Wednesday, July 07, 2004


Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Nebraska represent a tri-state area, at least according to this visitor.

I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation for this. Kinda like when Penn State was added to the Big Ten ... The Big Eleven just didn't sound right. Or, maybe they reasoned that Penn State wasn't 'big' enough.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


It does sound silly, but there is an explanation. Back when Tri-State was started back in the 50’s it served eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, and Wyoming. As with all things you either grow or die. Back in the mid 80’s Colorado Ute (west slope) was going bankrupt, and Tri-State bought them. The same thing happened in 2000 when Plains in New Mexico was going under, and Tri-State bought them. The Board decided to change the logo to include all four states, but decided to keep the “Tri-State” name because of the name recognition, and costs of redoing contracts, and such.

8:20 AM  
Blogger CJ said...

I thought it was something like that - thanks for the comment. It's interesting what little nuggets you find when looking at who's stopping by the blog.

10:05 PM  

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