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Secession and representation in Yuma

Yuma was one of five rural Colorado counties to vote to secede from the state last November, a reaction to Democratic policymaking in Denver. It was about representation and respect, supporters said. So, how representative was the secession movement?

Talking secession in Wray

In their hands you can feel the land, the cornstalks, fence posts, castrating knives and hard dirt. First in the hands of the greeters in the Methodist church foyer. Then in the hands of the members of the congregation welcoming visitors to Thanksgiving service. You could feel it like you could feel the morning chill.