Thunderbird logo

A Thunderbird mural in a hallway at Johnson Elementary School on Nov. 12, 2021. 

Montrose High School and Johnson Elementary School are still on the list of schools out of compliance with the law banning Native American mascots according to the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, the office under the lieutenant governor that is overseeing implementation of Senate Bill 21-116.

In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Montrose County School District said the decision was “extremely disappointing” and is requesting a full explanation from the governor’s office.

student input poster

A poster in the MHS hallway advertises a design contest for students. The process for finalizing a new logo for the new Red Hawks mascot at Montrose High School is still underway.



Anna Lynn Winfrey is a staff writer for the Montrose Daily Press.

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