Photos: Nine new states that could secede from Colorado
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:
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
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