Westword reporter Chris Walker went to the southern region of Colorado to learn how the sovereign movement has manifested there.
Last week, Costilla County officials decided to drop -- for now -- proposed regulation changes that off-grid residents worried would target them.
Off-grid residents say they want to start working with the county to address long-standing issues in the impoverished rural area.
Meanwhile, new proposed code changes -- and the coming winter -- could make it even harder to live off the grid.
A crowded Costilla County Commission meeting grows heated and spills into the street. What's behind the unrest?