WPR News
11:20 am
Mon April 11, 2005

Devils Tower Keeping Name

Hulett, WY – A name change for Devils Tower is now off the table. At a meeting in Hulett Saturday, Superintendent Lisa Eckert announced she is dropping the idea of changing the name to "Devils Tower National Monument at Bear Lodge Historic Landmark" after Wyoming's congressional delegation expressed opposition. Although the name of Devils Tower will not be altered, Eckert and other park employees say they do want to see fewer climbers on the monolith during the month of June. That is when there is a voluntary no-climbing policy in recognition of Native American religious ceremonies.