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Colorado Secession

Colorado Governor: Secession Attempt Will Strengthen State

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A failed secession attempt by 11 Colorado counties generated conversations that will make the state stronger, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) said Tuesday....

Secession Idea Approved By State's Rural Voters

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

DENVER -- DENVER (AP) — The nation's newest state, if rural Colorado residents had their way, would be about the size of Vermont but with the popula...

Secession Plan Fizzles In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

If at first you don't secede, try, try again? That's what backers of the 51st state of "North Colorado" proposal will have to ask themselves, now that...

Casinos, Pot & Secession Among Ballot Issues Facing Voters Across U.S.

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Voters across the country face ballot measures Tuesday ranging from whether to approve seven casinos in New York to the fate of Houston's iconic Astro...

51st State Organizers: Rural Colorado Needs Reapportionment

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

As residents in several Colorado counties have already begun voting on the 51st state of "North Colorado" proposal, another plan that would strengthen...

51st State Of 'North Colorado' May Not Be Legal: Lawyers

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

Voting in 11 rural Colorado counties on whether or not they want to split off from proper Colorado and form the 51st state of "New Colorado" or "North...

Attorneys Question Legality Of 51st State Push By Weld Leaders

The Greeley Tribune | Analisa Romano | Posted 12.09.2013 | Denver

Three Greeley attorneys are questioning whether Weld County commissioners have the authority to initiate the 51st state movement, calling on the Weld ...

The 51st State? Rural Counties To Vote On 'North Colorado' Secession

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

In November, 11 of Colorado's rural counties will vote on whether or not they should secede from the state and form the 51st state, dubbed "North Colo...

It's a Great Media Stunt to Try to Secede from Colorado

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.25.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Actually, this is a wacky media stunt by right-wing operatives, who mostly live in sparsely populated corners of the state. They've got no shot at succeeding or seceding.

If At First You Don't Secede, Try And Fail Again

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

The U.S. has always had a tumultuous relationship with the concept of secession. The nation itself was birthed by the rebellious spirit that often dri...

Opposition Against North Colorado Secession Surfaces

The Greeley Tribune | Whitney Phillips | Posted 09.30.2013 | Denver

Weld County commissioners on Tuesday evening met the most opposition they've seen thus far in a series of public meetings on the topic of their 51st s...

Northern Colo. Secession: Most In Favor Of 51st State At Meeting

The Greeley Tribune | Whitney Phillips | Posted 09.25.2013 | Denver

Of the roughly 50 people who attended the first public meeting about a proposal to form the 51st state, nearly all indicated they are in support of se...

Rural-Urban Tensions Are Real In Colo., But Few Want 51st State

The Greeley Tribune | Analisa Romano | Posted 09.14.2013 | Denver

Jannely Portillo, 17, was at work when she heard on the radio that 10 northeastern Colorado counties were mulling the creation of their own state, Nor...

Northern Counties Favor More Representation Instead Of Secession From Colo.

The Greeley Tribune | Analisa Romano | Posted 09.08.2013 | Denver

Officials with the 10 most northeastern counties on Monday shifted talks of secession to talks of how to increase their representation in the state Le...

State Of North Colorado? Area Leaders Moving Plan Forward

The Greeley Tribune | Analisa Romano | Posted 08.27.2013 | Denver

Following the Weld County commissioners' proposal to secede from Colorado and form a 51st state, commissioners say they will meet with counties from w...

North Colorado? Local Lawmakers Favor Secession Talk

Greeley Tribune, Colo. | Analisa Romano | Posted 08.11.2013 | Denver

With a few days under their belts to absorb the news that Weld County commissioners are serious about forming a new state with other northeastern Colo...

Rural Counties Threaten Secession From Colorado, Want New State

Posted 06.10.2013 | Denver

Several of the rural, predominantly Republican counties of North and and Northeastern Colorado are fed up with the left-leaning laws that Democrats pa...

Unifier in Chief for a New America: The Politics of 2012 and Beyond

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Kanene Holder

A Brief History on These United States of DisUnion It was designed to unify. A star for each colony, showing our freedom from Great Britain. The A...

Residents In More Than 30 States File Secession Petitions

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Residents in more than 30 states have filed secession petitions with the "We the People" program on the White House website. Petitions to strip ci...

Residents In More Than A Dozen States File Secession Petitions

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Residents in more than a dozen states across the country have filed secession petitions to the Obama administration's "We the People" program, which i...