Taos Town Council to hear more public comments on renaming Kit Carson Park

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TAOS, New Mexico — Taos residents will have another opportunity to weigh in on changing the name of Kit Carson Park.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1yNvbzQ) that Taos Mayor Daniel Barrone said Tuesday that the proposal would be addressed again July 8.

Barrone made the announcement after the town council listened to public comments for more than an hour.

Council member Andrew Gonzalez says he regrets voting earlier this month to change the park's name to Red Willow Park.

Gonzalez says he should have waited to hear more opinions.

The council voted 3-1 for the name change after hearing from Indian American activists.

Carson, who died in 1868, is known as a scout and explorer. But 200 Navajo people died after he marched 8,000 of them on what is known as the "Long Walk."

Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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