Community Briefs

Energy Advisory Board discusses oil and gas noise issues

The public is invited to an educational program at the monthly Energy Advisory Board meeting March 3 at the Rifle Branch Library. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. dinner and social time is provided for all attendees. Noise from oil and gas activities can be a significant nuisance issue. Donald W. Behrens, president of Behrens and Associates Environmental Noise Control, will discuss nuisance noise issues and how computer modeling is used to predict noise levels and design noise mitigation systems. Noise mitigation systems may include sound walls, acoustical barriers, silencers and/or enclosures. Key considerations include safe worker access and line of site to equipment and maintenance of air quality and worker noise exposure level.

AARP Smart Driver Program

The AARP Smart Driver Program will be presented from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave.

The AARP Driver Safety Class is directed towards drivers 50 and over. Most Colorado auto insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete the course. There is a $15 fee for AARP members and a $20 fee for nonmembers for the workbook and handouts payable to the instructor. The class covers the following driving topics: how to compensate for changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of way, freeway traffic, trucks, and blind spots while driving; what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver; how medications may affect driving; how to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts; and how to assess your own and others’ driving abilities with a Personal Driving Capability Index.

To register call 970-384-8747 or for more information email

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