The nation’s newest state, if rural Colorado residents had their way, would be about the size of Vermont but with the population of a small town spread across miles of farmland.
Lincoln County commissioners joined nine other northeastern Colorado counties in putting the 51st State Initiative on the November ballot.
It looks like Weld County voters will be casting ballots this fall on whether to pursue seceding from Colorado.
Ten counties, including Weld and Morgan, started talking about seceding last month. Now Lincoln and Cheyenne counties say they want to join a new state they’d call “North Colorado.”
The storm that brought snow to the Front Range on Tuesday also spawned severe weather as it moved through the Eastern Plains.
Oklahoma State had a terrific season, but got by far the toughest draw out of any five-seed in the bracket. Keep an eye on Oregon.
Crews have gotten total containment on the Last Chance Fire that broke out on Monday and quickly spread across 45,000 acres.