Weld County http://hppr.org en Urban-rural divide fuels Colorado secession plan http://hppr.org/post/urban-rural-divide-fuels-colorado-secession-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What do you get when you mix rural counties, urban legislators and a whole lot of animosity?</span></p><p>In Colorado, you get an increasingly ambitious secession plan.</p><p>Weld County, Colo., commissioners have been meeting for weeks on the idea to&nbsp;<a href="http://kunc.org/post/could-colorado-s-partisan-divide-lead-51st-state">break away from the rest of the state</a>, citing a string of newly signed policies, including stricter gun control regulations and high standards for renewable energy for rural electric cooperatives. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 05:01:02 +0000 Luke Runyon 18277 at http://hppr.org Urban-rural divide fuels Colorado secession plan A New State? Reactions to North Colorado http://hppr.org/post/new-state-reactions-north-colorado <p>Opinions and analysis abound after commissioners from Weld County earlier this month unveiled a proposal to break away from Colorado and form a new state. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:33:50 +0000 Adam Vos 17885 at http://hppr.org A New State? Reactions to North Colorado