(CBS4) – “Hands off Weld County.” That’s Gov. Jared Polis’ response to Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon.
The response comes after Gordon told KOA News radio earlier this week he supports a fringe movement planning to petition to get a ballot initiative to explore the idea of Weld County seceding from Colorado to become part of Wyoming.READ MORE: When I See A 50% Chance Of Rain In The Forecast, What Does That Really Mean?
The group, “Weld County, WY”, has a website and Facebook page and is taking donations. The website says it’s a group of Weld County citizens who have a common desire to maintain their way of life.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Monsoon Storms Return Sunday, But Focus Shifts A Bit West
Polis posted on his Facebook page saying, “Weld County is a thriving part of Colorado and Weld County residents are proud to be part of our great state.”
He goes on to address a connection in reverse.MORE NEWS: Boat Ramps Closed At Three Western Slope Reservoirs, Closures Expected At Blue Mesa As Water Level Drops
“I do hear from so many Cheyenne (Wyoming) residents, on the other had, that they are culturally, economically and socially more connected to Colorado than Wyoming …”