A ballot issue getting national attention is a proposal by 11 counties to secede from Colorado and form a new state. The question on the ballot asks if those county commissioners should make a case to the state Legislature for secession.
The historic floods in Colorado damaged hundreds of miles of roads and damaged hundreds of bridges. In Weld County alone, 122 bridges were damaged.
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.”
While a state commission reviews maps to minimize the impact of the oil and gas industry on wildlife, residents in northern Colorado want to know more about the effect on humans.
Several Colorado counties that strongly oppose increased regulation of the oil and gas industry say they want to form their own state.
Add Weld County to the list of places that are banning the growing and selling of marijuana. Commissioners made the decision on Monday, which is allowed under Amendment 64.
The chairman of Colorado’s national delegation at the Republican National Convention this week says the group he’s chairing is unlike any in recent history.
The Colorado delegation will have a bit of northern Colorado flair at the upcoming Republican National Convention.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has denied a request to let Weld County farmers temporarily pump water from irrigation wells in the South Platte River basin, as farms try to save their crops from drought.