Balanced Oil and Gas Regulations in Arapahoe County

A little more than two years ago, Arapahoe County Colorado began to see a fast uptick in oil and natural gas production. The new horizontal drilling technique combined with the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, opened up sections of the Niobrara Formation located in Arapahoe County. These innovative drilling techniques have made previously unprofitable areas such as the Arapahoe County section of the Niobrara Formation accessible to large producers such as Anadarko, Conoco Phillips and Noble Energy as well as many smaller sized operators.

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Bringing Balance to the Fracking Debate

Bringing Balance to the Fracking Debate

By: Nancy Sharpe, Arapahoe County Commissioner, District 2

As both a county official and a resident of Arapahoe County, I want to take a moment to address the issue of the balance as it relates to oil and gas development, both in our county and in the state of Colorado. The theme of balance is one that seems to have been embraced by one side in this debate, while largely rejected by the other, leaving the rest of us to deal with the potential fallout of bans on oil and gas production.

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Press Release

Centennial – Arapahoe County Commissioner for District 2, Nancy Sharpe will launch her campaign to be re-elected with an event on Tuesday, February 25.  The kickoff event will take place at the Tavern DTC from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Constituents, elected officials, community leaders, and friends supporting Sharpe’s candidacy, will attend to celebrate her vision for another four years of prosperity and safety in Arapahoe County.

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Local dignitaries host reception for Sharpe

Local dignitaries host reception for Sharpe

Nancy Sharpe is running for re-election

By Gerri Sweeney

Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Sharpe celebrated with local dignitaries, Feb. 25 at the DTC/Tavern in Greenwood Village. The reception was hosted by Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan, Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon and Greenwood Village Mayor Ron Rakowsky.  Co-hosts included Katy Atkinson, Mike Beasley, David Cole, Peter Culshaw, Chrissy Estes Faraci, Matt Hopper, David Kerber, Buz Koelbel, Jon Lehmann, Marcus Pachner, Lois Rice, Frank Schultz, Rich Sokol, Brian Watson and Phil Workman.

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Nancy Sharpe seeks re-election

Nancy Sharpe seeks re-election

District 2 commissioner reps Greenwood Village, part of Centennial

By Peter Jones

First-term Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Sharpe is back for more.

“I really have enjoyed this job,” she said. “I feel like I’ve made a difference and I want to be able to continue to do that. I feel like I’m making a contribution.”

Sharpe announced her bid for re-election last week in redrawn District 2, which now includes Greenwood Village, a large part of Centennial, an unincorporated chunk of central Arapahoe County and a sliver of south Aurora.

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