An orientation for community members interested in earning an elementary licensure degree at Colorado Northwestern Community College, in partnership with Mesa State College, will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. today at CNCC’s Craig Campus, 50 College Drive, Room 304.

Individual appointments will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. and a general advising session takes place from 5 to 6 p.m.

For more information and to schedule an advising session, contact Sandra Murray at 248-1438, or e-mail

Chamber mixer slated for Thursday

Blue Ribbons Kitchens will host the Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors’ next Business After-hours Mixer on Thursday.

The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at the store, 2005 W. Victory Way, and features hors d’oeuvres and chili.

RSVP by calling 824-5689 or e-mailing

Lodore Hall hosting Christmas event

A country Christmas celebration will take place at noon Dec. 11 at Lodore Hall in Browns Park.

There will be a free dinner consisting of turkey, ham and all the trimmings.

Visitors should bring a wrapped and labeled gift for children, and a dessert or salad to share.

For more information, call the Browns Hole Homemakers Club at 269-3000 or 272-3213.

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