Photos: Nine new states that could secede from Colorado

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If at first you don't secede, try, try again. Ten counties in northeastern Colorado are still considering seceding from the state. Cheyenne County (population 1876, appropriately enough) has already gotten the proposal on the November ballot; Weld County could do the same soon. In this week's Westword, we offer some alternative slogans, symbols and names for this proposed 51st state, including Uncolorado, Near Nebraska, Southern Wyoming and Coloraduh. But why should northeast Colorado have all the fun?

Here are nine other possible spinoffs:

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Potopia : Perfect should Denver and Boulder, as well as that handful of other spots around the state that are respecting the will of the voters on Amendment 64, decide to secede as other local governments ban recreational marijuana sales. (Pairs nicely with Methopotamia, a potential title for the 51st state.)

Crackpotopia: Early contender for the name of the new 51st state, but also available to other crackpot quarters.

Crankerado : Adams County as well as any other county that has more than three curmudgeons show up at county commissioner meetings -- not counting the commissioners themselves.

Little Texas: Vail

Little L.A.: Aspen

Continue for more of the nine new states that could secede from Colorado.


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Heaven Northrop
Heaven Northrop

Once again I would love to know where this new state thinks it is going to get water from.

Brandon Adian
Brandon Adian

k..if you wanna almost name your new state after another why don't you stop wasting everyones time and just go to that state...i mean really....little l.a.? because aspen is sooo much like l.a.

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

SCREW ALL YOU 'Fruitcakes' & Stoners' !!! Moving to the #51stState !

Tyler Wood
Tyler Wood

wow, ya'll are just doing this whole buzzfeed style list thing to death, huh?

Russell Lott
Russell Lott

which one is going to claim the name of BFE?

Michael Beckerman
Michael Beckerman

NONE of this is going to happen. This is actually the Oil companies behind this, pushing for an independent State in areas where there is a lot of oil and gas to be drilled for (and also frac'd for!) and they want to be able to do that WITHOUT State lawmakers objecting to their actions. The locals are more than willing to go along with it too because they feel they are not being listened to at the State Capital. But guess what? There is NO support for this anywhere - not at the State Capital and absolutely not in Washington DC. This is just noise making, nothing more.

Doug Hubka
Doug Hubka

Must have nothing else to do except milk a worn out story. Why don't you wait until they vote on it , then you would have news.

Brandi Pratt
Brandi Pratt

The various"slangs" used throughout this piece are poorly used and used too much. Its hard to read without stopping at every slang to look up what it means. Just saying

Chase Squires
Chase Squires

There already is one of those states in real life, "Coolerado," ... it's just really obscure, you probably never heard of it, I was there back before it got all mainstream.

Marc Khan
Marc Khan

It was just meant to give you a good laugh. Quit being a Scrooge.

Rachel Waltman
Rachel Waltman

When are you going to start blogging about real shit again? Disappointing!

Marc Khan
Marc Khan

This was awesome. Funny read.

Erik Brack
Erik Brack

Without smart people, those clowns would live in a waterless desert full of pig farms and walmarts. I'd be glad to leave them to it.

David G Pfister
David G Pfister

Grassachusetts, Hempden, New Toker, Marijuanaville, East Weed, Budland, Reeforado

Christine Shock
Christine Shock

Call it just what it is...NoCO.... no knowledge, no services, no population

Schittphaiç Magü
Schittphaiç Magü

Danny Boy's just mad because I won't let him have any of my cookies.

Schittphaiç Magü
Schittphaiç Magü

Maybe they can later annex the other "wholesome" states such as KS, IA, and NB and elsewhere in "reel Murka" where meth production and usage are through the roof...literally.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

I think all liberals should form their own state.  A few names come to mind:

Catatonic state,  emotional state, Welfare state, state of delusion, state of disrepair, state of confusion, and a state of panic when they figure out there are no productive people in their state to pay for all of their feel good social programs.  Did I state enough or should I continue?

Dennis Scalf
Dennis Scalf

Lol, that does have a good ring to it. Let's get this ball rolling

Joseph Bates
Joseph Bates

"Denny like the state" does sound better than "Denny like the vegetable"

Richard Jaeger
Richard Jaeger

Too true, neo nazi scum are still around, clinging to the 14th century while useing a computer.

Tommy Romero
Tommy Romero

A then there is @daniel up there ^^. Thinks its cool to sport the jokers pic because he lives in aurora. Says ignorant comments because he has nothing better to do but sit at his computer desk with a box of tissues. All while posting meme's from the racist conspiracy files. Im telling you @Richard, the ugly is alllllll over.

Richard Jaeger
Richard Jaeger

I was offened by your unwarrented assumption of what I do and do not know about the politics of the state.

Tommy Romero
Tommy Romero

I know i live in northern co, and i know i have lived in denver. I know i have traveled to various states and countries and lastly i know when people get overly defensive they may be on meth lmao.

Richard Jaeger
Richard Jaeger

Which issue are we talking about here? What the fuck do you know about what I know about the state I live in? Up north you have a major meth mouthed yokel problem, I could care less about poo smell.

Tommy Romero
Tommy Romero

@Richard if you knew a thing or two, you would know its not only a statewide issue, but also a national one. Northern CO does smell like poo, but there are the good, the bad, and the ugly all over.

Richard Jaeger
Richard Jaeger

north colorado is a joke. its name should be metharado.

Tommy Romero
Tommy Romero

I thought it was funny, calm down people. To much serious talk and you will be sitting up at 3am by yourself watching conspiracy files. It is important to be informed, but also enjoy a laugh or two. Westword is meant to go beyond what the lame ass denver post does. Nice job writers.

Peace Will Win
Peace Will Win

The fact that this kind of prohibition has cost many thousands their lives, livyhood, and family, you might want to get real with what is going on....have fun sometimes yes, but get real. This is huge, important, and not just a puffing matter. It is serious business and life we are talking about.

Luke Powell
Luke Powell

What a stupid question Denver Westword.

Nicole Mills
Nicole Mills

Come on now? Can you get any more ridiculous?!

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@David Pfister Funny, David. Thanks.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Schittphaiç Magü      I guess the shitpacker doesn't have a clue what "literally" means.  

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

@Richard Jaeger offened (sic) unwarrented (sic). I guess if Colorado is for ignorant idiots liberals  that can't spell i will take the other choice.

TxTransplant.
TxTransplant.

@Richard Jaeger Sounds like Texas now. Funny the reddest parts of the country have the most meth labs.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Richard Jaeger I'm guessing officials may not embrace that idea. Thanks for the post, Richard.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@soontorelocate @fishingblues            Sooooooo, you believe the liberals have an exclusive on peace?  How naive of you.  Jimmy Carter is the only President in the modern era not to send troops into battle and you can sure have him to lead your state.  After Obama, Jimmy is the worst president to ever disgrace the white house.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@soontorelocate     What a lame response.  Typical liberal moron.  Feeble attempts at deflection because they can't debate fact.  

By the way, wasn't Jerry Lee Lewis The Killer"?

TxTransplant.
TxTransplant.

@fishingblues @soontorelocate OoooK. Easy killer. It's SO easy to push the "Play" button with you "folks". That desperate? GEEZ!

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