In Brief: Congresswoman’s staff to be in Basalt; cancer survivor event

Garfield County expects more gas and oil activity

An increase in oil and gas activity is expected later this year in and around Garfield County. Garfield County Oil and Gas Liaison Kirby Wynn told the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) that increased permitting activity and subsequent drilling is expected by oil and gas operators in the county this year, adding that there are three rigs currently drilling with two more expected. 

“We’re seeing increased permitting activity by Terra Energy Partners, Caerus, Laramie (Energy), and Chevron,” he said. “Each permit could be a single well pad or several well pads as part of an overall development plan for our area. We’re seeing numerous oil and gas development plans in the works.”

He added that some permits would be approved at the state level, while others may come before the BOCC prior to being considered by the state. 

“We expect to see Chevron coming before the board for a permit, and they are planning to drill a well this year,” he told the board. “Laramie Energy is also looking to do some additional drilling in the third quarter and they’re looking for a rig to do that.”

Congresswoman’s staff at Basalt Library on Wednesday, June 14

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s office announced mobile office hours in the coming weeks.

“Serving the people of Colorado’s Third Congressional District is the greatest honor of my life,” she said. “If you are having issues with a federal agency or want your voice to be heard, please come to one of our mobile office hours, and a member of my team will be happy to assist you.”  

Staff said they will be available to help constituents who aren’t getting answers from federal agencies, like veterans seeking care, travelers who need expedited assistance to receive a passport on short notice, taxpayers with IRS disputes, and senior citizens having issues with the Social Security Administration or Medicare. Additionally, constituents are invited to come to the office hours to express their viewpoints on legislative issues or request special congressional commendations public achievements. 

Boebert’s office has hosted over 194 mobile office hours in every county in the district, helped over 2,016 people, and returned over $3,241,847 to constituents, her staff said. 

On Wednesday, June 14, the mobile office be at the Basalt Regional Library from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cancer survivor celebration June 14 in Glenwood Springs

In celebration of National Cancer Survivor Month, commemorated annually in June, the community is invited to join the Calaway-Young Cancer Center at Valley View on Wednesday, June 14, from 4-6 p.m. at Sayre Park to honor local cancer survivors and their loved ones, and share their stories. For more information about the survivorship program or to make a gift to celebrate a survivor, visit

Sopris Lodge hosts film screenings of “Precious & Sage”

Sopris Lodge at Carbondale will host two film screenings of “Precious & Endless,” a Sage VOICES Theater Project, on Wednesday, June 28. The matinee screening will be held from 4-5 p.m., followed by a reception from 5-6 p.m., and an evening screening from 6-7 p.m. 

Starring Sopris Lodge residents Art Ackerman, Joan K. Lamont, and Beverly Fox, the original theater production showcases a collection of stories, poems, and life lessons from eight elders presented in collaboration with eight youth performers. A Q&A with participants will take place along with a reception in the bistro.

This event is free and open to the public, but a RSVP is required, and attendance will be limited to 25 guests per screening. Call Marie Herr at 970-456-6871 or visit to RSVP. 

Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is located at 295 Rio Grande Ave.


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