Gov. Bill Ritter today ordered the lowering of U.S. and Colorado flags to half-staff on all Colorado state government buildings on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, to honor former senate president Ray Powers of Colorado Springs.
Powers died Friday. He was 79.
Powers served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1979 to 1980, and in the Senate from 1981 to 2000. He was senate president his final two years.