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Garfield County Energy Advisory Board covers water topics

Staff Report

GARFIELD COUNTY — A Denver lawyer will provide an overview of Colorado's water rights priority system and drinking water supplies as they relate to water used for energy production at the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board (EAB) meeting this week.

Kent Holsinger, manager of Holsinger Law LLC — a firm that specializes in lands, wildlife and water law — will discuss how reliable water supplies are crucial to domestic energy production. Hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling use water for extraction in oil and gas fields. Holsinger will discuss what this means in the context of Colorado's water supplies.

The EAB will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Parachute Library, 244 Grand Valley Way. Citizens are invited and welcome to attend. Dinner and social time for attendees begins at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Citizen representative sought

The EAB still seeks an additional citizen representative for the Una Bridge/Wallace Creek/Spring Creek area to serve at EAB monthly meetings. Interested county residents who reside in this area are encouraged to apply. Details and the required application form are available online at

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