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Encana will host its eighth annual Encana Energy Expo today at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle.

The morning session from 8:30-10:30 a.m. is for local high school students only. The event is then open to the public from noon to 5 p.m.

The expo provides information about natural gas development in western Colorado and offers community members an opportunity to learn more about natural gas – a clean, reliable, affordable and abundant source of domestic energy. Exhibiting companies and organizations include the American Natural Gas Association, NREL Energy Bus, Garfield County, the Bureau of Land Management, and numerous other local operators, support companies and government and regulatory agencies. All will be present to answer questions and discuss the future of energy production in the area, as well as the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

Attendees will get an up-close view of new technology and other innovations being used by the industry to maximize production while preserving the environment. Participants are encouraged to visit a variety of educational exhibits and take a close look at the development of natural gas in Colorado.

The Colorado Wildlife Commission will finalize all 2010 limited, big game license numbers for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear and moose at its regular meeting this Thursday at the Ramada Inn Suites in Glenwood Springs.

The meeting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.

The commission will also finalize provisions related to the Colorado Division of Wildlife properties, including state wildlife areas and state trust lands leased by the DOW. The commission will also look to provide additional public land turkey hunting opportunities by extending the closing dates on various state trust lands until May 31.

Other topics to be discussed include the landowner pilot program in game management unit 1, and annual changes to fur bearer and small game regulations.

The meeting can be viewed online at the Division of Wildlife’s website at http://wildlife.state.co.us/wildlifecommission/, and click on the “listen to audio” link.

A complete agenda for the May 6 meeting can also be viewed at the same website.

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