May 19, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Aspen Times "No John Denver peak — for now"

Oh thank you,  Lord.

Mount Sopris is not going to be named the "Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr" peak.

Andre SalVail:
"ASPEN — Those who were worried about the possibility of one of Mount Sopris' peaks being named after John Denver no longer need to fret.

That's because the organizer of the initiative, J.P. McDaniel, of Littleton, apparently never sent her petition and application to the U.S. Board of Geographic Names, according to the federal entity's administrator.

“I talked to her last year and haven't heard from her since,” said Lou Yost, the board's executive secretary. “The last time I talked with her, she said she was working on it and that she didn't realized it was going to cause such a ruckus. She left the impression that we were going to hear from her in the near future.”

McDaniel has not returned messages left on her cellphone by The Aspen Times this week. In July 2011, she was preparing to send an application to the board, along with nearly 3,000 names on a petition in support of naming the eastern, unnamed peak after Denver. In fact, she told the Times in one interview that the packet would be sent by the first week of August 2011....." (Read more?  Click title)

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