The first mascot sub-committees met for the first time on Tuesday night to discuss the qualities that the next mascots for Centennial Middle School and Montrose High School should embody. If you know somebody on the committee, you can share your ideas with them — they'll report back to their groups when they meet again in two weeks. But if you have ideas and you want to make sure they're considered, send an email to the district's public information officer, Matt Jenkins (, MHS Principal Jim Barnhill ( or Centennial Principal Joe Simo (

NABURs, what do you think? I've heard ideas floating around about birds (how about the raptors, eagles or falcons?) or honoring the historic landscape of the Western Slope (farmers, dinosaurs, canyons).