On Friday afternoon, the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs met with a handful of school districts with Native American mascots to have a dialogue — no decisions were made at the time. 

After that meeting, it looks like Montrose County School District is going to need to get rid of the M-feather logo, which is all over Montrose High School and was adopted into the new proposed designs. 

The unofficial renderings of the new mascot logos, which were displayed at the CCIA meeting on April 15.
The unofficial renderings of the new mascot logos, which were displayed at the CCIA meeting on April 15.

Ute Mountain Ute Chairman Manuel Heart, who is a voting member of the CCIA, told MCSD Superintendent Carrie Stephenson that Montrose High School's M-feather logo depicts an indigenous symbol with the feathers on the side because it looks like a Native American war bonnet. 

At the last voting meeting in March, the CCIA rejected the new mascot for MHS on a narrow vote, which Heart said on Friday was because the commission hadn't seen the new logo. 

So, it looks like the school district will need to change the M-feather logo, which could double costs.