From the Greeley Tribune: “The rivers are rising, so those are things we need to be cautious of,” said Roy Rudisill, director of the Weld County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management, while monitoring flooding threats in the south portion of the county this morning. “If the weather keeps going like this, we may need to start opening shelters, or options for residents.”
Flooding threats in Weld County seem to be centered in the south portion of the county for now, but emergency responders are closely monitoring all river areas, with a keen memory of the weeklong flooding that created havoc three years ago. For now, most of Weld is flood free, but that could change quickly.
Interesting 51st state factoids: The new state would be the least-populous in the Union, with almost 60% the population of Wyoming. It would also have many of Colorado's best ag lands and most of its oil and gas production.
If it's attention the northeastern Colorado counties threatening secession wanted, they've got it. Weld County officials irked by action during the Democrat-dominated legislative session recruited 10 other counties to the idea of leaving the state to form their own.
A sign-up sheet and bumper stickers clutter a table at a July 31 public meeting on secession in Ault.
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Off-year elections aren’t known for excitement. But frustrations around everything from gun control legislation to a growing rural-urban divide in Colorado will make for some interesting debate this fall.