This may be the best news of the day for the Central Warriors and the Montrose Indians. Legislation aimed at forcing schools to get rid of mascots representing Native American heritage has failed.

According to The Daily Reporter, a Senate committee rejected legislation that would have prohibited Native American mascots in Colorado unless approved by a panel of tribes.

Schools would have had to get approval from the tribes to continue the use of the Indian mascots, or face a $25,000 monthly fine if the mascot wasn't discontinued within two years.

While opponents of the bill generally cited the extreme cost of switching mascots and updating uniforms, the bottom line is, it just makes sense to allow schools that have respectfully used Native American mascots to continue to do so. Why try to fix what isn't broken?

For now, at least, the Central Warriors and the Montrose Indiana will continue to enjoy their long-standing mascot traditions.

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