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Salamanders to join list of official Colorado trees, insects, icons and more?

Is the Western Tiger Salamander about to become Colorado's official state amphibian?

Students across the state drafted a bill (carried by Representative Angela Williams) calling for just that. And if it passes in both houses the way it did the Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources committee yesterday, it could join our list of state trees, insects and more, on view below.

Why should the yellow and black-spotted, slithering amphibians, who were on display in the committee room during the hearing, be given this incredible honor. Decide for yourself after watching this video -- and keep reading for our complete roster.

Page down for a list of official Colorado state symbols, emblems and icons recognized because of the efforts of Colorado schoolchildren.

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Kylie Horner
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