Datebook for Dec. 23
Gov. Bill Ritter orders flags on all state and federal buildings be lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Jose A. Hernandez, 19, of Pueblo. Hernandez was killed Dec. 14 in the Helmland Province of Afghanistan while in combat.
All branches of the Moffat County Libraries are closed today in observance of the holiday.
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Senior swimnastics takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625.
4 to 6 p.m. A free hot lunch is served at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. The church is looking for volunteers to help set up and cook. Call 824-5330.
5 to 9 p.m. Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta, 465 Yampa Ave., hosts the inaugural Festivus holiday party featuring drink specials, the airing of grievances, feats of strength and a Festivus pole. Call Jim Diehl at 824-6868.
8 p.m. An open meeting of Craig Group One Alcoholics Anonymous takes place at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Bud at 824-1793.
Friday, Dec. 24
5 p.m. Craig Assembly of God, 1150 E. Ninth St., hosts a Christmas Eve service. The service is open to anyone.
5 p.m. Ridgeview Church of God, 690 Riford Road, hosts a Christmas Eve service. The service is open to anyone.
5 p.m. St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 678 School St., hosts a Christmas pageant, followed by a Christmas Eve service. The event is open to anyone.
6 p.m. Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 3107 W. First St., hosts a Christmas Eve service. The service is open to anyone.
6 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave., hosts a Christmas Eve service. The service is open to anyone.
6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Journey at First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St., hosts Christmas Eve services. The services are open to anyone.
An officer with the Steamboat Springs Police Department was fired Wednesday amid a criminal investigation of a domestic violence incident in June.