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Medicare 101 group education session

Get the answers to questions about Medicare at the Medicare 101 group education session from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 5, at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave.

How do I enroll; when can I sign up; what if I am still working; what does Medicare cost; do I need additional coverage; what is a Medicare Savings Program and do I qualify; when can I sign up for Medicare D (prescription drug coverage); what is the 2013 Standard Drug Benefit; what is the 2013 Gap Benefit; and how do I get Extra Help (LIS).

Information will be presented by High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer Medicare counselors and will not be represented by any insurance brokers. There is a $10 requested donation for materials.

Students can register by phone (970-945-7486), in person, or online at Click on the yellow bar, Continuing Education, and register by using the gold syn#.

Energy Advisory Board discusses oil and gas noise enforcement

The public is invited to an educational program at the monthly Energy Advisory Board meeting April 7 at the Rifle Branch Library. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., dinner and social time is provided for all attendees, and the meeting starts at 6 p.m. Noise from oil and gas activities can be a significant nuisance issue. Mike Leonard, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s field inspection supervisor, will discuss the state’s noise control regulations, how they are enforced and current efforts to strengthen regulations. Examples where nuisance noise level enforcement in response to citizen concerns was successful and situations that were especially challenging will be presented.

The Energy Advisory Board is a forum for the public, oil and gas industry, landowners and local government to engage in positive and proactive communication and actions that encourage responsible and balanced development of energy resources in Garfield County.

Cybersecurity Lunch and Learn

DTCI and Glenwood Insurance will make a presentation about how cyber technology can affect your business security and risk from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Basalt Library. Intended for those with an interest in learning retaining hard-earned profits, reducing business risk with technology and increasing understanding of business insurance.

Panel Discussion: Inclusion As It Needs to Be

Come see a panel of experts answer key questions around how children and adults with disabilities are included in their schools, their workplaces and their communities, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Courtyard Marriott in Glenwood Springs. Attendees will be able to ask the panelists questions that most resound for them. Spanish translation is available. For more information, contact Sandy Schroeder at:

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