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The federal board in charge of naming geographic places on public land voted Friday to approve Mount Blue Sky as a replacement name for Mount Evans, effective immediately.
After years of negotiations involving dozens of meetings with hundreds of residents, Native Americans and local and state elected leaders, the Evans name will be stripped from the 14,265-foot peak that stands sentinel over metro Denver.
The Friday vote by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names — part of the U.S. Geological Survey — was the final step in the process. There are several options for new names the board was set to discuss but the board voted 15-1, with three members abstaining, to approve Mount Blue Sky.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis in March asked…
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