by Crystal Nelson
At right, Scot Donato, spokesman for Great Western Oil and Gas Co., spoke to neighbors Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Todd Creek Golf Course clubhouse about a new “well pad” planned near Colorado Highway 7 and Monaco Street.
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New oil and gas wells could spring up near the Todd Creek Farms neighborhood as soon as next year.

Denver-based Great Western Oil and Gas Co. filed a permit recently with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission  to create a “well pad” for up to 30 wells southeast of Colorado Highway 7 near Monaco Street, which would be horizontally drilled, then hydraulically fracked.

Great Western plans to start off with four to six wells at the well pad, according to Scot Donato, regulatory manager and spokesman for the company.