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image located by Valentin Poposki, 17 November 2008
Based on: www.pueblowestmetro.com/pwflagmotto.php
"The Pueblo West Metropolitan District was created on September 16, 1969, pursuant to the Metropolitan District Law adopted in 1947 by the Colorado Legislature, Article 3 of Chapter 89, Colorado Revised Statutes. The Metropolitan District Law and certain other statutes of the Colorado Legislature are applicable to the District. The District is a quasi-municipal political subdivision.
The Pueblo West Metropolitan District is organized so that its boundaries coincide with those of the unincorporated community of Pueblo West. It is located approximately seven miles due west of the City of Pueblo. It is a planned community with covenants, which are enforced by the Committee of Architecture. A Board of Directors of five persons elected by the qualified electors of Pueblo West governs the District’s operations."
And the story about the flag:
"In January 1985, to generate community interest and pride, a theme of "Pueblo West Pride" was proposed and generally accepted by Pueblo West. It was further proposed that a community flag be designed and a community motto be specified. This "Community Awareness" program was furthered by the Pueblo West Pride Committee by initiating a contest under the title of "A Flag for Pueblo West." Pueblo West residents were encouraged to submit recommended mottoes and flag designs. The motto submitted by Mr. Ken Kramer, "Where the Eagles Soar" was modified to "Where Eagles Soar" and adopted by Resolution No. 667 by the Pueblo West Metropolitan District Board of Directors on May 16, 1985.
Thirty recommended flag designs were submitted for consideration. A “Flag Design Judging Committee” consisting of Mrs. Myrtle Howard, Mrs. Judy Mo, and Mr. John Ohse was selected and given the task of selecting the winning flag design. The winning design, our flag today, was submitted by Mr. Rick Kramer. The Motto, "Where Eagles Soar," was incorporated into the flag design together with the mountain skyline and a beautiful setting sun.
The new flag was first flown in Pueblo West in Lovell Park following a ceremony which was part of the 12th Annual Pueblo West Fourth of July celebration. The flag was officially adopted by Resolution No. 672 by the Board of Directors of the Pueblo West Metropolitan District on July 9, 1985.
Valentin Poposki, 17 November 2008