Craig Briefs: Governor orders flags lowered
Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered flags on all state and federal buildings be lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset today in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Jose A. Hernandez, 19.
Hernandez was killed Dec. 14 in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan while conducting combat operations.
His funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pueblo.
Hernandez was born in Iowa and spent his childhood in Pueblo, where his mother currently resides.
Permit applications focus of meeting
Moffat County will host a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 30 in the conference room at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way, to approve a revised transport permit application for oversized loads and a proposed resolution adopting the revised transport permit applications.
The meeting was originally set for Dec. 28, but was later rescheduled.
The public, including interested vehicle owners and operators impacted by the permit, may attend and make oral or written comments regarding the proposed resolution.
Written comments may be sent to P.O. Box 667, Craig, CO 81626.
For more information, call 824-3211.
Volunteers needed to plan Relay for Life
Moffat County Relay for Life is looking for volunteers to serve on the planning committee for the 2011 event, scheduled for July 15 and 16.
Anyone interested in being on the planning committee should contact Ken Prescott at 620-3292, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first planning meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop Road.
Library branches to close starting today
All branches of the Moffat County Libraries will be closed today through Sunday in observance of the holiday.
Branches are slated to reopen Monday. For more information, call the Craig branch at 824-5116.
Ruth Rose Hutton was a fighter. As she aged, multiple falls compromised her independence, but her spirit endured. She always seemed to recover, surprising her doctors and family, who were grateful to have her in their lives until her death at age 87.