AULT, Colo. — Jennifer Weichel stood scowling behind the counter of her antique shop, in front of a life-size cutout of John Wayne, and fairly spat the word out: "Used!"
It's how, she said, people in rural northern Colorado feel they're treated by those in Denver and its sprawling suburbs, the ones with all the political power, who think milk comes from a carton and meat arrives magically shrink-wrapped inside the butcher case.
"They don't even know who we are up here," she said, her anger like the smoke curling from Wayne's six-shooter. "We go completely unnoticed."
Two doors down, Mayor Butch White agreed. "Legislation that's...