Rural Colorado Counties Want to Secede as 51st State.
Now where have I heard that before...
First, locally... if the people of Washington and Idaho had
their way, there would be a Empire State.. at least that is one of the
It would take in Spokane, Washington and Northern Idaho..
Both areas feel that their capital has no clue, nor do they
want to have, about the other side of the state.
Spokane feels that the people in Olympia, are only
concerned about the western side of the state.. mainly Seattle. And Spokane
is the step-child of Olympia.
Bonner, Boundary, and Kootenai counties feel the same
way about Boise. Out of sight out of mind.
Although, in the
past 2 years, Boise has been spending a lot of money up this way. With
new highway work going on between Kootenai and Bonner county.Sandpoint has
finally got their by-pass that they have been trying for...
for over 50 years.
And Dover (in Bonner County) got a new bridge as well. Of
course being called the worse bridge in the nation by Mechanic Illustrated
and the Discovery Channel, kind of helped there.
Then I do remember way back in the 70's I believe, that
Newport County was making noises of how they wanted to break off from
Providence and have their own state as well.. Which sadly got a lot of laughter,
consider that R.I. is the smallest state in the union. And
Newport was only about 28 miles from Providence.
Well, if nothing else, now that the headline has made it to
national television by the way of ABC NEWS... maybe the Governor and
their Congress will take note, that not all is happy in Colorado.