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August 16, 2022
CONTACT: Chris Arend, Communications Director, Department of Natural Resources,
(DENVER) – The Colorado Department of Natural Resources is holding the August meeting of the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board (Board). The Board was established by Governor Jared Polis to evaluate proposals concerning name changes, new names, and name controversies of geographic features and certain public places in the State of Colorado and then making official recommendations to the Governor.
The August meeting will review/consider renaming requests including; Redskin Mountain to Mount Jerome in Jefferson County (USBGN Case 5153), Negro Creek to Clay Creek in Delta County (USBGN Case 5279) and Negro Mesa to Clay Mesa in Delta County (USBGN Case 5280). Also four new derogatory related renaming requests will be introduced; Redskin Creek to Ute Creek in Park and Jefferson Counties, (US BGN Case 5038), Negro Draw to Robinson Draw in Montezuma County (US BGN Case 5557), Chinaman Canyon to Toisan Canyon in Las Animas County (US BGN Case 5758), and Dead Mexican Gulch to Jose Belardi Gulch in Garfield County (US BGN 5765).
WHO: Members of the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board
WHAT: August meeting of the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board
WHEN: Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6 PM to 8 PM
WHERE: Find zoom contact info at: https://dnr.colorado.gov/