The small town of Nucla is making a big name for itself. Two brothers from the area are in the process of trying to get a new national holiday recognized.
They say they have already got the local political backing to make it a holiday in Montrose County but they want it to be celebrated nationwide.
Darryl and Bob Roberts say Affirmation Day will recognize the United States constitution and be celebrated on June 21st.
That is when New Hampshire became the ninth colony back in 1788, giving our government the super majority and making the constitution the law of the land.
The towns of Naturita, Nucla, and Norwood were the first to issue proclamations declaring Affirmation Day in their communities.
They have received strong support from Representative Don Coram and Montrose County Commissioner David White.
Roberts says this holiday will be better for Americans to celebrate than the Fourth of July.
"It's just as important as the 4th of July," Darryl said. "The 4th of July celebrates our independence, but this is what celebrates the guarantee of our freedom and our rights."
The town of Naturita will be holding a special ceremony on June 21st at it's community building. Representatives from Montrose and San Miguel counties will sign a joint proclamation.
The founders say there are currently volunteers from approximately 20 other states working on getting proclamations issued in their cities, counties, and states.
The Roberts brothers say they expect this to reach governor Hickenlooper's desk very soon. They say it's exciting to think about Colorado being the first to institute Affirmation Day on a state level.