Two new symbols for state of Northern Colorado: NoCo or No Go?

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Ten northeastern counties are considering seceding from Colorado to protest the state's perceived snub of rural affairs. Cheyenne County (population 1876, appropriately enough) was the first to put the proposal on its November ballot; Segwick, Yuma, Weld and Phillips have since joined those counties that might no longer want to be part of the Colorado club. Logan and Washington county commissioners are voting on the proposal today; Kit Carson will do so tomorrow. So even as Colorado works on a new icon to represent the state, this move might take a big bite out of that brand.

Several weeks ago, we offered possible names for the new 51st state, including Methopotamia, Uncolorado, Near Nebraska, Southern Wyoming and Coloraduh. But it was a reader who provided the best brand name for this renegade crew of counties:

NoCo.

And since the committee working on a new icon for what remains of Colorado doesn't plan on using a version of the state flag in that logo, we thought that NoCo might want to, since the circa 1911 design reflects a time when rural concerns dominated the state. Here's one variation for our potential 51st state....

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...and another:

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And should the move to secede succeed and Colorado decides to start waving the flag again, here's a possible new-old state symbol:

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More from the Calhoun Wake-Up Call archive: "Nine new states that could secede from the state."


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Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Hey Douche Matt Nelson, Republicans NEVER JAILED me for advocating 2nd Amendment Rights, nor did Republicans 'COOK UP' Phony STEALING Machine Guns, or John Doe #2 BULLSHIT about me LIKE Dumbocrats have !!!

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Matt Nelson, queers hate it WHEN I USE CAPS - so I LOVE USING CAPS & STFU, you IDIOT !!!

Rob Karnisky
Rob Karnisky

Just give it a name that does not include the word "Colorado." They don't deserve it.

Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson

Democrats and Republicans both lie to the public on a regular basis. If you think all republicans are better than all democrats. You are sadly mistaken and have fallen victim to the left/right paradigm. The illusion of choice. The illusion that there is a separate agenda between the two parties. They all serve the same corporate interests, in turn driving towards the same agenda. (Maplight.org to see those corporate interests at work) You might have been onto some sort of truth at some point but those racist/hate blinders you're sporting are taking you further and further away from that truth.

Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson

You've never actually smoked weed have you? Being ignorant on something does not make you qualified to speak on it. Not sure where you got that idea. I'm all for gun rights, but you are not helping the movement. Gun free zones are a ridiculous idea. You harm your own position when you toss out something that holds some truth then go on saying words like 'fags, negro, and type in random caps'. It just makes you look ignorant and lumps people like me in with your shit because we share the same view on gun control. Ignorance does not counter ignorance. Wake up to the apartheid state. Blacks are not given a fair shot in this country. I'd like to see you 'destroy me with facts' on that subject. You can't. As a matter of fact, I'm not convinced you aren't just another internet troll trying to get a rise out of people. Also, your Facebook pics paint a picture of sexual frustration and hostility. If you are for real... calm down before you hurt someone.

Robert Alyingczar
Robert Alyingczar

Daniel J. King IV gets BLOCKED by Facebook NAZIS ALL the TIME for SAYING 'FAGS' - while Robert Alyingczar says 'FAGS' ALL the TIME & NEVER GETS BLOCKED - PROOF 'FAGS' @ Facebook hate Daniel J. King IV !!!

Robert Alyingczar
Robert Alyingczar

Westword even did a 6 page article on Denver case # GS-492135 about Daniel J. King IV CALLED "A King & his Court Case" to SHOW how far Denver Police went to 'RAILROAD' Daniel J. King IV which later included MORE Denver Police Department LIES that Daniel J. King IV allegedly STOLE a M-60 Machine Gun from a Union Pacific TRAIN in Denver & that he THREATENED Janet 'Butch' Reno with Rocket Launchers & also was John Doe #2 !!! And IDIOTS WONDER why Daniel J. King IV just might have a few REASONS to BE MAD @ LYING Dumbocrats !!!

Kathy Crawford
Kathy Crawford

It's the "I'm mad so I'm going to take my ball and go home" mentality.... immature.

Robert Alyingczar
Robert Alyingczar

Jordan Snyder, I'd LIKE to SEE how MAD you'd get if a CROOKED Mayor & SLEAZOIDS at the Denver Police Department LIED to the Court in case # GS-492135 to put Daniel J. King IV in JAIL for 2 yrs. for being attacked by Negro Gang members until Marv Rockford of KCNC sold my NRA & ACLU Lawyers videotape SHOWING what LIES Denver Police TOLD the Court that Daniel J. King IV 'Bitch-Slapped' Denver Police Department with FELONY 'Conspiracy-to-Commit Perjury' - FORCING the Denver Police Department to WITHDRAW their BULLSHIT Case !!!

Robert Alyingczar
Robert Alyingczar

IDIOT Jordan Snyder EXPOSED - as Daniel J. King IV OWNS zzz www.ak47world.com zzz & has carried AK's for 40 yrs w/o 'LOSING IT' - LIKE U out of control Druggie-Dumbocrats !!!

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

Ah, my mistake. Robert Alyingczar is another page run by Daniel J. King IV. This isn't the first time you've been blocked, I see.

Robert Alyingczar
Robert Alyingczar

"devoid of real facts and overflowing with intense rage" - that sounds like your current Low-Life Negro Mayor Hancock who got Deborah Sherman FIRED form KUSA for EXPOSING his love of Ho's at Denver Sugar/Players ! And hey douchebags - Daniel J. King IV OWNS zzz www.ak47world.com zzz & has carried AK's for 40 yrs w/o 'LOSING IT' - LIKE U out of control Druggie-Dumbocrats !!!

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

Calling us "FAGS" because your friend was temporarily blocked? That doesn't really make sense, does it?

Jordan Snyder
Jordan Snyder

You have to be able to spell it before you can have an educated opinion on it. Your reps listen to you, they just disagree. You're not getting your way - that doesn't mean you're right and the majority of this state is wrong.

Robert Alyingczar
Robert Alyingczar

YOU SISSY FAGS - Daniel J. King IV You're Temporarily Blocked You're temporarily blocked from posting on Facebook for the next 12 hours. Please review our Community Standards so you can understand what's allowed on Facebook and keep your account in good standing.

Jordan Snyder
Jordan Snyder

Btw, Daniel is the reason that some people are terrified of easy access to guns. You need to lay down the meth pipe and read a book or something.

Jordan Snyder
Jordan Snyder

I'd rather have a state full of "queers," "druggies," "Negroes," and planet-conscious people than even ONE person like Damniel King. Hey, you mad bro?

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

Your post has nothing to do with the argument at hand, Daniel. Also, Wellington Webb is not my mayor, as you stated. Still struggling with the facts, I see. This is not surprising as all of your hate speech comes from a place that is devoid of real facts and overflowing with intense rage.

Brenda Lott
Brenda Lott

Man, you really need to move to a Southern State - they live in the 50's with all the guns they want down there. Please go.

Brenda Lott
Brenda Lott

Try to buy a piece of Colorado rural land that comes with water rights. Good luck with that and if you do find one, you'll pay twice what the neighboring property goes for.

Brenda Lott
Brenda Lott

Actually the farmers DO own their water rights - however, most of them have SOLD their water rights for more money than they could sell their farms for. California buys a lot of Colorado private water. Now, the folks with the land want to lease their mineral rights for MORE money and allow the state to be fracked to hell and back. No matter what the secessionists SAY, it's all bout money.

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

LOOK @ me almost 30 yrs here & the WORST your Low-Life Negro Mayor Wellington Webb could 'COOK UP' was that I was a Militia Leader who was trying to empower White people to shoot gang members as the Te-Tre Crips attacked me @ the Broderic k Bell Mch

Brenda Lott
Brenda Lott

Isn't going to happen, so why discuss it?

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

I have never defended medical marijuana. What other "facts" would you like to present?

John Scruggs
John Scruggs

Let these folks have their temper tantrum, that is all this is.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

Then it's well past time for you to go. My guess is that you were hoping to insult me by asking if that was my "lesbian lover" and calling me a "bitch." Wow, like a dagger through my heart, you've crushed my will. Your terrible grammar, capitalization, and use of text speak matches your outdated sexist and racist beliefs as it all boils down to a lack of knowledge. Congratulations.

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Btw, I LEFT So. Florida because of too many Dumbocrats & Drug-Dealers & now the Colorado I've CALLED Home for almost 30 yrs. is becoming 'Cali-Fornicated' by SICK FUCKS LIKE U !!!

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

IS the TRUTH too much for you that Negroes too STUPID to do SIMPLE MATH - to SAVE LOTS of $$$ are WHY Obama has so much support here - 'LOW INFO VOTERS' - you STUPID Fucking Dumbocrat and I've been here since 1984 - probably lots longer than u Bitch !!!

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

Again, we're all really impressed by your acumen. Please, tell us more...

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Pathetic comeback, as your ignorance FAILS to escape the FACT that you Dumbocrats BRING Homicidal Drug-Dealers into Colorado making EVERYONE LESS SAFE with Drug-related CRIMES - NOT caused by NRA members or Republicans that you IDIOTS love to BLAME Conservatives for !!!

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

As further demonstration of your ignorance, this was copied/pasted DIRECTLY FROM YOUR WALL: "Today I went to the local Wal-Mart, where they SELL 1/2 gallons of Milk for $1.09 per 1/2 gallon. Yet the 'IGNORANT Negroes' KEPT reaching for gallons of Milk - that SELL for $329 per gallon - EVEN AFTER I TRIED to EXPLAIN 'Simple Math' to them? No wonder they voted for Obama - they're JUST 'FUCKING STUPID' !!!" Take your racism, hatred, and rage back to Coral Gables. We don't need it in Colorado.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

Way to demonstrate your ignorance and misdirected anger. We're all so impressed.

Clifford Goose Adams
Clifford Goose Adams

Your reading comphrension skills are suspect my friend. I made an observation that they would need water. Do you or I own any water rights? No, but the state of Corado does. What would the state of N. Colorado do for water and the associated riehts to it?

Fletcher Patrick Neeley
Fletcher Patrick Neeley

Spoken like a true AF pog. You would cut off the water to the very farms that feed Denver/Ft. Collins, numbnuts. Oh, there are these other states called Kansas and Nebraska that have fought for a hundred years with Colorado over water rights, and about 15 years ago they came up big. And where does the water flow through? You guessed it. No farms, no food. No energy? No nothing. No Californians/transplants? NO WORRIES!!!

Joshua Pərəz
Joshua Pərəz

Why would thay want to? Is this just fb talk to buld converstion?

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Oh I'm MORE than READY to LET you IDIOTS see how your Utopian 'Gun-Free Zones' WILL NEVER HAPPEN since you 'Drug-Dependent Dumbocrats' are the #1 CAUSE of Gun Crime due to ALL the Homicidal Drug-Dealers that you Dumbocrats BRING into Colorado to SELL U ILLEGAL Drugs !!! [i.e. the '4/20 shootout' at Denver's Civic Center Park or the RECENT Shooting between 2 Drug-Dealers in the same area during BROAD DAYLIGHT - something NRA members or Republicans aren't doing !!!]

James Gold
James Gold

Is this even a real conversation? Because it's re. dick. you. luss.

Page Sanderson
Page Sanderson

NoCo = Northern Colorado... come up with a better name.

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