GREELEY, Colo. (August 20, 2013)—Residents of Weld County, Colo. and several neighboring counties will decide this fall whether to pursue secession from the state.
Weld County commissioners voted unanimously to put a 51st state initiative on the ballot.
Weld and other northeastern Colorado counties have expressed interest in seceding to become the state of North Colorado.
Weld, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington and Kit Carson commissioners each set dates to vote on ballot initiatives for the 51st state.
Yuma and Cheyenne counties have given the OK to –ut the initiative on the ballot this November, as well.
Morgan County commissioners are waiting on a citizen initiative.
A new state would have to be approved by the state Legislature and the U.S. Congress, making the secession votes mostly symbolic.