A New State? Reactions to North Colorado

Jun 25, 2013

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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.

Analysis since then has focused on the challenges such a movement must overcome to become a reality.

The Huffington Post focuses on a major complication that would arise from the split of several northeastern Colorado counties from the state—water rights.

In the opinion pages, Todd Hartley of the Aspen Times sums up his sentiment regarding the idea of several northeastern Colorado counties seceding from the state with this title: “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”

And Boulder Weekly offers a colorful editorial poking fun at the prospect of a separate state that publication dubs “NoColor.”