John Denver May Have East Mount Sopris Peak As A Namesake

07/11/2011 06:26 pm ET | Updated Sep 10, 2011

CARBONDALE -- A Littleton woman is petitioning the federal government to have the eastern peak of Mount Sopris named after John Denver.

J.P. McDaniel said more than 1,000 signatures have been collected in support of "John Denver Peak," which she said would be a fitting tribute for the popular recording artist who called Aspen home from 1970 until his death in a plane crash in 1997. She hopes to add more names to her petition before sending the request to the U.S. Board of Geographic Names later this month. Sopris is the iconic mountain near Carbondale.


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