Run, Ralphie, Run: U.S. 36 Could Be Renamed The Buffalo Highway

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Some people call it U.S. 36, others the Boulder Turnpike, but if four lawmakers have their way the stretch of road between Denver and Boulder will be called the Buffalo Highway.

Boulder is home to the University of Colorado, which in 1934 selected the buffalo as its mascot.

A Senate committee tomorrow will consider a resolution to rename the road, and to allow the Colorado Department of Transportation to accept gifts, grants, and donations for the initial “Buffalo Highway” signs.

Among the sponsors is Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, who is co-director of the Ralphie program, which runs a buffalo down the field at home games. He was one of the runners when he attended CU in the 1990s.

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