DURANGO, Colo. - A proposal to rename a La Plata County mountain after the boy whose remains were found there is getting a mixed response.
The Durango Herald reports that a Facebook campaign has been set up to propose renaming Middle Mountain to Dylan's Mountain. That's to honor 13-year-old Dylan Redwine, whose remains were discovered last month on the mountain. The boy was last seen in November.
While Dylan's mother told the newspaper she supports the idea, she also told the Facebook page creator that she would prefer to rename Eagle Park because she has good memories of Dylan playing there.
Others who helped search for the boy disagree with renaming the mountain. They say it would connect the mountain to the sadness of Redwine's death.
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names oversees the naming of geographic features. A person must be deceased at least five years before the board will consider a proposal to rename a location.
Middle Mountain is located north of and within sight of Vallecito Lake, less than 10 miles from Dylan's father's home. The search area ranged from 8,000 to 11,000 feet in altitude and consisted of deep canyons and dense forest.
Dylan disappeared on a court ordered visit with his father during Thanksgiving. Dylan arrived at Durango-La Plata County airport on Nov. 18, 2012. Mark Redwine said he went to run errands the next day and when he came home, Dylan was gone.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dylansmountain