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.”
Several Colorado counties that strongly oppose increased regulation of the oil and gas industry say they want to form their own state.