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Peak near Evergreen renamed Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain as slurs are stripped from Colorado landmarks

By Corinne Westeman, Clear Creek Courant The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has approved the petition to rename a Clear Creek County peak Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain. The board approved changing the name from Squaw Mountain, a name government bodies have recognized as a slur, during a meeting Thursday in Washington, D.C. Teanna Limpy, director of the Northern Cheyenne […]

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Colorado’s new board to rename controversial landmarks has its first recommendation: Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain

The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board on Thursday made its first recommendation: changing the name of Squaw Mountain in Clear Creek County to Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain. After a year of plodding procedural meetings, the board unanimously approved renaming the peak — referred to in debate as “S-Mountain” — after the influential Cheyenne translator known as Owl […]