John Denver - Officials Block Attempt To Name Peak After John Denver

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A campaign to name a peak in the Colorado Rockies after singer John Denver has been blocked by U.S. officials.
More than 2,000 people signed a petition to rename Mount Sopris in honour of late singer Denver, who wrote his hit 1972 track Rocky Mountain High while camping nearby.
However, the plan was rejected by officials at the U.S. board on Geographic Names, who insist it is federal policy to avoid adding new names to federal wilderness areas.
Denver was killed in a California plane crash in 1997.


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