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Move to name Colorado mountain peak for John Denver hits snag
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) ' A movement to name a mountain peak after the late John Denver has hit a snag.
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 it made "Rocky Mountain High" an official state song.
But the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (http://bit.ly/n5a1ic) reports that the U.S. 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.
The peak in question is on Mount Sopris, named after a man who led a prospecting expedition near the mountain.