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    Tue, 09 Aug 2011 11:51:08

    Movement to Name Mountain Peak After the Late John Denver Might Crumble - Naming a peak after the singer might violate federal wilderness laws

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    The Associated Press reports that a movement to name a mountain peak after the late singer John Denver may crumble. The effort has gained momentum in recent weeks as thousands of people signed a petition to recognize the singer with a mountain near where he wrote his hit "Rocky Mountain High." Denver is a revered figure in Colorado, so much that the state made "Rocky Mountain High" an official state song. That's why people in the area are in support of naming a mountain peak after the singer.

    However, the US Board on Geographic Names says there are problems with the proposal. Board executive secretary Lou Yost says renaming the peak for Denver could be forbidden under a federal wilderness law. Oh no! You can break wilderness laws.

    The peak in question is on Mount Sopris, named after a man who led a prospecting expedition near the mountain.

    Can't they name another peak after Denver?

    What is your take on naming a mountain peak after John Denver?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.09.11



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