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.
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.